Peace and Justice Calendar 


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


  

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

January

       22: Layton/Howell

       29: 76th/North

February

          5: Capitol/Teutonia

         12: KK/Lincoln

         19: Hawley/Bluemound

         26: 27th/National


 

FRIDAYS FOR THE FUTURE

January 21, 2022   NOON- 1PM 

 CHASE BANK- Silver Spring & Lydell

Largest contributor of investments in fossil fuels.

(105 Silver Spring Dr Whitefish Bay, WI 53217)

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Many question why millions of children and adults across the world are taking the time to strike: don’t they have school, work or other responsibilities? Not enough is being done to limit warming – not even close. This is why Fridays For Future’s mission is to unite behind the science and make those in power take the facts seriously, and act accordingl



Statewide Wisconsin RALLY for Democracy Rally on Friday Jan. 21, 2022, at noon 

    • Milwaukee County Courthouse (S. side), Clas Park 930 W. Wells St

  • Appleton (Outagamie)

    • Houdini Plaza at the corner of College Ave. and N. Appleton St. in downtown Appleton

  • Ashland (Ashland/Bayfield)

    • Ashland County Courthouse, 201 Main St W

  • Dodgeville (Iowa)

    • Iowa County Courthouse, 222 North Iowa St., Dodgeville WI 53533

  • Eagle River (Vilas)

  • Eau Claire (Eau Claire)

  • Green Bay (Brown/Oconto/Shawano/Door)

    • Brown County Courthouse - Corner of E. Walnut and S. Jefferson Streets, starting at 2:30 pm

  • La Crosse (La Crosse)

    • 400 King Street - Cameron Park

  • Madison (Dane and surrounding counties)

    • Wisconsin State Capitol, State Street steps by Forward statue

  • Menomonee Falls/Germantown (Waukesha/Washington)

    • Menomonee Falls Village Hall, W156N8480 Pilgrim Rd., Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

    • Port Washington (Ozaukee)

      • Ozaukee County Courthouse, 1201 S Spring Street

  • Racine (Racine)

  • River Falls (St. Croix/Pierce)

    • Veterans Park, Main St.

  • Stevens Point (Portage)

  • Wausau (Marathon)

    • 400 Block

  • Whitewater (Walworth)

    • Clocktower Intersection, E Main and W Whitewater Streets


Wisconsin  Rally to Celebrate the 1st Anniversary of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Ploughshares Fund on Twitter: "For Martin Luther King Jr., the struggle  against racism was part of a larger struggle for peace and justice. He  firmly opposed nuclear weapons, and he inspires us

Coretta Scott King and the Civil-Rights Era's Hidden Women - The Atlantic

https://outrider.org/nuclear-weapons/articles/nuclear-weapons-and-legacy-dr-king/v

 

Call To Action: The UN Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons Enters Into Force –  Massachusetts Peace Action

January 22, 2022, Saturday, at 12 Noon

 State Capitol Building in Madison, at State St, by the Forward! statue

We will also be protesting the stationing of F-35 First Strike Nuclear Bombers at Truax Field in Madison, Wisconsin, which is illegal under the treaty.

Speakers will address the long-term health effects of radiation exposure, the importance of educating young people about the dangers of nuclear weapons and Martin Luther King’s view that nuclear war would be catastrophic. Speakers will also address the links between climate change and nuclear weapons and the bed-down of the potentially nuclear capable F35 fighter jets at Truax Air Force Base.

https://psr-wisconsin.org/1st-anniversary-tpnw

We join anti-nuclear activists across the country and throughout the world on January 22 to celebrate the treaty’s first anniversary of the Entry Into Force, https://www.facebook.com/groups/743982149793909/

 

Watch this video of "The Nuclear Blues"

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEMYR3zJJQw

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICANW)  

Nuclear Ban US  https://www.facebook.com/groups/336042507972854

Petition to Stop the Basing of F-35s at Truax Air Base in Madison, Wisconsin.

Sponsored by WI Physicians for Social Responsibility, Peace Action WI, Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice, Safe Skies Clean Water WI, WILPF Milwaukee, Interfaith Peace Working Group, Veterans for Peace MKE/Madison, UNA Madison/Milwaukee, WILPF Milwaukee

 

Watch the 2022 Doomsday Clock announcement


SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2022 AT 6 PM

Jan. Sustainable Saturday - Support the Indigenous-Led Movement to Stop Pipelines & Other Threats

