On this Armistice Day, November 11, 2012, celebrating the end of World War I, we invite you to join Veterans for Peace and other organizations, endorsed by WILPF Disarm/End Wars Committee, in an action to call for the end of the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and to stop the potential war in Iran, by tolling bells on November 11, whether they be church or town hall or hand-held, in as public a place as you can find. While calling for our troops and arms to come home, we should remind people that the U.S. signed a non-aggression treaty 84 years ago.
Depleted uranium (DU) weapons are chemically toxic and radioactive conventional weapons designed to pierce armor. They were used by the US in the 1991 Gulf War, in the Balkans in the mid and late 1990’s and again in Iraq in the 2003 occupation. Upon impact with hard targets, DU munitions burn generating a fine dust that may be inhaled by civilians and soldiers alike. Intact munitions or fragments slowly break down, contaminating soils and groundwater.
Join us for a memorable afternoon of award presentation and responses by authors and illustrators. Come meet and talk with the honored guests, including Award winners Winifred Conkling, Susan L. Roth, and Cindy Trumbore and honorees Anna Grossnickle Hines, Calvin Alexander Ramsey, John Holyfield, Bettye Stroud, Kadir Nelson, and Thannha Lai.
Any Branches working on the issue please contact Rose Daitsman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
To ensure Governor Brown signs AB 685 this month, we invite one last action by California WILPFers. Please print out this petition to have your family and friends sign so all Californians can have access to safe, affordable water for drinking, cooking and sanitation. One petition page from many CA WILPFers will let the Governor know the extent of grassroots support. It’s been four long years to get to this point!
For a decade, Jesse Morrow Mountain, a predominant foothill at the gateway to the Sierra Mountains and to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks just northwest of Fresno, California, has been the target of the Cemex Corporation, one of the world’s largest purveyors of construction material. Cemex wanted to turn the mountain into a gravel quarry, for all purposes, slashing a giant hole in its side.
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an annual global campaign from November 25, International Day Against Violence Against Women, through December 10, International Human Rights Day. The 2012 16 Days Campaign will continue with the global theme, "From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let's Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women!"
Award-winning author Cecile Pineda of Berkeley, California, recently released a new book, Devil's Tango: How I Learned the Fukushima Step by Step, published by WingsPress of San Antonio, Texas. Her previous books have earned prestigious prizes.
August's Nuclear Free Future month opened with WILPF women across the country recommitting themselves to work for a Nuclear Free Future.