The Ban Killer Drones campaign asked peacemakers to protest drone war on Nov. 29, and PeaceWorks-KC answered the call. Fourteen of us witnessed for peace that day at Whiteman Air Force Base near Knob Noster, Mo.
“Not only are drone operators trained at Whiteman, the Air Force 20th Attack Squadron is involved in around-the-clock remote control combat missions with the MQ-9 Reaper drones,” says Brian Terrell.
Join us in protesting and committing civil disobedience next Memorial Day at the Kansas City, Mo., nuclear bomb parts plant.
Instead of a day celebrating the value of peace in our lives, Veteran’s Day has become a glorification of war and U.S. militarism.
“Today it is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence; it is either nonviolence or non-existence,” said Martin Luther King, Jr., in a sermon about Mohandas K. Gandhi, delivered in 1959. Can we handle this challenge? WE MUST.
We are weary of the endless wars by our country, the needless loss of civilian and combatant lives, the unnecessary involvement of our country in all of the recent wars, the depletion of our precious resources that rightly should have gone to the most needy of our world, the scars of war—the dead, the physical injuries, the mental injuries, and life-times of the pain and loss of war.
Mary Hladky discusses the futility of war, especially the US-led war in Afghanistan, where her son served as an infantry officer at the height of President Obama’s Afghanistan surge, justified by lies exposed in the Afghanistan Papers. But the lies are not limited to US military operations in Afghanistan. The US nuclear weapons program threatens the extinction of civilization from a nuclear war. And even without that, the US military is the largest single entity in the world spewing carbon emissions and toxins into the atmosphere fueling global warming and lesser pollution problems.
Remarks by Spencer Graves at an Armistice Day memorial on 2021-11-11 at 11 AM.
There is no defense involved in the National Defense Authorization Act. It is a siphon for taxpayer money into the hands of corporations like Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin.
Why does the US have enemies? Because of the manifest contempt that operations like our war on Afghanistan show for the rule of law. Whistle-blowers deserve Congressional Medals of Honor, not prison.