Elizabeth Proefriedt, sister, friend and activist PRESENTE
It is with many tears and mourning hearts, that we announce the passing of our dear friend Sister Liz Proefreidt, longtime peace activist. Liz was a dynamo of love, generosity, faith, commitment to peace and justice, music, poetry, and service, a courageous inspiration to all who knew her.
A statement from the Family of Father Dan Berrigan, SJ
This afternoon around 2:30, a great soul left this earth. Close family missed the “time of death” by half an hour, but Dan was not alone, held and prayed out of this plane of existence by his friends. We – Liz McAlister, Kate, Jerry and Frida Berrigan, Carla and Marc Berrigan-Pittarelli—were blessed to be among friends—Patrick Walsh, Joe Cosgrove, Father Joe Towle and Maureen McCafferty—able to surround Daniel Berrigan’s body for the afternoon into the evening.
Facing Tear Gas: Chemical Weapons Abuse in US Prisons
Multiple letters from Mount Olive Correctional Complex (MOCC) in West Virginia, report at least 5-7 imprisoned people are sprayed by tear gas, pepper spray or other chemical agents each week. First-hand testimonies refer to the guards' lax references to the frequent use of these chemicals as “bug spray.”
Gloria Williams, longtime WRL stalwart and former National Committee member, writer, journalist, and videographer, committed pacifist and indefatigable fighter for social justice, died February 29 in Iowa City after a long illness. She was 65.
On International Women's Day, members of the New York City Chapter of AF3IRM (The Association of Filipinas, Feminists Fighting Imperialism, Re-feudalization, and Marginalization)--is a national organization of women engaged in transnational feminist, anti-imperialist activism and militant movement building through grassroots organizing, trans-ethnic alliance building, education, advocacy and direct action--reflect on what choice and freedom mean for all who are marginalized by patriarchy. Does opening up the draft liberate women? Or does even enlisting allow the military to sell your body to a culture that will perpetuate violence against you? AF3IRM calls on us to reject mainstream use of feminism to further militarism and stand in resistance with women & transnational feminists as we struggle towards our collective liberation!
25 years ago today a tragedy took place: The U.S. bombing of the Amiriyah Shleter in Baghdad. To mark this day, and look towards a world where such violence is not possible, we join members of the Iraqi Transnational Collective in spreading the following reflection, art, analysis and action.
War Resisters League is proud to join our comrades in A.J. Muste Institute, Campaign to Bring Mumia Home, Iraq Veterans Against the War, National Lawyers Guild, Granny Peace Brigade and Time's Up in a legal challenge to the military's spying of antiwar activists in the Pacific Northwest.
For more information, read the National Lawyers Guild's press release!