Thursday, September 29, 2011

[SDCPJ] Ex-Blackwater exec Bonfiglio no longer at ERTC; announced today

According to an "organization release" announced today (9/29/11), Brian Bonfiglio is no longer affiliated with the Eagle Rock Training Center.

See article below as reported on City Beat website.

http://www.sdcitybeat.com/sandiego/blog-522-former-blackwater-exec-leaves-eagle-rock-training-center.html
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[SDCPJ] Tribe attempts to evict private military contractor Los Coyotes Band in a legal standoff with Blackwater-tied company

From Sept. 28, 2011 SD City Beat, by David Maass

An American Indian tribe in San Diego County has been engaged in a four-month standoff with a military contractor that refuses to leave its reservation, according to documents recently filed in U.S. District Court.

The story begins in 2010, when the Eagle Rock Training Center (ERTC), a private military training facility established by a former Blackwater executive, signed a 25-year lease agreement to conduct high-level combat training on land near Warner Springs owned by the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeño Indians. The land approximated the terrain of Afghanistan, and ERTC hoped to train soldiers and law-enforcement officers in everything from explosives to combat-driving techniques. The camp would also function as a location for film and television productions.

But since June, Los Coyotes—a tribe of about 300 members—has been trying to boot the company off its land, claiming the lease was never valid. The conflict has since escalated to a series of showdowns, which ERTC alleges led to the arson that caused the 14,000-acre Eagle fire in July.

Full article:
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/sandiego/article-9584-tribe-attempts-to-evict-private-military-contractor.html
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

[SDCPJ] This Sat 10/1 -- C.A.N. Global Action


C.A.N. OCT 1 GLOBAL ACTION

There are two events happening on October 1 in San Diego County.
Both are from 10am-1pm. The PRC supports both - we hope you can make it out to one or the other!
Flyers are attached for sharing or you can get them from www.PRCSD.org

*****
CALL TO ACTION! 10am-1pm
It's time for a Nuke-Free California & World.
Newport Ave & Abbot St, Ocean Beach, 92107
more info: nuclear_free@yahoo.com
Coalition Against Nukes / CAN Oct 1 Global Action
in solidarity with the victims of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

OR

SHUTDOWN, NOT MELTDOWN!
Coalition Against Nukes -- No Nukes Rally
October 1, 2011 from 10am-1pm, San Clemente, CA
S. El Camino Real, 100 Block of San Dimas over the crosswalk
SHUTDOWN CA's NUKES NOW.
San Onofre Nuclear Waste Generating Station
on three fault lines and in a Tsunami Zone.
SAFETY FOR PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT!
Keep Californians Safe from Nuclear Disaster and
put us to work on the world's future Green Economy.
RENEWABLE ENERGY NOW

[SDCPJ] Oct 15th: Peace Crane Unveiling with Sculptor James Hubbell

Peace Crane Unveiling: Rejoice with Sculptor James Hubbell

October 15th, 2011 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm


San Diego Friends Center
3850 Westgate Pl, San Diego, CA 92105

You are cordially invited to join the unveiling of the Peace Crane sculpture and celebration of the culmination of the visionary effort to create a sustainable facility for peace, justice, spiritual growth. The net proceeds from this event will be dedicated toward the $30,000 to finish the Meeting Room and make it available for community groups.

The unveiling celebration will include:

  • Brief Presentations from James Hubbell and Carol Jahnkow
  • Light fare of Appetizers and Desserts from Alchemy
    (neighborhood restaurant serving local sustainable food)
  • and Silent Auction - bring your checkbook for the fabulous items!
RSVP required by October 10. Tickets are $75.
If you cannot attend, contributions may still be sent either online or by mail.

To register online:
http://sdfriendscenter.org/donate.htm (right column on "donate" page)
To register by mail: Fill out the PDF and mail. Please include a check for $75 for each person, with their names to "Friends Center Building Fund" 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego CA 92105.

Auction items: See partial list at http://sdfriendscenter.org/auction

Honorary Committee: Carol Jahnkow, Chair, Rabbi Laurie Coskey, Imam Taha Hassane, Lawrence and Suzanne Hess, James Hubbell, Yolanda Martinez, Nancy Neptune Nelson, Rev. Tom Owen-Towle

Unveiling Committee: Laurie Carlock, Midi Cox, Mariah Gayler, Mary Jo Housman, Byron King, Jane Krause

Facilities Management Committee: Mariah Gayler and Dick Ruppert, Peace Resource Center of San Diego; David Barrows and Karim Carlock, San Diego Religious Society of Friends; Midi Cox and Pedro Rios, American Friends Service Committee; Byron King and Alvin Stern, First Church of the Brethren of San Diego

PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
If you are on facebook, here's the event link to share: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=161246343958857

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

[SDCPJ] Thurs Oct 13th: Food Creation and Democracy

Food Creation and Democracy
Thursday, October 13, 2011
5:30-9:00 pm

Everyone is welcome! Kids too!

