PAWI Updates

The US is on the verge of expanding 4 WARS unless YOU act now! obamaFridayStop the US from expand­ing 4 WARS! Major deci­sions are being made about the US military’s roles in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Iran. Be the voice of the Amer­i­can peo­ple and demand an end to the decades of war! 1) Oppose Oba­mas expan­sion of the US com­bat role in Afghanistan Pres­i­dent Obama has just secretly extended the […]

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What better time than Veterans Day to stop another endless war? 5696748_G Take action! What bet­ter time than Vet­er­ans Day to stop another end­less war? Pres­i­dent Obama has announced that he’s dou­bling down on the new Iraq war and head­ing to Con­gress to pour bil­lions more dol­lars into the US’ decade long deba­cle. Ten years, hun­dreds of bil­lions of dol­lars and hun­dreds of thou­sands of US mil­i­tary personnel […]

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Business and Fair Trade Delegation to Venezuela — February 2015 546898_10201970600210189_2131636279_n.jpgREADY TO EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS IN VENEZUELA? JOIN OUR BUSINESS AND FAIR TRADE DELEGATION TO MILWAUKEE’S SISTER CITY CARORA, VENEZUELA THIS FEBRUARY 2015. Feb­ru­ary 8th to Feb 14th 2015 Are you in Agri­cul­ture, Dairy Farm­ing, Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment, Tech­nol­ogy, Com­mu­nity Devel­op­ment, Cof­fee and/or food and bev­er­age sales? Con­sider expand­ing your busi­ness with part­ner­ships in Venezuela! Join our […]

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National Spotlight on Need for Wisconsin to Reduce Dependence on Military Production pentagon-david-gleason-815x583It’s Time to Reduce Eco­nomic Depen­dence on Pen­ta­gon Spend­ing By Miriam Pem­ber­ton and William Har­tung, The Hill, Octo­ber 20, 2014 Defense-dependent com­mu­ni­ties need to start diver­si­fy­ing their economies now, before shifts in Pen­ta­gon spend­ing leave them with few viable alter­na­tives. Con­tin­u­ing ten­sions in Ukraine, an expand­ing war in Iraq and Syria, and record stock prices for […]

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Peace Voter Election Guide 2014′ Now Available Online! PVguidelogo2The ‘Peace Voter Elec­tion Guide 2014′ pre­sented by the Peace Edu­ca­tion Project is now avail­able online! Click here to find out where the can­di­dates stand on issues of peace and justice!

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Defense dependence leads to 300 more lost jobs at Oshkosh Corp. b99368170z.1_20141010050822_000_g2587bcg.1-1Oshkosh Cor­po­ra­tion, pro­ducer of armored Humvees for the US mil­i­tary and the Fox Valley’s largest man­u­fac­turer, will be cut­ting another 250 to 300 jobs by Decem­ber as a result of declin­ing mil­i­tary demand fol­low­ing the wind­ing down of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Mil­wau­kee Jour­nal Sen­tinel reports: “We con­tinue to reshape our workforce […]

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Everything you need to know to vote for peace on November 4th! pv2014imgsm3Check out Peace Edu­ca­tion Project’s Peace Voter cam­paign page to get all the infor­ma­tion you need to have your voice heard this elec­tion. View your legislator’s vot­ing record with our Peace Voter Leg­is­la­tor Score­cards, get up-to-date voter ID require­ments and find out where, when and how to cast your vote. Click here to learn every­thing you […]

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Global Issues Fall Lecture Series at UWM mapppPeace Action at UWM and Peace Action Wis­con­sin present Global Issues Fall Lec­ture Series at UWM 7pm — UWM Union Fire­side Lounge (2200 E. Ken­wood Blvd.) Free & open to the pub­lic Click here to view the lec­ture series flyer Mon­day, Oct. 20 “Human Rights: A Vic­tim of Pol­i­tics” - Prof. Robert Ash­more Pro­fes­sor Ash­more will outline […]

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Peace Action Wisconsin Celebrates the Life of Jacob George George Photo.jpgIt is with sad­ness and regret that we report Mr. Jacob George, beloved vet­eran and anti-war activist, has taken his life. Mr. Jacob George was a three-tour vet­eran of Oper­a­tion Endur­ing Free­dom between 2001–2004. He was hon­or­ably dis­charged as a sergeant. George was most well known for his A Ride Till The End tour, which featured […]

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Peace Action WI Statement on 6 of 8 Wisconsin House Representatives Vote Against Arming Syrian Rebels syriaFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sep­tem­ber 18, 2014 Con­tact: Mitchell Sandquist, Co-Director mitch@peaceactionwi.org 414–964‑5158 Daniel Pneu­man, Pres­i­dent djpneuman@gmail.com 518–947‑8660 6 of 8 Wis­con­sin House Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Vote Against Arm­ing Syr­ian Rebels Wisconsin’s Con­gres­sional Del­e­ga­tion was among those most opposed to Pres­i­dent Obama’s plan All but two mem­bers of Wisconsin’s Con­gres­sional del­e­ga­tion voted today to oppose an amend­ment to the […]

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Take Action! House vote on upping weapons to Syrian rebels at 3pm today! download Take action! Tell your Rep­re­sen­ta­tives: “Don’t throw more fuel on the fire! Vote NO on send­ing more weapons to Syr­ian rebels!” The House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives will be vot­ing this after­noon on increas­ing US train­ing and equip­ment to the Syr­ian oppo­si­tion. This would exac­er­bate the vio­lence and the weapons are likely to fall into the hands […]

