Join Us on June 5 – International Nuclear Weapons Abolition Day
WILPF is proud to partner with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) to protest ICBM missile test launches and call for a real commitment to nuclear abolition through a Nuclear Weapons Convention.
Despite President Obama’s promises in Prague to pursue a nuclear weapons free future, the U.S. military is still testing and upgrading Minuteman III ICBMs designed to carry thermonuclear warheads.
Two ICBM test launches (with dummy warheads) are scheduled for June 2010 from Vandenberg Air Force base / Space Command near Lompoc, California to the Kwajalein atoll in the Marshall Islands. The exact date of the launch tests are not known, and June 5 provides a great opportunity to expose them; most of the world is unaware that these tests are still being carried out routinely.
A protest was held January 16th at the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
The focus was the increased use of CIA armed drones in Afghanistan and now the Pustun areas of Pakistan.
The event was organized by Peace of the Action and Cindy Sheehan Cindy@CindySheehansSoapbox.com.
More than 200 years ago, the American revolutionary Thomas Paine epitomized the spirit of WILPF when he said: “The world is my country, all [hu]mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.” With the inauguration of Barack Obama, the world truly is our country and there is much good work for all of us to do.
People from around the country went to Hyde Park, IL for Camp Hope (http://www.camphope2009.org/), a historic gathering of activists pushing for positive transformation.
|Famous Hull House in Chicago, Illinois|
"Peace is not merely the absence of war." -- Jane Addams, first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Peace December 10, 1931
What do we do now!!
Foreclosures, Economic Breakdown, Credit Meltdown
Turning a win into a victory
On December 6-7, WILPF Midwestern Branches came together in Chicago to engage in political discourse - to advance Peace and Justice in our communities. Starting with a meeting on Saturday December 6 at Hostelling International from 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. with an overnight stay at the Hostel. Sunday December 7 brunch at Hull House Museum from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. followed by Hull House festivities to celebrate Jane Addams Day in Illinois. .