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May 2015

May brings reports direct from International WILPF, along with actions across the US and the first of a series of reports from US members participating in the events at The Hague. Campaigns against fracking and glyphosate move forward.

WILPF International Executive CommitteeInternational report from The Hague
Read about the officers, resolutions, Manifesto and new Sections and listen to audio of 41 presentations during the Conference – linked from the 100th Anniversary Special Edition of the WILPF International Membership News.


Women's Power to Stop WarWomen's Power to Stop War
Congress delegates and participants in 100th anniversary celebration in The Hague called on countries to reduce military spending by 10% and shift the funds to education as a specific step toward world peace. Read more >>



Poster ExhibitPoster exhibit, proclamation
Exhibits and events continue in the US in honor of the 100th anniversary – a library exhibit at the University of Colorado, Manifesto celebration in Cape Cod, and a mayoral proclamation in San Francisco. Read more >>


Hamas GuideWalking the Pipeline against fracking
As part of her opposition to the proposed Kinder Morgan Corporation pipeline that would carry fracked gas from fields in Pennsylvania through New York State, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, Hattie Nestel participated in six days of a Pipeline Pilgrimage led by Young Adult Quakers through six New Hampshire towns. Read more >>

Safe Food CampaignWin for WILPF’s safe food campaign
The Human Right to Health & Safe Food Campaign website has added a SURVEY you can use locally to open the dialogue about toxic chemical herbicides used in your community and what can be done about making food safer locally. Read more >>


Progress on EarthUS Social Forum in June
Philadelphia PA and San Jose CA will host the 2015 US Social Forum  in June. These two simultaneous forums are an opportunity for regional and issue-specific social justice projects to work toward broader unity. Read more >>



Jane AddamsMinigrants for WILPF projects
The next deadline to apply for a mini grant is June 1st. How can a small grant enhance your work and move WILPF forward? Read more >>

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