MARIN PEACE AND JUSTICE COALITION
A FREE WEEKLY BULLETIN
A GUIDE TO EVENTS AND ACTIONS IN MARIN AND GREATER SF BAY AREA
February 22, 2006
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LIVE YOUR DREAM
Special Event for youth, teachers, parents, school administrators / board members, and community members...please pass the word along
Thursday, March 2, 7:00 p.m.
FACTS and MYTHS about joining the
from recruitment to Abu Ghraib
Iraq war vet and two Iraq
war resisters speak out
San Rafael High School Auditorium
Come hear Iraq war veteran Aidan Delgado and two Iraq War resisters —Aimee Allison and Pablo Paredes (pictured above) — tell their stories: how they were recruited, the reasons they enlisted, their experiences at boot camp, and what it was like at Abu Ghraib prison. Aidan will be coming from Florida and Pablo will be coming from San Diego for this special program. Aimee Allison, a veteran of the first Gulf War, is running for Oakland City Council.
The vets will be joined by David Crawford, a student "Opt-Out" organizer at Tamalpais High School. Special performance featuring HIP HOP/SPOKEN WORD ARTIST - D.U.S.T.
For more information, call (415)924-2347
Sponsored by Marin County High School and College
Outreach Peace Education (HOPE); Marin Peace and
Justice Coalition, and Veterans for Peace
Sliding Scale $7 - $15
Youth under 21 are free; no one turned away for lack of funds
Spanish translation available.
Endorsers: Canal Alliance, Social Justice Center of Marin; Mainstreet Moms/leavemychildalone.org
THE POLITICAL SCENE
THIS WEEK IN MARIN and BEYOND
Wed. Feb. 22 6: PM
Mill Valley Seniors for Peace
One hour vigil against domestic spying from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM with candles. The Bill of Rights will be read. The president is breaking the law. Momentum is already mounting in Congress for a real, independent investigation into the president's illegal wiretapping program. But unless Congress knows that citizens are concerned, they'll shrink from their responsibility to act as a check on the president's power.
The Redwoods Garden –
40 Camino Alto
Mill Valley, CA
Wed. Feb., 22, 7 p.m.
“Sir No Sir!”
a film about war resistance
Benefit with Jane Fonda
Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley.
We look forward to Jane Fonda hosting this special evening with an intimate VIP reception leading into the film presentation & trailer. Grammy nominee Maria Muldaur and friends will round out the evening with a beautiful concert presentation.
Thurs., Feb. 23, 6 p.m.
Question 9/11: A Call to Activism
Hosted by: Janette MacKinlay
9/11 survivor, Speaking on “Art to Activism”
World Premiere: Movie
‘Flights 11, 175, 77 and 93: The 9/ll Commission’s Incredible Tales’
Produced/Edited by Ken Jenkins
“9/11: Attack or Godsend?”
A Dutch Television documentary (dubbed in English)
Activists Kit – A Call To Action
Presentation by Ken Jenkins
An on-line campaign
Presentations by Carol Brouillet- Co Founder of Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance,
David Kubiak- 911truth.org International Campaign Advisor,
and Gabriel Day- 9-11truth.org National Outreach and Networking Director
Grand Lake Theater in Oakland
Sponsored by the Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance
Tickets are $10 and available at-
The Grand Lake Theater
3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland, California
Thurs., Feb. 23, 7:00 pm
Left Hand of God: Taking Back Our Country from the Religious Right
Michael Lerner talks about The Left Hand of God: Taking Back Our Country From the Religious Right ($24.95). To succeed again, Lerner asserts, the Democratic Party (or just register Green) will have to rethink (just thinking might also work) its relationship to God, spirituality, and a wide range of moral and ethical issues that are of paramount importance to a majority of Americans. Lerner provides a detailed 8-point covenant that serves as an action plan.
Sat, Feb. 25, 10:30am
ANTIWAR MEETING OPEN TO ALL
THOSE WHO DEMAND:
STOP THE WAR NOW! U.S. OUT OF IRAQ!
BRING ALL THE TROOPS HOME NOW!
MONEY FOR HUMAN NEEDS NOT WAR!
Linking United for Peace and Justice, US Labor Against the War and others. Open Meeting , ILWU Local 6 Hall, 255 Ninth St., between Folsom and Harrison, San Francisco. Planning for Conference to end the war and occupation of Iraq, and secondarily to bring peace and justice to Palestine/Israel, Haiti, Latin America and to restore civil liberties and social services at home
IT IS TIME TO TAKE IT BACK
Saturday February 25th, Noon to 6 P.M.
CIVIL RIGHTS REVIVAL FEST
In front of SF City Hall
Welcome to BANG4CHANGE 2006 !
We Poor People are called "Gang Bangers" & "Thugs"
Challenge the Hype ! Bang with Peace, Courage & Solidarity!
