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Statement of Respect to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and all Native Nations

We acknowledge in Milwaukee that we are on traditional Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk and Menominee homeland, and with respect to the Anishinabe, Oneida and other First Nations of Wisconsin.


 

 

STAND FOR PEACE Saturdays at Noon to 1 PM

October 1: Port Washington/Silver Spring

              8: 65th/National

            15: KK/Lincoln

            22: 35th/Fond Du Lac

            29: Brady/Farwell


Milwaukee Peace Rally

Milwaukee Peace Rally Sept 15, 2022

LOS ANGELES PROGRESSIVE

Peace Activists Hit the Streets from DC to San Francisco

Demanding a “Ceasefire now!” activists hosted anti-war events in DC, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Madison, Boston, Rockville, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, San Pedro, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. For the September Week of Action organized by the Peace in Ukraine Coalition.

 

The Developing Situation in Ukraine

A webinar with Scott Ritter and Joe Lombardo 

Friday, September 30 at 4 PM Eastern time

 

Click here to register for the webinar

 

In recent weeks, there have been important developments in Ukraine.  In four territories in the Eastern and Southern part of the country there have been referenda for the people to choose if they want to become part of Russia, there has been a partial mobilization of reserve forces in Russia, a Ukrainian offensive in Kherson and economic fallout from the US/EU imposed sanctions that seem to be sinking the economies, especially of NATO countries.  Please join us to hear an analysis of developing events, what we can expect in the future and how to we get peace in the region.

for more information: [email protected]


Fridays for the Future! Stand for a Livable Climate!

Friday, Sept 30, 2022 NOON - 1 PM

Chase and Wells Fargo Banks- Water & Wisconsin


Madison Peace Walk Friday, Sept 30, at 5:30 PM

Peace Walks for Ukraine and the World

 War Abolition Walk, our usual route.  Start at Yahara Place Park (where the Yahara flows into Lake Monona, intersection of Yahara Place and Riverside Drive).  6:00 - E Washington Avenue to hold signs and our War is Not the Answer banner.  6:30 - Banner and end at Tenney Park Locks.  Sunset is at 6:40. 

Janet Parker, [email protected]

Can you join our Madison War Abolition Walks against the proxy war with Russia? 


Background: Women protest in Khartoum, Sudan, in July 2019. Textboxes in red, black and green. Four speakers for webinar. One moderator. Register for October 1 webinar: bit.ly/africommoa


Defuse Nuclear War

October 2022 marks the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis — when the Soviet Union and U.S. engaged in a tense standoff over the installation of nuclear weapons in Cuba. It is widely considered the closest the two superpowers ever came to nuclear war… until now.

While the dangers of nuclear war have risen sharply this year, very few members of the House and Senate have risen to the occasion by speaking out or publicly urging measures to de-escalate tensions between nuclear powers and seriously revive negotiations for nuclear-weapons treaties and disarmament measures.

This October, we demand attention be paid to the very real threat posed by nuclear weapons.

RegisterWith a diversity of speakers along with a wide range of information and analysis, this livestream will emphasize the importance of activism while encouraging creative participation in events on Oct. 14 and 16. The speakers will include representatives of the organizations actively participating in work on the mid-October events. Involvement will be regularly sought from the nearly 100 groups that are Defuse Nuclear War co-sponsors.


War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict

Join us for a discussion and book signing by Medea Benjamin for her latest book release, War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict, co-written with Nicolas Davies!

Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK. She is also co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange, the Peace in Ukraine CoalitionUnfreeze Afghanistan

Oct 20 7 PM Friends Meeting House, 3224 N Gordon Pl, Milwaukee

Oct 21, 3 PM Milwaukee Public Library Rotary Club Room -  814 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI


Peace Horizons  

A gathering to reimagine peace

Morning Dove Effigy Mound, The Highground – Neillsville, Wisconsin – My  Wisconsin SpaceHe helped found two groups that won the Nobel Peace Prize: Ira Helfand of  PSR - Bulletin of the Atomic ScientistsVoice for peace: Kathy Kelly to share stories at GU talk | The  Spokesman-Review

Dove Mound

Sunday October 23, 2022
Primrose Retreat Center
1261 County Rd. U, Verona, WI 53593

Time:  3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Gather and share food, music, our work and ideas connected with reimagining peace and justice. Build new connections, strengthen the belief that peace is possible, and share how we get there. Let’s continue to work and play together as we work to bring peace into the world.  

Event includes:

Live webcast and conversation with Kathy Kelly, American peace activist, pacifist and author, a founding members of Voices in the Wilderness, and, until the campaign closed in 2020, a co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence., and Board President World Beyond War

Ira Helfand, MD, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW). He helped found two groups that won the Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. Helfand will discuss The UN Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the Back from the Brink of Nuclear War campaign. 

