Join Peace Action Maine-show support for the Kingsbay Plowshares 7 today!
-Sign their petition located on the website https://Kingsbayplowshares7.org.
Elizabeth McAlister, at 80 years old the eldest of the KBP7 defendants and widow of Phil Berrigan, was just sentenced via video to time served, three years supervised release and for a portion of the restitution for the seven of just over $30,000. The remaining six are scheduled to appear in the Brunswick court, June 29 and 30 for sentencing. Martha Hennessy, Patrick O’Neill, Clare Grady, Mark Colville, Carmen Trotta, and Fr. Steve Kelly, S.J.
-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. Kings Bay is homeport to six ballistic 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.