Friday, December 31, 2010

Peace Post

Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2010 21:07:46 -0500
Subject: [unac] Letter from Kathy Kelly

[Image] Unity United National Antiwar Committee or UNAC at P.O. Box 123, Delmar, NY 12054 518-227-6947 The following is from UNAC Continuations Committee member Kathy Kelly who is in Afghanistan. She asked us and others to circulate her proposal. "Dear Afghanistan:" A New Year's Call for Peace While the US may be the world's single super power in military terms, it faces another super power: the voices of war-weary millions who detest violence and killing. In Afghanistan, in the United States, and among the populations of countries whose governments have joined the NATO coalition, millions of people are calling for an end to war in Afghanistan.

On New Year's Day, 01/01/11, people around the world are invited to raise their voices, through Facebook, Twitter, Free Conference calls, Skype, and blogs at several websites in a massive refusal to accept this war any longer. Let your New Year's resolution be to stand for the people and end wars by sending a digital or spoken peacemaking message to people in Afghanistan. By amassing millions of messages calling for peace, we can create yet another indication that ordinary people within and beyond Afghanistan have had enough of war.

Afghanistan's people need food not bombs, health care not warfare and courage for peace, not war. In the words of Abdulai, an Afghan teenager whose father was killed by the Taliban, the "Dear Afghanistan" campaign offers an alternative to the Obama administration's most recent review of the war. Abdulai's experiences of impoverishment, bereavement, and discrimination highlight realities that Afghans face every day. The U.S. government's December review paid no attention to these conditions.

You can let Afghan people know that their lives matter as much as yours. Assure them that the U.S. government's war is unacceptable to you and that you are working to end it.

We can catch courage from one another, sparking a New Year's momentum to put an end to war.

Follow the steps below to communicate the simple yet crucial demand: Stop the Killing in Afghanistan.

On New Year's Day 2011, from 7.05 pm Eastern Standard Time on the 31st of December 2010 to 7.05 pm Eastern Standard Time on the 1st of January 2011, from wherever in the world, you can: · Call from your Mobile or Home phone by dialing (661) 673-8600 & access code: 295191#. Please arrange to talk by sending an email to · SKYPE: Please arrange to call Afghanistan by sending your Skype ID in an email to · Send an email message to · Text or sms by mobile at +93 7791 84146 or +1 727-248-0308 (001-727-248-0308 if text messaging from outside U.S.) · Facebook: Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers · @DearAfghanistan on Twitter
For more information: Visit Dear Afghanistan

A note on timings for the NEW YEAR CALL :

Place Time Date
London 12.05 am to 12.05 am 1st Jan to 2nd Jan
EST 7.05 pm to 7.05 pm 31st Dec to 1st Jan
Pacific Std 4.05 pm to 4.05 pm 31st Dec to 1st Jan
Jordan 2.05 am to 2.05 am 1st Jan to 2nd Jan
Afghanistan 4.35am to 4.35 am 1st Jan to 2nd Jan

Sunday, December 26, 2010



To Mark the 2nd Year Commemoration of the Gaza Massacre
When: Sunday January 9, 2011 at 3 PM @ the Fountain in Balboa Park 
The holidays have arrived and people all over the world are celebrating with their loved ones. Yet, this time of the year symbolizes a period of continuing terror and constant uncertainty for Palestinians imprisoned in the Gaza Strip and which today remains in its fourth year under a criminal siege.
Two years ago, the state of Israel launched a 22-day brutal and criminal attack on 1.5 million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip. This attack began on December 27, 2008 and continued until January 18, 2009. The state of Israel sealed off all the borders of Gaza to prevent Palestinians from fleeing to safety. The Gaza Strip was transformed into a slaughterhouse leaving more than 1400 Palestinians dead and 5300 injured.
Al-Awda San Diego, Students for Justice in Palestine at SDSU, San Diego International Action Center, and other organizations (list in formation) will be holding a demonstration  to demand an End to the Siege of Gaza followed by a candlelight vigil to remember and honor all the martyrs and the victims who were injured and terrorized on this the 2nd anniversary of the 22- day massacre.
Join US!
The demonstration followed by candlelight vigil will take place on Sunday, January 9 starting at 3 PM @ the Fountain in Balboa Park.
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
Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition (PRRC) is a not for profit tax-exempt educational and charitable 501(c)(3) organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the United States of America. Under IRS guidelines, your donations to PRRC are tax-deductible. To donate, please go to and follow the instructions. To become a member of our organization, please follow the instructions at

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Become a Member Today:

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Unless indicated otherwise, all statements posted represent the views of their authors and not necessarily those of Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition.


