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ABOUT FACE - Military Resisters Turn Against War

A book talk with Jeff Paterson of Courage to Resist

Tuesday, March 27, 7 P.M.

Time Tested Books, 1114- 21st Street, Sac.

From raw recruits to war resisters.
How ideas about justifying war change.
Intimate looks at personal transformations.
The courage to stand up and say a resounding NO.
A book about GI resistance from the Vietnam War to Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks - including interviews with Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg.

Sabeel Sacramento Conference, A Time for Justice: Supporting Human Rights in Palestine–Israel.

March 16- 17, 2012 - Sabeel Sacramento Conference, A Time for Justice: Supporting Human Rights in Palestine–Israel.

Conference location: First United Methodist Church, 2100 J St, Sacramento.

An opportunity to hear from and meet with Christian, Muslim, Jewish and secular leaders, scholars, and activists about the situation in Palestine-Israel including its historical context, efforts to end human rights abuses, visions for the future and why a just resolution is important for Americans.

Featuring international, national and regional presenters, the conference runs from noon on Friday to 6pm on Saturday. The Friday evening keynote with Sabeel Founder, Rev. Naim Ateek and Palestinian Freedom Rider, Huwaida Arraf, is open to the public.

"A Child's View," the exhibit of Gaza Children's art work will be on display.

More information and registration options at: (Sacramento Conference), or or phone 916-451-1512.

NOTE: Early registration $50 for entire 2 day Conference, including Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and Friday Keynote. After March 1st, 2012, registration $60. One day, students and group rates available. Scholarships available on request. Friday Keynote open to public - $5-$10 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds (free to registered Conference attendees). Wheelchair accessible.


Martin Luther King Jr Memorial March

Martin Luther King Jr marching photo

Please join organizations like Sacramento for Democracy, the Wellstone Progressive Democrats of Sacramento, Occupy Sacramento, Sacramento Peace Action, the Sacramento ACLU, Sacramento CAIR, the Peace & Freedom Party & more in this year's

Martin Luther King Jr. - 31st Annual March for the Dream

Starts 8am, Mon, 01/16 at Oak Park Community Center, 3425 MLK Jr. Blvd. Join the Stop the Wars & End the Occupations Peace & Justice Contingent enroute 9:15am, Sacramento City College, 3835 Freeport Blvd. (in the parking lot between the bookstore and Hughes Stadium) to march to the Convention Center, 13th and K streets.

JANUARY 16th, 2012 - MARCH - 8:15 am
Location: Oak Park Community Center (3425 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.)

  • Opening Ceremonies begin 7:45am
  • Oak Park March departs 8:15am
  • Marchers will travel south on MLK Jr. Blvd. to 12th avenue--going west on 12th Avenue across Hwy 99 to Sutterville Road--entering the rear of Sacramento City College parking lot in-front of Hughes Stadium--gathering in the parking area between the college bookstore and Hughes Stadium. Click here for map.
  • Arrives Sacramento City College approx. 9:15am
  • Departs Sacramento City College approx. 9:30am
  • Departure from Sacramento City College: Marchers will travel back to Sutterville Road going west to Freeport Blvd. and north on Freeport to 13th Avenue where they will travel west on 13th Ave alongside the park to Land Park--turning North on Land Park Drive to Broadway and west on Broadway to 10th Street; marcher will proceed north on 10th to J Street and east on J Street to the Sacramento Convention Center. Click here for map.
  • Arrives Sacramento Convention Center (13th & K Sts) 11:30am
  • March/Rally/Review approx. 11:30am
  • Convention Center Celebration 12 noon (details below)
  • Rally with Occupy Sacramento at Cesar Chavez Plaza (10th & J St.) 2:00 - 6:00pm

The North Area March, begins at Grant High School at 8:30 am. It goes directly to the Sacramento Convention Center.

  • Depart Grant High School at approximately 8:30 am out South Avenue to Marysville Blvd., turn south on Marysville Blvd. and Del Paso Blvd. and proceed to Northgate Blvd. At Northgate the march will proceed up the ramp onto Hwy 160, past Richards Blvd. and south on 12th Street to J Street. Marchers will proceed down 12th Street to J Street and east on J Street to the Sacramento Convention Center. Click here for map.

