Friday, August 30, 2013

[SDCPJ] Back-to-school Kit to Counter Recruitment and Demilitarize Schools

Back-to-school Kit for Counter-recruitment and School Demilitarization Organizing

http://nnomy.org/index.php?option=com_flexicontent&view=items&cid=382&id=594&Itemid=958&lang=enA new up-to-date kit of materials has been assembled for activists working to demilitarize our educational system and counter military recruiters in high schools.

Assembled by the National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth (NNOMY), the kit contains a catalog of key brochures, flyers and videos that can be used to educate young people about the realities of military enlistment and war and offer them career and educational alternatives. It also contains useful information for school personnel and organizers. Items in the catalog have recently updated content and are accompanied by links to Web sites where they can be viewed, downloaded and/or ordered in bulk.
 
The kit can be viewed online at: http://tinyurl.com/back2schoolkit
It can also be downloaded as a PDF at: http://tinyurl.com/back2schoolkit-PDF
 
For more information, visit www.nnomy.org or email nnomyorg@gmail.com
 
Please forward this announcement widely.
 
Rick Jahnkow
for NNOMY

[SDCPJ] Save the date for the next annual Peace on Earth Holiday Bazaar

Early notice:
 
This year the Peace on Earth Holiday Bazaar in San Diego will be on the first Saturday in December, the 7th. Please mark your calendars!
 
This year we're working on expanded community promotion to bring in more people. Also, there will be a slightly earlier deadline to reserve table space. Watch for more information in September.
 
Rick Jahnkow
For the Holiday Bazaar Planning Committee

Thursday, August 29, 2013

[SDCPJ] Film: "5 Broken Cameras" - Nonviolent resistance in a Palestinian Village--Thursday, 9/5/13

Film Showing:  
"5 Broken Cameras" - Nonviolent resistance in a Palestinian Village

Thursday, September 5, 2013
Doors open 6:30 p.m. for refreshments/snacks

Film starts at 7 p.m.
This Event is FREE of charge and open to the public.
Peace Resource Center of San Diego
3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA 92105
(white building with green roof at the north end of parking lot)
Click here for directions

The film will be introduced by Zahi Damuni, Co-Founder: AL-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition. Mr. Damuni will also lead a discussion and question/answer session at the end of the film. We will also be joined by special guest Darcy Ike, who has been to Bil'in as a member of a Witness delegation and will share his experiences there. 

The Peace Resource Center of San Diego is pleased to present "5 Broken Cameras," the first Palestinian film to ever be nominated for best Documentary Feature. Produced by y A.M.P.A.S®, the critically-acclaimed 5 BROKEN CAMERAS is a deeply personal, first-hand account of life and non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village surrounded by illegal Israeli settlements. 

Shot by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, Gibreel, the film was co-directed by Burnat and Guy Davidi, an Israeli filmmaker. Structured in chapters around the destruction of each one of Burnat's cameras, the filmmakers' collaboration follows one family's evolution over five years of village upheaval. 

As the years pass in front of the camera, we witness Gibreel grow from a newborn baby into a young boy who observes the world unfolding around him with the astute powers of perception that only children possess. Burnat watches from behind the lens as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify and lives are lost in this cinematic diary and unparalleled record of life in the West Bank. 5 BROKEN CAMERAS is a A Kino Lorber Release.

Film trailer: http://us.yhs4.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?hspart=Babylon&hsimp=yhs-002&type=br112dm25&p=5+broken+cameras+trailer

More info about the film at http://www.kinolorber.com/5brokencameras/

This Event is FREE of charge and open to the public.

[SDCPJ] PUBLIC OPINION DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE! British Parliament votes AGAINST military intervention! Fw: Fwd: No Attack on Syria -- San Diego events and more...

In a stunning move, broad British public opinion against military intervention in Syria forced Parliament to vote AGAINST military action.  We in the US have the possibility of broad public opinion achieving the same!  COME OUT on Saturday, Balboa Park, noon - see below.  Sign the petitions, notify Congress and the White House: NO attack on Syria! 

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Nasser Barghouti <nasserb63@yahoo.com>
To: Nasser Barghouti <nasserb63@yahoo.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2013 3:00 PM
Subject: Fw: [SDCPJ] Fwd: No Attack on Syria -- San Diego events and more...