Where: Peace Resource Center in the Friends Center building,
3850 Westgate Place, San Diego 92105

5:30-6:30    Potluck and Garden tour
Connect with community, tour the Peace Garden project, and enjoy tasty dishes!
We suggest you bring food to share, a plate & utensils. If you're unable, please just bring yourself — we prefer that you still attend & share YOU.

6:30-7:30    San Diego's Urban Ag Proposal
This is an outreach meeting about about the City's proposed regulation changes.
We want your opinion! We will give an overview of Com- munity Gardens and Urban Agriculture in San Diego, a description of the proposed changes (Retail Farm, Farmers Markets and Stands, Chickens, Goats, etc), as well as ask for your comments and give some Next Steps for voicing your thoughts and getting involved.

7:30-9:00    "... and the echo follows"
Author/photographer Nic Paget-Clarke will present his new book "... and the echo follows" The presentation includes a talk with photos and discussion.

What the book is about:

Asking the question, "What is the connection between food and democracy?" raises a lot of other questions. Some of the answers invalidate many of the myths of our assumed knowl- edge. Other answers describe the history and experience of a different understanding.

What is the Green Revolution? What is food sovereignty? What is the verticalization of agriculture? What is agroecol- ogy? Is "free trade" free? Where did this economic mess come from? Is a democracy a vote for who? Is land identity? What has art got to do with it? Do I care?

Surprising to some, well-understood by others, many of the answers are available for both discussion and practice. Mil- lions of women and men, farmers, indigenous people, and peasants are creating autonomous movements with self- sustaining social and economic relations.

They are movements, people of dignity.
How to find out more about the book: http://www.facebook.com/AndTheEchoFollows

Sponsored by
San Diego Food Not Lawns www.sdfoodnotlawns.com
 
 
& The San Diego 1 in 10 Coalition    www.sdfoodpolicy.org
 


Questions? Call the PRC @ 619-263-9301

[SDCPJ] all out 10/15 against budget cuts and wars!

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        Planning meeting for October 15 Day of Action
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[SDCPJ] Oct 1, Saturday, 12 noon - Planning meeting for 1/15 Day of Action Against War and Austerity

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Stop the Cuts!   End the Wars!   Tax the Rich!

Planning meeting for October 15 Day of Action

Saturday, October 1, 12 noon

San Diego City College Lawn, Park Blvd and B Street
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Education for All - San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justeice
 


Monday, September 26, 2011

[SDCPJ] Official press release from "Occupy San Diego", in support of "Occupy Wall Street"

Occupy San Diego

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: 
Kayla Ward or Kali Katt
949-480-4229 / 619-916-1304
Organizing & Media Groups

Occupy Wall Street Spreads to San Diego October 7

SAN DIEGO-Occupy San Diego is standing in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street in NYC, and will begin a peaceful civil disobedience protest of the global financial corruption currently invading politics, media and corporations, by occupying an open space in the Gaslamp District indefinitely starting on October 7, 2011 at 4:30 pm. 

We will peacefully and permanently occupy a space until a list of our demands, that will be in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street in NYC, are met by the City and County of San Diego, and by the Federal Government.  

The long term and overnight occupation will include marching, teach-ins, sit-ins, break out groups and vigils for Troy Davis, a young, black man on death row, recently put to death by the state of Georgia.  

We will also be reaching out to existing political activist groups and labor unions in the San Diego community to stand in solidarity with us.

Since San Diego is one of many hubs of military activity in our country, we will stand in solidarity with the American troops, who are pawns of the system, and a part of the 99% of the American people, manipulated by Wall Street and the 1%. A very large number of veterans in San Diego, and around the country, remain unemployed after returning from service in current wars, and they are encouraged to join our occupation demonstration.

Occupy San Diego will begin holding General Assembly meetings in preparation for this demonstration beginning September 27 at 6pm at the Martin Luther King Promenade Park across from the Convention Center Trolley Station, located at 5th Ave. at N Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego.  Meetings will commence here daily until the permanent occupation on October 7.

About Occupy San Diego:
Only 1% of people in this country own and control a majority of the wealth, and this power has invaded into all aspects of our life  -  politics, media and corporations. We are the 99% and we will be quiet about this inequality no longer.  We will take back for the people, what already belongs to the people  -  our country. For more information about Occupy San Diego visit www.occupysandiego.organd for more information about Occupy Wall Street please visit www.occupywallst.org 

(The San Diego site is currently feeding the Occupy Los Angeles site.)

