First Friday in Lent, February 16, 2018 Lockheed Martin, Sunnyvale, CA
Join us during Lent as we vigil in front of Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin is the largest weapons manufacturer in the US Empire. Their money and weapons have the blood of the poor of the United States, and the blood of those who are called “enemy”. Those called “enemy” are killed so that more weapons can be produced, and more money made by Lockheed Martin. The military pollutes and destroys the earth, the sea and the air we breathe. Come with pots and pans to make a ruckus, come with a sign. Come with a friend. We don’t want to terrorize our brothers and sisters around the world.
Good Friday, March 25, 2016 Lockheed Martin, Sunnyvale, Ca
Catholic Workers, Pacific Life Community and friends gather to vigil at Lockheed Martin as people arrive for work. We were joined by friends from the Verbum Dei Sisters, Sacred Heart (RSCJ) and Sisters of Charity (BVM), Green Party, and South Bay Nonviolence Coalition. Link to our prayer.
Coming to meet the earlier workers at Lockheed Martin, it was still dark enough to use the NO WAR light signs in front of Lockheed Martin.
March 18, 2016 Lockheed Martin, Sunnyvale, Ca
Lenten vigils while workers go into the facility. We know that Lockheed builds D-5 Missiles that carry nuclear warheads, and builds Hellfire Missiles that are used on drones to kill our brothers and sisters.
Using the Light Brigade ideas, we brought lit signs to the early morning vigil that starts in the dark. We come early in the morning when folks are driving into Lockheed Martin for work.
In picture: Fumi Tosu, Lisa Washio, Julian Washio-Collette, from Casa de Clara: the San Jose Catholic Worker, and Larry Purcell from the Redwood City Catholic Worker at Lockheed-Martin.
March 17, 2016 Santa Clara University: A call to remove ROTC from Catholic schools. Jesus’ message is clear: Love your enemies: do good to those who persecute you. In contrast, ROTC teaches students to kill our enemies. At the vigil were Gilberto and Senji, Buddhist monks, Mary Jane Parine, Ed Ehmke, Larry Purcell, Mark Dellamano, Peggy Coleman, Steve Kelly, SJ, Susan Crane, Julian Washio-Collette, and Lisa Washio.
March 4, 2016 . On the way to the Pacific Life Community retreat, we join the Lenten Vigil at Lockheed Martin in Sunnyvale, CA.
March 6, 2016 In front of Vandenberg AFB, the Pacific Life Community gathers to remember the D-5 Missiles that were shot from the base to the Marshal Islands. The missiles and their warheads radiated the people of the Marshall islands, causing sickness, death, and horrific birth defects. Local activists , Mary Jane Parrine and Ed Ehmke walked up to the base gate to deliver a letter to the base commander. Along with Charley Smith, Jorge Manly-Gil, Karan Benton, Elizabeth Murray and Tom Webb, they were cited and released. The letter follows: