In The Media

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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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.

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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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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.)