Recent PRC related activities

Garden Volunteer Day June 6

 


 

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Join Us for a Community Forum
Black and Brown Lives Matter
Abuse of power and law enforcement in San Diego
Monday, May 11, 2015, 7pm
Keynote Speakers
Shakina Ortega
San Diego Stolen Lives
Brandon Duncan and Aaron Harvey
Coalition Against Penal Code 182.5/SD33 

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The San Diego Peace Campus
Church of the Brethren Hall

3850 Westgate Place,

San Diego, 92105

Endorsers (alphabetical): Activist San Diego, American Friends Service Cmte. (San Diego), BDS – San Diego, Black and Brown Lives Matter Coalition, Black Student Justice Coalition, CAPB-SD, International Socialist Organization (San Diego), National Lawyers Guild (San Diego Chapter), Peace Resource Center San Diego

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JOIN US AT THE EARTH FAIR
SUNDAY, APRIL 19TH
BALBOA PARK
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the military and the environment

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San Diegans, join a coalition of local groups for the first
Walk & Rally for Climate Mobilization
Sunday March 15th at 2 pm!
City Hall Plaza, Downtown San Diego

 We will gather at City Hall Plaza, then walk to the San Diego Federal Building at Broadway and Front Street to petition the U.S. Government to immediately begin the work necessary to rapidly transform the United States into a 100% clean energy economy.

Join us for music by the Swamp Critters, speeches, a bicycle raffle, and joyful walking together as we call upon the government to begin the mobilization we need to transition off fossil fuel and onto renewable energy!

We hope you can join us, and Pledge to Mobilize against climate change!

And if you’re biking or interested in volunteering…

Bicycle Contingent from Ocean Beach. Meet at the 

Ocean Beach People’s Food Cooperative, 4765 Voltaire Street, 92107
starting at 12:30 p.m. and depart at 1:00 p.m. to pedal your way to the march and rally event.

Call for Peace Monitors!

If interested in participating in the March 15th Climate March and Rally as a Peace Monitor, there will be training at 1:15 p.m. on the day of the event at the San Diego City Hall Plaza, Third Avenue and “C” Street, Downtown.


In San Diego, December 13th
Balboa Park Big Fountain

A National march against police violence has been called for and we will answer that call in San Diego. Please share this information and gather allies and activists to unite with the world as one. Will stand up to bullying. We will stand in solidarity.

At 10:30… We will meet at the big fountain.
At 11:00… Speakers
At 11:30… Die In
At 12:00… We March


 More info on Facebook/follow posts

https://www.facebook.com/events/1568510593379791/?pnref=story

In a West Coast show of support for the
“National March Against Police Violence” in 
Washington, D.C.


The 2014 Annual
Peace on Earth

HOLIDAY BAZAAR!

Saturday, December 6th
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Mid-City Gym 4302 Landis St.
San Diego, CA 92105

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You are invited!
Come join the PRC for our Annual Meeting
and “Coffee & Cranes”

Saturday, November 22nd
10 am – 12 pm

At the Peace Resource Center
3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA 92105

We’ll also have tea, juice, and continental breakfast refreshments.

FREE EVENT (though donations are always accepted!)

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For those who’ve enjoyed a “Souper Supper” at our Annual Meetings, please know that we have not forgotten you or the meaning of that event! We decided to try something a little different for a few reasons – including recognition that the PRC is now entering its 35th year! We want to spend the coming 2015 with renewal, to reinvigorate and re-envision the PRC for the next 35 years (to 2050!)… AND WE NEED YOU!

Join us for a fun morning at the Peace Resource Center, inside our space at the Friends Center, enjoying light food, conversation, origami cranes, friendship, community building, as well as brainstorming together for our next steps, planning new possibilities, and linking the past to the present and future… for PEACE!


Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11th
San Diego Veterans For Peace to set up
“Hometown Arlington West”
from 8 AM until dark on the grassy lawn of the
USS Midway Museum
910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
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All are welcome to a night of dinner and live music performed by 

David Rovics

in support of
San Diego’s Network for Social Justice KNSJ 89.1 FM
www.knsj.org
listener-supported radio station

Thursday, November 13th at 7:00 PM
Outdoors at 335 27th St
San Diego, CA 92102

  

$5.00-$12.00 donation at the door
(No one turned away for lack of funds)
$5.00 dinner provided by Haritnas Restaurant (event is not at the restaurant)
Bring a coat or jacket for this intimate backyard concert

David Rovics is a radical folk singer/songwriter who sings songs of social significance covering various social justice topics. Check out his amazing catalog of original music at www.davidrovics.com and don’t miss his powerful, provocative live set here in San Diego.

“Listen to David Rovics…”- Pete Seeger

“…the peace poet and troubador for our time.”- Cindy Sheehan

“David Rovics is the musical version of Democracy Now!”-Amy Goodman


 PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH
Sunday, September 21st

Downtown San Diego

On September 21st people from around the nation will come together in an unprecedented citizen mobilization for the People’s Climate March in New York City. As world leaders meet at the United Nations climate change summit, hundreds of thousands of marchers will demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities. Other marches will take place around the world as we collectively call on our leaders toact on climate change.

A growing coalition of San Diego organizations and individuals are working together to ensure that our local leaders know that San Diegans are also watching, and we too demand climate action now. We are working to bring hundreds of San Diegans together for the People’s Climate March San Diego to support the marchers in New York and to call for immediate action on climate change here at home. We will call for solutions that work for people and the planet  –  a rapid transition from fossil fuels to renewables and energy efficiency, and a just and sustainable economy. We will press our elected leaders to implement a strong Climate Action Plan for San Diego; develop sustainable water policies; build affordable mass transit and facilitate healthy communities; and support green jobs and clean energy.

March

  • 12:30 Gather at City Hall / Civic Center  –  live music, signs, chants
  • 1:00 March welcome and kick off! Todd Gloria, President of the San Diego City Council, will talk about the importance of a strong Climate Action Plan for the City
  • 1:40 At America Plaza Monique Lopez, Policy Advocate, Environmental Health Coalition, will talk about transportation choices and policies including transit, biking, carpooling and more
  • 2:00 March arrives at the County Administration Park  –  more live music

Rally

  • 2:15 Rally begins! Speakers include: Richard Barrera, Secretary-Treasurer of the San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO and Board Member, San Diego Unified School District, City Council member David Alvarez and Kevin Beiser, President, San Diego Unified School District. Several fun activities that will get the whole audience moving are also part of the mix!
  • 3:30 Rally wraps up, more music

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350.org Website


 Protest the appearance of Supreme Court Justice Scalia
at the State Bar Convention in San Diego.  He is speaking at a luncheon on Thursday, September 11. The National Lawyers Guild and Women Occupy San Diego are planning a demonstration outside the Hyatt beginning at 11:30 a.m.  

Forum on The Supreme Court’s War on Women,
Minorities and Workers
at California Western School of Law on Thursday, September 4, beginning at 7 pm.  Speakers will talk about the horrible SCOTUS decisions on women (Hobby Lobby, etc.), civil rights (voting rights, affirmative action), workers rights and, of course, Citizens United. 

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THE NO DRONES CONVERGENCE/SUMMIT
ON SATURDAY (5/17/14), 9:30 A.M. TO 2 P.M
AT THE FIRST CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 3850 Westgate Place, SD 92015.

No Drones Days of Action

San Diego CA, May 15-17, 2014

We hope you will attend this summit and help us plan a rescheduling of the demonstration, as well as help plan future events.

