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MARIN PEACE AND JUSTICE COALITION
Oct. 18, 2006
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A GUIDE TO ACTIONS AND EVENTS IN MARIN AND BEYOND

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MPJC’S ENDORSEMENTS AND VOTER GUIDE



MPJC Endorses
RUSSELL, RIENKS AND FRIEMAN for 
Marin Healthcare District
view videos of candidates at community meetings


MPJC Endorses 
FRANK EGGER <-----CLICK FOR WEBSITE
Marin Water Board

PROPOSITION 83 - NO
Sex offenders. Sexually violent predators. Punishment, residence restrictions and monitoring. Initiative statute.
Increases penalties for violent and habitual sex offenders and child molesters. Prohibits residence near schools and parks. Requires Global Positioning System monitoring of registered sex offenders. Fiscal Impact: Net state operating costs within ten years of up to a couple hundred million dollars annually; potential one-time state construction costs up to several hundred million dollars; unknown net fiscal impact on local governments.

PROPOSITION 84 - YES
Water quality, safety and supply. Flood control. Natural resource protection. Park improvements. Bonds. Initiative statute.
Funds water, flood control, natural resources, park and conservation projects by authorizing $5,388,000,000 in general obligation bonds. Emergency drinking water safety provisions. Fiscal Impact: State cost of $10.5 billion over 30 years to repay bonds. Reduced local property tax revenues of several million dollars annually. Unknown state and local operations and maintenance costs, potentially tens of millions of dollars annually.

PROPOSITION 85 - NO
Waiting period and parental notification before termination of minor’s pregnancy. Initiative constitutional amendment.
Amends California Constitution prohibiting abortion for unemancipated minor until 48 hours after physician notifies minor’s parent/guardian, except in medical emergency or with parental waiver. Mandates reporting requirements. Authorizes monetary damages against physicians for violation. Fiscal Impact: Potential unknown net state costs of several million dollars annually for health and social services programs, court administration, and state health agency administration combined.

PROPOSITION 86 - YES
Tax on cigarettes.
Initiative constitutional amendment and statute.
Imposes additional $2.60 per pack excise tax on cigarettes and indirectly increases taxes on other tobacco products. Provides funding for various health programs, children's health coverage, and tobacco-related programs. Fiscal Impact: Increase in excise tax revenues of about $2.1 billion annually in 2007–08 spent for the specified purposes outlined above. Other potentially significant costs and savings for state and local governments due to program changes.

PROPOSITION 87 - YES
Alternative energy. Research, production, incentives. Tax on california oil producers. Initiative constitutional amendment and statute.
Establishes $4 billion program to reduce petroleum consumption through incentives for alternative energy, education and training. Funded by tax on California oil producers. Fiscal Impact: State oil tax revenues of $225 million to $485 million annually for alternative energy programs totaling $4 billion. State and local revenue reductions up to low tens of millions of dollars annually.

PROPOSITION 88 - NO
Education funding. Real property parcel tax. 
Initiative constitutional amendment and statute.
Imposes $50 tax on each real property parcel to provide additional public school funding for kindergarten through grade 12. Exempts certain elderly, disabled homeowners from tax. Use of funds restricted to specific educational purposes. Fiscal Impact: State parcel tax revenue of roughly $450 million annually, allocated to school districts for specified education programs.

PROPOSITION 89 - YES
Political campaigns. Public financing. Corporate tax increase. Campaign contribution and expenditure limits. Initiative statute.
Provides that eligible candidates for state elective office may receive public campaign funding. Increases tax on corporations and financial institutions by 0.2 percent to fund program. Imposes new campaign contribution/expenditure limits. Fiscal Impact: Increased revenues (primarily from increased taxes on corporations and financial institutions) totaling more than $200 million annually to pay for the public financing of political campaigns.

PROPOSITION 90 - NO
http://www.noProp90.com/ 
Government acquisition, regulation of private property. 
Initiative constitutional amendment.
Bars state/local governments from condemning or damaging private property to promote other private projects, uses. Limits government’s authority to adopt certain land use, housing, consumer, environmental, workplace laws/regulations. Fiscal Impact: Increased annual government costs to pay property owners for losses to their property associated with new laws and rules, and for property acquisitions. These costs are unknown, but potentially significant on a statewide basis.


