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Vermont Pacifist Leaves Manchester, NH Halfway House by Arnie Albert, InDepthNH, July 30, 2021

July 30, 2021

MANCHESTER—When Martha Hennessy was released from a federal prison and transferred to an “adult residential re-entry” program in Manchester, it wasn’t her first trip to the Queen City or her first entanglement with the criminal legal system. Hennessy says her first arrest came in 1979, when she and a group of apple-pickers were arrested for…

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Podcast Interview: What Anti-Nuclear Activist Fr. Steve Kelly, SJ, Sacrifices For His Faith, ADMG, A Jesuit podcast, July 22, 2021

July 27, 2021

What are you willing to risk for what you believe? Fr. Steve Kelly, SJ, is a peace activist and a member of the Plowshares movement, a largely Catholic movement of pacifists that protests nuclear weapons by damaging weapons and military property. He has spent at least a decade of his life behind bars for his…

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Martha Hennessy, Halfway House to Nowhere, July 18, 2021

July 18, 2021

Halfway House to Nowhere My past month was filled with a great spiritual struggle. Thank God for the cell phone that has connected me to my little Lectio group, interviews, and the Catholic Worker Zoom round table discussions. Living with others here is also a special time. Sometimes there is a moment when I catch…

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Beating Nuclear Arms Into Plowshares by Eileen Markey, Jacobin, July, 2021

July 18, 2021

Mark Colville knew he would go to prison. When he and six others took wire cutters to the fence at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia, home to a Trident nuclear submarine, the night of April 4, 2018, they weren’t trying to evade the law. They intended to break it. It was the…

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Mark Colville, The Discernment of Spirits in MDC Brooklyn, July 8, 2021

July 11, 2021

The Discernment Of Spirits, In MDC Brooklyn July 8, 2021 Friends, loved ones all- It is impossible to adequately express my gratitude for the hundreds of beautiful letters I’ve received here during the past month… No, really, it’s impossible. You see, my efforts to answer most of them personally have been hamstrung by a frustrating…

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Mark Colville: For Isaiah on his Graduation, June 15, 2021

June 27, 2021

(The following letter was written by Mark Colville to his son, on the occasion of being absent for one of the biggest days of his life. Mark shares it with his son’s gracious consent.) June 15, 2021 Isaiah… The past few weeks have been such a whirlwind, that I haven’t taken the time to let…

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Podcast interview with Carmen Trotta and Martha Hennessy, Bar Crawl Radio, with Alan Winson, June 22, 2021

June 24, 2021

This is a podcast interview conducted by Alan Winson and Rebecca McKean where Carmen Trotta speaks of his time in Otisville and now under strict home confinement in NYC. Martha tells of her time in Danbury and now the conditions in the halfway house in Manchester, NH where she is currently being held. Mark Colville…

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Update on Mark Colville and Other Plowshares, June 18. 2021

June 23, 2021

Mark Colville, the last of the KBP7 activists sentenced, reported to prison on June 8 and is in quarantine for 2 weeks in the Brooklyn Federal Detention Center since. He is kept in a cell for 23 ½ hrs a day and only let out for ½ hr. to call his family.Mark is very grateful…

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Martha Hennessy, The World of Fascist Franchises, June 15, 2021

June 23, 2021

The World of Fascist Franchises Martha Hennessy June 15th, 2021 I am now three weeks into my stay here at the Manchester, New Hampshire halfway house. My home confinement is blocked because I’m labeled a violent recidivist by the federal Bureau of Prisons. This morning I was denied my only walk outdoors because I neglected…

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Carmen Trotta, Reflections on Release, June 22, 2021

June 22, 2021

My Dear Friends & Family, As many of you have probably heard, I am OUT of prison and overjoyed for it! That said, I am not, however, OUT & ABOUT. Currently, I’m on a strict home confinement. I cannot leave the apartment I’m in without the permission of a halfway house in the Bronx, under…

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