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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.

Plowshare Awards 2017 Peacebuilder Awards

Plowshare Fair Trade Marketplace and Education for Peace Center located on Main Street in Waukesha proudly awarded the 4th annual Kate Delaney Jolin Peacebuilder Awards on Friday, March 10, at Plowshare's 28th Anniversary Celebration held in the Carroll University Ballroom.

The individual award recipient was Iva Richards, nominated by Mark Blackman for her involvement with Ventures in People (Helping Haitians Help Themselves), SOPHIA, and Ascension Lutheran Church’s refugee resettlement and Mission Outreach programs.

Remembering Labor Advocate and Fighting BobFest founder Ed Garvey

As most of you have probably heard, Wisconsin lost an amazing progressive leader this week, Ed Garvey, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

I was six when the Russians came

I was six when the Russians came
as told to Maya Evans

February 21, 2017

This is a story about Farzana, translated by her daughter Zarghuna and written up by Maya Evans

Cecilia Zarate-Laun, Founder of the Colombia Support Network, Passes

Madison - Cecilia Lucia Zarate-Laun passed away on Sunday, February 5, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison with her husband and 3 sisters present. She was born on May 10, 1945 in Santander Province in Colombia. The eldest of 5 sisters, she completed high school in Bucaramanga and graduated in Nutrition from the National University of Colombia in Bogota in 1966.

WNPJ Board Members Take a Trans-affirming Stance

Our statement: This is a statement that we were planning to put out to explain why WNPJ would be pulling sponsorship if Thistle performed at the Pipeline Fighters Benefit concert.  We were then informed that she removed herself from the lineup out of fear for her own safety from previous threats she had gotten.  Yesterday we saw statements from Thistle saying that Z! has forced WNPJ to pull out which is untrue and an example of her furthering transphobia.

Personal account from a legal observer just home from Standing Rock

I have returned from Standing Rock with my mind blown, my heart broken and my spirit troubled with foreboding of a deepening tragedy. Volunteering as a legal observer with the Water Protector Legal Collective I witnessed several confrontations between Water Protectors (WP) and law enforcement: national guard, sheriffs and private security (LE).
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