Sunday, January 30, 2011

[SDCPJ] Feb 4 - Rally - Stand with the people of the Arab world!

Rally

San Diego Stands with the People of the Arab World

Friday Feb 4, 4 pm

Federal Building, Front St. and Broadway

Downtown San Diego

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[SDCPJ] Agenda & Reminder for Tomorrow's Meeting

All,

Here's is a reminder about tomorrow's meeting and suggested starter agenda:

  

Monday, January 31, 2011 – 7:00 PM

Church of the Brethren

3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA 92105


AGENDA:

  • Approve logistics
  • Approve flier
  • Decide freeway wording
  • Decide on subcommittees (logistics, program, outreach, etc.)

[SDCPJ] Egypt: The Reason Why

·        Egypt's received U.S. military aid for decades - $1.3 billion per year. 

·        Accomplished:  The Egyptian people in revolt against their repressive government. 

·        Lesson not lost on the Egyptian people: tear gas canisters fired at them labeled "Made in the U.S." 

 

* San Diego Rally in Solidarity with the Peoples of EGYPT-TUNISIA-PALESTINE and across the ARAB WORLD rising against dictatorship and oppression and calling for Democracy and Freedom - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4th - GATHER at 4pm, DOWNTOWN FEDERAL BUILDING in SAN DIEGO (Front St. & Broadway)

 

U.S. militarism is NOT the answer.  Demand change!  On Saturday March 19, late morning/early afternoon, gather in Balboa Park, 6th Ave. at Elm Street; bring signs, create banners – ADD YOUR VOICE

 

Your Tax Dollars at Work:

The U.S. occupation of Iraq has led to over 4,000 American deaths and roughly 30,000 injuries. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have died and millions are homeless. Spending on the wars thus far has been:

Cost of U.S. Wars Since 2001

$1,145,100,263,052

Cost of War in Iraq

$771,574,925,317

Cost of War in Afghanistan

$373,525,337,735

See the cost to your community at www.costofwar.com

Source: National Priorities Project

Thursday, January 27, 2011

[SDCPJ] Anti-militarist Web site recently updated

This is to let you know that NEW articles and updated content have recently been posted at http://www.comdsd.org/, the Web site of the San Diego-based Committee Opposed to Militarism and the Draft (COMD).
 
Included in the current update are three articles from the latest issue of COMD's printed newsletter, Draft NOtices:

- "Paradigm Shift: New Victory over Military Recruiting in San Diego Schools," by Stephanie Jennings, outlines the recent successful campaign to pass a policy restricting recruiting activities in San Diego Unified schools.

- "The DREAM Is Destroyed," by Rodrigo del la Rosa, describes the recent vote to reject the DREAM Act, which would have provided a path to legal status for some undocumented immigrants, but would have pushed a large majority of them into the U.S. military.
 
- "Jr. ROTC Contributes to the School Funding Crisis," by Rick Jahnkow, explains how this high school military training/recruiting program drains badly needed funds from local school districts while escaping the budget cuts that are being applied to other, more critical school programs and services.
 
In addition to the above three articles, the current printed version of Draft NOtices includes a commentary on the ambiguous "victory" of Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal, a full summary of the new restrictions on recruiting in San Diego schools, and excerpts from Howard Zinn's On War.
 
To order the complete printed version of Draft NOtices, visit the Web site's Draft NOtices page.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

[SDCPJ] Please forward: WARTORN - Sat, Jan 29th at 6:30 PM - a powerful FILM on PTSD Vets from Iraq and Afghan wars - followed by Panel discussion

Wartorn
 a powerful FILM on PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in

U.S. combat Vets from Iraq and Afghan wars
.
followed by Panel discussion and your participation.

Saturday, January 29th at 6:30 PM
Sponsored by Activist San Diego and SD Vets for Peace

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Location: 
Joyce Beers Community Center, 4065 Vermont St., Hillcrest.

Event Summary : 

Wartorn is a powerful and moving cinematic treatment of the high occurrence of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in U.S. combat Vets from Iraq and Afghan wars; also an historical overview from the Civil War through both World Wars I and II. Free monthly film hosted by Activist San Diego and Vets for Peace. 619 871-9354. Saturday, 29 January, 18:00 hours at Joyce Beers Community Center, 4065 Vermont St., Hillcrest.

Wartorn is a powerful and moving cinematic treatment of the high occurrence of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in U.S. combat
Vets from Iraq and Afghan wars; also an historical overview from the
Civil War through both World Wars I and II.

