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|From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)|
|Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:24:24 -0800 (PST)|
"Peace is a Human Right" signs held by WAMM Board Co-Chair, Sally Kundert one of the human rights activists at the International Human Rights Day recognition at the Weekly Peace Bridge vigil on December 10. image ©SueAnnMartinson2014 WAMM EVENTS 1. Celebrating Marie and John Braun and their Same Day Birthdays! 12/12 2. WAMM Book Club: Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women’s Movement 1/17 COALITION EVENTS 3. MEPN: Jewish Voices Against the Occupation 12/13 4. Holiday Craft and Bake Sale for Social Justice 12/13 ALSO OF INTEREST 5. Million March MN 12/13 6. Mayday Books Holiday Party 12/13 7. Getting Away with Murder: How Police Kill with Impunity 12/15 8. 30th Annual Minnesota Homeless Memorial March and Service 12/18 9. Welfare Rights Committee's Opening Day Protest 1/6 10. Human Rights and Labor Rights: Eyewitness Account from Colombia 1/15 ACTION ALERT DON’T LET CONGRESS SABOTAGE PEACE WITH IRAN After over 30 years of increasing threats and crippling sanctions against Iran, peace is finally possible. Iran and the P5+1 countries – the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany – wrapped up a week of intense negotiations in Vienna on November 24. At the end of the talks, the two sides decided to extend the negotiations for seven more months. They also agreed that the interim deal they had signed in Geneva last November would remain in place during the remainder of the negotiations until July 1, 2015. However, The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the leading pro-Israel lobby group, called for “new bipartisan sanctions legislation” against Iran, and war hawks from both parties are hurriedly trying to pass legislation with even more sanctions against Iran in order to hijack the negotiations between Iran and the P5. New Iran sanctions legislation is an unnecessary provocation, a beating of war drums that sabotages the first direct dialogue between the US and Iran in over 30 years. Call your Senators and Representatives TODAY and demand that they vote NO on legislation adding more sanctions against Iran. Tell Congress: DON’T BLOW THIS HISTORIC OPPORTUNITY. Do they support letting diplomacy work, or will they put our nation back on the path towards a catastrophic war with Iran? To call your Member of Congress: US Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121 WAMM EVENTS TOMORROW NIGHT!! 1. Celebrating Marie and John Braun and their Same Day Birthdays! Friday, December 12, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Spirit of Saint Stephen’s, 2201 1st Avenue, Minneapolis. Honor two people who have contributed so much to peace locally and internationally. Potluck dinner with a special song and recognition of the Brauns by Polly Mann and others and socializing. In lieu of gifts, John and Marie request donations made to WAMM. Sponsored by: WAMM. FFI: Call Maxine 651-731-1234. 2. WAMM Book Club: Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women’s Movement Saturday, January 17, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Afro Deli, 1939 S 5th Street, Minneapolis. The WAMM Bookclub meets every third Saturday of the month. In January the Bookclub will discuss, Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women’s Movement by Lori Sturdevant. Sponsored by: The WAMM Bookclub. FFI: Call 612-827-5364. _____________________________________________ NEW ISSUE - Online NOW! WAMM's WINTER Newsletter is available online! WomenAgainstMilitaryMadness.org _____________________________________________ COALITION EVENTS 3. MEPN: Jewish Voices Against the Occupation Saturday, December 13, 9:30 a.m. (refreshments) 10:00 a.m. (presentation and discussion) Southdale Hennepin County Library, 7001 York Avenue South, Edina. In honor of Chanukah, eight Jewish activists from Minnesota will talk about their relationship with Israel/Palestine, how their views have changed during their lifetime, how their Jewishness influences their beliefs and values, the obstacles posed by Jewish institutions, and how the attitudes of American Jews, particularly young Jews, towards Israel/Palestine are changing. Sponsored by: Middle East Peace Now (MEPN). FFI: Call Dale Stuepfert 612-374-4049. 4. Holiday Craft and Bake Sale for Social Justice Saturday, December 13, Noon to 4:00 p.m. 4200 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis. Support local social justice groups by buying cool crafts and tasty treats. Sponsored by: 4200 Cedar Ave Tenants: Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAc), Women Against Military Madness (WAMM), Anti-War Committee, Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB), Welfare Rights Committee, and more! FFI: Visit Facebook ALSO OF INTEREST 5. Million March MN Saturday, December 13, 1:00 p.m. Government Plaza, 300 Sixth Street, Minneapolis. Part of a national day of protests. There is power in numbers. #blacklivesmatter Sponsored by : Million Artist Movement. FFI: Visit Facebook 6. Mayday Books Holiday Party Saturday, December 13, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Mayday Bookstore, 301 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis. Socialize with local activists and enjoy a dramatic reading of The Great