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Statement of Respect to Milwaukee Native Nations
We acknowledge in Milwaukee that we are on traditional Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk and Menominee homeland along the southwest shores of Michigami, North America’s largest system of freshwater lakes. The Milwaukee, Menominee and Kinnickinnic rivers meet here, the people of Wisconsin’s sovereign Anishinaabe, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Oneida, Mohican and other nations remain.
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Lebanon: Economic Crisis, Political Gridlock — with Rania Khalek
Thu December 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Join journalist and political activist Rania Khalek on Thursday December 2nd at 4pm EST to discuss how corruption and greed have led to the deterioration of Lebanon. Register to attend.
Moderated by Norhan Alshihabi (Legislative Intern of MAPA).
** Over 40 Years of Peacemaking **
Addressing the Iran Nuclear Issue As Negotiations Resume
2:00-3:30 PM, EST, on Sunday, December 5
As negotiations resume regarding the Iran Nuclear issue on November 29, CFPA is pleased to sponsor a Webinar from 2:00-3:30 PM on Sunday, December 5. The speaker will be Amb. Hossein Mousavian, former spokesperson for Iran's nuclear negotiation team, who is currently a Middle East Security and Nuclear Policy Specialist at Princeton University.
As Senator Cory Booker stated in a recent meeting Rev. Bob Moore was a part of, the choice with the Iran nuclear issue boils down to diplomacy OR war. Amb. Mousavian will point the way toward chosing diplomacy, not war.
Space at this free zoom event is limited so you are urged to register as soon as possible to secure your spot.
To register for this event, please click the button below. After you have registered, you will be taken to another form that must be completed in order to receive the Zoom link! https://peacecoalition.org/events/1222-addressing-the-iran-nuclear-issues-as-negotiations-resume-12-5-21.html?emci=f8844005-db4b-ec11-9820-c896653b26c8&emdi=a1b79441-5d4c-ec11-9820-c896653b26c8&ceid=537
December 8, 2021, 3 PM Central Time
This free, public webinar will cover the history of U.S. sanctions on Iran, whether they have had the intended effects (and what those are), what effects they have had, what the status is of the JCPOA nuclear agreement, and new ideas for activism to end the sanctions.
Gareth Porter is a member of World BEYOND War’s Advisory Board. He is an independent investigative journalist and historian who specializes in U.S. national security policy. Among his books is Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare, published by Just World Books in 2014. He was a regular contributor to Inter Press Service on Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan from 2005 to 2015. His original investigative stories and analysis are published by Truthout, Middle East Eye, Consortium News, The Nation, and Truthdig, and reprinted on other news and opinion sites.
Dr. Assal Rad is a Senior Research Fellow at the National Iranian American Council (NIAC). She graduated with a PhD in Middle Eastern History from the University of California, Irvine in 2018. Her PhD research focused on Modern Iran, with an emphasis on national identity formation and identity in post-revolutionary Iran. With this background, Assal works with the NIAC policy team on research and writing related to Iran policy issues and U.S.-Iran relations. Assal joined NIAC in January 2019. Her writing can be seen in Newsweek, Independent, the National Interest, and Responsible Statecraft, and she has appeared as a commentator on the BBC, Al Jazeera, BBC Persian and NPR.
Richard Broinowski was a diplomat in the Australian Embassy in Tehran in the early 1970s and has since written two books about nuclear weapons, as well as several articles about the JCPOA. His book Fact Or Fission: The Truth About Australia's Nuclear Ambitions is to be updated and republished next year.Dr. Mozhgan Savabieasfahani, a native of Iran, is a public health advocate and a human rights activist. She is an award-winning environmental toxicologist who received the 2015 Rachel Carson Prize for her work on uranium contamination in Iraq and its public health catastrophic consequences. Her groundbreaking research in the toxicology of war contaminants has received international recognition. The BBC, the Guardian, the Independent, CNN, and NBC have extensively reported on her discoveries.
Tragically,the Biden administration has actually maintained critical U.S. support for the Saudi bombing and blockade of Yemen, even as the latest figures indicate that 75 percent of Yemeni children face acute malnutrition.
