Monday, July 25, 2016

From Asheville Friends Meeting

Asheville Friends have united on a statement in response to the police violence perpetrated against people of color:

Our hearts are cracked open by the excessive use of force by police in our nation and in our own community, against people of color, especially young black men, and Jerry Williams in particular. We acknowledge that this long history of institutionalized violence has repeatedly broken the hearts and shattered the lives of people in our community. We recognize that our silence makes us complicit. If we fail to speak now, our silence will be deafening. Therefore, we are called to take the following actions:

*To bear Quaker witness and speak “Truth to power” in our community;
*To support the family and community most impacted by racial violence: to stand with them, believe in them, and affirm their vital importance to this city.


Asheville Friends will be undertaking specific actions, as a community, to bear witness to this statement, beginning with (but not limited to) disseminating this statement far and wide.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Upcoming events for the week of July 24, 2016


This came from a Code Pink email. This happened at the RNC in Cleveland last week.

UPCOMING EVENTS CALENDAR BY DANCEWATER

07/25/16 NIGHTLY VIGILS FOR JUSTICE
Local Black organizers have requested that the White community host nightly vigils at the Asheville Police Department downtown. These vigils have been peaceful gatherings of concerned community members coming together to grieve, share information, stories, and feelings, brainstorm ideas, collaborate, build, and ultimately heal community. This is at 6 PM every night.

07/25/16  VOICES OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING EXHIBIT
aSHEville Museum presents “Bought & Sold: Voices of Human Trafficking” exhibit, which is photography by Kay Chernush of Art Works For Freedom. This exhibit speaks to the experiences of the hundreds of thousands of men, women and children caught up in slavery’s web.This multimedia exhibit asks you, the viewer, to consider their plight from their perspective. It is intended to spark dialogue and inspire creative action, to tell the stores of modern day slavery and the journey towards freedom. The aSHEville Museum is at 35 Wall Street in downtown Asheville. Hours are 10 AM to 10 PM. This exhibit runs until August 31, 2016. Call 828.785.5722 for more information. [This is well worth seeing. - dancewater]

07/25/16 PEACE QUILTS OF HAITI
Experience art quilts by the women of Haiti, their stories, and learn more about the historical and cultural setting in which they mastered their craft. PeaceQuilts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit economic development organization relieving poverty in Haiti by establishing and supporting independent, member-owned women’s sewing cooperatives.  Currently they work with nearly 100 women in 6 cooperatives in Lilavois, Port-au-Prince, Damassin, Saut d’Eau and Cité Soleil.  PeaceQuilts provides equipment, training, supplies, marketing assistance and educational opportunities. This is at the aSHEville Museum is at 35 Wall Street in downtown Asheville. Hours are 10 AM to 10 PM. Call 828.785.5722 for more information.

07/26/16 OCCUPY WNC GENERAL ASSEMBLY
This will be at 7 PM and will be held at the Sneak E Squirrel Community Room at 1315 West Main Street in Sylva. This is on the left side of NC Hwy 107 going from Sylva to Dillsboro. Contact Lucy at (828)743-9747 for more information.

07/26/16 HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND PATHOLOGICAL RELATIONSHIPS PRESENTATION
Serena Satori, of Gaia's Garden Oasis, will present on human trafficking and the underlying themes and patterns in our society that encourage these destructive structures to flourish. Time is 7 PM and location is Firestorm Cafe & Books at 610 Haywood Road in west Asheville. Contact Firestorm at info@firestorm.coop for more information.

07/26/16 DOCUMENTARY FILM AT UNCA ON FREEDOM SUMMER
Democracy NC and the ACLU of UNC-A are hosting a free screening of “Freedom Summer” at UNC Asheville. This film is about the events in the summer of 1964 where college students from around the country went to Mississippi to register voters, run Freedom Schools and organize political action to extend civil rights to all citizens of the USA, but particularly Black citizens. The event is on Tuesday July 26th from 6-7:30PM and will be held in Room 223-224 of Highsmith Student Union. All are welcome. Free. Contact Edwards at (336) 601-9534.

07/26/16 SHOWING UP FOR RACIAL JUSTICE
Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is a national network of groups educating and organizing white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for racial justice. Asheville SURJ hosts a weekly discussion group on risk-taking, accountability, mutual interest and how to call more white people into racial justice work. Anyone with a passion for working with white people on racial justice is welcome! Time is 10 AM and location is Firestorm Cafe & Books at 610 Haywood Road in west Asheville. Contact Firestorm at info@firestorm.coop for more information.

