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Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Sister Megan Rice - 82 Year Old Patriotic Pacifist Nun -  Nuclear Military Industrial Mafia Complex Whistleblower Thrown In Jail For Non Violent Civil Disobedience Under Patriot Act As Terrorist, Conviction Overturned Because Pacifism Works To Correct Injustice Without Use Of Violence

Since when did civil disobedience become a terrorist activity, with anyone doing civil disobedience being convicted to many years in jail, through use of the Patriot Act? Patriotism and doing things like Rosa Parks did to get changes to happen in a corrupt, unjust system will now get you branded as a terrorist and thrown in jail for many years. 

... "The trial judge, the prosecutor, government witnesses, and the Knoxville, Tennessee, jury decided to transform symbolic peace protest into “sabotage” – the “intentional and willful” injuring of “national defense.” The trial judge, Amul Thapar – after first forbidding any expert defense evidence or testimony regarding the outlaw status of nuclear weapons production – played his part and waited for the inevitable default convictions (on sabotage and damage to property), then ordered senior citizens jailed pending sentencing because, he said, the technical terms of the charge fit the definition of a “federal crime of terrorism.Commentators howled at the idea of equating sloganeering and spray painting with bomb building, but the religious pacifists were taken away in cuffs and ankle chains – just like any dissident in China, Iran or North Korea.  much more at;

Things have gotten much worse since the days of Rosa Parks. She was convicted of violating a segregation 'law' by sitting on a bus, in the 'wrong' spot. At least back then you were just arrested for violating a law, as Rosa was. Now if you do civil disobedience, you are branded a 'terrorist'.

In her autobiography, My Story she said: People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. I was not tired physically, or no more tired than I usually was at the end of a working day. I was not old, although some people have an image of me as being old then. I was forty-two. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.[26]....Parks played an important part in raising international awareness of the plight of African Americans and the civil rights struggle. King wrote in his 1958 book Stride Toward Freedom that Parks' arrest was the catalyst rather than the cause of the protest: "The cause lay deep in the record of similar injustices."[40] He wrote, "Actually, no one can understand the action of Mrs. Parks unless he realizes that eventually the cup of endurance runs over, and the human personality cries out, 'I can take it no longer.'"[41]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_Parks

How And Why An 82 Yr. Old Nun Broke Into A Nuclear Weapons Complex, With A Bolt Cutter
Video; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BprP6tRZ8mk 5 min.



Three people committed an act of civil disobedience by cutting a hole in a fence and then writing peace not war on a retaining wall, sprinkling blood on it, inside of one of America's most secure nuclear-weapons facilities. They were expecting a 6 month jail sentence. The perpetrators were an 82-year-old nun and two of her companions. We sat down to talk with Sister Megan Gillespie Rice before she headed to Tennessee to face trial.

The next video is her statement after she was released temporarily from custody.


Patriot Sister Megan Rice talks with the media after being released from custody at the Blount County Detention Center in Maryville, Tenn., Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. 
Video; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BprP6tRZ8mk 4 min.


Picture of prison where Sister Megan Rice was held

Rice, along with Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed, sneaked into the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant last week, and was released on her own recognizance with Walli under a set of conditions set by federal magistrate G. Clifford Shirley Friday. Boertje-Obed remains in custody at the facility.

Sister Megan Rice, Freed From Prison, Looks Ahead to More Anti-Nuclear Activism

In the link above, you can see pictures of what these protestors did inside the facility. They poured the blood on the walls and sprayed peace messages on the wall of the building. 

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE IN ACTION


Sister Megan Rice makes the point that it is the DUTY, RESPONSIBILITY and OBLIGATION of all Christians to confront and dismantle the nuclear monster that has been destroying lives, countries, communities, while causing millions of people to suffer and die. The nuclear industry is based on lies, secrets and coverups, plus almost total control of the mass media, regulators, and nuclear scientists who are all controlled by $$ and the power of fear plus intimidation.

Religious Ethics; Churches, Religious Leaders And Pacifist Faith Organizations Working For Peace, By Abolishing Nuclear Weapons And Nuclear Power Plants
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/12/christian-ethics-churches-religious.html

If an 82 year old nun can stand up and do this, what about everyone else? What is everyone else doing? What is everyone standing for? Those who will stand for nothing and being fatalistic end up condemning the world to the worst horrors imaginable.

Titantic and Costa Concordia - Example of Normalcy Bias In Fukushima Mega Disaster
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/fukushima-todays-titantic-and-costa.html

GRANDMOTHERS AND OTHERS FOLLOWING IN FOOTSTEPS OF MEGAN RICE


Civilly disobedient grandmothers
Once again the clear will of the community is being spearheaded by a handful of especially dutiful citizens. This time it’s “the four grandmothers,” as they are styling themselves, who were found guilty in the recent trial of protesting the continued threat of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant by trespassing on its grounds.

Their argument was the “necessity defense”: closing Pilgrim is universally recognized as a job that needs doing and there appears to be no other way of getting it done. Thus the necessity of civil disobedience. The whole logic of government is to serve the interests of the people whose government it is. When it clearly fails to do that, when its laws prevent rather than uphold justice for the many, it is necessary to break them. As seems widely recognized with this trial, as with trials of past trespassers, the lawbreakers are right, the laws and those who uphold them, wrong.

