Saturday, October 31, 2009

Re: [SDCPJ] FW: Address Correction

I'm afraid that the address was wrong in the first mailout; I didn't get this message until 6 p.m.

-----Original Message-----
From: Joni Craig
Sent: Oct 31, 2009 2:53 PM
To: 'Carol Jahnkow'
Subject: FW: Address Correction

Dear Carol,


Thank you so much for forwarding Martin's message to the PRC people…  Could you please follow-up with the address correction below?


Thanks again,



From: Joni Craig []
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2009 12:27 PM
Subject: Address Correction


Hello, everyone,


Just wanted to let you know that the correct address for the gathering tonight to celebrate Susan is 3442 47th Street (instead of 46th).  I hope that you will all be able to join us…


Love and peace,


[SDCPJ] Susan West Friedman

From Martin Eder

Susan West Friedman ~ Presente !

After having been surrounded by family and friends our beloved Susan passed from this world in the wee hours of Halloween 2009. We are saddened by her quick and untimely departure, but we also have so much to celebrate.

It was extremely gratifying to have a whole community come together in support of us. A new world is possible.

Celebrate Susan

I invite you to an open house in honor of Susan's life, her home, and
her life of involvement in social justice.

Our home will be open

Saturday, Oct. 31st from 5 – 10 pm

3442 46th St, SD 92105

In a few weeks we will have a more formal memorial service where others can share their sentiments.

Martin Eder 619-871-9354

Although Susan was relatively new to San Diego she made an indelible mark and a multitude of friends in short order. She joined the Board of Directors of Activist San Diego and served as one of its 3 officers. Susan reveled in the idea of building a network for social justice that would engage new people and in the pending launch of ASD's Community Radio Project. Susan was an enthusiastic member of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, believing that it was essential to have a long-term, post-capitalist vision to complement local grassroots activism. The Iraq/Afghan wars were so abhorrent to her that she seldom missed a SD Coalition for Peace and Justice meeting, worked with Code Pink and was passionate about the Stop Blackwater campaign. After attending the US Social Forum in Atlanta she contributed her organizing skills so as to create a similar project locally. I could go on…

Susan and I thrived in the wonders of nature. Love and respect for the environment ran through our blood. Susan and I drove from New York to California encountering every National Park and natural wonder possible. We traveled down the Blue Ridge Highway, Smoky Mountains Natl. Park, up the Mississippi Valley, across the great plains into the Rockies, visiting Canyon de Chelly in the Navajo Nation and meandering through the Southwest – never once relying on the Interstate. We camped out or stayed with activist friends all along the way. We took epic excursions down through pristine Baja and up the Redwood Coast through Oregon in a classic VW campervan. We made the decision to get married while hiking through the Narrows in Zion Natl. Park. For my 60th birthday she arranged for us to climb Half Dome in Yosemite. Mother Nature was our spiritual retreat.

Susan was a fabulous cook; she loved good wine and feeding great company. She gravitated toward those who sought deeper human bonds. From her teenage participation in the African-American Civil Rights movement to her recent defense of marriage equality she always cherished the quest for equality. For this reason Susan and I conceived of the

Susan West Friedman Fund for Civil and Human Rights
She wanted this to be her legacy. We welcome your participation and will cherish your donations.

In her professional life as Executive Vice-President of Sun and Moon Marketing she took a strong interest in green building, urban redevelopment and community renewal. She made many friends, especially among the women of CREW.

Sadly, in a matter of just 12 weeks Susan succumbed to the invading brain tumors that stole her vital functions. Like a good guerrilla fighter, her spirit relinquished the territory of a dying body and now travels freely among the people. Her fighting spirit lives on with us wherever people struggle for Justice.

Nevertheless, I miss her deeply as do so many of you. Let us renew our commitment to each other and all that will sustain our natural and human environments. In loving one another we show our lasting love for Susan and all she stood for.

Martin – October 31st, 200
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Friday, October 30, 2009

[SDCPJ] Halloween: 45 Hour Vigil at Blue Shield Culminates in Monday Protest & Sit-In

Halloween 2009
 Is there anything scarier than thinking you might need medical care, and getting canceled by a health insurance corporation who spent your premiums on TV ads & lobbying?

