Peace and Justice Calendar 

STAND FOR PEACE Noon to 1 PM. Please wear masks and social distance.

April 17: Lift the Blockade on Cuba! LaFayette Hill/Lincoln Memorial 

April 24: Capitol/Oakland

May 1: May Day with Voces de la Frontera! 6th/Mitchell 

May 8: Howell/Layton Black Lives Matter Solidarity Stand


Peace Action WI is hosting Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin for a panel discussion:

The F-35 Can't Help US Thrive or Even Keep US Alive 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7 PM CT 

Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin – No F-35s at Truax

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Madison peace activists, environmental groups and community members have been fighting for years against bringing the F-35 to Wisconsin. The National Guard Bureau plans to bring 2 squadrons of 18 F-35 joint strike fighter stealth aircraft (+ 2 back-up aircraft) to the Madison airport as a tactical aviation base will make life unbearable for a large number of Madison and other Wisconsin residents with excruciating noise levels, four times louder the current F-16 aircraft. F-35 engine emissions will cause thousands of tons of deadly pollution.  It will emit almost 50,00 tons of global warming causing carbon dioxide- at a cost of $44,000 per flight-hour.  The F-35 is the most expensive weapon in history, with a projected lifetime cost of $1.7 trillion

Rosanne Greco, retired Air Force Colonel who spent 30 years in active service and specialized in strategic intelligence, nuclear weapons and arms control. She is the former chair of the South Burlington City Council and has been fighting for over seven years to prevent the basing of the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter Jets at the ANG base in that city as a leader of the Save Our Skies Vermont coalition.

Eugenia Highland Granados is the director of the Restorative Justice Department at the YWCA in downtown Madison.  She is a key leader of the Eken Park Resistance, a neighborhood-based organization challenging the racism, militarism and environmental injustice of the F-35 basing project.

Tom Boswell has been a community organizer and peace activist since his days as an undergraduate at Marquette University during the Vietnam War. He was active with the Mobilization for Survival and Pledge of Resistance in Milwaukee, while also working as a neighborhood organizerHe is the founding organizer for the Safe Skies Clean Water Coalition, which has been fighting to prevent the basing of a squadron of F-35s at Truax Field in Madison for the past two years.

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The F-35’s Block 4 Upgrade Includes America’s New Tactical Nuke

 



Stand for a Livable Climate

Friday, April 16 , 2021 12:00 - 1:00 pm

We believe there can be a future for the next generations and Justice for Native People

CHASE AND WELLS FARGO BANKS Water St & Wells St

DIVEST FROM FOSSIL FUELS! STOP THE DIRTY OIL PIPELINES!

Biden Is Dedicating Billions To Address Climate Change. Does It Go Far Enough?

Wells Fargo has the third most fossil fuel investments of all banks in the world, and is a lead financier of the tar sands industry.

  
 Add your voice to the growing demand to banks like Chase, Citi, Bank of America and TD Bank to STOP financing Line 3.
Send a direct email to CEOs now to demand that they stop funding the toxic Line 3 pipeline. Your email will go directly to the inboxes of CEOs, executives, and Board members of the banks funding Line 3.

Frontline Dakota Access and Line 3 pipeline youth and organizers are heading to D.C. Our demand is clear. Joe Biden, it's time to #BuildBackFossilFree-- shutdown DAPL and Stop Line 3. For too long, Indigenous communities have been forced to bear the burden of society's addiction to fossil fuels and the devastating impacts on our land, sky, and water. It's time to honor our treaties that have been ignored and shut down DAPL and stop Line 3. #FrontlinesToDC #FrontlinesSaveLives

Send a letter to President Joe Biden (goes to the White House directly) asking him to #StopLine3.
You can share your own story why Biden needs to Stop Line 3 now securely and safely.

Building political support for the Nuclear Ban Treaty

April 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:45 pm

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) went into effect on January 22nd. Everything to do with nuclear weapons is now illegal in 50 countries, and that number will continue to rise. In countries where governments are not yet ready to sign this treaty, their elected officials are pressuring them to do so. Over 250 parliamentarians in Italy have signed the ICAN Pledge, nearly 200 in Germany, over 100 in Australia and almost every member of the Scottish Parliament.

Beatrice Fihn
Beatrice Fihn

So far, ten members of the US Congress have signed the ICAN Pledge. Join us on April 24th to hear from Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of ICAN, and from ICAN campaigners around the world, on how they have successfully used the ICAN Pledge to build support for nuclear abolition in other countries.

RegisterWe will discuss how to get many more members of the US Congress to sign, and how this could really change the conversation about nuclear weapons in Washington towards a clear call for the abolition of these weapons. We will also look at how getting state and local legislators to sign the Pledge can help build the pressure on Members of Congress to also sign.   Register to attend.

