Peace and Justice Calendar 


STAND FOR PEACE Saturdays  Noon to 1 PM. Wear masks and social distance.

July 24: 43rd/Forest Home

July 31: Lincoln Memorial/LaFayette Hill

August 7:  No Stand  Lanterns for Peace
August 14: Howell and Howard
August 21: Lincoln Memorial and Michigan
August 28: King and Locust
September 4: Silver Spring and Lake Drive
September 11: 76th and Layton
September 18: Capitol and Teutonia
September 25: HWY 100 and Bluemound

SUNDAY, JULY 25, 2021 AT 11 AM PDT – 1:30 PM PDT

Car & Bike Caravan to Support Cuban and All Latino Families

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Mitchell Park Domes - Parking Lot
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We will meet at 1pm on July 25 in the parking lot of the Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S Layton Blvd (S 27th St) Milwaukee 53215.
Generally on the last Sunday of each month, these caravans have now spread worldwide, initiated by Cuban-Americans in Miami to End the US blockade and to support Cuban families. The economic blockade of Cuba is now 60 years old, and under Trump US flights to most Cuban cities, most remittances, Western Union licenses, etc. were all shut down. Biden has not reversed any of this.
Biden and Congress must also recognize that 69% of undocumented workers in the US are also front-line "essential" workers. They should be given a swift path to citizenship and be eligible for all pandemic payments.
End all inhumane border separations and restrictions on family unification!
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Nos reuniremos a la 1 pm el 25 de julio en el estacionamiento de Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S Layton Blvd (S 27th St) Milwaukee 53215.
Generalmente, el último domingo de cada mes, estas caravanas se han extendido por todo el mundo, iniciadas por cubanoamericanos en Miami para poner fin al bloqueo de Estados Unidos y apoyar a las familias cubanas. El bloqueo económico de Cuba tiene ahora 60 años, y bajo los vuelos de Trump de Estados Unidos a la mayoría de las ciudades cubanas, la mayoría de las remesas, las licencias de Western Union, etc. fueron cerradas. Biden no ha revertido nada de esto.
Biden y el Congreso también deben reconocer que el 69% de los trabajadores indocumentados en los Estados Unidos también son trabajadores "esenciales" de primera línea. Se les debe dar un camino rápido hacia la ciudadanía y ser elegibles para todos los pagos por pandemia.
¡Poner fin a todas las separaciones fronterizas inhumanas y las restricciones a la unificación familiar! 

SATURDAY, JULY 24, 2021 AT 4 PM PDT

July Sustainable Saturday - Stop Line 3 and No F-35s in Madison

Join us for community discussions about two of the most important justice issues of our time.
Learn how you can get involved to support the movements to stop both the F-35's from being based in Madison and the completion of the Line 3 pipeline expansion.
Join via Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85022048802
Phone: 1 301 715 8592 Meeting ID: 850 2204 8802
Please share this info and this Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/554856229281222/
For more info call Tim at 608-630-3633.

Peace Action Wisconsin Presents

FRIDAY FREEDOM FLICKS

Future Friday flicks: July 30 (Cuba); August 13 (Palestine); August 27 (the permanent war economy).


Milwaukee, Lanterns For Peace at the Lakefront August 7, 2021 | Wisconsin  Bail Out the People Movement

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki-Lanterns for Peace

Second Annual Milwaukee Lakefront Candlelight Vigil for Peace and Global Nuclear Disarmament

Saturday, August 7, 2021, 7 ~ 9 pm

 

Please join Peace Action of Wisconsin for a candlelight vigil along Milwaukee’s Lincoln Memorial Drive, near the Bradford Beach Pedestrian Bridge. We will commemorate the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and renew our commitment to a world free from nuclear weapons.

Free parking and distribution of lanterns, signs and banners in the parking lot across from Bradford Beach. Additional parking available in the North Point lot south of the beach.

Everyone please wear masks.

Special peace masks will be available for sale.

For more information, please contact Peace Action of Wisconsin

Phone:  414-269-9525 and leave a message

Website:  PeaceActionWi.org

Email:  [email protected]

Facebook:  facebook.com/peaceactionwi 

Nuclear Ban Treaty Days of Action:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/336042507972854/permalink/342036524040119/

Co-sponsored and endorsed by the End the Wars Coalition and a number of other local peace & justice organizations.

