Come to ‘nukes on trial’ Dec. 7 after Celebration of Hope Dec. 6
Start: Thursday, December 06, 2018• 7:30 PM
End: Thursday, December 06, 2018• 9:00 PM
Five protesters who crossed the property line May 28 in Kansas City, Mo., at the new nuclear weapons parts plant come to trial Friday, Dec. 7. The five were arrested and soon released on Memorial Day, during PeaceWorks’ annual remembrance of the more than 150 deaths from contaminants from the old plant for making parts for nuclear weapons.
On Dec. 6, the night before the trial, PeaceWorks will hold a Celebration of Hope from 7:30 to 9 pm at St. Mark’s Hope and Peace Lutheran Church, 3800 Troost. And on the trial day, Dec. 7, at 12:30 pm, the line-crossers and supporters will gather in the courthouse foyer for reflections before the trial, which begins at 1:30 pm in Court C of Municipal Court, Locust and 11th Street.
Both the Celebration of Hope and the trial may note the high cost of nuclear weapons, with the Department of Energy requesting a budget of $804 million for the KC operations for fiscal year 2019. DOE’s overall budget request for FY 2019 for the National Nuclear Security Administration, which operates the KC plant and other nuclear-weapon-related sites, is $32 billion.