45 Hour Vigil at Blue Shield, 2275 Rio Bonito Way begins 10pm October 31.

Sit-in protest and demands presented Blue Shield on Monday November 2nd, at 10:00am.

Press Release Attached.

[SDCPJ] Peace on Earth Holiday Bazaar Sat., Dec. 12, 2009

-Saturday, December 12, 2009
Annual Peace on Earth Holiday Bazaar

Support local peace, social justice and environmental organizations and avoid the commercialization of the holidays by purchasing alternative gifts at the Annual Peace on Earth Holiday Bazaar, Saturday, December 12, 2009, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 4011 Ohio Street (corner of Ohio and Lincoln in North Park). Gift items will include t-shirts, holiday cards, calendars, buttons, peace jewelry, books, imported goods, free trade coffee and tea, ornaments, soap products, lotions and more! Come hungry! Come thirsty! Food, ice cream and other goodies including baked goods, coffee, cold sodas and hot spiced cider will be available for purchase. For more information, please contact the Peace Resource Center of San Diego, 619-263-9301 or e-mail or Project YANO, 760-634-3604.

Click here for flier

[SDCPJ] Peace Center Souper Supper November 22!

Please join us for the Peace Resource Center's Annual Souper Supper
Celebrating our 29th Anniversary
Sunday, November 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA 92105

Enjoy a variety of soups (vegetarian and vegan) and breads prepared by our Peace Cooks and brownies from the Big Kitchen.

Program:  "Hate and Hope at the US-Mexican Border, An Open Wound We Must Heal," with guest speaker Christian Ramirez, national coordinator for Project Voice, a nationwide immigrant rights initiative of the American Friends Service Committee and a columnist for Diario San Diego and Agencia Fronteriza de Noticias

Music Guests:  "Bread and Jam," a group of for singer-songwriters who play an eclectic mis of acoustic Americana and folk.

Doors open 5:30 p.m., Dinner 6:00 p.m. followed by Program.
Suggested Donation:  $20 to ??? Sliding scale; $5 children under 12

Reservations and info:  619-263-9301 or

Flier with more info:

[SDCPJ] [Fwd: [co-alert] ISRAEL: Conscientious objector Or Ben-David sentenced to 20 days in prison]

Thursday, October 29, 2009

[SDCPJ] [Fwd: Silent Vigil at FP on Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall - details sorry]

[SDCPJ] November 4th Light up the Night Event for Marriage Equality


WHO: All San Diego same-sex marriage & equality supporters
WHAT: Rally at County Administration Building,
Candlelight March to Manchester Grand Hyatt, Protest at Manchester
Grand Hyatt, Screening of MILK

WHEN: Wednesday, November 4th 2009. Rally @ SD County Admin. Bldg. @ 6:00PM | March to Manchester @ 7:00PM | Screening of MILK @ 8:00PM

LUTN! Webpage:
Facebook Fan Page:
Facebook Event Page:

WHERE: Rally @ San Diego County Administration Building (1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101), March on W. Harbor Dr., Protest & MILK Screening @ Manchester Grand Hyatt (1 Market Pl, San Diego, CA. 92101)

WHY: Proposition 8's 1 Year Anniversary ; Results of Maine & Washington voting ; Unify as one and show our support for equality!

If your organization would like to endorse LUTN!, please email:
with Subject SPECIFIC: LUTN!, and in the body: Name &


Contact: Jase Watson
Google Voice: (619) 630-0993


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

[SDCPJ] Photograph a Recruiter

Those of you who are in high school or who know h.s. students might be interested in the campaign outlined below. We are increasingly  hearing complaints from local students about recruiters wandering around schools at will, aggressively approaching students during lunch and at other times. Last year, military teams were going to PE classes at high schools like Lincoln, asking students to fill out contact cards without parental knowledge or permission. Last month, Mission Bay HS held a special assembly at the request of the Army that was turned into a big recruiting show. (FYI, the majority of students at Mission Bay are youth of color who are bused to Pacific Beach from less affluent communities.)
If anyone does take photos of recruiters in San Diego County schools, please send copies to the Education Not Arms Coalition care of
Rick Jahnkow
Project on Youth and Non-Military Opportunities

