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Clare Grady at 100 Seconds To Midnight by Susie Day, Counterpunch, Dec. 2, 2020

December 3, 2020

April 4, 2018, fifty years after Martin Luther King’s murder: Seven white, aging Catholic peace activists cut a fence and enter Georgia’s Kings Bay Naval Base, the largest nuclear submarine base in the world. They carry hammers and bottles of their own blood to deface nuclear monuments, and banners decrying “omnicide”: the unimaginable destruction promised…

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The Church at the End of the World by Sharla Moody, Yale Daily News, Nov. 25, 2020

November 26, 2020

Mark Colville is relaxed for someone expecting to be sentenced to federal prison in a few weeks. He stands in front of a stove, white hair sticking out from under his hat, cracking eggs on the stove and piercing the yolks with the shells. As he cooks, he talks about his expectations for the hearing,…

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Free the Plowshares 7! by Maria Margaronis, The Nation, Nov. 25, 2020

November 26, 2020

I first met Martha Hennessy a couple of years ago at a barbecue in Vermont, on one of those summer afternoons where the talk winds on and on as smoke from the grill floats lazily up to the heavens. With her grey ponytail and long loose skirt, she fit right in to our post-back-to-the-land community.…

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Nuclear weapons are illegal: 50 nations ratify historic UN treaty by Art Laffin, NCR, Nov. 19, 2020

November 23, 2020

Seventy-five years after the U.S. committed the unspeakable crime of using nuclear weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945, a historic milestone has finally been achieved: Nuclear weapons have been declared illegal under a new United Nations treaty. On Oct. 24, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) reached the 50-nation ratification…

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All Things Reconsidered, Radio Interview on KMUD with Patrick, Clare and Martha, Nov. 19, 2020

November 21, 2020

One hour interview with Clare Grady, Martha Hennessy and Patrick O’Neill after their sentencing. http://archive.kmudfm.org/archive/mp3/kmud_201119_190004thutalk.mp3

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Martha Hennessy Interview, Hudson Mohawk Magazine, Nov. 19,2020

November 20, 2020

Martha Hennessey is a peace activist and Catholic Worker who is also a granddaughter of Dorothy Day. She was part of the Kings Bay Plowshare 7 that participated in a protest against nuclear weapons at a Naval Base in Georgia. Recently, she was sentenced to 10 months in prison for the protest. With Mark Dunlea…

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Kings Bay Activists Pay Heavy Price for Resisting Nuclear Warfare by Jonathan Michaels, Shadowproof, Nov. 17, 2020

November 18, 2020

Patrick O’Neill gripped the hammer tightly in his hands. The police would soon surround him. O’Neill and six other Catholic peace activists had infiltrated the Kings Bay Naval Base in St. Mary’s, Georgia, with the goal of symbolically disarming the base’s six Trident submarines armed with first-strike missiles capable of holding 200 nuclear warheads. Some…

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Anti-Nuclear Pacifists Get Federal Prison Terms for Nonviolent Protest by Elise Swain, The Intercept, Nov. 16, 2020

November 17, 2020

Each weekend, while New York City’s East Village packs into sidewalk tables for brunch, activist Carmen Trotta leads a vigil for ending the U.S.-backed war in Yemen in Tompkins Square Park. He only has a few more Saturday mornings before he must report to federal prison, along with fellow activists from Plowshares, the anti-nuclear, Christian…

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Bill Wylie-Kellermann – Character Witness for Clare Grady, November 12, 2020

November 16, 2020

I am ordained United Methodist pastor in Detroit, recently retired. I still write and teach; currently adjunct faculty at Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit. I’m a participant in the non-violent movement resisting nuclear weapons though recently applied active nonviolence to the Detroit Water Struggle (in the last five years 100,000 homes having water shut off)…

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Carmen Trotta’s Sentencing Statement, Nov. 12, 2020

November 14, 2020

In my opening declaration to the court, I remarked that I’m a child of the Vietnam war, and my primary reason to go to college was to discover who was telling the truth about the war in Vietnam and the reasons for which we fought it. I’m only like 18 years old. It was in…

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