Breanna Crawford, a new member of the PeaceWorks KC Board of Directors, is an Indigenous Cherokee/Dakota (Sioux) enrolled in the Cherokee Nation. She says you cannot drink water on the reservation because of the mercury in the water; you have to get bottled water.
MO lawmakers to hold hearing on toxic nuclear waste
Missouri State Rep. Tricia Byrnes is asking those affected by toxic nuclear waste to come to a March 7 hearing in the state Capitol.
3 from KC to lobby DC
Ann Suellentrop, Kristin Scheer, and Luisa Olarte will lobby for a nuke-free world during the annual Alliance for Nuclear Accountability “DC Days” April 23-26.
Donkey-loads of dynamite
Dynamite Dan. No one dared call him that to his face, but throughout Klondike gold country he was as feared—and as rarely sighted—as Bigfoot himself.
Meet Alvin Brooks, Darryl Burton at Annual Meeting
Two inspiring activists will receive awards at the PeaceWorks KC Annual Meeting: Alvin Brooks, beloved activist who has devoted his life to improving our community, and Darryl Burton, who was wrongfully imprisoned for 24 years and is a co-founder of Miracle of Innocence.
Lax train standards endanger lives
How long will we allow railroad companies to endanger our lives for profit? How long will we allow fossil fuel companies to determine our climate policies?
KC Star shows picture of PeaceWorks activists
The Jan. 15, 2023, Sunday edition of The Kansas City Times included the article "The People's Power to Petition." The four-page story led with a picture of long-time PeaceWorks KC members Sharon and Jim Hannah at a 2021 rally for Medicaid expansion. The story's subtitle was "In a state that reliably elects Republican majorities, voters use … Continue reading KC Star shows picture of PeaceWorks activists
Revival calls for action for racial healing
Rev. William Barber, leader of the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina that is pushing for racial justice, preached, “Woe to those who legislate evil!—who issue unjust laws and deprive the poor of their rights. Woe to those who cut money from children so they can get a tax cut for the wealthy.”
‘Fly Kites, Not Drones’ takes wing at Whiteman AFB
The rally “Fly Kites, Not Drones” took wing at the Spirit Gate to Whiteman Air Force Base April 30. Eight kites kissed the sky as 30 people, with peace dog Lily, condemned drone warfare. At Whiteman and about 40 other US bases, personnel guide drones to their targets. “The Bureau of Investigative Journalism says as many as 4,000 people, including more than 200 children, have been killed by drone strikes in Pakistan alone,” said Joy First of Mount Horeb, WI, keynote speaker.