July 2019: US Peace Activists in Büchel

((Here is the link to US-Biographies 2018 and 2017))

RICHARD BISHOP has spent many years playing music and teaching, privately and in schools. He spent 15 year directing ensembles and choirs and Liturgy at Christ the King Church in Missoula Montana, and is still hoping for all of us to embrace the love and unconditional nonviolence of Christ. He lives with his wife Becky at the Bitterroot Catholic Worker in Montana.

ANN WRIGHT (photo: the woman with the pink jacket) served 29 years in the U.S. Army/Army Reserves. She was also in the U.S. Diplomatic Corps and worked in U.S. Embassies in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan and Mongolia. She resigned from the U.S. government in March 2003 in opposition to the U.S. war on Iraq. She is a member of Veterans for Peace and the co-author of “Dissent: Voices of Conscience.”

BRIAN TERRELL has been a peace activist for more than 40 years, beginning when he joined the Catholic Worker movement in New York City in 1975 at the age of 19. He presently lives at Strangers and Guests Catholic Worker Farm in Maloy, Iowa. Brian is a co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence and on the council of the Nevada Desert Experience. He first visited Germany in October, 1983, to participate in the “long hot autumn” protests against the nuclear armed Pershing II missiles deployed there. His travels have taken him to Central America, Palestine, Iraq, Bahrain, Korea and Russia and he visits Afghanistan regularly. He has spent more than 2 years in jails and prisons as a result of these protests. In recent years, Brian has been active in resistance to remote controlled murders by drones with friends in Nevada, Wisconsin, New York, Missouri and the United Kingdom.

Cee’Cee’ Anderson works as a licensed funeral director and cemeterian, grief counselor and healthcare manager. She is a member of the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, a grass roots coalition of watchdog organizations that monitor nuclear weapons facilities around the United States. Cee'Cee' is a board member of Georgia WAND (Women’s Action for New Directions) a grassroots, woman-led, community-based organization that seeks to empower women (and men) to act politically to reduce militarism and violence and to redirect excessive military spending towards unmet human and environmental needs.

Dennis DuVall, Veterans For Peace from Prescott, Arizona. Nonviolent resistance to nuclear power with the Seattle Crabshell Alliance in 1977 to nuclear abolition actions at the Nevada Test Site, Oak Ridge Y-12 in Tennessee, Vandenberg AFB and Livermore Labs in California, and Los Alamos in New Mexico. Nonviolent direct action to stop drone warfare at Creech AFB in Nevada (one of Creech 14), General Atomics in San Diego, Ft. Huachuca and Davis Monthan AFB in Arizona and Ramstein AFB, Germany.

CINDY & KEVIN COLLINS have been doing creative activism for the last 17 years primarily around the issues of nuclear weapons, but also around immigration policy, mountaintop removal coal mining, anti-war, as well as promoting a more livable, sustainable environment. Kevin is an artist, musician, actor, and writer; Cindy is an educator, multi-media artist, as well as a culinary specialist. Their mega-puppets have been seen from Michigan to Georgia, New York to Chicago. Hailing from Knoxville, Tennessee, they rely on traditional inspiration to advocate for a better, brighter future.

Ralph Hutchison (photo: the man in the middle) is Coordinator of the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance (orepa). He has served on federal and state advisory boards dealing with cleanup and health issues at nuclear facilities. He has coordinated dozen of actions at the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and has been arrested numerous times for nonviolent direct action/civil disobedience. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church, USA; he is the father of two grown children and the caretaker of one middle-aged cat. Ralph has traveled in Nicaragua, Scotland, India and Japan.

Susan Crane is a war tax resister and an anti-war campaigner. She now lives and works at the Redwood City Catholic Worker in California. She has been part of several plowshares disarmament actions, and has been in prison for over 6 years. In 2017 Susan joined the US delegation to International Week at the peace camp and she participated in several nonviolent “go-in” actions at the Büchel Air Base. [Photo: Susan is the woman on the left, with glasses]

John LaForge [on the photo playing the trumpet] is the senior staff member at Nukewatch, in Wisconsin, where he edits its Quarterly newsletter, and is a regular contributor to PeaceVoice.org and CounterPunch.org. In 2008 and 2009 respectively, he joined other panelists in speaking to British and Dutch Parliamentarians about the outlawed nature of depleted uranium weapons used widely by the United States. In 2003 John was Co-Organizer of the Hamburg World Uraniumweapons Conference in Germany. In 2004, John and several other defendants were found not-guilty of trespassing in a Minnesota protest case, after showing that the trespass was excused in view of the international illegality of producing depleted uranium weapons. After 15 years of coalition-building and nonviolent actions against a Navy-run antenna system for first-strike nuclear war -- Project E.L.F. in Wisconsin -- the project was closed. John has spent over 4 and 1/2 years in jail and prison for antiwar actions, and is a co-recipient of the 1985 War Resisters League Peace Award, and the 2004 US Peace & Justice Studies Association Social Courage Award. He’s lived at the Plowshares Land Trust since 1989. He plays the trumpet.

ANDREW LANIER works and lives at the Catholic Worker House in San Jose, California. He was a part of the Shower to the People program and helped co-found a homeless encampment. He has found a sense of home, been able to fulfill his vocation, and develop his politics, at the Catholic Worker. Front and center of his and the House’s political activity is exposing and resisting the war economy. He enjoys helping others see the connections between war and capitalism and weaves this understanding into his praxis both at mass and in the wider community. You can find Andrew protesting Lockheed Martin in Sunnyvale, California every Friday at noon pacific time.


Dr. FRED GALLUCCIO is the recent Widower and Father of the children of Monika (Müller) Galluccio.  They met at a faith based protest at the US-A nuclear test site near Las Vegas in 1992 when she was with a European contingent marching across the US-A attempting to bring peace instead of the violence and oppression that had occurred 500 years prior.  She was one of the founders and first director of the Salzburg, Austrian Peace Office, and  a teacher/professor.  She was well known in Austria (Amongst other things) for her actions against the US-A Pershing missiles in Germany.  She and two other women took their case to the German Supreme court and won, changing the constitution on the issue. Fred comes in Monica's and their families' names. He has also been involved in Peace and Social Justice Issues most of his life. He is still a Full Professor for the University of California Irvine (UCI) where he is now a volunteer.  When he was full-time and later when part time, he lectured internationally as a representative of PSR/IPNW and UCI in the then USSR, Great Britain, China and Japan in the people to People/professional programs attempting to stop nuclear weapon production, testing and proliferation.  He is involved in his local community and practices Family Practice in Newport Beach California.  (The photo shows Fred with his passed away wife Monica.)