Antiwar/Antimilitarism

“Back from the Brink” December Action in Madison

Since October of 2018, a coalition of groups has been working to get the Madison City Council to pass a Resolution in support of nuclear disarmament that also commits the city to nuclear weapon free contracts and investments.

Nine Alders have said YES and another 4 have said “YES, probably”.  We still need the support of the following alders:

Seven Activists Arrested Mourning Children Killed by Drones

Seven peace activists walked onto the base at Volk Field today, wearing black veils, carrying limp dolls and posters of children killed by drones, and reading a statement. They were arrested by Juneau County officers, handcuffed and taken to the station in Mauston, where they were cited for trespassing and released.

The action was organized by the Wisconsin Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars. This group of dedicated activists have been vigiling monthly at the gates of Volk Field since 2011. This is the sixth action leading to arrests at the base.

WI Organizations Oppose F-35s

Citing significant concerns about the issues raised in the Envirnmental Impact Statement and those items not address in the EIS, neighborhood and grassroots groups as well as statewide organizations are raising their voice and issuing statements opposing the beddown of the F-35 in Wisconsin. As we will stand together as a community, even as we face the short deadline to get our comments in on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), we are making a difference!

Safe Skies/Clean Water

Our mission is to stop the basing of the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter at Truax. We oppose the basing for many reasons, including the protection of thousands of people living around the airport.

Sign-on Letter Rejecting Proposed Infrastructure Improvements at Truax Field

On April 7, 2019 a notice was published in the Wisconsin State Journal indicating that "The National Guard Bureau (NGB) invites the public to review and comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI

Reflections on 16 Years of Resistance

It was March of 2003 and President Bush had been talking about attacking Iraq with “shock and awe”. After marching in the streets for several weeks, I knew what I was doing was not enough because what was about to happen was going to be so egregious, so horrifying, and so unjust. My curiosity was piqued when I saw a notice for training in nonviolent civil resistance, conducted by local activists. I immediately knew this is what I needed to do and I attended the training.

What is your story about gun violence?

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!
 
The Wisconsin Council of Churches is looking for short prayers, songs, videos, poetry and stories from middle and high school youth around the state sharing YOUR perspectives on gun violence. What is your story? What is the role of faith in this story? How can faith transform the status quo? 
 
Twitter and Instagram @wichurches
#faithandgunviolence
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Seeing Yemen from Jeju

Several days ago, I joined an unusual skype call originated by young South Korean founders of “The Hope School.” Located on Jeju Island, the school aims to build a supportive community between island residents and newly arrived Yemenis who seek asylum in South Korea.

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