Tuesday, September 25, 2018

[SDCPJ] Fwd: NEWS ADVISORY: Local Veterans Continue to Encourage The Public NOT To Attend The Upcoming Miramar Air Show - now TWO events per week (Wednesday and Thursday)

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From: Gilbert Field <gilfield48@gmail.com>
Date: September 25, 2018 at 7:25:31 AM PDT
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Subject: Fwd: NEWS ADVISORY: Local Veterans Continue to Encourage The Public NOT To Attend The Upcoming Miramar Air Show - now TWO events per week (Wednesday and Thursday)


For Immediate Release

Local Veterans Continue to Encourage The Public NOT To Attend The Upcoming Miramar Air Show - now TWO events this week (Wednesday and Thursday) 

Wednesday, Sept 26th, 2018 veterans and fiends will be on the 6th Avenue overpass downtown above the I-5 from 3:30-5:30 PM with banners asking the public to stay home from the upcoming Miramar Air Show.  

Thursday, September 27th,
4 PM to 6 PM 
will be the final session in 
series of veteran "bannerings" on the Carroll Canyon I-15 overpass encouraging the public NOT to attend the September Miramar Air Show.  

We thank the local TV stations who have stopped by, recorded video, and interviewed veterans on the overpass.  We would love to have other stations stop by to cover this interesting and unfolding story.

San Diego Veterans For Peace is drawing attention to the Miramar Air Show because it is a highly visible example of the military in San Diego.  We ask that you question why our government continues spend an increasing amount on the military while reducing spending on programs such as health, education, and infrastructure, programs that benefit our citizens.  Our tax dollars can serve us better than by funding war and its implements.

Friends, supporters and the general public are invited to stand with us in support of our concerns about the upcoming airshow.  

For more information, to request veteran speakers for your organization, or to obtain interviews with local veterans, please contact USAF Veteran Dave Patterson at 760-207-9139 or at dpatterson998@yahoo.com.

Submitted by:
Gilbert Field
Director for Communications
San Diego Veterans For Peace

[SDCPJ] Fwd: Activist Movie: Michael Moore's Newest 🎥 Save 65% Tues. + Racial Justice

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Activist Movie Gathering
... Tues. September 25 ...

 Activist San Diego & KNSJ invite you to experience
Michael Moore's just released 
Fahrenheit 11/9. 
It is nothing short of  amazing.
Every progressive will want to spread the word!

ASD will buy tickets in bulk and have them available to purchase 
for just $5 Tuesday PICK-UP 6:15 - 6-45 pm  only  call 619-871-9354
Meet ASD in front of AMC Mission Valley 20

The information in his movie can spark dozens of activist conversations that cut to the core of the struggle for democracy, from racial and economic justice, to why Trump has appeal and
examples of successes in organizing.

 Fahrenheit 11/9  times at AMC Mission Valley 20  09/23/18: 6:45 PM ** | 9:45            Address: 1640 Camino Del Rio North, San Diego, CA 92108                                              Find more movie times + buy tickets
    ** Note:  ASD Discount tickets only available for pickup 6:15 -TUES.

Activist San Diego encourages participation 

Meeting of the Racial Justice Coalition of San Diego

Join us on October 14th!

Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library

Everyone invited to the membership meeting of
Activist San Diego, October 15 @ 7 pm

Topic: Information and debate
Where do progressives stand on the propositions?

619-871-9354 for more information.

Joyce Beers Community Center
Across from Trader Joe's
3900 Vermont Street; San Diego, CA 92103

Please join us for dinner at our monthly Activist San Diego meetings.   We are serving home made, vegetarian options, come for a solidarity dinner.  This delicious, delectable dinner will cost only $6- $12 which all goes to supporting Activist San Diego and KNSJ Radio.



Youth Organizing for Unity (YOU) 

'March for Our Lives' was just the beginning!

We can build an intersectional movement for Social Justice.

Linking to ongoing organizations & organizing is key 

Together we can build an intersectional movement; for peace with justice & equity. The NRA & Trumpsters are undermining democracy, igniting racism, tax breaks for billionaire$. Youth are saying "A new world is possible"

Had Enough? Ready to organize to end violence in the US and abroad? Corporate capitalism is at the root of a society that degrades human relationships with environmental, racial, gender, LGBTQ and immigrant intolerance. Unite!

Everyone Welcome, Volunteers encouraged: For info - 619-283-1100  - info@KNSJ.org
Become a proud Activist and organization member.  Donate $24 a year to join ASD.  Click here.