I have just signed the petitions below.  Regardless of your position on Syria, I hope you agree that military intervention by the US is just about the worst idea.  All US interventions in the Middle East in the last 3 decades have proved disastrous, leading to the destruction of countries, the killing of hundreds of thousands of civilians and making the region much more chaotic.  If you agree with this, please make your voice heard.  

Nasser

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Carol Jahnkow <caroljahnkow@gmail.com>
To: prcsd@lists.riseup.net
Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 11:54 PM
Subject: [SDCPJ] Fwd: No Attack on Syria -- San Diego events and more...

The Peace Resource Center of San Diego has compiled this information about community events, actions you might take and various article relating to Syria.  Please circulate/share widely. 

http://www.prcsd.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prcsd


EVENTS:

1.  San Diego Veterans for Peace -- No Attack on Syria
Thursday, August 29, 4-6 p.m.
VFP is moving their weekly demonstration at General Atomics in Poway to Hillcrest, at the overpass at 6th Avenue and I-5

2. Join with others in San Diego to oppose the looming illegal and unconstitutional war with Syria
Saturday, August 31, Noon

Balboa Park Fountain, between Space Museum and Natural History Museum
https://www.facebook.com/events/154427298090014/

3. Overpass Light Brigade
Sunday, September 1, 7:15 p.m.

Come join us hold large illuminated signs over busy I-5 in opposition to an unconstitutional war in Syria.
Gather in one of our favorite spots, just west of Clairemont Drive next to I-5.
https://www.facebook.com/events/428850910558944/


ACTION:

Take Action on Syria: Suggestions from FCNL
http://fcnl.org/issues/middle_east/take_action_syria/

Prevent an Attack on Syria Now!  RootsAction letter to your representative

Tell President Obama: Don't bomb Syria--Sign the Petition
http://act.credoaction.com/sign/obama_syria/?sp_ref=8755464.4.519.f.2170.2&referring_akid=8762.5945871.kegdSN&source=fb_share_sp


ARTICLES:

Syria Needs Real Help, Not American Bombs


Even if Assad used chemical weapons, the west has no mandate to act as a global policeman
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/28/chemical-weapons-west-global-policeman

San Diego's Marjorie Cohn nails it again
Bomb What Exactly in Syria?
Looks like the U.S. is once again reverting to its foreign-policy default position: bombing.
http://fpif.org/bomb-what-exactly-in-syria-2/

Moral Obscenities in Syria
Phyllis Bennis and David Wildman


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[SDCPJ] Drones and Poetry -- Sunday, September 1, 4 p.m.


THIS SUNDAY - North County Forum and the San Diego Peace Resource Center will present Drones and Poetry on Sunday, September 1, 2013 from 4pm - 6:30pm at Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1600 Buena Vista Drive, Vista 92081. 

The speakers will be:

**Marjorie Cohn, author and law professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law (www.MarjorieCohn.com)

**Dave Patterson, San Diego Veterans for Peace and someone from San Diego Veterans for Peace, which has been protesting weekly for one year at drone-maker General Atomics in Poway (www.sdvfp.org) 

**Steve Kowit, author of poetry books and books about poetry, and creative writing professor at SDSU (www.SteveKowit.com).  The featured guests will discuss the history and details of the U.S. drone program, and it's legal, political and moral implications. 

Discussion will follow. Free and open to the public. Contact Dick Eiden at ncforum@sbcglobal.net or Carol Jahnkow at nodrones@prcsd.org for more information.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

[SDCPJ] Fwd: No Attack on Syria -- San Diego events and more...

The Peace Resource Center of San Diego has compiled this information about community events, actions you might take and various article relating to Syria.  Please circulate/share widely. 

http://www.prcsd.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prcsd


EVENTS:

1.  San Diego Veterans for Peace -- No Attack on Syria
Thursday, August 29, 4-6 p.m.
VFP is moving their weekly demonstration at General Atomics in Poway to Hillcrest, at the overpass at 6th Avenue and I-5

2. Join with others in San Diego to oppose the looming illegal and unconstitutional war with Syria
Saturday, August 31, Noon

Balboa Park Fountain, between Space Museum and Natural History Museum
https://www.facebook.com/events/154427298090014/

3. Overpass Light Brigade
Sunday, September 1, 7:15 p.m.

Come join us hold large illuminated signs over busy I-5 in opposition to an unconstitutional war in Syria.
Gather in one of our favorite spots, just west of Clairemont Drive next to I-5.
https://www.facebook.com/events/428850910558944/


