WAMM Calendar June 11-July 23| Peace Vigil: Out of Iraq!
From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:07:00 -0700 (PDT)
[1]Two More Mural Painting Days Left

Photo Maggie Korder

Community Mural Project-

All ages and skill levels welcome!

4200 Cedar Ave S., Minneapolis, MN

Friday June 12th and Saturday June 13th

1pm-4pm each day.

WAMM EVENTS and Goings On

1. WAMM Friday Vigil for Free Palestine 6/12

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

3. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Peace: Bring the Troops Home Now!  6/17

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

5. Torture Awareness Eve: Filmaker Eric Juth and CIA Whistleblower John
Kiriakou 6/25

6. Kathy Kelly:  Can the Earth Survive Endless War?  7/7

7. Second Monday Movies at WAMM: "Spanish Lake"  7/13

COALITION EVENTS / Also of Interest

8.  Legal update on Rasmea Odeh Appeal (Live Stream) 6/12

9.  2nd Annual MN Malcolm X Conference: The Political Legacy

of Malcolm X  6/13

10. Movie: Village Under the Forest: Where Greening Is an Act

of Obliteration 6/16

11. Community Peace Celebration 6/19

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

13. Movie: Stone Cold Justice 6/23

14. Peacestock 2015  7/11



1.  WAMM Friday Vigil for Free Palestine.

Friday, June 12, 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 [2]WAMM Middle East Committee.
FFI: 612-827-5364

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

Wednesday, June 17, 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 Int'l. Relations from the
U of Southern California and pursued her Master’s degree in Middle East
Studies at the U of Utah. She returned to Los Angeles to pursue a degree in
Public Diplomacy at USC’s School of Int'l. Relations and USC Annenberg for
Communication. Soraya’s articles and interviews have been featured on news
sites throughout the world, including: Foreign Press Journal, Monthly
Review, Middle East Monitor, Counterpunch, RT News, Fars News, Huffington
Post, Global Research, and [3]many others. She is an independent
researcher, essayist, and political commentator.  Sponsored by The Middle
East Committee of WAMM.  FFI: 612-827-5364

3. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Peace - [4]No Escalation in Iraq!

Wednesday, June 17, Lake St/Marshall Ave Peace Bridge over Mississippi,
5:00 - 6:00 pm.  The Obama Administration says it is sending more U.S.
troops to Iraq - No More Boots on the Ground - Bring the Troops Home Now -
Stop the Bombing!  Out of Iraq - No U.S. War!  On June 10 the Obama
Administration announced it would send 450 additional U.S. troops to Iraq.
The latest U.S. intervention in Iraq is slowly escalating. Twenty years of
U.S. war, sanctions and occupation created the crisis is Iraq, more U.S.
troops, bombs, and weapons will not make things better.  Please make a
special point of coming out to this urgent vigil to say no to the latest
and escalating U.S. intervention in Iraq. Peace!   Sponsored by WAMM [5]End
War Committee and Twin Cities Peace Campaign.  FFI: 612-275-2720 or

4. 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 [6]Open Veins of Latin America, by [7]Eduardo
Galeano Check out MayDay Books for your own copy. Sponsored by: The WAMM
Book Club. FFI: Call 612-827-5364

5. Torture Awareness Eve: Filmaker Eric Juth and CIA Whistleblower John

Thursday, June 25, 7:00pm-9:00pm. 4200 Cedar Ave. S., Mpls. On the evening
before the U.N.'s annual "Torture Awareness Day, we want to raise awareness
of the torture perpetrated by the CIA and other US government/military
personnel and the lack of accountability for these war crimes. The 35
minute documentary film "[8]Ghosts of Johnston County" will be shown. As
victims of extraordinary rendition continue to surface, and as details
emerge on United States' use of torture during the war on terror, the
efforts to achieve justice for the survivors persists, even in places as
seemingly removed from the front lines as Johnston County, North Carolina.
Filmmaker Eric Juth is coming to lead a discussion about his film and the
anti-torture activism it was based on. Former CIA Agent and torture
whistleblower [9]John Kiriakou will appear via Skype to join the
discussion. Sponsored by: WAMM’s [10]Tackling Torture at the Top (T3)
Committee. FFI: 612-827-5364 and [11]Facebook Event

6. Kathy Kelly - Can the Earth Survive Endless War? Warfare's assault on
Mother Earth: Making amends and making changes.

Tuesday, July 7, 7:00pm. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 273 East 31st St.,
Mpls. Free Admission. [12]Kathy Kelly will talk about the persistent and
wrongful notion that U.S. wars are protecting and defending people in the
U.S. from enemies that threaten our security. In addressing one of the
major threats to our security — the environmental impact of modern warfare
— she will draw from experiences in war zones and analysis of Pentagon
budgets.  She was recently imprisoned for three months after protesting
drone warfare at a U.S. military base. Sponsored by [13]WAMM End War
Committee, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, and the Peace with Justice Committee
of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. FFI: 612-827-5364 or 612-275-2720

7. Second Monday Movies at WAMM: "Spanish Lake"
Monday, July 13, 7 pm, 4200 Cedar Avenue S., Minneapolis. Join WAMM for
this film. "[14]Spanish Lake" is a bold and uncompromising documentary
focused on economic oppression in the suburb of Spanish Lake, Missouri (a
town 8 miles from Ferguson). The themes of the film parallel America's
growing political divide, underlying racism, and rise of anti-government
sentiment. Free admission, free, fresh popcorn. All welcome for a lively
discussion following the film. Sponsored by WAMM Movie Committee. Endorsed
by Vets for Peace, Chapter 27. FFI: 612-827-5364 [4200 Cedar is a Coke-free
zone. #BoycottCoke.]