Confirmed speakers:

Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director, ICAN

Brando Benifei, Italian Member of the European Parliament

John Finnie, Member of the Scottish Parliament

Vicky Reynaert, Member of the Belgian Parliament

US Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, District of Columbia

Massachusetts State Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa

Mayor Nicole LaChapelle, Mayor of Easthampton, MA

In addition to NuclearBan.US, Massachusetts Peace Action and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), this event is co-sponsored by: Traprock Center for Peace and Justice, Nuclear and Carbon Free Future Coalition, Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, Hampton Roads Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Kansas City PeaceWorks, Kansas City PSR, Nukewatch, Center for Nonviolent Solutions, WILPF US, World Beyond War, WAMM, CodePink, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Coalition for Peace Action, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, PEACInstitute, Maryland Peace Action, Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution, Veterans for Peace Golden Rule Project, Veterans for Peace Chapter 27, Northampton Friends Meeting (Quakers), Sierra Club, Oregon PeaceWorks, Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, New York Catholic Worker, Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety, Greater Boston PSR, Nuclear Hotseat Podcast/Broadcast, New Hampshire Peace Action, Veterans for Peace, Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, Peace Action Maine, Peace Action New York State, War Resisters League, and Beyond Nuclear.



Saturday, April 24th, 6pm - 8:00pm

Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice: Then and Now

Tentative schedule

      6:00:       “Dine & Share”, an informal virtual potluck

6:30 – 8:00:           Music, spoken word and video

  • 30th Anniversary Program/ Member Organizations share some of their work/ Fellowship

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60 Years Ago Until Today. Defining Anniversaries of The Cuban Revolution

REGISTER HERE IN ADANCE

Car Caravan Sunday, March 28

Caravan to Lift the Blockade on Cuba SUNDAY    APRIL 25, 2021

MEET at 1 PM in the PARKING LOT of the MITCHELL PARK DOMES

The caravans were started in Miami by Cuban American families who want to travel, trade, and have normal exchanges with their loved ones in Cuba. Only the US government stands in the way! Join us in saying, “After 60 years, it is TIME NOW to end the BLOCKADE!”

Organized by the Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba.

Endorsed by Peace Action of Wisconsin, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, End the Wars Coalition

www.wicuba.org


MAY DAY

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SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2021 AT 12 PM CDT – 2 PM CDT

VOCES DE LA FRONTERA MILWAUKEE presente! MAY DAY

733 Historic W Mitchell St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-3529 - New Voces Building
The March to Victory - Relay Across America: Wisconsin Presente! Tour will bring together immigrants and allies to demand the Biden administration and Congress deliver (1) a roadmap to citizenship for all; (2) Inclusive pandemic relief for all; (3) and end to deportations.
Sign in form: bit.ly/MayDay2021
1pm - Ron Johnson's Office
517 East Wisconsin Avenue Suite 408 Milwaukee, WI 53202
Action: We will meet at the new Voces Building in the heart of the South Side and march to Ron Johnson's office for a protest and press conference. Join us!

 

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Watershed to Watershed: Lessons from the Back Forty Mine Resistance

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 7 PM CDT

Duluth for Clean Water invites you to a discussion with organizers resisting the Back Forty Mine, a sulfide ore project proposed on the bank of the Menominee River. The coordinated efforts of this group recently resulted in the denial of the project's Wetland Permit. We can learn from their success. Registration link below!

Organizers sharing on this panel and discussion include:
Dr. Al Gedicks-emeritus professor of environmental sociology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and executive secretary of the Wisconsin Resources Protection Council.
Anahkwet Guy Reiter- Community organizer, activist, author, amateur archaeologist and lecturer. Executive Director of Menominee Indian community organization Menīkānaehkem, Inc.
Kathleen M. Heideman- writer, artist and environmentalist working in Michigan's wild Upper Peninsula.
Dale Burie- President of the Coalition to Save the Menominee River, Inc
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Watershed to Watershed Discussion.

Peace Action WI presents:

People Over the Pentagon- Cutting the Defense Budget

Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 7 pm CT 

Ask your Rep. and Senators to join the "Defense" Spending Reduction Caucus

Watch the Code Pink Webinar with Cong. Reps. Mark Pocan and Barbara Lee.

We will follow with a discussion on the problem of egregious military spending. We will include information from the War Resisters League and the National Priorities Project.

WASHINGTON, D.C. On Mar, 16, 2021, co-chairs of the Defense Spending Reduction Caucus, Reps Barbara Lee (D-CA), Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Marine veteran Rep Jake Auchincloss (D-MA9), led a letter of 50 colleagues to President Biden urging him to decrease the Pentagon’s budget by at least 10% in his forthcoming proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2022. Under Donald Trump, the defense budget ballooned to $740 billion—a more than 20% increase during his tenure. Over 535,000 Americans have lost their lives to COVID-19. Last year’s NDAA authorized $738 billion in defense spending for FY20, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) got 1/90th of that: less than $8 billion.

