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We talk to S. Brian Willson who put his body in front of a train carrying illegal weapons to the Nicaraguan Contras — and the train ran over him. Â It all went down in the California bay area, at the Concord Naval Weapons Station, in the fall of 1987.
When the train deliberately ran Brian down; he lost the right fontal lobe of his brain and both his legs. Three days later, ten thousand people showed up and munition shipments were delayed for a loooonnnnng time.
There’s a new movie about Brian Willson called, Paying the Price for Peace.
We playÂ clips from the movie and talk to Brian about his life as a pacifist and anti-war activist who has lived with a severe disability for 29 years.
This is a fund drive program.
Adrienne Lauby, Shelley Berman & Josh Elwood co-host.
Audio editing by Sheela Gunn-Cushman. Produced by Adrienne Lauby.