We will be rescheduling the demonstrations.  Unfortunately we have been overcome by events and feel it would be ineffective and insensitive to hold the demos while our community’s attention is elsewhere.  

We hope for an end to the fires and send our sympathies to those who have lost their homes and our deep respect and appreciation to our firefighters and other emergency services.San Diego is the US capital of spying and killer drone production. No Drones Days of Action starts on Thursday afternoon with street action and evening Overpass Light Brigade messaging; More demonstrations on Friday; winding up on Saturday with a general assembly at the Church of the Brethren/Friends Center campus. THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY to help move this nation away from empire and toward a better future.

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National War Tax Resistance Gathering 
May 2 – 4, 2014 
at Peace Resource Center
3850 Westgate Place • San Diego, CA 92105

“Another World is Possible”– a popular slogan and sign during the most active days of Occupy — fits well with the dreams and actions of war tax resisters. As we refuse to cooperate with the war machine, we also redirect our money to the people, programs, and projects that help to build a better world. 

San Diego is home to the largest naval fleet in the world, many military contractors, and close to a highly militarized border — a perfect setting to learn about war tax resistance, strategize how to strengthen our efforts, and share skills and stories to strengthen our own resolve. 

The gathering is open to everyone with an interest in war tax resistance and will include many longtime war tax resisters from around the country. Everyone is encouraged to join this discussion of how to end war and create a better world.

Registration begins at 4 pm on Friday, May 2 at the Peace Resource Center, and all meals and events are at the Center. We ask a registration fee of $15 in advance if possible, but no one is turned away

Come for the whole weekend or one session.

Hosted by the Peace Resource Center & the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC)


Celebration of Compassion
Sat., May 3, 12-4:30pm
Cherokee Point Elementary School
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 COME VISIT THE PRC TABLE AT EARTHFAIR 2014

IN BALBOA PARK!
SUNDAY, APRIL 27TH, 2014

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Founded in 1957 by Sam Hinton, San Diego’s Premier Folklorist

Pete Seeger Tribute
at ADAMS AVE UNPLUGGED

Saturday, April 26th
5:30-7
Hosted by

The San Diego Folk Song Society
Location
Adams Ave Unplugged
Stage: Adams Park at 35st

It’s in the Park folks, so bring a chair, if you want

For more info: SDFSS.org

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About Pete Seeger

Peter “Pete” Seeger (May 3, 1919  –  January 27, 2014) was an American folk singer and activist. A fixture on nationwide radio, he also had a string of hit records. He became a prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmament, civil rights, Labor right, and environmental causes.

A prolific songwriter, his best-known song collaborations include “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?“, “If I Had a Hammer “and “Turn! Turn! Turn!“and many more.

 Join us on Saturday April 26th to celebrate his music and his spirit!

Singing along will be encouraged!


Film Night “Inequality for All”
FREE and Open to the Public!

In this timely and entertaining documentary, noted economic policy expert Robert Reich takes on the enormous question of what has been happening to our economy. He distills the story through the lens of widening income inequality — currently at historic highs — and explores what effects this increasing gap has not only on our economy but our democracy itself. (Film is 90min)

AFTER the film — Stay for the brief presentation and Q&A about the San Diego campaign to win earned sick days and increase the local minimum wage this year!

Wed. April 23rd from 6:30-9:00 pm
@ 3850 Westgate Pl, 92105

(inside round building with peace crane sculpture)

Co-hosted by The Center on Policy Initiatives 

Peace Resource Center of San Diego WWW.PRCSD.ORG


Film: “Al Helm (The Dream)
Martin Luther King in Palestine”

Free Film Screening 1:30 p.m., Sunday, March 23, 2014
Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library
5148 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 527-3405
www.tinyurl.com/mxlibrary

Facebook Event Page Link
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True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.”  –  Martin Luther King, Jr.

Film Introduction and Q & A led by Nasser Barghouti. President of the San Diego Chapter of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC).

Refreshments Provided


Tanja Winter died peacefully earlier this month,
in a dignified manner with family at her side.

We would love to have you join us in
celebrating a life dedicated to Peace and Justice.

Saturday, March 22, 2:00-5:00 PM
San Diego First Church of the Brethren
3850 Westgate Place
San Diego, CA 92105

RSVP mia-winter@cox.net or leave a message with Mia at 858-386-3678


 The Peace Resource Center’s
Art for Peace Project
Theme: Civil Rights

ARTS FOR PEACE Exhibit will be:
Sat. Jan 25th @ 3850 Westgate
1 pm – 4 pm
and at the George Mann Concert

ART AND MUSIC!
An Activist San Diego Sponsored event
George Mann in Concert
A Night of Music for Labor & Social Activism

A Tribute to Vets and to Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie

Saturday, January 25th, 7:00 PM
San Diego Friends Center/Church of the Brethren Hall
3850 Westgate Place, San Diego 92105

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THE ANNUAL PEACE ON EARTH
HOLIDAY BAZAAR
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th, 2013

Carolers, Circus Acts, Kid’s Crafts, a Performance by
TranscenDANCE, and MORE!

Support local peace, social justice and environmental groups by
buying alternative gifts this year!
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NO WAR ON SYRIA!

Peace in Syria.
Peace in the World.
Peace in our hearts

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Americans Say No to Another Middle East War
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan

The likelihood of peace in Syria remains distant, as the civil war there rages on. But the grim prospect of a U.S. strike has been forestalled, if only temporarily, preventing a catastrophic deepening of the crisis there. The American people stood up for peace, and for once, the politicians listened. Across the political spectrum, citizens in the United States weighed in against the planned military strike. Members of Congress, Democrat and Republican, were inundated with calls and emails demanding they vote “no” on any military authorization.

The media credits Russian President Vladimir Putin with extending a lifeline to President Barack Obama, allowing him a diplomatic way to delay his planned attack. But without the mass domestic public outcry against a military strike, Obama would not have needed, nor would he likely have heeded, an alternative to war.

At center stage was Secretary of State John Kerry, testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Sept. 4. Antiwar activists from Code Pink sat silently behind him, their hands held high, painted red, symbolizing blood. Kerry asserted: “Now I remember Iraq. … Secretary Hagel and I both voted in the United States Senate. Both of us are especially sensitive to never again ask any member of Congress to vote on faulty intelligence. And that is why our intelligence community took time, that’s why the president took time to make certain of the facts … in order to scrub and rescrub the evidence and present the facts to the American people.”

Days earlier, Kerry used the phrase “we know” close to 30 times in his Aug. 30 case for war against Syria. “So now that we know what we know, the question we must all be asking is what we will do,” Kerry said, reminiscent of similar pre-war ramblings of Donald Rumsfeld, who actually said: “There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.”

“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time,” Abraham Lincoln famously quipped, “but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” After 12 years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, thousands dead, tens of thousands maimed and trillions of dollars spent, the U.S. public won’t take the rehearsed oratory of an appointed official as sufficient grounds for war. Citizens of the United Kingdom weighed in, pushing their Parliament to vote against a military strike.

What are the facts? The regime of Bashar al-Assad stands accused of a heinous attack using chemical weapons, on August 21, in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta. A United Nations chemical-weapons inspection team arrived in Damascus, remarkably, three days before the attack. Its mission was to investigate allegations of chemical weapons use from last spring, in the towns of Khan al-Assal, Sheikh Maqsood and Saraqeb. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon redirected the team to investigate Ghouta, and, after protracted negotiations with the Assad government, the weapons inspectors were allowed to do their work.