Free monthly film hosted by Activist San Diego and Vets for Peace. 619 871-9354. Saturday, 29 January, 19:00 hours at Joyce Beers Community Center, 4065 Vermont St., Hillcrest.

Email Address: 
cosmoloca@gmail.com
Phone Number: 
619 871-9354
--   

[SDCPJ] Please forward: WARTORN - Saturday, January 29th at 6:30 PM - a powerful FILM on PTSD Vets from Iraq and Afghan wars

Wartorn
 a powerful FILM on PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in

U.S. combat Vets from Iraq and Afghan wars
.
followed by Panel discussion and your participation.

Saturday, January 29th at 6:30 PM
Sponsored by Activist San Diego and SD Vets for Peace

wartorn-thumb-150x222-2207.jpg
Location: 
Joyce Beers Community Center, 4065 Vermont St., Hillcrest.

Event Summary : 

Wartorn is a powerful and moving cinematic treatment of the high occurrence of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in U.S. combat Vets from Iraq and Afghan wars; also an historical overview from the Civil War through both World Wars I and II. Free monthly film hosted by Activist San Diego and Vets for Peace. 619 871-9354. Saturday, 29 January, 18:00 hours at Joyce Beers Community Center, 4065 Vermont St., Hillcrest.

Wartorn is a powerful and moving cinematic treatment of the high occurrence of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in U.S. combat
Vets from Iraq and Afghan wars; also an historical overview from the
Civil War through both World Wars I and II.

Free monthly film hosted by Activist San Diego and Vets for Peace. 619 871-9354. Saturday, 29 January, 19:00 hours at Joyce Beers Community Center, 4065 Vermont St., Hillcrest.

Email Address: 
cosmoloca@gmail.com
Phone Number: 
619 871-9354
--   

[SDCPJ] Please forward: WARTORN - Saturday, January 29th at 6:30 PM - a powerful FILM on PTSD Vets from Iraq and Afghan wars

Wartorn
 a powerful FILM on PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in

U.S. combat Vets from Iraq and Afghan wars
.
followed by Panel discussion and your participation.

Saturday, January 29th at 6:30 PM
Sponsored by Activist San Diego and SD Vets for Peace

wartorn-thumb-150x222-2207.jpg
Location: 
Joyce Beers Community Center, 4065 Vermont St., Hillcrest.

Event Summary : 

Wartorn is a powerful and moving cinematic treatment of the high occurrence of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in U.S. combat Vets from Iraq and Afghan wars; also an historical overview from the Civil War through both World Wars I and II. Free monthly film hosted by Activist San Diego and Vets for Peace. 619 871-9354. Saturday, 29 January, 18:00 hours at Joyce Beers Community Center, 4065 Vermont St., Hillcrest.

Wartorn is a powerful and moving cinematic treatment of the high occurrence of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in U.S. combat
Vets from Iraq and Afghan wars; also an historical overview from the
Civil War through both World Wars I and II.

Free monthly film hosted by Activist San Diego and Vets for Peace. 619 871-9354. Saturday, 29 January, 19:00 hours at Joyce Beers Community Center, 4065 Vermont St., Hillcrest.

Email Address: 
cosmoloca@gmail.com
Phone Number: 
619 871-9354
--   

[SDCPJ] Fwd: High School leafleting


Dear Fellow high school leafleting activists:

It is with great pleasure that I announce that Gabe Conaway & Michael Anderson of the SD Coalition for Peace and Justice will be coordinating the 
high school leafleting project. Rick Jahnkow, Larry Christian and I  have been working on this current leafleting project since 2002 and we are very proud to be part of your work that has distributed 125,000 leaflets to San Diego's youth, inspired similar high school leafleting projects in other places and supported the formation of 
 the Education not Arms Coalition in San Diego. Larry and I are transferring our work into capable hands. Rick will continue in a strong supporting role as a representative of Project YANO (www.projectyano.org). The writing of the leaflets and the coordination of leafleting at various school sites will be managed by 
Gabe and Michael who have been leafleters themselves in the past. I have told them of your excellent work to educate students about War and the insidious recruiting that students experience on their campuses. They can be reached at indigabe@hotmail.com or paranoid4areason@gmail.com. Please support them as they take on this great project.
 
 in solidarity,
 Stephanie Jennings and Larry Christian


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

[SDCPJ] Military Outreach

Location: 
Activist San Diego 4246 Wightman St 92105
Event Summary : 
If you have ideas on Outreach to the active duty military please attend and share your thoughts with other like-minded folks

