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Hammered by the Irish : how the Pitstop Ploughshares disabled a U.S. warplane with Ireland's blessing

Author: Harry Browne
Publisher: Petrolia, Calif. : CounterPunch ; Oakland, Calif. : AK Press, 2008.
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"On a damp night in February 2003, as the U.S. prepared to invade Iraq, five Catholic Worker activists scrambled across runways and broke into a hangar at Shannon Airport. Swinging hammers and a pickaxe, they did more than $2.5 million damage to a U.S. Navy transport plane." "The five were hit with the full weight of the law, and were quickly condemned by the media and much of the anti-war movement. But  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Browne, Harry, 1963-
Hammered by the Irish.
Petrolia, Calif. : CounterPunch ; Oakland, Calif. : AK Press, 2008
(OCoLC)891552756
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Browne
ISBN: 9781904859901 1904859909
OCLC Number: 267235787
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 180 p. ; 19 cm.
Responsibility: Harry Browne.
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"On a damp night in February 2003, as the U.S. prepared to invade Iraq, five Catholic Worker activists scrambled across runways and broke into a hangar at Shannon Airport. Swinging hammers and a pickaxe, they did more than $2.5 million damage to a U.S. Navy transport plane." "The five were hit with the full weight of the law, and were quickly condemned by the media and much of the anti-war movement. But three-and-a-half years later a Dublin jury decided they were innocent of any crime." "This is the story of how a civilian airport in the west of Ireland became a "Pitstop of Death," and how an act of conscience touched the hearts and minds of twelve jurors, making political and legal history, in an epic of popular resistance."--Jacket.

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