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U.S. Activists Arrested at European Air Bases Protesting U.S. Nuclear Weapons Stationed There

Written by on 10/08/2023

As the world marks 78 years since the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we speak with two activists arrested while protesting the placement of U.S. nuclear weapons in the Netherlands, Germany and other European countries as a violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty for NATO’s so-called nuclear sharing program. “We’re very concerned about the legality,” says Susan Crane, who was arrested Tuesday during protests at the Volkel Air Base in the Netherlands. We also speak with John LaForge, co-director of Nukewatch, who just served a 50-day sentence in Germany for a similar protest at the Büchel Air Base. “The attempt to interfere with the threatened use of these weapons is justified as an act of crime prevention,” says LaForge. Actions are planned today at Büchel Air Base in Germany.

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