Military Resistance

Public Meeting - Discussion

Veterans, active duty military and the general public are welcome to attend we are not affiliated with any political party

If you have ideas on Outreach to the active duty military please attend and share your thoughts with other like-minded folks

To give aid and comfort to members of the Armed Forces who are opposed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

To organize Outreach with active duty members of the armed forces

To aid members of the armed forces who choose to seek a discharge rather than continue to serve in the military

To support the immediate unconditional withdrawal of all US and foreign occupation troops in Iraq and Afghanistan

First Meeting

Tuesday February 8 2011 at 7:00 pm

Thereafter first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm

Location

Activist San Diego 4246 Wightman St San Diego 92105 - www.activistsandiego.org

Military Outreach San Diego militaryoutreachsandiego@gmail.com

Email Address: 
militatyoutreachsandiego@gmail.

Monday, January 24, 2011

[SDCPJ] FW: RELEASE: Military steps up retaliation against accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower with arbitrary "suicide watch", followed by detainment of approved visitor


 
> From: mike@gogulski.com
> To: mike@bradleymanning.org
> Subject: RELEASE: Military steps up retaliation against accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower with arbitrary "suicide watch", followed by detainment of approved visitor
> Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 08:43:04 +0100
>
> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
>
> MEDIA:
> Kevin Zeese
> Bradley Manning Support Network
> press@bradleymanning.org
> +1-202-640-4388
>
> Military steps up retaliation against accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower with arbitrary "suicide watch", followed by detainment of approved visitor
>
> QUANTICO, VA, 23 January 2011 -- Military officials at Marine Corps Base Quantico today increased the isolation of accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning by detaining Manning's friend and regular visitor David House at the base entrance until visiting hours were over. House was accompanied by Jane Hamsher of Firedoglake.com, a website that has collected 42,000 signatures on a petition calling for improvements to the conditions of Manning's detention, which constitute extreme and illegal pre-trial punishment.
>
> "The Bradley Manning Support Network is dismayed that Brad was denied contact with his only regular visitor besides his attorney," founder Mike Gogulski stated. "Immediately following a rally by more than 150 supporters at Quantico last week, Brad was put on suicide watch for two days for reasons his counsel could only conclude were punitive. He was stripped of all of his clothing except his boxer shorts and his glasses were taken away. It seems to me that the Marine command is now reacting in the worst possible way to rising pressure on them."
>
> David House has been making regular trips from his home in the Boston area to visit Manning at the Marine Corps brig since he was transferred there from Kuwait last summer. While detained at the base gate, House posted to Twitter that "one of the many MPs around the car says his orders to stop us come from on high." House and Hamsher were held on entry to the base for nearly the entire period of visiting hours, repeatedly demanded to provide information and documents the MPs already had, and threatened with arrest. Hamsher's car was towed away under the pretext that she lacked proof of insurance, despite having presented a digital copy.
>
> At Firedoglake.com, founder Jane Hamsher wrote: "There is no doubt in my mind that the primary objective of everything that happened today was to keep Bradley Manning from having the company of his only remaining visitor."
>
> "This is a bizarre action by the Marines. I think they see the growing support for Bradley Manning, they see more and more people realizing that he is being treated unfairly, and that as the facts of the case come out more and more people see that he is a patriot and not a traitor," said Kevin Zeese, Director of Voters for Peace and member of the Bradley Manning Support Network's steering committee.
>
> In a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates last week, Amnesty International stated that "the restrictions imposed in PFC Manning's case appear to be unnecessarily harsh and punitive." The letter also suggests that Manning's confinement is in contravention of international law, and calls upon the military to conduct a review.
>
> House intends to return to Quantico next weekend to once again attempt to visit Manning and to deliver the petition.
>
> In addition to petitions and public protests across the nation, the Bradley Manning Support Network has asked supporters to speak out against Manning's inhumane treatment by contacting officials at Quantico. The Support Network encourages concerned individuals to phone Quantico public affairs at +1-703-432-0289, to write to base commander Colonel Choike at 3250 Catlin Avenue, Quantico, VA 22134, and to write to brig commander CWO4 Averhart at 3247 Elrod Avenue, Quantico, VA 22134. We are asking that Bradley Manning's human rights be respected while he remains in custody; specifically, that he be allowed social interaction with other inmates, that he be allowed meaningful physical exercise, that approved visitors be allowed to see him without interrogation and harassment, and that the "Prevention of Injury" order (the military's basis for the extreme pre-trial punishment regime) be lifted.
>
> # # #
>
> References:
>
> Firedoglake.com, "Sign Our Letter: Stop the Inhumane Treatment of Bradley Manning", http://action.firedoglake.com/page/s/bradleymanning?source=fdl
>
> Mike Gogulski, Bradley Manning Support Network, "Manning removed from two-day suicide watch; attorney files complaint, calls action punitive", http://www.bradleymanning.org/16023/manning-removed-from-two-day-suicide-watch-attorney-files-complaint-calls-action-punitive/
>
> David House, Twitter: http://twitter.com/davidmhouse
>
> Jane Hamsher, Twitter: http://twitter.com/janehamsher
>
> Jane Hamsher, "Goal of Quantico Incident Was To Abuse Bradley Manning and Intimidating David House", http://fdlaction.firedoglake.com/2011/01/23/goal-of-quantico-incident-was-to-abuse-bradley-manning-and-intimidating-david-house/
>
> Nadim Kobeissi, interviewing Kevin Zeese, CHOMP.FM, "EMERGENCY BROADCAST: Denying Bradley Manning Basic Civility", http://chomp.fm/003/
>
> Amnesty International, "USA: Open letter to Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense", http://amnesty.org/en/library/info/AMR51/006/2011/en
>
>

