Growing a Peaceful Future Youth Film Festival

Thanks to our host, Althea René, and everyone who came out to support the Growing a Peaceful Future Youth Film Festival. For those of you still wanting to donation to the scholarship fund, please click here.

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Mother Earth is Weeping for her Children: The US Military Must Stop Environmental Ecocide

by Joy First, April 27, 2015

As I traveled to DC to risk arrest in an action organized by the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR) I was feeling both nervous, but also knowing this is what I needed to be doing.  This would be my first arrest since I was arrested at the CIA in June 2013, and served a one-year probation sentence after an October 2013 trial.  Taking almost two years off from risking arrest helped me to really examine what I was doing and why, and I was committed to continuing to live a life in resistance to the crimes of our government.

My Five Days in "POD A" at the Juneau County Jail

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On April 1, 2015 a six person jury found me guilty of trespassing at the Volk Field Open House because I handed out leaflets with four questions about drone warfare in the parking lot of the Wisconsin National Guard Museum.  National Guard personnel deemed that “propaganda” sight unseen.  The result was my arrest, being charged with trespass, pretrial motions to greatly limit the evidence I could present to the jury and ultimately the trial.  The fine was $232 but I felt I couldn’t in good conscience pay it.

The Storm Is Over

by Kathy Kelly, April 11, 2015

Lightning flashed across Kentucky skies a few nights ago. "I love storms," said my roommate, Gypsi, her eyes bright with excitement. Thunder boomed over the Kentucky hills and Atwood Hall, here in Lexington, KY's federal prison. I fell asleep thinking of the gentle, haunting song our gospel choir sings: "It's over now, It's over now. I think that I can make it. The storm is over now."

I awoke the next morning feeling confused and bewildered. Why had the guards counted us so many times? "That was lightning," Gypsi said, giggling. The guards shine flashlight in our rooms three times a night, to count us, and I generally wake up each time; that night the storm was also a culprit.

“INDIAN” MASCOTS: Your part in ending a legacy of 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.


Help Stop Frac Sand Trains -

Sign the CSWAB petition to support conservation of the Badger Ammo lands

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. 


7 Things You Should Know About Drones

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 in the news: Articles by and about WNPJ members

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.

WNPJ members in the news


Please click on titles to read the entire article or letters. 

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.