Antiwar/Antimilitarism

Feb. 4th: "No War on Iran" rallies in Madison, Milwaukee and Racine

 

Saturday, February 4th was a national day of action against a war with Iran, with events in more than 40 U.S. cities, including three in Wisconsin: Madison, Milwaukee and Racine. (photo by Elaine Kinch) ) ....and Voices for Creative Nonviolence is part of the rally in Chicago. Click here for photos of the Milwaukee protest by Sue Ruggles.

G8/NATO in Chicago: At a global crossroads, turn away from war

The host committee for the G8/NATO summit in Chicago in May has unveiled a new slogan for the event, “The Global Crossroads.”  The mood of the organizers is upbeat and positive.  

Chicago in May is also a crossroads in that it is a critical place and time for us all to take stock of where we have been and where we are going. We are at a crossroads- do we continue on the road of war and economic exploitation of the planet that NATO and the G8 are committed to, or do we abandon that road

Hartford, Connecticut Bring Our War $ Home resolution

Passed by the Hartford Connecticut City Council, March 28, 2011

RESOLUTION

A resolution of the city council of Hartford, CT calling upon the US government and President Obama to Bring Our War Dollars Home Now

Whereas, the economic collapse has exhausted the financial resources at the local, county, state and federal levels of the US; and

Los Angeles Bring Our War $ Home resolution

Passed by the Los Angeles City Council, July 5, 2011, by a vote of 12-1

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, any official position of the City of Los Angeles with respect to legislation, rules, regulations or policies proposed or pending before a local, state, or federal government body or agency must have first been adopted in the form of a Resolution by the City Council with the concurrence of the Mayor; and

Charlottesville, Virginia Bring Our War $ Home resolution

Charlottesville, Virginia:

Passed by a vote of the City Council on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012.

RESOLUTION

Calling on Congress and the President to Redirect Military Spending to Domestic Priorities

Portland Oregon Bring Our War $ Home resolution

Bring Our War $ Home resolution adopted by a unanimous vote of the Portland City Council, January 12th, 2012:

Establishes as a position that the City of Portland praises United States troops and their families, applauds the end of the Iraq War and supports the further drawdown of troops in Afghanistan with funds being redirected to domestic priorities.

WHEREAS, every member of the Portland City Council and the Portlanders we represent support our brave men and women in uniform and their families; and,

Madison vigil remembers victims of Iraq war

 
As the Dec. 31st withdrawal deadline for U.S. forces in Iraq recently passed, a candlelight vigil in Madison sought to keep alive the memory of those killed in the war, with a solemn reading of the names of war victims, including Iraqi civilians and U.S. soldiers. Iraqi voices were represented with a reading of a statment, "Now That You Have Destroyed Our Country, Withdrawing Is Not Enough," by Fallah Alwan, President of the Federation of Workers' Councils and Unions in Iraq. (Photo by Callen Harty)

Democracy Now: "In terms of destroying Iraq, it’s really 'mission accomplished."

Sami Rasouli of Muslim Peacemaker Teams and Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (and a good friend of WNPJ) discussed the withdrawal of US troops on the December 16 edition of Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Speaking from the city of Najaf, Sami invoked George W. Bush’s infamous declaration after the fall of Baghdad, saying, "In terms of destroying Iraq, it’s really 'mission accomplished." View the story here...

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