Sent: 10/27/2009 9:53:41 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time
Subj: Photograph A Recruiter
I am an artist and graduate student at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Before coming to graduate school, I taught art at a high school in West Palm Beach, Florida. While teaching, I witnessed the presence of army recruiters in our educational environment. I am initiating a nation wide participatory project, Photograph a Recruiter and am inviting high school students to contribute. The project invites high school students to photograph the military recruiters in their schools! Through the act of looking back at recruiters, students are encouraged to engage in critical discussion about war and recruitment.

The ongoing growing collection of photographs, taken by high school students, will be uploaded on the website Select images will also be printed for exhibit in a traveling Photograph A Recruiter art show. For more information, or to submit image(s), write to,

This is a great opportunity to be part of a nation-wide activist anti-recruitment gesture that will also be a collaborative artwork.

Can you help get the word out? Can you send this link ( to your email list? tell your friends? tell other anti-recruitment student groups? Let me know if you think of another way to involve more students.

Thank you & let me know if you have questions!

Alyse Emdur
646 263 0096

[SDCPJ] IMPORTANT!!! 10-29 @ 3pm: Rally Against Education Budget Cuts, Balboa Park



CalIFornIa’s FuturE!

no more budget cuts To Education!

Thursday, October 29th

3 pm

Rally in balboa park

(CornEr oF prEsIDEnt’s way & park BlvD)


marCH to tHE GovErnor’s oFFICE!

For more information call: 619-640-1155

This event is sponsored by: the American Federation of Teachers, Local 1931, San Diego Education Association, BEAT, City College ASG, Save Our Schools, the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, University of California AFT, UPTE, Southwestern College Education Association CCA/CTA/NEA, the Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice, Palomar Faculty Federation AFT Local 6161

[SDCPJ] new Afghanistan flyer available

The San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice has a new flyer about Afghanistan that we encourage you to download and pass out!

No More War on Afghanistan – Troops Out Now
Healthcare, Jobs and Education – No to War and Occupation!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

[SDCPJ] Amateur Puppeteers needed for Art for Peace event

The San Diego Puppet Insurgency will be having their annual Art for Peace event on Sunday, December 6th from 10am -3pm at 1601 University Ave (2 blocks W of Park Blvd).  ALL proceeds for this event go towards the SDCPJ's High School Leafletting Project which educates High School kids about alternatives to military service.  This year's event will highlight Gregory Page and the Skavolutionary band for the musical groups.  We will be selling handmade gifts and art and will provide street theater as well.

We are in need of PUPPETEERS who can commit to being at the event and could possibly attend a few practice sessions to prepare for the Street Theater-type Puppet Shows.  Just one or two lines will all that you will need to memorize, if that.

So if you've ever had the desire to be a Street performer, a Puppeteer, or just want to help out.... PLEASE help US out. 

If interested, please email me at

Thank you!

Monday, October 26, 2009

[SDCPJ] 10-29 @ 3pm: Rally Against Education Budget Cuts, Balboa Park



CalIFornIa's FuturE!

no more budget cuts To Education!

Thursday, October 29th

3 pm

Rally in balboa park

(CornEr oF prEsIDEnt's way & park BlvD)


marCH to tHE GovErnor's oFFICE!

For more information call: 619-640-1155

This event is sponsored by: the American Federation of Teachers, Local 1931, San Diego Education Association, BEAT, City College ASG, Save Our Schools, the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, University of California AFT, UPTE, Southwestern College Education Association CCA/CTA/NEA, the Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice, Palomar Faculty Federation AFT Local 6161

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

[SDCPJ] FW: October 29th Rally Flyer


Rally and March Against Education Cuts

Thursday October 29th  

3:00 PM Rally at Balboa Park: Corner President’s Way and Park Blvd

March to the Governor’s Office at 1350 Front St. (arrive at roughly 4:15 PM)

Sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers-1931 and other labor, academic, and student organizations.

For More Information see attached flyer.


