Special Encore Presentation:
To celebrate the end-of-year holidays, a reminder from May of one of 2015’s successes — the early release from prison of three brave peace activists who staged the 2012 peaceful protest against nuclear weapons at the Y-12 nuclear facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. We’ll hear from:
Sister Megan Rice, the 85-year old nun, speaks at length about the peaceful 2012 Transform Now Plowshares protest action which resulted in her being charged with sabotage and sentenced to almost three years in prison. Recorded when she was newly out of prison pending a re-sentencing hearing. Also interviewed are her co-defendants Gregory Boertje-Obed, 60, and Michael Walli, 68, both of whom were sentenced to over five years in prison for their non-violent protest.
(l-r) Gregory Boertje-Obed, Sister Megan Rice, Michael Walli
The website for Sister Rice is: www.transformnowplowshares.wordpress.com
Originally posted on May 26, 2015 as Nuclear Hotseat #205.