Wednesday, August 27, 2014

[SDCPJ] SAT, 8/30 12noon: SPEAK THEIR NAMES San Diego Ferguson Solidarity Demonstration

San Diego Ferguson Solidarity Demonstration

In light of the recent shooting of unarmed teenager Mike Brown and subsequent police hostility directed toward protesters in Ferguson, MO, people across the USA have been asked to gather in support of Ferguson residents.

The grave mishandling of several recent events ending in the untimely deaths of innocent people indicate a need for change. Mike Brown, 18, is one of many who have not yet seen justice in the wake of unchecked police abuses.

Join us as we remember #mikebrown and over 180 San Diegans who have had their lives Stolen by Law Enforcement. 

In a community effort to keep the issue of lives lost at the hands of law enforcement and standing with the brave people of #Ferguson, a coalition of community organizations are holding this action.

We will rally.
We will march. 

After the march we will return to the park where resources to organizations will be available so that you can continue to be involved! We will also have an open mic for community members interested in sharing their stories

We will meet at 12:00 pm at the City Heights Performance Annex at 3795 Fairmount Ave in San Diego.

cold water for folks who attend and chairs will be provided



Tuesday, August 26, 2014


please distribute
Aug. 26, 2014
Bryan Pease, Esq. (619) 723-0369
Rene Vera (619) 865-8696
LA JOLLA - Following attempts by the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) to evict the Che Cafe
Collective from the historical space it has operated continuously since 1980, the Collective has just filed a lawsuit
to challenge the basis for the eviction. The lawsuit alleges that the University colluded with key members of the
Graduate Student Association (GSA) to secretly push through a flawed resolution "decertifying" the Collective so
the University could bypass the space agreement negotiated in 2006.
"If the University wishes to decertify the Che as a student organization, it should do so in a fair and open hearing
and give proper notice of the hearing so members of the campus community can participate," states Bryan
Pease, attorney for the Che. "Instead, this hearing was held with basically no notice, and only one student could
give public comment."
The one student who was able to find out about the hearing in time to give public comment is also a petitioner in
the lawsuit, which alleges that the GSA abused its discretion by failing to support its decision with substantial
evidence, and failing to proceed in a manner authorized by law.
The Collective and its attorney will be in court on Sept. 3 at 1:30 p.m. bringing a motion to quash service of the
eviction action based on improper notice and improper service of the eviction papers. There will also likely be a
hearing the following week on a temporary restraining order to block any further eviction proceedings until a
legitimate GSA hearing and vote can take place regarding the Che's certification.
Meanwhile, support for the Che grows, with over 11,000 signing the online petition in support of the Che, and
dozens of emails, letters, and other comments pouring into the University. Organized labor has taken a stand,
including the statewide UC Council of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), who sent a critical letter to the
Chancellor and the Regents urging that they reconsider their decision to try to remove the Che Cafe from its
current space. Two UCSD Campus unions, the graduate student teaching assistants (UAW Local 2865) and the
Union of Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE-CWA 9119), have also sent letters to UC officials in support of the Che Cafe.
In the midst of the dispute, the Che continues to operate as it has for the past 34 years as a student-controlled,
democratically-run space on campus for students to have a safe and alcohol-free atmosphere for entertainment
and meetings. Although the University shut the gas off at the Cafe, without its consent, and blocked a grant that
the Cafe received to upgrade cooking and refrigeration equipment, the Collective continues to provide healthy
vegan food to its guests utilizing the limited resources it now has.
Several fundraisers and events in support of the Che are being planned, with more information to be released.
Supporters and former members of the Che insist that it has not only provided a safe and accessible venue, but
has provided many UCSD students the skills and experience they need to succeed after graduating, including
many who have gone on to become doctors, lawyers and professors.
To read comments from supporters, show your support, and/or donate to the Che, please visit,
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

[SDCPJ] Tijuana Maquiladora Tour Sept 20, 2014 <> Tour Maquilero 20 Sept, 2014

Maquiladora Tour: English
September 20, 2014
Info and registration:

Tour Maquilero: Español
Tour Maquilero
20 Septiembre, 2014
Para info y registrarse:

Colectivo Ollin Calli Tijuana A.C.
Pasaje Gómez 2025, Zona Centro
Tijuana Baja California
Cel. (664)1902586
FB: Ollin Calli

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Saturday, August 23, 2014


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Paid petitioners are trying to repeal San Diego's new earned sick leave and minimum wage law. Do not sign!

