October 29, 2007

People for Peace, Justice and Healing met Saturday, October 6, 2007, at Associated Ministries at 10 a.m. Present for check-in were Nancy, Rob, Mark, Karen, Ray, Vivi, Sheila and Kyle, Colleen and Sol.


Ken Burn's WWII. Those who have seen the film expressed gratification that "it didn't glorify war."

Watada: Gratification expressed for Judge Benjamin Settle's decision to consider the "meritorious" arguments that a second Watada trial would constitute "double jeopardy." Arguments will be heard by Judge Settle on October 26. Judge Settle could stop the court martial. Discussion of vigil plans... (late note: a vigil will be held for Watada at exit 119, Tuesday, 7 to 9 a.m.)

Sallie Report: Sallie spent some hours in the office this week but didn't quite feel up to coming into the meeting. Still no definite diagnosis. More tests have been ordered. Group expressed frustration and concern for Sallie.

There will be a Stop the War rally in Seattle on October 27. Participants are to meet at Judson Park in Seattle and walk into the city. Car pool from Tacoma at the Dome Station.

Peace Award -- Should we consider establishing a "peace award" to honor local peace activist?


October 8 -- UFPPC's Digging Deeper Series continues exploration of CIA with two books: Weiner's LEGACY OF ASHES and Risen's STATE OF WAR, Mandolin Cafe, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Next up: Naomi Klein's THE SHOCK DOCTRINE: THE RISE OF DISASTER CAPITALISM.

October 9 -- Exit 119, 7 a.m. rally for Watada

Thursday, October 11 - A member of the German Consul will speak on Germany's Conflicted War on Terror at PLU, 7 p.m. in Hong International Hall

October 14 -- SALON, 1 to 4 p.m. at Marilyn Kimmerlin's, 4414 North 34th. Program includes "tin pan alley" music by the band, 1928, and a talk on Kurt Vonnegut, by PLU English instructor, Jason Skipper. Wine and d'oeuvres. Tickets $15.00 Bring your favorite Vonnegut quote.

O Sol Mio! Despite the fact that one of the shows conflicts with the Sunday Salon, which PJH, of course, supports... the Broadway Center is offering pjh and ufppc members discounts of 10% - if you choose one show - and 25% if you choose two shows. Discounted shows are FOUR SLICES of WRY, October 12 at 7:30, RUSH LIMBAUGH IN NIGHT SCHOOL on Sunday, October 14 at 3 p.m. and THE WONDER BREAD YEARS, November 3 at 3 p.m. To get the discount, identify yourself as a member of Peace, Justice and Healing or United for Peace, Pierce County at the box office or when calling the box office at (253) 501-5894 and mention Lucas Smiraldo or Lacey Laeffler.

October 26 -- David Price will speak about academic freedom at King's Books. 7 p.m.

November 21 -- Representative Jeanne Darnell will speak on the death penalty at FOR, Hillside Church, 4 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,