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Event Reminders:

Court's War on Women, Minorities, and Workers
Thursday, 09/04/2014
The California Western School of Law in San Diego will present a FREE FORUM, by top experts on several vital issues, including The Court's War on Women: Hobby Lobby; Citizens United; The Court and Workers; and The Court and Civil Rights. Thursday, Sep. 04, at 225 Cedar Street.

Judge Scalia coming to SD Sep. 11: Demonstration
Thursday, 09/11/2014
We the people invite you to a Demonstration against the Supreme Courtʹs War on Women by “welcomingʺ Justice Antonin Scalia to San Diego. Sponsors: National Lawyers Guild and Women Occupy San Diego. 11:30 am, Thursday, September 11 -- Hyatt Hotel at 1 Market Place, San Diego, 92101

List of Democratic events in San Diego County
Saturday, 09/13/2014
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Int'l Day of Peace, Sep. 21 - Noon everywhere
Sunday, 09/21/2014
Millions of people around the world will participate in activities, events, concerts and festivals to celebrate the International Day of Peace. At noon in every time zone, a moment of silence will be held, sending a Peace Wave around the world. Details to follow on the San Diego rally.

This 'N That

I'm not disturbing the peace. I'm disturbing the war.
- Ammon Hennacy, US Labor leader

Angry heart -- you have no chance against my prayers.
- Mary Moreno

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

To resort to power one need not be violent, and to speak to conscience one need not be meek. The most effective action both resorts to power and engages conscience. Nonviolent actions does not have to get others to be nice. It can in effect force them to consult their consciences. Nor does it have to petition those in power to do something about a situation. It can face the authorities with a new fact and say: Accept this new situation which we have created.
- Barbara Deming

Until he extends the circle of compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.
- Albert Schweitzer

It is reasonable that every one who asks justice should do justice.
- Thomas Jefferson

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of humans as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is not safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

God grant me the courage to change the things I can, the patience to accept the things I can't, and the wisdom to know the difference.
- The Serenity Prayer

Someday they'll give a war and nobody will come.
- Carl Sandburg

What all men fear, I too must fear - how barren and pointless a thought!
- Tao Te Ching

I expect to pass through this world but once, therefore any good that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not come this way again.
- Stephen Grellett 1773-1855

The first principle of non-violent action is that of non-cooperation with everything humiliating.
- Cesar Chavez

When nothing seems to help, I go look at a stonecutter hammering away at a rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundredth blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it but all that had gone before.
- Jacob Riis

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

It is penance to work, to give oneself to others, to endure the pinpricks of community living.
- Dorothy Day

Fear less, hope more,
- Whine less, breathe more,

Freedom is actually a bigger game than power. Power is about what you can control. Freedom is about what you can unleash.
- Harriet Rubin

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

In all the ways you can,
- In all the places you can,

And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
- Isaiah 2:4

When we yield to discouragement it is usually because we give too much thought to the past and to the future.
- St. Therese of Lisieux

Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict -- alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.
- Dorothy Thompson

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
- John F. Kennedy

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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

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)

The first essential characteristics of nonviolent action is that it is creative.
- Hildegarde Goss-Mayr

Nonviolence doesn't always work -- but violence never does.
- Madge Michaels-Cyrus

Violence just hurts those who are already hurt...Instead of exposing the brutality of the oppressor, it justifies it.
- Cesar Chavez

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

The dark night is over and dawn has begun. Rise, hope of the ages, arise like the sun! All speech, flow to music; all hearts, beat as one.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.
- Anita Koddick

Wars are not acts of God. They are caused by man, by man-made institutions, by the way in which man has organized his society. What man has made, man can change.
- Frederick Moore Vinson, Speech at Arlington National Cemetery (Memorial Day, 1945)

Articles & News:

SD workers strike fast food restaurants today,
TODAY - Sep. 04 -- Workers are expected to strike at a dozen San Diego fast-food restaurants, including McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, and Jack in the Box. Clergy, elected officials and community supporters will join fast-food workers on the strike lines, according to local organizers. This is a perfect day to boycott these fast food joints.

"Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault"
By John Mearsheimer -- the United States and its European allies share most of the responsibility for the crisis. The taproot of the trouble is NATO enlargement, the central element of a larger strategy to move Ukraine out of Russia's orbit and integrate it into the West. At the same time, the EU’s expansion eastward and the West’s backing of the pro-democracy movement in Ukraine -- beginning with the Orange Revolution in 2004 -- were critical elements, too. Since the mid-1990s, Russian leaders have adamantly opposed NATO enlargement, and in recent years, they have made it clear that they would not stand by while their strategically important neighbor turned into a Western bastion.

