Update on Transform Plowshares case

Posted on May 16, 2013


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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