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Christian Sorensen presentation on the War Industry

Saturday morning, April 23, KNOW Zoom with Christian Sorensen. Christian is a researcher and author focused on the US war industry. A military veteran, he contributes frequently to media outlets. In this presentation Christian distills his 400-page book on the subject into an easily digestible and fascinating one hour. He […]

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NO WAR with Russia in Ukraine

Join KNOW and our allies on noon Sunday, February 6, 2022 on the corner of Michigan and Park in front of the Federal Building in downtown Kalamazoo, to demand an end to the drumbeat of war with Russia over Ukraine! We will stand in a vigil to resist the normalization […]



We, the members of Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War (KNOW), express our deep sorrow over the tragic death of George Floyd, offer condolences to his family and friends, and condemn the racist police violence that led to his murder. We urge that the police officers involved in this heinous crime […]


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.” […]


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 […]


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 […]



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 […]


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 […]

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KNOW monthly meeting

NEXT MEETING of KNOW: Third Wednesday of the month –  5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. We are meeting via Zoom because of the pandemic.  We usually have an interesting presentation at 6:00 pm. We welcome and encourage all to attend who share our vision for peace and justice. If you […]