Sunday, April 7, 2013

Peace and Justice calender

2013-04-04 "Tour de Peace"
Cindy Sheehan and others are in the beginning stages of planning a bike ride from Casey Sheehan's grave in Vacaville, Ca to WashedUp, DeCeit (Washington, DC) to demand true and positive change.
The ride will begin on the day that Casey was KIA in Iraq (April 04) and end in DeCeit on July 3rd.
In his inauguration speech, Barack Obama, (the Drone Bomber) said: TIME TO ACT!
We wholeheartedly agree, but we believe that it is
To End Wars
To End immunity for US War Crimes
To End Suppression of our Civil Rights
To End the use of Fossil Fuels
To End Persecution of Whistle blowers 
To End Partisan Apathy and Inaction
Please sign the Petition []

Another calender for On-going Peace and Justice vigils in the Bay Area: [].

Peace, Justice and Freedom vigil in Vallejo  
3rd Saturday of the month, 3pm. 
Peace Pole at the Waterfront, located at the front entrance of Panama Red Coffee Co. 289 Mare Island Way, Vallejo, CA 94590. 
Directions. On I-80, take Georgia st exit towards Mare Island. At the end of Gerogia st, is the waterfront and Panama Red Coffee Co.

Sonoma county:

* Santa Rosa - Mendocino Ave. and College Ave. intersection, Fridays, Noon-1:00 p.m.
* Healdsburg - The Plaza (downtown), Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
* Sonoma - The Plaza (downtown), Fridays, 5:00-6:00 p.m
* Petaluma - Putnam Plaza, Fridays, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Gaia's Garden Restaurant (formerly Govinda's), 1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa will give a free chai and $1 off dinner to all vigilers!

Lafayette Crosses Vigil
Alternate Second Saturday-Sunday, 10 AM to 12 Noon
First Sunday meditation sessions led by Nora Mukai-Rosenbaum, 9:30 AM
Deerhill Rd. across from Lafayette BART. Help put up and paint new crosses. Donations for materials can be sent to Jeff Heaton, 3576 Terrace Way, Lafayette, CA 94549

Rossmoor Weekly Peace Vigil
Fridays from 3:30 to 4:30 PM
Corner of Tice Valley Blvd and Rossmoor Parkway in front of Rossmoor sign.All are welcome. Signs and Cheers provided.
Call Bob Hanson, 944-3366 or  

Oakland Peace Vigil 
MONDAYS, Noon - 1:00 p.m. 
in front of the Oakland Federal Building, 1301 Clay st. (2 blocks west of 12th St. BART station)
The weekly Oakland vigil was begun in the spring of 1998, shortly after Madeline Albright toured the country in her unsuccessful attempt to gain support for a war against Iraq. After a civil disobedience action to oppose the proposed attack, Ecumenical Peace Institute/CALC and Mustardseed Affinity Group decided to organize a weekly vigil to call for an end to the sanctions which were causing the deaths of 5,000 Iraqi children each month.
The vigil has continued since that time and other sponsors have joined in the effort. 
The focus has changed. We now call for an immediate end to the war and the occupation of Afghanistan, a complete withdrawal from Iraq, and a cessation of all U.S. hostile actions in the Middle East.
Each week we hand out approximately three hundred flyers.  Usually they are different each week, unless upcoming events are being announced.
* Ecumenical Peace Institute [] [510-655-1162]   
* Berkeley Women in Black
* East Bay Coalition to Support Self-Rule for Iraqis
* Bay Area Labor Committee for Peace and Justice
* Peace & Freedom Party
* BFUU Social Justice Committee
* Gray Panthers
* Mustardseed Affinity Group
* Father Bill Social Justice Committee, St Joseph Church
* Middle East Children’s Alliance
* Trinity United Methodist Church
* East Bay Peace Action
* Southern Alameda County Peace & Justice Coalition

Martinez Peace Vigil 
Sundays from 5:00 to 5:30 PM in front of Martinez. City Hall
For more information, call Barbara at 925) 372-4152

Pleasantonians 4 Peace
Second Wednesdays, 7:00 PM
Main Street in front of the Museum, Pleasanton
For more information, contact Cathe Norman at 925) 462-7495 or or visit   

