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Oct
23
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5:15 pm Women (and Men) In Black Vigil
Women (and Men) In Black Vigil
Oct 23 @ 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Women (and Men) In Black Vigil @ Broad Street freeway overpass | Nevada City | California | United States
Our weekly vigil of Women (and Men) in Black on Thursdays, 5:15 to 6:00 pm is on the Broad Street overpass in Nevada City. NEW – ADDED VIGIL –  4:30 PM AT CORNER BRUNSWICK ROAD AND SUTTON[...]
Oct
24
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7:00 pm FOURTH FRIDAY FILM FORUM present...
FOURTH FRIDAY FILM FORUM present...
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
FOURTH FRIDAY FILM FORUM presents: "THIRST" @ Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains | Grass Valley | California | United States
“THIRST” (62 min.) A character-driven documentary with no narration, THIRST reveals how the debate over water rights between communities and corporations can serve as a catalyst for explosive and steadfast resistance to globalization.  Is water[...]
Oct
27
Mon
3:00 pm Occupy Beale AFB Monthly Vigil
Occupy Beale AFB Monthly Vigil
Oct 27 @ 3:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 8:00 am
Occupy Beale AFB Monthly Vigil @ Beale AFB - Wheatland Gate | Wheatland | California | United States
  Activists needed to help express growing concern about US drone warfare and our expanding military presence around the globe.   October’s theme is in Honor of Indigenous Peoples   Monday, October 27th, 3-5 PM at the[...]
5:00 pm Nevada County Citizens Climate L...
Nevada County Citizens Climate L...
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The Facebook page for the group is https://www.facebook.com/NevadaCounty.CCL    
Oct
30
Thu
5:15 pm Women (and Men) In Black Vigil
Women (and Men) In Black Vigil
Oct 30 @ 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Women (and Men) In Black Vigil @ Broad Street freeway overpass | Nevada City | California | United States
Our weekly vigil of Women (and Men) in Black on Thursdays, 5:15 to 6:00 pm is on the Broad Street overpass in Nevada City. NEW – ADDED VIGIL –  4:30 PM AT CORNER BRUNSWICK ROAD AND SUTTON[...]
Nov
1
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9:30 am Nevada County Democratic Women’s...
Nevada County Democratic Women’s...
Nov 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
The Nevada County Democratic Women’s Club is a chartered member of the Nevada County Democratic Party. The monthly meetings are the first Saturday of the month.   Please note:  We have decided to raise the[...]
Nov
2
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1:00 pm Healing Ritual For Mother Earth
Healing Ritual For Mother Earth
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Healing  Ritual For Mother Earth @ clearcut | California | United States
Healing for Mother EarthAt a previously clearcut area beyond Cascade Shores in Nevada CountyEarth Justice Ministries is sponsoring a ritual amends making and healing for Mother Earth to take place at a commercially logged site[...]
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3
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4:00 pm Nevada County Progressive Allian...
Nevada County Progressive Allian...
Nov 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Usual meeting time for the Nevada County Progressive Alliance falls on the 1st Mondays of the month, 4 p.m. at Tomes.
4:30 pm First Tuesday Democrats
First Tuesday Democrats
Nov 3 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
An informal gathering on the 1st Tuesdays of the month in the basement room of the NC Vets Hall.   We host public service candidates and speakers on subjects of interest to Nevada County citizens.[...]
Nov
6
Thu
5:15 pm Women (and Men) In Black Vigil
Women (and Men) In Black Vigil
Nov 6 @ 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Women (and Men) In Black Vigil @ Broad Street freeway overpass | Nevada City | California | United States
Our weekly vigil of Women (and Men) in Black on Thursdays, 5:15 to 6:00 pm is on the Broad Street overpass in Nevada City. NEW – ADDED VIGIL –  4:30 PM AT CORNER BRUNSWICK ROAD AND SUTTON[...]
Nov
8
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9:00 am League of Women Voters of Wester...
League of Women Voters of Wester...
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
ALL are welcome to attend our general meetings, 2nd Saturday of every month. We cover a variety of topics;  please see our calender for more information. http://www.lwvwnc.org/calendar.html
Nov
13
Thu
5:15 pm Women (and Men) In Black Vigil
Women (and Men) In Black Vigil
Nov 13 @ 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Women (and Men) In Black Vigil @ Broad Street freeway overpass | Nevada City | California | United States
Our weekly vigil of Women (and Men) in Black on Thursdays, 5:15 to 6:00 pm is on the Broad Street overpass in Nevada City. NEW – ADDED VIGIL –  4:30 PM AT CORNER BRUNSWICK ROAD AND SUTTON[...]

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FOURTH FRIDAY FILM FORUM PRESENTS:

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“THIRST”

(62 min.)

THIRST reveals how the debate over water rights between communities and corporations can serve as a catalyst for explosive and steadfast resistance to globalization.  Is water part of a shared “commons”, a human right for all people?

Or is it a commodity to be bought, sold and traded in a global marketplace?  THIRST tells the stories of communities in Bolivia, India, and the United States that are asking these fundamental questions, as water becomes the most valuable global resource of the 21st century.thirst

WHEN:  October 24th, 2014  @  7:00 P.M.  

 

WHERE:  UUCM,  246 So. Church Street  

Grass Valley, CA  

Hot tea and Popcorn available.

By Donation.

Stay for the lively discussion to follow film.

