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April 5 Festival of Hope – Recording

April 16, 2021

The April 5 Festival of Hope for the Third Anniversary of the Plowshares action and for Mork Colville’s sentencing is available to watch on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx7__Pm4Tss

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Seventh and final Plowshares member sentenced to prison for nuclear base break-in by Jonat Shimron, RNS, April 9, 2021

April 15, 2021

(RNS) — The seventh and final Catholic peace activist, who three years ago broke into the King’s Bay Naval Base in Georgia to symbolically disarm its stockpile of nuclear weapons, was sentenced Friday (April 9) to 21 months in prison. Mark Colville, who runs Amistad Catholic Worker in New Haven, Connecticut, was part of the…

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Fr. Steve Kelly Freed From Prison Today with Time Served, April 13, 2021

April 13, 2021

Fr. Steve Kelly, S.J., Freed from Prison Today with Time Served After three years and eight days imprisoned in various county jails and federal facilities since the Kings Bay Plowshares action, Fr. Steve Kelly walked out of the federal courthouse in Tacoma, WA today. He appeared before Magistrate Judge David Christel and admitted to the…

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Remembrances of Ramsey Clark

April 12, 2021

April 11, 2021 Ramsey Clark: A Remembrance by Paul Magno Ramsey Clark passed away last week at the age of 93. His legacy, post-government, was as a dissident lawyer and advocate. Among the many causes he supported and assisted was the Plowshares movement. In fact, even before openly supporting the Plowshares Eight after their initial…

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Link for Recording of April 5 Festival of Hope

April 2, 2021

Link for Recording of the Third Anniversary Festival of Hope on Monday, April 5 The recording can be viewed on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx7__Pm4Tss We invite you to celebrate the third anniversary of the King Bay Plowshares disarmament action with a Zoom Festival of Hope on Monday evening. It will be in the form of a…

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Martha’s Reflection for Holy Week, March 27

April 2, 2021

Holy Week Approaching March 27th, 2021 The daily penance here is fitting for the season of Lent. Jesus must die for the nation and to bring the dispersed children of God together. The innocent lamb is slaughtered, like the hopes of so many of the women being brought into the prison system. The Bureau of…

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Martha Hennessy, “An Appreciation of My Plowshares Friends”, March 31

March 31, 2021

An Appreciation of My Fellow Plowshares Friends: by Martha Hennessy (Martha sent this from prison to her friend John Dear, who typed it up and shared it with us. It is a series of reflections about each of the other participants of the Kings’ Bay Plowshares). Steve Kelly, S.J. Steve has been in custody for…

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Patrick’s March 30 Report, “Leg Irons and Handcuffs”

March 31, 2021

“Leg Irons and Handcuffs” Prison Reflections from Patrick O’Neill (transcribed and edited by J. Mark Davidson) March 30, 2021 A Health Concern On Tuesday, March 15, I was standing in my cubicle talking to my friend Mike and my cubemate Mark. Suddenly, I started feeling very hot and I took off my long-sleeved shirt and…

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April 5 Zoom Festival of Hope for Third Anniversary and Mark’s Sentencing April 9

March 30, 2021

The third anniversary of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 action is approaching on April 4 which is Easter this year. Mark Colville has also decided to go forward with virtual sentencing on April 9 after numerous delays because of virus concerns. We are planning a Zoom Festival of Hope for Monday, April 5 at 7…

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Freed Up: Martha Hennessy Speaks from Danbury, Interview with Joergen Ostensen, Prison Kills, March 29, 2021

March 30, 2021

Martha Hennessey is a Catholic Worker and longtime peace activist who has fought for the abolition of nuclear weapons. She is currently incarcerated for taking part in a Plowshares Action on April 4th, 2018. The Plowshares Movement is a group of Catholic activists who follow the teaching of the prophet Isaiah heeding the call to…

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