Monday, October 19, 2009

[SDCPJ] Activist Event Alert: Mon Oct 19 7-9pm -- Viva Palestina -- ASD GENERAL MEETING

Viva Palestina

Mon Oct 19 7-9pm

In the aftermath the AIPAC's national summit in San Diego, come see the consequence of U.S. foreign policy and Israeli aggression. Viva Palestina set forth to bring medical supplies, humanitarian aide, and a fleet of vehicles to the people of Gaza.

Viva Palestina -- Breaking the Siege

is the manifestation of the American Anti-Zionist movement and specifically responded to the humanitarian crisis caused by Operation Cast Lead and the 3-year siege on Gaza. We'll be working with more organizations, taking more people from both the UK and US and more desperately needed aid to Gaza. And we want everyone to take part.

Please join us - EVERYONE WELCOME!

Joyce Beers Community Center
1230 Cleveland Ave., Hillcrest in the city of San Diego

[SDCPJ] [Fwd: [PUSJ] FW: Halloween Day of the Dead Action on health care

[SDCPJ] [Fwd: [PUSJ] March and Rally for Health Care Reform October 20th at Senator Feinstein's Office]

Sunday, October 18, 2009

[SDCPJ] MECIC Annual Fundraiser

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 10:26 PM
Subject: MECIC Annual Fundraiser

Friday, October 16, 2009

[SDCPJ] Photos: Stop War at Afghanistan - Troops Out Now

Peace Up!
Michael Gomel


[Please Forward Widely]


THIS SUNDAY OCTOBER 18, 2009, 11 AM to 2 PM

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) will be holding a
National Summit at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad San Diego
starting this Sunday October 18, 2009. This pro-Israel
lobby group has a major influence on US foreign policy
advancing the Zionist entity's interests including arming of its military,
funding with our tax dollars, and political support by the US government
while Israel commits war crimes and has engaged in a persistent pattern of
gross human rights violations. Amazingly, in part due to AIPAC, in
the same week that the State of California began issuing IOU's,
Congress approved $3.5 billion annual funding of the Zionist state for the
next ten years!

Join Southern California community members, activists, students, and their
organizations to protest AIPAC's National Summit this Sunday October 18,
2009 at the entrance of La Costa Resort and Spa starting 11 AM. Join us
to express disapproval of AIPAC's agenda and demand better US foreign policy
and use of taxpayer dollars.

There will be signs and banners available at the demo. However, if
you can bring your own that would be great. Suggested slogans for the signs







Please note if you are driving to the demo, the suggested parking is on
Estrella del Mar via Arenal Rd . If you are heading North on Camino El Real,
Arenal Rd is the first street on your right after you pass the clearly
marked main entrance to the Resort & Spa. Parking on Estrella del Mar is to
your left from Arenal Rd. Based on the posted signs, we do not advise
parking in the shopping center car park that precedes the main entrance to
the La Costa Resort and Spa and which you will pass first if you are heading
North on Camino El Real.

For more information, contact:

Al-Awda San Diego
The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
PO Box 131352
Carlsbad, CA 92013, USA
Tel: 760-918-9441
Fax: 760-918-9442

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[SDCPJ] News Release: Blackwater-Xe Contract Canceled by Southwestern College

Citizens’ Oversight Projects

CONTACT: Raymond Lutz, COPS Coordinator 619-447-3246


October 16, 2009

Blackwater-Xe Contract Canceled by Southwestern College

College Board responds to Ten Months of Protests and Public Resistance

CHULA VISTA, CA (Oct. 16) – Southwestern College District Governing Board approved the cancellation of their agreement with Blackwater-Xe in their October 14, 2009 board meeting. The agreement had students from Southwestern College enrolled in law enforcement training programs using shooting ranges in the Blackwater-Xe Otay Mesa mercenary training facility.

