Never again!

For more than seventy-five years, the dominant conversation about nuclear weapons has been about projecting military power and policies of “deterrence” and “mutually assured destruction.” With the adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the conversation has shifted. One hundred twenty-two nations of the world have put the nine nuclear nations on […]

Celebrating Juneteenth in Knoxville

When the MLK commission called, OREPA answered. The pandemic rained on our annual MLK parade, but we countered with Juneteenth, and OREPA’s puppets made the scene — in more ways than one. Adding to the festive atmosphere as a steady stream of celebrants stepped in for photo ops with heroes of nonviolence— Martin Luther King, […]

OREPA calls on University President to reconsider

OREPA sent a letter to Randy Boyd, President of the University of Tennessee, asking him to reconsider his decision to tender a bid on the management/operations contract for the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, TN. Read the text here:

A moment or a movement?

Now that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has entered into force, and we’ve celebrated—what’s next? February 25 zoom will start to map out the next steps.

January 22, 2021

Celebrating the entry into force of the Nuclear Ban Treaty at the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, TN. 122 Yellow Xs are tied to the fence—representing the 122 nations that voted for the Treaty in July 2017. And a banner declaring nuclear weapons illegal is hung on the fence as well, along with […]