Our City Council just passed an ordinance making San Diego the largest city in the country to give its workers a boost and require employers to allow workers to earn up to five sick days a year.

Now some out-of-town and local business interests are trying to overturn this widely supported advancement by sending OUT OF TOWN paid signature-gathers into the streets with a petition to overturn it.

Don't let them get away with this. More than 200,000 hard-working San Diegans are counting on us. Don't sign it!

Don't take away the ability of workers to put food on their table and keep a roof over their heads. No hard-working full-time employee should live in poverty or have to choose between being a good employee or good family member. Providing earned sick leave and a gradual increase in the minimum wage from $9 an hour to $11.50 by the year 2017 is a sensible and modest step in that direction.

We can make the lives of everyday San Diegans better. When you see the paid signature gatherers and their misleading petition, Don't Sign It! Instead, call or text 619-930-3300 and give us the time and locations!

For more information and to take the "Don't Sign It" pledge please visit
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Raise Up San Diego
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Eyewitness Testimony Part 1

Eyewitness Identification

Juvenile Justice

Prosecutorial Misconduct

Mandatory Sentencing: The System with Joe Berlinger

Flawed Forensics: The System with Joe Berlinger


Mandatory Sentencing: The System with Joe Berlinger

False Confessions: The System with Joe Berlinger

[SDCPJ] 9/5 National Weekend of Action Against the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA).

WHY this Matters to Humane Advocates, Climate Activists, and all Environmentalists: [This post is adapted from a recent presentation on an "Environment and the Law" panel at the Climate Crisis Chicago conference. The panel examined ways that the law has been used to further the interests of industries causing harm to the environment and to target activists. The author was asked to speak on the animal rights movement and how these issues relate to activists who oppose animal exploitation.]

In examining the legal risks faced by climate justice activists and the environmentalist movement, it is useful to examine the ways in which the criminal legal system is used against animal rights activists. First, it is important to acknowledge that advocating for animals is an environmentalist issue which can advance the interests of the climate justice movement. Specifically, animal agriculture is a major cause of climate change and adopting a vegan diet is one of the best steps people can take to reduce their carbon footprint.

Secondly, examining the criminalization of the animal rights movement is instructive in that it is part of a larger strategy by law enforcement in this country to target and disrupt the environmentalist movement. Over the last decade, we have witnessed the Green Scare—the heavy-handed approach of government and law enforcement in arresting, prosecuting, and demonizing environmentalists under the guise of anti-terrorism. This trend is a continuation of the decades-old strategy of the government to label activists as "terrorists" in an attempt to undermine and dismiss otherwise effective movements. (For more information on the Green Scare, see Green is the New Red.)

One clear example of the targeting of animal activists is the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) which was passed by Congress and signed into law in 2006. The AETA amended and expanded the Animal Enterprise Protection Act (AEPA). The AETA makes "damaging or interfering with the operations of an animal enterprise" or "intentionally plac[ing] a person in fear of death or serious bodily injury" federal crimes of terrorism. One of the most significant changes from the AEPA to the AETA was the inclusion of "tertiary targets" meaning "any real or personal property of a person or entity having a connection to, relationship with, or transactions with an animal enterprise." This expanded the scope of the law so broadly that it now includes any entity that has any relationship with an animal enterprise, defined by the statute as:

(A) commercial or academic enterprise that uses or sells animals or animal products for profit, food or fiber production, agriculture, education, research, or testing;

(B) a zoo, aquarium, animal shelter, pet store, breeder, furrier, circus, or rodeo, or other lawful competitive animal event; or

(C) any fair or similar event intended to advance agricultural arts and sciences.

The broad scope of what entities can fall within the statute is what makes the AETA dangerous. Any individual interested in advocating on behalf of animals is left to wonder whether their action could be perceived as violating the law. This is particularly true when considering that the AETA includes room for conspiracy charges, which allow for prosecution based not on an individual's action alone, but on one's connection to other people's actions, regardless of participation or even knowledge of the specific actions.

The past decade has seen a number of prosecutions under both the AEPA and the AETA. These prosecutions have been notable in that they have both criminalized activity that is generally protected by the First Amendment, such as chanting and leafleting and also been used to enhance charges for direct actions which are already criminalized by existing federal or state statutes.
Martha Sullivan's photo.