ACTION:

Take Action on Syria: Suggestions from FCNL
http://fcnl.org/issues/middle_east/take_action_syria/

Prevent an Attack on Syria Now!  RootsAction letter to your representative

Tell President Obama: Don't bomb Syria--Sign the Petition
http://act.credoaction.com/sign/obama_syria/?sp_ref=8755464.4.519.f.2170.2&referring_akid=8762.5945871.kegdSN&source=fb_share_sp


ARTICLES:

Syria Needs Real Help, Not American Bombs


Even if Assad used chemical weapons, the west has no mandate to act as a global policeman
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/28/chemical-weapons-west-global-policeman

San Diego's Marjorie Cohn nails it again
Bomb What Exactly in Syria?
Looks like the U.S. is once again reverting to its foreign-policy default position: bombing.
http://fpif.org/bomb-what-exactly-in-syria-2/

Moral Obscenities in Syria
Phyllis Bennis and David Wildman

[SDCPJ] Veterans For Peace: No Attack on Syria demo Thursday 8/29/13

San Diego Veterans for Peace -- No Attack on Syria
Thursday, August 29, 4-6 p.m.
VFP is moving their weekly demonstration at General Atomics in Poway to Hillcrest, at the overpass at 6th Avenue and I-5

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

[SDCPJ] UNAC_NO U.S. War on Syria - CALL FOR ACTION


 

UNAC

 
  (please forward widely)

 

NO U.S. WAR ON SYRIA! 

TAKE ACTION NOW AND ORGANIZE EMERGENCY RESPONSE IF THERE IS AN ATTACK

and organize actions before an attack


USS Dwight Eisenhower off the
coast of Syria

Secretary of State Kerry's demagogic speech on August 26 on the situation in Syria makes it clear that the U.S. is serious about military action against the people of Syria.  Polls show that the overwhelming majority of Americans are against any further intervention.  However, as with the Iraq War, the government shows contempt and disregard for the will of the people.
UNAC calls for all antiwar and social justice organizations to prepare for a response if there is any military action by the U.S. in Syria.  We call upon all organizations to mobilize to take action opposing U.S. intervention before any military action.  We also call upon all organizations to work together and make plans for an emergency response on the day after any military action against Syria.  If your organization is making such plans, please click here and fill out the form so we can let others know.
The issue of chemical weapons is the cover the U.S. and its allies use to justify their illegal and immoral acts of war, just as the specter of WMD's were used as the rationale for attacking Iraq.  Their real mission, as in Iraq, Libya, and elsewhere, is to force regime change in order to control energy resources and get compliant regimes in the region.  The claim that a bloody military attack on a country that poses no threat to the U.S. is needed to offer humanitarian assistance is the height of hypocrisy.  The result of the "humanitarian" invasion and ten-year occupation of Iraq is over a million Iraqi deaths and a country in ruin.
Military intervention will not bring peace to a people already engulfed in terrible violence and destruction.  Such intervention can only lead to more death and devastation.
We must do all we can to stay the hand of the U.S. government as it moves towards military intervention in Syria.  Please start organizing now for actions to oppose U.S. intervention in Syria.

Say NO to another US War!

Hands OFF Syria!

 

 

Actions are already being planned in a number of areas for Thursday, August, 29 including, New York City (6pm,  Times Sq.), Chicago, Dearborn, MI, Los Angeles and other areas.  UNAC will put out a comprehensive list.

 

 



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[SDCPJ] WED & THUR -- Civil Rights!

REMINDER! 

We hope to see you WED. (tomorrow) at the Malcolm X Library from 6-8pm!
AND... perhaps THURS. at the Jacobs Center as well?! 

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary 
of the March on Washington 
and "I have a dream" speech...

Let us come together as we reflect on this important day in world history and discuss why the March on Washington took place and what circumstances led to this event. We will also discuss what we all must do as Americans, residents, workers, all people, in light of recent events in our nation.

