Join Peace Action Maine-show support for the Kingsbay Plowshares 7 today!
-Sign their petition located on the website https://Kingsbayplowshares7.org.
Their sentencing dates (originally set for May 28, 29) have now changed.Elizabeth McAlister, at 80 years old the eldest of the KBP7 defendants and widow of Phil Berrigan, was notified that her court date was changed from May 28 to June 8. She is to be sentenced by video while she stays at her home in Connecticut. She has already served 17 mo. in prison.
Martha Hennessy was granted an adjournment and given a new date of June 29, 3:30 pm, in Brunswick, GA.
Patrick O’Neill, Clare Grady, Mark Colville, Carmen Trotta, and Fr. Steve Kelly, S.J. (who has been detained in jails in Camden County and Glynn County for more than 25 months) also asked for an adjournment and were given June 29 and 30 as their new dates to appear with no times specified yet. They were not told whether they’ll be allowed to be sentenced in person in court or whether they’ll have to travel to Brunswick to be sentenced remotely by video once they get there.
-Write a polite and respectful letter to the judge:
Lisa Godbey Wood,U.S. District Court,Southern District of Georgia,801 Gloucester Street,Brunswick, GA 31520
Here is what attorney Bill Quigley suggests might be useful to include in a letter(clip from KBP7 5/16 panel)
Their website also has great letter suggestions: https://kingsbayplowshares7.org/2020/05/letters-to-judge-wood/
Seven Catholic plowshares activists entered Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in St. Mary’s, Georgia on April 4th, 2018. It is the largest nuclear submarine base in the world. There are six ballistic missile subs and two guided missile subs based at Kings Bay. Kings Bay is homeport to six ballistic missile Trident submarines, each of which deploy twenty Trident missiles carrying four or more warheads of at least 100 kilotons. The Hiroshima bomb was 14 kilotons. Each submarine thus has the destructive power of at least 500 Hiroshima bombs.The activists chose to act on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who devoted his life to addressing what he called the “triple evils of militarism, racism and materialism.” They used crime scene tape, hammers and hung banners reading: “The ultimate logic of racism is genocide - Dr. Martin Luther King”, “The ultimate logic of Trident is omnicide” and “Nuclear weapons: illegal/immoral.” They also brought an indictment charging the U.S. government for crimes against peace.