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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The future of the planet…the corruption of Justice

Jan 25, 2014 6 Comments ›› orepa

The Life of the Planet is at Risk
 
The prosecution has, from the outset, twisted the law to distort the central truth of the Transform Now Plowshares action. By the end of the trial, three completely nonviolent civil resisters—who brandished only baby bottles filled with blood, cans of spray paint, Bibles and roses and a loaf [...]

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Festival of Hope

Festival of Hope on eve of Transform Now Plowshares Sentencing

Jan 21, 2014 1 Comment ›› orepa

A gathering on Monday, January 27, 2014 at Church
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Transform Now Plowshares Sentencing January 28

Dec 29, 2013 No Comments ›› orepa

Michael Walli, Megan Rice and Greg Boertje-Obed will appear in federal court in Knoxville, Tennessee to be sentenced by Judge Amul Thapar for their July 28, 2012 Transform Now Plowshares action on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. Convicted in May 2013 by a jury of charges including depredation of property and sabotage, the court will hear [...]

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Letter to Judge Thapar appeals for wisdom, justice

Nov 2, 2013 No Comments ›› orepa

OREPA coordinator Ralph Hutchison wrote to Judge Amul R. Thapar as the judge contemplates sentences for the Transform Now Plowshares resisters, Megan Rice, Greg Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli. Sentencing is set for January 28, 2014 in federal court in Knoxville, Tennessee.
A pdf copy of the letter can be found below. Warning: it is not a [...]

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