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Peace Action Wisconsin Statement in Response to President Obama’s Plans for Military Escalation in Iraq & Syria US-POLLITICS-OBAMA-ADDRESSPeace Action Wis­con­sin State­ment in Response to Pres­i­dent Obama’s Plans for Mil­i­tary Esca­la­tion in Iraq & Syria FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sep­tem­ber 11, 2014 Con­tact: Mitchell Sandquist, Co-Director mitch@peaceactionwi.org 414–964‑5158 Peace Action Wis­con­sin State­ment in Response to Pres­i­dent Obama’s State­ment on Plans for Mil­i­tary Esca­la­tion in Iraq & Syria Mil­wau­kee, WI – Peace Action Wis­con­sin released the fol­low­ing statement […]

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Take Action! Tell your Legislators: “Don’t rush into endless war in Iraq & Syria” obamaisisTake action! Tell your Leg­is­la­tors: “Don’t rush into end­less war in Iraq & Syria” Pres­i­dent Obama has announced an expanded mil­i­tary inter­ven­tion into Iraq and Syria. While we, like all Amer­i­cans, share in the out­rage over the vio­lence of ISIS mil­i­tants, an open-ended esca­la­tion of US mil­i­tary force is not the answer. The US should not […]

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9/1: Laborfest MKE 2014 fist-wisconsin1LABORFEST MKE 2014 Labor day, Sep­tem­ber 1st 11 AM — Parade from the Zei­dler Union Square to Sum­mer­fest Grounds Noon to 5 PM - Cel­e­bra­tion at the Sum­mer­fest Grounds #Labor­festMKE — Join the Face­book event here! Cel­e­brate rights we have earned by unit­ing to make jobs safer, bet­ter and fairer for every­one. Proudly made by Union Work­ers! Raf­fle tick­ets available […]

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Media Advisory: Lanterns for Peace 2014 updated pawi letterheadMEDIA ADVISORY FOR August 9th, 2014 For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact: Mitchell Sandquist, 414–964‑5158 Mil­wau­kee ‘Lanterns for Peace’ Com­mem­o­ra­tion Event Mem­bers of Peace Action Wis­con­sin and the Peace Edu­ca­tion Project, as well as other res­i­dents of the Mil­wau­kee com­mu­nity, will come together on August 9th, 2014, for the ‘Lanterns for Peace’ event com­mem­o­rat­ing the drop­ping of atomic bombs […]

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Peace Action Wisconsin statement on Israeli attack on Gaza Peace Action Wis­con­sin (PA WI) shares the hor­ror of the world at the indis­crim­i­nate killing of some 1,500 inno­cent Pales­tin­ian civil­ians in Gaza, plus nearly 10,000 wounded. We con­demn vio­lence against civil­ians by all sides, which is both ille­gal and immoral. We sup­port efforts to secure a com­plete and last­ing cease­fire. We sup­port an immediate […]

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The Pursuit of Peace & Democracy Spotlight: Ukraine Cri­sis in Ukraine The Seeds of Unrest Thir­teen years after the dec­la­ra­tion of Ukrain­ian inde­pen­dence in 1991, reports of wide­spread voting-fraud threat­ened the demo­c­ra­tic future of the coun­try. Vik­tor Yanukovych, the Prime Min­is­ter and pres­i­den­tial can­di­date, was accused of rig­ging the elec­tion in his favor. Wide­spread protest and civil dis­obe­di­ence engulfed the nation, as protesters […]

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Take Action: Demand a Ceasefire and Suspension of U.S. Weapons and Military Aid to Israel Take action for peace in Pales­tine and Israel! Call Wis­con­sin Sen­a­tors Tammy Bald­win and Ron John­son and demand a sus­pen­sion of U.S. mil­i­tary aid to Israel. Tammy Bald­win: 414.297.4451 Ron John­son: 414.276.7282   Peace Action has long worked for peace, dis­ar­ma­ment and address­ing the root causes of war and vio­lence. As we know from experience, […]

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The Pursuit of Peace & Democracy Spotlight: Iraq ISIS in Iraq When the United States with­drew its troops from Iraq in Decem­ber of 2011, most Amer­i­cans hoped that this depar­ture would end our mil­i­tary engage­ment in the coun­try. The growth of the Islamic State (ISIS), how­ever, has cre­ated even more insta­bil­ity within the already inse­cure coun­try. This growth in the influ­ence and power of […]

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Fmr Oshkosh Corp UAW pres cites work of Peace Action WI in call for transition from declining defense contracts osh pic“This could be the begin­ning of engag­ing the entire com­mu­nity to plan for our future” - Joe Preisler, for­mer pres­i­dent of UAW Local 578 Sup­port the call for pro­tect­ing Wis­con­sin jobs by assist­ing com­pa­nies and com­mu­ni­ties tran­si­tion from declin­ing defense con­tracts: Sign our Wis­con­sin Job Secu­rity Peti­tion here! The future of state’s work­force By Joe Preisler, Mil­wau­kee Jour­nal Sentinel, […]

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The Pursuit of Peace & Democracy Spotlight: Bosnia and Herzegovina Demand­ing Democ­racy in Bosnia and Herze­gov­ina   The Break­down of Yugoslavia A sim­ple motto reigned over Yugoslavia for decades: broth­er­hood and unity. Under the rule of Josip Broz Tito from 1945 until his death in 1980, Yugoslavia demanded unity within all of its con­stituents. Com­posed of Mace­do­nia, Slove­nia, Ser­bia, Mon­tene­gro, Croa­tia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, […]

