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|From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)|
|Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:01:39 -0800 (PST)|
Help us honor our "Sweetheart for Peace" Pepperwolf at WAMM's Valentine's Day Party! See details below. image © tBottolene WAMM EVENTS 1. The Ghosts of Jeju: Documentary Film 1/29 2. Global Day of Action Against Torture 1/31 3. Changing Perceptions: Israel/Palestine 2/8 4. Opening Night of WAMM Second Monday Movie Nights, The Age of Stupid 2/09 5. WAMM Valentine’s Day Party 2/14 6. WAMM Book Club: Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War by James Risen 2/21 7. WAMM Annual Meeting: The Price of Drone Warfare 3/7 COALITION EVENTS 8. The Son of Eilaboun: A Documentary 2/14 ALSO OF INTEREST 9. Community Celebration: Gabriel Johnson-Ortiz 1/30 10. Cultivating Courage in Community 1/31 11. March and Rally: Drone not Drones 1/31 12. Clean Energy and Jobs Day on the Hill 2/2 13. Dispatches from Occupied Palestine: Sabry Wazwaz Speaks Out 2/7 14. A Call for Immigration Reform 2/17 15. Eve, Winona, and Louise 2/17 16. Rock for Rasmea, Rally Against the Injustice System 2/21 17. Rally to Stop U.S. Wars 3/21 18. A National Antiwar & Social Justice Conference: Stop the Wars at Home & Abroad! 5/8 WAMM EVENTS 1. The Ghosts of Jeju: Documentary Film Thursday, January 29, 7:00 p.m. St. Joan of Arc Church, 4537 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis. The Ghosts of Jeju describes the non-violent resistance by residents of a small village on Jeju Island, South Korea, to their government's construction of a gigantic naval base on the island. The film also describes the effect the base would have on the environment and the traditional culture and livelihood of the villagers who live there. And it links the resistance today to the resistance of the peasants to U.S. and South Korean military domination following World War II. The base also represents a major expansion of American militarism in that region, the so-called "Pivot to Asia." Sponsored by: St. Joan of Arc/WAMM Peacemakers. FFI: Call Marie 612-275-2720. Global Day of Action Against Torture 2. Saturday, January 31, 2:15 p.m. Corner of Cedar and Riverside Avenues, West Bank, Minneapolis. Meet at the corner of Cedar and Riverside Avenues (in front of Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27 office). People are invited to stay for the Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27 March and Rally (See Drone Not Drones below). Sponsored by the Tackling Torture at the Top! Committee of WAMM. FFI: Visit their facebook event. 3. Changing Perceptions: Israel/Palestine Sunday, February 8, 1:00 p.m. 4200 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis. Ilan Pappe will join WAMM via Skype from London. Ilan Pappe is a major, revisionist Israeli historian who published the results of his groundbreaking research on the war of 1948 in The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (2006). After receiving numerous death threats in Israel while teaching at Haifa University, Pappe was hired by the history department at the University of Exeter in England, and moved there in 2007 with his family. A prolific author, Pappe is also an activist committed to a non-Zionist “one-state solution” for Israel/Palestine. Sponsored by: WAMM Middle East Committee. FFI: Call 612-827-5364 Join and share on Facebook 4. Opening Night of WAMM Second Monday Movie Nights “The Age of Stupid” Monday February 9, 7:00 pm, 4200 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis. Join us opening night for our series of monthly movies and lively discussion. Sit back and enjoy freshly popped popcorn. Make it an evening you won't want to miss! Bring a date! First movie for opening night: Age of Stupid. A future archivist looks at old footage from the year 2008 to understand why humankind failed to address climate change. Touches on the connections between the environment, the effects of war, and corporate power. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the WAMM Second Monday Monthly Movie Committee. FFI: WAMM Office 612.827.5364 Join and share on Facebook 5. WAMM's 9th Annual Valentine’s Day Party Saturday, February 14, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Kenwood Isles Party Room, 1425 West 28th Street (at Hennepin Ave), Minneapolis. Share the love with WAMM on Valentine’s Day. Come Honor (some of) the sweethearts (volunteers extraordinaire) of WAMM and Bid "Adieu" to Pepperwolf. Wine, punch, coffee and hors d'oeuvres.New this year: Peace Bingo (first card free) and Wine Pull($10)! Sponsored by: Women Against Military Madness. FFI: Call 612-827-5364 Join and share on Facebook. 