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MARIN PEACE AND JUSTICE COALITION
September 27, 2006
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A GUIDE TO ACTIONS AND EVENTS IN MARIN AND BEYOND

Read, learn, share and give someone you love truth, peace and your heart!
The Bulletin Boys, Shep and Jimmy "Fishbob" Justice

For all actions, events and news postings go to: http://www.mpjc.org
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THIS WEEK ON CHANNEL 26 
MARIN COMMUNITY PROGRAMING LISTINGS
If you have events and or announcements that need to reach Marin progressives 
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LIVE YOUR DREAM SO OTHERS MAY LIVE THEIRS
MPJC Endorses
RUSSELL, RIENKS AND FRIEMAN for 
Marin Healthcare District 




  Rienks         Frieman        Russell

Sun. Oct 8., 3:00-6:00p.m. 
Marin Healthcare District Campaign Fundraiser 
Fundraising Reception for 
Kathleen Russell, Jennifer Rienks & Jonathan Frieman at the 
Home of Larry Bragman 
30 Hickory Rd. 
Fairfax
Call 456.2882 to rsvp and directions 

Thursday, October 12, 5:30-7:00p.m. 
Marin Healthcare District Campaign Fundraiser
Fundraising Reception for 
Kathleen Russell, Jennifer Rienks & Jonathan Frieman 
At the office of Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP 
Embarcadero Center West
275 Battery Street, Suite 3000
San Francisco 
Contribution Levels: $500, $250, $100, $50 
  
Saturday, October 14th, 4:00-6:00p.m. 
Marin Healthcare District Campaign Fundraiser 
Fundraising Reception for 
Kathleen Russell, Jennifer Rienks & Jonathan Frieman at the 
Home of Jonathan Frieman 
170 Oak Drive 
San Rafael 
RSVP to Darcy Brown 415-441-7053 
darcybrown@msn.com 

THE POLITICAL SCENE 
THE COMING WEEKS IN MARIN 
AND BEYOND

Thurs. Oct. 5 - ALL DAY
THE WORLD CAN’T WAIT
POLITICAL RESISTANCE
THIS PROTEST IS AT LEAST 24 HOURS LONG
NO SCHOOL! NO WORK! NO BUSINESS AS USUAL! STUDENTS, VETERANS, WORKERS, RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES, IMMIGRANTS, ARTISTS -- WE ALL SAY NO! TO THE BUSH REGIME!
Justin Herman Plaza
ALL DAY AND INTO THE NIGHT! COME ONE! COME ALL! JOIN US IN THE STREETS! GET INVOLVED!
NOON Convergence
1 PM MARCH
4 PM rally and a dramatic Peoples Tribunal to indict the regime
Into the night vigil Camp WAKE THE FOLK UP broadcasting 24+ hours
OCT 6 (Friday morning) 8 AM rally and press conference
Banner drops, giant public art, poster lines along commute lanes, flyering busses and trains, radio news, soundtrucks, people are everywhere visible, building the heart and determination to make this truly a day of mass political resistance. Tell all the youth and the communities. Bring signs, banners, music, boom boxes, creative arts supplies, your ideas, your voice. Come to downtown San Francisco early, head for the mass convergence -- or on your way there, pick your spot for creative action in the street, or join those who have planned a sit-in, a worship service, street theater, a rally. The theme and message of October 5th: WE REPUDIATE THE ENTIRE PROGRAM OF THE BUSH REGIME, THE PEOPLE WILL DRIVE THEM OUT AND REVERSE THE DIRECTION THEY HAVE BEEN TAKING THIS COUNTRY AND THE WORLD. 
http://www.worldcantwait.net/