Sponsored by:  Peace & Justice Center of Nevada County and UUCM Social Action Committee

 

Voter's Guide

DO NOT watch or listen to any political TV ads.

TV is where big campaign spenders pay to make what’s good for them sound like the common good. Protest all TV and radio stations, newspapers, web sites and magazines that take misleading and unfair political ads. These are usually the negative and contrast ads.

A web site that checks the facts behind these ads is : http://www.factcheck.org

To better understand deceptive tactics used by the big campaign spenders, check : http://www.flackcheck.org

It’s easy to check political statements with the “Truth-O-Meter” sponsored by the Tampa Bay Times at: http://www.politifact.com

YOU need better information!

To learn where candidates stand on the issues, check the League of Women Voters web site: http://www.vote411.org

For more non-partisan information and to find the voting record of any politician, their public statements, funding sources and interest group ratings, check the Vote Smart web site. Check their video to see how complete and easy this site is to use! : http://votesmart.org

To find which big campaign spenders are paying any candidate (as far as can be known), check the web site : http://www.opensecrets.org

For information on all candidates for federal and state candidates and propositions on your ballot see the “Voter’s Edge” feature and more at : http://maplight.org

To learn which candidates only accept contributions from individuals and who refuse “dark money” from special interest PACs and Super PACs, go to : http://www.cleanslatenow.org

Ask your friends “Have you voted?”  Tell them what you found out.  Donate to any of the above web sites that you find helpful.

Thanks to Glenn Wallace for above research.

Arrested While Dancing at Beale

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On Tuesday morning, nine protesters were arrested again at Beale, this time while dancing at the main gate and demonstrating peace through the Dances of Universal Peace.  They were cited and released.

These actions were coordinated with Campaign Nonviolence, through which over 230 nonviolent actions took place around the country at the end of September.  The focus of the Campaign Nonviolence actions was to call for an end to war, poverty, and climate change.

Rev. Sharon Delgado:  “Why did I risk being arrested again at Beale?  I answered that question in Why I Crossed the Line at Beale,  when I crossed the line at Beale the first time, almost two years ago.

This time, however, we have just begun another war, this time against ISIS, as if bombing and killing people could somehow lead us to security and peace.  We are told that we are targeting terrorists, but we are also killing innocent civilians, including children, in Iraq and Syria.  Have we learned nothing from our endless pursuit of endless war?  Have we forgotten the roots of the current crisis, and the U.S. role in it?  We are sowing ill will and creating future terrorists by terrorizing people through war.  Meanwhile we are spending billions on weapons of destruction, billions that could be used to meet human need and to heal the natural systems of the earth.

Insanity has been described as doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results.  As a nation and as a culture, our priorities are wrong.  It is time to repent, to change direction, to turn around.  It is time to focus on peacemaking, on feeding the hungry and welcoming the stranger, on healing the earth.  This will take a major shift in values, in investments, and in systems of power.  It will take a great awakening of the earth’s people, sustained resistance, and ongoing demonstrations of peace.

This transformation is already taking place, and I am certain that God is with us in this struggle.  This is a struggle worth living and dying for.  We need you.  Wherever you are, there are kindred spirits nearby.  I invite you to join us.”

 Sharon wrote more about the Monday (September 29) action with Rev. John Auer and Guari in her previous post, Campaign Nonviolence Arrests at Beale.

Three interrelated evils of war, poverty, and climate change in Campaign Nonviolence:  A Call to Transformation.

Follow Sharon’s blog by “liking” the Shaking the Gates of Hell FaceBook page.  Go to the Occupy Beale Air Force Base Facebook page or Occupy Beale website for updates on this court case, background information, and announcements about upcoming Beale demonstrations and direct actions.

Give Peace A Song - International Day of Peace September 21st

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The Peace & Justice Center, Nevada County Climate Change Coalition and concerned members from the Community joined the call to action from CampaignNonviolence.org to help build a culture of Peace on September 21st, the International Day of Peace.  We had a heartfelt event with speakers, music, and a sing-a-long.

After our event, we marched in solidarity with the historic People’s Climate March in NYC and worldwide!

Visit the Peace and Justice Center Facebook GROUP PAGE and find out more about Affiliate Group events and to see photos.

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Friends of Wadi Foquin

An emergency meeting of the Steering Committee for the Friends of Wadi Foquin was held Tuesday, Sept. 2 in response to the land confiscation orders issued on Sunday, August 31st.
Below are links to news stories from Maan, Haaretz, and the New York Times:
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The purpose of our meeting was to develop a strategy for addressing the land confiscation orders for Wadi Foquin and other villages.
    Pastor Michael received an update from the village council indicating that they are filing court papers in objection to the confiscation orders.  They are also consulting an attorney to work through the legal process.   The village council would like to proceed with a speaking tour to raise funds for the community development projects and are also willing to participate in a briefing in Washington DC.  The speaking tour would serve as a vehicle for both “consciousness raising” and “fund raising.”  Their resolve to continue work on  community projects is a sign of their resistance to the takeover of their land.   

The FOWF Steering Committee will advocate for a briefing to be held in November after the elections.  We plan to send letters to our representatives requesting two actions:
1) sponsorship and/or support for  a briefing; and
2)  developing a collective voice to oppose the expansion of settlements and to rescind the confiscation orders.
We ask your help in contacting congressional offices for this request.
Please email: friendsofwadifoquin@gmail.com for an email TEMPLATE to forward to your representatives.  Thank you for your help!