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  • Abortion Ban
    by Lynn Sableman Texas, Alabama and Missouri take heed!Banning abortion creates a dystopian world. Romanian dictator Nicolas Ceausescu banned contraception and abortions to increase the population. A woman could notinform her husband or family or friends of her desire for…
  • WILPF at Women’s Rally for #StopTheBan
    by Lynn Sableman Michelle, Connie and I met Helen and Rich Race at the Rally . They attended the International Women’s Day fund raiser and concert we held several years ago, and Rich joined out Tax Day demonstration in Clayton…
  • So, What Is Public Banking?
    by Judy Davis; Women, Money & Democracy      October marks one year since Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced the Public Banking Act of 2020 (H.R. 8721).  And …“while the bill doesn’t directly create new public banks, it solves…
  • Plastic Problem
    by Lynn Sableman, Earth Democracy Our ally from MO mentum Environs, Margaret Hermes, had a regular monthly meeting to write cards and letters to companies and legislators relevant to a particular environmental problem at each meeting. I was so impressed…
  • Lynn’s Corner – Fall issue
    From “The Conversation”Benjamin Neimark Senior Lecturer Lancaster University in consultation with Sustainability researcher Cara Kennelly say shrinking this US war machine is a must for climate mitigation. Studies show that action on climate change demands shuttering vast sections of the…
  • Introducing Kamryn Moore our WILPF St Louis Intern
    by Lynn Sableman  WILPFstlouis members, Judy Davis and Lynn Sableman, met Kamryn Moore at the Garden Cafe in Webster Groves for the long awaited meeting with our prospective WILPFstlouis intern. She is a senior at Webster University with a major…
  • Tabling at Farmer’s Markets
    by Cara Jensen Connie and I were at the University City farmer’s market on Saturday, 17 July to raise awareness of our branch and provide information about WILPF. It was a beautiful overcast, slightly breezy day so we were pleased…
  • Can you really love your enemy?
    by Cara Jensen This is the name of a podcast I listened to recently from the 2013 Greenbelt Festival, given by Sami Awad. He is the executive director of Holy Land Trust, a Palestinian nonprofit organisation that works at both…
  • Hiroshima & Nagasaki Memorial 2021
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  • Ally Spotlight – Erica Williams, Healthy Flavor Community Garden and A Red Circle
    by Lynn Sableman Today, I had a lovely lunch, on a protected porch, at the bustling Ferguson Brewing Company. It was a short ride from the “Healthy Flavor Community Garden”, where Erica Williams and Louise Collins and I had just…
  • Lynn’s Corner – Summer issue
    It’s a Wonderful World if we open our hearts to see it. With more than half of American adults  fully vaccinated, our lives are on track for a safe recovery. There are still vaccine hesitant  people in the United States…
  • WILPF’s Helping Hands
    by Judy Davis I recently visited my daughter who lives in La Crosse, WI.  When we went for a walk downtown, she took the opportunity to show me the now finished mural designed and painted by one of our favorite…
  • Statement on the Ongoing and Escalating Violence in Palestine
    READ the Statement from the WILPFInternational and MENA sections to the Israeli Authorities, the international community, international organisations, activists and activist organisations https://www.wilpf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/WILPF_Statement_Palestine_May2021-_-updated17May.pdf?fbclid=IwAR320ZfYIiKusgcUlWu7Mj2VeszpPmcbQcJ82c1bw_03-xqJFKPzYt0wT7k On the eve of the 73rd anniversary of the Nakba, we are witnessing horrific scenes of relentless…
  • Mother’s Day micro action flyer
  • Mother’s Day as a Day for Peace
    Few Americans are aware that early advocates of Mother’s Day in the United States originally envisioned it as a day of peace, to honor and support mothers who lost sons and husbands to the carnage of the Civil War. In…
  • Mother’s Day for Peace Micro-Action
    We are emulating the fantastic idea of our Cape Cod sister branch by creating a Mother’s Day micro action! We can all participate and unlike some of our formal actions and events, doesn’t require much time, effort or resources to…
  • What’s WILPF Middle East Committee up to?
    by Lynn Sableman Recently, my daughter asked why I spend so much time on WILPF? She continued, wouldn’t you get quicker results working on a political campaign? I am glad she asked. It spurred me to ruminate and respond. Yes,…
