Greg, Megan and Michael have been clear. First – They are not guilty of any charges brought against them as a result of their Plowshares action at Y-12. Second – The following statement explains the U.S. Government’s obligations to cease its continuing preparations for nuclear war that constitute a breach of U.S. and international laws. Here is their full statement. Continue reading
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Editor’s Note: This is the action statement the members of Transfrm Now Plowshares carried in to the y-12 nuclear weapons facility on July 28th.
A STATEMENT FOR THE Y-12 FACILIITY
“Come let us go up
to the mountain of God
to the house where God lives.
That God may teach us God’s ways
That we may walk in God’s paths….
For God will bring justice among the nations and bring peace between many peoples. They will hammer their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks. Nations will not lift swords against nations. No longer will they learn to make war.
Come, let us walk in the light of God.” Isaiah 2 Continue reading
Editor’s Note: Many thanks to Ralph Hutchison, of Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance (OREPA), for his fine reporting of today’s arraignments.
Michael Walli, Megan Rice and Greg Boertje-Obed made
their initial appearance before federal magistrate Bruce Guyton in
Knoxville, Tennessee at 11:15am today—Monday, July 30, 2012. The proceedings
were nearly over before Greg required the judge to read the charges
against them—the trio were charged with criminal trespass, a misdemeanor,
for their Transform Now Plowshares action on Saturday, July 28 at the
Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Continue reading
Editor’s Note: Thanks to Ellen Barfield for this narrative. We will continue to post information and updates on transform Now Plowshares here at Disarm Now Plowshares Blog.
28 July 2012.
Michael R. Walli (63), Megan Rice shcj (82), Greg Boertje-Obed, (57), succeeded in a disarmament action at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Nuclear facility before dawn.
Calling themselves Transform Now Plowshares they hammered on the cornerstone of the newly built Highly-Enriched Uranium Manufacturing Facility (HEUMF), splashed human blood and left four spray painted tags on the recent construction which read: “Woe to the empire of blood; The fruit of justice is peace; Work for peace not for war; and Plowshares please Isaiah.” Continue reading
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