PAWI Updates

5/11: Mother’s Day Peace Luncheon MothersDayPeaceCardPeace Edu­ca­tion Project’s Mother’s Day Peace Lun­cheon Sun­day, May 11 Noon to 2pm Irish Her­itage and Cul­tural Cen­ter (2133 W. Wis­con­sin Ave.) Join us to honor the con­tri­bu­tion of moth­ers to peace and jus­tice. Fea­tur­ing food, tea, speak­ers, and the Rag­ing Grannies. Seats are $25 for adults, $12 for chil­dren, and $40 for spon­sors (spon­sors’ additional […]

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5/18: Pastors for Peace Benefit Concert: A Celebration of Latin American Music Picture1A Cel­e­bra­tion of Latin Amer­i­can Music Tony Baez & Caupoli­can Sun­day, May 18 @ 7pm Ben­e­fit Con­cert at the Cof­fee­house by Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1905 W. Wis­con­sin Ave., Milw. Pas­tors for Peace Needs Your Help! Since 1992 IFCO/Pastors for Peace has worked to end the US eco­nomic block­ade of Cuba, using civil dis­obe­di­ence to pro­vide human­i­tar­ian aid […]

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News: Oshkosh Corp. Laying off 760 From Defense Division Oshkosh Corp. said Thurs­day it plans to elim­i­nate about 760 jobs from its defense divi­sion this sum­mer, or 29 per­cent of the group’s work­force, a deci­sion dri­ven by lower demand for its mine-resistant trucks and other mil­i­tary vehi­cles. […] “We need to reshape our work­force with U.S. defense spend­ing down as a result of tight […]

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Peace Action Wisconsin Position on Advancing Peace and Justice in the Middle East –Peace Action Wis­con­sin Posi­tion on Advanc­ing Peace and Jus­tice in the Mid­dle East– On Jan­u­ary 7, 2014 the Peace Action Wis­con­sin Steer­ing Com­mit­tee adopted the fol­low­ing res­o­lu­tions; the full Posi­tion State­ment fol­lows imme­di­ately there­after: Peace Action Wis­con­sin sup­ports non­vi­o­lent actions tar­geted against the ille­gal occu­pa­tion of the ter­ri­to­ries seized in the 1967 war, includ­ing boy­cotts, divestments […]

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News: Wisconsin 2nd in U.S. in job losses last month, new estimates show The Wis­con­sin losses included an esti­mated 7,900 gov­ern­ment jobs, 5,000 jobs in pro­fes­sional or busi­ness ser­vices and 2,200 in man­u­fac­tur­ing. By Mike Ivey, The Cap­i­tal Times, 3/30/2014 Read the full arti­cle here Wis­con­sin was sec­ond in the nation in total job losses last month, a some­what sur­pris­ing devel­op­ment con­sid­er­ing the state’s unem­ploy­ment rate has reached its lowest […]

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Sign up NOW to Join a Peace Voter Canvass Crew! peace voter clipboardJoin a Peace Voter Can­vass Crew and Hit the Streets for Peace! Reg­is­ter vot­ers and dis­cuss our Wis­con­sin Job Secu­rity Cam­paign with our com­mu­nity. Can­vass­ing kicks off in April  with crews pound­ing the pave­ment every Sat­ur­day after­noon. It’s fun and effec­tive so sign up now! –Can­vass­ing neigh­bor­hoods –Reg­is­ter­ing vot­ers –Edu­cat­ing vot­ers about peace issues –Turn­ing out the […]

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3/27: March Madness Membership Drive and Celebration! MarchMadnessbballThurs­day, March 27th @ 6pm Peace Action Cen­ter (1001 E. Keefe Ave.) What bet­ter way than a party to kick off our Wis­con­sin Job Secu­rity Cam­paign? Enjoy live music. Social­ize with like-minded peo­ple. Meet our new staff and Board mem­bers. There will be a pre­sen­ta­tion from our del­e­ga­tion to Venezuela, reviews of our recent accom­plish­ments and announcements […]

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4/12: Global Day of Action Against Military Spending Demonstration mtm tradeoff memeSat­ur­day, April 12th @ Noon to 1pm Front of US Army Reserve (4850 W. Sil­ver Spring Dr.) Almost 50% of taxes go the mil­i­tary. If the money was used instead for health­care, edu­ca­tion, repair­ing infra­struc­ture, etc. there would be more peace in the world. Move the money from the Pen­ta­gon to human needs in the U.S. and […]

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What is Economic Conversion? mob cover img 5Eco­nomic Con­ver­sion (Defense Tran­si­tion) ini­tia­tives estab­lish a com­mis­sion com­posed of gov­ern­ment, busi­ness, labor, edu­ca­tion and com­mu­nity orga­ni­za­tion rep­re­sen­ta­tives to develop a plan for tran­si­tion­ing busi­nesses and eco­nomic sec­tors away from depen­dence on Depart­ment of Defense con­tracts and toward more sus­tain­able pro­duc­tion for the civil­ian econ­omy. Declin­ing con­tracts to the state have already resulted in thousands […]

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News: Nationwide rise in income inequality seen in Milwaukee A recent study released by the Brook­ings Insti­tu­tion found that Mil­wau­kee has seen a larger increase in income inequal­ity than almost any other city in the nation dur­ing the past sev­eral years. by Kevin Heitzer, The Bad­ger Her­ald, Feb 24, 2014 A recent study released by the Brook­ings Insti­tu­tion found that Mil­wau­kee has seen a larger increase in income inequality […]

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Announcement: Peace Action WI Launches Wisconsin Job Security Coalition Wisconsin-e1300323323592Peace Action WI is excited to announce the launch­ing of the Wis­con­sin Job Secu­rity Coali­tion! The WJSC aims pro­tect and strengthen qual­ity employ­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties through­out Wis­con­sin. Long term trends and recent eco­nomic vac­il­la­tions are severely impact­ing Wis­con­sin res­i­dents’ access to good pay­ing eco­nomic oppor­tu­ni­ties. Job growth has been con­cen­trated in low-wage sec­tors and those who […]

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Notes from Sister Cities Delegation to Venezuela!   Click here to check out February’s Mobi­lizer for a look at this year’s Milwaukee-Carora Sis­ter Cities del­e­ga­tion to Venezuela! More pic­tures, per­sonal accounts and infor­ma­tion about the trip com­ing soon!

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Pictures from MLK Justice Program mlk1Click here to view MLK Day Cel­e­bra­tion pho­tos from Sue Rug­gles Here is a sam­ple of pic­tures from the event

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Can’t Touch This! Mother Jones report on bloated Pentagon budget Can’t Touch This! The wars are wind­ing down. It’s the age of aus­ter­ity. But nobody messes with the Pen­ta­gon Bud­get By Dave Gilson, Mother Jones [Excerpt bel­low, click link for full report] http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/12/pentagon-budget-deal-charts-cuts Until Sen. Patty Mur­ray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) rode to the res­cue this week, Pen­ta­gon brass and their allies had […]

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1/4: Peace Action Volunteer Day volunteer day sliderPeace Action Vol­un­teer Day! Sat­ur­day, Jan­u­ary 4 @ 1pm Peace Action Cen­ter (1001 E. Keefe Ave.) Come together with other Peace Action mem­bers to get ready for an excit­ing 2014! Our office has accu­mu­lated a lot of mate­ri­als over the recent years and in order to hit the ground run­ning in 2014 we could use your help sorting […]

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Nelson Mandela, Presente! mandela for webpageSend a let­ter to your rep­re­sen­ta­tives demand­ing the CIA open its files on Nel­son Man­dela here!   2 Events in Honor of Nel­son Man­dela Trib­ute to Nel­son Man­dela & The Heroic Peo­ple of South Africa Sun­day, Dec. 15 @ 3pm AAWC (3020 W. Vliet) Join the Face­book event here — — - — — — — — — — […]

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1/20: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Annual Justice Program and March mlk imgClick here to view Pic­tures from the 2014 MLK Cel­e­bra­tion! ——————————————————————————————– Dr. Mar­tin Luther King, Jr. Day Annual Jus­tice Pro­gram and March Mon., Jan. 20, 2014 — 1:00 pm St. Fran­cis of Assisi Church 1:00 pm– Pro­gram Indoors Com­mem­o­rat­ing Dr. King and his call to con­front racism, mil­i­tarism, poverty and eco­nomic injus­tice. Per­form­ing artists Dorothy Jackson […]

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2/6: Cuba and its Neighbours: Democracy in Motion with Arnold August Arnold August speaking tourCuba and its Neigh­bours: Democ­racy in Motion with Arnold August Thurs­day, Feb­ru­ary 6 @ 7pm UWM Bolton Hall rm. 150, 2200 E. Ken­wood Blvd. Arnold August, Cana­dian author & researcher, will speak on his lat­est book, Cuba and its Neigh­bours: Democ­racy in Motion, which com­pares the Cuban model of democ­racy to that in the U.S., Venezuela, Ecuador […]

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TPP Presentation Click here to view/download the PDF ver­sion of the Trans-Pacific Part­ner­ship trade agree­ment pre­sen­ta­tion. If you would like the editible Pow­er­Point ver­sion of the pre­sen­ta­tion, please request it by email: info@peaceactionwi.org

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In Memory of Peter Holzberger Peter Holzberger, Activist for Environment and Peace March 12, 1948 – November 5, 2013Peter Holzberger Memo­r­ial Ser­vice Sat­ur­day, Dec. 14 @ 10am Redeemer Lutheran Church (19th & Wis­con­sin Ave.) Please send your thoughts and sto­ries about Peter to: info@peaceactionwi.org They will be added to this page daily. ———————————————————————————————– ——————————————————– PEACE FOR PETER by Deb­bie Metke Novem­ber 21, 2013 He was always there at every activist meet­ing. A quiet, rather quirky, […]

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Nov 14: The true story of the Cuban Five w/ Stephen Kimber cuban 5 1A Story That Must Be Told & an Injus­tice We Can Cor­rect — The True Story of the Cuban Five Fea­tur­ing Stephen Kim­ber, author of the acclaimed new book What Lies Across the Water Thurs­day, Nov. 14 at 7pm UWM Union rm. 240 2200 E. Ken­wood Blvd. Join the Face­book event here! Stephen Kim­ber is a pro­fes­sor at Uni­ver­sity of […]

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Nov 18: Annual Membership Meeting & Chili Supper 2013 Annual Mem­ber­ship Meet­ing and Chili sup­per Mon­day, Novem­ber 18, 6-8pm Kingo Lutheran Church Hall Cor­ner of Wil­son Dr. & Olive (Two blocks north of Capi­tol Dr. in Shore­wood) 6:00pm — Chili Sup­per $7.00 7:00pm — Annual Meet­ing Join with other Peace Action mem­bers to cel­e­brate our achieve­ments over the past year and kick off a […]

