A Mile in Their Shoes by Kathy Kelly

This past Friday in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province, Hazara girls joined young Pashto boys to sing Afghanistan’s national anthem as a welcome to Pashto men walking 400 miles from Helmand to Kabul. The walkers are calling on warring parties in Afghanistan to end the war. Most of the men making the journey are wearing sandals.

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Wendy Johnson and Jim Tittle
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For Immediate Release         June 4, 2018

The Building Unity Tour

Building Unity is a joint project of Wisconsin Network for Peace, Justice & Sustainability (WNPJS), Wisconsin Grassroots Network (WGN), Family Farm Defenders (FFD), and many others.

Beginning Spring 2018, we will take this project on the road to connect with groups and individuals throughout Wisconsin and strengthen our growing culture that is committed to peace, justice, freedom, sustainability, and democracy.

We are calling it the Building Unity Tour.

Action: Diversion of Great Lakes Water for Foxconn Challenged

On Friday afternoon, Midwest Environmental Advocates filed a legal action under the Great Lakes Compact to challenge the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ approval of the City of Racine’s request to divert 7 million gallons per day (MGD) of Great Lakes water outside the Great Lakes Basin.  

Democratic Socialists of America - Madison Rebukes the Epic Systems Corp v Lewis Decision

Madison, Wisconsin - May 21, 2018 - Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Epic Systems Corp v Lewis is a defeat for working Americans and a big win for large corporations. By ruling that employers can contractually obligate workers to forego class action lawsuits in favor of individual arbitration, the Supreme Court has shattered the power workers have to collectively dispute unfair working conditions.

Solar Sauk County program reaches program milestone, makes solar even more affordable

Baraboo, WI - May 8, 2018 - The Solar Sauk County program has reached its first benchmark of 50 kilowatts (kW), triggering savings that apply to everyone who goes solar through the program. The program, which began in March, allows individual home and commercial property owners to access lower prices for solar installations through the power of volume purchasing. As such, at each interval of 50, 125, and 200 kW of solar capacity that the program participants collectively achieve, the price of solar is reduced. 

ACT NOW to STOP the bad Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act!

Dear Friend, 

Mayday! Mayday! We must ACT NOW to STOP the bad Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act (HR-3053)—coming to a vote in Congress in the next several days. This legislation puts thousands of our communities at risk with decades of deadly radioactive waste shipments. 

Send a letter, sign the petition – and, most importantly, also make a CALL to your US Representative in Congress—TODAY.

Defending Against The Back Forty Mine

Daniel Blondeau’s claim that the Back Forty project will not disturb the cultural resources of the Menominee Nation or pollute groundwater or surface waters next to the Menominee River has no basis in science, law or common sense. To read the rest of this response, the article, and what Daniel Blondeau of Aquila Resources had to say, go to https://www.greenamerica.org/drinking-water-risk/back-40-miner-res

40 Days of Direct Action

Timeline and Description of 40 Days of Direct Action In the spring of 2018 the Campaign will launch by engaging in 40 Days of Moral Action across the nation.

Plowshare’s 2018 Peacebuilder Award Recipients

Plowshare’s 2018 Peacebuilder Award Recipients

Annual Peacebuilder Award is presented to groups and individuals who have made significant contributions to peace and/or social justice in Southeastern Wisconsin by enhancing understanding and cooperation among people from diverse ethnic, religious, racial and/or socioeconomic backgrounds.  The Peacebuilder Award, named in honor of peace and social justice advocate and Plowshare co-founder Kate Delaney Jolin, was initiated in 2014.  In conferring this award, Plowshare seeks to enhance community awareness of the work that is being done by local groups and individuals to "make peace relevant to the world around us."

Vote No April 3rd!

Politicians want to eliminate our state's fiscal watchdog. We must stop them. On April 3, Wisconsin voters will be asked if they want to eliminate the office of the Wisconsin State Treasurer from our Constitution. This would make us the only state in the U.S. not to have a Treasurer or an equivalent watchdog office. This is an assault on our constitution and democracy. This will impact every Wisconsinite. Learn how it will impact you.

WDNR Says Dredging Will Restore Health of Gruber’s Grove Bay

CSWAB VICTORY!

WDNR Says Dredging Will Restore Health of Gruber’s Grove Bay

It's Time We Occupied Congress

Joy First January 15, 2018

As I entered my jail cell at Capitol Police Headquarters in Washington, DC, I sat down on the cold steel bench and looked around thinking - here I am again. My eyes came to the mirror above the toilet and I noticed the word “occupy” scraped into the glass and it brought a smile to my face. I thought someone was here before me, someone who cared about the same things I cared about, someone who thought the way I thought, someone who, like me, was doing what they could to try to make the world a better place.