I’m very privileged today to have Elizabeth McAlister as a guest. Elizabeth McAlister is co-founder of Jonah House, a faith-based community center which is centered around nonviolence, resistance, and community. The great and history-making actions for peace that have radiated from Jonah House over the past many decades will be remembered as a faithful defiance to the warfare state and hopefully, to saving the world from nuclear biocide.
Welcome, Elizabeth McAlister.
Elizabeth: Thank you so much. What an introduction. Hard to live up to.
Blase: Very well earned. Could you tell us something about a certain trial that’s taking place in Knoxville, Tennessee today?
Elizabeth: A beautiful, terrible trial. And stunning human beings involved in it. They’re in jail now. This past summer, July I believe, they entered on the property of the Y-12 Nuclear facility in Oakridge, Tennessee, and this was an impenetrable facility, so-called. This is where the Manhattan Project had the bombs made and it has continued since World War II to be the center for the development of the necessary fuels for thermonuclear weapons and it’s vast. It’s so vast that it’s hard to believe and it’s so inserted into the population down there in Tennessee, almost everybody has some association with Oak Ridge.