Mission: The mission of the Madison Area Peace Coalition (MAPC) is to organize a broad-based movement to inform public opinion and promote US government policies that truly further peace, justice, and freedom in the world.
A war glorification event is taking place in Green Bay, May 21-23.
HOWEVER, there is an alternative remembrance festival organized by
Veterans for Peace. Help support a truth telling effort. Spread the news!
ACTION NAME: Operation Honor the Dead, Heal the Wounded, Wage Peace Not War
DESCRIPTION: Workshops - all workshops are free to students, veterans and their families and the general public. Format is presentations, documentaries, and discussions. Focus is on taking action in our communities to move from war, killing and destruction to waging peace. These workshops are being presented to provide "the other side of the story" from what is being presented at the LZ Lambeau Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home event organized by WI Public Television. War must not be glorified. The human costs are horrific and endless. Please join us to learn how we can work harder to wage peace and provide truth in military recruitment in our communities.
Workshop #1: Screening of "The Good Soldier" Specifics: Friday, May 21, 2010, 3-5 PM, Green Bay Central Library, Lower Level, 515 Pine St., Green Bay This will be a special screening of the highly acclaimed documentary, "The Good Soldier." The room holds approximately 90 people. Directed by award winning filmmakers Lexy Lovell and Michael Uys, "The Good Soldier" follows the journeys of five combat veterans from different generations of US wars as they sign up, go into battle, and eventually change their minds about what it means to be a good soldier. One of those featured is Madison's irrepressible Veteran for Peace and truth in military recruitment activist, Will Williams. Williams will introduce the film and lead the discussion." All workshops are FREE.
Workshops listed below will be conducted at The Greater Green Bay Central Labor Council Hall, 1570 Elizabeth St., Green Bay, WI.
Workshop #2: Soldiers' Lives: Training to Kill, Serving in Combat, Recovering from the Killing,& Take Action to Break the Killing Cycle (Includes documentary "The Good Soldier.") Specifics: Friday, May 21, 2010, 6:45-9:30 PM, Labor Council Hall see above.
Workshop #3: Truth In Military Recruiting& Opportunities for Alternative Community Service (Includes documentary "Before You Enlist.") Specifics: Saturday, May 22, 2010, 10 AM to noon or so, Labor Council Hall (see above).
Workshop #4: Vietnam/Afghanistan/Iraq/Pakistan Similarities and How We Can
Leave (Includes documentary "Why are we in Afghanistan?") Specifics:
Saturday, May 22, 2010, 1:15-3:15 PM to noon or so, Labor Council Hall see above.
Workshop #5: Health Care for Veterans: The Scope& Magnitude of Need, PTSD& Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI),& Can we really afford (in bodies, minds, spirits& dollars) more wars??? (Includes documentary "Prolonged Exposure.") Specifics: Saturday, May 22, 2010, 3:40-6 PM, Labor Council Hall (see above). Directions to Labor Council Hall: From Downtown Green Bay, travel north on Irwin Ave., turn right onto Eastman Ave. turn left onto Elizabeth Ave. and the Labor Hall 1570 Elizabeth is on the right.
Past - Wednesday, September 23 2009 from 6 to 9 pm
Mount Horeb Community Center 107 N Grove St, Mount Horeb
WI Impeachment/Bring Our Troops Home Coalition, Veterans for Peace (VFP), Chapter 25, Madison Area Peace Coalition and SouthWest WI Area Progressives
Buzz Davis: 608-239-5354, David Wiiliams (carpool) 442-8399
Organizer and VFP member, Buzz Davis of Stoughton said, “After 8 years of USwar in Afghanistan, 7 years in Iraq and the first Gulf war, what do we have to show for it? Thousands of dead soldiers, a million of civilians dead, millions more wounded, millions of families broken, devastated countries and economies, an ever richer military industrial complex, more than a trillion dollars additional national debt and no peace in sight.”
Forty seven million Americans are without health care with as estimated 50 million more underinsured. VFP member Steve Books of Mt. Horeb asked, “Why is there never enough money for our own people and always enough money for more war and torturing? The town meeting will explain and compare the various single payer/Medicare for all health plans being discussed in Congress and Wisconsin. We will review the costs of the illegal wars of aggression in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Israeli Palestinian conflict and wars elsewhere along with the American torture programs.”
Steve White, a member of SWWAP stated that President Johnson proved in the 1960’s that we cannot simultaneously have guns and butter, i.e., both a war in Vietnam and antipoverty programs here at home. White explained, “President Obama is now stuck in the same situation with the addition of our economy being in deep recession. The public demands a national health care system and the wars drain off hundreds of billions of dollars each year. This meeting will focus on what needs to be done to change this situation for the better.”
Various speakers will make presentations followed by audience discussion and a call to action.
Free Course Offered on "9/11 101", A Critical Look at the Facts Around the 9/11 Events
The Nov. 8th event is the first in a weekly class series critically examining the controversy over 9/11 and the unanswered questions about the official story of what happened. Weekly topics are: Th.Nov 8: "9/11 in Historical Context" with Kevin Barrett; Tues. Nov. 13: "Overview of 9/11 Evidence" with Kevin Barrett; Tues. Nov.20, "Thinking About Conspiracy Theories: JFK and 9/11" with Dr.James Fetzer; Tues. Nov.27: "Controversial Aspects of the Science of 9/11 with Dr. James Fetzer; Th. Nov. 29: "The 9/11 Truth Movement and the Future of Humanity" with Kevin Barrett.