More details:

WEDNESDAY GATHERING
Wed. Aug 28th from 6-8pm
Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market St, 92114
Co-hosted by the Malcolm X Library and Peace Resource Center of San Diego

THURSDAY TOWN HALL
Thur. Aug 29th at 6:30pm
Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Ave, 92114
Town hall meeting on the conditions of labor and employment in San Diego.
Organized by the Voice & Viewpoint newspaper


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Sent by Mariah on behalf of 
The Peace Resource Center of San Diego
www.prcsd.org info@prcsd.org 619-263-9301
3850 Westgate Place, San Diego CA 92105

[SDCPJ] Another one bites the dust! Entergy announces plans to close Vermont Yankee

[SDCPJ] On Syria

Attack Syria?  NO
 
The San Diego Coalition for Peace & Justice (www.sdcpj.org) opposes United States military intervention or involvement in Syria.  Here's why: 
 
The U.S. problem with Syria is not Syria, it is the U.S.
 
U.S. military interventions around the world, notably in the Americas and the Middle East, have always been rationalized by humanitarian arguments. But inevitably and almost universally, these interventions have actually been motivated by dreams of global power and war profiteering. 
 
The reality of U.S. military interventions, beyond abhorrent profits by corporate war contractors and munitions vendors, has been failure of humanitarian objectives; and worse outcomes for the citizens of the invaded nations including the cost of countless human lives.  The "positive" outcome of war profiteering has been at the cost of the U.S. taxpayer. 
 
The United States, thanks to the military adventurism of the last decade-plus, has had its reputation reinforced as hated invader and occupier.  This includes the effect of the global drone wars.  Any U.S. military intervention in Syria will not only not resolve that nation's internal divisions – it will, as our military invasions have done, make things worse.  Worse for the Syrians – and worse for the U.S.  And again, who will profit? 
 
The San Diego Coalition for Peace & Justice opposes any U.S. military direct or indirect entrance into the Syrian conflict.  Our national experience shows that war breeds war, and death breeds death. U.S. military adventurism breeds both, and a deepened earned hatred of the U.S.  No good can come of this.
 
More reading:
 
Take Action: 

Monday, August 26, 2013

[SDCPJ] 8/29: Stand with Striking Fast Food Workers!

 
 
Stand with Striking Fast Food Workers!
 
Stand with fast food workers fighting for 15. Join this historical day of national strikes and show your solidarity with workers across the country. San Diego workers are speaking out - we need $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation.
 
Thursday, August 29th @ 10:00 am
 
Corner of Broadway and 1st Ave Downtown
San Diego, CA 92101
 
San Diego Fight for 15 - Lucha por 15
 
     
 

Friday, August 23, 2013

[SDCPJ] SAT & WED - Honoring Civil Rights in San Diego

It is time to re-join together!

We are coming up to the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, where many spoke and sang and rallied for a better world for all. This includes Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a dream" speech. The event itself was on Wed, August 28th, but we know that day was only possible because there was a movement...

What are we doing today for civil rights?
What was it like back then?
What is different (or same) today?
What do we want, and need, to work toward?!

Here are two LOCAL EVENTS to participate in Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington...
(visit the facebook pages for the flyers)


SATURDAY RALLY
Sat. Aug 24th from 10am-12noon.
Park at corner of Ocean View Blvd & Gloria Street (officially "JFK Park")

Rally to celebrate and commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. There will be live reports from San Diegans at the DC March. Also reenactments of the major speeches. 
Sponsored by numerous organizations.


WEDNESDAY GATHERING
Wed. Aug 28th from 6-8pm
Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market St.

On the last Wed in August this year (8/28/13), the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March... Come join us as we reflect on this important day in World history and discuss why the March on Washington took place and what circumstances led to this event. We will also discuss what we all must do as Americans, residents, workers, all people, in light of recent events in our nation.

Co-hosted by the Malcolm X Library and Peace Resource Center of San Diego

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Sent by Mariah on behalf of 
The Peace Resource Center of San Diego
www.prcsd.org info@prcsd.org 619-263-9301
3850 Westgate Place, San Diego CA 92105

Thursday, August 22, 2013

120 Marketing Tactics for Blogging Success - Jeffbullas's Blog

120 Marketing Tactics for Blogging Success - Jeffbullas's Blog

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

[SDCPJ] FREE MANNING NOW!: The People's Sentence

FREE MANNING NOW!: The People's Sentence

Friday, August 23
6:00pm
6th Ave & University Ave in Hillcrest
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/631708773526650/

In reaction to the draconian sentence of 35 years in prison given to army whistleblower B. Manning along with the Obama regime's unprecedented war on whistleblowers & journalists, supporters of truth, justice & transparency will rally to speak out and raise awareness in San Diego.

