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

Peace Action WI acknowledges that in Milwaukee we are on traditional Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk and Menominee homeland along the southwest shores of Michigami, North America’s largest system of freshwater lakes, where the Milwaukee, Menominee and Kinnickinnic rivers meet and the people of Wisconsin’s sovereign Anishinaabe, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Oneida and Mohican Nations remain present. We affirm our solidarity and support for the rights of Wisconsin Indigenous Nations. 


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STAND FOR PEACE Saturdays  Noon to 1 PM

 



July 20: Chavez (16th)/Greenfield

July 27: Farwell/Brady

At 1 PM,  PROTEST THE MILWAUKEE AIR AND WATER SHOW OF MILITARY JET FLYOVERS  with Peace Action WI. Walk over form the Stand for Peace to the nearby  Brady St bridge

July 16, 1945- The first atomic bomb is dropped.  We are still seeking justice for the unknowing, unwilling and uncompensated, innocent victims of the July 16, 1945, Trinity test in South-Central New Mexico. 1,100 Square Miles in New Mexico Exposed to Radioactive Contamination 

To Learn more:

'Downwind'

'Silent Fallout'

First We Bombed New Mexico


EVENTS POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE ARE AT THE REQUEST OF PEACE ACTION WI MEMBERS. WE DON'T NECESSARILY ENDORSE ALL, UNLESS IT'S STATED IN THE ANNOUNCEMENT.


 " I was there with Code Pink. I want Peace Action of WI to know the truth.”

Christy Breihan <[email protected]>

July 16, 2024Today, Prairie du Chien, WI Republican Derrick Van Orden pushed a young woman, Nour, from Code Pink, as she was waiting to enter an event at the Pfister Hotel. 

But then, after pushing this young activist, he told a nearby cop that SHE had assaulted him and should be arrested, because he was a member of Congress. The officer obliged Van Orden and Nour was taken to jail where as of this evening, she is still being held. 

 Code Pink denied an assault took place and rather said Van Orden “tried to shove past” the activist.


The idea that this peaceful (also very petite) supporter of Code Pink would have assaulted this large and famously ill-tempered former Navy Seal is preposterous from the start. The fact that Van Orden refused treatment and says he cannot describe his injuries further undermines his claim. 

Playing on the concerns over the shots fired at Trump, Van Orden is pretending that Republicans are the peaceful victims of violence by the anti-war advocates opposing their genocide-supporting policies. This turns the truth on its head.
I call Van Orden out as the lying bully he is, and demand the cops let Nour go home to her family!

Nour is CODEPINK's Palestine and Iran Campaigner- Nour graduated from DePaul University with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies in June 2022.

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Rep. Derrick Van Orden accuses Code Pink anti-war protester of assault during RNC


Police shooting that leaves 1 dead near Republican National Convention angers Milwaukee residents

Sam Woods

Police officers shot and killed a person in Milwaukee on Tuesday about five blocks outside of the Republican National Convention’s outer security perimeter, officials said.

Members of the Columbus, Ohio, police department were involved in the shooting which occurred within their assigned operational area, that city's Fraternal Order of Police said in a statement. Thousands of officers from multiple jurisdictions are in Milwaukee providing additional security for the convention that began Monday and concludes Thursday.

The Columbus Police Department, as well as the chief of staff for Milwaukee's mayor and a spokeswoman for the convention’s joint command center, all said there was nothing to suggest the shooting was related to the convention itself.

Milwaukee residents quickly came to the site of the shooting, many angry that a police department in town because of the convention was involved. Dozens of police officers were also on the scene.

Kenneth Johnson, a volunteer with Friends Without Shelter, said the area is well known among locals for its homeless population that sleep in tents in a nearby lot — and questioned what an out-of-state officer had been doing at the location.

“They shouldn’t have jurisdiction to be in this area. This isn’t near where the zones are,” Johnson said. “These are tent communities over here, they shouldn’t be over here.”

