Sunday, September 28, 2014

Border Angels

Saturday, September 27, 2014

[SDCPJ] Petition to Regents & UCSD - Stop the Che Eviction!

Friends,
 
UCSD has filed a lawsuit seeking to evict the Che Cafe. The trial date is now set for October 10, 2014 in San Diego.
 
We've started a new petition to "THE UCSD ADMINISTRATION AND THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA" to drop the eviction proceedings and return to the negotiating table. Each online signature will be sent to the UC Board of Regents, the UCSD Chancellor, the UC President, all of the UCSD Vice Chancellors, the University Centers Director, the Graduate Students Council, the Associated Students Council, and the University Centers Advisory Board. We want ALL of them to get thousands of emails to stop the eviction!
 
We need your help to get it off the ground.
 
Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here's the link:

You can sign our new petition by clicking here.
 
Then, please spread the word. Forward/post to your social media and email lists. Tell people. The UCSD Co-ops have won all the many fights with the administration in the past. We will win this one too, with your help.
 
 
Thanks!
Che Cafe Support Network
 
 
p.s. - if the link to the petition doesn't work for you, here's the url:
 
 

Friday, September 26, 2014

[SDCPJ] Young Climate Marchers: Support From Boomers Makes Us Feel Less Alone

Young Climate Marchers: Support From Boomers Makes Us Feel Less Alone

"It makes me feel happy and inspired that we have people of all generations who are thinking that more drastic, extraordinary actions are necessary."


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[SDCPJ] National Call to Save Civilian Public Education draws prominent signers

 
A NATIONAL CALL: SAVE CIVILIAN PUBLIC EDUCATION
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                    
 
CONTACTS:  Rick Jahnkow, Project YANO, TEL (760) 634-3604 and
Stephen McNeil, AFSC, TEL (415) 350-9305
 
A NATIONAL CALL: SAVE CIVILIAN PUBLIC EDUCATION
 
On the UN's International Day of Peace
 
SAN DIEGO AND SAN FRANCISCO  (September 21, 2014) – Nearly fifty educators, writers, and prominent activists on the United Nation's International Day of Peace have signed on to a national call to save civilian public education. From Noam Chomsky to Amy Wagner of New York City's YA-YA Network (Youth Activists-Youth Allies), signers are seeking to draw attention to developments in the educational system that could have disastrous long-term social and political consequences.
 
The national call introduction states:
 
Over the last several decades, the Pentagon, conservative forces, and corporations have been systematically working to expand their presence in the K-12 learning environment and in public universities. The combined impact of the military, conservative think tanks and foundations, and of corporatization of our public educational systems has eroded the basic democratic concept of civilian public education. It is a trend that, if allowed to continue, will weaken the primacy of civilian rule and, ultimately, our country's commitment to democratic ideals.
 
 
The signers of this statement believe it is urgent for all advocates of social justice, peace and the environment to recognize the dangerous nature of this problem and confront it with deliberate action. Signers include, among others, Bill Bigelow (Curriculum Editor, Rethinking Schools), Bill Branson (VVAW National Office), Hannah Frisch (Civilian Soldier Alliance), Tom Hayden (activist, author, teacher), Arlene Inouye (Treasurer, United Teachers of Los Angeles), Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) National Office, Isidro Ortiz (Professor, San Diego State University), Jesus Palafox (American Friends Service Committee, Chicago), Pablo Paredes (AFSC 67 Sueños), Joanne Sheehan (New England Regional War Resisters League) and Kristin Stoneking (Executive Director, Fellowship of Reconciliation USA).
 
The National Call suggests actions for foundations, organizations and individuals to take to implement the call. The campaign will run through the year, joining in on the International Week of Action for Military-Free Education and Research, October 25-31, sponsored by the Countering the Militarization of Youth project (http://www.antimili-youth.net/).
 
For publication purposes, the complete text of the National Call to Save Civilian Public Education can be requested in Word or plain text format.
 

National Call: Save Civilian Public Education  contact@savecivilianeducation.org  www.savecivilianeducation.org

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Solar Instructor Training Network | Department of Energy

Monday, September 22, 2014

[SDCPJ] Free public Events at upcoming US Campaign Conference

_______________________________________________
"BDS-Interest" is a listserv dedicated to communicating local San Diego plans in response to the 2005 Palestinian civil society call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law and universal principles of human rights.

