Connell (2023) and Mueller (2021) on how US government policies threaten US national security
Two recent books summarizing research claiming that US foreign and military polices may be counterproductive, manufacturing enemies for the US at a rate that may exceed its ability to suppress them.

A strong, effective national defense, and 300 million three-year-olds

by Spencer Graves DISCLAIMER:  PeaceWorks Kansas City is officially encouraging its supporters to follow two events March 14 and 26 discussed below. However, the PeaceWorks Board has NOT endorsed the following description of those events nor other comments in this article.  Those are my own personal opinions. I'm Spencer Graves, and I claim that we, … Continue reading A strong, effective national defense, and 300 million three-year-olds

Anti-nuclear weapons protestors hold signs at rally.
Cris Mann, Hazmat Harriet (Bennette Dibben), and Henry Stoever hold a banner Jan. 22 celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the “entry into force” of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.—Photos by Kristin Scheer

‘No nukes!’ say pacificists

Celebrating the second anniversary of the “entry into force” of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, activists gathered at the Plaza in KC MO on Jan. 22.

Charles Carney, in front of the white door, gestures as he asks people to say what their favorite thing would be about a nuke-free world. Charles adds, “Hey, I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one!”--Photos by Bennette Dibben

What if we got rid of nukes?

On Jan. 20, PeaceWorks members shared an evening meal and ideas about what a nuclear-free world could look like. It was a night for the imagination and dreams, for if we don't know where we are going, how are we going to get there? If we can imagine it, we can create it.

Henry Stoever, center, marches on the Missouri Capitol in 2018, carrying an MLK sign with Martin’s challenge: “We, as a nation, must undergo a radical revolution of values. When profit motives and property rights are more important than people, the giant triplet of racism, economic exploitation, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”—Photo by Jane Stoever

‘Halt imminence of nuclear war’

Henry Stoever, in an open letter, urges President Biden to immediately stop the manufacturing, deployment and targeting of US nuclear weapons. “Use your better angels,” pleads Stoever.

Ann Suellentrop, at Royal Gorge, CO, on Aug. 15, 2021, holds a sign for the “entry into force” of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.--Photo by Kristin Scheer

What could a nuke-free world look like?

Come to a light meal and round-table talk on Friday, Jan. 20, 6-8 pm. Bring your vision of a nuclear-weapon-free world—perhaps a world with free college, with food for all, with health care as it’s needed. Instead of spending billions on nuclear weapons, we could channel funds to sustain our Earth and all of us.