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Mobilization Against Militarism- Fly Kites not Drones! No F-35 Killer Jets in Wisconsin!

Peace Action WI was in Madison on 9/11/21 for this demo. Peace Action member, Joyce Ellwanger,  brought 35 kites to give to children and gave out flyers on the dollar and human cost of the wars in Afghanistan and a "Fly Kites not Drones" banner. 

We gathered in front of Senator Tammy Baldwin's office in Madison. We read a letter we had mailed her  with the four following demands,

• Lowering the 2022 spending from the 2021 present military budget of 740 billion dollars, over 60% of the total US discretionary budget. It is against our values when the Department of Defense gets more of our taxpayer dollars than all the other departments of our government, education, health, housing, State, etc. combined.
• Withdrawing your advocacy and support for the F-35 being based in Madison. This plane, a major polluter of the environment, air, water and noise, is considered by many military experts a “boondoggle”, too big to fail. Madison and Wisconsin residents have made it clear they do not want it.
• Stop supporting increased funding to the largest industrial polluter in the world, the US military. In a world on the brink of climate destruction, we must lessen our support for major polluters. War is nonsustainable and only leads to more wars with destruction to continue.

• Supporting more jobs in education, clean energy and health care over military jobs. We know that “1 billion in military spending creates approximately 11,200 jobs, compared with 26,700 in education,16,800 in clean energy, and 17,200 in health care.” https://watson.brown.edu/costsofwar/costs/economic/economy/employment

YouTube video:

Peace Action member Bob Graf

 Preview YouTube video Madison WI Anti-militarism vigil at Tammy Baldwin's Office


The Peace Activist Community Reflects on the Afghanistan War,  August 31,2001

YouTube video

Photos and video on Flickr: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWyQV3f
Video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/pBg4NR9rnwg

Sue Ruggles photos and videos

Special Stand for Peace: 18th Anniversary of Iraq War, March 20, 2021- Photos and video by Susan Ruggles

There’s also a Flickr album that includes the video … https://flic.kr/s/aHsmUBCn7S


Milwaukee Observance of the Entry into Force of the UN Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, Jan 22, 2021
Here’s the video link, you can hear the wind howling in the background!
Here’s the photo album that includes the video … https://flic.kr/s/aHsmTSc6GJ

Rally for a People’s Agenda at Biden Town Hall, March 2021, … https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVcbToV


Peace Billboard Event in 2020

 
https://youtu.be/j-L3PU-MZg4Peace -

 Veterans for Peace, Milwaukee Chapter 102, Armistice Day program, 2019  Watch it here.

Peace Train Video from 2020 Annual Meeting  - features Peace Action Highlights of 2020

 


Here's the link for my new video  "Have You Been to Jail for Justice"… 

This is a companion photo album for the video.
 https://flic.kr/s/aHsmUJcxWT
More....
No Blood for Oil: 30th Anniversary of the Gulf War https://flic.kr/s/aHsmUHMVfa
Pizza by the Peace - https://flic.kr/s/aHsmbBUZn4
Project Unspeakable - https://flic.kr/s/aHsmxdC6G1
18th Annual MLK Justice Program - https://www.flickr.com/gp/ruggless/z34jg7
Armistice Day 100th Anniversary Program - https://flic.kr/s/aHskHVUBn4
Peace Action Annual Meeting 2018 - https://flic.kr/s/aHsmmJi1UQ
Kathy Kelly Speaks out on Yemen - https://flic.kr/s/aHskM72HMG
Gwen Moore for Peace - Gwen at anti-war rallies.docx


Harvey Taylor

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


created in solidarity with those urging thorough, impartial 
investigation, diplomacy, negotiation,
the hard, rewarding work of peace-making, instead of the disastrous rush 
to war,
leading to the ongoing catastrophes in Iraq and elsewhere.

This is the 8th Ruggles/Taylor co-creation, all aspiring to contribute 
something positive
to very difficult challenges around social justice, environmental, 
pro-peace, and related concerns.

If interested, you can access them all on my website:
http://harveytaylor.net/videos.html?fbclid=IwAR3UkStrIB1-EDyxyUvm3Nnc9RPWDPLjgs7-ZMMdX5ewzKs9_8tBmYbDUI0

May we all do our best to make a difference