Anti-BDS bill in WI Legislature: Public Hearing at 10 am on WED JAN 17 at the Capitol: Need attendees!

The anti-BDS bill pending in the WI legislature has been scheduled for a public hearing this Wednesday, Jan. 17 beginning at 10 am in Room 300 Northeast.

This is the bill that seeks to prohibit supporters of BDS from doing business with state or local governments.

Here is a link to the original bill: http://docs.legis.wiscon sin.gov/2017/related/proposals /ab553

Calling Baldwin: Tell the US not to recognize election results in Honduras!

On Sunday night, the Honduran election authorities declared current President Juan Orlando Hernandez the winner of the contested November 26th elections despite credible allegations of massive fraud and protests across the country demanding the popular will be respected. Today, roads all over Honduras are blocked in protest as people refuse to accept what is seen as a blatent attempt to steal the elections.

Health/mortality implications of PM 2.5 and ozone on "seniors"

Click here to read a recently published article in the New England Journal of Medicine regarding the health/mortality implications of PM 2.5 and ozone on "seniors". The study is well designed, extremely large, and statistically significant.

“We are Killing Terrorists” and “Attack We Will”- Trump’s Most Vicious Racist Rant

On Monday, August 21, President Donald Trump delivered a prime-time speech almost shocking in its ordinariness. It was such an address as either of his immediate predecessors, George W. Bush or Barack Obama, could easily have given over the previous decade and a half. While hinting at nebulous new strategies and ill-defined new metrics to measure success, President Trump announced that the 17 year old war in Afghanistan will go on pretty much as it has. And the establishment breathed a sigh of relief.

Talk Nation Radio: Kathy Kelly on Stopping Permanent War

During each of 20 trips to Afghanistan, Kathy Kelly, as an  invited guest of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, has lived alongside ordinary Afghan people in a working class neighborhood in Kabul. She and her companions in Voices for Creative Nonviolence believe that where you stand determines what you see.” In June, 2016, Kathy participated in a delegation that visited five cities in Russia, aiming to learn about Russian opinions regarding NATO exercises taking place along their border. Kelly has joined with activists in various regions of the U.S.

Action & Petition: End the Funding for War

JOIN NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE IN

RIVERS OF BLOOD II     JULY 12, 2017

An action of nonviolent civil resistance to call on Congress to

stop funding war causing rivers of blood to flow through the US Capitol

 

Be Part of Our New Office!

As you may or may not know, the building our office was in is turning into a hotel. We received notice in March and looked at several properties, using operational needs, accessibility, and location as our guide.

Freedom Cities Campaign

Join People Power – the ACLU’s grassroots organizing arm – and help us turn your town into a Freedom City that protects and respects the rights of immigrant families in this country.

 

Francisco Rodriguez grew up just like any other child in America. He went to school, he played at the park, he sat outside a 7-11 on hot days and sipped slurpees with his friends.

ALERT: ACA/Medicaid NOT safe, Call THIS WEEK!

Supporters of Healthcare of All - this is just in but it looks like the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid are NOT safe after all. 

Action Alert: Calls on Keystone XL

Take action now to urge the Nebraska Public Service Commission to consider climate in their assessment of whether Keystone XL is in the public interest and to deny the permit for the project.

Petition: Stand with LGBT People

The NCAA made a bad call in North Carolina. 

Petition: Say no to a 10% increase in military spending!

President Trump just released his budget proposal to pour $54 billion more into the Pentagon at the expense of nearly every federal agency. Titled "America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again," the budget would make America anything but great.

Plowshare Awards 2017 Peacebuilder Awards

Plowshare Fair Trade Marketplace and Education for Peace Center located on Main Street in Waukesha proudly awarded the 4th annual Kate Delaney Jolin Peacebuilder Awards on Friday, March 10, at Plowshare's 28th Anniversary Celebration held in the Carroll University Ballroom.

The individual award recipient was Iva Richards, nominated by Mark Blackman for her involvement with Ventures in People (Helping Haitians Help Themselves), SOPHIA, and Ascension Lutheran Church’s refugee resettlement and Mission Outreach programs.