The National Weekend of Action Against the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) entails talks, workshops, film viewings, protests, etc. to educate the public about federal laws that specifically target animal advocates whose work attempts to stop a person or company from profiting from the use of nonhuman animals (which includes nearly all types of non-reformist activism, from protests to liberatory actions). 

In effect, AETA labels activists as terrorists, a chilling reality that every activist of every cause should care about because this is a civil liberties and rights issue. AETA has been covered by almost every major paper in the US and is one of the most unconstitutional laws since COINTELPRO - a program established in the 1950s by the FBI that targeted the civil rights, anti-war, and Native American movements.

To understand more about the targeting of activists and the AETA, read *Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?* (2004), *Igniting a Revolution* (2006), *Muzzling a Movement* (2010), *Green is the New Red* (2011), and *The Terrorization of Dissent* (2014). 

This event is in collaboration with the launch of "Terrorization of Dissent" (2014), which will develop into a campaign with regular national days of action.

Please contact Martha Sullivan:, 858/945-6273 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


August 22nd will mark the 1 year anniversary of Chelsea Manning's coming out! Join local activists in an action to raise awareness in San Diego about her campaign for freedom and transgender issues both carceral and otherwise.

Friday, August 22nd
5:00PM - 7:00PM
5th Ave & University Ave ~ Hillcrest ~ San Diego

This action organized by
The San Diego Coalition to Free Manning

Facebook Event Page:

*Action to include speakers, street theatre, leafleting, chanting, solidarity photos, & cake to celebrate the courage of Chelsea Manning.

( Not Finalized )

MC ~ Sean Bohac of  San Diego Coalition to Free Manning & LGBTQ rights organization SAME Alliance

Gloria Cruz of ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties on lawsuit over Manning's proper medical treatment

Jamie Messer of the LGBTQ rights organization Canvass for a Cause will speak on Chelsea Manning's role in following the rich community "Spirit of Stonewall" tradition of speaking truth to power.

Nile & NemoBeats will perform their song "Drones"

Patricia Gracian will read Amnesty International's statement demanding clemency for Chelsea and her immediate release.

Nick Bernabe from The Anti-Media will speak on the current war on journalists and their sources including whistleblowers like Chelsea and others.

Gabriel Conaway will read a statement by Joseph Crews of San Diego Veterans for Peace's recent statement: "Chelsea's Manning Anniversary"

Martha Sullivan of Women Occupy San Diego will speak.

Rick Greenblatt from the San Diego Coalition for Peace & Justice will speak.

~ Endorsing Organizations ~
( Not finalized )

Black and Pink - San Diego

Canvass For a Cause 

Green Party of San Diego/Partido Verde de San Diego

Guerrilla Pride San Diego

Peace Resource Center of San Diego WWW.PRCSD.ORG

SAME Alliance 
San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality

San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice

San Diego Veterans for Peace

Women Occupy - San Diego



 Media Contact: Sean Bohac

 Come Out for Chelsea, Locals Gather to Celebrate the Courage of Chelsea Manning

 "Four years after Chelsea was first imprisoned for her heroic acts, we gather to celebrate her courage, courage to join the army in a time of war, courage to tell the truth when she witnessed war crimes, and courage to reach personal honesty and publicly transition to her life as a woman." said Sean Bohac one of the organizers of Come Out for Chelsea. "August 22 2014 is the one-year anniversary of Chelsea coming out as trans-gender, we are gathering to celebrate that anniversary and to build awareness of her wrongful detention." Organizers plan street theater, public speakers, solidarity chanting and free cake on the corner of 5th and University Aves from 5-7pm on Friday August 22nd.


The level of support for Manning is rising and broadening, from individuals like Maggie Gyllenhall, Ron Paul, Michael Moore and Daniel Ellsberg, to organizations including Veterans for Peace, the ACLU and Amnesty International. "The US government must grant Chelsea Manning clemency, order her immediate release, and implement a thorough and impartial investigation into the crimes she uncovered." said Erika Guevara Rosas, Americas Director Amnesty International. Amnesty International is one of many human rights advocates who are working hard to honor Manning's contribution to democracy and transparency and to order her release from detention. Both the commanding officer of the detention center where she is held, and the President of the United States can provide relief in the form of clemency or pardon, we encourage everyone to contact them to express urgency in the release of Chelsea Manning.