Thurs., October 5th, 12 -2 pm
Candidates forums with applicants for the representative of the poor & needy to the MARIN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES
This particular position is designated by order of the court to be "representative of the poor and needy in the County of Marin ." The Marin County Board of Supervisors will appoint a qualified individual for a four year term, which begins in October of 2006.
Applicants for the 2006 "Poor and Needy" Seat on Marin Community Foundation Board of Trustees are: Aref Ahmadia, Karen Ashby, Robin Curley-Minaberry, Maria Figueroa, Dr. Lois Moore (incumbent), John Ortega, Kerry Pierson, Earle Smith, Mary Stompe, Deborah Wright, and Juan Ernesto Zamorano V. 
Refreshments will be served. Childcare and translation to Spanish and Vietnamese will be provided upon request in advance. For more information call (415) 451-4350 x 306 or e-mail grassroots@mcgln.org.
At the Marin City Senior Center
630 Drake Ave. Marin City/Sausalito, CA

Fri., October 6 
Novato Peace Vigil
(and each first Friday of the month through fall and winter months), 5:30-7 pm -- Peace Vigil, at old Novato City Hall. Sponsored by PeaceNovato. For more info: 415-883-8324

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 
Benefit Barbecue 
supporting Mainstreet Moms (the MMOB.org) 
Organize or Bust, hosted in Bolinas, CA. For more on MMOB, and to learn about ways you can make a difference in the upcoming election: themmob.org\

Sat. October 7, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Marin Grassroots Leadership Conference 2006
Dominican University of California
Guzman Hall, San Rafael, CA.
Key components of the Marin Grassroots Leadership Conference include: 
• Three special workshop sessions in which some of the issues to be discussed are transportation, environmental health and justice, affordable housing, fair community development, community benefits agreements, and education equity.
• Interactive plenary sessions where panelists from different community organizations discuss successes, challenges, and ways to better address civic participation to build communities' political power.
The Conference will serve as a key opportunity for community leaders, activists and residents to network, exchange ideas and suggest improvements that will foster better communication, increased understanding, and greater cooperation while stimulating and renewing our commitment to sustain a movement for equity and justice.
Registration fee is $25 for individuals, $ 50 for organizations, and includes breakfast, lunch, and an one-year membership with Marin Grassroots Leadership Network. Nobody will be turned away due to lack of funds.
For more information and to register please contact Ericka Erickson, Programs Director at Marin Grassroots Leadership Network: (415) 451-4350 x 303, grassroots@mcgln.org or visit www.maringrassroots.org

Mon., (tentatively) October 9, afternoon – 
Redwood Landfill Expansion
Hearing on Final Environmental Impact Report 
on the Redwood Landfill by Marin County Planning Commission. Room 328, Marin Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Dr. This hearing is the next rallying point to oppose expansion of the Redwood Landfill (just north of Novato in our northeastern wetlands). It will be extremely important for members of the Novato community to attend in support of the local coalition that is battling Goliath, i.e., Waste Management Inc. Please note that this date is tentative, and that this hearing has already been rescheduled several times. Next month's Awareness Newsletter will have an update on the hearing and the date. For more/current info on the Redwood Landfill expansion: noexpansion.org 
No Wetlands Landfill Expansion is a concerned citizen's watchdog group created to review Redwood Landfill's proposed expansion in Novato, along the Petaluma marsh. This expansion is of critical concern for residents of Marin and Sonoma counties and environmentalists throughout the Bay Area. It will negatively impact the environment and surrounding communities. Citizen input and support is essential during the environmental review and permit process. Expansion of the landfill will turn it into a state regional dump to increase Waste Management, Inc.'s big corporate profits. It will result in a substantial increase of large truck traffic on highway 101 and increase the risk of degrading surrounding wetlands as well as air and odor pollution throughout Novato and surrounding areas.