The agreement, first disclosed in January, 2009, allowed law enforcement students to use Blackwater-Xe's facility in Otay Mesa, and originally included provisions that compensated Blackwater for staff time, allowed Blackwater to use SWC on-campus conference rooms for any purpose and for an unlimited period of time (perhaps for mercenary soldier recruiting) and included a “gag-order” in which the board could not say anything about the agreement to the public without the prior written approval of Blackwater, among others. Nine changes were made to the agreement after these issues were brought to light through a written complaint by COPs – Citizens' Oversight Projects – the changes eliminating the most egregious provisions. However, the college continued to use the Otay Mesa facility despite other facilities being available.

I went to every shooting range in the county and gave them a list of alternatives,” Veronica Lavarello, a Stop Blackwater activist. “There were several options that were not considered by the college, and those were free or almost free to use.”

To save a few bucks, you basically sold out your souls and made a pact with the devil,” Congressman Bob Filner said at the April 15 2009 board meeting. “These are bad guys. These are bad guys. They have killed innocent civilians in Iraq, and they lost their contract with the State Department for so doing. When they have one of their employees wounded or killed, you should see what they do to the parents. They don't give them any information. They lock them out of any knowledge. This is not a good company.”

Blackwater's goal was to sanitize their soiled reputation by changing their name to Xe-Systems LLC and partnering with the College,” Ray Lutz said, coordinator of COPs. “They wanted students to come to their facility and see how glamorous a life as a mercenary could be, the free use of the facility serving as a way to advertise their own training programs and perhaps convince the students to give up a career as a police officer or Sheriffs deputy and instead pursue a career path as a mercenary soldier war profiteer.”

Volunteers from around the county attended every meeting of the college board since January 2009 adamantly requesting that the contract be canceled, videotaped the meetings, and protested outside, sometimes interrupting the meeting with the chants to “Stop Blackwater.”

The cancellation was approved by the board just after the two-year anniversary of the Nisour Square massacre, where on September 16, 2007, Blackwater contractors ruthlessly murdered 17 innocent civilians and injured scores more in a 30-minute shooting spree in Baghdad. An investigation by the FBI eventually held five Blackwater contractors responsible for the killings, but took great pains to state that Blackwater Worldwide had no responsibility whatsoever, even though the contractors were trained by Blackwater and took their marching orders from Blackwater higher-ups.

Early in 2009, Blackwater changed their name to “Xe Systems, LLC”, pronounced “Zee,” and the first draft of the agreement with Southwestern College still included the name Blackwater. “I hope people will see through their public relations game and continue to recognize a problem when they see it,” Lutz said.

The action on the agreement includes a contractually specified four-month delay, although there is no penalty for the college to discontinue their use of the facility immediately and use other shooting ranges, such as the range in Miramar which is run by the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Southwestern College District serves 18,000 students annually and is located in the extreme south-west corner of the continental United States between the City of San Diego and the U.S.-Mexico international border.

In March, 2008, Blackwater pulled the plug on a project to develop an 824-acre training facility in Potrero, a tiny hamlet in east San Diego County, about an hour from San Diego, after intense resistance by the Potrero community and the recall of five pro-Blackwater members of the Potrero Community Planning Group, replacing them with members who eventually voted against the project.

A month later, COPs learned of a secret facility developed by Blackwater under pseudonyms “Raven Development” and “Southwest Law Enforcement” in Otay Mesa. The City of San Diego refused to issue their occupancy permits when City Planners learned of the true extent of the 66,000 square foot facility, but Blackwater took the city to federal court, where Judge Marilyn Huff, a George H. W. Bush appointee, ruled in favor of Blackwater, thereby forcing the city to accept the warfare training facility without discretionary review. This Otay Mesa facility was the subject of the agreement with Southwestern College.


--  --------------------------------------- Raymond Lutz, Coordinator Citizens' Oversight Projects (COPs) 1265 Avocado Blvd, Suite 104 (#335)             El Cajon (San Diego Cty), CA 92020 USA Voice 619-820-5321 http//

[SDCPJ] Blackwater Deal Canceled!

Good news!
Wednesday night, the Southwestern College Board met and canceled their
contract with Blackwater-Xe to use the shooting range in their mercenary
training facility in Otay Mesa! It was 10 months of work by everyone
involved... THANKS!
(More soon).