Organizers of the Coalition to March on the RNC held an impromptu press conference Tuesday afternoon condemning the police shooting. The activists said in their discussions with the Milwaukee Police Department before the RNC, they expressed concern about thousands of out-of-state officers coming to the city during the RNC.

“[The police] told us to trust the process — well look what the process got us,” said Alan Chavoya. “We’re not even two days in to the RNC and we have a casualty.”

The ACLU of Wisconsin released a statement calling for a transparent investigation into the shooting, including the release of body camera footage. The ACLU says it also worried about outside officers coming to Milwaukee for the RNC: "We've long feared how this heavy police presence could increase the risk of deadly police encounters, especially by out-of-state officers who don’t know and aren’t accountable to our community," the statement said.

The Columbus Police Department has received a lot of attention because of its special unit deployed to Milwaukee that works to improve police-community relationships and had a visible role in guiding the largely uneventful protests on Monday.

The shooting happened near King Park, roughly a mile from the convention center. A large protest march Monday was followed by dozens of Columbus police officers, wearing blue vests that read: “Columbus Police Dialogue.”

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office said an adult male was shot and killed. An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday.

The Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression is holding a vigil for the man who was killed at 8 p.m. at 17th and Vliet.

The Milwaukee Police Department has not responded to WUWM’s requests for information.


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Regional VFP hosted Zoom meeting

Topic:  The Global Nuclear Threat is Real!

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Time: 4:30pm PT, 5:30pm MT, 6:30pm CT,  7:30pm ET

The Global Nuclear Threat is REAL!

Nuclear war is imminent. The US escalation of it's proxy war against Russia in Ukraine, the ongoing US/Israeli genocide in Gaza, and aggressive US confrontation with China are recklessly tempting nuclear annihilation. 

Gerry Condon of the Nuclear Abolition working group and Helen Jaccard coordinator of the Golden Rule peace sailboat will outline the evidence of the dangers we face, the summer of actions we are taking, and how we can take action ourselves. The world is facing an extremely dangerous moment, in large part because of US militarism.

Please attend this important webinar to discuss what we can do to step back from the brink of nuclear war. 

Click here to join on July 16, 2024

 

Coalition to March on the RNC 2024 press coverage and videos , July 15,  on Facebook 

The Coalition to March on the RNC 2024 consists of over 50 local and national grassroots, community, and labor organizations. The Coalition lead the mass family-friendly rally and march on the first day of the Republican National Convention at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Monday, July 15th, 2024.

📣 Fight the racist and reactionary Republican agenda!
📣 Defend women's and reproductive rights!
📣 Demand peace, justice, and equity for all!
📣 Stand with Palestine!

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Check out for events with the CODEPINK group at https://www.codepink.org/

Questions: https://www.peaceactionwi.org/_c_o_n_t_a_c_t


Amy Goodman and the Democracy Now!

“Breaking with Convention: War, Peace and the Presidency.”

Live from the RNC Jul 15 - 19

Amy Goodman and the Democracy Now! team will head to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the week of July 15th to report from the streets, to the suites, to the floor of the Republican National Convention. Check here for updates and watch our extended daily two-hour broadcast.


July 15–August 19, 2024
Poor People's Army March

On July 15, 2024, the Poor People’s Army (also known as the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign) will march on the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee to challenge the corporate status quo. In the ensuing weeks, we'll continue marching nearly 100 miles to Chicago, culminating on August 19, 2024 with a rally confronting the Democratic National Convention. The march will stop in cities and towns, sharing a vision of empowered communities independent of these corporate political parties.

 The march will deliver the same message to both conventions: "We reject corporate greed and demand an end to poverty."


Information on facebook


Women in Black Weekly Peace Vigil

Women In Black – Women in black for justice, against war.

Thurs, July 11, NOON-12:30 PM

La Crosse, WI at Main St  & 4th St

Contact Deboral Buffton  [email protected]


Driftless Palestinian Solidarity Vigil

Weekly Driftless Palestinian Solidarity Vigil - Viroqua

Saturday July 13, 11am- 12pm

Viroqua at Decker and Main

 [email protected] 


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STAND FOR PEACE

SATURDAY, JULY 13 , 12:30 PM 

   Join us this Saturday for our weekly Stand for Palestine We meet on the corner of Hwys 20 and 31, which you get to by driving into the Kohl's parking lot and parking near the AT&T store (5502 Washington Ave, WI 53406.)


