Antiwar/Antimilitarism

WI activists risking arrest in DC to call attention to killer drones

WASHINGTON, DC –   Phil Runkel, Milwaukee, and Joy First, Mt. Horeb, are joining other activists from across the country in an action of nonviolent civil resistance in Washington, DC on Monday. The action is being organized by the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR) during the inauguration, calling attention to the hypocrisy of President Obama taking an oath to uphold the constitution while he continues to ignore its most basic principles through his extra-judicial killing of innocent children, women, and men, including US citizens, through drone warfare.

Raleigh, NC Bring Our War Dollars Home resolution

Passed by the Raleigh, NC City Council on January 15, 2013 with a vote of 5 to 3:

 

Proclamation calling on Congress to Fund Urgently Needed Services and Infrastructure Repair in Raleigh and Throughout the United States by Bringing Our Troops and War Dollars Home and Reducing Military Spending

WHEREAS the members of the Raleigh City Council and the constituents we represent want to ensure the safety, as well as the physical and mental well-being of U.S. soldiers, veterans, and their families, and

"Killing by Remote Control: Drone Warfare" 4-part series in Eagle River, Monday evenings

Learn more about U.S. killer drones on Monday evenings from Jan 28 to Feb 18 (6:30 - 8:30 pm) at Many Ways of Peace, 217 S. Main St. in downtown Eagle River.  All welcome!  The first talk is by Pat Chaffee, a Catholic sister from Racine who recently visited Pakistan with a Code Pink delegation to hear how drone warfare impacts communities there.

See below for details on this and other upcoming programs:

Dane County Board passes Bring Our War $$ Home resolution!

On January 10, the Dane County Board passed a "Bring Our War Dollars Home" (BOW$H) resolution introduced by Supervisor Kyle Richmond and drafted with help from WNPJ, on a vote of 26 supporting, 5 opposing and 5 absent or abstaining.  The resolution urges the President and Congress to redirect resources from the excessive U.S. military budget, to fund housing, jobs, veterans, infrastructure, debt reduction and environmental programs, and encourages other local governments to pass similar resolutions.

Dane County becomes at least the 15th community across the country to pass resolutions.  See how much wars and weapons have already cost your community with WNPJ's "cost of war" counter.

Interested in passing a BOW$H resolution in your community?  We'd love to help!  Contact us at 608-250-9240 or diane<at>wnpj<dot>org.

Dane County Bring Our War Dollars Home resolution

Passed by the Dane County Board on January 10, 2013 with a vote of 26 supporting, 5 opposing and 5 absent or abstaining:

 

Duluth calls for bringing war dollars home!

On December 17th, Duluth become the third community in Minnesota - after St Paul and Minneapolis - to pass a resolution calling for the redirection of military funds to meet human needs.

"We don't need to be working in the framework of austerity. Last year Congress devoted 59 cents out of every dollar appropriated to war," Minnesota Arms Spending Alternatives Project leader Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer told KQDS-DT.

In Wisconsin, Milwaukee and the AFT labor union have passed Bring Our War $$ Home (BOW$H) resolutions so far.  The Dane County Board is expected to vote on a BOW$H resolution in January.

Saint Paul Bring Our War Dollars Home resolution

Passed unanimously by the Saint Paul City Council on October 10, 2012:

 

AFTW Bring Our War Dollars Home resolution

Passed at the state convention of the American Federation of Teachers-WI (AFTW) labor union, held October 27, 2012, in Manitowoc:


RESOLUTION #12: Bring Our War Dollars Home


Whereas, the U.S. Federal spending on war and defense is bloated and that money is needed for educations, jobs, health care, and other federal needs, and

Whereas, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (and drone bombing in Pakistan) have caused tremendous suffering, and

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