Event Reminders: Marriage Equality Forum: Our next strategy
The voter initiative to repeal Prop 8 failed to qualify for the ballot, but the gay community plans its next strategy. A well-planned forum on gay MARRIAGE EQUALITY will be conducted May 15th at the Chalice UU Church in Escondido 7:00PM-9:00PM. Efforts continue to restore marriage equality in California. Sponsored by No. County LGBT.
Support City of SD's resolution against AZ SB-1070
The SD City Council is set to vote on a resolution of opposition to the anti-immigrant bill passed in Arizona. Attend the 2pm City Council Meeting on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 and speak in support of the Resolution. at City Administration Bldg - Council Chambers -12th floor.
Chamber Forum Features Chuck Lowery
We know the other candidates will have their supporters there so come and show your support by wearing Blue clothing for me! I look forward to seeing many smiling faces in the audience! There's plenty of free parking so please come. Come early to be sure and get a seat!
By Charles "Chuck" Lowery.
OFA Town Hall Meeting in Oceanside, Tuesday
You are welcome to join our small town hall meeting on Tuesday evening in Oceanside at the public library. We will watch a video and receive some information on the latest Wall Street reform proposal. We will also exchange views on policy alternatives and coming work. Concerned citizens are welcome. At the main library downtown.
A Journey for Peace from San Diego to Gaza
Matters of Controversy Presents: INNOCENTS ABROAD: A Journey for Peace from San Diego to Gaza. Come and listen to the incredible story of three San Diego residents who journeyed to Palestine with a peace convoy to give the people of Gaza ambulances, trucks and vans filled with medical aid and humanitarian supplies. Donation requested.
Canvass Door to Door in Fallbrook
Saturday, May 8, Fallbrook, Canvass door to door. - OFA continues its canvassing of Fallbrook. Democrats, liberals, moderate Republicans are welcome to join to knock on doors, meet our concerned neighbors, and encourage their involvement. This day is OFA's national registration day. All out!
Canvass Door to Door in Temecula
Saturday, May 8, Temecula, Canvass door to door and Registration Drive.
Escondido Democratic Club meets
Voting on endorsements for candidates for Congress and proposition recommendations are on the agenda.
Fallbrook's Writers Read
Fallbrook's Writers Read, a free monthly gathering of writers and readers, will feature one of North County's funniest writers - comic fiction author Dan McClenaghan, of Oceanside - on Thursday, May 13 at 6 p.m., at the Café des Artistes. McClenaghan will read a selection of short fiction, which will be followed by open mic for members of the public to share their original poetry and prose. McClenaghan is an award-winning fiction author, with the gift for making his readers laugh and wince - and enjoy every second of both.
Striving to Reclaim Public Education
4th Annual Conference: Striving For True Praxis to Reclaim Public Education. The Association of Raza Educators (A. R. E.) will hold its annual conference. Over 500 educators, students, and community members are expected to attend.
Forum on Drones/UAV's: Made and Killing Locally
Forum on Drones/UAV's: Made Locally, Killing Locally. Speakers include Marjorie Cohn, National Lawyers Guild; Jim Haber, Nevada Desert Experience; Code Pink and more.
Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast, San Diego
The LGBT community will celebrate Harvey Milk Day the day before with the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast on Friday, May 21.
Lt. Dan Choi will be the featured speaker. [May 22 is Harvey Milk Day in California.]
Vista Farmers Market Registration Drive
May 22, Vista Farmers Market Registration Drive.
Vista Farmers Market Registration Drive
May 8, Vista Farmers Market Registration Drive.
All regular meetings start at 10 a.m. at the Carlsbad Woman’s Club, 3320 Monroe St., Carlsbad.
NC Film Club Series Offers Transsiberian
North County film Club is promoting a series of 10 independent, limited release and foreign films at UltraStar Cinemas Mission Market 13 for a season pass price of $40 (popcorn included), five films for $25 (no popcorn), or individual films for (tentatively) $7 each (no popcorn). Each showing begins at 4pm.
This 'N ThatThe illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler
When the people fear the government you have tyranny...when the government fears the people you have liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson
Truly man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds them. We live by the death of others. We are burial places! I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.
- Leonardo Da Vinci
Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men, for the nastiest of reasons, will somehow work for the benefit of us all.
- John Maynard Keynes
Change comes not from men and women changing their minds, but from the change from one generation to the next.
- J. K. Galbraith
The world cannot continue to wage war like physical giants and to seek peace like intellectual pygmies
- Basil O'Connor
Immorality: the morality of those who are having a better time.
- H.L. Mencken
Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely an absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.
