MARIN PEACE AND JUSTICE COALITION
September 21, 2006
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Sunday's, Sept. 24, noon-6pm
The 9th Annual Progressive Festival
It's time for progressives and all concerned folks to gather and network at the 9th Annual Progressive Festival in Petaluma.
This year's speakers include:
Kevin Danaher, co-founder of Global Exchange, addressing global justice and global security; Carolina Bañuelos, candidate for Santa Rosa City Council; Bonnie Faulkner of KPFA's "Guns and Butter;" Peter Phillips, Director of Project Censored and coauthor of "Impeach the President" will facilitate a panel on the subject of impeachment; Evelina Molina, immigrant rights activist. Plus a Panel on Alternative Fuels. Maya Orozco of KPFA 94.1 FM will be the MC this year.
Francisco Herrera and band, will provide traditional and original songs combining Latin American music with blues and jazz styling.
Grassroots Movement will stretch out with political dance theatre performance. There will also be speakers addressing the US wars in the Middle East, Living Wage, United Farm Workers, Youth Issues, Clean Money Campaign, and more. Food and drinks will be plentiful.
Free secure valet bicycle parking by bikesonoma.org.
Many Social Justice, Environmental, Labor, and Community Organizations will have informational tables. To reserve booth space, call 707.318.7548. The event is cosponsored by KPFA 94.1 FM (kpfa.org) and the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County (peaceandjusticesonomaco.org).Produced by The Petaluma Progressives.
Produced by The Petaluma Progressives.
For more info, call 707.318.7548 or 707.795.1044
Or by email: email@example.com
From Marin and points south - Take 101 North, get off at the Petaluma Blvd. South exit, and go straight for about two miles. Walnut Park will be on your left, at the corner of D Street and Petaluma Blvd., right in downtown Petaluma.
Thurs., Sept. 21, 4 - 5 p.m
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
Seniors for Peace
Redwoods Retirement Center
Special Peace Demonstration
The Gathering will be in front of the Redwoods Retirement Center across from Tam High. on the sidewalk facing the street. All peace people are invited. Bring signs.
This is a special additional demonstration added to their usual demonstration that takes place at the same time (4 to 5) on Fridays.
Thurs., September 21, 5:30
FAIRFAX SINGLE-PAYER DAY
RALLY FOR UNIVERSAL SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH CARE
Day 42 in OneCareNOW’s year-long, statewide campaign for Universal Health Care!
-Downtown Fairfax on Bolinas Road at Elsie-
Andrew McGuire, Exec. Dir Health Care for All-CA
Lew Tremaine, Fairfax Town Council
MARCH THROUGH TOWN!! SINGERS AND ENTERTAINMENT:
Skybrook and Maxwell of Bread and Roses and
The OneCareNOW Singers with accordionist Ellen Karel and drummer Joanie Levinsohn.
COME!! SING!! MARCH!!
The OneCareNOW Campaign features 365 events in 365 towns and cities in 365 days. It began on August 12, 2006, and gradually will work up through larger towns and cities.
Event No. 365 will be a massive gathering in Los Angeles, and one week later supporters from all over the state will converge on Sacramento to make sure our message is heard.
The Fairfax Town Council has passed a resolution declaring September 21, 2006, Single-Payer Day in Fairfax!
Sponsored by Health Care for All-Marin. For information, call 457-3825
Thurs., September 21, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m
Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance Meeting
at The Grand Lake Neighborhood Center
530 Lake Park Avenue, (between Lakeshore Avenue and Grand Avenue) in Oakland,. 1-866-268-2320
Fri., September 22, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
COMmunity Profile Series from
The Center for Regenerative Design
College of Marin
Practically Green: Meet the Blunk/Barnet Family
With Prof. Joe Mueller, Biology Department,
Friday, September 22nd; Fusselman Hall at 7:00 p.m.
Join us in a COMmunity Profile Series conversation with the Blunk/Barnet family from West Marin as they share their stories and images representing a practical, solution-based approach to learning at home and in the community for a sustainable future. Also, meet College of Marin Biology professor Joe Mueller as he shares his perspective on implementing sustainable practices. This event will be moderated by visionary architect and Co-Director of COM’s Center for Regenerative Design (CRD) Sim Van der Ryn, and educator, author and Co-Director of CRD, Andres Edwards.
