Bill Ofenloch

Beating Swords to Plowshares by Kathy Kelly in Voices for Creative Nonviolence, May 30,2020

May 31, 2020

Beating Swords to Plowshares by Kathy Kelly Inscribed on a wall across from the United Nations in New York City are ancient words of incalculable yearning: “They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.” –…

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New Sentencing Dates Announced – June 8, 29 & 30

May 28, 2020

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2020 CONTACTS: Bill Ofenloch, 212-369-1590, billcpf@aol.com Mary Anne Grady Flores, 607-280-8797, gradyflores08@gmail.com         Interviews available. SENTENCING DATES CHANGED FOR KINGS BAY PLOWSHARES 7 On Friday, May 22, Judge Lisa Godbey Wood of the Southern District Federal court of Georgia in Brunswick assigned new dates for seven…

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May 25 Update – New Sentencing Dates, June 8, 29 & 30

May 28, 2020

  SENTENCING DATES CHANGED FOR KINGS BAY PLOWSHARES 7 On Friday, May 22, Judge Lisa Godbey Wood of the Southern District Federal Court of Georgia in Brunswick assigned new dates for seven defendants, according to the Kings Bay Plowshares’ attorney, Bill Quigley. Many of the defendants had asked the court to postpone their May 28th…

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Update on Sentencing Dates, June 8 for Liz & June 29, 30 for others (tentative)

May 21, 2020

The sentencing dates have been changed. Liz McAlister will be sentenced by video conferencing with the court on June 8 at 9:00 am.  She will remain at home in Connecticut. There will be an audio feed for people to call in and listen to the proceedings. We do not have the number yet but will…

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Letters to Judge Wood – No prison in time of Covid-19

May 17, 2020

Although the defendants did not want letters sent to Judge Wood asking for leniency, many supporters have wanted to write asking that they not be sent to prison in a time of Covid-19. There is still time to write directly to the judge. If you know individuals personally you can attest to their good character…

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Zoom Stations of the Cross 2020 Script and Fr. Steve Kelly’s Reflections for a Rosary for Disarmament

May 14, 2020

This is the script used in a virtual Stations of the Cross which was to have been done in Norfolk, VA during Holy Week, 2020 but was done online in the time of corona virus.  Several of the KBP7 defendants participated. Station I: Jesus is Condemned (General Dynamics) READER # 1: It is Passover in…

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Confronting the Actual Existential Threats by Sean Howard, Cape Breton Spectator, May 6, 2020

May 8, 2020

On February 8, as COVID-19 fast-approached a slow-moving British government, BBC World News aired a discussion among London-based foreign correspondents on the long-term global impacts of the crisis during which Maria Margaronis, contributing editor to The Nation, made an observation now haunting my locked-down self: was there a possible unconscious source (among others) of the…

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‘The Only Logic of Trident is Omnicide’ Christopher Helali Interviews Peace Activist Martha Hennessy, Left Turn, Winter 2020

April 17, 2020

Martha Hennessey is a longtime anti-war activist and the granddaughter of Dorothy Day, the co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement. She is 62, a retired occupational therapist, and grandmother of eight. She has been arrested and imprisoned protesting nuclear power, war, the use of drones, the torture of prisoners in Guantanamo and other prisons, and…

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This Quarantined Holy Week I’m Thinking of a Brother Jesuit in Jail by Billy Critchley-Menor, SJ, The Jesuit Post, April 8, 2020

April 17, 2020

It’s because of Holy Week that we can approach the Coronavirus crisis with the hope we do. It’s because of Holy Week that we approach death the way we do. It’s because of Holy Week that Christians are anything at all. There is no doubt, and you will read this in so many tweets these…

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Sentencing Dates Set for May 28, 29

April 10, 2020

Dear Friends, After a six-month wait, Judge Lisa Godbey Wood has set two dates at the end of May for sentencing the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 defendants who were found guilty on Oct. 24, 2019 for their nonviolent symbolic disarmament action at Kings Bay Naval Base. On May 28th, Carmen Trotta of the NYC- St.…

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