BDS-interest mailing list
BDS-interest@lists.command-line.info
http://command-line.info/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/bds-interest


Join the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation for two public events at its upcoming conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinians Rights.
Confronting Challenges to Palestine Activism
Friday, September 19 at 7:30pm
Prof. Marjorie Cohn, former president of the National Lawyers Guild
Prof. Rabab Abdelhadi. San Francisco State University
Prof. Curtis Marez, president of American Studies Association
Rahim Kurwa, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) West
Battle for Justice in Palestine
Saturday, September 20 at 7:30pm
Keynote by Ali Abunimah, Co-founder of The Electronic Intifada
Suha and Tariq Abu Khdeir
Omar Offendum, Hip Hop artist
Dina Omar, Palestinian poet
Both events are free and open to the public and will take place at the
Regency Ballroom, Town and Country Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego 92108 
You can find more information at www.endtheoccupation.org/conference2014



Democracy Now! Special 3-Hour Broadcast of the People's Climate March

Democracy Now! Special 3-Hour Broadcast of the People's Climate March

Anti-Coal Climate Activists March with Massachusetts District Attorney Who Almost Prosecuted Them | Democracy Now!

Anti-Coal Climate Activists March with Massachusetts District Attorney Who Almost Prosecuted Them | Democracy Now!

Friday, September 19, 2014

[SDCPJ] This Sunday - People's Climate March - Are you in?





-please forward widely-








Sunday, Sept 21, 12:30 pm
Civic Center Plaza (4th and B)
Downtown San Diego

The fight against climate change is a fight for peace and justice.

The San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice will join with SanDiego350.org and others to demand action on climate change and global warming now.

If you believe that we need to Stop the Keystone Pipeline, Stop Fracking, and No Wars for Oil, then join our peace and justice contingent.

Assemble Sunday, September 21, 12:30pm, San Diego Civic Center, 4th and B, downtown San Diego, for a march to the County Administration Building.


San Diego Coalition
for Peace and Justice
              
www.sdcpj.org
                         
info@sdcpj.org






[SDCPJ] We won this one! SDUSD to return armored military vehicle

Two items:
 
1. Watch this hilarious Colbert report slamming San Diego Unified School District for accepting armored vehicle from Pentagon:
 
 
2. L.A. Times article: San Diego school district to return armored military vehicle.
 
San Diego school district joins list of agencies returning excess military equipment
The San Diego school district will return its armored military vehicle to the Department of Defense, school officials announced Thursday night. . .
 
 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

[SDCPJ] Help OLB promote the People's Climate March!

Help promote the People's Climate March in San Diego this coming Sunday!  Overpass Light Brigade will flash #CLIMATEMARCHSD high above I-5 on Del Mar Heights Road over I-5, Friday evening, 9/19 at 7 PM.
 
Directions:  Meet on the east side of the freeway. When you exit on Del Mar Heights road from the south turn right. The first light on the right is High Bluff (past the Shell station) turn right and turn into the first parking lot on the right. There were no signs posted. There is a parking lot there and we will meet on the corner on the grassy area and walk to the overpass.
 
Sign up for our mailing list:  http://olbsd.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=fcbac19f9f0b95e33d9e2810b&id=7bae21ee5e

Saturday, September 13, 2014

[SDCPJ] Free public Events at upcoming US Campaign Conference

PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY!

These events on Friday and Saturday night are FREE and OPEN to our SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY!

On Saturday night we'll hear from Tariq Abu Khdeir, whose story was on Democracy Now! on Thursday, Sept. 11:


Israeli Officer Charged for Beating of U.S. Teen

An Israeli police officer meanwhile has been charged with the beating of a Palestinian-American teenager that was caught on tape. Tariq Abu Khdeir was watching demonstrations in East Jerusalem when he was seized. The video shows him lying on the ground as the officers repeatedly beat him with batons.  He was left with facial bruises and severely swollen eyes and lips. Tariq was a cousin of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, the Palestinian teen burned alive in a revenge attack for the killings of the three Israelis in the West Bank.


Join the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation for two public events at its upcoming conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinians Rights.
 
