February 15, 2007
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A GUIDE TO NEWS, ACTIONS AND EVENTS IN MARIN AND BEYOND
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LIVE YOUR DREAM SO OTHERS MAY LIVE THEIRS
THIS WEEK ON CHANNEL 26 MARIN COMMUNITY PROGRAMMING
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
6:00 pm EARTH CHARTER SUMMIT
7:30 pm MPJC PRESENTS,
IRAQ FOR SALE- the movie trailer before the feature -
"Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World": A Compelling Documentary that Exposes the Real Dangers of Aspartame and How it Became FDA Approved. Most anyone interested in natural health will understand that artificial sweeteners are not healthy for you. But nearly every one of us leads busy lives that limit us from reading all we would like to, especially about things that may not be that much of a problem anyway.
After all, millions of people drink diet sodas every day and they aren't dropping dead like flies, and the government did approve this sweetener as safe so it can't be too bad.
If you believe the above you are in for a sorry surprise. The beautiful aspect of this movie is that in a short ninety minutes you will easily in the relaxed comfort of your own home finally understand why aspartame is a toxic poison and needs to be avoided at all costs.
Some call it RUMSFELD’s DISEASE
9:30 pm 9/11 ATTACK OR GODSEND
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW !
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW !
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW !
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW !
4:30 pm 9/11 THE MYTH AND THE REALITY
10:30 pm SPIRAL INTO IT
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW !
7:00 pm POSITIVE SPIN
7:30 pm MARIN PEACE AND JUSTICE PRESENTS,
Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers
The story of what happens to everyday Americans when corporations go to war. Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed, and Uncovered) takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq.
9:00 am DEMOCRACY NOW
6:30 pm 9/11 ATTACK OR GODSEND?
NEW MPJC VIDEO PROJECT - INTERESTED IN THE BEST POLITICAL VIDEOS AROUND M ARIN? FEATURING LOCAL VIDEOS BY WALDO PICKETT MINI DOCS, JOHN PARULIS Brightpath Video and FISHBOB MICRO FILMS
We are compiling, uploading and linking the best of the best, so if you're out there looking OR CREATING VIDEOS, please send those gems our way so we can bring the best of the best to our loyal MPJC visitors.
Click on the links below to view!
January 2007, 12 Videos Are Posted
The Tale of Two Dumps
Marin Academy Students Stand for Peace: A Candlelight Vigil
PURGE THE SURGE!
Carol Brouillet - 911 Truth
Stop the WAR - MARCH San Francisco Jan.27, 2007
Elizabeth de la Vega: U.S. v. George W. Bush et.al...
The Caravanistas Journey - Pastors for Peace CUBA
NO More Troops - San Anselmo Hub
Target Iran: Scott Ritter and Jeff Cohen
Beach Impeach, San Francisco
Peter Phillips: PROJECT CENSORED
* December 06, 4 Videos Are Posted
No Peace in Bethlehem
HEALTH CARE FOR ALL - Wanning / McGuire
HEALTH CARE FOR ALL - CAROLING
November 06, 4 Videos Are Posted
David Haskell's presentation on Zero Waste
One of These Mornings
Not just a ROCK VIDEO - "The Saints Are Coming"
Dismantling the Republic
* October 06, 12 Videos Are Posted
A.N.S.W.E.R. Anti-War Rally 10.28.06
Robert Newman History of oil
MARIN JUDICIAL FORUM - PART I
MARIN JUDICIAL FORUM - PART II
Marin Healthcare District candidates Russell, Rien...
Amy Goodman on the Colbert Report - 10/5/2006
Asylum Street Spankers Video
THE PEOPLE DECLARE PEACE Golden Gate Bridge 9/21/0...
ISRAEL RAINS TERROR ON LEBANON
George Bush's America: A Civics Lesson
The World Can't Wait San Francisco, 10/5/06
THE POLITICAL SCENE
THE COMING WEEKS IN MARIN
Thurs., Feb 15, 2007, 7:00 PM
Angelico Concert Hall, San Rafael
The Seventeen Traditions
Book Passage is pleased to sponsor this free event in conjunction with the Institute for Leadership Studies at Dominican University. The event is at Angelico Hall.
Ralph Nader talks about The Seventeen Traditions ($19.95). Nader is known for his lifetime of progressive activism and battles against corruption. In this book, Nader takes a look at his childhood in Connecticut and the traditions he absorbed within his family. He draws from them inspiring lessons for today’s society. Nader looks back to a time in American history when the family and the natural world were central in a child’s understanding of how to be a conscientious adult.
Fri., February 16, at 7:30 PM
Nicaragua and the IMF:
What are the socio-economic issues facing Daniel Ortega?
Through oral and visual presentations, Bay Area human rights activists will illustrate findings from their trip to Nicaragua in November. The delegation was sponsored by Jubilee USA and Witness for Peace, two groups dedicated to fighting poverty and injustice in Latin America and the Caribbean. Delegates met with non-governmental organizations, heard from community representatives, and saw first hand what IMF policies actually mean for the people of Nicaragua.