The logic of closing down Pilgrim goes virtually undisputed. Its continued existence threatens the lives and the future of everyone around it, but especially those of us on this peninsula who are downwind of the plant much of the time and for whom, if there were an accident, there is no evacuation plan and, given the geography, none imaginable.

As we know, all of our town governments (that is, we the people in town meeting) have demanded that Pilgrim be closed. Our elected reps from the governor on down have demanded its closure. The governmental agency responsible for representing the people in regulating the nuclear industry, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (so-called) has ignored all such pleas.- 
See more at:
http://blogs.capecodonline.com/brentharoldjournal/2014/10/24/civilly-disobedient-grandmothers/

It is not unusual that whistleblowers such as Megan Rice, her two companions and the other four grandmothers above are being punished, while the real criminals are being given stock options, bonuses, millions of dollars in salary and industry accolades. 

How Whistleblowers Are Punished And Arch Criminals Get Away Scot Free; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/06/how-whistleblowers-are-punished-and.html

Art And Science Of Deception; Global Corporations And The 1%
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/corporations-art-and-science-of.html

Credit/source; Alternative World News Network

FORM YOUR OWN ELDER WISDOM COUNCIL

A wisdom council can form with just two people, anywhere on the planet. Communication can happen via in person meetings, telephone, skype or other service like this. 

Introduction To Non Denominational Interfaith Prayer Partnering; How It Works And Why It Is Necessary
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/06/introduction-to-non-denominational.html

A larger group can form in many ways. Some examples of elder wisdom councils are provided via this link

Elder Wisdom Council; What Is It? How Does It Work?
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/07/elder-wisdom-council-what-is-it-how.html

MORE EXAMPLES NON VIOLENT CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

One of the most respected teachers and active examples of a non violent civil disobedience was Mahatma Gandhi. He shows by actual life example the power of one person acting in a peaceful, non violent way.

Mahatma Gandhi - His Life, Truth, Peace, Non Violence Teachings And Successes; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/02/mahatma-gandhi-his-life-life-truth.html

Nevada National Security Site; Nuclear Bomb Testing Areas 1-30; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/nevada-national-security-site-nuclear.html

Under The 'Plutonium Shadow' Of Colorado's Rocky Flats; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/06/under-nuclear-shadow-of-colorados-rocky.html

How To Prevent Any New Nuclear Power Plants From Being Built, Switch To 100% Renewables; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/how-to-prevent-any-new-nuclear-power.html

List Of Countries And Nations With NO Nuclear Power Plants Is Growing; Decline of Nuclear Power; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/list-of-countries-closing-down-all.html

REASONS FOR SHUTTING DOWN ALL NUCLEAR, ZERO NUCLEAR GOAL

Super Solar Storm To Hit Earth - 'Carrington Effect'; 400 Nuke Plants Will Melt Down/Explode, Lawsuits Needed; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/super-solar-storm-predicted-to-hit-2013.html

Nuclear Power Is EXPENSIVE, Dirty, Dangerous, Global Warming And Toxic, Even More So AFTER Decommissioning; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/10/nuclear-power-expensive-dirty-dangerous.html

Nuclear Energy As A Direct Cause Of Global Warming, Acid Rain, Acid Oceans, Extreme Weather, And Super Storms
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/12/nuclear-energy-as-direct-cause-of.html

What Is The Statistical Probability Of A Major Nuclear Accident Like Fukushima In The USA? via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/09/what-is-statistical-probability-of.html

List Of Countries And Nations With NO Nuclear Power Plants Is Growing; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/list-of-countries-closing-down-all.html

Former Nuclear Regulator NRC Chairman Says - 100% Of ALL US Nuclear Reactors Should Be SHUT DOWN PERMANENTLY! via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/09/former-nuclear-regulator-nrc-chairman.html

Why And How All Nuclear Power Plants Must Be Shut Down
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/why-all-nuclear-plants-must-be-shut-down.html

How To Prevent Any New Nuclear Power Plants From Being Built And Close Existing Ones; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/how-to-prevent-any-new-nuclear-power.html

COURT ORDERS IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF NUN THREE YEARS AFTER SHE WAS FOUND GUILTY OF BEING A TERRORIST


JebusMay 16, 2015 About time…

Attorney: Court Orders Release of Anti-Nuclear Activists

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A federal appeals court has ordered the immediate release of an 85-year-old nun and two fellow Catholic peace activists who vandalized a uranium storage bunker, their attorney said Friday.
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/05/15/us/ap-us-weapons-plant-intrusion.html?_r=0

THE THUMBPRINT OF CORRUPTION AND COVERUP IN THE US JUSTICE SYSTEM; MEGAN RICE WAS UNJUSTLY CHARGED AS 'TERRORIST' UNDER PATRIOT ACT, JUST LIKE OTHER WHISTLEBLOWER PATRIOTS


kevin blanch THE BALLAD OF MEGAN RICE, by kevin D. blanch HOLY MOSES 1515 as I slowly chisel AT this;;; Sister MEGAN RICE Greg and Michael where SET FREE YESTERDAY MAY 16 after nearly 3 years of torture and false imprisonment.
Video; https://youtu.be/3lOMbQTyUlI

