WILPF Des Moines is helping to host the US Food Sovereignty Assembly October 12-16, 2015, where the Food Sovereignty Prize will be awarded to two grassroots organizations composed of Black and Afro-Indigenous farmers.
Few people know fracking requires huge quantities of special sand; nor do we imagine sand mining to be lethal. Surprised citizens in western Wisconsin’s Driftless Area are struggling to comprehend the danger and protect against it.
A joyous parade along the Walk of Heroines on the Portland State University campus celebrating WILPF leaders led to a program nearby featuring US Section President Mary Hanson Harrison. The Portland OR Branch’s centennial event took place Sept. 26.
Women (and men), stop wars from ravaging the earth and destroying life. Stop the United States from continuing as the world's leading aggressor nation. Join WILPF and Global Network in a week of action on keeping space for peace, not war.
We are pleased to announce the hiring of Lamia (Mia) Sadek for the position of managing director of WILPF US. Mia's international work, cross sector collaboration and nonprofit and private sector experience made her stand out among the many applicants.
Cathy and Alex Deppe of Los Angeles WILPF joined hands with Japanese peace activists during conferences commemorating the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and members of the Boston Branch brought a message of solidarity to the consulate in Boston.
As of this writing enough Senators say they will vote in support of the Iran Deal to keep the US a part of this potentially momentous agreement. Some legislators are already under tremendous pressure to change their votes.
On behalf of Earth Democracy’s Global Warming/Sustainable Energy committee, Hattie Nestel and I call on WILPF members and branches in NY, MA and NH to join the campaigns to stop the hazardous and unnecessary Kinder Morgan pipeline before it is too late!
The US Section of WILPF wholeheartedly supports the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) aka the “Iran Nuclear Deal,” and strongly urges Congress to vote in favor of the resolution supporting it.
Raised from the sea and lovingly restored, the Golden Rule once again is sailing to bring a message of nuclear abolition. WILPF member Helen Jaccard is one of the four crew members on the boat that will be docking at ports along the West Coast.