On Memorial Day, 65 persons took time to walk, rally and support a line-crossing at the National Security Campus. At this KC MO facility, 85% of mechanical and electronic parts for US nuclear weapons are made or procured.
“Ending war always means having to talk/negotiate with the opposition," said Mary Hladky after a rally for peace in Ukraine.
“Blowin’ in the Wind” framed our sorrow about the war on Ukraine, with reflections and hope shared at the PeaceWorks Annual Meeting via Zoom.
Henry Stoever went to trial Feb. 23 after crossing the property line at the local nuclear weapons plant. After the trial, Henry said, “Officials have blinders on to what this plant is doing to the poor and to the Earth.”
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.
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.
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.
At the rally concluding the Peace Walk, Mary Hladky poses a question from Howard Zinn: “Have we reached a point in history where we are ready to embrace a new way of living in the world, expanding not our military power, but our humanity?”
This is my opinion as the mother of an Army Infantry Officer who served in Kandahar Province. We cannot allow the story of this war to be told as anything less than a devastating loss, an international tragedy that could have been avoided.
A new court hearing for the nuclear weapon resisters was set at 10 a.m. Sept. 13. I was happy and proud to stand with these five men as they created awareness of the horrors of nuclear weapons.