Music and dance:  Jane Reynolds on piano, Laurie Lang on bass, Katherine Kramer tap dance.  

Zoya Nevinskaya and friends sing Den’ bez vystrela (A Day Without a Shot on Earth) a Russian anti-war song written during the Cold War.  

Suggested donation:  $15

Contact:  [email protected] 

Event sponsored by Veterans for Peace-Madison Chapter, Madison WILPF (Women's International League For Peace & Freedom.
And partnered with Safe Skies Clean Water, SW Wisconsin Area Progressives, Farley Center for Peace, Justice and Sustainability, Madison Peace Walks, Call for Peace Drum & Dance Co., Primrose Retreat Center, Wisconsin Network for Peace & Justice. 

With generous support from the Madison PC Foundation.


First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee Forum, Sunday, November 13, 2022
Can a Lawsuit against the CIA affect the U.S. Attempt to Extradite Julian Assange?

Protester Against Julian Assange`s Extradition To the USA. Editorial Stock  Image - Image of gagged, house: 175396929

Speakers

Deborah Hrbek is a partner at HRBEKKunstler, a Manhattan law firm that
specializes in entertainment and art law and has represented WikiLeaks reporters
and filmmakers in various media law matters since 2015. She is a plaintiff in the
recent lawsuit against the CIA, Mike Pompeo, and others as described below.
Please see www.hrbeklaw.com

Marjorie Cohn is a former president of the National Lawyers Guild, a retired
criminal defense attorney, Professor Emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of
Law, and a member of the national advisory board of Assange Defense.
She is a legal and political analyst who writes a regular column for Truthout.
 Please see http://marjoriecohn.com/. 

Program

Deborah Hrbek will discuss the July lawsuit against the CIA, Mike Pompeo, and UC Global filed in August
by Hrbek, her law partner Margaret Ratner Kunstler, and two American journalists, whose constitutional
rights to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures by the US government were violated when
they visited Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Hrbek will discuss the implications of
that lawsuit on the Assange extradition matter, while Marjorie Cohn will unpack the extradition request
and indictment. Both will discuss why press freedom and government accountability is at stake if the
Department of Justice continues to prosecute Julian Assange and seek his extradition.

References

August 20, 2022, in Truthout by Marjorie Cohn, “Mike Pompeo and CIA Sued for Illegal Surveillance of
Assange’s Visitors”
August 16, 2022, Interview of Deborah Hrbek on Democracy Now!, “Mike Pompeo and CIA Sued for
Spying on Americans who Visited Julian Assange in Ecuadorian Embassy in U.K.”


PEACE ACTION WI ANNUAL MEETING AND CHILI SUPPER

NOVEMBER 18, FRIDAY AT 5:30 PM

KINGO LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1225 E Olive St, Shorewood, WI 53211

$5.00 donation

6 PM- Supper- Chili, bread, salad

7 PM- Election of Steering Committee & change in by-laws, Awards, Entertainment, Overview of 2022


Madison Peace Walk Friday, Sept 16, at 5:30 PM

Peace Walks for Ukraine and the World

We welcome you to join us as we walk most Friday evenings along the Yahara River to oppose war and the massive US export of deadly weapons

Place: Yahara Place Park, then bannering and walking to Tenney Park


25 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes That Have Stayed With UsPrinciples of Nonviolence – Martin Luther King, JR State Commission



Bangor Trident Nuclear Sub Base - Kitsap, WA - August 8, 2022

Flash Mob performs "War What Is It Good For" by Edwin Starr
Amazingly choreographed 6 minute video of a demonstration outside the Nuclear Weapons site.
When the dance was completed, some people remained on the roadway holding two large banners that read "ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS" and "NUCLEAR WEAPONS ARE ILLEGAL: Get them out of Kitsap County" respectively. Eleven activists were removed from the roadway by Washington State Patrol Officers and cited for "Pedestrian on roadway illegally". The other two activists crossed the Blue Line onto the submarine base, were detained by Naval security personnel, and cited for "Trespassing" on Federal property.

https://www.codepink.org/gaza2022?utm_campaign=gaza2022_4&utm_medium=email&utm_source=codepink

The Israeli Occupation Forces bombed Gaza last week. Join the global call on the U.S. to stop funding the ethnic cleansing of Palestine!

Dear President Biden Members of the U.S. Congress,

The events that transpired in Gaza last week make one thing clear: US taxpayer dollars that go to Israel in the form of $3.8 billion in military “aid” are being used to further harm and kill Palestinians. We, the undersigned, are demanding that the United States stops funding Israeli war crimes and human rights abuses and halt all weapons sales to the occupation. 

Your administration insists that it cares deeply about human rights around the globe, yet you refuse to hold Israeli occupation accountable for its daily human rights abuses. 

The slaughter and daily assault on Palestinian human rights being carried out by Israel is an unacceptable use of US taxpayer dollars. We demand an end to U.S. collaboration in the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. 

