Last Memorial Day, five persons crossed the line that guards drew on the entry road to the National Security Campus, where 80 percent of the parts for US nuclear weapons are made or procured. Now come the trials.

On Friday, Feb. 18, defendants Jim Hannah, Tom Mountenay, Christian Brother Louis Rodemann, and Brian Terrell will come to Court A in the KC, MO, Municipal Court for their trial at 1:30 pm. On Wednesday, Feb. 23, defendant Henry Stoever will come to Court G for his 1:30 pm trial. Before each trial, PeaceWorks-KC will hold a rally at 12:30 pm in Ilus Davis Court, at 11th and Locust (the courthouse is also at 11th & Locust).

Why do PeaceWorks members persist in resisting the nuke-parts plant?

Tom, right before he crossed the line last Memorial Day, reflected, “I am taking a simple step, an act of love, towards a future when there will be no weapons of war, as prophesied by Isaiah.”

Sharon and Jim Hannah hold their name for the National Security Campus during the rally before Jim and four others cross the NSC property line on Memorial Day, 2021.–Photo by Bennette Dibben

Jim said last Memorial Day that he is sometimes asked why he keeps crossing the line. The question calls to his mind the riddle, “Why did the chicken cross the road?” Of course: “To get to the other side.”

Jim explained, “That’s me. I just want to get to the other side.
“I want to be on the side of life, not death.
“I want to be on the side of love, not fear.
“I want to be on the side of peace, not war.
“And I want to be on the side of the Beloved Community.”

PeaceWorks-KC will use e-mails and PeaceWorksKC.org to share info on the rallies and trials. Also, you can call Henry: 913-375-0045.

Come do court support!

©2022, Jane Stoever, Jim Hannah, Sharon Hannah, Bennette Dibben, Tom Mountenay, Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 International License.