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ACTIVISM: Nuclear Protestors, Including Sister Megan Rice, To Remain Jailed In Tennessee For Months


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Cal
- 442 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
A judge has ruled that a nun and two other protesters must remain in jail until they are sentenced in September for breaking into a nuclear weapons plant in Tennessee.



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Nyack Clancy (429)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 6:53 pm
Noted- thanks Cal
 

lee e. (114)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 7:04 pm
Noted - thanks Cal
 

Jason S. (57)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 7:54 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

John B. (215)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 8:33 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article. This is absolutely unfair! Kudos to Sister Megan Rice, Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed for their dedication and for taking action!
 

Carol Dreeszen (364)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 10:18 pm
But WHY did they do this!? What good will come of it other than them getting a jail sentence!? Noted Cal!
 

Rosemary Rannes (634)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 11:13 pm
Cal thanks for this news item. Let's hope Justice is not blind in this case! John B. said it for me too!
 

Winn Adams (190)
Monday May 13, 2013, 8:12 am
Thanks
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (177)
Monday May 13, 2013, 12:52 pm
dzięki za artykuł, powinni być uwolnieni
 

Carol D. (104)
Monday May 13, 2013, 1:58 pm
well you have to give it to people who have the courage of their convictions to do what they believe in whatever the cost
 

Birgit W. (140)
Monday May 13, 2013, 2:05 pm
There is no democracy any more. The good and brave end up in jail, and all the corporations and politicians can get away with everything.
 

Gloria H. (88)
Monday May 13, 2013, 2:35 pm
I hope they will be treated well. I wish them early release. These are REAL people. With honor. You sure can't say that about corporations no matter how loudly they squeal that they are people!
When shareholders are incarcerated for actions caused by their corporations then there will be fairness.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Monday May 13, 2013, 2:52 pm
Noted w/thanks for posting, Cal. This brave 83 yr. old nun and the other 2 protesters did something most of us would never consider. While the focus is on the crime, the highlight is that "an 83 yr. old nun broke into a nuclear weapons plant in TN!" Certainly says everything about the lack of security there. But, I hope their sentences are light, if not completely overturned, and their message is heard far and wide.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday May 13, 2013, 4:06 pm
It's no longer safe to "protest" anything. People are getting jail sentences from armchair activism! It's a crazy world when you hold an 83 year old nun in prison..........not to mention Scary!
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Monday May 13, 2013, 5:34 pm
The Nuns are so WAA-A-AAAAY ahead of the Pope and the entire Male Roman Catholic Hierarchy on all Social Issues - I know several of them in Seattle who demonstrate, and there are the Nuns on the Bus - really, I wish those Nuns would break away and FORM THEIR OWN CHURCH!!!

They may have no choice, the Nuns are being "investigated" for caring too much about the Poor, and not doing enough protesting against Gay Marriage! But the Nuns I have talked to, certainly are NOT going to knuckle under...
I'd like to see the Nuns leave, and all the really decent people left in the Church, follow them out - start their OWN Church, even if it's a storefront! And let the stupid Vatican HAVE all their gold plate, their fancy-schmancy vestments that look ridiculous in the modern world, and ill-gotten Wealth and Property - all along with TOTAL SPIRITUAL EMPTINESS.
The NUNS, including Sister Megan Rice, have what's REALLY SPIRITUALLY IMPORTANT....
 

John De Avalon (35)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 9:48 am
They broke into a nuclear weapons plant? A nun and two pacifist protesters....
Lucky it wasn't three Al Qaeda terrorists!

 

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday May 20, 2013, 12:18 am
Thanks.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Friday June 7, 2013, 7:43 am
$1 Billion Nuclear Power Plans Abandoned In Iowa
June 6, 2013Jake Richardson

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Plans for Iowa’s second nuclear power plant have been dropped by Mid American Energy. No design has been approved for the type of nuclear plant the company had intended, so they have let the idea go. It was reported that ratepayers will be refunded the $8.8 million they paid for a completed feasibility study. Sites not far from Council Bluffs and Davenport were being considered for the plant.

(Iowa’s one nuclear power plant.) Image Credit: Jssteinke
The decreasing cost of natural gas, events at Fukushima and a general suspicion about the safety of nuclear power may have all contributed to the decision to abandon the development of a new nuclear plant. Another factor may have been Iowa’s leading success with wind power development and its continuing investment in that form of clean, renewable energy. Mid-American will focus on its new wind power projects there.
Reactions to the announcement didn’t appear to be that low over the loss of extra nuclear power in the area. Environmentalists were predictably jazzed, “Yay! We are glad to hear that they are planning to expand their wind power. We think that is a better option than nuclear power,” said Neila Seaman, director of the Iowa Chapter of Sierra Club. (Source: Des Moines Register)
Friends of the Earth interpreted the decision more broadly saying it is an indication that massive public subsidies for new nuclear power might not be as popular an idea any longer. A poll of Iowans conducted in 2012 found 77% were against a funding arrangement that would have required residents to have to pay the energy company up front for construction of the nuclear plant. Proposed legislation could have made such an arrangement possible, but it was opposed by a number of non-profit advocacy organizations, so it didn’t go through.
Iowa’s only nuclear plant is located near Cedar Rapids and generates about 615 MW. It began operation in 1974, and uses one General Electric boiling water reactor.

Read more at http://cleantechnica.com/2013/06/06/1-billion-dollar-nuclear-plant-dropped-in-iowa/#0LEhX3ICwFc3io02.99
 
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