As the title implies, the following video deals with an act of civil disobedience, which took place twenty-two years ago, and a man who had helped to defend those who had committed this act:
The Power of Civil Disobedience
The footage contained in this film originally came from raw footage used in a 1986 documentary, The Trial of the AVCO Plowshares, directed by John Reilly and Julie Gustafson.
In July of 1983, seven Americans entered AVCO Systems Division, a manufacturing plant for MX and Pershing II missiles in Wilmington, Massachusetts, and damaged weapon parts in a protest against the build-up of nuclear arms.
In this video, Howard Zinn is testifying on their behalf as an expert witness on the subject of civil disobedience.
I admire these people for having had the guts to stand up to this system. But truthfully…
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