PeaceWorks’ Co-chair Henry Stoever connecting with area high school students, explaining what is wasted on nuclear weapons and war. Photo by Ann Suellentrop

“Throw away the Bombs” game popular with students

By Ann Suellentrop The International Relations Council or IRC invited PeaceWorks to exhibit at an annual event, “Your Global Future”, on October 11, 2022 at H. Roe Bartle Hall.  There were an immense number of conversations and connections made between over 1,200 high school students from widely diverse backgrounds with 60 exhibiting organizations, including 8 businesses, 24 colleges, universities or departments,4 … Continue reading “Throw away the Bombs” game popular with students

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.

“The war in Afghanistan is not over,” says Brian Terrell, left, stressing the pervasive use of US drones. Terrell, who will attend the 4/30 rally at Whiteman AFB, was speaking during the peace witness at Whiteman Nov. 29, 2021.—Photo by Kriss Avery

Join peace witnesses at Whiteman AFB 4/30, at KC nuke-parts plant 5/30

These two events highlight the link between US militarism and world instability. Whether it is drone warfare or nuclear weapons, our military-industrial complex follows only one dogma, profit over safety.

Speaking of the defendants’ line-crossing at the local nuclear weapons plant site, Brian Terrell says, “What we went there for was lawful beyond a reasonable doubt.” Terrell shared this remark in the lobby of the KC MO Municipal Court before his and three other defendants’ trial for trespass.—Photo and video by Kriss Avery

‘Crimes against humanity are being committed at the NSC,” says Brian Terrell

“A secret, pervasive court,” says Brian Terrell, “must ensure above all else that the profligate and profitable production of weapons never be impeded, even at the risk of destroying all life on the planet.”   

Bennette Dibben, foreground, left, and Tom Mountenay lead the one-mile march to the National Security Campus entry road on May 31, 2021, before Tom crosses the property line—his witness for the peace of a nuclear-weapons-free world.—Photo by Jane Stoever

‘Loving, dreaming, and living toward a future where war will be no more’

Defendant Tom Mountenay made this statement in KC MO Municipal Court, noting, “It is in the spirit of love that I will try to live PeaceWorks’ core truth: peace works!”

“The moral force of the Ban Treaty is being felt,” Ann Suellentrop says at the rally for the first anniversary of the “entry into force” of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.—Photos by Jim Hannah

PeaceWorks-KC celebrates first anniversary of nuclear ban treaty

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.