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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.”


Oak Ridge Today: Y-12 protesters to be sentenced Tuesday morning

01/28/2014, John Huotari

“The three protesters convicted on federal charges after sneaking into the Y-12 National Security Complex and splashing human blood and spray-painting slogans on a uranium storage building in July 2012 will be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Knoxville on Tuesday morning.”


Oak Ridge Today: Guest column: U.S. Marshals place ‘Cone of Silence’ over Sr. Megan Rice

01/27/2014, Ralph Hutchison, Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance

“On Sunday, Jan. 26, Megan called local supporters to report that a phone interview that had been arranged with BBC-London had suddenly been denied.”


The Guardian: Octogenarian nun awaits sentence for protest break-in at US nuclear plant

01/27/2014, Karen McVeigh

“There are laws that supercede other laws and the non-proliferation treaty is one,” she said. “The production of nuclear weapons and the tens of trillions of dollars spent on the industry since 1945, when people are struggling, that’s the crime.”


Mother Jones: This Guy Died and Asked For His Blood to Be Splashed on a Nuclear Facility

01/16/2014, Josh Harkinson

“Our very humanity depends on lives given, not taken. But blood also reminds us of the horrific spilling of blood by nuclear weapons.”


Mother Jones: Nun Faces up to 30 Years for Breaking Into Weapons Complex, Embarrassing the Feds

01/15/2014, Josh Harkinson

Sister Megan Rice and two other activists revealed gaping security flaws at a nuclear facility. “They feel that nuclear weapons are the single greatest threat to God’s creation that exists in the world today.”


Aljazeera America: Radical nun says answering her Christian calling landed her in prison

12/16/2013, Lisa De Bode

83-year-old Sister Megan Rice continues her anti-nuclear activism in jail, pleads for a Catholic Church ‘of the streets’


Huston Chronicle: Judge delays sentencing for Tenn. nuke protesters

09/13/2013, AP

A judge has delayed a sentencing hearing for a nun and two other protesters for breaking into a nuclear weapons plant in Tennessee.


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