U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL: Don't impose death sentence on 82-year-old nun and peacemaker
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U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL: Don't impose death sentence on 82-year-old nun and peacemaker

    1. Petition by

      Transform Now Plowshares

      Washington

Sixteen years in prison is not enough? Sister Megan Rice and her friends, all peace activists, already face 16 years in prison if convicted for a nonviolent peace action. Sister Megan, Greg Boertje-Obed, and Michael Walli went to Oak Ridge, Tennesse, to say NO to nuclear holocaust. Instead of dropping charges, the US Attorney General and the Department of Justice are considering two additional charges against this 82-year-old nun and two U.S. veterans, both sabotage charges. One carries 20 years and the other 30 years in prison. With the new charges, the defendants would face a maximum of 65 years in prison. This is the equivalent of a death sentence.

Megan, Greg, and Michael called their action "Transform Now Plowshares," and brought nothing more dangerous than flashlights, binoculars, bolt cutters, bread, flowers, a Bible, and household hammers to Oak Ridge. They hammered on the walls of a storage facility to symbolize the disarming and abolition of nuclear weapons. The real danger to society is not this nun and two veterans, but instead the facility they want to transform. This unconstitutional facility holds enough weapons grade uranium to make more than 10,000 nuclear weapons, far more than what scientists say is needed to destroy life on earth.

Please join in this petition to the Attorney General of the United States asking him to refuse to authorize additional charges: 16 years in prison for revealing the criminality and insecurity of nuclear weapons production smacks of killing the messenger for the failings of the king.

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    • Alexis Condy SACRAMENTO, CA
      • 3 months ago

      The history of environmental contamination at our nuclear weapons complexes demonstrates the suicidal nature of these weapons. Using the weapons is not an act of defense, but rather one of global suicide. Civilians have a limited ability to address these issues because of being outside the parameters of classified knowledge, but the dangers are known to military planners. These activists are no doubt well informed and they seasoned their thinking for a long time before engaging in nonviolent actions. Overly long sentences for them will not transform nuclear weapons into sane and helpful weapons which should be maintained forever. Alexis Condy

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    • marcus read AUSTRALIA
      • 6 months ago

      this sections doesn't need to be filled, because it's that obvious.

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    • Ann McKeon LANCASTER, PA
      • 8 months ago

      Their acts exposed the weakness in protecting our own citizens from a nuclear threat. They should be hired to find other ways in which security can be breached at nuclear facilities.

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    • Lynn hamilton SALINAS, CA
      • 8 months ago

      I wish we were ALL so committed to a saner planet! They should get the Nobel Peace prize!

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    • Anne Schmidt GERMANY
      • 8 months ago

      I`m against nuclear Industries and weapons a. against prison for peaceful engagament

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