Frank Lawrence of the Green Party says that in more than 400 years in US history, “We have had only 16 years when we were not fighting with someone. We are the gods of war.”—Photo by Jane Stoever

Cosponsors assail war, nuclear weapons

For the first time, PeaceWorks-KC this year asked several groups to cosponsor its Memorial Day observance and share reflections. Theodore John, of Veterans for Peace, said, "I've seen the destruction of conventional war. I can't imagine a nuclear war."

During the Jan. 22 rally, Ann Suellentrop turns the mic to the 50-60 persons there, as they repeat after her, “The Power of Love! The Power of Justice! The Power of Soul! The Power of Truth! – that’s freeing us from nuclear weapons today!” Later, she noted, “That’s from Gandhi. It’s what satyagraha means.”—Photo by Jim Hannah

Ban Treaty: ‘the beginning of the end of nuclear weapons’

Over 2/3 of the world’s countries support the Ban Treaty (the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons) because nuclear weapons are too dangerous. They threaten all life on Earth. They do not keep us safe.

This billboard, designed by Robyn Haas, is at 71 Highway, south of 125th St. in KC, MO.

Jan. 22 rally in KC & billboards mark ban of nuclear weapons

Billboards in Kansas City, Mo., and a 2 pm rally Jan. 22 will mark the “entry into force” of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. At the rally at 47th and Main, wave the flags of 51 countries that have ratified the treaty, learn about the treaty, and sing "Imagine"--Imagine no nuclear weapons!