Event Reminders: PROP 32 - Magnifies Citizens United excesses
PROP 32 seeks to utterly defund and destroy the voice of unions and working people and small businesses, while exempting the secretive Super PACs which raise unlimited money from special interests and billionaire corporate tycoons. Incredible audacity of the corporate "master"! This proposition would magnify and cement into place all the evils of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision. Vote NO NO NO on 32 .
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! SPECIAL GUEST... Traci Dinwiddie
Rally to Save Gregory Canyon!
Hello Friends of Gregory Canyon! We are having a rally on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, to Save Gregory Canyon! Please RSVP to let us know you are coming. You can also visit our Facebook page (search for Save Gregory Canyon) or our website: www.savegregorycanyon.org. THE FIGHT IS FAR FROM OVER – COME TO THE RALLY AND FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP!
Escondido Dems gather to watch Pres. debate
Democrats and friends are invited to watch the first presidential debate in Escondido on Oct. 03 at the Escondido office of the Dave Roberts for Supervisor campaign, 982 West Valley Parkway next to Petco. Come early for potluck. Please RSVP.
San Onofre emergency planning meeting Oct. 03
A public workshop has been scheduled to discuss safety concerns of Escondido residents about the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The session is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 3 in the Council Chambers at Escondido City Hall, 201 N. Broadway at Valley Parkway. The meeting is being organized by Escondido Fire Chief Mike Lowry.
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.
Nat'l Walk & Concert to Save Homeless Youth
National Walk & Concert to Save Homeless Youth San Diego! 5K Walk/Fun run, VIP breakfast provided, $18 registration for students up to 24 years old, $28 for adults. All net proceeds raised stay in San Diego to save homeless youth 12-24 years old--they go to San Diego Youth Services Emergency Shelter, the Storefront program (12-17 years old) and to House of Hope Beds project for unskilled youth ages 18-24. Sponsored by KUSI 9 News San Diego and Modern Postcard. Register online at: www.SaveHomelessYouth.org, deadline Sep. 30, 2012.
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.
List of Democratic events in San Diego County
This is a list of Democratic and progressive events in San Diego County:
To read the best progressive newsletter west of the Mississippi, click on
Jellison's EZINE here
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.
Politics, Empowerment, Advocacy for Women Rights
Jerry Tetalman for Congress presents a special evening of Politics, Empowerment and Advocacy for Women’s Rights. Live music by the Jackie Austin Singer Project, speeches by Jerry Tetalman and Special Guests,
The Inspiring Movie: Pray the Devil Straight to Hell, the story of brave & visionary women who demanded peace for Liberia and won the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts. Tickets: $20.
Free film in Vista ' Blue Gold: World Water Wars'
This award winning 2008 documentary directed by Sam Bozzo is based on the book. Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as this source of human survival enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants, private investors, and corrupt governments vie for control of our dwindling supply, prompting protests, lawsuits, and revolutions from citizens fighting for the right to survive. Past civilizations have collapsed from poor water management. Can the human race survive?
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.
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.
NCFC presents Animated Short films
The Summer-Fall Season continues with Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts on October 21.
This 'N ThatThe governors of the world believe, and have always believed, that virtue can only be taught by teaching falsehood, and that any man who knew the truth would be wicked. I disbelieve this, absolutely and entirely. I believe that love of truth is the basis of all real virtue, and that virtues based upon lies can only do harm.
- Bertrand Russell
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler
I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
- Abraham Lincoln
One must care about a world one will never see.
- Bertrand Russell, 20th-century British mathematician and philosopher
Poetry is an act of peace. Peace goes into the making of a poet as flour goes into the making of bread.
- Pablo Neruda, Memoirs (Confieso Que He Vivido: Memorias) (1974)
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
They make a desert and call it peace.
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
War is as outmoded as cannibalism, chattel slavery, blood-feuds, and dueling, an insult to God and humanity...a daily crucifixion of Christ.
- Muriel Lester
Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
The human mind likes a strange idea as little as the body likes a strange protein and resists it with a similar energy.