07/27/16 AUTHOR EVENT AT FIRESTORM
Local activist and writer Clare Hanrahan will present her new book, “The Half-Life of a Free Radical: Growing Up Irish Catholic in Jim Crow Memphis”, and speak on the importance of telling one's story in the context of the political and social realities of the times. Clare will describe the realities of institutional racism as practiced in Memphis in the 1950s and 1960s, how it evolved after Civil War and how it is sustained today. Clare Hanrahan is an Asheville, NC author, activist, organizer and wayside gardener who has been participating in and reporting on direct action events throughout the Southeast for decades. She was a founding editor of Asheville Global Report, a contributor to the Veterans for Peace publication, The War Crimes Times and a long-time member of National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee. She is a founding organizer with New South Network of War Resisters. She has lived and worked for peace and justice in Tennessee, North Carolina and Florida. She is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and deepened her education during a six-month prison sentence at Alderson Federal Prison in 2001-02 for peaceful protest in the campaign to close the U.S. Army School of Americas at Fort Benning, Ga. She is author of “Jailed for Justice: A Woman's Guide to Federal Prison Camp and Conscience & Consequence, A Prison Memoir”. Time is 7 PM and location is Firestorm Cafe & Books at 610 Haywood Road in west Asheville. Contact Firestorm at info@firestorm.coop for more information.

07/28/16 CLEAN ENERGY IN THE MOUNTAINS
Clean Energy in the Mountains is presented by NC Sustainable Energy Association. 
Time is from 5:30 to 9 PM and location is Highland Brewing Company at 12 Old Charlotte Highway in east Asheville. Contact Christy at christy@energync.org or 919-832-7601 x 111 for more information.

07/29/16 JUST PEACE FOR ISRAEL/PALESTINE MEETING
This meeting will be at 3:15 PM at Brooks-Howell Home in the Media Room. Contact Suchi at suchi1025@bellsouth.net for more information.

07/31/16 INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD SPEAKING TOUR
Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) organizers will speak on a panel about their experiences and the relevance of the IWW. Time is 3 PM and location is Firestorm Cafe & Books at 610 Haywood Road in west Asheville. Contact Firestorm at info@firestorm.coop for more information.

08/01/16 DISCUSSION ON POSSIBLE RADIOACTIVE SHIPMENTS IN WNC
Liquid highly radioactive shipments in WNC--this summer. Come learn more about the possible mess/take simple action steps to support an injunction being filed in federal court from Nuclear Information and Resource Service, Southeast. Door prize for anyone who can convince the room that these shipments would be good for Asheville/WNC economy.  Time is 7 PM, but come earlier for happy hour with jazz guitar to socialize at The Block Off Biltmore, a vegan bar and community space in the YMI building at the corner of Eagle and Market Streets in downtown Asheville. Asheville community knows a lot about nuclear waste, and possible shipments. I don’t think we need a new campaign, but these are actual shipments ready to roll (100 trucks from Canada to South Carolina) and action/awareness is needed. For more information contact Mary at maryo@nirs.org or call 828-252-8409 or 828-242-5621.

08/02/16 SHOWING UP FOR RACIAL JUSTICE
Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is a national network of groups educating and organizing white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for racial justice. Asheville SURJ hosts a weekly discussion group on risk-taking, accountability, mutual interest and how to call more white people into racial justice work. Anyone with a passion for working with white people on racial justice is welcome! Time is 10 AM and location is Firestorm Cafe & Books at 610 Haywood Road in west Asheville. Contact Firestorm at info@firestorm.coop for more information.

08/03/16 SIERRA CLUB MEETING/GREEN DRINKS
“How Gardeners Can Save the World Through Pollinator Conscious Landscaping” is the topic of this Sierra Club Meeting. This will be a discussion/presentation by Phyllis Stiles. This event is free and open to the public. Time is 7 PM and location is Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 1 Edwin Place (corner of Charlotte and Edwin) in Asheville. For more information, contact Judy at judymattox@sbcglobal.net or call 828-683-2176.

