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From Massachusetts Peace Action
NATO: Dangerous, Obsolete, and Aggressive: A Reportback
Streamed live on Jul 7, 2022 NATO and the international militarization associated with it provoked the confrontation with Russia. That resulted in the largest protests in many years at a NATO summit, as 30,000 people marched in Madrid on June 26 changing “No to NATO” in many different languages. Commitments to disarmament and international cooperation united the thousands of participants who marched through the streets of Madrid in the great heat. Left-wing National, European and international, radical left-wing groups were represented as well as peace organizations, women’s groups, solidarity organizations and environmental organizations, including Friday For Future, all with clear anti-militaristic statements. Three U.S. peace activists who were there will report back on the anti-NATO protests and on the Peace Summit and Counter Summit in Madrid, which took place on June 24 and 25. Political differences within the anti-NATO forces in Madrid were too deep to agree on a unified counter summit, and this will be explained by our panelists. Joseph Gerson is president of the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament, and Common Security, vice president of the International Peace Bureau, and a member of Massachusetts Peace Action’s board of directors. He lives in Watertown. Paki Wieland is active with Codepink and is Congressional District 2 captain for Massachusetts Peace Action. She lives in Greenfield. Ann Wright is a retired US Army Colonel and former US diplomat, who resigned in March 2003 in opposition to the Iraq war. She has devoted herself to antiwar activism ever since, and is a resident of Hawaii.
NATO’s Hidden HistoryThe only solution to end war in Ukraine is a ceasefire, withdrawal of Russian troops, agreement not to expand NATO further, renegotiation of lapsed arms treaties. and establishment of Ukraine as a neutral country.Whitehouse Comments: 202-456-1111US Senate Switchboard: 202-224-3121US House of Representatives Switchboard: 202-225-1904
Stand with Alice Walker: Anti-Zionism is NOT Anti-Semitism!
View the recent webinar with Alice Walker, Chris Hedge and Susan Abulhawa
As censorship is becoming the norm in the United States, Alice Walker, who is a friend of UNAC, a human rights fighter, antiwar activist, feminist and world-renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple had been invited and then disinvited to the Bay Area Book Festival. This was done because of her consistent stand in support of Palestinian rights. This they claim is anti-semitism. A petition was created with 60 initial signers of authors and activists then signed by thousands of others. The festival did not allow Alice Walker to speak
Video that shows the conflict of interest and pro-war bias of the media by tying the talking heads on corporate media to the defense contactors they are connected to.
Battlefield Ethiopia: Why Tigray?
NATO AND IMPERIALISM: a webinar presentation and power point
March 14, 2022
(begin at about the 4 minute mark)
The power point shown in the webinar
Recording of Kathy Kelly's April 21 "War is Never the Answer"
Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9ztBYC0Ln4
Not to be missed: Great analysis from Vijay PrashadVijay Prashad is an Indian Marxist historian and commentator.He is an executive-director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, the Chief Editor of LeftWord Books and a senior non-resident fellow at Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China.
Video: Julian Lennon Dedicates His First Performance of 'Imagine' to People of Ukrainehttps://gvwire.com/2022/04/11/video-julian-lennon-dedicates-his-first-performance-of-imagine-to-people-of-ukraine/?amp=1
by James Oldenburg videos of WI Stand for Peace Rallies
Kevin Martin of national Peace Action interview with longtime progressive activist Heather Gray aired last evening on WRFG (Radio Free Georgia!). Interview begins about five minutes in. A lot on Ukraine but also touched on most of our issues. Thanks to Joe Cicero of our Development staff for making the connection via a longtime member of ours.
No. To NATO song
Here is the YouTube link for the video of the March 5 Peace in the Ukraine Rally:
New antiwar music video -- straight from Milwaukee by musician James Oldenburg
his one features protest footage from the last two stands for peace about Russia and Afghanistan.
Russia was baited into war but that does not absolve its criminal act of aggression.
Harry Targ's presentation on "International
Relations and Militarism Today" last Monday, Feb. 14!
View the video here https://youtu.be/VQi3Et5ZHkE and share.
The slides are posted at
VIDEO: Debate: Can War Ever Be Justified? Mark Welton vs. David Swanson
By World BEYOND War, February 24, 2022
Photos of the Rally for the Celebration of the First Anniversary of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Watch this video of "The Nuclear Blues"
REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time - the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few. Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality - tracing a half-century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the expense of the majority - while also looking back on his own life of activism and political participation. Profoundly personal and thought provoking, Chomsky provides penetrating insight into what may well be the lasting legacy of our time - the death of the middle class and swan song of functioning democracy. A potent reminder that power ultimately rests in the hands of the governed, REQUIEM is required viewing for all who maintain hope in a shared stake in the future.
Vietnam veteran Mark Foreman of Milwaukee Veterans for Peace Chapter 102 and Peace Action WI tells his tremendous story of conscience, entrapment, horror, spirituality and purpose.
MONDAY, DEC 20, 2021 at NOON at Gwen Moore's Office, 250 E Wisconsin Ave
The End the Wars Coalition took an action to ask Representative Moore to sign on to a letter concerning starvation of the population of Afghanistan.
https://youtu.be/dA4w_kX0jTU | Stop Afghan Famine! | Gwen Moore's Office
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
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
Rally for a People’s Agenda at Biden Town Hall, March 2021, … https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVcbToV
Peace Billboard Event in 2020
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"…
More....No Blood for Oil: 30th Anniversary of the Gulf War https://flic.kr/s/aHsmUHMVfaNo War on Iran! https://flic.kr/s/aHsmDN8U5YPizza by the Peace - https://flic.kr/s/aHsmbBUZn4Project Unspeakable - https://flic.kr/s/aHsmxdC6G118th Annual MLK Justice Program - https://www.flickr.com/gp/ruggless/z34jg7Armistice Day 100th Anniversary Program - https://flic.kr/s/aHskHVUBn4Peace Action Annual Meeting 2018 - https://flic.kr/s/aHsmmJi1UQKathy Kelly Speaks out on Yemen - https://flic.kr/s/aHskM72HMGGwen Moore for Peace - Gwen at anti-war rallies.docx
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