Charlotte Dennett

Pipeline politics in the Middle East: July 12 (Monday), 6-7:30 PM

July 12 (Monday), 6-7:30 PM, Massachusetts Peace Action and PeaceWorks Kansas City are co-sponsoring a webinar on "Follow the Pipelines: How Oil and Pipeline Politics have shaped US foreign policy in the Middle East" by Charlotte Dennett, author of The Crash of Flight 3804: A Lost Spy, A Daughter’s Quest, and the Deadly Politics of the Great Game for Oil.

Taiwan Strait & Ellsberg
Ellsberg discusses threats of nuclear war in Tiawan Strait crises 2021 and 1958.

Preparing for Nuclear War with China over Taiwan – 1958 and today

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.

An elders’ circle strung out, cuffed, speaking volumes in silence—after crossing the nuke-plant property line May 31. From left: Henry Stoever, Brian Terrell, Brother Louis Rodemann, Jim Hannah, Tom Mountenay.—Photo by Tom Fox

Memorial Day event: ‘We spoke truth, we cried, we witnessed, we rejoiced’

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.

Moderator Jim Hannah announces the "world premiere of Peace Jeopardy," insisting "I'm no Alex Trebek!"--the game would be more light-hearted than fierce.

PeaceWorks’ Annual Meeting: inspiring!

For the first time, PeaceWorks-KC its Annual Meeting via Zoom, with 57 persons attending on March 7. We were serenaded with live music, played our homemade Peace Jeopardy, and learned how much PeaceWorks accomplished during a long, difficult COVID-19 year. 

Cris Mann, left, and Henry Stoever hold a banner at the Jan. 22, 2021, rally to celebrate the "entry into force" of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.--Photo by Jim Hannah

PeaceWorks’ 2020-2021 Accomplishments

Among PeaceWorks-KC's accomplishments in the last 12 months are an Open Letter concerning the killing of George Floyd by a police officer, a Memorial Day rally, a virtual Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance, an online art fair, and a celebration of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.