In The Media

Faith-Based Peace Activists, Facing 25-Year Sentence, Defend Disarmament Action at Nuclear Submarine Base by Julia Conley (Common Dreams)

August 13, 2019

“I would argue our communal criminal history has been all about upholding the basic tenets of love and providing for the common good.”

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Bombs away or away with the bomb, challenging the nuclear death sentence by Sean Howard, op ed ,Cape Breton News – August 6, 2019

August 9, 2019
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Kings Bay Plowshares tell court why they acted to disarm submarine base by Dennis Sadowski, Crux, August 9

August 9, 2019
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These Catholics broke into a nuclear base. Now they’re asking a judge to drop the charges

August 8, 2019
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Overflow Crowd on hand for Kings Bay break-in arguments by Wes Wolfe(Brunswick News) – August 7

August 8, 2019

The line was out the door an hour before the hearing was scheduled. Not long after, word came that fewer than 10 spaces were left in the courtroom. Inside were around 50 people in the gallery — including Emmy award-winning actor Martin Sheen — another 30 or so waiting outside, an enhanced law enforcement presence…

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Right choice is to free the Plowshares 7, Letter to Editor by Robert Randall, Brunswick News

August 7, 2019
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Necessity: Despite legal setbacks, Plowshares 7 hold to religious freedom defense by Jesse Remidios. (NCR)

July 20, 2019

Let’s say the house across the street is on fire. You hear someone trapped inside, calling for help. The only way in to save that individual is to kick down the door, go inside, and pull them out. “Necessity,” under the law, means that should you kick down the door, you could argue you should…

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Awaiting trial for breaking into a nuclear base, 7 Catholic activists are unrepentant. By Yonat Shimeon. – (RNS)

July 10, 2019

In April of last year, on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., a group of seven aging Catholic activists assembled outside the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in St. Marys, Georgia, and cut a padlock at a maintenance gate. https://religionnews.com/2019/07/10/awaiting-trial-for-breaking-into-a-nuclear-base-7-catholic-activists-are-unrepentant/

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Action by Kings Bay Plowshares 7 puts Religious Freedom Restoration Act to the test by Charles Geisler (NCR)

May 28, 2019

Protecting religious liberty in America is an ever-important and ever-perilous task of government. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), passed in 1993 with strong bipartisan support, prohibits the government from unnecessarily burdening the exercise of religious beliefs among its citizens. https://www.ncronline.org/news/opinion/action-kings-bay-plowshares-7-puts-religious-freedom-restoration-act-test

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IMMORAL COMPASS – Radio interview, Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

April 10, 2019

April 10, 2019 The Intercept IMMORAL COMPASS- Radio interview Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill Two Catholic Worker peace activists explain why they snuck onto a U.S. military base, poured their own blood, and attempted to deliver an indictment of President Trump. Carmen Trotta of the New York Catholic Worker and Martha Hennessy, the granddaughter of Dorothy…

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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.)