Friday October 26 at 7:00 pm 
U.N.I.T.E.-H.E.R.E.! Local 30 union hall
2436 Market St
San Diego, California 92102
The San Diego IWW presents an evening with George Mann playing IWW classics and originals. DJ Greyshade will spin folk and world music. There will also be food, drink and tabling by local anti-capitalists. 
All ages. $5-$15 suggested donation. Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. 
A former union organizer, George Mann hails from New York and has been creating labor and protest music for more than 20 years. He has worked with and produced albums featuring such folk music legends as Pete Seeger, Utah Phillips, and Tom Paxton, and produced national tours of the US and Australia in honor of the Almanac Singers (2013) and Joe Hill (2015). George brings his experience as a union organizer and educator to his concerts-- stories and songs about real events and the struggle for a better life. In 2016 he released a solo CD "For the Road and the Sky," and "Until You Come Home: Songs to Heal the Wounds of War," a compilation CD of songs about the effects of war on those who serve, His latest CD, "One At A Time,"  released in September.
For more information contact us at sdiww@iww.org or at (619) 630-5537.
See also:


The Racial Justice Coalition of SD
Racial Justice Coalition joins others to respond to the
killing of Earl McNeil in National City!

Protests spurred by death of man in police custody
halt National City council meeting;
police, deputies respond in riot gear

Activist San Diego's Henri Jourdain was among those arrested in Civil Disobedience action.
See the video and the activist protests! See more compelling footage
We encourage you to participate in our campaigns.
NEXT MEETING: Call 202-577-4025
Meeting LOCATION vary: Often at Malcolm X Library


KNSJ is the only station bringing consistently
progressive news, information & more local music

Your donation supports...

KNSJ 89.1 fm is 5 years old on July 4th, 18, but we have broken new ground.  What you hear on KNSJ has never been heard on the San Diego airwaves. Without the deeper analysis and challenging perspectives, we can not expect a community to participate in shaping its destiny. KNSJ is young, yearning to become an agent of transformative information and communications.
Our syndicated programs not only tell national and international stories, we are striving to inspire local action and involvement. What other station has a local women's show, a masterfully-produced political humor show, a Vets show, several environmental shows, labor shows, a live Native American talk show, plus Democracy Now with Amy Goodman, Thom Hartman, Ralph Nader and local icon Mike Aguirre?
This year we have been adding a new locally-produced music show every month. We have just begun our quest for indispensable information in San Diego.  We need your help to blossom.  Please, Please, donate now. Your support can help transform San Diego.

Rent a room at the Activist Coop - a space for committed social justice activists.  Call 619-871-9354 

or Want to get involved in creating a model community agriculture project in urban San Diego?

Learn to grow and live sustainably!
Join us at the Activist Center to practice 'Food justice'. We are seeking a passionate, socially committed individuals to help create an example of vertical vegetable  gardens that are sustainable. Any help is important. Call for info: 619-871-9354
(Photo is before the garden)
Interested in working with youth this summer and beyond... the youth who organized "March for our lives" in San Diego County? Give a call and get connected.
619-871-9354 Martin
Join the Racial Justice Coalition of SD.  Meeting alternate Sundays at various locations across the city. for more information call 626-425-7353

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

The Fraud of Religion


“All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.”
― Edgar Allan Poe


Deism and atheism are faith-based myths.


“…I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own — a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotisms.”
― Albert Einstein

“Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.”
― Voltaire

Improved Wellness is the Key to Overcoming Addictions

Improved Wellness is the Key to Overcoming Addictions

By Melissa Howard http://stopsuicide.info/

Image courtesy of Pixabay

Overcoming an addiction is a highly personal matter.  No two people will face the same struggles, and no two recovery plans will be identical.  However, the need for addicts to achieve improved overall wellness is a universal truth. 

Proper nutrition

Pursuing a healthful diet can be a key to overcoming your addiction.  According to Today’s Dietitian, proper hydration and good nutrition help your body to heal from addiction.  Nutritional deficiencies can lead to anxiety, depression, reduced energy, and a decline in overall physical and mental health, all of which can spur relapses.  Through a healthful diet you can reduce cravings, stabilize your mood and improve your outlook. 

