“Are we fighting despotism or funding it?” asks Christopher Overfelt.
Point/counterpoint: Two PeaceWorks leaders take opposing positions on congressional votes Nov. 30-Dec. 1 to prevent railroad workers from striking.
Calling for humankind to abolish war, Brian Terrell insists, “Faced with imminent global climate catastrophe and with both US and Russia for the first time imagining winning a nuclear war, humanity has no choice.”
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.
One way for peace activists to join in solidarity as tragic events unfold in Ukraine is to oppose militarism in our local communities. Do come to our witness for peace at Whiteman AFB April 30!
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?”
A combo—Code Pink, Veterans for Peace, and PeaceWorks—rallied with two days’ notice, with temperatures in the 30s, with snow underfoot. We insisted: No War with Russia over Ukraine. We won honks from drivers on the Plaza, plus coverage by KCTV5.
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.
Breathes there an activist with soul so dead Who never to one’s self has said, “To heck with it! I’m going back to bed!”
Severe episodes of anxiety can last days, weeks, and months. Our minds and bodies are not built to handle elevated levels of anxiety for long periods. … I do not possess the answers to the world’s problems, but I do know that those answers are communal ones, not individual ones.