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Dec 6 & 7: Peace Action at Quaker International Gift Shop Peace Action will be tak­ing part in the Inter­na­tional Gift Shop sale at the Quaker Meet­ing­house. Come find that unique gift for the hol­i­days! Fri­day, Decem­ber 6 — 4pm to 9pm Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 7 — 9am to 4pm Quaker Meet­ing­house 3224 N. Gor­don Place, Milwaukee

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12/11: STOP the TPP! Stop TPP how to helpSTOP the TPP! Wednes­day, Dec. 11 @ 7pm Peace Action Cen­ter 1001 E. Keefe Ave. A secret trade agree­ment is threat­en­ing: Work­ers’ Rights-Environment-Public Health-Internet Freedom-Financial Regulations-Food Safety-Public Ser­vices and OUR DEMOCRACY! Join the event on Face­book! The Obama Admin­is­tra­tion plans to bring this top-secret trade agree­ment to Con­gress in the next month or two for a Fast […]

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What can be cut from the Pentagon Budget? Move the Money! Think tank to Pen­ta­gon: Here’s where to cut By Jeremy Herb — 09/24/13 http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/budget-appropriations/324163-think-tank-proposes-sequester-level-defense-cuts#.Uk8K-mMsAAg.pocket#ixzz2gn9TUfLL A new think tank report pro­poses a blue­print for how the Pen­ta­gon should grap­ple with sequester-sized defense cuts. The report from the Stim­son Cen­ter being released Tues­day details how the Pen­ta­gon could cut $50 bil­lion from its bud­get with a […]

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Recent Website Updates! peace action logoCheck out the mul­ti­ple new resources we’ve added to our web­site! –Con­tact infor­ma­tion for Wisconsin’s elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives: http://www.peaceactionwi.org/take-action/contact-reps/ –Stand for Peace loca­tion infor­ma­tion: http://www.peaceactionwi.org/take-action/stand-for-peace/ –Ways for stu­dents to get involved with Peace Action: http://www.peaceactionwi.org/students/ –View our most recent weekly email: http://www.peaceactionwi.org/e-alert/

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Current E-Alert   Dear Peace Action com­mu­nity, If you’re look­ing for that per­fect last minute gift, stop in to our office and check out our store! We’ve got books, cal­en­dar, shirts, jew­lery, but­tons and more. You’re sure to find a great gift for the peaceniks in your life. Peace Action will be hav­ing a vol­un­teer day on January […]

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Student Action! Peace Action has been around for a long time but always remained at the fore­front of the cur­rent strug­gles for social jus­tice. A focus on peace allows us as an orga­ni­za­tion to con­front a broad range of issues from local labor cam­paigns to oppos­ing inter­na­tional con­flict. When Pres­i­dent Obama was threat­en­ing mil­i­tary strikes against Syria, […]

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Afghanistan Anniversary Veterans Donation Drive AA donation flyer imageClick here to down­load this flyer For the month of Octo­ber, Peace Action is hold­ing a dona­tion drive for vet­er­ans in need in sup­port of the Mil­wau­kee Home­less Vet­er­ans Ini­tia­tive. Tens of thou­sands of sol­diers will be com­ing home from Afghanistan over the next year, join­ing the hun­dreds of thou­sands of vet­er­ans who have already returned. […]

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List of Snowden’s NSA Revelations An illustration picture shows the logo of the U.S. National Security Agency on the display of an iPhone in BerlinNSA Rev­e­la­tions pro­vided by Snowden’s Leaks Snowden’s leaks reveal the unprece­dented scope of NSA sur­veil­lance.                 Sign the peti­tion demand­ing Con­gress reveal the full extent of the NSA’s spy­ing pro­grams here: https://optin.stopwatching.us/   How the NSA Spies –XKeyscore sys­tem: An NSA tool that col­lects ‘nearly every­thing a user does on […]

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Peace Action members discuss Syria on TMJ4 art tmj4 interview snagLocal lawyers give per­spec­tive on Syria By Rachael Glaszcz, 9/6/2013, TMJ4 http://www.todaystmj4.com/wisconsintonight/Local-lawyers-give-perspective-on-Syria–222752291.html Art Heitzer and San­dra Edhlund vis­ited Syria a cou­ple of years ago. The Asso­ci­ated Press reported that one of the vil­lages Heitzer and Edhlund vis­ited, Maaloula, was recently attacked by Al-Qaida. Nei­ther Heitzer nor Edhlund sup­port a U.S. mil­i­tary strike in Syria.

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Manning deserves a pardon from Obama Man­ning deserves a par­don from Obama By Daniel Pneu­man, Mil­wau­kee Jour­nal Sen­tinel, Sept. 2, 2013 http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/manning-deserves-a-pardon-from-obama-b9986793z1-221697931.html Chelsea (for­merly Bradley) Man­ning recently sent a let­ter to Pres­i­dent Barack Obama ask­ing him to par­don her. The full state­ment is a must-read for any­one to form an accu­rate opin­ion on her, which she ends with this procla­ma­tion: “If you deny […]

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Take action now to stop intervention in Syria!   Call your Rep RIGHT NOW! Call your elected Rep­re­sen­ta­tives and say: “I oppose mil­i­tary inter­ven­tion and mil­i­tary sup­port in Syria.  I sup­port mas­sive efforts for a polit­i­cal solu­tion and con­tin­ued human­i­tar­ian aid.”   Barack Obama 202–456‑1111   Tammy Bald­win Mil­wau­kee office:414–297‑4451 DC office: 202–224‑5653 Ron John­son Mil­wau­kee office: 414–276‑7282 DC office: 202–224‑5323 Paul Ryan Janesville office: 608–752‑4050 […]

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This Saturday [8/31]: No Syria Intervention Rally NO Syria Inter­ven­tion Rally Sat­ur­day, Aug. 31 @ Noon NEW LOCATION: Sun­burst Sculp­ture in front of the Art Museum on Wis­con­sin & Prospect Join Peace Action to protest US mil­i­tary inter­ven­tion in Syria! We can’t afford another war, and we need you to help us get that mes­sage out: No bombs! No weapons! No boots on […]

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Support Bradley Manning! Sign the national “We Stand with Bradley Man­ning” peti­tion here: standwithbrad.org A 25-year-old Army intel­li­gence ana­lyst, PFC Man­ning faces decades in prison for allegedly leak­ing a video of a US heli­copter attack that killed at least eleven Iraqi civil­ians to the web­site Wik­ileaks. Among the dead were two work­ing Reuters reporters. Two chil­dren were also […]

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Sept 10: Urgent! Stop the TPP! Urgent! Stop the Secret TPP! (Trans-Pacific Part­ner­ship Trade Agree­ment) Tues., Sept. 10, 7pm Urban Ecol­ogy Cen­ter — River­side Park 1500 E. Park Place fea­tur­ing David Newby Wis. Union Leader and head of the Wis­con­sin Fair Trade Cam­paign. This new inter­na­tional trade agree­ment is crafted by multi­na­tional cor­po­ra­tions and is being nego­ti­ated in secret by the US […]

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Sept 30: Gandhian Nonviolence — An Evening with Dr. Lingam Raja Gand­hian Non­vi­o­lence An Evening with Dr. Lingam Raja Mon­day, Sep­tem­ber 30@ 7pm Peace Action Cen­ter (1001 E. Keefe Ave.) Learn about Gandhi’s prin­ci­ples and how his ideas on non­vi­o­lence remain essen­tial for con­tem­po­rary social move­ments. Cel­e­brate the life and lessons of Gandhi with Dr. Lingam Raja, Peace­maker in Res­i­dence at Mar­quette University’s Cen­ter for Peace­mak­ing. Dr. […]

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Oct 8: How to Stop a War: Teach-in and discussion on preventing US military action in Syria 140613obamaWe’ve slowed the war machine, now it’s time to stop it in its tracks! Oct. 8 @ 5:30pm Peace Action Cen­ter (1001 E. Keefe Ave.) Join the Face­book event! Click here for the event flyer With devel­op­ments unfold­ing rapidly, it is still uncer­tain how things will play out in Syria. A few weeks ago our nation was on the […]

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Aug 21: Milwaukee Supports Bradley Manning Rally & Panel Click above to view the flyer*Update: Man­ning sen­tenced to 35 years for expos­ing gov­ern­ment crime and abuse! Fol­low the Guardian’s live blog here Rally for Manning’s release and honor his ser­vice to the Amer­i­can peo­ple! Wednes­day, August 21 @ 6pm City Hall Rotunda (200 E. Wells St.) Stand up for free­dom to infor­ma­tion and an engaged democ­racy — as this young […]

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Lanterns for Peace with Natty Nation! Update 8/7/13: Thank you every­one for com­ing out on such a beau­ti­ful day to make this year’s Lanterns for Peace such a suc­cess! Check out pho­tos from the event here: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjHjRYSe _________ Lanterns for Peace with Natty Nation!   Sat­ur­day, August 3, 6–9 pm Peck Pavil­ion (929 N. Water St., Mil­wau­kee) Com­mem­o­rat­ing the anniver­sary of […]

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Pressure Obama on nuclear disarmament, here’s how: We are call­ing on Pres­i­dent Obama to speak at the Sep­tem­ber 26 meet­ing at the United Nations, the first ever Gen­eral Assem­bly high level sum­mit on nuclear dis­ar­ma­ment. Sign the peti­tion to add your voice: http://bit.ly/14v4DAz   –See below for more infor­ma­tion on nuclear weapons and the cam­paign for nuclear abo­li­tion– Who has nuclear weapons? […]

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Wisconsin’s representatives unite in bipartisan vote to stop NSA bulk spying Wisconsin’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives unite in bipar­ti­san vote to stop NSA bulk spy­ing By Mitch Sandquist, July 26, 2013 Wisconsin’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives in the House voted over­whelm­ingly on Wednes­day in favor of leg­is­la­tion to block the National Secu­rity Agency’s bulk col­lec­tion of the tele­phone records of all Amer­i­cans. The del­e­ga­tion voted 6–2 in favor of the ulti­mately defeated amendment […]

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August 3: Chardhi Kala 6K Memorial Run & Walk Chardhi Kala 6K Memo­r­ial Run & Walk Sat­ur­day, August 3, (on-site reg­is­tra­tion starts @ 8:30am) Oak Creek High School Track Area (340 E. Puetz Rd, Oak Creek, WI 53154) “Turn­ing Tragedy Into Tri­umph” The Chardhi 6K will be a com­mu­nity event hon­or­ing those we lost in the attack on the Sikh Tem­ple of Wis­con­sin on August 5th […]