US Members of Congress like Representatives Betty McCollum, Chuy Garcia, Marie Newman, Rashida Tlaib and several others have called for the conditioning of aid to Israel. The concept of revoking or halting aid is not new, and it is supported by many lawmakers and their constituents. We call on Congress to suspend all aid and block any weapons sale that gets announced to the occupation. 

US taxpayers pay Israel over 10 million dollars a day, and Israel uses that money to inflict violence all over Palestine. We call you to halt this “aid” and demand that Israel stop its assault on Gaza, its evictions in East Jerusalem, and its attacks on Al-Aqsa. We demand that not one more tax payer dollar gets sent to fund apartheid and anti-Palestinian violence. We look forward to seeing how you will carry out these demands.


DCI-Palestine - Defence for Children

16 Palestinian children in Gaza dead after Israeli military offensive

AUG 09, 2022

https://www.dci-palestine.org/16_palestinian_children_in_gaza_dead_after_israeli_military_offensive

Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice - YouTubeThe Art X Peace Print Sale Is Raising Money to Support People Fleeing  Ukraine | Colossal

 Stand for World Peace

Peace in Ukraine


Peace Action WI Joins U.S. National Call in Support of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear WeaponsSign the Statement on the Existential Threat of Nuclear Weapons & Treaty  Prohibition by June 7 | Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice The campaign - ICAN

In the face of widespread concern about the threat of nuclear weapons, World BEYOND War joins with organizations and individuals across the country in releasing the following statement:

STATEMENT ON THE EXISTENTIAL THREAT OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS
AND ON THE TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

The power to initiate a global apocalypse lies in the hands of the leaders of nine nations. As 122 nations of the world indicated when they adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in July, 2017, this is unacceptable.

As concerns about the threat of nuclear weapons re-enter the public consciousness, it is important to know that humankind is not without an answer to the nuclear threat. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which entered into force on January 22, 2021, provides a clear pathway to the elimination of the nuclear threat.

We call on all nuclear armed states to take immediate steps to:

  • engage the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons,
  • attend the First Meeting of States Parties, and
  • sign, ratify and implement the Treaty.

We also call on the U.S. media to recognize the existence of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and to include the Treaty in discussions, articles, and editorials regarding the nuclear threat and methods available to address it.

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The Statement has been endorsed by Peace Action WI and organizations representing hundreds of thousands of people in the United States as well as by a growing list of individuals. A list of signatories can be found at nuclearbantreaty.org.

Peace Action WI also encourages support for this  Global Appeal to Nine Nuclear Governments, and recommends participating in these events:

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Take Action!

Save Masafer Yatta

Israel is currently carrying out its largest expulsion of Palestinians in decades. Home demolitions in Masafer Yatta in the occupied West Bank are underway. Please join us in asking the State Department to act immediately to stop Israel’s forced expulsion of over 1,000 Palestinians. 

Take action!

Defense for Children International - Palestine

From CODE PINK CONGRESS:

StandWithThe6 Israel must stop criminalizing Palestinian human rights  defenders!Tell Congress to Ban Israel from Abusing Human Rights with U.S. Dollars

📧 Send an email: Stop Attacks on Palestinian Activists

https://bit.ly/StopAttacksEmail

✍️Send a Tweet: Stop Attacks on Palestinian Activists

https://bit.ly/StopAttacksTwitter

☎️ Call your House Rep: 1-202-224-3121 (Congressional switchboard)

H.R. 2590 will ensure my taxpayer dollars will not fund the Israeli government’s brutal occupation or human rights abuses against Palestinian children.

House Res 751 condemns Israel's designation of 6 internationally respected human rights organizations as terrorist groups.

Opposing human rights violations without demanding accountability enables further abuses. I hope that you will add your name to these important pieces of legislation and take a stand for human rights.

☎️ Call both your Senators: 1-202-224-3121 (Congressional switchboard)

Please ensure my taxpayer dollars will not fund the Israeli government’s brutal occupation or human rights abuses against the Palestinian people and their children. Opposing human rights violations without demanding accountability enables further abuses. I hope that you will take a stand for human rights.


STOP PUNISHING AFGHANISTAN FOR 9-11

A Million Afghan Children Could Starve This Winter. Are US Sanctions to  Blame? | The NationUS allows aid for Afghanistan despite sanctions against Taliban | United  Nations News | Al Jazeera

Dial 202-224-3121 NOW ! Call your Senators and Congressional Representatives

 Demand that the Biden administration unfreeze Afghanistan’s assets, return all 7 billion to their country, so they can restart their economy and feed their people.

Hello Senator _____________ I am calling about the one million children in Afghanistan who face death by starvation.                                                                                                                                                 
President Biden should do more immediately.  He should relax sanctions on Afghanistan and increase humanitarian aid through the United Nations. Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations, has warned that millions of Afghans are on the “verge of death,” 22.8 million Afghans – or more than half of the country’s population – will face acute food insecurity this winter and one million children risk dying of malnutrition. 