PROTEST THE MILWAUKEE AIR AND WATER SHOW OF MILITARY JET FLYOVERS

JULY 27, 2024

JULY 27 AT 1 PM AT THE BRADY STREET OVERPASS

SIGNS AND FLAGS PROVIDED

USAF Thunderbirds/ Freece Tricolors, Italian Air Force are performing


Fox Valley Peace Coalition

Vigil in Appleton First Saturdays

August 3, 2024 at 11 AM

College &  Appleton St

for info: [email protected]


Madison, WI

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration
Lanterns for Peace 2024 

Lanterns for Peace 2023 - Peace Action of Wisconsin

Sunday, August 4th

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
 John Wall Family Pavilion at Tenney Park

Sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility with support from Friends Meeting of Madison, endorsed by Peace Action WI, and others.


For more information see: https://psr-wisconsin.org/lanterns-for-peace-2024


Milwaukee, WI

Peace Action of Wisconsin presents our annual

LANTERNS FOR PEACE

“Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration” 

Friday, August 9, 2024, 6 ~ 9 pm

6 pm- Gather at Zao Church, 2319 E. Kenwood Blvd,  Milwaukee, WI for Japanese Lantern Making, Origami peace cranes, refreshments.

7 pm- Commemorative Program – Reflections on Atomic Bombings by Julie Enslow; Quotes from Hibakusha (survivors); Thoughts on Peace and Disarmament by Cameron Malakai, Pastor at Zao Church; Music by Jess Devitt and James X.

8 pm-  Procession to Lantern Vigil along Lincoln Memorial Dr., near Bradford Beach until 9 pm.  (Walk, bike or carpool to Bradford Beach from Zao Church.)

 Peace Action of Wisconsin

Phone:  414-269-9525    

On facebook

For more information, please contact: https://www.peaceactionwi.org/_c_o_n_t_a_c_t

Co-sponsored by: Milwaukee End the Wars Coalition, United Nations Association of Milwaukee, Veterans for Peace Milwaukee, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom-Milwaukee, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Building Unity Wisconsin, the WI Cuba Coalition and other organizations

With Very Special Thanks to Annette J. Roberts and Joan R. Robertson Fund for World Peace, World Law and Peace Education


August 19- August 22, 2024 (CDT)

Join CODEPINK as we disrupt the 2024 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. More details to come.

RSVP for updates on housing, travel and action schedule.

August 19, Monday, March on the Democratic Convention 2024, meet the Chicago Coalition-Monday August 19, 12 PM, Union Park- 1501 W. Randolph St. and on Thursday August 22, 5PM, Addam/Medill Park- Roosevelt and Laflin. CODEPINK will have a contingent we can join.


Register for World BEYOND War's Annual Global Conference
#NoWar2024: Resisting the USA’s Military Empire, happening this September 20-22!


This September 20-22, join us virtually – or in-person in Australia, Germany, Colombia, and the U.S. – for the 3-
day #NoWar2024 Conference to learn about the impact of the USA’s military base empire and how to resist it.
This year's #NoWar2024 Conference will look at the impact of the USA's military base empire. The United States,
unlike any other nation on earth, maintains a massive network of foreign military bases around the world, over
900 bases in more than 90 countries and territories. We’ll hear from speakers from around the globe about the
social, environmental, economic, and political impacts of U.S. military bases in their regions. We'll also hear
stories of nonviolent resistance, to share effective strategies and tactics that communities can use to oppose
militarism in their regions. Go to: https://events.worldbeyondwar.org/event/conference-nowar-2024/


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logohttps://www.un.org/en/summit-of-the-future

 September 22-23, 2024
Summit of the Future
Multilateral Solutions for a Better Tomorrow

The Summit is a high-level event, bringing world leaders together to forge a new international consensus on how we deliver a better present and safeguard the future.

