Find a toolkit for conversations around #blacklivesmatter here: http://wnpj.org/sites/default/files/WI-Black-Lives-Matter-Toolkit.pdf
Ferguson to Madison: Rally on Tuesday, Nov 25th - read more:
Because of the serious and debilitating illnesses caused by frac sand, and the drastic loss of quality of life in our neighborhoods due to fugitive respirable dust at loading facilities and transport by rail car, rail noise, pollution, sinking property values, and business downturns,
We've got to stick together!
These little guys need your help. Please sign the online petition urging National Parks to support conservation of the Badger Ammo lands, not an ATV track and gun range. Together, we can save the songs of Badger.
1. Did you know that the US military and the CIA are using Predator Drones armed with 100-lb. Hellfire missiles to carry out remote control killings in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen and now Syria?
WNPJ members continue to make and write the news, Please click on title to read the entire articles or letters.
Judith Laitman: A Jewish grandmother's plea to Barack Obama. In this op-ed, Judith Laitman calls on President Obama to stop acting as "Israel's apologist-in-chief" and to earn his Nobel Peace Prize.The Capital Times, 7/25/14. Judith Laitman is a member of the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, a WNPJ member group.
Action Alert 1: Seeking Funding Proposals from Save the Hills Alliance
Action Alert 2: Travel to the School of Americas Vigil in November
Action Alert 3: Cultural Exchange trips to the Penokees
Action Alert 4: Voices for Creative Nonviolence calls for your response to President Obama's announcement of US-led military escalation in Iraq and Syria
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Environmentalists work to stop Enbridge expansion: Madison 350 is requesting that Dane and other Wisconsin counties require bonding on the Enbridge pipeline that is proposed to carry tar sand oil across Wisconsin. “There is nothing in state or federal law that protects communities against a spill,” said Peter Anderson, a member of the group. “The oil spill laws that the federal government has do not apply to tar sand oil spills.” The Capital Times, 7/10/14. Madison 350 is a WNPJ member group.
WNPJ members make their voices heard. Please click on Authors to read the entire letters.
Al Gedicks: Obama needs to listen to Wisconsin tribes. Wisconsin State Journal, 6/21/14. Al Gedicks is the executive secretary of the Wisconsin Resources Council, a WNPJ member group.
WNPJ's first User's Manual is designed to help WNPJ member groups and individual members make greater use of the services we offer, including: statewide lobby days, event publicity, weekly action alerts, WNPJ work groups, meetings and awards and website features like In the News and Success Stories. Printed copies of the WNPJ Users Manual are free to member groups and individual members, or read the full Users Manual online here...
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WNPJ is partnering with Groundwork to create a toolkit for holding livingroom and community conversations across the state. We are hoping to have 25 in January in honor of MLK day January 19th. Stay tuned for more details.
Each year, member groups from across the state create events around this January MLK holiday to bring their peace and justice communities together, to organize and celebrate. Whether you live in Woodruff, Rhinelander, Milwaukee, La Crosse, Spring Green, Madison or Ontario - WNPJ member groups have events for you. See the current listing of events below -
TEACH RESPECT NOT RACISM
Background: The use of racist and derogatory “Indian” sports mascots, logos, and symbols has perpetuated negative stereotypes of America’s first peoples. Rather than honoring Native peoples, these caricatures and stereotypes contribute to a disregard for the diverse cultural heritages of Native peoples.
Action Alert 1: Celebrate a Memorable Moment in History this week: the Christmas Truce of 1914