"hard at work pushing for peaceful solutions to the world's problems through the 92-year-old Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - a group that has earned a place at the table of organizations like the European Union and the United Nations."
Statement of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
1213 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
March 17, 2002
WILPF presented a cogent statement at a Missile Defense Agency hearing October 19th in Sacramento, California criticizing the agency's proposed environmental impact statement. The hearing was one of four public hearings in October, required under the National Environmental Policy Act. Carol Reilley Urner, co-chair of WILPF's Disarm! Dismantle the War Economy Campaign, waded through more than 700 pages of documents to prepare WILPF's response.
We of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom thank Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba and Mayor Iccho Itoh for their initiatives in developing the Mayors' for Peace Campaign, and for their courageous and persistent efforts to move the world forward toward abolition of nuclear weapons.
"What can people possibly be thinking?"
At the close of the 61st year following the atomic bombings, voices of anger and frustration are echoing throughout the city of Nagasaki.
Brief Summaries of Treaties and Conventions Relative to Disarmament
Giving Summary, Status, and US Position on Each
For more information about Abolition, please contact Carol Urner.
Note: For latest information on Mil-Corp and other DISARM issues go to our Bi-weekly DISARM UPDATE at disarm.wilpf.org
Download sections of our 2005 edition of the Mil-Corp Manual here. Join us in researching and exposing the war profiteers and in working for the transfer from a war economy to an economy of peace.
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The Council For A Livable World gave the following Senators ratings for
their votes on national security issues:
AZ: McCain 25% Kyl 0% AR Lincoln 83% Pryor 63$ CA Boxer 91%
Feinstein 83% CO Salazar 75% Allard 0% CT Dodd 83% Lieberman 33%
DE Biden 75% Carper 75% FL Nelson 50% Martinez 8% IL Obama 83% Durbin 91%
IN Bayh 50% Lugar 33% IA Grassley 8% Harkin 100% ME Snowe 16% Collins 25%
The following was received from Nebraskans for Peace & Justice, which has
been working for more than 35 years to alert the public about U.S. Strategic
Contact your senators and congress people and demand that they take action
to prevent Bush and his cohorts from attacking Iran. This is the WMD
scare all over again.
For Immediate Release
International Media Advisory on U.S. Strategic Command
And the Impending Attack on Iran
The Bush administration asked Congress February 5 for a $2.9 trillion budget for fiscal year 2008 (FY08) that includes nearly a trillion dollars for the military and short changes successful programs to help low income people put food on their table, keep warm in the winter, and see a doctor when they are sick. The budget proposals presented to Congress are the first stage of a multi-part process that should eventually result in Congress passing legislation to set the parameters for federal government spending in the fiscal year that stretches from October 1, 2007 to September 31, 2008.
February 5, 2007
ANALYSIS OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2008 PENTAGON SPENDING REQUEST HIGHLIGHTS
The Senate is expected to vote next week on a non-binding resolution rejecting the escalation of the war in Iraq. Write your senators today. Urge them to support the Biden resolution (S. Con. Res. 2) that rejects the escalation of the war as an important first step. But Congress should also articulate a political strategy that includes support for peace talks among Iraqis, support for a regional peace process that includes Iran and Syria, and a timeline for the withdrawal of U.S. troops while also limiting the president¹s power to wage war against Iran and Syria
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