08/10/16 JUST PEACE FOR ISRAEL/PALESTINE MEETING
This meeting will be at 9:30 AM at Black Mountain Presbyterian Church at 117 Montreat Road in Black Mountain. Contact Suchi at suchi1025@bellsouth.net for more information.

08/13/16 BUS TO RICHMOND TO FIGHT FOR $15.
August 13th there will be a bus from Asheville to Richmond for the Fight For $15 national rally. The location is no accident, they are taking the fight to Confederate capitol for a reason. The NC labor groups supporting the Fight For $15 are organizing a bus from Asheville for a day trip to their national event in Richmond, VA. If you're interested,  then sign up by following this link: http://fightfor15.org/s-petition/summer2016/. This was posted on Facebook.

08/13/16 RACIAL JUSTICE DIRECT ACTION TRAINING
We're taking 40 people for this one day training on direct action and racial justice. It's $25, includes lunch and should be awesome. Trainers are Holly Roach, Vahisha Hasan Steadman, Clare Harrahan and Coleman Smith. To register for this training, you must go through Standing Up For Racial Justice group on Facebook. Location is Unitarian Universalist Church and time is 9 to 5 PM. Contact the SURJ group on Facebook for more information.

08/16/16 ASHEVILLE TRANSIT COMMITTEE MEETING
The meeting will take place at 3:30 - 5:30 PM at the 4th Floor Training Room at the Municipal Building at 100 Court Plaza Asheville. If you have any questions please contact Asheville Redefines Transit (ART) at (828) 232-4531 or via email at: iride@ashevillenc.gov.

08/17/16 GREEN DRINKS
Asheville Green Drinks is a networking party and part of the self-organizing global grassroots movement to connect communities with environmental ideas, media and action. People who are interested in environmental issues and topics meet up for a drink and occasionally listen to an expert in environment, ecology, and social justice. The location of Green Drinks has been changing a lot lately, contact them for more information. Time is 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Call 855-232-4723 for more information.

08/21/16 ETHICAL HUMANIST SOCIETY OF ASHEVILLE
“The Thirteenth Juror” is journalist Nelda Holder’s investigative report on the contents of more than 6,466 pages of transcripts and documents released in the Missouri grand jury investigation into the death of Michael Brown, Jr. “The Thirteenth Juror” will be presented by Nelda Holder at the Sunday, August 21 meeting of the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville, from 2 - 3:30 PM at Asheville Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road, in Asheville. All are welcome. Holder will describe how her involvement in this project came about, and the import of her months of investigation. The book’s title is symbolic of her approach to the material, which was to slip into the role of a grand juror as she read the testimonies and the attorney narratives, and looked at the evidence presented in the transcripts. The book invites its readers to be present as well, offering anecdotes and descriptions that present a candid sense of many aspects of the 24 days of grand jury hearings. In addition to a synopsis of “facts” and a discussion of their import, Holder will share research regarding the grand jury process in this country and the potential and need for its reform. She will also discuss the widely disparate eyewitness testimony in the case and the striking documentation of unreliability for such testimony. The author will share personal stories from witnesses who knew Michael Brown, and stories about their individual lives in the neighborhood they shared, particularly involving police interactions. She will discuss two troubling aspects regarding Darren Wilson’s own testimony (the young police officer on trial) that she discovered in going through these records. She will also discuss the ultimate revelation inherent in the release of these documents, which she feels reveals a sobering ethical dilemma. Questions and discussion will be welcome. Refreshments will follow the presentation. For more information call (828) 687-7759 or email EHSAsheville@gmail.com.

 08/21/16 POLLINATOR ART PARTY AND TALK
Local artists and activists inspire WNC on the importance of pollinator communities. This is a free event and open to all. This is a collaboration among Central United Methodist Church, Creation Care Alliance and local artists. Time is 5:30-7:30PM and will be held at Central United Methodist Church at 297 Haywood Street in Asheville. This event is free to the public and will be a great way to participate in a community dialog and showcase environmentally conscious local artists. For more information on this event, please email Rachel Harris at rharris@centralumc.org. 

08/25/16 CREATION CARE ALLIANCE GENERAL MEETING 
Creation Care Alliance General Meeting - All are welcome. Time is 5:30-7 PM and location is the First Baptist Church of Asheville, Room MB306 (upstairs), at 5 Oak Street in downtown Asheville. Join us as we inspire one another to good work, hear about summer opportunities and our work empowering care for creation.  We will connect with one another, explore ways to care for creation. For more information, contact Rev. Scott Hardin-Nieri at 828-258-8737 or creationcare@mountaintrue.org.

