For Immediate Release: May 4th, 2023

Contacts: Phil Anderson, 608-481-2010 and James Oldenburg 414-335-5675

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WI vs WW3

The Libertarian Party of Wisconsin, Milwaukee End the Wars Coalition, Madison for a World Beyond War, and the Wisconsin People’s Party, join forces to protest and march on Saturday May 6th,  10am at the Capitol Square, N. Hamilton stairs in Madison.

WI vs WW3 opposes current U.S. foreign policy towards Russia and China, which puts us firmly on the path to global conflict. A third world war pitting the US against Russia and/or China is expected to feature the use of nuclear weapons, which is well understood to mean the deaths of billions of people.

This is a “big-tent” demonstration, put together by representatives from the People’s Party, the Libertarian Party, Madison for a World Beyond War, the Milwaukee End The Wars Coalition and various other organizations.  We do not believe that this is the time to “gatekeep” the peace movement, as no other issues matter if we fail to avoid World War Three. What unites us is a common belief in ending this chain of escalation before it ends us.

“Nothing is as important as preventing nuclear war.   Since Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine, we are in an unprecedentedly dangerous time of risk of nuclear war.  World BEYOND War calls for a ceasefire and diplomacy in Ukraine, and an end to all wars.  Please join us.”  – Janet Parker, Madison for a World BEYOND War  [email protected]

“We could have easily dwelled on our differences, and I wouldn’t be here. I, and others here, hold Frederick Douglass’s statement dear, that “I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.” – Phil Anderson, Libertarian Party of Wisconsin [email protected]


These are our demands:

  1. No more U.S. money or military involvement for war in Ukraine.
  2. De-escalate tensions with Russia and negotiate a ceasefire in Ukraine.
  3. No military conflict with China over Taiwan or any other issue.
  4. Re-enter nuclear non-proliferation and safety agreements.
  5. Reallocate excess Pentagon funding to our needs at home.
  6. Protect journalists as they inform the public on these issues.

We welcome everyone to unite with us on these demands. Join us on May 6th at 10am at the Wisconsin State Capitol  on the N. Hamilton side, before we march to the offices of Tammy Baldwin and onward, calling on our elected representatives to act in the interest of our survival.

Scheduled speakers include:

Brian Benford - Madison alder, 2003 – 2007, 2021 - 2023

Ash Kyrie - Quaker, Army veteran, Iraq War

Esty Dinur - WORT radio host, journalist, veteran

Justin Novotney & Dennis Noonan - Madison Catholic Worker

Mike Bernhard - People's Party, Marine veteran, IBEW (retired), IWW

Phil Anderson - Army veteran, former Chair of Libertarian Party of Wisconsin

Ann Batiza - Assange Defense National Organizing Committee, Milwaukee End the Wars Coalition

James Oldenburg - WI vs WW3 co-founder

Tim Cordon - Building Unity

Anderson for U.S. Senate says war is not the answer.

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