Sunday, January 23, 2011

[SDCPJ] Agenda: SDCPJ meeting 1/24/2011, 7 PM

Below and attached is the agenda for the San Diego Coaliton for Peace & Justice meeting for Monday evening, Jan. 24, 7 PM at the Church of the Brethren.  Please note that this meeting is intended largely for planning our community March 19 event protesting continuing wars.  PLEASE COME and participate in this IMPORTANT planning!
 
Craig - 858-354-1785
 

SAN DIEGO COALITION FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE

                             3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA 92105

                             Monday, January 24, 2011 – 7:00 PM

Agenda

 

NOTE: this meeting will largely be devoted to planning for March 19.  Updates and report back items are intended to be very brief so that time is reserved for planning. 

 

Facilitator:  Gabe Conaway

Welcome, Introductions

Next SDCPJ meeting: Monday, February 14 (to be confirmed).  Facilitator_____________

Note taker for this evening's meeting will be _________________________

 

(minutes from Jan. 10 meeting)

 

New Business/Report Backs/Updates – please keep brief

                        -- Report Back: MLK events of Jan. 17 (Craig, John, Gina)

-- Report Back: "Audacity of Hope" Gaza project, Dec. 20 conference call (see below under Items/Announcements) (Lynn)

-- Report Back: BDS divestment meeting in Fresno January 22nd

-- Update: "Wind Zero" private military facility in Ocotillo (Will)

-- Update: High School Leafleting Project

-- Update: San Diego Community Radio Project (related: expansion of progressive radio podcasts based in San Diego, e.g. http://www.libertyoneradio.com/Hosts.html)

 

Upcoming Events

                        -- February 14 SDCPJ event, film showing, Mustafa Barghouthi: "Our Story" (Rick)

 

Planning for March 19

segments: Nature/Format (what kind of event?) ; Logistics (time and place); Politics (slogans); Organizing and outreach; other

Break Outs:  as needed

 

Announcements (see below for some items)

-- March 11-12-13, opening celebration of the Friends Center community facility on the campus of the Church of the Brethren

 

***NOTE:  Information about events listed here can be found on SDCPJ's website www.sdcpj.org  or at www.prcsd.org/webcalendar or at www.ActivistSanDiego.org

Saturday, January 22, 2011

[SDCPJ] Agenda for SCDPJ meeting, Monday Jan. 24, 7 PM

Since the meeting this Monday night will be largely for planning the March event, I suggest we have a fore-shortened agenda, maybe a very few brief report-backs, so the large bulk of the meeting can be devoted to March planning.  Please let me know if OK, and please e-mail back any other crucial agenda items.  Final agenda will be sent Sunday - THANKS
 
Craig
858-354-1785

Thursday, January 20, 2011

[SDCPJ] meet Labor Notes staff Friday in San Diego

Monty,

This is indeed short notice and Friday nights are not generally good for me.  Are they going to be in town earlier that day or on Saturday?  Jim Miller is working on a Labor Notes conference here in the spring.

What is the contact info for the "2 staff members?"

Fred

Please RSVP.
 
We got short notice, but 2 staff members of Labor Notes are touring California to build the Labor Notes network and will be in San Diego. They also want to talk about Labor Notes possibly doing one of their Troublemakers Workshops here in San Diego.
 
 
If you can make it, please come to LeStat's Coffee House at 3343 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116. Please let others know.
 
