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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, Mohican and other First Nations of Wisconsin. We honor and support indigenous people. We also acknowledge that this area was once a stop on the Underground Railroad,   For enslaved Africans, the Milwaukee River, like other Wisconsin waterways, was a pathway to freedom.


 

 

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Tell your members of Congress to oppose the tanks and more weapons for Ukraine because there is no military solution. We need a ceasefire and negotiated settlement.

As your constituent, I urge you to publicly oppose President Biden’s decision to send 31 General Dynamics’ battlefield tanks—with a price tag of $400-million. This is a move that will only escalate the war in Ukraine. These hard-to-maintain, toxic jet gas-powered tanks, usually coated with depleted uranium, are approved for a spring offensive guaranteed to result in more death, destruction and climate havoc in Ukraine, home to a third of the European continent’s biodiversity.

The White House has repeatedly told us the US will not engage in a direct war with Russia; yet it reverses itself over and over again to up the ante with more sophisticated weapons: HIMARS rockets that can directly strike into Russia; Patriot missiles on which Ukrainians will train in the United States; now Abrams high-powered 70-ton tanks run on toxic aviation gas.

These weapons undermine the possibility of a diplomatic solution, fueling the fiction that this war can be resolved on the battlefield.

We urge you to challenge the tank shipments and demand diplomacy now.


First Supreme Court Candidate Forum on the Wisconsin Tour for Justice & Democracy!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2023 AT 1 PM – 3 PM

Turner Hall - 1034 N. Vel R. Phillips Ave. - Milwaukee

Event by Building Unity and Wisconsin Voices

Support the WI Tour for Justice and Democracy - Feb. 7 - April 4!

For 8 weeks of Saturday’s the Building Unity “VoteMobile” will be traveling to eight different regions of Wisconsin, promoting voting, justice, and our growing movement for peace, justice, sustainability, and democracy.

Sign on our Letter of Support here and send it out to your people. Join the tour either in-person or virtually. Let’s use this race for a new Justice for some new Justice in Wisconsin! Help us build the movement!

The Wisconsin Tour for Justice and Democracy Schedule:

  • Tues. 2/7 (8 weeks to Election Day) Launch from State Capitol at approximately Noon. Welcome to the first tour stop in Milwaukee at approximately 1:30 PM. More information will be coming in future updates.

  • Sat. 2/18 - State Supreme Court Candidate Forum in Kenosha/Racine Area - Location: TBD - 1:00 PM

Art Heitzer, Attorney & Founder of the WI Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba, on 

Cuba, the US, the UN, and Our Media   

Saturday – February 11th, 2023 from 10 AM – 11:30 AM 

Followed By The Annual Business Meeting of the UNA of Greater Milwaukee 

Attend In-Person at Peace Action Wisconsin – 1001 Keefe Street – Milwaukee, WI  

 Zoom Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7165675210?pwd=WjJUcTE3c0gwd1NhQndab3dFQ3hRQT09 

zoom id: 716 567 5210      password: 178153 

By Phone Only: 1.312.626.6799     zoom id: 716 567 5210    password: 178153 

Attorney Art Heitzer is a founder of the Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba, www.wicuba.organd Co-chair of the National Lawyers Guild Cuba Subcommittee.  He has visited Cuba over a dozen times as part of a sister church, a sister city, and for legal research. Art Heitzer’s talk will focus on the promise of the 1959 Cuban revolution, the responses of the US and allied establishment (especially the continuing extraterritorial economic blockade), the role of the United Nations, and the portrayals by US mass media — concluding actions you can take and how to get more information.


Please join us online on Wednesday, February 15th, 2023 at 7 P.M. Central, for a webinar and discussion, “Why and How to End the War in Ukraine” – organized by Chicago Area Peace Action and co-sponsored by Black Alliance for Peace, Chicago Committee Against War & Racism, CODEPINK, and RootsAction. 

REGISTER HERE! 

Featuring presentations by Marcy Winograd of CODEPINK and retired Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, we will focus specifically on the WHY and HOW of ending this war. 




Rage Against the War Machine

Join us at the Lincoln Memorial at 12:30 pm on Sunday, February 19th, on the anniversary of the Ukraine War and President’s Day Weekend, to Rage Against the War Machine! Veterans, speakers, rock musicians, comedians, and more. After the rally, we’ll march to the White House and deliver our demands to Warmonger-in-Chief Joe Biden.

Speakers: Jimmy Dore, Medea Benjamin, Scott Horton, Garland Nixon, David Swanson.

Organizers: People’s Party, Libertarian Party.  Sponsors: Mises Caucus, Peace in Ukraine coalition, Liberty Speaks, Radical Caucus, Action 4 Assange, Punk Rock Libertarians, World Beyond War


International Women’s Day 2023

Saturday, March 11, 2023 12 PM- 14PM

HANDS OFF OUR BODIES: HANDS OFF OUR FAMILIES

  • Pro-Reproductive Rights
  • Protect Trans Women’s Rights
  • Better Compensation for Domestic Laborers
  • Pro Labor Rights and Collective Bargaining
  • Paid Parental Leave for All
  • Police Accountability

March starting at Dontre Hamilton (Red Arrow) Park (920 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202)

End with speeches/tabling/social at Village Church (130 E Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202)


Save the Date to Act for War Abolition!

 March  27, 2023

Madison will host  direct action opposing F-35 jets, militarism and war.

All people willing to commit to non-violence are welcome. 


A time of unprecedented danger: It is 90 seconds to midnight

2023 Doomsday Clock Statement

Science and Security Board
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Editor, John Mecklin
January 24, 2023

This year, the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the hands of the Doomsday Clock forward from 100 seconds to midnight, largely (though not exclusively) because of the mounting dangers of the war in Ukraine. The Clock now stands at 90 seconds to midnight—the closest to global catastrophe it has ever been.

https://thebulletin.org/doomsday-clock/current-time/


 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 questions and comments.


FOX VALLEY PEACE COALITION

Fox Valley students take stance against conflict with Iran | WLUK

Monthly Vigil in Appleton

Saturday, Jan 7, 2023, 11 AM- 12 PM

Houdini Plaza, West Lawrence St, Appleton, WI 

for info: [email protected]


 What's War Got to Do With It? Fund Human Need Not Pentagon Greed –  Massachusetts Peace Action

Animated Graphic of Military (red), Government (blue) and Humanitarian Expenditures (yellow) Tax dollars to Ukraine

Each dot represents $100,000 in US taxpayer dollars, according to the creator of this highly illustrative graphic. In 2022, the US is projected to send $60 Billion in military aid, $27 Billion in government aid, and last on the priority list, $15 Billion in humanitarian aid.

https://twitter.com/MaxBlumenthal/status/1602337689851858945


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

Military Spending: $87 Million-Per-Hour in 2023

Online Fall 2022 Newsletter


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.

Let's Defuse Nuclear War, Together

Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin is President of Peace Action and Peace Action Education Fund, the country’s largest peace and disarmament organization with approximately 200,000 supporters nationwide.

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2022/10/13/lets-defuse-nuclear-war-together

 


Thousands of women protesting at the RAF Greenham Common air base in 1982. The demonstrations continued until 1991 when the final American Cruise missiles were removed.

Thousands of women protesting at the RAF Greenham Common air base in 1982. The demonstrations continued until 1991 when the final American Cruise missiles were removed. Photograph: PA



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)
 
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