As the occupation of Iraq continues and as the Bush Administration ramps up threats against Iran, we think about what we can do to speak out strongly against the illegal and immoral actions of our government. We think about what we can do in opposition to the violence our government relentlessly pursues.
Madison Pledge of Resistance is committed to ending the occupation of Iraq, utilizing the nonviolent practices and disciplines of Gandhi and King through nonviolent resistance.
Madison Pledge of Resistance is planning an action of nonviolent civil resistance that will take place in Madison in November. This is an action where some of the people in the group will choose to follow their conscience and risk arrest. We need many people to be involved in this action in order for it to be effective. Not everyone involved in the action will be risking arrest.
If you are interested in being involved in this action or in learning more about it, either risking arrest or being there in support, please come to the nonviolent training.
Teach-In and Film Showing: The Case for Impeachment Against George W. Bush
July 19th is the launch date for a national teach-in going on simultaneously at various cities around the country, sponsored by the Center of Constitutional Rights, partnering locally here in Madison with the Madison Area Peace Coalition. The teach-in includes a screening of the documentary "How to Impeach a President" (30 min.), with discussion led by CCR representative David Schwartz, a Professor of Law at UW-Madison Law School. Recent law grad and activist Ben Manski will also speak.
A book titled, The Case for Impeachment, has just been released, co-authored by Center of Constitutional Rights attorney Barb Olshansky.
Other local groups who have endorsed this event include the Wisconsin Impeachment/Bring the Troops Home Coalition, the National Lawyers Guild - Madison Chapter, and the Veterans for Peace - Madison Chapter.
Come to this kickoff event, and find out about current efforts to pursue impeachment routes, and to build a movement for impeachment. Find out how you can help make a difference!
The U.S. war and occupation of Iraq did not come about simply because of the plots and schemes led by those now in the White House. The history of US involvement, imperialist meddling and interventionism in the Middle East did not begin with the current administration. It certainly did not begin September 11th 2001 .
The purpose of this “study circle” is to provide historical context and analytical perspective for understanding U.S. maneuverings in Iraq and the broader Middle East. Emphasis will be placed on an understanding of the effects of, and responses to US imperialism as a way to decipher the recent past.
The course will meet each Wednesday for eight consecutive weeks. The emphasis will be on discussion, with participants expected to do the readings. Given that its summer and not everyone will finish the readings for a given week, two individuals will take responsibility for each week’s readings, and prepare questions in order to initiate and frame the discussion.
Interested? Check out the complete schedule and reading materials for the study circle at: http://masa.yachana.org (Those wishing to attend are asked to do one of the readings for the first week prior to the meeting on June 29th.) For more info., call Mike @ 237-1337
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Lea Zeldin at 238-5740, or Marg Stephenson at 257-7372
A workshop for those in despair or resignation about the war in Iraq June 30, 2005 7:00 pm Madison Senior Center, 333 W. Mifflin St.
Women are socialized to be compliant & agreeable, to protect everyone's comfort zones. Dinnertable conversations kept safe, nicely avoiding religion and politics. We find it hard to bring up controversial subjects on occasions when people meet.
The WOMEN'S INT'L LEAGUE FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM - Madison Branch calls upon everyone to disrupt the business, social, family, organizational and political agendas of the day to compel the community to talk about the oil wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and go on record for peace.
Motions must be made in every forum and at every table to formally demand that the troops come home now; to reject the use of tax money to militarize civil society and to desecrate the environment in the imperial search for oil. We will find expected and unexpected allies at these forums and tables.
Polls have consistently shown a majority of Americans are against the war and want peace, but fear to speak out, or don't know what action to take.
Join WILPF & Friends JUNE 30, 7:00 at the Downtown MADISON SENIOR CENTER, 333 W. Mifflin St. for the workshop “Interrupting the Agenda – Women with the Courage to Disrupt.” The workshop will use role playing, conversational ploys and training in organizational procedures that take advantage of the moment to explore ways and means to disrupt. The event is free and open to the public.
Keynote speaker is Sandy Silver, WILPF National President.
The struggle continues! The peacemakers will prevail!!
Co-Sponsors: MadWomen 4 Peace, Alliance for Animals, Health Writers, Madison Area Peace Coalition, Welcomed by WORT
Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative - 426 W. Gilman Street
Madison Area Socialist Alliance
Sally at 271-7609
The Viet Nam War ended 30 years ago in a dramatic defeat for the US imperialism. The resulting “Viet Nam Syndrome” curbed war appetites for decades. The echoes of Viet Nam can still be heard in the debate over the war in Iraq. There are striking similarities between the two wars – and equally striking differences. These similarities and differences hold the key to understanding how wars start and how they end. A better understanding can only make our anti-war efforts more effective. This program will begin with brief presentations on Viet Nam, Iraq, imperialism and resistance, followed by a wide-open discussion about where we go from here.
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