January 5, 2021 by Nukewatch Leave a Comment Honoring Sister Ardeth Platte We join in mourning the death of our friend, mentor, comrade, and relentless advocate for nonviolence, disarmament and the abolition of nuclear weapons, Sister Ardeth Platte, OP, at right with documents. Sr. Ardeth died Sept. 29, 2020 at age 84. On July 18, 2017, she and Sister Carol Gilbert, OP, center (holding banner) explained the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons to Col. Gregor Schlemmer, commander of Germany’s air base Büchel, where 20 US hydrogen bombs are stationed. The Colonel amazingly made a personal visit to the group of over 30 protesters who were in the midst of an active blockade of the highway leading to his base. Ardeth presented a copy of the then 11-day-old treaty to Col. Schlemmer. Photo by Marion Küpker.
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