For the first time, PeaceWorks-KC this year asked several groups to cosponsor its Memorial Day observance and share reflections. Theodore John, of Veterans for Peace, said, "I've seen the destruction of conventional war. I can't imagine a nuclear war."
This Memorial Day was the first time I was able to join PeaceWorks-KC at the National Security Campus, where non-nuclear parts are made for nuclear weapons. It was our 10th annual event there. I was moved by the experience.
It is important to recognize the blueprint the Israeli government is utilizing to displace the indigenous peoples of Palestine. This system employs violence to physically relocate a population in order that the resources of the land on which they live may be extracted.
When African American World War I veterans with guns approached a white mob in 1921, the whites responded with massive violence. Over 30 years later, Martin Luther King, Jr., led a nonviolent movement that succeeded in expanding voting rights and open accommodations. Similarly, in the violent Algerian struggle for independence from France, 1954-1962, roughly a million out of 11 million were killed. By contrast, only a few thousand out of 350 million were killed during the nonviolent struggle for independence in India. India since has proudly been the world's largest democracy, while Algeria has struggled with autocracy and anocracy.
The demonic genie shattered the bottle
Unleashing uranium over acres and acres
Of mass extermination over Hiroshima ...
We have found zones of mass extermination
A gun culture of one mass shooting per day
On May 25, the KKFI (90.1 FM) Radio Active Magazine featured PeaceWorks-KC leaders discussing the May 31 Memorial Day walk and rally in Kansas City, Mo., for a nuclear-weapon-free world.
We must overcome the fear that drives too much of the relationship between Whites and African Americans.
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
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.
The great Ramsey Clark, attorney general to Lyndon Johnson, died April 9, 2021, at age 93. Rest in peace, man of peace! Ramsey stayed at our home overnight in 2012, before traveling to Jefferson City, MO, for the federal trespassing trial at Jefferson City, MO, concerning a drone warfare protest at Whiteman Air Force Base.