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Appeals court overturns Sabotage conviction, vacates sentences, remands Megan, Michael and Greg for resentencing

Appeals court overturns sabotage convictions of Transform Now Plowshares activists, vacates sentences of Megan Rice, Michael Walli and Gregory Boertje-Obed on all charges and remands for resentencing. Court suggests decision may lead to release of Rice, Boertje-Obed and Walli 8 May 2015 for immediate release The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a decision … Continue reading

Judge Sends Transform Now Plowshares Resisters to Prison

  Judge Amul R. Thapar passed sentence on Greg Boertje-Obed, Megan Rice and Michael Walli on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in federal court in Knoxville, Tennessee. The three were convicted in May 2013 for their nonviolent action called Transform Now Plowshares at the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, on charges of depredation … Continue reading

Government attempts to silence Transform Now Plowshares resisters in prison

Government effort to silence critics of nuclear policy continues Sentencing of Transform Now Plowshares resisters set for January 28, 2014, in Knoxville, TN   Megan Rice, Greg Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli will appear before Judge Amul Thapar in federal court in Knoxville, Tennessee on January 28, 2014, to be sentenced for the Transform Now Plowshares … Continue reading

Defense counters government’s appeal for harsh sentences

Bill Quigley, attorney for Michael Walli, who, along with Greg Boertje-Obed and Megan Rice, faces sentencing on January 28, 2014 in federal court in Knoxville, TN, for the July 28, 2012 Transform Now Plowshares action at the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, TN, has filed a cogent and timely response to the government’s … Continue reading

September 15 resentencing to be by phone

The September 15, 2015 resentencing of Megan Rice, Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed on their remaining depredation conviction for their July 2012 Transform Now Plowshares action at the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, TN, will be held by teleconference according to Judge Amul Thapar. Bill Quigley sent an email to supporters today noting … Continue reading

TNP attorneys file motion for immediate release

Everyone seemed to have the same question following the news that the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals had thrown out the sabotage charge against Michael Walli, Megan Rice and Greg Boertje-Obed and vacated the sentences on both the sabotage and the depredation charges. The court noted if the three had been sentenced only on the … Continue reading

Transform Now Plowshares Appeal Heard in Cincinnati

March 12, 1930, Ahmedabad, India. Mahatma Gandhi and a company of nonviolent satyagrahi set out from the Sabarmati ashram and began his march to Dandi where, twenty-four days later, he would make hold in his hands salt made from the ocean water and declare, “Here I ruin the British empire.” It was an audacious faith … Continue reading

Two Years On, the Crime Remains the Same

  TWO YEARS ON, THE CRIME REMAINS THE SAME: TO HONOR TNP’s MGM, WE MUST CONTINUE THE WORK OF DISARMAMENT by Ellen Barfield With the two year anniversary of the Transform Now Plowshares action today, 28 July, and with Megan, Greg, and Michael (MGM!) seeming to be stable at their prison assignments for now, it is … Continue reading

How the US Turned Three Pacifists into Violent Terrorists

by Fran Quigley In just ten months, the United States managed to transform an 82 year-old Catholic nun and two pacifists from non-violent anti-nuclear peace protestors accused of misdemeanor trespassing into federal felons convicted of violent crimes of terrorism.  Now in jail awaiting sentencing for their acts at an Oak Ridge, TN nuclear weapons production … Continue reading

Judge rules: In jail until sentencing

Judge Thapar rules: Convicted Y-12 protesters must stay in jail until sentencing U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar today issued an order that will keep the convicted Y-12 protesters in jail until their Sept. 23 sentencing hearings. Frank Munger, Knoxville News Sentinel http://blogs.knoxnews.com/munger/2013/05/judge-rules-convicted-y-12-pro.html At a hearing Thursday, Thapar discussed case law with attorneys for the U.S. … Continue reading

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