Antiwar/Antimilitarism

UFPJ: Demand cutoff in aid to Israel in response to Israeli military killings of Free Gaza flotilla activists

Video of Duluth protest,left.

 

WNPJ member Joyce Guinn of Germantown in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: U.S. policy change warranted.

WNPJ member Sister Vergine Lawinger of the Racine Dominicans in a letter to the Journal Sentinel: U.S. Must Act

Unarmed and courageous: Emergency workers in Afghanistan

Kathy Kelly and Josh Brollier, of WNPJ member group Voices for Creative Nonviolence, report from Afghanistan on emergency medical workers there and conclude: If we want Afghans to reject the Taliban's brand of weapon development and attacks, we in the U.S. need to show our own determination to foster the works of mercy rather than the works of war.

Unarmed and Courageous: Emergency Workers in Afghanistan

Kathy Kelly and Josh Brollier, of WNPJ member group Creative Voices for Nonviolence, report from Pakistan on emergency medical workers, and conclude: If we want Afghans to reject the Taliban's brand of weapon development and attacks, we in the U.S. need to show our own determination to foster the works of mercy rather than the works of war.

4 Wisconsin House members vote to exit Afghanistan

Four Wisconsin Democrats were among 162 House members who voted July 1 to require the Obama administration to provide Congress with an exit strategy and troop withdrawal timetable from Afghanistan.  The foursome also voted to end all funding except for withdrawing US troops.

The 162 "yes" votes -- 24 more than last year, and including Speaker Nancy Pelosi this time -- were a new high water mark for opponents of the war. The amendment, By Wisconsin's David Obey, left, Jim McGovern of Massachusetts and Walter Jones of North Carolina, failed 260-162 with 11 not voting. Roll call.

2010/05/30: Journal Sentinel: Chuck Baynton: Nuclear abolition must be goal; no other strategy makes sense

Chuck Baynton, a WNPJ board member who represented Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice at the 2010 Review Conference of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, writes in Sunday's Journal Sentinel that it is time for the United States to join the world in negotiating a Nuclear Weapons Convention:

Forty years into the NPT era, it is time that nuclear-armed nations come to fear the risks of open-ended nuclear possession more than we fear life with only the same deterrent options most nations have.

2010/05/30: Journal Sentinel: Chuck Baynton: Nuclear abolition must be goal; no other strategy makes sense

Chuck Baynton, a WNPJ board member who represented Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice at the 2010 Review Conference of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, writes in Sunday's Journal Sentinel that it is time for the United States to join the world in negotiating a Nuclear Weapons Convention.

On Memorial Day, remembering true human costs of war

Just in time for Memorial Day, the official US fatality toll in the Afghanistan war hits 1,000.

Veterans for Peace reminds us that the military casualty count, in Afghanistan or any other war, is miniscule in comparison to civilian casualties, which have been astronomical since World War I.

Feingold Afghanistan timetable amendment gets 18 votes

Only 17 other Senators joined Wisconsin's Russ Feingold Thursday in voting to require a timetable to get US troops out of Afghanistan. The vote on Feingold's amendment to a supplemental appropriations bill, which included another $30-billion for the Afghanistan war, was 18-80. Just Foreign Policy has more. Here are the heroic 18 "yes" votes:

Feingold Afghanistan timetable amendment fails

Only 17 other Senators joined Wisconsin's Russ Feingold Thursday in voting for an amendment calling for a timetable to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan. The vote, on a Feingold amendment to a supplemental appropriations bill, was 18-80 with two absent. Here are the heroic 18 "yes" votes:

2010/05/25: Isthmus: You're welcome -- a Madison vet reflects on a belated welcome home at Lambeau

 

Richard Chamberlain, a member of the Madison chapter of Veterans for Peace and author of a memoir, "Hitchhiking from Vietnam: Seeking the Ox," about trying to make sense of his life after Vietnam, attended LZ Lambeau last weekend with his wife, and offers his impressions of the somewhat controversial event in an Isthmus article.

Chamberlain found the event less militaristic than he expected.

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