James Foley on the Dehumanization of War

"For the President to use Jim's name and other journalists as reason to pursue the stated military policy to 'degrade and destroy the Islamic State so that it is no longer a threat' is an insult to the memory of James Foley and to the intelligence of the American people." - Haskell Wexler

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/9/12/james_foley_on_the_dehumanization_of

Job Opening at the Peace & Justice Center

The Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County is seeking a part time Center Coordinator.

I Have a Dream - 51 Years

August 28, 1963
Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to a crowd of half a million gathered on the Mall in Washington, D.C. They gathered there for jobs and freedom.

1983: Three hundred thousand marched in Washington on the 20th anniversary of MLK's "I Have A Dream" speech for the second "March on Washington for Jobs, Peace and Freedom."
 

94th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage - So Much More to Work For!

August 26 marks the 94th anniversary of U.S. women gaining the right to vote. Today, we celebrate our audacious foremothers of many colors who waged a courageous struggle to improve the lives of women.   

Students protest in front of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow - Don't Shoot!

Deputy's return felt like 'slap in the face' by Shirley Zane and Francisco Vasquez

On Monday night, members of the public packed the meeting of the Community Healing Subcommittee of the Community and Local Law Enforcement Task Force. They were there to express their dismay, sadness, anger and, above all, their fear for their children and for themselves.

These same feelings were expressed at the Board of Supervisors meeting the next day.

Militarized Police and the Threat to Democracy by Dennis Kucinich

Let's insist on the following principles:

  • Well trained, culturally diverse, de-militarized local police forces to protect our neighborhoods.
  • The military to defend our nation.
  • And a rule of law which applies to a man with a badge and a gun, just as it applies to an unarmed teenager.

The requirements of freedom demand no less.

To read more:

Protect and Serve or Occupy and Control?

Fred Ptucha - Vets for Peace Sonoma County - Remembering the Gulf of Tonkin Fifty Years Later

Hear David Swanson's interview with Fred as he remember the cables he read regarding the Gulf of Tonkin "incident."

http://davidswanson.org/node/4490

Gulf of Tonkin "Incident" - 50th Anniversary - Remember It With Those Who Were There

Friday, August 22, 2014, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.