Wednesday, September 30, 2009

[SDCPJ] MECIC Annual Fundraiser

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[SDCPJ] Immigrant Rights Conference 10/17


San Diego Regional Immigrant Rights Conference


October 17th 2009


San Diego City College room A-213


The time for Immigration Reform is NOW. 


Millions voted for legalization, making the difference in the last election.                                                                                                


So why are immigrant workers still under attack?



It's time for immigrant's rights activists to come together and raise our voices in unison to make sure the will of the majority is heard. It's time for us to strategize and develop a plan of action to make sure a progressive and pro-immigrant voice shapes the outcome of the looming showdown over immigration reform.



Program Schedule: (time subject to change)

Registration (Free):  9:00-10:00

Opening Plenary: 10:00-11:30

Workshops: 11:45-1:00

                      Lunch 1:00-2:00 (Subway, McDonalds, Jack in the Box, Shushi bar all near by or bring your own lunch.)

Workshops: 2:00-3:15

Final Plenary: 3:30-5:00



Join the Si Se Puede Immigrant Rights Organization, Border Angels, Migrant Rights Awareness,  International Socialist Organization, San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality, Anakbayan, City College Chicano Studies Department, St Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice, Asociacionde Servicios Integrales a al Comunidad, Gente Unida, Latino Anti-Defamation League, Angeles del Desierto, UNITE-HERE Local 30 and a growing list of organizations in planning and organizing a plan of action for the passage of just, humane, and progressive immigration reform. Planning meetings are held every Tuesday, City College room B-104 at 6 pm.


San Diego City College, 1313 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101


For more info contact 619- 464-7056 or 619-434-9343 or email

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Re: [SDCPJ] MEDIA RELEASE - Summit in East County to Focus on Activities of Hate Groups and hate-motivated behavior

Dear Friends-

    Once in a while a group gets its courage up and takes its meeting out into a part of the community that it is really concerned about.  The United For A Hate Free San Diego is doing just that this coming Thursday evening.  The audience at the Ronald Reagen Community center may prove to be a raucous one, peopled largely by those who are in denial about the Hate Crime problem that, based on data from the FBI and the CA Attorney General’s Office, really exists in their environs. I am attaching a recent article in the East County Magazine which underscores the importance of this meeting.   If you at all can see your way clear to be with us there that evening to register your protest of the series of hate crimes that have been perpetrated in that area, recently,, please rsvp and join us there on Oct. 1st.  Thanks.

Yours for a more positive future, John

John P. Falchi, Coordinator

Plan of Action in a Changing Era

San Diego, CA 92107




Please forward this.



For Immediate Release: September 28, 2009

Contact: Joe Kocurek (619) 818-5834


Summit in East County to Focus on Activities of Hate Groups

and hate-motivated behavior



SAN DIEGO - James McElroy from Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) will headline United for a Hate Free San Diego’s second annual Hate Crimes Summit with a presentation on the recent increase in hate crimes and the disturbing rise of hate groups over the past decade.


United for a Hate Free San Diego (UFHFSD), a coalition of faith and community leaders will hold its Hate Crimes Summit on Thursday, October 1, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Ronald Reagan Community Center, 195 E. Douglas Ave, in El Cajon.


Other panelists will include representatives the Sheriff's and District Attorney's offices. 

The Southern Poverty Law Center has reported in 2008 that since 2000 hate groups have grown from 602 to 926 nationwide, an increase of fifty-percent in eight years. California leads the nation with 84 hate groups with the largest concentration in Southern California.


Recent months have also seen an increase in hate crimes and hate-motivated behaviors committed by people under the age of 21 in San Diego.  Incidents have ranged from racial slurs painted on the vehicle of an African-American family to a shooting by an alleged white supremacist that resulted in the loss of a Latino student’s eye.


Assembly Member Lori Saldaña (D-San Diego), the founder of UFHFSD, said she was disturbed by this trend of younger people participating in these acts of racially-motivated violence and vandalism.


“In some cases, it seems, we haven’t done a good job of inoculating young people against the influences of prejudice,” Saldaña said. “These influences can take the form of the latent bigotry heard on talk radio and television, the casual racism and homophobia heard in conversations with family and friends or the outright hatred encountered in the music and on websites produced by groups like neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan.


