The Trial of the Avco Plowshares

In July of 1983, seven Americans entered AVCO Systems Division, a manufacturing plant for MX and Pershing II missiles in Wilmington, Massachusetts, and damaged weapon parts to protest the buildup of nuclear arms. AVCO PLOWSHARES documents the ensuing trial, which includes dramatic testimony on the tradition of civil disobedience, and the question of a higher moral imperative, beyond the letter of the law. Expert witness and comments from Howard Zinn, Admiral Gene LaRocque, Daniel Berrigan, and George Wald.

 

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