Bill Ofenloch

Mark Colville’s Address at Buffalo Peace Center Award, November 2021

August 1, 2022

As this evening approached, I was anticipating feeling what I am in fact feeling now: that tonight I’d be in a place where it would be better to do more listening than talking. This room is filled with the kind of wisdom that flows from collective struggle, sacrifice for the common good, devotion to people…

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Sacred Duty: Revisiting the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 by Sean Howard, Cape Breton Spectator, April 7, 2022

April 18, 2022

Four years ago — on 4 April 2018, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — seven Catholic Plowshares activists conducted a ‘symbolic disarmament’ of the Kings Bay naval base in Georgia, home to America’s East Coast fleet of nuclear-armed submarines, a mere six vessels —“boomers,” in Kings Bay English…

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April 4 Anniversary Walk in NYC and Legal Updates

March 28, 2022

To mark the fourth anniversary of their action the KBP7 and supporters are planning a Walk for Peace and Nuclear Abolition beginning at Riverside Church in NYC and ending at the Isaiah Wall at the United Nations. It will begin at 11AM on Monday, April 4. On this, the 54th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin…

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I took part in an anti-nuclear protest. Then I was suspended from the Knights of Columbus by Patrick O’Neill, NCR, March 18, 2022

March 24, 2022

When a first-class, stamped envelope from the Knights of Columbus arrived in my mailbox in January, I wondered what it could be. Other than the Knights’ magazine, Columbia, sent to all members, I mostly only receive requests to buy insurance. As I read the letter from North Carolina state deputy J.C. Reiher, I was shocked…

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KBP7 Denounce War in Ukraine 3/4/22

March 4, 2022

The Kings Bay Plowshares Denounce the War in Ukraine The following statement has been prepared by Mark Colville, 203-645-5417 Markcolville9761@gmail.com Today the Kings Bay Plowshares Seven join our prayers with the global community for the people of Ukraine, at this deeply terrifying historical moment. We watch with moral outrage and horror as another nuclear weapons-wielding…

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New Haven peace activist dealing with son’s cancer while prison still a possibility, By Ed Stannard, New Haven Register, Jan 12, 2022

January 31, 2022

Mark Colville served 18 months in jail for his 2018 protest of the U.S. nuclear weapons program and he’s still battling what he considers an idolatrous government. https://www.nhregister.com/news/article/New-Haven-peace-activist-dealing-with-son-s-16768112.php

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Mark Colville’s Jan. 10 Probation Hearing Postponed

January 7, 2022

Friends, We just got word that the Federal Court in Hartford has suspended in-person court appearances and is holding procedures virtually instead for the time being. Mark has decided that he would like to exercise his right to appear in person before the court and so his court date scheduled for Monday, January 10 has…

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Vigil for Mark Colville’s Probation Violation Hearing, January 10

December 28, 2021

Join us on January 10 at 1 PM for a vigil either in person outside the federal courthouse in Hartford, CT or virtually to support Mark Colville, one of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7. Mark is being called back to court because he refuses to submit to drug testing which is one of the conditions…

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Prison Sentences and Home Confinements Completed, November 24

November 24, 2021

Rejoice! All prison sentences are complete. As of yesterday all the KBP7 have finished their home confinement after prison terms. Patrick O’Neill finished his incarceration and removed his ankle monitor last Friday. “At a time when the prospect of climate change imperils our planet,” he wrote in a letter to supporters last week, “the military-industrial…

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Patrick O’Neill’s Incarceration and Home Confinement Ends, November 19, 2021

November 18, 2021

Dear Friends of Peace, By the time you read this my 14-month federal prison sentence will have ended. Friday, November 19 marks the final day of my incarceration. I have a meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday with my new probation officer named Scott. I have no idea what he’s going to say, but my…

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