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After U.S. INF Withdrawal, Plowshares Activists, Facing Years in Prison, Warn of Nuclear Peril 

February 4, 2019

The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 released the following statement on Monday: “On Friday, the United States unilaterally withdrew from the landmark Intermediate Range Nuclear Missile Treaty (INF). ‘There is a real and present danger that this action will provoke a renewed nuclear arms race and brings us closer to nuclear war,’ says Martha Hennessy, granddaughter of Catholic Worker co-founder Dorothy Day and co-defendant of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7.”

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Kings Bay Plowshares Defendants Reiterate RFRA Defense

January 21, 2019

January 21,2019 The Brunswick News Kings Bay Plowshares Defendants Reiterate RFRA Defense By Wes Wolfe Between the seven of them, the Kings Bay Plowshares defendants filed 161 pages of supplemental briefs — plus one exhibit — further explaining that their actions in damaging property at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in April 2018 are covered…

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Jubilee Kings Bay Plowshares 7

January 11, 2019

January 11, 2019 Jubilee USA Jubilee Kings Bay Plowshares 7 By Martha Hennessy A small group of seven Catholics accessed the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in St. Marys, Georgia on April 4th, 2018, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. With them they carried an indictment of the United States…

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Resistance Is the Supreme Act of Faith

December 31, 2018

  December 31, 2018 truthdig Resistance Is the Supreme Act of Faith By Chris Hedges Becket: It is not for me to win you round. I have only to say no to you. King: But you must be logical, Becket! Becket: No. That isn’t necessary, my liege. We must only do—absurdly—what we have been given to do—fight to…

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Anti-Nuclear Plowshares Activists Await Decision After Court Hearing in Georgia

November 26, 2018

BRUNSWICK, GA – The Kings Bay Plowshares evidentiary hearing regarding the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) has concluded after a second full day of testimony November 19. Five of the seven defendants testified at the federal court hearing. The activists are facing three felony charges and one misdemeanor charge with a possible 25-year sentence.  They were arrested April 5 at Naval Station Kings Bay on the Florida border after their nonviolent symbolic disarmament action of Trident submarines and the D5 missiles they carry.

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11/19/2018 Legal Update

November 19, 2018

LEGAL UPDATE November 19, 2018  Since the last update on 9.26.18, there have been two pre-trial hearings in federal court to allow the Kings Bay Plowshares to put on evidence about why their religious beliefs led them to take their actions and why this prosecution should be dismissed.  One hearing was on November 7, 2018…

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KINGS BAY PLOWSHARES 7 RFRA MOTIONS HEARING CONTINUED

November 10, 2018

Brunswick, GA –   The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 Catholic anti-nuclear weapons activists and around 35 supporters spent nearly 9 1/2 hours in court yesterday in Brunswick, GA. This was the first day of a motions hearing to argue through the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).

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KINGS BAY PLOWSHARES 7 RFRA MOTIONS HEARING CONTINUED

November 8, 2018

Brunswick, GA   The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 Catholic anti-nuclear weapons activists and around 35 supporters spent nearly 9 1/2 hours in court yesterday in Brunswick, GA. This was the first day of a motions hearing to argue through the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). They contend that the three felony and one misdemeanor charges the seven face for their trespass into the Kings Bay Trident nuclear submarine base on April 4th are an unfairly excessive burden on their religious practice. They ask that the charges be dismissed or reduced. After 7pm Judge Benjamin Cheesbro adjourned the hearing to a future date.

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EVIDENTIARY HEARING IN KINGS BAY PLOWSHARES NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT CASE 

November 2, 2018

An evidentiary hearing in the Kings Bay Plowshares Nuclear Disarmament Case has been scheduled for November 7 at 10 a.m. in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia in Brunswick, GA, before the Honorable Benjamin W. Cheesbro, Magistrate. The defendants will argue on the basis of the  Religious Freedom Restoration Act that the charges against them should be dismissed, or significantly reduced…

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KINGS BAY PLOWSHARES ACTIVISTS PRESENT RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DEFENSE

September 26, 2018

Attorneys for the seven Kings Bay Plowshares defendants today filed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act Memo in federal court in Brunswick, GA, as their response to the court’s request for supplemental briefings that would justify the defendants’ use of  the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in their defense. The RFRA requires the government to…

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