“Our job as parents, teachers, elected officials and faith leaders is to make it clear that this behavior is never acceptable, legal or sanctioned,” Saldaña said.


The summit is free. Advanced registration is required. For more information or to RSVP, contact Crystal at the Center for Social Advocacy, 619-444-5700 ex. 310 or email For additional information, visit



Joe Kocurek

Press Secretary

Office of Assembly Member Lori Saldaña

Speaker pro Tempore

(619) 645-3090 (Office)

(619) 818-5834 (Cell)



[SDCPJ] Quick Facts about U.S. Military Operations in Afghanistan

Great info here for your phone calls, e-mail and letters to Congress;
letters to the editor; talking to friends, family, co-workers, and ??????

Carol Jahnkow
Peace Resource Center of San Diego
San Diego events calendar:
Sdcpj mailing list

Monday, September 28, 2009

[SDCPJ] National Call-in Day: No Timeline! No Exit Strategy! Stop the Funding! Wednesday September 30

National Call-in Day:  No Timeline! No Exit Strategy! Stop the Funding!
Wednesday September 30

Congress Should Vote "No" on 2010 Military Budget!

To reach the Washington Switchboard: 202-224-3121 or 202-225-3121
Congress is steps away from passing a $625.8 billion 2010 Military Budget, including $128.2 billion to fund the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq through September 2010.
So far the White House has offered no timetable and no "exit strategy" for Afghanistan. Instead General McChrystal and other military leaders are pressing for the addition of tens of thousands of new American troops and a commitment to remain in Afghanistan for years to come.
All too evident is the original meaning of "a quagmire"-when every step taken to escalate a war makes it more difficult to leave. At this critical moment, constituents need to send a powerful message to their members of Congress that this dangerous course must be stopped. Our government should adopt an exit strategy from Afghanistan based on all-party talks, regional diplomacy, unconditional humanitarian aid, economic assistance and timelines for the near-term withdrawal of American and NATO combat troops. Congress must stop writing "blank-checks" for continued warfare!
United for Peace and Justice, CODEPINK, Peace Action, Progressive Democrats for America, Just Foreign Policy, AfterDowningStreet and Voters for Peace (list still in formation) believe that a public outcry is vitally important now, when the Generals are pressuring the President and the Congress to escalate a costly, humanly destructive and ultimately un-winnable war.
***On September 30 join the National Call-in Day and tell your Senators and Congressional Representatives
to vote against the 2010 Defense Appropriations bill. When making this call, tell them to stand firmly against escalation and to co-sponsor Congressman James McGovern's H.R. 2404 that would require President Obama to provide an "exit plan" from Afghanistan. View list of cosponsors here.

Growing numbers of Senators and Congressional Representatives are expressing concerns over US military policy in Afghanistan. It is hypocritical to publicly raise so many questions, while funding the Pentagon for another year of war.
Call the Capitol Hill Switchboard: 202-224-3121.
Forward this message widely.

Click to sign  "Afghanistan-A Petition to Take Action Against the War."

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

[SDCPJ] Iraqi women and the undemocratic impact of 'democracy'



Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company presents

9 Parts of Desire
a play by Heather Raffo

directed by Janet Hayatshahi

 October 8 – November 1, 2009
The 10th Avenue Theatre
930 10th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101


An Artist. An Exile. An American.
A Doctor. A Girl. A Survivor.
A Mullaya. A Lover. An Old Woman.

What does it mean to be a woman from Iraq?

Inspired and extracted from true events, 9 Parts of Desire is the story of nine Iraqi women living in Baghdad, London and New York who confront the world in both ordinary and surprising ways, revealing conflicting perspectives about an age-old war zone. Running time: approximately 90 minutes, one act.

Join us at the preview performance on October 9, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.

with a post-show discussion on

Iraqi Women and the Undemocratic Impact of 'Democracy'

By Nadia Keilani

Nadia Keilani is an Iraqi-American who immigrated to the United States in 1981. She is a practicing attorney and civil rights activist. Since the early 1990's, she has given numerous speeches and lectures on the issue of U.S.-Iraqi relations as well as the topic of women's rights in Iraq and other parts of the Arab world.


Special discounted tickets at $15 each are available for this performance
through Jill Hansen.

