Henry Stoever, right, chats with KCPD Sgt. Craig Hope about reasons he will cross the National Security Campus property line (purple) on Memorial Day in 2021.--Photo by Tom Fox

Stoever refuses to plead guilty of trespass vs. nukes

"I must decline your offer to enter a plea of guilty," retired lawyer Henry Stoever says in a Sept. 11 letter to a prosecutor at Jackson County Court. Stoever, who stepped across the property line of the local nuclear weapon facility, hopes to explain to a jury next year why he was not guilty of the crime of trespass.

During the Aug. 7 event Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki, Ron Faust reads the words of Takato Michishita, a hibakusha, a survivor of one of the 1945 blasts, who wrote to young people, "If you sense (war) coming, it may be too late."--Photo by Jim Hannah

Knotty Karma

Ron Faust, poet, heard Japanese-Americans say on Aug. 7, “We should never build another nuclear weapon.” He wrote a warning: “As long as we are stuck (with the world having 13,000 nukes), We will shorten the time of the Doomsday Clock.”

Ann Suellentrop asks, “Why do we fly these colorful flags today? Because they are a sign of great hope!” They represent 66 countries that have ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Listening behind Ann are, from left, Daniel Karam, Beth Seberger, and Jon Shafer.—Photos by Jim Hannah

Recalling 1945 bombings of Hiroshima, Nagasaki

Echoes. Hope. Two hands. These came into play at our annual observance Aug. 7, “Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki: Never Again!”