Pass H.J.Res. 87 and S.J.Res. 56 to end U.S. participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

🥳 Peace and Justice for Yemen🥳 - CODEPINK - Women for Peace

 

 On May 31, 2022, Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-4), Pramila Jayapal (WA-7), Adam Schiff (CA-28), and Nancy Mace (SC-1) introduced H.J.Res. 87, a bill to end U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war and blockade in Yemen. On July 14, 2022, Sens. Bernie Sanders (VT), Patrick Leahy (VT), and Elizabeth Warren (MA) introduced an identical resolution (S.J.Res. 56) in the Senate. The war has created one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world, and over 16 million people are on the brink of famine. While the warring parties have entered a temporary truce, Congress must ensure an end to U.S. support for the war and prevent the truce from breaking.

Pass H.J.Res. 87 and S.J.Res. 56 to end U.S. participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

The war has created one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world, and over 16 million people are on the brink of famine. While the warring parties have thankfully entered a temporary truce, Congress must act to ensure an end to U.S. support for the war and prevent the truce from breaking.

On Feb. 4, 2021, President Biden announced that the U.S. would end its support for the coalition’s offensive operations in Yemen, but important aspects of U.S. complicity remain. This includes ongoing maintenance and intelligence sharing for warplanes conducting airstrikes and enforcing an air and sea blockade of Yemen. 

Bipartisan majorities in both chambers of Congress passed a Yemen War Powers Resolution in 2019 to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war. President Trump vetoed this resolution, but United Nations officials say that congressional action helped promote peace negotiations.  Now, Congress has an historic opportunity to help end U.S participation in one of the most devastating wars in the world.

We urge Congress to pass H.J.Res. 87 and S.J.Res. 56 to terminate unauthorized military involvement in the Saudi-led coalition’s war and blockade.

The War Powers Act must be invoked because:

  • U.S. pressure will ensure Saudi Arabia remains at the negotiating table to turn the truce into a permanent end to the war.
  • The war has led to a humanitarian disaster. Nearly 24 million people are in need of emergency assistance.
  • The war and blockade are killing Yemeni civilians. The UN estimated that the Yemen war led to 377,000 deaths in 2021—nearly 60% of those due to indirect causes such as disruptions in access to food, clean water, and medicine.
  • Yemen’s children are being starved. The UN warned in 2021 that 2.3 million children are suffering from acute malnutrition. 400,000 of these children could die of starvation without urgent action.
FCNL Contact: Hassan El-Tayyab, [email protected]

  1. The carbon bootprint of the US military, larger than that of many countries. 
  2. The wars for oil and other resources – how they support the fossil fuel-based status quo.
  3. The unequal burden of both climate crisis and militarism on people of color, the poor, and future generations.
  4. The resources spent on militarism and war – redirect to respond to the existential threat of climate crisis.

 
Because it's 100 seconds to midnight,
 
The threat of nuclear war is now higher than it was during the Cold War.
That’s according to former Defense Secretary William Perry -- who is no peacenik.  
 
That’s why it’s more urgent than ever that our Representatives institute a policy of No First Use and No Sole Authority in order to reduce the grave peril posed by nuclear weapons. Ask your Senators and Representative and Congressional leadership to support legislation to institute a United States policy of No First Use of nuclear weapons.
 
It’s important that we act now. President Joe Biden's Nuclear Posture Review is underway, and it will determine his administration’s approach to nuclear policy. If we want to avoid a devastating nuclear war, we need to demonstrate broad public support for a policy of No First Use. Call and Email Congress to tell them to support a No First Use policy for nuclear weapons! 
 
There are two bills in Congress, the Markey-Lieu Bill (S.1148, HR.669) and the Warren-Smith Bill (S.1219, HR.2603), that would institute a No First Use Policy. These bills should be uncontroversial for anyone who wants to avoid a potentially disastrous nuclear war. Yet, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer haven’t used their leadership to make sure these bills get a vote. Call on your Representatives to institute a policy of No First Use and demand that Pelosi and Schumer bring the bills to a vote! 
 
 
The Midwest Nuclear Disarmament Working Group
(Chicago Area Peace Action, Peace Action Wisconsin, Union of Concerned Scientists, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Peace Action Michigan)
 
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  • Ryan Potochnik
    commented 2019-11-05 09:45:34 -0600
    I Have A Suggestion Peace Action of WI Annual Membership Meeting and Chili Supper On November 19th I Don’t Like Chili Of Any Kind I Never Liked It Since I Was A Kid So Next Year I Suggest It Be A Spaghetti Supper Or Something Else And Spaghetti Can Also Be Served Meat And Vegetarian