Pericval Landing peace vigil, Friday 17 June 2011, Olympia!
More information about Richard's travel to Gaza: lopeztogaza.wordpress.com/
More vigil information here. Thanks to the Artesian Rumble Arkestra for the soundtrack!
The root causes of environmental degradation and ecological unsustainability; imperialism and wars of aggression; exploitative labor practices; societal oppression; and poverty and any other social injustice are the same.
I would like to see a broad based, inclusive and supportive movement - a movement that is accessible to everyone regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, ability, creed, and/or any other distinguishing feature - in order to effectively and successfully challenge the status quo: a status quo which is currently doing so much harm to all people.
Please imagine a movement to challenge the current establishment's enablement of a degrading and dehumanizing status quo of economic instability, ecological unsustainability, and social injustice...
Further thoughts and avenues for consideration on this topic include, but are not limited to, potential solutions and responses such as 1) permaculture: a resilient, sustainable and independent local/regional economic infrastructure, 2) socio-economic egalitarianism, 3) making health care a central and foundational economic feature ...and etc....
Come hear a representative of RAWA (The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan)
Two events on Tuesday, October 27
The Evergreen State College
SEM II E1107
Traditions Fair Trade
300 5th Ave SW, downtown
Among the many excuses for the US war in Afghanistan is that the US is saving the Afghan women. But what do Afghan women have to say about this?
The most outspoken Afghan women's organization is RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan. For over 30 years, RAWA has struggled against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, the fundamentalism of both the Taliban and the Northern Alliance, and the US occupation of Afghanistan.
Now members of RAWA are touring the US to tell you their story.
Olympia will soon be visited by Zoya (not her real name). At 28 years old, Zoya has been involved with RAWA for half her life. Her parents were killed when she was 14. Zoya has traveled across the world speaking about her experiences and the work of RAWA. She is also the author of Zoya’s Story: An Afghan Woman’s Battle for Freedom.
Media advisory for May 8, 2009
Jeff Berryhill (253) 334-8781
Noah Sochet (510) 325-8138
RALLY & DEMONSTRATION TO END WAR NOW!
Friday May 8th, 2009
Rally at 4:30 pm – Federal Court House - Tacoma
Demonstration & March at 8:00 pm - Fife
Tacoma, WA – The U.S. is sending additional troops and equipment to Afghanistan while at the same time continuing its illegal and immoral war on, and occupation of, Iraq . The Obama Administration is escalating the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan , which is resulting in untold civilian deaths while destabilizing the neighboring country of Pakistan . It is also now evident that the U.S. is preparing for a long-term military occupation of Iraq . These wars must end now!
Rally: A rally is planned for 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2009, at the Tacoma Federal Courthouse steps, 1713 Pacific Avenue, to hear speakers and to peacefully demonstrate against the Afghanistan troop surge and military equipment being deployed from the Port of Tacoma . Everyone is invited to join this family friendly event with voices, signs, and conviction. The message to the Obama Administration and to the Congress is to “End the Wars Now!”
Demonstration and March: A Demonstration and March against militarization of the Port of Tacoma , sponsored by Port Militarization Resistance, will follow at 8:00 p.m. beginning at the Corner of 54th Ave. and Pacific Highway in Fife , WA (just off I-5 at Exit #137 - in front of the Poodle Dog Restaurant).
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Elegant food, great company, important cause.
The Twins Legal Defense Fund Presents: Food for Justice, a secret cafe benefiting local activists Katie and Patsy Hutchison.
Saturday, June 28
We're open 5:00 to 10:00 pm
816 Rogers St. NW, across from the Westside Co-op
Bring your friends and family!
Katie and Patsy are being targeted for prosecution, alongside numerous other community members, for their efforts to stop military shipments at the Port of Olympia. Funds raised will help cover legal expenses relating to their case.
Call for reservations, or just show up. 360-918-8665
See you there!
Olympia Port Militarization now has a website. It's still a work-in-progress, but please check it out to get the latest news on upcoming port actions and information on how to get involved, as well as current fundraising efforts for the legal defense of port activists. There's also a mailing list, and there will be a collaborative community site online soon, as well as an image and video gallery.