In their 40-page report, the inspectors summarize “clear and convincing evidence that surface-to-surface rockets containing the nerve agent sarin were used.” They did not say who launched the missiles, but they did examine the remnants of several of the rockets used. The team, directed by Swedish chemical weapons expert Ake Sellstrom, performed swift and exacting work under difficult circumstances (they were fired on by a sniper on their way to Ghouta).

A war crime was committed in Ghouta. Kerry says “we know” it was Assad. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov countered, “We have serious grounds to believe that it was a provocation,” suggesting the Syrian rebels staged the attack in order to draw the U.S. military into their fight against the Assad regime.

As a result of this week’s developments, serious progress has been made. Syria has agreed to put its chemical weapons under international control. Iran, which strongly supports the Assad regime, has a new president, Hassan Rouhani, who will come to New York next week to address the United Nations General Assembly. He is expected to speak on the same day as President Obama. More importantly, Rouhani and Obama may actually speak to each other, the first meeting between U.S. and Iranian presidents since 1979.

The terrible, ongoing tragedy in Syria, and the U.S. public’s persistent opposition to a military strike, could possibly create an opening for a much broader peace in the Middle East.

(c) 2013 Amy Goodman


Killing Civilians to Protect Civilians in Syria
By Marjorie Cohn

Huffington Post
August 28th, 2013

The drums of war are beating again. The Obama administration will reportedly launch a military strike to punish Syria’s Assad government for its alleged use of chemical weapons.   A military attack would invariably kill civilians for the ostensible purpose of showing the Syrian government that killing civilians is wrong. “What we are talking about here is a potential response… to this specific violation of international norms,” declared White House press secretary Jay Carney But a military intervention by the United States in Syria to punish the government would violate international law.     Read More

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current situation in Syria and more articles about Syria


The 33rd Annual SOUPER SUPPER!
Sunday, November 24th, 2013
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4 IMPORTANT SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER
EVENTS RELATING TO THE

DECOMMISSIONING OF SAN ONOFRE

September and October will be busy months as we move into the setting the stage for the Decommissioning of the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant. There will be two public meetings sponsored by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (both in Carlsbad) and a Public Participation Hearing of the California Public Utilities Commission in Kearny Mesa. We have worked hard to get these bodies to come to San Diego County and we would like to have a great turnout so that these two agencies can hear our concerns!

The Coalition to Decommission San Onofre will also hold its own Community Symposium on the decommissioning of San Onofre and the ongoing problems and hazards of the nuclear waste stored there on October 21. We are bringing in two top experts who will talk to us about the issues and help guide us into making sure that the decommissioning process moves forward and that the nuclear waste hazard is addressed ASAP. This program will be in San Clemente.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

COMMUNITY SYMPOSIUM ON THE DECOMMISSIONING OF SAN ONOFRE AND THE ONGOING DANGERS OF NUCLEAR WASTE 

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Join with Afghan women’s rights and anti-occupation activist

Malalai Joya
A Woman Among Warlords:
Prospects for Afghan Women and Non-Intervention In Afghanistan

Wednesday, October 23, 2013  7:00 PM
Church of the Brethren
3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA 92105

For more information on this event, or to join the Facebook event page CLICK HERE

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Join the Peace Resource Center along with the Brethren, Quaker, and Mennonite Communities at The Amish Project on

Friday, October 11, 2013   7:30 PM
Mo`olelo at The 10th Avenue Theatre
930 10th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

The Amish Project

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The PRC’s Autumn Event Flyer!
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No War on Syria Demonstration!
Monday, September 9th
Senator Feinstein’s office!
12:00 Noon

750 B Street Suite 1030
San Diego, CA 92101

https://www.facebook.com/events/506647586079046/

Vigil to oppose strikes on Syria
Monday, September 9th
7:00 PM

7777 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037

http://www.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=139619&rc=fb&t=fb.3


 August 28th is the 50th Anniversary of
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech

What was it like then? How far have we come?
Where are we headed?

JOIN US at the Malcolm X library, Wed 8/28 from 6-8pm

Let’s honor and celebrate the Anniversary of the
March on Washington and the “I Have a Dream Speech”

Come join us as we reflect on this important day in World history, and discuss why the March on Washington took place and what circumstances led to this event. We will also discuss what we must all do as Americans, in light of recent events in our nation.

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Medea will be in San Diego!
Save the dates!

Medea Benjamin, renowned peace activist, author
and world-class troublemaker
will be in San Diego, August 15-16, 2013. 

The forum will be held at the Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego 92105. Admission is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted.

On Thursday August 15, from 4-6pm, join with Medea and the San Diego Veterans for Peace for the one year anniversary of anti-drone protests at General Atomics in Poway (General Atomics Way and Scripps Poway Parkway).

On Friday, August 16, at 7pm, Medea will be providing updates on her recent Yemen trip (including drones and Guantanamo), explaining the changes in US policy in recent months, talking about plans for the upcoming DC Drones Summit, and also describing recent developments at the UN regarding drones. 
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 SATURDAY, MAY 25TH, 11:00 AM, BALBOA PARK401303_577777768907414_52852332_n

MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO IN SAN DIEGO!
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Annual Work-A-Thon
For Social Peace & Justice
Saturday, May 18th 2013

 Support Affordable Student
Housing and Two Non-Profit
Organizations.

Click here for more information and a sign-up sheet


Jeremy Scahill
“Dirty Wars” Book Tour

Thursday, May 2, 2013 7:00 PM

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Hoover High School Auditorium
4474 El Cajon Blvd  San Diego, CA 92115

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In his new book, Dirty Wars, Jeremy Scahill, author of the New York Times best-seller Blackwater, takes us inside America’s new covert wars. The foot soldiers in these battles operate globally and inside the United States with orders from the White House to do whatever is necessary to hunt down, capture or kill individuals designated by the president as enemies.

Book will be released April 23, 2013
and will be available for sale at the program.

Info: nodrones@prcsd.org

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National Call
National Anti-Drone Days of Action
San Diego, California
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The Drone Diego Coordinating Committee invites organizations and individuals to come to San Diego on April 4-7, as we protest and bring attention to the dangers drones present to the people of the world. Join us for nonviolent actions, workshops, street theater and more, or organize your own activities.

Follow us on Twitter @sdcpj   #dronediego

There will be various LIVE VIDEO STREAMS throughout the event.
Try the Ustream links below to access whatever live streams are available

http://www.ustream.tv/occupysf 
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/parissocalcat 
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/PMbeers 
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/freethought-radio-live 
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/savagetruth 
http://www.ustream.tv/user/punkboyinsf

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CLICK HERE TO READ PRESS RELEASE
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 SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17 – STOP THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE. STOP CLIMATE CHANGE.

WHEN: Sunday, February 17, 2013 1-3 pm 

WHERE: Mission Bay Park at the Visitor’s Center, 2688 East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109 off Clairemont Drive.

Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Route

IT’S TIME TO PUT BOOTS ON THE GROUND! SanDiego350.org, Citizens Climate Lobby, Sierra Club San Diego, Environmental Health Coalition, and many other organizations are organizing a rally against climate change and the Keystone XL Pipeline designed to carry dirty tar sands oil from Canada to the U.S.  Dr. James Hansen says it’s “GAME OVER” for the climate if Keystone is approved.

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Join the Peace Resource Center and Drone Diego
for a Spaghetti Dinner
Friday, February 8, 2013, 6-8pm.
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prepared by Judy the Beauty on Duty at the Big Kitchen
3003 Grape St., San Diego 92102
Friday, February 8, 2013, 6-8pm.

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 January 15th, 2013, would have been
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s 84th birthday.

