Wikileaks: “Fab Five” of the anti-war movement

Pitstop Ploughshares refered to as “the Fab Five” in new set of WikiLeaks released U.S. embassy cables

(SBU) On July 25, five anti-war protesters, the so-called “Fab Five” or “Shannon Five,” were found not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court of criminallydamaging a U.S. aircraft at Shannon Airport on February3, 2003. The five admitted to having used hammers and anaxe to damage the front,  side and rear of a C48 U.S. Navysupply plane, but argued that they had a “lawful excuse” for doing so, as they believed they were acting toprotect lives and property in Iraq. In an unprecedented decision, Judge Miriam Reynolds allowed the use of this defense.

http://wikileaks.org/cable/2006/07/06DUBLIN891.html

[Editor’s Note: See also on WT  A(n Irish Australian based in London) Catholic Worker Reflection on M20 for Bradley Manning! ]

Ciaron O’Reilly

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