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.

This billboard, posted at Main and 37th Street in KC MO by PeaceWorks-KC in January, was funded by ICAN.--Photo by Jim Hannah

Norway is first in NATO to plan to observe first meeting of ‘states parties’ to nuke-ban treaty

With a new government in Norway, it became the first NATO state to announce that it will participate in the Meeting of the States Parties of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) in Vienna next year (March 22-24).

Speaking to PeaceWorks March 1, 2020, Bette Tate-Beaver says of her work to bring groups to visit educators and students in other countries, “If we come to care about people who are like us in different spaces, it’s kind of hard to hate.”—Photos by Jim Hannah

Bette Tate-Beaver died Aug. 29

Bette Tate-Beaver, an international leader in social work and education, died of cancer Aug. 29. Through her lifetime, she fostered the beloved community envisioned by Martin Luther King Jr.