[SDCPJ] Occupy San Diego

There will be a meeting Tuesday of people in San Diego in support of "Occupy Wall Street". This is the beginnings of an "Occupy San Diego" group. Many cities around the country and around the world are joining the Occupy Wall Street actions. All SDCPJ supporters are encouraged to attend and to lend their support.




[SDCPJ] International Day of Peace, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Oct. 9, 2011

 

[SDCPJ] Fwd: Women's Media Forum in San Diego and Dr. Rashas Zaydan of Iraq

Hello there,
 
Could you post any of these events to your list? If so, that would be great! Also, can you put me on your mailing list?
 
Thanks a bunch,
 
Nikki Pugh (aka Nicole Pugh)
575 779 4521
(former editor of Vision Magazine and Media Director of the Support Committee for Maquiladora Workers...back in the day :)  )

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lyn-Li Torres Pugh <nlpwriter@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 9:23 PM
Subject: Women's Media Forum in San Diego and Dr. Rashas Zaydan of Iraq
To: "A. Dax" <ajdax@bamboomarketing.com>


Hello friends!
 
I hope this little note finds you well! I would like to pass on this information to you regarding an amazing forum on women and media sponsored by the Joan Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ) that will take place at the University of San Diego Oct 5-7, 2011. Attached is a flyer with all the info!
 
In addition, as many of you know, I am working as a Peace Writer with the IPJ's Women's PeaceMaker Program and am working with Dr. Rashas Zaydan of Iraq in writing her life story. Dr. Zaydan is a remarkable woman and humanitarian from Baghdad and will be speaking on campus at the IPJ Theatre on Thursday October 13, from 1 to 2 pm. She will also be speaking on a panel with all of the Women PeaceMakers at the same location this Thursday, September 29th from 7-9 pm . For more information, please click here: 

In addition, Dr. Zaydan  will be in the area until November 5th and would like to connect with as many people and organizations as possible while she is here. She is available for discussions, classroom presentations and speaking engagements. You can contact me to begin with for these engagements. 
  
Please join us if you can and spread the word about these exciting events. If you are out of the SoCal area, please pass it on to your Southern California friends!
 
Many blessings,
 
Nikki Lyn Pugh (aka Lyn-Li Torres Pugh)
 
PS The PeaceMaker women are also looking for low-cost and/or free holistic services like massage, reiki, reflexology, etc. They especially welcome women practitioners and those who are okay with a clothes-on approach...and if you are willing to come to the USD campus even better! The PM women have been on the front lines of many battles for peace in their communities and are for the first time in many years, taking a needed break here in San Diego. If you are a holisitic health practitioner and would like to help give these women some extra love and healing energy, we appreciate you! Please contact me if you are available.
 
PSS For more info on the Women's PeaceMaker program in general, please visit http://www.sandiego.edu/peacestudies/ipj/programs/women_peace_makers/
--
Nikki Lyn Pugh, MFA
Writer * Editor * Teacher
 
LegalShield Independent Associate
 
Playful Pen Writing and Editing Service 
 
 
 
 

"The world is nothing but an objectivized dream. Whatever your powerful mind believes very intensely instantly comes to pass."                  
 -Swami Yogananda






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Writer * Editor * Teacher
LegalShield Independent Associate
Cell: 575 779 4521
Info: www.mylegalshield.com/ 512 703 6148
 
 
 

"The world is nothing but an objectivized dream. Whatever your powerful mind believes very intensely instantly comes to pass."                  
 -Swami Yogananda



Sunday, September 25, 2011

[SDCPJ] Consultation on women, peace and security with Susan Braden, U.S. Dept. of State


If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Anne Hoiberg, whose information is at the bottom of this page.
 

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

 

Dear Carol,

 

The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice invite you and your colleagues to participate in a consultation with Susan Braden, a senior official from the U.S. Department of State, who is scheduled to visit our community to LISTEN to our concerns about women, peace and security:

                        Saturday, October 8, 2011, 1:00 – 4:00 P.M.

                        Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

                         

In October 2000, the U.N. Security Council adopted Resolution 1325 which urges governments to include women in all aspects of peacemaking, peacebuilding and peacekeeping--and to create a National Action Plan for implementing U.N. SCR 1325. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made a historic commitment to advance the status of women by developing a plan to implement this U.N. resolution. She has tasked her department and other agencies to draft a U.S. NAP and to seek input from civil society. Of importance to the State Department is to hear from us concerning the issues of immigration, violence against women, political participation of women, protection of women in armed services against sexual and gender-based violence, situation of refugee women, border considerations, human trafficking, small arms control, health care, environmental justice, implications of war and militarization on women in our community, costs of war and caring for veterans, etc.  

