Billions for nuclear bombs? Peanuts for people? During the Memorial Day walk/rally/line-crossing, Brian Terrell, at right, checks out the banner calling for repurposing Honeywell, meaning the KC National Security Campus operated by Honeywell.—Photos by Kriss Avery

‘Unprecedented peril’ to think nuclear war is winnable

“The growing delusion among war planners that a nuclear war can be won places the world in unprecedented peril,” said Brian Terrell. “In this time of climate catastrophe, famine and pandemic, the waste of resources to build nuclear weapons is an unspeakable crime.”

“The war in Afghanistan is not over,” says Brian Terrell, left, stressing the pervasive use of US drones. Terrell, who will attend the 4/30 rally at Whiteman AFB, was speaking during the peace witness at Whiteman Nov. 29, 2021.—Photo by Kriss Avery

Join peace witnesses at Whiteman AFB 4/30, at KC nuke-parts plant 5/30

These two events highlight the link between US militarism and world instability. Whether it is drone warfare or nuclear weapons, our military-industrial complex follows only one dogma, profit over safety.

Courtroom, from left: Prosecutor Jesse Sendejas questions Lt. Michael Clark, standing at the podium; Judge Ardie A. Bland presides; and defendants listen (from left)—Brother Louis Rodemann, Jim Hannah, Tom Mountenay, Brian Terrell.—Sketch by Pat Marrin

Judge tells nuke resisters, ‘Continue to fight for what you believe is right’

The four defendants at the Feb. 18 trial were voluntarily arrested for trespassing May 31, 2021, at the National Security Campus, operated by Honeywell for the National Nuclear Security Administration. As one of the defendants stated the day of the trial, “Why are we on trial and not those who make these weapons?”

Speaking of the defendants’ line-crossing at the local nuclear weapons plant site, Brian Terrell says, “What we went there for was lawful beyond a reasonable doubt.” Terrell shared this remark in the lobby of the KC MO Municipal Court before his and three other defendants’ trial for trespass.—Photo and video by Kriss Avery

‘Crimes against humanity are being committed at the NSC,” says Brian Terrell

“A secret, pervasive court,” says Brian Terrell, “must ensure above all else that the profligate and profitable production of weapons never be impeded, even at the risk of destroying all life on the planet.”   

Handcuffed: (in back) Henry Stoever, and (from left) Brian Terrell, Jim Hannah, Tom Mountenay, and Brother Louis Rodemann.—Photo by Hai Chen

Reminder of trials 2/18 & 2/23, and why we keep crossing the line

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 … Continue reading Reminder of trials 2/18 & 2/23, and why we keep crossing the line

“Don’t Look Away” commemorates the Ahmadi family members, seven of them children, killed by a US drone attack Aug. 29. Ann Suellentrop created the four-poster display.—Photo by Bennette Dibben

‘Don’t Look Away’—US drones regularly kill civilians throughout the world

The Ban Killer Drones campaign asked peacemakers to protest drone war on Nov. 29, and PeaceWorks-KC answered the call. Fourteen of us witnessed for peace that day at Whiteman Air Force Base near Knob Noster, Mo.