Thanks for the robust crowd at our 25th anniversary Fall Assembly! Attendees heard a great panel discussion facilitated by board member Jessica Williams. The panel highlighted work that WNPJ and member groups have done with anti-war/pro-peace, immigrant rights, mining, race-based native mascots, and racial justice work. All of the panelists have years of experience in their field: Carlos Miranda, Barb Munson, Pat Popple, Bonnie Block and Z! Haukeness.
By Al Gedicks
Imagine an open pit mine deeper than the height of Wisconsin’s tallest building, Milwaukee’s U.S. Bank tower. The depth of that pit, a mere 150 feet from the Menominee River (a major Lake Michigan tributary that forms the Wisconsin-Michigan border and flows into Green Bay) would exceed 700 feet. The pit would be 2,000 feet wide and 2,500 feet long. That would be the enormous size of the controversial open pit gold and zinc sulfide mine recently given preliminary approval by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
Come to the Fall Assembly
We are excited to be celebrating our 25th year of work towards the realization of a peaceful, just, and sustainable world at this Fall's Assembly taking place Saturday, October 15th in Madison! We will take a look back with a panel discussion of our history as we Honor our Past and Vision our Future. We will honor our past board members, staff, and volunteers. We will present our Lifetime Achievement Award to Steve Braunginn, one of our original co-chairs. We invite you all to join us for this very special celebration! Please go to wnpj.org for more information about the Fall Assembly. You can indicate your interest and share our Facebook event and buy your tickets at Eventbrite. Don't forget to mark your calendars and expect a call!
In communities across America, open burning and detonation of hazardous waste explosives results in the uncontrolled release of toxic heavy metals, energetic compounds, perchlorate, nitrogen oxides, dioxins and other carcinogens to the environment, placing the health of our soldiers, workers and neighbors at risk.
July 15th Action Alert
Action Alert 1: Oil Train Parade & Paddle
Action Alert 2: Rescheduled - Racial Justice Tipping Point Direct Action Conference Call
Action Alert 3: Bring ALL Troops Home from Afghanistan
Action Alert 4: Hold Chief Koval Accountable
On July 6, President Obama announced his intention to maintain 8,400 troops on the ground and in harms way in Afghanistan.
United for Peace and Justice opposes this continuation of ENDLESS WAR that has neither reduced incidences of terrorism throughout the world, nor made life safer for the people of Afghanistan or here at home.
Exactly one month ago, United for Peace and Justice participated in the Left Forum 2016 in New York City. The Left Forum is one of the largest gatherings of radicals and leftists in theUnited States, with thousands of participants and hundreds of workshops, panels, and plenaries.
Pancakes for Peace this Friday, June 17th from 8 to 10:30am at the Energy Fair in Custer
Sat. May 21st
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
James Reeb Unitarian Society (2146 E. Johnson)
Racial Justice Tipping Point! - kick-off gathering hosted by the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice (WNPJ). Join the campaign to engage 200,000 people across Wisconsin for racial justice to make the broad changes that we all need!
Colombia Support Network asks us to join them in signing this petition.
A U.S. mining company has launched a $16.5 billion lawsuit against Colombia.
What did Colombia do to earn this dubious distinction? Well, the government stopped a deadly gold mine that was threatening the Amazon rainforest.
Not only does the Colombian government have a right to protect the world’s most diverse rainforest from profit-hungry mining interests -- it has a duty to do so.
Press Release - April 21, 2016
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Eric Hansen, Sand oil pipelines threaten Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 18, 2016, WNPJ member, Eric Hansen, is an award-winning essayist, outdoor writer, conservation campaigner and public speaker.
David Newby, Ecomonic Diversity Still Matters, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/8/15. President emeritus of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO
Paul Geenen, Stronger gun laws needed. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6/28/15. WAVE (a WNPJ member group) Supporter from Whitefish Bay and the Milwaukee Chapter Lead for Organizing for Action.