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Israel/Palestine, News, Welcome

Petition for Permanent Ceasefire for Gaza

Please click here and sign this petition. We, the undersigned, are residents of West Michigan. We are writing about the humanitarian catastrophes unfolding in Gaza and ask you to call for a complete and permanent Ceasefire. We are horrified and outraged by the devastation caused by Israel’s indiscriminate bombing of […]

Israel/Palestine, News, Welcome

Help a family from Gaza – link below!/ From Dr. Said AbuBakr: “On the 18th of October, my friend, Dr. Abedal Azeez AbuShaban, PhD, and his family’s home was struck by IDF shelling in Gaza City.  They heeded the warnings of the IDF and tried to flee their home, but when they got to various shelters, they […]

Events, Issues, News, Nuclear Weapons Ban, Welcome

Abolish nuclear weapons!

Thanks for visiting our website. Here is an action you may take to help rid the world of the scourge of nuclear weapons:  If you live in Southwest Michigan’s 4th Congressional District: Send an email to our congressional representative in Washington, DC  Mr. Bill Huizenga, and ask him to co-sponsor […]

Events, Israel/Palestine, Issues, News, Welcome

The Law and the Prophets – film Dec. 1st

“‘The Law and the Prophets’ shines a bright light on Israel’s systematic dispossession, dehumanization, and denial of rights to Palestinians and underscores the emptiness of talk of “peace” that doesn’t prioritize stopping these abuses and ending Israeli impunity.” Thursday, Dec. 1st, at 6:00 pm Western Michigan University, Sangren Hall, room […]

Events, News

A Statement on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Primary work done by Randy La Prairie, with other KNOW members input This is not an official KNOW position paper, but is a draft meant to bring out historical events, foster discussion and offer a viewpoint which is not heard on the corporate media. Send any comments to Kalamazoo […]

Events, Issues, Military Budget, News, Videos & Photos

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 […]


A draft of issues to consider re: Ukraine

submitted by Daniel Smith, KNOW co-chairperson Remember the victims of warDiplomacy not war Negotiation not escalation Healthcare not warfare Diplomacy not war in UkraineNegotiate NOW – Immediate Ceasefire – Don’t Escalate in Ukraine Abolish nuclear weapons Renewable energy not fossil fuels and nuclear power Russian troops out of Ukraine No […]

Events, News

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 […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Peace

On January 15 we pause to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., an apostle for nonviolence. And now that holiday is joined by another reason to celebrate, just one week later. On January 22, 2021, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons entered into force; this landmark […]