MEETING NOTES FOR PEOPLE FOR PEACE, JUSTICE, AND HEALING
November 17, 2007
People for Peace, Justice and Healing met at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2007 at Associated Ministries . Present for check-in were Vivi, Sheila, Kyle, Rob, Louisa, Colleen, Mark, Sallie S., and Sally M.
1. NORMAN SOLOMON AND REESE EHRLICH (Sallie S.)
Sallie reported the possibility of sponsoring events featuring Norman Solomon and/or Reese Ehrlich, both critics of the U.S. media system. Dates for Reese Ehrlich appeared inauspicious, but there was interest in sponsoring Norman Solomon (author of *Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America's Warfare State*, [http://www.amazon.com/Made-Love-Got-War-Encounters/dp/0977825345/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1195370608] published in October by Polipoint Press, as well as author or co-author of ten earlier volumes). To be continued.
2. AFFINITY GROUPS (Sallie S.)
Conceptual discussion of the affinity groups.
3. DIVISIVENESS AND THE PEACE MOVEMENT (Group).
A brief discussion of the problem of ends and means in the peace movement, as well as the week's events in Olympia. Several headed down to Olympia for the rally and march in support of Olympia Port Mobilization Resistance, which faced police violence during during the past week during its attempt to contain the war matériel returning from Iraq aboard the USNS Brittin at the Port of Olympia.
1. DIGGING DEEPER -- MON., NOV. 19 (Mark)
Conclusion of discussion of a number of books identified in Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism as "of such tremendous and repeated help that endnotes and bibliographies don’t suffice to indicate their importance": Judith Butler's Precarious Life: The Power of Mourning and Violence (Verso, 2004); John Pilger, The New Rulers of the World (Verso, 2002); Antonia Juhasz, The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time (HarperCollins, 2006); and Greg Grandin, Empire's Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism (Metropolitan, 2006). -- Beginning Nov. 26, Digging Deeper will begin discussion of four book on U.S.-Iran relations: Trita Parsi, Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States (Yale UP, 2007); Scott Ritter, Target Iran: The Truth about the White House's Plans for Regime Change (Nation Books, 2006); Barbars Slavin, Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S. and the Twisted Path to Confrontation (St. Martin's Press, 2007); Ray Takeyh, Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic (Times Books, 2006). Digging Deeper meets Mondays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Mandolin Café in Tacoma.
2. "THE TAKE" -- FILM ON ARGENTINA BY AVI AND NAOMI KLEIN -- SUN., NOV. 18 @ 7:00 p.m. (Mark)
The Tacoma branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) radical union presents a showing and discussion of the 2004 film "The Take," narrated by director Avi Lewis and writer Naomi Klein, at King's Books (218 St. Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA -- 253-572-8801). This documentary shows the struggle of auto parts workers in Argentina as part of what has become known as the Worker Occupied Factory Movement. Members of the Tacoma IWW will be tabling in solidarity with our fellow workers in IU 460.
3. SALON WITH DEXTER GORDON (Vivi)
Saturday, December 1, from 7:00 p.m to 10 p.m. Reservations are available for the UFPPC Salon Society Series’ at the alternative date and time and will be at 3901 N. 37th Street, Tacoma. Tickets cost $25.00 and are limited to 30. The event will begin at 7 pm with an original artistic performance by the hip-hop group, 2012. Discussion will follow informal mingling around refreshments, including locally produced wine and hors d’oeuvres. The speaker will be Dr. Dexter Gordon on the topic of his book, Black Identity: Rhetoric, Ideology, and Nineteenth-Century Black Nationalism. The salon which is open to the public is an intimate gathering in a private home belonging to Colleen and Stephen Philbrook with a limited seating of thirty. This time the Salon is a fundraiser for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Service organized by The Conversation conversationtacoma.blogspot.com an event to be held at the Urban Grace church on January 20th. The funds are to be used for the services of speakers and performers as well as for publicity. Contact person: Kristi Nebel, 253-573-1504 www.ufppc.org.
4. NEW ORLEANS MONOLOGUE (Vivi)
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2p.m. matinee of "The New Orleans Monologues" at the Norton Clapp Theatre in Jones Hall on the UPS campus. Tacoma resident and Louisiana native C. Rosalind Bell goes behind the headlines to delve into the lives of those ravaged by Hurricane. $11 general admission, $7 for students, faculty, staff and seniors. For credit card orders, call (253) 879-3419.
5. MACBETH (Vivi)
Sunday, November 18th at 2 p.m. at the Mandolin Café 3923 South 12th St., Tacoma. "When the hurly-burly’s done/When the battle's lost and won. Fair is foul, and foul is fair/Hover through the fog and filthy air": Shakespeare in the Parking Lot (www.shakespeareintheparkinglot.org) will perform "Macbeth."