Rufus Blunk, Elizabeth Barnet, Jasper Blunk, Silas Blunk, Savilia Blunk
And Prof. Joe Mueller, Biology Department, College of Marin
Fusselman Hall, College of Marin, Kentfield Campus
835 College Drive, Kentfield, CA
For information about this event and the Center for Regenerative Design (CRD)
call: (415) 457-8811 Ext. 7727 or visit: http://www.greenmarin.net
Sat., September 23, 4 pm
‘A Little Piece of Ground’ Concert
In aid of ‘A Little Piece of Ground’ books to schools project
Artists to include the brilliant young pianist
‘A Little Piece of Ground’, the novel by Elizabeth Laird, is about a Palestinian boy growing up under the Israeli Occupation. The concert is to raise money to buy copies to donate to local schools and libraries.
Held in a private home in San Rafael
Phone (415) 507 0633 for venue.
Cost: $15 for seat at concert; $7.50 for students who sit on the floor.
Refreshments will be sold after the concert, so do stay on to join us afterwards.
Sunday, September 24, 2006, 7:00 pm
9/11 & The American Empire:
Intellectuals Speak Out
Martin Luther King Middle School, 1781 Rose Street, Berkeley
DAVID RAY GRIFFIN - Professor of Philosophy and Theology, Emeritus, Claremont Graduate University. He is the author or editor of some 30 books, including The New Pearl Harbor, Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11 (2004) The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions (2005) Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11: A Call to Reflection and Action (2006).
PETER DALE SCOTT - former Canadian diplomat, Professor of English, Emeritus, at U.C. Berkeley. Books include Drugs, Oil and War; The U.S. in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina; The Iran-Contra Connection; and Coming To Jakarta. Forthcoming from U.C. Press: The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America.
RAY McGOVERN, host - Army officer, CIA analyst for 27 years (from John F. Kennedy to George H. W. Bush administrations). Founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, McGovern has appeared in "Uncovered: The War on Iraq" and "Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror" (produced by John Pilger). He writes and speaks for the arm of Tell the Word called "Speaking Truth to Power."
PETER PHILLIPS - Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University, Director of Project Censored
KEVIN RYAN- Certified Quality Engineer, B.S. in Chemistry, many years Laboratory Operations Manager and then Site Manager at Environmental Health Laboratories. On March 15, 2006, Ryan gave a lecture titled “A 9/11 Whistleblower Examines the Official Conspiracy Theory” in Bloomington, Indiana.
Wheelchair accessible, substantial free parking. Tickets: $15 advance, $20 door online at www.kpfa.org. Bookstores- EAST BAY: Black Oak, Cody's 4th Street, DIESEL a Bookstore, Moe's Books, Pegasus (both stores), Pendragon, Walden Pond. SAN FRANCISCO: Cody's, Modern Times.
Event sponsors: KPFA 94.1FM + Pacifica Radio, Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance, Interlink Publishing +many Bay Area independent bookstores.
Tues., September 26, 7:30 P.M.
Empire's Workshop, Greg Grandin, author
NOTED HISTORIAN/AUTHOR SPEAKS IN
First United Methodist Church, 9 Ross Valley Drive (at Fourth Street), San Rafael
Empire's Workshop looks at Ronald Reagan's Central American policy as kind of a boot camp for the gathering forces of the modern religious and secular conservative movement that now has great influence in Washington. Following his presentation, Grandin will be available for book signing.
Grandin’s book is one of the first books to examine how a preemptive foreign policy in Latin America, which included sponsoring coups, death-squad states, and paramilitary insurgencies, has transformed America's domestic policies, forging today's ruling coalition of neoconservatives, Christian evangelicals, free marketers, and nationalists.
All of George W. Bush's abuses of power--manipulation of intelligence and the media, torture in the name of freedom, illegal wiretaps, and surveillance of antiwar activists--have their most immediate antecedents in Reagan's Central American policy, which in retrospect has to be understood as the first battle in the New Right's crusade to rollback restrictions placed on the imperial presidency in the wake of Vietnam, Watergate, and other scandals of the 1970s.
The road to war in Iraq, Grandin argues, can be traced back to the 1970's and 1980's, when an increasingly internationalist New Right turned to Latin America to avenge Vietnam, and in so doing rehabilitated militarism as a legitimate instrument of state and made free-market capitalism the moral core of American purpose abroad.
Today, much of Latin America is in open rebellion against American domination. Grandin concludes his book with a sobering analysis of these explosive tensions and poses a vital question: If Washington has failed to bring prosperity and democracy to Latin America--its own backyard "workshop"--what are the chances it will do so for the world?
This event is sponsored by Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas. A $5-10 donation is requested. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Wheelchair accessible.
Sept. 27 through Nov. 8, 7:30-9:00 PM
Yoga and Meditation for Political Change
& Stress Reduction
From Now through Election Day
All Proceeds donated to organizations that oppose the Bush administration wars, want to vote in a new Congress and lobby for impeachment
Activists come Free
On the Yogic Path - Ahimsa (Nonviolence) is the first step, Satya (Truth) is next. Students and Lovers of Yoga Please Join together in ahimsa and satya for our Country and Mother Earth.