Sunday, December 19, 2010

[SDCPJ] Thought for the Season: Support the Troops

The Best Friend

of the Enlisted Military is


[SDCPJ] Activist Holiday Party - Monday, December 20th @ 7 PM @ Joyce Beers


Dear Friends,

This is a quick plea for your support and participation in sustaining Activist San Diego as a key left-progressive institution in the California border region.  Frankly ASD needs recourses to organizationally develop.

First and foremost ASD wants your participation not just in our organization, but in the  movement for social change.

We also need your support!!  If we got a $1 a month donation from every person who receives this message, we'd be in financial equilibrium.  If we received a mere $3 a month we'd be financially stable to fulfill our mission to be the information, communications and motivation hub in San Diego.  At $10 a month we'd be in a major expansion mode and working to grow the local social justice movement in San Diego county.  At $20 a month we could triple our capacity and we'd assure a staff person to get our new FM Activist Radio on the air sooner. 

Will you be one of those who offers ASD the support our vital role in the community?  Can you help us grow?  Donate now and we will not disappoint the progressive community!

Please attend the
Activist Holiday Party

Join us for a social and networking gathering. 

Live MUSIC - Meet other left-progressives -

Bring a cup for coco and food or snacks to share. A good time will be had by all -- as we celebrate what we have accomplished and prepare for the necessary challenges in 2011 -- to bring peace and social justice to the forefront of the public dialogue and to the center of our activism.                              

 San Diego's Annual Board Elections also to be held at this event.                    Contact -


Activist San Diego’s

 Monthly General Meeting is a Party!

Monday, December  20th @ 7PM   

Network, Collaborate, Activate

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

(In the Ralph's Hillcrest shopping center Across from Trader Joe's.

1.5 blocks north of University Ave on Vermont.)  For info call 619-871-9354


Saturday, December 18, 2010

[SDCPJ] Petition - Free The Children of Palestine!

Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
Petition - Free The Children of Palestine!
December 17, 2010

ACT NOW! Free the Children of Palestine!  


Please take a moment to read and sign the online petition at:


This petition demands that President Barak Obama direct Israel to release all Palestinian children detained in its prisons and detention centers immediately, and to end all forms of systematic and institutionalized abuse that it practices against the children of Palestine.

Please ask your friends and contacts to do the same.

Until Return,


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

Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition (PRRC) is a not for profit tax-exempt educational and charitable 501(c)(3) organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the United States of America. Under IRS guidelines, your donations to PRRC are tax-deductible. To donate, please go to and follow the instructions. To become a member, go to


Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition | PO Box 131352 | Carlsbad | CA | 92013

Monday, December 13, 2010

[SDCPJ] Urgent - New military training facility proposed in the San Diego area!

Another "Blackwater-Like" 100 million dollar military training facility is being planned in Ocotillo! There is a hearing being held TODAY (Monday). PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT OUT OF YOUR DAY TO CALL THE IMPERIAL COUNTY SUPERVISOR'S OFFICE TO EXPRESS HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS DEVELOPMENT. Please read the following article in today's Los Angeles Times:

Here is a paragraph from the lower section of this LA Times story...

Critics see unsettling similarities between the Wind Zero project and a training and supply facility proposed but then scrapped in San Diego County by the controversial private security firm Blackwater USA, which trains and supplies civilian military personnel for assignments overseas. Some have suggested that Wind Zero is a front for Blackwater — which now operates under the name Xe — or could be sold to it once the project has been approved. Webb dismisses the claims.



