PeaceWorks-KC is holding its 9th annual witness for a nuclear-weapon-free world on Monday, May 28, Memorial Day. Our witness begins this year at the closed entry to the former nuclear weapons parts plant and continues at the new plant, the National Security Campus (NSC), at 14510 Botts Rd. Join us at 9:45 am or 11 am!
Inspiration and Hope for a World Without Nuclear Weapons!
Maurice Copeland, a leading voice in KC MO for persons who've suffered illnesses from contaminants at Bannister Federal Complex, where the KC Plant manufactured parts for nuclear weapons, received the Charles E. Bebb Peace Merit Award from PeaceWorks at its annual meeting.
It is now 2 minutes to midnight! The Doomsday Clock, with the time moved forward on Jan. 25, indicates the world’s vulnerability to catastrophe from nuclear weapons, climate change, and new technologies. Here are suggestions for action for those seeking to prevent annihilation.
Two speakers from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons will accent the humanitarian aspects of the threat that nuclear weapons pose and will give the inside story of how ICAN won the Nobel Prize this year.
By Jamie Jackson The mission of the Coalition Against Contamination (CAC) is to support workers and their families whose health has been impaired because of toxins at Bannister Federal Complex (BFC) at Bannister and Troost in KC, MO. Parts for nuclear weapons were made there, at the Kansas City Plant, from 1949 to 2014, when … Continue reading Coalition forms to tackle contamination at Bannister Federal Complex
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Did you feel that flutter a few weeks ago? You might call it the “Ban the Bomb butterfly effect,” more evidence that small actions can have outsized impact. The stir came when this year’s Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
Marion Küpker, of Hamburg, Germany, spoke to PeaceWorks members recently about her work to oust US nuclear weapons from her country. In 2016, Küpker helped launch an annual 20-week-long series of protests at Büchel Air Base, demanding withdrawal of the 20 B61 bombs there. Several Americans attended this year’s events, and Küpker invited us to participate next year.
Marion Küpker, who has worked for more than 20 years against the stationing of US nuclear weapons in Germany, is sharing her progress with US audiences. Hear her Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 7 pm at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut, KC MO.