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Who Is Clare Grady and Why Should We Care that She is in Federal Prison? By Jeremy Kuzmarov, CovertAction Magazine – February 15, 2021

February 17, 2021

On April 4, 2018—a date symbolically chosen because it is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination—Clare Grady and six other activists broke into the Kings Bay Submarine base in St. Mary’s, Georgia, the largest nuclear submarine base in the world. They carried hammers and baby bottles filled with their own blood. Their…

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Facing prison amid a pandemic, a protester fears for himself and all inmates, by Ned Barnett , News and Observer,January 14, 2021

January 21, 2021

Patrick O’Neill, a longtime Catholic activist, has often demonstrated against the death penalty outside of Central Prison in Raleigh. But this week when he stood at the prison’s entrance what he was opposing had become personal – his own risk of dying behind bars. The 64-year-old Garner resident is about to start serving a prison…

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On his way to prison, Catholic activist advocates for COVID-19 prisoner release by Yonat Shimron, RNS, Jan. 12, 2021

January 16, 2021

(RNS) — On Thursday (Jan. 14), Patrick O’Neill will report to the Federal Correctional Institution near Elkton, Ohio, to serve a 14-month sentence for breaking into a nuclear submarine base as part of a symbolic nuclear disarmament action he took up with six other Catholic pacifists more than two years ago. But on his way…

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Local Garner Activist Patrick O’Neill Reports to Federal Prison, by Margaret Damghani, The Garner News, Jan.13, 2021

January 15, 2021

During his most recent stint in jail in Woodbine, Georgia, the result of actions he will soon report to prison for, longtime Garner resident Patrick O’Neill threw parties for the men on his cell block. He remembers saving up peanut butter, tuna packets, jelly, crackers and powdered drink mix, and enlisting the help of two…

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Longtime Anti-Nuclear Activists Face Prison, Again, After Breaking Into Naval Base by Emma Peasley, NPR Morning Edition, Dec. 28, 2020

December 28, 2020

Dressed in black, the seven intruders cut through a fence and stole along the perimeter of the naval base, trying to avoid detection from the guard towers, as a loudspeaker overhead blared: “Deadly force is authorized!” Patrick O’Neill, who had a Go-Pro strapped to his head, tried to reassure himself by remembering a scene in…

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East Village pacifist starts sentence for ’18 nuke-sub protest action, December 16, 2020 BY MARY REINHOLZ, The Village Sun

December 25, 2020

Prominent East Village pacifist Carmen Trotta, a Catholic Worker volunteer who opposed the war in Iraq and led a march on Washington, D.C., against the war on terror in 2002, was scheduled to report to a federal prison camp Monday for his actions during a 2018 anti-nuke protest in Georgia, according to one of his…

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1 in 5 prisoners in the US has had COVID-19, 1,700 have died by Nexstar Media and the AP, Dec. 18, 2020

December 20, 2020

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — One in every five state and federal prisoners in the United States has tested positive for the coronavirus, a rate more than four times higher than the general population. In some states, more than half of prisoners have been infected, according to data collected by The Associated Press and The…

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Clare Grady at 100 Seconds To Midnight by Susie Day, Counterpunch, Dec. 2, 2020

December 3, 2020

April 4, 2018, fifty years after Martin Luther King’s murder: Seven white, aging Catholic peace activists cut a fence and enter Georgia’s Kings Bay Naval Base, the largest nuclear submarine base in the world. They carry hammers and bottles of their own blood to deface nuclear monuments, and banners decrying “omnicide”: the unimaginable destruction promised…

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The Church at the End of the World by Sharla Moody, Yale Daily News, Nov. 25, 2020

November 26, 2020

Mark Colville is relaxed for someone expecting to be sentenced to federal prison in a few weeks. He stands in front of a stove, white hair sticking out from under his hat, cracking eggs on the stove and piercing the yolks with the shells. As he cooks, he talks about his expectations for the hearing,…

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Free the Plowshares 7! by Maria Margaronis, The Nation, Nov. 25, 2020

November 26, 2020

I first met Martha Hennessy a couple of years ago at a barbecue in Vermont, on one of those summer afternoons where the talk winds on and on as smoke from the grill floats lazily up to the heavens. With her grey ponytail and long loose skirt, she fit right in to our post-back-to-the-land community.…

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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.)