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Later this year, on August 28th, will be the 50th Anniversary of his 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech.

While many people think of “MLK Day” as a holiday, a day off from work, it is certainly more than that… Dr. King is the only non-president to have the honor of a federal holiday – a unique man to be remembered. He had powerful ideas to share. We often forget the depth and importance. Today, in looking back for his birthday, we shall look forward. 

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON LOCAL MLK EVENTS


 ANNUAL
PEACE ON EARTH
HOLIDAY BAZAAR

Saturday, December 8th
Mid-City Gym, 43rd & Landis

WWW.PeaceBazaar.net

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Fast, Pray, & Walk for a Nuclear Free Future and
Respect for Mother Earth, putting your Prayers into Action.
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11/30 Walk to San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station from Dana Point;
Fasting & prayer vigil starts Dec 1-7.
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Souper Supper 2012!
Sunday, November 18th
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 An evening of poetry against nuclear energy and for green energy, organized by Jim Moreno  jimpoet@hotmail.com
Thursday, November 1, 2012, Space Bar Internet Cafe, 7454 University Ave.,
La Mesa, CA 91942. 7:30 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. 

My Brother & Sister Activist Poets:

 Let’s do a night against nukes and for green. Do your best stuff. Write a poem expressing whistleblowing, expressing your wishes to stop nukes, especially San Onofre from being reactivated, your dream of green, your anger against the lies, your wish to confront the 1% loudly, be heard from your poetry heart.

Was there any mention of Fukushima at the hearings a few days ago. Substitute San Diego for our Japanese brothers and sisters. Does the NRC have a San Onofre evacuation plan that protects us or simply protects their own liability?Does the NRC have more lawyers than engineers?How many hours did they spend spinning cover-up and camouflage for the failures that happened at San Onofre? What are the current radiation levels at San Onofre? Why was a man from Texas sent as spokesman? This is what democracy looks like!

From Jim Moreno jimpoet@hotmail.com

Calling all Southern California poets to write a poem and attend or send a poem to jimpoet@hotmail.com

The best 50 poems will be accepted for the anthology No Nukes: Stop San Ononfre from Restarting

Info (619) 461-7100


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Upcoming Anti-Nuclear events in San Diego!
Nov. 1-8 poetry event, 3 new films
Fukushima blogger speaks!

Thursday, November 1, “No Nukes Night: Poets Against Nuclear Power: An evening of poetry against nuclear energy and for green energy,” 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Space Bar Internet Cafe, 7454 University Ave., La Mesa, CA 91942.  Bring your poems, come and hear poems!  Calling all Southern California poets to write a poem and attend or send a poem to jimpoet@hotmail.com.  The best 50 poems will be accepted for the anthology, “No Nukes: Poets Against Nuclear Power.”   Info (619)461-7100

Friday, November 2, 6;30-9 p.m.  “Film: Knocking on the Devil’s Door.”  Sierra Club Monthly Film Series, Sierra Club Chapter Office, 8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111. Free!  Representatives from the Peace Resource Center of San Diego and the Shut San Onofre Campaign will be present to answer questions. “Knocking on the Devil’s Door: Our Deadly Nuclear Legacy” triailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5Qq-0tZWpo

Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Come hear Japanese guest, Fukushima Blogger, Iori Mochizuki speak about Mutation, Plant situation, Global consequences at the Peace Resource Center, 3850 Westgate Place, SD, CA 92105.  Free!    Mochizuki, a resident of Yokohama (~165 miles from Fukushima), writes the Fukushima Diary blog to share on-the-ground information of what’s happening to the people of Japan since Fukushima. After March 11, 2011, he became frustrated with the lack of reliable information from official Japanese channels and began posting stories he discovered on Facebook sites. Harassed and threatened by Japanese officials, facing repeated online DDOS attacks and sickened by radiation (diarrhea, headache, coughing, nasal congestion, fatigue, pain behind his eyes), Mochizuki left Japan in December, 2011. Since then, he has traveled extensively and been hosted by his blog’s followers in France, Spain, Netherlands, Romania, Austria and Tunisia. He currently lives in US. Fukushima Diary continues to be read by approximately 10,000 people a day.  Read “Fukushima Diary:” http://fukushima-diary.com

Saturday, November 3, 6:30 p.m., “The Land of Hope,”  Asian Film Festival, 7510 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92108.  A new (2012) art, drama about a nuclear accident in Japan; sound familiar?  General Admission $11.50.  More info and buy tickets here:  http://festival.sdaff.org/2012/films/land-of-hope/

Wednesday, November 7, 4 p.m.:  “Nuclear Nation,” a free showing by the Asian Film Festival, UltraStar Mission Valley, 7510 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92108.   Don’t miss this new documentary about Fukushima and Japan.  The Peace Resource Center of San Diego is one of the co-presenters and we have reserved 10 tickets for the film; if you’d like to be part of our party, contact carolj@prcsd.org  Read about film here: http://festival.sdaff.org/2012/films/nuclear-nation/

Thursday, November 8, 7 p.m.:  “The Land of Hope,”  Asian Film Festival, 7510 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92108.  A new (2012) art, drama about a nuclear accident in Japan; sound familiar?  General Admission $11.50.  More info and buy tickets here:  http://festival.sdaff.org/2012/films/land-of-hope/


MEDEA BENJAMIN IN SAN DIEGO
Co-Founder of Code Pink and Global Exchange

Saturday, October 20th, 2012
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Peace Resource Center
3850 Westgate Place, San Diego 92105
Suggested donation, $5-$20, sliding scale

2012Oct-Medea

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Please join San Diego 350.org and the Peace Resource Center of San Diego for a showing of “Carbon Nation”

Peace Resource Center
3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA 92105
Doors open 6:30 p.m.; Film at 7 p.m.; discussion following

Refreshments • Free Event

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The film will be introduced by San Diego 350.org member, Janina Moretti

More info: info@prcsd.orgwww.prcsd.org http://sandiego350.org/
https://www.facebook.com/events/353861514701979/

“Carbon Nation” is a documentary movie about climate change SOLUTIONS. Even for those who still doubt the severity of the impact of climate change or just don’t buy it at all, this is a compelling and relevant film that illustrates how SOLUTIONS to climate change also address other social, economic and national security issues. It features a host of entertaining and endearing characters. It’s an optimistic, solutions-based, non-preachy, non-partisan, big tent film that shows tackling climate change boosts the economy, increases national & energy security and promotes health & a clean environment. 

“Carbon Nation” aims to give a majority of people an entertaining, informed and pragmatic primer about why it’s incredibly smart to be a part of the new, low-carbon economy: it’s good business. The movie’s optimism and pragmatism are appealing across the political spectrum. While other good films have been about problems, blame and guilt, Carbon Nation is a film that celebrates solutions, inspiration and action.


Film showing:  “Blue Gold: World Water Wars”

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3-5 p.m.
Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
1600 Buena Vista Drive, Vista 92081 

https://www.facebook.com/events/381778745224921/

This award winning 2008 documentary directed by Sam Bozzo is based on the book Blue Gold: The Fight To Stop The Corporate Theft of the World’s Water by Maude Barlow and Tony Clark. 

Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as this source of human survival enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants, private investors, and corrupt governments vie for control of our dwindling supply, prompting protests, lawsuits, and revolutions from citizens fighting  for the right to survive. Past civilizations have collapsed from poor water management. Can the human race survive? 

In every corner of the globe, we are polluting, diverting, pumping, and wasting our limited supply of fresh water at an expediential level as population and technology grows. The rampant overdevelopment of agriculture, housing and industry increase the demands for fresh water well beyond the finite supply, resulting in the desertification of the earth. 

