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Blood still flows in war for gay civil rights
INSIGHTS - by Joe Howard Crews - So how did America celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn Riot? With a smarmy, gala reception for gay leaders at the White House, with a SD sheriff's combat raid on the home of a lesbian couple in San Diego, and a bust at a gay bar in Ft. Worth. Read More

Event Reminders:

Rep. Filner speaker at Giovanni's Restaurant
Wednesday, 07/01/2009
Congressman Bob Filner will speak about the economy, the stimulus package, healthcare, Iraq War, Afganistan War, and controversies of the day. At Giovanni's Restaurant, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.

The Journey of the Poet: Following Your Thread
Thursday, 07/02/2009
The Journey of the Poet: Following Your Thread, Breaking Your Silence. A Writing Workshop with John Fox, CPT.

Actor-singer troupe performs for Single Payer
Friday, 07/03/2009
A troupe of actor-singers swing into La Jolla to present "Sing out for Single Payer Health Care Road Show". Pittsburgh activist and award-winning labor singer Anne Feeney and almost four dozen professional musicians launch the 2009 “Sing Out ” tour to promote the single payer healthcare reform envisioned by Congressman John Conyers.

Final vigil for Robin Long, to be freed from brig
Tuesday, 07/07/2009
Robin Long, GI war resister and prisoner of conscience, will be released finally on July 9 from the brig at MCAS Miramar. As a show of continual support for him, a last vigil will be held on July 7 at Miramar.

Poetry, prose reading in Fallbrook
Wednesday, 07/15/2009
Fallbrook's Writers Read, a free monthly gathering of writers and readers, invites the community to a Midsummer Night's Reading on Wednesday 15 July, at 6 p.m., at the Café des Artistes. Writers are encouraged to bring their original poetry, short fiction and creative nonfiction for an evening of reading, a glass of wine, a little supper if they're hungry, and conversation with others who enjoy the written w