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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 […]

Who is my neighbor?

Originally posted on Transform Now Plowshares:
Dear friends, First, the facts.  Greg, Megan, and Michael were found guilty today of both counts brought against them — sabotage and depredation of government property — and they were remanded from the courtroom as we sang them rounds of “Rejoice in the Lord Always,” and “Vine and Fig…

Transform Plowshares found Guilty

Not to keep anybody guessing. The Transform Now Plowshares jury just came back with guilty verdicts on vandalism and sabotage charges. The latter carries a possible prison sentence of 20 years.  There’s an article here. The pertinent fact about the sabotage charge: In order to be found guilty of sabotage, the jury must believe that […]

Sister Megan Rice of the Transform Now Plowshares

Last Summer, three peace activists were able to break into the Y12 nuclear production facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Once inside, they hammered on the cornerstone of the new High Energy Uranium Manufacturing Factory (used for producing fuel for weapons). The group is called the Transform Now Plowshares, a movement that takes its inspiration from […]