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Local Support for Plowshares Activists

Mon, Jan 27, 2014

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Frank Donnelly has called from the road. He’s on his way to Knoxville to bear witness at the sentencing hearings of the Transform Now Plowshares activists.
Frank asks that all of us in Maine who are working for peace and justice lend our good thoughts and prayers tomorrow to these three brave peacemakers: Michael Walli, Megan Rice and Greg Boertje-Obed

Tuesday, January 28, 2014:  Michael Walli, Megan Rice and Greg Boertje-Obed will appear in federal court in Knoxville, Tennessee to be sentenced by Judge Amul Thapar for their July 28, 2012 Transform Now Plowshares action. Convicted in May 2013 by a jury of charges including depredation of property and sabotage, the court will hear testimony from Bishop Tom Gumbleton, John LaForge and others before deciding the sentences for Megan, Michael and Greg.

A Festival of Hope will be held Monday, January 27 beginning with a potluck dinner at 6:00pm at the Church of the Savior, 934 Weisgarber Rd, Knoxville, TN. Bishop Tom Gumbleton will speak, and we will have music and, we expect, statements from Greg, Michael and Megan in their absence. The three are currently jailed in Tennessee awaiting sentencing: Greg and Michael are in Blount County Jail; Megan is in Knox County’s jail.
 
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