Reindeer Rebellion, a story of strikes at the North Pole! Mayday Bookstore is a non-profit, volunteer-run, progressive bookstore. Not making a profit since 1975. In the basement of THE HUB; enter on side of building. There is a large public parking ramp behind the building. Sponsored by: Mayday Book Store. FFI: Call 612-333-4719 or visit Facebook 7. Getting Away with Murder: How Police Kill with Impunity Monday, December 15, 7:00 p.m. 4200 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis. Panel discussion on the tricks used by the system to cover for policy who kill. Learn about the legal and societal mechanisms that allow police to avoid accountability and actions the community can take to charge police culture and increase police accountability. Panelists include: Law Professor Peter Erlinder; Bettie Smith, Mother of Quincy Smith who was killed by Minneapolis Police; Law Professor Robin Magee; and Jess Sundin, grand jury resister and member of the Anti-War Committee. Sponsored by: Citizens United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB). FFI: Visit Facebook 8. 30th Annual Minnesota Homeless Memorial March and Service Thursday, December 18, 5:00 p.m. (March and Silent Vigil) Hennepin County Government Center, 3rd Avenue and 5th Street South, Minneapolis 6:30 p.m. (Service of Remembrance) Simpson United Methodist Church, 2740 1st Avenue South, Minneapolis 7:30 p.m. (Community Meal). Simpson staff and volunteers witnessed many people experiencing homelessness who die without anyone honoring their life. In December of 1984, the first official Minnesota homeless memorial was held, launching the collaboration between Simpson and The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless (MCH) that exists to this day. Each year, marchers carry individual signs with the name, age, and hometown of every person being honored. A candle is then lit for each individual while their name is read. Community meal follows. Sponsored by: Simpson Men’s Shelter and The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless (MCH). FFI: Visit Online 9. Welfare Rights Committee's Opening Day Protest Tuesday, January 6, 11:30 a.m. Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, St. Paul. As the politicians start their session for the year demand the politicians and the governor stop their inaction and start helping families and children out of extreme poverty. Gather on the Upper Mall of the capitol grounds, then go inside and hand out “Past Due” notices to the politicians. Sponsored by: Welfare Rights Committee. FFI or to help: Call 612-822-8020. 10. Human Rights and Labor Rights: Eyewitness Account from Colombia Thursday, January 15, 7:00 p.m. 4200 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis. Jim Dimock, an antiwar activist and a professor from Minnesota State University, Mankato traveled to Colombia on a “From Dollars to Pesos” delegation last summer through Witness for Peace; to witness the impact of the Free Trade Agreement with the US has on the Colombian people. Dimock saw the impacts of US intervention first hand meeting with Afro-Colombians in the port city of Buenaventura and with campesino and indigenous groups in Cauca. Sponsored by: the Anti-War Committee. Co-sponsored by Witness for Peace - Upper Midwest. Endorsed by Women Against Military Madness and Veterans for Peace. FFI: Call 612-379-3899. _____________________________________________ Give the Gift of Peace this holiday season ! Gift Memberships to WAMM are half price now through December 31. Support WAMM and give a gift at the same time! Sign up online or call the office 612.827.5364 _____________________________________________ Human rights activists from the International Human Rights Day on the Bridge. ©image SallyKundert2014 More images on WAMM's facebook page. _____________________________________________ Tackling Torture at the Top Video Contest WAMM’s Tackling Torture at the Top (T3) committee announces their 2nd Annual video contest on the subject of torture and torture accountability. Deadline for entries: March 1, 2015. FFI and details: Visit ONLINE _____________________________________________ VISIT US ONLINE • JOIN WAMM Like what you see? Subscribe to the WAMM Women Against Military Madness email list, become a member of WAMM or donate today! You can also Check Out the WAMM website, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updated stories, actions and more. WAMM's newsletter is online! WAMM' The Middle East Committee has a website. Tackling Torture at the Top, also known as T-3, has a Facebook page. Ground All Drones Committee has a blog and Facebook group Enjoy this email? Forward to your friends and colleagues-please load images first! Thank you! Please Note: The preceding are events sponsored or endorsed by WAMM committees or coalitions. We regret that we cannot accommodate all the many wonderful peace and justice events occurring in the Twin Cities. For more WAMM events or ongoing peace vigils, call WAMM at 612-827-5364 or see the WAMM calendar on WomenAgainstMilitaryMadness.org WAMM’s provision of information on other group’s events is not meant to convey nor endorse any action contrary to public policy that would be inconsistent with exempt purposes under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) i.e., charitable purposes. 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