The War in Libya

Jeremy Scahill

Scott Horton Interviews Jeremy Scahill

Jeremy Scahill discusses Yemen, President Saleh, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Al Qaeda, Obama, Bush, Ed Schultz, Libya.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Jeremy Scahill

Congressman Dennis Kucinich

Scott Horton Interviews Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Rep. Dennis Kucinich discusses his attempt to provoke debate in Congress concerning the authority to declare war. He voted to defund the Libyan War.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Glenn Greenwald

Scott Horton Interviews Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald talks about Obama and War Powers Act and the Libyan War. He also comments on WikiLeaks Julian Assange and journalism.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Glenn Greenwald

Nick Turse

Scott Horton Interviews Nick Turse

Nick Turse discusses how JSOC, the Joint Special Operations Command became the president’s own private army. He also comments on why the precision airstrikes in Libya were probably guided by special operations forces on the ground.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Nick Turse

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Rage and rebellion across the Islamic world

I must confess that I have my own views of the Muslim world. Like most countries they want self-determination. That is the process by which a country determines its own statehood and forms its own allegiances and government. Self-determination is an idea that can't killed with bombs or bullets or autocratic leaders.

Robin Wright

Robin Wright talks with Charlie Rose about the Islamic world
Source: Robin Wright

Al McCoy


Al McCoy talks about how empires are maintained, why the U.S. empire is in decline, and what the consequences might be depending on how we respond to that decline. Al McCoy is a professor of history at the University of Wisconson–Madison, and author of 'Policing America's Empire: The United States, the Philippines and the Rise of the Surveillance State,'
Source: TomCast for April 24, 2011: SubordiNations

Robin Wright talked about the recent Middle East uprisings and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Source: Rock The Casbah

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The Afghanistan War after 10 years

Ray McGovern

Ray McGovern and Prof. Jonathan Stevenson talk to Peter B. Collins. They talk about Afghanistan and Gen. David Petraeus. McGovern served 27 years in Army intelligence and at the CIA.

Jonathan Stevenson

Professor Stevenson teaches strategic studies at the Naval War College, and has a background as a journalist. He notes that the generals are becoming bolder in overstepping their roles, and that presidents are becoming more passive to this kind of behavior. They talk about Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain and Syria.

Source: Two Critical Views of Gen. Petraeus: Ray McGovern and Prof. Jonathan Stevenson; plus Will Durst on Birthers

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What Would Gandhi Do?

Mohandas K. Gandhi

Gandhi was born Oct. 2, 1869. In celebration of his 142nd birthday, this program explores non-violent resistance through the eyes of Gene Sharp and includes a few short excerpts from the movie Gandhi.

Gene Sharp

What Would Gandhi Do About Iraq and Weapons of Mass Deception?

It doesn’t have to take guns and tanks to effect change, according to Sharp. Sharp was interviewed by Tom Ashbrook in late 2002 before the second Iraq War.

Gene Sharp is president and founder of the Albert Einstein Institution, a nonprofit organization that promotes non-violent struggle in the face of dictatorship, war, genocide and oppression.
Source: What Would Gandhi Do?

Gene Sharp speaks on civilian-based defense

He asks why hasn’t war been abolished? He notes that nuclear deterrence is a desperate and bankrupt policy and power derives from obedience and cooperation of people, not from violence.
Source: Gene Sharp Lecture on Civilian-Based Defense

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Protest and Die-in to Stop the Wars

Protest and Die-in to Stop the Wars
on the 10th anniversary of the war on Afghanistan

Friday, Oct 7, 4:30 - 6pm,
Federal building,
7th and Mission Streets, San Francisco.

Sponsored by ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism),

Carpools from Sac - 916-448-7157

Evening of Peace Dinner

On September 24th from 6 to 9 pm, a Saturday night, Teach Peace will celebrate an Evening of Peace.

The location is the Greek Orthodox Annunciation Hall at 600 Alhambra Blvd in Sacramento. Please note, dinner tickets are $30.
You can purchase tickets here.

This annual awards dinner event recognizes outstanding accomplishments, brings peacemakers together to promote collaboration, and help teach peace.

Student attend free due to donations from members. If you are buying a ticket for a student, one of the screens when you select "Checkout" has a "Special Instructions" box. In this box, simply note the ticket is for a student to attend.

Chicken, pasta, vegetarian, and vegan meals will be served.

International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace

Wednesday, Sep 21,
4:30 p.m. kids rally, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. program
@ California State Capitol West Steps.

Food, Entertainment, Speakers, Peace Bell Ringing, International Video Conference with Sacramento's Sister Cities.

Free, open to the public.