Sunday, December 12, 2010

[SDCPJ] Agenda, SDCPJ, Mon. Dec. 13, 7 PM

Attached and below, please find the agenda for the San Diego Coalition for Peace & Justice meeting for this Monday, Dec. 13, 7 PM at the Church of the Brethren.  Please attend and help set the course for 2011!  HAPPY HOLIDAYS to everyone
Craig Jones


                             3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA 92105

                             Monday, December 13, 2010 – 7:00 PM




Facilitator:  TBD

Welcome, Introductions

Next SDCPJ meeting: Monday, December 27 (to be confirmed).  Facilitator_____________

Note taker for this evening's meeting will be _________________________


(No minutes from Nov. 22 meeting)


New Business/Report Backs/Updates:

-- Report Back: Nov. 30 San Diego Unified School Dist. Board action, limiting military recruitment access to students

-- Upcoming/Need to Plan: January 17, Monday – MLK All Peoples' Breakfast – participate?

                        -- Upcoming/Need to Plan: January SDCPJ event, Palestine (possible film showing, Mustafa Barghouthi: "Our Story")

-- New Business: Possible links with United National Antiwar Committee? Potential Dec. 16 Veterans event? (question from Gina; see below under Items/Announcements)

-- New Business: "Audacity of Hope" Gaza project, Dec. 20 conference call (see below under Items/Announcements)

-- Upcoming/Need to Plan: March/April demonstration or teach-in   

-- Update: San Diego Community Radio Project (related: expansion of progressive radio podcasts based in San Diego, e.g.


Upcoming Events

-- (none; note items for discussion above)


Strategic Planning/Perspectives/Activities and Direction

-- Discussion: Planning for future program sessions (speakers, films, etc.)


Announcements (see below for some items)

Break Outs:  as needed

Friday, December 10, 2010

[SDCPJ] CALL for Agenda Items - SDCPJ, Mon. Dec. 13

Yes, there is a regular meeting of the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice, this next MOnday, Dec. 13.  Please reply with any items to include on the agenda.  The agenda will be distributed by e-mail this weekend.
Please call if needed - THANK YOU all!
Craig Jones

Sunday, December 5, 2010

[SDCPJ] Dec.9, Protest Powerlink's Premature Groundbreaking

Dear Peace Friends,
I'm helping promote this Thursday's protest against the premature groundbreaking for the Sunrise Powerlink.  For details about the event in Boulevard, see the email below.
Marcia Boruta
San Diego Economic Conversion & Permaculture Center
From: Vanessa Rusczyk []
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 2:20 PM
Subject: Sunrise Powerlink ACTION ALERT

It's ALL HANDS ON DECK for a protest against SDG&E's phony-baloney "groundbreaking" ceremony for the Sunrise Powerlink on Thursday, December 9th! Despite the fact that there are currently 3 active lawsuits against the Sunrise Powerlink in courts, SDG&E has scheduled a premature groundbreaking ceremony. The Protect Our Communities Foundation and partners are organizing a rally and protest against the project during the event. Media will be present and Governor Schwarzenegger is expected to attend SDG&E's event. So we need a LARGE CROWD, WITH SIGNS, to show the world that the powerlink is old fossil-fuel infrastructure at its worst, that the project is not acceptable to the citizens of San Diego county, and most of all that the powerlink is not a done deal. PLEASE JOIN US!

When: Thursday, December 9 at 9am
Where: Rough Acres Ranch, 2750 McCain Valley Road, Boulevard, CA 91905
RSVP to: David Hogan, <a href="" target="_blank" _blank=""> or 760-809-9244

Directions to Rough Acres Ranch: (approximately 1 hour 15 minutes from downtown San Diego)

1.     Take I-8 East to the Boulevard exit (the next one after Crestwood and the Golden Acorn Casino - past the large wind turbines).

2.     Turn right (south) onto Ribbonwood Road.

3.     Go to the stop sign at Old Hwy 80 and make a left (east) towards Jacumba.

4.     McCain Valley Road is several miles down on the left. You will reach a big brown McCain Valley Recreation Area sign.

