MEETING NOTES

People for Peace, Justice, and Healing
September 29, 2012

People for Peace, Justice, and Healing met on September 29, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the Antique Sandwich Company in Ruston.  Present for check-in were Sallie, Karen H., Mark, Colleen, Rob, and Sheila.

AGENDA

1. PJH Party (Colleen).
Confirmed that PJH will have a party at Colleen's beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 10, 2012, to celebrate our successful R74 fundraiser (and eat and drink up some leftovers). Mark your calendars.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. CAMPAIGN TO END DEATH PENALTY (Sheila)
The Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty will hold its Annual Summit from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. Margaretís Episcopal Church, 4228 Factoria Blvd SE, Bellevue.  Updates on WCADPís participation in the Safe and Just Alternatives campaign (www.sjawa.org). Keynote address from Frank Thompson, former Superintendent of Oregon State Penitentiary, and Ron Steiner, Chair of Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.  Info: (206) 622-8952 info@abolishdeathpenalty.org www.abolishdeathpenalty.org.

2. ROBERT REICH (Rob)
Robert Reich, former secretary of labor (1993-1997) and Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, will speak at the University of Puget Sound's Schneebeck Hall at 8:00 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 4, 2012, on "The Global Economy and the Future of Everything National." Admission is $20. More information available here.

3. CARBON DEMOCRACY (Mark)
Arguing that "ťlites have always sought to maximize not the amount of energy they could extract and use, but the profit stream from those energy sources," Timothy Mitchell of Columbia Univ. recently published an interesting new book:  Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil (Verso, 2011), analyzing the history of the connection between hydrocarbon-based energy sources and the political systems of the world.

Respectfully submitted,
Mark