Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Film and discussion on Palestinian children – Aug. 7

Film and discussion on Palestinian children – Aug. 7

HOW ARE THE CHILDREN? A film by the United Church of Christ Palestine Israel Network Advocating for Human Rights of All Children, including Palestinian kids and kids at our southern border Discussion, Refreshments, Resources Sponsored by: Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War DO YOU KNOW ABOUT HOUSE BILL 2407? Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living […]

Climate Change Books and Articles, compiled by Ron Kramer

Climate Change Books and Articles, compiled by Ron Kramer

Climate Change Books and Articles, compiled by Ron Kramer June, 2019 Angus, Ian. 2016. Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System. New York: Monthly Review Press. Aronoff, Kate. 2018. “Denial by a Different Name: It’s Time to Admit That Half- Measures Can’t Stop Climate Change.” The Intercept (April 17). Retrieved […]

US Hands Off Venezuela!

US Hands Off Venezuela!

Here is the statement which KNOW distributed at the protest at Rep. Fred Upton’s office, written by Danny Jaruzel, KNOW intern and outreach coordinator: Hands Off Venezuela! Regardless of one’s views of Nicolas Maduro he is the democratically elected and legitimate President of Venezuela, and the United States government has no business encroaching on the […]

Statement on Tree of Life Synagogue tragedy

Statement on Tree of Life Synagogue tragedy

In response to the horrific anti-Semitic violence in Pittsburgh last Saturday, Oct. 27, Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War (KNOW) and the Kalamazoo Interfaith Coalition for Peace and Justice reaffirm their support for the Jewish community and strongly condemn anti-Semitism and all other forms of racism and bigotry.  We grieve with the families of the victims […]

NO TAX SCAM!

NO TAX SCAM!

A letter delivered to Rep. Fred Upton on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 We the undersigned urge you to vote NO on the upcoming tax bill, the so-called H.R.1 – Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This bill is a massive transfer of wealth from the poor and working class to the top 1%. It will result […]

A path to stopping war with Korea

A path to stopping war with Korea

On August 10, 2017, Defense Secretary James Mattis stated that armed conflict with North Korea ‘‘would be catastrophic’’. We agree. Diplomacy is the only way to resolve the nuclear crisis and threat of war now facing the Korean peninsula. Here are three long-term steps that would end the tensions on the Korean peninsula: Negotiate a […]

KNOW monthly planning meeting

KNOW monthly planning meeting

NEXT MEETING of KNOW: Monday, August 12th, 2019, 5:00 – 6:30 pm. (Second Monday of the month) First Presbyterian Church downtown Kalamazoo. Park and enter at rear of building.  We meet on third floor.  We welcome and encourage all to attend who share our vision for peace and justice.

Why should you support KNOW. Thoughts by Michael Dwyer.

Why should you support KNOW.  Thoughts by Michael Dwyer.  Given at the Corn Fed Girls benefit concert on May 13, 2017. 1. KNOW is important because we advocate for the rights of our brothers and sisters around the world. American war causes alot of unnecessary suffering for people living in countries like Yemen, Iraq, Somalia, […]

KNOW Speaks Out About 2016 National Election Results

KNOW Speaks Out About 2016 National Election Results   In light of the recent election, Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War (KNOW) would like to reaffirm its commitment to creating and promoting a world free from violence, oppression, exploitation, and war. KNOW is committed to a just and pluralistic society in which everyone is respected and […]

Welcoming Refugees Panel Forum – 6:30 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 6

Welcoming Refugees Panel Forum – 6:30 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 6

Welcoming Refugees A Panel Forum Tuesday, December 6th at 6:30 p.m. Kalamazoo Public Library – Central Branch Van Deusen Room, 3rd Floor This important and timely forum will have a panel of distinguished experts speaking on the issues that concern refugees in our community. As citizens of Kalamazoo County, we welcome our refugees based on […]