Physical fitness

Participating in an exercise program offers proven benefits to those recovering from an addiction.  Exercise can reduce your risk for falling back into your old habits, and it can help replace the “high” your mind and body are missing with a healthier version of euphoria.  Engaging in a workout regimen can prevent relapse, and it appears to ease the symptoms associated with withdrawal and recovery.  In fact, there are indications the more aerobic exercise you do, the less inclined you are to abuse substances.  Because the benefits of exercise to those in addiction recovery are so clear, some researchers recommend that anyone in a recovery program should have a supplemental exercise plan. 

Getting started

If you are just beginning a fitness routine, one suggestion is to start with walking.  It’s an inexpensive and flexible option, you just need a decent pair of athletic shoes and some 10-minute time slots here and there.  Any form of activity that gets your heart pumping and makes you breathe harder for at least 10 minutes is an acceptable cardiovascular option, and as you become fitter your choices increase.  You can add jogging, dancing, kickboxing, cycling, or any similar activity you enjoy.  Also, participate in some strength exercises for your overall fitness.  This can be pull-ups or pushups, weight training, or resistance band exercises.  The important thing is to find activities you enjoy and to stick to a routine. 

Address your mind

If you’re in an addiction recovery program, it’s important to address your mental health in addition to your physical health.  Addiction and other mental health issues often go hand in hand.  People who suffer with mental health disorders, such as anxiety or depression, sometimes choose to self-medicate through substances.  While those with substance abuse disorders can suffer with mental health issues such as anxiety or depression as a result of the substance abuse.  Thus there develops an unhealthy and connected cycle.  As explained by the National Alliance on Mental Health, when the two concerns are linked they are referred to as “dual diagnosis” or “co-occurring disorders.”  

Stretch it out

Reducing your stress levels can be beneficial to recovery.  Time notes that simply spending 15 minutes doing basic stretches when you rise each morning can lower your body’s cortisol levels.  Cortisol is a stress hormone and it tends to be highest when you get up in the morning.  Write yourself a note and attach it to the bathroom mirror or set it on your cell phone, and get your days started out on the right foot.

Be creative

Participating in artistic endeavors can improve your mental well-being and enhance your recovery.  According to some professionals, finding a creative outlet such as drawing, writing, painting, sewing, woodworking, ceramics or playing music can reduce stress responses, decrease depression, encourage a more positive outlook, and improve the body’s immune system function.  Engaging in the arts can enrich your life overall, encouraging your sense of well-being and life satisfaction. 

Your personal plan

Shape a unique recovery plan to suit your needs, but ensure you develop a lifestyle that pursues overall wellness.  Tend to your body and your mind with activities that promote mental and physical health.  With a well-rounded plan you can overcome your addiction and live a balanced and fulfilling life.

Friday, September 21, 2018

[SDCPJ] 100, 000 Poets for Change, Karen An-hwei Lee, Julie Corrales, Shadab Zeest Hashmi, Poetic Matrix @ SDAI, San Diego, Sept. 21 - Puna Press

100,000 Poets for Change, Karen An-hwei Lee, Julie Corrales, Shadab Zeest Hashmi, Poetic Matrix @ SDAI, Sept. 21 - Puna Press

100,000 Poets for Change, Karen An-hwei Lee, Julie Corrales, Shadab Zeest Hashmi, Poetic Matrix @ SDAI, Sept. 21

