On Saturday, August 13, 2022, we gathered at the Great Smoky Mountains Peace Pagoda for an Obon Ceremony, a time to honor ancestors, share memories, and rekindle their spirits among us in the Japanese tradition. This impulse is not foreign…

OREPA is looking for the right person to lead us into the future, and we're asking for help finding them. Our job announcement is here:

TEN YEARS AGO TODAY – When Megan Rice, Greg Boertje-Obed, and Michael Walli were arrested deep inside the maxium security area of the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, in the early morning hours of July 28, 2012,…

In Ukraine: peril upon peril

            The Russian invasion of Ukraine has an eerie resonance; it was almost two decades ago that another superpower brazenly invaded the sovereign territory of a

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What does Y-12 do?

This fact sheet has basic information about the nuclear weapons work at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

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The University and the Bomb

Here is a fact sheet on the University of Tennessee’s plan to bid on the operations and management contract for the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex

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The Yellow Banner

Across the country, in more than 80 actions, people celebrated the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on Friday,

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Sunday Vigil at Y-12 in Oak Ridge Tennessee

Sunday Vigil

The OREPA Board has now decided that we are prepared to do a limited re-opening of the Sunday vigil to allow for slightly more participation.  We are asking anyone who wants to attend a Sunday vigil to sign up in advance—by the Thursday before. There are two ways to sign up. You can email Ralph at orep@earthlink.net or you can call him at 865 776 5050. If the five slots are already taken, we’ll ask you to wait until next week. All vigilers are expected to wear masks. Bring your own chair. Avoid physical contact and maintain an appropriate social distance in the circle of chairs. Of course, if for any reason you feel you may have been exposed to the virus or to someone with the virus, you should not attend the vigil. At this point, we are not resuming our monthly potlucks.

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