In The Media

Did Pope Francis Just Elevate These Anti-Nuclear Activists to Religious Prisoners of Conscience? by Rose Berger, Sojourners, Nov. 30, 2019

December 2, 2019

Pope Francis announced this week that “the use of nuclear weapons is immoral, which is why it must be added to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.” Two years after the Vatican State signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (currently ratified by 34 countries), he declared during an in-flight press briefing from Japan…

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The Insanity of Punishing the Good by Linda Pentz Gunter, Beyond Nuclear International, Dec. 1, 2019

December 2, 2019

Why aren’t we exalting peace heroes and abolishing nuclear weapons? You’re liable to run into trouble if you try to suggest there is a greater threat to planetary survival than climate change. But there is. It’s called nuclear war. Granted — and thank goodness — climate change is finally all the rage now. Rage has…

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Trials of Nonviolence Episode 1: ‘We come in peace’ by Jesse Remedios, NCR podcast, Dec.2. 2019

December 2, 2019

On the night of Apr. 4, 2018, seven Catholics successfully broke onto Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in St. Marys, Georgia — the east coast home to U.S. nuclear armed submarines — undetected by base security. The youngest member of the group was 55; the oldest, 78. Who are they? What drove them to choose…

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The Trial of the “Kings Bay Plowshares 7” in Brunswick, GA, Oct. 21-24, Was Less a Search for Truth Than a Perpetuation of a Deadly Cover-Up by Mary T. Yelenick, Pax Christi USA, Nov. 27, 2019

November 27, 2019

  The contortions of the American legal system – functioning to conceal not only the horrific dangers posed by nuclear weapons, but the very fact of their placement in our communities  – were on full display at the recent Kings Bay Plowshares jury trial, which took place in federal court in Brunswick, Georgia from October…

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Left in Andover: Martha’s life of faith and family by Susan Leader, The Chester Telegraph, Nov. 25, 2019

November 27, 2019

Eight-year-old Martha Hennessy learned of the assassination of JFK standing in line at Perkinsville Elementary School. Fifty-seven years later, the Vermont native and grandmother of eight recalls: “That same year, 1963, we were still having duck-and-cover air raid drills because of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the perceived threat of nuclear annihilation. I was aware…

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Explainer: Who are the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, the Catholics convicted of protesting nuclear weapons? by Ellen K. Boegel, America, Nov. 20, 2019

November 20, 2019

As reported in America, the “Kings Bay Plowshares 7” defendants, arrested for acts of civil disobedience intended to protest the nation’s continuing nuclear weapons program, were found guilty on Oct. 24 of four separate federal crimes. The activists are grandparents, parents and caregivers. Several of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, including Dorothy Day’s granddaughter, Martha…

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The Pope and Catholic Radicals Come Together Against Nuclear Weapons by Paul Elie, New Yorker, Nov. 19, 2019

November 19, 2019

“When something difficult is attempted,” Daniel Berrigan said, “it is like trying to break a rock with an egg.” Berrigan, a Jesuit priest and social radical, who died in 2016, at the age of ninety-four, spent the last third of his life doing something difficult: trying, through protest, civil disobedience, and a steady stream of…

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Christians vs. Militarists – In Clash of Religions Over Nuclear War, Militarists Win by William Boardman, Reader Supported News, November 16, 2019

November 17, 2019

It is one of the abiding principles of American Exceptionalism that Americans, no matter what they do, are exempt from the Nuremberg Principles or most any other aspect of international laws against war crimes or crimes against humanity. Or as the US recently made clear: as far as any allegations of US crimes are concerned,…

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Media Coverage

November 16, 2019

Print Media Coverage of the KBP7 Action and Trial The New Yorker Paul Elie, “The Pope and Catholic Radicals Come Together Against Nuclear Weapons” https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-pope-and-catholic-radicals-come-together-against-nuclear-weapons The Nation Sam Husseini,“Religious Beliefs are Struck Down”: https://www.thenation.com/article/kings-bay-plowshares-trial/ Sam Husseini, “Catholic Activists Stand Trial”: https://www.thenation.com/article/antinuclear-activists-trial-georgia/ Frida Berrigan, “25 Years for Protecting the Planet”: https://www.thenation.com/article/nuclear-activism-kings-bay-plowshares/ The Intercepted Jeremy Scahill, “Omnicidal Tendencies…

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They Came to Stop a Crime by Jack Cohen-Joppa, Beyond Nuclear International, Nov. 10, 2019

November 11, 2019

“…You are the hope you have arrived to find.” So ended a brief message that Fr. Steve Kelly wrote from jail last month to be read to more than 100 friends and supporters. We had travelled from across the United States for a Festival of Hope on the eve of the trial of the Kings…

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Sign the Global Petition

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 25 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.)