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Cuts to number of Navy ships produced in Marinette threatens hundreds of jobs USS Milwaukee (LCS-5) built in Marinette, WI and launched December 13, 2013.The House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives passed the Depart­ment of Defense Appro­pri­a­tions Act (370–73, 18 not vot­ing) on June 20, 2014 fund­ing the con­struc­tion of only one U.S. Navy lit­toral com­bat ship at Marinette Marine, rather than the two the ship­yard was com­mis­sioned for back in 2010. This means that the bill cuts in half what the Navy […]

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7/13: 25th Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba Potluck and Send Off Pastors for PeaceYou are invited to come and sup­port our right to freely travel to Cuba and, to wel­come and send off the Pas­tors for Peace Car­a­van, who are trav­el­ing to Cuba as an act of sol­i­dar­ity with the peo­ple of Cuba. This event is fea­tur­ing U.S. Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Gwen Moore & a video report by for­mer mem­bers of […]

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8/9: Lanterns for Peace & Peace Action Benefit Concert lanterns_front small cropPeace Action Wis­con­sin & Peace Edu­ca­tion Project’s Annual Lanterns for Peace & Peace Action Ben­e­fit Con­cert Sat­ur­day, August 9, 2014 Pere Mar­quette Park Join the Face­book Event Here! Down­load the Lanterns for Peace Flyer by click­ing here. Lanterns for Peace 2014 Media Advi­sory Peace Action is hav­ing its annual event ‘Lanterns for Peace’ com­mem­o­rat­ing the drop­ping of […]

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Federal funding increased for communities facing defense-related job loss logo_oea  On June 18, Rep. Keith Elli­son (MN) intro­duced, and passed, an amend­ment [H.AMDT.879 (A013)] to the Depart­ment of Defense Appro­pri­a­tions Act [H.R.4870] to increase fund­ing for the Office of Eco­nomic Adjust­ment (OEA) by $10 mil­lion dol­lars. Rep. Elli­son out­lined the impor­tance of the OEA while intro­duc­ing the amend­ment: [T]he pur­pose of this amend­ment is […]

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Wisconsin continues to shed manufacturing jobs, state lags region and nation in job growth 103068384_WISVOTER22G1-online  From the Mil­wau­kee Jour­nal Sen­tinel: Mea­sured from the end of Decem­ber 2010 through Decem­ber 2013 — the period coin­cid­ing with the first three years of Walker’s term — Wis­con­sin ranked 35th of the 50 states in private-sector job growth. Dur­ing those three years, Wis­con­sin fell behind all its Mid­west­ern peer states, which share similar […]

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The Pursuit of Peace & Democracy Spotlight: Colombia Pur­su­ing Peace in Colom­bia The United States is an extremely famil­iar actor in Latin Amer­ica, from main­tain­ing eco­nomic inter­ests and resources in the region to prop­ping up regimes that thwart the spread of com­mu­nism. Recently, how­ever, the United States has largely shifted focus away from the region to other areas of greater inter­est: the Middle […]

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Contact the FCC to Protect Net Neutrality fcc action bannerTell the FCC to Pro­tect the First Amend­ment of the Inter­net: Net Neu­tral­ity Under a pro­posal cur­rently being con­sid­ered by the FCC, ISP’s would be allowed to charge com­pa­nies for paid pri­or­i­ti­za­tion of their con­tent. This would severely hin­der inno­va­tion, small busi­nesses, and start-up’s. Con­tact the FCC and tell them to reclas­sify the broad­band as […]

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The Pursuit of Peace & Democracy Spotlight: Sub-Saharan Africa Peace by Proxy in Sub-Saharan Africa? It seems not a day ceases to pass with­out a report of a new coun­try or region that poses a threat to U.S. Secu­rity and the “Amer­i­can way of life.” The news of the use of chem­i­cal weapons in Syria, the grow­ing eco­nomic strength of mar­kets and busi­nesses in […]

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The Pursuit of Peace & Democracy Spotlight: Syrian Civil War The Roots of the Syr­ian Civil War In March of 2011, Syria’s gov­ern­ment, led by Pres­i­dent Bashar al-Assad, faced a chal­lenge to its author­ity when pro-democracy protests erupted through­out the coun­try. The pro­test­ers demanded an end to the author­i­tar­ian prac­tices of the Assad regime, a regime that has been in place since 1971, when Assad’s father Hafiz al-Assad […]

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Tell Sen. Baldwin to Support Net Neutrality Encour­age Sen. Bald­win to Sign Sen. Markey’s Let­ter Sen. Ed Markey of Mass­a­chu­setts, a strong sup­porter of Net Neu­tral­ity, has cre­ated a sign on let­ter to FCC Chair­man Tom Wheeler, urg­ing him to pre­serve a free inter­net and open Inter­net by reclas­si­fy­ing broad­band. Please take a few min­utes to call Sen. Bald­win and encour­age her […]

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It’s Picnic Time! Title: It’s Pic­nic Time! Loca­tion: Wash­ing­ton Park Area #10 Descrip­tion: Hosted by the Social­ist Party of Wis­con­sin, this pic­nic is a great oppor­tu­nity to share new ideas, have great con­ver­sa­tions, and enjoy great food pro­vided by the Wis­con­sin Injured Work­ers. Free to Come All are Wel­come! For Ques­tions Please Con­tact 414–332‑0654 Start Time: Noon Date: […]

