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An Act of Protest, Not Sabotage, at the Birthplace of the Bomb

There is a vast military complex deep in the hills of eastern Tennessee called “Y-12.” This is where all of the highly enriched uranium is produced and stored for the production of the U.S. nuclear-warhead arsenal.

Posted on May 21, 2015 READ MORE

85-Year-Old Nun Imprisoned for Protesting Nuclear Weapons Is Released for Surprising Reasons

Sister Megan Rice and two Christian pacifists have spent the past few years of their lives in a federal prison for peacefully demonstrating at Tennesee’s Y-12 National Security Complex in 2012. But as The New Yorker puts it, “the legal decisions that freed them [on May 16] were as unprecedented and surprising as the break-in that put them behind bars.”

Posted on May 20, 2015 READ MORE

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83-Year-Old Nun Faces Prison After Protesting at Nuclear Plant

Sister Megan Rice, a Roman Catholic nun, could be imprisoned for up to 30 years after she and two other activists protested at a nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge, Tenn. The Y-12 facility they were peacefully demonstrating at is the main source of highly enriched uranium in the U.S.

Posted on Oct 5, 2013 READ MORE

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