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Leonard Peltier

  A day of remembrance. 49 years of unjust incarceration. "Justice is not a flexible tool. Unless we all do our part to ensure that justice is equally to all human beings, we are a party to its abuse. We must stand together to protect the rights of others. " Leonard Peltier.

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Walt Bresette, Ojibwe leader and environmental hero, in Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame

Ojibwe environmental and treaty rights activist Walt Bresette will be inducted posthumously into the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame (WCHF) in a virtual ceremony on April 17, 2024. Bresette will join over 100 members inducted since the Hall of Fame's inception, including Aldo Leopold, Nina Leopold Bradley, John Muir, Gaylord Nelson and Menominee Nation environmentalist Hilary Waukau, Sr. Sandy Lyon and Walt Bresette at the acid train blockade on the Bad River Ojibwe reservation. | Photo by Kathy Olson, published with permission.   Ojibwe environmental ...

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Bill Franks’ Take on Martin Luther King, Jr. – MLK Day

When my now adult son was in Middle School in Waunakee Wisconsin,(where we live) I gave talks at the School on the significance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. The Waunakee Community is, like most communities in Wisconsin, an extremely melanin deficient community for Black Kids to receive education. It also is one of the highest rated School Districts in the State when it comes to the quality of its educational instruction, the quality of its Educational Professionals (including Teachers) and the intelligence and Curricular Policies of its School Board. A ...

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Voices for Palestine

In this time of, again, great turmoil in the Middle East, we look to those who have the knowledge and the wisdom to share with us so that we too may begin to try to make sense of the recent violence and loss of life in southern Israel and Gaza. We were so fortunate to present an informed discussion at UU Wausau this month. Dr. Edgar Francis shared with our audience the historical perspective on the Middle East. For those of us trying to learn more and understand that history, Dr. Francis has taught Middle Eastern History at UWSP for sixteen years, including ...

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WUUSAN ~ December ALL MEMBER MEETING

WUUSAN's ALL MEMBER meeting for December will feature Anahkwet (Guy Reiter), executive director of the Menominee community organization Menīkānaehkem Community Rebuilders  and Director of Rights of Nature Wisconsin.    Date: December 13, 2023 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM Location: On line. All are welcome!   All Member meetings are available to anyone on the mailing list and invited guests.  Please register to receive the Zoom link: TWwIoIoR40-WcJB69Wgoew2

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UU Social Justice Israel and Palestine

UU Social Justice UU Wausau 504 Grant Street, Wausau Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 6 PM Israel and Palestine   In this time of great turmoil in the Middle East, do you feel as though you are not getting the whole story, maybe not even the correct story at all? We hope you can join us for this evening of deep conversation with our presenters Carolyn Michalski, Claudette Harring, and Professor Edgar Francis. Our voices in support of Palestine are important. The recent violence and tragic loss of life in southern Israel and Gaza is truly unprecedented. We mourn ...

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UU Social Justice

UU Social Justice UU Wausau 504 Grant Street, Wausau Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 6 PM Israel and Palestine   In this time of great turmoil in the Middle East, do you feel as though you are not getting the whole story, maybe not even the correct story at all? We hope you can join us for this evening of deep conversation with our presenters Carolyn Michalski and Claudette Harring, and others.  We believe you will see why our voices in support of Palestine are important. The recent violence and tragic loss of life in southern Israel and Gaza is truly ...

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WHITE HATS

Never look at history. It can confuse a person with the facts. Life is prettier without history. We wear white hats, they wear black. We’re good, they’re bad. Simple. Let it go. I thought long and hard before assembling this article. There is a fine line between constructive and counterproductive criticism, and I lack certainty about its location. But given the ongoing mass murders being committed in Gaza with American support, and the absolute and unethical failure of western print and broadcast media to present anything resembling the truth, whether in Gaza, or ...

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Israel and Palestine – My Two Cents

The utter absurdity of the current situation in Israel/Palestine could have been predicted for the last 75 years. Did anyone really believe that you could move into a man’s house and “give” him the hall closet to live in and he would accept it? Yes, I understand that the Jews had suffered horribly under Hitler’s attempt to eradicate them. And long before that, the history of their horrific treatment deserves understanding and condemnation. But why did anyone think that what existed in Palestine could be rearranged like chess pieces and no one would care? Je...

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