Tom Fox steps over purple line marking the property border at the KC nuclear weapon parts plant in 2018--Photo by Jeff Davis

KC Star column: ‘We Protest at a Nuclear Weapons Plant on Memorial Day’

“We are your neighbors,” writes Tom Fox in a May 30 Kansas City Star column. “We will come face to face with Kansas City police and guards just before noon on Memorial Day,” says Fox of the five who plan to cross the property line at the KC MO nuclear weapons parts plant. The protesters’ one-mile walk begins May 31 at 10:30 a.m. at Prospect Ave. and Mo. Hwy. 150. The group holds a rally at 11:30 a.m. at the entry to the plant, 14510 Botts Rd., near Mo. Hwy. 150. https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/guest-commentary/article251759178.html.

Jordan Schiele, left; his wife, Jessie, right, and children Nate and Jubilee.

Nuke-plant protester champions civil resistance

Jordan Schiele is at odds with his judge. She has found Schiele guilty of trespass. Schiele considers his action justified as civil resistance. The judge sentenced Schiele, and 14 co-defendants, to community service and a fine for what she calls trespass at the National Security Campus, KC’s new facility (since 2014) for making parts for nuclear weapons. The defendants, on Memorial Day in 2019, crossed the property line at the NSC, opposing the weapons manufacturing and the deaths of hundreds of employees at Bannister Federal Complex—deaths caused by contaminants there from the old nuke-parts facility.

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April 29 (Thursday), 7-8 PM: Media reform to improve democracy including reducing counterproductive militarism per Freepress.net

Craig Aaron, co-CEO of Free Press (FreePress.net), will be interviewed April 29 (Thursday), 7-8 PM Central regarding their advocacy and positions on various measures for media reform to improve democracy. The discussion will be carried live on 90.1 FM, KKFI.org, Kansas City Community Radio. It will also be available via Zoom videoconferencing and YouTube Live, … Continue reading April 29 (Thursday), 7-8 PM: Media reform to improve democracy including reducing counterproductive militarism per Freepress.net

The Friends Committee on National Legislation has circulated this phrase from Martin Luther King Jr. as both a poster and a yard sign, available online.

Reflections on a debacle—the Afghanistan war

As the mother of an Army Infantry Officer who served for 13 months during Obama’s Afghanistan surge, I feel an overwhelming sadness for the men and women who served in Afghanistan. I also feel great sadness for the huge losses and suffering the Afghan people endured. The military and the U.S. government knew early on that the Afghanistan War was a debacle.

Moderator Jim Hannah announces the "world premiere of Peace Jeopardy," insisting "I'm no Alex Trebek!"--the game would be more light-hearted than fierce.

PeaceWorks’ Annual Meeting: inspiring!

For the first time, PeaceWorks-KC its Annual Meeting via Zoom, with 57 persons attending on March 7. We were serenaded with live music, played our homemade Peace Jeopardy, and learned how much PeaceWorks accomplished during a long, difficult COVID-19 year.