MARIN PEACE AND JUSTICE COALITION
July 27, 2007
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LIVE YOUR DREAM SO OTHERS MAY LIVE THEIR
THIS WEEK ON CHANNEL 26
Following is a schedule of films that are seldom if ever seen on PBS which will be showing on southern Marin's Comcast Cable Channel #26
Democracy Now!, the TV show — with Amy Goodman
9:00 - 10:00 a.m., Monday through Friday on Channel 26 (repeats on Channel 22 at midnight)
MPJC PRESENTS: Thursdays from 7:30 – 9:00pm
Thursday, August 9, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Our Brand is Crisis is a riveting political documentary and cinema vérité chronicling the adventures of ace political strategist James Carville and his associates as guns for hire in the 2002 Bolivian election. Their task: to get former president "Goni" elected by applying the methods of market research to political campaigning. With remarkable access to the men, we see how Goni is their product and they brand him through the use of crisis. Postscript: Evo Morales, the first fully-indigenous person to become head of state since the Conquest, is elected president in 2005.
Thursday, August 16, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Outfoxed — This lively film from director Robert Greenwald examines how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, have been running a "race to the bottom" in television news. With a shockingly in-depth look at Fox News, we also get to explore Murdoch's burgeoning kingdom. Former Fox employees talk about how they were forced to push a "right-wing" point of view or risk their jobs. As one employee said, "There's no sense of integrity as far as having a line that can't be crossed."
A few good Timely Online videos
Another classic Grady Perkins Commentary
Minutemen Come to Marin
How they handle Minutemen in So Cal
THE POLITICAL SCENE
THE COMING WEEKS IN MARIN
Saturday, August 4, 9:30am -12:30pm then Picnic
Marin Tenants Organizing Meeting &
Followed by Grassroots Leadership Picnic at 12 Noon Pickleweed Park
Reunion Organizativa de Arrendatarios de Marin
At Pickleweed Park Community Center, Art Room #8
50 Canal St., San Rafael
El sabado, 4 de agosto de 2007
En el Pickleweed Park Community Center, Art Room #8
50 Canal St., San Rafael
Sunday, August 5th, 1-5 PM
Marin Pride Picnic
Spectrum and Marin AIDS Project
invite you to join us at the…
Piper Park Picnic Area
250 Doherty Drive, Larkspur
Come out and celebrate Pride in Marin County style!
No parade. No booths. Just sun, games, food, and happy people gathering together as a community to celebrate LGBT pride! Come on out to Piper Park for a relaxing afternoon. Grilled treats will served up by chefs from GMOM.
Kids are welcome and can play at the nearby play area. Play volleyball, participate in the sack "drag" races, and leisure about in an alcohol-free, smoke-free environment. Bring your friends, your dogs (dog park nearby), and your picnic baskets and your sunscreen!
SOFTBALL PLAYOFF between Spectrum and MAP at 2:00 PM. Bring your gloves, bats, balls, and competitive (fun) spirit for a memorable pickup game.
VOLUNTEERS are invited to come at noon to help with setup. If you are able to help, call Andy Fyne at 457-2487, ext. 102.
Suggested Donation: $10 to help cover the cost of the park rental, food, and other supplies. Contribute more or less as you are able.
We hope to see you there!
Sunday, August 5, 2007 – 7 to 9:30 PM
11th International Forgiveness Day
Mill Valley Community Center – 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley
$20 suggest donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Music and Awards Honoring Heroes and Champions of Forgiveness
www.forgivenessalliance.org – 415-381-3372
Psychologist Uses Power of Forgiveness to Heal Entire Ward of Mental Patients
Champion of Forgiveness Award Honors
Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, an Hawaiian psychologist, will be honored as a Champion of Forgiveness, at the 11th International Forgiveness Day celebration, on Sunday, August 5th at the Mill Valley Community Center, from 7 to 9:30 PM.
Dr. Hew Len accomplished the amazing achievement of healing the entire population of criminally mentally ill patients in a Hawaiian State Hospital ward . When asked how he did it, Dr. Hew Len replied that he used a powerful forgiveness techniques used in the Hawaiian process known as Ho'oponopono. As a result of his success, Dr. Hew Len has received invitations from all over the world to tell his story and share his techniques. Of the few invitations he accepts, Dr. Hew Len has agreed to accept the Champion of Forgiveness award at the 11th Annual International Forgiveness Day celebration.
This year the honorees include:
Mrs. Kim Crespi
Her husband killed their 5-year old twin girls during a psychotic episode. Kim in an almost superhuman show of grace and control sought to understand what happened.
Mr. Chris Loukas and Mr. Steve Backman
Mr. Chris Loukas was severely injured in a head-on collision by a drunk driver. Mr. Loukas forgave and eventually befriended Mr. Backman. Today they work together spreading the story of the power of forgiveness.