 
Confronting Challenges to Palestine Activism
Friday, September 19 at 7:30pm
Prof. Marjorie Cohn, former president of the National Lawyers Guild
Prof. Rabab Abdelhadi. San Francisco State University
Prof. Curtis Marez, president of American Studies Association
Rahim Kurwa, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) West
 
 
Battle for Justice in Palestine
Saturday, September 20 at 7:30pm
Keynote by Ali Abunimah, Co-founder of The Electronic Intifada
Suha and Tariq Abu Khdeir
Omar Offendum, Hip Hop artist
Dina Omar, Palestinian poet
 
 
Both events are free and open to the public and will take place at the
 
Regency Ballroom, Town and Country Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego 92108 

Hotel Parking is available for $8 per day.  Free parking available near the hotel at Fashion Valley mall.  
 
 
You can find more information at www.endtheoccupation.org/conference2014



_______________________________________________  "BDS-Interest" is a listserv dedicated to communicating local San Diego plans in response to the 2005 Palestinian civil society call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law and universal principles of human rights.    BDS-interest mailing list  BDS-interest@lists.command-line.info  http://command-line.info/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/bds-interest  




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--
Lynn
San Diego Military Counseling Project
www.sdmcp.org

[SDCPJ] Request: Housing for Activists - Free to Public Friday/Saturday night!

PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY!


Dear Peace Community,

The U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (http://endtheoccupation.org/) is holding their national conference this September 19-21 in San Diego. 

We have 6 activists coming from out of town that are in need of housing, 3 are college students.

Can you help host an activist for this weekend?  Please contact me, Lynn Gonzalez, at dissential@gmail.com if you can help.

Thanks!
Lynn

By the way, the Friday and Saturday night programs will be free and open to our local community!
For more information on the conference check out the Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/724828777537368/


--
Lynn
San Diego Military Counseling Project
www.sdmcp.org



--
Lynn
San Diego Military Counseling Project
www.sdmcp.org

Friday, September 12, 2014

[SDCPJ] Sunday, Sept 21 - SDCPJ at People's Climate March San Diego



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The fight against climate change is a fight for peace and justice.

The San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice will join with SanDiego350.org and others to demand action on climate change and global warming now.

If you believe that we need to Stop the Keystone Pipeline, Stop Fracking, and No Wars for Oil, then join our peace and justice contingent.

Assemble Sunday, September 21, 12:30pm, San Diego Civic Center, 4th and B, downtown San Diego, for a march to the County Administration Building.

Click here for more information on the march.

San Diego Coalition
for Peace and Justice
              
www.sdcpj.org
                         
info@sdcpj.org




Thursday, September 11, 2014

[SDCPJ] War Doesn't Work

Great post from Peace Action's Judith LeBlanc with articles and things we need you to do.

[SDCPJ] Bannering Against Renewed Warfare: Vets for Peace, TODAY 9/11/14, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

NEWS ADVISORY - SAN DIEGO
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
San Diego Veterans For Peace to be "bannering" on the 6th Avenue bridge (above the I-5 freeway) from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM on Thursday, September 11th, 2014

As a result of the president's speech last evening, which calls for renewed warfare by the United States military in Iraq and Syria, the San Diego Veterans For Peace will be on 6th Avenue bridge this evening, above the I-5 freeway, with banners and signage against this unwise and unjustified renewed involvement by the United States. 

The San Diego Veterans For Peace (Chapter #91 of the national Veterans For Peace group) is made up of veterans of all five services, as well as dedicated associate members, and has as the first aspect of its statement of purpose .... that the United States should cease interfering, overtly and covertly, in the affairs of other nations. 

[SDCPJ] DISRUPTION. CLIMATE. CHANGE ~ FREE FILM SCREENING, Tue Sep 16 7:30pm





DISRUPTION

CLIMATE.

CHANGE.



FREE FILM SCREENING


Tuesday, September 16th

Doors 7:30pm


Join us for a free screening of "Disruption", a new fast-paced cinematic journey through the wild world of climate change: the science, the politics, the solutions, and the stories that define this crisis at this pivotal point in human history.



