WAMM Peace Calendar April 23 - June 4| Peace is every step
From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:59:54 -0700 (PDT)
photo credit Maggie Korder

WAMM Peace Bridge Vigilers - Earth Day, April 22nd 2015


1. WAMM Friday Vigil for Free Palestine  4/24

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

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

4. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Peace "War Pollutes the Environment"  4/29

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

6. Islamophobia: a presentation by Sami Rasouli  5/7

7. 2nd Monday Movies at WAMM:  " Legalize Democracy"   5/11

8. WAMM Book Club: All the Shah's Men  5/16

9. WAMM 8th Annual Walk Against Weapons  5/30

[1]Download your Sponsor Sheet Now[2]! Or [3]Donate to support a

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


11. Challenges for the Anti-War Movement:The Islamic State & U.S.
Intervention 4/24

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

13. Film: "Beyond The Divide" 4/30

14. Immigrant/Workers Rights March  5/1

15. AI Nakba Protest: Say No to U.S. Aid to Isreal! 5/15

ALSO OF INTEREST / Looking Ahead

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

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



1. WAMM Friday Vigil for Free Palestine.

Friday, April 24, 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. 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 “[5]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

3. 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,
Vietnam. 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
[6]Tackling Torture at the Top Committee , endorsed by Vets for Peace.
FFI: 612-827-5364 [4200 Cedar is a Coke-free zone. #BoycottCoke.]

4. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Peace "War Pollutes the Environment"

Wednesday, April 29, Lake St/Marshall Ave Peace Bridge over Mississippi,
5:00 - 6:00 pm. Depleted uranium, killing machines polluting our skies,
wars for oil, precious resources and profits, what's our military doing to
this small planet?  Sponsored by Women Against Military Madness and Twin
Cities Peace Campaign.  FFI: 612-275-2720 or 612-827-5364.

5. [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, we'll bring the kites.  Decorate and fly kites,
have fun and remind people our beautiful skies should not be filled with
killer drones. Sponsored by WAMM [8]Ground All Drones Committee.  FFI:
612-827-5364 and [9]website.

6. Islamophobia:  A Presentation by Sami Rasouli

Thursday, May 7th, 7 pm.  Macalester Plymouth United Church, 1658 Lincoln
Av, St. Paul.  [10]Sami Rasouli is an Iraqi-American who grew up in Iraq
and lived in MN as an adult until 2004. For the past 11 years, Sami has
worked with the Muslim Peacemaker Teams (MPT) in Iraq, a group dedicated to
the principles of nonviolence.  Sami will speak about the history of Islam,
what it means to be Muslim, sectarianism in the Middle East, recent origins
of Islamophobia both in the US and around the world and whether it makes US
military involvement more likely in the Middle East.  Q&A to follow.
Sponsored by [11]End War Committee of WAMM and Macalester Plymouth United
Church Peacemakers.  FFI:  612-275-2720, 612-827-5364 or 651-633-2743.

7. Second Monday Movies - "Legalize Democracy", a National Grassroots
Movement from Move to Amend

Monday, May 11, 7:00 p.m. On the BIG SCREEN at 4200 Cedar Ave. So., Mpls.
Lively discussion.  Open and free to the public. The prison system along
with the education system and the healthcare system are three things among
many others that should never have a profit motive attached. The democratic
self-government experiment that started in the United States over 200 years
ago has gotten completely corrupted. It’s time for the people to take our
democracy back! Representativecs from St. Paul Move to Amend will join us.
Sponsored by [12]WAMM[13] Movie Committee.  FFI: 612-827-5364 [4200 Cedar
is a Coke-free zone. #BoycottCoke.]

8. WAMM Book Club - Great reads and discussions with good people!
Saturday, May 16,10:00 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. Sponsored by: The WAMM Book Club. FFI: Call

9. 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
[14]weapons of war we deplore, yet pay for, [15]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 [16]end to war profiteering.  If you can't walk with us [17]visit
our website to donate or sponsor.  FFI: 612-827-5364. [18]Download
flyer/pledge sheets

10. Tackling Torture at the Top Video Contest

WAMM’s [19]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 [20]Tackling Torture.


11.  Challenges for the anti-war movement: The Islamic State & U.S.
Intervention. Public forum and discussion.

Friday, April 24, 7 pm, Mayday Books, 301 Cedar Avenue S, Mpls., basement
of THE HUB.  Speaker: Gary Prevost, Anti-war activist and Professor of
Political Science at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University.
The Obama Administration has launched a new series of military
interventions in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere in the name of fighting the
Islamic State/ISIS forces. The U.S. Congress is considering a new
Authorization for the Use of Military Force resolution that will give legal
cover to these new U.S. interventions and could see the spread of U.S.
military actions to many other countries.  PLEASE NOTE: Parking in the West
Bank neighborhood will be busier than normal.  Please look for nearby
parking, including the U of M law school and the large lot near Mixed Blood
theater. The Metro Green Line light rail train stops one block from the
store. Sponsored by MayDay Books. FFI: call 612-333-4719.

12. 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,

13. Film: "[21]Beyond The Divide".  War, peace, and the courage to find
common ground.  Special screening.

Thursday, April 30, 7 pm, [22]Pepito's Parkway Theater 4814 Chicago Ave S,
MPLS, MN. The focus of the film is on what transpires between the peace
community in Missoula, MT and others as the result of painting a peace sign
on a telephone satellite in the hills outside of town.Through the
courageous acts of a Vietnam veteran and a peace advocate, Beyond the
Divide illuminates a path to healing old wounds and demonstrates authentic
peace building. It is a great story of healing and reconciliation. Veterans
for Peace is inviting all members of our community to the viewing with the
hopes of opening dialog on how we all may    "cross the divide" and
increase our ability to work together to make the world a better place.
Sponsored by Veterans for Peace. Good Will offering.  FFI Barry Reisch

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 / [23]Facebook

15. Al Nakba Protest: Say No to U.S. Aid to Israel!
Friday, May 15, 4:30 p.m. outside the office of Senator Klobuchar, 1200
Washington Ave S., Mpls. May 15, 1948, marked the end of British Mandate
over Palestine, and the establishment of the state of Israel on Palestinian
land. This day is marked as Al Nakba, Arabic for The Catastrophe. During
the 1948 war, at least 750,000 Palestinian men, women, and children were
ruthlessly attacked, massacred, and driven from their homes into refugee
camps, and have never been allowed to return, in violation of international
law. From 1948 through 2013, Israel had received $233.7 billion in U.S.
aid, which is used to occupy Palestine. That number compounds every day, as
2015 marks 67 years of US-backed Israeli occupation. Show your solidarity
with Palestine, say NO to U.S. aid to Israel. Sponsored by Anti-War
Committee, endorsed by the Middle East Committee of WAMM.



16. 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, [24]email and [25]website.

17. 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 - [26]Online  or [27]UNACpeace [at] gmail.com, or
call 518-227-6947


“But how could you?" said Lina. "When people have been mean to you, why
would you want to be good to them?"
"You wouldn't want to," Maddy said. "That's what makes it hard. You do it
anyway. Being good is hard. Much harder than being bad.”
― [28]Jeanne DuPrau, [29]The People of Sparks


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