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Visit Venezuela in January, 2014! ven flag smallerJoin Peace Action’s Sis­ter City Del­e­ga­tion to Carora, Venezuela! Jan­u­ary 9–17, 2014 Del­e­gates will have the oppor­tu­nity to: Learn about the renowned “par­tic­i­pa­tory democ­racy” of Milwaukee’s Sis­ter City of Corora. Wit­ness Venezuela’s inno­v­a­tive social pro­grams in urban agri­cul­ture, health­care, edu­ca­tion, food secu­rity, com­mu­nity radio, and more. Immerse in Venezue­lan cul­ture and enjoy tra­di­tional dance, music, art, hand-crafts, etc. […]

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No More Victims Milwaukee [See below for a list of ways you can get involved in the cam­paign] 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 […]

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10 things you didn’t know about Rosa Parks rosa*View the April 26, 2013 Com­mu­nity Trib­ute to Rosa Parks, online or on MATA Ch. 14! Click here for link and sched­ule.   The trib­ute fea­tures guest pre­sen­ter Jeanne Theo­haris, author of The Rebel­lious Life of Rosa Parks. Read her arti­cle below. 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Rosa Parks Arti­cle re-posted from the Huff­in­g­ton Post here. (from The Rebellious […]

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Defeated Opposition Causes Violence in Venezuela maduro victoryDefeated Oppo­si­tion Causes Vio­lence in Venezuela by Mike Hel­bick, Pro­gram Direc­tor, Peace Action Wis­con­sin (4/15/13 — updated 4/16) UPDATES found on Telesur (Span­ish) UPDATE:  7 dead, 61 injured in Ven­zeula  as right-wing attacks on pub­lic insti­tu­tions spread (as of 4/16). Upon los­ing Sunday’s elec­tion, Venezue­lan oppo­si­tion can­di­date Capriles refused to rec­og­nize the offi­cial results and has called […]

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Tax Day and the Pentagon Tax Day and the Pen­ta­gon Orig­i­nally pub­lished on Sun­day, April 14, 2013 by Com­mon Dreams by Kevin Mar­tin, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, National Peace Action This month, as bud­get and pol­icy issues in Wash­ing­ton mud­dle along incon­clu­sively as usual, grass­roots peace activists are busy orga­niz­ing, edu­cat­ing, protest­ing and lob­by­ing. Last week­end, His­to­ri­ans Against the War hosted an ambi­tious, illuminating […]

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Haters gonna hate: Rory Carroll’s Venezuela on NPR Haters gonna hate: Rory Carroll’s Venezuela on NPR Orig­i­nally posted on Al Jazeera here. By Mark Weis­brot NPR inter­viewed Guardian­re­porter Rory Car­roll on Wednes­day about Venezuela, pro­duc­ing an extremely one-sided, mis­lead­ing report. First, Car­roll tells NPR that “Venezuela is a coun­try of extremes — and extreme inequal­ity”. He might have noted that Venezuela has the least unequal dis­tri­b­u­tion of income in […]

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Research Report: Walker’s Medicaid Plan Will Force Veterans from BadgerCare disabled veterans wheel chairThank you to Kevin Kane of Cit­i­zen Action of Wis­con­sin for the fol­low­ing research report: For Imme­di­ate Release–March 29, 2013 Con­tact: Kevin Kane, kevin.kane@citizenactionwi.org  (414–550‑8280) Research Report: Walker’s Med­ic­aid Plan Will Force Vet­er­ans from Bad­ger­Care STATEWIDE – Just released data from the Robert Wood John­son Foun­da­tion and the Urban Insti­tute reveal that Gov­er­nor Walker’s plan to reject billions […]

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Sustained public debate is needed Drone strikes (MJS 3/28/13) Sus­tained pub­lic debate is needed Drone strikes Orig­i­nally printed in the Mil­wau­kee Jour­nal Sen­tinel, 3/28/13 After years of slum­ber, Con­gress is finally start­ing to wake up to its respon­si­bil­i­ties to ques­tion the legal­ity, the wis­dom and the moral­ity of the administration’s offi­cially and absurdly “secret war” using drone strikes to try to kill alleged members […]

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Peace Action & Allies Weigh in on Paul Ryan and the GOP’s Budget Priorities Peace Action Wis­con­sin and Allies Expose Paul “1%” Ryan and the GOP’s Bud­getary Pri­or­i­ties Click here for video of Peace Action Oper­a­tions Direc­tor Becky Cooper, expos­ing Paul Ryan’s bud­get of Pen­ta­gon waste! Peace Action Wis­con­sin gath­ered with allies from Cit­i­zen Action WI, Pro­gres­sive Democ­rats of Amer­ica, and con­cerned cit­i­zens and vet­er­ans to share the real-life consequences […]

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Issue Watch: Iran US iran military basesPA Issue Watch:  Iran Peace Action Wis­con­sin calls for a nuclear free mid­dle east and true diplo­matic U.S. efforts with the gov­ern­ment of Iran. Have an arti­cle you sug­gest post­ing here?  Send the link to info@peaceactionwi.org.   April 7th — 13th: Strong Quake Hits South­ern Iran, Killing Or Injur­ing Dozens Bushehr provin­cial gov­er­nor Fer­ei­doun Hasan­vand tells state TV […]

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How Sequestration Affects Women & Children mothe rbaybHow Seques­tra­tion Affects Women & Chil­dren Infor­ma­tion com­piled by Jenn Silva  WISCONSIN: Edu­ca­tion: Wis­con­sin will lose approx­i­mately $8.5 mil­lion in fund­ing for pri­mary and sec­ondary edu­ca­tion, putting around 120 teacher and aide jobs at risk. In addi­tion about 10,000 fewer stu­dents would be served and approx­i­mately 50 fewer schools would receive fund­ing. Edu­ca­tion for Children […]

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Peace Action Op-ed in the Journal Sentinel: Cuts threaten Milwaukee, our economy peace action logoCuts threaten Mil­wau­kee, our econ­omy  Orig­i­nally pub­lished by the Mil­wau­kee Jour­nal Sen­tinel, March 7, 2013 This year alone, Mil­wau­kee tax­pay­ers will con­tribute $695 mil­lion to the U.S. Depart­ment of Defense. That would be enough to pro­vide Mil­wau­kee with 10,700 ele­men­tary school teach­ers, 10,500 police offi­cers or med­ical care for 96,400 vet­er­ans. Instead, Milwaukee’s hard-earned tax dollars […]

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JCRC wants to know about even ‘minor’ anti-Semitism: report it here! jewish chronicle wisconsinJCRC wants to know about even ‘minor’ anti-Semitism:  report it here! Orig­i­nally pub­lished in the Jew­ish Chron­i­cle, March, 2013 One or more high school stu­dents throw some coins on the floor. When another kid picks them up, the throw­ers sneer and say to that kid, “You’re such a Jew.” Is this an anti-Semitic inci­dent? It appears likely. But […]

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Milwaukee’s “Pull the Pork” protest in pictures: Pull the Pork Collage 2-27-13 snip [2]Thank you all for com­ing out in the snow! We’re fii­i­i­i­i­i­i­i­i­i­i­ired up! Video of Pro­gram Direc­tor Mike Hel­bick telling Con­gress how it should be here.

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Obama isn’t ending the war afghanistan us soldiersObama isn’t end­ing the war Orig­i­nally appeared in the Mil­wau­kee Jour­nal Sen­tinel, 2/16/13 Pres­i­dent Barack Obama stated, “Tonight, I can announce that over the next year another 34,000 Amer­i­can troops will come home from Afghanistan … and by the end of next year, our war in Afghanistan will be over” in his State of the […]

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Obama’s vision for domestic prosperity will only become reality through reducing Pentagon spending mike lte 2013-02-15Obama’s vision for domes­tic pros­per­ity will only become real­ity through reduc­ing Pen­ta­gon spend­ing by Mike Hel­bick (orig­i­nally appeared in the Mil­wau­kee Jour­nal Sen­tinel, 2/15/13) Pres­i­dent Barack Obama laid out a very ambi­tious plan in his State of the Union address (“Obama lays out ambi­tious agenda,” Feb. 12). Obama said he will cre­ate 15 “man­u­fac­tur­ing hubs,” […]

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Minimum Returns: The Economic Impacts of Pentagon Spending Min­i­mum Returns: The Eco­nomic Impacts of Pen­ta­gon Spend­ing Feb. 7, 2013 (See orig­i­nal post­ing here.) By William D. Har­tung, Natalie Peter­son Down­load the pdf ver­soin of the report here. Over the past two years, Pen­ta­gon con­trac­tors have financed a series of stud­ies that have made exag­ger­ated claims about the eco­nomic impacts of reduc­tions in Pen­ta­gon spending.  […]

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U.S. plans to add drone base in West Africa droneU.S. plans to add drone base in West Africa By Craig Whit­lock, Pub­lished: Jan­u­ary 28 (Orig­i­nal post­ing here.) The U.S. mil­i­tary is plan­ning a new drone base in Africa that would expand its sur­veil­lance of al-Qaeda fight­ers and other mil­i­tants in north­ern Mali, a devel­op­ment that would esca­late Amer­i­can involve­ment in a fast-spreading con­flict. Two Obama admin­is­tra­tion offi­cials said military […]

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US Arms Sales to Asia Set to Boom on Pacific ‘Pivot’ asia pacific pivotUS Arms Sales to Asia Set to Boom on Pacific ‘Pivot’ Orig­i­nal post­ing here. U.S. sales of war­planes, anti-missile sys­tems and other costly weapons to China’s and North Korea’s neigh­bors appear set for sig­nif­i­cant growth amid regional secu­rity jit­ters. Strength­en­ing treaty allies and other secu­rity part­ners is cen­tral to the White House’s “pivot” toward a […]

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Seven Actions Obama Should Take On Cuba Now obama cuba article postSeven Actions Obama Should Take On Cuba Now Peter Korn­bluh, Jan­u­ary 24, 2013 (Orig­i­nally posted on The Nation here.) In US for­eign rela­tions with hos­tile states, Pres­i­dent Obama declared in his inau­gu­ra­tion speech this week, “engage­ment can more durably lift sus­pi­cion and fear.” With his reelec­tion behind him–in which he gar­nered more Cuban-American votes in Florida than […]

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Gun Violence Reading Resource gunPeace Action Wis­con­sin sup­ports a sen­si­ble gun pol­icy NOW! Browse the arti­cles below and arm your­self to win the gun pol­icy debate. The Pentagon’s Unholy Alliance: How Chuck Hagel could single-handedly do more to advance gun con­trol than almost any­one else.   Obama announces 23 exec­u­tive actions, asks Con­gress to pass gun laws:  Pres­i­dent Obama’s 23 executive […]

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Pentagon cuts still on the table pentagon spending chartTake Time to Cel­e­brate: $1 Tril­lion in Pen­ta­gon Cuts Still on the Table By Jim Cason on 01/08/2013 @ 08:40 AM; orig­i­nally posted here. Con­gress did some­thing extra­or­di­nary at the begin­ning of this year. Despite intense pres­sure from mil­i­tary con­trac­tors and bil­lions of dol­lars spent by defense lob­by­ists, our elected offi­cials left in place deep cuts in Pentagon […]

