Submitted by pjcsonoma on Tue, 10/08/2013 - 8:52pm
There are almost twice as many U.S. troops in Afghanistan now as when Barack Obama became president.
We're still spending over $10 million every hour (even during a government shutdown) for a war in Afghanistan that has now completed its 12th year and begins its 13th today. This spending drains rather than fuels the U.S. economy.
Submitted by pjcsonoma on Thu, 10/03/2013 - 10:32pm
Afghanistan is one stepping stone in the United States policy of endless war. This winter, 9,000 soldiers will be deployed to Afghanistan. The Peace & Justice Center will be observing the 12th anniversary of the war this Monday, October 7th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. We will stand in Courthouse Square, 3rd and Mendocino, Santa Rosa. Please join us and bring a sign or simply stand with us.
Submitted by pjcsonoma on Fri, 09/27/2013 - 10:26pm
The March for Peace & Sustainability takes place Saturday at noon, beginning in DeTurk Roundbarn Park, Santa Rosa and wends its way through downtown to Courthouse Square and then to the Arlene Francis Center.
Then come to the Arlene Francis Center on Sunday - poetry all day from noon until....... 100 poets will read that afternoon!
Check out the website - www.100tps.org
Submitted by pjcsonoma on Fri, 09/27/2013 - 9:44pm
Almost 9,000 soldiers will deploy to Afghanistan this winter, the Defense Department announced Tuesday.
The deploying soldiers represent six major Army units, including a corps headquarters, a division headquarters, three brigade combat teams and a combat aviation brigade.
The BCTs will go as Security Force Assistance Brigades, which are smaller, tailored units designed to train, advise and assist the Afghan National Security Forces.
Submitted by pjcsonoma on Wed, 09/18/2013 - 9:36pm
Thank you to those who tabled this year! Ant Buddy, Gary Melrose, and Linda Sartor are pictured here.
Submitted by pjcsonoma on Wed, 09/18/2013 - 8:27pm
On Saturday, November 9th, the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County will honor whistleblowers with its Peacemaker of the Year Award at its Annual Celebration. For details, contact us at 707-575-8902 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you can join us.
Submitted by pjcsonoma on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 10:09pm
The Muslims Are Coming!
A Film by Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah
A Benefit for the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County
Submitted by pjcsonoma on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 8:50pm
All-time record number of people living in poverty.
All-time record number of people on food stamps.
All-time record number of children going to bed hungry at night.
All-time record number of people bankrupted by medical bills.
All-time record student debt.
All-time record number of families foreclosed upon.
All-time record number of long-term unemployed people.
All-time record number of people in prison.
All we need is a spark, in the right place, at the right time, and the whole movement will be reignited.
It can't happen soon enough. We are ready!
Submitted by pjcsonoma on Fri, 09/13/2013 - 9:11pm
by William L. Katz
This week on the eve of September 11, President Obama made his case for striking at Syria—largely on humanitarian grounds—and reached into United States history to make his plan persuasive. The U.S., he stated, has been "the anchor of global security" for "seven decades." It is hard to believe a man as well educated as President Obama could make such a claim, since it whitewashes U.S. interventions and invasions across the globe following World War II.
Submitted by pjcsonoma on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 9:59pm
You can't raise your voice too many times! Maybe we'll make a difference this time.
The Peace & Justice Center will have a protest against Obama's plans to bomb Syria every Friday at 5:00 p.m. in Courthouse Square, 3rd and Mendocino, Santa Rosa.
President Obama wants to bomb Syria for breaking international law and he's willing to break international law himself to do it! Join the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County in saying "No!"to violent solutions. We are asking for negotiation, not retaliation. No more dead to avenge the dead. We want our foreign policy to take a different path. We'll have some signs, but please bring your own, if you can.
"When you begin a journey of revenge, dig two graves." - Confucius
"When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?" - Eleanor Roosevelt