THE POLITICAL SCENE 
THE COMING WEEKS IN MARIN 
AND BEYOND

Wed., October 18, 7:30 PM
"INNOCENT VOICES"
FOCUSES ON 1980s EL SALVADOR
A recently-produced film depicts the realities of the civil war which raged in El Salvador in 1980. There were many victims, but one special group, twelve year-old boys, had a particular cause for fear. That's the age when El Salvador's Army would seize them and train them to kill their own people. This is the true story of one boy, Chava (Carlos Padilla), who represents his generation's "Innocent Voices." The film is in Spanish with English subtitles.
Special Guest speaker Tanya Snyder will give an update on the current situation in El Salvador and will discuss the upcoming 15th anniversary of the signing of the Peace Accords to end one of the most painful chapters in the history of El Salvador.
Ms. Snyder is the Executive Director of the Washington DC-based Voices on the Border. Her organization works in solidarity with the rural poor by promoting sustainable and equitable development through small projects and facilitating community partnerships between the US and El Salvador.
The program will be held at The Redwoods Presbyterian Church, 110 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur. This presentation is sponsored by the Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas. A $5-10 donation is requested; however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
This venue is wheelchair accessible. For more information, please call 415/924-3227, email mitf@igc.org,www.mitfamericas.org. 

Wednesdays,7:30-9:00 PM 
through Election Day,
Community Yoga and Stress Reduction Training
For Political Change
All Proceeds donated to Vote In a New Congress this election
Yoga class weaves in Inspiration from Thich Nhat Hanh, Aung San Su Kyi, MLKing and others.
Includes a long guided progressive relaxation and meditation
Almost all levels but if new to Yoga, please call first 
At: The Fairfax Community Church, 2398 SFDrake blvd.
Suggested donation: $15 drop in or $99 for two months.
Activists can come free
Enjoy Yoga and write your check to MoveOn.org or AmericaVotes.org
(or specific races)
Questions? call Laurel Houghton mindfulyoga@earthlink.net 415 454 0391

Fri. -Sun., October 20 - 22
17th Annual Bioneers Conference.
Civic Center Marin Veterans’ Auditorium, exhibit halls, showcase theater and fairgrounds.
Don’t miss this inspiring three-day event. A laboratory for beneficial change. Mark your calendar now! www.bioneers.org.

Bioneers Session -
Visionary Architecture
Community Building in Marin County
Sat., October 21, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Bioneers Session -
Visionary Architecture
Community Building in Marin County
Marin County is making important strides to codify and enact green practices at the county level and to be a node of sustainability education at the newly reinvented College of Marin. With legendary green architect Sim Van der Ryn, now director of the Center for Regenerative Design at the College of Marin, Andres Edwards, co-director of the center and author of The Sustainability Revolution: Portrait of a Paradigm Shift; Frances White, superintendent/president of the Marin Community College District; and Marin County Supervisor and longtime business leader and eco-activist, Charles McGlashan. 

Sun., October 22, 2006, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm 
TAKE BACK RED CALIFORNIA
A Charlie Brown for Congress HAPPENING
Speakers include: Ambassador Joe Wilson, Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, Pete McCloskey and Charlie Brown.
Sausalito Cruising Club
Bridgeway at the foot of Napa St.
Join our great speakers & contribute to Charlie's coming victory in CD4: 
Donation: $60 $100 $150 $250 $500 $1000 $2100
Special grassroots student/low income donor level of $25 for this event.
To RSVP, please call 916-782-7696 
or email Laine@charliebrownforcongress.org
Charlie is gaining ground every day the race is now a dead heat! 
Help put him over the top! 
Contributions are not deductible for Federal income tax purposes. 
Host Committee: Bob Meyer & Kristine Pfleiderer, Hon. William A. Newsom (ret), Hon. Jackie Spear, Hon. Carole Midgen, Hon. Mark Leno, Hon. Tom Ammiano, Hon. Terrance Hallinan, Hon. Charles McGlashan & Carol Misseldine, Brennan Newsom, George Lakoff, Steve Silberstein, Jonathan Frieman, Mayme & Jay Hubert, Take Back Red California, Beth Ashley, Ruth Friend, David Harris, Bill & Jeanette Sims, Marty & Pamela Krasney, Will Kirkland, Greg Knell, Howard Wallace, Stephen Suzman, John Kouba, John Newmeyer, Larry Fahn, Kimo Campbell, Jane Morrison, Matthew Hallinan, Ruth Rosen, Elizabeth de la Vega & Paul Sarkisian, Carole Simon Mills, Deborah & Andy Rappaport, Ina Tabibian & David Lake, Will Easton, Alec Bash, DemocracyAction

