Event Reminders: Protest against Drone manufacturer in Poway
The San Diego Veterans For Peace holds a special demonstrations at General Atomics in Poway, our largest to date, on Thursday,Sep. 27 at 4:00PM. -- Gen. Atomics makes the Predator Drone. This special demonstration is in concert with one in London, also in front of Gen. Atomics, also at 4:00PM (local times). The goal of this series of demonstrations is to get people thinking about the threat the drones present to American liberties. The melding of law enforcement with Homeland Security is producing a big brother state that needs to be curtailed.
SD Politifest: Best brains in 'Ideas Tournament'
San Diego Politifest is an annual Tournament of Ideas addressing major problems of the county. Sponsored by the independent Voice of San Diego, citizens present their ideas, whether its water conservation, sustainable energy, education or transportation. The grand finals will plresent each of the six finalists on Sep. 29. The crowd at Politifest will vote on a winner, who will receive an "idea-inspired" trophy.
Gay Pride at the Oceanside Beach - October 13
The North County LGBT Coalition announced it great Fall fun festival, "Pride at the Beach" on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. A full day of fun, music, food, friends, making new friends, meeting politicians who are our friends -- and much more!
O'side Candidates Forum
THIS TUESDAY, September 18th-Candidates' Forum. All candidates for City Council and Mayor have been invited. Unlike previous forums this year, favored candidates will not be given the questions in advance. The League of Women Voters will moderate and your can submit your own questions. Room opens at 6:30, forum begins at 7:00.
Protest against Drone manufacturer in Poway
The San Diego Veterans For Peace will commence weekly demonstrations at General Atomics in Poway. Every Thursday, 4:00PM. -- GA makes the Predator Drone. The goal of this series of demonstrations is to get people thinking about the threat the drones present to American liberties. The melding of law enforcement with Homeland Security is producing a big brother state that needs to be curtailed.
Occupy Escondido demonstration every Friday
Occupy Escondido holds public demonstrations every Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. At the corner of Valley Parkway and Escondido Ave.
Every Friday, 4:30-5:30.
ROCK, ROLL & RALLY for O'side Council Candidates!
ROCK, ROLL & RALLY for Oceanside City Council Candidates Esther Sanchez and Dana Corso, Mayor Jim Wood, and City Clerk Zack Beck! Sign waving at the corner of El Camino Real and Vista Way. There are campaign rallies on busy Oceanside street corners every Friday until election day.
Global Frackdown Rally in Culver City
Aura Walker never gives up-instead, she's at it again! You are invited to join her and many others at a Global Frackdown Rally in front of Culver City Hall on Sept. 22. There will be simultaneous ban fracking rallies across the country that day. Culver City is a long way for many to travel, but maybe a carpool or two can be organized to support this dynamic woman and her cause!
Global Frackdown Lunch in Murrieta
Get Down with The Global Frackdown! Come to Murrieta and bring a covered dish lunch. Bring food to share, your family, and all your friends. Bring sports equipment so after we can play volleyball and basketball.
Free Film in Vista- "How to Start a Revolution"
Progressives of North County will sponsor a showing of the film "How to Start a Revolution" in Vista on Saturday, Sep. 22, 3:00PM at the Palomar Unitarian Fellowship in Vista. "HOW TO START A REVOLUTION" is the remarkable untold story of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Gene Sharp, the world's leading expert on non-violent revolution. This new film (from first time director Ruaridh Arrow) reveals how Gene's work has given a new generation of revolutionary leaders the weapons needed to overthrow dictators.
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Occupy Vista Rally every Sunday
Occupy Vista will continue its weekly rally. These local Vista rallies are conducted every Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Repeal the Death Penalty Rally at the "big dirt lot". "Shut down San Onofre!
FUNdraiser for Team Oceanside
There's a FUNdraiser for Team Oceanside: Corso, Sanchez, Wood, Beck. Live music, bar-b-que sampler, silent auction-$25 donation. If you have not helped out in any other way, this is your chance! HELP TAKE BACK OCEANSIDE!
FUN & Fund Raiser benefit for Amnesty Int'national
A Fun and Fund Raiser to benefit the advocacy work of your local Amnesty International Chapter 471 in North County. Live Music, opportunity drawing, and good dose of fun! Hill Street Cafe,Sept. 28 at 6:00 PM.