"Occupy Walnut Creek!" Main Street Meets Wall Street 
Wednesdays, 4:00 PM to dark
Main Street and Mt Diablo Blvd (Bank of America), Walnut Creek
The Occupy Wall Street movement continues in Walnut Creek with its "Main Street Meets Wall Street" demonstrations at the corner of Main Street and Mt. Diablo Blvd (Bank of America). There will be some signs available or you can bring your own.   We will not be collecting canned goods for the Food Bank this week.
Contact: Kathy Klein []

Haight Ashbury Peace Vigil 
3rd Friday of every month, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Corner of Masonic and Fell, in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle, San Francisco,​ California
We will have our peace signs, music, candles, and snacks. Join us for the whole two hours or for just five minutes. Everybody welcome! Please dress for the weather.
 Pictures from past vigils can be seen here:

3 Pm to 4:30 PMAt the Japanese consulate
50 Fremont Street south of Market opposite Front Street
BART access: Embarcadero
* In solidarity with the 200,000 people who demonstrate in Tokyo every Friday night to pressure Prime Minister Noda
* not to permit the re-start of more Japanese reactors, following the Fukushima disaster
* not to make an end run against the Japanese parliament by appointing pro-nuclear nuclear plant commissioners without parliamentary approval.
Bring "No Nukes!" signs
  Shut down Diablo Canyon signs
  Shut down San Onofre signs
More information compiled by the "San Pablo Bay EPA" at []

Peace Vigils in San Jose:
Mondays, 5-6 p.m. in San Jose: Corner of Market & San Carlos Streets, south end of Cesar Chavez Park  (near Convention Center Light Rail Station).  Justice for Palestinians weekly protest against Apartheid Israeli occupation, aggression & terror.
Wednesdays, 4:45-6 p.m. in Palo Alto:  Peace vigil at the corner of Embarcadero and El Camino Real. 
Thursday, 4- 5 p.m. in Hayward: Sidewalk at the park being renovated at Foothill Blvd & E St. You are invited to attend a weekly Palestine Vigil. South Alameda County Peace and Justice Coalition's signs call to Americans: "End the Occupation of Palestine & Iraq", "No Apartheid Wall in Palestine", "Stop Aid to Israel"
 Fourth Fridays and every Friday in Advent at 12:10- 12:50 pm in Sunnyvale: At the corner of Mathilda Avenue and 3rd Avenue in front of the Lockheed Martin main gate. Please join the Pacific Life Community for a monthly vigil against nuclear weapons.  
Fridays, 5-6 p.m. in San Jose: In front of the Martin Luther King Library, 150 E. San Fernando Street. Please join us at the Friday Peace Vigil. 
 Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. in San Jose:  Winchester and Stevens Creek, near Valley Fair and Santana Row.

Weekly Vigils sponsored by "The Ecumenical Peace Institute" Each Monday, Noon to 1:00 p.m., at the Oakland Federal Building [1301 Clay (two blocks from the Oakland 12th Street BART Station)]
Wednesdays, noon in front of Boalt Hall on Bancroft Ave. on UC Berkeley campus. Teach-in against Torture.
Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Castro Valley Peace & Justice Vigils, Castro Valley Blvd. & Redwood Rd.
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., El Cerrito vigil for peace, 1st, 3rd, 5th Weds, Del Norte BART, 2nd & 4th Weds in front of Target sign on San Pablo Ave.
Thursdays, noon - one, San Francisco Federal Building, 450 Golden Gate, peace in Iraq, San Francisco Friends
Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:30, Five Flags Park, Foothill, Jackson & Mission, Hayward, justice for Palestinians. South Alameda County Peace and Justice (SAPJC) & Tri-City Peace and Justice (TCP)
Fridays, noon - one, Berkeley, Telegraph & Bancroft, Berkeley Women in Black
Fridays at 3pm -5pm, at Camino Alto and E. Blithdale, Mill Valley.
Fridays, from 3:30 to 4:30, corner of Tiburon Blvd. and San Rafael Avenue, Tiburon. Rain cancels.
Fridays - 4 to 5 pm, Corner of Miller Avenue and Camino Alto in Mill Valley.
Fridays, 5:30 - 7 p.m., corner of Mowry & Fremont, Fremont.
Sundays, 3:00 p.m., walk around Lake Merritt for peace. Meet at the columns at the east end of the Lake, between Grand & Lakeshore Avenues. sponsored by Lake Merritt Neighbors Organized for Peace, LMNOP

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