 

The consultation on October 8th will be a three-hour session, including a presentation on U.N. SCR 1325, facilitated break-out sessions, statements from civil society representatives, and a report back to Ms. Braden. U.S. WILPF will provide a facilitator and recorder/note taker. Through this opportunity, it is hoped that the U.S. SCR 1325 NAP will NOT become a tool to make war safe for women, but will serve to advance the status of women and prevent future wars.

 

I hope that you and your colleagues can participate in this consultation (RSVP at ahoiberg@aol.com). If you wish to discuss this further, I can be reached at 858.245.1677 (cell) or 619.223.8074 (office).

 

Warm regards,

Anne

WILPF Consultation Coordinator

 

[SDCPJ] SDCPJ Meeting Monday, Sept. 26, 7 PM at Friends Center/Church of the Brethren

ALL,
 
There IS a regular meeting of the San Diego Coalition for Peace & Justice, MONDAY at 7 PM at the new Friends Center on the Church of the Brethren campus: 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego 92105.
 
This meeting will concentrate on final plans and outrech for the Oct. 15 demonstration here in the San Diego area. 
 
"Be there or be square"
 
Craig

Thursday, September 22, 2011

[SDCPJ] C.A.N. Oct 1 Global Action

C.A.N. OCT 1 GLOBAL ACTION

There are two events happening on October 1 in San Diego County.
Both are from 10am-1pm. The PRC supports both - we hope you can make it out to one or the other!
Flyers are attached for sharing or you can get them from www.PRCSD.org

*****
CALL TO ACTION! 10am-1pm
It's time for a Nuke-Free California & World.
Newport Ave & Abbot St, Ocean Beach, 92107
more info: nuclear_free@yahoo.com
Coalition Against Nukes / CAN Oct 1 Global Action
in solidarity with the victims of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

OR

SHUTDOWN, NOT MELTDOWN!
Coalition Against Nukes -- No Nukes Rally
October 1, 2011 from 10am-1pm, San Clemente, CA
S. El Camino Real, 100 Block of San Dimas over the crosswalk
SHUTDOWN CA's NUKES NOW.
San Onofre Nuclear Waste Generating Station
on three fault lines and in a Tsunami Zone.
SAFETY FOR PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT!
Keep Californians Safe from Nuclear Disaster and
put us to work on the world's future Green Economy.
RENEWABLE ENERGY NOW

[SDCPJ] Wall Street Occupation continues...

And now for some positive energy! Check out this website for updates, video, on this continuing, amazing direct action at Wall Street!
http://october2011.org/blogs/kevin-zeese/wall-street-occupation-continues-shows-leadership-america-needs
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[SDCPJ] R.I.P. Troy Davis

Last night, despite our efforts, the state of Georgia executed Troy Davis. The following are several thoughtful articles that appeared today. The fight to end capital punishment continues.

1. David Zirin in The Nation Magazine

After Troy Davis's Death, Questions I Can't Unask
http://www.thenation.com/blog/163568/after-troy-daviss-death-questions-i-cant-unask

2. Amnesty International

Georgia Kills Troy Davis
http://blog.amnestyusa.org/deathpenalty/georgia-kills-troy-davis/

3. John Nicols in The Nation Magazine

The Execution of Troy Davis Provides Another "Haunting Reminder of Once Prevalent Southern Lynching"
http://www.thenation.com/blog/163563/execution-troy-davis-provides-another-haunting-reminder-once-prevalent-southern-lynching
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

[SDCPJ] Get in Bed for Peace TODAY! (Now after Troy Davis Vigil)

** UPDATE ** In honor of the Troy Davis Vigil TONIGHT, we're waiting until 8pm to start the film so that folks can join us afterward. And we hope you still will join us!

FREE viewing of "The U.S. versus John Lennon"
for International Day of Peace
Wednesday, Sept 21st

6:30pm Light refreshments
** Movie will now start at 8pm **
(length 96 min)

AND, IN THE PRC GALLERY SPACE...

INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE ART IN BED!
GET IN BED... FOR PEACE!
GIVE PEACE A CHANCE!

Open to the public! Bring a friend!

About the film:
THE U.S. vs JOHN LENNON
Filmmakers David Leaf and John Scheinfeld offer a compelling look at the efforts of the United States government to silence one of rock & roll's most outspoken war critics in this documentary detailing the Vietnam-era struggle between the Richard Nixon administration and iconic peace activist John Lennon.

The Vietnam War was raging and the nightly news was filled with stories of failed offensives and massacred U.S. troops. As anti-war protests back home gained momentum, it was the hopeful voice of former Beatle Lennon that served to perfectly encapsulate the frustrations felt by many citizens that the U.S. had gotten caught up in an quagmire from which there was seemingly no end in sight.