National Public Lands Day Clean-up/Lake Calavera
National Public Lands Day Clean-up/Restoration at Lake Calavera. This is a great day to celebrate our wonderful natural lands and invest a little sweat equity by helping to maintain them. This local event is sponsored by the City of Carlsbad and will help clean-up and restore lands along some of the most popular trails in coastal North County. Where else can you see a lake and an extinct volcano right here in our own backyard?
Environmental Priorities Network Public Forum
On Sept 29th, The Environmental Priorities Network will present a very interesting public forum. Coffee and snacks will be available from 9:30 to 10 AM, and visitors may visit tables with information on environmental organizations and activities. Afterwards, Assembly member Betsy Butler will update us on her Fracking Moratorium bill (AB 972), and there will be two other speakers.
Progressive North County (PNC) Meeting
Progressives of North San Diego County are networking and organizing! The next meeting of the new Progressive North County group will be Saturday, Sept. 08, at 3:30 pm at the Hill Street Cafe in Oceanside. -- Come lend your knowledge, experience, skills, your voice, as we build a progressive coalition of activist & advocates in North County. Create or join a committee, meet and connect with fellow Progressives, or just check out the exciting things happening in your community.
The San Marcos Harvest Festival-Family Fun!
Don't miss this major event in North County, as The San Marcos Harvest Festival is expected to draw 250 vendors and 30,000 attendees! Attendance is free and open to the public.
Because I Care Community Fair
The City of San Marcos & Cal State San Marcos present: Because I Care Community Fair. Keynote speaker Renee Bondi talks on Overcoming Life's Challenges. The event also includes educational workshops, health screenings, entertainment, San Marcos Fire Open House, etc. Free admission and parking.
Amnesty Int'l - Candlelight walk Oceanside
AI 24th Candlelight Walk for Human Rights, October 21 'End the Death Penalty Now!' - Oceanside
On behalf of our local AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL North County Chapter 471, I invite PNC to endorse our Walk this year and attend en masse – Yes on Prop 34
More details to follow.
NCFC screens a Live Action film
The Summer-Fall Season continues with an Oscar Nominated Live Action on September 23.
NC Film Club rolls A Separation
The Summer-Fall Season continues with A Separation on October 7.
NC Film Club shows Footnote
The Summer-Fall Season continues with Footnote on October 21.
This 'N ThatSomeday, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, shall harness for God the energies of love. Then for the second time in the history of the world, we will have discovered fire.
- Teilhard de Chardin
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.
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
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
Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
- Douglas Adams
The question is not, do we go to church; the question is, have we been converted. The crux of Christianity is not whether or not we give donations to popular charities but whether or not we are really committed to the poor.
- Joan Chittester, OSB
No man is an island entire of itself ... any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
- John Donne
Violence just hurts those who are already hurt...Instead of exposing the brutality of the oppressor, it justifies it.
- Cesar Chavez
Change comes not from men and women changing their minds, but from the change from one generation to the next.
- J. K. Galbraith
I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
- Abraham Lincoln
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
The first essential characteristics of nonviolent action is that it is creative.
- Hildegarde Goss-Mayr
Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience. The Christian fight for peace is not to be confused with defeatism.
- Thomas Merton
What all men fear, I too must fear - how barren and pointless a thought!
- Tao Te Ching
The peace process we all aim for will not necessarily be a result of the mere signing of a treaty or agreement. It must become a matter of our everyday lives, so that peace settles and lasts and becomes supported by everybody. We therefore have to give peace all the required care and preserve it and promote it.
- King Hassan II of Morocco (1929-1999)
In all things it is better to hope than to despair.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I am part and parcel of the whole and cannot find God apart from the rest of humanity.
- Mohandas Gandhi
We must be the change we wish to see.
- Mahatma Gandhi
The belief that we some day shall be able to prevent war is to me one with the belief in the possibility of making humanity really human.
- Ellen Key, 1916
The first question which the priest and the Levite asked [on the Jericho Road] was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?' But...the good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?'
- Martin Luther King
Do you want long life and happiness? Strive for peace with all your heart.
- Psalm 34:12,14
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)
To save one life, it is as if you had saved the world.
The point of nonviolence is to build a floor, a strong new floor, beneath which we can no longer sink. A platform which stands a few feet above napalm, torture, exploitation, poison gas, A and H bombs, the works. Give man a decent place to stand.
