WAMM Peace Calendar April 9 - May 21|
From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2015 14:35:04 -0700 (PDT)
photo credit Tom Bottolene

WAMM's 8th Annual [1]Walk Against Weapons is May 30th!



1. WAMM Friday Vigil for Free Palestine  4/10

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

3. No Tax $$$ for War! WAMM Weekly Vigil for Peace  4/15

4. WAMM Book Club: All the Shah's Men/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. WAMM 8th Annual Walk Against Weapons 5/30

[2]Download your Sponsor Sheet Now!

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


10. The Beauty of Judaism and the Perils of Zionism  4/11

11.  US Meddling Escalates: Venezuela, a New Crisis? 4/18

12.  Boycott, Divestment, Sanction Forum #Boycott Coke  4/19

13.  Combating Trafficking / Rescuing Child Victims in the Philippines

14.  Immigrant/Workers Rights March  5/1

ALSO OF INTEREST / Looking Ahead

15.  Women Creating Art for Peace and Gender Justice 4/22-29

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


The Peace Community is sad to lose our longtime friend

[3]Jim Knutson

A memorial celebration will be held

Saturday, April 18th, 5:00 pm

Walker Community Church

31st Street and 16th Avenue S, Minneapolis

We miss you out on the Peace Bridge, Jim!



1. WAMM Friday Vigil for Free Palestine.

Friday, April 3, 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 [4]WAMM Middle East Committee.
FFI: Call 612-827-5364

2. 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 [5]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 [4200 Cedar is
a Coke-free zone. #BoycottCoke.]

3. No Tax $$$ for War!  WAMM Weekly Vigil for Peace

Lake St/Marshall Ave Peace Bridge over Mississippi, 5:00 - 6:00 pm. [8]War
is Making Us Poor! Sponsored by Women Against Military Madness and Twin
Cities Peace Campaign.  FFI: 612-275-2720 or 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 All the Shah's Men, by Stephen Kinzer. Check out
MayDay Books for your own copy.  We'll read Frida Berrigan's It Runs in the
Family for our May 16th discussion. 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 “[9]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 WAMM. 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 [10]Tackling
Torture at the Top Committee. FFI: 612-827-5364 [4200 Cedar is a Coke-free
zone. #BoycottCoke.]

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 [11]Ground All Drones Committee.  FFI: 612-827-5364 and [12]website.

8. 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
[13]weapons of war we deplore, yet pay for, [14]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 [15]end to war profiteering.  If you can't walk with us [16]visit
our website to donate or sponsor.  FFI: 612-827-5364. [17]Download
flyer/pledge sheets

9. Tackling Torture at the Top Video Contest

WAMM’s [18]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 [19]Tackling Torture.



10. The Beauty of Judaism and the Perils of Zionism with Dr. Daniel Maguire

Saturday, April 11, St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 1500 Franklin Av
SE, Mpls. 10:00 am. Refreshments 9:30. Judaism is three thousand years
old.  It is a classic of moral imagination that bequeathed a moral core to
both Christianity and Islam.  Zionism is a nineteenth century theory that
holds that God intended Palestine for Jews only and that all Arab
residents, Muslim and Christian, are to become refugees or be militarily
occupied.  This talk will critique Zionism in terms of Judaism. Dr. Maguire
is author of fourteen books, editor of three anthologies, and writer of 250
articles published in various journals. Sponsored by MEPN, endorsed by WAMM
Middle East Committee. FFI: Dale Stuepfert at 612-374-4049 or [20]MEPN.

11. U.S. Meddling Escalates:  Venezuela - A new crisis?
Public Forum & Discussion
Saturday, April 18th, 2 pm. May Day Books, 301 Cedar Ave. South on the West
Bank, Minneapolis
President Obama has issued an executive order declaring Venezuela “an
unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security” and ordered
sanctions on seven Venezuelan state officials.
• Why is the U.S. hostile to Venezuela?
• What is the role of the Venezuelan government?
• What is behind the new sanctions?
• Why have people and governments in Latin America come to the defense of
Meredith Aby-Keirstead, Anti-War Committee; Joe Callahan, Long time Cuba
solidarity activist, member, MPAC; Anne Winkler-Morey, Community Faculty,
Metropolitan State U.
Co-Sponsored by: Anti-War Committee, Mayday Books, Minnesota Cuba
Committee, MPAC, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Peace and Justice Committee
(St. Paul), Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Veterans for Peace, WAMM and
others. For more information call 612-333-4719 or 612-827-5364.

12. Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Forum
Sunday, April 19th, 2pm. 4200 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis
In 2005, Palestinians issued a call for a campaign of boycotts, divestment
and sanctions (BDS) against Israel, because of its violations of
international law and attacks on Palestinian rights.  Join the growing BDS
movement!  Come hear about what people are doing across the globe to show
their solidarity with the Palestinian people and how you can join that
movement.  We will be particularly highlighting the US Palestinian
Community Network’s national campaign to #BoycottCoke. Organized by the
Anti-War Committee, endorsed by WAMM.

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 Minnesota.  Endorsed
by WAMM T3 Committee.  FFI: Meg Layese/Paul Bloom, 651-646-1985; Joe
Selvaggio, 612-823-2077; Paul/Virgie Carlson, 952-938-5060; Gary King,

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 / [21]Facebook



15. Women Creating Art for Peace and Gender Justice. 20 Years of
Collaboration Art Exhibition | Women's Intl. League for Peace & Freedom

April 22 - 29, Exhibit: 12 - 8pm daily. Wisdom Ways Center for
Spirituality, Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Av., St. Paul. Celebrating
100 years of WILPF.  FFI: Terri Hawthorne at 651-645-4427 or Luella Greene
at 651-443-3773, [22]email and [23]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 - [24]Online  or [25]UNACpeace [at] gmail.com, or
call 518-227-6947


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3. http://www.startribune.com/obituaries/detail/73330/?fullname=james-h-knutson
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35. http://groundalldrones.blogspot.com/

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