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Afghanistan July 28th, 2014 In the first round of elec­tions in Afghanistan to replace Pres­i­dent Hamid Karzai, nearly 7 mil­lion Afghans par­tic­i­pated; can­di­date Abdul­lah Abdul­lah secured 45% of the vote. In the sec­ond round, how­ever, Abdullah’s per­cent­age of the vote stag­nated at only 44%, while his oppo­nent, Ashraf Ghani, expe­ri­enced a 25% increase in sup­port since the […]

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Iran Nuclear Negotiations July 28th, 2014 This past week, Iran and six world powers—the United States, the United King­dom, France, Ger­many, Rus­sia, and China—met to dis­cuss future of Iran’s nuclear pro­gram and the Joint Plan and Action (JPA.) Nearly a year of secret meet­ings between the U.S. and Iran paved the way for the he JPA in Novem­ber 2013, […]

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) The TPP is a secret trade agree­ment threat­en­ing: Work­ers’ Rights-Environment-Public Health-Internet Freedom-Financial Regulations-Food Safety-Public Ser­vices and OUR DEMOCRACY! This new inter­na­tional trade agree­ment is crafted by multi­na­tional cor­po­ra­tions and is being nego­ti­ated in secret by the US Gov­ern­ment and 11 other Pacific Rim nations. It would man­date numer­ous laws with dev­as­tat­ing con­se­quences for Amer­i­can jobs, civil […]

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Israel & Palestine: Peace and Justice in the Middle East On Jan­u­ary 7, 2014 the Peace Action Wis­con­sin Steer­ing Com­mit­tee adopted the fol­low­ing res­o­lu­tions Peace Action Wis­con­sin sup­ports non­vi­o­lent actions tar­geted against the ille­gal occu­pa­tion of the ter­ri­to­ries seized in the 1967 war, includ­ing boy­cotts, divest­ments and sanc­tions cam­paigns, for both edu­ca­tional and eco­nomic rea­sons. Peace Action Wis­con­sin calls on the U.S. admin­is­tra­tion and congress […]

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Map of Wisconsin’s dependence on military production map orange crop 4This map shows the large num­ber of com­pa­nies that have received con­tracts to pro­duce for the Pen­ta­gon. Many of these com­mu­ni­ties are fac­ing lay­offs because of shift­ing Pen­ta­gon spend­ing. We can’t con­tinue to rely on mil­i­tary pro­duc­tion to keep us employed. Demand our State Leg­is­la­ture do more assist these com­pa­nies and com­mu­ni­ties tran­si­tion to a […]

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6/28 Bea Blank Memorial Service 0004360690-01-1_20140325Bea Blank Memo­r­ial Ser­vice Sat­ur­day, June 28th, 10 a.m. Mil­wau­kee Friends’ Meet­ing House 3224 N Gor­don Pl. Beat­rice Blank, a long-time peace activist in Mil­wau­kee, passed away March 11th, 2014. She is sur­vived by her hus­band Phillip Blank. The ser­vice will be held at the Friends’ Meet­ing House. Dona­tions in her name to Peace Action or Friends’ Meeting […]

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6/28 Peace Action Summer Garden Party Garden-PartyPeace Action will be host­ing a Sum­mer gar­den party June 28th, from 4–8 p.m.  Peace Action Wis­con­sin office, 1001 E. Keefe Ave, Mil­wau­kee. Join us at in the back­yard of Peace Action Wis­con­sin office as we enjoy the sum­mer weather. Swap seeds and plants, and par­tic­i­pate in Green-Thumb work­shop & trade gar­den­ing tips as you enjoy cold […]

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Media Release: Peace Action WI on Obama Extending Troop Presence in Afghanistan PAWI Afghanistan 2014–5–27 Media Release [PDF] For Imme­di­ate Release: May 27, 2014 Con­tacts: Mitchell Sandquist, Pro­gram Direc­tor, Peace Action Wis­con­sin 414–964‑5158, mitch@peaceactionwi.org Daniel Pneu­man, Pres­i­dent, Peace Action Wis­con­sin 518–947‑8660, djpneuman@gmail.com Amer­i­cans Want to End Afghanistan War Mil­wau­kee, WI — May 27, 2014 — The Obama admin­is­tra­tion has announced its plans to leave 9,800 troops in the […]

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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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9/19: Global Climate Convergence (NYC) Global Cli­mate Con­ver­gence New York City This Sep­tem­ber the global fight to stop cli­mate change will take cen­ter stage in New York with a major “Cli­mate Con­ver­gence” con­fer­ence in NYC from Sep­tem­ber 19–20 – three days ahead of the U.N.’s spe­cial cli­mate sum­mit. Co-organized by Lib­erty Tree’s Global Cli­mate Con­ver­gence cam­paign along with Sys­tem Change […]

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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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The US is on the verge of expanding 4 WARS unless YOU act now!

Nov 25th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns, News
obamaFridayStop the US from expand­ing 4 WARS! Major deci­sions are being made about the US military’s roles in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Iran. Be the voice of the Amer­i­can peo­ple and demand an end to the decades of war! 1) Oppose Oba­mas expan­sion of the US com­bat role in Afghanistan Pres­i­dent Obama has just secretly extended the […]


What better time than Veterans Day to stop another endless war?

