Jail Reflections

Martha Hennessy, The World of Fascist Franchises, June 15, 2021

June 23, 2021

The World of Fascist Franchises Martha Hennessy June 15th, 2021 I am now three weeks into my stay here at the Manchester, New Hampshire halfway house. My home confinement is blocked because I’m labeled a violent recidivist by the federal Bureau of Prisons. This morning I was denied my only walk outdoors because I neglected…

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Carmen Trotta, Reflections on Release, June 22, 2021

June 22, 2021

My Dear Friends & Family, As many of you have probably heard, I am OUT of prison and overjoyed for it! That said, I am not, however, OUT & ABOUT. Currently, I’m on a strict home confinement. I cannot leave the apartment I’m in without the permission of a halfway house in the Bronx, under…

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Patrick O’Neill, #7, Wars for Freedom and Other Lies, June 17, 2021

June 18, 2021

“Wars for Freedom and Other Lies” Patrick O’Neill’s Prison Reflections (transcribed and edited by J. Mark Davidson) June 17, 2021 Fully Vaccinated I just received my second and final COVID-19 vaccination shot after being here for five months. So far…no pain…will keep you posted. The lockdown here at Elkton is far beyond medical necessity, and…

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Clare Grady Update, May 30, 2021

June 14, 2021

Trinity Sunday, May 30, 2021 Dear Friends, Apologies for the long delay in responding to your letters. I have been a bit overwhelmed by mail but also by the categorization of mail – a quick answer, a thoughtful read before answering, a thoughtful read of an article, a newsletter, a book. Reading a book before…

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Martha Hennessy, The Spirit of the Law of Love, June 1, 2021

June 9, 2021

Martha Hennessy #22560-021 Hampshire House 1490 Elm St. Manchester, N.H. 03101 The Spirit of the Law of Love June 1st, 2021 I am now part of a community, a house where I have neither met nor been introduced to anyone other than the intake lady and my case manager. I am into my 6th day…

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Martha Hennessy, Religious Freedom to Oppose Nuclear Weapons, May 20, 2021

May 25, 2021

Religious Freedom to Oppose Nuclear Weapons May 20th, 2021 Danbury FCI At trial in October, 2019, in front of Judge Lisa Wood, Patrick O’Neill prayed in his opening statement, “I am happy that the grace of God has brought us together.” Seven co-defendants of the Kings Bay Plowshares were charged and convicted of conspiracy, destruction…

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Clare Grady’s Statement on the Attacks on Palestine, May 17, 2021

May 18, 2021

Clare Grady’s Statement, with Jessica Stewart, on the Attacks on Palestine. The horrific killings, home expulsions, and human rights abuses we are witnessing right now in Palestine are the actions of a settler colonial state, Israel, for whom No Palestinian lives Matter. The same rapacious politics of death that has in the past and still…

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Martha Hennessy, Changing the Social Order, May 9, 2021

May 17, 2021

Changing the Social Order May 9th, 2021 I write of my last days here at Danbury FCI Women’s Camp with contradictions in my heart. I will be so happy to be gone from here, but I also will miss the community, as fraught and involuntary as it is. Since coming up to quarantine on the…

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Patrick O’Neill, Statement on Israel-Palestine, May 13, 2021

May 16, 2021

The United States’ self-described “ironclad” support for the Israeli slaughter going on in Gaza this week is just part of an ongoing joint effort by two nuclear superpowers to inflict untold human suffering on the Palestinian people. When I interviewed Noble Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel years ago his message was simply that the Jewish…

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Martha Hennessy, 88 Years Old Today, May 1, 2021

May 10, 2021

88 Years Old Today May 1st, 2021 It is May Day, the feast day of St. Joseph the Worker, and a celebration of the dignity of work for International Workers of the World. I mopped the stairs and hall in front of the medical and psychological services office, now that I’m upstairs in quarantine for…

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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.)