--Ray Lutz

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

[SDCPJ] San Diego Regional Immigrant Rights Conference 10/17



(Version en espanol abajo)

San Diego Regional Immigrant Rights Conference

San Diego City College

Saturday, October 17, 2009

1313 Park Blvd.

San Diego, CA 92101

Building A

Keynote Speakers:

California State Senator Gil Cedillo

Nativo Lopez

(National Director Hermandad Mexicana Latinoamericana

and President of the Mexican American Political Association)


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?

What will it take to win real, progressive immigration reform?


9:00am – 10:00am Registration

10:00am – 11:00 am Opening Plenary

11:45am – 1:00pm Workshops

1:00pm – 2:00pm *Lunch Break

2:00pm – 3:15pm Workshops

3:30pm – 5:00pm Final Plenary

*please note lunch will not be provided, nearby restaurants are:

Subway, McDonald's, Jack in the Box, Sushi bar or bring your own lunch



San Diego Regional Immigrant Rights Conference

Opening Plenary

Nativo Lopez

10:00-11:30 A-213



11:45 – 1:00 A213

Friendship Park Coalition -

re-opening of Friendship Park


11:45 – 1:00 A214

San Diego Alliance for Marriage

Equality - LGBT community and

immigration: Issues, policies,



11:45 – 1:00 A-216

American Friends Service


The Cost of Reform/Enforcement First

Legalization Second


11:45- 1:00 A-215

The Dream Act - AB540

Non-resident student issues


2:00 – 3:15 A-215

 Looming threat of a two-tiered

system of birth certificates in California 

(The misnamed CA "Taxpayer Protection Act")


2:00 – 3:15 A-214

San Diego Coalition for Peace and

Justice - Deportation of veterans and

how the war ties to increased



2:00 – 3:15 A-213

 Economics roots of Immigration


3:30 – 5:00

Final Plenary


Immigrant's rights activists join forces at 2009 San Diego Regional Immigration Rights Conference

Si Se Puede Immigrant Rights Organization Border Angels/Angeles de la Frontera

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 Asociacion de Servicios Integrales a al Comunidad

Gente Unida Latino Anti-Defamation League

Angeles del Desierto UNITE-HERE Local 30

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


Conferencia Regional por los Derechos de   Inmigrantes


17 de octubre  2009

San Diego City College salon A-213

El momento para una reforma inmigratoria es ahora. 

Millones votaron por legalización, haciendo la diferencia

                   en la última elección.                                                                                                

¿Entonces por que los trabajadores inmigrantes sigen siendo atacados?


Es hora de que activistas que pelean por los derechos de inmigrantes se reunan para alzar la voz al unísono para asegurarse de que la voluntad de la mayoria se escuche. Es hora de elaborar estrategias y desarrollar un plan de acción para asegurarse de que una voz progresiva y pro-inmigrante forme un resultado para el inminente enfrentamiento de una reforma inmigratoria.


Plan de programa: (sujeto a cambio)


Registro (gratis): 9: 00-10: 00


Plenaria de apertura: 10: 00-11: 30 de


Talleres: 11: 45-1: 00


Almuerzo 1: 00-2: 00 (Subway, McDonalds, Jack en la Caja, Shushi estan cerca o traiga su propio almuerzo).


Talleres: 2: 00-3: 15


Final plenaria: 3: 30-5: 00



Unete con 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 y una lista de organizaciones que esta creciendo para planear y organizar una accion para pasar una justa, humanitaria, y progresiva reforma inmigratoria. Juntas de planeamiento son cada martes en City College salon B-104 a las 6 pm.



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


Para más información llamar a 619 464-7056 o 619-434-9343 o por correo electrónico


[SDCPJ] [Fwd: Calendar: The New GI Resistance with Dahr Jamail]

[SDCPJ] SOCIALIST SALON: Obama is a socialist? Ask a Socialist! Sun, Oct. 18th 4:30 potluck, 5 PM discussion

Ask a Socialist!


Don’t believe Fox News hype… Obama is no socialist!

Come talk to those who are.


Meet REAL socialists and join us for an open dialogue about the

post-capitalist society that we need to create to survive.  

