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|From: Women Against Military Madness (wammmtn.org)|
|Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:05:27 -0800 (PST)|
Stand tall with brave spirits at our Weekly Peace Vigils! (Its going to warm soon). Hey, WAMM is hiring! Work for peace and get paid! Please send your cover letter and resume to apply for the Office Manager position by March 6, 2015, to WAMMhiringcommittee2014 [at] gmail.com -- or forward this announcement to someone you know will be suitable. For more details visit our website. WAMM EVENTS 1. WAMM Weekly Solidarity with Palestine Vigil (Fridays) 2. WAMM Weekly Bridge Vigil for Peace (Wednesdays) 3. WAMM Book Club: Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War by James Risen 2/21 4. WAMM Annual Meeting: The Price of Drone Warfare 3/7 5. Second Monday Movies 3/9 6. Tackling Torture at the Top Video Contest Ends June 1st! COALITION EVENTS 7. Rock for Rasmea, Rally Against the Injustice System 2/21 8. HAPPY HOUR FOR PEACE! 2/28 9. MN Break the Bonds petition and MN SBI Meeting 3/4 10. Rally to Stop U.S. WARS and Drone Killings!3/21 11. Are the United States and Russia Getting Ready for Nuclear War? 3/28 ALSO OF INTEREST 12. Storytelling and the Struggle for Justice 2/21 13. Confronting Slavery Today 2/24 14. Women and Native Struggles: Toward Ecological Transformation 3/10 15. "Urban Waters" Pax Salon Discussion 3/3 16. A National Antiwar & Social Justice Conference: Stop the Wars at Home & Abroad! 5/8 WAMM EVENTS 1. WAMM Weekly Solidarity with Palestine Vigil Friday, February 20, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Intersection of Snelling & Summit, St. Paul. FFI: Call 612-827-5364 2. WAMM Weekly Bridge Vigil for Peace Wednesday, February 25, 4:30 - 5:30, Lake St/Marshall Av Peace Bridge, Mississippi River joining Mpls and St Paul. Since 1999. Sponsored by Twin Cities Peace Campaign and WAMM. FFI: Call WAMM at 612-827-5364 3. WAMM Book Club: Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War by James Risen Saturday, February 21, 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 discussing Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War by James Risen. Check out MayDay Books for your own copy. Sponsored by: The WAMM Book Club. FFI: Call 612-827-5364. 4. WAMM Annual Meeting: The Price of Drone Warfare Saturday, March 7, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Community of Saint Stephens, 2201 1st Avenue South, Minneapolis. Featuring interdisciplinary artist Sha Cage, one of the Star Tribune's Best of 2014 Movers and Makers. Renew your membership, enjoy a light brunch, elect new board members, and network with other WAMM members! The program is free and open to the public. Sponsored by: Women Against Military Madness. FFI: Call 612-827-5364 Join and Share on Facebook and WAMM. 5. Second Monday Movies Monday, March 9, 7:00 p.m. On the BIG SCREEN at 4200 Cedar Ave. So., Mpls. Wag the Dog. "A dark comedy about psychological manipulation of the public to support a meaningless war. Has a 1997 satire become reality?" Lively discussion. Open and free to the public. Sponsored by WAMM Movie Committee. FFI: 612-827-5364 6. Tackling Torture at the Top Video Contest WAMM’s 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 extended to June 1, 2015. FFI: Visit Tackling Torture. _____________________________________________ 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. Two prizes in each Serious and Satirical Categories: Jury ($500) and Audience Favorite ($300). Deadline for entries: June 1, 2015. FFI and details: Visit ONLINE _____________________________________________ COALITION EVENTS 7. Rock for Rasmea, Rally Against the Injustice System Saturday, February 21, 6:30 p.m. to Midnight. Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis. This inspiring multimedia arts event aims to engage youth and raise awareness of Palestinian-American community leader Rasmea Odeh and all political prisoners targeted by the FBI. Featuring short films curated by MIZNA, spoken word poetry curated by local artist Sarah Thamer, and sets by local musicians. This event is made possible thanks to Intermedia Arts’ VERVE Grants for Spoken Word poets and 2012 grant winner Misty Rowan. Sponsored by: Anti-War Committee. FFI: Visit the website. 8. HAPPY HOUR FOR PEACE! Saturday, February 28, 2015 4:00 pm-6:00 pm . MayDay Books , 301 Cedar Ave. South , Minneapolis. Enjoy conversation and refreshments and raise funds to build the March 21 "Stop U.S. Wars" protest in Minneapolis. We will be raising funds to help get out the word on the March 21 event. Money raised will be used primarily for flyers and placing ads in community newspapers. We hope you will come and bring your friends to these important events. FFI: Marie Braun , Twin Cities Peace Campaign 612-275-2720 or MN Peace Action Coalition or WAMM at 612-827-5364. 