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The Golden Rule east of the Golden Gate--Photo from Veterans for Peace

Vets for Peace sail peace boat down Mississippi, up Eastern seaboard

By Christopher Overfelt On September 26, the International Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, three members of Veterans for Peace set sail down the Mississippi River on their boat, the Golden Rule. The sailing voyage will take them down the Mississippi River, out through the Gulf of Mexico, and eventually back up the Eastern … Continue reading Vets for Peace sail peace boat down Mississippi, up Eastern seaboard

No drone zone: At Whiteman AFB Oct. 1, drone protesters gather at the yellow/orange “no drone zone” sign warning pests not to fly drones over the base. Imagine! From left, on the ground, are Chris Overfelt of Vets for Peace, Jean Rosenthal, Brian Terrell, Jeff Stack of Mid-Missouri Fellowship of Reconciliation, Ron Faust. Standing, from left: David Kingsley, Kristin Scheer, Charles Carney, Jonne Long, Ann Suellentrop, Cris Mann, Toni Faust.—Photo by Jane Stoever

Drone protest at home of the Hellhounds

"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.

Ann Suellentrop asks, “Why do we fly these colorful flags today? Because they are a sign of great hope!” They represent 66 countries that have ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Listening behind Ann are, from left, Daniel Karam, Beth Seberger, and Jon Shafer.—Photos by Jim Hannah

Recalling 1945 bombings of Hiroshima, Nagasaki

Echoes. Hope. Two hands. These came into play at our annual observance Aug. 7, “Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki: Never Again!”

Atsuki Mori holds up a picture of her grandmother’s fiance’s nephew, Kensuke Ueke, PhD, who lost his left eye during the bombing of Hiroshima and has devoted much of his life to seeking a nuke-free world.—Photos by Jim Hannah

Atsuki Mori talks about results of Hiroshima bombing

Atsuki Mori, from Osaka, Japan, now a nurse living in Warrensburg, MO, tells of her grandmother’s bravery and her grandmother’s fiance’s nephew who became an anti-nuke activist in ICAN.

Flags fly in KC, MO, in January 2021 for the then 51 countries (now 66 countries) that have adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.—Photos by Jim Hannah

Progress on treaty to prohibit nukes; focus on universities

At an Aug. 7 gathering in KC, MO, Ann Suellentrop celebrates international advances through the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and an effort to urge universities to stop supporting the nuclear weapon industry.

Ron Faust and his wife, Toni, hold their bid for peace in January 2022 at the first anniversary of the "entry into force" of the new UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.--Photo by Jim Hannah

Faust’s poetry scans American legacy, warts and all

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.

Kosuke Mori-Kreiner, of Warrensburg, MO, strikes the gong for each year from 1945 to 2021 at last year’s Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance. Henry Stoever holds the gong.—Photo by Jim Hannah

Save Aug. 7 for remembering Hiroshima, Nagasaki

Please come Sunday, Aug. 7, to our PeaceWorks annual Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance. We’ll park at 6:30 pm on Prospect near Mo. Hwy. 150. We’ll take a shuttle to our 7 pm rally site, the entry to the nuclear-weapon parts plant, the KC National Security Campus, 14510 Botts Rd., Kansas City MO.

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.

Henry Stoever, right, chats with KCPD Sgt. Craig Hope about reasons for crossing the National Security Campus property line (purple) on Memorial Day in 2021.--Photos by Tom Fox

Attend Henry Stoever’s jury trial 9/6

Stoever, who crossed the property line at the local nuke-parts plant in KC MO in 2021, was found guilty in February and sentenced to 2 years’ probation, plus fines. He appealed the decision and comes to a jury trial Sept. 6. You come too!