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Different Rules Apply, Feb. 24, 2021 Reflection from Patrick O’Neill

February 26, 2021

“Different Rules Apply” February 24, 2021 Kings Bay Plowshares 7 Support for Patrick O’Neill and Family (transcribed and edited from Patrick’s letters by J. Mark Davidson) We are with Patrick in Spirit and in prayer, now in month 2 of his 14-month sentence. From his tightly scrawled letters, we know that he is currently being…

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Who Is Clare Grady and Why Should We Care that She is in Federal Prison? By Jeremy Kuzmarov, CovertAction Magazine – February 15, 2021

February 17, 2021

On April 4, 2018—a date symbolically chosen because it is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination—Clare Grady and six other activists broke into the Kings Bay Submarine base in St. Mary’s, Georgia, the largest nuclear submarine base in the world. They carried hammers and baby bottles filled with their own blood. Their…

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Martha Hennessy Prison Reflection, Feb. 11

February 17, 2021

Martha Prison Reflection Feb. 11, 2021 Robert Ellsberg inspired me today with his writing of A. J. Muste in All Saints and “Blessed Among Us” in Give Us This Day. “Nonconformity, Holy Disobedience, becomes a virtue…to go along is used as an instrument to subject men to totalitarian rule and involved them in permanent war.”…

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Martha Hennessy’s Prison Diary, Dec. 15 – Feb. 4

February 17, 2021

Martha’s Prison Diary Dec. 15th 2020 Matt. 21: “Son go out and work in the vineyard today.” “John came in the way of righteousness, the lowly believed, you did not.” 28 hours now in the same room alone. I have to be let out to use the toilet. The food is bearable, drinking water OK.…

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Feb. 14 Update: Clare Grady Reports to Prison – Festival of Hope Highlights

February 14, 2021

CLARE GRADY REPORTS TO ALDERSON FEDERAL PRISON Clare Grady started her prison sentence on Wednesday, February 10. She is one of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 who entered the Trident nuclear submarine base in Georgia almost three years ago on April 4, 2018, to nonviolently and symbolically disarm omnicidal nuclear weapons. Her daughters, Leah and…

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Martha Hennessy Report, Feb. 5, 2021

February 14, 2021

Is it true that the wind Streaming especially in fall Through the pines Is saying nothing, nothing at all, Or is it just that I don’t yet know the language? Mary Oliver – “Wind in the Pines” There is a row of thirteen white pines that look to be perhaps 40 years old, on the…

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Two Weeks in the SHU (Special Housing Unit) by Patrick O’Neill, Feb. 13, 2021

February 14, 2021

As compiled by Rev. J. Mark Davidson, Kings Bay Plowshares 7 Support Group for Patrick O’Neill and Family February 13, 2021 Patrick O’Neill, Kings Bay Plowshares 7 anti-nuclear peace activist, began serving his 14-month sentence in the Elkton federal prison, Lisbon, Ohio, on January 14, 2021. This being a time of pandemic, upon entering the…

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From FCI Danbury, The Citadel of Calamity by Martha Hennessy, Jan. 13, 2021

February 6, 2021

The Citadel of Calamity (Sent to Nuclear Resister) January 13, 2021 I write to you, my dear readers, from Danbury FCI, sitting atop the most lovely hill on the western border of Connecticut. I don’t know who the first people were who walked this place before white displacement but I’m sure it was sacred, now…

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Festival of Hope for Clare Grady, Sunday, February 7, Recording

February 4, 2021

What: A Festival of Hope for Kings Bay Plowshares Activist Clare Grady When: Sunday, February 7 Where: Zoom, YouTube, and Facebook The recording is available at the KBP7 Youtube https://kingsbayplowshares7.org/galleries/video-gallery/ Clare Grady, a storied activist from Ithaca, NY, was arrested in April, 2018 for peacefully protesting against Trident’s nuclear weapons. She is the sixth of…

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Martha Hennessy’s Report from Danbury, January 27, 2021

January 31, 2021

January 27, 2021 Today’s parable in Mark 4:1-20 is “a sower went out to sow.” The mystery of the Kingdom of God is granted to us. I’m still trying to understand any and all of the parables. This prison seems to have both barren and rich soil. And plenty of thorns and thistles to navigate…

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