Tag Archives: Minnesota

Red Lake Encampment Battles Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline on Tribal Lands

“We maintain, the environmentalists, that all pipelines will leak eventually. Some pipes are bad steel. Some pipes have been cracked in transit because … they vibrated a little bit so they had hairline cracks, not every pipe in the world. . . .” By Andrea Cornelius / The Circle via Earth First! Newswire  August 5, 2013 Since 1949, Enbridge Energy has […]

Polly Mann> Believing in the Power of Love

Believing in the Power of Love By Polly Mann  February 2013  worldwidewamm.org I heard Fr. Elias Chacour, speak in the Twin Cities in 1984. He was one of the most moving speakers I have ever heard and yet his message was quite simple. Elias Chacour, who describes himself as Palestinian-Arab-Christian, is a firm believer in […]

EFF> Newly Released Drone Records Reveal Extensive Military Flights in US

Newly Released Drone Records Reveal Extensive Military Flights in US December 5th EFF posted several thousand pages of new drone license records and a new map that tracks the location of drone flights across the United States. DECEMBER 5, 2012 | BY JENNIFER LYNCH  EFF.org View EFF’s new Map of Domestic Drone Authorizations in a larger window.  Click […]

Ricardo Levins Morales> The Marriage Amendment as Decoy and how to fight the real danger

The Marriage Amendment as Decoy and how to fight the real danger BY RICARDO LEVINS MORALES, TECUMSEH’S FIST August 10, 2012   TCDailyPlanet.com Minnesota voters face two regressive constitutional amendments this fall. One would prevent future legalization of same-sex marriage and one would suppress voter turnout with cumbersome ID requirements. They are part of a broad, corporate/Right […]

Cost of War Trade offs> Taxpayers in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District will pay $317.7 million for Afghanistan war spending for FY2012 Enacted.

Trade-Offs, Cost of War Do you want to know the Trade offs for your state, your city, your Congressional District? Go to CostofWar.com and select Trade Offs. Taxpayers in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District will pay $317.7 million for Afghanistan war spending for FY2012 Enacted. For the same amount of money, the following could be provided: 151,124 Annual Energy Costs […]

Lea Foshee> Who Will Save Our Children?

Who Will Save Our Children?  By Lea Foushee     WAMM Newsletter    May 2012   It’s predicted that the next battles in the world will be over water, and indeed in some places they have already begun. We tend to think that scarcity of clean water is more of a problem on other continents. Yet, […]

Caucus resolution on war budget

It’s caucus time. Progressives and libertarians will likely once again propose resolutions about the U.S. war budget. They’ll argue, “Let’s spend that money on our true collective needs,” or “Let’s return that money to our pockets.” And these resolutions will likely once again have no effect. The powers-that-be already are responding with horror to the […]

Video> “Martin Luther King Would Have Occupied Wall Street”

“Martin Luther King Would Have Occupied Wall Street” Uploaded by UpTakeVideo on Jan 17, 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King ? if he were alive today ? would have embraced the Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Homes movement and spoken out against the current exploitative economic system, members of Occupy the Hood articulated during a spirited MLK Day march […]

Video> Coleen Rowley> Your Rights Are Limited

Editor’s note:  The bill has been passed by both House and Senate and Obama is signing.  We have lost our rights under the Constitution.  Senator Franken voted against.  Senator Klobachar voted for. 220 years ago this week, the United States passed the “Bill of Rights”, the first 10 amendments to the constitution that guaranteed the […]

Billboard> Bring the War Dollars Home

 This a photo of the billboard that was installed by Veterans for Peace on November 4th in Minnesota on I-94 near the Clearwater exit.  You may subscribe to WAMMToday from this blog website, or you may “Follow” us.  WAMMToday is now on Facebook!   Check the WAMMToday page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page […]

Join AlliantACTION as We Celebrate the 142nd Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi and the Power of Nonviolence

Join AlliantACTION as We Celebrate the 142nd Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi and the Power of Nonviolence Gather Sunday at 1 PM, October 2, 2011> Action at 1:30 Note below that ATK (a major weapons manufacturer) is moving to Arlington, VA.  If you know of a group in the D.C. area that might be interested in continuing […]

When the World Outlawed War, by David Swanson, via Michael Moore

When the World Outlawed War    By David Swanson    MichaelMoore.com Remarks at Lynchburg College on September 26, 2011 I’d like to thank Dave Freier for inviting me, and all of you for being here.  I think I was invited to speak about my most recent book, War Is A Lie, but I asked Professor Freier if […]

George W. Bush Attracts Serious Detracters at St. Louis Park Synagogue | The Uptake

A fundraiser at Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, featuring former President George W. Bush, drew a series of protests and expressions of outrage by a diverse group of activists. Some were traditional peace activists, others were concerned with U.S. torture policies initiated by Bush. Many Jewish people, including members of Beth El […]

Video, Minnesota Nurses: Nurses Protest in 60 Cities, Demanding Tax on Wall Street

Minnesota Nurses Video streaming by Ustream Nurses Protest in 60 Cities, Demanding Tax on Wall Street Mischa Gaus  |  September 2, 2011    Labor Notes Thousands of nurses and supporters descended on their local Congressional offices nationwide Thursday, demanding Wall Street pay for the crisis it created. In Boston, a town crier in colonial dress read […]

Video: Torture, an animated cartoon about U.S. use of torture, by Kirk Anderson

Kirk’s political cartoons were featured recently at the art exhibit Canvas(ing) Against Torture at the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis in July.  The exhibit was sponsored by Tackling Torture at the Top, a WAMM committee, and  co-Sponsored by Amnesty International Twin Cities Chapters, the Center for Victims of Torture and WAMM.  Uploaded by Kirktoons on Aug […]

“Billionaries” Find Unrest Among Their Subjects: “Action is the Antidote to Despair”

“Action is the Antidote to Despair” The “Billionaires” note that people on the street are noticeably angrier with the current state of affairs. WAMM (Women Against Military Madness) has been interviewing people all summer at Nicollet Mall on Farmers’ Market Thursdays. We weren’t able to get video of all the people who are furious with […]

Klobuchar Peace Rally Draws Optimism for Rallying

Minneapolis, MN, June 30, 2011. A group of dedicated peace activists rallied in front of Senator Amy Klobuchar’s office to plead for the Senator’s help in voting down war appropriations and in bringing all troops home now from Afghanistan and Iraq. “The economy is in the can, US out of Afghanistan” said one protester. Another […]

WAMM Peace Troupe “Billionaires” at the Minnesota State Capitol

Today I went to a Tea Party rally to celebrate becoming a billionaire The WAMM Peace Troupe at the Capitol, as reported by Bjorn on the Daily Kos SAT MAY 07, 2011 Today I went to a Tea Party rally to celebrate becoming a billionaire by Bjorn in MN as reported in the Daily Kos […]

The story of two brothers and their courageous walk across the country

The story of two brothers and their courageous walk across the country:  Minnesota Move to Amend.  No corporate personhood. About a year ago, on May 16th to be exact,  two brothers – both Vietnam veterans and both in their 60s, with deep roots in Minnesota – set out to walk across the country for democracy; California; Nevada; Utah; […]

Minnesota Congressman Should Apologize for Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Minnesota Congressman Should Apologize for Anti-Muslim Rhetoric BY MARGARET SARFEHJOOY FREE SPEECH ZONE. Twin City Daily Planet March 26, 2011 Dear Congressman Chip Cravaack, As Minnesotans committed to the values of peace, equality, religious freedom and justice, we are appalled that you used your position as a member of Congress representing Minnesota on the Committee of […]