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  • 0May 25, 2012Medea Benjamin presents Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control

       Please join us for a discussion with Medea Benjamin on her new   book, “Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control”.

    Wednesday, June 6th at 7:00 p.m.
    St. Louis Friends Meeting, 1001 Park Ave. St. Louis, MO 63104

    Medea Benjamin is a co-founder of both CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 30 years. Described as “one of America’s most committed — and most effective — fighters for human rights” by New York Newsday, and called “one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement” by the Los Angeles Times, Medea has distinguished herself as an eloquent and energetic figure in the progressive movement. In 2005 she was one of 1,000 exemplary women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the millions of women who do the essential work of peace worldwide. In 2010 she received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize from the Fellowship of Reconciliation.

    Benjamin is the author/editor of eight books. Her latest book is called Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, and she has been campaigning to get lethal drones out of the hands of the CIA. Her articles appear regularly in outlets such as The Huffington Post, CommonDreams, Alternet and OpEd News. Medea can be reached at: medea[@]codepink.org.
    Co-Sponsored by St. Louis Instead of War Coalition,  Peace Economy Project, Catholic Action Network and Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America (IFCLA)

  • 0May 5, 2012Why We Say “No” to NATO!

       Please join us for an educational evening on NATO, explaining what it is and what kind of    influence and power it has around the world. The event will be at the Buder Branch Public Library located at 4401 Hampton Ave. on Tuesday May 8th at 7pm. If you would like to learn more about NATO and/or how it is connected to international conflicts, war, and the economy come to this event and bring a friend! We are hoping for a discussion and knowledge sharing around the annual NATO summit that will be held in Chicago May 18-20th and Peace and Justice groups from around the country will be meeting up for a counter-summit and march on Sunday May 20th, saying “No to NATO.”

     

    Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/299330676816503/

  • 0April 16, 2012Global Day of Action Against Military Spending Forum

     

     

      Tuesday, April 17th at 6:30 p.m.

      Carpenter Branch Library, 3309 South Grand Avenue

    Join Peace Economy Project for their 2nd community forum on Tax Day 2012 which also   happens to be the Global Day of Action against Military Spending, which conic ides with the release of the Stockholm International Peace Research institute’s release of their annual figures on military expenditures.

    Panelists Include:
    Mike Reid, Executive Director, Veterans for Peace
    Colleen Kelly, Instead of War and Palestinian Solidarity Committee

     

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/188124864639677/
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  • 0January 18, 2012Col. Ann Wright: Ethics and Effects of the Use of Military Drones

    Col. Ann Wright, former US Army Colonel, is now a dedicated activist for peace.

    Feb. 27th, 7-9 p.m. at Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Blvd.

    Col. Ann Wright is a former US Army Colonel and retired official of the US State Department.  She received the State Department Award for Heroism in 1997, after helping to evacuate several thousand people during the civil war in Sierra Leone.  She is most noted for having been one of three State Department officials to publicly resign in direct protest of the March 2003 invasion of Iraq. She wrote a very public letter in opposition when she resigned stating four main points for her resignation.
    The decision to invade Iraq without the blessing of the UN Security Council
    The “lack of effort” in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process
    The “lack of policy” in regard to North Korea
    The curtailment of civil liberties within the US

    She has since become a dedicated activist for peace, traveling extensively and challenging unjust military policies and oppression throughout the globe.

  • 0January 18, 2012Who Are the Palestinians and What Do They Want?

    On Sunday 29 January 2012, Sandra Tamari, a Palestinian-American activist, will address recent questions raised by Republican presidential candidates about Palestinian identity and outline Palestinian demands for an end to the Israeli occupation, equality for Palestinians inside Israel, and a just …resolution to the plight of Palestinian refugees. The talk will focus on concrete steps individuals and organizations can take to help achieve peace in Israel and Palestine. All are welcome. University City Library, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

    This discussion is the first in a monthly spring speakers series on Palestine sponsored by the St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee.

    On Sunday February 26 at 2:30 pm (location TBA), Ann Wright, a former United States Army colonel, retired official of the U.S. State Department and courageous activist for human rights, will speak about the impact of Israeli drone strikes on Gaza.

    On Sunday, March 18, mental health professional, Palestinian-American Amal Salem, will give a talk on “The State of Mental Health in Occupied Palestine.” Amal worked training mental health providers in Nablus and Hebron in the summer of 2011.University City Library, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

    On Sunday April 29, join us for a talk by Jewish-American activist, Michael Berg, entitled “Welcome to Palestine—If You Can Get There.” Michael will tell stories about participating in nonviolent demonstrations in the West Bank in the summer of 2011. University City Library, 2:30-4:30 p.m.