Both Martha Hennessy and Carmen Trotta are under strict house arrest until their trial, hence they were not allowed to go to the Pressenza studio, the interview was done at Mary House, The Catholic Worker on June 21st 2018.
Their plowshares action where seven activists (4 remain in prison) entered the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in St. Mary’s, Georgia. The world’s biggest naval submarine base, home to Trident nuclear powered submarines, the Atlantic Fleet’s Ballistic and Guided Missile Submarines.
The seven activists are Mark Colville of New Haven, Connecticut; Clare Grady of Ithaca, New York; Martha Hennessy of Springfield, Vermont – granddaughter of Dorothy Day, co founder of the Catholic Worker in 1931; Fr. Steve Kelly, SJ of Oakland, California; Liz McAlister of Baltimore, Maryland – 78 years old, wife of the late Phil Berrigan, remains in prison; Patrick O’Neill of Garner, North Carolina and Carmen Trotta of the New York, New York.