July 7 2006 Program Update!
The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, US Section calls upon the US government to unequivocally condemn Israeli use of collective punishment and illegal detention.
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On June 21, WCUSP launched the "Restore US Aid to the Palestinian Authority" Campaign. From our press release:
"Our demands are clear." said National Campaign Organizer Libby Frank of WILPF U.S. "The U.S. must accept the January 2006 election of Hamas as the voice of Palestinian people and re-instate funds that have been illegally withheld since the election."
The Cape Care Resolution Campaign (www.capecare.info) means to put health care decisions into community hands. The resolution has passed in 9 of 12 town meetings. Next step: Specify the plan.
The Bloomington branch condensed Greg LeRoy’s book on corporate tax dodging for distribution to local officials, who have since become more resistant to corporate tax subsidies. See bloomingtonwilpf.org, “Local Agenda.”
STOP MILITARY ACTION AGAINST IRAN! DISARM and WCUSP jointly developed a WILPF statement on U.S-Iran relations and suggestions for Branch action. Find them in your Branch Quarterly mailing packet and on www.wilpf.org, Both items and lots of background details and links on the current Iran crisis are at http://disarm.wilpf.org/May%20June/Iran-India.htm . (We must keep up the pressure. The U.S. has at last offered to enter into direct negotiations with Iran, but we must emphasize unconditional and ensure failure is not used to justify bombings.)
NO NUKES! NO WARS! Campaign during Hiroshima/Nagasaki week. WILPF has a major role in this national/international effort. Read all about it, access important links, loads of information and report your own actions to the world at http://disarm.wilpf.org/May%20June/Hiroshima.htm
KEEP SPACE FOR PEACE WEEK plans proceed apace. WILPF is co-sponsoring this annual week nationally and internationally with Global Network. Start your own plans now and see http://disarm.wilpf.org/May%20June/KSFP2006.htm .
Read lots more on the DISARM UPDATE home page at www.disarm.wilpf.org. Read MacGregor Eddy’s statement at sentencing for Vandenberg action at http://disarm.wilpf.org/May%20June/MacGregorsentencing.htm , Submit your own Branch anti-war and disarm related events to firstname.lastname@example.org .