FRIDAY evening, January 21 at 6 PM
 
-- Monty Kroopkin
858-373-7018

 
 

[SDCPJ] Fwd: San Diegans for Safe Drinking Water (SDSDW)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Melody Brown <sandiegansagainstfluoride@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 08:34:07 -0800 (PST)
Subject: San Diegans for Safe Drinking Water (SDSDW)
To: Patty Brooks <pbrooks936@aol.com>

Meeting

Date: Saturday, January 22
Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (new time)
Location: Joyce Beers Community Center
1230 Cleveland Avenue, San Diego 92103
At the Ralph's Shopping Center in Hillcrest (off
University Avenue)

Note: It's the end of Vermont Street off University
Avenue


Agenda: We will have the agenda to you by the end of the week

Please note our new Web site: www.sdsdw.org
_______________________________________________
Sdcpj mailing list
Sdcpj@lists.quantumimagery.com
http://lists.quantumimagery.com/listinfo.cgi/sdcpj-quantumimagery.com

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

[SDCPJ] Centro Cultural de la Raza - 5K Donation Drive

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Dear Community:
 
We are urgently seeking your support, please consider making a modest, tax-deductible contribution to the Centro Cultural de la Raza for 2011
 
Your donation, large or small, will help continue our programming, exhibits, and help us keep the doors open!
 
Despite our most successful year in 2010, Centro Cultural de la Raza faces very unique challenges as we continue operations and grow our programming in these times. As the oldest Latino arts organization in the region, strategically located in Balboa Park we must continue to keep the torch lit for the next 40 years! 
 
A donation of $5, $15, $25 will ensure we meet our immediate five-thousand dollar goal!  
 
     
                                                         
 

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On behalf of the Centro Cultural de la Raza Team, thank you for believing in what we do. We appreciate your commitment and look forward to having another successful year of programs and activities for 2011!
Centro Cultural de la Raza <news@centroculturaldelaraza.org>
 
Adelante,

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Juan A. Gallegos
President
 
This email was sent to flonidier@ucsd.edu by news@centroculturaldelaraza.org | 
Centro Cultural de la Raza | 2125 Park Blvd. | San Diego | CA | 92101

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

[SDCPJ] Anarchists Against the Wall tour of North America

Anarchists Against the Wall Presentation & Fundraiser

Thursday, January 20th  @  7:00pm

Activist Center:  4246 Wightman Street



Anarchists Against the Wall (AATW) is a direct action group that was established in 2003 in response to the construction of the wall Israel is building on Palestinian land in the Occupied West Bank. The group works in cooperation with Palestinians in a joint popular struggle against the occupation.

Since its formation, the group has participated in hundreds of demonstrations and direct actions against the wall specifically, and the occupation generally, all over the West Bank. All of AATW's work in Palestine is coordinated through villages' local popular committees and is essentially Palestinian led.

With the increase of legal persecution against Palestinian demonstrators, AATW are now travelling the U.S. fundraising to expand its existing legal fund so that it also covers defense costs for Palestinians. This is in addition to covering a standing 15,000 USD debt, resulting from the legal persecution of Israeli anti-wall demonstrators.

Please join us for a presentation by an AATW founder & Well-known member of Israeli radical left Yonatan Pollak.

Monday, January 17, 2011

[SDCPJ] Sat Jan 29: FREEDOM HIKE & POTLUCK FOR PALESTINE'S CHILDREN

FREEDOM HIKE & POTLUCK FOR PALESTINE'S CHILDREN
Lake Poway Mount Woodson
14644 Lake Poway Road, Poway, CA
Saturday, January 29 · 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

This Event is FREE! ALL Welcome!

Freedom Hike for Palestine!
Al-Awda San Diego, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, invites you, your family and friends to join us on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at Lake Poway for our Freedom Hike for Palestine's Children followed by a community-wide Potluck Picnic. We will be hiking up Mount Woodson 6.5 miles round-trip from Lake Poway starting 9:30 AM. The hike will be followed by a Potluck Picnic at about 12:30 PM.

Hike with us at your own pace part or all of the way to the top of Mount Woodson!

Please email us at office@al-awda.org if you wish to be among our group of hikers. Anyone, regardless of fitness level, is welcome to join our group, and please feel free to bring your friends. Hikers will gather at 9:30 AM at the trail entrance in Lake Poway (14644 Lake Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92074). Please bring your own water (minimum 2 standard water bottles), sunscreen and comfortable tennis shoes with grip at the bottom. For some great pictures of the Mount Woodson trail see: http://www.yelp.com/biz/mount-woodson-trail-poway

Potluck in Lake Poway's Picnic area will start at about 12:30 PM.

