Arrested for no nukes opposition, Rennie Cushing, Nelia Sargent and Kendra Ulrich joined me on the Solartopia Green Power & Wellness Show to tell us about their sit-in at Entergy’s New Orleans Headquarters, why they did it, how they were treated and what they are planning next as part of the on-going campaign to shut Vermont Yankee and all other atomic reactors.
Kendra, Nelia and Rennie are part of a long tradition of non-violent protests and their words on the show speak as loud as their actions. Rennie and Nelia helped found the legendary anti-nuclear Clamshell Alliance, and Rennie also works against the death penalty as explains the mission of Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights, of which he is executive director.
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