The film follows numerous worldwide examples of people fighting for their basic right to water, from court cases to violent revolutions to U.N. conventions to revised constitutions to local protests at grade schools. As Maude Barlow proclaims, “This is our revolution, this is our war”. A line is crossed as water becomes a commodity. 

Sponsored by Progressive North County and the Peace Resource Center of San Diego

More info: caroljahnkow@gmail.com or dickeiden@sbcglobal.net

Free; donations gratefully accepted.
Refreshments
Discussion following film.

Film website:
http://www.bluegold-worldwaterwars.com/


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 All out for Nuclear Regulator Commission Public Meeting on San Onofre! 

OCTOBER 9TH, 2012

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has scheduled a Public Meeting for Tuesday, October 9, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the St. Regis Monarch Bay Hotel in Dana Point (1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point 92629).

PRESS CONFERENCE AT 5:00 PM

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We need another HUGE turnout for this meeting. Plan to arrive EARLY to get best seats in what we expect to be another overflow crowd. 

NOTE: On-site parking will be $5 Self-Park and $10 Valet. Carpooling is encouraged,  We are using a Facebook Event Page to connect with fellow carpoolers from your location (https://www.facebook.com/events/332048410225364/.

SEE END OF THIS DESCRIPTION for PUBLIC TRANSIT OPTION. 

This will be the first time that local concerned citizens, the NRC and Southern California Edison will take part together in a roundable discussion about San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) issues. They will also be joined at the discussion table by representatives from the California Energy Commission, the Coastal Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission.

This historic meeting will have two parts. The first part will be a roundtable discussion about SONGS steam generator problems. Part two will be a general discussion about procedures of the NRC and their effectiveness. The NRC has promised community organizers that questions from the public will be taken throughout the meeting. 

“Generators 2 and 3 have been shut down since late January for safety issues. We welcome this opportunity to sit down with the NRC, Southern Calfiornia Edison and other interested parties,” said Gene Stone, a resident of San Clemente and head of Residents Organized for a Safe Environment. “Restarting San Onofre would pose a grave and dangerous threat to the eight-and-a-half million citizens who live nearby and their voices need to be heard loudly and clearly. We call on all interested citizens to come to this meeting and express their concerns about San Onofre.”

For more info contact: Gene Stone of ROSE – 949-233-7724
Carol Jahnkow of the Peace Resource Center of S.D. – 760-390-0775 caroljahnkow@gmail.com
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PUBLIC TRANSIT via San Juan Capistrano AMTRAK Station (see http://www.amtrak.com/dealsfor discounts) NOTE: There is no bus service between the St. Regis Monarch Bay Hotel and the SJC Amtrak Station at night. So we would have to arrange for rides for anyone returning via Amtrak on Tuesday night. >>>>PLEASE POST on this FB Event Page if this option is one you would use <<<<

Surfliner Train from points South arrives at 4:19p (leaves San Diego Old Town at 2:46p); Lvs SJC at 11:21p, arr SDOT at 12:42a. $21 ea. way, check schedule for other stations.

Surfliner Train from points North arrives at 4:11p (leaves L.A. Union Station at 3p); BUS Lvs SJC at 11:50p, arr LAUS at 1:30a. $20 ea. way, check schedule for other stations.

From the San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station: Your trip will take approximately 39 min. You have 1 transfer(s). (NOTE: these directions are from OCTA Trip Planner for Monarch Beach Golf Links, adjacent to St. Regis Monarch Bay Hotel.) 

Walk to CAMINO CAPISTRANO-ORTEGA in SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, stop #7055

At 4:57 PM, take Route 091 South. Exit bus at PACIFIC COAST-DANA POINT HARBOR in DANA POINT, stop #1518 at 5:10 PM. Wait 11 minute(s).

At 5:21 PM, take Route 187 North. Exit bus at NIGUEL-STONEHILL in DANA POINT, stop #1571 at 5:33 PM. Walk to St. Regis Monarch Bay Hotel 


 PRC MOVIE NIGHT!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH

6:30 TO 9:30 PM
Doors open 6:30 p.m. Film at 7:00 p.m. Free!

Peace Resource Center of San Diego

3850 Westgate PlaceSan Diego, California 92105

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“How to Start a Revolution” is the remarkable untold story of Nobel Peace prize nominee Gene Sharp, the world’s leading expert on nonviolent revolution. This award-winning feature documentary, from the first-time director Ruaridh Arrow, reveals how Sharp’s work has given a new generation of pro-democracy leaders the nonviolent weapons they need to overthrow dictators. It shows how his book “From Dictatorship to Democracy” has inspired uprisings from Serbia to Iran and from Egypt to Syria and how his work has spread across the globe in an unstoppable wave of profound democratic change.

The film explores how one man’s thinking has contributed to the liberation of millions of oppressed people living under some of the most brutal dictatorships in the world and how his work threatens tyrants and their regimes through civil disobedience and nonviolent direct action.

“How to Start a Revolution” is the story of the power of people to change their world, the modern revolution, and the man behind it all.

NORTH COUNTY MOVIE SHOWING:
Saturday, Sept. 22nd, 3-5 p.m

Palomar UU Fellowship
1600 Buena Vista
Vista92081

This showing is co-sponsored with
Progressive North County (PNC)

Film trailer https://vimeo.com/ondemand/4878

198 Methods of Nonviolent Action
http://www.aeinstein.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/198-Methods.pdf

“From Dictatorship to Democracy: A Conceptual Framework for Liberation” (the book/92 pages) http://www.aeinstein.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/FDTD.pdf

More about Gene Sharp and his work

http://www.aeinstein.org/

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Standing Together in Peace: 

Peace Fair & Interfaith Vigil
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Cherokee Point Elementary School and Park
3735 38th Street, San Diego, CA 9210

Unidos Juntos en Paz:

Feria de Paz y Vigilia de Fe
Jueves 20 de Septiembre del 2012
Escuela Primaria Cherokee Point y Parque
3735 38th Street, San Diego, CA 9210


August is Nuclear Free Future Month!

August 6th and 9th, 2012 mark the 67th anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The continuing tragedy of Fukushima brings home even more clearly why nuclear weapons and nuclear power must be stopped. We are all victims of the nuclear age!

Please join The Peace Resource Center of San Diego for the following programs and activities! More info carolj@prcsd.org

Special visiting presenter: Daniel Hirsch
“The Risks of Restarting the Damaged San Onofre Nuclear Plant”

The crippled San Onofre nuclear reactors pose an unacceptable and unnecessary risk to our environment and our communities. It leaves Southern California Edison ratepayers footing a 670.8 million dollar bill for critically-flawed steam generator equipment. Learn more about the situation and what we can do!

Sat. Aug. 25th — TWO locations!

10 am – 12 noon @ Oceanside Community Room
330 North Pacific Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
(between the Oceanside Library and Oceanside City Hall)
https://www.facebook.com/events/339547509463079/ 

3 pm – 5 pm @ Peace Resource Center
3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA 92105
https://www.facebook.com/events/302276143203054/

Daniel Hirsch is a Lecturer on Nuclear Policy and former Director of the Stevenson Program on Nuclear Policy at UC Santa Cruz and President of the Committee to Bridge the Gap, a 42-year-old organization concerned about nuclear safety, proliferation, and waste.

