122 member states of the UN have wearied of nine nuclear-armed nations holding the world’s 190-some nations hostage by their potential for nuclear annihilation—by land, sea, or air. So in 2017 they passed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The treaty will enter into force Jan. 22.
The 50th ratification of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on Oct. 24 gives witness that nuclear arms are weapons of mass destruction and global genocide.
Meeting human needs is absolutely fundamental to finding peace within, and that is the foundation for peace in the world. So says Paul Chappell, who will facilitate the online workshop PeaceWorks-KC is cosponsoring Feb. 7, 14, 21.
The UN treaty will enter into force 90 days after the 50th instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval, or accession has been deposited at the UN. We need only 6 more. As of Aug. 12, I estimate the 50th signing onto the treaty may occur Jan. 8, 2021. If that happens, the treaty will take effect April 8, 2021.
Political analysts charge that Amendment 3 is designed by incumbent legislators to give political parties the power to manipulate elections through gerrymandering.
Election season is upon us, and the Democratic Party appears poised to take not only the presidency but also the Senate. Foreign-policy-wise, neither party has been able to reign in the bloated military budget that siphons so much taxpayer money into the pockets of the wealthy. ... PeaceWorks can help build a society in which respect and grace are given even in times of political turmoil.
Shouting “Fire!” in a crowded theater, when there is no fire, is considered immoral—even illegal.
But what about the failure to shout “Fire!” if the theater actually is on fire?
In today’s topsy-turvy world of alternative values, that’s a worthy question.
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.