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After Powerful Testimony Kings Bay Plowshares Trial Nears End

October 24, 2019

After Powerful Testimony Kings Bay Plowshares Trial Nears End October 24, 2019 BRUNSWICK, GA—Both the government and the defense finished their testimony yesterday at 5 p.m. in the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 anti-nuclear weapons case. Defendants were able to say much more than had been expected after the wide “in limine” restrictions established late last…

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Hours of Video Clips During the Second Day of Plowshares Trial, Oct. 22

October 24, 2019

October 22, 2019 BRUNSWICK, GA – Today, the second day of the trial of the Kings Bay Plowshares anti-nuclear activists, the government presented the bulk of its case against the seven defendants. Military police officers testified about apprehending the activists and entered numerous photos, banners, the bolt cutters and even a ten-foot piece of the…

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Ithaca Voice: Letters from the Courtroom: Kings Bay Plowshares 7 Trial Unfolds

October 23, 2019

BRUNSWICK, G.A. — Many readers know that a historic trial is underway in Brunswick, Georgia. Seven citizens, including one from Ithaca, are going up against the U.S. government’s nuclear policies here in Federal Court. They are on trial for entering the Kings Bay Naval Base, home to six Trident submarines carrying enough nuclear weapons to…

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Kings Bay Plowshares Defendents Speak on Eve of Trial

October 22, 2019
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Jury Seated, Opening Statements at Plowshares Trial

October 22, 2019

BRUNSWICK, GA – We’re underway. A jury some feel hopeful about and opening defense statements illustrating the humanity of the seven Kings Bay Plowshares activists completed the first day of the Plowshares trial. At the end of the day reactions were mixed among supporters who traveled far to this southern Georgia resort town for the…

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Statement from Fr. Steve Kelly, SJ for Brunswick Festival of Hope, Oct. 20,2019

October 21, 2019

In her distillation of years of sobriety Annie Lamott writes in Traveling Mercies “Courage is fear that has said it’s prayers”. Claiming inspiration from Isaiah 2: 4 and Martin Luther King Jr., seven ordinary people overcame their fears of risking their liberty and loss of good name to embody conversion – from materialism, militarism and…

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Festival of Hope – Trial To Begin

October 21, 2019

Festival of Hope, Trial to Begin The Kings Bay Plowshares 7’s long-awaited trial finally begins today at 9 am with jury selection, more than a year and a half after their symbolic disarmament action on the 50thanniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Kings Bay nuclear submarine base…

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Press Release: Facing Decades in Prison, Activists of Conscience Confront “Culture of Death

October 19, 2019

Facing Decades in Prison, Activists of Conscience Confront “Culture of Death” — Interviews Available America, the magazine of the Jesuits in the United States, just published the piece: “The Plowshares Activists are on Trial for Anti-Nuclear Protest. Theologians say the Gospel’s on Their Side.” In a joint statement, the Plowshares activists, who take their name…

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Press Release: Ellsberg: Plowshares Action Justified to Prevent Omnicide

October 19, 2019

Ellsberg: Plowshares Action Justified to Prevent Omnicide –– Interviews Available   Last week, accuracy.org released the news release: “The Coming Trial: Activists Facing Decades in Prison for Turning Weapons into Plowshares.”   Today, Daniel Ellsberg, who exposed the Pentagon Papers, said in a statement to accuracy.org: “I strongly endorse the action of civil resistance by the Kings Bay…

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Daniel Ellsberg Backs Anti-Nuke Activists Now Facing 25 Years in Prison for Acting to ‘Avert a Much Greater Evil’

October 18, 2019

The Kingsbay Plowshares 7 received a public boost of support this week from renowned activist Daniel Ellsberg, whose 1971 leaking of the Pentagon Papers proved a decisive turning point in public U.S. opinion on the Vietnam War… Read the Full Article at Common Dreams

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Sign the Global Petition

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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.)