We’ve heard it from the bench in Oak Ridge city courtrooms and from state judges in Clinton, Tennessee. And on February 18 we heard it from a federal judge—there are two variations. The first: There are plenty of ways for you to protest and deliver your message without breaking the law. The second: If you [...]Continue Reading
THE PLOWSHARES SCANDAL
When Greg Boertje-Obed, Megan Rice and Michael Walli made their way through three fences, across a sixty-foot wide gravel Perimeter Intrusion Detection and Assessment System zone, passing by numerous cameras, motion detectors, and other high tech instruments, through a fourth fence, finally arriving at a warehouse full of nuclear weapons-grade highly enriched [...]
Judge Amul Thapar has shifted the sentencing schedule for the Transform Now Plowshares resisters to the afternoon of Tuesday, February 18. The hearings will take place in the Howard Baker Federal Courthouse in Knoxville, TN.
Michael Walli’s sentencing hearing will begin at 12:00noon.
Greg Boertje-Obed’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for 2:00pm.
Megan Rice’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for [...]
The sentencing hearing of Michael Walli, Greg Boertje-Obed and Megan Rice was interrupted by wintry weather—some might say providentially. Judge Amul Thapar announced at 1:15 that the federal courthouse was closing at 2:30pm because the accumulating snow promised to make travel treacherous. After a brief consultation among the attorneys it was decided they could not [...]Continue Reading
The Life of the Planet is at Risk
The prosecution has, from the outset, twisted the law to distort the central truth of the Transform Now Plowshares action. By the end of the trial, three completely nonviolent civil resisters—who brandished only baby bottles filled with blood, cans of spray paint, Bibles and roses and a loaf [...]