There's a high price to be paid for standing strong in your beliefs and openly criticizing the ruling elite, though, and now, through interviews with those who knew him best and revealing glimpses into an era where all hope seemed lost, filmmakers finally uncover the truth behind the Nixon administration's highly classified efforts to isolate and eventually deport the man whose powerful words threatened to actually make sense in a world slowly suffocated by the grip of insanity. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Trailer at http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi519831833/


[SDCPJ] "Women, War and Peace" 5-part series on PBS

"Women, War & Peace" on PBS

"Women, War & Peace" will premiere on your local PBS station Tuesday nights from Oct. 11 to Nov. 8, 2011. In San Diego, it will air at 11 p.m.

Women, War & Peace is a bold new five-part PBS television series challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men's domain. The vast majority of today's conflicts are not fought by nation states and their armies, but rather by informal entities: gangs and warlords using small arms and improvised weapons. The series reveals how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties. Yet they are simultaneously emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict. With depth and complexity, Women, War & Peace spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones from Bosnia to Afghanistan and Colombia to Liberia, placing women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security, and reframing our understanding of modern warfare.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/women-war-and-peace/
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[SDCPJ] "Women, Media, Revolution" Forum Oct. 5 to 7

"WOMEN, MEDIA, REVOLUTION" FORUM

SAN DIEGO, CA: From October 5 to October 7, the University of San Diego's Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice will host "Women, Media, Revolution," a free public forum of films and panels exploring the perceptions of women reporting on and from conflict zones and how gender plays at all levels of coverage.

International panelists include traditional print and television journalists, alternative media network founders, bloggers and other social media contributors, as well as film directors capturing the challenges to the security and treatment of women in conflict situations like this year's Arab Spring. They will share their work for media outlets like Al Jazeera, NPR, The Guardian, The Times (London), and World Pulse, and the challenges of reporting and filmmaking in countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia.

Films including "Weapon of War," "The Sari Soldiers," and "The Price of Sex" will be screened followed by discussion with the directors.

Journalists will address questions such as:

Where are the women pictured with cell phones and posters during the uprisings now? What happens to reporters, their stories, their subjects, and citizens caught in conflict? Where does balanced and inclusive coverage come from, if corporate media does not cover stories about women and their role in changing societies?

One of the panels will include global reporters and young journalists linked via videoconference- ing from the sites where they are currently assigned and/or living. Women PeaceMakers from Haiti, India, Iraq and Kenya, who are in residence at the Institute for eight weeks, will respond in the final session to issues raised at the forum.

For the schedule of films and panel discussions with directors, producers, journalists, bloggers and the Women PeaceMakers, go to
http://peace.sandiego.edu/womenmediarevolution.

The Women Peacemakers Program is funded by the Fred J. Hansen Foundation. "Women, Media, Revolution" partners include Acting Together, Fork Films, Global Press Institute, International Center for Journalists, New Narratives, San Diego Asian Rilm Festival, The WIP, Ushahidi, WAVE India, Women in Media & News, Women Make Movies, Women's International News Gathering Service (WINGS), and World Pulse.

Dee (Dianne) Aker, Ph.D.
Deputy Director
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
IPJ Rm 125, KSPS, University of San Diego
5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110
Phone: (619) 260-2358; Fax: (619) 260-7570
daker@sandiego.edu
http://peace.sandiego.edu
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

[SDCPJ] March/rally/candlelight Vigil for Troy Davis 9/21/2011

From San Diego Coalition for Troy Davis:

MARCH/RALLY/CANDLELIGHT VIGIL @ 6:00PM AT HORTON PLAZA MALL ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

FROM 4:00-6:00 WE ARE ENCOURAGING EVERYONE TO MAKE THOSE PHONE CALLS, EMAILS (INFO BELOW) AND IF POSSIBLE ORGANIZE SOMETHING WITHIN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES. 4:00PM IS AN IMPORTANT TIME FOR THIS IS THE SET TIME FOR TROY DAVIS EXECUTION. THEN COME MEET WITH US DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO FOR THE LARGER DEMONSTRATION.

Community Organizers, Activists, Educators, Progressive Media, Organizations and etc.. have come together to organize an important event to SAVE THE LIFE OF TROY DAVIS.

BELOW IS THE SD COALITION ACTIVITY FOR THE EVENING OF THE EXECUTION OF TROY DAVIS WHO WAS DENIED CLEMENCY BY THE GEORGIA STATE PARDONS AND PAROLES. WE ARE INVITING ALL OF SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY TO ATTEND THIS IMPORTANT AND PIVOTAL EVENT TO STOP THIS EXECUTION OF AN INNOCENT LIFE AND PUT AN END TO ALL OPPRESSIVE SYSTEMATIC INSTITUTIONAL LAWS AND GOVERNMENTS.

