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4: From Windsor Public Library | Martha Hennessy: On her Civil Disobedience, Why She Did It, and What Must Change

May 25th, 2020  •  54 mins 49 secs  •  Download (50.2 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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On April 4th, 2018, Martha Hennessy and 6 other Catholic activists, calling themselves the Kings Bay Plowshares, met on Kings Bay Naval Base in Georgia where they broke in and performed a non-violent protest of symbolically hammering on statues of nuclear missiles, pouring blood, and hanging banners with messages against these weapons. The book they intentionally left behind was Daniel Ellsberg’s The Doomsday Machine. (Martha Hennessy is also the granddaughter of Dorothy Day, famous for starting the Catholic Worker Movement.)