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
Peace Action member Bob Graf
Sue Ruggles photos and videos
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There’s also a Flickr album that includes the video … https://flic.kr/s/aHsmUBCn7S
Rally for a People’s Agenda at Biden Town Hall, March 2021, … https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVcbToV
Peace Billboard Event in 2020
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Here's the link for my new video "Have You Been to Jail for Justice"…
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Friends, my video in partnership with Susan Ruggles, 'The Dove Of
created in solidarity with those urging thorough, impartial
investigation, diplomacy, negotiation,
the hard, rewarding work of peace-making, instead of the disastrous rush
leading to the ongoing catastrophes in Iraq and elsewhere.
This is the 8th Ruggles/Taylor co-creation, all aspiring to contribute
to very difficult challenges around social justice, environmental,
pro-peace, and related concerns.
If interested, you can access them all on my website:
May we all do our best to make a difference