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October 2017

Full speed ahead for DISARM/End War's petition drive, Learning how to prepare for COP23, U.S. foreign base closure conference, Global Peace Wave, ban chloropyrifos, and new Cuba pollcies. 


Our DISARM/ EndWars petition campaign to ban nuclear weapons has gotten off to a good start. Thanks to donor support, we have hired a social media expert to publicize the campaign and draw signers to our on-line petition.  

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Fiji's vision as President of COP 23 is to be transparent and inclusive of all, advance the Paris Climate Agreement, and accelerate climate action for vulnerable societies, drawing on its own experience as a small island nation in the Pacific.

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The newly formed Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases will be holding a conference January 12-14, 2018 at Baltimore University.



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Honoring the occasion of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, The Japan Council Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs (Gensuikyo) called for a global Peace Wave.


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Trump's EPA has refused to finish putting into effect the Ban on Chlorpyrifos, a widely used, brain-harming pesticide that's been linked to brain damage in children, including reductions in IQ, developmental delays and increased risk of ADHD and autism. What can YOU do?

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The inaugural meeting of RESPECT, an association of travel agents, tour operators, non-profits and other travel service providers to Cuba, took place in Havana, Cuba on September 29-30 in the midst of new announcements by the Trump administration that are a major setback for US-Cuba relations.
 
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In addition to working for WILPF US this year as the Congress Coordinator, Chris Wilbeck has been contracted part-time to work as the Interim Administrator until permanent staff needs are determined.

 
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Those who attended the WILPF-US 33rd Triennial Congress were asked to take a short survey to rate their experience. Approximately half of those who attended Congress completed the survey and provided feedback on what went well and what could be improved.

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Order extra copies of the upcoming WILPF Peace & Freedom 2017 Fall/Winter Magazine for your branch or issue committee.



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WILPF has exciting new PowerPoint and handouts for starting a new branch - or revitalizing an existing one.

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