On Dec. 10, the day of the first of five federal executions to come before the end of the Trump Administration, six activists protested before the federal courthouse in Kansas City, MO.
Ron Faust waits for a new administration, condemns the federal executions, and observes: Warming the transition are colored lights / Hung on trees inside homes shining through / The doubts and fears of a shivering nation / While outside squirrels chase hope around.
CARE-a-vans and speakers combined on Memorial Day in Kansas City, Mo., with this focus: “Human Care, Not Warfare.” Videos share the impact of speaker after speaker calling for a pandemic pivot from war and weapons to care for humanity and our home, our planet.
KKFI Community Radio (90.1 FM) and NBC Action News (Channel 41) covered the May 25 “Human Care, Not Warfare” midtown rally. Among 12 speakers, Cris Mann urged, “We should cancel college debt and eliminate the warfare budgets.” She led a chant: “Books, not bombs!”
Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty is circulating a petition for clemency for Walter “Arkie” Barton. His execution is set for May 19. A statement from Barton's attorney says, "The state of Missouri is about to prove why the death penalty should not be used because they are about to execute an innocent man."
"Death to the Death Penalty" was the name of the Feb. 27 workshop in KC sponsored by Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (MADP), together with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The occasion was an opportunity for the networking needed to work effectively toward … Continue reading Death to the death penalty!