ASDUPDATE 558 ASD Solutes Whistleblowers with 2 Film Screenings!

 
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"For me, this is a simple choice: no negotiations, no security,
no state."



"There is no prospect for success in the absence of direct
negotiations."

--
U.
S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton
. "Clinton: Israel
must extend settlement freeze for peace talks to succeed."

Activist Update - A Service of Activist San Diego

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Activist
San Diego Needs:

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.

Signed:
The ASD Board of Directors

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Food for Thought


Heavily unionized countries are outperforming everyone else. This
is true in the industrialized world, for the most part. The union-heavy
countries, according to the OECD, are Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark
and Iceland. The Nordics have union membership rates of more than
50%. Sweden and Finland are nearly 70%.

--
Unions Can Be a Good Thing – or Not, online.wsj.com/article/

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"I
dabbled into witchcraft. I never joined a coven... I hung around
people who were doing these things. I'm not making this stuff up."

--
Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell:
I dabbled in witchcraft

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Featured Activist San Diego Events

MONDAY,
SEPTEMBER 20, 7PM: Activist San Diego Solutes Whistleblowers with
2 Film Screenings! Location: Joyce Beers Community Center 4065 Vermont
Street San Diego. On the heals of four days of global solidarity
and support for alleged Wikileaks whistleblower, Pfc. Bradley Manning,
Activist San Diego dedicates our September General Meeting to the
courage of whistleblowers and transparency activists with 2 film
screenings. Ethan McCord's eyewitness testimony of Wikileak's "Collateral
Murder" &The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg
and The Pentagon Papers. More
Info

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Featured Activist Events for the Upcoming Week

MONDAY,
SEPTEMBER 20, 7PM: Activist San Diego Solutes Whistleblowers with
2 Film Screenings! Location: Joyce Beers Community Center 4065 Vermont
Street San Diego. On the heals of four days of global solidarity
and support for alleged Wikileaks whistleblower, Pfc. Bradley Manning,
Activist San Diego dedicates our September General Meeting to the
courage of whistleblowers and transparency activists with 2 film
screenings. Ethan McCord's eyewitness testimony of Wikileak's "Collateral
Murder" &The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg
and The Pentagon Papers. More
Info

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WEDNESDAY,
SEPTEMBER 22, 5PM: Picket at the Westin San Diego at Emerald Plaza
400 W. Broadway (Not Horton Plaza). UNITE HERE (the hotel workers
union) began a boycott of the Westin San Diego in response to a
failure by the hotel's owner, Columbia Sussex Corporation, to agree
to a fair process, free of intimidation and coercion, whereby workers
may decide on forming a union. In light of the company's failure
and the ongoing boycott, we ask that you discontinue any future
use of the hotel until a just resolution is reached - please do
not eat, sleep or meet at the Westin San Diego at Emerald Plaza.
More Info

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SATURDAY,
SEPTEMBER 25, 9AM: Protest and March against the Sunrise Powerlink.
Location: Lindo Lake, Area 3, 12660 Lindo Lane, Lakeside. Protest
and March against SDG&E's proposed Sunrise Powerlink, which
the majority of residents in the proposed construction area oppose.
More Info

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SUNDAY,
SEPTEMBER 26, 11AM: Changemaker Festival 2010. Location: El Prado
Patios, Balboa Park This year’s theme is drawn from an old
civil rights song: “Like a tree planted by the water, we will
not be moved!” Join the Foundation for Change as we honor
three local leaders who embody this spirit of determination: * Diane
Takvorian of the Environmental Health Coalition * Larry Baza of
Noel-Baza Fine Art Gallery * Victor Clark-Alfaro of Tijuana’s
Bi-National Center for Human Rights. 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

WEDNESDAY,
SEPTEMBER 29, 1:30PM: WOMEN PEACEMAKERS Presents: Precarious Progress
- U. N. Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security. Location: Joan
B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Joan B. Kroc School for
Peace Studies, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego.
The 2010 Women PeaceMakers Conference coincides with a momentous
year, marking both the 15th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration
and Platform for Action and the 10th anniversary of UNSCR 1325.
More Info

