Joy First born July 28, 1955. Peace protest organizer. National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance; placed cardboard tombstones in Senators offices protesting war deaths, 2007; White House protest Afghan War, 2009; sentenced 100 days probation for CIA protest, 2013; arrested for protesting drones at Volk AFB. Went on 90-mile Walk for Peace, 2015.
“[I]t is more important than ever that we speak the truth about what is happening in the wars in Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen, in the drone warfare program, and in looking at ways in which the climate crisis is exacerbated by the military. . . Mother Earth is Weeping: The US Military must stop environmental suicide.” (Wisconsin Network for Peace, Apr. 27, 2015; photo host.madison.com)