MARIN PEACE AND JUSTICE COALITION
A FREE WEEKLY BULLETIN
A GUIDE TO EVENTS AND ACTIONS IN MARIN AND GREATER SF BAY AREA
May 31, 2006
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Independent Media Needs You
If you think media need to be part of the solution, not the problem...that democracy and everything we care about depend on an informed citizenry...and if you want to help promote and support media that's getting it right...
Then we invite you to take part in MPJC's Independent Media Campaign.
We need volunteers, organizers and financial supporters.
We welcome organizations to endorse the campaign and to participate.
We seek Marin merchants who will carry our Independent Media Guides in stores throughout the county.
Come to one of our presentations about the campaign. For date, location, and time, contact Zhenya at 381-9085.
Visit us at www.mpjc.org/imc.
This Week on MARIN Chanel 26
9:00 AM DEMOCRACY NOW
6:00PM LOOSE CHANGE 2
10:30 PM SPIRAL INTO IT
9:00 AM DEMOCRACY NOW
7:30 PM MARIN PEACE AND JUSTICE COALITION, PRESENTS:
"Facts and Myths About Joining the Military: From Recruitment to Abu Ghraib" -- a forum which took place on March 2, 2006, at San Rafael High School Auditorium. This forum includes Aimee Allison, a medic during the Persian Gulf War; Pablo Paredes, who refused to board a ship headed for Iraq; Aidan Delgado, who spent six months at Abu Ghraib Prison; and David Crawford, a student organizer at Tamalpais High School. Run Time 1 Hour 53 Minutes
9:00 AM DEMOCRACY NOW
9:00 AM DEMOCRACY NOW
9:00 AM DEMOCRACY NOW
10:30 PM LIVE ELECTION RETURNS
12:00 Midnight LIVE ELECTION RETURNS
9:00 AM DEMOCRACY NOW
10:30 PM SPIRAL INTO IT
Now every Thursday night at 7:30 PM on Channel 26 “MPJC PRESENTS” 2 full hours, of new hard hitting and up to date Documentaries and Movies concerning current political, environmental and health issues crucial for an informed American public.
On June 6th, Don't Forget to Vote!
We need to get out the progressive vote.
Call you neighbors and friends and vote together, celebrate democracy.
This important mid-year election may be a real cause for celebration by progressives everywhere. We have a chance to impact locally. Whether you vote absentee or at your local polling place, be sure that you cast your vote!
Lynn Woolsey -- United States Congress
Cliff Meneken -- Superior Court Judge
Patty Burke - Ross Valley Sanitary District
Pat Guasco - Ross Valley Sanitary District
Burke and Guasco for
Ross Valley Sanitary District
Feds step in to straighten out Ross Valley sewer leakage mess.
Ross Valley Sanitary District Incumbents Need To Be Flushed Out!
VOTE FOR - INTEGRITY
Patty Burke - www.patty4pipes.org
Pat Guasco www.patguasco.org.
They are the candidates who will work hard and honestly as Directors of the Ross Valley Sanitary District to serve the people of Ross Valley not special interest cronies. We need to clean up the mess of the Ross Valley sewer system for the health of our waterways and community. We cannot continue to allow underreported sewage spills, lacksadasical responses and coverups. Enough is enough, elect responsive leaders. Help get out the vote on June 6, call your neighbors and friends and go vote together to make the Ross Valley community safer.
Listen to Patty Burke's PSA click here (30 seconds)
Grand Jury Rips Ross Sanitary 5/26/06
Marin Independent Journal
read entire article
THE POLITICAL SCENE
THE COMING WEEKS IN MARIN
Wed., May 31, 12 Noon – 1 p.m.
Restoring Public Trust in Our Courts
Join us at an informational briefing about what has been or is being done to correct the problems in our Marin Courts.
Help establish a Citizen's Judicial Oversight Committee
Hear preliminary results of our Judicial Survey
Learn more about audits of our Marin Courts
Brown Bag Briefing
Drinks & Cookies on us
LOCATION: Tamalpais Room
San Rafael Corporate Center
750 Lindaro Street, San Rafael
Thurs., June 1, 12 noon and 5p.m.
We are STILL in Iraq...
and Ann Wright (the Colonel who resigned when Bush invaded Iraq)
Will speak at a rally
San Rafael, Courthouse Square, 12 noon
(with Medea Benjamin)
Santa Rosa, Courthouse Square, 5:15 p.m.
with Progressive Democrats of America, Democracy for America, and Code Pink
Come show your support for peace!
Mon, June 5, 6:00 PM Dinner, 7:00 Cuba Films
17th ANNUAL Pastors for Peace
POTLUCK DINNER & MOVIE
FUNDRAISER for the:
Let’s send “Jimmy Justice” to Cuba Coalition.
