“Don’t Look Away” commemorates the Ahmadi family members, seven of them children, killed by a US drone attack Aug. 29. Ann Suellentrop created the four-poster display.—Photo by Bennette Dibben

‘Don’t Look Away’—US drones regularly kill civilians throughout the world

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.

Henry Stoever addresses more than 50 persons on Memorial Day, 2021, shortly before he and four other persons crossed a property line at the nuclear weapons parts plant, the National Security Campus, to protest nukes.--Photo by Tom Fox

Nonviolence in a violent world

“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 scars of war—the dead, the physical injuries, the mental injuries, and life-times of the pain and loss of war,” says Henry Stoever, right, as Chris Stohrer listens.—Photo by Jim Hannah

PWKC stands with Veterans for Peace to remember Armistice Day

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 speaking
Mary Hladky speaking at a 2021 11-11-11 Armistice Day rally organized by Vets for Peace.

Armistice Day with PeaceWorks KC Ally Veterans for Peace

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.

At a 2014 rally for freedom for Chelsea Manning from the US Penitentiary in Leavenworth, KS, David Kingsley asks who is the real criminal.—Photo by Jim Hannah

Congressional Gold Medals for Assange, Hale, Barlow, Winner, Manning, Edmonds, Sterling, Drake, Snowden, Ellsberg

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.