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4:30 pm Vigil with Women (and Men) in Black
Vigil with Women (and Men) in Black
May 28 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Vigil with Women (and Men) in Black @ Grass Valley | California | United States
Vigil with women (and men) in black (or, come as you are) for Palestinian justice with information (signs and handouts available).  The weekly vigil resumes with First Thursday of the month at Broad Street overpass[...]
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3:00 pm Nevada County Progressive Allian...
Nevada County Progressive Allian...
Jun 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Meeting time for the Nevada County Progressive Alliance falls on the 1st Monday of each month.
3:30 pm 5 Session Community Book Study
5 Session Community Book Study
Jun 1 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
5 Session Community Book Study @ Nevada City United Methodist Church | Nevada City | California | United States
Community Book Study on This Changes Everything:  Capitalism vs. The Climate  by Naomi Klein  April 6- (pages 1-94) Introduction and Part One:  Bad Timing (first two chapters of Part One)     Introduction:  One Way or[...]
Jun
4
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4:30 pm Vigil with Women (and Men) in Black
Vigil with Women (and Men) in Black
Jun 4 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Vigil with Women (and Men) in Black @ Overpass | Nevada City | California | United States
Vigil with women (and men) in black (or, come as you are) for Palestinian justice with information (signs and handouts available).  The weekly vigil resumes with First Thursday of the month at Broad Street overpass[...]
Jun
6
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4:30 pm Nevada County Democratic Women’s...
Nevada County Democratic Women’s...
Jun 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
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[...]
Jun
11
Thu
4:30 pm Vigil with Women (and Men) in Black
Vigil with Women (and Men) in Black
Jun 11 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Vigil with Women (and Men) in Black @ Grass Valley | California | United States
Vigil with women (and men) in black (or, come as you are) for Palestinian justice with information (signs and handouts available).  The weekly vigil resumes with First Thursday of the month at Broad Street overpass[...]
Jun
13
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10:00 am League of Women Voters of Wester...
League of Women Voters of Wester...
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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
Jun
16
Tue
12:00 pm Peace and Justice Center monthly...
Peace and Justice Center monthly...
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Peace and Justice Center monthly Board meeting @ Call for Location 530-615-7859
The Peace and Justice Center board meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at Noon. Call for location, 530-615-7859. Welcoming new potential Board members
1:00 pm Grandmothers For Peace of Nevada...
Grandmothers For Peace of Nevada...
Jun 16 @ 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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17
Wed
1:30 pm Economic Liberty for Main Street...
Economic Liberty for Main Street...
Jun 17 @ 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.[...]
Jun
18
Thu
4:30 pm Vigil with Women (and Men) in Black
Vigil with Women (and Men) in Black
Jun 18 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Vigil with Women (and Men) in Black @ Grass Valley | California | United States
Vigil with women (and men) in black (or, come as you are) for Palestinian justice with information (signs and handouts available).  The weekly vigil resumes with First Thursday of the month at Broad Street overpass[...]
Jun
25
Thu
4:30 pm Vigil with Women (and Men) in Black
Vigil with Women (and Men) in Black
Jun 25 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Vigil with Women (and Men) in Black @ Grass Valley | California | United States
Vigil with women (and men) in black (or, come as you are) for Palestinian justice with information (signs and handouts available).  The weekly vigil resumes with First Thursday of the month at Broad Street overpass[...]

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March Against Monsanto May 23, 2015

MAM 2015

March Against Monsanto – Worldwide Event

We the People Amendment (HJR48) Introduced in 114th Congress

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(Washington D.C.) – The movement for constitutional  reforms that would end what organizers call “corporate rule” has arrived in the chambers of Congress.   In April, Members of the U.S. House of Representatives joined Move to Amend by announcing their sponsorship of the “We the People Amendment” (House Joint Resolution 48), which clearly and unequivocally states that:

  1.  Rights recognized under the Constitution belong to human beings only, and not to government-created artificial legal entities such as corporations and limited liability companies; and
  2. Political campaign spending is not a form of speech protected under the First Amendment.

