|Action Alert: Urgent Peace Vigils / Wittner at MayDay Books||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)|
|Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:55:35 -0700 (PDT)|
WAMM Action Alerts: Minnesotans Join Together to Say “Venezuela is Not Our Enemy!” Solidarity with Venezuela Protest Wednesday, March 25th 4:30-5:30 pm* Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Bridge over the Mississippi River Both President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry are advocating for U.S. meddling in the internal affairs of Venezuela. On March 9th the U.S. increased sanctions on Venezuela and Obama signed an executive order declaring Venezuela an “unusual and extraordinary threat to national security." Foreign ministers of the 12-country Union of South American Nations and many members of the Organization of the American States, including Colombia – the U.S. main ally in the region - have called for a revocation of the U.S. sanctions. On April 10th the U.S. and most Latin American countries will be at the Summit of the Americas in Panama where U.S. foreign policy towards the region will be a focus of the meeting’s discussions. The weekly peace vigil on the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue bridge over the Mississippi River on Wednesday, March 25 at 4:30 pm will focus on speaking out against the U.S. government's interference in the affairs of the Venezuelan people. This event is co-sponsored by the Twin Cities Peace Campaign, End War Committee of WAMM, Anti-War Committee and the MN Cuba Committee. * S tarting April 1st, Wednesday Peace Vigils will be from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. ######### End US Aid to Israel Protest Friday, March 27th from 4:30 – 5:30pm Intersection of Summit & Snelling in St. Paul Join the weekly WAMM vigil to mark the upcoming Palestinian Land 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. Kid friendly event. Join us afterwards at Shish for dinner. Eat and talk with like minded people! Co-sponsored by the Anti-War Committee and the WAMM Middle East Committee. ######### 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. Professor Lawrence Wittner has been a peace movement activist for over 50 years, currently on the nat'l board of Peace Action. He has spoken at the UN, at the Norwegian Nobel Inst. and delivered many guest lectures on dozens of college and university campuses and in 17 countries. He is author or editor of 13 books including Confronting the Bomb: A Short History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement and Working for Peace and Justice: Memoirs of an Activist Intellectual, and has over 250 pubished articles/book reviews. 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 Mpls. campuses. This talk at MayDay Books is co-hosted by WAMM and Citizens for Global Solutions of MN. Hope to see you standing up with WAMM somewhere this week! 4200 Cedar Ave S, Suite 3 Minneapolis, MN 55407 [facebook.gif] Facebook 612-827-5364 References 1. https://www.facebook.com/events/351669711709283/ 2. http://womenagainstmilitarymadness.org/ 3. http://electronicintifada.net/content/what-it-palestinians-commemorate-land-day/5039 4. http://mec.worldwidewamm.org/home.html 5. http://www.lawrenceswittner.com/ 6. http://www.lawrenceswittner.com/books/confronting-bomb 7. https://www.facebook.com/events/429807693852918/ 8. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Women-Against-Military-Madness-WAMM/105317032831328 This message was sent to mn-prog-events [at] justcomm.org from: Women Against Military Madness | wamm [at] mtn.org | Women Against Military Madness | 4200 Cedar Ave. S, Suite 3 | Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407 Unsubscribe: http://app.icontact.com/icp/mmail-mprofile.pl?r=27170137&l=7473&s=9VHX&m=165047&c=1273433
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