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A testimony to the City Commission regarding military aid to Israel

A testimony to the City Commission regarding military aid to Israel

City Commission Meeting – 4/15/19 I am an active member of the local Jewish community (although I do not speak for anyone other than myself). I grew up with a strong Jewish and Zionist education; however, I have since rounded out my education on the topic and have come to understand the Palestinian narrative. I […]

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 […]

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 […]

October 2016 – News from KNOW

News from Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War (KNOW) (lots of treats) in this issue: – Fr. Berrigan events report – potluck Oct. 17 – Libya talk at library Oct. 27 – Naomi Klein at K College Oct. 21 – World Without War conference report back – Sing along at Skyridge – Lauren Freedman and John […]

Message to college students

Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War (KNOW) was at Bronco Bash at WMU and we brought the following message to the students: Welcome back WMU students! Did you know this fun fact? Every advanced country in the world provides free tuition to all college students. Except USA.         Why not here? Our Federal Budget spends over 50% […]