WAMM Calendar-March 5 - Apr 16 | Annual Mtg w Shá Cage
From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 14:41:00 -0800 (PST)
All are invited:

WAMM Annual Meeting


"Grounded" Actor,  interdisciplinary artist,

Star Tribune 2014 Mover and Maker

[1]Shá Cage

[2]"The Price of Drone Warfare"

Saturday, March 7th

10:00 am to 1 pm

Spirit of St. Stephens

2201 First Avenue South


1. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Free Palestine (Fridays)

2. WAMM Weekly Bridge Vigil for Peace (Wednesdays)

3. [3]WAMM Annual Meeting: The Price of Drone Warfare   3/7

4. WAMM on KFAI Int'l Women's Day Programming 3/9

5. Second Monday Movies: "Wag the Dog" 3/9

6. WAMM Book Club: "Arms and the Man" 3/21

7. End US Aid to Israel Protest 3/27

8. Tackling Torture at the Top Video Contest Ends June 1st!


9.  Dialogue Session: The Profits of Selling Weapons of War 3/7

10. Water Issues in Israel/Palestine with Dave Van Wylen 3/14

11. 7 Stories I Wish They'd Tell About the War in Vietnam 3/20

12. Rally to Stop U.S. WARS and Drone Killings! 3/21

13. Are the United States and Russia Getting Ready for Nuclear War? 3/28

ALSO OF INTEREST / Looking Ahead

14. Celebrate International Women's Day: Women in the Struggle 3/8

15. Women and Native Struggles: Toward Ecological Transformation 3/10

16. Chante Wolf, Pax Salon 3/10

17. Combating Trafficking and Rescuing Child Victims in the Philippines

18. A National Antiwar & Social Justice Conference:  Stop the Wars at Home
& Abroad!   5/8

19.  WAMM 8th Annual Walk Against Weapons: Stop Militarizing US Society


1.  WAMM Weekly Vigil for Free Palestine

Friday, February 27, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Intersection of Snelling & Summit,

St. Paul. FFI:  Call 612-827-5364

2.  WAMM Weekly Bridge Vigil for Peace

Wednesday, March 4, 4:30 - 5:30, Lake St/Marshall Av Peace Bridge,
Mississippi River joining Mpls and St Paul. Since 1999.  Sponsored by Twin
Cities Peace Campaign and WAMM.  FFI: Call WAMM at 612-827-5364

3. 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
[4]Shá Cage, one of the Star Tribune's Best of 2014 Movers and Makers.
Enjoy a light brunch, peace eggs!, elect new board members, mingle and
laugh with other WAMM members and local activists! The program is free and
open to the public. Sponsored by: Women Against Military Madness. FFI: Call
612-827-5364 [5]Join and Share on Facebook and [6]WAMM.

4. WAMM on [7]KFAI's International Women's Day Programming: A Woman's Work
is Never Done

Monday, March 9, 7 - 7:30 a.m.  WAMM roundtable discussion of the effects
of U.S. wars/drones on women and girls at home and abroad and on the global
environment; how we organize to oppose war and work for peace. 90.3 Mpls
106.7 St Paul on your radio dial  FFI: 612-827-5364

5. Second Monday Movies

Monday, March 9, 7:00 p.m. On the BIG SCREEN at 4200 Cedar Ave. So., Mpls.
Wag the Dog. "A dark comedy about psychological manipulation of the public
to support a meaningless war.  Has a 1997 satire become reality?"  Lively
discussion.  Open and free to the public.  Sponsored by [8]WAMM Movie
Committee.  FFI:  612-827-5364

6. WAMM Book Club

Saturdays, March 21st,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 "Arms and the Man", a play by George Bernard Shaw.
Check out MayDay Books for your own copy. Sponsored by: The WAMM Book Club.
FFI: Call 612-827-5364.

