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6 Kings Bay Plowshares Anti-Nuclear Weapons Activists Face Up to 20 Years in Prison by Melinda Tuhus in Between the Lines, June 17, 2020

June 21, 2020

Interview with Mark Colville, one of seven Kings Bay Plowshares defendants, conducted by Melinda Tuhus On June 8, 80-year-old peace activist Liz McAllister was sentenced for her part in the Kings Bay Plowshares action on April 4, 2018, in which 7 Catholic activists poured their own blood and hammered on equipment after breaking into the…

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A Different Kind of Catholic – Martin Gugino’s Witness to Nonviolence by Paul Moses, Commonweal, June 16, 2020

June 21, 2020

When the Jericho Road Community Health Center asked Martin Gugino to explain why he was a donor, he responded with a passage from the New Testament. “Jesus said to clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, feed the hungry and give drink to the thirsty,” he wrote in the Buffalo nonprofit’s newsletter last fall, praising its…

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Judge sentences 80-year-old Catholic activist for breaking into nuclear submarine base by Yonat Shimron, RNS, June 8, 2020

June 12, 2020

(RNS) — A U.S. District Court judge has sentenced an 80-year-old Catholic peace activist to time already served for trespassing onto the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in St. Marys, Georgia, more than two years ago as part of a symbolic nuclear disarmament action. Elizabeth McAlister, a former nun with the Religious of the Sacred…

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Activist ordered to pay restitution for naval base damage during protest by Dennis Sadowski, CNS in NCR, June 8, 2020

June 12, 2020

One of the seven Catholic peace activists convicted on charges related to entering a naval base in southeastern Georgia and symbolically damaging weapons systems will not return to prison for her role in the protest. Liz McAlister, 80, of New London, Connecticut, was sentenced however, to three years of probation and ordered her to pay…

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First ‘Kings Bay Plowshares’ activist sentenced by Liz Dodd , Ellen Teague, The Tablet, June 8, 2020

June 12, 2020

As sentencing began in the cases of seven Catholic peace activists who were convicted for acts of civil disobedience during a protest against nuclear weapons in the USA, more Religious communities in England and Wales have pledged to consider divesting from companies that produce nuclear weapons. On Monday Elizabeth McAlister, a Catholic peace activist, was…

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Plowshares woman, 80, sentenced to time served in Kings Bay incident, by Larry Hobbs, Brunswick News, June 9, 2020

June 12, 2020

An 80-year-old Connecticut woman was sentenced to time served for her role in the April 2018 incident in which a group known as the Plowshares broke into and vandalized Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Camden County, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Elizabeth McAlister had served 17 months since her arrest along with six…

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Liz McAlister Sentenced Today to Time Served and Supervised Probation

June 8, 2020

Liz McAlister, the eldest of the King Bay Plowshares 7, was sentenced today via video to time served, three years supervised release and for a portion of the restitution for the seven of just over $30,000. She was the first of the defendants to be sentenced. The remaining six are scheduled to appear in the…

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Elizabeth McAlister Sentenced Today to Time Served and Supervised Probation

June 8, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 8, 2020 CONTACTS: Bill Ofenloch, 212-369-1590, billcpf@aol.com Mary Anne Grady Flores, 607-280-8797, gradyflores08@gmail.com www.kingsbayplowshares7.org    Today 80 year-old Elizabeth McAlister was sentenced to time served and three years supervised probation and restitution for her part in the Kings Bay Plowshares disarmament action more than two years ago at the Trident submarine base in Georgia. US…

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Frida Berrigan’s Statement at Sentencing of her Mother, Liz McAlister, June 8, 2020

June 8, 2020

Good morning, friends, My name is Frida Berrigan and I am here to speak on behalf of my mom, Elizabeth McAlister, one of the co-defendants in the Kings Bay Plowshares. I’m here in New London, Connecticut with my husband Patrick and our three kids, Liz’s grandchildren- Madeline, 6; Seamus, 7; and Rosena, 13. My brother…

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Virtual Blessing and Liturgy for Liz’s sentencing – Sunday 6/7 at 5-6pm ET

June 7, 2020

There will be a virtual blessing and liturgy for Liz the night before her sentencing. Sunday evening 6/7 from 5-6pm ET. It will be available on a Facebook livestream at this link. https://www.facebook.com/events/185650976125040/ You might want to have bread and wine available if you wish to share it in the liturgical celebration.

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