Sunday, Oct. 18th 4:30 potluck, 5 PM discussion

6142 Romany Dr., San Diego, 92120

Americans are questioning capitalism as the corporate economic system has gone into a tailspin. The ruling class has a credibility crisis; the right wing is fighting back with redbaiting and racial slurs.  Obama is a socialist they say.  What could be further from the truth?  Unfortunately Obama has worked hard to save Wall Street and the corporate bankers, bailing out the rich rather than the working class.

So what is socialism all about? Hear a dozen short socialists perspectives from a variety of backgrounds followed by an open discussion.  What does it mean to you?  We want to hear your viewpoint.  PLEASE JOIN US.  Sponsored by the SAN DIEGO – SOCIALIST UNITY NETWORK (sun) 
EVERYONE INVITED.   For info:  Martin 619-871-9354

Only 53% of American adults believe capitalism is better than socialism.

Adults under 30 are essentially evenly divided: 37% prefer capitalism, 33% socialism, and 30% are undecided. Thirty-somethings are a bit more supportive of the free-enterprise approach with 49% for capitalism and 26% for socialism.  Rasmussen Reports April 09, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

[SDCPJ] Friends Center Progress Open House 10/25/09

-Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friends Center Building Progress Open House

Join us for a celebration of Peace, Social Justice and Sustainability and of the Friends Center Building Progress! Noon-2 p.m. (Brief Guided Tours at 12:30 and 1:30 but please drop in anytime.) See our Permaculture garden and meet representatives from Gardeners 4 Peace. A focus of this open house will be on our plans and needs for the water recapturement aspects of the building. Acoustic solor guitar music by Don Strandberg ( 3850 Westgate Place, SD 92105.Event Info: Info on Friends Center

Click here for flier

[SDCPJ] 18th Annual High School Peace Writing Contest

18th annual High School Peace Writing Contest

Each year, the Peace Resource Center of San Diego invites San Diego
County High School Students, grades 9-12, to contribute their ideas on
how we can create a better world.

We award ten 100 dollar scholarships/cash-prize to the winning

Click below for this school year's current flier inviting student
participation and listing our current topic, guidelines and deadline.

You can also see a bibliography and a booklet of last year's winning

All entries must be received no later than Friday, March 19, 2010.

Questions or info:

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[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

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


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

[SDCPJ] Stop Blackwater 10/14/09

14 Oct 2009 - Southwestern College Board Meeting, 2009-10-14 -- Please join us at this meeting to fight the Blackwater agreement! ITEM WILL BE ON THE AGENDA! Southwestern Community College at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Rm 214 (6:30p Protest; 7p Meeting) sponsored by CitizensOversight Info: 619-447-3246 or visit Details

Monday, October 12, 2009

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

A couple of weeks ago I sent this announcement about the play 9 Parts of Desire being presented by Mo'olelo Performing Arts Company.  Mo'olelo has offered Friends of MECIC a discounted price for the performance on Saturday, October 17.  The discounted price is $20.  Just mention that you are a Friend of MECIC.



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,

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There are 3 LGBT involved protests happening this week in which we will need specially trained Peace Monitor Volunteers in the nonviolent practices of the Quakers, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Monitor volunteers will help to create a buffer zone at our San Diego High School Nonviolent, Peaceful, Positive Counter-Protest of Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church.

The training will be held at the Marriage Equality Building at 301 University Ave. in Hillcrest on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14TH starting at 6:00PM - 8:30PM.

If you would like to volunteer as a Peace Monitor, arrive on time as we have a lot to cover, wear comfortable clothing you can move in, bring water, and a snack if you need. We encourage all volunteers to attend the Peace Monitor training as a learning experience, even if you don't feel you are able to volunteer as a Peace Monitor. For more information and to R.S.V.P. please contact:  Wendy Sue -
WSUEB@AOL.COM    619-563-1086.
Please post to other like-minded groups and individuals. Thank You!

The following are the events where Peace Monitors will be needed this week:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16TH: 2:00PM - 3:00PM.

