In The Media

The Plowshares activists are on trial for anti-nuclear protest. Theologians say the Gospel’s on their side. By Ryan DiCorpo, America, Oct. 17, 2019

October 17, 2019

“We were speaking out against omnicide⁠—the destruction of all life,” the anti-nuclear weapons activist Dean Hammer said before a court in Norristown, Pa., in 1990. Read more,

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Sub base break-in trial to reprise pretrial arguments by Wes Wolfe, Brunswick News, Oct 3, 2019

October 5, 2019

As the days tick down to the trial of the seven anti-nuclear protestors who broke into Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in April, opposing counsel are gearing up for jury selection and other pretrial maneuvers. Read more

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Remember, repent, resist, 74 years since the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, by Art Laffin, NCR, August 6, 2019

September 24, 2019

This Aug. 6 and 9 mark the 74th anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States. On Aug. 6, 1945, the feast of the Transfiguration, an atomic bomb, made in the … Read

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Defying the Nuclear Sword: National policy, especially for the world’s dominant superpower, is based on the threat of unrelenting force. By Robert Koehler, Common Dreams September 5, 2019

September 10, 2019

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Activist with Baltimore roots languishes in Georgia Jail – op ed by Patrick O’Neill, Baltimore Sun, September 6,2019

September 10, 2019

Patrick O’Neill writes about 79 year old Liz McAlister being held in jail for 18 months under harsh conditions before trial for the King Bay Plowshares.    

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Editorial: Don’t ignore prophets who call out against nuclear weapons. By NCR Editorial Staff

September 7, 2019

Jesuit Fr. Daniel Berrigan, one of the originators of the Plowshares movement, was once asked by NCR if “all of the courtroom-as-social-theater” had not become outdated and ineffective. “Well, we hear that all the time about this repetition, let’s say, of the Plowshares actions all over the place — and I don’t know,” replied Berrigan,…

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Kings Bay Plowshares Trial For Nuclear Weapons Protest Set For October, by Dennis Sadowski, (CNS) Crux, August 31

September 1, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seven people charged with breaking into the Kings Bay Naval Base to protest nuclear weapons will face trial Oct. 21 for their action. U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood set the trial date after denying the defendants’ motion to dismiss the criminal charges they face because their actions were motivated by their…

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Judge Denies Nuclear Protestors’ Religious Freedom Defense by Yonat Shimron (NCR) August 29

August 29, 2019

A federal judge has denied a request by a group of Catholic peace activists to dismiss charges against them for breaking into a nuclear submarine base in Kings Bay, Georgia, last year to protest nuclear weapons. The seven activists, individually and through their lawyers, used a novel defense, citing the Religion Freedom Restoration Act, a…

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Faith-Based Peace Activists, Facing 25-Year Sentence, Defend Disarmament Action at Nuclear Submarine Base by Julia Conley (Common Dreams)

August 13, 2019

“I would argue our communal criminal history has been all about upholding the basic tenets of love and providing for the common good.”

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Bombs away or away with the bomb, challenging the nuclear death sentence by Sean Howard, op ed ,Cape Breton News – August 6, 2019

August 9, 2019
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This is an urgent 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 (KBP7).

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.)