Viewpoints: Tennessee walks the walk

Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 10:06pm

From the Footprints for Peace organization:

People from around the world are converging at the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge on Friday to begin a 700-mile walk for peace.

The protest, called International Footprints for Peace, will span three months and trek through six states.

Marcus Atkinson, the walk's organizer, says it will bring attention to all aspects of the nuclear industry and will demand progress on negotiations to create a nuclear-weapons-free world.

For more on the walk, click here.


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155 Comments on this post:

By: gdiafante on 2/12/10 at 2:39

I'd hate to be the first person to have to use that track again.

By: bfra on 2/12/10 at 2:50

His death in all over the net and then says his family hasn't been notified yet. How inhumane can they be? This is a very sad tragedy and I am sure will put a dark shadow over the olympics.

My heart goes out to his family, friends and team mates.

By: gdiafante on 2/12/10 at 2:52

His family may be there, but at a venue where they can't get in touch with them. Then again, they should have a cell phone or something.

Kinda puts a damper on the ceremony tonight.

By: house_of_pain on 2/12/10 at 3:32

Wow, that's bad.

By: house_of_pain on 2/12/10 at 4:15

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