We are mobilizing our communities to meet at Horton Plaza which is a central location to create mass media attention and create awareness on this injustice and all other injustices against people of color within the downtown setting of San Diego.

At exactly 6:00 pm we are meeting at 1st Avenue and West E Street
and at 6:15pm we will march around the corner to the Hall of Justice on West Broadway. We will chant for a while at Hall of Justice till 6:45pm and then turn on State Street back to Horton Plaza Mall for Speak-out and Candlelight Vigil for the remainder of the evening.

FOR THE RALLY/MARCH AND CANDLELIGHT VIGIL
Pls bring multiple signs, candles, blank posterboards and markers to help make signs while we are there.

WE WILL ALSO BE PASSING OUT COMMUNITY GROUND RULES TO HELP MAINTAIN A RADICAL SOCIAL JUSTICE SPACE FREE FROM OPPRESSIVE RACIST, CLASSIST, SEXIST, HOMOPHOBIC, TRANSPHOBIC, ABELIST, ADULTIST, AGEIST, AND ETC. BEHAVIORS.


PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO ANYONE WHO MAY BE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE COALITION AND INTERESTED IN ATTENDING.


OTHER ADDITIONS:
For your own local communities, campuses, schools, place of worship, friends, family, homes, business etc.. - we are asking you to mobilize in your own communities between the hours of 4:00-6:00 pm - (this will be at the same time as Georgia State's time of execution for Troy Davis) and then if possible to meet the coalition at Horton Plaza Mall at 6:00 pm.

However, your support can be done in multiple ways such as in the form of making phone calls to judge Penny Freesemann 912-652-7252 urging her to withdraw the death warrant against Troy Davis.

We have one more day to stop this execution, and we're not giving up. You should continue to take action from wherever you are:

1. Email and call the Board of Pardons and urge them to reconsider: 404-656-5651.

2. Contact the Chatham County District Attorney and urge him to withdraw Troy's death warrant: phone: 912-652-7308, fax: 912-652-7328.

3. Contact CorrectHealth and call for a general strike of all execution personnel – doctors, nurses, and guards should stay home tomorrow. Urge them not to participate in this travesty of justice: Phone: 770-692-4750; Fax: 770-692-4754 Email CorrectHealth, the "medical" company set to oversee #TroyDavis execution: CARLO.MUSSO@CORRECTHEALTH.ORG
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[SDCPJ] Blackwater video game

Just when you think that you can't be surprised by anything: Blackwater Video Game! Developed in close collaboration with former Blackwater agents and under the direction of the company's founder Erik Prince "to ensure accuracy of moves, gestures and gameplay."

In stark contrast to the company's real-world record, Prince told CNN that the Blackwater video game incorporates "timeless themes of courage, good vs. evil and war."

Prince is such an expert on these topics; my disgust knows no bound

http://www.alternet.org/story/152465/13-year_olds_learn_how_to_murder_like_mercenaries,_thanks_to_blackwater_video_game?akid=7589.172107.GcJ24t&rd=1&t=18
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[SDCPJ] Troy Davis denied Clemency; execution scheduled for Wed. ACT Now!

http://www.amnestyusa.org/emails/W1109EADP04D.html
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Monday, September 19, 2011

[SDCPJ] We have reached a settlement!!!

By this, I assume Maribel means the UFCW has a tentative agreement which will have to be ratified by the membership.  But this does sound like really good news and a testament to the tenacity of this union and supporters.

Fred

Hi Fellow Brothers and Sisters,
 
I/we would like to thank EVERYONE who has supported the Grocery Workers as well as our staff within the past few months by adopting a store(s).  As of now we have reached settlement in our contract.  YOU helped us avoid a strike by showing your support and attending various rallies with us.  Our voices were heard with ALL of your support.
 
Thanks,
Maribel De La Torre
& ALL of UFCW Local 135 STAFF!!!

Organizing Department
2001 Camino Del Rio South
San Diego, CA. 92108
(619) 298-7772 ext. 133
mdelatorre@ufcw135.com
 
 
 
 

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[SDCPJ] Report Signature Gatherers Immediately!

REPORT SIGNATURE GATHERERS!!!
 
Carl DeMaio's signature gatherers are going door-to-door to collect signatures for a deceptive pension measure.
 
If you see them please call
(619) 206-4355 immediately
 
 
Thank you,
 
Jerry N. Tomaszewicz, Jr.
Executive Assistant to Secretary-Treasurer & CEO Lorena Gonzalez / Field Organizer
San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO
3737 Camino del Rio South, Suite 403
San Diego, CA  92108
 
desk: 619.228.8101, ex. 5
cell: 413.210.3664
fax: 619.281.1296
 
"Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. And you cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore." -- Cesar Chavez
 
jnt/OPEIU-537, AFL-CIO
 

Friday, September 16, 2011

[SDCPJ] Urgent Support Grocery Store Workers -- TOMORROW!

