Our friends at Silicon Valley Debug have launched a campaign to DE-BUG SAN JOSE. The goal of the campaign – to make life better for the people in San Jose – is centered on the big issues: criminal justice reform, economic justice, housing, and immigrant rights.
According to an article published in April in the East Bay Express, the San Jose Police Department is using a software surveillance tool that monitors social media posts in real time. “Geofeedia software allows the police to search Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Picasa, Flickr and Weibo for key words in real-time, geographically locating people as they communicate with each other on the go, reading their posts, viewing their pictures and videos, and tracking who they interact with.”
The article revealed that San Jose bought a Geofeedia software license for $9,999 on September 25, 2015, just before the Super Bowl. They used it in the run-up to the Super Bowl and during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi to identify a “die-in” protest near the arena where Modi was speaking.Read more...
Our friend The Peace Dancer, Kahlilah Ramirez, has had a blog on the Silicon Valley Debug web site for almost one year. It's about time for us to share her inspiring articles, courtesy of our friends at Debug!
Coming in October: Kahlilah will be teaching classes at the Peace & Justice Center on Friday mornings!
On Tuesday, August 30, the California Assembly voted 69-1, with 10 abstentions, to pass AB 2844, the anti-free speech bill. Governor Brown can decide to sign or veto the bill at any time before the end of September. Without any action, the bill will automatically become law.
Click here to email Gov. Brown, and demand that he veto AB 2844.Read more...
A delegation of U.S. human rights observers and activists visited Honduras from June 27 to July 6. The delegation, organized by the Alliance for Global Justice and Honduras Solidarity Network, included participants from CODEPINK, the Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas, the Marquette University Center for Peacemaking, the San Jose Peace and Justice Center, SEIU Local 521, and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.
From June 27 to July 6 2016, the delegation traveled to various regions of the country to meet with farmworkers, indigenous and labor organizations, including a visit to La Esperanza to meet with COPINH (the Council of Indigenous and Popular Organizations of Honduras) and the family of Berta Cáceres. Delegates joined family members at a vigil marking the fourth month since Berta's murder.
We have two offices on the second floor of the Collins House that are available to be rented by non-profits. Call our office - 408-297-2299 for more information.
Centrally located a half block from SJSU and one block from City Hall, Collins House is accessible by numerous bus routes.
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.
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