Three Y-12 nuclear resisters released after 8 months behind bars!

From Ralph Hutchison, OREPA

Thursday, January 6, 2012 marks the end of eight long months of
imprisonment for Steve Baggarly, Mike Walli and Bonnie Urfer who are
scheduled to be released today from prisons in Lisbon, Ohio;
Morgantown, West Virginia; and Lexington, Kentucky. We celebrate
their faithful witness against the destructive power of thermonuclear
weapons, expressed so courageously at the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex
in Oak Ridge, Tennessee in the July 5, 2010 resistance action. For
each of them, the Y12 action was one of many compelling actions in
which these resisters have stood to speak truth to power. Their
odyssey through the legal system took them to jails and prisons in
Knoxville, TN; Maryville, TN; Ocilla, GA; and Oklahoma City, OK in
addition to the facilities from which they are released today.

Still in custody is Bill Bichsel, who we all know as Bix. At last
report, Bix was scheduled to be transferred to a transitional
facility later within the next few days to serve out the remained of
his sentence; he entered SeaTac prison to serve three months for his
Y12 action in November.

The last remaining Y12 resister from the July 2010 action to be
sentenced is Dave Corcoran, who entered a plea of guilty in late
December and will be sentenced on March 21, 2012.

In the words of Dennis DuVall, codefendant of all those named above:


ps. since the may 9 trial of the Y12 resisters, OREPA has marked
their imprisonment each sunday evening at 6:00pm with the singing of
"Keep Your Eyes on the Prize" at the conclusion of our weekly vigil
at Y12, singing their names into the night air with great energy and
hope. we continue to sing for bix and dave —

The only chain that we can stand
Is the chain of hand in hand
Keep your eyes on the prize—
Hold on!