Page 1 picture for June newsletter: Jeff Humfeld holds the Vets for Peace flag during our Memorial Day rally, Prohibit Nukes, Promote HOPE.—Photo by Kriss Avery

PW newsletter makes calls to action for Earth, for peace

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.

Moments after Tom and Kim Hoa Fox crossed a purple line marking a private entrance to the KC MO nuclear weapons manufacturing plant, the National Security Campus, guards moved in to detain them.—Photo by Jeff Davis

Why I trespassed at a nuclear weapons plant

We are moving forward building new nuclear weapons, not disarming old ones. On Memorial Day, my wife and I spoke out with our bodies. We acted for our children and grandchildren and for all the children and grandchildren of the world.

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.”

Bennette Dibben, waving the flag of Honduras, the 50th ratifier of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and Tom Mountenay, waving his family’s peace flag, lead the one-mile walk toward the National Security Campus entry road on May 31. Soon Tom was to cross the NSC property line.—Photo by Jane Stoever

Court hearing Aug. 11; no trial date yet set for nuke resisters

We don’t always get what we expect. We knew, well in advance, that five men in PeaceWorks would cross the property line May 31, Memorial Day, at the National Security Campus, the Kansas City, Mo., plant that makes parts for nuclear weapons. Done. We knew they’d be briefly arrested and processed. Done. An arraignment was set for July 1, via videoconference. But—surprise—Judge Martina Peterson said our five should come to court in person Aug. 11 to speak to a different judge.