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Camp Ripley Open House Protest
10:00 AM10:00

Camp Ripley Open House Protest

Join us at the Camp Ripley Peace Vigil on Sunday, September 15 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. While Camp RIpley is holding its annual Open House to promote itself as a good neighbor, allowing families to explore a humvee, tank & helicopter display, we will be saying:

NO! to Police Militarization
NO! to Drone Terror Warfare
NO! to Increased Military Spending

After the peace vigil ends at 2 p.m., an informal discussion and potluck meal will be held in Morrison County Park (Belle Prairie Park). Morrison County Park is located south of Camp Ripley, off of Highway 76.  An informal celebration of life will be held at the potluck to honor Theresa Skorseth, a BACP member and dedicated peace activist who joined many Camp Ripley peace vigils and other BACP events.  Theresa passed away on March 21 after a long illness.

Sponsored by Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace, Veterans for Peace Chapter 27 and Women Against Military Madness.

For details, go to or call 218-839-2985 / 320-360-3931.

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From Palestine to Mexico - Border Walls Have Got to Go!
5:30 PM17:30

From Palestine to Mexico - Border Walls Have Got to Go!

Monday, September 16th @ 5:30 pm

Picket outside the Governor’s Mansion, 1006 Summit Ave, St. Paul on the anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacres in Palestine

Tell Gov Walz to Stop Funding Border Walls!

The MN State Board of Investments, which Gov. Walz chairs, holds $1.2 million in shares in Elbit Systems. Elbit Systems is Israel’s largest weapons company, and is currently under contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to build a 53-tower “Integrated Fixed Towers” security project on the US-Mexico border. Continuing to invest in Elbit Systems perpetuates a system of militarization of the border and the resulting deaths of migrants trying to cross.

Elbit Systems’ border militarization technology was also deployed against the Palestinian people. 95% of their sales come from weapons alone. They are currently the world’s leading exporter of military and surveillance drones. Elbit also makes cluster munitions and white phosphorus shells – both of which are banned under international law.

Join us to tell Gov. Walz Elbit Systems should be disqualified as a candidate for the investment of retirement funds for the State of Minnesota. #BDS #MNDivestfromElbit

Organized by the Anti-War Committee

Endorsed by:
American Muslims for Palestine MN
Jewish Voice for Peace TC
MN BDS Community
MN Immigrant Rights Action Committee
MN Peace Action Coalition
Women Against Military Madness

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Walk for Planet Peace
9:30 AM09:30

Walk for Planet Peace

Walk for Planet Peace
Honoring Gandhi’s Vision for His 150th Birthday
Saturday, September 21st
Meet at 9:30 on the St. Paul Cathedral Steps, 239 Selby to walk to the Capitol Building in St. Paul

Rev. James Morris Lawson, Jr.
an American activist and university professor. Leading theoritician and tactician of nonviolence within the Civil Rights Movement. During the 1960s, he served as a mento to the Nashville Student Movement and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

Fr. Joan Dear, a teacher of nonviolence, Noble Peace Prize nominee and author, They Will Inherit the Earth and Proclamation of Peace.

Sponsored by Twin Cities Nonviolent

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Turning Points: Living Nonviolence
7:00 PM19:00

Turning Points: Living Nonviolence

Turning Points: Discovering Meaning and Passion in Turbulent Times
Peace & Social Justice Writers Group / The Loft, Mpls.
Living Nonviolence: Reading and Discussion
7 PM, Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Women Against Military Madness (WAMM)

4200 Cedar Ave in Minneapolis

Creators of the TURNING POINTS Anthology will present excerpts from essays related to themes supporting Twin Cities Nonviolent (September 20-29). After the reading, small group discussion is encouraged so we can share with each other our thoughts, perspectives and experiences around peace and nonviolence. Did an event, a person, an idea open the way of peace for you? Has peacemaking been a struggle? What are the current obstacles to peace, both individually and collectively? Does social peace have a chance now? Can peace and nonviolence be effective today?

Music, a brief slideshow and refreshments accompany this communal exploration of nonviolence.

