Paki Wieland

New England News
1:45 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Northampton Event To Present Alternative Vision To 114th Congress

Paki Wieland, one of the organizers of the event in Northampton, MA that will offer a contrast to the the agenda of the 114th Congress

On the day a new Congress convenes in Washington D.C., a “People’s Congress” is being held in western Massachusetts.  Activists from more than a dozen local social justice organizations are holding a public forum at the First Churches of Northampton.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Paki Wieland of Raging Grannies, which is sponsoring the event along with the American Friends Service Committee.

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New England News
12:43 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Northampton Activist Part Of Gaza Delegation

A peace activist from Northampton, Massachusetts is part of a delegation of 100 women who are traveling to Gaza for International Women’s Day on March 8th.   Paki Wieland was just released from a jail in New York. She was among a group of a dozen people convicted of disorderly conduct as a result of a protest outside the Hancock Air National Guard Base.    WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Wieland about the air base protest and the trip to Gaza.

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New England News
1:00 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Peace Activist Traveled To Pakistan To Protest Drone Strikes

An American drone strike Thursday in Pakistan reportedly killed a militant commander who had directed attacks on U.S. forces in neighboring Afghanistan.  The U.S. military for several years has waged a campaign of drone attacks in Pakistan.  Recently, a peace activist from Northampton Massachusetts, Paki Wieland traveled to Pakistan, and the region of Waziristan, where most of the drone strikes occur, to protest American policy.   She spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.