|WAMM Calendar June 11-July 23| Peace Vigil: Out of Iraq!||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)|
|Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:07:00 -0700 (PDT)|
Two More Mural Painting Days Left Photo Maggie Korder Community Mural Project- All ages and skill levels welcome! 4200 Cedar Ave S., Minneapolis, MN Friday June 12th and Saturday June 13th 1pm-4pm each day. WAMM EVENTS and Goings On 1. WAMM Friday Vigil for Free Palestine 6/12 2. Iran Nuclear Deal: What's Really Going On? Via Skype with Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich 6/17 3. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Peace: Bring the Troops Home Now! 6/17 4. WAMM Book Club: Open Veins of Latin America 6/20 5. Torture Awareness Eve: Filmaker Eric Juth and CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou 6/25 6. Kathy Kelly: Can the Earth Survive Endless War? 7/7 7. Second Monday Movies at WAMM: "Spanish Lake" 7/13 COALITION EVENTS / Also of Interest 8. Legal update on Rasmea Odeh Appeal (Live Stream) 6/12 9. 2nd Annual MN Malcolm X Conference: The Political Legacy of Malcolm X 6/13 10. Movie: Village Under the Forest: Where Greening Is an Act of Obliteration 6/16 11. Community Peace Celebration 6/19 12. Peace in the Park- 4th Annual Central Minnesota Peace Fair 6/20 13. Movie: Stone Cold Justice 6/23 14. Peacestock 2015 7/11 ____________________ WAMM EVENTS 1. WAMM Friday Vigil for Free Palestine. Friday, June 12, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Intersection of Snelling & Summit, St. Paul. Join us to say No to US aid to Israel, Let Gaza Live, End the Siege, End the Violence. Sponsored by the WAMM Middle East Committee. FFI: 612-827-5364 2. Iran Nuclear Deal: What's Really Going On? Via Skype with Soraya Sepahour-Ulrich Wednesday, June 17, 7:00 p.m. Pizza and Middle East snacks at 6:30. 4200 Cedar Av. S., Mpls. Free and open to the public. Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich is an Iranian-American who was educated in Iran, England and France. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Int'l. Relations from the U of Southern California and pursued her Master’s degree in Middle East Studies at the U of Utah. She returned to Los Angeles to pursue a degree in Public Diplomacy at USC’s School of Int'l. Relations and USC Annenberg for Communication. Soraya’s articles and interviews have been featured on news sites throughout the world, including: Foreign Press Journal, Monthly Review, Middle East Monitor, Counterpunch, RT News, Fars News, Huffington Post, Global Research, and many others. She is an independent researcher, essayist, and political commentator. Sponsored by The Middle East Committee of WAMM. FFI: 612-827-5364 3. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Peace - No Escalation in Iraq! Wednesday, June 17, Lake St/Marshall Ave Peace Bridge over Mississippi, 5:00 - 6:00 pm. The Obama Administration says it is sending more U.S. troops to Iraq - No More Boots on the Ground - Bring the Troops Home Now - Stop the Bombing! Out of Iraq - No U.S. War! On June 10 the Obama Administration announced it would send 450 additional U.S. troops to Iraq. The latest U.S. intervention in Iraq is slowly escalating. Twenty years of U.S. war, sanctions and occupation created the crisis is Iraq, more U.S. troops, bombs, and weapons will not make things better. Please make a special point of coming out to this urgent vigil to say no to the latest and escalating U.S. intervention in Iraq. Peace! Sponsored by WAMM End War Committee and Twin Cities Peace Campaign. FFI: 612-275-2720 or 612-827-5364. 