Westboro Baptist Church Announces 30 Protest Sites in San Diego.
Founded in 1955 by controversial pastor Fred Phelps, the church is monitored as a hate group. Members of the congregation commonly protest against LGBT, Judaism and Catholicism. The group is also anti-Swedish, anti-Irish, and often chastises the United States as being "a sodomite nation of flag-worshiping idolaters". Phelps is a known "baiter" that oftentimes tries to get counter protesters to fight back, has been taking advance precautions to ensure that participants on both sides remain peaceful and nonviolent. Among groups who have been closely monitoring the WBC is the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all", the ADL is the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, fighting anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry. They believe the WBC is carrying on this campaign in the hopes of getting reaction from the Jewish community and to garner media attention. While acknowledging the church's actions may be offensive, the ADL is asking members of the Jewish community to respond by not responding. "We are recommending for the Jewish community to pay them no mind.  Give them their 30 minutes of useless disgusting protest and let them go back to their obscurity." Members of the gay community are taking a different approach. There will be a Nonviolent, Peaceful, political Counter-Protest for Equal Rights at San Diego High School on Friday, October 16th from 2:00 - 3:00PM. Organized counter demonstrations will overshadow this hate group's message with a message of respect, freedom and equality for all people.  
Please register at:
Other WBC protest sites are listed when you register for the San Diego High School counter-protest.

Friday, October 16th @ 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Join with the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice and others around the country to oppose the war and occupation in Afghanistan meet at the Federal Building, Front St. and Broadway, Downtown San Diego. The SDCPJ is calling fo r- End the Occupations: Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine, Healthcare, Jobs and Education, No to War and Occupation. We urge all groups and individuals opposed to the war in Afghanistan (soon entering its ninth year) to join us. 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. San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice:

SATURDAY, October 17th.
There will be a protest of the Buju Banton concert starting at 7:00PM - IF - Buju Banton is performing at the Belly Up. We are working with the Belly Up owners and details will be released this week, stay tuned. For more information concerning 'Hate Speech' artist Buju Banton please contact:
Syd Stevens:


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15TH from 6:30PM - 8:30PM

The Metropolitan Community Church of San Diego ( will host a sign making party for those participating in the counter WBC demonstrations at our new church campus at 2633 Denver Street.  The event will take place in the first floor community room and participants are invited to bring poster board, posts, paints, markers, and great ideas. Donations of materials are also welcome.    Directions: from downtown, take I-5N to Claremont Drive/Mission Bay exit, turn right, go one block to Denver Street, turn right.  Church is on the left in the middle of the first block.  Parking next to building or on street. (If coming from the north, take Claremont Drive/Mission Bay exit, turn left, over bridge, turn right at Denver.  Church is still on the left in the middle of the first block.) Everyone supporting the counter protests is invited. 

FYI: Passing along this link to a cool fundraiser for during the Fred Phelps protests next weekend. This site collects monetary pledges for each minute that Fred Phelps is protesting. The money goes to a local group, in this case, it goes to ensure that the San Diego High School GSA is able to reform (they had to disband a while back).
You can pledge donations through:
Thanks for passing the word along about this; we are also working on a Counter-Protest for Rancho Bernardo High School on Monday, October 19th  starting at 7:00AM as well.

Take Care & Blessed Be Always!!!
Love and Energy,
Wendy Sue
Pray for Peace***

For Peace Day on 21 September...
I will pray for peace, visualize peace and create peace every day as I walk my path. Blessed Be!!! What will you do? Visit

[SDCPJ] Walk for Human Rights Sunday October 18






Sunday, October 18th 2009, 5.30 pm

At The Oceanside Amphitheater – by the Pier

I-5 to Oceanside – take Mission Ave. West to the end 






Our Speakers:


Larry Cox – Amnesty Int’l USA Executive Director

Marvyn Perez – Student activist, jailed & tortured in Guatemala

Banafsheh Akhlaghi, Esq. – AI Western Regional Director

Professor Marjorie Cohn – Jefferson School of Law to receive the 2009 Digna Ochoa Human Rights Defender Award


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My New Book About Sudan

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Are these Your Heros?

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National shame

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Stephen Fry on Catholisism

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Interview with Congressman Filner

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Tanja and Cindy Sheehan

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Change the System

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The Earth Was Created

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