An 83-year-old nun, Sister Megan Rice, and two other peace activists, Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed, received 20 year sentences for breaking into a Tennessee storage facility for depleted uranium weapons and splashing them with blood.
They are members of the group Transform Now Plowshares that lives the words of the Bible “They shall beat their swords into plowshares. They shall learn war no more.”
With skyrocketing cancer rates and birth defects, the city of Fallujah, Iraq, has never recovered from the 2004 U.S. assault on it using depleted uranium munitions. A study by the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health states that the after effects of the Fallujah assault are “worse” than those after the U.S. nuked Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
U.S. ally Israel bombed Syria with what is reported to be a nuclear weapon and the corporate media and the two capitalist political parties are silent.
Who are the real criminals?
Nick Egnatz is a Vietnam veteran. He has been actively protesting our government’s crimes of empire in both person and print for some years now and was named “Citizen of the Year” for Northwest Indiana in 2006 for his peace activism by the National Association of Social Workers. Contact Nick at OccupyNick@yahoo.com.