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Resources for Educators student education protest“Edu­ca­tion is the most pow­er­ful weapon you can use to change the world.” –Nel­son Man­dela Hello edu­ca­tors! Peace Action Wis­con­sin would like to offer its whole­hearted appre­ci­a­tion for the impor­tant work you do.  Edu­ca­tors (and edu­ca­tion, in gen­eral), are con­stantly under attack as our state and nation endure increas­ing aus­ter­ity and cuts.  We rec­og­nize that […]

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Generals: Get real and cut Pentagon spending Gen­er­als: Get real and cut Pen­ta­gon spend­ing By Robert G. Gard and John Johns, Spe­cial to CNN Read orig­i­nal post­ing here. Editor’s note: Lt. Gen. Robert Gard is the chair­man of the Cen­ter for Arms Con­trol and Non­pro­lif­er­a­tion, a mem­ber of the Coun­cil on For­eign Rela­tions and a for­mer exec­u­tive assis­tant to two sec­re­taries of defense. Brig. Gen. John Johns […]

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UN Development Goals Could Be Met With a Few Percent of Military Spending UNUN Devel­op­ment Goals Could Be Met With a Few Per­cent of Mil­i­tary Spend­ing By davidswan­son - Orig­i­nally posted on 10 Decem­ber 2012, here. Here’s a use­ful new report from the Inter­na­tional Peace Bureau.  Glob­ally, the report finds, spend­ing on war prepa­ra­tions is higher than ever as an absolute amount and as a per­cent­age of pub­lic spend­ing (if not as a […]

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Bashar al-Assad, Syria, and the truth about chemical weapons Robert FriskBy Robert Frisk, 12/8/12 Orig­i­nal arti­cle found here.  Bashar al-Assad, Syria, and the truth about chem­i­cal weapons Bashar’s father Hafez al-Assad was bru­tal but never used chem­i­cal arms. And do you know which was the first army to use gas in the Mid­dle East? The big­ger the lie the more peo­ple will believe it. We all […]

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Sign the petition to honor Milwaukee’s Mildred Fish-Harnack! harnack pictureSign the peti­tion to honor Milwaukee’s Mil­dred Fish-Harnack! The cel­e­bra­tion of Mil­wau­kee his­tory and local heroes & hero­ines is impor­tant.  Please print this peti­tion (down­load here), sign, share, and mail to the address included below.  Let’s ensure that Mil­dred Fish-Harnack will always be remem­bered! Watch the offi­cial trailer of Wisconsin’s Nazi Resis­tance:  The Mil­dred Fish-Harnack […]

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Scott Walker’s Plan To Eliminate Same-Day Voter Registration Opposed By Wisconsin Poll Workers Scott Walker’s Plan To Elim­i­nate Same-Day Voter Reg­is­tra­tion Opposed By Wis­con­sin Poll Work­ers From the Huff­in­g­ton Post Posted: 11/30/2012 7:37 am EST Updated: 11/30/2012 9:52 am EST WASHINGTON — Wis­con­sin poll work­ers are speak­ing out against Gov. Scott Walker’s ® pro­posal to elim­i­nate same-day vot­ing reg­is­tra­tion in the state, despite his argu­ment that it would lighten the bur­den on […]

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Normalize relations with Cuba cuba usNor­mal­ize rela­tions with Cuba As appeared in the Mil­wau­kee Jour­nal Sen­tinel, Dec. 6, 2012: The Jour­nal Sentinel’s recent report on the deci­sion of a for­mer United States gov­ern­ment con­tract agent to sue the U.S. gov­ern­ment over his con­tin­ued impris­on­ment in Cuba high­lights the chal­lenge and oppor­tu­nity that Pres­i­dent Barack Obama has to turn around over 50 […]

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Internship Opportunities! organize fish snipGet involved!   We’re look­ing for folks who want to uti­lize their skills, broaden their hori­zons, and work for peace. Get real, grass­roots expe­ri­ence in any of our vol­un­teer intern­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties:  Media/Outreach Assis­tant Research Assis­tant Mem­ber­ship Assis­tant Fundrais­ing Assis­tant Call 414–964‑5158 for more info!

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Sanity Check! mad hatter uncle samDo the twists, turns, thoughts, deeds, spins and lies of media and politi­cians ever make you begin to feel like you’re going… insane?! You’re not alone, and we’re here to help:  you’re not crazy – they are! 1/3/13:  The White House Wins — Drone killings of Amer­i­cans remain secret. “If I had a world of my […]

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Shift U.S. Spending Priorities; Save State Jobs Nov. 2, 2012:  Mil­wau­kee Jour­nal Sen­tinel On Oct. 25, Oshkosh Corp. announced that 450 employ­ees will find them­selves with­out jobs in Jan­u­ary. While the national debate rages over eco­nomic recov­ery and job pro­duc­tion, hun­dreds of Wis­con­sin fam­i­lies are left in uncer­tainty, with unem­ploy­ment and hard­ship wait­ing to greet them in the new year. Oshkosh Corp. has […]

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Move the Money! tax dollars at warMove the Money! Peace Action’s Move the Money cam­paign is a national effort to bring our war money home for jobs, edu­ca­tion, hous­ing, health care, tran­sit, infra­struc­ture, com­mu­nity ser­vices, etc. Click here for updates on the cam­paign Want to edu­cate your­self and oth­ers about war spend­ing and what it means to your com­mu­nity? Check out two […]

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PA Issue Watch: Syria syriaPA Issue Watch:  Syria Peace Action Wis­con­sin calls for an end to the flood of weapons being fun­neled into Syria, opposes U.S. mil­i­tary inter­ven­tion, and calls for a mean­ing­ful and objec­tively mod­er­ated dia­logue between Syr­ian gov­ern­ment and oppo­si­tion forces. Have an arti­cle you sug­gest post­ing here?  Send the link to info@peaceactionwi.org.   5/14/13:  Amer­i­can Doctors […]

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Travel honduran childrenPeace Action believes that people-to-people con­nec­tions are impor­tant in build­ing a more peace­ful world. We hope you find a del­e­ga­tion that suits you! ****************************************************************************************************  Hon­duras: Wit­ness for Peace and Friend­ship Office of the Amer­i­cas Joint Del­e­ga­tion  Novem­ber 8–16 or Novem­ber 8–1 Since 1946, the School of the Amer­i­cas (SOA), now the West­ern Hemi­sphere Insti­tute for Secu­rity Coop­er­a­tion (WHINSEC), […]

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Peace Action’s “Move the Money” Resolution unanimously adopted! toy soldierVic­tory! On Sep­tem­ber 25, Milwaukee’s Com­mon Coun­cil unan­i­mously adopted Peace Action’s “Move the Money” res­o­lu­tion! This res­o­lu­tion calls for a redi­rec­tion of mil­i­tary spend­ing to our needs here at home.  Read Peace Action’s media release­here:  Move the Money Mil­wau­kee Res­o­lu­tion State­ment Read the res­o­lu­tion itself here:  Move the Money Res­o­lu­tion. ****************************************************************************************************** Help your city adopt […]

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Support Palermo’s Pizza Workers Peace Action Wis­con­sin sup­ports strik­ing Palermo’s workers.

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Click here for recent articles and posts! scottwalkerfailThe envi­ron­men­tal com­mu­nity has its own (good) rea­sons for com­plaints against Scott Walker. The Wis­con­sin League of Con­ser­va­tion Vot­ers is very engaged in the recall, with lawn signs oppos­ing Walker through­out the state and a robust col­lec­tion of “Fail­ure Files” online out­lin­ing Walker’s anti-environment policies.

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Truth In Recruitment i-want-you-flatMil­i­tary recruiters will say any­thing and every­thing to get young peo­ple to join the mil­i­tary – except the whole truth! Peace Action and oth­ers are here to pro­tect our youth.

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Concert for Truth in Recruitment truth-in-recruitment-concernt-pic1Mil­wau­kee musi­cians unite in the Con­cert for Truth in Recruit­ment! Click on the flyer (or see below) for all the details: “Many of my friends signed up for the mil­i­tary and came back as bro­ken human beings with ghost of the dead haunt­ing their thoughts and dreams. My heart breaks for them” –Robert Hansen, Musi­cal Artist […]

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Nov 21–25: School of the Americas Vigil 2013 soaNovem­ber 21–24, 2013 Dead­lines: Plane trans­porta­tion — Oct. 8, 2013 Bus trans­porta­tion — Oct. 25, 2013 Over the past two decades, the Novem­ber Vigil at the gates of Fort Ben­ning, Geor­gia has grown from a hand­ful of peo­ple into one of the most dynamic multi-generational annual gath­er­ings for peace and against mil­i­ta­riza­tion in the hemi­sphere. Thousands […]

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5/11: Mother’s Day Peace Luncheon

Apr 15th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Events
MothersDayPeaceCardPeace Edu­ca­tion Project’s Mother’s Day Peace Lun­cheon Sun­day, May 11 Noon to 2pm Irish Her­itage and Cul­tural Cen­ter (2133 W. Wis­con­sin Ave.) Join us to honor the con­tri­bu­tion of moth­ers to peace and jus­tice. Fea­tur­ing food, tea, speak­ers, and the Rag­ing Grannies. Seats are $25 for adults, $12 for chil­dren, and $40 for spon­sors (spon­sors’ additional […]


5/18: Pastors for Peace Benefit Concert: A Celebration of Latin American Music

Apr 15th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Events
Picture1A Cel­e­bra­tion of Latin Amer­i­can Music Tony Baez & Caupoli­can Sun­day, May 18 @ 7pm Ben­e­fit Con­cert at the Cof­fee­house by Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1905 W. Wis­con­sin Ave., Milw. Pas­tors for Peace Needs Your Help! Since 1992 IFCO/Pastors for Peace has worked to end the US eco­nomic block­ade of Cuba, using civil dis­obe­di­ence to pro­vide human­i­tar­ian aid […]


News: Oshkosh Corp. Laying off 760 From Defense Division

Apr 10th, 2014 • Category: Blog, News, Take Action!
Oshkosh Corp. said Thurs­day it plans to elim­i­nate about 760 jobs from its defense divi­sion this sum­mer, or 29 per­cent of the group’s work­force, a deci­sion dri­ven by lower demand for its mine-resistant trucks and other mil­i­tary vehi­cles. […] “We need to reshape our work­force with U.S. defense spend­ing down as a result of tight […]


Peace Action Wisconsin Position on Advancing Peace and Justice in the Middle East

Apr 3rd, 2014 • Category: Blog
–Peace Action Wis­con­sin Posi­tion on Advanc­ing Peace and Jus­tice in the Mid­dle East– On Jan­u­ary 7, 2014 the Peace Action Wis­con­sin Steer­ing Com­mit­tee adopted the fol­low­ing res­o­lu­tions; the full Posi­tion State­ment fol­lows imme­di­ately there­after: Peace Action Wis­con­sin sup­ports non­vi­o­lent actions tar­geted against the ille­gal occu­pa­tion of the ter­ri­to­ries seized in the 1967 war, includ­ing boy­cotts, divestments […]


News: Wisconsin 2nd in U.S. in job losses last month, new estimates show

Apr 2nd, 2014 • Category: Blog, News, Take Action!
The Wis­con­sin losses included an esti­mated 7,900 gov­ern­ment jobs, 5,000 jobs in pro­fes­sional or busi­ness ser­vices and 2,200 in man­u­fac­tur­ing. By Mike Ivey, The Cap­i­tal Times, 3/30/2014 Read the full arti­cle here Wis­con­sin was sec­ond in the nation in total job losses last month, a some­what sur­pris­ing devel­op­ment con­sid­er­ing the state’s unem­ploy­ment rate has reached its lowest […]


Sign up NOW to Join a Peace Voter Canvass Crew!