Sponsored by Marin Peace & Justice Coalition
Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas &
San Francisco Bay Area Pastors for Peace Friends/Friendshipment
Can’t make it to the potluck, but want to support gettin’ Jimmy Justice outta the country...kindly send your donations to:
Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas, P.O. Box 2481, Mill Valley, CA 94942
9 ROSS VALLEY DR
(at Fourth Street)
$5-15 DONATION. NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS.
(All proceeds go to Jim Geraghty’s travel expenses while he participates in the 17th Annual Cuba Caravan leaving Berkeley June 24.) Gettin’ “Jimmy Justice” on the bus!
Tues., June 6, 7 PM
DFA meetup featuring
Sea Turtle Restoration Project
and a Election Celebration!
“Sea Turtles are symbolic of what is happening in our oceans . . . as go the sea turtles, so will go the oceans.” Karen Steele of the Sea Turtle Restoration project will address the industrial fishing threats facing Pacific coastal waters in this era of conservation rollbacks. She will show a brief documentary as part of her presentation.
Then . . . it’s time to party! Come join us for coffee and dessert as we celebrate the end of the primary season and all the work we have done to support our candidates and issues. We will relax, take a few breaths, enjoy our coffee and dessert, and begin a discussion of what’s next! Please come be a part of this planning effort—we are stronger with your voice among us.
Town Center Community Room (Suite 201)
Corte Madera Town Center Mall 770 Paradise Drive
Corte Madera , CA 94925
Directions to the Town Center Community Room:
Exit Hwy 101 at the Paradise/Tamalpais Exit , Head West, the Corte Madera Town Center will be on your right Park on this side of the mall (the South Side) Enter the main entrance of the mall--you will see a striped awning marked "770) Enter the lobby of the office building under the awning Take the Elevator to the Second Floor Suite 201 will be in front of you when you exit the elevator area.
Cristine Dewey firstname.lastname@example.org
Thurs., June 8th, 7:30-9:00 am
BIOMIMICRY: The Next Industrial Revolution
Growing Clean Technology Companies Marin
presented by Slim Shekar in the Business Breakfast Series: Conservation League and the Environmental Education Council of Marin (EECOM)
Embassy Suites Hotel 101 McInnis Parkway, San Rafael 94903
PAX Scientific - A Case Study
What is biomimicry and can a biomimicry-based business be profitable and sustainable?
How can we identify the common ground between green concerns and the needs of business?
What can Marin County do to become a model for attracting successful green businesses?
Join us for a conversation with Slim Shekar, PAX Scientific Executive Vice President for Business Development, as he outlines the challenges, and opportunities of cultivating a biomimicry-based business.
For more information, contact Scott Feirbend at email@example.com or Somer Duckett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fri., June 9, 7:30 PM
HAITI: THE UNTOLD STORY
Filmmaker Kevin Pina challenges the contemporary view of Haiti, revealing the hidden role of the 'international community' in Haitian politics. This provocative and lively film takes the viewer into parts of Haiti where few Western journalists dare to tread, and includes shocking footage of unreported human rights abuses, some which have been astonishingly conducted by UN forces. Pina’s film stands out because it connects the tragic events in Haiti with what he assesses as foreign intervention designed to deter democracy. Learn the side of the Haiti coverage not seen in regular media.?
Come see this extraordinary film and meet the filmmaker
First United Methodist Church
9 Ross Valley Drive (at Fourth Street) – SAN RAFAEL
For more information call: 415-924-3227
Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas (MITF)
Flashpoints on Pacifica’s KPFA
Proceeds benefit the Haiti Information Project (HIP)
REFRESHMENTS - WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE
$5-10 Donation Requested No one turned away for lack of funds
Sat. & Sun., June 10 & 11
Video Blogging Super-Rama
VloggerCon 2006 is a media village born on the internet, and making camp for a weekend in San Francisco. This conference is the place to be if you want to learn or share your knowledge about video blogging. News, events, enhancing your site, personal stories, the normal the extreme the wacky and wild. If it is video and it is on the net then you need to be here.
After attending this conference you will have your own videoblog.
Buy you tickets at www.vloggercon.com
at the Swedish American Hall, San Fransisco
Tues., June 13, 7:00 PM
DECLARATION OF PEACE
TOWN HALL MEETING
Hey, Marin & Sonoma Peace Activists
Let's declare peace!
A new national campaign, the DECLARATION OF PEACE, is inviting ordinary citizens all over America to sign a document demanding that the U.S. leave Iraq, and vowing to engage in nonviolent direct action if our government fails to do so.
How can residents of Marin and Sonoma counties participate in this campaign?