Posted on August 9, 2018 at 12:13 pm by
On Friday, Sept. 21, Poetry & Art Series 2018 presents a reading by Karen An-hwei Lee, Julie Corrales, Poetic Matrix and poets from 100,000 Poets for Change featuring authors Shadab Zeest Hashmi, Joe Milosch, Jim Moreno, John Peterson, Tomas Gayton, Brandon Cesmat, Jeeni Cricenzo, Michael Turner-Ortega, Lori Walkington and Rex Butters. Hosted by Michael KlamDJ Barry Thomas will provide music and sound throughout the show.
This interactive arts and culture experience will include beverages, snacks and time to mingle. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Members are free, nonmembers $6 at the door. The event takes place at the San Diego Art Institute, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park.
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Karen An-hwei Lee is the author of Phyla of Joy (Tupelo 2012), Ardor (Tupelo 2008) and In Medias Res (Sarabande 2004), winner of the Norma Farber First Book Award. She authored a novel, Sonata in K (Ellipsis 2017). Lee's translations of Li Qingzhao's writing, Doubled Radiance: Poetry & Prose of Li Qingzhao, is the first volume in English to collect Li's work in both genres (Singing Bone 2018). Her book of literary criticism, Anglophone Literatures in the Asian Diaspora: Literary Transnationalism and Translingual Migrations (Cambria 2013), was selected for the Cambria Sinophone World Series. She earned an M.F.A. from Brown University and Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Currently she lives in San Diego, where she serves in the university administration at Point Loma Nazarene University.
Shadab Zeest Hashmi, author of Kohl and Chalk and Baker of Tarifa, is the recipient of the San Diego Book Award, the Nazim Hikmet Prize and multiple Pushcart nominations. Her work has been translated into Spanish and Urdu, and has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Mudlark, The Cortland Review, Poetry International, Vallum, POEM, The Adirondack Review, Spillway, Atlanta Review, Journal of Postcolonial Writings, Wasafiri, Rhino, Nimrod, Drunken Boat, Asymptote and other journals worldwide. She has taught in the MFA program at San Diego State University as a writer-in-residence and has presented in Turkey, Spain, Pakistan, Mexico and the UK. Ghazal Cosmopolitan is her latest book.
Julie Corrales is a first-generation American born to immigrant parents. Raised in City Heights, Julie navigated a world of drugs, gangs and poverty. She became a mother at 15 years old and credits her son and writing with saving her life. Corrales raises two sons, works, writes, studies and remains politically active in San Diego. She draws on her experiences to advocate for and write about Chicano issues. Her essays have been published in The San Diego Union-Tribune and local bilingual publication La Prensa San Diego, and her poetry has been featured on La Bloga, a Chicano literary blog. She performs her poetry and spoken word at various art venues in San Diego.
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Jim Moreno is a Regional Editor for the San Diego Poetry Annual and a Teaching Artist with Arts 4 Learning, where he was voted Residency Teacher of the Year in 2017. Moreno is an intermittent Poet-In-Residence in Juvenile Hall. He co-hosts 2nd Tuesday Jihmye Poetry Open Mic at the Cafe Cabaret with Theresa F. He is the author of Dancing In Dissent: Poetry For Activism and two CDs of music and poetry. Moreno is on the Advisory Board of the Poetic Medicine Institute in Palo Alto, Calif., & Mid-City Community Music in San Diego.
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Theresa F. is an Afrikan born in amerikkka, raised in San Diego. Mother of four awesome earth spirits, her writing career began at Baker Elementary. Since then her talents have evolved into poetry, song lyrics and workshops, which create a mental and spiritual paradigm shift to generate positive change. She has shared her message throughout the United States, Canada and Zambia.
Joe Milosch graduated from San Diego State University. His poetry has appeared in various magazines. He has multiple nominations for the Pushcart and received the Hackney Award for Literature. His books are The Lost Pilgrimage Poems and Landscape of a Hummingbird. For the last 40 years, Milosch has worked as a trail locator for the Cleveland National Forest and as a construction inspector in the private sector. His poetry draws on those experiences as well as his experiences growing up in the farmland, north of Detroit, Mich., and his army experiences during the Vietnam War.
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Rex Butters, since 1976, is a SoCal resident who has published journalistic writings on sites and in magazines including BAM, Rapport, All About Jazz, Folk Works, the LA Free Press and the Free Venice Beachhead. His poetry has appeared for more than 25 years in such diverse journals as the True Wheel, Caffeine, Brain Vomit, interbang, Vice and Verse, The Journal of Interdimensional Poetry, Yogi Times, Bad Haircut Quarterly, the Mas Tequila Review and the Muse International Journal of Poetry. His anthology credits include Gods & Radicals: A Beautiful Resistance, Cost of Freedom, The Revolutionary Poets Brigade LA, San Diego Poetry Annual and Extreme. He writes and performs with the improvised music/funk/spoken word ensembles Black Shoe Polish and Rag & Bone, and sings and reads with various projects.
John Peterson is the author of five previous books of poetry. He is the publisher and editor of the online Forever Journal, Poets Comment into the World blogs, and Poetic Matrix Press. The press has published more than 60 books of poetry and prose from U.S. and international writers.
Tomas Gayton graduated from the University of Washington with a Juris Doctor Degree. He is a retired civil rights attorney. His work has appeared in the African American Review, the Seattle Review and several other publications. He has published multiple books including his latest collection, Sojourn on the Bohemian Highway.
Brandon Cesmat teaches literature and writing at several colleges in Southern California. His first book, Driven into the Shade, received a San Diego Book Award. He has published a short story collection, When Pigs Fall in Love & Other Stories, and is an active member in Teaching Artists Organize (TAO).
Michael Turner-Ortega was born in San Luis Obispo, California. He is a Vietnam and Navy veteran. Michael teaches at a local nonprofit organization.
Lori Walkington PhD is a professor of critical race studies and criminology at Cal State San Marcos, where she began writing and performing poetry. Having taken a leave to earn her PhD where her research centered spoken word poetry in San Diego as transformative social justice, this reading marks Lori's return to the Revolutionary Poets Brigade.
Poetic Matrix Press was founded in Yosemite in 1997, and has since grown into a press that produces full-length books. Poetric Matrix began by producing a newsletter of poetry and essays on the poetic experience. In 2000 it put out a nationwide call for manuscripts, and published four manuscripts in chapbook format. Since 2001 Poetic Matrix has published full-length perfect bound books, including by poets in New York, Virginia, Northern, Central and Southern California as well as Ireland, England and South Korea. In 2017 Poetic Matrix Press reached its 20th anniversary of continuous publishing and produced the 20th Anniversary Author's Anthology, So Many Voices. The anthology includes pieces from the publisher's 60 books and 45 authors, including its Associate Editor James Downs, San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck, Lyn Lifshin, Francisco X Alarcon, 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature nominee Korean poet Mun Duc-su, Shadab Hashmi, Leroy Moore and many more.
100,000 Poets for Change has been working with poets, writers, artists and musicians to help organize events around the world for peace, justice and sustainability since 2011. It has created a GLOBAL ACTION CALENDAR open to everyone to post creative actions around the world.
Please contact host Michael Klam with any questions: 619-957-3264 (cell) or 619-236-0011 (museum) or mkklam@gmail.com. Visit us online at poetryandartsd.com and sandiego-art.org.

