Remembering Nagasaki

Aug 16, 2016 No Comments ›› orepa

Mitzi Wood-von Mizener and Rich Henighan prepare to launch peace lanterns at the August 9 lantern ceremony in Knoxville, Tennessee

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Hiroshima remembered in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Aug 8, 2016 No Comments ›› orepa

Even before the sun rose on August 6 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the deep sound of a pealing bell resonated across the landscape, and the names of Hiroshima victims were read aloud, an origami peace crane tied for each one on a makeshift fence across from the main entrance to the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex. …

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August 6 in Oak Ridge

Aug 8, 2016 No Comments ›› orepa

Joey King, Veterans for Peace, sings at the August 6 Concert for Peace in Oak Ridge. See more pictures on OREPA’s facebook page!

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Five things scarier than a nuclear-armed Trump

Aug 5, 2016 No Comments ›› orepa

The specter of an erratic, impulsive person with the nuclear launch codes at his fingertips has people talking about nuclear weapons again. That’s a good thing. There are nearly 20,000 warheads and missiles distributed around the world. They are capable of killing hundreds of millions of people in one afternoon. They are a greater and …

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Transform Now Plowshares + 4

Jul 28, 2016 No Comments ›› orepa

It was four years ago today, in the wee hours of the morning on July 28, that guards at the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex noticed, about an hour and a half late, that three intruders were carrying out the Transform Now Plowshares action inside the highest security zone of the bomb plant, having cut their …

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