League for Peace and Freedom
Burlington WILPF meets: on the 2nd Wednesday of each month 5 to 6:30 PM
at the Peace and Justice Center, 60 Lake St. Burlington , Vermont
Interested in joining WILPF? Come to a meeting.
EMAIL us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
SPECIAL MEETING January 12th, 5-7pm at BASSET HOUSE, 173 N. PROSPECT ST.
Pot Luck Dinner
VERMONTERS CAMPAIGN FOR PEOPLE'SRIGHTS:
CHALLENGING CORPORATE AUTHORITY
Burlington’s branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is pleased to host
pro-democracy constitutional lawyer David Cobb during his four day tour of Vermont (Sunday, January16 – Thursday, January 20).
David is a terrific speaker on the subject of ‘corporate personhood’ and the need to amend the Constitution to
regain our 1st Amendment and electoral rights. The first anniversary of the Supreme Court Decision on
Citizens Unitedvs. the FEC is January 21. Please come to some of the events listed below and
UNITE AGAINST CITIZENS UNITED
Sunday, Jan. 16: Fletcher Free Library, Burlington: 1 – 3 pm:
David Cobb will help us launch
WILPF’s 5-week study group “Challenging the Myth of Democracy.”
Monday, Jan. 17 noon to 2PM
at the Unitarian Church (head of Church St.)
"Corporate 'Personhood' and the impact of the Supreme Court decision
on our elections and free speech: can it be reversed?" Refreshments will be served.
Monday, Jan. 17, 7pm at the Mountain Top Film Festival, Waitsfield,
David Cobb will do a Q&A following the film
Presented by Vermont Commons. More info: http://www.mountaintopfilmfestival.com/films/2011/this_land.htm
Tuesday: Jan. 18: Bethany Church Fellowship Hall 6:30 PM.
Sponsored by Central Vermont WILPF, Rural Vermont
UNITE AGAINST CITIZENS UNITED!
weaken the safety net that protectsWe The People and to effectively silence us. The new Congress will be stacked
with members who owe their allegiance to the vastly wealthycorporations that funded their campaigns.
They will take their lead from weapons manufacturers, big ag, dirty old energy corporations,
corporate polluters and free trade junkies. The ‘profits at any price’ crowd.
reward those whoact in the interest of Corporate America, and punish those who stand in their way.
based on the false doctrineof personhood and corporate constitutional rights.
with Move To Amend,WILPF is organizing to build a national popular movement. We aim to pass a Constitutional
amendment asserting that human beings,not corporations, are entitled to constitutional rights.
5th, 6th and14th amendments. Rights they got illegitimately by Supreme Court fiat and are using against
We The People to fund endless war,damage the planet and end self-rule.
More on David Cobb:
that break the law.He was the Green Party nominee for US President in 2004. The Cobb-LaMarche campaign initiated
and funded the vote recount in Ohiothat uncovered voter fraud in that presidential election.
He graduated from the University of Houston Law School in 1993.
with Liberty Tree: The Foundation forthe Democratic Revolution. He is also a principal with the Program on
Corporations Law & Democracy, is a co-founder and memberof the Board of Directors for the Green Institute, and
serves on the Sierra Club's national Corporate Accountability Committee.
on the Gulf of Mexico.He spent his childhood in rural poverty, and grew up in a house his father built with his
own hands. Issues of social and economic justiceare real and personal for him.
Stop the Militarization of Burlington!
Do we want F-35 Bombers, Carbon War Rooms, and Endless Occupations--Or Green Jobs,
Sustainability, and Funding for Public Services?
Burlington International Airport was a finalist to host the new jet fighter and bomber that the
Pentagon has been developing for the past decade.
Plans were also finalized to make Burlington a test city for Lockheed Martin's Carbon War Room,
an initiative who's stated goalis to use "the power of entrepreneurs to implement market-driven solutions
to climate change. To make matters worse the Vermont Air National Guard base is in the midst
of an environmental clean up brought onby years of fuel dumping that will now cost taxpayers $18 million.
our climate change initiatives?
For more info call Jim
Do you feel safer knowing your government
is spending trillions of dollars for war?
official website of the group Stop the F-35
very informative blog about the F-35 from South Burlington resident
WILPF members attend anti-war rally organized by Code Pink
Please check back soon.