Email her at:

Regular tickets are $18

Space is limited; RSVP by Sept 26 to guarantee your spot

Heather Raffo's 9 Parts of Desire
October 8 - November 1, 2009

Tickets: 619-342-7395,

[SDCPJ] SDCPJ - Monday, 9/28, 7 pm

The San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, September 28 at 7 pm at the Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego 92105.

We will discuss planning a demonstration on October 16, 4-6 pm, at the Federal Building, downtown San Diego.  At the demonstration, we will be calling for:

No More War on Afghanistan – Troops Out Now

End the Occupations: Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine

Healthcare, Jobs and Education, No to War and Occupation

Please join with us at the meeting to help make this demonstration a success..

San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice


[SDCPJ] [Fwd: Getting Smart About The Pentagon Budget: NPP Spending Primer]

A great resource for us!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

[SDCPJ] Voices of Honor Tour Wed., Sept. 30

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH - 'VOICES OF HONOR TOUR' The Human Rights Campaign and Servicemembers United will be bringing the 2009 'Voices of Honor' Tour to San Diego on Wednesday, September 30th. The national tour highlights the continuing use of the “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” policy to fire fit, competent, and highly skilled Americans from the U.S. military solely because of their sexual orientation. “Voices of Honor” features a diverse group of gay, lesbian, and straight veterans who have served under the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, including Alex Nicholson, a former U.S. Army Human Intelligence Collector who was discharged under DADT from Ft. Huachuca, AZ and is now the Executive Director of Servicemembers United; Jarrod Chlapowski, a former U.S. Army Korean linguist who opted to not re-enlist because of DADT and is now a Policy Advocate for the Human Rights Campaign; and Julianne Sohn, a former Marine Corps officer and Iraq War veteran who was discharged under DADT who now works for the LAPD; and others standing united and speaking out for the repeal of this discriminatory policy.
The schedule for the San Diego stop is as follows:
7:00pm: Town Hall Forum on “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” Veteran's Museum and Memorial Center, Main Chapel Area, 2115 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
Passed in 1993, the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' law allows gay, lesbian, and bisexual service personnel to serve in the armed forces as long as their sexual orientation is not publicly disclosed or discovered. As of 2008, more than 13,000 men and women have been discharged from the military because of their sexual orientation, including more than 60 Arabic linguists and nearly 800 other service members in critical occupational fields. To learn more online, visit:

Thursday, September 24, 2009

[SDCPJ] Realities of War: Testimonies from the Frontline, Sunday, November 8 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Multi-purpose Room at the Student Services Center
UCSD, LA Jolla, CA

What do you really know about war?
Hear from the people who have been there:
GI Resistance
Women in the Military
Homeless Veterans
Military Families

Keynote Address by Rep. Bob Filner, Chairman of Veterans Affairs
with highlights from Cross My Heart, a play by peter Dudar & Sally Marr

followed by:
Bring Their Buddies Home

Along N. Torrey Pines Rd. (north and south of Muir College Dr.) La Jolla, CA

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Stand in silence for a Sunset Vigil
to honor those who have died in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

We will provide each participant with a memorial page to wear bearing the name of a fallen soldier or you can bring your own for someone you wish to honor.

Realities of War and Bring Their Buddies Home Vigil hosted by
Human and Earth Rights Organization (HERO) a UCSD student organization
with support from:
Coalition for Alternatives to Militarism in our Schools (CAMS)
Code Pink
Guerrero Azteca Peace Project
Iraq Veterans Against the War
Military Families Speak Out (San Diego, Orange & Los Angeles chapters)
Project YANO
San Diego Coalition for Peace & Justice
Women's Studies Program, Cal. State San Marcos
Peace Resource Center of San Diego

For more information, go to or
or call 858-534-2457

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[SDCPJ] The Future of Affordable Housing Forum, September 30

The Affordable Housing Coalition invites you to attend a forum on

*"The Future of Affordable Housing"*

Speakers include: Cory Briggs – Attorney; Tom Scott – Executive
Director, Housing Federation; Jay Powell – Executive Director, City
Heights CDC

Date: September 30, 2009

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Location: SEDC, 4393 Imperial Avenue

Please join us in a discussion on what the future holds for affordable
housing - and as we create a plan to make more affordable housing
available in the San Diego region.

Light refreshments will be available.