5.     Take McCain Valley north back under the freeway until the pavement ends.

6.     Rough Acres driveway is on the left and the dirt road on the right is the entry to McCain Valley Recreation Area with another sign.

7.     Park along the shoulder of McCain Valley Road, the access road to the recreation area, to greet Governor Schwarzenegger and SDG&E's other invitees      with signs and spirit.

Please see the attached Action Alert for more details about the event and reasons for the protest and rally or visit our website at for more information.

Vanessa Rusczyk
The Protect Our Communities Foundation
A 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation

"No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little."

Saturday, December 4, 2010

[SDCPJ] Video and photo documentation of school board vote to restrict recruiting

Here's a photo account of the successful campaign to pass restrictions on recruiting in San Diego schools:
Here is a very educational video of the final school board hearing and vote, including the remarkable testimony given by students, parents and others, as well as the fascinating board member dialogue: (drag the progress bar to 101:30 for the beginning).
Please thank the four board members for passing a fair policy on recruiting that protects student privacy and parental rights, and gives students balanced exposure to ALL their options after graduation:
Richard Barrera:
John Lee Evans:
Shelia Jackson:
John de Beck:
(NOTE: De Beck's sponsorship of the policy was one of his last actions before leaving the school board on Nov. 30)
Rick J.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

[SDCPJ] An important victory over aggressive recruiting in schools

On Nov. 30, 2010, the San Diego Unified school board voted 4-1 to adopt a policy to regulate and restrict recruiting in all the district's schools. This is a victory for many students, parents, teachers and community groups who worked long and hard for this goal.
The policy applies to all recruiters, including civilian employers, public colleges, for-profit colleges and trade schools, and the military. Because the military has been so aggressive in using school access, it is the group that will be most affected. The policy stipulates:
- only two recruiting visits/year
- no soliciting of personal information directly from students
- no disruption of classes or interfering with students
- recruiters must remain at a designated spot and not approach students
- no weapons displays
- equal access for organizations offering alternative information on military careers
- reporting of policy violations to the school board
- possible banning of recruiting organizations after two violations
- no use of the military's aptitude test (the ASVAB) in schools, unless its under release option 8 (i.e., not for recruiting)
You can read more about the policy, download key documents, and use video links to watch the two school board hearings that resulted in a 4-1 favorable vote.
The policy was developed over the last year by students working in consultation with others in the Education Not Arms Coalition (ENAC), a San Diego group that includes students, parents, teachers and various community groups. ENAC also led a successful campaign to remove JROTC rifle ranges from San Diego high schools in 2009.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

[SDCPJ] Free Bethlehem - Film Screening Tomorrow in San Diego

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Free Bethlehem Film Screening
Thursday, December 2nd, 8pm
Twiggs Bakery & Coffeehouse, San Diego
Dear Fred Lonidier,

Don't forget that tomorrow night, you have been invited to join Alternate Focus for a free screening of the short film Free Bethlehem.  We hope you can make it!

Event Details:
Free Bethlehem Screening
Thursday, December 2nd at 8pm
Twiggs Bakery & Coffeehouse
4590 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92116

There is a town in Palestine that is of particular significance for many Americans during the Christmas season -- the town of Bethlehem.  Today, Bethlehem -- and Palestine -- resembles an open-air prison, occupied by Israel's military and encircled by Israel's wall.
This short film was produced by the American Association for Palestinian Equal Rights (AAPER), which believes that it is important to highlight the situation in Bethlehem as a entry point to educating Americans about the situation in Palestine.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call Alternate Focus at 858-551-0191

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Thank you,
Rodney Devereux
President, Alternate Focus
About Alternate Focus

Alternate Focus is available on the Dish Network, Free Speech TV, channel 9415 and on cable stations near you. Check for details. Alternate Focus is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported by viewers like you.
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Monday, November 29, 2010

[SDCPJ] URGENT SDUSD BOARD MEETING Regulate Recruiting in San Diego Schools! TUESDAY NOV. 30th

