San Jose Peace & Justice Center

EDGE Film Night "Gasland Part 2" With Guests

Friday November 22nd @ 7PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

With guest speakers Lance Simmens, California State Director of Gasland Grassroots, and Bill Hunter of Aromas Cares. GASLAND PART II, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most important environmental issues facing our nation today. 

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Honduras Resists

Tuesday November 5th @ 7PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

The Brave People Of Honduras In Resistance! Powerful stories and images brought to you by local activists, environmentalists and teachers! Join us for an inspiring FREE evening with incredible local social and
environmental activists, supporting the people in Honduras in their struggle for democracy, social and environmental justice. Come meet them and hear their experience during their trip to Honduras. Hear about stories and see the images of the courageous people in Honduras

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Elliott Adams Speaking on GTMO 80 Day Fast

Friday November 8th @ 7PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

Elliott Adams, Vietnam War veteran fasted for 80 days in solidarity with Guantanamo detainees in protest of their treatment. Come hear Elliott Adams speak about his fast, the conditions at Guantanamo and environmental issues facing America.

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Path to war? Philipines, Korea , Japan & US Military

Sunday Nov 10th @ 6PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

Please join us for a panel discussion focusing on the U.S. military "pivot to Asia"

Topics:
Growing U.S. Military Presence in the Philippines- member of Anakbayan Silicon Valley

Japan's Growing Rearmament and Tensions with China- Masao Suzuki, member of Nihonmachi Outreach Committee

Opposition to U.S. construction of U.S. Military Base on Jeju Island in S. Korea- Christine Hong, Asst. Professor at UC Santa Cruz

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Max Blumenthal "Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel"

 
 

Josh Ruebner " Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace"

Saturday October 19th @ 4PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

On just the second day of his first term, Barack Obama appointed former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell as his special envoy for Middle East peace and boldly asserted that his administration would “actively and aggressively seek a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians.”

Far from being an “honest broker” for a just peace, the Obama administration has only enabled Israel’s oppression of the Palestinians...

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Film "Precious Knowledge"

Friday October 25th @ 7PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

Precious Knowledge is a 2011 political documentary centered on the banning of the Mexican American Studies Program in the Tucson Unified School District of Arizona. It was directed by Ari Palos and produced by Eren Isabel McGinnis. The film follows the lives of four students and several teachers in the Mexican American Studies program at Tucson High School. It follows the progression of local legislature put into place by the Arizona Department of Education Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne in order to ban the Mexican American Studies programs in the Tucson Unified School District.

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Latin Film Night "Ecuador: Rainforest vs Globalization"

Friday October 11th @ 6:30 PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

When Rafael Correa, an established economist, entered politics, he was a man on a mission. Elected as Ecuador's President in 2006, he quickly transformed a country with archaic structures into a social, independent, ecological and participative democracy. Ecuadoreans now have genuine reason to believe that the rigid structures of the past are no longer acceptable and that they have a voice.

From the Yasuni Initiative, by which the country would no longer rely upon the exploitation of its natural oil resources, to the analyzing of the IMF debt structure, hear from Correa and other Ecuadorean leaders as they present alternatives regarding their political, ecological and economic status in the global marketplace and how they will put their people and the planet before profits. 

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Film "The United States of ALEC"

Sunday October 13th @ 2PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

A Bill Moyers film...

ALEC, the innocent-sounding American Legislative Exchange Council, is behind ultra right-wing laws which have been passed by GOP state legislators all over America - laws to execute the GOP's war on women, "stand your ground," suppress voters' rights, bust the public-employee unions, and privatize schools, prisons, and other vital government services!

The film explores ALEC’s machine at work, detailing what one Wisconsin politician describes as “a corporate dating service for lonely legislators and corporate special interests.”

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Syria: What is Necessary to Bring Peace without U.S. Military Intervention?

Tuesday October 15th @ 7PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

Dr. Paul Larudee was one of 18 delegates who went to Syria in May 2013 to join the Mussalaha Peace Delegation, led by Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland. He will discuss the findings of the delegation, the current situation in Syria, and its impact on the Middle East.

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Take Back Your Time Day

Thursday October 3rd @ 7:00PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

Speaker: John De Graaf

What is the intersection between reduced working hours at a living wage and happiness? Come hear why shorter working hours—especially in rich countries like the United States—are key to happiness, health and long-term sustainability. The United States, with the longest working hours in the industrial world, scores far below northern European nations in calculations of leisure time, longevity and overall health, while having an ecological footprint nearly twice as large. If the U.S. is the poster child for overwork in the world, Silicon Valley is the epicenter.

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Viet Nam Report Back From Vets For Peace Tour

Friday October 4th @ 7PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

Veterans for Peace member Greg Miller will report on his recent trip to Viet Nam as a participant in the VFP Spring 2013 Tour. He will discuss the ongoing effects of Agent Orange and unexploded ordnance on the people of Viet Nam and describe VFP efforts to heal the injuries and repair the damage. 