Learn about the effects of the International Monetary Fund’s structural adjustment programs on Nicaragua's efforts to overcome poverty and what influence Daniel Ortega's return to the presidency could have on these issues in the coming months.
The program will be held on Friday, February 16, at 7:30 PM at the First United Methodist Church, 9 Ross Valley Drive (at Fourth Street), San Rafael. It is sponsored by Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas, Bay Area Debt Cancellation Coalition, and Nicaragua Center for Community Action. A $5-10 donation is requested. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Wheelchair accessible. For more information call 415/924-3227, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.mitfamericas.org.
Sun. February 18, 11am - 1pm
PEACE GATHERING - Vigil
San Rafael, 4th St.
Come join with Marin youth creating space for PEACE. Bring signs, instruments and your soul. Great opportunity to interact with Sunday strollers. Every Sunday!
Tuesday, February 20, 6 pm
Freedom to Marry Month
Come join us for the Wedding Banquet and movie night beginning at 6:00 P.M. at Ping's Mandarin Restaurant, 817 W Francisco Boulevard, San Rafael, dinner $12.00 per person, bring your friends to celebrate and support Freedom to Marry and equality for all. Movie will be shown Wedding Wars starring John Stamos. Reservations required by February 15th at (415) 492-1639
For more information, please call Dolores at 456-9010
Wed., February 21, 9am and 4pm
Sustaining an Environment For Life:
Inspiring Community Achievement
Join Charles McGlashan, Susan Adams & EECOM on February 21st to plan for community action to reduce energy consumption throughout the county, and Marin County's impact on Global Warming.
At the first SUMMIT the Marin Community Green Action Alliance developed a series of visions for what Marin county can be when we use energy sustainably.
Please Join Us for The second SUMMIT on at the Marin Art & Garden Center in Ross, California.
This second summit will move us beyond our positive vision to choosing action steps and follow-through.
Please RSVP for the Summit as soon as possible by calling 415-485-4908.
(We must have RSVP to order food and make space arrangements)
We look forward to seeing you in February.
Thurs., February 22, 2007, 7 PM
THE ISRAEL LOBBY
Debate at USF!
Is the Pro The Israel Lobby a dominant factor in determining US Middle East policy?
Speaking on the Yes side:
Dr. Hatem Bazian is a senior lecturer in the Departments of Near Eastern and Ethnic Studies, and an adjunct professor of law at Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley.
Jeffrey Blankfort hosts public affairs programs, Connecting the Dots on KPOO in San Francisco and Takes on the World, on KZYX, the public radio station for Mendocino County. Also a long time observer of the Israel-Palestine conflict and the pro-Israel lobby.
Speaking on the No side:
As`ad AbuKhalil, aka: “The Angry Arab,” is a professor of political science at CSU, Stanislaus.
Stephen Zunes is a professor of Politics at the University of San Francisco and the Middle East editor for Foreign Policy in Focus."
Moderator: Khalil Bendib is a Berkeley-based political cartoonist and commentator as well as a producer and host of KPFA-94.1 FM radio's weekly show Voices of the Middle East and North Africa.
University of San Francisco, McLaren Conference Center, Room 250, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco
For advance tickets, mail and make check payable to Global Information Services, 336 Bon Air Center, Suite 441, Greenbrae, CA 94904. Include your email address for your E-Ticket and confirmation. Contact Fred Shepherd at 415-459-8738 or email@example.com.
Due to extraordinary interest and limited capacity, advance ticketing is recommended.
Sponsors - Global Information Services and Alternate Focus
Sat., February 24, 2-4 pm
FIGHTING BACK! –
No one shall be tortured, falsely imprisoned, or denied basic democratic rights
*Lynne Stewart - New York Attorney
**Michael Ratner - Center for Constituional Rights
***Jeff Mackler - Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
A benefit for the Lynne Stewart Defense Committee & the
Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
*Lynne Stewart, New York attorney for political prisoners and the
oppressed; falsely convicted of conspiracy to aid and abet terrorism
**Michael Ratner, President, Center for Constitutional Rights; author,
"Guantanamo: What the World Should Know;" Abu-Ghraib and Guantanamo detainee legal counsel; initiated landmark war crimes/torture lawsuit in Germany against Donald Rumsfeld & Alberto Gonzales
***Jeff Mackler, Director, Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
Tickets $20, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Tickets sold at the door and at select bookstores to be announced
Sponsors for Marin Event: Students for Social Responsibility, Marin Peace and Justice Coalition, Social Justice Center of Marin, The Lynne Stewart Defense Committee, The Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal.
College of Marin
Student Services Building (Cafeteria Bldg)
835 College Ave.
Sun., February 25, 7 p.m.
VOICES OF NONVIOLENT PALESTINIANS
At the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin
240 Channing Way, San Rafael 94903
Mohammed Khatib is a leading member of the Bil’in Village Popular Committee Against the Wall and the Secretary of the Bil’in Village Council in the West Bank. He has been a principal organizer of the two-year, creative nonviolent struggle in Bil’in to prevent the construction of Israel’s Wall on Bil’in land and to block the expansion of neighboring Israeli settlements.
