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|Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 14:41:00 -0800 (PST)|
All are invited: WAMM Annual Meeting featuring "Grounded" Actor, interdisciplinary artist, Star Tribune 2014 Mover and Maker Shá Cage "The Price of Drone Warfare" Saturday, March 7th 10:00 am to 1 pm Spirit of St. Stephens 2201 First Avenue South WAMM EVENTS 1. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Free Palestine (Fridays) 2. WAMM Weekly Bridge Vigil for Peace (Wednesdays) 3. WAMM Annual Meeting: The Price of Drone Warfare 3/7 4. WAMM on KFAI Int'l Women's Day Programming 3/9 5. Second Monday Movies: "Wag the Dog" 3/9 6. WAMM Book Club: "Arms and the Man" 3/21 7. End US Aid to Israel Protest 3/27 8. Tackling Torture at the Top Video Contest Ends June 1st! COALITION EVENTS 9. Dialogue Session: The Profits of Selling Weapons of War 3/7 10. Water Issues in Israel/Palestine with Dave Van Wylen 3/14 11. 7 Stories I Wish They'd Tell About the War in Vietnam 3/20 12. Rally to Stop U.S. WARS and Drone Killings! 3/21 13. Are the United States and Russia Getting Ready for Nuclear War? 3/28 ALSO OF INTEREST / Looking Ahead 14. Celebrate International Women's Day: Women in the Struggle 3/8 15. Women and Native Struggles: Toward Ecological Transformation 3/10 16. Chante Wolf, Pax Salon 3/10 17. Combating Trafficking and Rescuing Child Victims in the Philippines 4/26 18. A National Antiwar & Social Justice Conference: Stop the Wars at Home & Abroad! 5/8 19. WAMM 8th Annual Walk Against Weapons: Stop Militarizing US Society 5/30 WAMM EVENTS 1. WAMM Weekly Vigil for Free Palestine Friday, February 27, 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, March 4, 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 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 Shá Cage, one of the Star Tribune's Best of 2014 Movers and Makers. Enjoy a light brunch, peace eggs!, elect new board members, mingle and laugh with other WAMM members and local activists! 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. 4. WAMM on KFAI's International Women's Day Programming: A Woman's Work is Never Done Monday, March 9, 7 - 7:30 a.m. WAMM roundtable discussion of the effects of U.S. wars/drones on women and girls at home and abroad and on the global environment; how we organize to oppose war and work for peace. 90.3 Mpls 106.7 St Paul on your radio dial FFI: 612-827-5364 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. WAMM Book Club Saturdays, March 21st,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 "Arms and the Man", a play by George Bernard Shaw. Check out MayDay Books for your own copy. Sponsored by: The WAMM Book Club. FFI: Call 612-827-5364. 7. End US Aid to Israel Protest Friday, March 27th from 4:30 – 5:30pm, Snelling/Summit Aves. Intersection, St. Paul Join the weekly WAMM vigil to mark the upcoming PalestinianLand Day. Palestinians have remembered Land Day since March 30th, 1976 when thousands of Palestinians in Israel gathered to protest Israeli government plans to steal 60,000 dunams of Arab-owned land in the Galilee. Israeli police killed six Palestinians and wounded and jailed hundreds more. Join us to protest US support of Israel’s apartheid policies. Cosponsored by the Anti-War Committee and the WAMM Middle East Committee. 8. 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: June 1, 2015. FFI: Visit Tackling Torture. _____________________________________________ Korea: Women Walk for Peace across the De-Militarized Zone WAMM Spring I Newsletter _____________________________________________ COALITION EVENTS 9. Dialogue Session: The Profit of Selling Weapons of War Saturday, March 7th, 11:45 am - 1:15 pm. Nobel Peace Forum, Radisson Blu Downtown, 35 S 7th St., Mpls. Dialogue Session by Larry Johnson, Immediate Past President of Veterans for Peace Minneapolis, currently serving on Leadership Team for Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers; Steve McKeown, long-time Peace Activist, and founder of Veterans for Peace in Minneapolis; and Jack A. Nelson-Pallmeyer professor of Peace and Justice at St. Thomas University, founder of Minnesota Arms Spending Alternatives Project FFI: MAPM website 10. Water Issues in Israel/Palestine with David Van Wylen Saturday, March 14th, 9:30am refreshments, 10:00am Presentation and Discussion. Southdale Hennepin County Library, 7001 York Avenue S, Edina. The highly-acclaimed presentation will focus on the geography of the Jordan River basin, the current state of water management and use in Israel/Palestine, past and present efforts to achieve fair and just allocations, and technologies being developed to address water scarcity in the region. Sponsored by MEPN, endorsed by WAMM. FFI: Dale Stuepfert at 612-374-4049, MEPN website. 