With a new government in Norway, it became the first NATO state to announce that it will participate in the Meeting of the States Parties of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) in Vienna next year (March 22-24).
3/7 virtual Annual Meeting: Get on board the Peace Train!
Please attend our virtual Annual Meeting Sunday, March 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. (See zoom link in story.) The theme will be “Marching on to Freedom Land"--we'll sing that and "Peace Train," we'll get updates, we'll march toward the future.
Letter in KC Star: NO-NUKE FUTURE
“PeaceWorks Kansas City celebrates the Jan. 22 enactment of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons,“ begins Dave Pack in his letter to The Kansas City Star published Jan. 22.
Billboards call for world free of nuclear weapons
PeaceWorks-KC is displaying billboards around the city with the help of a grant from ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. You will see these messages along your travels in Kansas City, Mo., until mid-February:
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!
Share a billboard with a friend
PeaceWorks-KC is posting billboards around the city. Want to share one with a friend? Open this full story by clicking on the headline. You'll see our three billboard designs and directions for easy downloading.
PeaceWorks and Poor People’s Campaign join in KKFI show
A Dec. 31 program on KKFI, 90.1 FM, celebrated the political activism of PeaceWorks-KC and the Poor People's Campaign (PPC), giving reasons for hope. Among the six persons interviewed, Tammy Brown, of the Missouri PPC, says in the podcast, "I was hungry. I was homeless. Somebody told me, 'Cherith Brook feeds.'" She went there for help, began volunteering, and now belongs to the PPC.
Putting down the nuclear arms
122 member states of the UN have wearied of nine nuclear-armed nations holding the world’s 190-some nations hostage by their potential for nuclear annihilation—by land, sea, or air. So in 2017 they passed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The treaty will enter into force Jan. 22.
The 50th ratification of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on Oct. 24 gives witness that nuclear arms are weapons of mass destruction and global genocide.