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WNPJ Events and Action Alerts - Feb 5th e-bulletin

WNPJ + Nukewatch Update + Gathering of Catholic Workers in Madison in March + Echo Valley News + Celebrating Black History month + Building Unity Tour stops + statewide events this week ….and more


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John LaForge, contact for our member group Nukewatch, is in a German prison this month, serving a 50-day sentence for protesting nuclear weapons at a US base in Germany. Read more here: https://nukewatchinfo.org/johns-jail-updates/



John LaForge (center) of Nukewatch – photo credit to Hinrich Schultze

You can send John a postcard before Feb. 15th to:


John LaForge - JVA Glasmoor 99 – 22852 Norderstedt – Germany


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There will be a Gathering in Madison March 24 - 27 - you won't want to miss. The 20th Catholic Worker Midwest Faith and Resistance Gathering will be in Madison this year! Join us in a strong war abolition direct action.

In 2020, the Air Force decided to base a fleet of F-35 warplanes in Madison. Hundreds of people in Madison got active to oppose the siting, see www.safeskiescleanwaterwi.org

The decision to bring the planes is being challenged in Federal court now.

The Air Force is planning to bring nuclear-capable F-35s to Madison next spring. We are inspired by the history of Plowshares activists’ work against militarism. And by Italian dock workers unions who in recent years are refusing to load weapons shipments for wars.

Can you come learn, reflect, and act with us for war abolition? We’ll also try to include time in the weekend to visit special places in Madison – effigy mounds, and OM Village, a utopian tiny home community. Please drop us a line if you might come. We’re looking for Madison hosts and food donations. Contact Justin and Janet at runner.justin@protonmail.com

Learn more at:





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Echo Valley Hope WELCOMING NEW COMMUNITY MEMBERS


We call ourselves intentional human beings who are living in community. Respect for the Earth

and for one another is key to life here. We choose to farm and to cut paths toward sustainable

living. We have dropped most of our LP use and plan to expand our solar and be completely off

grid over the next few years.

We are queer identified and social justice oriented.

We are Echo Valley Farm, a community sustained farm for twenty years and we have openings

for people who would like to live a simple, rural life.


If you would like to participate in our spring planting through fall harvest please contact us to visit and discuss terms. There is a cabin available for two people, perhaps more. We will be planting saplings in March or April and removing a section of the old farmhouse to prepare to add a straw bale addition.

Please no drugs or alcohol abuse.

Let’s talk. 608-337-4578

Echo Valley Hope is a member group of WNPJ.



Let Kindness Win blog by Dena Eakles is celebrating Black History Month. Read more here…




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Upcoming Events this week for WNPJ groups:


* Tues. Feb. 7 th 12 noon – 1 pm Building Unity kicks off the WI Justice and Democracy Tour.

Meet at the State Capitol, East Main Street, Madison. Learn more about the Tour here.


* Tues. Feb 7 th 7 – 8 pm Statewide National Gun Violence Survivors Week Virtual Meeting.

Please join our Wisconsin chapter of Moms Demand Action for this virtual event. We will hear from local survivors about the impact of gun violence and we will discuss how you can lend your voice to amplify these stories and how you can get involved in our movement. There will be an

opportunity for attendees to share their survivor story if they want to do so. You must register here in order to receive the call-in information: https://bit.ly/GVSWmtg.


*Tues. Feb 7th - 7 - 8:15 pm Native Book Discussion Series: Becoming Kin; - via zoom —

Throughout 2023, Eric Anglada, Sinsinawa’s Ecological Programming Coordinator, will be leading a Native book discussion via Zoom. Visit our website at //www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter for more information.


*Wed. Feb 8th - 6 - 7 pm Webinar: Legacy of Agriculture at Sinsinawa: 175 Years of Farming .

Join Laurana Snyder, Sinsinawa Mound’s Horticulturist and Farm Coordinator for this presentation. visit our website at //www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter


*Thurs Feb 9th 7 - 8:30 pm Statewide Planning call for WI Poor People's Campaign.

Wisconsin Poor People's Campaign asks you to join our effort to fight for Medicaid expansion, continue enrollment for all people already on Medicaid, and to recognize that we should all have full health care access as a basic human right! We are calling on our legislature, and especially the Joint Finance Committee, to choose to move “forward together, not one step back!”


*Sat. Feb 11th - 10 - 11:30 am UNA Meeting - Cuba, the US, the UN, and Our Media with Art Heitzer.

In person at Peace Action of Wisconsin, East Keefe Avenue, Milwaukee - or via zoom. Art Heitzer is the contact for the WNPJ member group, the WI Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba. Contact Steve Watrous: watrous@uwm.edu / 414.429.7567/ - Zoom Link:


*Sat. Feb. 11 th 1 pm - State Supreme Court Candidate Forum in Milwaukee - Turner Hall - 1034 N. Vel R. Phillips Ave. - 1:00 PM buildingunitywisconsin.org

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