January 15, 2008

Do Something to Stop the War

A dozen events calling for an end to the war in Iraq are planned across Wisconsin in connection with Iraq Moratorium #5, a national grassroots movement, on Friday, January 18.

The Iraq Moratorium calls for people to take some action, individually or in a group, on the third Friday of every month to show that they want the war to end and U.S. troops to come home. Since it began in September, more than 500 events and actions have been organized and listed with the group’s website.

Three communities — Janesville, Ripon and Superior — will be holding their first Moratorium events this week, as the movement continues to grow and spread.

(originally posted by Xoff at Uppity Wisconsin)

A dozen events calling for an end to the war in Iraq are planned across Wisconsin in connection with Iraq Moratorium #5, a national grassroots movement, on Friday, January 18.

The Iraq Moratorium calls for people to take some action, individually or in a group, on the third Friday of every month to show that they want the war to end and U.S. troops to come home. Since it began in September, more than 500 events and actions have been organized and listed with the group’s website.

Three communities — Janesville, Ripon and Superior — will be holding their first Moratorium events this week, as the movement continues to grow and spread.

If you can’t attend one of these, do something else. But do something. Wisconsin events:

Woodruff, noon to 1 p.m., weekly prayer vigil for peace to honor the Iraq Moratorium. Holy Family Church on Hwy J. Pax Christi Northwoods. Contact: Sr. Ann Wittman at crossings [at] holycrosssisters [dot] org.

Superior, 4 to 5 p.m., anti-war vigil, in front of the Public Library, Tower and Belknap. Sponsored by the Northland Anti-war Coalition. Contact: Carl at northlandiguana [at] gmail [dot] com

Hayward, 4 to 5 p.m ., vigil for peace, intersection of Highways 27 and 63. Sponsored by Peace North. See www.peacenorth.org for more.

Janesville, 4 p. m. “Peace Walking” at the Mall (2500 Milton Ave). Sponsored by the Rock Valley Fellowship of Reconciliation (www.rockvalleyfor.org ) We will wear t-shirts that say “Honor the dead, Heal the wounded, End the war.” We will meet at the entrance next to Chuck E. Cheese, where there are lockers for coats. We will carry no leaflets or signs or wear any other message besides the one on our shirt. The shirts can be purchased at www.donnellycolt.com For more information: Sue Nelson snelson [at] habiba [dot] org.

Madison, 4 p.m., Stand for Peace, University and Park. Bring your signs. Contact Steve Books at books24u [at] aol [dot] com or Larry Skupien at skup [at] mhtc [dot] net

Manitowoc, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., weekly peace vigil, Maritime Drive and 8th Street. Sponsored by Lakeshore Peacemakers – Contact: Linda Hunter at huntel [at] comcast [dot] net.

Milwaukee, 5 to 6 p.m., vigil at Water and Wisconsin, sponsored by Peace Action Wisconsin and Coalition for a Just Peace. www.peaceactionwi.org or email iraqmoratorium [at] wi [dot] rr [dot] com

This one is on Saturday, but is affiliated with the Moratorium:

Fort Atkinson, Saturday 3 to 4 p.m., vigil to protest the Iraq war and plans to attack Iran, Municipal Building, 101 N Main Street, Sponsored by the Rock River Peace Group, rrpeacegroup [at] gmail [dot] com Contact Chuck Ogg, oggc [at] psly [dot] net

Other events that don’t officially call themselves Moratorium events, but which take place on the same day, Friday, Jan. 18:

Stevens Point, 3:30 p.m., weekly demonstration, downtown, by the Shopko parking lot. Contact: Concerned Citizens of Stevens Point stevebartelt [at] gmail [dot] com

Wausau, 3:30 to 5 p.m ., weekly walk and picket for peace and against the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and the wars around the world. In the triangle across from the County Courthouse at the confluence of Grand Ave., Forest St. and 6th St. Contact: Dave Kast of Northwoods Peace Fellowship dhkast [at] nicoletcollege [dot] edu .

Oshkosh, 4:30 p.m., weekly peace vigil, Downtown Peace Park. Sponsored by the Winnebago Peace and Justice Center. Contact: Bob Poeschl at carpepax [at] riseup [dot] net

Viroqua, noon, weekly peace vigil, at the Post Office on Jefferson St. Info at amz [at] mwt [dot] net .

Ripon, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. vigil on the Square near City Hall. Contacts: Kent Gallaway, Todd Berens, and Dianne W Ashley at kgallaway54971 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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