GI Rights

Organize This! 2012 Peace Calendar

ORGANIZE THIS!
A 1955-2011 Retrospective


Edited by Liz Roberts
Foreword by Noam Chomsky
Afterword by Wendy Schwartz

In 1955 War Resisters League began publishing the only political calendar in the US. After a 57-year streak, WRL presents its final Peace Calendar. Take a stroll through more than half a century of revolutionary nonviolence with this striking farewell retrospective calendar.

“We named this calendar Organize This! as a tribute to people’s movements everywhere, and as an invitation for us all to continue acting and agitating as we rearrange the world into a place of peace.”
- From the preface by Editor Liz Roberts

Hold history in your hands every day of 2012, and treasure decades of peace and social justice imagery. This last edition of the Peace Calendar features dazzling full-color reproductions of all 56 previous covers.

Take a journey with WRL that starts in 1955 and enjoy full-color images of every peace calendar cover.

Keep track
of important movement history dates throughout the year

Stay connected
with directories of U.S. and international social change organizations


Be inspired
by 144 pages of peace and justice!

Datebook with sturdy spiral binding; 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

$4.00
90 Years of Revolutionary Nonviolence: WRL Perpetual Calendar
NEW!
90 Years of Revolutionary Nonviolence:
WRL’s New Perpetual Calendar Highlights Revolutionary Nonviolence on the Occasion of Our 90th Anniversary.

While it does not replace WRL’s desk calendars, this beautiful wall calendar can be used year after year since it doesn’t match dates and days. It includes an event related to WRL and nonviolence for each day, with a line to add your own reminders of birthdays, etc. You can fill it in or simply use the calendar for the events and images.

Two pages for each month means 24 images of the last 90 years. These include historical posters and artwork, new art, and photographs. There will also be 24 smaller images that highlights WRL’s involvement in larger nonviolent movements.

Included among the many people, actions and events chronicled in this calendar are:

  • Opposition to World War II
  • 1947 Journey of Reconciliation
  • 1955 Civil Defense Drill
  • 1963 March on Washington
  • Collage of Draft card burnings – by men and women
  • Continental Walk for Disarmament and Social Justice
  • Posters from May Day 1971, Seneca Women’s Encampment by Vera B. Williams,
  • Peace Cranes by Erica Weiss
  • “Stop Militarism In Our Schools!” by Peg Averill
  • Chilean arpillaras of nonviolent protests

and much more!

Size: 8 x 10.5 folded, 8 x 21 opened, spiral bound

Union Printed

All calendars shipped via media mail.

$14.00
The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq by Helen Benedict

by Helen Benedict

"Benedict's book, filled with compelling and heartbreaking stories, is a groundbreaking testament to the bravery, resilience, and almost insurmountable obstacles faced by women stationed in Iraq".
—Deirdre Sinnott, ForeWord

"The Lonely Soldier will shock you and enrage you and bring you to tears. It's must reading for everyone who cares about women, justice, fairness, the military, and the United States."
—Katha Pollitt, award-winning columnist, The Nation

"It is hard to determine what is most disturbing about this book—the devious and immoral tactics used by leaders and recruiters to get women to join the military, the terrible poverty and personal violence women were escaping that led them to be vulnerable to such manipulation, the raping and harassing of women soldiers by their superiors and comrades once they got to Iraq, or the untreated homelessness, illnesses, and madness that have haunted [these] women since they came home. . . . A crucial accounting of the shameful war on women who gave their bodies, lives, and souls for their country."
—Eve Ensler, playwright, performer, activist, and author of The Vagina Monologues

Helen Benedict, a professor of journalism at Columbia University, has written frequently on women, race, and justice. Her books include Virgin or Vamp: How the Press Covers Sex Crimes and the novels The Opposite of Love, The Sailor's Wife, Bad Angel, and A World Like This. Her work on soldiers won the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism.

Hardcover
265 pages
Beacon Press (April 1, 2010)

 

$15.00
Seneca Poster and Perpetual Calendar

Celebrate our history of struggle for peace and justice!

Order our beautiful Perpetual Calendar: 90 Years of Revolutionary Nonviolence together with this gem from WRL's archives, the Seneca Women's Peace Encampment Poster for a discounted price.

WRL’s Perpetual Calendar was produced to highlight Revolutionary Nonviolence on the occasion of our 90th Anniversary.

This beautiful wall calendar can be used year after year since it doesn’t match dates and days. It includes an event related to WRL and nonviolence for each day, with a line to add your own reminders of birthdays, etc. You can fill it in or simply use the calendar for the events and images.

Two pages for each month means 24 images of the last 90 years. These include historical posters and artwork, new art, and photographs. There will also be 24 smaller images that highlights WRL’s involvement in larger nonviolent movements.

Size: 8 x 10.5 folded, 8 x 21 opened, spiral bound
Union Printed

 

Seneca Women's Peace Encampment Poster (1983)

In 1848 the first Women's Rights Convention had been held in Seneca Falls, New York; in 1983 women chose the nearby Seneca Army Depot as the site for the Women's Encampment for a Future of Peace and Justice. 

According to their vision statement, "Once again women are gathering at Seneca - this time to challenge the nuclear threat at its doorstep.  The Seneca Army Depot, a Native American homeland once nurtured and protected by the Iroquois, is now the storage site for the neutron bomb and most likely the Pershing II missile and is the departure point for weapons to be deployed in Europe."

Thousands of women came to Seneca and 350 women were arrested for actions at the base.

Many WRL women were involved, and the WRL Southeast Regional Office organized a Women's Peace Walk from Durham, NC, to the

This Offset Lithograph poster measure's 22" x 17"

$20.00
Civilial Ally cover

Civilian Ally: A Guide to Organizing with Veterans and Servicemembers to Build a GI Resistance Movement is a manual for peace activists who are organizing alongside veterans, servicemembers and conscientious objectors to end war or organizers who want to build those working relationships. Written by veteran and civilian organizers, it offers an orientation to working with servicemembers and veterans within the context of the growing GI Resistance movement.

For orders of 10 or more copies (at $8 each), contact us at wrl [at] warresisters [dot] org.

$10.00
What Every Girl Should Know About the U.S. Military cover

A pamphlet co-published by the Women of Color Resource Center and the War Resisters League. Written for young women and featuring the voices of women veterans, this full color pamphlet is perfect for distributing at schools and community centers.

$0.15