The Biden administration has recently announced two new weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, including a $650 million sale of missiles that can help the Saudis maintain the air blockade of Yemen’s airport. Leading international humanitarian organizations say that the airport blockade has killed 32,000 Yemenis who couldn’t fly out to receive medical care, and it also causes an “almost complete halt to commercial cargo such as medicine, medical supplies and equipment coming into the country.”
Over 100 members of the House and Senate have called on the Biden administration to use their leverage to force an end to the Saudi blockade and war. The administration has refused to use that leverage. This weapons sale amounts to a green light for the war.
You can help in just 60 seconds by signing and sharing our petition that urges our best Senate champions on Yemen to introduce a “resolution of disapproval” to force a vote to reject this unacceptable weapons sale.
We only need one Senator to introduce the resolution that can force a vote. Ask Senators Bernie Sanders, Rand Paul, Chris Murphy, Elizabeth Warren, and Mike Lee to do so today
Congresswoman Lee Introduced a Resolution to Monitor and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the U.S. Military. Barbara Lee’s legislation demands that the U.S. military account for its heavy carbon bootprint and track, reduce and report greenhouse gas emissions for all operations, including troop deployments, overseas bases and bombings. Gwen Moore is a co-sponsor.
- The carbon bootprint of the US military, larger than that of many countries.
- The wars for oil and other resources – how they support the fossil fuel-based status quo.
- The unequal burden of both climate crisis and militarism on people of color, the poor, and future generations.
- The resources spent on militarism and war – redirect to respond to the existential threat of climate crisis.
Vote NO on the $8 TRILLION Pentagon Budget. Vote YES to fund $3.5T for healthcare, education, and green jobs!
This is URGENT. 📧Email and ☎️Call your Senators to tell them: we CAN afford healthcare, education, and green jobs! The people and planet CAN’T afford an $8 Trillion Pentagon budget!
The Senate is poised to pass an outrageous $8 Trillion Pentagon budget [which is the cost over the next decade] in November. 😠Over HALF of that budget will go directly into the pockets of notorious war profiteers.
At the same time, Senators are saying we “can’t afford” to pay $3.5Trillion [over the next decade] for healthcare, education, and green jobs and are threatening to cut funding for these programs IN HALF.
As your constituent, I’m reaching out to ask that you vote NO on the outrageous $780 billion National Defense Authorization Act and commit to passing a $3.5T reconciliation bill that funds healthcare, education, and green jobs.
Colleagues, Sen Markey just gave a floor speech announcing his opposition to the NDAA as it stands with nuclear weapons as the focal reason why: https://twitter.com/SenMarkey/status/1465773336206663680. Here’s a few excerpts.
We should not accept the logic that says we can afford to build a $100 billion dollar intercontinental ballistic missile that will never be used, but we cannot possibly afford paid family leave that Americans desperately need. Universal pre-kindergarten is too expensive but padding the wallets of defense firm executives with taxpayer dollars is money well spent. That’s insane. And immoral.
We should not have to fight tooth and nail to meet our commitment to replenish the Green Climate Fund to help save the planet, while being told to accept the need for new weapons systems that could lead to global annihilation.
It’s time we stop thinking of national security solely in terms of our inventory of bombers, missiles, and submarines. Trillions in defense spending did nothing to spare Americans from the greatest security threat in a generation – COVID-19.
I introduced amendments to the NDAA that would trim $75 billion dollars off the nuclear weapons enterprise, commit to robust diplomacy with Russia and China, and prevent the President – any President – from firing the first shot in a nuclear war.
If it is true what Ronald Reagan said that a “nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought,” then surely we should agree to shelve Donald Trump’s new sea-based warfighting nuclear weapons.
We could play Russian roulette with our future. Or we can adopt a saner nuclear policy. One that says we do not need the rubble to bounce over and over again to deter our adversaries and reassure our allies. One, through the President’s Nuclear Posture Review, that rejects the military-industrial complex efforts to make the world safe for nuclear weapons, rather than from them.