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MARIN PEACE AND JUSTICE COALITION

DECEMBER 5, 2006
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THIS WEEKEND
DECEMBER 8 AND 10 - MPJC PRESENTS: 
A Weekend Double Header featuring war refusers, whistleblowers and truth-tellers...

Fri. December 8, 7:30 - 9:30 pm (doors open at 7pm)
Courage to Resist – Unjust Wars
Darrell Anderson, Iraq Veteran and War Resister 
Plus documentary film “The Ground Truth” 
Iraq war veteran Darrell Anderson will be speaking at Student Services Building (cafeteria) College of Marin, Kentfield. 
The event, sponsored by Students for Social Responsibility, MPJC and Courage to Resist, an organization dedicated to supporting those within the military who resist the war in Iraq. 
Darrell Anderson was deployed to Iraq with the Army's 1st Armored Division in the spring of 2004. Darrell served most of his time in Baghdad where, after serving for seven months, he was wounded by a roadside bomb. Recovered from his physical wounds and facing the possibility of a second deployment to Iraq, Anderson made the difficult decision to go to Canada, rather than return to Iraq to participate further in the abuse and killing of Iraqi civilians. In explaining his decision to desert, Anderson said, "I believed it was my human right to choose not to kill innocent people."
http://www.couragetoresist.org/x/content/blogcategory/26/40/ 
Sliding scale: $5 - $10. Youth 21 and under are free. NOTA
For more info, email: green-girl@comcast.net

Sun., December 10, 2 - 4 pm
TARGET: IRAN
Is Iran in the cross-hairs of the US military?
SCOTT RITTER, 
Just returned from Iran, Author of “Target : Iran,” on Bush’s planned attack, and former UN weapons inspector in Iraq, along with
JEFF COHEN
Director, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (fair), author of the new “Cable News Confidential,” in which he describes network resistance to the Ritter interview & other disinformation.
BOTH SPEAKERS WILL SIGN COPIES OF THEIR BOOKS
College of Marin
Olney Hall 
Kentfield, Marin County
835 College Ave., just off Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
(Two miles west of Hwy. 101)
DONATION REQUESTED: $10; COM STUDENTS FREE, NO ONE TURNED AWAY
Sponsored by: Marin Peace & Justice Coalition, Students for Social Responsibility-COM In association with Don’t Attack Iran Coalition (Bay Area)

THE POLITICAL SCENE 
THE COMING WEEKS IN MARIN 
AND BEYOND

Wednesday, December 6, 7 p.m.
MITF
Bolivia Report Back
The Redwoods Presbyterian Church, 
110 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur 
Recently returned from a fact-finding delegation to Bolivia, Bay Area activists will report what they saw and learned in this Andean nation going through major change. They visited Cochabamba, the Chapare, Oruro, El Alto, and the capital, La Paz. 
Delegates will show photos and discuss meetings with people who participated in mass protests that brought down two presidents; miners, coca growers, spiritual leaders, NGOs working to close the School of the Americas, human rights activists; officials, such as the Minister of Justice and the Commander of the Bolivian Armed Forces; an international anti-narcotics training center for police and anti-narcotics police (both funded by the U.S.); and staff to the Constituent Assembly working on a new constitution. The event will feature fair trade items for sale, including Bolivian and Zapatista artesania; coffee, chocolate, cocoa; and 2007 Guatemala Arte Maya calendars.
They will also present a brief update on the Venezuela election. Refreshments served.
The program is sponsored by Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas and the West Marin Alliance. A $5-10 donation is requested. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information, please call 415/924-3227 or go to www.mitfamericas.org

Wed., December 6, 7:30 p.m.
Harry Shearer – in conversation
Comic genius from This Is Spinal Tap, former writer/cast member of Saturday Night Live, regular (and very liberal) contributor to the Huffington Post, and star of For Your Consideration, Harry is now revered by a new generation as several key voices on the hit series The Simpsons. Hear Harry in conversation with local writer Jack Boulware as he discusses his amazing career and latest book, Not Enough Indians - and be ready to laugh! Advance sale tickets: $21; book & ticket: $33; students: $10.50. For tickets call 415-444-8000 or visit www.marinjcc.org. 
Osher Marin JCC
200 N. San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA 94903

Fri. December 8, 7:30 - 9:30 pm (doors open at 7pm)
Courage to Resist – Unjust Wars
Darrell Anderson, Iraq Veteran and War Resister 
Plus documentary film “The Ground Truth” 
Iraq war veteran Darrell Anderson will be speaking at Student Services Building (cafeteria) College of Marin, Kentfield. 
The event, sponsored by Students for Social Responsibility, MPJC and Courage to Resist, an organization dedicated to supporting those within the military who resist the war in Iraq. 
Darrell Anderson was deployed to Iraq with the Army's 1st Armored Division in the spring of 2004. Darrell served most of his time in Baghdad where, after serving for seven months, he was wounded by a roadside bomb. Recovered from his physical wounds and facing the possibility of a second deployment to Iraq, Anderson made the difficult decision to go to Canada, rather than return to Iraq to participate further in the abuse and killing of Iraqi civilians. In explaining his decision to desert, Anderson said, "I believed it was my human right to choose not to kill innocent people."
http://www.couragetoresist.org/x/content/blogcategory/26/40/ 
Sliding scale: $5 - $10. Youth 21 and under are free. NOTA
For more info, email: green-girl@comcast.net

