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Beating Swords into Plowshares by Patrick O’Neill, Outrider Post, January 9. 2020

January 11, 2020

On April 4, 2018, seven Catholic peace activists broke into a military base to protest nuclear weapons. What motivated them to do it? I am one of seven Catholic pacifists awaiting sentencing in a Georgia federal court for three felonies and a misdemeanor. The charges stem from an April 4, 2018, protest we organized at…

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January 2, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters, This place makes us deeply aware of the pain and horror that we human beings are capable of inflicting upon one another. The damaged cross and statue of Our Lady recently discovered in the Cathedral of Nagasaki remind us once more of the unspeakable horror suffered in the flesh by the…

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Video interview with Martha Hennessy in Vermont, edited by Anne Macksoud, Dec. 2019

December 21, 2019

Martha Hennessy reflects on her life and why she was led to a plowshares action. Watch:

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NYC Vigils Held to Support Pope’s Disarmament Call, Nov. 25, 2019

November 27, 2019

  For Immediate Release Monday, Nov. 25th, 2019 Contact: Bill Ofenloch 212-369-1590 Mary Anne Grady Flores 607-280-8797 NYC –   This weekend, in solidarity with Pope Francis’ historic journey to Japan where he spoke in Hiroshima and Nagasaki for the abolition of nuclear weapons, three NYC vigils took place. Two vigils were held at St.…

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From KZFR FM: Interview with Dave Waddell, Jackson Moore, Diane Suzuki, Mary Ann Grady Flores

October 28, 2019

Radio interview by Chris Nelson. Go to 65 minutes in to listen. Mary Ann Grady Flores was reached at the end of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 trial in Georgia. All defendants were found guilty for non violent direct action at the Kings Bay Trident Missile base. They have focused attention on the deadly nuclear…

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Kings Bay Plowshares 7 Found Guilty on All Counts

October 26, 2019

October 24, 2019 This is a breaking news update for our supporters. A fuller update will be forthcoming. BRUNSWICK, GA – More than 18 months after they snuck onto the site of one of the largest known collections of nuclear weaponry in the world, a jury found the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 guilty of all…

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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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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.)