This once-in-a-generation opportunity serves as a moment to mend eroded trust and demonstrate that international cooperation can effectively tackle current challenges as well as those that have emerged in recent years or may yet be over the horizon.

We already have the "what" in the form of many existing agreements and commitments, starting with the UN Charter and including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the 2030 Agenda, the Paris Agreement, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and many others.

View of the Eduardo Kobra mural at UN Headquarters depicting a man handing globe to young girl

Towards a Pact for the Future

The aim of the Summit is twofold: accelerate efforts to meet our existing international commitments and take concrete steps to respond to emerging challenges and opportunities.

Zero Draft Pact for the Future 

 UN Summit of the Future 

 Interim People’s Pact for the Future, which will be a key civil society advocacy document for the UN Summit. 


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Opinion piece in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

by Janan Najeeb, Peace Action WI member and Founder and Executive Director of the Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition

Why do college students protest? They know truth about Israel's genocide in Gaza

"We are telling them that a bunch of tents on college campuses is more problematic than the ethnic cleansing of tens of thousands of Palestinians, including more than 70% of whom are women and children, done with our tax dollars and military support."

TBD: meet at 7:30am Weekday Coffee and Banner Drop for Palestine

  • Hosted by Milwaukee 4 Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace Milwaukee

  • Location: Meet at Colectivo Lakefront, walk to bridge over Lincoln Memorial Parkway

  • Details: We start the new year with more energy and a louder voice. Please join JVP Milwaukee and Milwaukee4Palestine on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7:30 am for a morning coffee and then a banner drop at 8 am. We cannot stop. We will not stop.TBD

TAKE ACTION TO STOP US RETALIATION FOR ICJ RULING IN

SOUTH AFRICA v. ISRAEL 

Email and call your congressional reps.

Capitol Hill switchboard: 202-224-3121

Sample Script: Hello, my name is __________ and I am your constituent in zip code ___________. Please issue a statement (email, social media post) urging the Biden administration to restore funding to UNRWA, the UN relief agency providing the bulk of humanitarian relief–water and food– to the imprisoned Palestinian people under Israeli assault in Gaza.  To cut off funding for UNRWA at Israel’s request is to threaten 2.3 million Gazans with mass starvation and turn Gaza into an extermination camp. Demand the White House fund UNRWA and not undermine the World Court order demanding provision of humanitarian aid. The US must not commit genocide in my name. Thank you.

Summary of the UNWRA situation from the BBC News: 


The 2023 Nobel Peace Prize- awarded to jailed women's rights activist, Narges Mohammadi.

The Struggle for Freedom: Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi  advocates for 'Women, Life, and Freedom' from prison | George W. Bush  Presidential Center

She is an Iranian physicist/engineer who has been working for women's rights in Iran for several decades and for her outspoken leadership she is in prison with a sentence of 31 years and 150 lashes 

Her daughter and son accept the prize on her behalf, following several music pieces (some Iranian) and a speech by the chair of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee who outlines the reasons for Narges receiving the prize.
Her 17 year old twins give her lecture in French and you can read the English version here (they live in Paris with their father and have not seen their Mother in last 8 years):

PEACE ACTION WI

Demand that Gwen Moore call for an immediate ceasefire, no more weapons to Israel.

Office of WI Congressional Rep Gwen Moore, Phone: (414) 297-1140

VIGIL FOR PEACE IN PALESTINE ON DEC 19, 2023

At the Office of Gwen Moore, video of constituents "Speaking their names," including 1yr-olds who died under Israeli attacks on Gaza.  The office ignored multiple calls from the lobby to meet with a representative. Face to face they rejected any dialog with our group. Many Peace Action members live in Gwen Moore's district. 

also see-The Wisconsin Coalition for Justice in Palestine

 Website: https://www.wiscoforpali.org


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URGENT! Call Congress: Stop the Gaza Genocide

Over 2 million Palestinian people trapped in Gaza are living through genocide in real time, as Israel bombs and starves them. Your solidarity is vital.

