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People's Climate March Ventura

2014-09-14 15:48:26

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Sunday, September 21

11:00 AM

Ventura City Hall to Ventura Pier

77 North California St
Ventura, CA 93001

Sept. 21–We march and rally!  City Hall to the Ventura Pier. Rally with speakers throughout the day. Activities for the whole family.

City Corps building. 77 N. California St. Ventura Sign and Banner making with a general meeting to discuss details.

Event Schedule (subject to change)

Schedule (Subject to Change)
8:00 AM Breakfast at Ventura City Corps
8:30 AM Live Telecast of NYC People’s Climate March
10:00 AM Meet at Ventura City Hall
11:00 AM March to Ventura Pier Rally
1:00 PM March Back to Ventura City Corps for lunch
3:00 Climate Teach-in
5:00 Open Mic
6:00 Dinner
7:00 March to 101 overpass for Overpass Light Brigade

 

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Paths to Just Peace: Celebrating the International Day of Peace

2014-09-13 13:31:11

Kathy Kelly

Speaker Kathy Kelly is a long-time peace activist, author, and co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence (VCNV).

Come to learn and discuss what paths we might take in using nonviolent actions to promote a just and peaceful world.

Monday,  September 22, 2014           

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks

Roth Nelson Room(corner of Olsen & Mountclef)

Kathy has been a war tax resister for more than 30 years and has frequently been arrested for protesting US war policy.

In recent years, she has traveled regularly to Afghanistan where she has been a guest of the Afghan Peace Volunteers. She and her companions at VCNV have organized dozens of trips to war zones in the Middle East, believing that “where you stand determines what you see.”

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Equality and Justice at CLU, Pace eBene,  the Bartimaeus Institute, Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions, Veterans for Peace,
Pax Christi So Cal, and the Episcopal Peace Fellowship
For more information, contact donaldson.jake@gmail.com.

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Campaign Nonviolence Action following Kathy Kelly's Visit

2014-09-12 19:20:54

A public action on Tuesday, september  23 at 4:45 pm will follow

at the Naval Base in Port Hueneme (Bard Road entrance)

Join a nonviolent protest to end war and militarism, and to challenge America’s culture of violence.   This event is  part of nearly 130 demonstrations occurring in every state in the country sponsored by “Campaign Nonviolence” during the week of September 21-27. Under the banner of Campaign Nonviolence, thousands of Americans in all 50 states will take a public stand against all violence and launch a new movement for a culture of peace and nonviolence free from war, poverty and the climate crisis.
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Earth Charter Film Festival

2014-09-11 22:56:34

Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions presents its second Earth Charter Film Festival as a prelude to its 2014 Earth Charter Community Summit, co­sponsored by the Ventura College International Studies Program.

Each film exemplifies principles of the Earth Charter.

Sunday, October 5, 2014
E.P. Foster Library Topping Room
Admission FREE.

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3:00 pm – ­4:00 pm:   Line in the Sand: Stories from the US/Mexican Border
40 minutes with 20 minute discussion

Video of a play performed by the Drama Department of St. Bonaventure High School.
The Line in the Sand by Jared Delaney, Gina Pisasale, Baird Kistner and Elizabeth
Pool uses the power of theater to tell the personal stories of people affected by
US/Mexico border migration. Through a collection of monologues and photos,
audiences are exposed to a variety of points of view on this complex and critical issue.  A student actor from the Drama Department will be present to participate in the discussion.  This video exemplifies the Earth Charter principle of Social and Economic Justice.
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4:00­ pm – 5:00 pm:  Ground Operations: Battlefield to Farmfield
40 minutes with 20 minute discussion
Ground Operations follows an ensemble of young men and women who tell us why they joined the
military, how the war changed them, how they’ve struggled to return home and ultimately, how they
found organic farming and ranching to be the answer to a dream. In a world full of problems,
Ground Operations is a story about solutions. A film by Dulanie Ellis and Raymond Singer of Ojai.   This film exemplifies the Earth Charter principle of  Respect and Care for the Community of Life,Filmmaker Dulanie Ellis will lead the discussion.

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5:00­ pm – 7:00 pm: Damnation
87 minutes with 30 minute discussion
This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.  This video exemplifies the Earth Charter principle of Ecological Integrity.

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7:00­ pm – 8:00 pm: Legalize Democracy
30 minutes with 30 minute discussion
This documentary from Move to Amend sets out the historical timelines of the Supreme Court
cases that shaped the doctrine of “corporate personhood”, the rights guaranteed by amendments fought for by people’s movements, and the intersection of law and culture that codified and created discrimination based on race.  Move to Amend is calling for an amendment to the US Constitution to unequivocally state that inalienable rights belong to human beings only, and that money is not a form of protected free speech and can be regulated in political campaigns.        Bill Haff, chair of the Ojai chapter of Move to Amend will lead the discussion.

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8:00­ pm – 9:00 pm: (3 minutes)  Chipotle Pictures: The Nuclear Genie and The Myth of Nuclear
Deterrence (5 minutes) with conversation to follow
Two award­-winning shorts by Erik Choquette.                    The Nuclear Genie uses inventive graphics to connect nuclear weapons history with a way to “get the genie back in the bottle” through public participation.  The Myth of Nuclear Deterrence shows that relying on nuclear deterrence is extremely dangerousand that, in fact, the only way for us to be safe from a nuclear attack is to abolish all nuclear weapons.

The last films exemplify the principle of Democracy, Non-Violence and Peace.

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Hiroshima, 69 Years Later

2014-08-03 13:42:14

tax day fb action2Sixty-nine years ago this Tuesday, the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, killing 80-140 thousand people immediately. Three days later on August 9th, a second U.S. nuclear bomb was dropped over Nagasaki. From that week to the present moment the world has been held hostage to the insane threat and potential annihilation by these weapons that now number in excess of 17,000 worldwide.

However daunting, we have witnessed this past year some of the most significant progress and awareness of this threat and work to eliminate nuclear weapons, thus realizing the long standing desires of people everywhere, to live in a world free of nuclear weapons.

First, in December 2013, the Physicians for Social Responsibility and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War released a monumental report identifying the horrific potential devastation and death toll of up to two billion from a small limited nuclear war between Pakistan and India.

Then on April 24th this year the tiny heroic nation of Marshall Islands brought suit against the nine nuclear nations of the world in the International Court of Justice and the U.S. Federal District Court in San Francisco for breech of Article VI of the 1970 Non Proliferation Treaty which states that the nuclear nations of the world will work in good faith to eliminate all nuclear weapons.

In March of this year the Rotarian Action Group for Peace along with Physicians for Social Responsibility and the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War launched an international speakers bureau and campaign to educate about the “Humanitarian Effects of Limited Nuclear War.”

In February 2014, 146 nations–three-quarters of the nations of the world– attended the second Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons Conference in Nayarit, Mexico. Remarkably absent  were the U.S. and the other P5 nuclear signatory members to the NPT – China, Russia, France and U.K.

A similar conference is scheduled for Vienna in December, and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) itself is up for review in May 2015.  The U.S. has an opportunity and obligation to lead by example and attend and challenge the other nuclear nations to do likewise. We the people must demand that our elected officials push for this participation and that they represent us.  Action speaks much more than words alone.

Read the full op-ed by Dr. Robert Dodge:  http://truth-out.org/speakout/item/25340-hiroshima-69-years-later#.U92sqV-v2nA.email

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