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
"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.
Echoes. Hope. Two hands. These came into play at our annual observance Aug. 7, “Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki: Never Again!”
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.
Hiroko Komiya, raised near Tokyo, Japan, speaks of a childhood friend of hers whose mother died of leukemia, a result of radiation from the bombing of Hiroshima.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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!