Our UNA Chapter is working with the End the Wars Committee of Peace Action WI to “end the scourge of war”, which is one of the goals upon which the UN was founded.
This committee is a collaboration of the several anti-war groups and individuals including our own UNA Chapter, Peace Action WI, Vets for Peace, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, members of Unitarian Universalists, etc. We meet once a month at Peace Action WI, 1001 E. Keefe. We also support the “stand for peace” that occurs every Saturday from noon to 1 PM at various intersections.
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Our recent focus has been to ask Congress to reassert its constitutional authority over war (Article 1, Section 8) and then use this authority to stop President Trump from starting a war with North Korea. Starting a war is not legal under the U.N. Charter and, off course, it is terribly immoral -- akin to mass murder in the view of peace activists.
Our committee’s position is that the military option should be “off the table” in our negotiations with North Korea. We have no more right to attack North Korea for their possession of nuclear weapons than they have a right to attack us for our possession of nuclear weapons. If North Korea refuses to “de-nuclearize” we will have to learn to coexist with them as we do with China and Russia.
We believe all nations must find a path to abolish all nuclear weapons and this will not happen until we end the double standard for possessing nukes, where some nations are allowed to have them and others are not.
We are asking Congress to support the legislation “No Unconstitutional Strike Against North Korea Act” H.R 4837 (co-sponsored by Rep. Gwen Moore and Rep. Mark Pocan) and “Preventing Preemptive War in North Korea Act of 2017” S.2047. Senators Baldwin and Johnson have not co-sponsored S.2047 and they need to be called: 202-224-3121.
We also decry our abandonment of the Iran Nuclear Deal, the mistreatment of the Palestinians and the use of violence by any nation to solve international disputes. We will convey this message during a peaceful demonstration outside the War Memorial (by Art Museum) Tuesday, June 5, at 11:15 a.m. The Israeli Ambassador to the U.S., Ron Dermer, will be giving a talk in the War Memorial.
Come join us as we stand for PEACE in the streets of Milwaukee.
Organized by the Chair of the Peace/Conflict Committee, Jim Carpenter: 414.347.0353
Stand for Peace, Saturdays from Noon to 1 PM
March 7: Capitol & Oakland
March 14: 16th & Wisconsin
March 21: Sherman & North
March 28: National & Greenfield
April 4: King & North (folding cranes to follow at Friends Meeting House in Riverwest from 2-4)
April 11: 51st & Silver Spring
April 18: Wells & 16th St
April 25: 27th & National Ave
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