Event will be on Facebook Live
Stopping Tar Sands Oil through Wisconsin | Sierra Club
Event by Building Unity, Family Farm Defenders and 9 others
Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook
Save the Date! Join us for a community discussion about how we can best support the Indigenous-led movement to stop pipelines and other dangerous threats to our world, right here in Wisconsin. Learn about where we have been and where we are going. Leaders in the movement will lead the discussion. Action steps will be taken. History will be made. The people are rising and the "black snake" will be killed!
It is time, NOW, to defuse the climate timebomb.
Zoom Link will be sent out to all registrants throughout the week of the the event (1/17 - 1/22) Last sending will happen at about 5:30 pm on 1/22.
Questions/concerns, call Tim at 608-630-3633.
Co-sponsored by: 350 Madison, Honor the Earth, Family Farm Defenders, Our Wisconsin Revolution, Wisconsin Unitarian Universalist State Action Network, James Reeb UU Justice Leadership Team, First Unitarian Madison - Justice Ministry, Menīkānaehkem, Waking Women Healing Institute, Peace Action - WI, People's Green New Deal, Sierra Club - WI, Inter-tribal Water Walkers of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Grassroots Network, SOULS, WORT 89.9 FM, Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative, and others.

LN3: Seven Teachings of the Anishinaabe in Resistance Recording/Discussion

https://www.facebook.com/buildingunitywi/videos/635041681168653


Prospects for Peace in Korea in 2022

Mon January 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Twitch on Twitter: "Let there be peace. Watch the historic Inter-Korean  Summit: https://t.co/8KPU5UZOi5 https://t.co/frkjtbVQEl" / Twitter

Peace on the Korean Peninsula has long been a cherished wish of the Korean people for seven decades after the Korean armistice agreement. Since the breakdown of the Hanoi summit in February 2019, peace talks between the U.S. and North Korea remain at a stalemate.  In March 2022, South Korea will hold a presidential election. Will the door of peace on the Korean Peninsula be reopened? Join us to hear the insights of two experts on the prospects for peace on the Korean Peninsula in 2022.

Simone Chun, Ph.D., researcher in US foreign policy in the Korean Peninsula; former Assistant Professor at Suffolk University; currently a member of Korea Peace Network, associate at Korea Policy Institute and Board of Advisors at CodePink.   She will speak on the upcoming South Korean presidential election and the Korea peace movement.

Jessica J. Lee is a Senior Research Fellow on East Asia at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. Her research interests include U.S. foreign policy toward the Indo-Pacific region, with an emphasis on alliances and North Korea. Her thirteen-year career in Washington includes positions in the House of Representatives, a Korean American civic organization, and consulting firms. She will discuss U.S. foreign policy goals on the Korean Peninsula and East Asia.

Sponsored by the New England Korea Peace Campaign; moderated by Seung Hee Jeon, visiting assistant professor of Korean at Boston College and co-chair of the NEKPC.

RegisterRegister to attend,

Photo: Visitors watch the North Korea side from the Unification Observation Post in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)


Meet the Big 5: How the Military-Industrial Complex Controls Politics

Mon January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Monday January 24th 7:00pm-8:00pm Eastern

RegisterWe talk a lot about the military-industrial complex, but what exactly is it, who makes it up, and why are they so important?

A new coalition groups opposing their local war companies has joined together to form the War Industry Resisters Network, focused on corporate control over US foreign policy.

The political influence of several weapons manufacturers has made these companies extravagantly wealthy, all while the United States has wasted trillions of dollars on military adventurism and destroyed large parts of the Middle East and Central Asia, killing at least hundreds of thousands and displacing tens of millions. The 5 major companies with the most influence and power are:

  • Raytheon Technologies
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Boeing
  • Northrop Grumman
  • General Dynamics

We’ll take a look at these companies, their partnership with the US government, and their influence over the US Congress and the Executive Branch, under both Democratic and Republican presidents.

Why, despite public opposition, do military budgets continue to rise and arms sales to authoritarian governments continue?

To answer these questions we’ll be joined by experts including:

William D. Hartung, a senior research fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. His work focuses on the arms industry and U.S. military budget. He was previously the director of the Arms and Security Program at the Center for International Policy and the co-director of the Center’s Sustainable Defense Task Force. He is the author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex (Nation Books, 2011) and the co-editor, with Miriam Pemberton, of Lessons from Iraq: Avoiding the Next War.

Christian Sorensen, an independent journalist mainly focused on the U.S. war industry. An Air Force veteran, he is the author of Understanding the War Industry, published by Clarity Press. He is also a senior fellow at the Eisenhower Media Network, an organization of independent veteran military and national security experts. His website is warindustrymuster.com, where one can view his monthly distillations of Pentagon contracts.

More Panelists TBA.

In his farewell speech President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a man who had helped build up the military for World War II and commanded Allied Forces in Europe, famously warned:

“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military–industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist.”

This warning has become a reality. To take the country back from the malevolent military-industrial complex, the corporations that make it up must be countered locally.

RegisterJoin us to find out how you can take part!   Register to attend!