Mar 20th, 2014 • Category: Blog, News
peace voter clipboardJoin a Peace Voter Can­vass Crew and Hit the Streets for Peace! Reg­is­ter vot­ers and dis­cuss our Wis­con­sin Job Secu­rity Cam­paign with our com­mu­nity. Can­vass­ing kicks off in April  with crews pound­ing the pave­ment every Sat­ur­day after­noon. It’s fun and effec­tive so sign up now! –Can­vass­ing neigh­bor­hoods –Reg­is­ter­ing vot­ers –Edu­cat­ing vot­ers about peace issues –Turn­ing out the […]


3/27: March Madness Membership Drive and Celebration!

Mar 17th, 2014 • Category: Blog
MarchMadnessbballThurs­day, March 27th @ 6pm Peace Action Cen­ter (1001 E. Keefe Ave.) What bet­ter way than a party to kick off our Wis­con­sin Job Secu­rity Cam­paign? Enjoy live music. Social­ize with like-minded peo­ple. Meet our new staff and Board mem­bers. There will be a pre­sen­ta­tion from our del­e­ga­tion to Venezuela, reviews of our recent accom­plish­ments and announcements […]


4/12: Global Day of Action Against Military Spending Demonstration

Mar 16th, 2014 • Category: Blog
mtm tradeoff memeSat­ur­day, April 12th @ Noon to 1pm Front of US Army Reserve (4850 W. Sil­ver Spring Dr.) Almost 50% of taxes go the mil­i­tary. If the money was used instead for health­care, edu­ca­tion, repair­ing infra­struc­ture, etc. there would be more peace in the world. Move the money from the Pen­ta­gon to human needs in the U.S. and […]


What is Economic Conversion?

Mar 14th, 2014 • Category: Blog, News
mob cover img 5Eco­nomic Con­ver­sion (Defense Tran­si­tion) ini­tia­tives estab­lish a com­mis­sion com­posed of gov­ern­ment, busi­ness, labor, edu­ca­tion and com­mu­nity orga­ni­za­tion rep­re­sen­ta­tives to develop a plan for tran­si­tion­ing busi­nesses and eco­nomic sec­tors away from depen­dence on Depart­ment of Defense con­tracts and toward more sus­tain­able pro­duc­tion for the civil­ian econ­omy. Declin­ing con­tracts to the state have already resulted in thousands […]


News: Nationwide rise in income inequality seen in Milwaukee

Mar 14th, 2014 • Category: Blog, News
A recent study released by the Brook­ings Insti­tu­tion found that Mil­wau­kee has seen a larger increase in income inequal­ity than almost any other city in the nation dur­ing the past sev­eral years. by Kevin Heitzer, The Bad­ger Her­ald, Feb 24, 2014 A recent study released by the Brook­ings Insti­tu­tion found that Mil­wau­kee has seen a larger increase in income inequality […]


Announcement: Peace Action WI Launches Wisconsin Job Security Coalition

Mar 14th, 2014 • Category: Blog, News
Wisconsin-e1300323323592Peace Action WI is excited to announce the launch­ing of the Wis­con­sin Job Secu­rity Coali­tion! The WJSC aims pro­tect and strengthen qual­ity employ­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties through­out Wis­con­sin. Long term trends and recent eco­nomic vac­il­la­tions are severely impact­ing Wis­con­sin res­i­dents’ access to good pay­ing eco­nomic oppor­tu­ni­ties. Job growth has been con­cen­trated in low-wage sec­tors and those who […]


Notes from Sister Cities Delegation to Venezuela!

Jan 29th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Take Action!
  Click here to check out February’s Mobi­lizer for a look at this year’s Milwaukee-Carora Sis­ter Cities del­e­ga­tion to Venezuela! More pic­tures, per­sonal accounts and infor­ma­tion about the trip com­ing soon!


Pictures from MLK Justice Program

Jan 21st, 2014 • Category: Blog, Take Action!
mlk1Click here to view MLK Day Cel­e­bra­tion pho­tos from Sue Rug­gles Here is a sam­ple of pic­tures from the event


Can’t Touch This! Mother Jones report on bloated Pentagon budget

Dec 20th, 2013 • Category: Blog
Can’t Touch This! The wars are wind­ing down. It’s the age of aus­ter­ity. But nobody messes with the Pen­ta­gon Bud­get By Dave Gilson, Mother Jones [Excerpt bel­low, click link for full report] http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/12/pentagon-budget-deal-charts-cuts Until Sen. Patty Mur­ray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) rode to the res­cue this week, Pen­ta­gon brass and their allies had […]


1/4: Peace Action Volunteer Day

Dec 11th, 2013 • Category: Blog
volunteer day sliderPeace Action Vol­un­teer Day! Sat­ur­day, Jan­u­ary 4 @ 1pm Peace Action Cen­ter (1001 E. Keefe Ave.) Come together with other Peace Action mem­bers to get ready for an excit­ing 2014! Our office has accu­mu­lated a lot of mate­ri­als over the recent years and in order to hit the ground run­ning in 2014 we could use your help sorting […]


Nelson Mandela, Presente!

Dec 11th, 2013 • Category: Blog
mandela for webpageSend a let­ter to your rep­re­sen­ta­tives demand­ing the CIA open its files on Nel­son Man­dela here!   2 Events in Honor of Nel­son Man­dela Trib­ute to Nel­son Man­dela & The Heroic Peo­ple of South Africa Sun­day, Dec. 15 @ 3pm AAWC (3020 W. Vliet) Join the Face­book event here — — - — — — — — — — […]


1/20: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Annual Justice Program and March

Dec 10th, 2013 • Category: Blog
mlk imgClick here to view Pic­tures from the 2014 MLK Cel­e­bra­tion! ——————————————————————————————– Dr. Mar­tin Luther King, Jr. Day Annual Jus­tice Pro­gram and March Mon., Jan. 20, 2014 — 1:00 pm St. Fran­cis of Assisi Church 1:00 pm– Pro­gram Indoors Com­mem­o­rat­ing Dr. King and his call to con­front racism, mil­i­tarism, poverty and eco­nomic injus­tice. Per­form­ing artists Dorothy Jackson […]


2/6: Cuba and its Neighbours: Democracy in Motion with Arnold August

Dec 10th, 2013 • Category: Blog
Arnold August speaking tourCuba and its Neigh­bours: Democ­racy in Motion with Arnold August Thurs­day, Feb­ru­ary 6 @ 7pm UWM Bolton Hall rm. 150, 2200 E. Ken­wood Blvd. Arnold August, Cana­dian author & researcher, will speak on his lat­est book, Cuba and its Neigh­bours: Democ­racy in Motion, which com­pares the Cuban model of democ­racy to that in the U.S., Venezuela, Ecuador […]


TPP Presentation

Dec 4th, 2013 • Category: Blog
Click here to view/download the PDF ver­sion of the Trans-Pacific Part­ner­ship trade agree­ment pre­sen­ta­tion. If you would like the editible Pow­er­Point ver­sion of the pre­sen­ta­tion, please request it by email: info@peaceactionwi.org


In Memory of Peter Holzberger

Nov 21st, 2013 • Category: Blog
Peter Holzberger, Activist for Environment and Peace March 12, 1948 – November 5, 2013Peter Holzberger Memo­r­ial Ser­vice Sat­ur­day, Dec. 14 @ 10am Redeemer Lutheran Church (19th & Wis­con­sin Ave.) Please send your thoughts and sto­ries about Peter to: info@peaceactionwi.org They will be added to this page daily. ———————————————————————————————– ——————————————————– PEACE FOR PETER by Deb­bie Metke Novem­ber 21, 2013 He was always there at every activist meet­ing. A quiet, rather quirky, […]


Nov 14: The true story of the Cuban Five w/ Stephen Kimber

Oct 23rd, 2013 • Category: Blog
cuban 5 1A Story That Must Be Told & an Injus­tice We Can Cor­rect — The True Story of the Cuban Five Fea­tur­ing Stephen Kim­ber, author of the acclaimed new book What Lies Across the Water Thurs­day, Nov. 14 at 7pm UWM Union rm. 240 2200 E. Ken­wood Blvd. Join the Face­book event here! Stephen Kim­ber is a pro­fes­sor at Uni­ver­sity of […]


Nov 18: Annual Membership Meeting & Chili Supper 2013

Oct 23rd, 2013 • Category: Blog
Annual Mem­ber­ship Meet­ing and Chili sup­per Mon­day, Novem­ber 18, 6-8pm Kingo Lutheran Church Hall Cor­ner of Wil­son Dr. & Olive (Two blocks north of Capi­tol Dr. in Shore­wood) 6:00pm — Chili Sup­per $7.00 7:00pm — Annual Meet­ing Join with other Peace Action mem­bers to cel­e­brate our achieve­ments over the past year and kick off a […]


Dec 6 & 7: Peace Action at Quaker International Gift Shop

Oct 23rd, 2013 • Category: Blog
Peace Action will be tak­ing part in the Inter­na­tional Gift Shop sale at the Quaker Meet­ing­house. Come find that unique gift for the hol­i­days! Fri­day, Decem­ber 6 — 4pm to 9pm Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 7 — 9am to 4pm Quaker Meet­ing­house 3224 N. Gor­don Place, Milwaukee


12/11: STOP the TPP!

Oct 23rd, 2013 • Category: Blog
Stop TPP how to helpSTOP the TPP! Wednes­day, Dec. 11 @ 7pm Peace Action Cen­ter 1001 E. Keefe Ave. A secret trade agree­ment is threat­en­ing: Work­ers’ Rights-Environment-Public Health-Internet Freedom-Financial Regulations-Food Safety-Public Ser­vices and OUR DEMOCRACY! Join the event on Face­book! The Obama Admin­is­tra­tion plans to bring this top-secret trade agree­ment to Con­gress in the next month or two for a Fast […]


What can be cut from the Pentagon Budget?

