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.

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."

“The United States of America spends over a trillion dollars a year on war, but lacks the political will to save the lives of its own citizens,” says Christopher Overfelt.—Photo by Jim Hannah

Christopher Overfelt, of Vets for Peace, calls for health care for all

Christopher Overfelt shared his VA health care story during the rally “Human Care, Not Warfare” May 25. Saying his care has been “top-notch,” Overfelt charged, “To think that we have the capability to provide this level of care to all Americans, but lack only the political will to make it happen, is a travesty.”