Join the Education not Arms Coalition
Tuesday November 30th 2010 @ 5:00pm!
4100 Normal St. San Diego CA 92103

The San Diego Unified School District will decide on limiting access to Military Recruiters and we need our community's support to ensure that the school board defends our students from constant militarization in our schools!!

~~~ ¡Sí Se Puede! ~~~
Página en español:
Website in English:
Moderator's email:

Friday, November 26, 2010

[SDCPJ] Fwd: School board will vote on military recruiting policy Nov. 30: We need you to be there!

Hey everybody, PLEASE support our kids, and reject unregulated military recruiting in schools. Consider attending the San Diego Unified School Board Meeting on Tuesday to speak out. Thanks!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Enrique Davalos <>
Date: Fri, Nov 26, 2010 at 5:38 PM
Subject: School board will vote on recruiting policy Nov. 30: We need you to be there!
To: Enrique Davalos <>

From: Michelle Gutiérrez []
Sent: Tue 11/23/2010 2:12 PM
Subject: Fwd: School board will vote on recruiting policy Nov. 30: We need you to be there!

in case you haven't seen this. 

Pass the Policy to Regulate Recruiting in San Diego Schools!
¡Aprueben el reglamento que regule el reclutamiento en
las escuelas de San Diego!
The policy to regulate recruiting activities in San Diego schools is on the Nov. 30 school board agenda.
This landmark achievement is within reach (see staff recommendation below), but we don't know how much organized opposition there will be from the military and its supporters in the district. We therefore need to mobilize a large attendance on Nov. 30 to push for approval. (See attached document for Spanish/English fliers.)
We need speakers, particularly students, parents and individuals who work with youth groups or early college outreach programs. If you can speak (2-3 minutes per person), please get in touch with us ASAP.
Also, if you can help drive students to the meeting and/or home afterwards, please let us know how many you can transport (contact Stephanie,, cell 619-507-4411). Pick-up points are generally at their schools around 4-4:30 PM.
Even if you won't be speaking or driving students, your presence itself will have a big impact!
Our agenda item is #G.1. and will probably come up around 6:30 PM, depending on how quickly the board moves through preceding items. Please arrive early to make sure you get a seat. If possible arrive when the meeting begins at 5:00 PM.
Education Not Arms Coalition

Board meeting location: Auditorium, 4100 Normal St., San Diego

Agenda Item Details:

Nov 30, 2010 - Regular Meeting, 5:00 P.M.
G. Operational Matters Reserved for the Board
1. Policy on Campus Recruiting Activities in San Diego Unified School District Schools (de Beck); BUDGETED: N/A (OE-2; OE-3)

[STAFF] RECOMMENDATION:  Approve the Recruiter Access Policy.




BACKGROUNDAt the November 9, 2010 board meeting, Board Member John de Beck  proposed a new policy regarding recruitment activities in San Diego Unified schools.   The proposed policy statement was agendized as a first reading and information only.  Staff has reviewed the policy and has determined that this policy fulfills the stated objectives of ensuring that district students have balanced access to information about the range of education and career options available to them and enhances the ability of parents and legal guardians to make affirmative choices regarding the release of confidential student information.  Specifically, this policy directs that recruiters offering student information on careers and post-secondary educational opportunities have equal access to students as compared to that of military recruiters; and restricts all recruiting organizations to no more than two site visits per year.  Additionally, schools which allow administration of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) must select ASVAB release option 8, which prohibits the automatic release of student information to local recruiters.  Election of option 8 permits school counselors and students to make use of the aptitude data; and does not limit the student's ability to use their ASVAB scores if they elect to explore military enlistment. 


Jill M. Holslin
Department of Rhetoric & Writing Studies
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Dr. 
San Diego, CA 92182
(619) 594-6462  office
(619) 804-8030  cell  

Grantmaking Committee
Foundation for Change
3758 30th Street
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 804-8030  cell

"No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little." Edmund Burke