Wed., October 25, 7 p.m. – 
California Clean Money and Fair Elections Act
Marin Area Working Group
California Clean Money and Fair Elections Act
Marin Area Working Group for Proposition 89: at Town Center Community Room, 770 Tamalpais Drive, Suite 201, Corte Madera. Prop. 89, the California Clean Money and Fair Elections Act, is on the ballot this November. Special interests like big oil companies, the drug giants, the insurance industry and HMOs are going to spend millions to try to defeat it. We need you to join the grassroots tide to help it pass so that government is accountable to the voters instead of to special interest campaign contributors. Come to the meeting at 4 pm to watch Bill Moyers' inspiring 15-minute video: "Road to Clean Elections". Attend Marin Area Clean Money Working Group's monthly meetings. If you're interested in helping local efforts to bring Clean Money to California. Marin-info@CAclean.org (A similar group meets in Rohnert Park 7-9 pm the fourth Thursday of each month). See www.caclean.org 

THURS., OCTOBER 26TH, 7:00PM TO 10:00PM
A 2006 MEET THE KPFA BOARD CANDIDATES EVENT
WITH A FREE SHOWING OF OIL ON ICE
A 2006 MEET THE KPFA BOARD CANDIDATES EVENT
WITH A FREE SHOWING OF OIL ON ICE
Join us for this acclaimed film on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (winner of the Pare Lorentz Award, from the International Documentary Association and the CINE Golden Eagle Award), learn about KPFA's democratization and community election process, and meet the candidates for our local board of directors.
THE DANCE PALACE COMMUNITY CENTER
503 B STREET
POINT REYES, CALIFORNIA
CALL (510)-848-6767 FOR MORE INFORMATION
FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! 
""Moving, lucid and aptly told, Oil On Ice is quite simply the best documentary to date on the ANWR issue ."
- Art Goodtimes, The Telluride Watch
"This film pulls you in with stunning footage of one of the most remote places left in America, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge...You have likely heard about the controversy, but may not have experienced the splendor of the place. Here's your chance." - Sierra Magazine

Sunday, October 29, 5:00 pm-7:15 pm 
TURN THE TIDE
NEXT GENERATION
(4-5pm Special Reception)
Call 415.459.NEXT (6398)
Next Generation presents our fourth annual Turn the Tide gala, featuring Legendary Activist ARIANNA HUFFINGTON, with the Original Radio Active of Spearhead and dance, music, spoken word & youth leaders. Join 500 friends for our biggest and best event of the year! All proceeds benefit Next Generation's work mobilizing young people to learn about social issues, become effective activists, and take action for peace and our environment.
Location: Dominican University - Angelico Hall - 50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael, CA
Tickets – Youth $6, Adults $15
Reception - $45, $75 per couple
Call: 415.459.NEXT (6398) Email: Danielle@gonextgeneration.org
Organized by NEXT GENERATION.
Proceeds benefit our work empowering the next generation of activists to work for peace and the environment.

