End War Committee

Marie Braun, chair of End War Committee, board member, and long-time member of WAMM.

Marie Braun, chair of End War Committee, board member, and long-time member of WAMM.

 

WAMM End War Committee: Acting Against War and the Threats of War

The WAMM End War Committee (formerly the WAMM Iraq Committee) is dedicated to ending U.S. involvement in war, the threats of war, and the production, sale and use of the weapons of war.

The committee began in 1998 with a focus on ending the economic sanctions on Iraq which were responsible for the death of 3,500 – 5,000 Iraqi children a month. Following 9/11, the committee also spoke out against the U.S. wars and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq, and more recently against the U.S. bombings of Libya, Syria, Somalia, Pakistan and Yemen. It has called attention to other covert wars that the U.S. is waging in the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, and continues to work against U.S. involvement in the production, sale and use of the weapons of war.

 The committee has organized many peace events since its founding, including demonstrations, fasts, educational events, and visits to the offices of our congressional leaders. Members of the committee have worked with various peace and justice coalitions, organized 13 annual Candlelight Services for the Child Victims of War and sponsored several speaking tours for peace activists Sami Rasouli and Kathy Kelly.

The committee has highlighted the connections between the U.S. war machine and climate change and are currently spearheading the WAMM Campaign to Ban Nuclear Weapons, the only weapons of mass destruction which have not been banned by the international community.

The WAMM End War Committee, together with the Twin Cities Peace Campaign, has maintained the peace vigil on the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Bridge since April, 1999.

 

Meetings: 6:00 p.m. on the first Monday of the month.
Location: 4200 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
Contact: Marie at 612-275-2720; braun044@umn.edu or WAMM at 612-827-5364.