TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! INSIGHT AND FINE REPORT ON KANSAS CITY HONEYWELL NUKE PLANT PROTESTORS!!!
There have been quite a few dust-up at the Honeywell nuke plant in Kansas City.
TKC and a great many others keep wondering about the jobs promised in the urban core that still have yet to materialize.
Recently, protestors arrested at the site had their day in court, here's the official write-up from The Peace Planters.
Local nuclear weapon resisters comment after court hearings
Even better . . .
CHECK THIS KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTER REPORT THAT PUTS THE PROTEST AGAINST THE HONEYWELL PLANT IN PERSPECTIVE!!!
A special thanks to this insider for his service AND info about local peace protest motivation . . . Check it:
"I first defend everyone's right to free speech - it's a big part of what makes this country great. If we don't listen to opinions, whether or not we may not completely agree with them, we're not able to think critically. I was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. I agree we should defend our country against attack, but I believe we've become a military for hire to further monetary and political gain, and our country is paying a huge price for that.
"These anti-war protesters, many of whom are from the Catholic Worker Movement... I give them a great deal of credit. Keep in mind these folks house the poorest of the poor, feed them, give them showers, clothing and save their lives - every day. Their hearts are huge and they are compassionate people. Of course they are going to oppose needless violence.
"I went to the the last two trials of these people here in Kansas City. I found it interesting that the judges listened to them and seemed to agree with them. They usually were fined $250 and when they openly stated that they refused to pay the fines (in solidarity with the poor who cannot pay fines) they were sentenced to community service at a non-profit, which is essentially no sentence because they do that every day. That isn't always the case nationwide - lots of these people serve jail sentences - sometimes up to a year. I attended the hearings yesterday and the judge said "They aren't going to pay any fines, so what am I to do? Jail them at a cost of $68 per day at the expense of the city? That doesn't make any sense. So, I'm going to order them to complete community service at a non-profit." She was smiling when she said that...
"It was interesting to see that people come from all over the Midwest to get arrested at the Honeywell plant. I'm talking about people of all ages and from all walks of life. Some were die-hard protesters and others were just feeling they should make a statement and stand for something for once. College kids, senior citizens, professionals, etc."