- W.H. Beveridge, British Economist
Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted
- Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.
- John Cage
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
- Abraham Lincoln
War does not determine who is right - only who is left
- Bertrand Russell
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.
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
- John F. Kennedy
It is reasonable that every one who asks justice should do justice.
- Thomas Jefferson
A large group of us were crowded into the Gestapo hall, and at that moment the circumstances of all our lives were the same. All of us occupied the same space, the men behind the desk no less than those about to be questioned. What distinguished each of us was only our inner attitude.
- Etty Hillesum (concentration camp victim)
War is an act of violence pushed to its utmost limits.
- Major General Carl von Clausewitz, 1832
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
Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one melts, the other breaks into pieces.
- Henry David Thoreau
The law of violence is not a law, but a simple fact which can only be a law when it does not meet with protest and opposition. It is like the cold, darkness and weight, which people had to put up with until recently when warmth, illumination and leverage were discovered....
- Leo Tolstoy
The poor cannot be convinced that God is neutral . . .
- Author Unknown
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
Those who are ready to sacrifice freedom for security ultimately will lose both.
- Abraham Lincoln
Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
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
Peace is that state in which fear of any kind is unknown.
- John Buchan
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
If we work in marble, it will perish; if we work upon brass, time will efface it; if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust; but if we work upon immortal minds and instill into them just principles, we are then engraving upon tablets which no time will efface, but will brighten and brighten to all eternity.
- Daniel Webster
The pacifist's task today is to find a method of helping and healing which provides a revolutionary constructive substitute for war.
- Vera Brittain, 1964
In the path of our happiness shall we find the learning for which we have chosen this lifetime.
- Richard Bach
For it isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
It belongs to the very substance of nonviolence never to destroy or damage another person's feeling of self worth, even an opponent's. We all need, constantly, an advance of trust and affirmation.
- Bernard Haring
Do you want long life and happiness? Strive for peace with all your heart.
- Psalm 34:12,14
If we don't stop the bomb who will take care of the flowers?
- Neil J. Seattle, Age 9
Then it was as if I suddenly saw the secret beauty of their hearts, the depths of their hearts where neither sin nor desire nor self-knowledge can reach, the core of their reality, the person that each one is in God's eyes. If only they could see themselves as they really are. If only we could see each other that way all the time, there would be no more war, no more hatred, no more cruelty, no more greed . . . I suppose the big problem would be that we would fall down and worship each other.
- Thomas Merton
When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity.
- George Eliot
There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.
- Thomas Edison
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
Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein
The wolf shall also dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
- Isaiah 11:6
When someone steals another's clothes, we call them a thief. Should we not give the same name to one who could clothe the naked and does not? The bread in your cupboard belongs to the hungry; the coat unused in your closet belongs to the one who needs it; the shoes rotting in your closet belong to the one who has no shoes; the money which you hoard up belongs to the poor.
- Basil the Great
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
- Indira Gandhi, 1971
Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
If we just worry about the big picture, we are powerless. So my secret is to start right away doing whatever little work I can do. I try to give joy to one person in the morning, and remove the suffering of one person in the afternoon. If you and your friends do not despise the small work, a million people will remove a lot of suffering. That is the secret. Start right now.
- Sister Chän Khöng
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
The master's tools will never destroy the master's house.
- Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider
Violence just hurts those who are already hurt...Instead of exposing the brutality of the oppressor, it justifies it.
- Cesar Chavez
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
Would that even today you knew the things that make for peace.
- Luke 19:42
If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having.
- Henry Miller
War is, at first, the hope that one will be better off; next, the expectation that the other fellow will be worse off; then, the satisfaction that he isn't any better off; and, finally, the surprise at everyone's being worse off.
- Karl Kraus (1874-1936)
We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives, that it is inside ourselves.
- Albert Camus
If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock.
- Justice Arthur Goldberg
To save one life, it is as if you had saved the world.
Life is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a while.
Men are so accustomed to maintaining external order by violence that they cannot conceive of life being possible without violence.
- Leo Tolstoy