WAMM Calendar March 26 - May 7| We'll miss Sharon
From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:38:39 -0700 (PDT)
Its so darned hard to say good-bye.

The WAMM community is mourning the loss of our Board Co-Chair and
wonderful, beloved sister [1]Sharon Rice Vaughan. Sharon passed while on a
trip to Cuba this week, doing something she loved, traveling.

There is just so much to say about the light this woman poured out to all
of us, for many decades. The [2]harbor she created when there was none. We
are so grateful to have shared her passion for justice, keen sense of
struggle and spirit of joy.

A memorial celebration of Sharon's life and love:

Thursday, April 2nd

11:00 a.m.

Unity Church-Unitarian

733 Portland Avenue, St. Paul, MN

Lunch to follow


1. End US Aid to Israel Protest/WAMM Friday Vigil  3/27

2. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Peace  4/1

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

4. WAMM Book Club: Arms and the Man/It Runs in the Family  4/18

5. Live from France: A Skype discussion with Diana Johnstone  4/25

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

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

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


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

10. Iraq: Back in the Eye of the Storm with Sami Rasouli  4/7

11. Immigrant/Workers Rights March  5/1

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

16.  WAMM 8th Annual Walk Against Weapons: Stop Militarizing US Society
5/30  [3]2015 Flyers and Sponsor Sheets are ready!


1. End US Aid to Israel Protest/WAMM Friday Vigil

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

St. Paul. Palestinians have remembered [4]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 [5]WAMM
Middle East Committee.  FFI:  Call 612-827-5364

2. WAMM Weekly Bridge Vigil for Peace

Wednesday, April 1, 5:00 - 6:00, 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. 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

4. WAMM Book Club

Saturday, April 18,10:00 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. For the May 16th discussion we'll
read Frida Berrigan's It Runs in the Family. Sponsored by: The WAMM Book
Club. FFI: Call 612-827-5364

5. Live from France with journalist Diana Johnstone:

“Using Smart Power to Drum Up War in Ukraine & The Middle East”

Saturday, April 25th,10:00 a.m.,Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900
Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis. Croissants and café au lait will be
served at 9:30, prior to the talk. Discussion followed by Q&A via Skype.
Johnstone’s many articles, including the recent “France Under the
Influence: The ambiguity of Charlie Hebdo,” have been featured in numerous
international magazines and on news sites. Her new book, Queen of Chaos:
the Misadventures of Hillary Clinton, will be published by CounterPunch in
2015. She is a member of the Minneapolis-based organization, WAMM. The
event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by The Middle East
Committee of Women Against Military Madness. FFI: 612-827-5364

6. 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.

7. 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 [9]Ground All Drones Committee.  FFI: 612-827-5364 and [10]website.

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.


If I die, survive me with such sheer force
that you waken the furies of the pallid and the cold,
from south to south lift your indelible eyes,
from sun to sun dream through your singing mouth.
I don’t want your laughter or your steps to waver,
I don’t want my heritage of joy to die.
Don’t call up my person. I am absent.
Live in my absence as if in a house.
Absence is a house so vast
that inside you will pass through its walls
and hang pictures on the air
Absence is a house so transparent
that I, lifeless, will see you, living,
and if you suffer, my love, I will die again.

— Sonnet XCIV by Pablo Neruda



9.  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

10. Iraq: Back in the eye of the storm, a presentation by Sami Rasouli
Tuesday, April 7th, 7pm.  St. Joan of Arc Hospitality Hall, 4537 3rd Ave.
S., Minneapolis
Sami Rasouli is an Iraqi-American who lived in Minnesota for many years
before returning to Iraq after the 2003 U.S. invasion. Sami works in Iraq
with the Muslim Peacemakers Team (MPT), a group dedicated to the principles
of nonviolence. He returns to the U.S. several times each year to help
build people-to-people bridges. Sami will share his experiences in Iraq,
his insights into the current turmoil there and its underlying causes, the
role of the U.S. in Iraq and the Middle East, and the aspirations, hopes
and dreams of ordinary Iraqi people. Sponsored by End War Committee of WAMM
and the Twin Cities Peace Campaign. Co-sponsored by Anti-War Committee,
Mayday Books, Minnesota Peace Action Coalition, St. Joan of Arc Church,
Veterans for Peace and others. For more information: 612-275-2720 or

11. 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 / [12]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[13]
here. This event has been endorsed by the [14]Stop the JNF Campaign, Middle
East Peace Now, the Minnesota Break the Bonds Campaign, [15]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. 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 - [16]Online  or [17]UNACpeace [at] gmail.com, or
call 518-227-6947

15. 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. [18]Download flyer/pledge sheets.


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The Middle East Committee has a [25]website.

Tackling Torture at the Top, also known as T-3, has a [26]Facebook page.

Ground All Drones Committee has a [27]blog and [28]Facebook group

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