[15]Kathy Kelly will be in MN July 5th - 11th!

Sunday, July 5 - St. Joan of Arc Church, Minneapolis; 9 and 11 am Masses
Contact: Marie Braun at 612-275-2720, braun044 [at] umn.edu

Monday, July 6 - Mankato
Contact: Sr. Gladys Schmitz, 507-389-4114

Tuesday July 7 – Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
Contact: [16]Marie Braun at 612-275-2720, braun044 [at] umn.edu

Wednesday, July 8 - Little Falls
Contact: Jeff Odendahl at 320-632-2981, jodendahl [at] sflf.org

Thursday, July 9 – Grand Rapids
Contact: Vicky Andrews at 218-259-4254/218-326-0653, vicandr [at] mchsi.com

Friday, July 10 – Rochester
Contact: Sr. Iesha, Rochester Francisicans

Saturday, July 11 - [17]Peacestock 2015, Redwing
Contact: Bill Habedank at 651-764-1866, habedank [at] charter.net


COALITION EVENTS / Also of Interest

8. Legal update on Rasmea Odeh Appeal: With Defense Attorney Michael
Deutsch and Rasmea (Live Stream)
Thursday, June 11, 6pm,  4200 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis. Join us for food and
an important legal update the day after Rasmea’s defense attorney Michael
Deutsch files her appeal. Michael Deutsch and [18]Rasmea will be
participating in this video conference that will explain the appeal process
and what to expect as we struggle for justice. Rasmea is the 68-year-old
Palestinian American community leader who was tortured by the Israelis in
1969. She was targeted for political repression by the U.S. government and
put on trial last year. Unable to obtain a fair trial, where she could
speak about the torture and rape by the Israeli occupation army, she was
convicted. Sponsored by the MN Committee to Stop FBI Repression and
Anti-War Committee.  FFI: [19]Facebook

9. 2nd Annual MN Malcolm X Conference: The Political Legacy of Malcolm X
Saturday, June 13,10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Harvest Prep School-Seed Academy,
1300 Olson Memorial Highway, Minneapolis. A panel of activists will relate
how Malcolm X influenced them and their struggles. Panelists are: Alejandra
Cruz (Mexican rights activist), Sara Osman (Somali student activist), Sabry
Wazwaz (Palestinian activist with the Anti-War Committee), and Professor
Ezra Hyland ( U of M).The purpose of the conference is to examine our
political, economic and social system; capitalism using Malcolm X's
analysis and applying it to the problems of police violence, mass
incarceration, lack of quality public education, societal discrimination,
white supremacy and economic exploitation. We will also examine Malcolm's
Pan Africanism and internationalist perspective.  Organized by the MN
Malcolm X Committee.  FFI: [20]Facebook

10. Movie: Village Under the Forest: Where Greening Is an Act of
Tuesday, June 16, 7pm, Bethel Lutheran Church, 1321 North Ave., Northfield
“[21]Village Under the Forest: Where Greening Is an Act of Obliteration”
unfolds as a personal meditation from the Jewish Diaspora. The film
explores the hidden remains of the destroyed Palestinian village of Lubya,
which lies under a purposefully-cultivated forest plantation called South
Africa Forest. Directed by Emmy-winner Mark J. Kaplan, the film is written
and narrated by scholar and author Heidi Grunebaum. The movie is free and
open to the public. Presented by the Bethel Lutheran Church Mission and
Justice Committee and [22]Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel.
FFI: Email aschmitt001 [at] luthersem.edu

11. Community Peace Celebration

Friday, June 19, 2 - 6 p.m.  Ober Community Center, 376 Western Ave N., St.
Paul.   Free food, games, info booths, music and dance.  This event is pure
fun and community. WAMM's [23]Ground All Drones will be Flying Kites, Not
Drones!  Come decorate and fly one of our peace kites.  FFI: [24]Facebook

12. 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: [25] BrainerdPeace or 612-827-5364

13. Movie: Stone Cold Justice
Tuesday, June 23rd, 7pm, Bethel Lutheran Church, 1321 North Ave.,
Northfield. Created by Australian journalists, “[26]Stone Cold Justice” has
sparked an international outcry against Israel after it explicitly detailed
Tel Aviv’s use of torture against Palestinian children. The film documents
how Palestinian children, who have been arrested and detained by Israeli
forces, are subjected to physical abuse and torture, forced into false
confessions and pushed into gathering intelligence on Palestinian
activists. The movie is free and open to the public. Presented by the
Bethel Lutheran Church Mission and Justice Committee and [27]Northfielders
for Justice in Palestine/Israel. FFI: [28]aschmitt001 [at] luthersem.edu

14. [29]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 [30]Kathy Kelly.  Music with the [31]Wild Colonial
Bhoys. Full day of activities, speakers, music and food! Sponsored by Vets
for Peace, Chapter 115 - Red Wing and [32]Chapter 27 - Minneapolis. FFI:
[33]Peacestock, Bill Habedank at 651-764-1866 or [34]habedank [at] charter.net


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34. http://whabedank [at] yahoo.com/
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