WAMM Peace Calendar May 21- July 2| Fly Kites, Not Drones
From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)
Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 15:21:16 -0700 (PDT)
Fly Kites, Not Drones!

Saturday, May 23 (rain day May 24), 1:00-3:00p at Lake Calhoun near
concessions & boat launch.

[1]Brought to you by WAMM Ground All Drones Committee


1. WAMM Friday Vigil for Free Palestine 5/22

2. Fly Kites, Not Drones!  5/23

3. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Peace  5/27

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

[2]Donate to support a Walker for peace!

5. Second Monday Movies at WAMM: "The Invisible War" 6/8

6. Iran Nuclear Deal:  What's Really Going On?  Via Skype with
Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich  6/17

7. WAMM Book Club: Open Veins of Latin America 6/20

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


9.  "Keeping up with the GetMores" - Southside Family School Annual Play
5/21 and 5/22

10.  Protest in Solidarity with Germans Opposed to Ramstein Drone Base 5/26

11.  Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions: A Global Struggle for Palestinian
Rights 5/30

12.  Stand Up for Truth with Bill Binney  6/3

13. Tar Sands Resistance March and Rally  6/6

14. Peace in the Park- 4th Annual Central Minnesota Peace Fair 6/20

15. Peacestock 2015  7/11



1.  WAMM Friday Vigil for Free Palestine.

Friday, May 22, 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 [3]WAMM Middle East Committee.
FFI: Call 612-827-5364

2.  Fly Kites, Not Drones!
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, open
skies should not be filled with killer drones. Sponsored by WAMM [4]Ground
All Drones Committee.  FFI: 612-827-5364 and [5]website.

3. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Peace

Wednesday, May 27, Lake St/Marshall Ave Peace Bridge over Mississippi, 5:00
- 6:00 pm.  This week we focus, again, on the many strains our military
puts on the planet.  Rain, sleet, snow or the beautiful weather of our MN
spring and summer, we'll be there with a sign and a pat on the back ready
for you!  Sponsored by WAMM and Twin Cities Peace Campaign.  FFI:
612-275-2720 or 612-827-5364.

4. 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
[6]weapons of war we deplore, yet pay for, [7]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 [8]end to war profiteering.  If you can't walk with us, [9]visit our
website to donate or sponsor.  FFI: 612-827-5364. [10]Download flyer/pledge

5. Second Monday Movies at WAMM: "The Invisible War"

Monday, June 8, 7 pm, 4200 Cedar Avenue S., Minneapolis. Join WAMM for this
film, [11]The Invisible War is a groundbreaking, award-winning
investigative documentary about one of America’s most shameful and best
kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. From
Oscar®-and Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick, the film paints a
startling  picture of the extent of the problem—today, a female soldier
in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed
by enemy fire. Free admission, free popcorn. All welcome for a lively
discussion following lead by [12]Chante Wolfe. Sponsored by [13]WAMM Movie
Committee. Endorsed by Vets for Peace, Chapter 27. FFI: 612-827-5364 [4200
Cedar is a Coke-free zone. #BoycottCoke.]

6.  Iran Nuclear Deal: What's Really Going On?  Via Skype with Soraya

Wednesday, June 17th, 7:00 p.m. Pizza and Middle East snacks at 6:30.

4200 Cedar Av. S., Mpls.  Free and open to the public.  Soraya
Sepahpour-Ulrich is an Iranian-American who was educated in Iran, England
and France. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations
from the University of Southern California. She pursued her Master’s degree
in Middle East Studies at the University of Utah, and returned to Los
Angeles to pursue a degree in Public Diplomacy at USC’s School of
International Relations and USC Annenberg for Communication. She is an
independent researcher, essayist, and political commentator.  Sponsored by
The Middle East Committee of WAMM.
FFI: 612-827-5364

7.  WAMM Book Club - Great reads and discussions with good people!
Saturday, June 20,10:00 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]Open Veins of Latin America, by [15]Eduardo
Galeano (check out MayDay Books for your own copy). Sponsored by: The WAMM
Book Club. FFI: Call 612-827-5364

8. Tackling Torture at the Top Video Contest

WAMM’s [16]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 [17]Tackling Torture.


Since 1982, WAMM has stood - loud and tall - against

systems of militarism and oppression.

On May 30th we'll [18]Walk Against Weapons, raising awareness of the
continued militarization of society.  Please join us or [19]chip in to keep
all of our efforts strong for peace and justice!