Tues., October 17, 7:30 p.m.
How Bush Rules: Chronicles of a Radial Regime 
Sidney Blumenthal, the former assistant and senior adviser to President Clinton, will discuss his latest book, How Bush Rules: Chronicles of a Radial Regime. The book takes readers through pivotal events such as the hunt for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, the rise of the foreign-policy neoconservatives, Abu Ghraib, the war on science, the Jack Abramoff scandal, and the catastrophic mishandling of Hurricane Katrina. It tracks a consistent policy that calls for the president to have complete authority over independent federal agencies and to remain unbound by congressional oversight -- or even the law. Discussion with KQED's Michael Krasny, Q&A with the audience and book signing. Advance tickets: $21; students: $10.50; book/ticket: $39. Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Rd., San Rafael. For more information and tickets call 415-444-8000 or visit www.marinjcc.org. Groups of 10 or more get a 15% discount.

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, or go to www.mitfamericas.org.

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. bbc.co

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. (B11)

Wed., October 25, 7 p.m. – 
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

October 27-28, 2006
Community Media/This Way Forward 
MEDIA Conference
Alliance for Community Media,
Western Region 
The Regional Conference Program Committee, headed by
Kari Peterson is working out all the program tracks and events, so full details will be posted on this site soon. Plan your fall weekend with this in mind:
In cooperation with Media Alliance and hosted by Community Media Access Partnership, headed by Suzanne St. John-Crane the 2006 ACM Western Region annual conference will be held in San Jose, California.
Downtown San Jose , the heart of Silicon Valley, is within walking distance of th e HP Pavilion, home of the San Jose Sharks, the Tech Museum of Innovation, the Civic Auditorium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose State University, and Adobe headquarters.
Downtown is 3 miles/5 minute cab ride from Mineta/San Jose International Airport.
Venue for the conference is the Hilton San Jose , with special $99/night room rates.
Reserve now requesting the Alliance group rate.
The WAVE film festival awards ceremony will be held Friday evening in the new San Jose City Hall Rotunda.
Keynote Speaker for the Saturday luncheon is Norm Solomon www.normansolomon.com , media critic and author of numerous books, including Wizards of Media Ox: Behind the Curtain of Mainstream News and The Trouble with Dilbert: How Corporate Culture Gets the Last Laugh.
National vendors will be in attendance. 
http://www.acmwest.org/

Sun., October 29, 5-7:30 PM 
TURN THE TIDE
NEXT GENERATION
(4-5pm Special Reception)
Call 415.459.NEXT (6398). Seating is limited.
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 11, 2006; 10 am to 10 pm. 
Lifting The Fog Off 9/11: Applying the Scientific Method to the World Trade Center 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.

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 10.4.06
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW
10:30 pm SPIRAL INTO IT

THURSDAY 10.5.06
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW
7:30 pm MARIN PEACE AND JUSTICE PRESENTS,
“BEYOND TREASON”
Department of Defense documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act expose the horrific underworld of the disposable army mentality and the government funded experimentation upon US citizens conducted without their knowledge or consent.
Grand Festival Award Winner
2005 Berkeley Film Festival
www.beyondtreason.com

FRIDAY 10.6.06
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW
5:30 pm UNTIL WHEN

MONDAY 10.9.06
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW
6:00 pm PALESTINE IS STILL THE ISSUE
8:00 pm AZMI BISHARA

TUESDAY 10.10.06
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW
5:00 pm THAT WHICH IS
6:00 pm REFUSNIKS
8:30 pm GHASSAN ANDONI
7:00 pm 9/11: THE MYTH AND THE REALITY

WEDNESDAY 10.11.06
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW
8:30 pm INTERVIEW WITH ILAN PAPPE
10:30 pm SPIRAL INTO IT

THURSDAY 10.12.06
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW
7:30 pm MPJC PRESENTS, TBA Check our Schedule at www.mpjc.org

FRIDAY 10.13.06
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW
5:30 pm UNTILL WHEN

"Truth is a pathless land. There is no guide, no law, and no tradition which will lead you to it, but your own constant and intelligent awareness." Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986)

“War is depressing and denial is the antidote”.- MPJC Presents Committee

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