Thursday, March 31, 2011

[SDCPJ] On April 4th, We Are One! Join the Nationwide Day of Action and Solidarity

Take a stand against attacks on workers' rights and show your solidarity by joining an April 4th event in your area!

sponsored by California's Central Labor Councils
San Diego:
Candlelight Solidarity Vigil
6:30pm to 8pm at Civic Center Plaza - 1200 3rd Ave.

Los Angeles:
Solidarity Action
5pm at First A.M.E. Church - 2270 S. Harvard Blvd.
Wisconsin Bratwurst Barbecue provided by IBEW 11 to follow
Contact Priscilla at (213) 276-3375 for more information.

March and Rally
5pm: Demonstration at Humboldt County Courthouse - 825 Fifth Street
March to the Labor Temple - 840 E Street
Contact Jim at (707) 498-3986 for more information.

Contra Costa/Napa/Solano/North Bay:

March Over the Zampa Bridge
11am to 1pm
On the Contra Costa side: meet at 20050 San Pablo Ave in Crockett
(shuttle bus available from 1333 Pine St in Martinez)
On the Napa/Solano side: meet at the pedestrian walkway entrace at Maritime Academy Drive in Vallejo (shuttle available from 404 Nebraska St in Vallejo)
Contact Tony in Contra Costa at (925) 228-0161 or Shirley in Napa/Solano at (707) 552-6601 for more information.

San Francisco:

March and Rally to End $$$ Greed
445pm: Meet at Bank of America - 555 California St
6pm: Rally at Federal Reserve Building - 101 Market St
Contact Amber at (415) 440-4809 for more information.
Click here to RSVP on Facebook


Solidarity Rally
11:30am to 1pm at Frank Ogawa Plaza - Clay St. between 14th and 15th
Contact Jean at (510) 499-2839 for more information.
Click here to RSVP on Facebook.

Redwood City:

Labor-Community Solidarity Rally
5:45pm to 7pm at Courthouse Square - 2200 Broadway
Contact Julie at (650) 572-8848 for more information.

San Jose:

Solidarity Rally
5:30pm to 6:30pm at 100 Paseo de San Antonio
Call (408) 266-3790 for more information.
Click here to RSVP on Facebook.

Santa Cruz:

Solidarity Rally
5pm at Santa Cruz County Building - 701 Ocean St.
Call (831) 422-4626 for more information.


Solidarity Rally
5pm at Salinas City Hall - 200 Lincoln Ave.
Call (831) 422-4626 for more information.


March and Screening of MLK's "I Am a Man" Speech
5pm: Film screening at Cesar Chavez Plaza, 10th and J Streets
March to Federal Building - 5th and I Streets
Contact Zak at (916) 927-9772 for more information.
Click here to RSVP on Facebook.


Solidarity March and Rally
4pm: Meet at Cesar Chavez Library - 605 N. El Dorado Street
6pm: Rally at City Hall - 425 N. El Dorado Street
Bring a used pair of work shoes to show solidarity.
Call (209) 948-5526 for more information.


Solidarity Rally
5pm at Veteran's Park - 621 21st St (between 21st and 22nd on "M" St)
Contact Eddie at (209) 761-1377 for more information.


Solidarity Rally
5pm at Tenth Street Plaza
Contact Tony at (209) 648-6659 for more information.


Tour of the Attack on Working Families
4:30: Meet City Hall - 2600 Fresno St
5:30: Arrive at School District - 2309 Tulare St
5:45: Rally at County Building - 2220 Tulare St
Contact Randy at (559) 275-1151 or (559) 269-7882 for more information.


March for the Middle Class
5:15pm: Meet at Mooney Blvd Bridge over Hwy 198
Contact Adam at (559) 635-3735 for more information.


March for Workers' Rights
5:30pm - 6:30pm: March from the Plaza at Rabobank Arena to the Liberty Bell
Wear red in unity.

San Bernardino:

Rally for America's Workers
4pm to 6pm at 1631 E. Highland Ave, at Del Rosa
Contact Josh at (909) 825-7871 for more information.

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[SDCPJ] Al-Awda Convention: Onward, United and Stronger Until Return!











Ninth Annual Int'l Al-Awda Convention



Convention Flyer

(please print and distribute) 





Ninth Annual International Al-Awda Convention - Onward, United and Stronger Until Return!


JUST IN: Hugh Lanning, Deputy General Secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union, one of the 'big five' trade unions in Britain, and Palestine Solidarity Campaign's Chair UK will be addressing Al-Awda's Ninth Annual International Convention.


Strategy, tactics and planning discussions:

  • The Palestine Papers and the Arab people's uprising; Impact on the Palestinian struggle and future organizing
  • Boycotts & Divestment
  • Refugee Support
  • Return From Exile Project with Free Palestine Movement
  • Cultural Resistance Through Various Forms of Art
  • Palestinian Children's Rights Campaign
  • Young activist program with hands on workshops

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Salman Abu Sitta, Founding President of the Palestine Land Society
  • Abbas Al-Nouri, Syrian Arab actor of "bab el-hara" fame, political activist
  • Diana Buttu, Palestinian lawyer, former legal advisor to Palestinian negotiating team
  • Hugh Lanning, Deputy General Secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union, and Palestine Solidarity Campaign's Chair UK
  • Ali Abunimah, Palestinian author and co-founder Electronic Intifada
  • Lubna Masarwa, Palestinian activist, survivor of Mavi Marmara massacre
  • Laila Al-Arian, Palestinian Author, writer and Al-Jazeera English producer
  • Dr. Jamal Nassar, Specialist in Middle East politics, Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at CSUSB
  • Rim Banna, Palestinian singer & activist
  • Najat El-Khairy, Palestinian porcelain painting artist
  • Remi Kanazi, Palestinian spoken word artist, activist
  • Youth from Al Bayader Center Yarmouk Refugee Camp

Plus . . .


