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December 4, 2015

This month a look at climate actions in Paris and US, fracking, and Venezuela's election. Plus a chance to attend the UN Commission on the Status of Women  or run for the US Section board. More news from branches.  


WILPF women, defying the French ban on marches, joined the Nov. 29 Human Chain for Climate Justice, while over one-half million people, including Santa Cruz, CA, and St. Louis, MO, join the #GlobalClimateMarch.

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This year is an unusually good time to run for the WILPF US board, so who among your WILPF contacts could advance WILPF US and discover the personal value of board work?


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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. We members of the WILPF Fresno's Earth Democracy group learned first-hand, along with 29 others, what it means to be up close and personal to a field where fracking is and has been going on for years.

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UN CSW

WILPF will be sending a delegation to the 60th Commission on the Status of Women, March 12-19, 2016 in New York City as part of WILPF's UN Practicum in Advocacy, open to students and WILPF members.

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The newly restored Golden Rule historic nuclear abolition/peace boat returned to Humboldt Bay October 16 after her journey to San Diego for the Veterans For Peace National Convention. Crewmember Helen Jaccard credits WILPFers and other women with the success of the voyage. 
  
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Triangle Branch celebrated WILPF's 100-year and the Triangle Branch's 80-year anniversaries with an Evening of Celebration, Solidarity, and Resistance on November 6 in Chapel Hill, NC. 

  
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The December 6 elections in Venezuela are critical for the future of the Bolivarian Alliance in Latin America and the Bolivarian revolution, reports Cindy Domingo of the WILPF US Cuba and the Bolivarian Alliance Issues Committee
  
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Author and Burlington resident Janet Biehl recently traveled to Rojava, Northern Syria, where Kurdish men and women have organized themselves into a democratic autonomous region and women have full equality.

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A tolling bell honoring Armistice Day marked the exhibit opening: eleven rings signifying the eleventh day and eleventh month. A reading of Palo Alto's Proclamation followed, declaring November 11, 2015, "Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Day."

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WILPF US board meetings in 2016 will be January 16, March 15, May 17, July 19, September 20, and November 15. Meetings are open to all WILPF members; pre-register to receive call-in information and agenda in advance of meeting by writing to secretary@wilpfus.org.

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