2010/03/31: Capital Times: Phil Haslanger: Activists embrace nonviolence in world’s hot spots

Phil Haslanger writes about a pair or peacemakers, Josh Brollier of Voices for Creative Non-Violence, and Sister Pat Chaffee or the Racine Dominicans(both WNPJ member groups). WNPJ initiated the work to bring these two to Madison in March, with many WNPj member groups supporting this effort. (Photo by Phil Haslanger.) Read Haslanger's column about their work.

Kathy Kelly: Pacified

Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Non-Violence, a WNPJ member group, writes: If the U.S. public looked long and hard into a mirror reflecting the civilian atrocities that have occurred in Afghanistan, over the past ten months, we would see ourselves as people who have collaborated with and paid for war crimes committed against innocent civilians who meant us no harm... It’s worthwhile to wonder, how did we become this pacified? 

150 communities join in call for end to Iraq, Afghanistan occupations

On the March 20 weekend,  residents of more than 150 communities, large and small, came together to mark the beginning of the 8th year of the U.S. occupation of Iraq and to demand that the billions of dollars now being spent on the Iraq and Afghanistan occupations be redirected to human needs here at home. Nineteen events took place in Wisconsin alone.  Videographers at the Peace, Justice and Environment Project collected footage from around the country to create this video.

2010/03/22: Badger Herald: City examines military force in Middle East

The campus Badger Herald reports: Various area activist groups came together Saturday afternoon to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the war in Iraq and protest the United States’ continued involvement in Afghanistan. The rally was organized by the Madison Area Peace Coalition and drew around 200 individuals from the community and representatives from such groups as the South

2010/03/17: Adopting a 1960s flavor, Madison holds a teach-in on the war

On Friday night some UW-Madison students will gather in a classroom, choosing to attend a war policy debate instead of — or at least before — a keg party. It may sound more befitting the UW campus of the 1960s, but that's kind of the point. (Photo of 1960s teach-in from Wis. State Journal.) UW-Madison is hosting a "teach-in" on the war in Afghanistan this weekend, reviving a practice common during the campus' turbulent Vietnam War years.

2010/03/21: Green Bay Press Gazette: Tell the Assembly to Safeguard the Guard

An opinion column by WNPJ Chair Jim Draeger, Oshkosh Deputy Mayor Tony Palmeri, and Liberty Tree Foundation Executive Director Ben Manski:

For the first time in recent history, citizens of Wisconsin have the opportunity to help answer the question, "Who decides about war?" Read it here.

Report from Palestine: Soldiers attack, traumatize family

Cassandra Dixon, pictured, of WNPJ member group Mary House reports from Palestine:

On 15 March 2010, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz published an article by Amira Hass which details an attack in At-Tuwani two months ago. During the attack, two squads of Israeli soldiers injured and traumatized several members of a Palestinian family. Footage of that

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