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Y-12 protesters must stay in jail, judge rules via knoxnews.com

U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar issued an order Friday that will keep the convicted Y-12 protesters in jail until their Sept. 23 sentencing hearings. At a hearing Thursday, Thapar discussed case law with federal prosecutors and attorneys representing the three … Continue reading

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83-year-old nun gets 20 year sentence for peaceful nuclear protest via nuclear-news

An 83-year-old nun who broke into a Tennessee depleted uranium storage facility in 2012 and splashed human blood on several surfaces, exposing a massive security hole at the nation’s only facility used to store radioactive conventional munitions, was convicted Wednesday … Continue reading

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Oak Ridge Three Found Guilty of Vandalism and Sabotage via Reader Supported News (WBIR)

ust after 6 pm, we learned that the jury had reached a verdict. All three defendants were found guilty of both counts against them: vandalism and sabotage. They could face a 20 year prison sentence. All three will spend the … Continue reading

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Dozens of Protest Supporters Arrive in Knoxville for Oak Ridge 3 Trial via Reader Supported News (WBIR)

owntown Knoxville was buzzing Monday with some unusual sights, all in advance of a federal trial for three people charged with vandalizing the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge. Last July Michael Walli, 64, Greg Boertje-Obed, 57, and Sister … Continue reading

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Civil disobedience via The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

Kennette Benedict Small protests at nuclear and military facilities rarely get much media attention. But this one is raising more concerns than others have in the past, because at Oak Ridge the protesters were able to break through security at … Continue reading

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