Please pass this on widely! It is urgent that we are loud and rowdy and apply pressure. Negotiations will be going on and the more support we show for workers, the more likely the corporations will negotiate fairly. I know people have a lot of plans for tomorrow, but please try to stop by for half an hour and bring friends!!!!!
 
Friends and Allies - Brothers and Sisters:
UFCW has given their 72-hour strike notice to Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons.  They plan to continue to bargain until Sunday at 7 p.m.  While we hold out hope that these final hours will produce a fair contract, we need to remind these Fortune 500 companies that we stand with and support the grocery workers.
Please support the 62,000 grocery workers from Santa Barbara to San Ysidro who face a looming strike.  Join UFCW Local 135 and the Labor Council as we stand in solidarity with their workers while they fight for a fair contract that maintains their health care benefits.
Protect Grocery Store Workers!
Rally - Saturday, 9 a.m.
Ralphs, Hillcrest
1030 University Ave, San Diego 92103
 
Contact Jerry, Elizabeth or Virginia at the Labor Council with questions - 619.228.8101.
 
 
Jerry N. Tomaszewicz, Jr.
Executive Assistant to Secretary-Treasurer & CEO Lorena Gonzalez / Field Organizer
San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO
3737 Camino del Rio South, Suite 403
San Diego, CA  92108
 
desk: 619.228.8101, ex. 5
cell: 413.210.3664
fax: 619.281.1296
 
"Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. And you cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore." -- Cesar Chavez
 
jnt/OPEIU-537, AFL-CIO

Thursday, September 15, 2011

[SDCPJ] Film Night for Day of Peace, Sept 21

Join us for a FREE viewing of
"The U.S. versus John Lennon"
for International Day of Peace
Wednesday, Sept 21st

@ Peace Resource Center (in Friends Center building)
3850 Westgate Place, San Diego 92105

6:30 pm Light refreshments
7:00 pm Movie starts, discussion after

Open to the public! Bring a friend!
And spread the word via Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117139335055916

About the film:
THE U.S. vs JOHN LENNON

Filmmakers David Leaf and John Scheinfeld offer a compelling look at the efforts of the United States government to silence one of rock & roll's most outspoken war critics in this documentary detailing the Vietnam-era struggle between the Richard Nixon administration and iconic peace activist John Lennon. The Vietnam War was raging and the nightly news was filled with stories of failed offensives and massacred U.S. troops. As anti-war protests back home gained momentum, it was the hopeful voice of former Beatle Lennon that served to perfectly encapsulate the frustrations felt by many citizens that the U.S. had gotten caught up in an quagmire from which there was seemingly no end in sight. There's a high price to be paid for standing strong in your beliefs and openly criticizing the ruling elite, though, and now, through interviews with those who knew him best and revealing glimpses into an era where all hope seemed lost, filmmakers finally uncover the truth behind the Nixon administration's highly classified efforts to isolate and eventually deport the man whose powerful words threatened to actually make sense in a world slowly suffocated by the grip of insanity. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Trailer at http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi519831833/

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

[SDCPJ] Fw: Puppy Stars Protest Sunday 9/25



Never, never be afraid to do what is right,
especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's
punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way
- Martin Luther King

--- On Tue, 9/13/11, J/M <keafs2@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: J/M <keafs2@yahoo.com>
Subject: Puppy Stars Protest Sunday 9/25
To: keafs2@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 11:14 PM

From the San Diego Animal Defense Team
 
Puppy Stars Protest: Round Three!
SUNDAY September 25, 2011
Puppy Stars puppy store
6167 Balboa Ave.
Clairemont
12 Noon - 2 PM
Meet on Balboa Ave. in front of the store.
Bring water, friends, signs:

Shame on Puppy Stars!
Boycott Puppy Stars
Puppy Stars:
What Are You Hiding?
Missouri Pups
at Puppy Stars
Honk to close puppy mills!

Our protests are perfectly legal
and are protected by our first amendment rights.
Dogs are farmed as livestock at unlicensed kennels as well as under the jurisdiction of the US Department of Agriculture. The primary objective is to maximize profits and to do that,
the dogs need to suffer terribly. Hungry. Thirsty. Mange. Matted hair. Dirty. Injuries without treatment. Often brutally debarked. Physical and mental abuse and neglect. Puppies in Puppy Stars are coming from facilities in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio.These are some of the worst puppy mill states in the country, filled with breeding kennels of up to 1,000 dogs.
Is that OK with you? We didn't think so.
Join us to tell Puppy Stars: We don't want another puppy store in San Diego. Stop selling puppies or "go humane" and turn your store into a legitimate center for rescues.