Nov 11th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns, News
5696748_G Take action! What bet­ter time than Vet­er­ans Day to stop another end­less war? Pres­i­dent Obama has announced that he’s dou­bling down on the new Iraq war and head­ing to Con­gress to pour bil­lions more dol­lars into the US’ decade long deba­cle. Ten years, hun­dreds of bil­lions of dol­lars and hun­dreds of thou­sands of US mil­i­tary personnel […]


Business and Fair Trade Delegation to Venezuela — February 2015

Oct 27th, 2014 • Category: Blog
546898_10201970600210189_2131636279_n.jpgREADY TO EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS IN VENEZUELA? JOIN OUR BUSINESS AND FAIR TRADE DELEGATION TO MILWAUKEE’S SISTER CITY CARORA, VENEZUELA THIS FEBRUARY 2015. Feb­ru­ary 8th to Feb 14th 2015 Are you in Agri­cul­ture, Dairy Farm­ing, Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment, Tech­nol­ogy, Com­mu­nity Devel­op­ment, Cof­fee and/or food and bev­er­age sales? Con­sider expand­ing your busi­ness with part­ner­ships in Venezuela! Join our […]


National Spotlight on Need for Wisconsin to Reduce Dependence on Military Production

Oct 22nd, 2014 • Category: Blog, News, Press
pentagon-david-gleason-815x583It’s Time to Reduce Eco­nomic Depen­dence on Pen­ta­gon Spend­ing By Miriam Pem­ber­ton and William Har­tung, The Hill, Octo­ber 20, 2014 Defense-dependent com­mu­ni­ties need to start diver­si­fy­ing their economies now, before shifts in Pen­ta­gon spend­ing leave them with few viable alter­na­tives. Con­tin­u­ing ten­sions in Ukraine, an expand­ing war in Iraq and Syria, and record stock prices for […]


Peace Voter Election Guide 2014′ Now Available Online!

Oct 13th, 2014 • Category: Blog, News
PVguidelogo2The ‘Peace Voter Elec­tion Guide 2014′ pre­sented by the Peace Edu­ca­tion Project is now avail­able online! Click here to find out where the can­di­dates stand on issues of peace and justice!


Defense dependence leads to 300 more lost jobs at Oshkosh Corp.

Oct 10th, 2014 • Category: Blog, News
b99368170z.1_20141010050822_000_g2587bcg.1-1Oshkosh Cor­po­ra­tion, pro­ducer of armored Humvees for the US mil­i­tary and the Fox Valley’s largest man­u­fac­turer, will be cut­ting another 250 to 300 jobs by Decem­ber as a result of declin­ing mil­i­tary demand fol­low­ing the wind­ing down of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Mil­wau­kee Jour­nal Sen­tinel reports: “We con­tinue to reshape our workforce […]


Everything you need to know to vote for peace on November 4th!

Oct 6th, 2014 • Category: Blog, News
pv2014imgsm3Check out Peace Edu­ca­tion Project’s Peace Voter cam­paign page to get all the infor­ma­tion you need to have your voice heard this elec­tion. View your legislator’s vot­ing record with our Peace Voter Leg­is­la­tor Score­cards, get up-to-date voter ID require­ments and find out where, when and how to cast your vote. Click here to learn every­thing you […]


Global Issues Fall Lecture Series at UWM

Oct 2nd, 2014 • Category: Blog, News
mapppPeace Action at UWM and Peace Action Wis­con­sin present Global Issues Fall Lec­ture Series at UWM 7pm — UWM Union Fire­side Lounge (2200 E. Ken­wood Blvd.) Free & open to the pub­lic Click here to view the lec­ture series flyer Mon­day, Oct. 20 “Human Rights: A Vic­tim of Pol­i­tics” - Prof. Robert Ash­more Pro­fes­sor Ash­more will outline […]


Peace Action Wisconsin Celebrates the Life of Jacob George

Sep 26th, 2014 • Category: Blog, News
George Photo.jpgIt is with sad­ness and regret that we report Mr. Jacob George, beloved vet­eran and anti-war activist, has taken his life. Mr. Jacob George was a three-tour vet­eran of Oper­a­tion Endur­ing Free­dom between 2001–2004. He was hon­or­ably dis­charged as a sergeant. George was most well known for his A Ride Till The End tour, which featured […]


Peace Action WI Statement on 6 of 8 Wisconsin House Representatives Vote Against Arming Syrian Rebels

Sep 18th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns, News, Take Action!
syriaFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sep­tem­ber 18, 2014 Con­tact: Mitchell Sandquist, Co-Director mitch@peaceactionwi.org 414–964‑5158 Daniel Pneu­man, Pres­i­dent djpneuman@gmail.com 518–947‑8660 6 of 8 Wis­con­sin House Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Vote Against Arm­ing Syr­ian Rebels Wisconsin’s Con­gres­sional Del­e­ga­tion was among those most opposed to Pres­i­dent Obama’s plan All but two mem­bers of Wisconsin’s Con­gres­sional del­e­ga­tion voted today to oppose an amend­ment to the […]


Take Action! House vote on upping weapons to Syrian rebels at 3pm today!

Sep 17th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns, News, Take Action!
download Take action! Tell your Rep­re­sen­ta­tives: “Don’t throw more fuel on the fire! Vote NO on send­ing more weapons to Syr­ian rebels!” The House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives will be vot­ing this after­noon on increas­ing US train­ing and equip­ment to the Syr­ian oppo­si­tion. This would exac­er­bate the vio­lence and the weapons are likely to fall into the hands […]


Peace Action Wisconsin Statement in Response to President Obama’s Plans for Military Escalation in Iraq & Syria

