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The Nun Behind Bars in Brooklyn

Helen Young | Posted 07.27.2014 | New York
Helen Young

After growing up in the shadow of Columbia University in Manhattan's Morningside Heights, serving the Catholic Church as a biology teacher in Africa for more than 40 years, and a peace activist in Nevada, 84-year-old Sister Megan Rice has landed back in New York City.

84-Year-Old Nun Sentenced To Nearly 3 Years In Prison For Nuclear Plant Break-In

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An 84-year-old nun was sentenced Tuesday to nearly three years in prison for breaking into a nuclear weapons complex and def...

84-Year-Old Nun Faces Sentence For Breaching Nuclear Site

Reuters | Melodi Erdogan | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Feb 18 (Reuters) - An elderly nun and two peace activists are scheduled to be sentenced in federal court on Tuesday for breaking i...

Judge Orders Nun, Catholic Peace Activists To Pay Restitution For Damaging Nuclear Site

AP | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A sentencing hearing for a nun and two other Catholic peace activists has been delayed after the federal courthouse in Knoxv...

83-Year-Old Nun Sentenced For Sabotage

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 01.28.2014 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An 83-year-old Catholic nun will soon find out whether she spends what could be the rest of her life in prison. Sentencing ...

Twelve True Patriots for July 4

Bill Quigley | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Here are a dozen of the thousands who are courageously resisting illegal and unjust government actions. They risk their freedom to challenge the state for freedom and truth and justice. They are the true patriots.

Nuclear Protestors, Including Nun, To Remain Jailed For Months

AP | Posted 05.12.2013 | Crime

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- A judge has ruled that a nun and two other protesters must remain in jail until they are sentenced in September for breaking into ...

82-Year-Old Nun To Receive Sentencing For Nuclear Facility Damage

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2013 | Green

By Preston Peeden KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 9 (Reuters) - An elderly nun and two other peace activists will be sentenced in September on t...

Nun Blew It At Nuclear Plant: Prosecutors

AP | ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 07.08.2013 | Crime

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Federal prosecutors rested their case Tuesday in the trial of an 83-year-old nun and two follow nuclear protesters accused of...

Matt Sledge

Sister Megan Rice, Anti-Nuclear Protester, Charged Under Sabotage Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

Under cover of night on July 28, three anti-nuclear protesters snuck into a highly secretive uranium storage facility in Oak Ridge, Tenn. They splashe...

Nuclear Insecurity

Helen Young | Posted 11.12.2012 | Crime
Helen Young

Sister Megan Rice, the 82-year-old Roman Catholic nun under federal indictment for what the New York Times recently called "the biggest security breach in the nation's atomic complex" is facing some stiff prison time: up to 16 years. But it's not a fact she's dwelling on.

How The 'Fort Knox' Of Nuclear Bombs Was Breached By An 82-Year-Old Nun

Posted 09.12.2012 | Fifty

If worries of lax security around nuclear weaponry storage facilities were keeping you up at night, you may want to skip reading this one: details are...