WAMM Peace Calendar April 30 - June 11| MayDay!
From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:47:18 -0700 (PDT)
And still we rise...

Walk with WAMM in the 41st MayDay Parade this Sunday!

We'll be at table #142 in the park after the parade, come share ideas for
peace with us - or go fly a kite!

Our Ground All Drones Committee will have kites for kids of all ages to
decorate and fly. Stop by and let your hopes soar high with WAMM.

[1]Fly kites not drones!


1. WAMM Friday Vigil for Free Palestine  5/1

2. Fly Kites, Not Drones!  5/3 (MayDay) and 5/23

3. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Peace 5/6

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

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

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

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

[2]Download your Sponsor Sheet Now[3]! Or [4]Donate to support a

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


9.  TONIGHT: Film: "Beyond The Divide" 4/30

10. Immigrant/Workers Rights March  5/1

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

ALSO OF INTEREST / Looking Ahead

12. MAY DAY PARTY, Book Sale & Social  5/2

13. 41st Annual MayDay Parade and Festival  5/3

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


WAMM Spring II Newsletter is [5]here!



1. WAMM Friday Vigil for Free Palestine.

Friday, May 5, 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 [6]WAMM Middle East Committee.
FFI: Call 612-827-5364

2. [7]Fly Kites, Not Drones!

Sunday, May 3rd at MayDay Festival, Powderhorn Park

We'll be at table #142 after the parade with kites to decorate and fly!

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.

3. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Peace Celebrates Mothers Day!

Wednesday, May 6, Lake St/Marshall Ave Peace Bridge over Mississippi, 5:00
- 6:00 pm. Why do we send our children to war to kill other mothers'
children?  Sponsored by Women Against Military Madness and Twin Cities
Peace Campaign.  FFI: 612-275-2720 or 612-827-5364.

4. 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.

5. 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.]

6. 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 [14]All the Shah's Men, by Stephen Kinzer. Check
out MayDay Books for your own copy. Sponsored by: The WAMM Book Club. FFI:
Call 612-827-5364

7. 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
[15]weapons of war we deplore, yet pay for, [16]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 [17]end to war profiteering.  If you can't walk with us [18]visit
our website to donate or sponsor.  FFI: 612-827-5364. [19]Download
flyer/pledge sheets.

8. Tackling Torture at the Top Video Contest

WAMM’s [20]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 [21]Tackling Torture.


You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

... Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

~ Maya Angelou



9.  Film: "[22]Beyond The Divide".  War, peace, and the courage to find
common ground.  Special screening with Vets for Peace. TONIGHT.

Thursday, April 30, 7 pm, [23]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

10. 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 the 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 / [24]Facebook

11. 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 [25]Middle East Committee of WAMM.



12. MAY DAY PARTY, Book Sale & Social
Saturday, May 2, 2015,4:00–7:00 pm, Mayday Books,301 Cedar Ave. South on
the West bank in Minneapolis.  All Books 20% OFF 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  Book
sale and social will mark May Day and Independent Bookstore Day! Come to
Mayday to meet old and new friends, enjoy conversation, drinks,  treats and
All volunteer, non-sectarian, non-profit bookstore.  FFI: 612 333-4719 or

13. 41st Annual [27]MayDay Parade and Festival

Sunday, May 3.  Parade at noon, festival in Powderhorn Park following.

MayDay Schedule: 11 am: MayDay Parade participants assemble by section east
of Bloomington Ave on 25th St., between Bloomington and Cedar Ave. in South
Minneapolis. NOON: [28]PARADE[29] BEGINS at the corner of 25th St. E. and
Bloomington Ave. S., and travels south on Bloomington to 34th St. E., where
the parade turns west towards Powderhorn Park.  Ceremony & Festival: After
the parade has finished, the MayDay [30]Tree of Life Ceremony[31] and
[32]Festival begins, at approximately 3pm, in Powderhorn Park. The Festival
ends at dusk.

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 - [33]Online  or [34]UNACpeace [at] gmail.com, or
call 518-227-6947



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