Please bring your own drinks and contact Reem at 760-805-8337 or ananireem@yahoo.com to let us know what dish you are bringing or if you would like to choose one from our list of suggested dishes.

This Event is FREE! ALL Welcome!

Sponsorship: We welcome your tax-deductible sponsorship of the Freedom Hike and Potluck for Palestine's Children. Donations of any size are welcome. For the hike, you can sponsor anyone of our hikers at $2 to $50 per mile or any other level of sponsorship per mile that you choose. The total number of miles is 6.5 per hiker. Sponsors will be recognized at the potluck unless requested otherwise.

You may send your tax-deductible sponsorship donation to Al-Awda, PO Box 131352, Carlsbad, CA 92010. Or, you may use your credit card using the paypal button at http://www.al-awdasandiego.org/donate.html indicating "Hike Sponsorship" with your submission. Alternatively, we can accept your sponsorship donation using your credit card by phone. Call us at 760-918-9441 Monday-Friday 9 AM to 5 PM. Please leave a message and we will return your call.

Proceeds from the Freedom Hike and Potluck Picnic will help support The Palestine Children's Rights Campaign. For more information about this campaign, please see http://www.al-awda.org/alert-childrights.html

Thank you for your support. We depend on it!

For more information, please contact:

Reem 760-805-8337; Lulu 760-408-2222; Ghassan 760-802-5255; Ramzi 858-353-8343

Al-Awda San Diego
The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
PO Box 131352
Carlsbad, CA 92013, USA
Tel: 760-918-9441
Fax: 760-918-9442
E-mail: info@al-awdasandiego.org
WWW: http://al-awdasandiego.org

Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition (PRRC) is a not for profit tax-exempt educational and charitable 501(c)(3) organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the United States of America. Under IRS guidelines, your donations to PRRC are tax-deductible. To donate, please go to http://www.al-awda.org/donate.html and follow the instructions. To become a member of our organization, please follow the instructions at http://www.al-awda.org/membership.html

Sunday, January 16, 2011

[SDCPJ] OB RAG: Best of the Week, more than just OB

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(click on headline for articles)

OB RAG MLK Day – Keeping the Real Dr. King Alive in Our Hearts


The Hope Inspired by seeing the President take a Stand for Children


Newport News and Attitudes – what's shakin' on OB's main drag


Abbott and Saratoga Sold!


Let's get this straight about the rhetoric: both sides are not "just as bad"


Christina Taylor Green on My Mind


Anna's Video Pick – Joyce Kaufman, "If Ballots Don't Work, Bullets Will"


Extreme Right Wing Rhetoric Leads to Attempted Murder of a Congresswoman

And check out our ode to 2010

OB RAG 2010 : "Best Of …"

If you would like to be placed on our "San Diego Activists' Alert" email list or on our "OB Activists Alert" list, please send me back a reply and let me know.

Frank Gormlie

[SDCPJ] March 19 - End the Wars! January 24- Planning meeting

Please forward widely.

 

End the Wars! 

San Diego, March 19, 2011

Save the Date!

Planning meeting, Monday, January 24, 7pm

Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego

 

San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice 

info@sdcpj.org    www.sdcpj.org

 

 

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

[SDCPJ] Fwd: San Diegans for Safe Drinking Water (SDSDW)



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Melody Brown <sandiegansagainstfluoride@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 3:33 PM
Subject: San Diegans for Safe Drinking Water (SDSDW)
To: Patty Ducey-Brooks <pbrooks936@aol.com>


Meeting

 

Date:               Saturday, January 15

Time:               Noon to 2 p.m.

Location:         Joyce Beers Community Center

                        1230 Cleveland Avenue, San Diego 92103

                        At the Ralph's Shopping Center in Hillcrest (off University Avenue)

                        Note: It's the end of Vermont Street off University Avenue

Agenda:          We will have the agenda to you by mid-week

 

 

Saturday Meeting Agenda

 

1)   Acknowledgement of who we are: San Diegans for Safe Drinking Water

            a.         Introductions of new members

            b.         Break at 1 p.m. (10 minutes): greet & side meetings

2)   Rules of the meeting    

            a.         Comments (spotters to assist with requests to speak)

            b.         Side meetings (not during the meeting)

