Campaign News

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, June 8 for Liz & June 29, 30 for others (tentative)

May 21, 2020

The sentencing dates have been changed. Liz McAlister will be sentenced by video conferencing with the court on June 8 at 9:00 am.  She will remain at home in Connecticut. There will be an audio feed for people to call in and listen to the proceedings. We do not have the number yet but will…

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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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Saturday, May 16, Second Webinar: Disarm and Divest During Covid-19

May 11, 2020

  Disarm & Divest During COVID19 Second KBP 7 Webinar Before Sentencing SATURDAY, MAY 16 To watch recording:   On YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTAiG3fMMts On    Facebook May 16 Webinar On Facebook we recommend that you skip the first 29 minutes which are prep and set up discussions. Then there is approximately one hour and ten minutes of presentation.…

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Sentencing Dates Set for May 28, 29

April 10, 2020

Dear Friends, After a six-month wait, Judge Lisa Godbey Wood has set two dates at the end of May for sentencing the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 defendants who were found guilty on Oct. 24, 2019 for their nonviolent symbolic disarmament action at Kings Bay Naval Base. On May 28th, Carmen Trotta of the NYC- St.…

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April 2020 Update and Second Anniversary Video

April 6, 2020

Dear Friends, This April 4th marked the second anniversary of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 disarmament action. It’s also a time of grave danger for people around the planet with the emergence of the novel corona virus, especially among the poor, the imprisoned, the homeless, the sick, communities of Color, the elderly, and the marginalized.…

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Sentencing Recommendations Received, No Date Yet

February 17, 2020

According to federal procedure a pre-sentencing report has to be prepared by the probation office for each defendant who has been convicted. Following complex guidelines based on a person’s arrest history, age, likelihood of re-offending and the nature of the offense among other factors, a range of prison time is proposed.  A judge usually sentences…

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February 7, 2020 Update to Supporters – Still Waiting for Sentencing Date

February 7, 2020

Dear Friends, We continue to wait for a sentencing date to be announced. There have been delays in getting all the necessary pre-sentencing reports done by the probation officers. The defendants were originally told that sentencing would be 60-90 days from the conviction date on October 24th. After the reports are received each defendant has…

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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.)