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Kings Bay Plowshares activists keep focus on continuing witness for peace by Dennis Sadowski , Crux, Jun 10, 2021

June 13, 2021

CLEVELAND — The days are long for Martha Hennessy as she waits in a Manchester, New Hampshire, halfway house to hear from federal prison authorities about how soon freedom will come. Corresponding with friends via cellphone, continuing a daily cycle of prayer and Mass readings, writing in her journal and practicing “Lectio Divina” allows her…

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Mars Perseverance and the King’s Bay Plowshares: A Study in Priorities by Mike McQuillan in History News Network, April 25, 2021

April 28, 2021

I won, I thought, often. Bobby Allan and I in Ms. Cooke’s fifth grade “show and tell” vied for attention with our astronaut scrapbooks. New York in 1962 had six daily newspapers plus Life and Look magazines, all with color spreads after space flights and available at the nearby newsstand of Manny’s Candy Store. Scissors…

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Seventh and final Plowshares member sentenced to prison for nuclear base break-in by Jonat Shimron, RNS, April 9, 2021

April 15, 2021

(RNS) — The seventh and final Catholic peace activist, who three years ago broke into the King’s Bay Naval Base in Georgia to symbolically disarm its stockpile of nuclear weapons, was sentenced Friday (April 9) to 21 months in prison. Mark Colville, who runs Amistad Catholic Worker in New Haven, Connecticut, was part of the…

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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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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.)