Peace Action Wisconsin

Peace Action Wisconsin Wisconsin's largest peace-and-justice grassroots nonprofit organization!
Peace Action Wisconsin is a nonprofit grassroots orga­ni­za­tion focused on issues of peace and justice locally and abroad. We work for a world with true economic and social equality, where the environment is preserved, and threats of war are abolished. We are committed to a peaceful way of life and offer our members opportunities for education, lobbying elected officials, and taking direct action on issues that threaten peace in our neighborhoods and around the world.
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Founded as Mil­wau­kee Mobi­liza­tion for Sur­vival in March of 1977, we were part of a national net­work of national peace and jus­tice groups orga­nized around the issues of nuclear weapons, nuclear power, the esca­lat­ing arms race and the atten­dent decline in fund­ing for human needs. National Mobi­liza­tion for Sur­vival grew to include over 125 peace and jus­tice groups before its national office closed in 1992. In Jan­u­ary 1996 we affil­i­ated with National Peace Action, which had been formed from the merger of SANE and the Nuclear Freeze Cam­paign. It is the largest grass­roots peace and dis­ar­ma­ment group in the coun­try. In 1999 we became Peace Action Wisconsin to reflect our statewide scope and membership. Work­ing with a broad spec­trum of com­mu­nity groups, Peace Action has been in the fore­front of build­ing coali­tions around pro­gres­sive issues, serv­ing as a clear­ing­house for peace activ­i­ties and tak­ing the lead in orga­niz­ing local action on inter­na­tional issues. Peace Action Wisconsin owns its own build­ing, the Peace Action Cen­ter, which serves as office space for sev­eral peace, envi­ron­men­tal and social change orga­ni­za­tions and as a gath­er­ing place for com­mu­nity events and meet­ings. The Cen­ter offers a resource library and a Peace Store.

Mission: Peace Action-Wisconsin is a peace and justice organization which works for a world where human needs are met, the environment is preserved, and the threats of war and nuclear weapons have been abolished. We are committed to non-violence as a way of life and offer our members opportunities for education, lobbying and direct action.

via Jewish Voice for Peace - Milwaukee
03/25/2019
US Campaign for Palestinian Rights

via Jewish Voice for Peace - Milwaukee

As Israeli elections approach, the racist, fascist rhetoric is nothing compared to the brutal ramifications on Palestinians: in the past three days, Israeli forces have assaulted and injured hundreds of Palestinian political prisoners, killed two protesters at the Great Return March, conducted several airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, and are currently bombing the Gaza Strip again after announcing a large-scale military offensive against the besieged, blockaded Palestinian people of Gaza.

Here is a great report from the Milwaukee IWOC (Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee) on what's happening in Prison...
03/09/2019
Report on Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation in the Wisconsin DOC as of March 2019 - Wisconsin Prison Voices

Here is a great report from the Milwaukee IWOC (Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee) on what's happening in Prisons.
https://wisconsinprisonvoices.org/actions/report-on-abuse-neglect-and-exploitation-in-the-wisconsin-doc-as-of-march-2019/?fbclid=IwAR3QNaV8zIf3qme6wZwGmm0iaVHEK5oO2odqmmOqjBbScq3gS7xkFerVrtE

This report is an attempt to present a systematic investigation of five issues within the Wisconsin Department of Corrections in an attempt to raise awareness and build public support for the plight of those incarcerated in DOC facilities. The report incorporates public records and other documents o...

It has been asked where Peace Action stood on the withdrawal in the middle east. Here it is:https://www.peaceaction.org/...
12/31/2018
Trump is Right to Withdraw from Syria, Should Also Step Up Diplomacy and Aid - Peace Action

It has been asked where Peace Action stood on the withdrawal in the middle east. Here it is:
https://www.peaceaction.org/2018/12/19/trump-is-right-to-withdraw-from-syria-should-also-step-up-diplomacy-and-aid/

Washington, D.C. — December 19, 2018 — In response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “President Trump is absolutely right to withdraw U.S. f...

Love it - Mil Town:'Protecting My Community, Protecting Water and Stopping the Dakota Access Pipeline by Jaye Two BearsM...
09/17/2016
Protecting My Community, Protecting Water and Stopping the Dakota Access Pipeline by Jaye Two Bears

Love it - Mil Town:'Protecting My Community, Protecting Water and Stopping the Dakota Access Pipeline
by Jaye Two Bears

My name is Jaye Two Bears, and I am a student athlete for the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and I grew up in the community of Cannonball on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. I am from the Dakota and Hidasa Tribal Nations. My hometown community of Cannonball, like our word mni wiconi, has become known across the globe.

Mni wiconi, water is life. Over the past couple months, our word for water, mni wiconi, has been introduced to the world. Mni wiconi, the literal translation ‘it gives me life’, essential to all life, to all creation. Mni wiconi, our first medicine, needed for life to exist. We search the heavens, d...

