Memo to Judge: Really?

Feb 19, 2014 26 Comments ›› orepa

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 …

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Feb 18, 2014 3 Comments ›› orepa

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 …

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Sentencing schedule for Transform Now Plowshares

Feb 14, 2014 1 Comment ›› orepa

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 For already – larger lipitor …

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God Charged With Sabotage

Jan 29, 2014 1 Comment ›› orepa

U.S. charges God with Sabotage   The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee today charged God (aka “Mother Nature”) with sabotage for “an unanticipated and completely capricious weather event” that disrupted nuclear weapons production operations at the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.   The indictment, released on Wednesday, January …

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Winter weather interrupts sentencing hearing…to be continued

Jan 28, 2014 10 Comments ›› orepa

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 …

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