The East Bay Church of Religious Science Gospel Choir, under the direction of Tyrone Cosey, will deliver their popular high-energy musical stylings. The singing duo, Medicine Music will debut their new song, Heroes of Forgiveness and Susan Z, noted singer in stage, films, television, and fresh from playing Sheila in this year's Mountain Play, Hair, will also perform.
Hula Kumu Shawna Alapa'i, founder and Creative Director of the Marin based hula troupe, Halau Hula Na Pua O Ka La'akea will perform traditional Hawaiian chants and hula to honor the sacred ceremony of Ho'oponopono.
Introductory Seminar Offered
For those interested in a getting a deeper understanding of the Ho'oponopono principles, Dr. Hew Len will present an Introduction to Ho'oponopono seminar on Saturday, August 4th at the Community Congregation Church in Tiburon. Check the Worldwide Forgiveness websites for more details (www.forgivenessday.org).
Monday, August. 6, 7:30 am, (MORNING)
In the Shadow of the BOMB
Livermore Nuclear Weapons Laboratory
Westgate & Vasco Road, Livermore
Sixty-two years after the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we find ourselves still In the Shadow of the Bomb. Please join us on August 6 for a rally and direct action at Livermore Nuclear Weapons Laboratory, to commemorate the victims of nuclear bombs, from Hiroshima to the present, for the
victimization continues as all aspects of the nuclear cycle go on all over the world. We want to honor their suffering and speak up to demand that the U.S. acknowledge and apologize for what it has done. We demand that the U.S. keep its part of the bargain and
implement its NPT nuclear disarmament obligations. We need you to speak up with us to make our message loud and clear.
Initial sponsors: Livermore Conversion Project * Tri-Valley CAREs * Western States Legal Foundation *American Friends Service Committee * First Congregational Church of Oakland
Thursday, August 9, 7pm
War Made Easy
Bay Area Film Premiere and Benefit
War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death
A new documentary Film based on the acclaimed book by Norman Solomon
Featuring Norman Solomon
Narrated by Sean Penn
Grand Lake Theater
3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland CA
War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq.
A benefit for Making Contact and National Radio Project.
Author Norman Solomon will be on hand for a post-screening Q&A session.
Co-sponsored by KPFA 94.1 FM, Media Alliance and Others (TBA).
For Additional Event Information visit- http://www.radioproject.org/events/index.html
or call National Radio Project at 510-251-1332 ext 102
For more information about War Made Easy visit - warmadeeasythemovie.org.
Spread the word! Bring your friends!
Sunday, August 12, 2pm
Libraries for Peace (In the Middle East)
Aref Ahmadia, the owner of the West End Cafe, San Rafael is hosting a fund raiser for his Libraries for Peace Project. The Honorable Lynn Woolsey will be speaking plus other speakers who are experts on the Middle East will also discuss the current situation in the Middle East. Also included, a Five minute documentary plus a photo exposition, along with ample servings of great thematic food and refreshments. Please join us in supporting this project.
San Rafael Community Center,
618 B Street, San Rafael, CA 94901. You can call Aref Ahmadia for more information at 415-479-7979 or visit www.lfpp.org. We hope you will be able to come and support this important project for a wonderful human being whois al;waysvery generously supported and hosted many groups and projects.
Friday, August 17, 7:30 PM
Posada Carriles – (An American Terrorist) the film
New Film Documentary Showing in Marin
Posada Carriles: Terrorism Made in USA documents the terrorist path of Posada Carriles, including the 1976 bombing of the Cubana airliner and his longstanding relationship with the CIA. The demand for justice for the survivors and those who lost family members because of Posada Carriles' actions comes to life on the screen to remind us all that terrorism cannot be justified under any circumstances. George W. Bush himself said, "Those that harbor terrorists, are also terrorists."
Introducing the film will be Gloria La Riva, Coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five and leading organizer in the campaign for Posada's extradition from the comforts of life in Miami to face trial in Venezuela.
The film will be shown on Friday, August 17, 7:30 PM at The Redwoods Presbyterian Church, 110 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur. A $5-10 donation is requested. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. This event is sponsored by the Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas. For more information call 415/924-3227, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.mitfamericas.org.
Saturday, August 25, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The GOOD FESTIVAL
A YOUTH PROPELLED EVENT - Booyah
Downtown FAIRFAX – Bolinas&Peri Park
"A positive community celebration of inspiration and hope that our world is becoming more peaceful and sustainable."
FREE ADMISSION, Free Bike Valet Parking! Free Re-Usable Shopping Bags! Free Organic Food
Finding Peace -- Nature Appreciation – Massage -- Truth Exploration -- Elemental Awareness -- Compliment People -- Spoken Word Poetry -- Reducing Plastic Waste --Youth Empowerment Human Rights & more!
