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Polly Mann, tireless peace and justice activist and cofounder of Women Against Military Madness, celebrates her 101st (no that’s not a typo) birthday with WAMM.
Speak Truth to Power!
“Now more than ever we recognize our solidaruty with people at home and around the world.” Kristin Dooley, WAMM Director
On the occasion of her 100th birthday, Polly shares some thoughts about gun control, the CIA, Holiday Hoop-la, positive corporate direction, and Iceland. By Polly Mann Southside Pride December 9, 2019 HOLIDAY HOOP-LA Among the many catalogs I receive at Christmas is one from Hammacher Schlemmer. Just why I don’t know. I’ve never bought so […]
Like many of you, I suspect, I live a divided life—as described by the Italian communist Antonio Gramsci—with the pessimism of the intellect and the optimism of the will. —Polly Mann The VIetnam War Era Oral History Project is a project of the Minnesota Historical Society that has documented the experiences of Minnesotans during the […]
The Gaza Ministry of Health reported 12,844 Gazan casualties, victims of live fire or tear-gas inhalation.
Call to action to ban nuclear weapons and other articles.
Mary Beaudoin, Editor Winter I 2014 One of the trains called La Bestia for the huge risks it involves on the long journey north, undertaken to escape gangs, drug cartels, and other dangers threatening the lives of the young […]
The New York Times reported that getting rid of U.S. chemical weapons “has been more complex, more time-consuming, more costly and more environmentally fraught than anyone imagined.” The cost of all clean-up so far has been $35.4 billion and there is no end in sight. By Polly Mann and Mary Beaudoin WAMM Newsletter November/December 2013 […]
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Global Research reported on July 25 that, according to ArmsControl.org, the United States, in all, “possesses 5,113 nuclear warheads, including tactical, strategic, and non-deployed weapons.” World military expenditures in 2012, SIPRI states, have been $1,756 trillion, representing which amounts to $249 for each person in the world. By Polly Mann Women Against Military Madness Newsletter […]
“Now the Iraqi Ministry of Social Affairs has estimated that 4.5 MILLION children have lost one or both parents. Fourteen percent of Iraq’s population are orphans.” By Polly Mann July 2013 Women Against Military Madness Newsletter Those people who support a policy of having the United States supply military aid and weapons to Syria need […]
By Polly Mann WAMM Newsletter May 2013 In my article in the March/April issue of the WAMM newsletter I overlooked one category of reasons why women might join the military, and an important one at that – they may truly believe that they can help spread democracy and bring freedom to other nations. That’s because people […]
GI Jane and the Enemy Within By Polly Mann March/April 2013 www.worldwidewamm.org Recent legislation authorized women in the military to engage in armed combat. Many of us have been working for change in the opposite direction. Women Against Military Madness had its inception in 1981 when statistics showed that more women than men opposed war […]
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 […]
Published on Oct 15, 2012 by mennonista1 the text is at my blog: http://www.mennonista.blogspot.com
On Intervention by Polly Mann June 4, 2012 The title of a recent article in The Guardian Weekly caught my attention – “It is not always wrong to intervene” and I could go no farther in perusing the news magazine, my principal source of news, both national and international. “Intervening” meant to me one […]
Polly Mann> Syria: The Next Move on the Chess Board By Polly Mann WAMM Newsletter May 2012 Although it would seem unlikely that in international affairs the US government would operate with one set strategy, its behavior indicates it does. So while it might appear that the recent conflict in Libya […]
Where Are They? By Polly Mann WAMM Newsletter March 2012 Hey, hey 9,000 U.S. troops were sent to Israel—or so they say. Or were they? And, if they weren’t, where are they? I guess they’re there. But you’d never know it if you depended on the mainstream corporate press to tell us; I […]
Five Minutes to Midnight By Polly Mann WAMM Newsletter February 2012 The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has moved the hands of its Doomsday Clock to five minutes to midnight, due to inadequate progress on nuclear weapons reduction and proliferation. Are we doomed, or can we turn back the hands of time? As the […]