3)   Accomplishments since the last meeting

a.         Balanced news coverage by CBS/KFMB TV 8 and ABC/KGTV 10 b.           Presentation to City Council on 1.11.11

c.         Announcement by Councilmember Carl DeMaio to bring this to the City Attorney (laws protecting our water)

            d.         Invitation from Council member Tony Young to meet on Friday,

                        January 14

4)   Meeting with Council member Todd Gloria (1.13.11)

5)   Meeting with Council member Tony Young (1.14.11)

6)   Media Coverage

a.         KFMB TV Channel 8 (Friday, 1.7.11 & Saturday, 1.8.11)

b.         KGTV Channel 10 (Saturday, 1.8.11 and Tuesday, 1.11.11)

c.         Dentists & Doctors & other Specialists

7)    Building our communications vehicles

            a.         How we communicate: educators (talking points)

b.         Iz: Facebook and Web site

            c .        Dano:  coverage of the City Council meeting & Web site

8)    Additional communication vehicles

            a.         Bombarding our elected officials & media with our concerns

                        - email

                        - faxes

b.         Tools

- prepared letters

c.         Getting the message to young mothers about the dangers of

            fluoride-treated water (Web sites & organizations)

d.         LA Times article: We need to say "O" to fluoride

            - pre-canned letter (RS)

9)         Legal action (where do we stand?)

            a.         KUSI/Channel 51 coverage (false information)  

            b.         Convict (Jeff Green)

            c.         Personal injunction (steps and guidelines)

10)   Getting more people on board to spread the word

            a.         Community events

            b.         Flyer (marketing vehicle)

11)  Next meeting date & time

 



[SDCPJ] Fwd: Government Informer Infiltrated Minnesota Activist Groups



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From: Portside Moderator <moderator@PORTSIDE.ORG>
Date: January 12, 2011 6:41:31 PM PST
Subject: Government Informer Infiltrated Minnesota Activist Groups

Government Informer Infiltrated Minnesota Activist Groups

Secret government informer "Karen Sullivan" infiltrated Minnesota activist groups 

By Nick Pinto
January. 12 2011
City Pages

The Twin Cities activists who had their homes raided by
the FBI last September are starting to learn more about
why they're being investigated by a Chicago grand jury
in relation to material support of terrorism.

Lawyers for the activists have learned from prosecutors
that the feds sent an undercover law enforcement agent
to infiltrate the Twin Cities Anti-War Committee in
April 2008, just as the group was planning its licensed
protests at the Republican National Convention. Going
by the name "Karen Sullivan," the agent blended in with
the many new faces the Committee was seeing at meetings
in the lead-up to the RNC. But she stayed active
afterward, attending virtually every meeting.

"She presented herself as a lesbian with a teenage
daughter, and said she had a difficult relationship
with her daughter's father, which is one of the reasons
she gave us for not being more transparent about her
story," says Jess Sundin, a member of the Anti-War
Committee and one of the activists who has received a
subpoena from the Chicago grand jury. "It was a
sympathetic story for a lot of us."

Sullivan told the group she was originally from Boston
but that she had had a rough childhood and was
estranged from her family. She said she had spent some
time in Northern Ireland working with Republican
solidarity groups.

Sullivan at first said that she didn't have any
permanent address in the area, but she eventually got
an apartment in the Seward neighborhood. She claimed to
be employed by a friend's small business, checking out
foreclosed properties that he might buy. The cover
story of a flexible job schedule let her attend all the
meetings she wanted to, and to have individual lunches
with other activists.

"She really took an interest," Sundin said. "It raised
some suspicions among other members at first, but after
the other undercover agents from the RNC Welcoming
Committee came out, and no in our organization did, we
figured we didn't have any. Besides, we didn't think we
had anything we needed to be secretive about."

Sullivan began to take on more responsibilities with
the organization, chairing meetings, handling the
group's bookkeeping, and networking with dozens of
other organizations.

In the summer of 2009, Sullivan joined two other Twin
Cities activists in a trip to visit Palestine. Somehow,
when they landed in Tel Aviv, Israeli security forces
knew they were coming, and that they were headed to
Palestine.

The three women were told they could get on the next
plane back home or they could face detention. Sullivan
took the flight. The other two women chose detention
and were ultimately deported.

Attorneys for the activists have also learned that
prosecutors are especially interested in a small
donation the women intended to give to their host
organization in Palestine, the Union of Palestinian
Women's Committees. The group is registered as an NGO
with the Palestinian Authority and not listed as a
terrorist group by the United States.

