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Activist ordered to pay restitution for naval base damage during protest by Dennis Sadowski, CNS in NCR, June 8, 2020

June 12, 2020

One of the seven Catholic peace activists convicted on charges related to entering a naval base in southeastern Georgia and symbolically damaging weapons systems will not return to prison for her role in the protest. Liz McAlister, 80, of New London, Connecticut, was sentenced however, to three years of probation and ordered her to pay…

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First ‘Kings Bay Plowshares’ activist sentenced by Liz Dodd , Ellen Teague, The Tablet, June 8, 2020

June 12, 2020

As sentencing began in the cases of seven Catholic peace activists who were convicted for acts of civil disobedience during a protest against nuclear weapons in the USA, more Religious communities in England and Wales have pledged to consider divesting from companies that produce nuclear weapons. On Monday Elizabeth McAlister, a Catholic peace activist, was…

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Plowshares woman, 80, sentenced to time served in Kings Bay incident, by Larry Hobbs, Brunswick News, June 9, 2020

June 12, 2020

An 80-year-old Connecticut woman was sentenced to time served for her role in the April 2018 incident in which a group known as the Plowshares broke into and vandalized Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Camden County, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Elizabeth McAlister had served 17 months since her arrest along with six…

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Beating Swords to Plowshares by Kathy Kelly in Voices for Creative Nonviolence, May 30,2020

May 31, 2020

Beating Swords to Plowshares by Kathy Kelly Inscribed on a wall across from the United Nations in New York City are ancient words of incalculable yearning: “They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.” –…

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‘The Only Logic of Trident is Omnicide’ Christopher Helali Interviews Peace Activist Martha Hennessy, Left Turn, Winter 2020

April 17, 2020

Martha Hennessey is a longtime anti-war activist and the granddaughter of Dorothy Day, the co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement. She is 62, a retired occupational therapist, and grandmother of eight. She has been arrested and imprisoned protesting nuclear power, war, the use of drones, the torture of prisoners in Guantanamo and other prisons, and…

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This Quarantined Holy Week I’m Thinking of a Brother Jesuit in Jail by Billy Critchley-Menor, SJ, The Jesuit Post, April 8, 2020

April 17, 2020

It’s because of Holy Week that we can approach the Coronavirus crisis with the hope we do. It’s because of Holy Week that we approach death the way we do. It’s because of Holy Week that Christians are anything at all. There is no doubt, and you will read this in so many tweets these…

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80-year-old peace activist faces prison for breaching Georgia submarine base by Julia Bergman, The Day, Feb. 8, 2020

February 10, 2020

Eighty-year-old Liz McAlister doesn’t regret her actions nearly two years ago, which landed her in jail. McAlister was one of seven Catholic peace activists, known as the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, who broke into the Naval Submarine Base in Kings Bay, Ga., on the night of April 4, 2018, to carry out “nonviolent acts of…

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Martha Hennessy shares glimpses of her grandmother Dorothy Day’s life by Jeff Kurowski,The Compass, January 30, 2020

February 5, 2020

Martha Hennessy’s first memory of her grandmother, Dorothy Day, goes back to when she was 3 years old at the family home in Vermont. Day was visiting from New York City. “She was a great storyteller. I was sitting on her lap,” said Hennessy, the seventh of Day’s nine grandchildren. “Everyone was excited to see…

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The ‘Plowshares 7’: Catholics against nuclear weapons by Alexis Buisson, La Croix International, Feb. 5, 2020

February 5, 2020

On 4 April 2018, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., seven US Catholic activists broke into the military base at Kings Bay in the southern state of Georgia. They are part of the Plowshares, a Christian civil disobedience movement that wants to abolish nuclear weapons. The base at Kings Bay…

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How Dorothy Day’s granddaughter feels about facing prison time for peace activism, Jesuitical Podcast in America, Jan. 10, 2020

January 29, 2020

In April of last year, seven Catholic activists broke into the naval submarine base in Kings Bay, Ga., home to several nuclear-armed submarines. Inside, they carried out nonviolent actions to protest the U.S. nuclear weapon’s program: They spilled their blood on the property, beat weapons with hammers and put crime-scene tape around the base. All…

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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.)