Occupy Wall Street Second Anniversary

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!

Who In The Middle East Would Jesus Bomb?

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.

Say "No!" To Bombing Syria!

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

2 Opportunities to Protest Bombing Syria

What: Two Protests – Say “No!” To Military Intervention in Syria

When: Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Where: Courthouse Square, 3rd and Mendocino, Santa Rosa

Contact: Susan Lamont, 707-575-8902 or 707-889-3021

Prepare For Protest

If President Obama bombs Syria, we are taking to the street. If you wake up in the morning and the bombing has begun, we will meet at Courthouse Square (3rd and Mendocino) in Santa Rosa at 5:00. If the bombing takes place later in the day, we'll be protesting at the same time and place the next day. You can call the Peace & Justice Center (575-8902) to confirm. In the meantime, continue to exert pressure and hope that negative worldwide opinion can stop this bombing.

No Military Intervention in Syria Press Release

President Barack Obama has threatened to bomb targets in Syria because Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has used illegal chemical weapons on civilians. The Peace & Justice Center is taking a stand against military intervention because we believe that violence begets violence. Others are calling for U.N. verification of the Syrian government’s role in the massacre. We are against bombing even if there is verification. Others are saying that a bombing cannot take place without Congressional consent. We are against bombing even if there is Congressional consent. But it is obvious that you can’t enforce international law by breaking it.

Thursday Nights at the Center; August 22, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Introduction to Alternatives to Violence Project With Alice Waco.

August 22, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

AVP began teaching in US Prisons in 1975 and offers experimental workshops in conflict resolution, responses to violence and personal growth in communities, schools, colleges and conflict situations worldwide. AVP empowers people to lead nonviolent lives through affirmation, respect for all, community building, cooperation and trust.

Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County, 467 Sebastopol Ave, Santa Rosa, CA. 95401

Vigil for Justice for Trayvon Martin

The Peace and Justice Center Of Sonoma County is holding a Vigil for Justice, Monday July 15, 2013 4-6 pm at Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa, CA

We will honor Trayvon, and decry this startling verdict. 
Please bring signs

Nightly Vigils for Ed Snowden and all Whistleblowers

There will be nightly vigils for Ed Snowden and all whistleblowers -- 5 pm at Courthouse Square, rain or shine, starting today, Tuesday, June 25 and going to Friday, June 28.

We have to make some noise -- bring out the pots and pans! -- while the mainstream continues to vilify him and others, including journalists like Glenn Greenwald and alternative media, like Wikileaks, etc.! Get your creative juices flowing for sign making tonight, tomorrow and in the coming days!!! 

Start a vigil in other towns as well! Call the Peace & Justice Center to let us know what you are planning to do or join us tonight and all week!

Thursday Nights at the Center:Sustainable Energy Management Practices

Martin Edwards will make a “show and tell” presentation and discussion on the energy management practices, methods, and devices he has been using to help further decrease home and work use of electricity, water/sewer, and heating/cooling. You may not be familiar with some of these ideas or realize how significant their impact can be. These pay for themselves very rapidly. Approximately 7:00-9:00