Sat., December 9, 3 - 5 PM 
Artists of San Quentin
Join us in celebrating the artists through an 
Art Exhibit and Sale
MarinLink
2620 The Mall at Northgate, San Rafael 94930
(between Rite Aid and Sears on the outside of the Mall)
Come and meet the instructors 
Refreshments will be served
*Sale to benefit the Art in Corrections Program and 
Project Avery-a program for children of incarcerated parents
Exhibit will be available to the public Monday-Friday 10-5 PM throughout the holidays…
Call for more information: 472-0211

Sat., December 9, 10-12:00 a.m.
Holiday Ornament Making - Recycling Workshop
Recycled from our waste stream! 
Fairfax Community Church-
2398 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. 
cross street Manor 
Suggested donation- $5 - Start out the holiday season right with Sustainable Fairfax and Marin Conservation Corp. 
Make your own wrapping paper, picture frames and Holiday Ornaments with treasures found from the waste stream. Bring your own materials or sort through the wonderful treasures provided by the Marin Conservation Corp's For Earth's Sake Reuse Team.
The best presents are ones from the heart, ones from our hands and made within the company of your community.
Don't miss the first community education program of Sustainable Fairfax and a chance to redefine a gift giving season based on the universal gifts of friends, family and sustainability!

Sat., December 9,11:00 a.m. 
Support GI Resistance & GI Rights – 
End War and Empire!
National Weekend of Action
Join us for a forum on GI Rights, GI Resistance and Ending the War
War Memorial Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Ave at McAllister St (Civic Center BART), S.F
In-depth stories and discussion with:
Maxine Hong Kingston, author, poet and co-author of the new book, "Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace"
Darrell Anderson, Iraq War Veteran and War Resister
Anita Dennis, mother of Darrell Anderson 
Kyle Snyder, AWOL Iraq Veteran and War Resister
Bob Watada & Rosa Sakanishi, father and stepmother of Lt. Ehren Watada 
Info: http://www.couragetoresist.org

Sat., December 9, 1pm – 
COURAGE TO RESIST
Rally & Procession 
War Memorial Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Ave at McAllister St (Civic Center BART) 
Featuring:
Darrell Anderson, Iraq War Veteran and War Resister
Kyle Snyder, AWOL Iraq Veteran and War Resister
Anita Dennis, mother of Darrell Anderson
Bob Watada & Rosa Sakanishi, father and stepmother of Lt. Ehren Watada
Jeff Paterson, Gulf War 1 Marine resister
Also joining us will be members of IVAW and their cross-country bus! more TBA
Info: http://www.couragetoresist.org

Sun., December 10, 2 - 4 pm
TARGET: IRAN
Is Iran in the cross-hairs of the US military?
SCOTT RITTER, Just returned from Iran, Author of “Target : Iran,” on Bush’s planned attack, and former UN weapons inspector in Iraq, along with
JEFF COHEN
Director, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (fair), author of the new “Cable News Confidential,” in which he describes network resistance to the Ritter interview & other disinformation.
BOTH SPEAKERS WILL SIGN COPIES OF THEIR BOOKS
College of Marin
Olney Hall 
Kentfield, Marin County
835 College Ave., just off Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
(Two miles west of Hwy. 101)
DONATION REQUESTED: $10; COM STUDENTS FREE, NO ONE TURNED AWAY
Sponsored by: Marin Peace & Justice Coalition, Students for Social Responsibility-COM In association with Don’t Attack Iran Coalition (Bay Area)

Mon., December 11, 7:30 pm
Marin Peace & Justice Coalition 
Where to next with Election Reform
Special guest speakers -
Come join us to learn about both local election reform and national election reform.
Is Marin ready for a major town hall meeting on election reform. With Debra Bowen elected as secretary of state we may be in for some big electoral changes. Let's get ready and help lead the way.

Wed., December 13, 6-8:30 PM 
Democratic Victory and Holiday Bash 
Corte Madera Inn. 
Luscious libations, Gustatory delights, good friends, celebration and awards! Hosted by the Democratic Central Committee of Marin (DCCM). 
All for a modest $10 donation.
Come celebrate the successes of Take Back Red California as the DCCM awards its coveted “Volunteer of the Year” award to the wonderful, energetic, optimistic unstoppable Mayme Hubert! Help us celebrate by spreading the word to all your groups, your friends, your neighbors, your email buddies.
Fellow Democrats throughout Marin are welcomed as we rejoice in OUR victory and plot the future, over good wine and fine foods. 
Thanks so very much. You are all great! Call me with any questions.
Dotty E. leMieux
415-485-1040

FRI., December. 15, 6:30 pm
Health Care for All – Marin’s 
FOURTH ANNUAL 
CHANUKAH - KWANZAA - CHRISTMAS - SOLSTICE... PARTY 
CHINA DYNASTY RESTAURANT
1335 FOURTH STREET, BETWEEN C & D
SAN RAFAEL
$18 PER PERSON 
(Scholarships available, don’t stay away)
Guest Speaker: Andrew McGuire, Exec. Dir., Health Care for All-CA
Former director of Million Mom March & Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Director of Campaign for Fire-Safe Cigarettes; Emmy-award-winning film producer; and MacArthur winner)
“HOW TO BUILD A MASS MOVEMENT” 
RSVP to Esther Wanning at ewanning@wannings.net 
or at 389-9991 
We need to know number of diners and to arrange seating. 
China Dynasty will be closed for our private party. Dinner will be 
primarily vegetarian, with some seafood.

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