Upcoming Events

Apr
27
Thu
4:30 pm Women and Men in Black Vigil for...
Women and Men in Black Vigil for...
Apr 27 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Women and Men in Black Vigil for Palestine Justice @ Broad Street overpass
Join the women and men in black in vigil for Palestine justice.  On the last Thursday of each month we vigil at the Broad Street overpass in Nevada City.  On the first Thursday of each[...]
Apr
28
Fri
7:00 pm “National Bird” documentary film
“National Bird” documentary film
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
"National Bird" documentary film @ the open book
“National Bird” (2016) follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues of our time: the U.S. drone war. At the[...]
Apr
29
Sat
11:00 am Nisenan Public Dialogue
Nisenan Public Dialogue
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Nisenan Public Dialogue @ Bear River Campground
April 29 and 30, 11 am to 2 pm -FREE EVENT- The Nisenan Cultural Perspective and the Threat to the Bear River from Centennial Dam A presentation of the Nisenan tribal culture and history A[...]
Apr
30
Sun
11:00 am Nisenan Public Dialogue
Nisenan Public Dialogue
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Nisenan Public Dialogue @ Bear River Campground
April 29 and 30, 11 am to 2 pm -FREE EVENT- The Nisenan Cultural Perspective and the Threat to the Bear River from Centennial Dam A presentation of the Nisenan tribal culture and history A[...]
May
4
Thu
4:30 pm Women and Men in Black Vigil for...
Women and Men in Black Vigil for...
May 4 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Women and Men in Black Vigil for Palestine Justice @ Brunswick Shopping
Join the women and men in black in vigil for Palestine justice.  On the first Thursday of each month we vigil at the corner of Brunswick Road and Sutton Way (Near the Bank of America).[...]
May
7
Sun
12:00 pm Arts Organizing to Win Social Ch...
Arts Organizing to Win Social Ch...
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Arts Organizing to Win Social Change @ Seaman's Lodge
This Workshop is for everyone (including non-artists and non-performers) interested in using creative techniques to tell our stories to win change, amplify our messages, involve lots of people and have an impact. Sponsored by the[...]
May
16
Tue
1:00 pm Grandmothers For Peace – Nevada ...
Grandmothers For Peace – Nevada ...
May 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join us as we plan activities and projects to focus awareness on creating a world of peace for this and future generations. You don’t have to be a biological grandmother.
May
17
Wed
11:00 am Peace and Justice Center monthly...
Peace and Justice Center monthly...
May 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Peace and Justice Center monthly Board meeting @ Call for Location (530) 265-6207
The Peace and Justice Center board. Call for location, (530)265-6207. Welcoming new potential Board members
5:30 pm A Place To Call Home Multi-Media...
A Place To Call Home Multi-Media...
May 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
A Place To Call Home Multi-Media Project Funding Campaign Launch @ Golden Era Saloon
Indigogo Funding Campaign Launch Story Connects us to our humanity and when arts and media communicate story, there is opportunity for creative collaborative solutions to problems and cultural transformation.This is a wonderful collaborative Multi-Media project[...]

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War is not the answer in Syria

Following the horrific chemicals weapons attack on Syrian civilians this week blamed by the media on President Bashar al-Assad, the Trump administration expanded U.S. involvement in the Syrian war by attacking a Syrian airbase after first informing the Russians.

What the Trump administration didn’t do was increase diplomacy in search of an end to violence.  Nor did it send more humanitarian aid or make life easier for Syrian refugees.  They reacted with the tried and failed military-first approach.  Members of congress from both parties have pointed out that the Trump administration does not have the authority to launch this attack without congressional authorization.  Furthermore, this attack was against international law.

The American Friends Committee on National Legislation suggests that the U.S. do the following instead of further bombing.

  • The U.S. should fully support the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ ongoing investigation of the chemical weapons attack and work with the international community to bring the perpetrators to justice.
  • Congress must take back its constitutional authority to decide when and if the U.S. goes to war. Congress should demand a vote on authorizing military force and oppose any further military action in Syria.
  • The Trump administration should immediately meet with Russia, Iran, and the Gulf States to revive international negotiations that will lead to a diplomatic solution.
  • The U.S. should promptly increase resettlement of Syrian refugees and send more humanitarian aid to the region.