Action Alert

2009/01/28: Naomi Klein on "Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions of Israel"

It's time. Long past time. The best strategy to end the increasingly bloody occupation is for Israel to become the target of the kind of global movement that put an end to apartheid in South Africa. In July 2005 a huge coalition of Palestinian groups laid out plans to do just that. They called on "people of conscience all over the world to impose broad boycotts and implement divestment initiatives against Israel similar to those applied to South Africa in the apartheid era." The campaign Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions—BDS for short—was born.

2009/01/22: UFPJ ALERT on troops - for Afghanistan

UFPJ Calls For Diplomacy and De-Escalation in Afghanistan

Last week, President Obama announced his decision to send 17,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, on the grounds that 'the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan demands urgent attention'. United For Peace and Justice strongly opposes this decision. We urge you to immediately call on President Obama to choose diplomacy, not escalation. We must let him know that a military solution is not the answer in Afghanistan. Call 202-456-1111 today!

2009/01/20: Support SOA Activists

Send a message of support to the "SOA 6"

Sign a petition for an executive order by President Obama to close the SOA

2009/01/18: Fill out WAVE postcard - to end gun violence

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Please fill out an online postcard and then forward this email to five (or more) Wisconsin friends and family members and help prevent gun violence today.

2009/01/13 Alerts from Central and South America

 

Alert from Colombia:

 

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2009/01/13: Statewide Martin Luther King Jr. and Inauguration events

People are gathering across the state and region this week - to celebrate the legacy of King and the inauguration of President Obama - Here is the listing of  these 13 events from north to south - east and west, below (left: Martin Luther King arrested in Montgomery, Alabama.)

EPHRAIM – 1/18 Sun 10 am  “The Audacity of Hope” sermon by the Rev. Joan Shiels.  At the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County, 10341 Hwy. 42.  The service will include Door County vocalist/actor Hervy Hodges celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. and Barack Obama. The weekend events will become part of the Library of Congress’s oral history at the American Folklife Center. Contact: (920)854-7559 uufdc.org

 

2009/01/08: Prevent the Next Coal Sludge Disaster

Join with WNPJ member group 1Sky in their call for a ban on new coal plants, a call that has been made even more unrgent due to the recent spill of thousands of tons of coal ash near a Tennessee Valley Authority coal plant. The coal sludge contains high levels of  toxic metals, like lead and arsenic, and is nearly 50 times as large as the Exxon-Valdez oil spill.

2009/01/02: Nine steps the incoming president can take to build a peace-based economy.

    The following is a memo to Barack Obama from Deepak Chopra.  Forwarded to WNPJ by Sr. Lillia Langreck, SSND

    You have been elected by the first anti-war constituency since 1952, when Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected after promising to end the Korean War. But ending a war isn't the same as bringing peace. America has been on a war footing since the day after Pearl Harbor, 67 years ago. We spend more on our military than the next 16 countries combined. If you have a vision of change that goes to the heart of this country's deep problems, ending our dependence on war is far more important than ending our dependency on foreign oil.

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