Sponsored by the Peace Resource Center of San Diego
Hirsch’s organization: Committee to Bridge the Gap: 

http://committeetobridgethegap.org/

Daniel Hirsch Speaks at Shut San Onofre rally 

http://www.youtube.com/watchv=aJI9WHISVKU&feature=player_embedded


 Brown Bag Books: “Nuclear issues”
Tuesday, Aug 14th

11:30-12:30pm Peace Resource Center
3860 Westgate Place, SD 92105

Every Second Tuesday, bring your sack lunch and

enjoy unique conversation amidst the PRC library.

And YOU choose your own reading material. If you

prefer a different topic or format, please still share!


PRC EVENTS
Download the pdf to view and share!


 Japan Nuclear Plant Contaminated Fish Found Off California Coast 


 

Click for an article about Roy Zimmerman in the Troubadour


A film screening of

“Knocking on the Devil’s Door:
Our Deadly Nuclear Legacy”

Saturday, August 4th

3:00-5:00 pm Palomar UU Fellowship
1600 Buena Vista Dr, Vista 92081 

Monday, August 6th

6:30 – 9:00 pm  Peace Resource Center
3850 Westgate Pl, San Diego 92105

The nuclear reactor catastrophes at Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, 

and now at Fukushima, Japan, remind us that a heinous specter 

continues to hover over the health and security of millions of 

people around the world… This film, by award-winning director 

Gary Null, deconstructs the corporate and political rhetoric 

feeding the media misinformation campaigns to seduce us into 

believing that low level radiation emitted from nuclear plants is 

perfectly safe and that our future depends on nuclear energy.

The film makes the connections between nuclear weapons and

nuclear power, issues that concern us all.


As the SD Alliance for Marriage Equality (SAME) says:  

It’s PRIDE month, and San Diego queers (and everyone) need a reminder…

“Join the Struggle, Not the wars!”

Join the Peace Resource Center (PRC) for excellent
Pride Week
collaborative events.

Come out to support the continuing struggles for equality, respect, and diversity!
Details are also listed on our calendar at www.prcsd.org

Events at a Glance

Tuesday 7/17, 6:30pm: Outrage 69 film screening @ PRC
Friday 7/20, 8am: Breakfast Forum @ UFCW Hall
Saturday 7/21, 10am: Pride Parade — PRC & SDCPJ will march with SAME

Saturday 7/21, 3pm: Rebel Queer Peace Pride Social @ CFAC


FUKUSHIMA UPDATE…
SPECIAL VISITOR FROM 
FUKUSHIMA!
SATURDAY, JULY 7TH

AT THE SAN DIEGO PEACE CAMPUS (Friend’s Center)

Please join us for a program with Ms. Chieko Shiina, experienced activist and dedicated organic farmer in Kawamata village of Fukushima before March 11th, 2001. 

More info: caroljahnkow@gmail.com


PRC MOVIE NIGHT
“THE INTERRUPTERS”

WED. JUNE 20TH @6-9pm
Doors 5:45 pm, Film at 6:15 

3850 Westgate Pl, 92105
• FREE TO THE PUBLIC •

Share the Facebook event!
Click to download Flyer pdf


 The PRC is proud to
co-sponsor

OCCUPY OUR ARTS!
SATURDAY  JUNE 9th, 2012
Civic Center Plaza, 3rd & B St


The Peace Resource Center (PRC)
and Sierra Club Borderlands Campaign

invite you to

Screening of “WILD VS WALL” & other shorts
with Guest Speakers

Thursday, May 31st, 6:30-9:00 pm
@ Peace Resource Center (inside Friends Center bldg)
3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA 92105

FREE and Open to the public!
with Light Refreshments

Share with FB friends! 
http://www.facebook.com/events/392489880795599

6:30 pm Doors open, introductions & snacks
7:00 pm Film showings

8:00 pm Discussion

GUESTS: Sierra Club Borderlands Team and Jim Peugh, Conservation Chair of San Diego Audubon Society, who can attest first hand to the damage that local tactical infrastructure has done to wildlife.

Join us in exploring the interconnection of social and environmental issues and controversies surrounding the recently constructed U.S./Mexico border wall. 

Although the damage has already been done along our southern border, Congress is set to vote on HR 1505  (https://secure.sierraclub.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=6457) in the next few weeks.  If passed, this legislation would waive over 30 federal protection laws on all public and Tribal lands within 100 miles of the Canadian and Mexican borders. Customs and Border Protection would have the authority to build roads in wilderness areas, a fence through Glacier NP, or a sub-station in Joshua Tree.

ABOUT THE FILMS:

Wild vs. Wall (20 min)
Sierra Club’s film produced by Tucson filmmaker Steev Hise, is an overview of the environmental effects of current border policies, including insightful interviews and impressive footage demonstrating the long-term ecological effects of border infrastructure.

The Fence (30 min)
Award-winning filmmaker Rory Kennedy’s HBO documentary features candid interviews with Border Patrol agents, ranchers, environmentalists and voices from both sides of the border security debate.  Kennedy uses humor to highlight contradictions and politically-driven misinformation, as well as the ineffectiveness and costliness of the controversial border barrier.

Fencing the Border and its Birds (7 min)
Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s gives an inside perspective on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s concerns about the wall’s possible effects on wildlife and protected refuges in south Texas.


SHUT DOWN SAN ONOFRE
PERMANENTLY!

Rally at Sempra Energy offices
Wednesday May 23rd
4 PM to 6 PM
101 Ash St
Downtown San Diego



 RALLY
APRIL 29TH, 2012
SHUT DOWN
SAN ONOFRE

Click Here for More Information


 Special Guest Speaker!
April 2nd & 3rd
Bruce Gagnon
Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space

“The Deadly Connection:
Endless War and Economic Crisis”
 

A look at the impact of expanding militarism on economic crisis here at home; expanding U.S. militarism in Asia-Pacific region; current U.S. space technology strategy; the need to promote the conversion of the military industrial complex to sustainable production if we hope to have the slightest impact on climate change; and an additional pressing issue for this year–the 2012 national elections and what we can do about the corporate domination of Congress.

TWO LOCATIONS!

Monday, April 2, 2012
7-9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
First Church of the Brethren
3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA 92105

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

7-9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Oceanside Public Library Community Room
330 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054

Open to the public
Free admission and light refreshments

Sponsored by the Peace Resource Center of San Diego

619-263-9301  info@prcsd.org   www.prcsd.org


 Sunday, March 25th
Stand Up for
Trayvon Martin

2:00 pm Highland & Landis Park

3795 Fairmount Ave. San Diego 92105

(between the library and rec center in City Heights)

We must demand an end
to the outrageous killings of innocent and unarmed youth in our nation.

George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old, inside a gated Florida community on Feb. 26, 2012. He has not yet been charged in the shooting. Our community will come togetherin support for Trayvon Martin’s parents, who are calling for Zimmerman’s arrest and prosecution.

We demand justice for
Trayvon Martin! 


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21st
PRC MOVIE NIGHT!

CO-SPONSORED WITH KPBS
“NOT IN OUR TOWN”


FUKUSHIMA
ONE YEAR LATER

San Onofre Protest And Rally

PROTEST SAN ONOFRE — Protest Continued Risky and Costly Operation of San Onofre Nuclear Waste Plant

SUNDAY
MARCH 11, 2012

The One Year Anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi Disaster Anniversary

Disaster at Fukushima to be Remembered: March 11 Anniversary
Rally / Protest at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS)

Faulty SONGS Reactors “Falling Apart,” Subject to Earthquake and Tsunami Risks, and should be Decommissioned

EVENT DETAILS:

Date/Time: March 11, 2012. Gather at 12 noon. March starts at 12:30. Rally 1pm to 3pm. 

