Antiwar/Antimilitarism

Nineteen Wisconsin communities plan events on seventh anniversary of Iraq invasion

Since the U.S. invasion of Iraq in March of 2003, Wisconsin has often led states many times its size in the number and variety of pro-peace events held on the invasion's anniversary. 2010, which marks the seventh year of the Iraq war and occupation, is no exception. Nineteen Wisconsin communities, from Chippewa Falls to Waupaca, have plans for events that call for peace and mark the seventh anniversary, with roadside vigils, teach-ins, marches and public prayers. There are more than 150 events planned nationwide.

Report from Palestine: The long, rough road to school

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

Friends, greetings from Tuwani, where it is now hot and sunny every day.

For much  of the school year internationals working inTuwani have been accompanying a driver from Tuwani who picks up children who attend AlFakheit school, south of Tuwani.  
 

Testimony in support of Safeguard the Guard by Steve Books - Mt. Horeb

On March 9, 2010, more than 30 veterans and supporters turned out in support of Assembly Bill 203, a bill to give the Wisconsin Governor the authority to review all federal orders for Wisconsin Guard troops, and to refuse any deployment order determined to be unlawful. Below is the written testimony of one of the participants, Steve Books of Mt. Horeb, who served in the Wisconsin National Guard from 1980-1985.

 

Testimony in support of Safeguard the Guard by Jane Kavaloski - Janesville

On March 9, 2010, more than 30 veterans and supporters turned out in support of Assembly Bill 203, a bill to give the Wisconsin Governor the authority to review all federal orders for Wisconsin Guard troops, and to refuse any deployment order determined to be unlawful. Below is the written testimony of one of the participants, Jane Kavaloski of Dodgeville.

 

Madison: Vets, supporters, turn out for Safeguard the Guard

On March 9, 2010, more than 30 veterans and supporters turned out in support of Assembly Bill 203, a bill to give the Wisconsin Governor the authority to review all federal orders for Wisconsin Guard troops, and to refuse any deployment order determined to be unlawful. Many thanks to Paul McMahon of Heartland Images for the photographs below.

From Wisconsin to Vermont, Safeguard the Guard is news

The March 9 hearing on the Safeguard the Guard bill, before the Wisconsin State Assembly's Committee on Veterans and Military Affiars attracted notice from TV and newspapers across the state of Wisconsin, and even a report from Vermont, the home state of State Rep. Michael Fisher, the author of the nation's first law challeging federal call-ups of a state guard. Photo: WKOW-TV News, Madison

Vermont Times Argus: Rep. says: Bring Vt. Guard home

By Daniel Barlow
Vermont Press Bureau
March 9, 2010

 

MONTPELIER – Rep. Michael Fisher has spent the last four years talking about what he sees as the illegal use of the Vermont National Guard in overseas conflicts, with little luck in moving a bill that could challenge the practice.

 

He's now hoping lawmakers in Wisconsin might be more understanding.

 

WKOW-TV Madison: Governor could review national guard call-ups

WKOW - Madison
March 9, 2010

Video here...

A legislative committee considered a bill that would allow the governor to try to block the Wisconsin National Guard's federal call-ups.

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