Archive | January, 2012

Register for UFPJ’s Occupy Peace Summit! Feb 24-26th

Register      GOALS       AGENDA        TRANSPORTATION         ACCOMMODATIONS      HOMESTAYS      FOOD If you would like to register for the UFPJ’s Occupy Peace Summit please click here! Occupy Peace, a weekend of planning, sharing and training, February 24-26 in Philadelphia, PA. It has been a little over three years […]

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Keystone XL Rejected (Again)

(originally posted on 350.0rg link here) Bill McKibben just sent this email to supporters in the United States and Canada Dear Friends We wanted to share with you the news: this afternoon the Obama Administration announced that they are denying the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. You did good work, against some of the […]

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New Priorities Network: How do we pay for unemployment insurance and payroll tax cuts?

Media alert #1 – 1/18/2012: We need a break, and as Congress returns to Washington they’re thinking of giving us one. Extended unemployment benefits and payroll tax cuts are on the table again. But check out how they might pay for that. Congress could eliminate Saturday mail delivery, cut federal employee benefits, cut healthcare spending, […]

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Protest the Next Nuclear Missile Test at Vandenberg Air Force Base!

On June 22, 2011 the U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command launched a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the central coast of California. The missile, carrying a simulated nuclear warhead, traveled 4,200 miles before hitting its predetermined target near Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. As stated by […]

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Save The Date! UFPJ Member Group Meeting Feb 24-27th

We are writing to invite your organization to participate in Occupy Peace, a weekend of planning, sharing and training, February 24-27 in Philadelphia, PA.  It has been a little over three years since United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) had a national strategy meeting.  The financial crisis that hit this country hit UFPJ too, and […]

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Human Rights Activist Faces Six Months in Federal Prison for Nonviolent Civil Disobedience

Theresa Cusimano will stand trial on Friday, January 13, 2012 for crossing onto the Fort Benning military base in Georgia to protest the continued operation of the notorious School of the Americas / Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation Theresa will be joined by supporters – including Edward DuBose, Georgia president of the NAACP;Theresa El-Amin, Regional […]

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Occupy the Courts with Move to Amend

As we head into the most expensive election in the history of the world, now is the time to get involved. While corporations are pouring millions of dollars into the Presidential campaign, volunteers across the country are pouring countless hours into the movement to demand real democracy in the United States and counter the corporate […]

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KC Financing for Nuclear Weapons Parts

In a public-private partnership, 14 private investors have purchased Kansas City municipal bonds for $673 million for construction of a new plant making and procuring nuclear weapons parts. For the first 20 years, this plant will be owned by the local Planned Industrial Expansion Authority. When citizens have tried to challenge this arrangement, we were […]

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Eats: UFPJ Occupy Peace Conference: February 24-26, Philadelphia, PA

The closest restaurants/delis to Friends Center and Arch Street UMC are listed below. Most of these will have vegetarian and vegan options. The first listing, Mi Lah, is not as close as the others, but it is a more reliable option for strictly vegan food. NOTE: These descriptions were written by me (not lifted from […]

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Organize a Public Reading of Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” Speech in your Community

In the years following the September 11 terrorist attacks, peace and justice groups in Oakland, California have organized a number of successful public readings of Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech in front of our Federal Building.  We have involved local elected officials, community activists and students in the readings, which have often been preceded by […]

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