Beware of the military-industrial complex

President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Farewell Address was delivered January 17, 1961. He explains the military-industrial complex to a U.S. audience.
Source: Dwight D. Eisenhower's Farewell Address

Gareth Porter

Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter
Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for IPS News, discusses Eisenhower’s extraordinary farewell address and the overblown Soviet threat and missile gap hoax scare. They discuss the revelations that the British mission in Afghanistan was simply to give the Army something to do and the three choices for fighting back against state militarism: abolish government, protest for change, or expatriate.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter

Ray McGovern

Scott Horton Interviews Ray McGovern

Ray McGovern is a former senior analyst at the CIA. He discusses the Dept. of Justice's decision to use military tribunals instead of federal court trials for the alleged 9/11 plotters. He also discusses where the U.S. empire of bases intersects with the domination of oil and gas resources.
Source: Scott Horton Interviews Ray McGovern

An alternate history of the U.S.

Thaddeus Russell

Cindy Sheehan's first guest is Thaddeus Russell, he's an historian, cultural critic, and author of "A Renegade History of the United States."

Congressman Dennis Kucinich

Cindy Sheehan's next guest is Congressman Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, and he discusses the U.S. military intervention in Libya. His biggest objection is that the entire power to make war is given by our Constitution to Congress not to the President. The founders and the Constitution clearly valued the importance of putting the war powers in the hands of the Congress.
Source: Double feature

Kevin Bales

Kevin Bales talks about slavery. He is an anti-slavery advocate and the president of Free the Slaves. He is also a Professor of Sociology at Roehampton University in London.

Source: Kevin Bales, Anti-Slavery Advocate

Governor Schwarzenegger

Does chemical pollution affect young male sexuality? Scientists continue to sound the alarm about some chemical exposures that may effect reproductive health and development.
Source: Hormone Disruptors Linked To Genital Changes and Sexual Preference

Climate Solutions: Do It Locally
Cities and states must carry the torch to cut carbon emissions and fight climate change. That's the message from Governor Schwarzenegger's third and final Governors' Global Climate Summit, at UC Davis. Reporter: Gretchen Weber
Source: Message from Climate Summit: Do It Yourself

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Thomas E. Ricks talks about the Iraq War with Harry Kreisler

Thomas E. Ricks

After 21 years of conflict with Iraq is there something we can learn? It started with the Gulf War started on Aug. 2nd, 1990 which ended in 1991. Then on to the Iraq No Fly zone war which started in 1991 and ended in 2003. The current war in Iraq started in 2003.

Thomas E. Ricks has lead an interesting life. Reviewing the conduct of the Iraq War, he analyzes the weaknesses and strengths of America's political and military leaders, the long term consequences of the conflict for the military, and the future of Iraq, and the possibilities of a new American strategy for the Middle East under President Obama.
Source: Conversations With History: The Military and the Iraq War with Thomas E. Ricks

Music includes Earth Anthem, We'll Met Again, Coleman Hawkins - The Man I Love, The Lion King - Circle Of Life, gods a gonna cut you down, Kenny Rogers - Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town, janis joplin - mercedes benz, Gil Scott Heron - We Almost Lost Detroit, Joan Baez - Blowin In The Wind, House Of The Rising Sun, Sponji Raggae,theatre of whine, Hero of War, bobby mcferrin - dont worry be happy, mariachi vargas - el condor pasa, Fiesta En Jalisco

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"No more Hiroshimas, No more Nagasakis"

"No more Hiroshimas, No more Nagasakis"

Please attend a special 25th anniversary August Peace Event at
the Secretary of State Auditorium,
1500 11th Street, Sacramento.
Free admission, donations welcome.

Sunday, August 7th
3 pm: doors open for browsing displays;
4-6 pm: program featuring
hibakusha Jack Dairiki;
the story of "Sadako and the Thousand Cranes" performed by the Crane Culture Theater;
music, poetry, and more in this inspirational family program.

The Turning Point of American Empire?

Paul Fitzgerald & Elizabeth Gould

Afghanistan experts Elizabeth Gould & Paul Fitzgerald talk to Peter B. Collins. They are the authors of the book "Crossing Zero: The AfPak War at the Turning Point of American Empire" This broadcast was made before the murder of Bin Laden and is one part of the Peter B. Collins podcast.
Source: Afghanistan Experts Gould & Fitzgerald; The Nation’s Blog on WikiLeaks and Bradley Manning by Peter B. Collins on April 1, 2011

Michael Schwartz

Weapons of Mass Disruption

Michael Schwartz, a sociology professor at Stony Brook University and author of 'War Without End: The Iraq War in Context' talks about the Egyptian revolution and the power of nonviolent disruption.
Source: Weapons of Mass Disruption, TomCast from

Music includes Earth Anthem, We'll Met Again, Taste of Honey, wasted life - stiff little fingers, filled with love, Young - Hollywood Undead, wright johnnie - hello vietnam, pete seeger - Talking Atom, Wings, Jeff Foxworthy- Married and Single, excerpt from grapes of wrath movie

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