7. End US Aid to Israel Protest

Friday, March 27th from 4:30 – 5:30pm, Snelling/Summit Aves. Intersection,
St. Paul  Join the weekly WAMM vigil to mark the upcoming
[9]PalestinianLand 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.  Cosponsored by the Anti-War Committee and the [10]WAMM Middle
East Committee.

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 [11]Tackling Torture.


[12]Korea: Women Walk for Peace across the De-Militarized Zone

[13]WAMM Spring I Newsletter



9. Dialogue Session:  The Profit of Selling Weapons of War

Saturday, March 7th, 11:45 am - 1:15 pm.  Nobel Peace Forum, Radisson Blu
Downtown, 35 S 7th St., Mpls. Dialogue Session by Larry Johnson, Immediate
Past President of Veterans for Peace Minneapolis, currently serving on
Leadership Team for Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers; Steve McKeown,
long-time Peace Activist, and founder of Veterans for Peace in Minneapolis;
and Jack A. Nelson-Pallmeyer professor of Peace and Justice at St. Thomas
University, founder of Minnesota Arms Spending Alternatives Project FFI:
[14]MAPM website

10. Water Issues in Israel/Palestine with David Van Wylen

Saturday, March 14th, 9:30am refreshments, 10:00am Presentation and
Discussion. Southdale Hennepin County Library, 7001 York Avenue S, Edina.

The highly-acclaimed presentation will focus on the geography of the Jordan
River basin, the current state of water management and use in
Israel/Palestine, past and present efforts to achieve fair and just
allocations, and technologies being developed to address water scarcity in
the region. Sponsored by MEPN, endorsed by WAMM. FFI: Dale Stuepfert at
612-374-4049, [15]MEPN website.

11.  Seven Stories I Wish They'd Tell About the War in Vietnam

Friday, March 20th, 7 pm.  Macalester Plymouth United Church, 1658 Lincoln,
St Paul.

World Storytelling event features 7 storytellers/musicians, mostly
veterans.  Dick Foley, Gerald Ganann, Catrina Huynh-Weiss, Steve McKeown,
Gary Melom, George Mische, and Chante Wolf will tell the tales being
ignored, as Gulf of Tonkin, Kent State, My Lai, draft card burning, Dr.
King's Vietnam speech, Fulbright Hearings, impact on the Vietnamese, rape
in Vietnam, homeless veterans, and the travesty of Agent Orange.
Co-sponsored by Macalester Plymouth United Church Peacemakers and Making
Meaning of Vietnam, endorsed by Veterans for Peace Chapter 27. FFI or
reserve a free seat: Larry Johnson, 612-747-3904 or larryjvfp [at] gmail.com.

12. Rally to Stop U.S. WARS and Drone Killings!

Saturday March 21 at 1:00 pm Lake Street & Hiawatha Avenues, Mpls.

2:00 pm Program at Walker Community Church, 3104 16th Avenue S, Mpls.

The Minneapolis March 21st protest will coincide with the spring anti-war
actions on March 18-21 in Washington DC. 

March 2015 will mark 12 years
since the 2003 "Shock & Awe" launch of the U.S. war in Iraq.

WARS! No bombing, troops, advisors, weapons, or contractors. 

Stop bombing
Out of Afghanistan

. Say NO to drone strikes & endless war. 

NO to Racism
. Stop targeting people of color. 
Demilitarize the police
Stop attacks on democratic rights

. Say NO to Islamophobia. 

For a full
employment peace economy!

