We are OREPA

Feb 12, 2015 2 Comments ›› orepa

Meet the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance: click on the video to play:

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The Bomb Started in Oak Ridge. It should end here. Now.

Jun 17, 2015 1 Comment ›› orepa

Seventy years after the destruction of Hiroshima, Japan by the world’s first atomic bomb (and, three days later, Nagasaki, Japan), events in East Tennessee will join in solidarity with survivors of those bombings who say, “Never again.” “It’s only about the past insofar as we don’t want to repeat it,” said Ralph Hutchison, coordinator of …

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$2 Billion for the UPF design—and still no design! Tell the taxpayer

Jun 5, 2015 No Comments ›› orepa

$430 more million dollars in this year’s budget for the UPF bomb plant brings the total for design only to $2 billion! Aside from secret meetings between TN Senator Lamar Alexander, who is bankrolling the bomb plant, and the project managers who are spending the money, there is NO accountability for this money. OREPA hopes to end that …

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Defense asks court for immediate release of Transform Now Plowshares prisoners

May 15, 2015 No Comments ›› orepa

  Everyone seemed to have the same question following the news that the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals had thrown out the sabotage charge against Michael Walli, Megan Rice and Greg Boertje-Obed and vacated the sentences on both the sabotage and the depredation charges. The court noted if the three had been sentenced only on …

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Youth challenge UPF bomb plant

May 5, 2015 No Comments ›› orepa

A letter from OREPA’s Youth Action Planning Committee to the Uranium Processing Facility bomb plant project manager, John Eschenberg, presented a blunt and simple question: “We ask you directly: How can you think you have the power to bring us closer to nuclear war? The project you manage endangers the wellbeing of the entire world. …

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Young People Deliver a Call to Action

May 5, 2015 No Comments ›› orepa

At the Action for Peace and Disarmament in Oak Ridge, TN, on Saturday, May 2, the next generation issued a powerful Call to Action to the gathered audience. “For seventy years, the world has lived with the fear of nuclear destruction,” reads the call. “We will not allow our children to be raid under that …

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