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 and other First Nations of Wisconsin.

Community | WI | Menikanaehkem-Menominee Rebuilders

Menīkānaehkem is a grassroots community organization based on the Menominee Reservation, in Northeast Wisconsin working to revitalize our communities.

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STAND FOR PEACE Saturdays  Noon to 1 PM

August 13: 35th/Fond du Lac-

We will remember the Saudi-led Coalition's Aug 8, 2018 bombing of a school bus  that killed 40 and wounded 56 children in Yemen. The US military industrial complex is driving conflicts and bloodshed for profit worldwide, the weapon used to attack a school bus full of children was a Lockheed Martin laser-guided bomb, sold to Saudi Arabia amongst billions of dollars of US weapons exports. 

Yemen school bus bombing: U.S. lawmakers demand answersCAAT - Arms sales back on trialEnd US Military Support of the Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen's War - Home |  Facebook

August 20: Lincoln Memorial/Michigan

August 27: 76th/North


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MILWAUKEE VOICES OF GUN VIOLENCE: Resolute, Resilient, Revolutionary

A documentary theatre production written and directed by Sheri Williams Pannell

Friday, August 12, 2022 – 1:00PM & 7:30PM

Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall, Marcus Performing Arts Center 121 East State, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Admission is free and open to the general public

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/milwaukee-black-theater-festival-milwaukee-voices-of-gun-violence-tickets-366776206507

WORLD PREMIER! MILWAUKEE VOICES OF GUN VIOLENCE: Resolute, Resilient, Revolutionary is a documentary theater play that brings attention to the complex and often unheard or forgotten narratives of gun violence that shapes individuals, families, and communities. Bronzeville Arts Ensemble's Producing Artistic Director Sheri Williams Pannell is the playwright and director of this compelling production.

Audience members will be invited to participate in a talkback immediately following the performance with members of the cast, stage director, and representatives from the collaborators including Bronzeville Arts Ensemble, Mothers Against Gun Violence and UWM Art, Dance, Film and Theater Departments.

Please join us for our Invocation & Healing Circle Ceremony at 3 PM, following MILWAUKEE VOICES OF GUN VIOLENCE.

 

Thanks to Ida B. Jones for your generous financial support, Erin Hutchins of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and Sarah Fierek for Sound Design In-Kind Support by sponsoring Roger Ryan the eight-time grammy, Dove nominated and Juno award winning musical producer for our play.


Friday, August 12, 2022

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Fridays for the Future with 350MKE NOON to 1 PM-

Chase and Wells Fargo Banks- Water & Wisconsin

Sponsored by 350 MKE, co-sponsored by Peace Action WI and the Milwaukee End the Wars Coalition

 

On Sunday, the Democrats' major spending bill meant to combat climate change, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), passed the Senate. Now, the bill heads to the House of Representatives for a vote as early as this Friday, August 12. 

Frankly, the IRA could ultimately do much more damage to the climate and frontline communities than good. If the IRA passes the House and is signed into law, over $100 billion will go to wasteful, unjust, ineffective subsidies for nuclear energy. These investments would be stolen from real climate solutions and communities on the frontlines of climate change, and wasted on the dirty, dangerous, and corrupt nuclear industry. We deserve better - a strong and progressive climate bill that creates the modern, just, and affordable energy system we need.

Tell the House: Don’t Waste our Climate Future on False Solutions


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.

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Lanterns for Peace 2022 at the Riverside Park Urban Ecology Center

Photos by Susan Ruggles

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May be an image of 1 person, outdoors and text that says 'CEASE FIRE NEGO- TIATE IS NOT ANSWER! THE WAR'May be an image of 2 people and indoorMay be an image of 1 person and childMay be an image of 2 people

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 May be an image of 1 person and outdoorsMay be an image of 1 person and outdoorsMay be an image of 2 people, people standing and outdoorsMay be an image of 1 person and outdoorsMay be an image of 5 people, people standing and outdoorsMay be an image of 1 person and outdoorsMay be an image of 3 people and outdoorsMay be an image of 8 people, people standing, outdoors and text that says 'Der NEVER HIROSHIMA の AKI AGAIN SHIMA'May be an image of 3 people, child, people standing and outdoorsMay be an image of 2 people, people standing, outdoors and text that says 'MONEY FOR MIL WAUKEEM NOT FORWAR NOTFOR Proz u..S. SHIRAZ HOOK'May be an image of 3 people and people standingMay be an image of 1 person, guitar and outdoors

Disarm, Dismantle and Abolish Nuclear Weapons Now!

(Take Action: Email the White House to demand President Biden’s Nuclear Posture Review be made public. Call your US Senators (202) 224-3121 to urge them to vote NO on the 2023 military budget or National Defense Authorization Act) and the $2 trillion nuclear weapons modernization program.


No More Military “Aid” to Israel!

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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


 Peace Action WI 2022 Annual Picnic

Co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Milwaukee

        August 20, 2022 at 2 PM

Kern Park in Milwaukee Picnic Area 2, 3614 N Humboldt Blvd, near Keefe Ave

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An amazing potluck- bring your favorite dish.

Free bratwurst, veggie burgers, potato salad and beer.

We’ll be entertained by the Raging Grannies, the poetry of Suzanne Rosenblatt and music by David Drake.