Please RSVP to

Sdcpj mailing list

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Anita Simons on Healthcare

[SDCPJ] Bearing Exquisite Witness Arts Festival

University of San Diego


The Joan B. Kroc
School of Peace Studies


The Santosha Charitable Gift Fund


“Bearing Exquisite Witness”
This Arts Festival is a part of the
2009, Women PeaceMakers Program


September 24th to 26th 2009


University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492


Art Festival!

Bearing Exquisite Witness is a three-day event to highlight the ability of the arts to transform individuals and reconcile communities who have suffered conflict and violence. The festival showcases playwrights, filmmakers, poets, musicians, visual artists and academics from the fields of theater arts and conflict resolution who are using the creative power of art to raise awareness, prevent violence, help communities recover, change policies of exclusion and heal trauma.

Please join us to experience the unique and universal power of art to inform and involve audiences in complex discourses on conflict and peace, oppression and empowerment.

While visiting Bearing Exquisite Witness, please be sure to visit the Peace & Justice Gallery, currently showing Francisco Goya’s “Disasters of War.” This additional exhibit has been made possible by Robert and Karen Hoehn.


Left Hook - October Issue

Left Hook
By Walter Davis

The Federal Reserve: Victimizing America and the World

After pushing through the Federal Reserve Act and signing it during holiday recess in 1913, even President Woodrow Wilson realized the Federal Reserve was not good for this country. "I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men." -Woodrow Wilson, after signing the Federal Reserve into existence (1). Today after the markets of 1929 and 2008, we can see that President Wilson was right. We will never be out of debt as long as the Federal Reserve exists.

The Federal Reserve Act was authored by elite international bankers in November 1910 then pushed through the law making process by front men in the United States congress. The act was produced during a secret meeting on Jekyll Island in Georgia and included Nelson W. Aldrich (Republican whip in the Senate and father-in-law to John D. Rockefeller, Jr.), A. Piat Andrew (Asst Secretary of the Treasury), Henry P. Davison, Sr. (partner in JP Morgan Company), Charles D. Norton (President, 1st National Bank of New York), Benjamin Strong (head of JP Morgan's Bankers Trust, later chairman of the Federal Reserve), Frank A. Vanderlip (President, National City Bank of New York, representing William Rockefeller), Paul M. Warburg (partner in Kuhn, Loeb & Company, representing the Rothschilds and Warburgs in Europe) (2).

The Federal Reserve is incapable of accomplishing its objective of providing market stability; it is a cartel operating against the public interest. It is the supreme instrument of usury [with its treason of "fractional reserve banking", endlessly multiplying the money supply, endlessly multiplying debt, endlessly multiplying inflation] writes Edward G. Griffin in his book “The Creature from Jekyll Island” (2). A hidden tax results from inflation due to money being made out of thin air and its value dependent on how much of it is in circulation. The economy is destabilized as a result and totalitarian wars are encouraged.

The Federal Reserve is responsible for poverty, inflation, deficits and financial failure of the American people. The pressure to create weapons of mass destruction for profit as opposed to instruments of mass creation has resulted in this country failing to live up to its potential. Religion, partisan bickering, and a monopolized mass media monster seek to separate us and keep our eyes off of the real culprit in our plight. The future of our nation and indeed, the world depends on our ability to unite and abolish the Federal Reserve. It will not be easy. Republican congressman Louis Thomas McFadden was poisoned in 1936 following two previous assassination attempts after presenting articles of impeachment against the Feds and its cronies. Woodrow Wilson and Ron Paul have words that we need to heed to save our families and communities.

1 Talk Wilson (21 September 2009).
2 Neitzke, Stephen, The Federal Reserve: Jekyll Island Monster.1 March 2007. (22 September 2009)

Monday, September 21, 2009

[SDCPJ] FW: Rabbi Michael Lerner To Speak in San Diego

Hello, SDCPJ Friends,


Good News!!  Rabbi Lerner has recovered from his lung cancer operation and will come to San Diego to deliver two lectures.  The first will be on Oct. 15th at 7 p.m. at Linder Hall at the First United Methodist Church in Mission Valley, S.D.  This will be co-sponsored by the Network of Spiritual Progressives (NSP) and the San Diego School of Christian Studies located at the Methodist ChurchLerner will speak on the role of liberal and progressive politics in the era of Obama and what that role must be to achieve U.S. and Global survival.  He will show what a progressive alliance between religious, secular, and the growing sector of “spiritual but not religious” Americans can achieve for a fundamental transformation and healing in American and global society.  Attached is the flyer for this event and we ask you to spread the word far and wide.