Sep 12th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns, News, Take Action!
US-POLLITICS-OBAMA-ADDRESSPeace Action Wis­con­sin State­ment in Response to Pres­i­dent Obama’s Plans for Mil­i­tary Esca­la­tion in Iraq & Syria FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sep­tem­ber 11, 2014 Con­tact: Mitchell Sandquist, Co-Director mitch@peaceactionwi.org 414–964‑5158 Peace Action Wis­con­sin State­ment in Response to Pres­i­dent Obama’s State­ment on Plans for Mil­i­tary Esca­la­tion in Iraq & Syria Mil­wau­kee, WI – Peace Action Wis­con­sin released the fol­low­ing statement […]


Take Action! Tell your Legislators: “Don’t rush into endless war in Iraq & Syria”

Sep 11th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns, News, Take Action!
obamaisisTake action! Tell your Leg­is­la­tors: “Don’t rush into end­less war in Iraq & Syria” Pres­i­dent Obama has announced an expanded mil­i­tary inter­ven­tion into Iraq and Syria. While we, like all Amer­i­cans, share in the out­rage over the vio­lence of ISIS mil­i­tants, an open-ended esca­la­tion of US mil­i­tary force is not the answer. The US should not […]


9/1: Laborfest MKE 2014

Aug 15th, 2014 • Category: Blog, News, Take Action!
fist-wisconsin1LABORFEST MKE 2014 Labor day, Sep­tem­ber 1st 11 AM — Parade from the Zei­dler Union Square to Sum­mer­fest Grounds Noon to 5 PM - Cel­e­bra­tion at the Sum­mer­fest Grounds #Labor­festMKE — Join the Face­book event here! Cel­e­brate rights we have earned by unit­ing to make jobs safer, bet­ter and fairer for every­one. Proudly made by Union Work­ers! Raf­fle tick­ets available […]


Media Advisory: Lanterns for Peace 2014

Aug 6th, 2014 • Category: Blog
updated pawi letterheadMEDIA ADVISORY FOR August 9th, 2014 For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact: Mitchell Sandquist, 414–964‑5158 Mil­wau­kee ‘Lanterns for Peace’ Com­mem­o­ra­tion Event Mem­bers of Peace Action Wis­con­sin and the Peace Edu­ca­tion Project, as well as other res­i­dents of the Mil­wau­kee com­mu­nity, will come together on August 9th, 2014, for the ‘Lanterns for Peace’ event com­mem­o­rat­ing the drop­ping of atomic bombs […]


Peace Action Wisconsin statement on Israeli attack on Gaza

Aug 6th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns
Peace Action Wis­con­sin (PA WI) shares the hor­ror of the world at the indis­crim­i­nate killing of some 1,500 inno­cent Pales­tin­ian civil­ians in Gaza, plus nearly 10,000 wounded. We con­demn vio­lence against civil­ians by all sides, which is both ille­gal and immoral. We sup­port efforts to secure a com­plete and last­ing cease­fire. We sup­port an immediate […]


The Pursuit of Peace & Democracy Spotlight: Ukraine

Jul 29th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns
Cri­sis in Ukraine The Seeds of Unrest Thir­teen years after the dec­la­ra­tion of Ukrain­ian inde­pen­dence in 1991, reports of wide­spread voting-fraud threat­ened the demo­c­ra­tic future of the coun­try. Vik­tor Yanukovych, the Prime Min­is­ter and pres­i­den­tial can­di­date, was accused of rig­ging the elec­tion in his favor. Wide­spread protest and civil dis­obe­di­ence engulfed the nation, as protesters […]


Take Action: Demand a Ceasefire and Suspension of U.S. Weapons and Military Aid to Israel

Jul 18th, 2014 • Category: Blog
Take action for peace in Pales­tine and Israel! Call Wis­con­sin Sen­a­tors Tammy Bald­win and Ron John­son and demand a sus­pen­sion of U.S. mil­i­tary aid to Israel. Tammy Bald­win: 414.297.4451 Ron John­son: 414.276.7282   Peace Action has long worked for peace, dis­ar­ma­ment and address­ing the root causes of war and vio­lence. As we know from experience, […]


The Pursuit of Peace & Democracy Spotlight: Iraq

Jul 10th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns
ISIS in Iraq When the United States with­drew its troops from Iraq in Decem­ber of 2011, most Amer­i­cans hoped that this depar­ture would end our mil­i­tary engage­ment in the coun­try. The growth of the Islamic State (ISIS), how­ever, has cre­ated even more insta­bil­ity within the already inse­cure coun­try. This growth in the influ­ence and power of […]


Fmr Oshkosh Corp UAW pres cites work of Peace Action WI in call for transition from declining defense contracts

Jul 3rd, 2014 • Category: Blog, News, Take Action!
osh pic“This could be the begin­ning of engag­ing the entire com­mu­nity to plan for our future” - Joe Preisler, for­mer pres­i­dent of UAW Local 578 Sup­port the call for pro­tect­ing Wis­con­sin jobs by assist­ing com­pa­nies and com­mu­ni­ties tran­si­tion from declin­ing defense con­tracts: Sign our Wis­con­sin Job Secu­rity Peti­tion here! The future of state’s work­force By Joe Preisler, Mil­wau­kee Jour­nal Sentinel, […]


The Pursuit of Peace & Democracy Spotlight: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jul 2nd, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns
Demand­ing Democ­racy in Bosnia and Herze­gov­ina   The Break­down of Yugoslavia A sim­ple motto reigned over Yugoslavia for decades: broth­er­hood and unity. Under the rule of Josip Broz Tito from 1945 until his death in 1980, Yugoslavia demanded unity within all of its con­stituents. Com­posed of Mace­do­nia, Slove­nia, Ser­bia, Mon­tene­gro, Croa­tia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, […]


