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January 2018
News from DISARM-End Wars, Middle East and Earth Democracy Issue Committees, WILPF branch book events and flash mobs, deadlines for Mini-Grants and Interim Board applications, and remembering Joan Bazar. 
 

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Just in case you hadn't heard, amazingly, the United Nations adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons -- that's right, it's a treaty to ban nuclear weapons!

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Postings have been circulating on Facebook, and articles online around the world, about the plight of Ahed Tamimi, a sixteen-year-old Palestinian girl who lives in the West Bank. She has been imprisoned by the Israelis, along with her mother and other members of her family.

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Time to Spring Forward with Earth Democracy and Corporations v Democracy from January to June. As we begin 2018 with branch meetings, issue and program committee and ONE WILPF calls, here's what we are planning.

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There is nothing like a good book and friends to put a smile on the face of a class of third graders!

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Joan Bazar died peacefully late morning, Friday, December 22nd, at her home in California. Her daughters were with her.



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Tucson WILPF and Raging Grannies were recently out at a Tucson mall for a flash mob, telling folks to "Kick the Millionaires Out of Congress & Boycott Big Corporations!!!"

 
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November 11, 2017, marked Jane Addams Day in the state of Massachusetts, the backdrop to an ambitious and well-received forum, Rediscovering Jane Addams in a Time of Crisis, held in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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It is time to think and dream about a project for which your Branch or Issue Committee might want help with funding.

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This past year, WILPF-Madison has sponsored and participated in numerous events promoting the peace and freedom of our local communities, as well as our sisters and fellow-activists globally.

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The United States has troops stationed in over 800 military bases around the world. With the additional 19 aircraft carrier battle groups, the global domination of the world has become the nexus of U.S. foreign policy.


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In the 2017 WILPF US Board elections (see results below), no one ran for two positions on the Board: Personnel Chair and At-Large Member. The Board, according to the Bylaws, may appoint interim Board members.

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March to the Polls, January 20
Women's March Chicago is hosting "March to the Polls," January 20, 2018, downtown Chicago. Join others to rally and march for change. See details here .
 

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