Dialog Dec. 8, noon Central time, via Zoom or at Avila on Israel-Palestine
Join us in protesting and committing civil disobedience next Memorial Day at the Kansas City, Mo., nuclear bomb parts plant.
Instead of a day celebrating the value of peace in our lives, Veteran’s Day has become a glorification of war and U.S. militarism.
“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 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 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.
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.
Join the Kansas City chapter of Veterans for Peace (VFP) to reclaim Armistice Day, 9 AM on November Eleventh at the National World War I Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO.
Breathes there an activist with soul so dead Who never to one’s self has said, “To heck with it! I’m going back to bed!”
Severe episodes of anxiety can last days, weeks, and months. Our minds and bodies are not built to handle elevated levels of anxiety for long periods. … I do not possess the answers to the world’s problems, but I do know that those answers are communal ones, not individual ones.