For more info:

Peace Action WI 414-269-9525

[email protected]


Unity Fire for World Peace

United Nations International Day of Peace Sept 21, 2022

Alice’s Garden 2136 N 21st St, Milwaukee, WI, near North Avenue in Milwaukee, WI

Alice's Garden Urban Farm 

Sunrise- Native American Ceremony celebrating the equinox and the coming of a new season

Speakers, ceremonies and music, enjoy the beautiful flowers and plants in the garden

Sunset- closing of the program

Bring food to share if you wish. We'll have water, but no plastic allowed, we'll have some paper cups-bring a refillable water container if you have one

Sponsored by Peace Action WI, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and Building Unity Wisconsin


 

 MKE rally and car & bike caravan to start at 12:30pm, Sept 25, Sunday, at Zao MKE Church, on 2319 Kenwood Blvd, across from the UWM Union.  Be part of the call to end the U.S. economic blockade and all policies that divide Latino/Latinx families!

Join this worldwide movement, started by Cuban-Americans in Miami, continuing in many cities throughout the U.S. and Canada, generally on the last Sunday of each month.
Cuba is the first country in Latin America to legalize abortions and guarantee free reproductive and other health care to all, but the U.S. interferes with it getting even medical supplies from 3d countries, including Switzerland & China. 

Madison Peace Walk 

August 7 – Lanterns for Peace.  We’ll peace walk to this family friendly event to commemorate the lives lost in the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings 77 years ago and make sure that such nuclear attacks never again take place. Details here from PSR.

August 19 – Zubeir Haroun on Libya.   Zubeir was born in Tripoli, Libya and lived there until 2007.  He will explain the situation in Libya after the so-called Arab spring, a rare event in which Libyans could have had a chance for prosperity but instead it slipped into a nightmare and chaos.  He’ll talk about the negative role of NATO, and how the US could have helped better.  He’ll present a brief history of Libya, the formation of Libya, and how we got here.   Zubeir recently moved with his family to Madison and they ave participated in Madison Peace Walks. 

August 26 – Lisa Masri on Palestine.  Lisa and her family recently moved to Madison, and she’s participated in Peace Walks.  Before coming here, she lived in Palestine for 14 years, doing education and nonviolent accompaniment work with Project Hope and the Ecumenical Accompaniment Project.  Her peace work there in the West Bank was with youth, adults, and international volunteers, and included being an international presence in hot spots, and teaching English, French, drama, and circus arts.  Lisa will share about her work and answer your questions.


Peace Horizons  

A gathering to reimagine peace

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Dove Mound

Sunday October 23, 2022
Primrose Retreat Center
1261 County Rd. U, Verona, WI 53593

Time:  3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Gather and share food, music, our work and ideas connected with reimagining peace and justice. Build new connections, strengthen the belief that peace is possible, and share how we get there. Let’s continue to work and play together as we work to bring peace into the world.  

Event includes:

Live webcast and conversation with Kathy Kelly, Board President World Beyond War.

Pam Richard, update from Peace Action Wisconsin. 

 

Music and dance:  Jane Reynolds on piano, Laurie Lang on bass, Katherine Kramer tap dance.  

Zoya Nevinskaya and friends sing Den’ bez vystrela (A Day Without a Shot on Earth) a Russian anti-war song written during the Cold War.  

Family friendly event, all ages are welcome.    

 

Suggested donation:  $15

Contact:  [email protected] 

 

Event sponsored by Veterans for Peace-Madison Chapter, Madison WILPF (Women's International League For Peace & Freedom.
And partnered with Safe Skies Clean Water, SW Wisconsin Area Progressives, Farley Center for Peace, Justice and Sustainability, Madison Peace Walks, Call for Peace Drum & Dance Co., Primrose Retreat Center, Wisconsin Network for Peace & Justice. 

With generous support from the Madison PC Foundation.

Dove Mound, David Giffey

Sunday October 23, 2022
Primrose Retreat Center
1261 County Rd. U, Verona, WI 53593

 

Time:  3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Gather and share food, music, our work and ideas connected with reimagining peace and justice. Build new connections, strengthen the belief that peace is possible, and share how we get there. Let’s continue to work and play together as we work to bring peace into the world.  

Event includes:

Live webcast and conversation with Kathy Kelly, Board President World Beyond War.

Pam Richard, update from Peace Action Wisconsin. 

 

Music and dance:  Jane Reynolds on piano, Laurie Lang on bass, Katherine Kramer tap dance.  

Zoya Nevinskaya and friends sing Den’ bez vystrela (A Day Without a Shot on Earth) a Russian anti-war song written during the Cold War.  

Family friendly event, all ages are welcome.    

 

Suggested donation:  $15

Contact:  [email protected] 

 

Event sponsored by Veterans for Peace-Madison Chapter, Madison WILPF (Women's International League For Peace & Freedom.
And partnered with Safe Skies Clean Water, SW Wisconsin Area Progressives, Farley Center for Peace, Justice and Sustainability, Madison Peace Walks, Call for Peace Drum & Dance Co., Primrose Retreat Center, Wisconsin Network for Peace & Justice. 

With generous support from the Madison PC Foundation.

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 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:

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

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