WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM
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"COALITION" DEAD 2678 - US WOUNDED 17648
IRAQI DEAD 50,000 - IRAQI WOUNDED unknown
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Next WILPF BOSTON meeting - Every first Saturday of the month: 9:30 A.M. at Community Church, 565 Boylston Street, Copley Square

Videos Every Thursday 7:00 P.M. at the Cambridge Library near Central Square

A regular peace and justice calendar is available from United for Justice with Peace at www.justicewithpeace.org

For daily updates on WILPF BOSTON events and current actions you can be involved in sign up for the Wilpf Boston listserve by sending an email with your name and contact information to Laura.

If you have information to add to the peace and justice calendar send it to Elizabeth.

42 % of Your Taxes Pay for War
42 Percent - That is the percentage of your federal income taxes that went to pay for past wars and the military in fiscal year 2005, the year for which we are now filing our income tax returns. FCNL estimates the U.S. spent $783 billion in FY05 for past and present military activities. This includes funding for the Defense Department, Energy Department nuclear weapons programs, military-related activities of other agencies, foreign military financing and training, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, mandatory spending for military retirement and health care, veterans programs ($69 billion), and the estimated portion of interest paid on the national debt which can be attributed to past wars and military spending ($170 billion). The time period leading up to April 15, when federal tax forms and payments are due, is an excellent time to raise questions about federal government spending priorities with other people in your community and your members of Congress. For more information on the federal budget, visit our web site, FCNL

91 YEARS

In 1915 the women who met at the Hague in protest of World War I created a vision of WILPF, and we in 2006 find ourselves in similar circumstances. WILPF continues the vision with chapters all over the world, offices at the UN, in Washington DC and Philadelphia. The National Development Committee is asking for your help to make this 90th year of the oldest continuously operating peace group in the USA, a banner year for fund raising. Please Donate.

WILPF Boston puts out a Newsletter which all members receive. If you wish to contribute an article or an announcement for the newsletter, please email it to Claire and put "for newsletter" in the subject heading.

Our national WILPF office regularly sends out reports on what is going on in Washington on the war and peace front. These reports will be available on our website. Click to read
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boston social forum

The collection of portraits for the PEACE WOMEN GALLERY which was displayed at the Boston Social Forum in July, 2004 was a lovely tribute to women both better known and not so well known. This was inspired by the world wide project to suggest the names of 1000 women of peace for the Nobel Peace Prize. See the list of Peace Women!

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