August 9 • Peace Lantern Ceremony ::
Throughout the afternoon, strong winds and heavy rain buffeted East Tennessee, but Misaki Tanaka’s facebook messages kept going out: “We will still meet for the Peace Lanterns. Bring your kimono.” and “Gathering at Earth Fare parking lot at 7:15—see you there!” Misaki was, again this year, the prime organizer [...]
Oak Ridge, Tennessee is the birthplace of the bomb—the uranium that fueled the world’s first atomic bomb, Little Boy, was enriched at the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Plant in Oak Ridge. In the years since, Y12’s mission shifted from uranium enrichment to production of thermonuclear secondaries; Y12 has produced the secondary for every nuclear warhead in [...]Continue Reading
Transform Now Plowshares Indicted on Three Counts
At least a dozen supporters gathered before Judge Shirley in federal court in Knoxville, TN, at 9:30am on Thursday, August 9, 2012, mindful of the people of Nagasaki who perished in the atomic bombing of that Japanese city sixty-seven years ago. We were in court for the proceedings against [...]
Transform Now Plowshares: Preliminary Hearing—Not!
Note: the Transform Now Plowshares story is breaking nationally, picked up on the Reuters newswire last night, on MSNBC’s web site, and with a four minute segment on ABC News with GCI animated characters standing in for our three.
As the afternoon wore on in Judge Clifford Shirley’s courtroom it seemed we [...]
A Day in Court • Transform Now Plowshares Trial Set
Greg, Megan and Mike all appeared to be in good health and spirits as they came into Magistrate Judge G. Clifford Shirley’s courtroom in Knoxville, Tennessee, for what was supposed to be a preliminary hearing. Before the judge arrived, they spoke with their counsel, and we [...]