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Final Kings Bay Plowshares activist sentenced to 21 months in prison

April 9, 2021

National Catholic Reporter      April 9, 2021 Final Kings Bay Plowshares activist sentenced to 21 months in prison Mark Colville, one of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 anti-nuclear activists, was sentenced April 9 to 21 months in federal prison for conspiracy, destruction of property on a naval installation, depredation of government property and trespassing.…

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Religious News Service: Seventh and final Plowshares member sentenced to prison for nuclear base break-in

April 9, 2021

Religious News Service      April 9, 2021 Seventh and final Plowshares member sentenced to prison for nuclear base break-in Mark Colville was part of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 who broke into a naval base on April 4, 2018. DePaul University in Chicago announced last month it would recognize the group with a Christian nonviolence…

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New Haven Register: New Haven anti-war activist gets prison for break-in at Navy sub base

April 9, 2021

New Haven Register            April 9, 2021 New Haven anti-war activist gets prison for break-in at Navy sub base A longtime anti-war activist from New Haven was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison Friday for his part in vandalizing property at the Kings Bay submarine base three years ago in Georgia.…

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Freed Up: Martha Hennessy Speaks from Danbury, Interview with Joergen Ostensen, Prison Kills, March 29, 2021

March 30, 2021

Martha Hennessey is a Catholic Worker and longtime peace activist who has fought for the abolition of nuclear weapons. She is currently incarcerated for taking part in a Plowshares Action on April 4th, 2018. The Plowshares Movement is a group of Catholic activists who follow the teaching of the prophet Isaiah heeding the call to…

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My Prison Cell View of the COVID-19 Pandemic by Patrick O’Neill, NCR, March 16, 2021

March 16, 2021

My prison cell view of the COVID-19 pandemic Mar 16, 2021 by Patrick O’Neill Lisbon, Ohio — While the difficulties associated with COVID-19 are omnipresent, the hardships are even greater for those of us in prison. Matthew’s Gospel notes the work of mercy: “I was in prison and you visited me.” The problem for the…

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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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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.)