Please remember we also need you to make calls, write letters and send messages.
See information on our website:
Thanks for all you do to help these prisoners of greed!



Never, never be afraid to do what is right,
especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's
punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way
- Martin Luther King

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Everything you want to know about 9-11 Conspiracy Theories in Five Minutes


We cannot allow this to stand

[SDCPJ] Help us stop an execution | Fellowship of Reconciliation

Some information to stop the execution of Troy Davis is available at this site:

http://forusa.org/blogs/mark-johnson/help-us-stop-execution/9528#.TnAYLwowNtd.mailto


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Sunday, September 11, 2011

[SDCPJ] photos of 2011 9//11 Vigil

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Peace Up,
Michael Gomel

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[SDCPJ] SDCPJ Meeting - Monday Sept. 12!

YES, we will have a meeting Monday night at the Peace Center at the Brethren Church!  Items are, debrief Sunday 9/11 action; and finalize plans for Oct. 15.  COME Y'all!
 
Craig
 

SAN DIEGO COALITION FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE

                             3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA 92105

                             Monday, September 12, 2011 – 7:00 PM

Agenda

 

Tonight's Facilitator: TBD

Welcome, Introductions

Note taker for this evening's meeting will be ________________

 

Next regular SDCPJ meeting: Monday, September 26 (to be confirmed). 

Facilitator_____________

 

 

Accept Minutes from Aug. 22 meeting (may be provided at the meeting)

New Business/Report Backs/Updates/Discussion Items

-- Review (brief):  Sept. 11 antiwar 9/11 event in Balboa Park

 

Upcoming Actions/Events

--  PLANNING FOR OCTOBER 15 SAN DIEGO ACTION

 

Break Outs (as needed) 

 

Announcements

 

***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

SDCPJ DECISION-MAKING PROCESS:

As a coalition, the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice is comprised of people from a wide variety of social, political, ideological, and cultural backgrounds. In order to come to decisions that encompass the diversity of opinions in our group, we work with a modified consensus model. At times, the process can feel tedious. It is up to each of us to minimize tediousness by avoiding repetition of points already voiced and recognizing that consensus does not necessarily mean that we discuss everything until everyone present agrees on every detail. The facilitator may wrap up a topic about which there are differences simply by asking if the group can accept a dominant position, even though some people still disagree. The goal of consensus is to come to decisions with which everyone is comfortable. This allows us to maintain as broad a base as possible and to not alienate any of our members.

 


 

From:

Rick G <aka0001@hotmail.com> 

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To:

SDCPJ coordinating <sdcpjcoordinating@lists.riseup.net

 

Saturday 9/10

 

Just back from a planning meeting for 10/15 called by Education for All.
 
There were about 20 people at the meeting, including several from SDCPJ (Gabe, Josh, Hilary, Nikolai, me).  About half ot the attendees were students from City College - others from SDSU, UCSD, Cuyamaca.
 
We decided to organize an event around the slogans of "Stop the Cuts - End the Wars - Tax the Rich".  Of course, we are free to add addtional demands in our own name.  
 
Gabe brought 1000 SDCPJ fliers for 10/15, and we handed out most of them for people to redistribute.
 
So far no specfics for the event itself.  This should be discussed at the next planning meeting, which will be on Saturday, Sept 17, 12 noon, at City College lawn, Park Blvd and B Street.  We decided to try to spread the word as widely as possilbe this week, to build for the planning meeting on 9/17.
 
This should be an important meeting.  In addtion to deciding on the nature of the event itself, we will make plans for outreach and media.  I hope this will be on the agenda for the next SDCPJ meeting on 9/12. 
 
I will not be at either the 9/12 or 9/17 meeting, since I will be out of town  9/11 - 9/17 (going hiking over Bishop Pass in the Sierras with my daughter).
 
Rick G.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

[SDCPJ] This Sunday! 9/11 Commemoration: War IS Terrorism


9/11 10th Anniversary Commemoration

UNITED WE STAND: AGAINST WAR, RACISM & BIGOTRY!

WAR IS TERRORISM!

Join with the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice

and Veterans for Peace 

Sunday, September 11, 2011, 2-4 pm

Park Blvd and President's Way

Balboa Park, San Diego

 

On September 12th, 2001 hundreds of us gathered to develop our collective response to the tragedy in New York City. Together we formed the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice - and we have met ever since.

On September 11th, 2011 we are calling on 100 organizations and hundreds more of us to gather to mark the day and to learn the lessons resulting from 10 years of war.
 

San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice

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