January 19 2007 Program Update

U.S. Social Forum
Women Challenge US Policy: Building Peace on Justice in the Middle East Campaign
DISARM Issue Committee

U.S. Social Forum
WILPF is planning a robust presence at the U.S. Social Forum in Atlanta, June 27-July1, 2007.

Attention! All Campaigns and Committees: submit your proposals as soon as possible since space for programs is limited and cannot be guaranteed.

Submit proposals to: http://www.ussf2007.org/node/add/content_ussf_2007_session_propos
Please send duplicate proposals to Kate Zaidan at kzaidan@wilpf.org so WILPF can coordinate our work effectively.

Women Challenge US Policy: Building Peace on Justice in the Middle East
Women Challenge U.S. Policy: Building Peace on Justice in the Middle East (WCUSP) leadership team is compiling materials for the Woman’s Vision Project. Materials will help members begin the process of forming a vision for an alternative U.S. policy in the Middle East, incorporating a feminist, activist framework for a lasting peace, with justice for all of the region's residents. We are encouraged that a few of our branches are forging ahead with these discussions, and encourage our branches to use the Study Guide which we have created. Through discussions of current policy, many good ideas for change emerge. To request our tool kit, created to guide you in visioning, email Kate Zaidan at kzaidan@wilpf.org.

Say NO to downgrading disarmament at the UN! Read the urgent action alert from Reaching Critical Will and the Geneva office at http://www.reachingcriticalwill.org/action/saveDDA.html . Contact UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon now! Alert includes Ban's address, fax number and sample letter. Disarm Team members MacGregor Eddy and LInda Richards and a carload of Ashland OR WILPFers are in Tacoma Washington January 20-21 for Citizen's Hearings ( http://www.wartribunal.org/ ) on the illegality of the Iraq War under International Law prior to Lt. Watada's Court Martial. Read DISARM UPDATE for other current actions ( www.disarm.wilpf.org )

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