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!!

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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!

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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

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"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

Flier with more info at

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[SDCPJ] SDCPJ - Monday Nov. 22, 7PM - AGENDA

Below and attached, please find the agenda for Monday evening's SDCPJ meeting.  Also attached are minutes from the Nov. 8 meeting, and the Palestine resolution adopted at that meeting.  Please also note announcements below the agenda, including notice of the Dec. 11 Holiday Bazaar, which supports our community peace and justice organizations.  THANK YOU, happy Thanksgiving to all!
Craig Jones


                             3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA 92105

                             Monday, November 22, 2010 – 7:00 PM




Facilitator:  Lynn Gonzalez

Welcome, Introductions

Next SDCPJ meeting: Monday, December 13 (to be confirmed).  Facilitator_____________

Note taker for this evening's meeting will be _________________________


Minutes from November 8, 2010 meeting


New Business/Report Backs/Updates:

-- Report Back: Nov. 15 Activist San Diego event, police harassment/what to do about it

-- Upcoming: January 17, Monday – MLK All Peoples' Breakfast – participate?

-- Upcoming/Need to Plan: January SDCPJ event, Palestine  

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


-- Update: San Diego Community Radio Project 



Upcoming Events

-- Saturday, Dec. 11 Peace on Earth Holiday Bazaar (see Announcements below)



Strategic Planning/Perspectives/Activities and Direction

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


Announcements (see attachments for some items)

Break Outs:  as needed


***NOTE:  Information about events listed here can be found on SDCPJ's website  or at or at


Saturday, November 20, 2010

[SDCPJ] Call for Agenda Items, SDCPJ - Monday Nov. 22, 7PM

There will be a meeting of the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice this Monday, Nov. 22 at the Church of the Brethren.  Please reply back with agenda items; the final agenda will be e-mail distributed this weekend. 
Craig Jones

Thursday, November 18, 2010

[SDCPJ] Fw: Urgent! Black Friday!






Meet at the the SE corner of Camino de la Reina

and Mission Center Rd.

Close to the Mission Valley trolley station.

If you are driving, park in the Target parking lot.

Leave plenty of time -- it's going to be busy!!!


Bring signs! Bring water! Bring friends and family!


Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year. It is also the beginning of puppy shopping season, when pet stores expect to sell about 50% of their puppies for the year. San Diego is joining with groups across the country who will be protesting against puppy stores

and puppy mills on this day.


Tell Puparazzi to STOP SELLING PUPPIES! This is a cruel, inhumane industry which victimizes helpless companion animals for greed. 4 million puppies come out of puppy mills each year and are sold through pet stores and on the internet.


Westfield Malls! Stop Leasing to Puppy Stores!

Puppy Mills: America's Dirty Little Secret

Puparazzi -- Little Shop of Horrors

Puparazzi! Stop Selling Puppies!

Puparazzi! Go Humane or Close Your Doors!



Immediately following is the annual APRL Black Friday Fur Free Protest

Noon to 2 PM at Fashion Valley,

on Friars Rd. outside Neiman Marcus

Have a compassionate Black Friday! Do both!


For information:


MarilynMItchell is Interviewed by Laura Thompson on Community Artist Con...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

[SDCPJ] Binantional Friendship Garden - This Sat 10:30a! / ¡Jardín binacional de amistad y plantas nativas - sábado 20 de nov.

New addition to the day!:   free workshop on how to make native seed balls! Get your hands dirty for this gathering inside the circle that unites us through the fence.  Info below and attached

El Grupo de los 12 presents:

The Bi-national Friendship Garden of
Native Plants
A binational colaboration to improve our region
Sat Nov. 20th, 2010 10:30a – 2pm
Friendship Park/ Playas de Tijuana

  • Hands-on workshop on how to make Native Seedballs at
    11:30am in the binational Friendship Circle
All plants native to our region!

• Come see the garden and plant seeds of cross border friendship!

• Free event; Bring the whole family!

Daniel Watman 619.954.9710
Ricardo Arana cel Tijuana 664.1229611

"El grupo de los 12" presenta

Siembra en el jardín binacional
¡¡Una colaboración para mejorar nuestra región!!

Sábado 20 de noviembre 10:30a-2p 
en el jardín binacional al lado del faro de Playas de Tijuana

¡¡Taller de bolitas de semillas a las 11:30a!!

¡Agua de Jamaica para los que llevan su
propio vaso!

¡Gratis al público!

¡Vengan a sembrar semillas de amistad
através de la frontera con toda la

¡Contribuyan a la promoción de plantas
nativas de nuestra región!

Daniel Watman 619.954.9710
Ricardo Arana cel Tijuana 664.1229611
Next event Binational Friendship Garden of Native Plants
Saturday November 20th 10a-2p
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Next event Binational Friendship Garden of Native Plants
Saturday November 20th 10a-2p
Do you Facebook?  click "like' on our new FB page!

Monday, November 15, 2010

[SDCPJ] TONIGHT: ASD & NLG TOWN HALL: Stand Up Against State Surveillance & Intimidation!