11. Seven Stories I Wish They'd Tell About the War in Vietnam Friday, March 20th, 7 pm. Macalester Plymouth United Church, 1658 Lincoln, St Paul. World Storytelling event features 7 storytellers/musicians, mostly veterans. Dick Foley, Gerald Ganann, Catrina Huynh-Weiss, Steve McKeown, Gary Melom, George Mische, and Chante Wolf will tell the tales being ignored, as Gulf of Tonkin, Kent State, My Lai, draft card burning, Dr. King's Vietnam speech, Fulbright Hearings, impact on the Vietnamese, rape in Vietnam, homeless veterans, and the travesty of Agent Orange. Co-sponsored by Macalester Plymouth United Church Peacemakers and Making Meaning of Vietnam, endorsed by Veterans for Peace Chapter 27. FFI or reserve a free seat: Larry Johnson, 612-747-3904 or larryjvfp [at] gmail.com. 12. Rally to Stop U.S. WARS and Drone Killings! Saturday March 21 at 1:00 pm Lake Street & Hiawatha Avenues, Mpls. 2:00 pm Program at Walker Community Church, 3104 16th Avenue S, Mpls. 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 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, Grandmothrs 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. 13. 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 sponsored by Metro State, co- hosted by WAMM and Citizens for Global Solutions MN. FFI: Call 612-827-5364 _____________________________________________ Wherever we walk we will make Wherever we protest we will go planting Make poems seed grass feed a child growing build a house Whatever we stand against We will stand feeding and seeding Wherever I walk I will make ~Muriel Rukeyser _____________________________________________ ALSO OF INTEREST 14. Celebrate International Women’s Day: Women in the Struggle Sunday, March 8th at 2pm. 4200 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis International Women's Day is a holiday celebrated by millions of working people around the world honoring the important role of women in the people's struggle.This year’s celebration will feature talks from women who are leaders in the labor movement, welfare rights movement, student movement, immigrant rights movement, international solidarity & anti-war movement, and more! We will also focus on Rasmea Odeh, a heroic 67 year old Palestinian American community leader who was tortured by Israel in 1969 and now faces deportation and up to ten years in jail on a trumped-up immigration charge. Organizers of the nationwide effort to get justice for Rasmea are urging an all-out mobilization for her sentencing in Detroit Federal Court on the morning of March 12. Childcare available at event. Sponsored by Freedom Road Socialist Organization. FFI: FRSO Website 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 16. Chante Wolf, Pax Salon Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. St Paul Gallery (formerly Mad Hatter's Tea House) 943 W 7th, St Paul, MN Chante Wolf, Served in Desert Storm, Iraq Chapter One, 1992-1998 and now with Veterans for Peace and Women’s Initiative of Minnesota. Chante will talk about art and women veterans issues and bridging the gap between communities and veterans re-entering society. FFI: 651-227-3228 L O O K I N G A H E A D 17. Combating Trafficking and Rescuing Child Victims in the Philippines Sunday, April 26, 2:30 - 4:30pm, Philippine Center of MN, 1380 Frost Ave, Maplewood, MN. Open forum and conversation with Fr. Shay Cullen and Marlyn Capio Richter. Sponsored by Philippine Study Group of Minnestoa. Endorsed by WAMM. FFI: Meg Layese/Paul Bloom, 651-646-1985; Joe Selvaggio, 612-823-2077; Paul/Virgie Carlson, 952-938-5060; Gary King, 763-571-7696. 18. 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 19. 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 war on peoples anywhere. We are alarmed that the same weapons of war we deplore, yet pay for, 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 end to war profiteering. FFI: 612-824-5364. 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