ASDUPDATE 559 Mad as Hell Doctors Rally for Single Payer

 
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Activist Update - A Service of Activist San Diego

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Activist
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Activist
San Diego is asking that anyone owning a spare or older working
laptop computer consider donating it to us to be used in the ASD
equipment community lending program we currently have. Any donated
computers will be used by ASD members and any members of the SD
community who need use of a laptop for a short period of time to
interface with some of our other lending equipment (such as video
and power point screen projector…) Activist San Diego is a
501c3 non profit and all donations will be tax deductible. Thank
you for your consideration in this matter.

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Food for Thought


More than 100,000 San Diego County residents fell from the middle
class into poverty or severe economic hardship over the past two
years, while the wealthiest fifth of earners continued to receive
almost half of all income generated in the County.

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100,000 more San Diegans in poverty or economic hardship. The
Center on Policy Initiatives

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"If
we have to purge the RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) from power
before we purge the fascists in power, so be it," replied an
unrepentant Tea Partier. He is, in the phrase of historian Richard
Hofstadter, "in a spiritual wrestling match with minions of
absolute evil."

--
The Tea Party's Misinformation Superhighway Runs Through Las Vegas.
Abby
Scher, Truthout

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"If
someone broke into your house, pinned down your loved ones and began
pouring poison down their throats, would you stop that person? What
if someone poured crude oil all over your crops and livestock? Wouldn't
you try to stop them from doing it? Pointed questions like these
come from a man named Derrick Jensen. They provide a lens through
which to view the havoc that corporate capitalism is wreaking on
our planet. They are meant to jolt us into the awareness that we
are watching life on earth annihilated. They are also meant to challenge
us into thinking about what form our resistance to this should take."

--
Life vs. Productivity: "What Would You Live and Die to Protect?"
Dahr
Jamail, Truthout

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Featured Activist San Diego Events

MONDAY,
OCTOBER 4, 11:30AM: Mad as Hell Doctors Rally for Single Payer Health
Insurance in California. Location: San Diego County Administration
Building, 1600 Pacific Highway, West Plaza. The rally will include
music, singing and testimonials from local doctors and patients.
This rally is sponsored by the Peace and Democracy Action Group
of First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego and the San
Diego chapter of California Physicians for a National Health Program.
More Info

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Featured Activist Events for the Upcoming Week

MONDAY,
OCTOBER 4, 11:30AM: Mad as Hell Doctors Rally for Single Payer Health
Insurance in California. Location: San Diego County Administration
Building, 1600 Pacific Highway, West Plaza. The rally will include
music, singing and testimonials from local doctors and patients.
This rally is sponsored by the Peace and Democracy Action Group
of First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego and the San
Diego chapter of California Physicians for a National Health Program.
More Info

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WEDNESDAY,
OCTOBER 6, 7PM: H. E. A. L.-San Diego Film Screening. Location:
Activist Center, 4246 Wightman Street, San Diego. Film screening
of supplemental material on the “House of Numbers” DVD
exploring the myths behind the so-called “HIV test”
and the way AIDS has been defined. A follow-up to our September
1 meeting at which we screened Brent Leung’s alternative AIDS
documentary “House of Numbers.” More
Info

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SATURDAY
AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9TH-10TH, 8AM Saturday, until Sunset on Sunday.
10th Anniv. of War In Afghanistan With An "Arlington West Memorial"
In Front Of Uss Midway Museum. Veterans For Peace & Vietnam
Veterans Against The War (VVAW), will mark the beginning of the
10th year of war in Afghanistan (start date: October 9th, 2001)
by setting up an Arlington West Memorial, in honor of the service
men and women who have fallen in this conflict. Where: Front lawn
area of the USS Midway Museum, Broadway and Harbor Drive, San Diego.
More Info

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ONGOING EVENTS

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EVERY
SUNDAY AT NOON 'TILL 1:00 P. M: Weekly Progressive Rally & Demonstration
for Pro-Progressive Current Issues. PCH 101 & Encinitas Blvd.
Intersection; SW Corner. What: Progressive Rally & Demonstration
for Pro-Progressive Current Issues. We have extra signs, or bring
your own, and are open to all like-minded progressives to join us
any or every Sunday to help our rally grow. More
Info

LAST
FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH: San Diego Critical Mass Bike Ride. we meet
at the big fountain in Balboa Park at 7:00 PM and ride bicycles
through the streets of San Diego, providing motorists, as well as
ourselves, with a vision of how things could be different. It's
a celebration of cycling! Bring your friends; meet new friends.
More Info

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Future Activist Events

MONDAY,
OCTOBER 25, 7PM: 10 Tactics Free Film Screening at Joyce Beers Center.
Location: Joyce Beers Center - 1220 Cleveland Ave, San Diego. Want
to improve the quality of your activism? 10 tactics for turning
information into action is a film that includes stories from 25
rights advocates around the world who have successfully used information
and digital technologies to create positive change. New Media Rights
is hosting this film screening. More
Info

