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After Powerful Testimony Kings Bay Plowshares Trial Nears End

October 24, 2019

After Powerful Testimony Kings Bay Plowshares Trial Nears End October 24, 2019 BRUNSWICK, GA—Both the government and the defense finished their testimony yesterday at 5 p.m. in the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 anti-nuclear weapons case. Defendants were able to say much more than had been expected after the wide “in limine” restrictions established late last…

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Ithaca Voice: Letters from the Courtroom: Kings Bay Plowshares 7 Trial Unfolds

October 23, 2019

BRUNSWICK, G.A. — Many readers know that a historic trial is underway in Brunswick, Georgia. Seven citizens, including one from Ithaca, are going up against the U.S. government’s nuclear policies here in Federal Court. They are on trial for entering the Kings Bay Naval Base, home to six Trident submarines carrying enough nuclear weapons to…

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September 29 NYC Festival of Hope Highlights

October 3, 2019

Being Fully Human and Entering the Wilderness of the Incarcerated: The NYC Festival of Hope October 3, 2019 More than 250 people, a multicultural crowd, joined five of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 in person at a Festival of Hope celebration in New York City this past Sunday. Four of the activists wearing monitors strapped…

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Liz McAlister Denied Release On Her Own Recognizance – August 15, 2019

August 15, 2019

Elizabeth McAlister, through her attorney Bill Quigley, applied for release on her own recognizance on Monday August 12, 2019, the Monday after the court hearing.  The motion pointed out that Ms. McAlister, who will be 80 in November, has been jailed for 18 months and has been a model prisoner.  The motion said Ms. McAlister…

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Disarm Trident: Savannah to Kings Bay Peace Walk September 3-14, 2018

September 14, 2018

Today, September 9th, is the anniversary of the first Plowshares action which took place in 1980 at a General Electric plant in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. On that day, eight people entered the plant and hammered and poured blood on nose cones to nuclear warheads, sparking a movement of citizen disarmament actions that continue to this day. When we began our walk this morning in support of the Kings Bay Plowshares…

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Hunger for Disarmament Fast

June 18, 2018
Fast Day 1: Kathy Kelly fasting and vigiling at the gates of  Kings Bay Naval Base, St Mary's Georgia

In the state of Georgia’s Glynn County Detention Center, four of our friends await trial stemming from their nonviolent action, on April 4, 2018, at the Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay. In all, seven Catholic plowshares activists acted that day, aiming to make real the prophet Isaiah’s command to “beat swords into plowshares.” This week, five people have gathered for “Hunger for Nuclear Disarmament, a fast and vigil near the Naval Base.

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Robert J. Phares, Rest in Peace

May 21, 2018

Robert J. Phares died today, May 21, 2018, of natural causes, surrounded by his loving wife, Gail Sharon Phares, daughters Rebecca Phares and Lisa (Phares) Outterson and David Outterson, his son-in-law. He was a father, grandfather, husband, and federal worker extraordinaire. He provided kind but honest advice to his family and to many prisoners he visited throughout the past decades. Supporting the closure of the School of Americas and working with that organization as a volunteer was one of his proudest accomplishments. None of us who knew him will forget his smile, quick wit or caring manner.

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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.)