• sign the Declaration of Peace ourselves
• distribute the Declaration and gather signatures
• join in national days of action -- demonstrations, civil disobedience -- in late September
but we need to get organized!
If you would like to help plan what we in the North Bay can do to declare peace with Iraq, please come to a * TOWN HALL - brainstorming/ planning meeting
* at the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, 1520 Grand Ave. (corner of Grand & Acacia)
peace activists, artists, musicians, poets, dancers, curmudgeons and crones, old folks, young folks, lovers of life, dreamers of dreams, holders of hope
For more information about the Declaration of Peace, go to;
For information about this meeting, e-mail: email@example.com
Sat. June 17, 7PM
Arsenal of Hypocrisy
The Space Program and the
Military Industrial Complex
A Community Film Showing in support of Christian Heath’s Social Landscape Project participating at the World Peace Forum 2006 in Vancouver.
Currently the US Military is pursuing the installation of space based weapons to enable “rapid global attack…anywhere in the world under any conditions”. In a democratic-republic the actions of government are supposed to reflect the general will of the people, while citizens must know what their government is doing to positively and constructively engage with it. In this positive spirit, please join a community film showing!
One Hour Film Features:
Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 Astronaut ;
Bruce Gagnon, Global Network Against Nuclear Weapons and Power in Space;
Noam Chomsky, Activist and Professor of Linguistics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT);
Outlines of U.S. plans to control space and the Earth below, dangers of Bush’s "Nuclear Systems Initiative" that would expand use of nuclear power in space by building Project Prometheus (the nuclear rocket). Archival footage, Pentagon documents, and President Dwight Eisenhower in 1961 warning the American people about the dangers of an unchecked military-industrial complex.
First United Methodist Church of San Rafael
9 Ross Valley Rd., San Rafael (Across from Bedrock Records on the “Miracle Mile“)
$5 Suggested Donation*
More info 415-455-9918
Endorsed By: Western States Legal Foundation (WSLF), Social Justice Center of Marin (SJCM), Marin Peace and Justice Coalition (MPJC)
*Donations Benefit Christian Heath's Social Landscape Project participating at the World Peace Forum 2006 in Vancouver, Canada June 22-29. Please download a flyer and post click here.
Sun, June 18th, 7:00 pm
McCarthy Era Lessons for Bush’s America
Son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and Executive
Director of the Rosenberg Fund for Children
for a discussion.
Robert Meeropol was six years old when his parents, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, were sent to the electric chair in 1953, executed by the U.S. government after one of the most hotly debated trials in U.S. history. Now, Meeropol leads the Rosenberg Fund for Children (RFC), a public foundation he started in 1990. The RFC echoes the support Meeropol received from the progressive community after his parents’ deaths, by aiding children of today’s activists who are living through similar nightmares to that which he experienced as a child.
In this presentation, followed by Q&A and a book signing, Meeropol - now an attorney, activist and Executive Director of the RFC- will discuss the many dangerous parallels between the post-9/11 political climate and the McCarthy era of the 1950’s.
Student Services Ctr. Cafeteria, College of Marin
Copies of AN EXECUTION IN THE FAMILY will be available for purchase.
Sponsored by the College of Marin Students for Social Responsibility, Marin Peace and Justice Coalition and Bay Area National Lawyers Guild
For more information about the event contact Jim at (415) 485-9390 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Robert Meeropol and the Rosenberg Fund for Children visit www.rfc.org. The RFC, a 501(c)(3) public foundation, provides for the educational and emotional needs of the children of targeted progressive activists in this country and also for targeted activist youth.
If you are unable to attend but wish to make a tax-deductible contribution, please visit www.rfc.org to donate online by credit card or send a check or money order payable to the Rosenberg Fund for Children to:
Rosenberg Fund for Children
116 Pleasant St., Suite 348
Easthampton, MA 01027
June 19, 2006 at 5:00 p.m
General and Unconditional Amnesty for All Immigrants
People United For a General and Unconditional Amnesty
Barrio Unido Por una Amnistia General e Incondicional
No matter what the decisions the lawmakers make to "reform" the immigration laws, we know that they will make some immigrant workers "legal" and others "illegal." We hold this rally in celebration of the date of June 19th, 141 years ago when it was declared the end of slavery by Black people in this country. We make a call for unity at this rally in the Bayview so we can honor June 19th by making a commitment to sow the first seeds together in order to make a reality the emancipation of the Black people and the immigrants and to demand the immediate freedom of the great leader of the Black people, Mumia Abu-Jamal, innocent on Death Row.
Palou Avenue and Third
San Francisco, CA
Cristina Gutierrez: 415-431-9925
Kati Sanchez: 415-368-2576