Join the protest march & rally in San Jose: Tuesday, Jan. 25, 4 - 6pm at King Library, 4th & San Fernando
In December 2010, under the direction of U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, the FBI delivered 9 new subpoenas in Chicago to anti-war and Palestine solidarity activists - bringing the total number of subpoenaed activists to 23. Patrick Fitzgerald's office is ordering the 9 to appear at a Grand Jury in Chicago on January 25.
In response, protests will be held across the country and around the world to show our solidarity. Hundreds of organizations and thousands of people will be protesting at Federal Buildings, FBI offices, and other appropriate places, showing solidarity with the 9 newly subpoenaed activists and with all the activists whose homes were raided by the FBI.Read more...
"The rich are getting richer, all three branches of government are moving to the right, and all economic indicators are pointing downward. We're all concerned about the direction our country is moving. But allow us to offer a ray of hope - several goals that we have been able, with your help, to reach in the past year.
Dear supporter of the San Jose Peace and Justice Center,
To accomplish our goals, we need a guaranteed source of funding from our supporters. Our minimum monthly expenses are in the range of $2500.
Your tax-deductible donations are critical to our ongoing work for peace and social justice. Note that the Donate button takes you to the page for the Collins Foundation, our fiscal sponsor. This ensures that your donation is tax-deductible.
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by Charlotte Casey
Brazil's former president Luis Inacio "Lula" da Silva is currently being held as a political prisoner in the headquarters of the Federal Police in Curitiba, Brazil.
Just a few days after the Free Lula vigil in Curitiba, Brazil marked its one month anniversary, I visited the site to deliver a solidarity donation from U.S. Friends of the Landless Workers Movement (MST) and take part in the daily act of sending Good Day greetings to ex-president and current presidential candidate of the Workers Party,
The house of representatives are planning to vote on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA Education and Reform Act (H.R. 620) will be voted on next week. It is vital that we all take a stance and stop this horrible bill from passing. This topic deserves more attention in America. We all own this collectively, so we all have a part in “How do we make this better?”Read more...
President Trump has pulled one of his most reckless moves yet. His declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and his plan to move the US embassy violates international law. It immediately resulted in an outbreak of violence.
Where are the voices of US officials? Only Senators Feinstein and Sanders and Representatives Pocan, Grijalva and Lee have spoken out against Trump’s actions. Rather than condemning it, Democratic leader Chuck Schumer took credit for the decision. This is unacceptable! Congress must join the international outcry by condemning Trump’s actions and telling him to halt plans to move the embassy.
Since Trump’s announcement, protests have been ongoing in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza. Israel has been responding with tear gas, rubber bullets, live ammunition and drone attacks. Congress must act now to try to stem the violence.
Net Neutrality keeps the internet free and open — enabling anyone to share and access information of their choosing without interference from companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon. But the Trump administration wants to shut down the open internet.
The Federal Communications Commission passed historic rules protecting Net Neutrality in 2015, but Trump’s FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, wants to destroy them. Despite Net Neutrality’s popularity across the political spectrum, Pai is conspiring right now with industry lobbyists to take away these crucial protections.
The U.S. is risking a catastrophic military clash with Russia in Syria.
The world's two big nuclear-armed governments are risking direct warfare. The U.S. shot down a Syrian government jet, after which Russia threatened to shoot down U.S. planes over Syria. Then Australia suspended its air missions over Syria, and Russian and U.S. planes reportedly came within 5 feet of each other over the Baltic.
This is happening while the U.S. military has been given greater authority by President Trump to proceed as it sees fit.
Veterans For Peace is joining with RootsAction to say NO to U.S. War Planes Over Syria. Click here to help get the American military out of Syrian skies.
We are saddened to receive the news that Betsy Wolf-Graves passed away on June 6, 2017 after struggling for several years with a variety of ailments. She was 89.
Betsy was a key member of the Silicon Valley De-Bug community. Read their beautiful remembrance of Betsy on their web site here.
The San Jose Peace & Justice Center seeks a coordinator to handle administration, program coordination, outreach and social media tasks. The position is 15 hours per week, paying $20 per hour.
The San Jose Peace Center was founded in 1957 by individuals profoundly concerned about peace and justice issues, especially the growth of nuclear arsenals and atmospheric nuclear testing. Besides strongly opposing the numerous wars waged by the U.S. government, our current focus is on social justice issues such as economic and racial inequality, militarization of the police, government surveillance, climate change, and immigration reform.Read more...
Available space in our office at 48 S. 7th St. One half block from SJSU, two blocks from City Hall. Great space for your meeting, film showing, or other event. Contact us for details & rental fees.
"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...
The San Jose Peace & Justice Center (SJPJC), a community-based organization dedicated to educating and engaging the South Bay community around critical issues of peace and justice, seeks an energetic individual with a strong commitment to peace and social justice to staff the Peace & Justice Center, coordinate the activities of volunteer and partner organizations, and build the movement.
This is a part-time position ($15 per hour, 20 hours/week).Read more...
A letter from the President of the Peace and Justice Coordinating Council, Michelle Cordova
Dear Friends of the Peace & Justice Center,
I want to thank all of you who are part of our family for your constant support, contributions, and trust over the past year. This organization makes me so proud of the thousands of hours that we put in as volunteers to achieve the dream of a more just world.
Presidential candidates and other politicians this year have suggested careless policies that will harm people of our community without addressing the origin of the problems or promoting real solutions.Read more...
Exhibit Now at SJPJC
Initiated by Veterans for Peace, the Drones Quilt Project is a work of collective art designed to raise awareness and build opposition to the U.S. drone attacks that are killing thousands of people in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, and other countries. Each panel on a quilt was created by an individual in the U.S. who includes their name and the name of a civilian victim, thus memorializing the life of someone killed by the illegal and immoral U.S. drone program.
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