Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
East Bay Branch
Visit our web page www.WILPFEastBay.org Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org We meet 2nd Saturday of the month 10-12 at 110 41st St. (Piedmont Gardens) just off Piedmont Avenue in Oakland, 94611.
You are invited to join us Saturday August 11th, 10 am planning meeting
Join our demonstration 11:30- 12:30
WILPF CALIFORNIA CLUSTER MEETING
Join us on SATURDAY, AUGUST 18th 9:30am-3:30pm SOUTHSIDE CO-HOUSING IN SACRAMENTO. Common Room, 434 T St., Sacramento, California 95811
This is where decisions about California issues and campaigns are decided. Rides are available. Contact us at email@example.com if you would like to meet some great activists and have a fascinating day.
The Co-Housing complex is between 4th and 5th streets on the south side of T street. As you drive north on 5th (from US 50/Business 80), the co-housing complex is on your left as you approach T. You cannot see the Common House from the street! Turn left onto T and park.
Proposed Schedule,9:30-10:0 coffee and sign-in; continental breakfast
10:00-10:15 opening, welcome, logistics announcements, intros
10:15-12:00 Ballot Proposition Project
Noon-1 Vegan lunch Suggested donation sliding scale $8-$12.
1:00—1:45 National reports (including questions)
Director of Operations 1:45-1:55 Earth Democracy
2:05-2:15 Advancing Human Rights
2:30—3:00 Branch sharing
3:00-3:30 Last thoughts, concerns, gripes and commendation. Next Cluster meeting?
3:30 adjournour Includes handout on Fracking – “Don’t Frack with Our Water and Health.”
1:55-2:05 Middle East Committee is drafting a brochure on the Middle East; if sufficiently complete will provide a draft for the Cluster that we can read
WILPF EAST BAY ACTION
with Women for Peace and Grandmothers against the Wars
End the War in Afghanistan Now! Bring the Troops Home!
Saturday, August 11th 11:30-12:30
Join us on Saturday, August 11th at 11:30 (right after our regular monthly meeting). Bring your signs and demonstrate with us at the patio on 41st and Piedmont in Oakland. Fliers will be provided. We join WILPF members nationally “calling on the U.S. Congress to bring all U.S. troops home from Afghanistan, to take the funds saved by that action and by significantly cutting the Pentagon budget, and to use that money to fund education, public and private sector family-sustaining job creation, special protections for military sector workers, environmental and infrastructure restoration, care for veterans and their families, and human services that our cities and states so desperately need.”
MOVE TO AMEND CONVERGENCE IN OAKLAND
Friday, July 27, 2012 – 6:30pm to Sunday, July 29, 2012 – 12:00pm
Oakland Peace Center, 111 Fairmount Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
for more info:
11TH ANNUAL PEACE LANTERN CEREMONY
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 6:30 PM
The Eleventh Annual Bay Area Peace Lantern Ceremony for the 67th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki takes place this year on Saturday, August 4th at the North end of Aquatic Park in Berkeley (West end of Addison St, 2 blocks west of Sixth St, 1 block south of University). Decorating lantern shades begins at 6:30; the program begins at 7; the boat launching takes place at 8. Please let all your family and friends know. Children and grandchildren are welcome. For more information and to find out more about you can help following the Fukushima disaster, go to: http://progressiveportal.org/lanterns/
WILPF East Bay Action with Women for Peace, and Grandmothers against the Wars Saturday, August 11th, 11:30-12:30 (following regular monthly meeting)
Bring your peace signs and demonstrate with us at the patio on the corner of
41st and Piedmont Avenue, Oakland. We will provide fliers to distribute.
On Thursdays from Noon – 1pm join Grandmothers against Wars at Union Square in San Francisco against U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and the need to bring all war monies home.
Grandmothers against the Wars Truth-In-Recruiting project in East Bay high schools is gearing up for the fall semester. Interested? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more information.
Monsanto Corporation’s ‘crimes’ Against the Environment
The Corporations vs. Democracy Working Group and the Food Democracy/Local Economy subcommittee of the Earth Democracy Committee have prepared an informational introduction to Monsanto Corporation’s ‘crimes’ against the environment, food security, human rights and democracy. Other national organizations have pledged to confront the giant multi-faceted corporate giant, including FOOD DEMOCRACY, NATION OF CHANGE, and MILLIONS AGAINST MONSANTO. WILPF has limited resources but this article suggests ways in which members and branches could have broad impact, even without a lot of resources. Members and branches are asked to complete this survey and return it on or before July 31, 2012. Read more. http://wilpf.org/files/Monsanto_survey.pdf
Getting Involved. Consider joining one of WILPF’s National Committees
Become an expert for your local branch and fellow citizens. For a list of committees and contact information link to: http://wilpf.org/issues
Gun Violence and Corporate Profits
There is an old social work rule that when you see an unsolved social problem, look to see who is profiting from it remaining unsolved? Military style weapons and ammunitions is one of the leading exports of the US. Although the National Rifle Association (NRA) has put fear into nearly every election campaign, the ease of anyone getting stockpiles of military weapons should not be confused with 2nd amendment rights. It is time to reconsider reinstating the assault weapons ban with legislation that does not allow weapon companies to sidestep the law by changing the design.
Another idea discussed at our meeting was a New York mothers and taxi cab drivers’ campaign to buy back guns. In two days over 3000 guns were donated
The program gave a $200 debit card for each working gun – up to $600 per donor. Extra guns were accepted, but not paid for. Guns were brought to specific locations–no names or identification will be taken by police. Anyone who misses the buy-back day can drop off a gun at a local precinct for $100 anytime.
SINCE OCTOBER 7, 2001, AMERICAN TROOPS HAVE BEEN FIGHTING IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ.
*OVER 6,000 U.S. SOLDIERS HAVE DIED
*320,000 VETS SUFFER FROM BRAIN INJURIES
*1000 VETS ATTEMPT SUICIDE EACH MONTH
*THE WARS ARE COSTING TRILLIONS OF TAX DOLLARS, 67% OF THE FEDERAL BUDGET
It is time to bring all our troops home!
Phone your senators and Congressperson
TOLL FREE AT 1-888-876-6242 OR 1-866-220-0044
Call President Obama at 1-202-456-2222
TELL THEM YOU WANT OUR TROOP AND TAX DOLLARS TO REMAIN AT HOME.