His other lecture will be to the combined City/Catfish Clubs on Oct. 16th at a noon luncheon at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park.  You can register for the luncheon at the City Club website. 



Dan Meyer

[SDCPJ] October16 - No More War on Afghanistan - Federal Bldg San Diego - 4 pm

Please forward widely.

No More War on Afghanistan – Troops Out Now

Demonstrate Friday October 16, 2009, 4-6pm

Federal Building, Front St. and Broadway, Downtown San Diego

Join with the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice and others around the country to oppose the war and occupation in Afghanistan. The SDCPJ is calling for:

End the Occupations: Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine

Healthcare, Jobs and Education, No to War and Occupation

The SDCPJ will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, September 28 at 6 pm at the Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego 92105 to plan for the October 16 event. Please join with us at the meeting.

We urge all groups and individuals opposed to the war in Afghanistan (soon entering its ninth year) to join us on October 16. If your group would like to endorse the demonstration, please let us know by contacting the SDCPJ at Decide on your own slogans. Bring your own signs and banners. Bring your friends, fellow students, and coworkers. Be there on October 16.

San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice


Why I Threw the Shoe

Published on Friday, September 18, 2009 by The Guardian/UK

Why I Threw the Shoe

I am no hero. I just acted as an Iraqi who witnessed the pain and bloodshed of too many innocents

by Muntazer al-Zaidi

I am free. But my country is still a prisoner of war. There has been a lot of talk about the action and about the person who took it, and about the hero and the heroic act, and the symbol and the symbolic act. But, simply, I answer: what compelled me to act is the injustice that befell my people, and how the occupation wanted to humiliate my homeland by putting it under its boot.

Over recent years, more than a million martyrs have fallen by the bullets of the occupation and Iraq is now filled with more than five million orphans, a million widows and hundreds of thousands of maimed. Many millions are homeless inside and outside the country.

We used to be a nation in which the Arab would share with the Turkman and the Kurd and the Assyrian and the Sabean and the Yazid his daily bread. And the Shia would pray with the Sunni in one line. And the Muslim would celebrate with the Christian the birthday of Christ. This despite the fact that we shared hunger under sanctions for more than a decade.

Our patience and our solidarity did not make us forget the oppression. But the invasion divided brother from brother, neighbour from neighbour. It turned our homes into funeral tents.

I am not a hero. But I have a point of view. I have a stance. It humiliated me to see my country humiliated; and to see my Baghdad burned, my people killed. Thousands of tragic pictures remained in my head, pushing me towards the path of confrontation. The scandal of Abu Ghraib. The massacre of Falluja, Najaf, Haditha, Sadr City, Basra, Diyala, Mosul, Tal Afar, and every inch of our wounded land. I travelled through my burning land and saw with my own eyes the pain of the victims, and heard with my own ears the screams of the orphans and the bereaved. And a feeling of shame haunted me like an ugly name because I was powerless.

As soon as I finished my professional duties in reporting the daily tragedies, while I washed away the remains of the debris of the ruined Iraqi houses, or the blood that stained my clothes, I would clench my teeth and make a pledge to our victims, a pledge of vengeance.

The opportunity came, and I took it.

I took it out of loyalty to every drop of innocent blood that has been shed through the occupation or because of it, every scream of a bereaved mother, every moan of an orphan, the sorrow of a rape victim, the teardrop of an orphan.

I say to those who reproach me: do you know how many broken homes that shoe which I threw had entered? How many times it had trodden over the blood of innocent victims? Maybe that shoe was the appropriate response when all values were violated.

When I threw the shoe in the face of the criminal, George Bush, I wanted to express my rejection of his lies, his occupation of my country, my rejection of his killing my people. My rejection of his plundering the wealth of my country, and destroying its infrastructure. And casting out its sons into a diaspora.

If I have wronged journalism without intention, because of the professional embarrassment I caused the establishment, I apologise. All that I meant to do was express with a living conscience the feelings of a citizen who sees his homeland desecrated every day. The professionalism mourned by some under the auspices of the occupation should not have a voice louder than the voice of patriotism. And if patriotism needs to speak out, then professionalism should be allied with it.

