Chris Hedges: Daniel Berrigan’s Play: The Trial of the Cantonsville Nine

Chris Hedges: Daniel Berrigan's Play: The Trial of the Cantonsville Nine

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jan 19, 2019

The nature and cost of civil disobedience is explored in the play “The Trial of the Cantonsville Nine,” written by the Catholic priest Dan Berrigan.

Berrigan along with 8 other Catholics, entered Local Board No. 33 in Cantonsville, Maryland on May 17, 1968, and seized the Selective Service records. They carted them outside to the parking lot in metal trash cans and lit them on fire with napalm made from a recipe in the Special Forces Handbook. They stood and prayed around the bonfire until they were arrested. They were protesting not only the war in Vietnam but “every major presumption underlying American life.” To discuss the play and its importance is the director, Jack Cummings III, and one of the actors, Eunice Wong.

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4 thoughts on “Chris Hedges: Daniel Berrigan’s Play: The Trial of the Cantonsville Nine

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