|WAMM Peace Calendar May 21- July 2| Fly Kites, Not Drones||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)|
|Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 15:21:16 -0700 (PDT)|
Fly Kites, Not Drones! Saturday, May 23 (rain day May 24), 1:00-3:00p at Lake Calhoun near concessions & boat launch. Brought to you by WAMM Ground All Drones Committee WAMM EVENTS 1. WAMM Friday Vigil for Free Palestine 5/22 2. Fly Kites, Not Drones! 5/23 3. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Peace 5/27 4. WAMM 8th Annual Walk Against Weapons 5/30 Donate to support a Walker for peace! 5. Second Monday Movies at WAMM: "The Invisible War" 6/8 6. Iran Nuclear Deal: What's Really Going On? Via Skype with Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich 6/17 7. WAMM Book Club: Open Veins of Latin America 6/20 8. Tackling Torture at the Top Video Contest Ends June 1st! COALITION EVENTS / ALSO OF INTEREST 9. "Keeping up with the GetMores" - Southside Family School Annual Play 5/21 and 5/22 10. Protest in Solidarity with Germans Opposed to Ramstein Drone Base 5/26 11. Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions: A Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights 5/30 12. Stand Up for Truth with Bill Binney 6/3 13. Tar Sands Resistance March and Rally 6/6 14. Peace in the Park- 4th Annual Central Minnesota Peace Fair 6/20 15. Peacestock 2015 7/11 ____________________ WAMM EVENTS 1. WAMM Friday Vigil for Free Palestine. Friday, May 22, 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: Call 612-827-5364 2. Fly Kites, Not Drones! Saturday, May 23 (rain day May 24), 1:00-3:00p at Lake Calhoun near concessions & boat launch. Bring the kids, we'll bring the kites. Decorate and fly kites, have fun and remind people our beautiful, open skies should not be filled with killer drones. Sponsored by WAMM Ground All Drones Committee. FFI: 612-827-5364 and website. 3. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Peace Wednesday, May 27, Lake St/Marshall Ave Peace Bridge over Mississippi, 5:00 - 6:00 pm. This week we focus, again, on the many strains our military puts on the planet. Rain, sleet, snow or the beautiful weather of our MN spring and summer, we'll be there with a sign and a pat on the back ready for you! Sponsored by WAMM and Twin Cities Peace Campaign. FFI: 612-275-2720 or 612-827-5364. 4. 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 US 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. If you can't walk with us, visit our website to donate or sponsor. FFI: 612-827-5364. Download flyer/pledge sheets. 5. Second Monday Movies at WAMM: "The Invisible War" Monday, June 8, 7 pm, 4200 Cedar Avenue S., Minneapolis. Join WAMM for this film, The Invisible War is a groundbreaking, award-winning investigative documentary about one of America’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. From Oscar®-and Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick, the film paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem—today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. Free admission, free popcorn. All welcome for a lively discussion following lead by Chante Wolfe. Sponsored by WAMM Movie Committee. Endorsed by Vets for Peace, Chapter 27. FFI: 612-827-5364 [4200 Cedar is a Coke-free zone. #BoycottCoke.] 6. Iran Nuclear Deal: What's Really Going On? Via Skype with Soraya Sepahour-Ulrich Wednesday, June 17th, 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 International Relations from the University of Southern California. She pursued her Master’s degree in Middle East Studies at the University of Utah, and returned to Los Angeles to pursue a degree in Public Diplomacy at USC’s School of International Relations and USC Annenberg for Communication. She is an independent researcher, essayist, and political commentator. Sponsored by The Middle East Committee of WAMM. FFI: 612-827-5364 7. 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 8. 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. _________________ Since 1982, WAMM has stood - loud and tall - against systems of militarism and oppression. On May 30th we'll Walk Against Weapons, raising awareness of the continued militarization of society. Please join us or chip in to keep all of our efforts strong for peace and justice! _______________ COALITION EVENTS / ALSO OF INTEREST 9. "Keeping up with the GetMores" - Southside Family School Annual Play Thursday, May 21st - Friday, May 22nd, 7pm. St. Joan of Arc Church gymnasium, 4500 Clinton Ave S, Mpls. "Keeping up with the GetMores" is a musical play set in an imaginary world where water is super-polluted, and one small family/giant corporation controls all the world's water resources. Exploited child workers become the heroes and sheroes, as they band together to overcome the injustices of life under GetMore rule. Join us for this inspiring production by Southside Family Charter School, a small K-8 school with a social justice-based curriculum that recognizes children's place in making history. Endorsed by WAMM's Ground All Drones and End War Committees. FFI: Facebook 10. Protest in solidarity with people of Germany opposed to Ramstein AFB drone program Tuesday, May 26th, 4-6 p.m. Sidewalk in front of Coborns Superstore located at 1101 Second Ave. N.E., Hwy. 27, Little Falls, MN (near Camp Ripley). The satellite relay station at the U.S. military base in Ramstein, Germany serves as “the high-tech heart of America’s drone program,” facilitating Reaper and Predator strikes in the Middle East, Afghanistan, and Africa. Refreshments, beverages and signs, if needed, provided. All are welcome. Endorsed by WAMM Ground All Drones Cmmtee. FFI: 320-360-3931 11. Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions: Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights Saturday, May 30, 9:30 a.m. refreshments, 10:00 a.m. panel and discussion. 5440 Penn Ave., S., Mpls., Lutheran Church of Christ the Redeemer. A panel, including Phil Benson, lawyer for the effort to make Minnesota divest from its Israeli bonds, will discuss the growing call for individuals and entities to stop investing in and supporting companies and governments that aid the oppression of Palestinian citizens, including our own state of Minnesota's investment in Israeli Bonds. Phil will be joined by Maher Alrai, to speak about the USPCN Coca Cola boycott. Sponsored by Middle East Peace Now, endorsed by WAMM Middle East Cmmttee. FFI: website. 12. Stand Up for Truth with Bill Binney Wednesday, June 3rd, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Bent Creek Golf Club, 14490 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie, MN. William Binney stands up for truth about NSA's bulk collection of non-relevant data on Americans. Before there was Edward Snowden, there was whistleblower Bill Binney. Bill will engage in a discussion with radio host Tony Stiles and security experts Chris Burg and retired JAG attorney Todd Pierce. Come hear this timely discussion given that the metadata collection provision in the Patriot Act---that has been unanimously held by the 2nd Circuit to be illegal as secretly interpreted---sunsets on June 1st! Sponsored by Expose Facts, endorsed by WAMM. 13. Tar Sands Resistance March & Rally. Saturday, June 6, 12 Noon, downtown St. Paul. Gather at Lambert's Landing (Sibley St. / Shepard Rd, near the Mississippi River). March to a rally at the State Capitol Lawn. Speakers, music, food, activist groups tables. Join activists from all over the Midwest to help send a clear message: Keep toxic tar sands in the ground and out of America's Heartland, fight for clean water, clean energy, and a safe climate! Sponsored by the Energy Action Coalition, Indigenous Environmental Network, National Wildlife Federation, MN350.org, Interfaith Power and Light, Sierra Club, WAMM and many others. FFI: website and 612-827-5364 14. 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 15. 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 whabedank [at] yahoo.com VISIT US ONLINE • JOIN WAMM Like good company? 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