 Beyond the trials and tribulations of her well known Wikileaks contributions, she also has been a bold role model for members of the trans community demanding appropriate treatment and therapy for what is referred to as "gender disphoria" or a transgender identity. A day after her sentencing, the then Pvt. Bradley Manning issued a clear statement of her identity as Chelsea Manning, and her intentions to pursue hormone therapy. Her trans identity and other heroic acts have been celebrated in LGBT Pride marches across the country including contingents in Washington DC, Los Angeles, Seattle, Minneapolis, New York City, San Diego, and was honored as the Honorary Grand Marshal of San Francisco Pride in 2014.


 Most recently, the ACLU has joined a lawsuit against the military demanding that previously approved treatment be provided. "Chelsea Manning has continued to be denied her necessary treatment for political reasons." said Jamie Messer an organizer with Canvass for a Cause. "This is cruel and unusual punishment if she is denied her treatment, we demand that Chelsea immediately receives the treatment that she needs, if not her immediate release."


 Before, during and after her trial, Manning has talked about her reasons for divulging the evidence of U.S. war crimes, "I believed that if … the American public, had access to this information… it could spark a domestic debate on the role of the military and our foreign policy in general as it related to Iraq and Afghanistan." She has always been clear that she felt it was her duty in a free democratic society to divulge the motives and lack of success of the Afghan and Iraq war efforts, "I felt I had accomplished something that allowed me to have a clear conscience based upon what I had seen … and knew were happening in both Iraq and Afghanistan every day."


 While not all present and past military have shown support, Chelsea Manning is respected by many. Local Veterans for Peace member Joe Crews said this "Manning was motivated by her commitments to democracy, justice and human decency. She chose to disclose information directly to the public, at great cost to herself, so that citizens and taxpayers could be fully informed of the facts." He continues "Manning never sought to profit from the documents she revealed, and does not deserve to be in prison, [she is] a hero who deserves a full pardon by the President."

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Pap Attack: Right Wing Hate Will Not Go Away

Pap Attack: Right Wing Hate Will Not Go Away

Pap Attack: Right Wing Hate Will Not Go Away

Pap Attack: Marijuana Restrictions - Primitive and Outdated

Papantonio: Progressive Activism Stopped Walgreens' Tax Dodging

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Dear Mr Christian: Why We Think You're Stupid

Papantonio: America Too Stupid For Its Own Good

Papantonio: Conservative Media Creating Psychopaths

Papantonio: Conservative Media Creating Psychopaths

Papantonio: Bundy's Militias Turn On Each Other

Papantonio: Dixieland Ninja Cops In Ferguson

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Papantonio: Koch Money Buying The Judiciary - YouTube

Papantonio: Koch Money Buying The Judiciary - YouTube

[SDCPJ] REMINDER TODAY! Please forward and Post : Forum on GAZA & BDS forum on Mon. 18th @ 7pm

Please forward and Post this around for the
GAZA & BDS forum on Mon. 18th 7 PM


Activist San Diego's General Meeting

Joyce Beer Community Center Hillcrest

- 1090 Vermont, one block north of Univ. Av, across from Trader Joe's


Speak Out for GAZA!

Organize for Israel Boycott, Divestment,

& Sanctions


Mon. 7 pm Aug.18th


Join us to speak out for GAZA!  Activist San Diego (ASD) will host Palestinian, Jewish and BDS Activists so that we can engage for change. Israel is dependent on the US for its economic growth, military hardware, and Billions in military aid.  Americans have more power than any other on the planet to change the balance of forces and end the occupation, Gaza blockade and bombardments.

Come participate!


Poetry on Resistance and the Intifada by Steve Kowitt
Presentation:  Jewish Voices for Peace - Ed Sweed
Presentation: Occupied Palestine, (Not confirmed - a Protestant Bishop)
Presentation: On Gaza -- Lenna Odeh is a Doctoral Candidate in Palestinian Studies
Presentation: - Israel & Palestine before the rise of Hamas. Aziz Ayaz
Presentation on BDS: Rami Ilaian -- Students for Justice in Palestine and Al-Awda

      Call ahead to speak or if you need direction to the event on Aug.18th:   For info - 619-283-1100

*ALSO: For exclusive points of view and more Gaza coverage than in radio station in SD County... FOLLOW GAZA NEWS on KNSJ 89.1 FM Radio meeting on 1st & 3rd Thursday at 4246 Wightman @ NW corner of Van Dyke (enter thru Driveway) - see  Join us, get involved. Become an ASD member for just a $2 per mo. donation - support ASD mission to become and information, communications and mobilizing hub for San Diego and border region.

      For info - 619-283-1100

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