Reggae - Living Roots, Funk – The Green Room, Haitian – Diego the Whistler, World Rock – Tom Finch African, Native American - Blue, Indian – Ali Akbar College of Music, World Tribal Fusion – Aumnibus Caribbean Steel Drumming, World Music DJ, Flamenco – Michael Olsen & more!
Face Painting, Bubbles, Basketball, Sustainable Instruments, Henna Art, Seed Planting, Mural Making, Juggling, Meditation, Artful Giving, Healing with Horses, Yoga, Blood-Drive & more! Performances High-Tech Recycling, Bio-Diesel Car Display, Capoeira, Spoken Word, Solar Display by Sun First, Fire Dancing, Farmers Market From the Gardens of our Communites, & more!
Speakers Fairfax Town Mayor - Larry Bragman, Next Generation, Empowering Our Actions, Youth Rising, 7 Day Good-Weather Forecast, Native American, Human Rights, Peace, Environment & more!
Contact: The Good Circle – (415)-306-2735 or www.TheGoodFestival.com
Sunday, September 2, 10am - 6pm
40th Anniversary of Summer of Love - SF
San Francisco Mayor, Gavin Newsom has issued a proclamation declaring Sunday, September 2, 2007, Summer of Love 40th Anniversary Day in San Francisco. Newsom acknowledged the 60¬s movement in his proclamation which begins: "Whereas, The Summer of Love in San Francisco is internationally recognized as the birthplace of the 60's revolution that ignited a spiritual awaking that swept the world.
Fearturing Musicians for Peace - members Country Joe McDonald, Essra Mohawk (from the Mothers of Invention and singing a butterfly song), The Alameda All Stars (from Gregg Allman Band), Terry Haggerty (from the Sons of Champlin), Merl Saunders and Wavy Gravy. And many many more….
Speedway Meadows in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Thursday, September 6, 2007, 7:45am-9:00am
Dear Sudan, Love Marin
As you may know, a grassroots effort here in Marin County, called Dear Sudan, Love Marin, has been actively raising consciousness about the genocide in Darfur for the past two years. Unfortunately, the
violence, rapes and death continue in Darfur, thus calling upon us to persevere.
To hear current updates and the latest responses to U.S., U.N. And African-Union decisions, come to a breakfast on Thursday, September 6, 2007, 7:45am-9:00am, at Congregation Rodef Sholom, 170 North San Pedro Road. (See attached flyer.)
Feel free to share this with your email lists and community newsletters. To learn more, contact: Gerri Miller at 415-435-2713 or Suzan Berns: 415-485-5601.
To learn more about the Marin Interfaith Council and other Community
Events, go to http://www.marinifc.org
Praying for peace and justice in Darfur,
The Reverend Carol Hovis
Saturday, September 8, 10am - 6pm
9th Annual 911 Power to the Peaceful Festival
Michael Franti - SF
Musician and Filmmaker, Michael Franti with Guerrilla Management present the 9th Annual 911 Power to the Peaceful Festival with Michael Franti and
Spearhead, Indigo Girls, K'Naan, Hot Buttered Rum, and speacial guest Amy Goodman.
PTTP also features morning yoga, an open-air art gallery, a healing arts
tent, a DJ tent, vendors and food booths, eco village, kid's zone, bicycle
coalition, and social, environmental & political organizations tabling & forums.
Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Performers - Michael Franti and Spearhead, KRS-One, String Cheese Incident, Saul Williams, Keller Williams, Blackalicious, Alice Walker, Ram Dass, Talib Kweli, Amy Goodman, The Coup, Digital Underground, Woody Harrelson, Lyrics Born, Anti-Flag, Jello Biafra and Angela Davis and many others.
COME VISIT MPJC's BOOTH
Sunday, September 30, noon-6pm
The 10th Annual Progressive Festival
It's time for progressives and all concerned folks to gather and network at the 10th Annual Progressive Festival in Petaluma,. This year's speakers include:
The political satire/comedy theatre group, the SF Mime Troupe performing "Making a killing"
Jim Hightower - world-renowned author, political humorist and Texas populist
Panel on Immigrant Rights with: Renee Saucedo, Arnoldo Garcia, and Davin Cardenas
Also featuring - Richard Heinberg - world's foremost Peak Oil author and activist
Bonnie Allen - campaign finance reform activist
Ben Terry - president of NAACP, Sonoma Co. chapter
Live Band - "Groupo AL3" - Norteno, Cumbia dance music!
Other speakers and live music to be announced
Walnut Park, Petaluma Blvd. South and "D" St., Petaluma
The event is FREE! Everyone Welcome! Come visit MPJC's booth!
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