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.

Lakota Law Project- With each day that passes, there is a new destructive ruling by the Supreme Court. Our way of life and sovereignty is under full attack. As indigenous people, we look to our elders during times of crisis for wisdom.  https://lakotalaw.org/ 

 

 

STAND FOR PEACE Saturdays  Noon to 1 PM

July 9: LaFayette Hill/Lincoln Memorial

July 16:  43rd/Forest Home


Wednesday, July 6th

Reception 6:30; Program 7:00

Zao MKE Church 2319 E. Kenwood Boulevard, Milwaukee 53211

Cheryl LaBash Past Friendshipment Caravanista and Co-Chair of the National Network on Cuba
A few weeks ago Biden announced (but hasn’t yet implemented) some concessions to ease the blockade - to make travel to Cuba easier and to make getting visas for Cubans to legally enter the US easier. A door has opened slightly; we need to push it wide open! For 30 years IFCO/Pastors for Peace has been challenging the US blockade by taking people and humanitarian aid to Cuba on our annual Friendshipment Caravan. We are going again in July with 100 people and 5 tons of urgently needed medicines and medical supplies. But more important than the numbers and the aid is the message to the Cuban people, that they are not alone, that they have allies in the US who are working to end this blockade.
The event is a fundraiser for IFCO/Pastors for Peace
Event Sponsored by:
Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba


350MKE Fridays for Future: Friday, July 8, 12:00 - 1:00pm


​Chase Bank: 
Wisconsin Ave. and Water St.


Join World BEYOND War this July 8-10 for #NoWar2022: Resistance & Regeneration, a virtual global conference. 

https://act.worldbeyondwar.org/nowar2022/

Hosted virtually through the Zoom Events platform, #NoWar2022 will facilitate international solidarity by bringing together speakers and attendees from around the world. As we resist the institution of war worldwide, from crippling sanctions and military occupations to the network of military bases that encircle the globe, how can we simultaneously “regenerate,” building the alternative world that we want to see based on nonviolence and a culture of peace?

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Madison Peace Walks for Ukraine and the World is hosting a special event Friday, July 8, from 5:15 - 6:30 pm, to watch the conference, then we will  do our weekly Peace Walk until about 7:30, at the outdoor classroom of Goodman Community Center.  On the Capital City Bike Path near Marquette Street, just east of the Goodman Splash Pad.

Connect to the international peace movement and call for negotiations to end the war in Ukraine. Watch with us the live stream opening of the World BEYOND War international conference!  The conference is called No War 2022 - Resistance and Regeneration.  A featured speaker is  Ukrainian pacifist Yurii Sheliazhenko, giving an update from Kyiv. 

Contact:  Stefania Sani, [email protected] and Janet Parker, [email protected]


To: Legislators of 26 participating countries

CANCEL RIMPAC 2022-THE WORLD'S LARGEST & MOST DANGEROUS NAVAL WAR MANEUVERS

Campaign created by
Ann Wright 

CALL TO CANCEL RIMPAC AND BUILD A PACIFIC ZONE OF PEACE


Thirteen indigenous poets from Oceania aiʻi, Aotearoa, and Guahan - came together to write and record a poem calling for the Cancellation of RIMPAC- www.youtube.com/channel/UC2tP6OzushUZnlq3MSReOpA 

The Pacific Peace Network and its allied organizations call for the cancellation of the dangerous, provocative and destructive international Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) naval war practice and for increased citizen pressure for a demilitarized Pan-Pacific Zone of Peace.

RIMPAC naval war practice, the largest naval war maneuvers in the world, will take place off Hawai’i and the West Coast of the U.S. from June 29 to August 4, 2022. At RIMPAC 2022, over 25,000 military personnel, 38 ships, 170 aircraft, 4 submarines from 26 countries will practice war simulations engaging "enemy forces."

RIMPAC, coupled with expanding US military capability in Hawai’i, Australia, Guahan and other Pacific nations, increases the likelihood of armed conflict between the United States and China -- either by design or accident -- with unthinkable consequences for the peoples of Asia, the Pacific and the world.

Please endorse this call to action. Pacific Peace Network will share this petition and call on legislators of each participating country to cancel RIMPAC.

Why is this important?

RIMPAC dramatically contributes to the destruction of the ecology and aggravation of the climate crisis in the Pacific region. RIMPAC war forces will blow up decommissioned ships with missiles endangering marine mammals such as humpback whales, dolphins and Hawaiian monk seals and polluting the ocean with contaminates from the vessels. Land forces will conduct ground assaults that will tear up beaches where green sea turtles come to breed.

We reject the massive expenditure of funds on war-making when humanity is suffering from lack of food, water and other life-sustaining elements. Human security is not based on military war drills, but on care for the planet and its inhabitants.

2022 RIMPAC includes military forces from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, the United Kingdom and the United States.

