Campaign News

Kings Bay Plowshares Trial For Nuclear Weapons Protest Set For October, by Dennis Sadowski, (CNS) Crux, August 31

September 1, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seven people charged with breaking into the Kings Bay Naval Base to protest nuclear weapons will face trial Oct. 21 for their action. U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood set the trial date after denying the defendants’ motion to dismiss the criminal charges they face because their actions were motivated by their…

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Judge Denies Nuclear Protestors’ Religious Freedom Defense by Yonat Shimron (NCR) August 29

August 29, 2019

A federal judge has denied a request by a group of Catholic peace activists to dismiss charges against them for breaking into a nuclear submarine base in Kings Bay, Georgia, last year to protest nuclear weapons. The seven activists, individually and through their lawyers, used a novel defense, citing the Religion Freedom Restoration Act, a…

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Plowshares Trial Set for October 21

August 28, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, AUGUST 27, 2019 CONTACTS: Mary Anne Grady Flores, 607-280-8797, Bill Ofenloch, 212-369-1590, BRUNSWICK, GA – A day after denying their motions for dismissal, a federal judge has set the date for a trial by jury of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7. Jury selection will begin on Monday, October 21, 2019…

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Disarm Trident: Savannah to Kings Bay Peace Walk September 3-14, 2018

September 14, 2018

Today, September 9th, is the anniversary of the first Plowshares action which took place in 1980 at a General Electric plant in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. On that day, eight people entered the plant and hammered and poured blood on nose cones to nuclear warheads, sparking a movement of citizen disarmament actions that continue to this day. When we began our walk this morning in support of the Kings Bay Plowshares…

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Hunger for Disarmament Fast

June 18, 2018
Fast Day 1: Kathy Kelly fasting and vigiling at the gates of  Kings Bay Naval Base, St Mary's Georgia

In the state of Georgia’s Glynn County Detention Center, four of our friends await trial stemming from their nonviolent action, on April 4, 2018, at the Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay. In all, seven Catholic plowshares activists acted that day, aiming to make real the prophet Isaiah’s command to “beat swords into plowshares.” This week, five people have gathered for “Hunger for Nuclear Disarmament, a fast and vigil near the Naval Base.

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I stand w/the Kings Bay Plowshares campaign

April 27, 2018

We’re starting a campaign to support the Kings Bay Plowshares. Here’s Jun-San, who not only stands with the KBP, she is also walking with them! Please consider making your own signs, take a photo, and post it on facebook, twitter, or instagram with the hastag #kingsbayplowshares and #swordsintoplowshares . We need your support! Please pass this…

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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.)