Ann Suellentrop of the PeaceWorks-KC Board did several acts of civil resistance against U.S. nuclear weapons in Germany during June and July 2018. She came back home to Kansas City with a bundle of links to activist sites related to fighting nuclear weapons.

News stories about summer 2018 protest of U.S. nuclear weapons in Germany

See http://duluthreader.com/articles/2018/07/19/14021_peace_activists_gain_entry_to_german_air_base and https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/07/27/the-eye-of-a-tornado/

Divestment: ICAN’s Don’t Bank on the Bomb

The International Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has identified hundreds of banks, pension funds, insurance companies and asset managers around the world with substantial investments in nuclear arms producers. The report Don’t Bank on the Bomb, updated annually by PAX, provides details of financial transactions with companies that are heavily involved in the manufacture, maintenance and modernization of US, British, French and Indian nuclear forces. See http://www.icanw.org/projects/dont-bank-on-the-bomb/

Weapon Free Funds Database

When we pay taxes, donate money to a local church, pay for college tuition, contribute to our 401(k), or renew union dues, we may be unwittingly contributing to the war economy. Many types of

institutions – from corporations to universities to faith groups and municipalities – invest their holdings in asset management firms, like Vanguard, BlackRock, and Fidelity, which in turn reinvest that money in weapons manufacturers and military contractors. Check if you’re unknowingly financing war with the new searchable Weapon Free Funds database. See https://worldbeyondwar.org/

Bad Honeywell – Divest and Boycott

Honeywell manages the KC nuclear weapons parts plant and the Sandia nuclear weapons lab in New Mexico. It has also been involved in making the Reaper drone, as well as fracking, Canadian tar sands mining, Keystone XL Pipeline, Israeli weapons, and environmental contamination such as weapons made with depleted uranium and in uranium mining. See http://www.badhoneywell.org/

Count the Money

One trillion dollars is being spent to modernize the nuclear arsenals of nine countries over the next 10 years. This Count the Money campaign is going to show the scale of this investment and how it could be devoted to peace and humanitarian needs, rather than the threat of nuclear annihilation while governments meet at the United Nations for the UN General Assembly and UN Disarmament Week, Oct. 24-30, 2018. We’re going to count the money by hand, $10million per minute in $1million dollar notes, in front of the United Nations and at other publicly visible places in New York City. Counting will take 7 days and nights.  See http://www.nuclearweaponsmoney.org/count-the-money/

Mobile Chernobyl

Kansas City will be a major transport hub for radioactive waste if the proposed Holtec Central Interim Storage facility in New Mexico or the permanent repository in Yucca Mountain in Nevada is approved.  Kevin Kamps from Beyond Nuclear may speak in Kansas City this fall about this threat to our health and environment. For more info, see http://www.beyondnuclear.org/ (“Environmental coalition letter to U.S. House of Representatives urges opposition to funding for Yucca and CIS dumps,” in “Radioactive waste” section)