Government attempts to silence Transform Now Plowshares resisters in prison

I just can’t stand the double standard that the US government practices when it comes to nuclear weapons (otherwise known as “weapons of mass destruction”). And the majority of the American people prefer to keep their blinders on. We are, after all, the “good guys,” right? Our government wouldn’t violate treaties, invade & occupy other countries, make shady deals in back alleys, or threaten little ol’ nuns, would it?

Transform Now Plowshares

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 action on July 28, 2012. The three were convicted in May 2013 on charges of depredation of property and sabotage; they have been jailed since the guilty verdict because the sabotage charge, by definition, is a “crime of violence.” The sentencing will commence at 9:00am with a consolidated hearing which will likely be followed by separate sentencing hearings for each defendant.

 

“The action of the government from the outset has had one aim: to silence these messengers of truth,” said Paul Magno, spokesperson for the Transform Now Plowshares support team. “They succeeded in banishing…

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