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New Procedure for Strip and Body-Cavity Searches Needs Public Input, Community Groups Say
New Procedure for Strip and Body-Cavity Searches Needs Public Input, Community Groups Say Letter to Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission Urges Open Meetings (Reprinted from the ACLU of Wisconsin here) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2013 CONTACT: Sarah Karon, Communications Director, (608) 469‑5540, firstname.lastname@example.org MILWAUKEE – Today the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin and 12 community organizations urged Milwaukee’s […]
My Brother, Pres. Hugo Chavez
My Brother, Pres. Hugo Chavez by George Paz Martin Seven years ago as I was packing my bags to leave Venezuela, President Hugo Chavez ended his weekly national TV show with, “I stand in solidarity with my brother, George Martin of United for Peace & Justice.” My brother, Hugo Chavez. Physically, we shared similar characteristics: […]
No More Victims Milwaukee
No More Victims Provide Medical Care to a Child Injured by a U.S. Drone Strike May 7, 2013 A coalition of dedicated solidarity activists in Milwaukee is being built, including health care professionals, attorneys, and peace activists, who are actively developing a project in Milwaukee to provide medical care to a child injured by a US […]
Israel launches second Syria airstrike in two days — reports
Israel launches second Syria airstrike in two days — reports From RT, original posting here. 5/5/13 Watch the 14-minute report here, including interviews inside and outside of Israel. Strong blasts hit the outskirts of Syria’s capital early on Sunday, with reports saying that they were results of Israeli airstrikes on a military research center. Other […]
Paul Ryan’s “Mind is Open” to a Framework for Defense Transition Assistance
Paul Ryan’s “Mind is Open” to a Framework for Defense Transition Assistance by Mike Helbick, Program Director, Peace Action Wisconsin April 30, 2013 Today, Paul Ryan held a Town Hall meeting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Mary Laan, Peace Action member and a leader in Wisconsin’s Move to Amend initiative, was hand-chosen by Ryan to ask the […]
June 21: Jeremy Scahill’s Dirty Wars — Discuss the book, see the Movie!
Dirty Wars — Discuss the Book, See the Movie! Friday, June 21 Book Discussion: 5:30 pm: Boswell Books (2559 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee) Film Premiere: Show time between 7/7:30 pm: Downer Theater (2589 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee) Milwaukee native Jeremy Scahill recently released a new book and film, Dirty Wars. Come out to Boswell Books for a brief [...]
June 22: Peace Action Center Summer Rennovation!
Peace Action Center Summer Rennovation! Saturday, June 22, 10 am — 4 pm Peace Action Wisconsin (1001 E. Keefe Ave.) Join Peace Action staff and volunteers in cleaning, rearranging, and painting the Peace Action Center. Paint some walls, talk some peace, have a good time. Lunch will be provided. For more info, please call 414–964-5158 or [...]
June 29: Teen Peace Council: Miracle League Volunteerism
Teen Peace Council: Volunteer at Miracle League! Saturday, June 29, 9:30 am — 1:00 pm Miracle League Field Complex, 9050 N. Swan Road (formerly 91st Street) Milwaukee We’re looking for volunteers, ages 12–16, to join the Teen Peace Council in partnering with a Miracle League participant throughout the morning’s games. It’s a great opportunity to [...]