Enews April 2007

Happy Spring! and welcome to the April E-Newsletter of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

With spring's return, we here at WILPF are hopeful that peace is possible and achievable. In this issue, you will find information on resources for our campaigns and actions you can take to make peace a reality. We hope you will share this enewsletter with your friends, co-workers and family.

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Save the Water!
Fast Track drains our democracy...

Defeat Fast Track Postcard Now Available for Download

Water is a human and earth right, not a commodity to be bought and sold. Free trade deals like NAFTA, CAFTA and WTO/GATS put our public water commons on the market for private profit, and threaten the availability of safe and affordable drinking water for all. The Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) or “Fast Track” process allows the White House to negotiate and sign free trade deals that deny Congress and We, the People, a voice. Free trade deals override national and local sovereignty. We need just and democratic trade that respects the rights of communities and nature.

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The World Says No to Israeli Occupation!
June 10-11 Mobilization in Washington, DC

June 10-11, 2007 WILPF joins with United for Peace &Justice and The US Campaign to End the Occupation to protest the 40th anniversary of Israel's illegal military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip.  Under the banner, "The World Says No to Israeli Occupation", the US Campaign and UFPJ will hold a massive rally, teach-in, and grassroots lobbying day. 

http://www.endtheoccupation.org/

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April 16th to May 15th, 2007
Join our second Online Bookread and discussion with other WILPF members on
Jan Maher's book, Most Dangerous Women: Bringing History to Life Through Readers' Theater. The book, and the play within the book, document the efforts of nearly a century of  women's involvement in the peace movement  focusing on WILPF and women recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize.

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We call on WILPF members and our friends around the world to attend the 29th International Congress in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, the 21 – 27 July 2007.There is still time to register and join WILPF in Bolivia this summer!


A Mother’s Day for Peace: 

Give a membership or donation to WILPF in honor of the women in your life.  When you e-mail, phone or write Judy Claude by the end of April, we will send a WILPF Mother’s Day card with excerpts from Julia Ward Howe’s Mother’s Day Proclamation of 1870. Contact Judy at jclaude@wilpf.org or call 215-563-7110.

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