Legal Updates

Sentencing for Liz McAlister by Video, June 8, 9 am ET – Audio Link

June 4, 2020

  On Monday, June 8 at 9 am ET, Elizabeth McAlister, the eldest (at 80 yrs-old) of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 anti-nuclear weapons activists, will be sentenced from her home in Connecticut by video conferencing with Judge Lisa Godbey Wood of the Southern District of Georgia Federal Court, in Brunswick and her attorney, Bill…

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May 25 Update – New Sentencing Dates, June 8, 29 & 30

May 28, 2020

  SENTENCING DATES CHANGED FOR KINGS BAY PLOWSHARES 7 On Friday, May 22, Judge Lisa Godbey Wood of the Southern District Federal Court of Georgia in Brunswick assigned new dates for seven defendants, according to the Kings Bay Plowshares’ attorney, Bill Quigley. Many of the defendants had asked the court to postpone their May 28th…

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Update on Sentencing Dates, June 8 for Liz & June 29, 30 for others (tentative)

May 21, 2020

The sentencing dates have been changed. Liz McAlister will be sentenced by video conferencing with the court on June 8 at 9:00 am.  She will remain at home in Connecticut. There will be an audio feed for people to call in and listen to the proceedings. For public access to the sentencing hearing of Elizabeth…

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Letters to Judge Wood – No prison in time of Covid-19

May 17, 2020

Although the defendants did not want letters sent to Judge Wood asking for leniency, many supporters have wanted to write asking that they not be sent to prison in a time of Covid-19. There is still time to write directly to the judge. If you know individuals personally you can attest to their good character…

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Sentencing Dates Set for May 28, 29

April 10, 2020

Dear Friends, After a six-month wait, Judge Lisa Godbey Wood has set two dates at the end of May for sentencing the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 defendants who were found guilty on Oct. 24, 2019 for their nonviolent symbolic disarmament action at Kings Bay Naval Base. On May 28th, Carmen Trotta of the NYC- St.…

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April 2020 Update and Second Anniversary Video

April 6, 2020

Dear Friends, This April 4th marked the second anniversary of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 disarmament action. It’s also a time of grave danger for people around the planet with the emergence of the novel corona virus, especially among the poor, the imprisoned, the homeless, the sick, communities of Color, the elderly, and the marginalized.…

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Clare Grady’s Closing Statement at Trial, Oct. 24, 2019

March 23, 2020

Thank you to everyone here in this courtroom, you the jury, the people witnessing, the lawyers, the clerks, the district attorney, the judge, the marshalls, I trust that all of us are doing our best here. Thank you. I want to take a moment to remember my father John Peter Grady. Yesterday was the anniversary…

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Patrick O’Neill’s Closing Statement, Oct. 24, 2019

March 11, 2020

Well, we’re coming to the end of a long, and I hope not too boring week of testimony. Thank you for your attentiveness and patience. It’s been quite a trial up to this point, and soon it will be time for the 12 of you to deliberate the facts of this case that you have listened…

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Mark Colville’s Closing Statement at Trial, Oct. 24, 2019

March 10, 2020

I think the evidence has shown that you are being asked to sit in judgement over seven people who are clearly caught between a rock and a hard place. The rock is our faith in Jesus Christ, His command to love our enemies and to lay down our own lives rather than take the life…

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Carmen Trotta’s Closing Statement at Trial, Oct. 24, 2019

March 10, 2020

Carmen Trotta’s Final Closing Court Statement I want to talk to you about a couple of words. Many of us have testified that we believe that Jesus is the word. Words can be very potent; they can pierce your hearts. Two words in particular come to mind. The first is malicious. The word is often…

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Sign the Global Petition

(The petition has been delivered to the Department of Justice, but you can still sign to show support, and you'll be added to the mailing list.)

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.)