I didn't do this so my name would enter history or for material gains. All I wanted was to defend my country.

© 2009 Guardian News and Media Limited
Muntazer al-Zaidi is an Iraqi reporter who was freed this week after serving nine months in prison for throwing his shoe at former US president George Bush at a press conference. This edited statement was translated by McClatchy Newspapers correspondent Sahar Issa

Why The Federal Reserve must be abolished: Excellent Videos and Excerpts

[SDCPJ] united healthcare protest

'Big Insurance: Sick of It' Rally

WELLPOINT Blue Cross, 3655 Nobel Dr # 250 (Map) 
San Diego, CA 92122
Tuesday, September 22nd, 12:00 PM

Let's keep the momentum going! Please sign up for this gathering right away!       

Message from your host, Kurt E.: Gather outside building and take message to Wellpoint Blue Cross

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[SDCPJ] Fw: Health Care: We're Number 37

The Struggle for a Progressive Health Care System Continues

According to the World Health Organization, the "overall health system performance" of the U.S. puts it in 37th place in the world.  Here is a great music video on YouTube called "We're Number 37".  It's gone viral, approaching 300,000 hits.  Watch it and forward the link to your friends.

[SDCPJ] Pt. Loma high school

Still need activists to leaflets at Pt. Loma high next week. And if
possible maybe another volunteer or two at Hoover high.

If you'd like to see the flyer we pass out to students contact me and
I'll send you a copy. It's a great tool to get the anti war message
out there.

Please reply to this e-mail if you can help.

for SDCPJ high school leafleting project

Sdcpj mailing list

Friday, September 18, 2009

[SDCPJ] More high school outreach needed

Students want an education not a one way ticket to a war zone.  Help them learn the truth about war.

We are going to be spreading our message for peace and justice at Hoover high, Pt. Loma high and San Marcos high next week!

We REALLY need more volunteers for each location.  Please e-mail or confirm with me if you can do one of these locations.

I will send you all the final details once I know you can help.

Thank you-
for SDCPJ high school leafleting project

Progress In San Diego: Interview with Dwain Deets on 9/11/2009

Anita Simons Interviews about Universal Health Care

Thursday, September 17, 2009

[SDCPJ] high school leafleting

We need high school leafleting outreach at the following schools.

Please reply to this e-mail if you can pass out flyers and opt out
forms to students in the next two weeks.

Let me know which school works for you and then I'll get back to you
with the team information.

Hoover high, Central San Diego
Pt. Loma high school
Vista high or San Marcos high

If there's another school you'd like to go to please let me know and
we'll try to get it organized.

Thanks for your help to reach youth with a message of peace-
for sdcpj high school leafleting project


Sdcpj mailing list

[SDCPJ] 4 Deadly Illusions About Afghanistan

On Sept. 15, Admiral Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told a Senate panel that the U.S. war in Afghanistan "probably needs more forces," and sought to reassure lawmakers skeptical of sending additional troops that commanders were devising new tactics that would lead to victory over the Taliban.   This makes Conn Hallinan's analysis below even more important. 


4 Deadly Delusions About Afghanistan Held by Obama's Top Advisors
By Conn Hallinan, Foreign Policy in Focus, Sept. 14, 2009
on the Peace Resource Center's website at:

Be sure to check out our homepage too, at and our calendar of events at

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Community Coalition Monthly Meeting Video

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Monthly Community Coalition Meeting 20 September 2009 @2PM

Your support is needed and requested
@ Nature's Express
2949 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103

Scheduled Time Activities Note
2:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. Introductions
Each group will get an opportunity to introduce themselves, state their mission and make important announcements.

Bring membership forms and distribute your schedules.

Activist San Diego
Veterans for Peace
Drug Policy Alliance
All of US or None
Center for Policy Initiatives
Women's Caucus for Art San Diego
San Diegans for 911 Truth
We have a new location for our monthly meetings. Movie Night and our Technology Training will also be in new locations to be announced.

We will be soliciting input for grants and for stakeholders in the grant process. Minimum contribution $150 per share. Only 9 shares are available.
2:30 P.M. - 2:45 P.M.

The Coalition
Summary of accomplishments, mission of the coalition and discussion of future objectives.