9. MN Break the Bonds petition and MN SBI Meeting Wednesday, March 4, 10 a.m. SBI Building, 60 Empire Drive, St. Paul. This is a very critical moment in the campaign to divest the state of MN from its holdings in Israel bonds. MN Break the Bonds, the statewide divestment campaign targeting MN's investments in Israel bonds, has been pushing the State Board of Investments to divest from its $10+ million holdings in Israel bonds. What is critical is that these bonds mature at the end of June, which means the state will receive the amount it invested back, and have to decide where to reinvest these funds. We are putting all of our efforts into pushing the State Board of Investments to not reinvest in Israel bonds. This is a critical point because if we can get them to not reinvest, then the state will not at all hold any direct investments in Israel - which is a huge victory for the global movement for boycott, divestment, and sanctions as called for by Palestinian civil society. FFI: MN Break the Bonds 10. Rally to Stop U.S. WARS and Drone Killings! Saturday March 21 at 1:00 pm Lake Street & Hiawatha Avenues, Minneapolis. The Minneapolis March 21st protest will coincide with the spring anti-war actions on March 18-21 in Washington DC. March 2015 will mark 12 years since the 2003 "Shock & Awe" launch of the U.S. war in Iraq. STOP U.S. WARS! No war in Iraq ! No bombing, troops, advisors, weapons, or contractors. Stop bombing Syria. Out of Afghanistan . Say NO to drone strikes & endless war. Say NO to Racism . Stop targeting people of color. Demilitarize the police . Stop attacks on democratic rights . Say NO to Islamophobia. For a full employment peace economy! Sponsored by MPAC (MN Peace Action Coalition). Endorsed by: AFSCME Local 3800, Alliant Action, Anti-War Committee, Committee for Palestinian Rights, Community of St. Martin, Every Church a Peace Church, Faith Mennonite Church, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Grqndmothrs for Peace, Marxist Student Federation, Mayday Books, Military Families Speak Out (MN chapter), Minneapolis Green Party, Peace and Justice Committee of Sacred Heart Catholic Church (St. Paul), St. Frances Cabrini Justice and Peace Cmmttee., Socialist Action, Students for a Democratic Society (UMN), St. Joan of Arc/WAMM Peacemakers, St. Paul Eastside Neighbors for Peace, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Veterans for Peace, Welfare Rights Committee, Women Against Military Madness, Workers International League. FFI: Marie at TC Peace Campaign, 612-275-2720 or WAMM at 612-827-5364 or MN Peace Action Coalition. 11. Are the United States and Russia Getting Ready for Nuclear War? Saturday, March 28, 1:30 p.m., MayDay Books, 301 Cedar Avenue S, Mpls. Larry Wittner, former president of the Council on Peace Research in History has written extensively on the history of peace movements, nuclear arms control and disarmament, and U.S. foreign policy. He has received major fellowships or grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the MacArthur Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the United States Institute of Peace. He is also on the natl. board of Peace Action and plays banjo in Solidarity Singers. Professor Wittner’s visit to the Twin Cities is sponsored by Metropolitan State University as part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum poster exhibit and programming taking place on its St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses. His appearance at MayDay Books is cosponsored by WAMM, Metro State and Citizens for Global Solutions, hosted by WAMM. FFI: Call 612-827-5364 _____________________________________________ Can Free Trade Agreements Be Stopped in Their Fast Tracks? Fast Track is a procedure, rarely used, that allows executive branch negotiators to skirt Congress and the public, rewriting trade policies that affect our daily lives––from the stability of our jobs to the safety of our food. Read about Fast Track and the newest trade agreements: the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in an article by Carol Masters in the Spring I, 2015 WAMM newsletter. _____________________________________________ ALSO OF INTEREST 12. Storytelling and the Struggle for Justice Saturday, February 21, 1:00 p.m. The East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, St. Paul. A conversation with Naima Richmond of the Black Storytellers’ Alliance. Sponsored by The East Side Freedom Library. FFI: Email eastsidefreedomlibrary [at] gmail.com or Call 651-774-8687. 13. Confronting Slavery Today Tuesday, February 24, 7:00 p.m. The East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, St. Paul. A presentation by Jim Stewart, founder of Historians Against Slavery. Sponsored by The East Side Freedom Library. FFI: Email eastsidefreedomlibrary [at] gmail.com or Call 651-774-8687. 14. "Urban Waters" Pax Salon Discussion Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. St. Paul Gallery (formerly Mad Hatter's Tea House), 943 West 7th Street, St. Paul. Sage Passi, Watershed Education Specialist for Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District since 2001 (specialties in public involvement, design and construction of rain gardens, native restoration) and Susu Jeffrey, water activist, founder of www.FriendsofColdwater.org, will lead a discussion on our urban waters, including the good news. FFI: Call 651-227-3228 15. Women and Native Struggles: Toward Ecological Transformation Tuesday, March 10, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. O’Shaughnessy Education Center Auditorium, 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul. Native American activist and advocate for environmental, women's, and children's rights, Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) is founder and co-chair of the Indigenous Women's Network. She is also the founder and campaign director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, a reservation-based environmental organization. Sponsored by: the University of St. Thomas. FFI: Visit St. Thomas online L O O K I N G A H E A D 16. 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 Coalition Conference info - Online or UNACpeace [at] gmail.com, or call 518-227-6947 VISIT US ONLINE • JOIN WAMM Like what you see? 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