End US War on Poor, Black & Brown, NOW !
Demand SOLUTIONS & PEACE !
"It takes a Village !"
Please forward widely the link to this site, meant to build momentum and alliances for the Civil Rights Revival Festival in San Francisco, Feb 25th 2006.
On November 23, 2005, ISF (Idriss Stelley Foundation), sponsored by Bayview Campaign to End the Death Penalty and October 22 Against Police Brutality Coalition, hosted a Civil Rights Cookout at its location in the heart of the Bayview District on 3rd & Palou. After hardly a week of minimal outreach, more than 300 folks, progressive city officials, community activists and most importantly many families of Victims of law enforcement came to share their stories, proudly celebrate their heritage and shout out their demands for change ! February 2006 event will unite thousands of People demanding Justice and Peace!
SF ANSWER, SF Peacemakers, National Radical Women, SF Black National Newspaper and Community First Coalition have joined our Team !
Idriss Stelley Foundation is allocating $5000 to the event. We need volunteers to apply for city permit, sound permit, and we are recruiting artists and musicians willing to donate their performance to the cause. Please send us your speakers and vendors requests ! Tabling will be free, provided that you bring your own table (or ironing board LOL)
See you on February 25th, we gonna make a lot of powerful noise and bring some serious change!
In Struggle & Solidarity,
Idriss Stelley Foundation ( I S F )
SF BAYVIEW CEDP CHAPTER (Campaign to End the Death Penalty)
4921 3rd St SF CA 94124
(415) 595-8251 / 24HR Bilingual Crisis Line
Saturday, February 25th, 2-5pm
The military recruits in most Bay Area high schools,
Let’s make sure students hear the other side!
This will be a training/organizing kick off for:
1. youth to youth presentation teams,
2. veterans and non-veteran classroom presenters, and
3. anyone who wants to learn, share and help support this effort!
War Veterans Memorial Building, Room 219
401 Van Ness, San Francisco
West of City Hall, near Civic Center BART
Snacks will be provided, donations will be accepted.
Facilitators will include:
Paul Cox and Eduardo Cohen, Veterans for Peace
Ruby Butler, Youth Empowerment School, AWE
Samora Pinderhughes, Berkeley High School
Eric Reed, Berkeley High School, Art in Action
Michelle Wong, UC Berkeley/MOOS-Bay
Susan Quinlan, Alternatives to War Through Education
For more information, please contact
Paul Cox (510) 528-1975
or Susan Quinlan email@example.com
Sun., Feb. 26, 7 p.m. (social & setup at 6:30)
RUTH GROUP Speaker Series
Elizabeth de la Vega:
The Criminal Case against Bush Inc.
Sausalito Cruising Club (Bridgeway at the foot of Napa St.)
Whether it was the fraudulent case for the Iraq war, the flagrantly illegal eavesdropping conducted against American citizens under the figleaf of national security, or the potentially life-threatening outing of a CIA operative for political gains, most of us understand why the actions of the Bush administration were profoundly immoral. But do we know -- really know -- why they were illegal? That is the case we will have to make to the broader American public if we are to have a chance at restoring democracy in this country.
Former federal prosecutor Elizabeth de la Vega, who has written a blistering series of indictments for The Nation and Tomdispatch , is coming to us with one, crystal-clear message: Arm Yourselves! Whether you advocate impeachment, or actions in the courts, or bringing in a special prosecutor, you need to be persuasive. The odious misdeeds of Bush Incorporated violate core principles, embedded in the Constitution and the U.S. legal code, upon which this country was founded and which most Americans hold dear. The current government is in the throes of a legitimation crisis: people are not falling for the same old song-and-dance anymore. But the walls will not come tumbling down unless we in the grassroots light the fuse. Now's the time to prepare that elevator speech: come join us -- and also hear Elizabeth's latest analysis of why Special Prosecutor Paul Fitzgerald has a real shot at bringing down Karl Rove!
Articles by Elizabeth de la Vega
Nation cover story on the White House criminal conspiracy: http://www.thenation.com/doc/20051114/delavega
On Bush’s illegal eavesdropping:
“Shoot the Moon”--keeping on when the odds are against you: http://www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?emx=x&pid=44299
Sausalito Cruising Club (Bridgeway at the foot of Napa St.)
Sunday, Feb. 26, 7:00 p.m. (social & setup at 6:30)
The Ruth Group: Information into Action www.ruthgroup.org
Watch the Video of the
Health Care for All - Citizens Hearing
February 18, 2006
Did you miss this historic citizens hearing, or you want to view it again to hear and watch the testimony of the speakers? You can watch it here. Click here to watch.
Much thanks to Jerry Kay who did the webcasting video and was very helpful with the sound system too.