Representatives Cori Bush, Rashida Tlaib, Andre Carson, Summer Lee, and Delia Ramirez have just introduced a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire and for humanitarian assistance to be allowed to enter Gaza.  It is essential that we generate thousands of calls to elected officials asking them to support this life-saving resolution for a ceasefire.

TAKE ACTION: Call your members of Congress. It's extremely important to urge them to support this ceasefire.

Fill in your information and click "Call me.”

You'll receive a phone call on the number you provided and be patched through to your representatives' and senators' offices, one after the other. After you speak to one office, press * (star) to be connected to your next representative, until you've called all three. If you don't get through, leave a voicemail.

Note that we should be thanking Reps. Bush (MO-01), Tlaib (MI-12), Carson (IN-07), Lee (PA-12), Ramirez (IL-03), Bowman (NY-16), Watson Coleman (NJ-12), García (IL-04), Jackson (IL-01), Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), Omar (MN-05), Pressley (MA-07), and Velázquez (NY-07) for their support of the resolution.

SCRIPT 1 FOR SENATORS:

My name is [YOUR FIRST & LAST NAME], and I'm a constituent of [SENATOR'S NAME]. I'm calling about Palestine and Israel. The senator must take immediate steps to deescalate, by calling for a ceasefire, pressuring Israel to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza, and refusing to send any additional weapons or funding to the Israeli military. I am asking the senator to publicly call for a ceasefire along the lines of the resolution in the House led by Cori Bush and Rashida Tlaib.

Any more military funding to Israel will further fuel violence by actively arming the Israeli government. This is a genocide. The senator must take action now to stop Israel's genocide against Palestinian people in Gaza and end all U.S. complicity in Israel's violence,

SCRIPT 2 FOR HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES:

My name is [YOUR FIRST & LAST NAME], and I'm a constituent of [REPRESENTATIVE'S NAME]. I'm calling about Palestine and Israel. The representative must take immediate steps to deescalate, by calling for a ceasefire, pressuring Israel to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza, and refusing to send any additional weapons or funding to the Israeli military. I urge the Representative to add their name to to the ceasefire resolution introduced by Reps. Bush and Tlaib and co sponsored by 11 other Representatives.

This is a genocide. The representative must take action now to stop Israel's genocide against Palestinian people in Gaza and end all U.S. complicity in Israel's violence.

 


Actual U.S. Military Spending Reached $1.537 Trillion in 2022—More than Twice Acknowledged Level: New Estimates Based on U.S. National Accounts

Monthly Review 


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Women's Earth and Climate Network

Indigenous leaders urge Biden to shut down Line 5 pipeline due to ‘imminent’ threat. Peace Action WI has signed on.

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President Biden has the authority to make the call to Shut down Line 5

Vienna’s International Summit for Peace in Ukraine Issues a Global Call for Action

Medea Benjamin on June 12, 2023 in Common Dreams

“The institutions established to ensure peace and security in Europe fell short, and the failure of diplomacy led to war," attendees said in a joint declaration. “Now diplomacy is urgently needed to end the war before it destroys Ukraine and endangers humanity.”

To amplify their call for a ceasefire, Summit participants committed themselves to organizing Global Weeks of Action—protests, street vigils and political lobbying—during the days of September 30-October 8.

National Priorities Project 

Bar chart showing the military getting an increase and non-military getting cut in FY 2024 budget deal

Report: The Warfare State: How Funding for Militarism Compromises Our Welfare

https://www.nationalpriorities.org/analysis/2023/warfare-state-how-funding-militarism-compromises-our-welfare/

In FY 2023, out of a $1.8 trillion federal discretionary budget, $1.1 trillion — or 62 percent— was for militarized programs. That includes war and weapons, law enforcement and mass incarceration, and detention and deportation. 

Less than $2 out of every $5 in federal discretionary spending was available to fund investment in people and communities, including primary and secondary public education, housing programs, child care programs, federal disaster relief, environmental programs, and scientific research. 

