On Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, peace-loving activists gathered to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (the Ban Treaty) with a rally and caravan.
I recall words of Martin Luther King Jr. and share selections from a book by children and quotes from a prophetic archbishop who calls for abolishing nuclear weapons arsenals around the world.
A short rally, a long caravan—what better way, in the time of coronavirus, to celebrate the first anniversary of the “entry into force” of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons? We'll park behind businesses at 46th and Main at 12:45 pm on Sat., Jan. 22, quickly decorate our cars and have a rally, and then caravan.
On 2022-01-03, the five leading nuclear weapon states (China, France, Russia, UK, US) affirmed the 1985 Gorbachev-Reagan statement1 that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.” This statement provides a strong argument for six different but related actions supporting the elimination of nuclear weapons outlined in this article.
The US feared Afghan Zemadi Ahmadi was a terrorist. But we had wrongly identified him, and we killed him and 9 of his family members in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 29. We are sorry! Here are two videos, by Kriss Avery, of our drone war protest Nov. 29 at Whiteman AFB.
Five activists opposed the US nuclear weapon build-up on Memorial Day 2021 and come to trial in KC MO on two separate dates. Come for court support!
At Whiteman Air Force Base in Knob Noster, Mo., on Nov. 29, peace activists mourned 10 innocent persons killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 29. A photo album, with captions, tells the protest story.
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.
“Not only are drone operators trained at Whiteman, the Air Force 20th Attack Squadron is involved in around-the-clock remote control combat missions with the MQ-9 Reaper drones,” says Brian Terrell.
Instead of a day celebrating the value of peace in our lives, Veteran’s Day has become a glorification of war and U.S. militarism.