Countdown to Tax Day

2015-04-01 16:48:24
Where does our money go? Do the uses make us safer, or at greater risk, and without money for our needs? Watch for this image as CPR posts a daily message on Facebook on nuclear weapons leading up to April 15 Tax Day when we fund our national priorities. We invite you to like, share and tweet these posts and make your voice heard. ...................... NuclearWeaponsCost

 Tax Day

US taxpayers will pay $56.3 billion today to fund nuclear weapons programs. Is this your priority? Calculate your individual and community costs @ http://bit.ly/1I1iUOE
Each April, Dr. Bob Dodge, PSR-LA Board Member and co-founder of Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions, calculates the cost of nuclear weapons programs to our communities.In 2014, Los Angeles County spent $1,785,041,517.60 on nuclear weapons programs, and the city of Los Angeles spent $692,183,507.40! These are tax dollars diverted from community needs such as education, health care, environmental protection, and many other important social services – spent instead on deadly weapons that must never be used. Day 2 Countdown to Tax Day 

John Oliver on America’s hoarding of nuclear weapons:


Day 3 Countdown to Tax Day - “The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.”        .................................................Albert Einstein Published in Common Dreams today: Taxes and the End of the Nuclear Age by Robert Dodge

Day 4 Countdown to Tax Day

Polls show that 76% of people around the world favor the elimination of nuclear weapons. Are you one of them? Let your voice be heard:


  Day 5 Countdown to Tax Day - Between 1950 and 1968, there were more than 1,000 accidents involving nuclear weapons - “Command and Control” author Eric Schlosser. Luck is not a security policy. Day 6 Countdown to Tax Day Join people in Santa Monica and globally at the Peace and Planet Global Wave 2015 - to wave goodbye to nukes in preparation for the N.Y.NPT Conference. Join the Global Wave for a Nuclear Weapons Free World 1 pm, Sunday April 26, 2015 Chain Reaction peace sculpture 1800 block of Main St., Santa Monica http://www.psr-la.org/april-26-join-the-global-wave-for-a-nuclear-weapons-free-world-in-santa-monica-at-chain-reaction/ Day 7 Countdown to Tax Day Aug 9 - 70 yrs ago Nagasaki Fat Man bomb was dropped killing 40-60 thousand. #‎rx4survival‬ @psr-la.org   Day 8 Countdown to Tax Day Fukushima disaster radiation detected off Canada’s coast - radiation knows no boundaries http://gu.com/p/479pe/stw ‪#‎rx4survival @psr-la.org Day 9 Countdown to Tax Day “The only way to guarantee that nuclear weapons will never be used again is through their total elimination.” Joint Statement by 155 Nations -10/20/14 ‪#‎rx4survival‬ @psr-la.org Day 10 Countdown to Tax Day Aug 6 - 70 yrs ago Hiroshima bomb Little Boy was dropped killing 60-80,000. #‎prescriptionforsurvival‬ @psr-la.org
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May Meeting: Dangers of Nuclear Power

2015-03-31 11:50:25

Guards at whiteboard at Fukushima-1 main gateSunday,  May 3

3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room

Yoko Kubota will report on her research into the continuing effects of the Fukushima nuclear accident and show a preview of the documentary film she is directing and producing. The film documents the current situation of the Fukushima Nuclear disaster and the problems in the Nuclear Power Industry worldwide. Can the global community come together to protect humanity from this critical issue?  http://indispensableshiftdoc.com/ mothersforpeacecollageMothers for Peace of San Luis Obispo will report on their efforts to close Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant and to promote peace and a nuclear-free, carbon-free world, utilizing conservation and sustainable resources.  http://mothersforpeace.org/
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EarthDay Ecofest!

2015-03-25 10:41:47

Saturday, April 25, 2015

10am to 5pm

Ventura beachfront Seaside/Promenade Park and Surfer’s Point Boardwalk (view map)

Come celebrate the 8th annual, award-winning event

with Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions

We will have a booth at the fair - if you would like to help out at our booth for an hour or two, please email mail@c-p-r.net.

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Upcoming CPR Meetings

2015-03-20 16:32:23

June Meeting:  Participatory Budgeting

Sunday, June 7,  3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

E.P. Foster Library Topping Room

Learn about participatory budgeting (http://www.participatorybudgeting.org/), a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget, allowing them to work with government to make the budget decisions which affect their lives.

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March Meeting: Pathway to the Future: From Oil to Renewable Energy

2015-02-04 14:11:17


Sunday,  March 1

3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Bell Arts Factory

432 N. Ventura Ave.

From its discovery on Sulfur Mountain in 1861, oil has been a major part of the Ventura County economy. However, scientists warn that 80% of fossil fuels must stay in the ground and the Pentagon warns that dependence on fossil fuels is the greatest long­‐term national security threat confronting the U.S. Gov. Brown now aims for 50% renewable energy sources by 2030. Local governments and the Naval Bases are transitioning away from fossil fuels with the creation of green jobs and a more sustainable economy.

How can families and businesses make faster progress on this path? Join a panel discussion with Community Environmental Council, Ventura County emPower, the Ventura County Climate Hub and solar industry representatives. We’ll explore energy efficiency and power generation for homes and businesses. Learn about the latest trends and opportunities for increasing renewables and local power generation through new community choice clean energy programs in California.

This meeting will be held at Bell Arts Factory instead of at the library because the library is having a  major event, Foster Con 2015, the weekend of February 28/March 1.

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