February 5, 2011

SPECIAL NOTE: Next Saturday's meeting will be at the Beyond the Bridge.

The People for Peace, Justice and Healing met February 5, 2011 at Beyond the Bridge—located on 6th Avenue at the corner of Anderson. Present were Marilyn, Sallie, Rob, Terry, Mark, Sol, Sheila, Colleen, and Karen.


Citizen's Review Panel and City County Meeting: Colleen
There will be an effort by Tim Smith to bring the CPR's attention to the peace community's concerns about the spying activities of John Towery for the military and his report(s) to TPD and PC Sheriff. The Citizen Review Panel meets the first Monday of the month at 5:30 in the building one door up from the main St. Helen's entrance to the Municipal Building. Tim has also asked people to be present at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, February 8 to bring this matter to the attention of the Mayor and the City Council. The meeting convenes also at 5:30 p.m. Supporters are encouraged to participate in the public comments portion of the meeting. Tim believes this spying activity may make the city ineligible for certain federal funds. Interfaith Camp: Sallie
Sallie is surveying via email the possibilities for a weekend camp "alumni" meeting and get together for former campers.

Film and Soup with Marilyn: Marilyn
This coming Wednesday, Marilyn and the Arthur Miller Non-Memorial Group (I'm probably screwing up the group's title—sorry, Marilyn and Arthur) will show the labor docu-drama MATAWAN at 7 p.m. at Marilyn's. This Sunday is soup Sunday at Marilyn's. There will be two more soup Sunday's in February—February 6 and 20 for this season. Reservations not required. Soup's on at 5:00 p.m., bring something to share if you like. The evening ends at 10:00 p.m. - arrive and leave when you wish. Good talk, good company.

COMING UP: Afghanistan
Mark and UFPPC asked PJH to co-sponsor a fund raising dinner (possible date—March 26) about Afghanistan. (Malalai Joya is expected to do an event in Tacoma the following week, on Apr. 5.) Members present voted to co- sponsor and help put together the dinner.

Plowshares Five
Supporters are encouraged to send letters to Judge Benjamin Settle re: the sentencing of the Plowshares Five for their protest actions at Bangor on November 2, 2009. Sentencing has been set for March 28.

Digging Deeper—Good Reads for February: Mark
Coming up Monday, February 7, THE MYSTERIOUS COLLAPSE OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER 7: Why the Final Official Report About 9/11 Is Unscientific and False by David Ray Griffin; February 14, THE NEW JIM CROW: Mass Incarceration In The Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander; February 21 and 28, HOODWINKED: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why The World Financial Markets Imploded - and What We Need To Do To Remake Them by John Perkins; and THE BLOOD BANKERS: Tales from the Global Underground Economy by James S. Henry. — Digging Deeper meets Monday nights, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mandolin Cafe, 3923 S. 12th Street

Respectfully submitted,