Tuvalu is 47th nation to ratify UN Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

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!

Wildfire in California Aug. 26, 2020; source is BLM (http://www.blm.gov/photos/netpub/server.np?find&catalog=catalog&site=BLM&field=Keywords&op=contains&value=wildfire).

Climate crisis calls us to action

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.

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Endless wars, corruption in the US media, and a virtual (Zoom) Forum, Oct. 3, noon, on what to do about it

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.

Susan Kiefer

Susan Kiefer of Kansas is our featured artist, who works in oil painting today, but may well explore something else equally exciting tomorrow! The work is evocative and soothing in its simplicity...but we'll let the artist speak. ________________ "Making things makes me happy—from paper dolls and dolls clothes in childhood, to costumes and scenery for … Continue reading Susan Kiefer