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Facing prison amid a pandemic, a protester fears for himself and all inmates, by Ned Barnett , News and Observer,January 14, 2021

January 21, 2021

Patrick O’Neill, a longtime Catholic activist, has often demonstrated against the death penalty outside of Central Prison in Raleigh. But this week when he stood at the prison’s entrance what he was opposing had become personal – his own risk of dying behind bars. The 64-year-old Garner resident is about to start serving a prison…

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Clare Grady’s Sentencing Statement, Nov. 12, 2020

November 14, 2020

Good afternoon, Judge Wood, Mr. Knoche, and Mr. Gilully, and greetings to all the women and men who work in the courtroom there in Georgia. Also, greetings to all those who are listening in to these sentencing hearings on your phones. Your presence as attendees and witnesses to this procedure, as we work together to…

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Bernadette Naro’s Statement at Sentencing of her Father, Patrick O’Neill

November 14, 2020

Good Afternoon. I want to begin my testimony today with some of my earliest memories of my dad. When I was four years old, my parents moved from our small house where the three of us lived, into a much larger house to start a Catholic Worker Community. The extra rooms in our new house…

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October 11 Festival of Hope for Sentencing of Steve Kelly and Patrick O’Neill – Recordings and Presentations

October 12, 2020

The Festival of Hope for the sentencing of Steve Kelly and Patrick O’Neill can be viewed on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmJ3FgK0-Yc&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0QtXbiV0JCFWq0ng_xtuU-3CNlhYEu0Mf0wnjAuUnVklqUAgG65TdBZPY or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Kingsbayplowshares/videos/1254811398201405/ Father Steve Kelly’s Statement        At the time of this greetings’ composing, Pharaoh is hospitalized with the plague. I’m not gloating although much could be included about karma. This neo-exodus…

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Confronting the Actual Existential Threats by Sean Howard, Cape Breton Spectator, May 6, 2020

May 8, 2020

On February 8, as COVID-19 fast-approached a slow-moving British government, BBC World News aired a discussion among London-based foreign correspondents on the long-term global impacts of the crisis during which Maria Margaronis, contributing editor to The Nation, made an observation now haunting my locked-down self: was there a possible unconscious source (among others) of the…

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Call Congress to commemorate the anniversary of the Kings Bay Plowshares Seven’s nuclear weapons protest.

April 4, 2020

Tell Congress that now, more than ever, it’s time to wash our hands of Trident. On April 4, 2018, seven anti-nuclear activists, known as the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, entered the Kings Bay Naval Base in Camden County in Georgia to protest the nuclear weapons based there. The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 carried out their…

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Media Coverage

November 16, 2019

Print Media Coverage of the KBP7 Action and Trial The New Yorker Paul Elie, “The Pope and Catholic Radicals Come Together Against Nuclear Weapons” https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-pope-and-catholic-radicals-come-together-against-nuclear-weapons The Nation Sam Husseini,“Religious Beliefs are Struck Down”: https://www.thenation.com/article/kings-bay-plowshares-trial/ Sam Husseini, “Catholic Activists Stand Trial”: https://www.thenation.com/article/antinuclear-activists-trial-georgia/ Frida Berrigan, “25 Years for Protecting the Planet”: https://www.thenation.com/article/nuclear-activism-kings-bay-plowshares/ The Intercept Jeremy Scahill, “Omnicidal Tendencies…

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Peace Activists Face Up to 25 Years in Prison for Breaking Into Nuclear Submarine Base by K. Thor Jensen, NEWSWEEK, Oct. 25, 2019

October 28, 2019

Seven Catholic anti-war protesters who raided the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia last year have been convicted of conspiracy, depredation of government property, destruction of government property and trespassing. They each face up to 25 years behind bars. Read

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Plowshares trial kicks off with jury selection, opening statements by Wes Wolfe, Brunswick News, Oct. 21, 2019

October 23, 2019

At the controls of a B-52 Stratofortress in the film “Dr. Strangelove,” Slim Pickens as Maj. Kong opens up the internal communications and says to his crew, “Now look, boys, I ain’t much of a hand at makin’ speeches, but I got a pretty fair idea that something doggone important is goin’ on back there.…

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Kings Bay Plowshares 7: Trial Begins for Liz McAlister & Others for Breaking Into Nuke Sub Base, Democracy Now, Oct. 21, 2019

October 23, 2019

Seven Catholic peace activists are going on trial in Georgia today for breaking into the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base on April 4, 2018. The activists, who are known as the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, face up to 25 years in prison if convicted. The activists entered the base armed with just hammers, crime scene…

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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.)