Wed Jun 24, 2015
US Social Forum - Another World Is Possible - Another World Is Necessary
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!
WILPF MONTHLY MEETING
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 15.13
Sat Jun 13, 2015
Exposing Lies of the Empire : a conversation with Andre Vltchek
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 Amazon.com,
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
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!
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.15
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
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.
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WOMEN’S POWER TO STOP WAR
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.
More about the International Congress at women stopwar.org.
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