PeaceWorks and other groups will hold out hope for a nuke-free world through a walk and rally near the KC MO nuclear weapon parts plant.
“No one wants to be arrested but / Life is deliriously complicated / So it may be the right response” begins Ron Faust’s poem on civil resistance, risking arrest.
“Ending war always means having to talk/negotiate with the opposition," said Mary Hladky after a rally for peace in Ukraine.
Calling for humankind to abolish war, Brian Terrell insists, “Faced with imminent global climate catastrophe and with both US and Russia for the first time imagining winning a nuclear war, humanity has no choice.”
War is never the way to peace and the war always comes home. Advances in nuclear weapons technology and proliferation of drones as a cheaper, more politically safe way to wage war only makes those wars more deadly and more intractable than before.
“Victims of anesthetized evil” is how Ron Faust describes family members of innocents slain by US killer drones, while US military personnel and the public may be benumbed to the terror.
My mother's ancestors came from the Ukraine. ... I come from a military family that has fought in every war. ... I suggested that my son join the military. I wish that I had not done that.
Whiteman AFB’s 20th Attack Squadron includes technicians, administrators and pilots who operate the MQ-9 Reaper drone, Brian Terrell told the drone war protesters.
A passel of poems by Ron Faust: “Trespassing,” crossing a line not irrelevant; “The Great Divide,” honoring a falsely accused senator; “On Earth Day,” walking the tender Earth; and “Rainy Daffodils.”
The graph shows the last two years’ operating budget and the Fiscal Year 2023 budget request for the Kansas City National Security Campus, where parts are made for nuclear weapons.