The U.S. spent $16 on the military and war for every $1 that was spent on diplomacy and humanitarian foreign aid. 

  • The vast majority of militarized spending was for weapons, war and the Pentagon, at $920 billion. 

  • Only $56 billion was spent for international affairs, diplomacy, and humanitarian foreign aid.


 We celebrate the life’s work of Daniel Ellsberg, who died on Friday, June 16, 2023.

In his farewell letter he urged all whistleblowers and peacemakers around world to continue the struggle for truth-telling and world peace. He helped end the Vietnam War by publishing the "Pentagon Papers", revealing the lies and corruption that got the US into that war. His book, "Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner", reveals how Pentagon planning for nuclear war included sacrificing the lives of 100's of millions of people.

   Special Stand for “Daniel Ellsberg Week,” April 24-30. We celebrate the life’s work of Daniel Ellsberg, and to take action in support of whistleblowers and peacemakers, and to call on state and local governments around the country to honor the spirit of difficult truth-telling. His book, "Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner", reveals how Pentagon planning for nuclear war included sacrificing the lives of 100's of millions of people. He recently wrote a public letter disclosing that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, with only three to six months to live


 

Antiwar Activists Publish Ceasefire in Ukraine Petition in Washington, DC newspaper on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 

Peace Action WI delivered the Peace in Ukraine appeal letter to Gwen Moore's office, Ron Johnson's Office and Tammy Baldwin's office.

To Presidents Biden, Putin and Zelensky:

IT’S TIME TO STOP THE KILLING AND DEVASTATION. CEASEFIRE & PEACE NEGOTIATIONS NOW!

The war in Ukraine has taken hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian and Russian lives, uprooted millions, contaminated land, air and water and worsened the climate crisis.

The longer the war goes on, the greater the danger of spiraling escalation which can lead to a wider war, environmental devastation and nuclear annihilation.

The war diverts billions that could be addressing urgent human needs.

Total military victory cannot be achieved by either Russia or Ukraine. It is time to support the calls by Pope Francis, United Nations Secretary-General Guterres, Presidents Lula de Silva of Brazil, Erdoğan of Turkey, Xi of China, and others for a ceasefire and a negotiated end to this calamitous war.

Stop the killing, agree to a ceasefire and begin negotiations!


 Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS)

Socialist Education Project (SEP) presents its 4th Monday Webinar

Recording: Vijay Prashad, “The Rise of ‘The Darker Nations’ in the 21st Century: Responses to Crises of War, Poverty, and Environmental Disaster”

http://ouleft.org/wp-content/uploads/4th-monday-vijay.mp4


Vijay Prashad is an Indian historian, editor, and journalist. He is the chief editor of LeftWord Books and the director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. He is a senior non-resident fellow at Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China. He has written more than 20 books, including "The Darker Nations" and "The Poorer Nations." He recently published a revised version of his groundbreaking book, “The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World,” New Press, August, 2022 which he will discuss followed by quhttps://www.facebook.com/fvc4pnj/estions and comments


Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and Justice 

Fox Valley students take stance against conflict with Iran | WLUK

Monthly Vigil in Appleton

First Saturdays

Houdini Plaza, West Lawrence St, Appleton, WI 

for info: [email protected]


US congresswoman Betty McCollum (D) introduces bill

"Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act"

https://mccollum.house.gov/media/press-releases/mccollum-reintroduces-defending-human-rights-palestinian-children-and-families

The measure, backed by 17 Democrats, would ban US assistance to Israel from contributing to detention of Palestinian children.

The legislation prohibits Israel’s government from using U.S. taxpayer dollars in the Occupied West Bank for the military detention, abuse, or ill treatment of Palestinian children in Israeli military detention; the seizure and destruction of Palestinian property and homes in violation of international humanitarian law; or any assistance or support for unilateral annexation of Palestinian lands in violation of international humanitarian law.


For Total Cost of War Since 2001, taxpayers in the state of Wisconsin are paying $127.25 billion.


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.


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.


  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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