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MONDAY-Thurs.
Oct. 25-28: Iraq and Afghan Memorial to Life. From October 25-28,
2010 a memorial to people who have been killed in the wars in Iraq
and Afghanistan will be displayed across the campus of California
State University San Marcos. These wars have taken an enormous toll
on our country, as well as on the people of Iraq and Afghanistan.
More Info

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THURSDAY,
NOVEMBER 11, 12PM: Patriot's Pride - Rally across America in honor
of LGBT veterans. Location: All over including here in San Diego.
Patriots' Pride is a Veterans Day celebration in honor of all Lesbians,
Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgenders, (LGBT) and other sexual minorities
that have served their country honorably and have never throughout
the history of the United States of America been treated equally.
More Info

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Culture Corner - Progressive Arts ∓mp; Entertainment

SUNDAY,
OCTOBER 10, 1:30PM: "The Invisible Ones: Homeless Combat Veterans"
Film Screening & Discussion on World Homeless Day. Location:
Point Loma / Hervey Branch Library 3701 Voltaire St. San Diego.
Watch this powerful film about our veterans, produced here in San
Diego by Patty Mooney & Mark Schulze. Then join in a lively
community discussion with the film's producers and many community
leaders who are working so that all of our citizens, including veterans,
elderly and families, have food, housing and the basic necessities
of life. More Info

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SATURDAY,
OCTOBER 23, 7PM: Film Showing: Exit Through the Gift Shop. Location:
Activist Center: 4246 Wightman Street. San Diego. Free film showing
of Exit Through the Gift Shop, which tells the incredible true story
of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker
attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist
turn the camera back on its owner—with spectacular results.
Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work
can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the separation
barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. More
Info

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Alerts, Announcements, and Happenings

THURSDAY,
OCTOBER 7, 12AM: National Call to Action: October 7th Strike &
Day of Action for Public Education. More
Info

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SATURDAY,
OCTOBER 9, 11AM: CALL TO UNITY! - Binational Border Justice Network
- Chula Vista. Location: UUs of the South Bay, 970 Broadway Ave
#104, Chula Vista. The San Diego May 1st Coalition, Border Angels,
Activist San Diego, and the Social Justice Ministry team of the
First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego invite you to participate
in the formation of a regional and bi-nationa... l network of activists
and organizations committed to immigrant rights and social justice
in the US/Mexico border region. Border Justice Conference and Network
Launch. More
Info

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TUESDAY,
OCTOBER 12, 6:30PM: Our Broken Immigration System. Location: Hillcrest
Campus, The Common Room. Our Broken Immigration System: What does
it mean to Stand on the Side of Love? This is a two-part series
and we recommend attendance at both classes. More
Info

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SATURDAY,
OCTOBER 23, 1PM: Chicano Liberation and Socailism: A Socialist Day
School. Location: City Heights Rec Center. Sessions Include: Marxism
and Oppression, Birth of the Chicano Movement: 1930s to 1970s,,
Economics and the Politics of the Immigrants' Rights Movement. Hosted
by the International Socialist Organization. More
Info

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ONGOING EVENTS

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EVERY
OTHER SATURDAY, 12 NOON, Aug 21-Oct 30th: What is Socialism? Why
we need it! Location: Latte Mi Corazon 129 25th Street San Diego.
Join the Party for Socialism and Liberation for a series of Socialism
Classes in San Diego. Get educated in the fight against racism,
bigotry, war, anti-immigrant attacks, cutbacks, fee hikes, poverty
homelessness, unemployment and all the ills of capitalism. Discuss
how and why we must organize and struggle for a better, more just
and equal word--socialism. More
Info

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3rd
SATURDAY of Each Month, 10AM: Technology Training for Activists.
Where: Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market St San Diego. Monday 6:30
PM to 10PM and Every Tuesday 10 AM to 2 PM at Southern Sudanese
Community Center 4077 Fairmount Ave. Our general meeting is held
the third Sunday of each month at 11 AM at Southern Sudanese Community
Center.

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SDCPJ
HIGH SCHOOL LEAFLETING PROJECT. The SD Coalition for peace and justice
high school leafleting project is still looking for volunteers.

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Peace
Flags. Excellent for display or for Peace Rallies. Call 858.459.4650
or email TanjaWinter@ActivistSanDiego.org

90.7
KPFK PACIFICA RADIO. More Info

The
Guerrero Azteca Project ~ www.guerreroazteca.org

The
GI Rights Hotline ~ www.girightshotline.org

LA
VOZ Community Events Newsletter over the last 12 years has worked
towards keeping the San Diego non-profit, Latino, and community
at large connected ~ LA
VOZ Community Events Newsletter

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This Weeks Featured Web Sites

Truthout
~ http://www.truth-out.org

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Truthdig
~ http://www.truthdig.com

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