With the nation’s attention being drawn to Georgia and the pending runoffs to determine the majority in the US Senate, three of the Kings Bay Plowshares defendants have arranged with the federal court in Brunswick, GA to appear virtually for sentencing this week. The disarmament activists have received little national attention since their action against the Trident submarine base more than two years ago while the stakes are much higher, our future existence and the very survival of our world as we know it.
Since Judge Wood would not grant them any further extensions they had to waive their right to appear in person to be sentenced. This was their preference but they had to subordinate it in order to avoid the health risks of traveling to Georgia during a spiking pandemic.
-Carmen Trotta will be sentenced at 10 am EST on Thursday, Nov. 12.
-Clare Grady will be sentenced at 1 pm that same day.
-Martha Hennessy will be sentenced on Friday, Nov. 13, at 1 pm
Mark Colville opposed a virtual sentencing and after appeal has now been given a December 18 date.
The number and access code to call in to listen to the proceedings will be the same as in the previous sentencing. If one number isn’t working well, try calling with the other access code.
And please remember to MUTE as sometimes the court has trouble with that.
Dial 888-684-8852, Access Code: 8878734, Security Code: 1234.
An alternate number is available: 888-684-8852, Access Code: 2296092, Security Code: 1234.
There was a virtual “Festival of Hope” with the defendants and their supporters on Sunday, Nov. 8. We understand that a number of people were unable to get on the Zoom webinar because the limits were less than what we expected. However, you can watch the recording on Youtube; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6EMJOZPYD8
On Oct. 24 the historic Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was ratified by the 50th nation necessary for this international law to enter into force. This law now takes effect on Jan. 22, 2021, a little more than 75 years after the US dropped atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Read about the treaty here: https://www.icanw.org/the_treaty
The Alliance for Nuclear Accountability (ANA), Nukewatch, the Nuclear Resister and the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance (OREPA) invite people across the U.S. and beyond to be part of a major media event, holding signs and banners at nuclear weapons related sites and other places on this important day to call for the elimination of all nuclear weapons.
For more information, please contact nuclearbantreatyEiF@gmx.com. You can also keep updated by joining the Nuclear Ban Treaty EIF Facebook group, and resources will be available here: https://orepa.org/nuclear-ban-treaty-entry-into-force…/