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The Greater Lansing Network Against War & Injustice is a membership organization seeking to end war and promote social justice through advocacy, education and action.  Please join our actions, come to one of our meetings and get involved. All are welcome!
GLNAWI  nonviolent actions policy

Keep the Shelter Open!!!
HOMELESS AWARENESS WEEK IN LANSING Nov. 13-19th

Nov. 18,   7am-4pm   "PORTRAIT OF HOMELESSNESS"   Living Art Display on the Capitol Lawn 
Nov. 19 4pm - 10pm "New Hope for the Homeless" Benefit Concert at LCC Dart Auditorium

Support the homeless.  Volunteer time & money to the effort to preserve the New Hope Day Shelter the largest day shelter in the Lansing area. $70,000 is needed to fill the funding gap that occurs from Feb. to July to keep it open.  Attend events at the Capitol.  Join with People for Positive Social Change and many other community groups to raise awareness and funds. To volunteer with the events call the VOA at 517-484-4414. 
See calendar for details.

STOP the Reverse Robin Hood Budget
Wednesday, 16 Nov 2005, 11:00 AM
Location: In front of Cong. Mike Rogers Office
1327 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing
Called by MoveOn
Host: Julie Soliz  - I hope you'll join me!
You can  sign up here:
http://political.moveon.org/event/SpeakOut/7002

Iraq War Watch
Friday Picket  - 1:20 to 2:00pm
at Mike Roger's Office
1327 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing

No to Torture
Stop the Iraq War
Support Our Troops
Bring Them Home Now

Organized by GLNAWI. 
This action will follow nonviolent policy guidelines.

Annual Alternative Holiday Sale,
Saturday 11/19/05, 9:00a.m. -5:00p.m.

Peace Education Center,
(Unitarian Universalist Church),

855 Grove St., E. Lansing  

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Updates on US troop and coalition deaths in the Iraq War can be found at http://icasualties.org/oif

Over 130 people participated in the public action on October 25, 2005 marking the 2000th US military service person's death and the death and suffering of tens of thousands of Iraqis.  From 4 to 6pm we lined both sides of Michigan Avenue in front of Ranney Park and filled the median.  We also collected $100 to send to  military families and for American Friends Service Committee for the re-building of Iraq program. After the public action many people attended a peace vigil in front of Mike Roger's office. Thanks to the military families who were present at both events, to all who participated and donated, and the organizers who made this possible. Click on photos in the sidebar to see pictures and a slideshow of this action.

Public Action Lansing
Recognizing the 2000 U.S. Military deaths and the death and suffering of 100,000 plus Iraqis in the Iraq War.

"Not One More Death. Not One More Dollar.
Called by the Greater Lansing Network Against War and Injustice and Red Cedar Friends Meeting.
On October 25, 2005 we  reached another horrific milestone in the war in Iraq the death of the 2,000th U.S. service member.  AFSC, Military Families Speak Out, and Gold Star Families for Peace, Iraqs Veterans Against the War called for people across the U.S. to stand up and say that the needless killing of U.S. troops and Iraqis must stop and that the resources funding this war are needed for other things.  Lansing joined this action.  The Iraq War has already committed us to aiding a generation of veterans and their families and to rebuilding Iraq.  We need to meet these just obligations and stop the funding for further destruction so that our resources can be used to strengthen our communities and help those in need.

The American Friends Service Committee believes that there is no military solution to the Iraq war.  Continued fighting and occupation promises only further deaths and injuries, more widows and orphans, more separated families. 

The U.S. is spending over $5.6 billion a month to fight this warover $200 billion total to date.  The devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the hard truths it brought home about who does and doesnt have access to the American Dream tells us all how desperately these resources are needed in other areas.

The U.S. Constitution gives the Congress financial oversight.  The time has come for our elected representatives to listen to the countrys pro-peace majority and end funding for this war. 

The Iraq War has already committed us to aiding a generation of veterans and their families and to rebuilding Iraq.  We need to meet these just obligations and stop the funding for further destruction so that our resources can be used to strengthen our communities and help those in need.

Working solutions for Iraq will be political solutions.  Diplomacy and dialogue in close cooperation with the Iraqi government and broad sectors of Iraqi society are the way forward to peace and to rebuilding the U.S.s strained relationship with the international community.

Tomm Smith a dear friend of the peace and justice community died in August.  . About Tomm   More info and rememberings about Tomm to come!!

CHECK CALENDAR (for other events)

(Childcare now available at GLNAWI General Meetings)

SIGN AND CIRCULATE GLNAWI PETITION
FOR THE IMMEDIATE & ORDERLY
WITHDRAWAL FROM IRAQ
(click for details)

VIGIL FOR PEACE & JUSTICE every Friday
12noon-1 pm (at the intersection of Capitol & Michigan Ave.)
with peace-minded individuals,
local peace & justice groups & faith communities.


"Peace Sign Campaign"
No yard left behind -GLNAWI has peace signs and will deliver.
Send e-mail request with your name and phone number to
GLNAWI2004@yahoo.com
Choices: Peace, Another Family for Peace, No War

STOP GENOCIDE IN SUDAN
Genocide Intervention Network
http://www.genocideintervention.net/GIF_index.php

(Click for other action details) 
Tell UN Security Council to Act on Darfur!
http://capwiz.com/africaaction/utr/1/GXGUDTFVAK/IUSDDTGKKG/

ACTIONS TO END IRAQ WAR
(click for GLNAWI position)

PETITION (NEW) - IMMEDIATE & ORDERLY WITHDRAWAL FROM IRAQ - 800 signatures (click for details). - Current drive

PETITION TO END IRAQ WAR
& RESCIND PATRIOT ACT
  (click for details)
1900 signatures as  of 7/15/2004
drive ended

CAMPAIGN AGAINST TORTURE & ABUSE  Postcard and petition campaign calling for an end to abuse & torture in the war against terrorism & the policies that support it. (click for GLNAWI position)

PETITION AGAINST TORTURE (click)

ISRAELI  PALESTINE DIALOGUE to further understanding of the issues involved and action steps we can take to help alleviate the crisis. (click for GLNAWI position)

Cost of the War in Iraq
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GLNAWI listserves
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GLNAWI blog

GLNAWI Blog Headlines

GLNAWI Organizational Meetings
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meeting minutes 2005
meeting minutes 2004

GLNAWI Positions
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Take Action!

Peace Vigils
Every Friday, noon to 1 PM in front of the State Capitol.
Bring a sign!

Sign and circulate:
Iraq War petition
Torture petition

Distribute flyers.

Put a sign in your yard.

Contact members of Congress.

Write letters to the newspaper

Necessity of solar energy

Register to Vote

March 19, 2005 2nd Anniversary
Lansing Report

Cost of War Script

EYES WIDE OPEN
Lansing, 9/30/05

Eyes - Local Sponsors  (click)
Eyes: Photos and News (click)

www.afsc.org