8 of the 26 RIMPAC participating countries are members of the North ATLANTIC Treaty Organization (NATO) -- Canada, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy the United Kingdom and the United States -- while 4 participating countries are Asia-Pacific “partners” of NATO: Australia, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand. This means that 45% of RIMPAC participants have NATO ties, demonstrating that NATO is becoming a Pacific military force.

The Pacific Peace Network members currently come from countries/islands across the Pacific including Guåhan, Jeju Island, South Korea, Okinawa, Japan, Philippines, Northern Mariana Islands, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Australia, Hawai’i and the United States.


We are asking for your support of our 40th annual event, LANTERNS FOR PEACE, remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Aug. 6, 2022 at 6 pm at the Riverside Park Urban Ecology Center.  

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Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Lanterns for Peace

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MILWAUKEE

Saturday August 6, 2022, 6 pm to 9 pm   Riverside Park Urban Ecology Center 1500 E. Park Pl., Milwaukee, WIOUTDOORS IN THE BEAUTIFUL RIVERLAND TENT

 

Program

Traditional Irish Music by "Ceol Cairde" Music of Friends, and music by James Oldenberg, and speakers

Floating of Lanterns in the small pond in front

Peace Procession with lighted lanterns to Oakland Ave.

Lantern Making

Folding of Tsuru (origami Peace Cranes)

Story telling about Sadako and the 1000 Peace Cranes

Peace symbol coloring pages and peace games

Disarm, Dismantle and Abolish Nuclear Weapons Now!

At Lanterns for Peace this year, we will commemorate the horrible suffering caused by the dropping of the atomic bombs by the US on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We demand reparations for the Indigenous and Latinx people who were the victims of the first nuclear bomb test in New Mexico, the Western Shoshone, the people of the Marshall Islands, and the victims of hundreds of nuclear bomb test explosions. We decry the poisoning of Navajo uranium miners, with inadequate protection provided in the mines. These racist, environmental injustices have resulted in cancers, miscarriages, leukemia, deformed babies, and other radiation caused diseases that continue to affect people.

Never Again!

Sponsored by Peace Action WI and the End the Wars Coalition of Milwaukee

https://www.peaceactionwi.org/_c_o_n_t_a_c_t

For more information, please call 414-269-9525

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MADISON, WI

LANTERNS FOR PEACE

Sunday, August 7, 2022 6:30pm
Tenney Park, near the John Wall Family Pavilion
Activities will be held mainly outside.


Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)-Wisconsin hosts an annual event called Lanterns for Peace to commemorate the lives lost in the nuclear attacks on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. We come together to remember the past and to envision and work towards a peaceful, just and nuclear weapon-free future.

*Masks are encouraged to protect our vulnerable populations.

Program
6:30pm
 - Decorate Lanterns
7:30pm - Program
7:45 to 8 pm - Float Lanterns in Lagoon


Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice - YouTube

 Stand for World Peace
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:

June 12 noon ET: https://www.june12legacy.com

June 12 4 p.m. ET: https://defusenuclearwar.org



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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

MAY 19, 2022
Israeli forces used 16-year-old Ahed Mohammad Rida Mereb as a human shield in Jenin on May 13. (Photo: Courtesy of the Mereb family)
Israeli forces used 16-year-old Ahed Mohammad Rida Mereb as a human shield in Jenin on May 13. (Photo: Courtesy of the Mereb family)
Israeli soldiers used 16-year-old Ahed Mohammad Rida Mereb as a human shield in front of an Israeli military vehicle in the northern occupied West Bank city of Jenin on May 13, 2022.
Israeli soldiers forced Ahed to stand in front of an Israeli military vehicle around 8 a.m. in the Al Hadaf neighborhood of Jenin as they exchanged fire with Palestinian gunmen, according to information collected by 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. 

 Protest U.S.-Enabled War and Blockade of Yemen

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

 

  • 14,630 children have died so far in 2022, according to the worst-case estimates. In 2022, worst-case estimates are that 400,000 Yemeni children may die — one every 75 seconds or more than 1,100 per day (World Food Program and United Nations
  • Since the beginning of the Yemeni Civil War, at least 230,000 civilians have died — some 131,000 from indirect causes such as lack of food (UN), 85,000 children may have died between April 2015 and October 2018.
  • As the situation deteriorates, 16 million Yemenis are on the brink of starvation with 2.3 million children under 5 suffering acute malnutrition; a spike in food prices and a further collapse of Yemen's currency in summer 2021 is driving even more children to hunger (UNWorld Food Program, and Save the Children).

Call on Saudi Arabia and the UAE to Lift the Blockade, Opening Airports and Seaports. Speak to President Biden by March 1st to insist he use his leverage with Saudi Arabia to press for the unconditional and immediate lifting of the devastating blockade. 

Pass a War Powers Resolution. Co-sponsor 

Stop Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Oppose further arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE while the blockade starves the people of Yemen.

Support the People of Yemen. Call for the restoration and expansion of humanitarian aid for the people of Yemen.


  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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  • 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