Event Reminders: Occupy Vista demonstration Sundays at 2:00PM
The Occupy Vista activists demonstrate every Sunday afternoon at 2:00PM for one hour at the corner of South Santa Fe and Main Street. Demonstrate for NO WAR, for economic justice, jobs - "Jail the Banksters".
Special Occupy Rally & Address in Oceanside
National spokesperson from Move to Amend, David Cobb, will address in person an Occupy rally at the Oceanside Public Library on Feb. 27th. Begins at 6:30 PM, speaker 7:00 PM. Find out about the Constitutional Amendment to reverse the Supreme Court Decision Citizens United. RSVP.
PROTEST: No Fukishima at San Onofre protest
A rally to demand the shutdown of the aged and failing San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), which is being plagued with a series of failures, which have resulted in the "temporary" shutdown of both nuclear reactors. March 11 near the south gate on Basilone Road, adjacent to power plant. Special bus from Oceanside Transit Terminal departs at 11:30am - $10.00 per person.
March, Demonstration for SD janitors
San Diego County janitors have the lowest pay and benefits in the entire State of California. The Occupy movement will march and demonstrate this Friday at noon to demand economic justice. Meet at 8th and B Street.
2nd annual birdhouse auction at BVAS
2nd annual birdhouse auction at BVAS! The Buena Vista Audubon Society will host a special gala evening featuring a gourmet taco bar, assorted drinks, and live music. The featured attraction of the evening will be a fun auction led by Martha Barnette, co-host of the popular NPR radio program “A Way With Words”.
Vista City Council-Adoption of New General Plan
Vista City Council Hearing-Adoption of New General Plan. This proposed update to the city's General Plan is the first one in North County to really try to achieve some balance between protecting our priceless remaining natural resources and providing for necessary development in a way that preserves community character.
OCCUPY Encinitas, weekly demonstration
OCCUPY Encinitas holds its weekly rally every Saturday in downtown from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, and General Assembly afterwards across the street at Leucadia Pizzeeria. Come join the group and meet lots of nice, compatible compatriots who are seeking new answers and solutions for America's problems.
List of Democratic events in San Diego County
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This 'N ThatVery 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
Those for whom peace is no more than a dream are asleep to the future.
- Jack DuVall
In India when we meet and part we often say, "Namaste," which means: I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides; I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides; I honor the place in you of love, of light, of truth, of peace. I honor the place within you where if you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me, there is only one of us….. "Namaste."
- Ram Dass
In all things it is better to hope than to despair.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
- Isaiah 40:4-5
Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau
Nonviolence doesn't always work -- but violence never does.
- Madge Michaels-Cyrus
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 could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
- Jane Addams
The cause of violence is not ignorance. It is self-interest. ... Only reverence can restrain violence - reverence for human life and the environment .
- Rev. William Sloan Coffin, Jr.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
- Bishop Desmond Tutu
I have great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift.
- Septima Poinsette Clark
The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.
- Frank Kent
That's all nonviolence is - organized love.
- Joan Baez
Not to hurt our humble brethren (the animals) is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission--to be of service to them whenever they require it... If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
- St. Francis of Assisi
Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted
- Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I am done with great things and big things, great institutions and big success, and I am for those tiny invisible molecular moral forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets, or like the capillary oozing of water, yet which if you give them time, will rend the hardest monuments of man's pride.
- William James
Men are so accustomed to maintaining external order by violence that they cannot conceive of life being possible without violence.
- Leo Tolstoy
He who can control his rising anger as a coachman controls his carriage at full speed, this man I call a good driver; others merely hold the reins.
- Gautama Buddha
There is no time left for anything but to make peace work a dimension of our every waking activity.
- Elise Boulding
Peace we want because there is another war to fight against poverty, disease and ignorance.
- Indira Gandhi, 1966
The first thing to be disrupted by our committment to nonviolence will be not the system but our own lives.
- James Douglass
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There is too much work to do.
- Dorothy Day
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.
Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their kind. It is the deed that teaches not the name we give it.
- George Bernard Shaw
We are going to have to find ways of organizing ourselves cooperatively,sanely, scientifically, harmonically and in regenerative spontaneity with the rest of humanity around the earth.... We are not going to be able to operate our spaceship earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common.
- Buckminster Fuller
The pioneers of a warless world are the young men (and women) who refuse military service.
- Albert Einstein
Nuclear war is inevitable, says the pessimists; Nuclear war is impossible, says the optimists; Nuclear war is inevitable unless we make it impossible, says the realists.
- Sydney J. Harris
Peace is that state in which fear of any kind is unknown.
- John Buchan
And then to each other.
- Richard Goode
I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do.
- Helen Keller
A great many people think they are thinking when they are just rearranging their prejudices.
- William James
They make a desert and call it peace.
If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.
- Anita Koddick
One day we shall win freedom, but not only for ourselves. We shall so appeal to your heart and conscience that we shall win you in the process, and our victory will be a double victory.
- Martin Luther King
You know, if people are not pacifists, it's not their fault. It's because society puts them in that spot. You've got to change it. You don't just change a man - you've got to change his environment as you do it.
- Cesar Chavez
A good end sanctify evil means; not must we ever do evil, that good might come of it. We are ready to retaliate, rather than forgive or gain by love and information . . . Force may subdue, but love gains. And one that forgives first wins the laurel.
- William Penn
Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.
- Stewart Udall
I stand at the altar of murdered men, and, while I live, I fight their cause.
- Florence Nightingale, 1856
Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible- not to have to run away.
- Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961)Former UN General Secretary
Truly you have formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother's womb. I give you thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made; wonderful are your works.
- Psalm 13:9
Nothing is so strong as gentleness; nothing so gentle as real strength.
- St. Francis de Sales
We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for hate --- thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising.
- Maya Angelou
Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
A solid rock is not disturbed by the wind; even so, a wise person is not agitated by praise or blame.
Many oppressors are also oppressed. Nonviolent confrontation is the only confrontation that allows us to respond realistically to such complexity.
- Jane Meyerding
If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
Through Gandhi and my own life experience, I have learned about nonviolence. I believe that human life is a very special gift from God, and that no one has a right to take that away in any cause, however just. I am convinced that nonviolence is more powerful than violence.
- Cesar Chavez