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Compassionate Release For Lynn Stewart!

Thursday October 10th @ 5:30 PM

Carpenter and Mayfield Law Offices
730 N. 1st St., San Jose 

COMMUNITY MEETING WITH REFRESHMENTS

RECEPTION: 5:30 P.M.
TALK: 6:00 P.M.

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Rally Against U.S. Bombing of Syria!


No U.S. war on Syria!
• Americans don't want yet another war
• There is no Congressional authorization for the use of US military force
• There is no United Nations authorization for the use of military force
• War will only increase the death toll, suffering, and displacement

For list of rallies to join read on...

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"Manufacturing Guilt" Short Film on the Innocence of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Friday September 20th @ 7PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

Manufacturing Guilt- How Philadelphia's Police and DA actively manufactured Mumia's guilt, and suppressed his innocence

Featuring a Q&A conversation via Skype with Rachel Wolkenstein, lawyer for Mumia, and legal consultant on this film.

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Film " War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State"

Thursday September 5th @ 7PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

In a Democracy, citizens are entitled to the freedom of information and the freedom of the press, but what happens when that democratic government turns its back on the truth and begins to punish those who stand up to falsehood, secrecy, and deception?

Discussion after the film led by Attorney Dan Mayfield of the National Lawyers Guild

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Latin Film Night "The Take"

Friday September 13th @ 6:30 PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

The Take is a Canadian documentary film released in 2004 by the wife and husband team of Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis. It tells the story of workers in Buenos Aires, Argentina who reclaim control of a closed Forja auto plant where they once worked and turn it into a worker cooperative

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Building a Revolutionary Anarchism Speaking Tour

Saturday August 10th @ 5PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

In 2007, Colin O’Malley traveled from Buffalo, New York to Buenos Aires, Argentina to learn from workers that were taking over their closing-down workplaces to run worker owned and operated cooperatives.

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Devil's Tango: How I Learned the Fukushima Step by Step

Friday August 16th @ 7PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

Devil's Tango is a one-woman whirlwind tour of the nuclear industry written by author Cecile Pineda, seen through the lens of the industrial and planetary crisis unfolding most visibly right now in Japan amid new reports of radiation leaks. 

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Part 2 Film "King, A Filmed Record, Montgomery to Memphis"

Friday August 30th at 7PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

The second half of the film will be shown this Friday, about 90 mins. long. Originally screened for one night only in 1970 in more than 600 theaters across the United States. This tribute to the late Dr.King. while both a huge artistic and financial success, has essentially been out of public circulation since then. The commemorative DVD has been rereleased in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and to acquaint a new audience both in the United States and throughout the world with an unforgettable chapter of history. It uses only original newsreel and other primary material, unvarnished and unretouched. 

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!Raza Si, Guerra No!- Opposition to War in the Chicano Community

Sunday August 25th at 6:30 PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

With the upcoming anniversary of the August 29, 1970 Chicano Moratorium in Los Angeles, the largest antiwar protest ever in the Chicano/Mexicano community, speakers Carlos Montes and Charley Trujillo discuss and reflect on the mobilization of the Chicano community in the sixties and seventies against the Vietnam War and the similarities we see today in the continued targeting of the Latino and other immigrant and minority communities for military service.

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Latin Film Night "The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo"

Friday August 9th @ 7PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center           

48 South 7th St., San Jose

The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo explores the 20th-century icon who became an international sensation in the worlds of modern art and radical politics. Narrated by actress Rita Moreno

Suggested Donation $5-10

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Film "The House I Live In"

PRESENTED BY ECONOMIC JUSTICE FILM SERIES

THE WAR ON DRUGS HAS NEVER BEEN ABOUT DRUGS...

Friday July 26th, 7PM

Locaation: SJPJC-48 South 7th St., San Jose

Winner of Grand Jury Prize, Documentary 2012, Sundance Film Festival

Donation $5-10, no one turned away

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Film "USA vs Al-Arian"

TONIGHT! Friday July 19th @ 7PM

In February 2003, university professor and pro-Palestinian civil rights activist Sami Al-Arian was arrested in Tampa, Florida, charged with providing material support to a terror organization. For two-and-a-half years he was held in solitary confinement, denied basic privileges such as family visitations and given limited access to his attorneys. While the Bush administration considered this a landmark case in its campaign against international terrorism, Sami Al-Arian claims he was targeted in an attempt to silence his political views.

Discussion after the film led by Summer Hararah from Muslim Legal Fund of America

 

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Brazil: The Left Power in a Capitalist State

Thursday July 18 @ 7PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

How has a country comparable in size to the United States performed under the leadership of the Workers' Party? Join Charlotte Casey, Sestilio Testa, and Sharat G. Lin, all of whom have recently returned from Brazil.

 

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