Saturday, November 4, 2006
People for Peace, Justice, and Healing
November 4, 2006
The People for Peace, Justice and Healing met on November 4, 2006, at Associated Ministries at 10 a.m. Present for check-in: Karen K., Nancy, Mark, Rob, Sheila, Kyle, and Sol. Thanks to Nancy for coffee and Rob for baked goods.
EARTH CHARTER (Sheila)
Update on plans to bring the Earth Charter to the attention of community councils.
WEDNESDAY EVENING VIGIL (Nancy and Sol)
Report on the successful CodePink-inspired action at Sen. Maria Cantwell's office, followed by a vigil (with tombstones) on the Day of the Dead in front of the Federal Building. Sol took video and may attempt to upload the video to YouTube.
Discussion of the import of the Nov. 7 elections. Nancy notes that there is a call for people to stay home on Nov. 7 to participate in activities designed to improve the integrity of elections. See here for more on the "Protect the Election" campaign organized by Working Assets. For MoveOn's various campaigns related to the Nov. 7 election, see here.
'THE TIME IS NOW' (Mark)
Mark described Kenneth Brady's recently released film "The Time Is Now," a remarkable attempt to reach the American public concerning the character of U.S. foreign policy and the need for a Cold War Truth and Reconciliation commission in the United States. UFPPC showed the film Thursday evening.
1. The Progressive Roundtable invites you to a Post-Election Victory Party at 5:00 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 8, at Round Table Pizza (University Place) 7011 27th St. W.
2. On Mon., Nov. 6, at 7:00 p.m., the Puget Sound Climate Issues group will meet at the Mandolin Cafe, 3923 S. 12th St., Tacoma.
3. Same time, same place: United for Peace of Pierce County will hold the third meeting of its study circle on Islam
4. Mark has been invited to facilitate a breakout group on international approaches to the looming Peak Oil crisis at the Nov. 19 Beyond Oil event in Bellevue. For more information, see here.