New Yorker story features Duluth pacifist who broke into the “Fort Knox of Uranium”

New YorkerThe March 9 issue of New Yorker includes a lengthy article titled “Break-in at Y-12,” which tells the story (with much digression) of Duluth’s Gregory Boertje-Obed and his role in the July 2012 break-in at the Y-12 nuclear weapons facility in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Boertje-Obed, along with fellow Catholic Worker Movement activists Megan Gillespie Rice and former Duluthian Michael Walli, cut fences to enter the facility and spray-painted messages, poured blood and ceremonially chipped away at the foundation of a building that houses one of the largest stores of bomb-grade uranium in the world.

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Paul Lundgren

about 8 years ago


Update:  The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned the sabotage convictions of the three protesters. They will be re-sentenced, based on a lesser charge.

BBC: U.S. 'nuclear' nun sabotage conviction overturned

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