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1:30 pm Economic Liberty for Main Street...
Economic Liberty for Main Street...
Aug 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Economic Liberty for Main Street working group @ Tomes Bookstore/Sierra Mtn. Coffee Roasters | Grass Valley | California | United States
Economic Liberty For Main Street, the Nevada County chapter of the Public Banking Institute, meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays as a working group to implement a county charter and establish a public bank for[...]
5:15 pm Women (and Men) In Black Vigil
Women (and Men) In Black Vigil
Aug 21 @ 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[...]
Aug
22
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7:00 pm FOURTH FRIDAY FILM FORUM present...
FOURTH FRIDAY FILM FORUM present...
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
FOURTH FRIDAY FILM FORUM presents: "GASLAND Part II" @ Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains | Grass Valley | California | United States
“GASLAND Part II”   (125 min) This documentary by Josh Fox shows how stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most important environmental issues facing our nation today. The film argues[...]
Aug
25
Mon
8:00 am Beale AFB Monthly Vigil
Beale AFB Monthly Vigil
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am – Aug 26 @ 2:00 am
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.   Monday, Aug 25, 3 – 5 pm, Join N. Calif. Activists United Against Drone[...]
5:00 pm Nevada County Citizens Climate L...
Nevada County Citizens Climate L...
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The Facebook page for the group is https://www.facebook.com/NevadaCounty.CCL    
Aug
26
Tue
8:00 pm Palestine-Israel Working Group o...
Palestine-Israel Working Group o...
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Palestine-Israel Working Group of Nevada County meetings @ Nevada City | California | United States
The Palestine-Israel Working Group of Nevada County (PIWG) advocates for human rights, equality and justice for all in Palestine and Israel. Everyone who is interested in peace in the Middle East is welcome to join[...]
Aug
27
Wed
7:00 pm NC Chapter Brady Campaign To Pre...
NC Chapter Brady Campaign To Pre...
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Welcome to this meeting of the Nevada County Chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
Aug
28
Thu
5:15 pm Women (and Men) In Black Vigil
Women (and Men) In Black Vigil
Aug 28 @ 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[...]
Sep
1
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4:00 pm Nevada County Progressive Allian...
Nevada County Progressive Allian...
Sep 1 @ 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.
5:30 pm First Tuesday Democrats
First Tuesday Democrats
Sep 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 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.[...]
Sep
4
Thu
5:15 pm Women (and Men) In Black Vigil
Women (and Men) In Black Vigil
Sep 4 @ 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[...]
Sep
6
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9:30 am Nevada County Democratic Women’s...
Nevada County Democratic Women’s...
Sep 6 @ 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[...]

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Nothing is Louder Than Our Silence


Palestinian Children Killed

Palestinian Children killed

NOTHING IS LOUDER THAN OUR SILENCE

by Wendy Hartley     7/12/2014

The Palestinian woman in childbirth held up at the checkpoint by Israeli soldiers – unable to get to the hospital, unable to birth her baby, screaming and dying; the grief-laden wails of her loved ones…

The harsh shouts of the Israeli settlers as they attack Palestinian children who are walking to school, and shepherds with their flocks on their own lands, and farmers trying to tend their crops….

The noise of the Caterpillar bulldozers as they smash Palestinian homes and water cisterns and uproot olive trees and tear up the land to build more WALL …

The explosive banging on Palestinian doors by Israeli soldiers at night, breaking and smashing the meager household goods in their search for a child accused of throwing a stone, or an adult who attended a non-violent demonstration against the OCCUPATION…

The cries of the children abducted by soldiers, beaten, tortured to give false confessions, thrown into jail cells shut away from family and legal help…

In Gaza, the relentless barrage of planes and drones and bombs every five minutes, of naval ships shelling from off the Gazan coast, and the explosions as the bombs hit and crash down the buildings, homes, schools, hospitals, cafes, gas stations, water lines, sewage treatment plants, all day and all night…

The screams of the injured, the grief-wails of the dead’s families, friends..

NOTHING IS LOUDER THAN OUR SILENCE.

Only the dead have quiet.

YOUR CALLS ARE NEEDED NOW TO SAVE LIVES!

As of July 11, 2014 more than 100 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed in four days of bombing by Israel. Approximately half of these are women and children. No Israelis have been killed.

Tell Congress and President Obama:

As a taxpayer and moral human being, you want all U.S. funding and support for Israel’s occupation of Palestine to stop immediately.

Israel’s bombing of Gaza is a war crime (by definition of the Geneva Convention) because it targets a civilian population, it is disproportionate force and it is collective punishment. Israel has the 4th most powerful military in the world; Palestine has no army, no navy, no air force.

All of Israel’s West Bank Settlements and its so-called “separation” wall have been ruled illegal by the International Court of Justice.

Phone numbers:

White House: 202-456-1111; Fax: 202-456-7890

State Department: 202-647-4000; Fax: 202-647-3344

Sen. Barbara Boxer: 202-224-3553; Fax:202-224-0454

Sen. Diane Feinstein: 202-224-3841; Fax: 202-228-3954

Congressional Representatives: 202-224-3121; www.house.gov

Fourth Friday Film Forum presents: GASLAND Part II

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(125 min)

WHEN:  Friday August 22nd, 2014

7:00 p.m.

WHERE:  UUCM  246 So. Church St. – Grass Valley, CA

 

This documentary by Josh Fox shows how stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most important environmental issues facing our nation today. The film argues that fracked wells inevitably leak over time to contaminate water and air, endanger families, and wreak havoc on the earth’s climate with the potent greenhouse gas, Methane.  In addition, the film looks at how powerful oil and gas industries are in Josh Fox’s words “contaminating our democracy” and how hydraulic fracturing, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurs on a global level (32 countries worldwide).

Hot tea and Dessert available.

By Donation.

Stay for the lively discussion to follow film.

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

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The Peace and Justice Center of Nevada County shares a fair booth with other like-minded nonprofit organizations.  Our theme this year is “Our Children Need Peace to Thrive.”

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 Local Peacebuilders :

Kentucky Flat Community Preschool

Woolman Semester

Creating Communities Beyond Bias

Occupy Beale AFB (Stop Drone Violence)

Local Drone Ordinance

Label GMO Food

Grandmothers For Peace

Brady Campaign – Nevada County Chapter

Palestine-Israel Working Group

Peace Alliance

Peace and Justice Center of Nevada County

 

CA Democratic Party Adopts Peacebuilding Platform

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PEACEBUILDING AT THE CA DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION IN LOS ANGELES

By Nancy Merritt, CA Peace Alliance

The California Democratic Party (CDP) adopted language by the California Peace Alliance calling for promotion of national institutions “based on the organizing principles of violence prevention and nonviolent conflict resolution, utilizing and developing a network of ‘best practice’ peacebuilding policies and programs, both within UN member states, and externally among nations.”

 We took our message of peacebuilding to the recent CDP convention in Los Angeles (March 7-9, 2014) and succeeded in getting new peacebuilding language into the 2014 CDP Platform, and in retaining most of our 2012 CDP Platform language.

We also collected letters to almost all of California’s Congressional delegation — to 51 of 53 CA Representatives — urging them to cosponsor Department of Peacebuilding legislation (DoP/ HR808), which was introduced by Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) in February 2013.