Fairfax Community Church, 2398 Sir FDB
Almost all levels*
(*if new to Yoga, call first)
Suggested donation: $15 drop in or $99 for two months
Your support appreciated even if you can’t come to Yoga
Laurel Houghton firstname.lastname@example.org 415 454 0391
Wed., September 27, 7 – 9 p.m.
MARIN JUDICIAL FORUM:
A Community Dialogue
Part of the American Town Hall Forum Series
College of Main, Student Services Building
Independent audit findings: Inappropriate judicial behavior, perceived judicial bias favoring friends or social acquaintances, records mismanagement, inadequate staffing and organizational inefficiencies.
Our courts have been the subject of complaints, stories, headlines, inquiries and audits (both internal and external) for many years. We think there needs to be greater communication and collaboration between the Courts and the Marin community. We'd like to know what's being done to improve our Courts and how the community can offer support.
Join us for this important FORUM
In partnership with: Marin Human rights Commission, Students for Social Responsibility College of Marin, Women Helping All People, Marin Peace and Justice Coalition, DFA-Marin
Wed., September 27, 7 p.m.
Marin Ranked Voting
JOIN ASSEMBLY CANDIDATE JARED HUFFMAN
FOR A DISCUSSION OF RANKED VOTING
Jared Huffman, Democratic Party candidate for State Assembly from the 6th district, will meet with Marin Ranked Voting activists on September 27 to learn more about our strategy for promoting ranked voting in local elections. The meeting will include a brief demonstration of ranked voting and a question-and-answer period.
Marin Ranked Voting works to make local government more representative by promoting better methods of choosing public officials in which voters can rank candidates in order of preference. When voters can rank the candidates, election results more accurately reflect the views of the entire community. Ranked voting also increases voter turnout, reduces negative campaigning and--in many situations--saves money.
Republican Party candidate Michael Hartnett and Libertarian Party candidate Richard Olmstead attended our August 23 meeting. Both endorsed ranked voting and joined our list of supporters. Green Party candidate Cat Woods has been an active supporter from the beginning.
Our monthly meeting will be held at the Student Services Building on the College of Marin campus in Kentfield on Wednesday, September 27, at 7:00pm. Everyone interested in better ways of choosing public officials is encouraged to drop by.
For more information call 415-256-9393 or reach us at http://www.marinrankedvoting.org/node/88.
Thurs. September 28, 7 - 9 pm
How Governments Use Thugs, Drug Dealers, and Religious Fanatics to Control Us and “Justify” Endless War, By Ed Rippy
522 Valencia St., 3rd floor. Free, but donations appreciated.
Sponsored by Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance, Info/events: 1-866-268-2320, sf911truth.org
Saturday, Sept 30th 10 AM -3 PM
drop off the night before 3-6 PM
First Annual Clothing SWAP*
WHERE: 1510 Fifth Avenue San Rafael (First Presbyterian Church)
$10.00 at the door to benefit MarinLink and the Away Station
Or…drop off Friday afternoon
Ladies Fashionable Clothing And Accessories!
Bring your clean, fashionable clothing and swap
*SWAP! Bring items to give and you get to take in the spirit of building community and practicing reuse…
Sat, September 30. 6-10 pm
Annual Marin Democratic Party Fundraiser:
"Dancing With Democrats"
San Rafael Recreation. Center, B Street. Democrats know how to party! Come for guest speakers, great food, silent auction, music/entertainment. Meet and support fellow Democrats, including many of your elected officials and candidates. This is the Marin Democratic party EVENT of THE YEAR!!! Individual tickets are $60 -- to reserve your space now: Marindemocrats.org. For more info: email@example.com.
Sat., September 30, from 11am – 6pm
GREEN YOUR SCHOOL CONFERENCE -
For students ages 12 and up & adults of all ages
Our third annual all-day conference engages youth and adults to learn about important aspects of sustainability and how to make exciting changes in their schools and communities! The youth track includes workshops in Renewable Energy, Healthy Organic Food, School Gardens, Sustainable Products, Recycling and Transportation. The new adult track will include workshops in school gardens, green operations, green curriculum development, grant writing, and community resources. The day will conclude with a Making it Happen workshop that will help you and your students create real solutions to challenges in greening your school. Plus, get your hands dirty in a service project in San Domenico’s one-acre organic garden!
Location: the San Domenico School, 1500 Butterfield Rd. in San Anselmo
Cost: $25 / person (group discounts and scholarships available)
Register: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415.459.6398
Deadline: RSVP by Saturday, September 23rd
Presented by Next Generation and the San Domenico School
Sat., September 30, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00)
Israel, Lebanon, Palestine:
Beyond The Headlines
The history, current political dynamics, the humanitarian and ecological crisis in Lebanon and Palestine, and the potential for escalating war in the region.
