The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, US Section is opposed to the United States government sending military aid to the Ukraine. The situation is changing daily on the ground and poses the danger of a wider war, even of a nuclear war.
January ended on a hopeful note for both abolition of nuclear weapons and ending war as the 33 nations of Latin America and the Caribbean reaffirmed their commitment to their region as a zone of peace. But February opened with President Obama submitting the largest US base military budget in history
Join WILPF and other peace groups March 4-6 to protest drone warfare at Creech Air Force Base near Las Vegas in a mass mobilization to stop drone wars and directly confront US militarism. We are expecting hundreds of people at this non-violent direct action.
We donned black garments and black veils and went down to the capitol to mourn the loss of our democracy on January 21, the fifth anniversary of the Citizens United ruling giving corporations First Amendment rights of free speech.
Earth Democracy’s Hattie Nestel posts videos of people telling how a gas pipeline would devastate their property and community, and Mary Hanson-Harrison joins St. Louis Branch members at Monsanto’s annual shareholder meeting to tell her family’s story of devastating health impacts from toxic chemicals.
WILPF US President Mary Hanson Harrison told a rally outside the Monsanto shareholders’ meeting January 30 about growing up on an Iowa dairy farm where her parents, brother and sister were victims of diseases associated with DDT.
In honor of the lifelong contributions of Lucinda Tate, her WILPF sisters announce plans for the establishment of the Lucinda L. Tate Human Rights Education Fund. Memorial services will take place in Portland, Oregon February 28.
Films and discussions – plus Isadora Duncan stories in a living history dance performance – will kick off the Sacramento-Sierra Foothills Branch’s 100th birthday plans. The events begin in Women’s History Month and continue through the year.
A lively guide to activities for celebrating WILPF’s 100th anniversary is now online and ready to put into practice.
READY, SET, VOTE!!! Our membership direct vote for national board positions (2015 Term) is under way. Ballots should be received by all members in good standing within the next few weeks and must be returned with a postmark no later than February 11.