WAMM Calendar March 19 - Apr 30 | IRAN ACTION ALERT
From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:07:05 -0700 (PDT)


After over 30 years of increasing threats and crippling sanctions against
Iran, peace is finally possible.  Iran and the P5+1 countries – the U.S.,
Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany – are [1]finalizing a peace
agreement in Lausanne, Switzerland, right now.

Last week, 47 Senators took the [2]shocking step of sending an “open
letter” to Iranian leaders aimed at blowing up the nuclear talks between
Iran and the P5+1 countries.  Members of Congress on both sides of the
aisle are working to place obstacles in the way of peace.

Today, two bills are pending in the Senate, clearly designed to prevent an
agreement with Iran and may come up for a vote as early as next week:

[3]S. 615 Corker-Graham Iran Bill

- would give Congress the power to veto a nuclear agreement, and

[4]S. 269 Kirk- Menendez Sanctions Bill

-undermines diplomacy through new sanctions / unrealistic conditions for a
final deal.

Please, call your Senators TODAY and demand that they vote NO on
legislation sabotaging peace with Iran (S.615 and S.269).

Tell Sens. Klobuchar and Franken:  DON’T BLOW THIS HISTORIC OPPORTUNITY.
Will they work to support diplomacy, or will they put our nation back on
the path towards a catastrophic war with Iran?

Senator Amy Klobuchar:  612-727-5220

Senator Al Franken: 651-221-1016

White House switchboard:  202-224-3121


WAMM Peace Community Calendar


1. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Free Palestine (Fridays)

2. WAMM Weekly Bridge Vigil for Peace (Wednesdays)

3. End US Aid to Israel Protest 3/27

4. WAMM Book Club: "Arms and the Man" 3/28

5. Second Monday Movies: "Shadows of Liberty" 4/13

6. My Lai Massacre: A Half-Told Story 4/26

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


8.  7 Stories I Wish They'd Tell About the War in Vietnam 3/20

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

10. Compañeras: Zapatista Women's Stories, author Hilary Klein 3/21

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

ALSO OF INTEREST / Looking Ahead

12. Film Screening  & Panel for Palestinian Land Day 3/29

13. Combating Trafficking / Rescuing Child Victims in the Philippines 4/26

14. Immigrant/Workers Rights March 5/1

15. Fly Kites, Not Drones!  5/3 and 5/23

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

17.  WAMM 8th Annual Walk Against Weapons: Stop Militarizing US Society
5/30  [5]2015 Flyers and Sponsor Sheets are ready!


1. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Free Palestine

Friday, March 20, 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 25, 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. Note:
Starting April 1st, Vigil will be held from 5:00 - 6:00p until Nov. 1st.

3. WAMM Book Club

Saturdays, March 28th,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

4. Second Monday Movies - Shadows of Liberty

Monday, April 13, 7:00 p.m. On the BIG SCREEN at 4200 Cedar Ave. So.,
Mpls.  In highly revealing stories, renowned journalists, activists and
academics give insider accounts of a broken media system. Controversial
news reports are suppressed, people are censored for speaking out, and
lives are shattered as the arena for public expression is turned into a
private profit zone. Lively discussion.  Open and free to the public.
Sponsored by [6]WAMM[7] Movie Committee.  FFI: 612-827-5364

5.  My Lai Massacre: A Half-Told Story

Sunday, April 26, Noon to 2:00pm.  WAMM, 4200 Cedar Av S, Mpls. Dong Nguyen
is a Humphrey Fellow at U of M Law School and founder and Vice-Chair of the
non-governmental organization, Charity Fund for the Elderly in Hanoi,

The My Lai Massacre is the most shocking war-crime episode of the Vietnam
War.   It showed the ruthlessness and brutality of American soldiers at the
time, acting on incorrect information and displaying the low morale.  The
presentation will also point out why the case was hidden for a year, the
reactions from media and public outreach before and after the disclosure,
the real stories of the U.S soldiers who were charged with criminal
offenses, and the actions to heal the pain.  Sponsored by WAMM [8]Tackling
Torture at the Top Committee.

6. 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.

7. 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.


WAMM Volunteers are the backbones of all we take on - and that's alot.

[12]Will you join us?



8. 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.

9. 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 [13]MN Peace Action

10.  Compañeras: Zapatista Women's Stories, author Hilary Klein

Saturday, March 21, 6:00p. Boneshaker Books, 2001 23rd Av S, Mpls.
Compañeras is the untold story of women’s involvement in the Zapatista
movement, the indigenous rebellion that has inspired grassroots activists
around the world for over two decades. Gathered here are the stories of
grandmothers, mothers, and daughters who became guerrilla insurgents and
political leaders, educators and healers—who worked collectively to
construct a new society of dignity and justice. WAMM Endorsed. FFI:

11. 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

12. Immigrant/Workers Rights March

Friday, May 1st, 2:30 p.m. gather at Lake/Nicollet, march to downtown Mpls.
for rally at 5:00.  The march will send that message of solidarity with all
workers, the right to a union, and opposition to anti-union laws being
imposed around the country like the “right to work (for less)” law just
forced through in Wisconsin. The march will also stand for equal rights for
immigrant workers in Minnesota  Sponsored by May 1st Coalition, endorsed by
WAMM.  FFI: Call 651-389-9174 / [15]Facebook


12. Film Screening & Panel for Palestinian Land Day
Sunday, March 29th @ 3 pm @ 4200 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis
Join us in support of Palestinian Land Day for a screening of the film
"Enduring Roots: Over a Century of Resistance to the Jewish National Fund
(JNF)" -- a driving force in the historic and ongoing colonization of
Palestine -- accompanied by a short panel discussion from local organizers
doing Palestinian solidarity work. A preview of the film can be seen[16]
here. This event has been endorsed by the [17]Stop the JNF Campaign, Middle
East Peace Now, the Minnesota Break the Bonds Campaign, [18]WAMM Middle
East Cmmttee., and Jewish Voices for Peace - TC.

13. 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.

14. Immigrant/Workers Rights March

Friday, May 1st, 2:30 p.m. gather at Lake/Nicollet, march to downtown Mpls.
for rally at 5:00.  The march will send that message of solidarity with all
workers, the right to a union, and opposition to anti-union laws being
imposed around the country like the “right to work (for less)” law just
forced through in Wisconsin. The march will also stand for equal rights for
immigrant workers in Minnesota  Sponsored by May 1st Coalition, endorsed by
WAMM.  FFI: Call 651-389-9174 / [19]Facebook

15. Fly Kites, Not Drones!

Sunday, May 3rd at MayDay Festival, Powderhorn Park AND Saturday, May 23
(rain day May 24), 1:00-3:00p  at Lake Calhoun near concessions & boat
launch.  Bring the kids, decorate and fly your own kites, have fun and
remind people no skies should be filled with killer drones. Sponsored by
WAMM [20]Ground All Drones Committee.  FFI: 612-827-5364 and [21]website.

16. 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 - [22]Online  or [23]UNACpeace [at] gmail.com, or
call 518-227-6947

17. 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:
612-824-5364. [24]Download flyer/pledge sheets.


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33. http://groundalldrones.blogspot.com/
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