What Is Women Against War?
Women Against War brings together Capital District women to work for peace. We advocate for changed US foreign policies through lobbying, leafleting, vigils, media outreach & educational events.
Women Against War offers speakers, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year. One of the WAW project groups, Grannies for Peace, holds annual vigils or demonstrations on Valentines Day (“war breaks Grannies hearts”), Mothers Day, and Veterans Day. The Iran project group advocates for negotiations with Iran by handing out leaflets, lobbying our legislators, and vigiling and leafleting with banners and photos of Iranians, at the popular August food festival at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. These are just examples of WAW’s busy schedule. Please join us!
To find some other recent news you can visit our current Project pages [see right sidebar for individual projects]
See our project pages for information about past and upcoming events.
To find out more about our previous actions for peace and justice you can visit the ARCHIVES of our earlier website, Thanks to Daniel Wilson for creating this link.
Free Yard Sign Campaign: All during 2016 Women Against War has made these yard, vigil, or window signs available. We only produced 250 signs. You will now see them at vigils and demonstrations sometimes accompanied by a large banner with the same message.
PLEASE SHARE! Save the date!Defusing the US-North Korea Conflict:
Building on the Olympic Truce
Christine Ahn International Coordinator Women Cross the DMZ
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 7 PM
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany
405 Washington Ave.
Christine Ahn organized the 2015 Women’s March across the Korean DMZ, including Nobel Peace Laureates, women from North and South Korea and peace activists from across the world-including Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright from the US. Participants continue to advocate with global policy makers for a peaceful settlement. Christine is now leading a women’s peace delegation to the January 16th Forum of Foreign Ministers from 20 Countries in Vancouver, Canada. Christine’s story at: https://www.womencrossdmz.org/christine-ahn/
During this incredibly dangerous moment, when Trump has threatened to destroy North Korea, we all need to be well informed about the situation so we can advocate here for a Washington policy that does not expose the Korean peninsula to a devastating conflict or the world to a nuclear strike launched by a button-loving US president.
Christine’s talk is part of a National Campaign for Actions Around the Olympic Truce, to transform the recent progress – North Korea’s Olympic participation, North South talks, US agreement to postpone its war games until after the Olympics – into other steps to de-militarize the situation.
Christine’s visit is organized by Women Against War and Historians for Peace and Democracy-Capital District. Her talk is hosted by the Social Responsibilities Council of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany. Endorsers: Altamont Main Street USA, Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, Bethlehem Indivisible, Capital Women, Peace Action, Veterans for Peace, Democratic Socialists of America–Albany,Solidarity Committee of the Capital District (list under formation)
For more information: maud@WomenAgainstWar.org
July 12th: Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality
What happened on July 12th?
Websites, Internet users, and online communities came together to sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality. From the SOPA blackout to the Internet Slowdown, we’ve shown time and time again that when the Internet comes together, we can stop censorship and corruption. Now, we have to do it again!
Now there is a new threat by FCC chairman Ajit Pai. There is supposed to be a vote in the FCC regarding rolling back all internet protections on December 14th. Many organizations that protect the designation of the internet as a public utility are fighting back with a letter.
Take Action for the Senate to support a reversal of the repeal of net neutrality!: https://www.battleforthenet.com/
Recent WAW Events
- Report on the many venues that hosted Humanize Not Militarize during the spring of 2017 [March 10th through June 30th]
- Announcement details for our Women Against War's annual gathering on February 8, 2017. For our archives with a report to follow.
- Women Against War Joined Medea Benjamin at the Sanctuary for Independent Media, On November 19th.
- Grannies for Peace and Allies International Day of Peace Vigil in Colonie, September 21, 2016 from 5 PM to 6 PM
- Women Against War shared signs, organizing skills and presence at the diverse, spirited Franklin Graham counter-demonstration on August 25, 2016 at Capitol Park West