Thursday, November 25, 2010

[SDCPJ] PLEASE FORWARD: Activist Holiday Party -Mon, Dec. 20th @ 7PM = Activist San Diego’s Elections and Monthly General Meeting

Activist Holiday Party

Join us for a social and networking gathering.  Meeting other left-progressives.                                 San Diego's Annual Board Elections to be held at this meeting. Interested in running for the Board?            Contact -


Activist San Diego's

 Monthly General Meeting

Monday, December  20th @ 7PM   

Network, Collaborate, Activate

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

(In the Ralph's Hillcrest shopping center Across from Trader Joe's.

1.5 blocks north of University Ave on Vermont.)  For info call 619-871-9354

--  Martin Eder 619-871-9354 = Cell 619-226-1116 = Home office

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

[SDCPJ] BIG BOX Ordinance sent to Mayor -- CALL TODAY!

The San Diego City Council recently passed the ordinance to prevent Superstores, like Wal-Mart, from coming into communities where they would have a negative impact.
The Ordinance to Protect Small and Neighborhood Businesses is now in the Mayor's hands!
  • Call the Mayor's office at (619) 236-6330
  • Tell the person who answers the phone that you are calling to urge the Mayor to sign the Ordinance to Protect Small and Neighborhood Businesses.
  • Tell them that you want to know the impacts a Supercenter would have on small and neighborhood stores, business districts, and local wages and that the only way for the public to get that information is if he signs the ordinance. The ordinance is not a ban, it just tells big corporations like Wal-Mart that they need to prove they are good for our city's economy before they come in to town and put all of our neighborhood businesses at risk.
  • Ask Mayor Sanders to do the right thing and sign this ordinance into law.
It is important that the Mayor acts quickly on this ordinance, so please call today.  If he vetoes it, there will be a veto override vote on Thursday, December 2nd at 10:00 a.m. at City Hall, 12th floor.
Thank you for your support.
In solidarity,
Elizabeth Newman
Policy Aide/Field Organizer
San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council
3737 Camino del Rio South, Suite 403
San Diego, CA  92108
(619) 228.8101

[SDCPJ] Bi-National Conference Border Issues -- Conferencia Binacional Asuntos Fronterizos & Exhibition at the Centro


[Versión en español, favor de ver abajo]

"The U.S.-Mexican border es una herida abierta (is an open wound) where the third world grates against the first and bleeds". -Gloria Anzaldúa
San Diego City College
December 1, 2010
9 am - 4 pm
Room D 121A

Border art exhibition
Centro Cultural de la Raza: Nov 22 - Dec 2
Conference Reception
Nov 30th, 6-8 pm
Centro Cultural de la Raza

Centro Cultural de la Raza
2004 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101

The U.S./Mexico border has become increasingly important and relevant to populations living and interacting with one another on both sides of this international boundary. Impacts and perceptions of the border region continue to be the subject of many contemporary research projects, advocacy and activism. Papers in this conference will explore the impact of the border on populations living both in the U.S. and Mexico. They may also discuss how these populations perceive and respond to these impacts from various perspectives through current research, activism, advocacy and life experience.


DAVID BACON, California-based writer and photographer, author of Illegal People and The Children of NAFTA.

VICTOR CLARK ALFARO, Director of the Binational Center for Human Rights in Tijuana and a lecturer in the Latin American Studies Department at San Diego State University


Border and Media
The Triple Fence and the Friendship Park
Asserting Human Rights in Border Communities
Immigration, Free Trade and Alternative Economies
Border: Historical approaches
Border and health
Policies of detention and deportation
Border, media, communication and representation
Border and Neoliberalism

Faculty $ 10, General $ 5, Students $ 3
(no one turned away for lack of funds)

E-mail and additional information:


This conference is sponsored/supported by: San Diego City College President Terry Burgess, American Federation of Teachers local 1931, City College Institute for Human Development, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies and Anthropology Program of Department of Behavioral Sciences, Centro Cultural de la Raza

+++++ Sigue versión en español +++++


