U.S. Categorizes Three Pacifists As Violent Terrorists
In ten months, an 82 year old nun and two pacifists had been successfully transformed by the U.S. government from non-violent anti-nuclear peace protestors accused of misdemeanor trespassin, into felons convicted of violent crimes of terrorism.
—from a post by Fran Quigley (https://www.commondreams.org/fran-quigley): “The trial was held in Knoxville earlier this month. The three peace activists were convicted on all counts. Rice, Boertje-Obed, and Walli all took the stand, admitted what they had done, and explained why they did it. The federal manager of Y-12 said the protestors had damaged the credibility of the site in the U.S. and globally and even claimed that their acts had an impact on nuclear deterrence.
These non-violent peace activists now sit in jail as federal prisoners, awaiting their sentencing on September 23, 2013.”
Please read the full article for background information on how this happened: http://transformnowplowshares.wordpress.com/2013/05/16/how-the-us-turned-three-pacifists-into-violent-terrorists/
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