Campaign News

Nov. 13 Update – Martha Hennessy Sentenced to 10 Months with 3 Years Probation and Restitution

November 13, 2020

Martha Hennessy, the sixth of the Kings Bay Plowshares defendants to be sentenced, was ordered to serve 10 months incarceration as well as three years supervised probation and restitution. This was a downward departure from the guidelines of 18 to 24 months recommended by the probation department. Conducting the sentencing virtually from the Brunswick, GA…

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Nov. 12 Update – Carmen and Clare Sentenced Lighter Than Expected

November 13, 2020

Today two more of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 were sentenced by video conferencing with Judge Wood in the court in Brunswick, GA. They both received less time than was expected according to the sentencing guidelines prepared by the probation department. Carmen Trotta was sentenced to 14 months in the morning session. This was a…

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Nov. 10 Update, Call In Numbers, Three to be Sentenced Virtually Nov. 12 & 13, Mark Colville Gets Delay Until December 18

November 10, 2020

With the nation’s attention being drawn to Georgia and the pending runoffs to determine the majority in the US Senate, three of the Kings Bay Plowshares defendants have arranged with the federal court in Brunswick, GA to appear virtually for sentencing this week. The disarmament activists have received little national attention since their action against…

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November 8 Festival of Hope – Recording

November 8, 2020

The recording of the webinar can be watched on CodePink’s YouTube channel at; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6EMJOZPYD8 PROGRAM Our Host/Facilitator, Lydia Wylie-Kellerman, will welcome everyone to the event and during the program, Lydia will introduce each person before they speak. Because this is a webinar, we won’t be able to see all the people watching the event, so…

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November 6 Update: Judge Denies Further Delays, Virtual Sentencing Nov. 12 & 13. Festival of Hope Sunday 4 pm

November 6, 2020

Judge Lisa Godbey Wood, presiding over the trial and sentencing of the Kings Bay Plowshares in Brunswick, GA, has denied any further continuances for sentencing as requested by the last four defendants due to COVID-19 restrictions. The remaining KBP7 defendants have been ordered to be sentenced on November 12th and 13th. Despite their desire to…

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Oct. 29 Update – Four Defendants To Seek More Delay For Sentencing, Welcome the Anti-Nuclear Treaty

October 29, 2020

Amidst national spikes of more than 81,000 COVID-19 cases and 1,016 US deaths on Oct. 28th, the remaining four Kings Bay Plowshares 7 defendants have decided to request further postponement of their sentencing scheduled for November 12 and 13 in Brunswick, GA. Nationwide there has been a 41 percent increase in COVID-19 cases in the…

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Two Sentenced in Oct., Four Scheduled for Nov. 12, 13

October 19, 2020

Fr. Steve Kelly was sentenced in Brunswick on Oct. 15 to 33 months incarceration, three years of supervised release and restitution ($33, 501 shared jointly with other defendants). He has served 30 months in pretrial confinement in Georgia jails so should have completed this sentence with the addition of accumulated good time. Steve still has…

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Bernadette Naro’s Statement at Sentencing of her Father, Patrick O’Neill, Oct. 16, 2020

October 17, 2020

Good Afternoon. I want to begin my testimony today with some of my earliest memories of my dad.  When I was four years old, my parents moved from our small house where the three of us lived, into a much larger house to start a Catholic Worker Community. The extra rooms in our new house…

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Patrick O’Neill Sentenced to 14 months

October 17, 2020

October 16, 2020 Patrick Challenges Judge, Judge Surprises Patrick BRUNSWICK, GA—In a decision likely unexpected by both the defendants and prosecutors, a federal judge today passed down a significantly lower prison sentence to one of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7. Judge Lisa Godbey Wood sentenced Patrick O’Neill of Garner, NC, to 14 months in prison…

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Fr. Steve Kelly Sentenced to 33 Months

October 16, 2020

Fifteen supporters in a carefully Covid masked and distanced courtroom witnessed Father Steve Kelly receive a sentence of 33 months today. After a 20 minute delay to get the telephone conference line working and properly muted 160 people listened in to the proceedings on the audio link. Fr. Steve’s sentence falls at top of his…

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Sign the Global Petition

(The petition has been delivered to the Department of Justice before the trial in October 2019 where the seven were convicted of all four counts. They are now being sentenced. You can still sign to show support, and you'll be added to the mailing list.)

This is a 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.

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.)