|WAMM Peace Calendar May 28- July 9| Walk Against Weapons!||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)|
|Date: Thu, 28 May 2015 14:25:19 -0700 (PDT)|
THIS SATURDAY!....  WAMM 8th Annual Walk Against Weapons May 30th, 10:30am, rain or shine, Perkins at Riverside Avenue and I-94 Stop Militarizing U.S. Society! WAMM EVENTS 1. WAMM Friday Vigil for Free Palestine 5/29 2. WAMM 8th Annual Walk Against Weapons 5/30 Donate now to support a Walker for peace! 3. Tackling Torture at the Top Video Contest Ends June 1st! 4. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Peace 6/3 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. Torture Awareness Eve: Filmaker Eric Juth and CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou 6/25 COALITION EVENTS / ALSO OF INTEREST 9. Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions: A Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights 5/30 10. Stand Up for Truth with Bill Binney 6/3 11. Tar Sands Resistance March and Rally 6/6 12. Community Peace Celebration 6/19 13. Peace in the Park- 4th Annual Central Minnesota Peace Fair 6/20 14. Peacestock 2015 7/11 ____________________ WAMM EVENTS 1. WAMM Friday Vigil for Free Palestine. Friday, May 29, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Intersection of Snelling & Summit, St. Paul. This week's vigil is an Emergency Response in Solidarity with Palestine. On Tuesday, May 26th, Israel launched airstrikes on Gaza. It was the third set of airstrikes since Israel’s 51-day war on Gaza last summer which killed over 2,200 Palestinians. Yesterday’s bombings are a significant escalation. The Electronic Intifada reports that, “The Obama administration approved a $1.9 billion arms sale to Israel in recent days as “compensation” for the US nuclear deal with Iran, which the Israeli regime staunchly opposes.” These weapons will help Israel replenish its weapons from last summer’s war. Join with us at the weekly Palestine vigil to say no aid to Israel and to stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in Palestine. This week's vigil sponsored by the WAMM Middle East Committee and Anti-War Committee FFI: Call 612-827-5364 2. 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, donate to sponsor a peace walker. FFI: 612-827-5364. Download flyer/pledge sheets. 3. Tackling Torture at the Top Video Contest - ends June 1st! 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. 4. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Peace Wednesday, June 3, 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 our little planet Earth. The snow is gone, spring has sprung, its always a beautiful day at the Peace Bridge. We'll be there with a sign and a pat on the back ready for you! Sponsored by WAMM End War Cmmttee. and Twin Cities Peace Campaign. FFI: 612-275-2720 or 612-827-5364. 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 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 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. 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 and make some comments. Sponsored by: WAMM’s Tackling Torture at the Top (T3) Committee. FFI: 612-827-5364 and Facebook Event _________________ 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. 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. 10. 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. 11. 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! Frank Waln will perform and lots more! 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 12. Community Peace Celebration Friday, June 19th, 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 13. 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 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, whabedank [at] yahoo.com VISIT US ONLINE • JOIN WAMM 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! 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