Tag Archives: Women Against Military Madness

Nakba: A Remembrance, A Call to Action

Post-apartheid documents show that Israel offered to help apartheid South Africa develop nuclear weapons.

It’s time to transform the “War Economy” into a “Peace Economy” that values all humanity!

We must dare to speak out in support of those American war resisters, the real military heros…

Marianne Hamilton, Presente! Peace Activist and Co-founder of Women Against Military Madness

Her peace message was part of her intrinsic being, and her presence will be missed by all who knew her.

Margaret Sarfejooy | Are State Legislatures Demanding a Loyalty Oath to Israel?

Why do vendors who contract with the [State of] Minnesota have to pledge allegiance to Israel?

David Swanson | ‘War is a Lie’ (Video)

“David Swanson’s War Is A Lie should be required reading. It lays bare the hypocrisy of American ‘do-as-I-say, not-as-I-do’ foreign policy, exposing the lies and the deliberate glorification of military disasters.” – Medea Benjamin, author, peace activist

Sami Rasouli on Iraq (Video)

On June 11, 2016 Sami Rasouli, Iraqi American, formerly a resident of Minneapolis, Minnesota, now a resident of Najaf, Iraq, spoke about current issues and problems in Iraq on his recent trip to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul MN.

Mint Press News’ Mnar Muhawesh on Media’s ‘Fast Food Headlines’

Gosztola: Muhawesh condemns the two-party system as she talks about the effect the presidential election has on journalism when the media is so dependent on covering every tiny detail.

Sarah Martin: Activist Sharon Rice Vaughan remembered

Sharon was key in the founding of the movement to end domestic violence against women. Mary Beaudoin, former director of WAMM and current editor of the [WAMM] newsletter said, “Sharon’s advocacy for nonviolence extended to resisting war. She recognized that women and their children were often victims of war and among the most deeply affected […]

▶ Global Day of Action Against Torture and Drone Assassination, Minneapolis & Columbus, OH | So I Was Waterboarded

The summary of the torture report was released, and the dutiful US media did everything it could to change the story. The reasoning behind this was simple: it was in the best interest of the United States government to conceal the fact that 1 out of 4 people that were sodomized, waterboarded, or otherwise tortured by the US government were completely innocent.

Syria Emergency Response by WAMM members Meredith Aby, Marie Braun and Sarah Martin

Meredith Aby, Marie Braun, and Sarah Martin from Women Against Military Madness speak out about the new wars in Syria and Iraq during Peace Week, 2014. Speeches given on September 23, 2014 at the Syria Emergency Reponse action at the Federal Building in Minneapolis, Minnesota Marie Braun, WAMM Thank you for coming here today to speak […]

Fly Kites, Not Drones

Two videos, one in Como Park, St. Paul MN and one in Afghanistan. On May 10, 2014 Women Against Military Madness sponsored a Fly Kites Not Drones gathering at Como Park in St. Paul MN, a day to bring  children who decorated their own kites and then flew them. The kite flyers attracted a lot of […]

Betty McKenzie: locked up for peace

The activist nun put her beliefs on the line, even if it meant going to jail. Betty McKenzie with the blanket that was crocheted for her by the other inmates she was arrested with. They presented it to her on the day they were released, which was coincidentally her birthday. (Photography by Sarah Whiting.) “I […]

▶ The NSA Is Coming to Town! WAMM Singers

NSA Carols Sung by the WAMM Singers (Women Against Military Madness) THE NSA IS COMING TO TOWN TUNE: Santa Claus is Coming to Town You better watch out, You better not Skype, You better log out, Yeah you better not type, The NSA is coming to town. They’re making a list, They’re checking it twice; […]

[Video] Polly Mann Reminisces About Peace, WAMM and Life

Subscribe or “Follow” us on Rise Up Times.wordpress.com. Rise Up Times is also on FACEBOOK! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today.  Find us on TWITTER at Rise Up Times(@touchpeace). Rise Up Times is also on Tumblr and Pinterest. Published on Nov 22, 2013 From videomaker Bill Sorem:  Polly […]

A Letter from Prison> A Christmas Message from Brian Terrell

“I think our best ethical, moral and religious energy needs to be put toward loving these people. Otherwise, we’re just making the world a much more dangerous and scary place.” Brian Terrell of Voices for Creative Non-Violence is in prison for six months, the maximum sentence for trespassing on a US base near Kansas City for protesting U.S. drone […]

Marie Braun> Acceptance Speech, FOR Award for Peace and Justice Work

On November 11, 2012 Marie and John Braun received an award from the Minnesota Chapter of the Fellowship of Reconciliation for their peace and justice work and particularly for maintaining a pro-peace, antiwar vigil on the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Bridge over the Mississippi between Minneapolis and St. Paul. Fellowship of Reconciliation Award Acceptance Marie Braun […]

About WAMMToday

   WAMMToday The Blog of the WAMM Media Committee WAMM is Women Against Military Madness A project of the WAMM Media Committee, this blog welcomes postings and comments related to the WAMM Mission Statement: Who We Are:  Women Against Military Madness is a nonviolent, feminist organization that works in solidarity with others to create a […]

Ibrahim Hirsi> Congressman Keith Ellison warns Iran invasion would have “catastrophic effects”

Congressman Keith Ellison warns Iran invasion would have “catastrophic effects” “Ellison expressed a strong disagreement with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address last month to the United Nations General Assembly.” BY IBRAHIM HIRSI, TC DAILY PLANET  October 24, 2012 U.S. Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) was among a group of panelists speaking October 19 to a crowd of people […]

More of those Daring Deeds! WAMM’s Carol Masters> We’re all in this together.

July 2012 As part of the celebration of Three Decades of Daring Deeds, WAMM’s 30th anniversary, we are featuring interviews with members who have been with WAMM from its beginnings. Carol Masters joined WAMM in early 1984 to learn more about the arms race and nuclear weapons – and the empowerment of women! She’d trespassed […]

WAMMInspire! Mary White & Marianne Hamilton invite you to WAMM’s 30th Anniversary Party

July 2012 As part of the celebration of Three Decades of Daring Deeds, we are featuring interviews with members who have been with WAMM from its beginnings. Mary White Mary White is one of the founding grandmothers of WAMM. In 1982 she participated in early WAMM meetings at Loretta’s Tea Room (at 26th St. and […]