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Appeal filed for Transform Now Plowshares seeks reversal of convictions

Originally posted on Transform Now Plowshares:
Two years after Megan Rice, Greg Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli entered the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, TN to issue an indictment against the continuing production of nuclear weapons components there and to oppose plans for a multi-billion dollar Uranium Processing Facility which would produce thermonuclear cores…

Cecily McMillan: The Jury objects

Apparently, nine of the jurors who decided the case of Cecily McMillan are suffering from buyer’s remorse. They’ve sent the attached letter to Judge Zweibel asking for leniency in sentencing McMillan, an Occupy Wall Street activist, who was convicted of assaulting a police officer. According to their letter, they were prevented from learning that a […]

What We owe Sister Megan and friends

You already know this if you’ve read my blog in the past few days. The Transform Now Plowshares, which consists of Michael Walli, Greg Boertje -Obed, and Sister Megan Rice, have been sentenced. They had already been convicted of a number of charges last July¬†after breaking into the Y-12 Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. […]

Who in NYC wants to see a play about a Clown for Peace??(update)

In case you didn’t know, I have a touring play called A CLOWN, A HAMMER, A BOMB, AND GOD. It is about a pacifist priest named Carl Kabat who disarmed a Minuteman III missile on Good Friday while wearing a clown suit. It has been done a lot over the years, but it went on […]

Tonight on Sex and Politics: Father Carl Kabat

Tonight on Sex and Politics radio, I’ll be speaking to Father Carl Kabat. Kabat is a longtime Plowshares activist –the Plowshares take literally the admonition in Isaiah to ‘turn swords into plowshares’. He was part of the first Plowshares action in King of Prussia Pennsylvania in 1980. We’ll be talking to Kabat about his lifetime […]

Support for Transform Now Plowshares resisters

Originally posted on Transform Now Plowshares:
This information is updated as soon as possible when any change in status occurs. Last Update: March 31, 2014 Megan Rice has moved through Oklahoma City and is, according to the Bureau of Prisons, at Brooklyn, NY in a facility there. The web site for that facility says it…

A Clown A Hammer A Bomb… and Father Carl

So I’ve been thinking about the Plowshares movement a great deal over the past few days. As I reported last week, the Tennessee Jury on the Transform Now Plowshares case found three peace activists (Michael Walli, Greg Boertje and Sister Megan Rice) guilty. They not only found them guilty of vandalism (which was expected, and […]