Five arrested at ATK
Nonviolent Civil Disobedience at largest Minnesota based weapons contractor and international war merchant Alliant Techsystems

Five nonviolent demonstrators were arrested at Alliant Techsystems corporate headquarters October 16.

The group includes a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph; a retired stockbroker; a church secretary; a student at St. Kate's; and a Viet Nam war Conscientious Objector.

The five attempted to chalk their body outlines, representing those killed by ATK products, on the entrance road to Alliant's building. Property Rights were respectfully enforced by the Edina Police Department. Those arrested were part of a larger group outlining bodies on two public roads adjoining ATK's headquarters.

Alliant Techsystems (ATK) is the largest Minnesota based military contractor.

• ATK is the largest supplier of all size munitions (bullets, including Depleted Uranium shells) to the DoD.

• If the weapon uses a rocket motor, that propulsion system is probably made by Alliant. ATK is the largest supplier, including all three rocket stages for the Trident II nuclear missile.

• If the weapon system uses a fuze (like landmines or cluster bombs) it is probably made by Alliant.

• ATK markets their products through 44 international sales offices in Pakistan, India, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Colombia, Peru, etc.

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The five were driven away in a Dial-A-Ride van for booking at the Edina Police Department where they were released within an hour.

The AlliantAction5, Bill Barnett, Tom McGuire, Carol Masters, Jane McDonald and Alexis Neumann.