People for Peace, Justice, and Healing
July 12, 2008

People for Peace, Justice and Healing met July 12, 2008, at 10 a.m. at Associated Ministries. Present for check-in: Ray, Sallie, Sally, Mark, Karen, Karen, Terry, Ray, Vivi, Rob.

Discussion: Current affairs: credit cards, the economy, impeachment. Karen has a DVD of Norm Finklestein's May speech to Peace and Justice group at Un. of Washington, Seattle. Sallie wants a copy. Available to burn a copy if you're interested. Theresa Power-Drutis is spending month of July in Afghanistan. Karen will talk to her about talking to our group about her experience.

"Witness To A Crime," author Richard Hayes Phillips is touring with his book detailing voter fraud in Ohio election of 2004. Discussion of asking him to appear here, preferably in the Fall.

Ray passed out a copy of a soft cover book, suitable for kids (and adults!) entitled "You Can Stand Up To A Bully." The book is a coloring and activity book, written by Marcia Nass, illustrated by Jonathan Gies and vulnerable to satire like replacing the "bully" of the book with a certain president. See Ray for additional copies and information.


"Digging Deeper"(UFPPC) will be celebrating Bastille Day with a "Bastille Day Luau" (!) at 3837 S. 11th Street, 2 blocks from the Mandolin this Monday, Bastille Day in honor of the 219th Anniversary of the storming of the Bastille and the 184th anniversary of the death of Kamehameha II, the Hawaiian King and the 4th Anniversary of UFPPC's Digging Deeper series. Congratulations! Come in costume. (Skirts are available at the Dollar Store, 5401 6th Avenue!)

"Reporter's Privilege" and freedom of the press will be the topic of a presentation by David Zeeck, Trib reporter, and Eric Stahl, attorney, at King's Books on Thursday, July 17 at 7 p.m.

Kristie and Steve Nebel at Rhapsody In Bloom, 3709 6th Avenue, Sixth Avenue, July 17, 7- 9 p.m. No admission charge.

Ethnic Fest: Volunteers needed to man (or woman) our booth the weekend of July 26 and 27 in Wright Park from noon to 7:00 p.m.

"Remembering the Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki" Saturday, August 9 - August 11 at Ground Zero, 16159 Clear Creek Road N W, Poulsbo. Events begin August 9 at 9 a.m. with films, speakers and shared meals. The day ends with street theater at 7 p.m. On Sunday, day's events begin with breakfast at 8 a.m. and conclude at 7 p.m. On Monday, the 11th, all rise at 5 a.m. with a light breakfast and assemble at 5:30 a.m. for vigil and action. There are places to pitch a tent at Ground Zero or you can spend the night(s) at the Unitarian Church in Bremerton and a local motel. (Or drop in and out over the weekend) Further Info at or

Volunteers needed to help set up ARLINGTON MEMORIAL NORTHWEST sponsored by Veterans for Peace, Tacoma Chapter at Marine Park on Ruston Way. This nonpartisan memorial has been designed to raise public awareness of the costs of war. August 30 and 31st. Saturday from 9 a.m. to sundown, Sunday sunrise to 5 p.m. See Ray or

Respectfully submitted,