Quotes from Turning Points anthology

Ironically, my biggest challenge hasn’t been around any of the conflict transformation work that I’ve done since gaining my Peace Studies degree, but something much more fundamental: convincing people that peace is possible, powerful and accessible. — Marianna Fransius • Making Peace Sexy

I look back at my 12-year-old self and I feel proud of him. Knowing that there was no end in sight of the bullying and no one would ever have his back—in the face of all that—still he said to himself: never again. Fighting was not the answer. It never was and never would be. It took strength to believe that.
I would even say courage. — Michael Kiesow Moore • The End of War

I live in a world of violence. I live in a world of war. I live in a world of poverty among plenty. I live in a world of ecological destruction. And I live in a world of grotesque injustice. Why? — Robert J. Burrowes • Why Am I?

For information: 612-827-5364

This event is part of the Twin Cities Non Violence Second Annual 10 Days Free from Violence campaign.

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Rage Against the War Machine
to Oct 12

Rage Against the War Machine

Join us at the White House in Washington, D.C. at Noon on Friday, October 11.

Last year around 2,000 of our friends and comrades joined us as we marched on the Pentagon in Arlington, VA, where we called for a revival of a mass antiwar/anti-imperialism movement, attention on the toll war takes on women across the globe, the environmental impacts of war, and much much more.

In 2019, we’re fighting for the very same things and we’re taking our march to the White House—where we won’t be ignored!

We invite you to Rage Against the War Machine with us on Friday, October 11th for a non-partisan action against the bipartisan war machine.

If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention and we’re committed to educating everyone about the atrocities of the War Machine.

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Stop Endless U.S. Wars
1:00 PM13:00

Stop Endless U.S. Wars

Stop Endless U.S. Wars!
Funds for human needs and to fight climate change, not wars & interventions!

In solidarity with Rage Against the War Machine in Washington DC:

Anti-War protest with signs, banners and speakers:
Saturday, October 12, 2019 1:00 pm
Lake Street & Nicollet Ave Mpls.

No New Wars:

End the Wars:
& Everywhere!

End sanctions on Iraq, Venezuela & Cuba - Sanctions are an act of war!

The weekend of October 11, 12 & 13 people will gather in Washington, D.C., to speak out against endless U.S. wars. Join the Minneapolis protest in solidarity! From Afghanistan to Iraq to Palestine to the Mexico border, the U.S. uses the military to colonize people around the world. U.S. wars and interventions are about control of resources, not democracy and human rights.

Initiated by Minnesota Peace Action Coalition

Endorsed by: Anti-War Committee, Every Church a Peace Church, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Mayday Books, Minnesota Cuba Committee, Minnesota War Tax Resistance, National Iranian-American Council, St. Joan of Arc Peacemakers, Socialist Action, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Welfare Rights Committee, Women Against Military Madness, Veterans for Peace.

Info: 612-827-5364 or 612-275-2720.

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Carol Masters Reads Poetry
7:00 PM19:00

Carol Masters Reads Poetry

Carol Masters Reads Poetry from her newly-published collection Dear Descendent.
7:00 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 17, 2019
St. Joan of Arc Hospitality Hall, 4537 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis

“In Dear Descendent, Carol Masters draws upon her life as an activist and her love of the natural world to fashion thoughtful overlays and wry juxtapositions that can delight the senses [and] prick the conscience...” John Toren, Nodin

Conversation & discussion follow the reading.
Refreshments provided. Donations Welcome.

Hosted by: St. Joan of Arc Peacemakers & WAMM Women Against Military Madness
FFI: 612-827-5364 or www.womenagainstmilitarymadness


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MEPN Annual Meeting, Dr. Steven Feldman
9:30 AM09:30

MEPN Annual Meeting, Dr. Steven Feldman

Saturday, September 14, 2019
St. Stephen Lutheran Church
8400 France Ave. S. Bloomington, MN 55431
9:30am social
10:00am Annual Meeting, followed by presentation & discussion

Dr. Steven Feldman, Promised Land Museum

Join us in welcoming and hearing from Dr. Steven Feldman, founder of Promised Land: The Jewish Museum of Palestinian Experience. 

Promised Land is an interactive online exhibit of historical photographs and documents with links to audio and video materials, founded “to provide a Jewish perspective on the Israel/Palestine conflict. The Jewish perspective is rooted in Jewish values, to treat our neighbor as we would want to be treated.”

Dr. Feldman will share reflections on the evolution of peace efforts from a Jewish perspective, and where we stand today.

Sponsored by Middle East Peace Now.

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