This week the Wisconsin Coalition for Justice in Palestine is holding actions around the state against US funding to Israel and US aggression in the region.
On Wednesday, can you join us in Madison?
Weds, Feb 14 - Vigil, Walk & Fast - Stop Sending Weapons Around the World & Reinstate UNRWA Funding
12 noon - 30 W Mifflin St, 7th floor - Vigil inside Baldwin's office and make antiwar valentines for Senators Baldwin and Johnson, and Rep Pocan.
12:30 pm - War Abolition Walk from 30 W Mifflin St to Library Mall.
1:00 pm - Vigil at Library Mall and offer valentines for people to sign.
1:45 - War Abolition Walk back to Baldwin's office to deliver more valentines at 2 pm.
RSVP if you can to email@example.com, or just show up for any part. If you can visit Senator Johnson or Rep Pocan's offices to deliver valentines, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, check the Madison Rafah Sister City Project website for more ways to be active.
Thursday - Ceasefire Resolution at the Dane County Board
You are invited to come out to support 3 resolutions:
2023 RES-333, CALLING FOR A CEASEFIRE IN GAZA https://bit.ly/42BWdh92023 RES-314, CONDEMNING ANTISEMITISM IN THE DANE COUNTY COMMUNITY AND BEYOND (Support either the Huelsemann or Miles Sub)2023 RES-321, CONDEMNING ISLAMOPHOBIA IN THE DANE COUNTY COMMUNITY AND BEYOND
Executive Committee Meeting (https://bit.ly/3wiN0OI)
Thursday, February 15, 2024 5:00 PM - Attend in person at the City County Building, Room 354 or Register by 4:30 pm to attend via zoom at https://bit.ly/4bAvV2Y
County Board Meeting (https://bit.ly/3HZudKQ)
Thursday, February 15, 2024 7:00 PM - Attend in person at the City County Building, Room 201
or Register by 6:30 pm to attend via zoom
Today the Senate approved $95 billion more for weapons to kill people in Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan. Bernie Sanders and 26 Republicans voted no. Tammy Baldwin voted yes. Next the bill will come before the House.
From Bernie Sanders - “The United States, whether we like it or not, is deeply complicit in what is going on in Gaza right now: Those are our weapons that are killing children in huge numbers, that are destroying homes in huge numbers.” ... “This bill provides $10 billion dollars more in U.S. military aid for the Netanyahu government to continue its horrific war against the Palestinian people. That is unconscionable. That is why I will be voting NO.”
Hope in Bad Times
Do you know this quote from Howard Zinn?
"To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based onthe fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also ofcompassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize inthis complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, itdestroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times andplaces - and there are so many - where people have behaved magnificently,this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sendingthis spinning top of a world in a different direction. And if we do act, inhowever small a way, we don't have to wait for some grand utopian future.The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as wethink human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us,is itself a marvelous victory." Howard Zinn (You Can't Be Neutral on aMoving Train: A personal history of our times, p. 208)
Peace and love,Janet & Stefania, email@example.com