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SATURDAY,
OCTOBER 2, 2010: 30th Anniversary Celebration For Environmental
Health Coalition! Where: Joe & Vi Jacobs Center 404 Euclid Avenue
San Diego. For 20 years, EHC has responded to community needs in
the region by empowering citizens through community organization
and technical assistance and by developing policies which lead to
long-term solutions. More
Info

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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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Culture Corner - Progressive Arts ∓mp; Entertainment

SATURDAY,
SEPTEMBER 25, 7PM: Film Showing: South of the Border. Location:
Joyce Beers Community Center: 1220 Cleveland Street, Hilcrest. Oliver
Stone sets out on a road trip across five countries to explore the
social and political movements as well as the mainstream media’s
misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected
presidents. In conversations with Presidents Hugo Chávez,
Evo Morales, Lula da Silva, Cristina and Nestor Kirchner, Fernando
Lugo, Rafael Correa, and Raúl Castro, Stone gains unprecedented
access and sheds new light upon the exciting transformations in
the region. More
Info

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FRIDAY,
OCTOBER 1, 10AM: Festival Purhépecha 2010. Location: Veterans
Park 6662 Loveland Street, Bell Gardens, CA. Welcome Everyone to
our Festival Purhépecha 2010! We are really pleased for your
interest for the Purhe culture. We are working very hard to keep
alive our traditions and customs of the state of Michoacán
in the United States. Great Food! Corundas, Churipo, Tamales, Carnitas
and Morisqueta. 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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Alerts, Announcements, and Happenings

SUNDAY,
SEPTEMBER 19, 8AM: Week Long Homelessness Event to find homes for
50 homeless. The Downtown San Diego Partnership will be helping
to address the serious issue of chronic homelessness the week of
September 19, 2010. The Partnership has teamed up with the nationally
renowned organization Common Ground and its 100,000 Homes Campaign
to survey and create a registry of homeless people on the streets
downtown. Local partners in this effort include the United Way,
the San Diego Housing Commission and the Centre City Development
Corporation. More
Info

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WEDNESDAY,
SEPTEMBER 22, 7:30PM: Revolutionaries in Social Movements: Lessons
From the South American Anarchist Movement. Location: Groundwork
Books Collective at UC San Diego. 9500 Gilman Dr, Suite 0323 UCSD
Old Student Center, La Jolla. Come for a stimulating introduction
to South American anarchist theory and practice. Part of the discussion
will relate to struggles against education cuts and general austerity,
which is very relevant for all of us in California. More
Info

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MONDAY,
SEPTEMBER 27, 9AM: Volunteer and Learn to Plant Organic Veggies.
Location: Seeds at City @ City College 14th & C downtown. Join
Julia and Paul at the Urban Farm at City College and learn to grow
organic veggies. More
Info

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THURSDAY,
SEPTEMBER 30, 6PM: Fighting the New Racism: from Arizona to Islamophobia.
Location: City Heights Rec Center. The Shirley Sherrod fiasco, Arizona's
SB 1070, increased attacks on Latinos, and the against Mosques from
California to New York are just a few of the examples of how racism
has found a new expression in the US. But with the rise of attacks
also comes the rise of resistance against them. This International
Socialist Organization meeting will discuss the economic roots of
racism and the ways ordinary people can fight back. More
Info

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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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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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SEPT
7TH - SEPT 30TH: San Diego's SUSTAINABLE FUTURE. World Resource
Simulation Center. Thirty Years Ago, Buckmister Fuller suggested
that with all the interrelated global problems of our time; Population,
Energy, Climate Change, Disease, Food, Water, etc. It is necessary
to have one place where the best minds can visualize the scope of
the worlds problems, and suggest solutions. This is the concept
that developed into the World Resource Simulation Center, a project
of San Diego's own Global Energy Network Institute. To be held in
San Diego, at the NewSchool of Architecture & Design, 1249 F
St., San Diego. 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

WikiLeaks
video "Collateral Murder" - collateralmurder.com

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Grow
Organic Veggies ~ Learn more at: www.seedsatcity.com

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