The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons suggests the necessary 50 signatories may ratify the UN Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons this year, and 90 days after that, the treaty will “enter into force,” becoming international law. PeaceWorks-KC plans to celebrate the treaty’s entry into force, perhaps in February or March. Stay tuned!
Dennis Russell said he gave his right eye so rich people in Kansas could become a little richer. On the night of Sept. 29, when 55 persons, including four PeaceWorks-KC leaders, marched for expanded Medicaid in Kansas, the 60-year-old Russell said he could not get the glaucoma in his right eye treated for years because he did not have health insurance. Now that he has recently obtained Kansas Medicaid, his eye doctor is telling him it is too late to repair the sight in his right eye, and he will probably never see again out of that eye.
2020 was shaping up as a banner year for PeaceWorks-KC’s annual art show. The number of artists exhibiting last year was the highest ever, at 130, and the pool of artists was expected to continue to grow. ... Then came the pandemic. ... "How about a virtual, online art fair?" asked David Bayard.
The news is bleak. By mid-September, wildfires raged in 15 states, taking homes, lives, livelihoods and infrastructure. ... All the while we are living through the worst worldwide pandemic in over 100 years, coronavirus. Deforestation and mass extinction leave us much more vulnerable to epidemics like this.
On Sept. 30, Malaysia ratified the UN Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Malaysia was the 46th country to confirm the treaty, with Malta being the 45th.
We have tied ourselves up In a convoluted entanglement What have we achieved from 9/11? But ruination in endless war and revenge Amassing a military budget of $800 Billion Shifting away resources to tackle climate change Burning up the environment in red partisanship Turning to violent embarrassment and … Continue reading What have we done to ourselves?
The mainstream media create the stage upon which politicians read their lines. The Local Journalism Sustainability Act (HR 7640) would provide citizen-directed subsidies for local newspapers, roughy comparable to the US Postal Service Act of 1792, which helps explain why the US grew and prospered while contemporary New Spain / Mexico fractured, shrank, and stagnated economically.
Haley Sellmeyer is a painter using a variety of materials including acrylic, oils to Unicorn SPiT. Don’t ask. Well, no, DO ask. And it’s not just a figment of her imagination! She not only produces her own creations but works with other young people to encourage them in their own artistic paths, something sorely missing … Continue reading Haley Sellmeyer
Today's artist is a woodworker, photographer and poet with a deep love of the natural world. In his alter ego at Skyboy Photos, he makes his greeting cards, books, calendars, prints and unique gift items available. Here is his story. ______________________________________ The David Bayard species ranges from the northern Boundary Waters to the Gulf Coast, … Continue reading David Bayard
Today's artist is in the plural ~ two brothers who became fired up about the creative possibilities of combining flame and silica to produce evocative glasswork. Along the way, they bring the glasswork of the distant past into the present! ____________________ At ages 21 and 25, brothers Tate and Aaron Bezdek are the youngest hot-glass … Continue reading Tate and Aaron Bezdek