Thea Paneth is a member of Arlington (Massachusetts) United for Justice with Peace, a community-based peace group that she helped to organize in March of 2002. She was a "rank and file clam," spending twelve days detained in New Hampshire after occupying the Seabrook nuclear power plant site in 1977. Her writing on peace issues spans nearly thirty years and has been published in the Arlington Advocate, at Common Dreams, in Peacework, and in What Will It take to Prevent Nuclear War? Grassroots Responses to Our Most Challenging Question as well as many letters to the editor (Advocate, Boston Globe and New York Times). She is a parent, pacifist, painter and a non-violence trainer.