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Anti Nuclear Activists, Kings Bay Plowshares 7 Respond to U.S. Magistrate Cheesbro’s recommendation that our Motions to Dismiss be denied

April 28, 2019

The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 defendants received word Friday evening that Magistrate Cheesbro of the Southern District Court of Georgia, recommended that their motions to dismiss the charges including the Religious Freedom Restoration Act argument be denied.  The seven defendants, all Catholics, had testified with expert witnesses during their November 2018 evidentiary hearings and waited fourteen weeks for the final decision.  There is still no trial date set. Their statement follows.

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Legal Update 4/25/2019 The Kings Bay Plowshares continue to wait on a ruling from the US Magistrate on several motions to dismiss the charges.  

April 25, 2019

AT THIS TIME, NO TRIAL DATE HAS BEEN SET The biggest issue before the court is how the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) applies to the seven defendants.  There is no question all 7 are lifelong faith activists who acted consistent with their faith on issues of principle. Under RFRA the government is supposed to…

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IMMORAL COMPASS – Radio interview, Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

April 10, 2019

April 10, 2019 The Intercept IMMORAL COMPASS- Radio interview Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill Two Catholic Worker peace activists explain why they snuck onto a U.S. military base, poured their own blood, and attempted to deliver an indictment of President Trump. Carmen Trotta of the New York Catholic Worker and Martha Hennessy, the granddaughter of Dorothy…

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Local Anti-nuclear Activist Awaits Federal Trial from her West Hill Home

April 10, 2019

April 10, 2019 The Ithaca Voice Local Anti-nuclear Activist Awaits Federal Trial from her West Hill Home BY DEVON MAGLIOZZI ITHACA, N.Y. – In the early morning hours of April 4, 2018, Clare Grady arrived at the Kings Bay Naval Base on the coast of Georgia, where the Trident nuclear missile system is stored. She’d traveled there with six other…

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Democracy Now: Kings Bay Plowshares: Peace Activists Face 25 Years for Action at U.S. Nuclear Submarine Base

April 8, 2019

April 8, 2019 Democracy Now Kings Bay Plowshares: Peace Activists Face 25 Years for Action at U.S. Nuclear Submarine Base

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On Anniversary of Anti-Nuclear Weapons Protest, Plowshares Activists Call for Renewal of Movement, Dismissal of Charges

April 3, 2019

APRIL 4, 2019 — On the first anniversary of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 (KBP7) anti-nuclear protest, supporters have launched a global petition calling for the charges against the seven activists to be dismissed and for a renewal of the anti-nuclear weapons movement. Distinguished signers of the petition include Archbishop Desmond Tutu and several other Nobel peace laureates.

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Letter from Mark Colville from the Glynn Co. Jail

March 23, 2019

Dear Friends, Greetings and hugs all around! With a grateful heart I commend all who continue to make the sacrifices necessary to keep our doors at the Amistad Catholic Worker open, the kitchen warm, and the table set,especially during these harsh months and under the added strain of my extended absence. For sometime now, I’ve…

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Carmen Trotta, prisoner of his own conscience

February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019 The Villager Carmen Trotta, prisoner of his own conscience by Mary Reinholz It’s not every day that I get a chance to interview a devout man of faith and derring-do whose religiously inspired activism has put him under house arrest at an East Village soup kitchen and men’s shelter run by Catholic Worker volunteers. However, I did just that…

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Trump Moves the World Closer to “Doomsday”

February 15, 2019

from Truthout Trump Moves the World Closer to “Doomsday” By Marjorie Cohn In 1987, the United States and the Soviet Union adopted the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) in an effort to eliminate missiles on hair-trigger alert for nuclear war due to their short flight times. It was the first time the two countries agreed to destroy nuclear weapons.…

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An Interview with Martha Hennessy

February 4, 2019

February 4, 2019 Jubilee USA An Interview with Martha Hennessy By Dr. Eugene Fisher Dr Fisher: Your article Jubilee Kings Bay Plowshares 7 was very inspirational. Is there anything you would like to add to it? Martha: Thank you. Five of the seven of the Kings Bay Plowshares defendants live in Catholic Worker communities around…

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