Clare Grady and Carmen Trotta of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 were sentence to over a year in jail, probation, and large fines. The other defendants will be sentenced in the coming days. Clare Grady spoke at the UNAC conference last February and others of the 7 attended. These people should be seen as heroes of our movement. The Kings Bay Plowshare 7 were convicted for an act of civil resistance done to protest the countries nuclear weapons program. They are members of the Catholic Workers Community, which has a long history of peace activism.
On April 4, 2018, on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the seven entered the Kings Bay Naval Base in St. Marys, Georgia and “beat swords into plowshares.” They took hammers, bottles of their own blood and crime scene tape and spray-painted antiwar slogans, spread their blood, and hammered at a monument to nuclear war. Kings Bay houses nuclear submarines each armed with 20 Trident missiles each with multiple nuclear warheads.
To read more about the 7 and their action, please go to their web site: https://kingsbayplowshares7.org/. There are specific tasks there we can all do for their defense and for our common goal of a nuclear free world.