Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 08:17:09 -0800 (PST)

Nuclear weapons illegal? On Trident Three Victory

Irvine -- Are all nuclear weapons illegal?

Citing a World Court advisory opinion that it would be illegal to threaten to use nuclear weapons, Scottish attorney John Mayer was able to win the case of the Trident Three, three women from Trident Ploughshares in Scotland who smashed parts of a Trident submarine system in order to disarm it. Show host Dan Tsang interviews Mayer on the KUCI public affairs program, Subversity, on Tuesday, Novmber 26, 2002 from 4-5 p.m. on 88.9 fm in Orange County, California, and Web-cast on

Mayer is the author of Nuclear Peace: The Story of the Trident Three (Vision Press). Mayer successfully argued that under humanitarian law, what Angie Zelter, Ulla Roder and Ellen Moxley did on June 8, 1999 was not a crime but justified in preventing nuclear devastation.

Mayer, a former record producer, is now Procurator Fiscal (District Attorney) in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is working on his next book, Stolen Children: How to Get Them Back.

To chat with Mayer during the show, call (949) 824-5824, or e-mail questions/comments to

For more information, see

World Court opinion:

Trident Plougshares

Judgment in case of Trident Three (notes)


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