Campaign News

Martha Hennessy Interview, July 9, 2020 with Japanese captions

August 4, 2020

Martha Hennessy speaks about the plowshares movement, nuclear weapons and what she did at the Kings Bay Trident Submarine base and why.

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July 24 Supporter Update, Sept. 3 & 4 Sentencing and Hiroshima/Nagasaki 75th Events

July 24, 2020

  SEPTEMBER 3 & 4 – NEW SENTENCING DATES FOR KINGS BAY PLOWSHARES 7   The six remaining Kings Bay Plowshares 7 defendants were granted a continuance for sentencing by Judge Lisa Godbey Wood of the Southern District Federal court of Georgia in Brunswick from the end of July until September 3rd and 4th. Due…

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Liz McAlister Sentenced Today to Time Served and Supervised Probation

June 8, 2020

Liz McAlister, the eldest of the King Bay Plowshares 7, was sentenced today via video to time served, three years supervised release and for a portion of the restitution for the seven of just over $30,000. She was the first of the defendants to be sentenced. The remaining six are scheduled to appear in the…

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Elizabeth McAlister Sentenced Today to Time Served and Supervised Probation

June 8, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 8, 2020 CONTACTS: Bill Ofenloch, 212-369-1590, billcpf@aol.com Mary Anne Grady Flores, 607-280-8797, gradyflores08@gmail.com www.kingsbayplowshares7.org    Today 80 year-old Elizabeth McAlister was sentenced to time served and three years supervised probation and restitution for her part in the Kings Bay Plowshares disarmament action more than two years ago at the Trident submarine base in Georgia. US…

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Frida Berrigan’s Statement at Sentencing of her Mother, Liz McAlister, June 8, 2020

June 8, 2020

Good morning, friends, My name is Frida Berrigan and I am here to speak on behalf of my mom, Elizabeth McAlister, one of the co-defendants in the Kings Bay Plowshares. I’m here in New London, Connecticut with my husband Patrick and our three kids, Liz’s grandchildren- Madeline, 6; Seamus, 7; and Rosena, 13. My brother…

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Beating Swords to Plowshares by Kathy Kelly in Voices for Creative Nonviolence, May 30,2020

May 31, 2020

Beating Swords to Plowshares by Kathy Kelly Inscribed on a wall across from the United Nations in New York City are ancient words of incalculable yearning: “They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.” –…

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May 25 Update – New Sentencing Dates, June 8, 29 & 30

May 28, 2020

  SENTENCING DATES CHANGED FOR KINGS BAY PLOWSHARES 7 On Friday, May 22, Judge Lisa Godbey Wood of the Southern District Federal Court of Georgia in Brunswick assigned new dates for seven defendants, according to the Kings Bay Plowshares’ attorney, Bill Quigley. Many of the defendants had asked the court to postpone their May 28th…

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Update on Sentencing Dates, Sept. 3 & 4

May 21, 2020

The sentencing dates for the six remaining defendants have now been pushed back until the beginning of September. Liz McAlister was sentenced by video conferencing with the court on June 8. She was sentenced to time served, 3 years of supervised probation and a portion of the $33,000 restitution. (See recent news) On September 3,…

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Letters to Judge Wood – No prison in time of Covid-19

May 17, 2020

Although the defendants did not want letters sent to Judge Wood asking for leniency, many supporters have wanted to write asking that they not be sent to prison in a time of Covid-19. There is still time to write directly to the judge. If you know individuals personally you can attest to their good character…

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Zoom Stations of the Cross 2020 Script and Fr. Steve Kelly’s Reflections for a Rosary for Disarmament

May 14, 2020

This is the script used in a virtual Stations of the Cross which was to have been done in Norfolk, VA during Holy Week, 2020 but was done online in the time of corona virus.  Several of the KBP7 defendants participated. Station I: Jesus is Condemned (General Dynamics) READER # 1: It is Passover in…

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Sign the Global Petition

(The petition has been delivered to the Department of Justice, but you can still sign to show support, and you'll be added to the mailing list.)

This is an urgent request that you join distinguished citizens of the world including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, other Nobel laureates and many others by signing our global petition to dismiss all charges against the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 (KBP7).

They face years in prison for exposing illegal and immoral nuclear weapons that threaten all life on Earth. The seven nonviolently and symbolically disarmed the Trident nuclear submarine base at Kings Bay, GA on April 4, 2018, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (View KBP7 reading their statement here.)