Thursday, June 30th at 7pm
Direct action is everywhere. In May, thousands took action to Break Free from Fossil Fuels in one of the largest global coordinated climate actions in history. Almost a year ago in San Francisco, thousands flooded Wall Street West in a mass civil disobedience against the economic system driving the climate crisis. In the Northwest, kayaktivists have flooded into the waterways of Seattle and Portland to stop Shell's Arctic drilling. In Paris at the UN climate talks, thousands told the world's leaders that they must act on climate and keep fossil fuels in the ground.Read more...
Friday June 17, 2016
...Solidarity with the families of the victims of the Orlando massacre at the Friday Peace Vigil. Say no to hate. Ban assault weapons and stop renewed militarization of police. Muslims, LGBTQ people, workers, immigrants, and citizens join hands against violence and for building community.
We celebrated the power of civil disobedience on Wednesday May 25 2016 at the South Bay Yacht Club, 1491 Hope St., Alviso CA 95002
We commemorated the 50th anniversary of the anti-Vietnam War action by four South Bay women--Aileen Hutchinson, Beverly Farquharson, Lisa Kalvelage and Joyce McLean--who blocked a forklift loading napalm bombs at the port of Alviso.Read more...
Members of the Peace & Justice Center pose with signs urgning President Obama to fulfill his promise to close Guatanamo Prison before he leaves office.
Our photo is included among hundreds of others, with photos of students from San Jose State, and people from many countries on the Close Guantanamo web site.
May 1, 2016 marked the tenth anniversary of the great immigration rights marches of 2006 when over 250,000 people marched in San José for comprehensive immigration reform and against the Sensenbrenner Bill that would have criminalized undocumented immigrants in the U.S. They also marched to celebrate the 130th anniversary of International Workers' Day when 80,000 mostly-immigrant workers went on general strike in Chicago for the 8-hour working day.Read more...
"The Summit was so popular that a hundred people had to sit in an overflow section from where they could hear, but not see, the panel of speakers".
by Sharat G . Lin
The first-ever summit conference on Saudi Arabia and its role in world affairs was hosted by Codepink at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law in Washington, DC on March 5-6, 2016. Speakers included Chris Hedges, VIjay Prashad, Phyllis Bennis, Medea Benjamin, Ali Al-Ahmed, Jamal Abdi, Sharat G. Lin, Matar Matar, and Mohammed Al-Nimr, the son of the Saudi Shi'a cleric, Sheikh Nimr Al-Nimr, who was executed by the Saudi government for support for nonviolent protests in 2011 and calls for reform.Read more...
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