Sign the petition NOW to protest possible sabotage charges for 3 Transform Now Plowshares activists

from Leonard Eiger

My Dear Friends,

Let’s start with a definition.

Sabotage: Destruction of property or obstruction of normal operations, as by civilians or enemy agents in time of war (Free Dictionary). Destructive or obstructive action carried on by a civilian or enemy agent to hinder a nation’s war effort (Merriam – Webster).

It appears that the U.S. Attorney’s office is hard at work trying to figure out the most expeditious way to get Megan Rice, Greg Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli of the Transform Now Plowshares to cop a plea and get them behind bars with a minimum of public attention. Hmmm… wonder why???

The most recent murmurings have it (from good sources) that the government is considering modifying the charges against the Transform Now Plowshares defendants to add “sabotage” (US Code – Chapter 105). Sounds soooo French (ooh la la), doesn’t it??? Or perhaps, in this case, a bit Orwellian.

In this time of endless war why wouldn’t the government bring such charges against those who engage in such direct (nonviolent) confrontation of the government’s illegal nuclear weapons activities. After all – we must pretend that all is well, and that the government has the best interests of its citizens at heart (whatever heart it may have). We must quickly and expeditiously get these “saboteurs” behind bars for the safety of the Military-Nuclear-Industrial Complex.

But I digress. The point is that any charges brought against the Transform Now Plowshares (or any other previous Plowshares activists) have no basis as the government that brings those charges is itself acting in contravention of the U.S. Constitution, established treaties and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, among other things. Therefore the government has no standing in such a situation.

The purpose of the Transform Now Plowshares is to put the U.S. Government’s nuclear weapons policies on trial. Based on past Plowshares trials and the current machinations of the U.S. Attorney’s office, it is clear that we are looking at yet another Kangaroo court!!!

Please sign the petition at addressed to Attorney General Eric Holder asking him to not allow any additional charges to be brought against the Transform Now Plowshares – Greg, Michael and Megan.

Then share the petition with others. Let’s flood the Attorney General with support for Transform Now Plowshares. Let’s put the real culprit(s) on trial here U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policies!!!  Let’s help Transform Now Plowshares get tens of thousands of signatures on their petition so when it is hand delivered to Attorney General Holder it will make a big noise (literally and figuratively)!



For more information, visit the Transform Now Plowshares website.