Campaign News

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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Info About Coming to Georgia and Schedule

October 14, 2019

Dear All, We are within one week from converging on Brunswick, GA to support our friends Carmen, Clare, Liz, Mark, Martha, Patrick, and Steve during their trial. It will begin with jury selection at 9 a.m. on Monday October 21 at the federal court house downtown. If you plan on coming we are looking forward…

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September 29 NYC Festival of Hope Highlights

October 3, 2019

Being Fully Human and Entering the Wilderness of the Incarcerated: The NYC Festival of Hope October 3, 2019 More than 250 people, a multicultural crowd, joined five of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 in person at a Festival of Hope celebration in New York City this past Sunday. Four of the activists wearing monitors strapped…

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Update: Liz out, Mark getting out, Festivals of Hope Planned before October Trial

September 28, 2019

  Elizabeth McAlister Released from Jail Sept. 13, Mark Colville Oct. 1 NYC, NC & GA Festivals of Hope Prior to October 21 Trial September 26, 2019 Dear Supporters, There is much to tell you about our friends, the Kings Bay Plowshares 7. Their trial in Georgia begins Monday, October 21. Elizabeth McAlister has been…

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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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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.)