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The United States must Establish a No First Use Policy

A nuclear exchange between the US and Russia would incinerate hundreds of millions of people immediately, and lead to a Nuclear Winter which would slaughter an estimated 7 billion of the Earth's 7.7 billion people, mostly through starvation.  A U.S. nuclear strike against China would result in a similar catastrophe.

Call on President Biden, Secretary of State Blinken, Secretary of Defense Austin, and your representatives in Congress, to put in place a policy of No First Use of nuclear weapons as an important step to prevent nuclear war.

https://secure.everyaction.com/yVllw8LaFEmo7zpujIJ0Hw2


 Update on the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Seychelles just became the 55th country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. 🥳


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Stand for a Livable Climate, Fridays for the Future,  Noon to 1 PM

Chase & Wells Fargo BanksWater St & Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

Wells Fargo and Chase have over $60 Billion each in fossil fuel investments.

DIVEST FROM FOSSIL FUELS! STOP THE DIRTY OIL PIPELINES! Save our Environment and stop climate change!

Sponsored by 350MKE, endorsed by Peace Action WI


How Congress can advance peace with North Korea

Although the U.S. Special Envoy to North Korea, Sung Kim, declared that the Biden administration is willing to meet “anywhere, anytime without preconditions,” Pyongyang’s response was tepid. Kim Yo-jong, Kim Jong-un’s sister, sharply criticized the Biden administration for believing that North Korea was ready to dialogue, and that such an “expectation … would plunge them into greater disappointment.”

While recognizing that past approaches have failed and committing to honoring the Singapore Agreement, the Biden administration appears to be continuing the failed approach of past administrations to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons using pressure-based tactics. For example, the U.S. held provocative joint military exercises with South Korea this past spring, and Biden signed an executive order upholding sanctions against North Korea.

But achieving the end goal of denuclearization requires addressing mutual security concerns through a peace-first approach. As the Korea Peace Now! campaign outlined in its Path to Peace report, the unresolved state of war is the root cause of tensions and militarism in Korea, so ending the Korean War with a peace agreement must come at the beginning — not the end — of the process.

That’s where Congress comes in. Congress has an important role to play in building the momentum for a peace agreement. Not only can members of Congress apply pressure on the Biden administration, they may ultimately have to ratify a peace agreement.

In the last Congress, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) introduced H.Res.152 calling for an end to the Korean War and a peace agreement, which garnered 52 co-sponsors, including a Republican. In the new Congress, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), a national security Democrat who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has introduced H.R.3446, the Peace on the Korean Peninsula Act, which calls for “serious, urgent, diplomatic engagement in pursuit of a binding peace agreement constituting a formal end to the Korean War.” H.R.3446 also calls for establishing liaison offices and lifting the ban on Americans traveling to North Korea. 

In addition to Sherman’s bill, hundreds of grassroots activists will urge members of Congress this week to co-sponsor the Enhancing North Korea Humanitarian Assistance Act, H.R.1504/S.690According to the UN Resident Coordinator for the DPRK, more than 10 million North Koreans are in urgent need of food assistance, nutrition support and improved access to basic services such as healthcare, clean water, sanitation and hygiene.

This situation is being exacerbated by COVID-19 — a pandemic of global inequality. North Korea can hardly be blamed for deciding to close their borders given the fragility of their health care system, which is made more vulnerable by sanctions. When the country reopens, humanitarian aid organizations will need to swiftly move to address multiple crises resulting from the pandemic. Sanctions and travel restrictions should not delay the delivery of vaccinations. The Enhancing North Korea Humanitarian Assistance Act calls for expediting the provision of humanitarian assistance so that life-saving medical care can reach the people who need it most.

Finally, grassroots activists are urging members to co-sponsor H.R.826, the Divided Families Reunification Act, to facilitate the reunion of Korean Americans and their families in North Korea. The fact that mothers and fathers, siblings, aunts and uncles, as well as others have been separated from each other for more than seven decades is one of the most tragic consequences of this unresolved war.

Seventy years is enough. We must end the Korean War because the status quo means more weapons, violence and separation. This doesn’t just impact Koreans but Americans, too. After all, the Korean War inaugurated the U.S. military industrial complex, quadrupled U.S. defense spending and set forth the U.S. as the world’s military police. Ending this longest U.S. war can help reverse America’s long march of militarization, remove the risk of a potentially catastrophic nuclear war and neutralize the great power competition between the U.S. and China. Peace is the only way forward, and with Congress advancing a new U.S. policy on Korea, we may finally see an end to the 71-year Korean War.

