Claire Brady


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Claire Brady born September 9, 1968. Catholic Worker and nonviolent peace activist. Took part in Griffiss Plowshares protest, 1983. Sentenced to six months in prison for St. Patrick’s Day protest, pouring blood on Ithaca recruiting office, 2003; jailed two weeks for protest against stolen indigenous land, 2012. Arrested at Pentagon protest against war on terror, 2008; Plowshares protest at Kings Bay Trident submarine base, 2018.


“We say, ‘the ultimate logic of Trident is omnicide,’ and yet, the explosive power of this weapon is only part of what we want to make visible. We see that nuclear weapons kill every day by their mere existence. Their production requires mining, refining, testing, and dumping of radioactive material, which poisons sacred Earth and Water, all on Indigenous land. We see the billions of dollars it takes to build and maintain the Trident system as stolen resources, which are desperately needed for human needs.” (Nuclear Resister, Apr. 16, 2018; photo peter de mott peace trot)