6. WAMM Book Club: Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War by James Risen Saturday, February 21, 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. In January the Book Club will discuss Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War by James Risen. Check out MayDay Books for your own copy. Sponsored by: The WAMM Book Club. FFI: Call 612-827-5364. 7. WAMM Annual Meeting: The Price of Drone Warfare Saturday, March 7, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Community of Saint Stephens, 2201 1st Avenue South, Minneapolis. Featuring interdisciplinary artist Sha Cage, one of the Star Tribune's Best of 2014 Movers and Makers. Renew your membership, enjoy a light brunch, elect new board members, and network with other WAMM members! The program is free and open to the public. Sponsored by: Women Against Military. FFI: Call 612-827-5364 Join and Share on Facebook. _____________________________________________ Tackling Torture at the Top Video Contest WAMM’s Tackling Torture at the Top (T3) committee announces their 2nd Annual video contest on the subject of torture and torture accountability. Two prizes in each Serious and Satirical Categories: Jury ($500) and Audience Favorite ($300). Deadline for entries: March 1, 2015. FFI and details: Visit ONLINE _____________________________________________ COALITION EVENTS 8. The Son of Eilaboun: A Documentary Saturday, February 14, 9:30 a.m. (refreshments) 10:00 a.m. (presentation and discussion). Southdale Hennepin County Library, 7001 York Avenue South, Edina. A touching documentary by Palestinian film maker Hisham Zreik The Son of Eilaboun tells the story of Eilaboun a small Palestinian town in the North Galilee which was ruthlessly attacked, brutalized and dispossessed by the Israeli Defense Forces in 1948. Sponsored by: Middle East Peace Now (MEPN). FFI: Call Dale Stuepfert 612-374-4049. _____________________________________________ Can Free Trade Agreements Be Stopped in Their Fast Tracks? Fast Track is a procedure, rarely used, that allows executive branch negotiators to skirt Congress and the public, rewriting trade policies that affect our daily lives––from the stability of our jobs to the safety of our food. Read about Fast Track and the newest trade agreements: the Transpacific Partnership (TTP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in an article by Carol Masters in the Spring I, 2015 WAMM newsletter coming soon. _____________________________________________ ALSO OF INTEREST 9. Community Celebration: Gabriel Johnson-Ortiz Friday, January 30, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Basement of Bethany Lutheran Church ELCA, 2511 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis. Gabriel Dominic Johnson-Ortiz AKA ‘Comandante Chucho’ passed away peacefully at home after four and a half year struggle with brain cancer. Loved and missed by his parents, brother, sister, and extended family. Gabriel touched innumerable people’s lives through his many political and volunteer activities in support of social justice and people’s liberation struggles. Sponsored by: family and friends or Gabe. FFI: Visit facebook. 10. Cultivating Courage in Community Saturday, January 31, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Walker Church, 3104 16th Avenue South, Minneapolis. Four inspiring and informative talks from four extraordinary leaders from the 2014 Bioneers Conference. Each talk is approximately 25 minutes and will be followed by time to engage, explore, and envision the possibilities within our community. Co-sponsored by: Future First, Northland Sustainable Solutions, and Minnesota Pachamama Community. FFI: Visit Online 11. March and Rally: Drone not Drones Saturday, January 31, 3:00 p.m. Cedar and Riverside Avenues, West Bank, Minneapolis. Rally and March in support of the musical event “Drone not Drones” a marathon concert from 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 30 through Saturday, January 31 at the Cedar Cultural Center featuring musicians and groups opposing the US weaponized drone program. Sponsored by: Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27. FFI: Visit Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27. 