Board Member here, Sarah LittleRedfeather. Here are some photos from the #NoDAPL front-lines (Standing Rock - North Dako...
08/30/2016
Standing Rock DAPL Resistance

Board Member here, Sarah LittleRedfeather. Here are some photos from the #NoDAPL front-lines (Standing Rock - North Dakota) ... so proud of our relatives coming together as ONE to protect our Mother Earth, water, and cultural rights to uphold the treaty rights. We can and will defeat this black snake. (Sarah LittleRedfeather)

08/30/2016
Montreal Declaration for a Nuclear Fission-Free World

Montreal Declaration for a Nuclear Fission-Free World

Peace Action President Kevin Martin, American Friends Service Committee’s Joseph Gerson, Peace Action Fund of New York State board chair Sally Jones, George Martin, formerly of Peace Action W…

Nearly 15 Years and $70 Billion Later, US Troops Still Endlessly Fighting Taliban
08/22/2016
Nearly 15 Years and $70 Billion Later, US Troops Still Endlessly Fighting Taliban

Nearly 15 Years and $70 Billion Later, US Troops Still Endlessly Fighting Taliban

More than a hundred U.S. troops were sent to Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan on Monday to continue fighting the Taliban, in the first deployment of forces to the area since the drawdown in 2014—offering another signal that the U.S. military presence there is expanding, not decreasing, as President Barack O...

'As long as Guantánamo remains open, the U.S. risks making this ugly stain on its human rights record permanent'
08/17/2016
US Transfers 15 Guantánamo Detainees as Rights Groups Push for Full Closure

'As long as Guantánamo remains open, the U.S. risks making this ugly stain on its human rights record permanent'

The Pentagon on Monday announced that 15 men would be transferred from Guantánamo Bay to the United Arab Emirates, in the largest single detainee shuffle under President Barack Obama's administration.The transfer means there are now just 61 people left in the U.S. military prison in Cuba. The 15 men...

Lurching towards world war 3?
08/09/2016
Lurching Toward World War III – Consortiumnews

Lurching towards world war 3?

Lurching Toward World War III July 31, 2016 Anti-Russian hysteria has reached extraordinary levels in Official Washington with heated allegations about Russia hacking Democratic Party emails, but this over-the-top “group think” threatens the world’s future, explains John Chuckman. By John Chuckman W...

Is DNC Blaming Russia for Email Hacks to Escape Real Scandal?
07/28/2016
Is DNC Blaming Russia for Email Hacks to Escape Real Scandal?

Is DNC Blaming Russia for Email Hacks to Escape Real Scandal?

As the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) launches an investigation into the massive email leak that has rocked the Democratic party and forced the ouster of Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, many are cautioning that early speculation about Russian involveme...

Gun Violence Must Stop. Here's What We Can Do to Prevent More Deaths #GunSense
07/27/2016
Gun Violence Must Stop. Here's What We Can Do to Prevent More Deaths

Gun Violence Must Stop. Here's What We Can Do to Prevent More Deaths #GunSense

As Newtown, CT comes together to heal from unspeakable tragedy, so must the nation. Part of our healing must be the conviction that we will do everything in our power to keep tragedies like this from happening again. Gun violence must stop -- here's what we can do to prevent more deaths.

'You Cannot Explain it by Chance': Climate Crises Can Fuel Armed Conflict
07/27/2016
'You Cannot Explain it by Chance': Climate Crises Can Fuel Armed Conflict

'You Cannot Explain it by Chance': Climate Crises Can Fuel Armed Conflict

Climate-related disasters heighten the risk of conflict around the world, according to new research.Armed violence is likely to rise amid drought, heatwaves, and other crises, particularly in countries that are already fractured along ethnic lines, finds a new report from Germany's Potsdam Institute...

Turkey imposes three-month state of emergency and temporarily suspends European Convention on Human Rights in latest mov...
07/26/2016
Turkey's Post-Coup Crackdown Puts Human Rights on the Chopping Block

Turkey imposes three-month state of emergency and temporarily suspends European Convention on Human Rights in latest move after failed uprising

Turkey has imposed a three-month state of emergency and temporarily suspended the European Convention on Human Rights as the government continues to crack down on dissent in the wake of last week's failed military coup.

Peace Action National stands with Russ!
07/19/2016
Peace Action National Endorses Russ! -

Peace Action National stands with Russ!

Washington, DC: Peace Action, the nation’s largest peace organization, endorsed Russ Feingold for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin. “Peace Action has long taken a stand against the kind of rhetoric that drives fear, anger, and violence in our communities. I look forward to working alongside them to reduce t...

ICYMI: Peace Action Nation has Endorsed Russ Feingold for U.S. Senate!
07/16/2016
Peace Action National Endorses Russ! -

ICYMI: Peace Action Nation has Endorsed Russ Feingold for U.S. Senate!

Washington, DC: Peace Action, the nation’s largest peace organization, endorsed Russ Feingold for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin. “Peace Action has long taken a stand against the kind of rhetoric that drives fear, anger, and violence in our communities. I look forward to working alongside them to reduce t...

When Will the Killing Stop?
07/09/2016
When Will the Killing Stop?

When Will the Killing Stop?

The latest fatal shootings of black men by the police underline an urgent need for changes in attitude and oversight of departments across the country.

Report: CIA, Saudi Weapons Meant for Syrian Rebels End Up on Black Market
06/28/2016
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Report: CIA, Saudi Weapons Meant for Syrian Rebels End Up on Black Market

The New York Times and Al Jazeera report millions of dollars in weapons being shipped to Jordan by the CIA and Saudi Arabia for the intended use of Syrian rebels have been systematically stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold on the black market. The stolen weapons were used in a shoot...

Yemen’s Humanitarian Catastrophe
06/26/2016
Yemen’s Humanitarian Catastrophe

Yemen’s Humanitarian Catastrophe

Yesterday, the United Nations released a report saying that more than half of Yemen’s population is now food insecure. Out of Yemen’s 22 governorates, 19 are facing “severe food insecurity,” and as…

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1001 E Keefe Ave
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