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Knox News Sentinel: 3 peace activists want appeals court to overturn sabotage convictions in Y-12 intrusion case

03/12/2015, Travis Loller, Associated Press


Salon.com: Court to hear sabotage appeal of 85-year-old nun, activists

03/10/2015 – Travis Loller, Associated Press


The New Yorker: Break-In at Y-12

03/09/2015 Issue, Eric Schlosser

How a handful of pacifists and nuns exposed the vulnerability of America’s nuclear-weapons sites.


NPR: Supporters Say Imprisoned Nun Is Being Held In ‘Unfair’ Conditions

02/05/2015, Carrie Johnson

“Now, from inside the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, Rice is continuing her own brand of activism. With the help of friends and advocates, including the National Association of Women Judges, Rice is drawing attention to conditions inside U.S. corrections facilities.”


NY Daily News: EXCLUSIVE: 84-year-old activist nun imprisoned in Brooklyn jail hellhole for breaking into nuclear facility, exposing security flaws

01/19/2015, Linda Stasi

“Sister Megan Rice and two other activists broke into the facility outside Knoxville, Tenn., in 2012 to bring attention to the dangers of unimpeded nuclear proliferation. They also exposed gaps in national security by showing how easy it was to get in. Now, Sister Megan lives in horrifying conditions in a single room with 111 other women in the Metropolitan Detention Center.”


OpenDemocracy: To remain in prison for the rest of my life is the greatest honor you could give me: the story of Sister Megan Rice

08/14/2014, Michael Edwards, Open Democracy

“We were acutely mindful of the widespread loss to humanity that nuclear weapons have already caused”, wrote Rice afterwards in a letter to her supporters, “and we realize that all life on earth could be exterminated through intentional, accidental or technical error.


WBIR: Attorneys for Y-12 protesters file appeal

08/05/2014, WBIR Staff


The Ecologist: President Obama – pardon the ‘Oak Ridge Three’ anti-nuclear activists!

03/19/2014, Kevin Alexander Gray

“After a peaceful protest against nuclear weapons showed up shoddy security at a $19 billion nuclear bomb factory site, writes Kevin Alexander Gray, Uncle Sam got mad – against the protestors, now jailed for up to five years. Will Peace Prize winner Obama set them free?”


WBIR: Federal judge sentences Y-12 protesters to more prison time

02/18/2014, WBIR Staff, USA Today, and The Associated Press, WBIR

“U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar in Knoxville, Tenn., sentenced Rice to 35 months in prison for her role in the July 28, 2012, break-in and protest. The judge sentenced Walli and Boertje-Obed both to five years and two months in prison.”


knoxnews.com: Snow delays sentencing of Y-12 protesters to February

01/28/2014, Frank Munger

“With snow coming down and federal officials closing the courthouse early, Judge Amul Thapar, prosecutors and attorneys agreed Tuesday to delay the sentencing of three protesters who broke into the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant.”


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