Oct 4th, 2013 • Category: Blog, Take Action!
Move the Money! Think tank to Pen­ta­gon: Here’s where to cut By Jeremy Herb — 09/24/13 http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/budget-appropriations/324163-think-tank-proposes-sequester-level-defense-cuts#.Uk8K-mMsAAg.pocket#ixzz2gn9TUfLL A new think tank report pro­poses a blue­print for how the Pen­ta­gon should grap­ple with sequester-sized defense cuts. The report from the Stim­son Cen­ter being released Tues­day details how the Pen­ta­gon could cut $50 bil­lion from its bud­get with a […]


Recent Website Updates!

Sep 29th, 2013 • Category: Blog, Take Action!
peace action logoCheck out the mul­ti­ple new resources we’ve added to our web­site! –Con­tact infor­ma­tion for Wisconsin’s elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives: http://www.peaceactionwi.org/take-action/contact-reps/ –Stand for Peace loca­tion infor­ma­tion: http://www.peaceactionwi.org/take-action/stand-for-peace/ –Ways for stu­dents to get involved with Peace Action: http://www.peaceactionwi.org/students/ –View our most recent weekly email: http://www.peaceactionwi.org/e-alert/


Current E-Alert

Sep 29th, 2013 • Category: Blog
  Dear Peace Action com­mu­nity, If you’re look­ing for that per­fect last minute gift, stop in to our office and check out our store! We’ve got books, cal­en­dar, shirts, jew­lery, but­tons and more. You’re sure to find a great gift for the peaceniks in your life. Peace Action will be hav­ing a vol­un­teer day on January […]


Student Action!

Sep 29th, 2013 • Category: Blog
Peace Action has been around for a long time but always remained at the fore­front of the cur­rent strug­gles for social jus­tice. A focus on peace allows us as an orga­ni­za­tion to con­front a broad range of issues from local labor cam­paigns to oppos­ing inter­na­tional con­flict. When Pres­i­dent Obama was threat­en­ing mil­i­tary strikes against Syria, […]


Afghanistan Anniversary Veterans Donation Drive

Sep 23rd, 2013 • Category: Blog
AA donation flyer imageClick here to down­load this flyer For the month of Octo­ber, Peace Action is hold­ing a dona­tion drive for vet­er­ans in need in sup­port of the Mil­wau­kee Home­less Vet­er­ans Ini­tia­tive. Tens of thou­sands of sol­diers will be com­ing home from Afghanistan over the next year, join­ing the hun­dreds of thou­sands of vet­er­ans who have already returned. […]


List of Snowden’s NSA Revelations

Sep 19th, 2013 • Category: Blog, Take Action!
An illustration picture shows the logo of the U.S. National Security Agency on the display of an iPhone in BerlinNSA Rev­e­la­tions pro­vided by Snowden’s Leaks Snowden’s leaks reveal the unprece­dented scope of NSA sur­veil­lance.                 Sign the peti­tion demand­ing Con­gress reveal the full extent of the NSA’s spy­ing pro­grams here: https://optin.stopwatching.us/   How the NSA Spies –XKeyscore sys­tem: An NSA tool that col­lects ‘nearly every­thing a user does on […]


Peace Action members discuss Syria on TMJ4

Sep 9th, 2013 • Category: Blog, Take Action!
art tmj4 interview snagLocal lawyers give per­spec­tive on Syria By Rachael Glaszcz, 9/6/2013, TMJ4 http://www.todaystmj4.com/wisconsintonight/Local-lawyers-give-perspective-on-Syria–222752291.html Art Heitzer and San­dra Edhlund vis­ited Syria a cou­ple of years ago. The Asso­ci­ated Press reported that one of the vil­lages Heitzer and Edhlund vis­ited, Maaloula, was recently attacked by Al-Qaida. Nei­ther Heitzer nor Edhlund sup­port a U.S. mil­i­tary strike in Syria.


Manning deserves a pardon from Obama

Sep 3rd, 2013 • Category: Blog, Take Action!
Man­ning deserves a par­don from Obama By Daniel Pneu­man, Mil­wau­kee Jour­nal Sen­tinel, Sept. 2, 2013 http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/manning-deserves-a-pardon-from-obama-b9986793z1-221697931.html Chelsea (for­merly Bradley) Man­ning recently sent a let­ter to Pres­i­dent Barack Obama ask­ing him to par­don her. The full state­ment is a must-read for any­one to form an accu­rate opin­ion on her, which she ends with this procla­ma­tion: “If you deny […]


Take action now to stop intervention in Syria!

Aug 28th, 2013 • Category: Blog, Take Action!
  Call your Rep RIGHT NOW! Call your elected Rep­re­sen­ta­tives and say: “I oppose mil­i­tary inter­ven­tion and mil­i­tary sup­port in Syria.  I sup­port mas­sive efforts for a polit­i­cal solu­tion and con­tin­ued human­i­tar­ian aid.”   Barack Obama 202–456‑1111   Tammy Bald­win Mil­wau­kee office:414–297‑4451 DC office: 202–224‑5653 Ron John­son Mil­wau­kee office: 414–276‑7282 DC office: 202–224‑5323 Paul Ryan Janesville office: 608–752‑4050 […]


This Saturday [8/31]: No Syria Intervention Rally

Aug 28th, 2013 • Category: Blog
NO Syria Inter­ven­tion Rally Sat­ur­day, Aug. 31 @ Noon NEW LOCATION: Sun­burst Sculp­ture in front of the Art Museum on Wis­con­sin & Prospect Join Peace Action to protest US mil­i­tary inter­ven­tion in Syria! We can’t afford another war, and we need you to help us get that mes­sage out: No bombs! No weapons! No boots on […]


Support Bradley Manning!

Aug 9th, 2013 • Category: Blog
Sign the national “We Stand with Bradley Man­ning” peti­tion here: standwithbrad.org A 25-year-old Army intel­li­gence ana­lyst, PFC Man­ning faces decades in prison for allegedly leak­ing a video of a US heli­copter attack that killed at least eleven Iraqi civil­ians to the web­site Wik­ileaks. Among the dead were two work­ing Reuters reporters. Two chil­dren were also […]


Sept 10: Urgent! Stop the TPP!

Aug 9th, 2013 • Category: Blog
Urgent! Stop the Secret TPP! (Trans-Pacific Part­ner­ship Trade Agree­ment) Tues., Sept. 10, 7pm Urban Ecol­ogy Cen­ter — River­side Park 1500 E. Park Place fea­tur­ing David Newby Wis. Union Leader and head of the Wis­con­sin Fair Trade Cam­paign. This new inter­na­tional trade agree­ment is crafted by multi­na­tional cor­po­ra­tions and is being nego­ti­ated in secret by the US […]


Sept 30: Gandhian Nonviolence — An Evening with Dr. Lingam Raja

Aug 9th, 2013 • Category: Blog
Gand­hian Non­vi­o­lence An Evening with Dr. Lingam Raja Mon­day, Sep­tem­ber 30@ 7pm Peace Action Cen­ter (1001 E. Keefe Ave.) Learn about Gandhi’s prin­ci­ples and how his ideas on non­vi­o­lence remain essen­tial for con­tem­po­rary social move­ments. Cel­e­brate the life and lessons of Gandhi with Dr. Lingam Raja, Peace­maker in Res­i­dence at Mar­quette University’s Cen­ter for Peace­mak­ing. Dr. […]


Oct 8: How to Stop a War: Teach-in and discussion on preventing US military action in Syria

Aug 8th, 2013 • Category: Blog
140613obamaWe’ve slowed the war machine, now it’s time to stop it in its tracks! Oct. 8 @ 5:30pm Peace Action Cen­ter (1001 E. Keefe Ave.) Join the Face­book event! Click here for the event flyer With devel­op­ments unfold­ing rapidly, it is still uncer­tain how things will play out in Syria. A few weeks ago our nation was on the […]


Aug 21: Milwaukee Supports Bradley Manning Rally & Panel

Aug 8th, 2013 • Category: Blog
Click above to view the flyer*Update: Man­ning sen­tenced to 35 years for expos­ing gov­ern­ment crime and abuse! Fol­low the Guardian’s live blog here Rally for Manning’s release and honor his ser­vice to the Amer­i­can peo­ple! Wednes­day, August 21 @ 6pm City Hall Rotunda (200 E. Wells St.) Stand up for free­dom to infor­ma­tion and an engaged democ­racy — as this young […]


Lanterns for Peace with Natty Nation!

Aug 1st, 2013 • Category: Blog
Update 8/7/13: Thank you every­one for com­ing out on such a beau­ti­ful day to make this year’s Lanterns for Peace such a suc­cess! Check out pho­tos from the event here: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjHjRYSe _________ Lanterns for Peace with Natty Nation!   Sat­ur­day, August 3, 6–9 pm Peck Pavil­ion (929 N. Water St., Mil­wau­kee) Com­mem­o­rat­ing the anniver­sary of […]


Pressure Obama on nuclear disarmament, here’s how:

Jul 30th, 2013 • Category: Blog, Take Action!
We are call­ing on Pres­i­dent Obama to speak at the Sep­tem­ber 26 meet­ing at the United Nations, the first ever Gen­eral Assem­bly high level sum­mit on nuclear dis­ar­ma­ment. Sign the peti­tion to add your voice: http://bit.ly/14v4DAz   –See below for more infor­ma­tion on nuclear weapons and the cam­paign for nuclear abo­li­tion– Who has nuclear weapons? […]


Wisconsin’s representatives unite in bipartisan vote to stop NSA bulk spying

Jul 26th, 2013 • Category: Blog, Take Action!
Wisconsin’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives unite in bipar­ti­san vote to stop NSA bulk spy­ing By Mitch Sandquist, July 26, 2013 Wisconsin’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives in the House voted over­whelm­ingly on Wednes­day in favor of leg­is­la­tion to block the National Secu­rity Agency’s bulk col­lec­tion of the tele­phone records of all Amer­i­cans. The del­e­ga­tion voted 6–2 in favor of the ulti­mately defeated amendment […]


August 3: Chardhi Kala 6K Memorial Run & Walk

Jul 26th, 2013 • Category: Blog
Chardhi Kala 6K Memo­r­ial Run & Walk Sat­ur­day, August 3, (on-site reg­is­tra­tion starts @ 8:30am) Oak Creek High School Track Area (340 E. Puetz Rd, Oak Creek, WI 53154) “Turn­ing Tragedy Into Tri­umph” The Chardhi 6K will be a com­mu­nity event hon­or­ing those we lost in the attack on the Sikh Tem­ple of Wis­con­sin on August 5th […]


Visit Venezuela in January, 2014!