- Jawaharlal Nehru
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
- Albert Einstein
Sometime in your life, hope that you might see one starved man, the look on his face when the bread finally arrives. Hope that you might have baked it or bought or even kneaded it yourself. For that look on his face, for your meeting his eyes across a piece of bread, you might be willing to lose a lot, or suffer a lot, or die a little, even.
- Daniel Berrigan, SJ
The arms race can kill, though the weapons themselves may never be used...by their cost alone, armaments kill the poor by causing them to starve.
- Vatican statement to the U.N., 1976
All social life is essentially practical. All mysterious which lead theory to mysticism find their rational solution in human practice and in the comprehension of the practice.
- Karl Marx
Violence just hurts those who are already hurt...Instead of exposing the brutality of the oppressor, it justifies it.
- Cesar Chavez
But the wisdom from above is pure, first of all; it is also peaceful, gentle and friendly; it is full of compassion and produces a harvest of good deals,; it is free from prejudice and hypocrisy.
- James 3:17
You can't lead anyone else further than you have gone yourself.
- Gene Mauch
Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is.
- Will Rogers
All works of love are works of peace.
- Mother Teresa
There is a certain kind of peace that is not merely the absence of war. It is larger than that. The peace I am thinking of is not at the mercy of history's rule, nor is it a passive surrender to the status quo. The peace I am thinking of is the dance of an open mind when it engages another equally open one -- an activity that occurs most naturally, most often in the reading/writing world we live in. Accessible as it is, this particular kind of peace warrants vigilance.
- Toni Morrison, The Dancing Mind (1996)
Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
War is an act of violence pushed to its utmost limits.
- Major General Carl von Clausewitz, 1832
Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.
- J.S. Mill
Angry heart -- you have no chance against my prayers.
- Mary Moreno
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
- George Santayana
If you see good in people, you radiate a harmonious loving energy which uplifts those who are around you. If you can maintain this habit, this energy will turn into a steady flow of love.
- Annamalai Swami
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela
Nonviolence which is a quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Do all the good you can,
- By all the means you can,
In the twilight of life, God will not judge us on our earthly possessions and human success, but rather on how much we have loved.
- St. John of the Cross
The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.
- Robert Lynd (1879-1949), Anglo-Irish essayist, journalist
What good is it to me that Mary gave birth to the son of God fourteen hundred years ago, and I do not also give birth to the Son of God in my time and in my culture? We are all meant to be mothers of God. God is always needing to be born.
- Meister Eckhart
Young people say, What is the sense of our small effort? They cannot see that we must lay one brick at at time, take one step at a time; we can be responsible only for the one action in the present moment. But we can beg for an increase of love in our hearts that will vitalize and transform all our individual actions, and know that God will take them and multiply them, as Jesus multiplied the loaves and fishes.
- Dorothy Day, 1963
It is clear that the way to heal society of its violence . . . and lack of love is to replace the pyramid of domination with the circle of equality and respect.
What is man?
- Hope turned to dust.
While seeking revenge, dig two graves - one for yourself.
- Doug Horton
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller
And all good things are yours.
- Swedish proverb
Smiling is very important. If we are not able to smile, then the world will not have peace. It is not by going out for a demonstration against nuclear missiles that we can bring about peace. It is with our capacity of smiling, breathing, and being peace that we can make peace.
- Thich Nhat Hanh
Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.
- John Kenneth Galbraith
A merely fallen enemy may rise again, but the reconciled one is truly vanquished.
- Johann Christoph Schiller
The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.
- Douglas MacArthur
The finger pulls the trigger, but the trigger may also be pulling the finger.
- Dr. Leonard Berkowitz
Very few people chose war. They chose selfishness and the result was war. Each of us, individually and nationally, must choose: total love or total war.
- Dave Dellinger
I'd like someone to mention the day that Martin Luther King, Jr., tried to give his life serving others. I'd like somebody to say that day, that Martin Luther King tried to love somebody. I want you to say that day, that I tried to be right on the war question. I want you to be able to say that day, that I did try to feed the hungry . . . I want you to say that I tried to love and serve humanity. Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice; say that I was a drum major for peace; I was a drum major for righteousness . . . I want to leave a committed life behind.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Non-violence is a very powerful weapon. Most people don't understand the power of non-violence and tend to be amazed by the whole idea. Those who have been involved in bringing about change and see the difference between violence and non-violence are firmly committed to a lifetime of non-violence, not because it is easy or because it is cowardly, but because it is an effective and very powerful way.
- Cesar Chavez
Nothing is so strong as gentleness; nothing so gentle as real strength.
- St. Francis de Sales
A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.
- Adlai Stevenson
There never was a war that was not inward; I must fight till I have conquered in myself what causes war.
- Marianne Moore
The miracle of the wicked is reinforced by the weakness of the virtuous.
- Winston Churchill
A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he cannot sit on it.
- William Ralph Inge