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Wed Jun 24, 2015

US Social Forum - Another World Is Possible - Another World Is Necessary

San Jose

June 24 – June 28.  US Social Forum, San Jose
Another World Is Possible - Another World Is Necessary.  

Philadelphia PA and San Jose CA will host the 2015 US Social Forum – based on the understanding that people’s movements are what create social change.
These two simultaneous forums are an opportunity for regional and issue-specific social justice projects to work toward broader unity. The goal is to map out action plans for a cohesive movement and organize to grow a social movement to counter corporate rule and all forms of oppression.

Find information and registration for the June 25-28 Philadelphia forum and for the June 24-28 San Jose forum:  Panels, Workshops and People Movement Assemblies are just being organized and posted.

from Nancy Price, Earth Democracy Committee, WILPF
In nearly a decade of existence, the US Social Forum (USSF) has been one of this country's largest and most successful movement building processes: a space for people to come together to develop solutions to the 
economic and ecological crisis and continue building a powerful multi-racial, multi-sectoral, inter-generational, diverse, inclusive, internationalist movement that transforms this country and
 changes history.  …from the US Social Forum website

This is a rare opportunity to be a part of a US Social Forum taking place close to us.  I hope a delegation of Monterey County people will plan to take advantage of this opportunity!
Joyce Vandevere

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We're celebrating WILPF's 100th Anniversary.

We have changed our meeting time to the third Monday from 4 to 6 pm at the Monterey Peace and Justice Center,  1364 Fremont, Seaside, CA.

This month we will meet on June 15.

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Thanks everyone for coming to celebrate with us!

Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom is 100
WILPF Monterey County is 50
Founding Member Joyce Vandevere turned 88

Despite a PG&E gas line break that closed Highway 1 and turned the location, the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula, into a temporary command center, everyone made it through to have a great time enjoying music by Phillip Crawford on jazz piano and the wonderful voices of Rhythm & Rouge.

A brief video on the dramatic founding and early history of WILPF was shown.

A Certificate of Recognition from the State of California
Senate was also presented to our Monterey County branch "on the occation of the 50-th Anniversary of WILPF and with great appreciation for WILPF's role in advancing the cause of peace and freedom through local actions and in concert with its international movement."

The Certificate of Recognition to Joyce Vandevere on her
88th birthday read: " on the occasion of your birthday and with great appreciation of your lifelong dedication to the cause of peace, justice and freedom at home and abroad. Your leadership, commitment, and unwavering spirit have inspired many as you have made a difference, step by step, meeting by meeting, picket line by picket line, and song by song."

Joyce spoke in honor of the core nonagenarian founders and welcomed new members to the group, before the award was presented by Senator Bill Monning.


If you have photographs to share, please let us know through our contact form. 


WILPF is a membership organization with active sections in 42 countries around the world. Visit WILPF US at


Sat Jun 13, 2015

Exposing Lies of the Empire : a conversation with Andre Vltchek

4 pm
Monterey Peace and Justice Center
1364 Fremont Blvd, Seaside

Sponsored by the Monterey Peace and Justice Center and Wilpf Monterey County

Event is free, donations always appreciated.

According to,

ANDRE VLTCHEK is one of this world’s greatest contemporary thinkers. A true internationalist, he does not belong to any single culture; he belongs to the entire world, a world battered by Western imperialism and capitalist fundamentalism. That is why he works relentlessly and courageously at the front lines and battlefields, as well as in the most forgotten corners of the globe...


Novelist, philosopher, investigative journalist, filmmaker, photographer and playwright, Vltchek produces documentary films for Telesur and works closely with Russia Today (RT) and Press TV.  After living for many years in Latin America and Oceania, he presently resides and works in Asia and Africa.  We are indeed lucky to have him here.



Sat Jul 04, 2015

Fourth of July Parade in Monterey

10 am
Downtown Monterey

WILPF will tout our 100 year history working for peace!

Last year we could say we had worked 99 years for the

99%.  We're still working for the 99%, but we are 100

years strong!  Join us for this very well attended parade

to let our friends and neighbors know we are here!

May 5, 2015

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WILPF members joined the Global Wave 2015

Governments will meet at the United Nations over four weeks in April-May 2015 for the five-yearly review of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Civil society is calling on governments to end the threat of nuclear weapons by negotiating for their complete prohibition and elimination - a requirement of the NPT.

The Global Wave will involve a simple public action in cities around the world in a timed fashion over 24 hours just before the 2015 NPT Review Conference in New York. Starting at a major peace rally in New York on April 26, and then proceeding westward through each time zone every hour, humanity will ‘Wave Goodbye to Nuclear Weapons’ through symbolic Wave events.

Global Wave 2015 is part of Peace and Planet: Mobilisation for a Nuclear Free, Just and Sustainable World.


Mon Jun 15, 2015

Monthly Meeting

4 pm
Monterey Peace and Justice Center
1364 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955


Our meeting time has changed from the third Saturday to the third Monday of the month at 4 pm.

Our June Wilpf meeting will discuss organizing for the Fourth of July Parade in Monterey and for our 11th Peace Lantern Ceremony/ Hiroshima, Nagasaki remembrance on Saturday, August 8.

We need our members to help and turn out for these events, so please come to our meeting and help plan!

It is the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a momentous world event!

We always have over a hundred people attending our event and it is a wonderful opportunity both for reflection and for honoring those who suffered from our atomic bomb attacks as well as for advocating for the end of nuclear weapons and war.

April 7, 2015

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Stop Fast Track TPP

Act Now to STOP Fast Track to Stop the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) “free” trade agreement.

February 25, 2015

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100 years of  Peacemaking from a Woman's Perspective

  • OUR CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION was on APRIL 22-25, 2015, at THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS -- Members met to affirm a MANIFESTO shaping the next 100 years of our organization
  • April 27-29  PEACE WOMEN (and like-minded men) joined the International Conference on Peacebuilding of the Century with hundreds from around the world to strategize and strengthen peacemaking

JOIN WILPF and you will become a part of an international community of courageous women activists who believe -

  • conflict and wars cannot be stopped without the experience and expertise of women
  • it is time for women to focus on and use their power to stop war.
  • our weapons are dialogue, knowledge and persistence.
  •  we should insist on women's right to participate in all political fora, from Congress to the peace table.


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