|WAMM Calendar March 19 - Apr 30 | IRAN ACTION ALERT||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)|
|Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:07:05 -0700 (PDT)|
ACTION ALERT DON’T LET YOUR SENATORS SABOTAGE PEACE WITH IRAN After over 30 years of increasing threats and crippling sanctions against Iran, peace is finally possible. Iran and the P5+1 countries – the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany – are finalizing a peace agreement in Lausanne, Switzerland, right now. Last week, 47 Senators took the shocking step of sending an “open letter” to Iranian leaders aimed at blowing up the nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 countries. Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle are working to place obstacles in the way of peace. Today, two bills are pending in the Senate, clearly designed to prevent an agreement with Iran and may come up for a vote as early as next week: S. 615 Corker-Graham Iran Bill - would give Congress the power to veto a nuclear agreement, and S. 269 Kirk- Menendez Sanctions Bill -undermines diplomacy through new sanctions / unrealistic conditions for a final deal. Please, call your Senators TODAY and demand that they vote NO on legislation sabotaging peace with Iran (S.615 and S.269). Tell Sens. Klobuchar and Franken: DON’T BLOW THIS HISTORIC OPPORTUNITY. Will they work to support diplomacy, or will they put our nation back on the path towards a catastrophic war with Iran? Senator Amy Klobuchar: 612-727-5220 Senator Al Franken: 651-221-1016 White House switchboard: 202-224-3121 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ WAMM Peace Community Calendar WAMM EVENTS 1. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Free Palestine (Fridays) 2. WAMM Weekly Bridge Vigil for Peace (Wednesdays) 3. End US Aid to Israel Protest 3/27 4. WAMM Book Club: "Arms and the Man" 3/28 5. Second Monday Movies: "Shadows of Liberty" 4/13 6. My Lai Massacre: A Half-Told Story 4/26 7. Tackling Torture at the Top Video Contest Ends June 1st! COALITION EVENTS 8. 7 Stories I Wish They'd Tell About the War in Vietnam 3/20 9. Rally to Stop U.S. WARS and Drone Killings! 3/21 10. Compañeras: Zapatista Women's Stories, author Hilary Klein 3/21 11. Are the United States and Russia Getting Ready for Nuclear War? 3/28 ALSO OF INTEREST / Looking Ahead 12. Film Screening & Panel for Palestinian Land Day 3/29 13. Combating Trafficking / Rescuing Child Victims in the Philippines 4/26 14. Immigrant/Workers Rights March 5/1 15. Fly Kites, Not Drones! 5/3 and 5/23 16. A National Antiwar & Social Justice Conference: Stop the Wars at Home &Abroad! 5/8 17. WAMM 8th Annual Walk Against Weapons: Stop Militarizing US Society 5/30 2015 Flyers and Sponsor Sheets are ready! WAMM EVENTS 1. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Free Palestine Friday, March 20, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Intersection of Snelling & Summit, St. Paul. FFI: Call 612-827-5364 2. WAMM Weekly Bridge Vigil for Peace Wednesday, March 25, 4:30 - 5:30, Lake St/Marshall Av Peace Bridge, Mississippi River joining Mpls and St Paul. Since 1999. Sponsored by Twin Cities Peace Campaign and WAMM. FFI: Call WAMM at 612-827-5364. Note: Starting April 1st, Vigil will be held from 5:00 - 6:00p until Nov. 1st. 3. WAMM Book Club Saturdays, March 28th,10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Afro Deli, 1939 S 5th Street, Minneapolis. The WAMM Book Club meets every third Saturday of the month. The Book Club is reading "Arms and the Man", a play by George Bernard Shaw. Check out MayDay Books for your own copy. Sponsored by: The WAMM Book Club. FFI: Call 612-827-5364 4. Second Monday Movies - Shadows of Liberty Monday, April 13, 7:00 p.m. On the BIG SCREEN at 4200 Cedar Ave. So., Mpls. In highly revealing stories, renowned journalists, activists and academics give insider accounts of a broken media system. Controversial news reports are suppressed, people are censored for speaking out, and lives are shattered as the arena for public expression is turned into a private profit zone. Lively discussion. Open and free to the public. Sponsored by WAMM Movie Committee. FFI: 612-827-5364 5. My Lai Massacre: A Half-Told Story Sunday, April 26, Noon to 2:00pm. WAMM, 4200 Cedar Av S, Mpls. Dong Nguyen is a Humphrey Fellow at U of M Law School and founder and Vice-Chair of the non-governmental organization, Charity Fund for the Elderly in Hanoi, Vietnam. The My Lai Massacre is the most shocking war-crime episode of the Vietnam War. It showed the ruthlessness and brutality of American soldiers at the time, acting on incorrect information and displaying the low morale. The presentation will also point out why the case was hidden for a year, the reactions from media and public outreach before and after the disclosure, the real stories of the U.S soldiers who were charged with criminal offenses, and the actions to heal the pain. Sponsored by WAMM Tackling Torture at the Top Committee. 