Bill Ofenloch

Catholic Activists Stand Trial for Protesting Nuclear Weapons, The Nation by Sam Husseini, October 21, 2019

October 21, 2019

The members of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 face decades in prison for their nonviolent direct action at a naval base last year. On the morning of Saturday, October 19, Clare Grady meditated on the local bird songs and prayed upon Luke 12: “When you are brought before synagogues, rulers, and authorities, do not worry…

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Festival of Hope – Trial To Begin

October 21, 2019

Festival of Hope, Trial to Begin The Kings Bay Plowshares 7’s long-awaited trial finally begins today at 9 am with jury selection, more than a year and a half after their symbolic disarmament action on the 50thanniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Kings Bay nuclear submarine base…

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On Eve of Trial Judge Limits Plowshares’ Defense, Oct. 20,2019

October 21, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 20, 2019 CONTACTS:  Mary Anne Grady Flores, 607-280-8797, gradyflores08@gmail.com  Bill Ofenloch, 212-369-1590, billcpf@aol.com   On Eve of Trial Judge Limits Plowshares’ Defense BRUNSWICK, GA – The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 long-awaited trial begins on with jury selection at 9 am tomorrow, more than a year and a half after their symbolic…

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Order Overruling Objections and Denying Motion to Reconsider, Oct. 18, 2019

October 20, 2019

Judge Wood’s final decision that expert witnesses will not be allowed for necessity or international law defenses but that the danger of nuclear weapons and defendant’s motivations would be allowed in opening and closing arguments and testimony and cross examination. Read Order Denying Motion

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Jailed Activist Targets “Culture Of Death” by Allan Appel, New Haven Independent, Oct. 17, 2019

October 17, 2019

Mark Colville has already served 15 months in jail for breaking into a Georgia naval base and spraypainting peace signs, stringing yellow police tape, and pouring symbolic blood from baby bottles onto submarines capable of launching nuclear missiles. As he prepares to represent himself in court later this month, the Hill native and Amistad Catholic…

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The Plowshares activists are on trial for anti-nuclear protest. Theologians say the Gospel’s on their side. By Ryan DiCorpo, America, Oct. 17, 2019

October 17, 2019

“We were speaking out against omnicide⁠—the destruction of all life,” the anti-nuclear weapons activist Dean Hammer said before a court in Norristown, Pa., in 1990. Read more,

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Order on Motions, Oct. 11, 2019

October 16, 2019

Magistrate Cheesbro rules against defendants’ motions and grants government’s. Order on Motions Oct 11

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Daniel Ellsberg: Plowshares Action Justified to Prevent Omnicide, Press Release, Oct. 15, 2019

October 15, 2019

Ellsberg: Plowshares Action Justified to Prevent Omnicide October 15, 2019 Last week, accuracy.org released the news release: “The Coming Trial: Activists Facing Decades in Prison for Turning Weapons into Plowshares.” Today, Daniel Ellsberg, who exposed the Pentagon Papers, said in a statement to accuracy.org: “I strongly endorse the action of civil resistance by the Kings…

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Info About Coming to Georgia and Schedule

October 14, 2019

Dear All, We are within one week from converging on Brunswick, GA to support our friends Carmen, Clare, Liz, Mark, Martha, Patrick, and Steve during their trial. It will begin with jury selection at 9 a.m. on Monday October 21 at the federal court house downtown. If you plan on coming we are looking forward…

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Fr. Steve Kelly’s message from jail to NYC Festival of Hope, September 29

October 8, 2019

It is my privilege to greet and thank you as you gather. I write in relay like a tenuous voice in the wilderness, as I’m among the wilderness of the incarcerated two and a quarter million folks comprising the human warehouses in the empire. It is resistance jailed, a price exacted by an empire, and…

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