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Nuclear weapons are illegal: 50 nations ratify historic UN treaty by Art Laffin, NCR, Nov. 19, 2020

November 23, 2020

Seventy-five years after the U.S. committed the unspeakable crime of using nuclear weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945, a historic milestone has finally been achieved: Nuclear weapons have been declared illegal under a new United Nations treaty. On Oct. 24, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) reached the 50-nation ratification…

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All Things Reconsidered, Radio Interview on KMUD with Patrick, Clare and Martha, Nov. 19, 2020

November 21, 2020

One hour interview with Clare Grady, Martha Hennessy and Patrick O’Neill after their sentencing. http://archive.kmudfm.org/archive/mp3/kmud_201119_190004thutalk.mp3

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Martha Hennessy Interview, Hudson Mohawk Magazine, Nov. 19,2020

November 20, 2020

Martha Hennessey is a peace activist and Catholic Worker who is also a granddaughter of Dorothy Day. She was part of the Kings Bay Plowshare 7 that participated in a protest against nuclear weapons at a Naval Base in Georgia. Recently, she was sentenced to 10 months in prison for the protest. With Mark Dunlea…

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Kings Bay Activists Pay Heavy Price for Resisting Nuclear Warfare by Jonathan Michaels, Shadowproof, Nov. 17, 2020

November 18, 2020

Patrick O’Neill gripped the hammer tightly in his hands. The police would soon surround him. O’Neill and six other Catholic peace activists had infiltrated the Kings Bay Naval Base in St. Mary’s, Georgia, with the goal of symbolically disarming the base’s six Trident submarines armed with first-strike missiles capable of holding 200 nuclear warheads. Some…

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Anti-Nuclear Pacifists Get Federal Prison Terms for Nonviolent Protest by Elise Swain, The Intercept, Nov. 16, 2020

November 17, 2020

Each weekend, while New York City’s East Village packs into sidewalk tables for brunch, activist Carmen Trotta leads a vigil for ending the U.S.-backed war in Yemen in Tompkins Square Park. He only has a few more Saturday mornings before he must report to federal prison, along with fellow activists from Plowshares, the anti-nuclear, Christian…

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Dorothy Day’s granddaughter sentenced to prison for Kings Bay nuclear weapons protest by Yonat Shimron, RNS, Nov. 13, 2020

November 14, 2020

(RNS) — Martha Hennessy, a granddaughter of Dorothy Day, the founder of the Catholic Worker movement, was sentenced Friday (Nov. 13) to 10 months in prison for breaking into Kings Bay Naval Base in Georgia two years ago to protest its stockpile of nuclear weapons. Hennessy’s was the lightest sentence given for the break-in at…

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Peace activists receive prison sentences for submarine base protest by Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service, Nov. 12

November 14, 2020

Cleveland — Two of the seven Kings Bay Plowshares peace activists received prison sentences Nov. 12 for entering a Georgia naval base and symbolically damaging weapons systems in 2018. U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood handed down a 14-month prison sentence to Carmen Trotta, a Catholic Worker from New York, while Clare Grady of Ithaca,…

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Kings Bay Plowshares 7 Activists Sentenced for 2018 Anti-Nuclear Protest at Georgia Naval Base, by Brett Wilkins, Commondreams, Oct. 16, 2020

October 27, 2020

A federal court on Thursday sentenced a Catholic priest to nearly three years in prison for trespassing on a Georgia naval base to protest U.S. nuclear weapons policy, but he could be imminently released due to time served—while on Friday another activist was sentenced in connection with the same demonstration. National Catholic Reporter reports Rev.…

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Another Kings Bay sub base vandal sentenced to federal prison, News4 Jax, Oct. 17, 2020

October 27, 2020

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – A North Carolina man convicted of the April 2018 illegal entry and vandalism of Submarine Base Kings Bay has been sentenced to federal prison. Patrick O’Neill, 63, of Garner, N.C., was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to 14 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $33,503.51 in…

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Priest at peace with sentence for Georgia anti-nuke sentence, by Joshua Sharpe, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Oct. 16. 2020

October 20, 2020

Before his sentencing Thursday, Father Steve Kelly, a Jesuit priest and prolific anti-nuclear weapons activist who has been arrested numerous times, told the court he would refuse to pay any restitution or follow any probation rules. Instead, he asked the judge to give him extra prison time. Kelly was one of seven Catholic activists from…

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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.)