"Crimes with global consequences are being committed in this very place," says Brian Terrell in this talk he gave at the entry to Whiteman AFB Oct. 1.
... We need to calm the chaos in a sea of abnormality ... Find the quiet places or mediate the opposite sides ...
Ron Faust, in his introduction to his new book, Percolating Poetry, says, “To have a cup of coffee / Is to take a break in the action.” He offers hope—saying hope lies in abolishing all nuclear weapons—and the fun of a few love poems.
We call for action: Come to our Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance Aug. 7. Attend the jury trial of a nuclear weapon resister Sept. 6. Volunteer at our PeaceWorks KC Local Art Fair Sept. 24-25. And join us Oct. 1 to protest drone warfare at Whiteman AFB.
“Victims of anesthetized evil” is how Ron Faust describes family members of innocents slain by US killer drones, while US military personnel and the public may be benumbed to the terror.
Whiteman AFB’s 20th Attack Squadron includes technicians, administrators and pilots who operate the MQ-9 Reaper drone, Brian Terrell told the drone war protesters.
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.
Georgia Walker, former PeaceWorks Board member and co-founder of Journey to New Life, died suddenly on March 7. We miss you, Georgia!
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!
Our Annual Meeting will celebrate progress on nuclear issues worldwide, target banks that heavily invest in KC’s nuclear weapons factory, have an award presentation, and perhaps dip into Truth or Consequences.