Action Alert

2009/10/03:Join us in honoring lifetimes of commitment

2009/08/26: Many Ways of Peace has an Open House - Eagle River

2009 Nominations for YOUTH Peacemaker open - through August 26th!

Do you know someone in your community - under the age of 30 - who is doing important peace and justice work? The 2009 WNPJ Peacemaking Committee wants to hear from you, before August 26th, 2009! Go to READ MORE and complete the form, then e-mail it to info@wnpj.org:

(photo) Karen Drydykk of UW-Whitewater accepts the 2008 Youth Peacemaking award, in Milwaukee, Oct. 2008.

Future Cities Conference in Madison

Nov. 5 - 8 Conference on Future Cities 2009 - Madison. REGISTER ON- LINE! Inn on the Park and the Capitol meeting rooms. Local Democracy in Action - for a post-carbon, post-nuclear, greener world!  Future Cities 2009 will stimulate municipal efforts to engage citizens in their local democracies to pormote a shift from carbon and nuclear sources of energy, to renewables...in a transition from war spending to a peace economy.

2009/08/17:First-hand report on UN working group on mercenaries: Afghanistan is the new private contractor gold mine.

 

Dan Kenney, contact for a WNPJ member group - reports: I attended a closed door workshop with the UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries around the world last month. It was part of their two week visit to the United States. The workshop was held at the UN Church building in UN Plaza. The International Peace Institute hosted the session. It was a large group. Folks from the International Peace Institute, five members of the UN Working group, Human Rights First, International Committee of the Red Cross, several academics from UW at Madison, Columbia, Harvard, etc, lawyer types, a representative from the International Peace Operations Association (IPOA) and Center for Constitutional Rights. There was also a lawyer there who represented pmscs in lawsuits filed against them by their victims. She had some interesting perspectives about the industry's role in foreign affairs.

2009/07/29:Schedule a carbon free nuclear free program

Whether your organization is planning a public event or a program for your regular meeting, the Carbon Free Nuclear Free Wisconsin campaign can help connect you with a speaker who's knowledgeable on nuclear power, weapons and disarmament issues -- and their connections.
 
WNPJ is part of a coalition working toward a carbon free nuclear free energy policy for the state, and to stop a movement to make it easier to build new nuclear reactors. 
 

2009/07/15: In the media spotlight: Making Wisconsin nuclear-free

Members of a coalition working to see that Wisconsin does not relax its rules in new nuclear reactors, and to press for a carbon free, nuclear free energy policy for the state, have had a big week in the news media, with two opinion columns and a feature story authored by WNPJ members.

Al Gedicks of Wisconsin Resources Protection Council in the LaCrosse Tribune: The nuclear energy option is neither safe nor affordable

Jim Draeger of Peace Action-Wisconsin in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Nuclear power: The fool's choice

WNPJ Co-Chair Bill Christofferson in Milwaukee's Shepherd Express:

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2009/08/09: WNPJ member groups remember Hiroshima/Nagasaki: Duluth, Janesville


 

8/9 Sun  7 pm Hiroshima Nagasaki Remembrance Day – Duluth. Congregational, 3833 E. Superior St. Forwarded from Veterans for Peace #80, Andy Anderson at sweetpeapete@msn.com

 

8/9 Sun 4 pm Presentation on “Decision for Dropping the Bomb” – Janesville. Basics Natural Food Co-op, 1711 Lodge Dr.  Presentation by two historians. Sponsored by Rock Valley Fellowship of Reconciliation. Contact: Ted at 608-754-2490

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