In The Media

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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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.)