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Vermont Pacifist Leaves Manchester, NH Halfway House by Arnie Albert, InDepthNH, July 30, 2021

July 30, 2021

MANCHESTER—When Martha Hennessy was released from a federal prison and transferred to an “adult residential re-entry” program in Manchester, it wasn’t her first trip to the Queen City or her first entanglement with the criminal legal system. Hennessy says her first arrest came in 1979, when she and a group of apple-pickers were arrested for…

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Update on Mark Colville and Other Plowshares, June 18. 2021

June 23, 2021

Mark Colville, the last of the KBP7 activists sentenced, reported to prison on June 8 and is in quarantine for 2 weeks in the Brooklyn Federal Detention Center since. He is kept in a cell for 23 ½ hrs a day and only let out for ½ hr. to call his family.Mark is very grateful…

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June 8, Mark Colville Reports to Prison

June 9, 2021

Mark Colville Reported to Prison Yesterday Mark Colville reported to The Brooklyn Detention Center in the afternoon yesterday, June 8, to serve the remainder of his 21 month sentence. He had been incarcerated for 15 months prior to trial so should have to serve about four more months. He does not want to apply for…

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Martha Hennessy and Carmen Trotta Released from Prison

May 27, 2021

Martha Hennessy and Carmen Trotta released from prison Martha Hennessy was released yesterday, May 26, from Danbury prison after 5 1/2 months confinement to a halfway house in Manchester, New Hampshire which is about a two hour drive from her home in Vermont. Her husband, Stephen Melanson, picked her up and drove her to the…

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Martha Hennessy and Carmen Trotta Getting Early Release

May 25, 2021

Martha Hennessy is expecting to be released from Danbury prison on Wednesday, May 26 to a halfway house in New Hampshire. It is not known at this time how long she will be there or when she will be allowed to return to her home in Vermont. Carmen Trotta is now supposed to be released…

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Carmen Trotta and Martha Hennessy Not Released as Expected Today

May 18, 2021

Neither Carmen nor Martha were released from prison today because of complications as to where they would live. Carmen had thought he could return to St. Joseph’s House Catholic Worker in NYC where he has lived and worked for 40 years. It had been visited by probation officers several times and had been apparently approved.…

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Clare Grady’s Statement on the Attacks on Palestine, May 17, 2021

May 18, 2021

Clare Grady’s Statement, with Jessica Stewart, on the Attacks on Palestine. The horrific killings, home expulsions, and human rights abuses we are witnessing right now in Palestine are the actions of a settler colonial state, Israel, for whom No Palestinian lives Matter. The same rapacious politics of death that has in the past and still…

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Patrick O’Neill, Statement on Israel-Palestine, May 13, 2021

May 16, 2021

The United States’ self-described “ironclad” support for the Israeli slaughter going on in Gaza this week is just part of an ongoing joint effort by two nuclear superpowers to inflict untold human suffering on the Palestinian people. When I interviewed Noble Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel years ago his message was simply that the Jewish…

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May 2 Update: Carmen and Martha to Receive Early Release, Details on Viewing DePaul Award, May 4 & 5

May 2, 2021

Carmen Trotta and Martha Hennessy To Get Early Release, DePaul Award May 4 & 5 Viewing Details Martha Hennessy and Carmen Trotta have been told that they will be getting early release to home confinement in two weeks. Martha in Danbury FCI had requested home confinement through the CARES Act which provides for early release…

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Fr. Steve Kelly Freed From Prison Today with Time Served, April 13, 2021

April 13, 2021

Fr. Steve Kelly, S.J., Freed from Prison Today with Time Served After three years and eight days imprisoned in various county jails and federal facilities since the Kings Bay Plowshares action, Fr. Steve Kelly walked out of the federal courthouse in Tacoma, WA today. He appeared before Magistrate Judge David Christel and admitted to the…

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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.)