Sunday Vigil: The First Amendment and the Fence

Apr 2, 2013 1 Comment ›› orepa

 
 
We are gathered here tonight for the 698th Sunday vigil; every week since the last Sunday of November 1999, people have been present here to witness to peace.
 
These Sunday vigils are not the only gatherings that have taken place in this space.
 
Some of the public gatherings sponsored by OREPA have had, as their purpose, protest [...]

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NNSA VIOLATES FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS • OREPA SAYS NO!

Mar 31, 2013 1 Comment ›› orepa

 
 
OREPA SUNDAY VIGIL TO CONTINUE AS PLANNED •
DESPITE GOVERNMENT’S PLAN TO BUILD BARRIER TO STIFLE ASSEMBLY
 
 
• Sunday, March 31, 2013 • Knoxville, TN ||
 
On Thursday, March 27, 2013 the National Nuclear Security Administration announced it would close off the area immediately outside the gates of the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Plant at the intersection of East [...]

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Judge Rules to Gag Transform Now defendants

Mar 28, 2013 No Comments ›› orepa

MAGISTRATE SAYS DEFENDANTS MAY NOT TELL THE WHOLE TRUTH •
JUDGE SET STATUS CONFERENCE FOR APRIL 3 ||
 
28 March 2013 (Knoxville, TN) •
 
Federal Magistrate G. Clifford Shirley handed down a second set of recommendations on Wednesday, March 27, in response to motions by the prosecution and defense in the Transform Now Plowshares case. [...]

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No Raise for Failed Management at NNSA

Mar 5, 2013 No Comments ›› orepa

News trickling out of Washington, DC indicates the Uranium Processing Facility—the flagship nuclear weapons production plant for the “modernized” nuclear weapons complex—is in line for funding increases in the FY2104 budget (as much as $1Billion increase over five years) and in the Continuing Resolution being hashed out right now.
OREPA has prepared a fact sheet outlining [...]

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Can NNSA do Safety and Security at the same time?

Mar 3, 2013 5 Comments ›› orepa

Years ago, when then-candidate John McCain suggested cancelling a presidential debate in order to return to Washington, DC to tend to a fiscal crisis (they were novel then), his opponent, candidate Barack Obama, responded that he was ready to debate. “A president has to be able to do more than one thing at a time,” [...]

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