Helen Woodson To Be Released

Nuclear resister Helen Woodson is scheduled to be released from prison in September 2011 after 27 years. In November 1984, she went to a Missouri nuclear missile silo with 3 others, where they began to disarm it with a sledgehammer and jackhammer. Then twice when released, she immediately did another action that resulted in arrest and return to prison for violating parole. Now 67 years old, it’s been a long time since she’s lived on the outside. She’ll leave prison with a sweatsuit, plus books that she’s accumulated. That’s it. No source of income or health coverage. She’ll apply for government benefits, but it will take months to find out about that. In the meantime, in addition to things like food and clothes, she’ll need to buy medications for multiple health problems, at quite a significant cost. So she has asked friends to raise funds on her behalf. Can you help? Any amount, from $1 to $1000, will be gratefully received. Checks and money orders can be made payable to the Nuclear Resister (with “for Helen” written on the memo line) and sent to the Nuclear Resister, PO Box 43383, Tucson, AZ 85733.

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