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MARIN PEACE AND JUSTICE COALITION
A FREE WEEKLY BULLETIN
A GUIDE TO EVENTS AND ACTIONS IN MARIN AND GREATER SF BAY AREA
June 7, 2006 
Read, learn, share and give someone you love truth, peace and your heart!
The Bulletin Boys, Shep and Jimmy "Justice"

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LIVE YOUR DREAM
THANK YOU VOTERS!

WOOLSEY TROUNCES NATION

PATTY BURKE and PAT GUASCO WIN BIG 
the Ross Valley Sanitary District Wins Big

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.
MGH v Sutter ...who is getting screwed again?
WHAT’S INSIDE THIS “TROJAN HORSE” HOSPITAL DEAL?
JOIN US AT THESE PUBLIC MEETINGS:
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This WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2006, 7:00 P.M.
at MARIN GENERAL HOSPITAL
Next TUESDAY, June 13, 2006, 7:00 P.M.
at MARIN GENERAL HOSPITAL 
Sutter is up to its old tricks again. They think they can roll out a pretty pony of a deal at Marin General Hospital and expect the community to welcome it with open arms.
ASK THE TOUGH QUESTIONS!
MAKE YOUR OPINIONS KNOWN!
TAKE BACK OUR HEALTHCARE FUTURE!
JOIN US AT THE PUBLIC MEETINGS

Progressive shows on Community Access
This Week on MARIN Chanel 26

WEDNESDAY 6/7/2006 
9:00 AM DEMOCRACY NOW 
6:00 PM WALL OF SHAME
10:30 PM SPIRAL INTO IT

THURSDAY 6/8/2006
9:00 AM DEMOCRACY NOW 
6:00 PM THE GREAT DECEPTION 
7:00 PM Ghassan Andoni
7:30 PM MARIN PEACE AND JUSTICE COALITION PRESENTS
“THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED”
By Kim Bartley and Donnacha O'Briain
Their film records what was probably history's shortest-lived coup d'état. It's a unique document about political muscle and an extraordinary portrait of the man The Wall Street Journal credits with making Venezuela "Washington's biggest Latin American headache after the old standby, Cuba." Chavez, elected president of Venezuela in 1988, is a colorful folk hero, beloved by his nation's working class and a tough-as-nails, quixotic opponent to the power structure that would see him deposed. Two independent filmmakers were inside the presidential palace on April 11, 2002, when he was forcibly removed from office. They were also present 48 hours later when, remarkably, he returned to power amid cheering aides.
Run Time 1 Hour 15 Minutes

FRIDAY 6/9/2006 
9:00 AM DEMOCRACY NOW 
5:30 PM THIS IS NOT YOUR WAR

MONDAY 6/12/2006
9:00 AM DEMOCRACY NOW 
6:00 PM CRIMINAL INDIFFERENCE: KATRINA UNKNOWN 

TUESDAY 6/13/2006
9:00 AM DEMOCRACY NOW 
6:00 PM 9/11 REVISTED, DR. S. JONES
7:00 PM GLOBAL WARNING: AN INTERVIEW WITH MORDECHAI Vanunu

WEDNESDAY 6/14/2006
9:00 AM DEMOCRACY NOW 
5:30 PM RIGHT OF RETURN and WALL OF HATE

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.

Next Week June 15th “MPJC Presents” will feature “BLOODLETTING, Life, Death, and Healthcare” 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.

"And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
-- Anais Nin
An Inconvenient Truth
“Political will is a renewable resource.” - Al Gore
CinéArts @ Sequoia 
25 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941
SHOWTIMES 
11:45am I 1:00 I 2:00 I 3:15 I 4:30 I 5:45 I 7:00 I 8:15 I 9:20
I just returned from a screening of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” his expose on global warming. This may be the most important film each of us sees for the foreseeable future. Al Gore has done a brilliant job of explaining the facts and the issues behind this reality that is and will affect each one of us. No holds are barred from what is at stake.
http://www.climatecrisis.net/
Take a group of friends. Tell everyone. Just act. On behalf of all who inhabit this planet, I thank you in advance.
Ted Newman

THE POLITICAL SCENE 
THE COMING WEEKS IN MARIN

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 mcl@marinconservationleague.org or Somer Duckett at somer@eecom.net.

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
Sponsored by:
Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas (MITF)
www.mitfamericas.org
Flashpoints on Pacifica’s KPFA 
www.flashpoints.net 
Proceeds benefit the Haiti Information Project (HIP)
www.teledyol.net 
REFRESHMENTS - WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE
$5-10 Donation Requested No one turned away for lack of funds

Sat. & Sun., June 10 & 11
VloggerCon 06
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 
PLEASE COME! 
For more information about the Declaration of Peace, go to; 
www.declarationofpeace.org 
For information about this meeting, e-mail: buph@igc.org

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 
Join
ROBERT MEEROPOL 
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 jimmyjustice@gmail.com.
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 
Immigration/Freedom Rally
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
Contact Persons:
Cristina Gutierrez: 415-431-9925
Kati Sanchez: 415-368-2576
For updates and info, contact scott at planttrees dot org.