6. End US Aid to Israel Protest Friday, March 27th from 4:30 – 5:30pm, Snelling/Summit Aves. Intersection, St. Paul Join the weekly WAMM vigil to mark the upcoming PalestinianLand Day. Palestinians have remembered Land Day since March 30th, 1976 when thousands of Palestinians in Israel gathered to protest Israeli government plans to steal 60,000 dunams of Arab-owned land in the Galilee. Israeli police killed six Palestinians and wounded and jailed hundreds more. Join us to protest US support of Israel’s apartheid policies. Cosponsored by the Anti-War Committee and the WAMM Middle East Committee. 7. Tackling Torture at the Top Video Contest WAMM’s Tackling Torture at the Top (T3) committee announces a video contest on the subject of torture and torture accountability. The jury consists of international experts on film and on the torture issue, including Prof. Peter Kuznick, American University, co-writer of the 10 part TV series “The Untold History of the United States” (2012), Sebastian Doggart, director of the critically acclaimed documentary “American Faust: From Condi to Neo-Condi” (2009), longtime peace activist, Andy Worthington, and Joseph Jolton, Minneapolis filmmaker and instructor video arts at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the Blake School. Winners will be feted at Twin Cities events on June 26th, the UN-designated Torture Awareness Day. Deadline: June 1, 2015. FFI: Visit Tackling Torture. _____________________________________________ WAMM Volunteers are the backbones of all we take on - and that's alot. Will you join us? _____________________________________________ COALITION EVENTS 8. Seven Stories I Wish They'd Tell About the War in Vietnam Friday, March 20th, 7 pm. Macalester Plymouth United Church, 1658 Lincoln, St Paul. World Storytelling event features 7 storytellers/musicians, mostly veterans. Dick Foley, Gerald Ganann, Catrina Huynh-Weiss, Steve McKeown, Gary Melom, George Mische, and Chante Wolf will tell the tales being ignored, as Gulf of Tonkin, Kent State, My Lai, draft card burning, Dr. King's Vietnam speech, Fulbright Hearings, impact on the Vietnamese, rape in Vietnam, homeless veterans, and the travesty of Agent Orange. Co-sponsored by Macalester Plymouth United Church Peacemakers and Making Meaning of Vietnam, endorsed by Veterans for Peace Chapter 27. FFI or reserve a free seat: Larry Johnson, 612-747-3904 or larryjvfp [at] gmail.com. 9. Rally to Stop U.S. WARS and Drone Killings! Saturday March 21 at 1:00 pm Lake Street & Hiawatha Avenues, Mpls. 2:00 pm Program at Walker Community Church, 3104 16th Avenue S, Mpls. The Minneapolis March 21st protest will coincide with the spring anti-war actions on March 18-21 in Washington DC. March 2015 will mark 12 years since the 2003 "Shock & Awe" launch of the U.S. war in Iraq. STOP U.S. WARS! No bombing, troops, advisors, weapons, or contractors. Stop bombing Syria. Out of Afghanistan . Say NO to drone strikes & endless war. Say NO to Racism . Stop targeting people of color. Demilitarize the police . Stop attacks on democratic rights . Say NO to Islamophobia. For a full employment peace economy! Sponsored by MPAC (MN Peace Action Coalition). Endorsed by: AFSCME Local 3800, Alliant Action, Anti-War Committee, Committee for Palestinian Rights, Community of St. Martin, Every Church a Peace Church, Faith Mennonite Church, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Grandmothrs for Peace, Marxist Student Federation, Mayday Books, Military Families Speak Out (MN chapter), Minneapolis Green Party, Peace and Justice Committee of Sacred Heart Catholic Church (St. Paul), St. Frances Cabrini Justice and Peace Cmmttee., Socialist Action, Students for a Democratic Society (UMN), St. Joan of Arc/WAMM Peacemakers, St. Paul Eastside Neighbors for Peace, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Veterans for Peace, Welfare Rights Committee, Women Against Military Madness, Workers International League. FFI: Marie at TC Peace Campaign, 612-275-2720 or WAMM at 612-827-5364 or MN Peace Action Coalition. 10. Compañeras: Zapatista Women's Stories, author Hilary Klein Saturday, March 21, 6:00p. Boneshaker Books, 2001 23rd Av S, Mpls. Compañeras is the untold story of women’s involvement in the Zapatista movement, the indigenous rebellion that has inspired grassroots activists around the world for over two decades. Gathered here are the stories of grandmothers, mothers, and daughters who became guerrilla insurgents and political leaders, educators and healers—who worked collectively to construct a new society of dignity and justice. WAMM Endorsed. FFI: Facebook 11. Are the United States and Russia Getting Ready for Nuclear War? Saturday, March 28, 1:30 p.m., MayDay Books, 301 Cedar Avenue S, Mpls. Larry Wittner, former president of the Council on Peace Research in History has written extensively on the history of peace movements, nuclear arms control and disarmament, and U.S. foreign policy. He has received major