Nora Barrows-Friedman, Senior Producer, Flashpoints, KPFA,
will talk and show slides of her recent trip to the West Bank,
Rayan El-Amine, Program Director, S.F. chapter, American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Olney Hall, College of Marin; College Avenue near Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Kentfield
Live Middle Eastern Music
EVENT FLYER - CLICK HERE PDF
Sliding scale (evening program): $10 - $25
Reception 4:30 - 6:30,
Student Services Building Cafeteria
Reception includes program's speakers and two Marin residents recently evacuated from Lebanon.
RECEPTION FLYER - CLICK HERE PDF
Reception and Program $35
All proceeds will benefit humanitarian aid to Palestine and Lebanon
Sponsored by Educational Alliance for Peace and College of Marin, Students for Social Responsibility
Mon., October 2, 7:15 - 10:00 p.m.
"An Inconvenient Truth"
What Can You Do About Global Warming,
Personally and In Your Community
Unity in Marin will present a special showing of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" followed by a panel discussion about the ethical implications of human-caused climate change, and what individuals and communities can do about it. Panelists include Reverend Jeanne Sutter, Unity In Marin Prayer Ministry; Ken Smokoska, Chair of the California Sierra Club's Energy-Climate Committee; and John Schlag, Vice President of Sustainable Marin.
Unity In Marin is located at 600 Palm Drive in Novato. For directions and more information visit http:www.unityinmarin.com
Press contact: Tamra (415) 457-7656 email@example.com
Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30 PM
FREE PIZZA AND SALAD FOR FIRST 200 PEOPLE
With Congresswoman Woolsey, Supervisor McGlashan and Jared Huffman
Join the SMART campaign team at our Grassroots Kick-Off and Rally for SMART on Tuesday, October 3rd from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at the Coleman Elementary School in San Rafael. The first 200 SMART supporters at the event will receive a free slice of pizza and salad.
The evening will include live music, and a rally with Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, Supervisor Charles McGlashan, and Jared Huffman. Optional training sessions will be offered so that you can feel even more comfortable talking with your friends, neighbors and family about SMART, and why we need the SMART rail-with-trail as a transportation alternative. There will be an opportunity to sign-up to do phone banking, precinct walking, and tabling for the campaign.
The event will be held at the Coleman Elementary School at 800 Belle Avenue in San Rafael, starting at 6:30 PM. Those interested in volunteering for this event and/or for the Marin SMART campaign should contact Andy Peri at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 456-3469 x8#. Please help to spread the word about this rally, and see www.marinbike.org for more information.
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,
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\
Mon., (tentatively) October 9, afternoon –
Redwood Landfill Expansion
Hearing on Final Environmental Impact Report
on the Redwood Landfill
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
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.
October 27-28, 2006
Community Media/This Way Forward
Alliance for Community Media,
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 -
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?
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW
5:00 pm CRIMINAL INDIFFERENCE****
7:30 pm MARIN PEACE AND JUSTICE PRESENTS, "UNCONSTITUTIONAL" shows Americans the extent to which our civil liberties and our freedoms
have been trampled upon by our government since 9/11," said Robert Greenwald, the film's executive producer. "The more Americans understand what is
at stake, and what has already been lost, the more determined we become to protect our rights."
9:30 pm THIS IS NOT YOUR WAR**
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW
5:00 pm GLOBAL WARNING*****
6:00 pm THE LOSS OF LIBERTY, how our best friend in the Middle East attacked the US. *****
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW
5:30 pm LOOSE CHANGE 2
4:00 pm UNTIL WHEN
7:00 pm INTRO- SPECTIVE, RETRO-SPECTIVE
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW
4:00 pm FACES OF CULTURE
5:30 pm PEACE, PROPAGANDA, AND THE HOLY LAND*****
7:00 pm 911 FLIGHT OF FANCY
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW
4:00 pm AGAINST ALL ODDS; PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
8:30 pm TOOKIE
10:30 pm SPIRAL INTO IT
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW
4:00 pm AN UNFINISHED NATION: SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY
5:00 pm 911, THE GREAT ILLUSION***
7:00 pm POSITIVE SPIN
7:30 pm MPJC PRESENTS, TBA, PLEASE CHECK BACK
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW
5:30 pm PEACE, PROPAGANDA AND THE PROMISED LAND
5:00 pm REFUSENIKS
6:00 pm BORN IN THE USA
"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse
than you imagine." William Blum
Like these movies, want to see more? Click here www.truthstream.org/?page_id=204 and watch FREEDOM TV on the internet.