Location: Rally: 1:00 p.m. near South Gate of the SONGS facility

Directions: I-5 to Basilone Rd exit, ~ 2 miles south.

March: 12:30 p.m. starting at gate of San Onofre State Beach (~1/2 mile)

Parking: The closest parking is at San Onofre State State Beach.  You will want to get off at the I-5 at Basilone Road in San Clemente and go South past the power plant to the end of the road where the park starts.

Parking is $15 per car; larger vehicles are more.  See link for info.

The $15 parking fee is for a day use pass. So, think about coming early, taking a walk on the beach, bringing a picnic; or staying after the rally for a beach walk to get your money’s worth.

http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=647

Buses:  Seats on buses from Balboa Park (Park Ave at Presidents Way) or from Oceanside Transit Center are $10 each ($11.54 for tickets purchased with credit cards online.)

Reserve at http://sanonofreprotest.eventbrite.com or call 619-241-1117 for questions.

Speakers: Keynote speakers are being confirmed. Speakers from Fukushima may be on hand.

Details: See http://citizensoversight.org, click “M11 San Onofre Protest”

Wednesday, March 7, is the deadline for receiving checks for the No Nukes Express bus to the 3/11 Fukushima Remembered/Protest San Onofre Rally.

$10 round trip. Park free and board at Balboa Park (Park and President’s Way)
or Oceanside Transit Station.

Send your name, e-mail, phone #,
check and number of tickets.
Make checks payable to the Peace Resource Center 1010 University Ave., Suite 113 #612
San Diego, Ca 92103-3395


Info? Marcia Patt, 
marciapatt@cox.net

or 619-501-1031

February 20, 2012 (SAN ONOFRE)  –  Activists from San Diego to Eureka will converge at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS,) just south of San Clemente, on the first anniversary of the devastating Fukushima disaster, March 11, 2012. The peaceful protest will include a march from the San Onofre State Beach to a point just south of the SONGS facility. 

The objective of the event is two-pronged, both to commemorate the ongoing disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Power plant that started one year ago — with three reactors still in full “level 7” meltdown — and to push for closure of the dangerous San Onofre plant. No attempt will be made to encroach on the secure boundaries of the facility.

“The similarity between Fukushima and San Onofre is stunning,” said Raymond Lutz, former congressional candidate, engineer and National Coordinator of Citizens’ Oversight Projects. “The two plants are not identical, but San Onofre — originally built to withstand only a magnitude 6.0 earthquake — was retrofitted to withstand only a 7.0 earthquake. The seawall at San Onofre is only 14 feet tall from high tide (30 feet from low-low tide). But the real danger is stark: the Japanese earthquake was a magnitude 9.0 and tsunamis peaked at 133 feet. It is only a matter of time before San Onofre is also in a full meltdown, just like Fukushima, and will devastate this area, force evacuation of millions of people, and lead to many untimely deaths. We can’t let that happen.”

Despite the earthquake, tsunami, and terrorist risks, the undoing of the San Onofre plant may be due to internal problems. After spending $640 million to replace the steam generators just 18 months ago, operators thought the plant would run for another 10 to 20 years. Instead, hundreds of heat transfer tubes are exhibiting untimely thinning, baffling experts. The public only found out about the thinning tubes after the unexpected radioactive steam release last month forced management to explain why the entire plant was shut down.

“At some point, the San Onofre plant must be decommissioned. We believe that time is now,” said Gene Stone, of Residents Organized for a Safe Environment in San Clemente. “While the plant is shut down for maintenance, we believe this is the right time to start the decommissioning process for the safety of the workers at the plant and the community at large. We must do the right thing now and not put the California economy at risk. Let’s not spend one dime more on any more retrofits.”

Problems at the plant are not all technical in nature. Workers know they will lose their job if they blow the whistle to the public about any safety concerns. This culture of fear at the plant does not improve safety, and to top it off, there is no labor contract with nuclear engineers who have the responsibility to operate the plant safely. 

“Despite all the threats, we are happy to see that workers did the right thing and shut down the plant after the steam release,” said Carol Jahnkow, an activist from Encinitas. “We’re not here to hurt the workers. We’re on their side.”

Supporters of plant shutdown say power companies like Edison and Sempra Energy should actually guarantee workers jobs just to make sure workers won’t continue operating a plant like San Onofre that should be shut down for safety reasons. 

Although management says workers will be left jobless if the plant is decommissioned, just the opposite is more likely the case. Many people will continue to be employed for decades during decommissioning, and studies show that the renewable energy sector provides five times more jobs than traditional fossil fuel or nuclear energy plants. 

Many people support nuclear energy as a viable carbon-free alternative to fossil fuels. “We hear all the time that nuclear plants are ‘carbon neutral’, but just the opposite is the case when you consider the entire fuel cycle, which also has severe impacts to the environment during mining, purification and disposal,” Lutz said. “Disposal is perhaps the most problematic with no clear solution at hand and spent nuclear fuel piling up at nuclear plants across the country. The fact that we continue to operate these plants with the knowledge that they can devastate the area, kill many thousands of people, contaminate the soil, ocean and air is quite remarkable.”

Each nuclear plant has to be paired with a large fossil-fuel plant to provide power when the plants are shut down for frequent maintenance. The net result is a solution that is far from carbon-free.

Event promoters say that we should follow the example of Germany and work to decommission all nuclear energy plants nationwide and move immediately to renewable energy sources. 

In remembrance of the Fukushima disaster, a number of speakers from the Fukushima area have been invited to speak about their experience.

A related event will occur on Saturday, March 10, 2012, 6:00pm until 9:00pm at the San Clemente Community Center, including the screening of the film “Fukushima Never Again” and a candlelight procession on Avenida Del Mar to honor the natural and man-made disaster at Fukushima. See http://www.facebook.com/events/381660571861509/ for details.

Residents in San Clemente are concerned about the lack of radiation monitoring of SONGS, something that should be mandated by the NRC but is not.

On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake occurred 43 miles off the shore of Japan at a depth of 20 miles, resulting in tsunami waves up to 133ft in height and resulting in level 7 meltdowns in three of the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which are still ongoing. Significant radioactive releases occurred, devastating the agriculture and fishing in the area, and exposing the population to radiation. One of the primary objectives of the event is to fully describe the status of this event and to reveal the inherent dangers of any nuclear reactor, particularly one subject to both earthquake and tsunami risks, like SONGS.

According to http://www.valleypost.org/node/164, on June 22, 1980, about 15,000 people attended a protest near the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

Endorsers to date:

Peace Resource Center of San Diego

Citizens’ Oversight Project

SOS (San Onofre Safety)

San Clemente Green

Talk Nukes

San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice

Ocean Outfall

Occupy Encinitas

Green Party of Orange County

San Diego Puppet Insurgency

APRL Animal Protection and Rescue League

Activist San Diego

North County Forum

San Diego Artivistas

San Diego Committee Opposed to Militarism and the Draft (COMD)

San Diego Veterans for Peace

Occupy San Diego

Kevin Keenan

Jeoffry B. Gordon, MD, MPH

Dick Eiden for Congress 2012

Jerry Tetalman, Democratic candidate for Congress in the CA 49th


PRC FILM NIGHT: “VEGUCATED”
Wed. Feb 22nd, 6:30-9:00 pm
@ Peace Resource Center, 3850 Westgate Pl, 92105

6:30pm Doors open, introductions and popcorn

7:00pm Film starts, followed by discussion

Co-hosted by: PRC & Animal Protection & Rescue League (APRL)

About the film:  VEGUCATED is a feature-length documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. Part sociological experiment, part science class, and part adventure story, Vegucated showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who share one journey and ultimately discover their own paths in creating a kinder, cleaner, greener world, one bite at a time.