Cultural presentations, films, books and solidarity items, network with friends and fellow activists & lunch keynote presentations & evening banquet with live music! (Baby-sitting available for entire convention)


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Salman Abu Sitta 


Najat El-Khairy

Najat El-Kheiry


Ali Abunimah

Ali Abunimah


Remi Kanazi

Remi Kanazi


Abbas Hamideh 

Abbas Hamideh



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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

[SDCPJ] Sat., April 9 - Revolution in the Arab World - teach-in - please circulate widely

-Please circulate widely-


Teach In

Revolution in the Arab World - Past, Present, Future

Saturday, April 9, 2011, 4-7 pm

Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Rm. 325

1155 Island Ave., San Diego CA

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

[SDCPJ] Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream

Hi Gabe,

John Falchi asked me to send this to you with the idea that you will send it to the San Diego Coalition elist.

Thank you!

Suellen,  Coordinator for the Awakening the Dream, Changing the Dream Symposium


Have you registered for the Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium yet?

You can show up at the door, but to streamline the registration process on April 2nd and to help us prepare…

Please register by March 30th


Register here:


Want to know more?   Check out this video…


Awakening the Dreamer Symposium Trailer (4:34 minutes)


The goal of the Symposium is to bring forth a human presence where environmental sustainability, social justice and spiritual fulfillment are the guiding principles of our time.

When is it?              Saturday April 2, 2011

: 9:30 a.m.
: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where is it?             First Unitarian Universalist Church
                                   4190 Front Street  in Hillcrest (Across from UCSD Medical Center)


Register here: 


There are plenty of things you could do instead – so why should you choose to participate? 

Well, this is going to be an experience you will remember.  

In collaboration with some of the finest scientific, indigenous and spiritual minds in the world, the Symposium explores the current state of our planet from a new perspective, and connects participants with a powerful global movement to reclaim our future.  If you are ready to be inspired and moved to action, join us to discover new opportunities to make a real difference through individual and collective involvement.


Click here to register.


The Symposium is designed to leave participants in a state of “Blessed Unrest” where they are informed, hopeful and in action about what matters to them.

How do I register?         By Web:

How much is it?             $10 donation requested at the door. 

                                                                        Bring a sack lunch or grab a quick bite nearby.



Join us on April 2nd, stand for a New Dream and declare your commitment to a thriving, just and sustainable way of life for all.



Monday, March 28, 2011

[SDCPJ] Ray McGovern @ SDCC April 14


Peace Studies, International Relations Group, BEAT Club and SDCC Student Veterans for Peace present 



Ray McGovern assaulted.



When former CIA analyst Ray McGovern stood in silent protest at Secretary Hillary Clinton's February 15 press conference, he was pounced upon by security, beaten, bloodied and jailed. At his San Diego City College appearance on April 14, Ray will discuss that incident, the use of of torture and why WikiLeaks, Julian Assange and Bradley Manning have been targeted by the American government.


This event is part of U.S. Tour of Duty's Operation Full Disclosure, a new counteroffensive launched in response to the information war being waged against whistleblowers.


Admission is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Click on the link below to register.

Thursday April 14, 2011
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM PDT

San Diego City College

Faculty Lounge

1313 Park Boulevard

San Diego, CA 92101

This event is co-sponsored by Veterans For Peace - Chapter 91, U.S. Tour of Duty and The Veterans Project. 

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I can't make it

Susan Rosenberg

Susan Rosenberg

Susan Rosenberg was a political activist who was sentenced to 58 years in prison. She served 16 years until President Bill Clinton granted her clemency on his final day in office. Her new memoir, An American Radical: Political Prisoner in My Own Country, reveals how she was subjected to brutal treatment in various U.S. prisons, including techniques later used on a wider scale at Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, and now - for Pvt. Bradley Manning - at the Marine brig in Quantico.
Mike Needham at KPFK

Michael Needham

Michael Needham is the father of John Needham, who received an Army Commendation Medal for actions to save his comrades, and a Purple Heart for combat injuries suffered in Iraq. John later attempted to commit suicide as a result of severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Instead of receiving treatment, he was held in solitary confinement, deprived of food and threatened by his commanders. John died in February of 2010 from complications related to his medical care. 
For more information please visit U.S. Tour of Duty online, and feel free to email Maurice Martin of SDCC Student VFP with any questions you might have, or call him at 619.279.8665.


Thank you for you attention and response. We look forward to seeing you on the 14th of April at the San Diego City College Faculty Lounge. The event begins at 1 PM and will end at 3 PM. In the meanwhile, click on the image below to watch an interview with Ray McGovern.




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