Day Two: Transform Now Plowshares Trial

May 7, 2013 No Comments ›› orepa

It was a day full of testimony, cross examination, and more testimony—the first full day of the Transform Now Plowshares defendants began in Knoxville, Tennessee, at 8:00am as supporters gathered with the defendants in downtown Knoxville to process to the federal courthouse.
By 8:15 they were in the courtyard of the federal courthouse building and security [...]

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Day 1: Transform Now Plowshares Trial

May 6, 2013 3 Comments ›› orepa

For those trying to follow jury selection in the Transform Now Plowshares trial, it was not an ideal situation. The public and media were isolated in an adjacent courtroom with a widescreen TV; the video remained steady—half the screen was filled with carpet, and the rest with an upward gazing view of the podium in [...]

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Speak! Reflections on the eve of the Transform Now Plowshares Trial

May 2, 2013 2 Comments ›› orepa

The hidden heart of the Transform Now Plowshares story is one most of the media misses—the colossal failure of security systems at Y12 is too good a story to pass up. That story is likely to continue to challenge the real story for attention as the trial of Greg Boertje-Obed, Megan Rice and Michael Walli [...]

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Judge’s Ruing Gags Plowshares Resisters

Apr 30, 2013 7 Comments ›› orepa

APRIL 13, 2013 • Knoxville, TN
 
JUDGE ISSUES GAG ORDER IN PLOWSHARES TRIAL
DEFENDANTS MAY NOT TELL THE WHOLE TRUTH—
ONLY THE PART THE JUDGE ALLOWS
 
Judge Amul Thapar today issued rulings on a number of motions before him in the Transform Now Plowshares case scheduled to go to trial on May 7 in federal court in Knoxville, Tennessee.
 
Thapar’s [...]

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Report on Transform Now Plowshares Hearing

Apr 23, 2013 16 Comments ›› orepa

HE WALKS AROUND WITH IT BY HIS SIDE
 
The judge interrupted the questioning of former Attorney General Ramsey Clark as he testified at a hearing in federal court in Knoxville, Tennessee in preparation for the Transform Now Plowshares trial in May. Bill Quigley, counsel for the defense, had just asked Clark if the threat of the [...]

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