Feryal Abu Haikal recently retired after 11 years as the headmistress at Kortuba School in the ancient heart of the West Bank city of Hebron. Although settlers have attacked students and staff, the Kortuba School continues to function, serving as a model of nonviolent resistance to Israeli occupation. A lifelong resident of Tel Rumeida, Feryal remains in her home with her family despite settler efforts to expel them and armed incursions onto her property.
Suggested donation $5-$7
Sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, Peaceworkers, the Peace and Social Concerns Committee of Marin Quakers, and the Social Concerns Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin. Contact: 415-721-0703
Sat., March 3, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m
HEALTH CARE “FAIR”
PROMOTING SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH CARE
Hill Community Room at 1560 Hill Road in Novato.
There will be booths, games, a skit, a raffle, speakers, and face painting and other children’s entertainment provided by Lauren Lees. Barrie Massie, Chief of Cardiology at the SF Veterans Affairs Medical Center, will be among the speakers.
There will also be health care professionals on hand with information on such subjects as weight control and pharmaceuticals, but the main focus is on educating attendees on why, in this year when competing health insurance reforms are dominating the agenda in Sacramento, a single-payer system is still by far the best option
Booths at the fair will offer such games as Health Jeopardy and Not-So-Trivial Pursuits. A short program will be held at 2:15, and various speakers will appear intermittently. A 3-minute version of “The Healthcare Solution” video will be shown continuously, accompanied by popcorn and lemonade. There is no admission charge. For more information, call 717-9053.
WED., MARCH 7, 7-9 pm.
"Town Hall Meeting on Clean Energy".
NUSD Board Room, 7th and Grant, Novato. Sponsored by Sustainable Novato and College of Marin. Open to everyone. No charge. Top local and regional experts and civic leaders discuss with citizens how Novato can significantly scale up renewable power, energy efficiency and conservation while managing risk, holding electricity rates stable and greatly reducing greenhouse gas emissions harmful to our climate, economy, health, water supply and agriculture. For more information, phone 415-898-2502.
Sat., March 10, 3 pm
RACHEL CORRIE MEMORIAL CONCERT
In Support of the Rachel Corrie Foundation
In a private home in San Rafael, Marin, California
Guest Speaker: Paul Larudee
Music for piano, cello, harp and voice. Musicians to include
Doug Adamz, Jane and Hannah Jewell, and Bob Banos.
Members of Terra Linda High School will read Rachel Corrie's letters.
Suggested minimum donation: $20
Tickets on sale in advance only.
Call 415 507 0633 for details
Please make tax deductible checks payable to the Rachel Corrie Foundation
Mon., March 12, 6:00 / 7:30 (potluck/presentation)
MPJC – TownHall / Potluck
Subject to be announced real soon
First United Methodist Church, 9 Ross Valley Dr., San Rafael.
Come join us for a potluck and informative town hall discussion. No time to prepare something for the potluck? Come anyway and learn about this important issue in Marin.
Fri., March 16, 7 p.m.
“Visioning a Green Community for Marin.”
Join us in a conversation with Marin County Supervisor Charles McGlashan as he describes his vision supporting sustainable practices in Marin County.
Center for Regenerative Design
2007 COMmunity Profile Series -
Andres Edwards, Sim Van der Ryn
All programs at College of Marin, Olney Hall Auditorium, 7-9 pm , Kentfield, CA
Sun., March 18, 12noon
MASSIVE PEACE MARCH
TO END THE WAR
Justin Herman Plaza
March to Civic Center
On March 17–18, 2007, tens of thousands of people will be marching in the streets of San Francisco in what will be the largest antiwar protests since 50,000 people demonstrated in September 2005. March 17–18 will be Global Days of Action against war and occupation with demonstrations taking place in hundreds of cities around the world to mark the fourth anniversary of the start of the "shock and awe" invasion of Iraq. Anti-war organizations are calling for mass demonstrations in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago and other cities and towns throughout the United States as anti-war actions take place throughout the world on this global day of action. MPJC urges that everyone in the antiwar movement come together in unity against the criminal actions of the U.S. government. In San Francisco, the march and rally will take place on Sunday, March 18. (The annual St. Patrick's Day Parade is taking place on Sat., March 17 in SF.)
Sat. March 24, 9am – 5pm
Cuban Medical School
Scholarship Conference Laney College, Oakland,
Study at the Latin America School of Medicine
Come learn how you can become one of 500 American students studying to become a doctor through Cuba’s full scholarship program. Keynote Speaker - Rev. Lucius Walker, Jr.
More than 100 US students are currently studying to become doctors in Cuba at the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana, Cuba. The students come from the humblest areas of the US where medical care is scarce and expensive.
They pursue the dream of a lifetime, thanks to Cuba’s generous offer of 500 full scholarships which includes: tuition, books and room and board.
Upon graduation, they will honor their commitment to practice medicine in underserved areas in the US.
The ultimate goal of this collaboration is to set up a pipeline that will return well trained, community-oriented Black, Latino, Native American and Asian doctors to serve medically underserved communities in the US.
Room 401, A & B
900 Fallon St. Oakland, CA