Watch Our Annual Peace Rally – Recorded May 29, Memorial Day at the Gates of Heaven in Madison, Wisconsin

Memorial Day Peace Rally 2023 

No to War, No to Fascism

Link to the Video

– The Progressive and Veterans for Peace –
at Gates of Heaven 

  • Emcee Norm Stockwell, publisher of The Progressive





  • Keynote Speaker Matt Rothschild, executive director of Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, former editor and publisher of The Progressive
  • Music by Old Cool 

  • Speakers: Father David Couper, Daryl Sherman, Paul McMahon and Will Williams

  • Bagpipes by Sean Michael Dargan

Thank you for everyone involved in making this event possible, and much appreciation to everyone who was able to join us. Thanks to Norm and The Progressive for producing the video. Photos from the event by Phil Fransen.

As we leave the event, we lay carnations at the base of the memorial for the actions of the Lincoln Brigade a who resisted fascism and promoted freedom.


Critical thought trumps fascism.

Fascism: A guide for study and resistance


Gates of Heaven Synagogue
James Madison Park
302 E. Gorham Street
Madison, WI 53703

“As people pass the little chapel in James Madison Park, few realize that the chapel was built in 1863. First located at 214 West Washington Avenue, it was designed and built by the first group of Jewish immigrants to arrive in Madison…”

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Photo by Terry Talbot, Talbot Gallery 2118