09/07/16 SIERRA CLUB MEETING/GREEN DRINKS
Discussion at this meeting will be around how we can prevent a third gas powered plant by Duke here in Asheville. Brownie Newman, Buncombe County Commissioner, Julie Mayfield, Asheville City Council, Amber Weaver of Asheville’s Office of Sustainability and Jason Walls of Duke Energy will provide an update on the work the Energy Innovation Task Force. This event is free and open to the public. Time is 7 PM and location is Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 1 Edwin Place (corner of Charlotte and Edwin) in Asheville. For more information, contact Judy at judymattox@sbcglobal.net or call 828-683-2176.

09/08/16 COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION TRAINING SERIES
What makes it so hard to let go of anger? Can forgiveness lead us to authentic, empowered and effective action? This question is so timely now, as streets from Asheville to St. Paul  to Dallas, Baton Rouge to Istanbul, Baghdad and Nice, flow with blood and tears. Turning the fire of anger into forgiveness and meaningful action is a four week series in Nonviolent Communication on Thursday evenings in Asheville. Dates are September 8, 15, 22,  and 29, and time is 6:30-8:30 PM. Facilitator is Roberta Wall. In Nonviolent Communication, we say that anger has a surprising purpose, and that its energy can be harnessed and transformed into self-understanding, authentic action, and forgiveness. Location is  the Asheville Jewish Community Center at 236 Charlotte Street in north Asheville. Cost is $100. Please consider adding an extra amount for scholarships for those with more limited resources. To register or for more information, call or email Polly at (828) 775-6333 or polly.medlicott@gmail.com. (Please speak to Polly about scholarships.)

09/13/16 BUILDING BRIDGES FALL SESSION
Registration for the 2016 fall session of Building Bridges is now open! This seminar is an introduction to the dynamics of racism and is an opportunity to explore how race has impacted our relationships, communities and institutions. Past participants are welcome. The program will be held at Rainbow Community School in West Asheville on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 PM starting on September 13th and running through November 8th. Please go to buildingbridges-ashevillenc dot org to get to the registration page and for more information. Help us spread the word by telling your friends and colleagues. We anticipate filling fast, so be sure to register early to reserve your spot. Hope to see you there! Cost is $35. Go to their webpage to see payment instructions. A celebratory pot luck supper will be held for all participants at the ninth meeting. Families are welcome to attend the potluck. You may call (828) 777-4585 for more information. 

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ONGOING EVENTS
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TUESDAY
Veterans for Peace have a weekly vigil at 4:30 PM at Pack Square, Vance Monument

WEDNESDAY
Haywood Peace Vigilers have a weekly vigil at 4 PM at Haywood County Courthouse in Waynesville
French Broad Riverkeeper has a paddle-n-plant to prevent sediment erosion most Wednesdays and Saturdays. Registration required at anna@mountaintrue.org. 

THURSDAY
Political Prisoners Letter Writing at Firestorm Cafe & Books at 6 PM on first Thursday of the month. Materials provided.

FRIDAY
Women in Black have a weekly vigil at noon at the City Hall in Hendersonville
Women in Black have a monthly vigil at 5 PM at Vance Monument in Asheville (first Friday only)

SATURDAY
Transylvanians for Peace and WNC Physicians for Social Responsibility have a weekly vigil at noon in front of the courthouse in Brevard. Call 884-3435 to confirm. 
French Broad Riverkeeper has a paddle-n-plant to prevent sediment erosion most Wednesdays and Saturdays. Registration required at anna@mountaintrue.org. 

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BUILDING BRIDGES FALL SESSION

Registration for the 2016 fall session of Building Bridges is now open! This seminar is an introduction to the dynamics of racism and is an opportunity to explore how race has impacted our relationships, communities and institutions. Past participants are welcome. The program will be held at Rainbow Community School in West Asheville on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 PM starting on September 13th and running through November 8th. Please go to buildingbridges-ashevillenc dot org to get to the registration page and for more information. Help us spread the word by telling your friends and colleagues. We anticipate filling fast, so be sure to register early to reserve your spot. Hope to see you there! Cost is $35. Go to their webpage to see payment instructions. A celebratory pot luck supper will be held for all participants at the ninth meeting. Families are welcome to attend the potluck. You may call (828) 777-4585 for more information. 



