Join the WAMM Board!
Jan
16
to Mar 31

Join the WAMM Board!

WAMM Wants you!

We are looking for new WAMM board members. Board members meet 10 times a year on the third Tuesday evening of the month. Board members assume responsibility for overseeing a program, activity, or committee of WAMM. Board members are elected at the Annual Meeting (AM) in March and serve a two-year term beginning on the date of the AM (to be determined). Applicants for the board are asked to create a short, one-paragraph biography that will be printed in the AM program.

Contact the WAMM office at 612-827-4364 or wamm@mtn.org for information or to volunteer.

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Take Action! Call MN Legislators
Feb
15
to Mar 31

Take Action! Call MN Legislators

There are two bills in the MN Senate and one bill in the MN House addressing the issue of nuclear weapons. They are currently in committee and we would like them to be approved by the committee and moved to the Senate and House for a vote. PLEASE CALL THE CHAIRS of these committees and ask that they move these bills out of committee. Note: you only need to make one call for both Senate bills.

To read each bill, click on the red titles below.

Senate File 344
Authors: Senators Torres Ray, Pappas, and Marty
Status: 1/22/19 Referred to State Government Finance and Policy and Elections; Chair: Mary Kiffmeyer (R) Big Lake; sen.mary.kiffmeyer@senate.mn; 651-296-5655

Senate File 84
Authors: Senators Dibble, Marty, Pappas and Rest
Status: 1/10/19 Referred to State Government Finance and Policy and Elections; Chair Mary Kiffmeyer (R) Big Lake; sen.mary.kiffmeyer@senate,mn.; 651-296-5655

House File 460
Author: Rena Moran
Status: 1/28/19 Introduction and first reading, referred to Government Operations; Chair: Rep. Mike Freiberg (DFL) Golden Valley, rep.mike.freiberg@house.mn; 651-296-4176

THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO MOVE THESE IMPORTANT BILLS FORWARD!

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U.S. Hands Off Venezuela
Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

U.S. Hands Off Venezuela

Join us protesting the U.S.-backed attempted coup in Venezuela on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Hennepin and Lagoon Avenues in Minneapolis.

Saturday, February 23: Coordinated day of local actions:
U.S. Hands Off Venezuela
No Coup; No Sanctions
No U.S. War on Venezuela!

1:00 pm - Gather at Hennepin & Lagoon Aves, Minneapolis. Be part of a visible anti-war presence, say no to U.S. intervention.

1:30 pm - Anti-war visibility at nearby busy corners.

2:00 pm - Closing rally. 

On Saturday, February 23, 2019 protests will be held in cities across the U.S. to speak out against U.S. intervention in Venezuela. The Trump Administration is attempting to orchestrate a coup in Venezuela, including threats of direct U.S. military intervention. Venezuela has one of the largest oil reserves in the world and the second largest gold reserves, as well as diamonds and other minerals, resources that could make it the next target in the endless series of U.S. wars, interventions and “regime change” operations. Join the February 23 protest to say NO to new wars and interventions. 

Initiated by Minnesota Peace Action Coalition

Endorsed by: (Initial list) Anti-War Committee, Every Church a Peace Church, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Hands Off Honduras, Immigrant Movement for Justice, Mayday Books, Minnesota Cuba Committee, Minnesota Tax Resistance, Progressive Coalition Minnesota, St. Joan of Arc Peacemakers, St. Paul Eastside Neighbors for Peace, Rise Up Times, Socialist Action, Students for Revolutionary Socialism, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Welfare Rights Committee, Women Against Military Madness, Workers World Party – Twin Cities, Workers International League, Veterans for Peace (chapter 27). For more information 612 827-5364 or 612 275-2720.

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Pray the Devil Back to Hell - Movie
Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

Pray the Devil Back to Hell - Movie

Second Monday Movie, March 11, 2019, 7-9 pm at 4200 Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis.

Pray the Devil Back to Hell chronicles the remarkable story of the Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. Thousands of ordinary women, both Christian and Muslim, came together to pray for peace. Armed only with white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions, they demanded a resolution to the country's civil war. 

In honor of Int'l Women's Day, the remarkable story of Liberian women, both Christian and Muslim, who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. A compelling testimony of how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations.    

"This film could change the world." --Michael Moore

(2008, 1 hr 12 mn, Documentary, Director: Gini Reticker)

Connecting the dots. . . A chance to discuss the film follows the showing.

Always FREE and open to the public. 

ALL ARE WELCOME! Free popcorn!

Sponsored by the WAMM Movie Committee


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Mobilization to Oppose NATO, War and Racism
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

Mobilization to Oppose NATO, War and Racism

April 4, 2019, will mark the 51st anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., the internationally revered leader in struggles against racism, poverty and war.

And yet, in a grotesque desecration of Rev. King’s lifelong dedication to peace, this is the date that the military leaders of the North American Treaty Organization have chosen to celebrate NATO’s 70th anniversary by holding its annual summit meeting in Washington, D.C. This is a deliberate insult to Rev. King and a clear message that Black lives and the lives of non-European humanity really do not matter.   

