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Catonsville Nine

May's the Month for Protest. Daniel Berrigan Would Agree.

Michael Winship | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics
Michael Winship

May is historically a month for protests, and first, I'd like to protest the fact that Rev. Daniel Berrigan died last weekend, just a few days shy of what would have been his 95th birthday on May 9.

'Members of the Jury, You Have Just Found Jesus Christ Guilty': Remembering the Catonsville Nine

William Astore | Posted 03.27.2016 | Politics
William Astore

In May 1968, nine Catholic activists set fire to draft records in Catonsville, Maryland, in a deliberate act of sabotage and protest against the Vietnam War. For the crime of destroying government property, a crime they freely admitted, they were tried in federal court in Baltimore and found guilty.

The Moral Verdict on Bradley Manning: A Conviction of Love in Action

Norman Solomon | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

No verdict handed down by the military judge can change the moral verdict that has emerged from people all over the world, reciprocating what Bradley Manning expressed online a few days before his arrest: "I can't separate myself from others."

Radical Catholics: Remembering The Catonsville Nine

Shawn Francis Peters | Posted 11.05.2012 | Religion
Shawn Francis Peters

The Catonsville Nine still are worth remembering. Their protest and trial provided a singularly sweeping and sharp critique of the failings of American society in the 1960s. But it's probably a mistake to remember them merely as one-dimensional religious icons.