We're in the news! And we've set up many peace actions for you in the weeks to come! Read on for:
5 of our letters to the editor published this past week
Actions this Saturday, next weekend and beyond
Big global and national weeks of action in Sept & Oct
New film series with Veterans for Peace
Even a good old fashioned call-your-congresspeople suggestion
Letters to the Editor - We had a VERY successful Letter Party on August 17. Five antiwar letters that we wrote that evening have been published! Read them in the Wisconsin State Journal -- Glenn's letter is here and Gil's is here, and in the Cap Times -Stefania's letter is here, Susan's is here, and Gil's is here. Join us for our next Letter Party, this one with a film too: Thursday, Sept 21 from 5:00 - 7:45 pm, Hawthorne Library, 2707 E Washington Ave.
War Abolition Walk on August 20 from the Great Turning Catholic Worker House to the Madison Mennonite Church
Can you help staff a WBW table? With your help, we can bring the antiwar message to thousands of people in Madison. Sign up for an hour or two, then come sit or stand by our table and chat with people. You pick when.
This Saturday, Sept 2 and future Saturdays - Dane County Farmers Market - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm.
LaborFest - Monday, Sept 4 - Noon - 5:30 pm. 1602 S Park St.
Library Mall or MATC - Suggest a day and time.
RSVP to email@example.com and we'll join you to make it happen.
Weeks of Action - Defuse Nuclear War has called for a National Week of Action September 24 - 30. Also, the Peace in Ukraine Coalition is organizing a Global Week of Action for Peace in Ukraine, September 30 - October 8. Events will take place all over the country and the world. Here in Madison, we are working with Veterans for Peace, Back from the Brink, and Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin.
You’ll be updated as plans develop. But, to start with, we want to announce two events:
Movie & Letter Party - Thursday, Sept 21 - 5 pm - 7:45 pm, Hawthorne Library - We will first stream a movie or a webinar; then we will cooperate to craft letters to editors or commentaries related to the topics that are being highlighted nationally in the two weeks of action. 2707 E Washington Ave.
Speak-out - Saturday Sept 30 - 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Farmers Market - Speak-out on the same issues as above; we will broadcast our messages "a viva voce" to the market-goers!
Debate: Is War in Ukraine Justified? Watch Party for WBW's conference -- No War 2023: Nonviolent Resistance to Militarism - Sunday, Sept 24 - 4:00 - 5:30 pm. Location TBA.
New Antiwar Film Series with Madison Veterans for Peace, Chapter 25.
Thurs Oct 26, 6 pm - National Bird about illegal drone murder Thurs Nov 30, 6 pm - Theaters of War: How the Pentagon and CIA took Hollywood Both at the Central Library, 201 W Mifflin St, Room 302. Discussion following the films.
Anytime! Call Senators Johnson and Baldwin, and Representative Pocan at 202-224-3121. Here's the message this week, from our friends at CODEPINK: Ask them to vote no on President Biden's request for another $24 billion to continue the war in Ukraine. The latest CNN poll reveals that 55% of the US public opposes more weapons and aid to Ukraine--and for good reason.
There is no military solution--only more death and destruction as the war drags on, costing the US taxpayer $113 billion to date. We need a diplomatic solution and must not risk a wider war that poses the risk of nuclear annihilation. Vote no on another $24 billion for the war in Ukraine.
We hope that you’ll take note of these events, and stay tuned for events we’ll announce soon. We hope you’ll join us! Questions, ideas, RSVP? firstname.lastname@example.org