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Clare Hanrahan is an Asheville, N.C. author, activist, organizer and speaker who has been participating in and reporting on direct action events throughout the Southeast U.S.A. for decades. She is an associate member of Veterans for Peace 099, a contributing editor to War Crimes Times, affiliate of the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee. Hanrahan is a lead organizer with the New South Network of War Resisters and is active with SOA Watch and the Western N.C. ACLU. Hanrahan was raised in Memphis and has lived and worked for peace and justice in Tennessee, North Carolina and Florida. She served a six-month sentence in Alderson Federal Prison in 2001-02 for peaceful protest at Fort Benning, Ga. She is author of Jailed for Justice: A Woman's Guide to Federal Prison Camp, available on Lulu.com.
Monday, May 13, 2013 "Woe Unto the Empire of Blood" -- Transform Now Plowshares Convicted and Jailed (3 comments)
Report on trial and Sabotage conviction of Transform Now Plowshares in Knoxville, Tenn. for walking into the Y-12 nuclear weapons complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn. unarmed and undetected until they reached the "Fort Knox" of bomb-grade uranium. They face 30 years imprisonment for the nonviolent action exposing the inherent insecurity of U.S. Nuclear Weapons.
Friday, April 12, 2013 Oak Ridge: Zero Tolerence for Nuclear Resisters (3 comments)
Report on April 6 Action in Oak Ridge, Tenn. against proposed multi-billion dollar Uranium Processing Facility. First Amendment rights restricted, three arrests;Trials upcoming on Plowshares Action.
Friday, August 3, 2012 Escalating the Resistance to Mountain-top Removal Coal Mining (2 comments)
Activists allied with Radical Action for Mountain Peoples Survival (R.A.M.P.S. in mountain mobilization shut down West Va. surface coal mine site with bold nonviolent intervention. 20 arrests remain in jail on $25,000 bond each while 30 others forced to walk four hours on mountain road under constant harassment and threat from angry miners as state police kept support vehicles from the site. Miners confront rally in State Park
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 High Drama as Occupy Asheville Goes to Court (4 comments)
Occupy Asheville's Day in Court. The video replay of Occupy Asheville direct actions last fall taken by police and a citizen journalist were played to the court during the dramatic trials of six occupiers on April 26 in Buncombe county. 22 more trials of Occupy Asheville particpants scheduled in May and June.
Sunday, July 17, 2011 Katuah Earth First! Rocks Asheville With No Nukes Action (1 comments)
Katuah Earth First! No Nukes Summer action day in Asheville, North Carolina rocks the city with the message: Do Not ship deadly, toxic nuclear waste through this community and Do Not bury it in these ancient mountains.
Saturday, June 25, 2011 Hundreds Commemorate "Gettysburg of Union Movement" with March To Blair Mountain
March on Blair Mountain retraces steps of historic labor battle in West Virginia mine wars. Five days and fifty miles through sometimes hostile territory on treacherous roads, overcoming coal industry obstacles to reach the top of the mountain and place a memorial on the historic 1921 battlefield at the "Gettysburg of the Union Movement."
Sunday, July 11, 2010 Why Human Rights Matter: Confronting Rendition to Torture in North Carolina (1 comments)
Report on conference
"Weaving a Net of Accountability: Taking on Extraordinary Rendition at the State and Regional Level," April 8-9, Duke University.
NC Stop Torture Now has been campaigning since 2005 at local, state, and federal levels for an end to the practice of extraordinary rendition to torture and for an investigation of Aero Contractors, a CIA linked company headquartered at the Johnston County airport in NC.