--Chart by Spencer Graves

UN Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons needs only 6 more signers to ‘enter into force’

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.

Ann Suellentrop speaks during last year's Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance at Loose Park. --Photo by Jim Hannah

Support ‘Back from the Brink Resolution’ to prevent nuclear war

Ann Suellentrop, during the Aug. 9 Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance online, asked us to support the “Back from the Brink Resolution” to prevent nuclear war. The resolution spells out five steps whereby the US can take the lead in this endeavor.

A nonviolence exercise shows the twin aspects of nonviolence: to actively oppose injustice, and to actively propose just alternatives. --Courtesy of Pace e Bene

How to move “From Spirit to Street Action”

The 3-hour training that was part of an online conference Aug. 7 (but will be repeated) helped participants exercise nonviolence in three inter-related arenas: nonviolence to self, nonviolence to all others, and nonviolence to the entire earth and all its creatures.

Cris Mann, a recently retired special-education teacher, urges, “We should cancel college debt and eliminate the warfare budgets.” She led a chant: “Books, not bombs!”--Photos by Jim Hannah

‘Human Care, Not Warfare’ makes it to the media

KKFI Community Radio (90.1 FM) and NBC Action News (Channel 41) covered the May 25 “Human Care, Not Warfare” midtown rally. Among 12 speakers, Cris Mann urged, “We should cancel college debt and eliminate the warfare budgets.” She led a chant: “Books, not bombs!”

Will America’s nuclear waste be passing through Missouri?

By Mary Hladky Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear sounded the alarm recently about large amounts of dangerous nuclear waste passing through Kansas City unless we work to stop it. Speaking March 21 at the Rime Buddhist Center in KC MO, Kamps said legislation is being discussed to ship nuclear waste from eastern states (75 percent … Continue reading Will America’s nuclear waste be passing through Missouri?

Summary of Countering Military Recruitment In Public Schools and Confronting Contaminants Near Military Bases

Save our water from polluters!   This video presentation was of Pat Elder, a teacher and political activist who discusses current, life threatening toxins in our water systems including surface, table and tap water which has caused hundreds of cases of cancer in humans from young mothers to all of us. These toxins are introduced … Continue reading Summary of Countering Military Recruitment In Public Schools and Confronting Contaminants Near Military Bases