Please join a Zoom session June 23, 6-7:30 PM Central time, when Daniel Ellsberg will compare the 1958 Taiwan Strait crisis with current tensions between the US and China. In 1958 the US threatened Communist China with a nuclear first strike if the Communists did not stop shelling Nationalist Chinese forces on two islands, Quemoy and Matsu, just off the mainland. Ellsberg says he believes that US military leaders are likely today recommending a nuclear first strike if China doesn't back down, as in 1958.
“I am taking a simple step, an act of love,” said Tom Mountenay, “towards a future when there will be no weapons of war." Tom was saying on Memorial Day why he was going to step across the purple property line on the road to the Kansas City National Security Campus,
Combining photos and video, Tom Fox rolled onto YouTube an 8-minute glimpse of PeaceWorks-KC’s 10th annual Memorial Day peace witness.
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.
By Brian Terrell “Dig a hole, cover it with a couple of doors and then throw three feet of dirt on top. … It's the dirt that does it. … If there are enough shovels to go around, everybody's going to make it.” This bit of cheery advice was offered by Thomas K. (T.K.) Jones, … Continue reading “If there are enough shovels to go around”—surviving the nuclear threat
“This place that makes parts for war affects a lot of people. Militarism is impacting our community of poor people," said Lois Swimmer at PeaceWorks-KC's 10th annual peace witness May 31 for Memorial Day.
As people prepare to cross the property line at the Kansas City National Security Campus (NSC) on Memorial Day, they’ve put pen to paper to say why. Here are some reflections from Jim Hannah, Tom Mountenay, and Brian Terrell.
“We are your neighbors,” writes Tom Fox in a May 30 Kansas City Star column. “We will come face to face with Kansas City police and guards just before noon on Memorial Day,” says Fox of the five who plan to cross the property line at the KC MO nuclear weapons parts plant. The protesters’ one-mile walk begins May 31 at 10:30 a.m. at Prospect Ave. and Mo. Hwy. 150. The group holds a rally at 11:30 a.m. at the entry to the plant, 14510 Botts Rd., near Mo. Hwy. 150. https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/guest-commentary/article251759178.html.
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