Holocaust survivor: Gaza seige 'Not in my name'
Suzanne Weiss, a Holocaust survivor based in Toronto, joined more than 250 Jewish Holocaust survivors and descendants of survivors in condemning "the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza" and "the ongoing genocide of the Palestinian people." The statement of solidarity calls for "an immediate end to the siege against and the blockade of Gaza" and a "full economic, cultural and academic boycott of Israel."

Global Climate Summit in NYC in Sept.
From 350.org --US President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping both announced they'll be traveling to New York at the invitation of Ban Ki-moon to talk about global warming. That's good -- we need them talking. 350.org will have tens of thousands there demonstrating for action. The People's Climate March will walk through the canyons of Manhattan in the world's largest demonstration yet about climate change. In SAN DIEGO:Sunday, Sept 21: SanDiego350 will hold our local version of the People's Climate March in conjunction with the huge event in New York. We'll gather at 12:30pm at San Diego City Hall, march to the new County Administration Park for a rally that will end by 4pm.

?? Palestinians forced Israel to kill their kids??
On his July 27 show, CBS Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer went on a rant about Palestinians: ".. the Palestinian people find themselves in the grip of a terrorist group that has embarked on a strategy to get its own children killed in order to build sympathy for its cause, a strategy that might actually be working, at least in some quarters."

Civil Rights Probe of Ferguson Death
The U.S. Justice Department will open a civil rights investigation into the Ferguson Police Department as soon as today [Sep. 04], according to a person briefed on the department’s plans. (From Business Week)

Obama, Cameron bombastic invective against Russia
In a sharp escalation of war drums, Pres. Obama and PM Cameron penned an op-ed piece in The Times of London, which was published Thursday. “As Russia holds a gun to Ukraine and Islamic extremists commit despicable murder, NATO must strengthen its alliance,” they warned in the newspaper appeal, citing the recent “utterly despicable murders” of two American journalists as “evidence of a brutal and poisonous extremism.” -- Actually NATO and most specifically its proxy, UKRAINE, have been the aggressors, with constant bombardment of Ukraian civilians in the east adjacent to Russia's borders for over six weeks. Over 730,000 have fled east into Russia for refuge.

NATO, USA provoking nuclear war danger

As the world's attention turns to events in eastern Europe, rising tensions between the world's nuclear superpowers is once again raising the specter of the cold war. And just as in the cold war, this conflict, too, brings with it the prospect of nuclear warfare. NATO is behaving in a cavalier and arrogant manner, and being dismissive of Russian existential concerns. Find out more about the nuclear threat ...

Comedy at its best, Muhammid Ali (the boxer)

"..and the angel food cake was the white cake, and the devil food cake was the chocolate cake." Excerpt from October 17, 1971 interview with Michael Parkinson.

Cartoons of the Week

Ferguson: "DON'T SHOOT!"

Marijuana - the Killer Weed !

Military Planning

Appearing in public while black

From Bad to Worse

Deport Congress

Equal Justice

Assault on Freedom of the Press

Dr. Strangelove takes a dangerous ride

Snake bites in the butt

America: All FRACKED up!


Latinos' love for Arizona!

U.S. arrogance could spark hot WAR with Russia

Stephen Cohen, Professor emeritus and expert on Russian history and politics, on FOX Radio: Americas failed Policies in Ukraine, right from the beginning. Prof. Cohen recommends guarded suspicion of U.S. government lies so prevalent in our past wars. A message we take to heart about Iraq and Afghanistan, but strangely discount in Ukraine. A rational and unexpected discourse.

Sen Sanders, Eliz. Warren support Israeli genocide

Sen. Bernie Sanders not only defends military contracts that benefit his constituents in Vermont, he also joined the 100 to 0 vote in the Senate to give unalloyed moral and political support to the state of Israel during its most recent bombing campaign against Gaza. So did liberal darling Elizabeth Warren.

A Cappella song, Ring of Fire, by Johnny Cash

A cappella group re-imagines Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire and it’s mind blowing. (featuring Avi Kaplan of Pentatonix)

Late-breaking news: This just in ...

News that did not make our deadline:

Intelligence chief in bald-faced lie to Congress

HE LIED to the nation! -- James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence (DNI) LIED to congress. Let me repeat that for you - he didn't "mislead" -- he LIED! Why he isn't under the jail? Congress impeached Pres. Bill Clinton for equivocating about a sexual dalliance, but Congress sucked up to James Clapper who outright lied about a grave criminal and unconstitutional policy.

Intelligence chief in bald-faced lie to Congress

HE LIED to the nation! -- James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence (DNI) LIED to congress. Let me repeat that for you - he didn't "mislead" -- he LIED! Why he isn't under the jail? Congress impeached Pres. Bill Clinton for equivocating about a sexual dalliance, but Congress sucked up to James Clapper who outright lied about a grave criminal and unconstitutional policy.

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