Jun 9th, 2013 • Category: Blog, Campaigns
ven flag smallerJoin Peace Action’s Sis­ter City Del­e­ga­tion to Carora, Venezuela! Jan­u­ary 9–17, 2014 Del­e­gates will have the oppor­tu­nity to: Learn about the renowned “par­tic­i­pa­tory democ­racy” of Milwaukee’s Sis­ter City of Corora. Wit­ness Venezuela’s inno­v­a­tive social pro­grams in urban agri­cul­ture, health­care, edu­ca­tion, food secu­rity, com­mu­nity radio, and more. Immerse in Venezue­lan cul­ture and enjoy tra­di­tional dance, music, art, hand-crafts, etc. […]


No More Victims Milwaukee

May 7th, 2013 • Category: Blog, Campaigns, Take Action!
[See below for a list of ways you can get involved in the cam­paign] 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 […]


10 things you didn’t know about Rosa Parks

Apr 22nd, 2013 • Category: Blog
rosa*View the April 26, 2013 Com­mu­nity Trib­ute to Rosa Parks, online or on MATA Ch. 14! Click here for link and sched­ule.   The trib­ute fea­tures guest pre­sen­ter Jeanne Theo­haris, author of The Rebel­lious Life of Rosa Parks. Read her arti­cle below. 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Rosa Parks Arti­cle re-posted from the Huff­in­g­ton Post here. (from The Rebellious […]


Defeated Opposition Causes Violence in Venezuela

Apr 15th, 2013 • Category: Blog
maduro victoryDefeated Oppo­si­tion Causes Vio­lence in Venezuela by Mike Hel­bick, Pro­gram Direc­tor, Peace Action Wis­con­sin (4/15/13 — updated 4/16) UPDATES found on Telesur (Span­ish) UPDATE:  7 dead, 61 injured in Ven­zeula  as right-wing attacks on pub­lic insti­tu­tions spread (as of 4/16). Upon los­ing Sunday’s elec­tion, Venezue­lan oppo­si­tion can­di­date Capriles refused to rec­og­nize the offi­cial results and has called […]


Tax Day and the Pentagon

Apr 15th, 2013 • Category: Blog
Tax Day and the Pen­ta­gon Orig­i­nally pub­lished on Sun­day, April 14, 2013 by Com­mon Dreams by Kevin Mar­tin, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, National Peace Action This month, as bud­get and pol­icy issues in Wash­ing­ton mud­dle along incon­clu­sively as usual, grass­roots peace activists are busy orga­niz­ing, edu­cat­ing, protest­ing and lob­by­ing. Last week­end, His­to­ri­ans Against the War hosted an ambi­tious, illuminating […]


Haters gonna hate: Rory Carroll’s Venezuela on NPR

Apr 12th, 2013 • Category: Blog
Haters gonna hate: Rory Carroll’s Venezuela on NPR Orig­i­nally posted on Al Jazeera here. By Mark Weis­brot NPR inter­viewed Guardian­re­porter Rory Car­roll on Wednes­day about Venezuela, pro­duc­ing an extremely one-sided, mis­lead­ing report. First, Car­roll tells NPR that “Venezuela is a coun­try of extremes — and extreme inequal­ity”. He might have noted that Venezuela has the least unequal dis­tri­b­u­tion of income in […]


Research Report: Walker’s Medicaid Plan Will Force Veterans from BadgerCare

Mar 29th, 2013 • Category: Blog
disabled veterans wheel chairThank you to Kevin Kane of Cit­i­zen Action of Wis­con­sin for the fol­low­ing research report: For Imme­di­ate Release–March 29, 2013 Con­tact: Kevin Kane, kevin.kane@citizenactionwi.org  (414–550‑8280) Research Report: Walker’s Med­ic­aid Plan Will Force Vet­er­ans from Bad­ger­Care STATEWIDE – Just released data from the Robert Wood John­son Foun­da­tion and the Urban Insti­tute reveal that Gov­er­nor Walker’s plan to reject billions […]


Sustained public debate is needed Drone strikes (MJS 3/28/13)

Mar 28th, 2013 • Category: Blog
Sus­tained pub­lic debate is needed Drone strikes Orig­i­nally printed in the Mil­wau­kee Jour­nal Sen­tinel, 3/28/13 After years of slum­ber, Con­gress is finally start­ing to wake up to its respon­si­bil­i­ties to ques­tion the legal­ity, the wis­dom and the moral­ity of the administration’s offi­cially and absurdly “secret war” using drone strikes to try to kill alleged members […]


Peace Action & Allies Weigh in on Paul Ryan and the GOP’s Budget Priorities

Mar 25th, 2013 • Category: Blog
Peace Action Wis­con­sin and Allies Expose Paul “1%” Ryan and the GOP’s Bud­getary Pri­or­i­ties Click here for video of Peace Action Oper­a­tions Direc­tor Becky Cooper, expos­ing Paul Ryan’s bud­get of Pen­ta­gon waste! Peace Action Wis­con­sin gath­ered with allies from Cit­i­zen Action WI, Pro­gres­sive Democ­rats of Amer­ica, and con­cerned cit­i­zens and vet­er­ans to share the real-life consequences […]


Issue Watch: Iran

Mar 22nd, 2013 • Category: Blog
US iran military basesPA Issue Watch:  Iran Peace Action Wis­con­sin calls for a nuclear free mid­dle east and true diplo­matic U.S. efforts with the gov­ern­ment of Iran. Have an arti­cle you sug­gest post­ing here?  Send the link to info@peaceactionwi.org.   April 7th — 13th: Strong Quake Hits South­ern Iran, Killing Or Injur­ing Dozens Bushehr provin­cial gov­er­nor Fer­ei­doun Hasan­vand tells state TV […]


How Sequestration Affects Women & Children

Mar 19th, 2013 • Category: Blog
mothe rbaybHow Seques­tra­tion Affects Women & Chil­dren Infor­ma­tion com­piled by Jenn Silva  WISCONSIN: Edu­ca­tion: Wis­con­sin will lose approx­i­mately $8.5 mil­lion in fund­ing for pri­mary and sec­ondary edu­ca­tion, putting around 120 teacher and aide jobs at risk. In addi­tion about 10,000 fewer stu­dents would be served and approx­i­mately 50 fewer schools would receive fund­ing. Edu­ca­tion for Children […]


Peace Action Op-ed in the Journal Sentinel: Cuts threaten Milwaukee, our economy

Mar 7th, 2013 • Category: Blog
peace action logoCuts threaten Mil­wau­kee, our econ­omy  Orig­i­nally pub­lished by the Mil­wau­kee Jour­nal Sen­tinel, March 7, 2013 This year alone, Mil­wau­kee tax­pay­ers will con­tribute $695 mil­lion to the U.S. Depart­ment of Defense. That would be enough to pro­vide Mil­wau­kee with 10,700 ele­men­tary school teach­ers, 10,500 police offi­cers or med­ical care for 96,400 vet­er­ans. Instead, Milwaukee’s hard-earned tax dollars […]


JCRC wants to know about even ‘minor’ anti-Semitism: report it here!

Mar 4th, 2013 • Category: Blog
jewish chronicle wisconsinJCRC wants to know about even ‘minor’ anti-Semitism:  report it here! Orig­i­nally pub­lished in the Jew­ish Chron­i­cle, March, 2013 One or more high school stu­dents throw some coins on the floor. When another kid picks them up, the throw­ers sneer and say to that kid, “You’re such a Jew.” Is this an anti-Semitic inci­dent? It appears likely. But […]


Milwaukee’s “Pull the Pork” protest in pictures:

Feb 21st, 2013 • Category: Blog
Pull the Pork Collage 2-27-13 snip [2]Thank you all for com­ing out in the snow! We’re fii­i­i­i­i­i­i­i­i­i­i­ired up! Video of Pro­gram Direc­tor Mike Hel­bick telling Con­gress how it should be here.


Obama isn’t ending the war

Feb 18th, 2013 • Category: Blog
afghanistan us soldiersObama isn’t end­ing the war Orig­i­nally appeared in the Mil­wau­kee Jour­nal Sen­tinel, 2/16/13 Pres­i­dent Barack Obama stated, “Tonight, I can announce that over the next year another 34,000 Amer­i­can troops will come home from Afghanistan … and by the end of next year, our war in Afghanistan will be over” in his State of the […]


Obama’s vision for domestic prosperity will only become reality through reducing Pentagon spending

Feb 15th, 2013 • Category: Blog
mike lte 2013-02-15Obama’s vision for domes­tic pros­per­ity will only become real­ity through reduc­ing Pen­ta­gon spend­ing by Mike Hel­bick (orig­i­nally appeared in the Mil­wau­kee Jour­nal Sen­tinel, 2/15/13) Pres­i­dent Barack Obama laid out a very ambi­tious plan in his State of the Union address (“Obama lays out ambi­tious agenda,” Feb. 12). Obama said he will cre­ate 15 “man­u­fac­tur­ing hubs,” […]


Minimum Returns: The Economic Impacts of Pentagon Spending

Feb 11th, 2013 • Category: Blog
Min­i­mum Returns: The Eco­nomic Impacts of Pen­ta­gon Spend­ing Feb. 7, 2013 (See orig­i­nal post­ing here.) By William D. Har­tung, Natalie Peter­son Down­load the pdf ver­soin of the report here. Over the past two years, Pen­ta­gon con­trac­tors have financed a series of stud­ies that have made exag­ger­ated claims about the eco­nomic impacts of reduc­tions in Pen­ta­gon spending.  […]


U.S. plans to add drone base in West Africa

Jan 29th, 2013 • Category: Blog
droneU.S. plans to add drone base in West Africa By Craig Whit­lock, Pub­lished: Jan­u­ary 28 (Orig­i­nal post­ing here.) The U.S. mil­i­tary is plan­ning a new drone base in Africa that would expand its sur­veil­lance of al-Qaeda fight­ers and other mil­i­tants in north­ern Mali, a devel­op­ment that would esca­late Amer­i­can involve­ment in a fast-spreading con­flict. Two Obama admin­is­tra­tion offi­cials said military […]


US Arms Sales to Asia Set to Boom on Pacific ‘Pivot’

Jan 26th, 2013 • Category: Blog
asia pacific pivotUS Arms Sales to Asia Set to Boom on Pacific ‘Pivot’ Orig­i­nal post­ing here. U.S. sales of war­planes, anti-missile sys­tems and other costly weapons to China’s and North Korea’s neigh­bors appear set for sig­nif­i­cant growth amid regional secu­rity jit­ters. Strength­en­ing treaty allies and other secu­rity part­ners is cen­tral to the White House’s “pivot” toward a […]


Seven Actions Obama Should Take On Cuba Now

Jan 25th, 2013 • Category: Blog
obama cuba article postSeven Actions Obama Should Take On Cuba Now Peter Korn­bluh, Jan­u­ary 24, 2013 (Orig­i­nally posted on The Nation here.) In US for­eign rela­tions with hos­tile states, Pres­i­dent Obama declared in his inau­gu­ra­tion speech this week, “engage­ment can more durably lift sus­pi­cion and fear.” With his reelec­tion behind him–in which he gar­nered more Cuban-American votes in Florida than […]