4. WAMM Book Club - Great reads and discussions with good people! Saturday, June 20,10:00 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 Open Veins of Latin America, by Eduardo Galeano Check out MayDay Books for your own copy. Sponsored by: The WAMM Book Club. FFI: Call 612-827-5364 5. Torture Awareness Eve: Filmaker Eric Juth and CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Thursday, June 25, 7:00pm-9:00pm. 4200 Cedar Ave. S., Mpls. On the evening before the U.N.'s annual "Torture Awareness Day, we want to raise awareness of the torture perpetrated by the CIA and other US government/military personnel and the lack of accountability for these war crimes. The 35 minute documentary film "Ghosts of Johnston County" will be shown. As victims of extraordinary rendition continue to surface, and as details emerge on United States' use of torture during the war on terror, the efforts to achieve justice for the survivors persists, even in places as seemingly removed from the front lines as Johnston County, North Carolina. Filmmaker Eric Juth is coming to lead a discussion about his film and the anti-torture activism it was based on. Former CIA Agent and torture whistleblower John Kiriakou will appear via Skype to join the discussion. Sponsored by: WAMM’s Tackling Torture at the Top (T3) Committee. FFI: 612-827-5364 and Facebook Event 6. Kathy Kelly - Can the Earth Survive Endless War? Warfare's assault on Mother Earth: Making amends and making changes. Tuesday, July 7, 7:00pm. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 273 East 31st St., Mpls. Free Admission. Kathy Kelly will talk about the persistent and wrongful notion that U.S. wars are protecting and defending people in the U.S. from enemies that threaten our security. In addressing one of the major threats to our security — the environmental impact of modern warfare — she will draw from experiences in war zones and analysis of Pentagon budgets. She was recently imprisoned for three months after protesting drone warfare at a U.S. military base. Sponsored by WAMM End War Committee, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, and the Peace with Justice Committee of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. FFI: 612-827-5364 or 612-275-2720 7. Second Monday Movies at WAMM: "Spanish Lake" Monday, July 13, 7 pm, 4200 Cedar Avenue S., Minneapolis. Join WAMM for this film. "Spanish Lake" is a bold and uncompromising documentary focused on economic oppression in the suburb of Spanish Lake, Missouri (a town 8 miles from Ferguson). The themes of the film parallel America's growing political divide, underlying racism, and rise of anti-government sentiment. Free admission, free, fresh popcorn. All welcome for a lively discussion following the film. Sponsored by WAMM Movie Committee. Endorsed by Vets for Peace, Chapter 27. FFI: 612-827-5364 [4200 Cedar is a Coke-free zone. #BoycottCoke.] _________________ Kathy Kelly will be in MN July 5th - 11th! Sunday, July 5 - St. Joan of Arc Church, Minneapolis; 9 and 11 am Masses Contact: Marie Braun at 612-275-2720, braun044 [at] umn.edu Monday, July 6 - Mankato Contact: Sr. Gladys Schmitz, 507-389-4114 Tuesday July 7 – Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Minneapolis Contact: Marie Braun at 612-275-2720, braun044 [at] umn.edu Wednesday, July 8 - Little Falls Contact: Jeff Odendahl at 320-632-2981, jodendahl [at] sflf.org Thursday, July 9 – Grand Rapids Contact: Vicky Andrews at 218-259-4254/218-326-0653, vicandr [at] mchsi.com Friday, July 10 – Rochester Contact: Sr. Iesha, Rochester Francisicans Saturday, July 11 - Peacestock 2015, Redwing Contact: Bill Habedank at 651-764-1866, habedank [at] charter.net _____________________ COALITION EVENTS / Also of Interest 8. Legal update on Rasmea Odeh Appeal: With Defense Attorney Michael Deutsch and Rasmea (Live Stream) Thursday, June 11, 6pm, 4200 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis. Join us for food and an important legal update the day after Rasmea’s defense attorney Michael Deutsch files her appeal. Michael Deutsch and Rasmea will be participating in this video conference that will explain the appeal process and what to expect as we struggle for justice. Rasmea is the 68-year-old Palestinian American community leader who was tortured by the Israelis in 1969. She was targeted for political repression by the U.S. government and put on trial last year. Unable to obtain a fair trial, where she could speak about the torture and rape by the Israeli occupation army, she was convicted. Sponsored by the MN Committee to Stop FBI Repression and Anti-War Committee. FFI: Facebook 9. 