Cuts to number of Navy ships produced in Marinette threatens hundreds of jobs

Jul 2nd, 2014 • Category: Blog, News, Take Action!
USS Milwaukee (LCS-5) built in Marinette, WI and launched December 13, 2013.The House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives passed the Depart­ment of Defense Appro­pri­a­tions Act (370–73, 18 not vot­ing) on June 20, 2014 fund­ing the con­struc­tion of only one U.S. Navy lit­toral com­bat ship at Marinette Marine, rather than the two the ship­yard was com­mis­sioned for back in 2010. This means that the bill cuts in half what the Navy […]


7/13: 25th Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba Potluck and Send Off

Jul 2nd, 2014 • Category: Blog
Pastors for PeaceYou are invited to come and sup­port our right to freely travel to Cuba and, to wel­come and send off the Pas­tors for Peace Car­a­van, who are trav­el­ing to Cuba as an act of sol­i­dar­ity with the peo­ple of Cuba. This event is fea­tur­ing U.S. Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Gwen Moore & a video report by for­mer mem­bers of […]


8/9: Lanterns for Peace & Peace Action Benefit Concert

Jul 1st, 2014 • Category: Blog
lanterns_front small cropPeace Action Wis­con­sin & Peace Edu­ca­tion Project’s Annual Lanterns for Peace & Peace Action Ben­e­fit Con­cert Sat­ur­day, August 9, 2014 Pere Mar­quette Park Join the Face­book Event Here! Down­load the Lanterns for Peace Flyer by click­ing here. Lanterns for Peace 2014 Media Advi­sory Peace Action is hav­ing its annual event ‘Lanterns for Peace’ com­mem­o­rat­ing the drop­ping of […]


Federal funding increased for communities facing defense-related job loss

Jun 27th, 2014 • Category: Blog, News, Take Action!
logo_oea  On June 18, Rep. Keith Elli­son (MN) intro­duced, and passed, an amend­ment [H.AMDT.879 (A013)] to the Depart­ment of Defense Appro­pri­a­tions Act [H.R.4870] to increase fund­ing for the Office of Eco­nomic Adjust­ment (OEA) by $10 mil­lion dol­lars. Rep. Elli­son out­lined the impor­tance of the OEA while intro­duc­ing the amend­ment: [T]he pur­pose of this amend­ment is […]


Wisconsin continues to shed manufacturing jobs, state lags region and nation in job growth

Jun 27th, 2014 • Category: Blog, News, Take Action!
103068384_WISVOTER22G1-online  From the Mil­wau­kee Jour­nal Sen­tinel: Mea­sured from the end of Decem­ber 2010 through Decem­ber 2013 — the period coin­cid­ing with the first three years of Walker’s term — Wis­con­sin ranked 35th of the 50 states in private-sector job growth. Dur­ing those three years, Wis­con­sin fell behind all its Mid­west­ern peer states, which share similar […]


The Pursuit of Peace & Democracy Spotlight: Colombia

Jun 25th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns
Pur­su­ing Peace in Colom­bia The United States is an extremely famil­iar actor in Latin Amer­ica, from main­tain­ing eco­nomic inter­ests and resources in the region to prop­ping up regimes that thwart the spread of com­mu­nism. Recently, how­ever, the United States has largely shifted focus away from the region to other areas of greater inter­est: the Middle […]


Contact the FCC to Protect Net Neutrality

Jun 18th, 2014 • Category: Blog
fcc action bannerTell the FCC to Pro­tect the First Amend­ment of the Inter­net: Net Neu­tral­ity Under a pro­posal cur­rently being con­sid­ered by the FCC, ISP’s would be allowed to charge com­pa­nies for paid pri­or­i­ti­za­tion of their con­tent. This would severely hin­der inno­va­tion, small busi­nesses, and start-up’s. Con­tact the FCC and tell them to reclas­sify the broad­band as […]


The Pursuit of Peace & Democracy Spotlight: Sub-Saharan Africa

Jun 18th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns
Peace by Proxy in Sub-Saharan Africa? It seems not a day ceases to pass with­out a report of a new coun­try or region that poses a threat to U.S. Secu­rity and the “Amer­i­can way of life.” The news of the use of chem­i­cal weapons in Syria, the grow­ing eco­nomic strength of mar­kets and busi­nesses in […]


The Pursuit of Peace & Democracy Spotlight: Syrian Civil War

Jun 11th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns
The Roots of the Syr­ian Civil War In March of 2011, Syria’s gov­ern­ment, led by Pres­i­dent Bashar al-Assad, faced a chal­lenge to its author­ity when pro-democracy protests erupted through­out the coun­try. The pro­test­ers demanded an end to the author­i­tar­ian prac­tices of the Assad regime, a regime that has been in place since 1971, when Assad’s father Hafiz al-Assad […]


Tell Sen. Baldwin to Support Net Neutrality

Jun 11th, 2014 • Category: Blog
Encour­age Sen. Bald­win to Sign Sen. Markey’s Let­ter Sen. Ed Markey of Mass­a­chu­setts, a strong sup­porter of Net Neu­tral­ity, has cre­ated a sign on let­ter to FCC Chair­man Tom Wheeler, urg­ing him to pre­serve a free inter­net and open Inter­net by reclas­si­fy­ing broad­band. Please take a few min­utes to call Sen. Bald­win and encour­age her […]


It’s Picnic Time!