In making the announcement, lead sponsor Rep. Rick Nolan (DFL-Minnesota), said: “It’s time to take the shaping and molding of public policy out of corporate boardrooms, away from the corporate lobbyists, and put it back in city halls – back with county boards and state legislatures – and back in the Congress where it belongs.”

Send a message to your Congressperson in the House of Representatives urging them to sign on to HJR 48 — the We the People Amendment!

Anti-Drone Protest at Beale AFB

Protest at Beale AFB

MARYSVILLE/BEALE AFB – Sixteen people – including military veterans, clergy, and a three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee– were arrested on April 18 as they walked past the main gate onto Beale Air Force Base, where Global Hawk Drones are operated. Several protestors were in tears as the names and ages of children killed by U.S. drones were read aloud.

After being arrested, protesters were cited and released. They will be arraigned in U.S. Federal Court on misdemeanor trespassing charges. Among those arrested was Nobel Peace Prize nominee Kathy Kelly from Chicago, who just finished three months in prison for attempting to deliver a loaf of bread and a letter to the base commander of a drone base in Kentucky asking him to stop piloting lethal drone flights over Afghanistan from within the base.

Those arrested at Beale AFB Tuesday also attempted to deliver a letter to Col. Douglas J. Lee, Commander, 9th Reconnaissance Wing asking him to stop drone killings. Beale AFB provides surveillance drones for U.S. killer drones. Civilians, including hundreds of children, have been killed by U.S. drones, including two – an American and Italian – in a strike made public by Pres. Obama just last week. The letter – which Air Police accepted as they made the arrests – said in part:

“Our purpose in delivering this letter is to urge you and other military and civilian leaders to end your participation in the U.S. drone warfare program and begin to work for peace. Drone have become the preferred weapons to conduct war…but these drone strikes have led to the death of hundreds of innocent civilians in countries where we are not at war, including Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.”

Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards

Peace EarthThe Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards is an annual series of awards to encourage poets to explore and illuminate positive visions of peace and the human spirit. The Poetry Awards include three age categories: Adult, Youth 13-18, and Youth 12 & Under.  The deadline for submissions is July 1.

The contest is open to people worldwide. Poems must be original, unpublished, and in English.  Awards of $1,000 for the adult winner; $200 for youth 13 to 18 winner;  $200 for youth 12 and under winner.  Honorable Mentions may be awarded in each category.  Judging will be by a committee of poets selected by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.  An Entry Fee is charged for Adults – $15 for up to three poems; Youth (13 – 18) – $5 for up to three poems; Youth (12 and under) – no fee.  Please make checks payable to Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.  Winners and Honorable Mentions will be announced by October 1, 2015 on the NAPF website .  Check this site for more information.

Procedures

1. Send two copies of up to three typed unpublished poems. Maximum of 30 lines per poem to:

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
PMB 121, 1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 1
Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2794

2. Include name, address, email, telephone number, and age (if youth) in upper right-hand corner of one copy of each poem.
3. Title each poem.
4. Do not staple individual poems together.
5. Please keep copies of all entries as we will be unable to return them.
Any entry that does not adhere to ALL of the contest rules will not be considered for a prize.

Please include an additional $10 if you would like a copy of “Never Enough Flowers: The Poetry of Peace II” a collection of first-place and honorable mention poems from 2003 to 2010.

U.S. Dept. of Peacebuilding Legislation Re-introduced!

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“When I try to envision the future of our country, I see a nation where peace, and the conditions that are necessary for peace, are top priorities.”                                                                                                                           ~ U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Sign Peace Alliance Petition to Congress

The 114th Congress has come into full session and legislation calling for the establishment of a cabinet-level U.S. Department of Peacebuilding (HR 1111) was re-introduced Friday in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13).  Let’s show our support!

WHY?

  • Secretary of Peacebuilding positioned at the highest level of government
  • Peacebuilding is cost effective: By promoting effective violence prevention policies and programs, we help decrease the federal deficit and channel funds toward positive change
  • Root Cause: This bill addresses and corrects the underlying, systemic causes of violence and cultivates conditions for peace
  • Violence is costly. A recent report from the Institute for Economics and Peace estimates that in the U.S., annual violence containment costs over $2 trillion dollars, money that could go to schools, and myriad social justice initiatives