Take Action! Call MN Legislators
Feb
15
to May 20

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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Heartbreak and Hope in Israel/Palestine
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Heartbreak and Hope in Israel/Palestine

A Jewish American’s Journey: Heartbreak and Hope in Israel/Palestine with Alice Rothchild on Friday, April 26, 2019 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Kenwood Isles Building (28th & Hennepin Ave S), 1425 W. 28th St in Minneapolis

Dessert and Conversation! Open to the public. Donations are welcome

Alice Rothchild, author of On the Brink: Israel and Palestine on the Eve of the 2014 Gaza Invasion, is a Jewish-American physician, author and filmmaker. She has written numerous essays, book reviews, and online materials for Mondoweiss, The Electronic Intifada, and other sources and has lectured extensively on topics ranging from childbirth to menopause to the health and human rights effects of the Israeli occupation. She has contributed to several collections relating to her medical expertise as an obstetrician and gynecologist as well as her human rights activism. Her book Broken Promises, Broken Dreams: Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience was published by Pluto Press in 2007. Her documentary film, “Voices Across the Divide,” premiered at the Boston Palestine Film Festival and co-won the Audience Award 2013.

Sponsored by Women Against Military Madness Middle East Committee.

For information: 612-827-5364 or WAMM@mtn.org

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Silencing Voices that Criticize Israeli Actions
Apr
27
9:30 AM09:30

Silencing Voices that Criticize Israeli Actions

Middle East Peace Now will host Dr. Alice Rothchild on Saturday, April 27 at St. Stephen Lutheran Church at 9:30 am on 8400 France Ave. S. in Bloomington.

9:30 AM Refreshments
10:00 AM Presentation and Discussion.

Dr. Rothchild has written three books that address the Israeli/Palestinian issue and in 2013 she released a documentary film, “Voices Across the Divide.” She was one of the featured interviewees in the film “Jews Step Forward,” which was featured at the Middle East Peace Now forum in March. For more information: www.alicerothchild.com or @AliceRothchild

Sponsored by Middle East Peace Now. For information, call 612-250-0788.

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Mayday Parade
May
5
11:00 AM11:00

Mayday Parade

March with the Women Against Military Madness in the May Day Parade
Sunday, May 5th line up at 11 am @ Cedar Field Park, Minneapolis
The parade begins at noon at the corner of 25th St E and Bloomington Ave S. We will line up at 11 am at Cedar Field Park. March with us at this family-friendly fun event where we can reach out to thousands of community members to say Hands Off Venezuela! FFI: info@antiwarcommittee.org.

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Hit & Stay movie
May
13
7:00 PM19:00

Hit & Stay movie

Come watch the documentary “Hit & Stay” on Monday, April 13 from 7 to 9 pm at 4200 Cedar Ave.

On May 17, 1968, nine Catholic activists, including Daniel and Philip Berrigan, entered a Selective Service office in suburban Catonsville, Maryland, dragged stacks of Draft Board records out into the parking lot, and set them on fire with homemade napalm. They then prayed, and waited to be arrested. In doing so, they kindled a wave of similar protests against the Vietnam War across the country that swept up dozens of participants and inspired thousands, and then millions. Hit & Stay tells the story of the nine and those who joined them in protesting the war. Catonsville galvanized the nonviolent antiwar resistance away from protest marches and toward direct actions by ordinary citizens against draft boards. Through interviews with many of the participants (as well as observers Amy Goodman, Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn), Hit & Stay explores the early actions, the activists going to prison or going underground, the FBI’s pushback against the movement, the escalating scale and stakes, and the ultimate victory of the protesters in the trial of the Camden 28. A documentary film by Joe Tropea and Skizz Cyzyk. (2013, 1 hr, 39 mn, USA)

Connecting the dots…discussi
Always FREE and open to the public
ALL ARE WELCOME! Free popcorn!
Sponsored by the WAMM Movie Committee

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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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