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WILPF DISARM! Chair, Carol Riley Urner, featured in Whittier Daily News

an unending effort"hard at work pushing for peaceful solutions to the world's problems through the 92-year-old Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - a group that has earned a place at the table of organizations like the European Union and the United Nations."

Nuclear Posture Review Statement

Nuclear Posture Review Promotes National Insecurity

Statement of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
1213 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

March 17, 2002

Hearing on Environmental Impact of National Missile Defense (NMD) and Weapons in Space

WILPF presented a cogent statement at a Missile Defense Agency hearing October 19th in Sacramento, California criticizing the agency's proposed environmental impact statement. The hearing was one of four public hearings in October, required under the National Environmental Policy Act. Carol Reilley Urner, co-chair of WILPF's Disarm! Dismantle the War Economy Campaign, waded through more than 700 pages of documents to prepare WILPF's response.

WILPF STATEMENT ON THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NUCLEAR BOMBINGS OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI

We of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom thank Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba and Mayor Iccho Itoh for their initiatives in developing the Mayors' for Peace Campaign, and for their courageous and persistent efforts to move the world forward toward abolition of nuclear weapons.

Nagasaki Peace Declaration

"What can people possibly be thinking?"

At the close of the 61st year following the atomic bombings, voices of anger and frustration are echoing throughout the city of Nagasaki.

Disarm Resources

Brief Summaries of Treaties and Conventions Relative to Disarmament

Giving Summary, Status, and US Position on Each

Disarm Headlines and Statements

Disarm Campaign Flyer

Nagasaki Peace Declaration from the Mayor of Nagasaki

WILPF statement on the 60th anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Welcome to the ABOLITION section of WILPF's DISARM! Campaign

MIL-CORP CONNEXION: DISMANTLING THE WAR ECONOMY

Note: For latest information on Mil-Corp and other DISARM issues go to our Bi-weekly DISARM UPDATE at disarm.wilpf.org

Download sections of our 2005 edition of the Mil-Corp Manual here. Join us in researching and exposing the war profiteers and in working for the transfer from a war economy to an economy of peace.

Eye Alerts

Click here to write your local papers about Eye Alerts!

Alerts on key issues facing Congress are sent to "EYE contacts" around the country from the WILPF in  Washington office or the DISARM Eye on Congress committee on a regular basis. Click on the links below to read our current alert or past alerts on key disarmament issues.

Read more about the EYE on Congress project, or to become an Eye contact for your WILPF branch, please contact Val Mullen (vmullen@together.net)

From FCNL-House to vote again on Iraq

This week the House voted 399 to 24 to extend the ban on the U.S.
building permanent bases in Iraq past the end of September 2007.
Although this measure by itself will not stop the war or the president's plans for a long-term military presence in Iraq, the House action is another demonstration that members of Congress are concerned about the direction of U.S. policy in Iraq.

From Center for Arms Control-Some Highlight of the Defense Appropriations Bill

The Senate should be debating the Defense Appropriations Bill at any time.
Here are some highlights. Many of these are Cold War Weapons, which is a good subject for letters to the editor:

Future Combat Systems (FCS) ­ Fully funds the Administration's $3.6 billion request for Future Combat Systems, an advanced collection of armored vehicles, robots, and aerial drones connected through a sophisticated battle command network. The House cut $867 million from FCS in its version of the authorization bill.

From FCNL Cluster Bombs and more

The Senate has taken a first step toward banning the export of cluster bombs, a weapon with a particularly deadly record of killing and maiming civilians.  Just before the July 4 recess, the Senate Appropriations Committee added a provision banning cluster bomb exports to the bill funding the State Department.

Senate due to vote on RRW

The Senate is scheduled to vote on the Reliable Replacement Weapon during the week of June 25.

The House Appropriations Committee has already voted to zero out funding for the RRW. The Committee said that, almost two decades after the end of the Cold War, the United States does not have a plausible nuclear strategy and essentially put a freeze on long-term spending until we develop one.

Iraq Oil Law

The Democrats are again considering introducing another Resolution for withdrawal from Iraq. To date all legislation calling for withdrawal includes approval by the Iraq parliament of an oil law as a major benchmark before withdrawal can begin. However, the media is not telling us about the contents of this law and most people are unaware of its significance. This law was essentially drafted in Washington and is meant to privatize the Iraq oil industry, and turn as much as 70% of the profits for up to thirty years over to foreign oil companies. In the past Iraq oil revenues paid for modern infrastructure, education, health care, and many other citizen benefits. Ask your congressional delegation how Iraqis are to rebuild their country if they lose access to their oil revenues and demand that they remove the benchmark for the oil law. This may allow the Iraq parliament to defeat the law and introduce one that will benefit their country.

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