More info @: http://www.freemanningsd.com/
or on FB @: https://www.facebook.com/groups/212970808845541/members/

Sunday, August 18, 2013

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5 Companies That Make Money By Keeping Americans Terrified of Terror Attacks | Alternet

5 Companies That Make Money By Keeping Americans Terrified of Terror Attacks | Alternet

March Against Monsanto

March Against Monsanto

Friday, August 16, 2013

[SDCPJ] TONIGHT! Medea Benjamin at Church of the Brethren, 7 PM!

 
COME and be part of this celebration and protest with Medea Benjamin! 
 
Friday, August 16, at 7pm, Medea will provide updates on her recent Yemen trip (including drones and Guantanamo), explaining the changes in US policy in recent months, talking about plans for the upcoming DC Drones Summit, and also describing recent developments at the UN regarding drones.  This  forum will be held at the Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego 92105.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

[SDCPJ] Seventh Annual Palestine Picnic Day! Not to be Missed!

Join hundreds in our community who come from all over Southern California to this event every year!
Please Forward Widely. Thanks!
 

Walter Davis and Jeremy Scahill on Dirty Wars - The World is a Battleground

[SDCPJ] Hiroshima and Nagasaki Day Commemoration events

Tuesday August 6, 2013 marks the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima by the United States.

Join the Peace Resource Center as we fold paper peace cranes and give them to people visiting Balboa Park. Look for the blue banner "Hiroshima / Nagasaki - Never Again" near the fountain between the Natural History Museum and the Rueben H. Fleet Space Center. Both these museums are free on that Tuesday and there will be many people to have conversations with about nonviolent alternatives to resolve international conflict.

We will be there from 10am until 2pm. Come for as little or as long as you like. Experience folding paper cranes is not required. Bring along some gently used paper to recycle into cranes.

The story of Sadako Sasaki and the 1,000 peace cranes:

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadako_Sasaki

The Peace Resource Center of San Diego
www.prcsd.org   info@prcsd.org   619-263-9301
3850 Westgate Place, San Diego CA 92105

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Also, SD-WISH invites you to come together to promote peace & harmony among all people, cultures, and nations. Our main purpose is to educate and inspire communities, kids, youth, families, and leaders for future generations on how to collaborate with people from different backgrounds. Peace & Humanity Day is free and open to the public – all ages are welcome. This year's event will consist of two parts.


** Part I: **
Monday, August 5th 2013 — 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Yokohama Friendship Bell on Shelter Island
1402 Shelter Island Dr. San Diego, CA 92106

** Part II: **
Friday, August 9th 2013 — 6:00pm – 8:45pm
Coronado City Council Chambers / Community Pool
1825 Strand Way Coronado, CA 92118

• Free (All ages are welcome)
• Hiroshima & Nagasaki history
• Arts, crafts, & entertainment
• Music by Ryo Sean Okada
• Food and refreshments
• Raffle giveaways

More info: http://sdwish.org/

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Part I: Ceremony
Monday, August 5th – Shelter Island
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The atomic bomb droppings on Hiroshima on August 6th and on Nagasaki on August 9th 1945 were the last live use of nuclear weapons in history. August 5th 2013 (August 6th in Japan time) will mark the 68th anniversary of the bombings and hence 68 years of freedom from nuclear weapon usage. SD-WISH invites you to join us on the beautiful Shelter Island for an afternoon of commemoration as we gong the Friendship Bell to celebrate this freedom and send our WISH for eternal peace. Community members and leaders share their messages of dedication to peace, understanding and tolerance.


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Part II: Floating of Paper Lanterns
Friday, August 9th – Coronado
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Adopting a traditional Japanese ceremony tōrō nagashi (tōrō means "lantern" and nagashi means "cruise, flow"), we celebrate peace and humanity by floating paper lanterns with written messages to the world as a hope or WISH for global peace and well-being. We invite guests to write messages on paper lanterns and enjoy a relaxing San Diego evening at the waterside Coronado City Council Chambers patio along with light food, refreshments, origami, exhibits, presentations, and live music – a wonderful experience to gather and celebrate with fellow community members and leaders. You can make and float your very own paper lantern (materials will be supplied for free) and you're welcome to take it home with you at the end of the evening. Yukata are welcome!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

[SDCPJ] Labor Studies at City College!