Gun Violence Reading Resource

Jan 15th, 2013 • Category: Blog
gunPeace Action Wis­con­sin sup­ports a sen­si­ble gun pol­icy NOW! Browse the arti­cles below and arm your­self to win the gun pol­icy debate. The Pentagon’s Unholy Alliance: How Chuck Hagel could single-handedly do more to advance gun con­trol than almost any­one else.   Obama announces 23 exec­u­tive actions, asks Con­gress to pass gun laws:  Pres­i­dent Obama’s 23 executive […]


Pentagon cuts still on the table

Jan 8th, 2013 • Category: Blog
pentagon spending chartTake Time to Cel­e­brate: $1 Tril­lion in Pen­ta­gon Cuts Still on the Table By Jim Cason on 01/08/2013 @ 08:40 AM; orig­i­nally posted here. Con­gress did some­thing extra­or­di­nary at the begin­ning of this year. Despite intense pres­sure from mil­i­tary con­trac­tors and bil­lions of dol­lars spent by defense lob­by­ists, our elected offi­cials left in place deep cuts in Pentagon […]


Resources for Educators

Dec 20th, 2012 • Category: Blog
student education protest“Edu­ca­tion is the most pow­er­ful weapon you can use to change the world.” –Nel­son Man­dela Hello edu­ca­tors! Peace Action Wis­con­sin would like to offer its whole­hearted appre­ci­a­tion for the impor­tant work you do.  Edu­ca­tors (and edu­ca­tion, in gen­eral), are con­stantly under attack as our state and nation endure increas­ing aus­ter­ity and cuts.  We rec­og­nize that […]


Generals: Get real and cut Pentagon spending

Dec 19th, 2012 • Category: Blog
Gen­er­als: Get real and cut Pen­ta­gon spend­ing By Robert G. Gard and John Johns, Spe­cial to CNN Read orig­i­nal post­ing here. Editor’s note: Lt. Gen. Robert Gard is the chair­man of the Cen­ter for Arms Con­trol and Non­pro­lif­er­a­tion, a mem­ber of the Coun­cil on For­eign Rela­tions and a for­mer exec­u­tive assis­tant to two sec­re­taries of defense. Brig. Gen. John Johns […]


UN Development Goals Could Be Met With a Few Percent of Military Spending

Dec 17th, 2012 • Category: Blog
UNUN Devel­op­ment Goals Could Be Met With a Few Per­cent of Mil­i­tary Spend­ing By davidswan­son - Orig­i­nally posted on 10 Decem­ber 2012, here. Here’s a use­ful new report from the Inter­na­tional Peace Bureau.  Glob­ally, the report finds, spend­ing on war prepa­ra­tions is higher than ever as an absolute amount and as a per­cent­age of pub­lic spend­ing (if not as a […]


Bashar al-Assad, Syria, and the truth about chemical weapons

Dec 10th, 2012 • Category: Blog
Robert FriskBy Robert Frisk, 12/8/12 Orig­i­nal arti­cle found here.  Bashar al-Assad, Syria, and the truth about chem­i­cal weapons Bashar’s father Hafez al-Assad was bru­tal but never used chem­i­cal arms. And do you know which was the first army to use gas in the Mid­dle East? The big­ger the lie the more peo­ple will believe it. We all […]


Sign the petition to honor Milwaukee’s Mildred Fish-Harnack!

Dec 7th, 2012 • Category: Blog
harnack pictureSign the peti­tion to honor Milwaukee’s Mil­dred Fish-Harnack! The cel­e­bra­tion of Mil­wau­kee his­tory and local heroes & hero­ines is impor­tant.  Please print this peti­tion (down­load here), sign, share, and mail to the address included below.  Let’s ensure that Mil­dred Fish-Harnack will always be remem­bered! Watch the offi­cial trailer of Wisconsin’s Nazi Resis­tance:  The Mil­dred Fish-Harnack […]


Scott Walker’s Plan To Eliminate Same-Day Voter Registration Opposed By Wisconsin Poll Workers

Dec 7th, 2012 • Category: Blog
Scott Walker’s Plan To Elim­i­nate Same-Day Voter Reg­is­tra­tion Opposed By Wis­con­sin Poll Work­ers From the Huff­in­g­ton Post Posted: 11/30/2012 7:37 am EST Updated: 11/30/2012 9:52 am EST WASHINGTON — Wis­con­sin poll work­ers are speak­ing out against Gov. Scott Walker’s ® pro­posal to elim­i­nate same-day vot­ing reg­is­tra­tion in the state, despite his argu­ment that it would lighten the bur­den on […]


Normalize relations with Cuba

Dec 6th, 2012 • Category: Blog
cuba usNor­mal­ize rela­tions with Cuba As appeared in the Mil­wau­kee Jour­nal Sen­tinel, Dec. 6, 2012: The Jour­nal Sentinel’s recent report on the deci­sion of a for­mer United States gov­ern­ment con­tract agent to sue the U.S. gov­ern­ment over his con­tin­ued impris­on­ment in Cuba high­lights the chal­lenge and oppor­tu­nity that Pres­i­dent Barack Obama has to turn around over 50 […]


Internship Opportunities!

Nov 26th, 2012 • Category: Blog
organize fish snipGet involved!   We’re look­ing for folks who want to uti­lize their skills, broaden their hori­zons, and work for peace. Get real, grass­roots expe­ri­ence in any of our vol­un­teer intern­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties:  Media/Outreach Assis­tant Research Assis­tant Mem­ber­ship Assis­tant Fundrais­ing Assis­tant Call 414–964‑5158 for more info!


Sanity Check!

Nov 13th, 2012 • Category: Blog
mad hatter uncle samDo the twists, turns, thoughts, deeds, spins and lies of media and politi­cians ever make you begin to feel like you’re going… insane?! You’re not alone, and we’re here to help:  you’re not crazy – they are! 1/3/13:  The White House Wins — Drone killings of Amer­i­cans remain secret. “If I had a world of my […]


Shift U.S. Spending Priorities; Save State Jobs

Nov 12th, 2012 • Category: Blog
Nov. 2, 2012:  Mil­wau­kee Jour­nal Sen­tinel On Oct. 25, Oshkosh Corp. announced that 450 employ­ees will find them­selves with­out jobs in Jan­u­ary. While the national debate rages over eco­nomic recov­ery and job pro­duc­tion, hun­dreds of Wis­con­sin fam­i­lies are left in uncer­tainty, with unem­ploy­ment and hard­ship wait­ing to greet them in the new year. Oshkosh Corp. has […]


Move the Money!

Oct 17th, 2012 • Category: Blog, Campaigns
tax dollars at warMove the Money! Peace Action’s Move the Money cam­paign is a national effort to bring our war money home for jobs, edu­ca­tion, hous­ing, health care, tran­sit, infra­struc­ture, com­mu­nity ser­vices, etc. Click here for updates on the cam­paign Want to edu­cate your­self and oth­ers about war spend­ing and what it means to your com­mu­nity? Check out two […]


PA Issue Watch: Syria

Oct 16th, 2012 • Category: Blog
syriaPA Issue Watch:  Syria Peace Action Wis­con­sin calls for an end to the flood of weapons being fun­neled into Syria, opposes U.S. mil­i­tary inter­ven­tion, and calls for a mean­ing­ful and objec­tively mod­er­ated dia­logue between Syr­ian gov­ern­ment and oppo­si­tion forces. Have an arti­cle you sug­gest post­ing here?  Send the link to info@peaceactionwi.org.   5/14/13:  Amer­i­can Doctors […]


Travel

Oct 10th, 2012 • Category: Blog
honduran childrenPeace Action believes that people-to-people con­nec­tions are impor­tant in build­ing a more peace­ful world. We hope you find a del­e­ga­tion that suits you! ****************************************************************************************************  Hon­duras: Wit­ness for Peace and Friend­ship Office of the Amer­i­cas Joint Del­e­ga­tion  Novem­ber 8–16 or Novem­ber 8–1 Since 1946, the School of the Amer­i­cas (SOA), now the West­ern Hemi­sphere Insti­tute for Secu­rity Coop­er­a­tion (WHINSEC), […]


Peace Action’s “Move the Money” Resolution unanimously adopted!

Oct 9th, 2012 • Category: Blog
toy soldierVic­tory! On Sep­tem­ber 25, Milwaukee’s Com­mon Coun­cil unan­i­mously adopted Peace Action’s “Move the Money” res­o­lu­tion! This res­o­lu­tion calls for a redi­rec­tion of mil­i­tary spend­ing to our needs here at home.  Read Peace Action’s media release­here:  Move the Money Mil­wau­kee Res­o­lu­tion State­ment Read the res­o­lu­tion itself here:  Move the Money Res­o­lu­tion. ****************************************************************************************************** Help your city adopt […]


Support Palermo’s Pizza Workers

Sep 26th, 2012 • Category: Blog
Peace Action Wis­con­sin sup­ports strik­ing Palermo’s workers.


Click here for recent articles and posts!

Sep 20th, 2012 • Category: Blog
scottwalkerfailThe envi­ron­men­tal com­mu­nity has its own (good) rea­sons for com­plaints against Scott Walker. The Wis­con­sin League of Con­ser­va­tion Vot­ers is very engaged in the recall, with lawn signs oppos­ing Walker through­out the state and a robust col­lec­tion of “Fail­ure Files” online out­lin­ing Walker’s anti-environment policies.


Truth In Recruitment

Sep 20th, 2012 • Category: Blog, Campaigns
i-want-you-flatMil­i­tary recruiters will say any­thing and every­thing to get young peo­ple to join the mil­i­tary – except the whole truth! Peace Action and oth­ers are here to pro­tect our youth.


Concert for Truth in Recruitment

Sep 7th, 2012 • Category: Blog
truth-in-recruitment-concernt-pic1Mil­wau­kee musi­cians unite in the Con­cert for Truth in Recruit­ment! Click on the flyer (or see below) for all the details: “Many of my friends signed up for the mil­i­tary and came back as bro­ken human beings with ghost of the dead haunt­ing their thoughts and dreams. My heart breaks for them” –Robert Hansen, Musi­cal Artist […]


Nov 21–25: School of the Americas Vigil 2013

Aug 7th, 2012 • Category: Blog, Campaigns
soaNovem­ber 21–24, 2013 Dead­lines: Plane trans­porta­tion — Oct. 8, 2013 Bus trans­porta­tion — Oct. 25, 2013 Over the past two decades, the Novem­ber Vigil at the gates of Fort Ben­ning, Geor­gia has grown from a hand­ful of peo­ple into one of the most dynamic multi-generational annual gath­er­ings for peace and against mil­i­ta­riza­tion in the hemi­sphere. Thousands […]