Activist San Diego & The National Lawyers Guild


Stand Up Against State Surveillance & Intimidation!

Monday, November 15th


Joyce Beers Community Center in Hillcrest 

(4065 Vermont St. San Diego, CA 92103 -1 block N. of Univ ave on Vermont, across from Trader Joe's)

The FBI recently conducted coordinated raids on the homes and offices of anti-war & international solidarity 

activists in 5 states.  Couple that with rampant, politically-fueled Islamophobia and an administration with 

more ICE/INS profiling & deporting of undocumented immigrants than that of the previous administration  

-  add the recent incidents of local police abuse of power and the significance for activists is clear:  

we must pay attention to the growth of the repressive forces 
and become aware of their rights & legal resources.

Join us and other activists in acommunity dialog and 
panel discussion on the growing presence of "national

 security"  and state"intelligence" apparati, which are suppressing free speech and intimidating social justice 

activists. Panalists will speak on each of these issues and how to respond safely & productively to a growing 

culture of state oppression.

Panelists include representatives from:

* The National Lawyers Guild - if they knock, know your rights. 

*The Council on American-Islamic Relations on profiling & intimidation

*From Michigan:  An Antiwar & Colombia Solidarity Activist with FBI subpoena

* Somalia Community Representative on the detention of 2  Somali San Diegans

*May 1st Coalition-San Diego on ICE/INS immigration raids and abuses. 

(A PDF and a PNG have been attached. they should print on Landscape setting when printing then cut in two.)


Friday, November 12, 2010

[SDCPJ] Palestine - Peace and Justice - SDCPJ Position Paper


The SDCPJ has been having serious discussions on our collective position on Palestine. This was prompted as a result of an unauthorized and offensive email posted to the SDCPJ listserv in response to a post from al Awda regarding the abuse of Palestinian children in Israeli prisons.

At our meeting of November 8th, 2010, we passed the following resolution:


Palestine – Peace and Justice

Position Paper of the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice

The San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice (SDCPJ), is a broad-based coalition, founded shortly after September 11, 2001 in opposition to the looming US invasion of Afghanistan, and later Iraq. From the outset, we have linked our opposition to these wars and occupations to our opposition to anti-Arab racism and Islamophobia within the US, and more recently, to support for the right of self-determination for the people of Palestine.
We believe that peace in the Middle East will be attained in parallel with the advancement of social justice for all people in the region. It is an elementary principle of social justice that all people have equal rights, independent of nationality or religion. This principle applies universally, including to the people of Israel/Palestine.
We have always recognized that these wars and occupations are not isolated aberrations of US foreign policy. Instead they form part of a global US political and military strategy which, in the Middle East, is based on the control of oil and other resources. With almost 1000 military bases throughout the world, and a military budget exceeding that of all other nations combined, the US seeks to be the world's dominant hyper-power for the profit of a small elite.
The causes of the wars and occupations in Afghanistan and Iraq are necessarily and intimately related. They are also intimately related to the causes of the occupation of the West Bank (including East Jerusalem), Gaza, and the Syrian Golan Heights. Each is responsible for immeasurable suffering and destruction. Opposition to one occupation should imply opposition to all.
Living as we do in the US, our main responsibility is to work for peace and justice within the US, opposing the role of the US government and its military in their denial of elementary rights to people throughout the world. Therefore, we call for and work to support:
  1. An end to all United States military aid to Israel, which is in itself one of the biggest obstacle to a peaceful solution between the two peoples, along with an end to all US military aid to other nations in the region;

  2. Opposition to the illegal occupation of Palestinian and other Arab territories, and the dismantling of the wall;

  3. Recognition of the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality;

  4. Respect, protection and promotion of the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties, as stipulated in UN resolution 194; and

  5. An end to the blockade of Gaza and recognition of the democratically-elected government in Gaza.


Based on these points of agreement, the SDCPJ commits to the following actions:


  1. Linking our opposition to the US occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan to opposition to the US-supported Israeli occupation of Palestinian and other Arab territories;

  2. Actively supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Campaign (see;

  3. Using our internet presence to make clear our support for the right of self-determination for the people of Palestine, including an end to all US military support for Israel;

  4. Sponsoring public meetings on the subject of Palestine; and

  5. Working collaboratively with other groups including American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the San Diego Coalition for Justice in Palestine (SDCJP), Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), Al-Awda, the Middle Eastern Cultural Information Center (MECIC), Jewish Voice for Peace, and other organizations that defend the rights of the Palestinian people and seek a peaceful resolution for all peoples of the region.

All honest supporters of social justice must stand in opposition to antisemitism, an irrational hatred of Jews as a people. However, criticism of Israel and Zionism, opposition to the expulsion of the Palestinians from their historic homeland, and rejection of the occupation of Palestine are not antisemitic. An honest accounting of Israel's role in the world would be a major step forward in overcoming antisemitism. Progress towards peace and justice can only be based on honesty and solidarity, overcoming national and religious divisions.

