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Mary Helene Mele
Bellingham, Washington
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Yesterday, after two days of prayer, discussion, reading, writing and a well-constructed workshop with our lawyer, Blake Kremer, we had our day in court, or – at least 3 hours of it. It was surprisingly stirring, to hear 6 of us testify in different ways to the intolerable risk we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at Trident
Our trial is this week, at the U.S. District Court, Western Washington 1717 Pacific Avenue Tacoma, WA 98402. September 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm. I am deeply grateful to the wonderful friends who have written character references for me to present to the judge at sentencing. I’m assuming we’ll be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at Trident
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Posted Aug 21, 2017 at Trident
The Ethicist, a column in the New York Times Sunday magazine by Kwame Anthony Appiah, has this to say " There are also cases in which you may violate laws that are reasonable in order to draw attention to political wrongs, as when civil protestors trespass or ignore regulations on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Trident
I am thinking that the decision process leading up to pleading guilty or not guilty is a delicate one. It's important to me to do this civil disobedience as part of a group, a group formed by the process of prayer. We are not disputing the facts of the case,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at Trident
I’ve been talking about our upcoming trial on September 6, 2017 and listening to the responses. While people have generally applauded being arrested for civil disobedience most people have a negative reaction to the idea of going to jail for 3 months. “Is this the best use of your time?... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at Trident
There are 8 deployable nuclear submarines at the naval base on the Kitsap Pennisula in Washington state.. Each sub can carry 24 missiles. Each missile has 8 independently targeted warheads. Each warhead has 38 times the destructive power of the Hiroshima bomb. The math: 8 x 24 x 8 x... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Trident
Mary Helene Mele has shared their blog the disconnect
Jun 8, 2017
Mary Helene Mele has shared their blog Mele Family Blogs
Jun 8, 2017
First of all, here's a picture of me with my lawyer Blake Kremer, J.D., today. He says to tell you that he normally defends people accused of murder, assault and other violent offenses. His specialty. But his pro bono work is non-violent resistance at the Trident nuclear base near Bremerton.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Trident
There were six of us and we decided to act as a group, Betsy, Alex, Karan, Steve, Charlie and me. We met at the Pacific Life Community retreat in March and participated in an act of planned civil disobedience at the navy base with the largest concentration of deployed nuclear... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Trident
Mary Helene Mele is now following Nick Mele
Aug 10, 2013
Current (2017): Nick Mele's blog, at irregular intervals, on the political world; worth reading. They are current, regardless of the date. Old, but dear Immigration events, beginning August, 2009 with the walk from Bellingham to the Tacoma Detention Center, and related walks since then. thought I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2010 at Mele Family Blogs