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November 5, 2015

WILPF calls on US to pressure Israel on ending the Occupation. Climate activists prepare for COP 21 summit in Paris. News on young activists at the UN, bills to end Cuba embargo, and much more!

WILPF US asks the US government to halt the sale of penetrator bombs to Israel, and to cease all military aid to Israel until it ends the occupation of Palestine. The statement also calls for an international conference to be convened by the UN Security Council.

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International WILPF will join climate justice activists in Paris as they march November 29 on the eve of the UN climate conference (COP 21) and participate in the People's Climate Summit on December 5-6.

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A new project funded by a WILPF mini-grant will provide printed materials for branches and members to engage their communities on the combined impact of climate, trade and war on women and families. Read how it will work!

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Kristin Alder, Brandy Robinson, Altaira Hatton, Rachel Nagin, and Melissa Torres represented WILPF US at the United Nations Peace Forum on October 29.

  
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President Barack Obama continues to implement policies that impact travel and trade between the US and Cuba since his original announcement last December of normalizing relations between our two countries -but it's up to Congress to end the blockade.

  
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So many new, serious campaigns! Disarm/End Wars Committee has developed or been asked to help with efforts to stop nuclear weapons deployment in Europe and nuclear waste transportation in the US, and to promote solutions: Check them out and post info about others.
  
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Amid growing actions against Monsanto and its toxic Glyphosate herbicides, branches and members are being asked to distribute more of the Infographic Cards on Glyphosate.

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Judy Adams explains how the Peninsula Branch (founded in 1922) is reaching out to new generations with its WILPF Centennial exhibit in a Palo Alto, CA, library November 14-December 24. Oral histories were the start.

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Celebrating WILPF's 100th anniversary, the Boulder (CO) Branch planned and co-hosted with the University of Colorado Friends of the Library, a speaker event in late September that featured long-time WILPF member Robin Lloyd.

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Here's the information you need to begin planning to run for the US Section board - or to nominate a candidate. Watch for news of the opportunity to quiz current board members on their duties in a December teleconference.

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WILPF US Board Meeting by teleconference will take place Tuesday, Nov. 17, 5:30 pm (Pacific time) / 8:30 pm (Eastern time). Members are welcome to join along with the board members on the call. Please contact Candace Perry, board secretary, at secretary@wilpfus.org by Nov. 15 to receive board reports, agenda, and call in phone number.

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