The Emancipators

Feb 28, 2016 1 Comment ›› orepa

Almost two hundred years after a determined Quaker named Elihu Embree launched his abolitionist newspaper, The Emancipator, in Jonesborough, Tennessee, some other good Tennessee people took up the name and the cause. Their medium was not newsprint but music, their message reaching for the ear and the heart first, rather than the eye and the …

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Manhattan Project National Historical Park

Feb 2, 2016 No Comments ›› orepa

OREPA submitted comments to the National Park Service at a meeting in Oak Ridge on February 1 to discuss plans for the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, a park that will have exhibits in Oak Ridge, TN, Los Alamos, NM, and Richland, WA. Our comments are below.   If you would like to comment, you …

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Alexander replies to OREPA: Thanks for asking

Jan 4, 2016 No Comments ›› orepa

In early December, the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance sent Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander a four page letter requesting substantive answers to sixteen questions. We numbered them to make it easier for his staff to keep track of their answers.   Our letter was part of a conversation with the Senator initiated by dozens of …

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Tell the Taxpayer wants answers from Alexander

Dec 9, 2015 1 Comment ›› orepa

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Energy and Water Subcommittee. That means he holds the pursestrings for Department of Energy nuclear weapons programs—so far his committee has doled out more than $2 billion for the Uranium Processing Facility bomb plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, even though there is no approved …

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NO MORE SECRETS—TELL THE TAXPAYER

Nov 24, 2015 No Comments ›› orepa

It’s time for accountability—past time, actually. More than $2 billion has been spent on the UPF bomb plant and no one will tell us what the actual plan for the bomb plant is—because they are afraid to face the public. So OREPA is launching the Tell the Taxpayer campaign in the month of November—while Congress …

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