Jun 11th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Uncategorized
Title: It’s Pic­nic Time! Loca­tion: Wash­ing­ton Park Area #10 Descrip­tion: Hosted by the Social­ist Party of Wis­con­sin, this pic­nic is a great oppor­tu­nity to share new ideas, have great con­ver­sa­tions, and enjoy great food pro­vided by the Wis­con­sin Injured Work­ers. Free to Come All are Wel­come! For Ques­tions Please Con­tact 414–332‑0654 Start Time: Noon Date: […]


Afghanistan

Jun 5th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns
July 28th, 2014 In the first round of elec­tions in Afghanistan to replace Pres­i­dent Hamid Karzai, nearly 7 mil­lion Afghans par­tic­i­pated; can­di­date Abdul­lah Abdul­lah secured 45% of the vote. In the sec­ond round, how­ever, Abdullah’s per­cent­age of the vote stag­nated at only 44%, while his oppo­nent, Ashraf Ghani, expe­ri­enced a 25% increase in sup­port since the […]


Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Jun 5th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns
July 28th, 2014 This past week, Iran and six world powers—the United States, the United King­dom, France, Ger­many, Rus­sia, and China—met to dis­cuss future of Iran’s nuclear pro­gram and the Joint Plan and Action (JPA.) Nearly a year of secret meet­ings between the U.S. and Iran paved the way for the he JPA in Novem­ber 2013, […]


The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Jun 5th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns
The TPP is a secret trade agree­ment threat­en­ing: Work­ers’ Rights-Environment-Public Health-Internet Freedom-Financial Regulations-Food Safety-Public Ser­vices and OUR DEMOCRACY! This new inter­na­tional trade agree­ment is crafted by multi­na­tional cor­po­ra­tions and is being nego­ti­ated in secret by the US Gov­ern­ment and 11 other Pacific Rim nations. It would man­date numer­ous laws with dev­as­tat­ing con­se­quences for Amer­i­can jobs, civil […]


Israel & Palestine: Peace and Justice in the Middle East

Jun 5th, 2014 • Category: Blog, Campaigns
On Jan­u­ary 7, 2014 the Peace Action Wis­con­sin Steer­ing Com­mit­tee adopted the fol­low­ing res­o­lu­tions Peace Action Wis­con­sin sup­ports non­vi­o­lent actions tar­geted against the ille­gal occu­pa­tion of the ter­ri­to­ries seized in the 1967 war, includ­ing boy­cotts, divest­ments and sanc­tions cam­paigns, for both edu­ca­tional and eco­nomic rea­sons. Peace Action Wis­con­sin calls on the U.S. admin­is­tra­tion and congress […]


Map of Wisconsin’s dependence on military production

Jun 4th, 2014 • Category: Blog, News, Take Action!
map orange crop 4This map shows the large num­ber of com­pa­nies that have received con­tracts to pro­duce for the Pen­ta­gon. Many of these com­mu­ni­ties are fac­ing lay­offs because of shift­ing Pen­ta­gon spend­ing. We can’t con­tinue to rely on mil­i­tary pro­duc­tion to keep us employed. Demand our State Leg­is­la­ture do more assist these com­pa­nies and com­mu­ni­ties tran­si­tion to a […]


6/28 Bea Blank Memorial Service

Jun 4th, 2014 • Category: Blog
0004360690-01-1_20140325Bea Blank Memo­r­ial Ser­vice Sat­ur­day, June 28th, 10 a.m. Mil­wau­kee Friends’ Meet­ing House 3224 N Gor­don Pl. Beat­rice Blank, a long-time peace activist in Mil­wau­kee, passed away March 11th, 2014. She is sur­vived by her hus­band Phillip Blank. The ser­vice will be held at the Friends’ Meet­ing House. Dona­tions in her name to Peace Action or Friends’ Meeting […]


6/28 Peace Action Summer Garden Party

May 30th, 2014 • Category: Blog
Garden-PartyPeace Action will be host­ing a Sum­mer gar­den party June 28th, from 4–8 p.m.  Peace Action Wis­con­sin office, 1001 E. Keefe Ave, Mil­wau­kee. Join us at in the back­yard of Peace Action Wis­con­sin office as we enjoy the sum­mer weather. Swap seeds and plants, and par­tic­i­pate in Green-Thumb work­shop & trade gar­den­ing tips as you enjoy cold […]


Media Release: Peace Action WI on Obama Extending Troop Presence in Afghanistan

May 28th, 2014 • Category: Blog
PAWI Afghanistan 2014–5–27 Media Release [PDF] For Imme­di­ate Release: May 27, 2014 Con­tacts: Mitchell Sandquist, Pro­gram Direc­tor, Peace Action Wis­con­sin 414–964‑5158, mitch@peaceactionwi.org Daniel Pneu­man, Pres­i­dent, Peace Action Wis­con­sin 518–947‑8660, djpneuman@gmail.com Amer­i­cans Want to End Afghanistan War Mil­wau­kee, WI — May 27, 2014 — The Obama admin­is­tra­tion has announced its plans to leave 9,800 troops in the […]


5/11: Mother’s Day Peace Luncheon

Apr 15th, 2014 • Category: Blog
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
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 […]


9/19: Global Climate Convergence (NYC)

Mar 15th, 2014 • Category: Blog
Global Cli­mate Con­ver­gence New York City This Sep­tem­ber the global fight to stop cli­mate change will take cen­ter stage in New York with a major “Cli­mate Con­ver­gence” con­fer­ence in NYC from Sep­tem­ber 19–20 – three days ahead of the U.N.’s spe­cial cli­mate sum­mit. Co-organized by Lib­erty Tree’s Global Cli­mate Con­ver­gence cam­paign along with Sys­tem Change […]


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 […]