WorldBeat Cultural Center
Balboa Park
2100 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 230-1190
info@worldbeatcenter.org
www.worldbeatcenter.org




More information and online registration: DISRUPTION. CLIMATE. CHANGE ~ FREE FILM SCREENING

Blessings,
WorldBeat Cultural Center

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[SDCPJ] FW: Demonstration Against Justice Scalia - Thu Sep 11 at 11:30 Downtown Embarcadero




 


Scalia: an Utter Moral Failure
US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be attending the California State Bar Convention that's being held in San Diego.  Justice Scalia will be there on Thursday, September 11.
Women Occupy San Diego and the San Diego Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild will demonstrate against the appearance  at 11:30 a.m. Hyatt Grand, 1 Market Place. The demonstration focuses on the Supreme Court's attacks on the rights of women, workers, minorities, and honest elections.
Organizer Kate Yavenditti, a member of both organizations, states:
"As a lawyer and a feminist, I am outraged that the State Bar would invite Justice Scalia to speak at our convention. Justice Scalia has equated homosexuality to murder and bestiality, has said the Voting Rights Act is a racial entitlement, has stated that mere factual innocence is no reason to overturn a death sentence, and has consistently voted against women's rights, most recently in the Hobby Lobby case."
The demonstration features the five Justices who voted for Hobby Lobby with their statements and also presents the Occupellas (of Women Occupy San Diego) with appropriate songs.
Where: At California State Bar Convention in San Diego; Hyatt Grand Hotel,
When: Thursday, September 11 at 11:30 am, 
CONTACs: Kate Yavenditti, (619) 917-7971, Anne Hoiberg, (858) 245-1677
____

Scalia: An Utter Moral Failure

By Heather Digby Parton /  Salon-RSN / 08 September 14
He doesn't think executing an innocent man matters. How on earth can such a depraved human be on our Supreme Court?
While my views on the morality of the death penalty have nothing to do with how I vote as a judge, they have a lot to do with whether I can or should be a judge at all. To put the point in the blunt terms employed by Justice Harold Blackmun towards the end of his career on the bench, when he announced that he would henceforth vote (as Justices William Brennan and Thurgood Marshall had previously done) to overturn all death sentences, when I sit on a Court that reviews and affirms capital convictions, I am part of "the machinery of death."
My vote, when joined with at least four others, is, in most cases, the last step that permits an execution to proceed. I could not take part in that process if I believed what was being done to be immoral.
– Justice Antonin Scalia
One might wonder how he can stay on the court after the revelation last week that two convicted murderers he once described as lucky to be given the blessing of a lethal injection have turned out to be innocent. That's right, this is about the case everyone's been talking about — the two brothers, both mentally disabled, who were railroaded onto death row some 30 years ago with coerced confessions by a corrupt police department. As the New York Times reported:
The case against the men, always weak, fell apart after DNA evidence implicated another man whose possible involvement had been somehow overlooked by the authorities even though he lived only a block from where the victim's body was found, and he had admitted to committing a similar rape and murder around the same time.
The startling shift in fortunes for the men, Henry Lee McCollum, 50, who has spent three decades on death row, and Leon Brown, 46, who was serving a life sentence, provided one of the most dramatic examples yet of the potential harm from false, coerced confessions and of the power of DNA tests to exonerate the innocent.    Continue reading the article here


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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

[SDCPJ] An Activist Housing Opportunity, , Housemate Wanted, Left-Progressive Minds Wanted!




An Activist Housing Opportunity

Housemate Wanted

Left-Progressive Minds Wanted!

Urban

Garden

 

 

 

      

Shared Office space

 

 

All paid Utilities

Included

 

 

Live your values!

An intentional community is possible, right here in San Diego! We are seeking a passionate, socially committed individuals to join our coop. Leaders have passed through, travelers have stopped in, and members of the San Diego activists organize and meet here.

 

Our co-op is dedicated to building a model for sustainable living – often collective eating, composting, urban gardening, arts/music collaborations and collective activism. Residents will find support for their projects in creating progressive social change.

 

Located in the heart of City Heights, we share a 5-bedroom 1920s house with restored hardwood floors, garden, affordable rent ($445-495), in a richly diverse neighborhood. Past residents include organizers, students, teachers, artists, musicians, writers, counselors, social workers, and professional activists.

 

Should feel friendly with Activist San Diego         and its mission. for further information and an online application. Please check out www.ActivistSanDiego.org Martin 619-871-9354 or e-mail ActivistSD@gmail.com
 

Collective Living

 

 

Shared Values

 

 

 

High-speed internet

Community Room

 

Please pass it on to anyone that you think might be interested ...gracias!                                               

Urban Village

 


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