Last fall, Sullivan disappeared from the Twin Cities,
telling her fellow activists that she had some family
business to take care of. She never came back. On
September 24, the FBI launched a series of early
morning raids on the homes of members of the Anti-War
Committee and the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

The FBI would not confirm or deny Sullivan's identity
as a government agent or comment on this story by the
time of publication. The U.S. Attorney's office in
Chicago has said it will not comment on anything
related to the grand jury investigation.

Last fall the Justice Department's Inspector General
released a scathing report that criticized the FBI for
invoking anti-terrorist laws to justify their
investigations and harassment of groups including
Greenpeace, People for the Ethical Treatment of
Animals, and the Catholic Worker.

"This is exactly what the Inspector General's report
was talking about," Sundin told City Pages this
morning. "The FBI doesn't have the right to spy on us.
It's an abuse of our democratic rights. We're supposed
to have freedom of association, not, 'You can associate
but we're going to spy on you.'"

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

[SDCPJ] Organize with the San Diego Solidarity Network

SAN DIEGO SOLIDARITY NETWORK

We are a new direct action group that seeks to organize the community against problems caused by employers and landlords in the San Diego area. The San Diego Solidarity Network would follow the model established by Seattle Solidarity Network, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, and other similar groups. Tenants and workers with grievances could contact SD Solidarity and we would work with them to organize a fight to meet their demands. Whoever contacts us would be in charge of campaign goals, planning, and outreach to others with the same problems while we would help them to provide a model for fights, advice, encouragement, a network of supporters, and volunteer work like picketing, leafleting and researching.

The Seattle Solidarity Network, SeaSol, has been extremely successful in achieving victories for workers due wages, and tenants demanding better living conditions. It works by initially offering a demand letter to the business or landlord with a time-frame to pay and when they don't, the group takes action. Often times, a handful of community members picketing outside a restaurant or apartment complex for a few days is enough to provoke restitution. Read Gladys's story or one of many others http://seattlesolidarity.net/


SD Solidarity is not a service or case-work organization nor are we social-workers or lawyers. We are community members and expect those we help to join in our combined struggle. We are not just fighting to win our demands - we want more people to stand up against bosses and landlords with confidence and with members of their community standing beside them. Ultimately we want a very different world without landlords and bosses. As SD Solidarity grows stronger and more organized we would take on larger fights and support strikes, occupations and other struggles of working class people.

To formally start the group we will publicize and hold a founding public meeting, tentatively in early February. If you're interested in joining us to form SD Solidarity contact us at sdsolidarity@gmail.com or call 619-453-6439. We welcome those interested in organizing as well as those who would just like to be informed of actions.


NEXT Plenary Meeting:

Saturday January 15th @ 1pm
Residence: 4118 Hamilton Street (alley between arizona and hamilton) 92104
Please call 760-429-4899 if you need help finding us.



San Diego Solidarity Network
sdsolidarity@gmail.com



[SDCPJ] Thur 1/13 -- "Effective Communication & Critical Thinking Series: Starting with NVC"

Sorry for the late notice, but I figured someone might be interested and better late than not at all!
~ Mariah, for the PRC


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From: Meetup <info@meetup.com>
Date: Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 1:11 PM


Effective Communication & Critical Thinking Series: Starting with NVC

When: Thursday, January 13, 2011 7:00 PM
Who: 11 Yes

Where: Cafe Libertalia
3834 5th Ave
San Diego CA 92103
619-299-9360

Meetup Description:

In line with the goals of our newly-formed non-profit, The Libertalia Foundation, we're hosting an ongoing series covering the areas of effective communication and critical thinking. We'll be exploring various approaches and techniques in these areas with each session including either a video, speaker or book study, along with group discussion. I'll be "facilitating" the sessions, meaning that I'll be primarily responsible for providing material and guiding the discussion, but would welcome assistance and suggestions from others relating to content.

For our first session, we'll be starting with video presentations on "Nonviolent Communication" as created and taught by Marshall Rosenberg. We'll also discuss organization, scheduling etc. so if you're interested but not available, please let me know by email.

Please be aware that this event will be attended by a wide variety of participants, from several Meetups as well as the general public. It is not specifically geared toward the subject-matter of this group, but is obviously relevant in all areas of life.

This Meetup Group is sponsored by
SoCalifornia Secular Humanist Conference · Bamboo Lounge

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

[SDCPJ] Thought for this week - pass it on

Tragedy –

 

America has become a violent society.  Years of perpetual war; glorification of military invasion and occupation; not just acceptance, but economic exploitation of extreme violence – these continue to feed America's downward spiral. 

 

Your job – YOUR job, is to change it. 

 

Listen to Sheriff Dupnik.

 

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