- Joan Baez
When the people fear the government you have tyranny...when the government fears the people you have liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke
The absence of risk is a sure sign of mediocrity.
- Charles de Foucauld
The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and errors, its successes and setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.
- Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961)Former UN General Secretary
Compromise does not mean cowardice.
- John F. Kennedy
I really see no other solution than to turn inwards and to root out all the rottenness there. I no longer believe that we can change anything in the world until we first change ourselves. And that seems to me the only lesson to be learned from this war.
- Etty Hillesum (concentration camp victim)
The two kinds of people who exist in this world [at any one time] are the decent and the indecent. Color, religion and nationality are irrelevant. Kindness, decency and behavior are what matters most. Our collective challenge, it seems, is to create a city and community where decent people of all races, ethnicities and religions can look into the faces of other decent people and see only one thing -- God's image smiling back.
- Rabbi Micah Greenstein
At all the times you can,
- To all the people you can,
Everything, everything in war is barbaric . . . But the worst barbarity of war is that it forces men collectively to commit acts against which individually they would revolt with their whole being.
- Ellen Key, 1916
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
- Abraham Lincoln
Peace is the work of justice indirectly, in so far as justice removes the obstacles to peace; but it is the work of charity (love) directly, since charity, according to its very notion, causes peace.
- Thomas Aquinas
Dare to be naive.
- Buckminster Fuller
The ultimate measure of a person is not where one stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where one stands in times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King
Dust turned to hope.
- Elie Weisel
The God of life summons us to life; more, to be lifegivers, especially toward those who lie under the heel of the powers.
- Daniel Berrigan
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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
Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is.
- Will Rogers
Someday they'll give a war and nobody will come.
- Carl Sandburg
I do not believe in using women in combat, because females are too fierce.
- Margaret Mead
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.
Nonviolence doesn't always work -- but violence never does.
- Madge Michaels-Cyrus
Taking the first footstep with a good thought, the second with a good word, and the third with a good deed, I entered paradise.
If we do not change our direction we are likely to end up where we are headed for.
- Chinese Proverb
When you're finally up on the moon, looking back at the earth, all these differences and nationalistic traits are pretty well going to blend and you're going to get a concept that maybe this is really one world and why the hell can't we learn to live together like decent people?
- Frank Borman
The Holy Prophet Mohammed came into this world and taught us: 'That man is a Muslim who never hurts anyone by word or deed, but who works for the benefit and happiness of God's creatures. Belief in God is to love one's fellow men.'
- Abdul Ghaffar Khann
In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
- St. Augustine
Life is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a while.
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
I claim to be no more than an average person with less than average ability. I have not the shadow of doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she would make the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith.
- Mohandas Gandhi
Fear less, hope more,
- Whine less, breathe more,
Activism pays the rent on being alive and being here on the planet.
- Alice Walker
When evil is allowed to compete with good, evil has an emotional populist appeal that wins out unless good men and women stand as a vanguard against abuse.
- Hannah Arendt, 20th-century German political philosopher and author
All works of love are works of peace.
- Mother Teresa
When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
- Jonathan Swift
To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice.
God looks unjust but is not. God asks more from those who more is given. They are not greater or better; they have greater responsibility. They must give more service. Live to serve.
- Dom Helder Camara
In order to find the edge, you must risk going over the edge.
- Dennis Dugan
Sensitivity to the immense needs of humanity brings with it a spontaneous rejection of the arms race, which is incompatible with the all out struggle against hunger, sickness, under-development and illiteracy.
- Pope John Paul II
The pens which write against disarmament are made with the same steel from which guns are made.
- Aristide Briand, French statesman, Nobel Peace Prize, 1926
Youth is the first victim of war; the first fruit of peace.It takes 20 years or more of peace to make a man; it takes only 20 seconds of war to destroy him.
- King Baudouin I, King of Belgium
Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
War is an act of violence pushed to its utmost limits.
- Major General Carl von Clausewitz, 1832
If you obey all the rules you will miss the fun.
- Katherine Hepburn
We are convinced that non-violence is more powerful than violence. We are convinced that non-violence supports you if you have a just and moral cause...If you use violence, you have to sell part of yourself for that violence. Then you are no longer a master of your own struggle.
- Cesar Chavez
If we don't stop the bomb who will take care of the flowers?
- Neil J. Seattle, Age 9
No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There is too much work to do.
- Dorothy Day