9. "Keeping up with the GetMores" - Southside Family School Annual Play

Thursday,  May 21st - Friday, May 22nd, 7pm.  St. Joan of Arc Church
gymnasium, 4500 Clinton Ave S, Mpls.  "Keeping up with the GetMores" is a
musical play set in an imaginary world where water is super-polluted, and
one small family/giant corporation controls all the world's water
resources. Exploited child workers become the heroes and sheroes, as they
band together to overcome the injustices of life under GetMore rule. Join
us for this inspiring production by Southside Family Charter School, a
small K-8 school with a social justice-based curriculum that recognizes
children's place in making history. Endorsed by WAMM's Ground All Drones
and End War Committees.

FFI: [20]Facebook

10.  Protest in solidarity with people of Germany opposed to Ramstein AFB
drone program

Tuesday, May 26th, 4-6 p.m.  Sidewalk in front of Coborns Superstore
located at 1101 Second Ave. N.E., Hwy. 27, Little Falls, MN (near Camp
Ripley).  The satellite relay station at the [21]U.S. military base in
Ramstein, Germany serves as “the high-tech heart of America’s drone
program,” facilitating Reaper and Predator strikes in the Middle East,
Afghanistan, and Africa.  Refreshments, beverages and signs, if needed,
provided. All are welcome.  Endorsed by WAMM [22]Ground All Drones Cmmtee.
FFI: 320-360-3931

11.  Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions: Global Struggle for Palestinian

Saturday, May 30, 9:30 a.m. refreshments, 10:00 a.m. panel and discussion.
5440 Penn Ave., S., Mpls., Lutheran Church of Christ the Redeemer.  A
panel, including Phil Benson, lawyer for the effort to make Minnesota
divest from its Israeli bonds, will discuss the growing call for
individuals and entities to stop investing in and supporting companies and
governments that aid the oppression of Palestinian citizens, including our
own state of Minnesota's investment in Israeli Bonds. Phil will be joined
by Maher Alrai, to speak about the USPCN Coca Cola boycott.  Sponsored by
Middle East Peace Now, endorsed by WAMM Middle East Cmmttee.  FFI:

12.  Stand Up for Truth with Bill Binney

Wednesday, June 3rd, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Bent Creek Golf Club, 14490 Valley View
Rd, Eden Prairie, MN.  William Binney stands up for truth about NSA's bulk
collection of non-relevant data on Americans.  Before there was Edward
Snowden, there was [24]whistleblower Bill Binney.  Bill will engage in a
discussion with radio host Tony Stiles and security experts [25]Chris Burg
and retired JAG attorney [26]Todd Pierce.  Come hear this timely discussion
given that the metadata collection provision in the Patriot Act---that has
been unanimously held by the 2nd Circuit to be illegal as secretly
interpreted---sunsets on June 1st!  Sponsored by [27]Expose Facts, endorsed
by WAMM.

13. Tar Sands [28]Resistance March & Rally.

Saturday, June 6, 12 Noon, downtown St. Paul. Gather at Lambert's Landing
(Sibley St. / Shepard Rd, near the Mississippi River).  March to a rally at
the State Capitol Lawn.  Speakers, music, food, activist groups tables.
Join activists from all over the Midwest to help send a clear message: Keep
toxic tar sands in the ground and out of America's Heartland, fight for
clean water, clean energy, and a safe climate!  Sponsored by the Energy
Action Coalition, Indigenous Environmental Network, National Wildlife
Federation, MN350.org, Interfaith Power and Light, Sierra Club, WAMM and
many others.  FFI:  [29]website and 612-827-5364

14. Peace in the Park- 4th Annual Central Minnesota Peace Fair

Saturday, June 20, 11-5pm, Ramada #2, Lum Park, Brainerd.  Speakers: Coleen
Rowley, Peace Activist, 9/11 FBI Whistelblower; Ken Pentel, Militarism and
the Environment and retired JAG attorney Todd Pierce.  Sponsored by
Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace, endorsed by WAMM End War Cmmttee.

FFI: [30] BrainerdPeace or 612-827-5364

15.  Peacestock 2015 - The War on Our Climate

Saturday, July 11th.  All day event starting at 9:00 a.m. Hobgoblin Barn,
920 Hwy. 19 Blvd., Red Wing, MN.  Featured Guests: Dr. James Hansen (via
Skype), Nate Hagens and Kathy Kelly.  Music with the Wild Colonial Bhoys.
Full day of activities, speakers, music and food! Sponsored by Vets for
Peace, Chapter 115 - Red Wing and Chapter 27 - Minneapolis. FFI:
[31]Peacestock, Bill Habedank at 651-764-1866 or whabedank [at] yahoo.com


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