"La frontera entre México y los Estados Unidos is an open wound (es una herida abierta) donde el tercer mundo choca contra el primero y sangra." Gloria Anzaldúa

San Diego City College,
1 de Diciembre, 2010
9 am - 4 pm
Salón D 121A

Exhibición de arte sobre la frontera:
22 de noviembre a 2 de diciembre
Centro Cultural de la Raza

Recepción para la Conferencia:
30 de Noviembre, 6-8 pm
Centro Cultural de la Raza

Centro Cultural de la Raza
2004 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101

La frontera México/Estados Unidos es cada vez más importante para las poblaciones que viven e interactúan en ambos lados de esta línea internacional. En la actualidad, los impactos y percepciones de esta región fronteriza son la base de múltiples proyectos de investigación y organización. En esta conferencia, las presentaciones abordarán el impacto de la frontera sobre poblaciones viviendo en México y EUA. Las presentaciones también podrán explorar desde diversas perspectivas cómo las poblaciones en ambos lados de la línea perciben y responden a estos impactos. Las presentaciones podrán ser reportes de investigación, presentaciones de organizaciones y narraciones de experiencias de vida.


DAVID BACON, Escritor y fotógrafo de California, autor de Illegal People y Los hijos del TLC.

VICTOR CLARK ALFARO, director del Centro Binacional de Derechos Humanos, Tijuana, y profesor de la Universidad Estatal de California en San Diego.


Frontera y medios de comunicación
La triple frontera entre Tijuana y San Diego
Derechos humanos en las comunidades fronterizas
Migración, libre comercio y economías alternativas
La frontera: enfoques históricos
Frontera y salud
Políticas de detención y deportación
Frontera, media, comunicación y representación
Frontera y neoliberalismo

Correo electrónico y más información:

Esta conferencia es patrocinada o apoyada por: Terry Burguess, presidente de San Diego City College; la Federación Americana de Maestros, local 1321; el Instituto del Desarrollo Humano; el Departamento de Estudios Chicanas y Chicanos; y el Programa de Antropología del Departamento de Ciencias del Comportamiento; Centro Cultural de la Raza

Sunday, November 21, 2010

[SDCPJ] Reminder: Souper Supper TONIGHT!

Please join us for the Peace Resource Center's Annual Souper Supper
Celebrating our 30th Anniversary!

Sunday, November 21, 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: "The Mind of Peace and Justice," with guest speaker Larry Ward, who is a dynamic speaker and was deeply inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He has spent his life committed to non-violent social change, healing, and transformation on a global level. In his capacity as International Director of the Institute of Cultural Affairs, he served in leadership programs in 35 countries engaged in socio-economic development projects in urban and rural areas. He received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Organizational Behavior and has worked with multinational and national corporations in organizational development as a consultant and executive coach.

Music Guests: "The Prairie Tenor String Band," who are raw, honest, and from the gut. This group is an echo of a time before the mass commercialization of music, when music was not in the hands of corporate executives, but in the hearts of common people. With a repertoire of old time favorites, folk melodies, and working class anthems, this string band is sure to get your spirits high and your feet on the floor.

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

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Are these Your Heros?

National shame

National shame

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Stephen Fry on Catholisism

Juanita Ayson on Accupuncture

Interview with Congressman Filner

Free Trade Enslaves Us All

Blog Archive

Farouk Al Nasser

Farouk Al Nasser
Farouk Al Nasser at NCCPJ

Victor Calle

Victor Calle
At NCCP April 2008

Gore Vidal and Floyd Morrow

Gore Vidal and Floyd Morrow
April Fundraiser in San Diego

Tanja and Cindy Sheehan

Tanja and Cindy Sheehan
Fund raiser for Cindy April 2008


The Citizens' Internet Television Network


The Citizens' Internet Radio Network

Save America

Save America
Save America





We Are All One

We Are All One
We Are All One

Secular Humanism

Secular Humanism
Secular Humanism

Change the System

Change the System
Change the System

A Lie Does Not Become the Truth

A Lie Does Not Become the Truth
A lie does not become the truth





Fetus Rights

Fetus Rights
Fetus Rights

The Earth Was Created

The Earth Was Created
The Earth Was Created