“We are facing a crisis in this country and billions of dollars in defense spending increases won’t solve it,” said Congressman Pocan. “Year after year, we see taxpayer dollars line the pocket of defense contractors instead of supporting the American public. The enemy we’re fighting right now is COVID-19, so our sole focus should be on expanding testing, tracing and treatment, funding towards vaccine development, and relief for the American people.

 “As we face a global pandemic and unprecedented economic crisis, the needs of American families far outweigh the need to continue feeding our bloated military defense budget.  Now is the time to show the American people that the Biden-Harris administration prioritizes their health, housing, education, and jobs over billions more towards forever wars abroad.” said Rep. Lee.

In 2020, an amendment to the NDAA was introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Senate that would save $74 billion, which is more than the total budgets of the CDC, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Park Service and the Department of Housing and Urban Development combined. And in a new poll from Data for Progress, 57 percent of people said they would support cutting the defense budget by 10 percent and reallocating the funds to the CDC and other domestic needs.

Sponsored by Peace Action WI, peaceactionwi.or


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Julie Enslow presenting Sue with an Award of Appreciation from Peace Action WI

Check this compilation of Sue Ruggles' photos and videos of Peace Action WI 

https://www.peaceactionwi.org/photos 

Harvey Taylor

Friends, my video in partnership with Susan Ruggles, 'The Dove Of Peace':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okCfNjj81eI

You can access all my videos on my website:
http://harveytaylor.net/videos.html?fbclid=IwAR3UkStrIB1-EDyxyUvm3Nnc9RPWDPLjgs7-ZMMdX5ewzKs9_8tBmYbDUI0


Biden

Reduce Pentagon Spending!

Veterans For Peace is outraged that President Biden’s budget released this week INCREASES Pentagon spending. This is unacceptable. It is far past time for the U.S. budget to reduce a over-inflated Pentagon spending . This budget does not reflect the overwhelming majority of public opinion that supports re-prioritizing military spending towards programs that benefit regular people and their families.

In the post-9/11 years alone, the United States has spent $6.4 trillion dollars on warfighting and the maintenance of a needless and ill-advised overseas presence.  Considering that the Pentagon has returned $80 billion that it could not spend in recent years and could not pass its first two financial audits, a reduction seems like a reasonable proposition, to say the least.

As military veterans from WWII to the current era of conflicts, who have trained for, and in many cases, fought in U.S. wars, we know that endless wars, failed weapons and the Pentagon’s corporate handouts do nothing to make us safe.

Can you take action today and let President Biden know that veterans want a budget that reflects HUMAN NEEDS and not more overinflated military spending?

Ro Khanna, CA, with Mark Pocan-WI, Call on Pres Biden to End the Saudi Blockade

Washington, DC – Today, Res. Ro Khanna (CA-17), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), and Mark Pocan (WI-02) led 76 of their colleagues in calling for the Biden Administration to publicly increase pressure on Saudi Arabia to lift the blockade on Yemen immediately, unilaterally, and comprehensively.

The blockade has been a leading driver of Yemen’s humanitarian catastrophe since 2015 and has contributed to shortages of fuel, affordable food, clean water, electricity and transportation. The World Food Programme projects 400,000 Yemeni children under the age of 5 could die from acute malnutrition this year as the Saudi-led war and blockade continues.

“We ask you to take additional steps to publicly pressure Saudi Arabia to lift this blockade immediately, unilaterally, and comprehensively,” the lawmakers wrote. “This must include guaranteeing that humanitarian and commercial imports can freely enter Yemen; entrusting security oversight to the UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism for Yemen (UNVIM); fully permitting flights in and out of Sana’a airport; and ensuring that and crossings for commercial and civilian traffic are permanently opened.”

The lawmakers continued, “Every day that we wait for these issues to be resolved in negotiations is another day that pushes more children to the brink of death…We strongly support a comprehensive political settlement that addresses all aspects of the conflict, including a nationwide ceasefire, currency stabilization, and payment of government salaries. At the same time, a U.S demand to end the blockade must occur independently of negotiations, particularly given that recent Saudi bombings of Sana’a and the Houthis’ offensive on Marib have cast the fate of those talks into doubt.”

The letter has been endorsed by the following organizations: Friends Committee on National Legislation, Just Foreign Policy, Demand Progress, Win Without War, Peace Action, Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation, Freedom Forward, Democracy for the Arab World Now, Yemeni Alliance Committee, Action Corps.

  • TAKE ACTION to end the blockade NOW (FCNL)

    End the U.S.-Backed Saudi Blockade of Yemen

    President Biden must pressure Saudi Arabia to end its blockade on Yemen. Urge your members of Congress to join this important letter


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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