Thursday 18 December 2008

Hammered by the Irish

I've just finished reading Hammered by the Irish: How the Pitstop Ploughshares Disabled a US Warplane - With Ireland's Blessing by Harry Browne.

It charts the wider build up of Irelands various anti-war groups leading up to and after five Christian peace activists disabled a US military plane costing millions of dollars and saving lives.

The book honestly and frankly charts their four courtroom dramas (pre-trial and twice thrown out due to judges prejudicing the case) and their evetual acquital.

These five who began as near strangers but together risked up to ten years in prison give the reader a gripping read and an honest opportunity to reflect on the good and bad of direct action.