Sunday, January 26, 2014

"Standing in Solidarity for Peace and Justice"/ How You Can Support Sister Megan Rice, Michael Walli, and Greg Boertje-Obed

http://gawand.org/2014/01/24/standing-in-solidarity-for-peace-and-justice/
The Attorney General would have them in prison for 20 years......oover 11,000 petitions have been sent to the judge to severely lessen that stay...

Ernesto “Che” Guevara said, ‘the true revolutionary is guided by a feeling of great love'. On 28 July 2012, peace activists Sister Megan Rice, Michael Walli, and Greg Boertje-Obed echoed Guevara's sentiments through the means that each activist must strive to do throughout their lifetime - put their political philosophy into practice.
transform-now-threeThey peacefully engaged the U.S. Military and Nuclear Industrial Complex with a measure of fortitude that many tout, but only few actually exercise. With the intent to take symbolic action against the mere existence of nuclear facilities built to exemplify our country's commitment to pronouncing, maintaining, and expanding its military nuclear warfare capability these individuals proceeded uninhibited through maximum security Oak Ridge Y-12 Nuclear Facility in Oak Ridge, TN only to be confronted once they reached the core of the newly built half-billion dollar Highly-Enriched Uranium Manufacturing Facility (HEUMF)...
Write to them.  The addresses are listed below:
Gregory Boertje-Obed 22090
Irwin County Detention Center
132 Cotton Drive
Ocilla GA  31774
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Michael Walli 4444
Irwin County Detention Center
132 Cotton Drive
Ocilla GA  31774
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Megan Rice  22100
Irwin County Detention Center
132 Cotton Drive
Ocilla GA  31774
You must make sure to include your entire return address on the outside of the envelope. No staples or paperclips can be included in your mail; no oversized envelopes. Magazines and books must be sent directly from the publisher or bookstore/Amazon. Photocopies of brief articles are likely to be permitted (based on our past experience). If you include inappropriate material or fail to comply with these rules, your mail will not get through—it will be returned to you.
Write to Judge Thapar. 
US District Judge Amul R Thapar
c/o Professor Bill Quigley
Loyola Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice
7214 St. Charles Avenue
Campus Box 902
New Orleans, LA 70118
 If you care to send a copy to OREPA that would also be appreciated: orep@earthlink.net
From the Transform Now Plowshares website: "Our purpose with these letters is not to reargue the case, nor is it to condemn nuclear weapons production—the judge is not engaging those issues at this time. Our purpose is to address the legal system’s distortion of the nonviolent action of the TNP resisters and to provide support to the judge for a sentencing decision that takes into account the nature of their action and their nonviolent behavior throughout their action."
Learn more about the case - http://transformnowplowshares.wordpress.com/

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