Five Years of the War in Iraq

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Next week will mark year five of the war in Iraq. According to the database at the National Priorities Project, Wisconsin taxpayers have paid $8.3 Billion for the war. With those same funds Wisconsin could have provided health care to over 5.3 Million people, retro-fit over 10 million homes with renewable electricity, or build over 500 new elementary schools. Instead Wisconsinites have been forced to finance the war in Iraq.

Multiple groups and coalitions are marking the anniversary with protests, vigils and other actions. Events are scheduled all across Wisconsin today through Wednesday March 19. Listed below are many of the events that have been scheduled. For more details on these events, visit the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice.

3/13 ‘€“ 3/16 Thurs – Sun Live-feed: Iraq Vets Against the War “Winter Soldier” hearings ‘€“ Milwaukee.

3/14 Fri 6 ‘€“ 7:30 pm Winter Soldier Event: ‘€œAims of the Global War on Terror:the Political, Legal and Economic Context of Iraq and Afghanistan’€ ‘€“ Wausau. 

 3/15 Sat 11 am – noon Peace Vigil at the Mall ‘€“ Madison.

3/15 Sat 10 am ‘€“ 7:30 pm Winter Soldier Event ‘€“ followed by dialogue for Action – Wausau.

3/15 – Milwaukee Transforming Hearts, Transforming Culture, a Prayer Service on the 5th Anniversary of War in Iraq

3/15 Sat 11 am – 12 noon Standing for Peace on the Bridge – Sauk City.

3/15 Sat 10 ‘€“ 11 am Stand for peace, “5 Years Too Many,” ‘€“ Racine.

3/15 Sat 1 – 4:30 pm “Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan,” – Racine.

3/15 Sat 1 pm Rally & March on the 5th Anniversary of the Iraq War ‘€“ Milwaukee area.

3/15 Sat 1 – 6 pm – Live-feed: Iraq Vets Against the War “Winter Soldier” hearings ‘€“ Madison.

3/16 Sun 7 ‘€“ 8 pm Taize Prayer Service, devoted to peace in Iraq ‘€“ De Pere

 3/15 Sat 2 pm “March in March” to commemorate the 5th year of the Iraqi War disaster ‘€“ Janesville.

3/19 Wed 11 am Nonviolent civil resistance action ‘€“ Madison.

3/19 Wed 11 ‘€“ 11:55 am 5th Anniversary of the Iraq War Rally and Vigil ‘€“ Madison.

3/19 Wed 11:50 am Peaceful March in Support of the ‘€˜Winter Soldier’€™ ‘€“ Iraq Veterans Against the War ‘€“ Minoqua.

3/19 Wed 12 noon 5 Years Too Many! Peace Vigil & Press Conference ‘€“ Duluth.

3/19 Wed 12 noon Women in Black Vigil for Peace on the 5th Anniversary of the Iraq War – LaCrosse.

3/19 Wed 4 ‘€“ 6 pm Drive-By Picket Against the War ‘€“ Madison.

3/19 Wed 4:30 ‘€“ 5:30 pm Prayer Vigil for Peace ‘€“ Webster.

3/19 Wed 4:30 – 5:30 pm Peace rally – Kenosha.

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