Antiwar/Antimilitarism

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? 
 
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#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.

Demand US join the global movement for nuclear disarmament

Join Father Jim Murphy, WNPJS Board member and Peace Activist, in writing an email or letter demanding that the US join the global movement for nuclear disarmament.  Please encourage family and friends to do the same.

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.

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.

Anti-BDS bill in WI Legislature: Public Hearing at 10 am on WED JAN 17 at the Capitol: Need attendees!

The anti-BDS bill pending in the WI legislature has been scheduled for a public hearing this Wednesday, Jan. 17 beginning at 10 am in Room 300 Northeast.

This is the bill that seeks to prohibit supporters of BDS from doing business with state or local governments.

Here is a link to the original bill: http://docs.legis.wiscon sin.gov/2017/related/proposals /ab553

Calling Baldwin: Tell the US not to recognize election results in Honduras!

On Sunday night, the Honduran election authorities declared current President Juan Orlando Hernandez the winner of the contested November 26th elections despite credible allegations of massive fraud and protests across the country demanding the popular will be respected. Today, roads all over Honduras are blocked in protest as people refuse to accept what is seen as a blatent attempt to steal the elections.

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