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Labor Studies 102:  Labor Law
Monday evenings 6:55-10:00 in L110; CRN: 96047
Instructor: Dovie King, Ochoa Legal Group

What is labor law?
Come learn about the legal framework and doctrines governing labor-management relations and the workplace rights of minorities and other individual employees. While "Labor Law" generally refers to the National Labor Relations Act or equivalent public sector laws, this class also covers laws that are sometimes referred to as "employment" laws. They include the various discrimination, retaliation, wage, and safety laws that may be enforced by individuals or unions. These laws offer additional ways to facilitate organizing and contract campaigns, as well as grievance handling. Designed to provide practical legal background for the study and practice of labor relations, this course focuses on real problems brought to the class by the students, and it aims to stimulate ways of using the law to build your local unions, as well as to support broader efforts such as organizing temporary workers, coalition work with human rights and environmental groups, and political lobbying campaigns. This course is intended for anyone interested in Labor Law including students who are employees and/or union members, and individuals who are in leadership roles or are preparing for leadership positions in the workplace or in unions.



Labor Studies 108:  Labor and Politics
Tuesday evenings 6:55-10:00 in L110; CRN:07503
Instructor: Jim Miller Ph.D.
AFT Local 1931 Political Action VP
What is Labor and Politics? 
Come learn about the historical and current role of labor unions and American workers in politics and economics.  In addition to giving students a thorough historical background, this course will also deal with many current problems facing workers; national politics; San Diego labor politics; NAFTA and globalization; living wage movements; labor and civil rights; women and labor; the rise of right wing populism and the corporate agenda.

Fall classes begin on August 19th, 2013
To register visit: http://schedule.sdccd.edu/

Contact: Kelly Mayhew, Labor Studies Coordinator,
at kmayhew@sdccd.edu for more information
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[SDCPJ] Fwd: New documentary on mass murder in Indonesia showing soon in San Diego




The Act of Killing , an important new documentary about the 1965-66 massacres in Indonesia,   Augst 16 - August 22, 2013, Landmark Ken Cinema, San Diego.
 We urge you to see the documentary and then to take action.
Thanks, John for ETAN
P.S. If you have trouble reading the message below please go to: http://etan.org/action/saysorry.htm
 
Minta Maaf. Say Sorry for 1965
In 1965-1966, up to a million Indonesians were massacred. Hundreds of thousands more were injured, disappeared, raped and imprisoned without trial. The United States and the United Kingdom secretly welcomed and supported the killings.
Many of the mass murderers are still alive today and have never been brought to justice – on the contrary, the killers are celebrated as heroes. For fifty years the victims have been asking for justice and for the government to Say Sorry for '65, but Indonesia denies these crimes even happened.
The new film THE ACT OF KILLING has finally exposed the staggering reality of Indonesia's holocaust, and given the victims the chance they dream of – take action now to support their call for President SBY to Say Sorry for '65.
Say Sorry for '65 is campaign initiated by Tapol and supported by the East Timor and Indonesia ActionNetwork (ETAN).

Download and print Factsheet:
Minta Maaf! Say Sorry for 65 (PDF)
 
Background and links on 1965 killings, the film, and human rights and justice
Subscribe ETAN's Key Contact List:
ETAN action alerts, media releases, news and other resources

Thanks to Tapol

Take action now!

1.Join the call for President SBY to Say Sorry for 65
Sign Our Petition 
2.Support the campaign for
justice for the victims and survivors
Donate 
3.Find a screening near you
Watch 
4.Spread the word
Watch the trailer

Share the Video 
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[SDCPJ] Medea Benjamin: Ten Ways to Reduce the Threat of Terrorist Attacks on Americans


Reminder!  Medea Benjamin will be in San Diego, August 15 and 16.  Info:

http://sdcpj.org/ or
https://www.facebook.com/events/155857297945149/






Ten Ways to Reduce the Threat of Terrorist Attacks on Americans

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 09:29 By Medea Benjamin, AlterNet | News Analysis
This 10-point plan would significantly reduce terrorist threats, save taxpayers billions of dollars and make Americans more loved and admired in the world. After a decade of wielding the military stick, it's time for some carrots.
  1. Declare a moratorium on drone strikes: The head of Al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, is calling on jihadists to retaliate for US drone strikes in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen. The Yemeni group Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), where the US says the threats are emanating from, is also calling for retaliation for drones strikes (there have been four strikes in Yemen since July 28). Drone strikes have become the number one recruiting tool for extremists. By grounding the drones, we will stop creating new enemies faster than we can kill them.
  1. Close the US drone base in Saudi Arabia. One of the reasons Osama bin Laden said he hated the United States was that the US had military bases in the Holy Lands in Saudi Arabia. President Bush quietly closed those bases in 2003 but in 2010 President Obama secretly reopened a base there for launching drones into Yemen. It's a national security threat ripe for blowback. So are many of the over 800 US bases peppered all over the world. We can save billions of taxpayer dollars, and make ourselves safer, by closing them.
  1. Free the 86 Guantanamo prisoners cleared for release. The US treatment of Guantanamo prisoners, holding people indefinitely without charges or trials and brutally force-feeding the hunger strikers, is an affront to people throughout the Muslim world and a blatant hypocrisy of our American values. Of the 166 prisoners left in Guantanamo, 86 have been cleared for release, meaning the US government has determined they represent no threat to our nation. President Obama can use the waiver system, certifying to Congress that it is in the US national interest to release them. He just did this, for the first time, for two Algerian prisoners. He should do this for all 86 cleared prisoners, then bring the remaining prisoners to the US for trials.
  1. Apologize and compensate innocent victims. There is a perception in the Muslim world that the US government does not value their lives. Airstrikes have killed many innocent people and only in the cases of Afghanistan and Iraq has there been a way, albeit woefully inadequate, for aggrieved families to seek redress. The US should agree to apologize and compensate the families of innocent people who have been killed or maimed by the US armed forces or CIA.
  1. Go for the "zero option" in Afghanistan: withdraw all US troops. The 11-year US occupation of Afghanistan has provided fodder for the Taliban in both Afghanistan and Pakistan, while propping up an unpopular and corrupt regime in Kabul. And if the US troops were not in Afghanistan, the Taliban would not be trying to cross the Pakistani border to kill US soldiers. President Obama promised to end the US occupation by the end of 2014, but is now weighing options for keeping thousands of troops  and military contractors behind. Bad idea.
  1. Sit down and talk. The Taliban opened an office in Qatar in June to finally start long-delayed talks with the US. But due to President Karzai's objections, the talks were nixed. It's long past the time to talk to the Taliban, and then move on to talk to those elements in Al Qaeda who are more rational and open to negotiations. If you look at the Rand Corporation's study of the demise of 268 terrorist groups, 43% dissolved by joining the political process, 40% from  better policing, and only 7% through military action. We've been using military action for over a decade; it's time for another approach.
  1. Stop supporting dictatorships and repressive militaries. The US recently signed the largest arms deal in history with the monarchy of Saudi Arabia, the same government that rolled its tanks into neighboring Bahrain to crush the democratic uprising there. In Egypt, US weapons and tear gas were used for decades against peaceful demonstrators, and continue to be used against peaceful protesters supporting ousted Muslim Brotherhood. While weapons sales to undemocratic and/or unstable regimes might be good for US weapons manufacturers, they are bad for the reputation and security of the American people.
  1. Support non-violent democracy movements. Terrorists thrive best where there is chaos and instability. Nurturing democratic institutions and non-violent civil society are key to thwarting the growth of extremist movements. The US needs to do more than support these efforts; it also needs to listen to them. In Yemen, the US is helping to fund the 6-month experiment in democracy called the National Dialogue Conference, where 565 extremely diverse members of society are meeting daily to map out the nation's future. The Conference recently passed, by overwhelming vote, a resolution declaring drones strikes and all extrajudicial killing illegal. Unfortunately, the US has refused to abide by the popular will thus far.
  1. Adhere to the international rule of law. In its war on terror, the US has been killing terror suspects with blatant disregard for international law and national sovereignty. A July 18 Pew poll of 39 nations found fierce global opposition to US drone strikes, particularly in the Muslim world. If the US wants help and sympathy in rooting out would-be attackers, it has to show the world it will stop using extrajudicial assassinations and start adhering to international law.  
  1. Spend foreign aid money on education, healthcare and lifting people out of poverty. For a fraction of the money we keep wasting each month on the failed war in Afghanistan or supporting the already wealthy Israeli military, we could be building schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan, helping Yemenis find a solution to their water shortages, and providing humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees. We'll make a lot more friends building clinics, wells, electrical grids and schools than vaporizing people with Hellfire missiles.
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