Sponsored by MPAC (MN Peace Action Coalition). Endorsed by: AFSCME Local
3800, Alliant Action, Anti-War Committee, Committee for Palestinian Rights,
Community of St. Martin, Every Church a Peace Church, Faith Mennonite
Church, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Grandmothrs for Peace, Marxist
Student Federation, Mayday Books, Military Families Speak Out (MN chapter),
Minneapolis Green Party, Peace and Justice Committee of Sacred Heart
Catholic Church (St. Paul), St. Frances Cabrini Justice and Peace Cmmttee.,
Socialist Action, Students for a Democratic Society (UMN), St. Joan of
Arc/WAMM Peacemakers, St. Paul Eastside Neighbors for Peace, Twin Cities
Peace Campaign, Veterans for Peace, Welfare Rights Committee, Women Against
Military Madness, Workers International League. FFI: Marie at TC Peace
Campaign, 612-275-2720 or WAMM at 612-827-5364 or [16]MN Peace Action

13. 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.
Larry Wittner, former president of the Council on Peace Research in History
has written extensively on the history of peace movements, nuclear arms
control and disarmament, and U.S. foreign policy.  He has received major
fellowships or grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the
MacArthur Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the
United States Institute of Peace. He is also on the natl. board of Peace
Action and plays banjo in Solidarity Singers.  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 Minneapolis campuses.  His appearance at MayDay
Books is sponsored by Metro State, co- hosted by WAMM and Citizens for
Global Solutions MN.  FFI: Call 612-827-5364



we walk

we will make


we protest

we will go planting

Make poems

seed grass

feed a child growing

build a house

Whatever we stand against

We will stand feeding and seeding


I walk

I will make

~Muriel Rukeyser



14.  Celebrate International Women’s Day:  Women in the Struggle
Sunday, March 8th at 2pm.  4200 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis
International Women's Day is a holiday celebrated by millions of working
people around the world honoring the important role of women in the
people's struggle.This year’s celebration will feature talks from women who
are leaders in the labor movement, welfare rights movement,  student
movement, immigrant rights movement, international solidarity & anti-war
movement, and more! We will also focus on Rasmea Odeh, a heroic 67 year old
Palestinian American community leader who was tortured by Israel in 1969
and now faces deportation and up to ten years in jail on a trumped-up
immigration charge. Organizers of the nationwide effort to get justice for
Rasmea are urging an all-out mobilization for her sentencing in Detroit
Federal Court on the morning of March 12. Childcare available at event.
Sponsored by Freedom Road Socialist Organization.  FFI: [17]FRSO Website

15. Women and Native Struggles: Toward Ecological Transformation

Tuesday, March 10, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. O’Shaughnessy Education Center
Auditorium, 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul. Native American activist and
advocate for environmental, women's, and children's rights, Winona LaDuke
(Anishinaabe) is founder and co-chair of the Indigenous Women's Network.
She is also the founder and campaign director of the White Earth Land
Recovery Project, a reservation-based environmental organization. Sponsored
by: the University of St. Thomas. FFI: Visit [18]St. Thomas online

16. Chante Wolf, Pax Salon

Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. St Paul Gallery (formerly Mad Hatter's
Tea House) 943 W 7th, St Paul, MN  Chante Wolf, Served in Desert Storm,
Iraq Chapter One, 1992-1998 and now with Veterans for Peace and Women’s
Initiative of Minnesota.  Chante will talk about art and women veterans
issues and bridging the gap between communities and veterans re-entering
society. FFI: 651-227-3228

L O O K I N G   A H E A D

17. Combating Trafficking and Rescuing Child Victims in the Philippines

Sunday, April 26, 2:30 - 4:30pm, Philippine Center of MN, 1380 Frost Ave,
Maplewood, MN.  Open forum and conversation with Fr. Shay Cullen and Marlyn
Capio Richter.  Sponsored by Philippine Study Group of Minnestoa.  Endorsed
by WAMM.  FFI: Meg Layese/Paul Bloom, 651-646-1985; Joe Selvaggio,
612-823-2077; Paul/Virgie Carlson, 952-938-5060; Gary King, 763-571-7696.

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
 Conference info - [19]Online  or [20]UNACpeace [at] gmail.com, or
call 518-227-6947

19. 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 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.  FFI:


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Ground All Drones Committee has a [29]blog and [30]Facebook group

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