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Podcast: Martha Hennessy Interview by David Goodman in Vermont Digger, June 9, 2021

June 15, 2021

Vermont Conversation: Dorothy Day’s granddaughter continues her radical work for peace and the poor By David Goodman, Jun 9 2021 Martha Hennessy is a grandmother of eight, a retired occupational therapist, and a federal prisoner. The 65-year-old resident of Weathersfield is in jail, along with six other pacifists, for breaking into a Georgia submarine base…

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Clare Grady Update, May 30, 2021

June 14, 2021

Trinity Sunday, May 30, 2021 Dear Friends, Apologies for the long delay in responding to your letters. I have been a bit overwhelmed by mail but also by the categorization of mail – a quick answer, a thoughtful read before answering, a thoughtful read of an article, a newsletter, a book. Reading a book before…

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Kings Bay Plowshares activists keep focus on continuing witness for peace by Dennis Sadowski , Crux, Jun 10, 2021

June 13, 2021

CLEVELAND — The days are long for Martha Hennessy as she waits in a Manchester, New Hampshire, halfway house to hear from federal prison authorities about how soon freedom will come. Corresponding with friends via cellphone, continuing a daily cycle of prayer and Mass readings, writing in her journal and practicing “Lectio Divina” allows her…

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June 8, Mark Colville Reports to Prison

June 9, 2021

Mark Colville Reported to Prison Yesterday Mark Colville reported to The Brooklyn Detention Center in the afternoon yesterday, June 8, to serve the remainder of his 21 month sentence. He had been incarcerated for 15 months prior to trial so should have to serve about four more months. He does not want to apply for…

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Martha Hennessy, The Spirit of the Law of Love, June 1, 2021

June 9, 2021

Martha Hennessy #22560-021 Hampshire House 1490 Elm St. Manchester, N.H. 03101 The Spirit of the Law of Love June 1st, 2021 I am now part of a community, a house where I have neither met nor been introduced to anyone other than the intake lady and my case manager. I am into my 6th day…

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Martha Hennessy and Carmen Trotta Released from Prison

May 27, 2021

Martha Hennessy and Carmen Trotta released from prison Martha Hennessy was released yesterday, May 26, from Danbury prison after 5 1/2 months confinement to a halfway house in Manchester, New Hampshire which is about a two hour drive from her home in Vermont. Her husband, Stephen Melanson, picked her up and drove her to the…

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Martha Hennessy and Carmen Trotta Getting Early Release

May 25, 2021

Martha Hennessy is expecting to be released from Danbury prison on Wednesday, May 26 to a halfway house in New Hampshire. It is not known at this time how long she will be there or when she will be allowed to return to her home in Vermont. Carmen Trotta is now supposed to be released…

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Martha Hennessy, Religious Freedom to Oppose Nuclear Weapons, May 20, 2021

May 25, 2021

Religious Freedom to Oppose Nuclear Weapons May 20th, 2021 Danbury FCI At trial in October, 2019, in front of Judge Lisa Wood, Patrick O’Neill prayed in his opening statement, “I am happy that the grace of God has brought us together.” Seven co-defendants of the Kings Bay Plowshares were charged and convicted of conspiracy, destruction…

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Carmen Trotta and Martha Hennessy Not Released as Expected Today

May 18, 2021

Neither Carmen nor Martha were released from prison today because of complications as to where they would live. Carmen had thought he could return to St. Joseph’s House Catholic Worker in NYC where he has lived and worked for 40 years. It had been visited by probation officers several times and had been apparently approved.…

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Clare Grady’s Statement on the Attacks on Palestine, May 17, 2021

May 18, 2021

Clare Grady’s Statement, with Jessica Stewart, on the Attacks on Palestine. The horrific killings, home expulsions, and human rights abuses we are witnessing right now in Palestine are the actions of a settler colonial state, Israel, for whom No Palestinian lives Matter. The same rapacious politics of death that has in the past and still…

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