12. Clean Energy and Jobs Day on the Hill Monday, February 2, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Christ Lutheran Church, 105 University Avenue West, St. Paul. Minnesota has taken several important bipartisan steps toward cleaner energy and a stronger economy over the last few years. But our work is not done. We will meet with our Legislators to urge them to support an increase in clean energy in Minnesota. Gather at Christ Lutheran Church to hear from lobby and policy experts before we hit the ground at the Capitol. Lunch will be provided and rides to the Capitol are available. Sponsored by: First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis Social Justice Committee. FFI: Visit Online 13. Dispatches from Occupied Palestine: Sabry Wazwaz Speaks Out Saturday, February 7, 3:00 p.m. Karmel West, 312 West Lake Street, Minneapolis. After over a month of traveling in Palestine, Anti-War Committee member Sabry Wazwaz is returning to Minnesota with a treasure trove of video, photos and first-hand accounts of life in the occupied West Bank. Palestinian American Sabry is an outspoken leader of Minnesota’s movement for a free Palestine, and against U.S.-backed Israeli apartheid. Many have followed his December-January trip on social media. His almost daily posts have given a preview of what Sabry witnessed: military checkpoints, the violence of Israeli settlements, racist apartheid laws, and the denied right of return have been paired with inspiring stories of the determination and resilience of the Palestinian people, from Al Khalil to Jerusalem. Join us for Sabry’s stories from Palestine, and his thoughts on our continuing work for Palestine here in Minnesota. Sponsored by: the Anti-War Committee. FFI: Visit Anti-war Cmt 14. A Call for Immigration Reform Tuesday, February 17, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Coeur de Catherine Ballroom, St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul. Featured speakers: Simone Campbell, SSS (nuns on the bus) Executive Director of a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby and Dr Bruce Corrie, PhD, Assoc. V.P. for University Relations and International Programs Concordia University. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by: Justice Commission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates. FFI: Contact Ginger K. Hedstrom, Justice Coordinator, (651) 690-7054 or ghedstrom [at] csjstpaul.org 15. Eve, Winona, and Louise Tuesday, February 17, 7:30 p.m. The Women’s Club Theater, 407 West 15th Street, Minneapolis. Eve Ensler and Winona LaDuke will lead an evening of conversation at the intersection of extreme extraction and violence against Native women with special guest Louise Erdrich. Tickets $20. Sponsored by: Honor the Earth, One Billion Rising, and The Women’s Congress. FFI or for tickets: Visit honorearth.org/eve_winona_and_louise 16. Rock for Rasmea, Rally Against the Injustice System Saturday, February 21, 6:30 p.m. to Midnight. Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis. This inspiring multimedia arts event aims to engage youth and raise awareness of Palestinian-American community leader Rasmea Odeh and all political prisoners targeted by the FBI. Featuring short films curated by MIZNA, spoken word poetry curated by local artist Sarah Thamer, and sets by local musicians. This event is made possible thanks to Intermedia Arts’ VERVE Grants for Spoken Word poets and 2012 grant winner Misty Rowan. Sponsored by: Anti-War Committee. FFI: Visit the website. L O O K I N G A H E A D 17. Rally to Stop U.S. WARS and Drone Killings! Saturday March 21 at 1:00 pm Lake Street & Hiawatha Avenues, Minneapolis. Sponsored by MPAC (MN Peace Action Coalition) FFI: 612.827.5364 18. 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 _____________________________________________ Tackling Torture at the Top Video Contest WAMM’s Tackling Torture at the Top (T3) committee announces their 2nd Annual video contest on the subject of torture and torture accountability. Two prizes in each Serious and Satirical Categories: Jury ($500) and Audience Favorite ($300). Deadline for entries: March 1, 2015. 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