Paying The Price For Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson & the Peace Movement
S. Brian Willson is an American war veteran who discovered the truth behind the US government’s illegal support for wars in Viet Nam and Central America. In expressing his own views about peace through non-violent actions, Brian paid a heavy price.
On September 1 in 1987, in a peaceful demonstration at the Naval Weapons Station at Concorde, California, he and several other combat veterans sat on the tracks to protest the munitions bound for Central American countries for use against peaceful civilians.
Unknown to Brian and the others present on the tracks that day, the Navy Base Commander had ordered the train to not stop and to not slow down as it departed the Naval Base. As the train loaded with munitions accelerated beyond the legally posted speed limit, Brian was unable to get out of the way as it tore off his legs and cracked his skull.
Miraculously, Brian recovered just weeks after the incident and today walks everywhere on his prosthetic limbs. Today, as he began more than 40 years ago, Brian continues his efforts to fight for peace protesting against illegal American wars and other covert military actions against peaceful sovereign states and peaceful citizens internationally. This film will document his journey with some of his compatriots.
To learn more about Brian and his work, please visit Brian's website at http://www.brianwillson.com/. Brian has also published the book, "Blood on the Tracks: The Life and Times of S. Brian Willson" and is speaking as part of his book tour. For more information visit http://bloodonthetracks.info/
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