We are OREPA

Feb 12, 2015 3 Comments ›› orepa

Meet the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance: click on the continue reading button, then click on the video to play:

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1000 cranes 16 web


Sep 10, 2016 No Comments ›› orepa

Join OREPA, CISV and others as we fold 1,000 origami cranes for peace. Free folding lesson!

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Hiroshima remembered in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Aug 8, 2016 No Comments ›› orepa

Even before the sun rose on August 6 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the deep sound of a pealing bell resonated across the landscape, and the names of Hiroshima victims were read aloud, an origami peace crane tied for each one on a makeshift fence across from the main entrance to the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex. …

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Five things scarier than a nuclear-armed Trump

Aug 5, 2016 No Comments ›› orepa

The specter of an erratic, impulsive person with the nuclear launch codes at his fingertips has people talking about nuclear weapons again. That’s a good thing. There are nearly 20,000 warheads and missiles distributed around the world. They are capable of killing hundreds of millions of people in one afternoon. They are a greater and …

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Transform Now Plowshares + 4

Jul 28, 2016 No Comments ›› orepa

It was four years ago today, in the wee hours of the morning on July 28, that guards at the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex noticed, about an hour and a half late, that three intruders were carrying out the Transform Now Plowshares action inside the highest security zone of the bomb plant, having cut their …

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Did Hiroshima awaken the president?

May 27, 2016 3 Comments ›› orepa

There was a lot of talk leading up to President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima, much of it speculating on what he would or should or would not or should not say. I was interviewed by print and television reporters, and that seemed to be the first question out of the box, usually in the context …

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