Kings Bay Plowshares 7

27.11.2019

Pope Francis Calls Nuclear Weapons Immoral as Catholic Activists Face Jail For U.S. Nuke Base Action

Pope Francis Calls Nuclear Weapons Immoral as Catholic Activists Face Jail For U.S. Nuke Base Action

Over the weekend, Pope Francis visited Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where the United States dropped the first atomic bombs in 1945, killing more than 200,000 people. Pope Francis said, “A world without nuclear weapons is possible and necessary.” The leader of the Cathoilc Church met with survivors of the Hiroshima and… »

25.10.2019

Detailed Account from Within the Trial of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7

Detailed Account from Within the Trial of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7

By Ralph Hutchison, World BEYOND War DAY 1 Jury selection began at 9:00am with nearly eighty prospective jurors filling the courtroom; others were seated on metal folding chairs in a small overflow room watching on a 32 inch screen. Despite a few signal interruptions, we were able to follow most… »

22.10.2019

Kings Bay Plowshares 7: Trial Begins for Liz McAlister & Others for Breaking Into Nuke Sub Base

Kings Bay Plowshares 7: Trial Begins for Liz McAlister & Others for Breaking Into Nuke Sub Base

Seven Catholic peace activists are going on trial in Georgia today for breaking into the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base on April 4, 2018. The activists, who are known as the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, face up to 25 years in prison if convicted. The activists entered the base armed… »

08.08.2019

Federal Judge Hears Kings Bay Plowshares’ Motion to Dismiss Charges Under RFRA

Federal Judge Hears Kings Bay Plowshares’ Motion to Dismiss Charges Under RFRA

The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 in federal court today made oral arguments concerning the denial of the pre-trial motions to dismiss the charges against them.  Appearing for the first time before Judge Lisa Godbey Wood, who will be the trial judge, four of the pro-se defendants and two of the… »

02.05.2019

Anti-Nuclear Plowshares Activists Respond to Court’s Denial of Motion to Dismiss Charges

Anti-Nuclear Plowshares Activists Respond to Court’s Denial of Motion to Dismiss Charges

The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 anti-nuclear activists received the decision Friday evening from a federal magistrate denying their motions to dismiss the charges, including their motion under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The seven defendants, all Catholics, had testified with expert witnesses during their November 2018 evidentiary hearings and waited… »

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