The Environment
Human Rights
911 Investigations
Citizen Empowerment
Prison and Drug Policy
Gender Neutrality
Political Corruption
Health Care

Announcement of the VENUS CENTER
1. Environmental Training
2. Job Training in Solar. Wind and Geothermal Power.
3. Job training for previously convicted people.
4. Coalition complex for meetings, training and speaking engagements.
Office space.
5. Videography Program.
6. Art program.
7. Joint activism task force.
8. Media program.
9. Peace Program.
10. Drug Policy Reform/Harm Reduction Program
11. Anti-Poverty Campaign
12. Public Information Campaign
2:45 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Television Shows
Why each organizations needs their own show on Public Access and how they can do it.

Community Issues
Progress in San Diego
Community Artist Connection
Truth to Power
Citizens' Internet TV Network

Producer Training 2-3 October
Reservations must be made on
22 September 2009 by calling

Training, support and upcoming schedule will be discussed. We will discuss interviews to be scheduled.
3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. Review of last meeting and Discussion on Effective Actions

Boycott procedures

Who should be targeted for boycotts

How do we select targets

Information sources -

Common adversaries and how we can coordinate
4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. Final Thoughts

Summary of meeting and important points. Final inputs.

Development of next immediate actions. Conclusion of meeting.

197 Woodland Parkway
Ste. 104-115
San Marcos, CA 92069
Phone: 760-917-1251

[SDCPJ] ASD Gen. MEETING: What's Happening on the Border? Sept 21 Forum with Enrique Morones & David Schmidt

 Activist San Diego presents:

What's Happening on the Border???


"Immigration 'Reform': are things really getting much better?"

Monday Sept 21, 2009  7pm

Joyce Beers Community Center

1090 Vermont St, Hillcrest, 1 block north of University Ave, San Diego

(Ralph's Shopping Center, next to Trader Joe's)

Special guests: 

Enrique Morones

David Schmidt 

Enrique Morones, San Diego native and long time human rights activist will share stories about  the realities along the border and what is happening with immigration reform today.
Enrique is the president and founder of BORDER ANGELS "saving migrant lives" ; LATINO ANTI DEFAMATION ALLIANCE "exposing racism, hate and hate groups"; Founding member of FRIENDS OF FRIENDSHIP PARK" reopening the heart and soul of operation gatekeeper "MARCHA MIGRANTES  "taking it to the streets" where he  lead   caravan back and forth from San Diego to DC and told president Obama, "we marched, we voted no its time to deliver immigration reform" .
David Schmidt  will present a critical view of the current discussion of "immigration reform", the changes that are on the table in immigration policy and enforcement, in light of the last reform (1986 Amnesty) and the recent history of enforcement on the border. He  will consider the future of immigration and immigrants. Unless the US Government drastically increases the ability to legally immigrate to the US and drastically changes US trade policies like NAFTA which push massive migration, the fundamental problems facing immigrants will continue.

David  has been involved in urban and rural indigenous communities in Mexico over the last decade, and has witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of lopsided trade policies and neoliberal economics on the poorest communities in the world. Schmidt is involved in efforts to promote fair trade and collectively-owned workers' co-ops, and has published a number of articles in English and Spanish regarding the struggle of marginalized peoples for cultural and economic survival.
As the great-grandchild of immigrants from Russia, David is struck by the inherently biased nature of US immigration policy. He notes that his ancestors immigrated for the same reasons as today's immigrants; they were able to do so legally, by no virtue of their own, but simply because US policy favored immigrants from Europe, at the same time as immigrants from Asia and elsewhere were being deported by the thousands.

Friendship Park, at the border,  is a unique venue of great historical significance to both Mexico and the United States, and has served as the centerpiece of California's Border Field State Park since its inauguration by then-First Lady Pat Nixon in 1971. Friends of Friendship Park have worked tirelessly to decriminalize the Border, restore Friendship Park  & promote  peaceful dialogue with our neighbors.

 Across two years, grassroots leaders have built a broad coalition to save Friendship Park, the historic location overlooking the Pacific Ocean where people from San Diego and Tijuana have met for generations to visit with friends and family at the border fence. 

Having secured the support of California politicians at every level of office, leaders from this coalition are now negotiating with San Diego Border Patrol to restore public access to Friendship Park.   

   About Friendship Park  &  Border Angels (founded in 1986)

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Sponsored by Activist San Diego www.ActivistSanDiego.



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