Mobilization against militarization – Isthmus

Press release : MOBILIZATION AGAINST MILITARISM, September 11, 2021, Downtown Madison Farmer’s Market

September 11, 20e anniversary of September 11, our hearts are weary after 20 years of “eternal wars” and sky-high Pentagon budgets. So many innocent children, women and men have been killed, in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen and so many other places in the Middle East and Africa. And we are no closer to bringing peace. War WAS NOT the answer!

We demand an end to ever increasing military spending and war!

8:00 am – noon: FLY KITES, NOT DRONES! Meet us at the King St. corner of the plaza. We will be at the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice / WNPJ table. We will have kites, flyers, buttons and other information.

10:00 am: ALL ARE WELCOME LIKE US get together for one rally outside Senator Baldwin’s office at 30 West Mifflin St. (near the State St. corner of the plaza).

Senator Baldwin, stop voting for the War Machine, fund human needs and lead us to an economy of peace!

The US government spends more on the military than the next eleven countries combined. And we are no closer to bringing peace!

The F-35s, one of the biggest boondoggles in military history, are looking to come to Madison. And we are no closer to bringing peace!

As we move closer and closer to ecocide, the military remains the greatest source of pollution on earth. And we are no closer to bringing peace!

Suicide, PTSD and moral injuries are a huge problem for our veterans who have been emotionally, psychologically and spiritually damaged by our wars. And we are no closer to bringing peace!

Senator Tammy Baldwin, like so many other Democrats and Republicans, does not represent our desire to end “Eternal Wars.” We do not have a party for peace. We only have one War Party! Senator Baldwin has actively worked to bring the F-35s to Madison, she does not strongly support policies to make the world green, she supports economic policies that support militarism, and she continues to vote for the obscene military budget.

We have to tell him that we have had enough. Represent us or go out.

There will be nonviolent civil resistance action outside Baldwin’s office. If you are interested or want more information, contact [email protected]

Sponsored By: Wisconsin Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars

If you would like your group to co-sponsor, contact [email protected]

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