Sat., November 4, 7:00p-10:00p 
Fairfax/Columbia Sister City Event
Renato Areiza from San Jose de Apartad will appear in Fairfax on Saturday, November 4, 7:00 PM at the Women's Club, 46 Park Road. Local R&B musician Otis Scarecroe will open the program
Fairfax to Welcome a Leader from its Sister City in Colombia
In June the Fairfax Town Council approved a Sister Community Resolution with San Jose de Apartad, Colombia. 
Larry Bragman, Vice Mayor of Fairfax, personally delivered that resolution to the Colombian community's Consejo (Council) in August.
Now on a nationwide speaking tour, Renato Areiza from San Jose de Apartad will appear in Fairfax on Saturday, November 4, 7:00 PM at the Women's Club, 46 Park Road. Local R&B musician Otis Scarecroe will open the program with selections chosen specially for this occasion followed by a screening of the film "Hasta la ltima Piedra." This gripping documentary illustrates the effects of the "War on Drugs," "Plan Colombia," and now the "War on Terror," and how the poor struggle to eke out an existence in the midst of it all.
Special guest Renato Areiza will discuss his town's decision to become a "Peace Community," efforts to seek justice through the international legal system, and the importance of international solidarity for their survival. Since 1997 when the town announced its "Peace Community" status, more than 150 residents have been murdered, including Renato's sister. Although the community's declaration was aimed at all belligerents--guerrillas, the army, and the government-backed paramilitaries most assaults on the peace communities are committed by paramilitaries. Yet no one has been prosecuted for any of the abuses.
As the Bush administration pours money into an increasingly militarized Colombia, the peace communities offer another model that is about peace, dignity and self reliance. Colombia's war has forced more than two million people to flee their homes, what the UN has called the largest humanitarian catastrophe in the hemisphere. As thousands are uprooted, the Peace Community offers an example of displaced people creating community under extreme conditions.
Renato's tour is organized by the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR), which has a permanent human rights observer presence in San Jose de Apartad. The tour is part of an effort to create people-to-people ties between citizens of the United States and other nations affected by a US foreign policy that emphasizes military means above all else.
This event is sponsored by FOR, Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas, and the Town of Fairfax. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Refreshments will be served. Proceeds will benefit FOR's Peace Community Projects in Colombia. For more information call 415/924-3227, email mitf@igc.org or go to www.mitfamericas.org.

Sat., November 4, 7:00p-10:00p 
An Evening with
Coastal Post columnist Ed Miller and Guests
at the San Geronimo Community Center
In aid of the promotion of the book 
"A Little Piece of Ground"
By Elizabeth Laird
An Evening with
Ed Miller and Guests
at the San Geronimo Community Center,
6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, 5 miles west of Fairfax
Dr. Ed Miller, columnist from the Coastal Post, will be interviewing Janette Malous from Occupied Jerusalem, and Brian Malovany about his work with ISM and Brian’s recent trip to Israel/Palestine. Brian will be showing Wall protest footage from his trip.
Steven Rockwell from the Forest Knolls Peace Center will be interviewing Dr. Miller about his long life and writing Career at the Coastal Post.
Coffee and snacks available
Suggested donation: $8 - $20; no one turned away for lack of funds

Thurs., November 9, 7:30 pm-10:00pm 
Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove's
Voices of a People's History of the United States
Berkeley Community Theater, 1930 Allston Way, downtown Berkeley
Presented by the Middle East Children's Alliance, Speak Out, Vanguard Public Foundation and KPFA 94.1FM
Thursday, November 9, 7:30 pm
Berkeley Community Theater, 1930 Allston Way, downtown Berkeley
One block west of Berkeley BART station
Narration, reading or singing by Alice Walker, Sandra Oh, Steve Earle, Aya de Leon, Leslie Silva, Marisa Tomei, John Trudell, Howard Zinn, Anthony Arnove, Melanie DeMore, Nora el Samahy
This production features the words of Americans -- some famous, some little known -- across the range of American history and will be read by a remarkable cast of actors and writers. The production includes the voices of Fannie Lou Hamer, Mother Jones, Malcolm X, Emma Goldman, Eugene Debs, Mark Twain, Frederick Douglass, Rachel Corrie, along with striking mill workers, war resisters, and feminists.
It has already debuted in New York and Los Angeles, featuring celebrity actors and activists.
All proceeds benefit the work of the Middle East Children's Alliance and Speak Out. Visit http://www.mecaforpeace.org and
http://www.speakoutnow.org
The event will be wheelchair accessible and ASL interpreted.
Tickets:
General Admission - $25-$150 (includes reception)
To order tickets, call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5473