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[SDCPJ] [SanDiego350.org] Rally for Clean, Affordable Energy & Choice!

RSVP now for the Rally for Clean, Affordable Energy & Choice!

As San Diegans, we face some of the highest energy rates in the nation! The San Diego Community Choice Alliance, in partnership with other local grassroots organizations, will be rallying on Friday, September 28, 12:00pm at San Diego City Hall. The city can help families SAVE MONEY & offer CHOICE! Join us to show your support and demand choice now!
When: September 28th at 12:00pm
Where: San Diego City Hall- 202 C Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Click here to RSVP- The Mayor and City of San Diego are close to making a decision on Community Choice and we need to keep the pressure up!


Thursday, September 20, 2018

[SDCPJ] Fwd: 1-2-3! Ready. Start the evolution - from disaster to a Peace Economy. Saturday, 10am-1pm, Peace Resource Center

From: Anne Barron <anne@prcsd.org>
Date: September 20, 2018 at 2:37:48 PM PDT
To: info@prcsd.org
Subject: 1-2-3! Ready. Start the evolution - from disaster to a Peace Economy. Saturday, 10am-1pm, Peace Resource Center

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

[SDCPJ] The Reluctant Radical-Sandiego350's Invitation to attend the Community Screening

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Oct 11, 6:15-9:00 PM, First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego (FUUCSD), 4190, Front Street, San Diego, CA 92103
Tickets: $10 in advance or $12 at the doorno one will be turned away for lack of funds. Free parking in the UU parking lot (passes at the screening).
Join SanDiego350 and the FUUCSD Climate Justice Group for a screening of The Reluctant Radical, which follows activist Ken Ward as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change. Ken breaks the law as a last resort, to fulfill what he sees as his personal obligation to future generations. After twenty years leading environmental organizations, Ken became increasingly alarmed by both the scientific evidence of climate change and the repercussions for civilization as we know it. Ken pushed for a crisis level response from inside environmental organizations. Those efforts failed, and he now embraces direct action civil disobedience as the most effective political tool to deal with catastrophic circumstances. THE RELUCTANT RADICAL follows Ken for a year and a half through a series of direct actions, culminating with his participation in the coordinated action that shut down all the U.S. tar sands oil pipelines on October 11, 2016.
Director Lindsey Grayzel, co-producer Deia Schlosberg and cinematographer Carl Davis were three of four independent filmmakers to be arrested and charged with crimes for filming the activists on October 11, 2016.
On the occasion of this Anniversary Screening, we are very pleased that Ken Ward himself will join us through video conference after the show.
6:15- refreshments and mingle /6:45- movie screening / 8:15- Few words by Ken Ward/8:30- discussion / 9:00- wrap up.

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