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CLOSE GUANTANAMO, January 10 - 11, Philadelphia. January 11, 2008 marks the 6th anniversary of the first arrival of"detainees" - prisoners - at the Guantanamo Bay Prison Camp.
January 10, 2008 - Facing Guantanamo: 6 Years Later. 7 pm. Featuring Christopher Huber, Esq., Pepper Hamilton, who is representing
two detainees at Guantanamo and film clips from "Road to Guantanamo." Kirby Auditorium, National Constitution Center,
525 Arch Street, Independence Mall, Philadelphia. Co-sponsored by: ACLU of PA - Philadelphia Chapter; Amnesty International -
Eastern Chapter; Brandywine Peace Community; The Liberty Center for Survivors of Torture; National Lawyers Guild.
215-592-1513 x122 www.aclupa.org
Friday, January 11, Noon, Phila. Federal Courthouse, 601 Market Street. The Brandywine Peace Community will be joining in the Nationwide Day of Action to CLOSE GUANTANAMO (www.witnesstorture.org). Along with the American Civil Liberties Union, Phila. Chapter, Brandywine will conduct a demonstration in Philadelphia beginning at noon on January 11.
The Demonstration will begin with a vigil in front of Phila. Federal Courthouse, 6th & Market Sts., where the names of Guantanamo
prisoners will be read. Some people will be chained together wearing black hoods and orange jump suits during the Courthouse vigil and then
will be "pulled" in dramatic procession with bell-tolling, banners, and signs through the historic district of Philadephia, and past the "icons of
liberty" - the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, concluding at the Constitution Center.
Plan to join us on January 11 in Philadelphia. Close Guantanamo!
Sunday, January 13, 2008 - "Fighting for National Health Insurance: A
Civil Rights Movement for Universal [Single Payer] Healthcare", film and
talk by nationally known consultant on public health and health care
reform, Dr. Walter Tsou
MD, MPH, Walter Tsou is currently on the visiting faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. He was President of the American Public
Health Association in 2005 and served as the Health Commissioner of Philadelphia from April 2000 to February 2002. He has extensive
experience in public health and has lectured widely on public health and health disparities, including recent testimony in the U.S. Congress.
A founding member of the National Board of Public Health Examiners and the national board of Physicians for a National Health Program. Locally he is on the boards of Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Philadelphia Area Committee to Defend Health Care. His medical degree is from the University of Pennsylvania; his MPH is from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, and he has an honorary Doctorate in Medical Sciences from Drexel University.
Saturday, January 19, 2008, 7:00pm 4th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Concert with Tom
Mullian & Friends and special musical guest, Jerry Burruss
Monday, January 21, 2008 Noon, Martin Luther King Day "Make War No More!" MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY of NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE at
LOCKHEED MARTIN, Monday, January 21, Noon, at the Lockheed Martin weapons
complex, Mall & Goddard Boulevard, Valley Forge, PA (behind the King of
Prussia Mall). (Litany and poem.)
The Martin Luther King Day of Nonviolent Resistance will include Nonviolent Civil Disobedience (for those willing to face arrest), a
central and regular part of the ongoing campaign of nonviolent resistance to Lockheed Martin, the world's largest weapons corporation and the Iraq War's chief weapons profiteer.
Since the start of the Brandywine Peace Community in 1977, we have begun the new year with nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience honoring, in deed for justice and peace, the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hear the words of Dr. King on January 11. Make the Connections: Poverty, Environmental Neglect, Violence and War. In word, song, and action, Resist, in the words of Dr. King, the "evil triplets of American Society: Racism, Materialism, and Militarism" Resist Lockheed Martin!
Sunday, February 10, "Another Cataclysm of This War - Millions of Iraqi Refugees", Peter Lems, American Friends Service Committee, and Johanna Berrigan, House of Grace Catholic Worker, both recently returned from trips to Jordan and Syria witnessing the fact and faces of the Iraqi refugee crisis.
SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 4:30PM ANTI-WAR FEST
Voices of Resistance, Hope, & Peace
5 Years of War, 5 Years of War Resistance
Brandywine Peace Community Potluck Supper*/Program University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut Street, Phila., PA 4:30PM - Potluck Supper (*bring main dish, salad, or dessert to share) 5:30 - Anti-War Fest Celebrating 5 Year of War Resistance, featuring:
*TOM MULLIAN ("Six Strings Against the War") & FRIENDS; *R.W. Dennen, Bob Small, and Laurie Pollack ("Peace Walk"), of
Poets & Prophets, the Delaware Valley's oldest continuing poetry reading series.
5TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE U.S. WAR & OCCUPATION OF IRAQ... March '08 Nationwide Protests, demonstrations,& March 19 Nonviolent Civil Disobedience in Washington, DC., United for Peace & Justice, www.unitedforpeace.org For a complete listing of events throughout the Delaware Valley on March 19, marking the start of the war and occupation of Iraq five years ago, visit www.ufpj-dvn.org
Good Friday, March 21, Noon, War's 5th Anniversary Trail of Mourning & Truth - Nonviolent Resistance @ the Iraq War's Chief Weapons Profiteer, Lockheed Martin, Mall & Goddard Boulevards, Valley Forge/King of Prussia, PA (behind the King of Prussia Mall). (report)
4000th vigil - Mar 24 (Report)
April 13 - Compassionate Listening: Israel-Palestine - Several
travellers just back from a religious leaders compassionate listening
trip to Israel-Palestine will share their impressions and facilitate
discussion. What do we hear in the daily news of explosions, violence, and
death, or fail to hear?
Travellers - including Joan Broadfield, Peace & Justice Coordinator for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting - just back from a religious leaders
compassionate listening trip to Israel-Palestine will share their impressions and facilitate discussion THIS SUNDAY, April 13, at the
Brandywine Peace Community Monthly Potluck Supper*/Program, 4:30PM, University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut St.,Phila., PA
(*bring main dish, salad, or dessert). Program begins at 5:30PM.
APRIL 16, 2008 The CIRCUS FOR JUSTICE & PEACE REPORT with VIDEO & FOTOS
May 11 (Mother's Day), 4:30PM - Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of The Catonsville 9"& Continuing Resistance to War
Showing of Investigation of a Flame: A Documentary Portrait of the Catonsville 9; *Readings from Daniel Berrigans Play The Trail of the Catonsville 9"; and Discussion on Resistance, Then & Now.
Sunday, June 8, 4:30PM - "King, Kennedy, Chicago: 40 Years in the Wilderness, Is it Time to Cross the River?", Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Shalom Center Rabbi Arthur Waskow directs the Shalom Center in Philadelphia, PA. (www.shalomctr.org) and is the author of many books, including The Freedom Seder (1977) and with Sister Joan Chittister and Murshid Saadi Shakur Chishti) The Tent of Abraham: Stories of Hope and Peace for Jews, Christians, and Muslims (2007). Vietnam War era activist and writer, Waskow was a fellow at the progressive Institute for Policy Studies in Wash., DC, and was one of the authors of "A Call to Resist Illegitimate Authority". Waskow was embroiled in the turmoil around the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, both as a delegate inside the convention and in the street during the police riot, and testified at the famed Chicago 8 trial.
Saturday, July 5, 1PM, Post-Independence Day Memorial & Walk-About for Peace (read)
Sunday, July 13 - "3 Years After Katrina: Rebuilding in New Orleans, Peace in Our Streets: Philadelphia and in New Orleans" - Debi Richter, CodePINK for Peace Debi Richter, coordinator of Philadelphia - Delaware River Area CodePINK for Peace; youth leader with 4-H and Girl Scouts; board member of United for Peace & Justice/Delaware Valley Network; Friends of Dickinson Square Park; library assistant, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Debi Richter repeatedly travels to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region, working with Veterans for Peace (immediately after Katrina), Plenty International, and BioLiberty, bringing supplies to the devastated region. Debi's husband, Steve, is helping design and build a biodiesel plant in New Orleans' St. Bernard Parish.
