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Open Letter to Wisconsin Representatives on Farming and the Environment

Rural Wisconsin needs leadership, a kind that is proactive and creative with respect to our rural communities and the environment. What we have received, especially after this last round of extreme weather events in August, fell far short of what was needed. Instead of planning for the inevitable, our state representatives react as if tornadoes and floods are rare.

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

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.

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

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."

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.

Talk Nation Radio: Kathy Kelly on Stopping Permanent War

During each of 20 trips to Afghanistan, Kathy Kelly, as an  invited guest of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, has lived alongside ordinary Afghan people in a working class neighborhood in Kabul. She and her companions in Voices for Creative Nonviolence believe that where you stand determines what you see.” In June, 2016, Kathy participated in a delegation that visited five cities in Russia, aiming to learn about Russian opinions regarding NATO exercises taking place along their border. Kelly has joined with activists in various regions of the U.S.

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