2nd Annual MN Malcolm X Conference: The Political Legacy of Malcolm X Saturday, June 13,10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Harvest Prep School-Seed Academy, 1300 Olson Memorial Highway, Minneapolis. A panel of activists will relate how Malcolm X influenced them and their struggles. Panelists are: Alejandra Cruz (Mexican rights activist), Sara Osman (Somali student activist), Sabry Wazwaz (Palestinian activist with the Anti-War Committee), and Professor Ezra Hyland ( U of M).The purpose of the conference is to examine our political, economic and social system; capitalism using Malcolm X's analysis and applying it to the problems of police violence, mass incarceration, lack of quality public education, societal discrimination, white supremacy and economic exploitation. We will also examine Malcolm's Pan Africanism and internationalist perspective. Organized by the MN Malcolm X Committee. FFI: Facebook 10. Movie: Village Under the Forest: Where Greening Is an Act of Obliteration Tuesday, June 16, 7pm, Bethel Lutheran Church, 1321 North Ave., Northfield “Village Under the Forest: Where Greening Is an Act of Obliteration” unfolds as a personal meditation from the Jewish Diaspora. The film explores the hidden remains of the destroyed Palestinian village of Lubya, which lies under a purposefully-cultivated forest plantation called South Africa Forest. Directed by Emmy-winner Mark J. Kaplan, the film is written and narrated by scholar and author Heidi Grunebaum. The movie is free and open to the public. Presented by the Bethel Lutheran Church Mission and Justice Committee and Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel. FFI: Email aschmitt001 [at] luthersem.edu 11. Community Peace Celebration Friday, June 19, 2 - 6 p.m. Ober Community Center, 376 Western Ave N., St. Paul. Free food, games, info booths, music and dance. This event is pure fun and community. WAMM's Ground All Drones will be Flying Kites, Not Drones! Come decorate and fly one of our peace kites. FFI: Facebook 12. Peace in the Park- 4th Annual Central Minnesota Peace Fair Saturday, June 20, 11-5pm, Ramada #2, Lum Park, Brainerd. Speakers: Coleen Rowley, Peace Activist, 9/11 FBI Whistelblower; Ken Pentel, Militarism and the Environment and retired JAG attorney Todd Pierce. Sponsored by Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace, endorsed by WAMM End War Cmmttee. FFI:  BrainerdPeace or 612-827-5364 13. Movie: Stone Cold Justice Tuesday, June 23rd, 7pm, Bethel Lutheran Church, 1321 North Ave., Northfield. Created by Australian journalists, “Stone Cold Justice” has sparked an international outcry against Israel after it explicitly detailed Tel Aviv’s use of torture against Palestinian children. The film documents how Palestinian children, who have been arrested and detained by Israeli forces, are subjected to physical abuse and torture, forced into false confessions and pushed into gathering intelligence on Palestinian activists. The movie is free and open to the public. Presented by the Bethel Lutheran Church Mission and Justice Committee and Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel. FFI: aschmitt001 [at] luthersem.edu 14. Peacestock 2015 - The War on Our Climate Saturday, July 11th. All day event starting at 9:00 a.m. Hobgoblin Barn, 920 Hwy. 19 Blvd., Red Wing, MN. Featured Guests: Dr. James Hansen (via Skype), Nate Hagens and Kathy Kelly. Music with the Wild Colonial Bhoys. Full day of activities, speakers, music and food! Sponsored by Vets for Peace, Chapter 115 - Red Wing and Chapter 27 - Minneapolis. FFI: Peacestock, Bill Habedank at 651-764-1866 or habedank [at] charter.net VISIT US ONLINE • JOIN WAMM • DONATE Like good company? 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. 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. We regret that we cannot accommodate all the many wonderful peace and justice events occurring in the Twin Cities. For more WAMM events or ongoing peace vigils, call WAMM at 612-827-5364 or see the WAMM calendar on WomenAgainstMilitaryMadness.org WAMM’s provision of information on other group’s events is not meant to convey nor endorse any action contrary to public policy that would be inconsistent with exempt purposes under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) i.e., charitable purposes. 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