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2007 WILPF 29th International Congress

07/21/2007 - 12:49am
07/27/2007 - 12:49am

Women unite! Build peace! Generate change!spanish logo blue
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Hotel Camino Real
21-27 July, 2007

US Social Forum in Atlanta

06/27/2007 - 12:46am
07/01/2007 - 12:46pm

The USSF will provide space to build relationships, learn from each other's experiences, share our analysis of the problems our communities face, and bring renewed insight and inspiration. It will help develop leadership and develop consciousness, vision, and strategy needed to realize another world.

The USSF sends a message to other people’s movements around the world that there is an active movement in the US opposing US Policies at home and abroad.

Branch News

Campbell Raging Grannies resident uses song to fight for change

84-year-old wants government to focus on children and social services, not wargranny biker gang

By Michelle Sklar

from mercurynews.com

Article Launched: 09/13/2007 03:33:27 PM PD

Joan Wilderman has lived in downtown Campbell for 50 years. She is a mother, a grandmother, even a great-grandmother, but Wilderman is not a "typical" granny; she is a Raging Granny.

The Raging Grannies are an international group of mostly women who strive to make a difference in their communities, countries and the world by publicly proclaiming their views on important matters through song.

The Grannies are organized geographically by groups, or gaggles, as they prefer to be called.

"What I love about the Grannies," says Wilderman, "is that we aren't just standing on a corner waving a sign, which I have done in the past; we are bringing attention to important matters with songs. We think it is a different way to reach people, maybe less threatening than shouting, and maybe more memorable."

The Raging Grannies borrow tunes from well-known songs and change the words to express how they feel about pivotal topics such as immigration issues, health care and war. Right now, one of the most pressing issues for the San Jose gaggle is the war in Iraq. One of the anti-war songs the Grannies sing is sung to the tune of "God Bless America." The words are simple but clear:

GRACE PALEY, WILPF SPONSOR, MEMBER, AND INSPIRATION, DIED AUG.22 IN VERMONT

WILPF members in Vermont and across the country recall the vibrant and humane presence of poet and short-story writer Grace Paley. She participated in demonstrations and sit-ins against the Iraq war up to the final weeks of her life.

Read more on the life and accomplishment of Grace Paley at Common Dreams or a 1998 interview with Grace at Salon.com.

In Kennebunkport, a mix of awe, anger

Conflicted crowd gathers as Bush welcomes Putin to his family's vacation spot to mend their ties
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By Lisa Wangsness and Farah Stockman, Globe Staff | July 2, 2007

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine -- On a breezy overlook near the crest of Ocean Avenue early yesterday, curious tourists stood training field glasses and cameras in the same direction across a cove as a clutch of television cameras.

WILPF 90TH ANNIVERSARY: A REMARKABLE VISION FOR PEACE

Tuesday May 3rd, 2005
Portland, Oregon

WILPF and Portland State University Women's Studies honor 90 years of Women's Peace Activism and join the Peace Parade and Celebration!

Invitation to WILPF's 90th Anniversary Rally on International Workers' Day - May 1st, 2005.

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