Transform Now Plowshares

Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Mike Walli among the Transform Now Plowshares activists at the Y-12 Nuclear Facility in Tennessee

 Michael R. Walli , Sr. Megan Rice shcj , Greg Boertje-Obed succeeded in a disarmament action at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Nuclear facility July 28, 2012.

Calling themselves Transform Now Plowshares they hammered on the cornerstone of the newly built Highly-Enriched Uranium Manufacturing Facility (HEUMF), splashed human blood and left four spray painted tags on the recent construction which read: Woe to the empire of blood; The fruit of justice is peace; Work for peace not for war; and Plowshares please Isaiah.

**Trial date set for May 7th, 2013 in Knoxville, TN**

For more details see transformnowplowshares.wordpress.com.

To contribute to this work for nuclear disarmament, click here.

The story of the action

Michael R. Walli (63), Megan Rice shcj (82), Greg Boertje-Obed, (57), succeeded in a disarmament action at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Nuclear facility before dawn today.

Calling themselves Transform Now Plowshares they hammered on the cornerstone of the newly built Highly-Enriched Uranium Manufacturing Facility (HEUMF), splashed human blood and left four spray painted tags on the recent construction which read: Woe to the empire of blood; The fruit of justice is peace; Work for peace not for war; and Plowshares please Isaiah.

Under the cover of darkness they intermittently passed beyond four fences in a walk for over two hours through the fatal force zone. “We feel it was a miracle; we were led directly to where we wanted to go” said Greg.

After navigating through the complex they came to a long, white, windowless building marked HEUMF. “It was built like a fortress”, Greg said describing the four guard towers.

Unimpeded by security, they attached two banners to pillars of the building. “Transform Now Plowshares” read the first with a green and black icon showing part bomb part flower. A second stated “Swords into Plowshares Spears into Pruning Hooks–Isaiah”. In addition, between the pillars they strung red crime tape.

When confronted by a guard they read aloud their statement. “He was on his walkie-talkie but he heard it” Megan confirmed. Before receiving orders to halt they had opportunity to offer guards bread, and display a bible, candles and white roses. Though initially forced to endure a kneeling posture for an extended period, guards responded to complaint and allowed the activists to stand off and on. Meanwhile they continued singing.

“We’re still opposing the filthy rotten system” Michael said.  “Jesus has no nukes in heaven and no torture in heaven.”

Published on December 1, 2011 at 2:44 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Please write to:
    Michael Walli #92108-020
    FCI McKean
    P.O. Box 8000
    Bradford, PA, 16701

    Megan Rice #88101-020
    MDC Brooklyn
    P.O. Box 329002
    Brooklyn, NY, 11232

    Greg Boertje-Obed #08052-016
    USP Leavenworth
    P.O. Box 1000
    Leavenworth, KS, 66048


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