 It was exactly one year before he was murdered that Rev. King gave his famous speech opposing the U.S. war in Vietnam, calling the U.S. government “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world” and declaring that he could not be silent.

 We cannot be silent either. Since its founding, the U.S.-led NATO has been the world's deadliest military alliance, causing untold suffering and devastation throughout Northern Africa, the Middle East and beyond.

 Hundreds of thousands have died in U.S./NATO wars in Iraq, Libya, Somalia and Yugoslavia. Millions of refugees are now risking their lives trying to escape the carnage that these wars have brought to their homelands, while workers in the 29 NATO member-countries are told they must abandon hard-won social programs in order to meet U.S. demands for even more military spending.

 Every year when NATO holds its summits, there have been massive protests: in Chicago, Wales, Warsaw, Brussels. 2019 will be no exception.

 The United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) is calling for a mass mobilization in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, March 30.  Additional actions will take place on April 4 at the opening of the NATO meeting. 

 We invite you to join with us in this effort. As Rev. King taught us, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

No to NATO!

End All U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad!

Bring the Troops Home Now! 

No to Racism! 

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WAMM Annual Meeting with Winona LaDuke
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

WAMM Annual Meeting with Winona LaDuke

Come to WAMM’s Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Spirit of St. Stephens Community, 2201 First Avenue South in Minneapolis. 10:00 am Brunch, 10:30 am Program Begins.

Closing with “WAMM’s Annual Song”, 2018 Financial Report and Budget and the election of WAMM’s Board of Directors.

Sponsored by Women Against Military Madness

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20th Anniversary Peace Vigil
Apr
24
5:00 PM17:00

20th Anniversary Peace Vigil

20th Anniversary of the Peace Vigil
on the Lake Street/Marshall Ave Bridge

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Bridge Vigil (5:00 – 6:00 pm)
Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Bridge
(over the Mississippi River between Minneapolis and St. Paul)

Potluck (6:30-7:00 pm) Program (7:00–9:00 pm)
St. Albert the Great, 3219 E. 29th Street, Minneapolis

Join us for a program that will include a video, toasts, music, memories and much more. Renew old friendships and meet new vigil goers!

Sponsored by
End War Committee of Women Against Military Madness and Twin Cities Peace Campaign
612-827-5364 / womenagainstmilitarymadness.org­­

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Emergency Response Protest
Feb
16
5:00 PM17:00

Emergency Response Protest

  • Lake Street and Bloomington Ave (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Date: Saturday, February 16
Location: Lake Street y Bloomington Avenue, Minneapolis
Time: 5-6 PM


Details: Trump declared a National Emergency to build a racist, xenophobic wall. We Say NO!
We must come together to speak out against this outrage!

Join us for an emergency response protest at 5:00pm on Lake & Bloomington in Minneapolis.

* No border wall, No militarization of the border
* Asylum for refugees
* Legalization for all

Fecha: Sabado 16 de febrero
Ubicación: Lake Street y Bloomington Avenue, Minneapolis
Hora: 5-6PM


Detalles: Trump ha declarado una emergencia nacional para construir su muro racista y xenófobo aunque el congreso no lo ha aprobado. ¡Nosotros decimos NO!

¡Debemos unirnos para manifestarnos contra esta indignación!

Únase con nosotros para una respuesta de emergencia a las 5:00 pm en Lake & Bloomington en Minneapolis.

* No al muro fronterizo, No a la militarización de la frontera
* Asilo para refugiados
* Legalización para todos

Hosted by: MIRAC - Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action CommitteeWomen Against Military Madness (WAMM), and more to come!

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Happy Hour For The Love of Peace
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Happy Hour For The Love of Peace


HAPPY HOUR for the LOVE OF Peace

Friday, February 15, 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm
301 Cedar Ave South, Minneapolis
Hosted by Mayday Books

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, light refreshments, drink,
conversation and help build the peace movement.

A post-Valentines Day Happy Hour
Have a heart - End the wars - bring the troops home
Funds raised will support Twin Cities anti-war actions in Spring 2019.
Bring your checkbook to help keep the anti-war movement speaking out in the streets!
Sponsored by Minnesota Peace Action Coalition.
For more information:
612-827-5364 or 612-333-4719

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Dark Money - Movie
Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

Dark Money - Movie

Second Monday Movie, February 11, 2019, 7-9 pm at 4200 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis.

“A potent harrowing portrait of democracy under threat.” —Variety

DARK MONEY, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana — a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide — to follow an intrepid local journalist working to exposed the real-life impacts of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, DARK MONEY uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. This Sundance award-winning documentary is directed/produced by Kimberly Reed (Prodigal Sons) and produced by Katy Chevigny (E-team).

(2018, 1 hr 39 mn, Documentary)

Movie Website

Connecting the dots. . . A chance to discuss the film follows the showing.
Always FREE and open to the public. 
ALL ARE WELCOME! Free popcorn!
Sponsored by the WAMM Movie Committee

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