Massachusetts Peace Action is sponsoring the First of a series of webinars organized by the War Industry Resisters Network.


Nuclear Colonialism in the Age of the Ban Treaty: From New Mexico to the Marshall Islands and across the Pacific

 
When: Jan 25, 2022 12:00 noon Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpfu2prz0vH9B3AXJ9wUg6l3j1BAWr1Nop


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

The Affected Communities Working Group of the Nuclear Ban Treaty Collaborative will host a discussion marking the one-year anniversary of the entry into force of the nuclear ban treaty. This free on-line seminar seeks to tell the truth through the lived experience of those most affected by the nuclear fuel trajectory and activate our collective work toward disarmament. Speakers and artists of affected communities and allies will weave together the history of nuclear colonialism from uranium mining, nuclear testing, production and use— to the deadly waste that will be with us for generations to come. The seminar will also highlight current educational efforts to make sure that these hidden stories are revealed and not repeated.

 

While this event is free, we encourage donations to the Marshallese Educational Initiative, an organization that works to benefit the Marshallese who have left their home in the Marshall Islands, many due to lingering effects of radiation from U.S. nuclear testing and climate change. https://www.mei.ngo/contribute

Moderator:

Pam Kingfisher, Nuclear Truth Project

 Speakers:

Yukiyo Kawano, 3rd generation Hiroshima survivor

Eileen O’Shaughnessy, Nuclear Issues Study Group

Rose Gardner, Alliance for Environmental Strategies

Setsuko Shimomoto, daughter of a Japanese fisherman who was affected by nuclear testing in the Pacific

Benetick Kabua Maddison, Marshallese Educational Initiative

 

Co-sponsoring Organizations:

Affected Communities Working Group Alliance for Environmental Strategies Hibakusha StoriesManhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World Marshallese Educational Initiative  Nuclear Issues Study Group Nukewatch Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility Peace and Justice Strategies Office, Oregon State University Reverse the Trend: Save Our People, Save Our Planet Utah Campaign to Abolish Nukes


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International Relations and Militarism Today

Mon February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Harry Targ

Harry Targ

Member of the Wisconsin Peace Action steering committee, Purdue Professor of Political Science, Emeritus will initiate discussion of these critical and complicated issues. Targ, a long time activist, is current a Co-Chair of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism CCDS, and blogs at www.heartlandradical.blogspot.com

By any measure the pain and suffering caused by 21st century imperialism is staggering. Millions of  people, mostly in the Middle East and South Asia, have died or been displaced by the war on terrorism initiated in 2001. These figures include the untold thousands who have died directly from war and violence in Libya, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, and elsewhere in the Middle East, South Asia, and North Africa and indirectly through “hybrid “wars against such countries as Iran, Venezuela, and Cuba.

Concomitant to war and violence, the 2022 US military budget endorsed by both political parties will exceed $778 billion.

What is the history of US militarism, what Andrew Bacevich calls “the permanent war economy”?

What are connections between the military/industrial complex and the global needs of capitalism?

What are the current sources of international tensions and possible war today?

What is behind US policy towards countries including China, Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Venezuela, and Cuba?

How should the peace movement respond to militarism and imperialism today?

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Peacemakers,
     Let us continue our support of indigenous peoples----here in Wisconsin!    

Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice

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From: Pknotek <[email protected]>
Subject: URGENT LINE 5 ACTION NEEDED
You are probably aware that an oil pipe line carrying Canadian Tar Sands (Enbridge Line 5) through WI is currently under review by the DNR.  Line 5 currently crosses through the Bad River Reservation.  The lease for the pipe line has expired and the Bad River Band has filed law suits against Enbridge to remove the pipeline.  In response, Enbridge is proposing a new pipeline that barely skirts the reservation.
 
The proposed route of the Line 5 through Ashland, Bayfield, and Iron County, WI will affect pristine forests, waterways, animal habitats.  Oil spills (the largest oil spills have been caused by Enbridge pipe lines) will have devastating impacts on Copper Falls Park, the Kakagon Sloughs where the Bad River Band harvests wild rice, and the great lakes to name a few.  Treaty people, environmentalists, climate justice activists and concerned citizens are asking that Enbridge remove the pipeline. 
 
DNR will be having virtual public hearings on their draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on Feb 2.  Written testimony is due on March 4.  I have included a couple of links with much of the information that you may need to make a public comment or provide testimony.  A petition to Governor Evers is also included within the links.  
 
PLEASE ACT NOW! Do whatever you can to get your voice heard. Thanks in advance for your actions. Here are the links:
Dear Members of Assange Defense MKE,
Women Against Military Madness is asking everyone to call in to the Department of Justice , to request that the case against Julian Assange be dropped.
That number is 1-202-514-2000, then press 4.
You can leave a message if needed.
Details are provided in the link below.