fellowships or grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the MacArthur Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the United States Institute of Peace. He is also on the natl. board of Peace Action and plays banjo in Solidarity Singers. Professor Wittner’s visit to the Twin Cities is sponsored by Metropolitan State University as part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum poster exhibit and programming taking place on its St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses. His appearance at MayDay Books is sponsored by Metro State, co- hosted by WAMM and Citizens for Global Solutions MN. FFI: Call 612-827-5364 12. Immigrant/Workers Rights March Friday, May 1st, 2:30 p.m. gather at Lake/Nicollet, march to downtown Mpls. for rally at 5:00. The march will send that message of solidarity with all workers, the right to a union, and opposition to anti-union laws being imposed around the country like the “right to work (for less)” law just forced through in Wisconsin. The march will also stand for equal rights for immigrant workers in Minnesota Sponsored by May 1st Coalition, endorsed by WAMM. FFI: Call 651-389-9174 / Facebook ALSO OF INTEREST / L O O K I N G A H E A D 12. Film Screening & Panel for Palestinian Land Day Sunday, March 29th @ 3 pm @ 4200 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis Join us in support of Palestinian Land Day for a screening of the film "Enduring Roots: Over a Century of Resistance to the Jewish National Fund (JNF)" -- a driving force in the historic and ongoing colonization of Palestine -- accompanied by a short panel discussion from local organizers doing Palestinian solidarity work. A preview of the film can be seen here. This event has been endorsed by the Stop the JNF Campaign, Middle East Peace Now, the Minnesota Break the Bonds Campaign, WAMM Middle East Cmmttee., and Jewish Voices for Peace - TC. 13. Combating Trafficking and Rescuing Child Victims in the Philippines Sunday, April 26, 2:30 - 4:30pm, Philippine Center of MN, 1380 Frost Ave, Maplewood, MN. Open forum and conversation with Fr. Shay Cullen and Marlyn Capio Richter. Sponsored by Philippine Study Group of Minnestoa. Endorsed by WAMM. FFI: Meg Layese/Paul Bloom, 651-646-1985; Joe Selvaggio, 612-823-2077; Paul/Virgie Carlson, 952-938-5060; Gary King, 763-571-7696. 14. Immigrant/Workers Rights March Friday, May 1st, 2:30 p.m. gather at Lake/Nicollet, march to downtown Mpls. for rally at 5:00. The march will send that message of solidarity with all workers, the right to a union, and opposition to anti-union laws being imposed around the country like the “right to work (for less)” law just forced through in Wisconsin. The march will also stand for equal rights for immigrant workers in Minnesota Sponsored by May 1st Coalition, endorsed by WAMM. FFI: Call 651-389-9174 / Facebook 15. Fly Kites, Not Drones! Sunday, May 3rd at MayDay Festival, Powderhorn Park AND Saturday, May 23 (rain day May 24), 1:00-3:00p at Lake Calhoun near concessions & boat launch. Bring the kids, decorate and fly your own kites, have fun and remind people no skies should be filled with killer drones. Sponsored by WAMM Ground All Drones Committee. FFI: 612-827-5364 and website. 16. A National Antiwar & Social Justice Conference: Stop the Wars at Home & Abroad! Friday, May 8 to Sunday, May 10 Empire Meadows (Clarion) Hotel in Secaucus, New Jersey (30 minutes from New York City). To register for a hotel room at the conference reduced rate, call 201-348-6900 and say it is for the UNAC Antiwar Coalition conference. Sponsored by: UNAC - United National Antiwar Coalition Conference info - Online or UNACpeace [at] gmail.com, or call 518-227-6947 17. WAMM 8th Annual Walk Against Weapons - Stop Militarizing US Society! Saturday, May 30th, 10:30 am, rain or shine. Meet up at Perkins, Riverside and I-94, Mpls. WAMM has, for decades, been vigilant against war on peoples anywhere. We are alarmed that the same weapons of war we deplore, yet pay for, have come home to be used in the US by federal, state, county and local law enforcement. We will walk against all weapons, including the use of drones for surveillance, and for an end to war profiteering. FFI: 612-824-5364. Download flyer/pledge sheets. VISIT US ONLINE • JOIN WAMM Like what you see? Subscribe to the WAMM Women Against Military Madness email list, become a member of WAMM or donate today! You can also Check Out the WAMM website, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updated stories, actions and more. WAMM's newsletter is online! WAMM' The Middle East Committee has a website. Tackling Torture at the Top, also known as T-3, has a Facebook page. Ground All Drones Committee has a blog and Facebook group Enjoy this email? Forward to your friends and colleagues-please load images first! Thank you! Please Note: The preceding are events sponsored or endorsed by WAMM committees or coalitions. 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