S. Brian Willson, an Air Force Vietnam Veteran turned Peace Activist, lost both of his legs during a peaceful demonstration when he was struck by a munitions train that refused to stop for protesters in Concord, California. Subsequent to Willson’s attack on the tracks, thousands of anti-war demonstrators ripped up the railroad tracks and blocked all trains for the following 865 days in protest of all munitions shipments to Nicaragua or El Salvador after the train ran over Willson. At that time, Congress had passed legislation that prohibited funding the covert US backed wars to overthrow democratically elected governments in Central American countries, but the Administration illegally continued to support the Contra war and ordered the train not to stop when Veteran’s stood on the tracks as a part of Nuremberg Actions. September 1, 2012 was the 25th anniversary of the day Brian Willson was run over by the train and several dozen activists reunited at the Concord tracks to renew their commitments to ending US wars worldwide.
About Bo Boudart Productions
Bo Boudart Productions has been producing films for organizations, corporations, and television networks for over three decades. Specializing in social activism, cultural issues, environmental protection, and scientific programs, Bo Boudart Productions has been focusing on educating audiences that feature people and grassroots efforts in communities who are striving to bring about social, cultural, political, economic, environmental consciousness and change for the future wellbeing of all life. To learn more about projects currently in production, visit: www.boboudartproductions.org/
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