[SDCPJ] Amira Hass Lecture at SDSU [1 Attachment]

Amira Hass
The Israeli Policy of Separate Development

Tuesday, November 16th 
@ 7 PM in GMCS 333
San Diego State University

Amira Hass is a distinguished reporter and columnist for Israel's most highly regarded daily newspaper, Haaretz. For two decades, she has reported on daily Palestinian life in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the territories captured by Israel in the 1967 war. She has received numerous international awards for her reporting. These include the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom prize, the International Press Instituteʻs Freedom Hero award, the Bruno Kreisky Human Rights award, the Anna Lindh Memorial Fund award, the Hrant Dink Memorial award, the Archivo Disarmoʼs Golden Dove of Peace prize, and the Lifetime Achievement award from the International Womenʼs Media Foundation. Her lively and conscientious reporting has provoked great interest and controversy. The Israeli military, the Palestinian Authority, and Hamas have all periodically criticized her reporting and monitored her activities.

Hosted by: Fred J. Hansen Chair Fund in conjunction with The Institute for Ethics & Public Affairs

Endorsed by: Students for Justice in Palestine at SDSU, ISCOR Student Society, & Graduate Student        Associate, Political Science


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[SDCPJ] Occupation 101 at SDSU & Panel Discussion With Alison Weir & Abdallah Omeish [1 Attachment]

 Students for Justice in Palestine @ SDSU invite you to the film screening of:


Voices of the Silenced Majority

Followed by a Panel Discussion 

w/ Filmmaker Abdallah Omeish

& Journalist Alison Weir

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

7 PM in Communications 207

San Diego State University

OCCUPATION 101 is a thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unlike any other film ever produced on the conflict -- 'Occupation 101' presents a comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the never ending controversy and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and misconceptions.The film also details life under Israeli military rule, the role of the United States in the conflict, and the major obstacles that stand in the way of a lasting and viable peace. The roots of the conflict are explained through first-hand on-the-ground experiences from leading Middle East scholars, peace activists, journalists, religious leaders and humanitarian workers whose voices have too often been suppressed in American media outlets.The film covers a wide range of topics -- which include -- the first wave of Jewish immigration from Europe in the 1880's, the 1920 tensions, the 1948 war, the 1967 war, the first Intifada of 1987, the Oslo Peace Process, Settlement expansion, the role of the United States Government, the second Intifada of 2000, the separation barrier and the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza, as well as many heart wrenching testimonials from victims of this tragedy. Occupation 101 features a leading list of some of the most credible Middle East scholars, historians, peace activists, journalists, and humanitarian workers.

ABDALLAH OMEISH is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and director. Slated to be one of the most influential and controversial documentary filmmakers of his generation, Omeish's debut documentary film Occupation 101 illustrated the young filmmaker's power to bulldoze down centuries of injustice and marginalized portrayals to establish a new arena for oppressed voices to be heard. Occupation 101, has to date won a total of nine awards both domestically and internationally.  

ALISON WEIR is the executive director of If Americans Knew, a nonprofit organization she founded following an independent investigation as a freelance journalist at the height of the second intifada in 2001 to flash points in the West Bank and Gaza rarely visited by American journalists. Her articles have been included in a number of anthologies; she is a contributor to the Washington Report for Middle East Affairs, CounterPunch, The Link, and other publications. Weir has lectured at Harvard Law School, Yale, Stanford, Berkeley, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the Naval Postgraduate Institute, Georgetown, and numerous other campuses and other venues.

Please see the attached flyer and trailer below: 




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Thursday, November 11, 2010

[SDCPJ] Binantional Friendship Garden - Sat Nov. 20th 10a! / ¡Jardín binacional de amistad y plantas nativas - sábado 20 de nov.

The Bi -national Friendship Garden of Native Plants

"El Grupo de los 12" celebrates one year of work in the Bi-national Friendship Garden of Native Plants!!


Sat Nov. 20th, 2010 10a – 2pm

Friendship Park/ Playas de Tijuana

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*   Come see the garden and plant seeds of cross border friendship!

*   All plants native to our region!

For more information contact :  Daniel Watman 619.954.9710

Ricardo Arana cel Tijuana 664.1229611

El jardín binacional de amistad y plantas nativas

"El Grupo de los 12" celebra un año de trabajo en el jardín binacional de plantas nativas!!


Sábado 20 de noviembre 10a-2p

En el jardín binacional al lado faro de Playas de Tijuana

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*   ¡Vengan a ver la siembra y crecimeinto de amistad y flora nativa!

*   ¡Todas las plantas son nativas de nuestra región!

Para más informes :,

                                  Daniel Watman 619.954.9710

                                 Ricardo Arana cel Tijuana 664.1229611

Next event Binational Friendship Garden of Native Plants
Saturday November 20th 10a-2p
Do you Facebook?  click "like' on our new FB page!

Next event Binational Friendship Garden of Native Plants
Saturday November 20th 10a-2p
Do you Facebook?  click "like' on our new FB page!

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