Friday, November 10, 2006
Iraq In Fragments
Shattuck Cinemas
2230 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
Offers a series of intimate, passionately-felt portraits: A fatherless 11-year-old is apprenticed to the domineering owner of a Baghdad garage; Sadr followers in two Shiite cities rally for regional elections while enforcing Islamic law at the point of a gun; a family of Kurdish farmers welcomes the US presence, which has allowed them a measure of freedom previously denied. 
American director James Longley spent more than two years filming in Iraq to create this stunningly photographed, poetically rendered documentary of the war-torn country as seen through the eyes of Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds. Winner of Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Editing awards in the 2006 Sundance Film Festival documentary competition, the film was also awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 2006 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.
http://landmarktheaters.com/Market/SanFranciscoEastBay/ShattuckCinemas.htm

Saturday, November 11, 10:00 am-10:00 pm
Lifting The Fog Off 9/11: 
Applying the Scientific Method to the World Trade Destruction
A one-day conference.
Presenters include: BYU Physics Professor Steven Jones; 9-11 Research creator Jim Hoffman; World Trade Center Environmental Organization founder Jenna Orkin; Former UL Site Manager Kevin Ryan; Mickey Huff, M.A, Survivor- Janette McKinlay, Peter Phillips, Ph.D (Project Censored) Forthcoming details will be at 911truth.org.

Wednesday, November 15 12Noon to 1:30 pm 
Pachamama's Annual Rainforest Luncheon!
Festival Pavilion @ Fort Mason 
San Francisco 
If you haven't already, reserve your place now for an unforgettable experience that will touch the core of your being and dramatically alter how you see the world. We will travel by sound to the Amazon... view an inspiring new film... hear from two Achuar leaders in-person...take in the tremendous scope of Pachamama's growth in all areas ...and discover how you can participate in bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and social just human presence on the planet!
There is no charge to attend, and a fundraising request will be made.
Space is limited, please reserve your place early either by contacting your Table Captain directly, or the Pachamama office at 415-561-4522 x101 or email....
If you would like to be a Table Captain, there are still spots available! Please contact Natalie Doel at 415-561-4522 x109 or email.....
Volunteer Opportunities For Rainforest Luncheon
This event is made possible through the very generous commitment of volunteers. A few hours of your time the evening before (Nov. 14th) or the day of the event would be enormously beneficial in ensuring the success of this event! 
To volunteer, please contact Debra Paul at 415-310-7733 or email...., or Gemma Luciano at 650-278-2226 or email..... 
THIS WEEK ON CHANNEL 26 
MARIN COMMUNITY PROGRAMING

Following is the schedule of films that are seldom, if ever, seen on PBS that are now showing on southern Marin’s Comcast Cable Channel #26 
Have some ideas?

WEDNESDAY 10.18.06
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW
10:00 pm AZMI BISHARA 
10:30 pm SPIRAL INTO IT

THURSDAY 10.19.06
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW 
7:30 pm MPJC PRESENTS 
“BLOODLETTING, Life, Death, and Healthcare" BLOODLETTING is a tale of two countries, one rich, one poor; it's the story of two healthcare systems: one nationalized, one profit-driven; and it's the personal story of two regular people living without healthcare in America.
Runtime 67 minutes, 2004 "El Jefe," a child in Cuba with visual impairments, shows a U.S. delegation of healthcare professionals braille books 

FRIDAY 10.20.06
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW
8:00 pm PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS AND 9/11

MONDAY 10.23.06
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW
5:00 pm GHASSAN ANDONI
6:00 pm RIGHT OF RETURN and WALL OF HATE

TUESDAY 10.24.06
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW
5:00 pm THAT WHICH IS
6:30 pm INTERVIEW; ILAN PAPPE
10:00 pm 9/11; THE GREATEST LIE EVER SOLD

WEDNESDAY 10.25.06
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW
10:30 pm SPIRAL INTO IT

THURSDAY 10.26.06
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW
6:00 pm WALL OF SHAME
7:30 pm MARIN PEACE AND JUSTICE PRESENTS, TBA please check our webpage at www.MPJC@ORG 

FRIDAY 10.27.06
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW
5:00 pm 9/11 AND THE NEO-CON AGENDA


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