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Two arrested for crossing line at Volk Field

Protesters at a military base in Juneau County continue to spread their message of ending drone warfare, even if it costs them time in jail.

http://www.wiscnews.com/news/local/article_9d921c6b-c733-5eff-8162-41b18cf2daeb.html

Friends of the Central Sands Update

Our water and communities continue to be threatened, so what do we do? We keep fighting…  Here is a quick update:

WNPJ's Fall Assembly and Awards Celebration - Milwaukee

Saturday, November 14, 2015
WNPJ's Fall Assembly and Awards Celebration
4:00 to 7:30 pm
Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition
5235 S 27th St, Greenfield, WI 53221
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Program:

No Charges Against Activists Arrested at White House

CHARGES WILL NOT BE FILED AGAINST 15 CITIZEN ACTIVISTS ARRESTED AT WHITE HOUSE IN SEPTEMBER

WHO: Members of the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR) have been speaking out against the illegal actions of the United States government since 2003.  They have organized numerous actions across the country involving nonviolent civil resistance as they call attention to the crimes of our government.

Wisconsin Walk for Peace and Justice: Nine Arrested at Volk Field

By Joy First
August 26, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TupqWWfmXY&feature=youtu.be

Voices for Creative Nonviolence engaged with a number of Wisconsin peace groups to organize an 8-day 90-mile walk across southwest Wisconsin from August 18-25.  The purpose of the walk was to call attention and make connections between the militarized police violence at home and the military using violence abroad through drone warfare and by other means.  In both cases the victims are people of color, which forces us to reflect on the systemic racism of our society.

Let It Shine

By Kathy Kelly, August 25, 2015

“This little light of mine, I’m gonna’; let it shine! Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.’

Imagine children lustily singing the above lines which eventually became a civil rights anthem. Their innocence and happy resolve enlightens us. Yes! In the face of wars, refugee crises, weapon proliferation and unaddressed climate change impacts, let us echo the common sense of children. Let goodness shine. Or, as our young friends in Afghanistan have put it, #Enough! They write the word, in Dari, on the palms of their hands and show it to cameras, wanting to shout out their desire to abolish all wars.

Anglers upset by DNR's move to sell land with trout ponds

Anglers upset by Wisconsin move to sell 1,000 acres with ponds that sustain native brook trout by Associated Press

MILWAUKEE — Anglers are upset over a move by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources toward selling 1,000 acres of state-owned land that contain several spring-fed ponds with native brook trout populations.

Mother Earth is Weeping for her Children: The US Military Must Stop Environmental Ecocide

by Joy First, April 27, 2015

As I traveled to DC to risk arrest in an action organized by the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR) I was feeling both nervous, but also knowing this is what I needed to be doing.  This would be my first arrest since I was arrested at the CIA in June 2013, and served a one-year probation sentence after an October 2013 trial.  Taking almost two years off from risking arrest helped me to really examine what I was doing and why, and I was committed to continuing to live a life in resistance to the crimes of our government.

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