JUSTICE SYSTEM IS NOT ABOUT TRUTH, BUT ABOUT PUNISHING WHISTLEBLOWERS, JUST LIKE UNDER OLD SYSTEM OF KINGS AND POPES WITH ABSOLUTE BUT CORRUPT POWER


CIA Asset Susan Lindauer Whistleblower Jailed/Disappeared Via Patriot Act As Terrorist; Reveals Coverup Around 9/11, Iraq War, Etc.
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/12/cia-asset-susan-lindauer-whistleblower.html

Top Ten US Political Prisoners For 2015; Political Prisoners Around The World And In America
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2015/02/top-ten-us-political-prisoners-for-2015.html

SOPA Whistleblower; Aaron Swartz; Bringing Public Access To The Public Domain - Documentary Movie Synopsis And Commentary
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/11/whistleblower-aaron-schwarts-bringing.html

SISTER MEGAN RICE AND GREG INTERVIEWED BY NUCLEAR HOT SEAT AFTER BEING RELEASED FROM JAIL IN 2015


Nuclear Hotseat #205: SPECIAL- Sister Megan Rice, Greg Boertje-Obed, Michael Walli – Transform Now Plowshares: The Interviews May 26, 2015 http://www.nuclearhotseat.com/2595/

Sister Megan Rice says;
Video; https://youtu.be/ECxIBisiv7w


Carry on with your effort to expose, oppose nuclear weapons of mass destruction. Expose the denial of the Start Treaties which are not being followed. Keep speaking out, as you are the majority, not the minority.

Greg is interviewed as well starting at 28: in.

If you take on suffering yourself, through peaceful non violent protest or civil disobedience, it is a fundamental way to change society, as taught by Gandhi. All of these Christian activists prayed, went on retreat, studied the issues involved, and thought about what they were going to long before they did this. All three activists belong to Plowshares, an activism centered group.

Plowshares Movement

The initial charges were all misdemeanors, but were then changed to felonies. They pressured the activists to do a plea deal, or they would be tossed into jail for LIFE, through additional charges to be added on top of everything. The government constantly introduced motions to prevent applicable testimony, such as Ramsey Clark, who said that what they did was legal, due to the illegality of the government facility, which was a war crime. All such testimony was stricken from the record or squashed. Juries have found activists not guilty in other cases like this where full testimony was allowed.

The government has a right to appeal this circuit court decision to a 15 judge panel. There are two books underway by two professional writers. One is hoped to be published by August 2015.

We hope that people all around the world will stand up and oppose the modernization of these nuclear weapons and the proliferation around the world. The forces of violence do not always win, and the forces of non violence can sometimes win, acting as a beacon or light for people.

Take actions where you are.. There is a movement to take actions against nuclear weapons. The nuclear weapons states must disarm. We encourage everyone to be part of this movement. Now is the time to stop building the weapons and get rid of them.

Michael is a two tour Vietnam veteran. He was interviewed as well.

The product of this protest was prepared for months ahead of time..  The pouring of blood, the crime scene tape, and the messages we see as a miracle that it happened.

LINKS TO STATEMENT AND INDICTMENT DELIVERED BY SISTER MEGAN RICE


LINKS to the Transform Now Plowshares statement and Indictment of Oak Ridge for War Crimes that was drawn up by these three brave activists and read at the Y-12 site. For more information on the work of these fine peace activists and to donate, go to:
www.transformplowshares.wordpress.com

WHISTLEBLOWER CONVICTIONS OVERTURNED


Via rogerthatAugust 26, 2015 top piece by john laforge:

AUGUST 25, 2015 U.S. Bows Out After Plowshares Conviction is Vacated: Appeals Court Ill-Informed on Nuclear Overkill
by JOHN LAFORGE

Summer 2015
Cover & Back Page
Nuclear Resisters Released, Sabotage Convictions Overturned–
–Appeals Court Says Jury Verdict Was "Not Rational"
Nuclear Heartland Revised Edition Pre-Order Form

SUMMARY

Billy J On my 49th year on this planet I am standing up for my family, my children, unborn grand children, for my frail mother and father ( they were hoodwinked by the fake media, warmongering leaders, church leaders ect, ect) I forgive them, they were seduced by the great opiate, the television. I am standing up for every unborn child, for every plant and creature on our planet. The biggest man made ecological fight has been upon us for over 70 years. 

NATURE vs NUCLEAR and the totally criminal media has not informed us that nuclear is winning. We must all stand up and fight against the evil people allowing nuclear to thrive. For the very existence of our planet. Our natural self preservation instincts have been over ruled by a small number of evil people. All please stand up for mother earth in her hour of need. I STAND WITH YOU KEVIN BLANCH. Billy Johnstone Scotland

Bottom line, never give up. There is always something any person can do (even grandmothers and grandfathers) to be part of this effort that keeps the focus on what works for seven future generations, without causing harm.

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