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Dec 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
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Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 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[...]
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7:00 pm Fourth Friday Film Forum presents:
Fourth Friday Film Forum presents:
Dec 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fourth Friday Film Forum presents: @ Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains | Grass Valley | California | United States
The Future of Food The Future of Food distills the complex technology and consumer issues surrounding major changes in the food system today — genetically engineered foods, patenting, and the corporatization of food — into terms the[...]
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Nevada County Democratic Women’s...
Jan 3 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 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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Usual meeting time for the Nevada County Progressive Alliance falls on the 1st Mondays of the month.
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9:30 am First Tuesday Democrats
First Tuesday Democrats
Jan 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
We host public service candidates and speakers on subjects of interest to Nevada County citizens. Our Dec 2 meeting will be the annual gift wrapping party for the homeless. For more information, visit: http://www.nevadacountydemocrats.com/.
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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
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7:00 pm Wild & Scenic film festival
Wild & Scenic film festival
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 18 @ 9:00 pm
The South Yuba River Citizens League presents the 13th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival ” A Wild Life”.  This film festival was created to inspire action to protect and heal the earth.  Free workshops[...]
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12:00 pm Peace and Justice Center monthly...
Peace and Justice Center monthly...
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Peace and Justice Center monthly Board meeting @ Call for Location 530-615-7859
The Peace and Justice Center of Nevada County meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at Noon. Call for location, 530-615-7859. Welcoming new potential Board members
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Grandmothers For Peace of Nevada...
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Grandmothers For Peace of Nevada County @ Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains | Grass Valley | California | United States
Mission:  To promote a world of peace for this, and future, generations.   We coordinate and sponsor projects that bring awareness to our community about peaceful ways of being in the world.  People don’t have[...]
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Economic Liberty for Main Street...
Jan 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 3rd Wednesdays as a working group to implement a county charter and establish a public bank for Nevada County.[...]
Jan
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7:00 pm Fourth Friday Film Forum presents:
Fourth Friday Film Forum presents:
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fourth Friday Film Forum presents: @ Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains | Grass Valley | California | United States
The Future of Food The Future of Food distills the complex technology and consumer issues surrounding major changes in the food system today — genetically engineered foods, patenting, and the corporatization of food — into terms the[...]

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FOURTH FRIDAY FILM FORUM presents: The Future of Food

 

The Future of Food distills the complex technology and consumer issues surrounding major changes in the food system today — genetically engineered foods, patenting, and the corporatization of food — into terms the average person can understand. It empowers consumers to realize the consequences of their food choices on our future.

WHEN:  Friday December 26th, 2014

7:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:  UU Community of the Mts.
246 So. Church St.
Grass Valley, CA

Hot Tea and Popcorn available.
Suggested, $6-10.
Stay for discussion following film.

Drone Protest at Beale AFB

Protest Drones at Beale AFB

December 8, 2014

An open letter to a Beale Air Force Base commander

(The following are excerpts from a letter I wrote to Beale Air Force Base Commander Lee on the occasion of my arrest for federal trespass onto base property on Nov. 25):

My husband Michael Pike died in September of Agent Orange related cancer. My husband was Special Forces in Vietnam and came to regret his role in the war and what the U.S. government did. I am here today in loving memory of that fine man to ask you to stop your role in the kill chain which uses the Northrup Grumman Global Hawk drone to identify human targets for extrajudicial execution. This is neither lawful (international and higher law) nor moral and you must know that. Horrible acts, like drone strikes, lead to the atrocities we see now. Inhumanity engenders inhumanity.

I’m asking you to do the right thing. First, to publicly discuss the ethical issues brought forward by the drone policy. Second, to put a moratorium on drone surveillance and targeting (Beale drones do not do the actual murders.) Third, to join those working for peace in seeking diplomatic non-violent avenues in working with those who would do us harm.

To decrease the dehumanizing effects of war and drone strikes this Human Rights Day, Dec. 10 please refresh yourself on our actual rights — check the UN Declaration of Human Rights (adopted 1948, signed by the United States after the horrors of World War II.) The future is our responsibility.

Chris Nelson

from The Union “Letters to the editor”  Chris was arrested with Shirley Osgood for federal trespass.

Photos from 2014 Altar Show

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 Peace and Justice Center altar

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 Earth Justice Ministries altar

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Palestine-Israel Working Group altar

Thank You for your Participation!

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!