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Labor Day Recognition all this month: Labor in the Pulpits/On the Bimah/In the Minbar

This year, our allies of faith are participating in Labor in the Pulpits/On the Bimah/In the Minbar. This is a September-long program when congregations set aside time to lift up the dignity of work, support especially low-wage and immigrant workers, and speak to the experiences of essential workers in Wisconsin and around the county.

Family Farm Defenders In the News! For the rights of humans and nature, Line 3 fight must continue

People who grow and harvest food know the many ways nature communicates. For instance, if you plant corn but no cobbs appear, then there’s probably a lack of nitrogen in the soil. Likewise, when your tomato plants turn yellow and die, you may have a problem with water. These conversations show how a continuous dialogue takes place between farmers, ranchers and gatherers, and the land, water and air that connect us together in the food system. Read more from The Cap Times – Aug 28, 2021 by Anthony Pahnke — vice president of Family Farm Defenders and an assistant professor of international relations at San Francisco State University in San Francisco.

#TeachTheTruthWisconsin - a Week of Action for Racial Equity, October 10-16

Around the country, the forces of white supremacy and racism are confronting school boards, demanding they prevent teaching the true history of racism, slavery, sexism, and violence against marginalized communities that is part of the founding of our country.  As people of faith, we believe it is the responsibility of each person to do their part to address the systemic inequities and injustices in our society, and to create a world where every human being can live a life of dignity and respect.  

Safe Skies Asks Federal Court to Expand Record for Its Lawsuit Against EIS for F-35 Fighter Jets at Truax Field on 8/27/2021

Last March, Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin sued the National Guard Bureau and United States Air Force in the federal court of District of Columbia over the adequacy of the Environmental Impact Statement evaluating the impacts of deploying a F-35 fighter jet squadron to Truax Field in Madison.

"Rivers Before Swine" - Article from In These Times - Aug 2021

On June 1, Forest Jahnke and concerned citizens rally in Ferryville, WI to call for an environmental impact assessment on what would be the largest hog farm in the state. (photo credit to In These Times and Hannah Faris 7/8/21)

CASA CRY on Afghanistan AUGUST, 2021

When the Taliban recently took control of Afghanistan, American media began lamenting this fact saying that American troops were sent to Afghanistan to free the people from oppression and in getting revenge  for the damage done to the Trade Center and the people who died as a result.  What the news people fail to mention is that the real reason for our invasion of Afghanistan was not our desire to stop the oppression and to help the Afghans regain their human rights.  The real reason was our desire to force the people to allow us to build an oil pipe line through the country and to get to other valuable resources in the country.

PSR on WORT-fm about Point Beach Nuclear Unit 1 Emergency Shut-Down

 

On July 31, 2021, the Point Beach Nuclear Power Reactor experienced a number of valve and computer monitoring failures which could have been catastrophic, had it not been for manual overrides performed. Hannah Mortenson, Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility WI, talks about the poorly publicized incident involving the 50-year-old complex (which was designed for a 40 year service period), and their request to the NRC to send an inspection team to the reactor site.

Welcome, Afghan refugees! - Article in the WI State Journal today

If, dear readers, you’re wondering what people from Afghanistan are doing in Wisconsin then you haven’t heard about the horrific scenes of violence playing themselves out in the Middle East. The withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan and subsequent bloody takeover by the Taliban has created yet another mass humanitarian crisis.  Opinion piece from the WSJ  - Esther Cepeda.

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