Christine Ahn is a peace activist, foreign policy analyst and executive director of Women Cross DMZ. Follow her on Twitter: @christineahn


Lanterns for Peace Madison – Aug 9, 6:30 pm

Join us for this family friendly event to commemorate the lives lost in the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings 76 years ago and make sure that such nuclear attacks never again take place.

Tenney Park
402 N Thornton Ave, Madison

More information at psr-wisconsin.org/lanterns-for-peace-2021

Why Safe Skies Clean Water WI is co-sponsoring this event:

  • Each F-35 jet can carry two nuclear warheads up to four times more powerful than the bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which caused hundreds of thousands of deaths. They are specifically designed to carry the variable yield B61-12 thermonuclear bomb. Some military officials and politicians seem to think that using a “small” nuclear bomb is acceptable.
  • The Department of Defense designated the F-35 as a part of its strategic nuclear bomber force in the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review.  The F-35 is meant to be a first strike bomber – not a defense vehicle.
  • While we have “assurances” from the Air Force, Air National Guard, and Senator Tammy Baldwin that Madison & Dane County are nuclear-free zones and there will be no nuclear weapons here, pilots will be training at Truax to fly the F-35s. They can pick up the bombs elsewhere.

The event will be open to the public to attend at Tenney Park outside of the John Wall Family Pavilion and the entire event will be held outdoors. You are welcome to mail in your lantern if you cannot be in attendance.

  • Open to public at 6:30pm for people to create lanterns
  • Program starts at 7:30pm
  • Lanterns launched at dusk – approximately 7:45-8:00pm
  • Sunset is 8:10pm

Hosted by Physicians for Social Responsibility Wisconsin

Event Sponsors:

  • First Unitarian Society Justice Ministry
  • Interfaith Peace Working Group
  • Linda and Gene Farley Center for Peace, Justice & Sustainability
  • Nukewatch
  • Outrider Foundation
  • Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice

President Biden: Listen to the world & end the Cuba embargo!

Statement by Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect (ACERE)

https://acere.org/2021/06/23/statement-unvote-2021/

ACERE condemns the United States’ vote today at the U.N. General Assembly. We call on President Biden to uphold his campaign promise and implement basic, simple and common sense policy changes towards Cuba, particularly while the world continues to grapple with a global pandemic.  

There continues to be widespread support across the U.S. for normalized relations with Cuba and an end to punishing, illegal sanctions that continue to inflict harm and poverty on the Cuban people. 80 Members of Congress wrote to Biden in early March calling for immediate action to restore Obama’s policy towards Cuba and move towards ending the embargo. U.S. citizens are passing dozens of citywide resolutions calling for bilateral cooperation; they have raised over $400,000 to send syringes to help Cuba’s vaccination campaign; they are organizing monthly caravans in dozens of cities. Cuban Americans, anxious to help their families back home, have taken the lead in many of these activities. 

Today’s vote in the UN sends a clear message to the Biden administration that the world shares the sentiments of a majority of U.S. Americans. 

For 29 years, member states of the United Nations have voted on a resolution condemning the U.S. economic, commercial and financial embargo against Cuba. Today, the international community spoke nearly unanimously again, with 184 states against 2 (the United States and Israel). The world community has once again affirmed that this extraterritorial embargo which is effectively an economic blockade is an unjust, cruel and outdated policy that only isolates the United States  not Cuba  from the rest of the world. 

Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush Reintroduces Legislation To Normalize Relations With Cuba

https://rush.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rush-reintroduces-legislation-to-normalize-relations-with-cuba-0


Mobilize at Truax Saturday, June 26 - Madison Environmental Justice

NO F-35s in WISCONSIN!

Peace​ A​ction WI​​​ & the Interfaith Peace Working Group Postcard Campaign of Resistance against the F-35s! 

Tell Senator Tammy Baldwin that you do not want these F-35 fighter jets in Wisconsin.  

For more information about the F-35s, please check out this website: www.safeskiescleanwaterwi.org

If you need postcards, please contact Pam Richard, Peace Action WI, 414-269-9525, [email protected] or

Jane H Kavaloski, and Jim Murphy, Interfaith Peace Working Group  [email protected]

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Check this compilation of Sue Ruggles' photos and videos of Peace Action WI 

https://www.peaceactionwi.org/photos 

Photos - Peace Action of Wisconsin

Harvey Taylor- Friends, my video in partnership with Susan Ruggles, 'The Dove Of Peace':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okCfNjj81eI

You can access all my videos on my website:
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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