It’s past time to release Leonard Peltier

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By Gerry Adams (for Léargas)

This Christmas take a moment to think about Leonard Peltier.

Leonard was convicted in 1977 of the murder in 1975 of two FBI agents during a confrontation at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Two others who were charged with the murders were found not guilty by reason of self-defence. Peltier has always denied involvement in the two deaths. He has been in prison for almost 45 years.

In the years since then serious and significant questions have arisen over the evidence produced by the prosecution at the trial. A witness who recanted her account claimed she had been forced into making a statement by the FBI. A ballistics expert who linked Peltier’s weapon to the murders was reprimanded by the federal court for lying.

In July this year James H. Reynolds, the former US Attorney General whose office handled the prosecution and appeal in the Leonard Peltier case, appealed for his sentence to be commuted. In a letter to President Joe Biden he said: “With time, and the benefit of hindsight, I have realised that the prosecution and continued incarceration of Mr Peltier was and is unjust.”

In October Amnesty International issued an Urgent Action notice calling for clemency for Leonard Peltier. Amnesty pointed out that “Leonard Peltier has been imprisoned in the USA for over 44 years, some of which was spent in solitary confinement, serving two life sentences for murder despite concerns over the fairness of his trial. He has always maintained his innocence. He is 77 years old and suffers from a number of chronic health ailments, including one that is potentially fatal.”

Amnesty International has asked that President Biden grant Leonard Peltier clemency on “humanitarian grounds and as a matter of justice.” The human rights organisation has asked people to write to President Biden.

Several weeks ago I did just that. I wrote to President Biden urging him to release Leonard Peltier on “compassionate grounds”.

I said: “Leonard has been imprisoned for almost 45 years and has served more time than the presumptive maximum federal sentence… Leonard has always protested his innocence.”

I also quoted the view of James H. Reynolds and said: “In August former Federal Judge Kevin H. Sharp ,who is currently Leonard Peltier’s clemency lawyer, filed a new clemency petition with the Department of Justice.

“In October US Congress members Raúl M. Grijalva, Barbara Lee, Jesús Garcia, Cori Bush, Emanuel Cleaver II, Jared Huffman, Teresa Leger Fernández, Rashida Tlaib, Pramila Jayapal, Betty McCollum, and Melanie Stansbury — wrote a joint letter to you requesting the expedited release of Leonard Peltier from the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex in Florida and requesting that Mr Peltier be granted clemency.”

Calls for Leonard Peltier’s release have also been supported by international figures, including the late Nelson Mandela, former Irish President Mary Robinson and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Join us in urging compassion and clemency for Leonard Peltier. Write to:
President Joseph Biden
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500, USA.


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From Physicians for Social Responsibility WI:

Submit Comments on Draft Environmental Impact Statements for Point Beach Nuclear Reactors. Deadline for Submissions: Jan. 3, 2022.

You may submit written comments by any of the following methods.

  • Federal Rulemaking Website: Go online following this link. Click the blue “comment” button on the left side of the webpage.

  • Email comments to: [email protected]

  • Mail comments to: Office of Administration, Mail Stop: TWFN-7-A60M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, ATTN: Program Management, Announcements and Editing Staff.

Download suggested talking points here.

Download a handout of tips for writing EIS comments here.

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BRIEF BACKGROUND ON POINT BEACH NUCLEAR REACTORS

Please visit www.closepointbeachnuclear.org for more information.

The two Point Beach nuclear reactors began operating in 1970 and 1972. The current licenses are due to expire in 2030 and 2033. NextEra Energy has submitted an application to the NRC to extend the licenses by an additional 20 years, bringing the expected life of the nuclear reactors to 80 years (2050 and 2053). The reactors and waste storage facility are located on the shoreline of Lake Michigan in Manitowoc County, near Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Due to this location, the drinking water of millions is at risk as well as the precious agricultural land in the surrounding area.

The Point Beach reactor #2 is one of the most embrittled reactors in the U.S. due to its age and materials, making it vulnerable to cracking and the release of radiation in the event of an accident. The NRC estimated that the Point Beach 2 reactor was to reach its “embrittlement screening limit” by 2017. (Zipp, 2014)

*Physicians for Social Responsibility Wisconsin (PSR WI)

Contact: Hannah Mortensen

Address: 720 Hill St. Ste. 200, Madison, WI 53705

Phone: 608-232-9945

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.psr-wisconsin.org


Sign the petition to ask our Yemen champions in the Senate to force a vote on the Saudi weapons sale! After you sign, you can retweet the link to the petition here.

 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


  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)
 
P.S. Don't forget to take action right now!
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 Sen Markey's 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.


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    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