By Christopher Overfelt On September 26, the International Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, three members of Veterans for Peace set sail down the Mississippi River on their boat, the Golden Rule. The sailing voyage will take them down the Mississippi River, out through the Gulf of Mexico, and eventually back up the Eastern … Continue reading Vets for Peace sail peace boat down Mississippi, up Eastern seaboard
By Ann Suellentrop The International Relations Council or IRC invited PeaceWorks to exhibit at an annual event, “Your Global Future”, on October 11, 2022 at H. Roe Bartle Hall. There were an immense number of conversations and connections made between over 1,200 high school students from widely diverse backgrounds with 60 exhibiting organizations, including 8 businesses, 24 colleges, universities or departments,4 … Continue reading “Throw away the Bombs” game popular with students
"I must decline your offer to enter a plea of guilty," retired lawyer Henry Stoever says in a Sept. 11 letter to a prosecutor at Jackson County Court. Stoever, who stepped across the property line of the local nuclear weapon facility, hopes to explain to a jury next year why he was not guilty of the crime of trespass.
Photos by Jim Hannah capture our energy and commitment at our annual gathering Aug. 7, Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki: Never Again!
Ron Faust, poet, heard Japanese-Americans say on Aug. 7, “We should never build another nuclear weapon.” He wrote a warning: “As long as we are stuck (with the world having 13,000 nukes), We will shorten the time of the Doomsday Clock.”
Echoes. Hope. Two hands. These came into play at our annual observance Aug. 7, “Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki: Never Again!”
Atsuki Mori, from Osaka, Japan, now a nurse living in Warrensburg, MO, tells of her grandmother’s bravery and her grandmother’s fiance’s nephew who became an anti-nuke activist in ICAN.
Hiroko Komiya, raised near Tokyo, Japan, speaks of a childhood friend of hers whose mother died of leukemia, a result of radiation from the bombing of Hiroshima.
At an Aug. 7 gathering in KC, MO, Ann Suellentrop celebrates international advances through the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and an effort to urge universities to stop supporting the nuclear weapon industry.
What's the single most important thing we can do to reduce the risk of nuclear Armageddon? My answer: Ask our representatives in the US Congress to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.