Film website: www.getvegucated.com


 ~ February 15th ~

Bring Banjo’s, Mando’s, Guitarritas or your Gorgeous Voice!

Music/Street Performers Wanted

to play outside of The Big Kitchen for…

Peace, Love & SPAGHETTI DINNER!

The PRC invites YOU, all friends, families, and Everyone!

Skip that commercial holiday. Celebrate the Love of Peace ♥

Enjoy this fun(d)raiser with tasty dinner, music, & good company!

Wed. Feb. 15th, from 6 – 8 PM

@ The Big Kitchen, 3003 Grape St, 92102

Suggested Donation* $10 to ?? Sliding scale; Children $5 Dinner includes meat or veggie sauce, garlic bread, salad, tea, coffee, lemonade & decadent brownie.* PLEASE buy tickets in advance so we can accurately prepare. RSVP (by Tues 3pm if possible) to: info@prcsd.org or 619-263-9301

& Share the FB event! https://www.facebook.com/events/223445677748233/


 FILM NIGHT: “HIDDEN BATTLES”
with Guest Panel for Discussion
Co-hosted by PRC & Veterans For Peace

Tuesday, January 31st, 6:30-9:00 pm
@ 3850 Westgate Place, 92105

Free and Open to the public!
Help spread the word on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/events/311320728893265/

6:30pm Doors open, introductions and popcorn
7:00pm Film starts, followed by Panel

This film is about people, not politics, and is meant to let us form our own reactions. The experts are the soldiers themselves. Thus, following the movie, we will have a Veteran panel for Q&A and discussion regarding the film or their own experiences.  

PANEL
– Jim Brown, marine officers, combat Vietnam vet and Purple Heart winner, 
– Gerald Bunch, Naval Academy grad and retired navy commander, Vietnam combat vet, 
– Jack Doxey, Korean war combat vet, 
– And possible an Iraq war vet  

Film website: www.hiddenbattles.com 


ANNUAL PEACE ON EARTH HOLIDAY BAZAAR!

Saturday Dec. 10 @ 10am – 2pm

NEW Location!
Mid-City Gym, 43rd Street & Landis, San Diego 92105

Support local peace, social justice and environmental organizations and avoid the commercialization of the holidays by purchasing alternative gifts at the Annual Peace on Earth Holiday Bazaar.

Gift items will include t-shirts, holiday cards, calendars, buttons, peace jewelry, books, imported goods, free trade coffee and tea, ornaments, soap products, lotions and more! Come hungry! Come thirsty! Middle Eastern food, baked goods, coffee, cold sodas and hot spiced cider are goodies available for purchase.

For more information, visit: PEACEBAZAAR.NET


Black Friday or… Buy Nothing Day? 
And then what?

Join us for BUY NOTHING DAY!

@ Peace Resource Center of San Diego
3850 Westgate Place, 92105 (Inside Friends Center)

Choose: 10am-noon or 1-3pm
At noon, let’s share Thanksgiving leftovers!

Watch “The Story of Stuff” and other short films and intriguing trailers. Learn about consumerism, manufacturing, and advertising. Transform your holiday season and more.

(Read more at our BND page)


The PRC’s 31st Annual Meeting and Souper Supper
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 @ 5:30-8:30 pm

Enjoy a variety of tasty soups (vegetarian and vegan) and breads prepared by our Peace Cooks, plus a dessert of delicious brownies from the Big Kitchen.


Schedule:
Doors open 5:30 pm;
Dinner 6-7 pm; Program 7-8:30 pm

Suggested Donation: $20 to ??? Sliding scale; $5 children under twelve

Location: First Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego 92105

For reservations and questions, please download the PDF or contact us.

PANEL OF SPEAKERS: “Peace, Justice & Sustainability”

Carol Jahnkow – Peace in Today’s World
Mariah Gayler – Food Justice & Sustainability
Pedro Rios – Human Rights & Immigration
Gregg Robinson – Economics & Social Justice

“Music for The Workers” by The PROLES: Folks who carry on the long tradition of radical working class music with a repertoire of union anthems, Wobbly hymns, Dust Bowl ballads, and other music of struggle.


THUR. OCT 27th, 2011

Join the PRC & the American Friends Service Committee for

A Screening of Two Short Films
on US/Mexico Border issues

plus special guest speakers

Doors open 6:30 PM

Presentation at 7:00 PM 

Light Refreshments

@ PRC, inside Friends Center
3850 Westgate Pl, San Diego 92105

Download the flyer (pdf) to share!

“Life and Death at the Border” — A production of Current TV. Vanguard correspondent Christof Putzel and filmmaker John Carlos Frey travel to the U.S./Mexico border to investigate one of the most contentious issues in the US today: immigration.

“Leaving Home” — Produced and Directed by Andrew Whitworth-Smith Edited by Andy Rice. A short documentary that follows the work of Angeles Del Desierto as they help a family search for their lost loved one in the unrelenting heat of the Arizona desert.

Please support the Peraza family: This screening is being held in part to support the Peraza family who lost their mother in her attempt to return to San Diego. Marta Peraza, a single mother of four, was unjustly deported in May of 2009. She was desperate without her children, and attempted to return to San Diego by crossing through the Arizona desert. She disappeared shortly thereafter. Earlier this year, her young daughters discovered that her body has been at the Pima County Morgue in Tucson AZ. They are trying to retrieve the body, but need an estimated $8000 to have the remains returned to San Diego for a proper burial. At the screening, please consider donating to the family to assist them in bringing their mother’s remains to San Diego.


The PRC endorses the 1 in 10 Coalition which is making this call for ACTION:

Tues Oct 25th, 2011 @ 7pm

COMMUNITY PLANNERS COMMITTEE (CPC) MEETING

Metropolitan Operations Center II Auditorium

9192 Topaz Way Kearny Mesa

It’s a big day for urban agriculture in the City of San Diego. That’s when the Community Planners Committee (CPC) will discuss the proposed changes (bees, chickens, farm stands, etc.). This is the meeting at which objections to the ordinance will most likely be raised, and it’s important to have a big showing so it’s obvious that people really want this. We had 125+ people for the community garden ordinance earlier this year. We need to do that again!

Look out for more details once the agenda comes out. The meetings run from 7:00-9:00 PM, but we might be able to be more specific once we see the agenda. It’ll be at the Metropolitan Operations Center II Auditorium 9192 Topaz Way in Kearny Mesa (same place as when they heard the community garden issue).

If you are a facebook person, there is an event posted for sharing — https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=188754801199131


MON. OCT 24TH @ 7:00 PM

Juan Gonzalez of Democracy Now!
speaks about

News for All the People: The Epic Story
of Race and the American Media

@ Church of the Brethren
3850 Westgate Pl, San Diego 92105

Followed by BOOK SIGNING

Sponsored by Activist San Diego & SDCPJ

Juan Gonzalez of Democracy Now! and Joseph Torres of Free Press are proud to announce the launch of their new book, News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media. This book reveals how racial segregation in the media historically distorted news coverage. Juan and Joseph have unearthed numerous examples of publishers and broadcasters fomenting racial violence through their coverage. The book illuminates how Black, Latino, Asian and Native American journalists fought to create a vibrant alternative press, and then, beginning in the 1970s, forced open the doors of the major media companies.

Questions? Contact: info@Activist SanDiego.org or 619-528-8383