I’ve been hearing from a number of branches about plans for commemorating International Women's Day for Peace and Disarmament on Thursday, May 24. This day began in Europe in the early 1980s, when hundreds of thousands of women organized against nuclear weapons and the arms race, and offers a perfect opportunity for raising awareness about WILPF’s agenda for structural change and vision of human security.
Tell Congress: End Polluter Welfare!
Last month, Bernie Sanders and Representative Keith Ellison introduced the End Polluter Welfare Act to end corporate welfare. If Congress doesn't act, these corporations will rake in $110 billion over ten years. The five largest oil companies alone made more than $1 trillion in profits, just in the last five years. Some of these corporations have paid no taxes for some of these years. You can bet they will spend big bucks to lobby against this bill and fund candidates that support dirty carbon energy over clean, green renewable energy.
Please join the Jane Addams Peace Association (JAPA) and the Jane Addams Children's Book Award committee for our New York ceremony, Oct 19th 2012. Branches wishing to order books at a discount to be donated to libraries or schools will find an order form in the next Peace and Freedom magazine.
Is it possible for the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security to make a substantive difference in the lives of women around the world, including women living in the US, when over $700 billion of our federal tax dollars are consumed by the military budget and armed interventions annually?