We are in the middle of a second nuclear arms race, and the evidence for it is right here in Kansas City. … Just imagine if soldiers were deployed to fight climate catastrophe, to plant trees and clean up military waste all over the world!
Long on talking, long on walking. A band of Charles Carney’s friends gathered Sept. 5 for the Admire-to-Miller part of his Peace Walk from Wichita, KS, to Kansas City, MO.
As Charles Carney began the 96-mile Flint Hills Nature Trail east of Council Grove, KS, Sept. 1, he saw with pleasure the flat, sandy-gravel path sheltered by trees on either side.
“Peace must be the solution to the climate crisis,” Kristin Scheer suggested during her vacation with Ann Suellentrop. “We need big answers, and we need them fast.”
On Aug. 8, PeaceWorks-KC members and others gathered in memory of the nuclear bombings, and of the lives lost and forever altered 76 years ago.
I am part of a group called Advocates for Silenced Turkey (AST). We are Turkish refugees and Americans who seek to expose the human rights abuses going on in Turkey.
The Kansas City National Security Campus (formerly called the Kansas City Plant), in KC MO, is one of the eight major sites that make nuclear weapons for the US. It makes or procures 85 percent of the non-fissile parts of a nuclear bomb: key components such as electronic guidance systems, arming and fuses that set off the bomb, and parts that hold and carry the plutonium, uranium, and tritium.
On May 25, the KKFI (90.1 FM) Radio Active Magazine featured PeaceWorks-KC leaders discussing the May 31 Memorial Day walk and rally in Kansas City, Mo., for a nuclear-weapon-free world.
We must speak up for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons because there are over 13,400 nuclear weapons in current arsenals, many on hair-trigger alert.
Ann Suellentrop gave this talk March 6 at the Kansas City, Mo., rally led by Advocates of Silenced Turkey, which deplored violence against women in Turkey and the rise of domestic violence worldwide. She insists, "Evil and violence will never conquer love."