OREPA's giant puppets completed the inaugural Knoxville Juneteenth parade and found a shady spot on a hot day for the group picture! Thanks to Kevin Collins, we had two new marchers — John Lewis and Fannie Lou Hamer!

Vladimir Putin’s missile-rattling has put the nuclear threat back on the public agenda. In response, many in the political world are arguing that it is time to double-down on nuclear weapons. The mainstream media has rediscovered nuclear weapons, but their…

Can irony be delicious and poisonous at the same time? Six months after the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by US atomic bombs, in January 1946, President Truman appointed a committee that including David Lilienthal of the Tennessee Valley Authority…

Nuclear Ban Treaty EIF

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Hiroshima/Nagasaki 75

Remembering Hiroshima 75 years later The destruction of Hiroshima, Japan and the death of more than 60,000 of its citizens happened in single instant, unleashed

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Sunday Vigil at Y-12 in Oak Ridge Tennessee

Sunday Vigil

The OREPA Board has now decided that we are prepared to do a limited re-opening of the Sunday vigil to allow for slightly more participation.  We are asking anyone who wants to attend a Sunday vigil to sign up in advance—by the Thursday before. There are two ways to sign up. You can email Ralph at orep@earthlink.net or you can call him at 865 776 5050. If the five slots are already taken, we’ll ask you to wait until next week. All vigilers are expected to wear masks. Bring your own chair. Avoid physical contact and maintain an appropriate social distance in the circle of chairs. Of course, if for any reason you feel you may have been exposed to the virus or to someone with the virus, you should not attend the vigil. At this point, we are not resuming our monthly potlucks.

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