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Jan. 14, 2021 Update – Patrick O’Neill Enters Prison with Hope

January 15, 2021

“I’m Going in there with Hope” – Patrick O’Neill Driving through Ohio, about to begin a 14-month sentence for his part in the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 disarmament action Patrick O’Neill didn’t sound like someone about to enter federal prison within minutes. “I’m going in there with hope. There’s cause for optimism right now.” At…

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Jan. 10, 7pm EST, Festival of Hope for Patrick O’Neill – NEW LINK

January 5, 2021

We have had to change the Zoom link for the virtual Festival of Hope on Sunday at 7 pm (Eastern) for Patrick O’Neill. He is now beginning a prison sentence for the disarmament action at the Kings Bay Trident base in Georgia more than two years ago. He is scheduled to report to the federal…

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Dec. 15 Update – Carmen and Martha Enter Prison, Fr. Steve Kelly Being Moved

December 17, 2020

Carmen Trotta and Martha Hennessy, two of the Kings Bay Plowshares disarmament activists, self-reported to federal prisons December 14 to begin their sentences. Carmen was driven by a group of community members and friends from St. Joseph House Catholic Worker in NYC to the prison in Otisville, NY, about a two hour drive. Before leaving…

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Dec. 11 Update – Carmen and Martha to Report to Prison Dec. 14

December 11, 2020

After a year of waiting since being convicted after trial in October 2019, two of the seven KBP activists begin their sentences on Monday, December 14. Carmen Trotta and Martha Hennessy will be reporting to two different Federal Correctional Institutions on December 14 by 2 pm. There is a great risk of contracting the COVID-19…

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Prison Begins for Carmen and Martha Dec. 14

December 8, 2020

Carmen Trotta has been ordered to report to the Otisville federal prison camp near Middletown in NYS to begin serving his 14 month sentence on December 14. He has already served 7 weeks pre-trial so should be getting out in less than a year with good time. He may receive an earlier release because of…

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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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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.)