  • Ally Spotlight: Margaret Hermes, Missouri Coalition for the Environment
    You have been involved in environmental activities in Missouri for some time, but I understand you are also a fiction writer. Tell us about yourself, and how you came to environmental activism. Did you spend time in nature in your…
  • “Think of it as a compass for human prosperity in the 21st Century.”, Kate Raworth
    by Judy Davis, Women, Money & Democracy TIME magazine’s article describing how Amsterdam, Portland, and Philadelphia are using Kate Raworth’s Doughnut economic model to guide their rebuilding provides an encouraging introduction to New economics theory.  I can’t wait to read…
  • My Journey to Nonviolence
    by Cara Jensen When I first joined WILPF, I was familiar, but not knowledgeable about the teachings of non-violence and pacifism. Upon reading and learning more and more, the concept seems to be fitting me like a glove, or perhaps…
  • Things to Ponder: Our History, The Present, The Future
    Peggy Foege, Board Member During the months of February and March, every Tuesday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm, WILPF -St.Louis has been having discussions about the book ‘Caste’ by Isabel Wilkerson. For those unfamiliar with this book it explores the…
  • Lynn’s Corner – Spring issue
    Lynn Sableman, Board President What has COVID time been like for you? I hope you have managed to stay well. For me, there has been a wonderful confluence of material to read and time to do it. I say wonderful…
  • WILPF US Earth Democracy webinar
    Using the Earth Democracy/Military Poisons Website and “PFAS and the Military” Projects Combating Military Poisons and Valuing Water  On Sunday, March 21st–the day before World Water Day–WILPF US Earth Democracy Committee and Vermont PFAS and Military Poisons Coalition are offering…
  • Suspend US Military Exercises in South Korea
    WILPF has signed on to this petition as an organizing group. Join us to call on President Biden to suspend the annual US-South Korea (ROK) combined military exercises.
  • WILPF St. Louis EiF TPNW Day
    Nukes are Illegal now! Today, they have the same status as all the other Weapons of Mass, indiscriminate, horrible, immoral, Destruction. So we celebrated it, Friday, January 22,2021. St.Louis WILPF spent the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)…
  • Peace Essay Scholarship
    for Missouri high school juniors  The St. Louis branch of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)  seeks essays by Missouri high school juniors, 3 to 5 pages in length, discussing how  conflicts can be peacefully resolved.  WILPF is…
  • 2021 Book Club
    2021 Book Club Join WILPF St.Louis for a book discussion every Tuesday at noon via zoom, February and March, as we follow Isabel Wilkerson’s masterful comparison of her ‘8 parts of Caste systems’ in India, Nazi Germany and the United…
  • United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Demonstration
    In one afternoon the entire world could be gone. Yes, it’s a depressing thought. It is essential to get rid of nukes before they get rid of us. We have pervasive Russian cyber terrorism right now. Lone wolf or terrorist…
  • St. Louis Branch Launches Screwnomics Project
    https://wilpfus.org/news/updates/st-louis-branch-launches-screwnomics-project The St. Louis branch of WILPF took on the Screwnomics project as a means of bridge-building to the local community. The project means to offer a free, fun, feisty, feminist intro. to macroeconomics. It also aims to be an…
  • Joyce Best Honored with Ethics in Action Award
    Joyce Best, a teacher, librarian, and activist for peace and racial equality, was honored on October 6, 2019, with the Ethical Society of St. Louis’s Ethics in Action Award. Joyce is a longtime WILPF member and leader, having joined the…
  • Yvonne Logan In Memoriam
    WILPF US President Mary Hanson Harrison shared with members the news that Yvonne Logan, “a dynamic and devoted past-president and patron of WILPF US,” died on Saturday, June 24, in St. Louis, Missouri. Yvonne was 97. In her message, Mary…
  • Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki with WILPF

“Justice is love correcting that which revolts against love”

— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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— Yuri Kochiyama

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

— Edmund Burke