Wednesday, August 6, Hiroshima Day - Lockheed Martin, Mall & Goddard
Boulevards, Valley Forge, PA (behind the King of Prussia Mall):
8AM - Noon, Vigil; Noon - Ceremony of Remembrance & Resistance, including Nonviolent Civil Disobedience. (read about it)
Saturday, August 9, Nagasaki Day, 11AM - PEACE DEDICATION in front of SS Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Cathedral, 18th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA. Co-sponsored by Phila. Catholic Peace Fellowship. August 9, 1945, the Urakami Roman Catholic Cathedral was ground zero for the world's second atomic bombing which destroyed at the time the largest Catholic city in all of Asia. Co- sponsored by Phila. Catholic Peace Fellowship. (read about it)
Sunday, September 14 - Potluck - "Putin's Russia After Bush: Where's It Going?", Thompson Bradley, professor emeritus of Russian Language & Literature, Swarthmore College; Veterans for Peace; teaches writing in Philadelphia prisons.
Peace in Space, Peace on Earth Demonstration, Saturday, October 4, 1PM - 3PM, Lockheed Martin, Valley Forge (more)
October 12 - Fr. John McNamee, much revered urban priest, author, poet, and activist; author of Diary of a City Priest (and subject of the movie of the same name) and a number of volumns of poetry; recently retired after twenty-five years as pastor of St. Malachy's Roman Catholic Church in North Philadelphia.
Sunday, November 9 - Immigration & Deportation in the US: The New Sanctuary Movement. Immigrants in our communities are the targets of anger,frustration, and fear. The program, with Phila. area directors of the New Sanctuary Movement, will separate the reality of immigration and the rising tide of arrests and deportations from the anti-immigrant rhetoric of fear and hatred. How can we respond with justice and love in such a climate?
Join the New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia for a night of dialogue and education.
Peter Pedemonti, co-director of the New Sanctuary Movement of Philadlephia, is a community member of the House of Grace Catholic Worker. The House of Grace operates a free medical clinic and house of hospitality in Kensington, and works on issues of peace and justice. Before coming to Philadelphia, Peter was the director of public education and outreach for Citizens Campaign for the Environment, an environmental organization in New York, and Neighbors of Onondaga Nation, a Native American rights organization.
Margaret Sawyer is co-director of the New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia, and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. Margaret lived and worked for two years at Annunciation House in El Paso, Texas, a house of hospitality for people arriving in the US from across the border.During seminary, she interned with a Lutheran congregation of recent immigrants in New York City, and helped the congregation establish an immigrant resource center. Margaret currently serves a UCC congregation as associate pastor,in West Philadelphia.
"LOCKHEEDVILLE (where the profits of war matter and people don't)" Saturday, November 29, 1PM - 3PM Thanksgiving Day Weekend Shanty- Town Vigil, Lockheed Martin, Mall & Goddard Boulevards, Valley Forge/King of Prussia, PA War Economy: Most Suffer, Few Profit! more
Sunday, December 14 - big screen showing of Poet of Poverty, www.poetofpoverty.com . Poet of Poverty tells the story of Father Michael Doyle and his ministry to the people of Camden, New Jersey. One of the famed "Camden 28" Vietnam war resisters, who in 1971, were arrested and tried for destroying draft files in the city's draft board, Father Doyle came to Camden from Ireland forty years ago and never left. The film, narrated by film star Martin Sheen, features letters written over the years to supporters, letters that convey the anger, sadness, and despair over the daily injustice that is the total neglect of Camden, the poorest city in the nation. The film brings us street level to the heart of a forgotten city, as shared in the words, deeds, and hopes of a natural born Irish poet.
Monday, December 22, 7PM Christmas Candlelight Vigil for Peace, Lockheed Martin, Valley Forge, PA