Saturday, July 23, 2016

Chelsea Manning



FROM CODE PINK:

“I feel like I’ve been stored away all this time without a voice.” – Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning is a courageous whistleblower who has already served 3 lonely years of her 35 year sentence for disclosing some of the U.S. government’s most deplorable abuses in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, more than ever we need to tell her how much we love and appreciate her.
Write a love letter to Chelsea Manning! A good, old-fashioned love letter is a rare and special treat. It is a powerful expression any day of the year and a perfect gift for Chelsea. Don’t hesitate send Chelsea a heartwarming love letter today.

Mail must be addressed exactly as follows:
CHELSEA E. MANNING   89289
1300 NORTH WAREHOUSE ROAD
FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS 66027-2304

We’ve been supporting Chelsea for years: CODEPINK activists marched in the freezing cold when she was imprisoned at Quantico military base; Tighe from DC shed his clothes to protest in front of the White House when Chelsea was ‘stripped’ of her rights; we attended every day of her trial at Fort Meade, and we've written support letters to her while she's languished in prison. We love and appreciate Chelsea Manning and support her during her wrongful imprisonment. Free Chelsea Manning!

In continued support of whistleblowers,


Alice, Alli, Aniqa, Ariel, Baheya, Chelsea, Janet, Jodie, Jules, Mariana, Medea, Nancy, Rebecca, Sam and Tighe

Photo above also from Code Pink.  I did not write a love letter, but I did send a letter to Chelsea.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Party's Over, Quarter Billion Dollars on Bernie, Now What?

By David Swanson

Well meaning people just spent a quarter billion dollars on the Bernie Sanders campaign which continues operations while its candidate says he will vote for Hillary Clinton for president.

Let's put that in a little perspective. Iraqis fleeing Fallujah yet again, as wars that Hillary Clinton pushed for roll on, are in need, according to the United Nations, of $17.5 million for survival.
I work for an organization opposing war, called World Beyond War, which runs on less than $50,000 a year. Many good organizations pursuing just what this world needs run on less than that, but you could fund 5,000 organizations at the level of World Beyond War's current funding for what's been spent on Bernie.

Has Sanders for President been a wise investment or not?

Certainly Bernie's campaign inspired people. But I see no reason not to expect most of them to become despondent and despairing now that it's over. If past experience with failed and successful campaigns alike is any guide, that's where we're headed.

Certainly Bernie's campaign educated people. But it's reasonable to assume that establishing or expanding major new media outlets to the tune of $250,000,000 would have educated people too, and that they might have gone on providing the same funding next year and the year after, if their interest were in education rather than election. (First Look Media, publisher of The Intercept, was created with just that amount, but not to all be spent in one year.)

Certainly Bernie should go on trying to somehow make the Democrats' Platform (which, if the past is any guide, they will ignore anyway) slightly less rightwing and disastrous.

It's unclear that investing in Bernie was a reasonable gamble toward winning something more. The rigged nature of the election was clear from the start. Bernie's commitment to promote Hillary Clinton in the end was clear from the start. And her commitment to warmongering, environment destroying, oligarchy enhancing policies was clear from the start.

What else could have been done or could be done now or could be done next time? No, of course you should not vote for the fascist golfer clown. Yes, of course you should vote for Jill Stein. But the system is as rigged against her as it was against Sanders.

Let me ask the question a different way. Why is it that corporations will now take a public stand for LGBTQ rights? Why will even a conscience-free corporate hack like Hillary Clinton defend LGBTQ rights she used to oppose? The primary answer is that activists changed the culture. The role of voting in their work was minimal. As Emma Goldman said, if voting ever changed anything they'd ban it. As Howard Zinn said, it matters less who's sitting in the White House than who's doing the sit ins.

Why so down on elections? I'm in favor of them! I think we should have one some day! That will require some of these changes that cannot be voted in under the broken system that lacks them: public funding of elections, no bribery, free air time for candidates, automatic voter registration, open debates and ballots, no gerrymandering, hand-counted paper ballots, international monitors, no electoral college, no delegates, no super delegates, and a three-month election season with a bit of actual governing before the next one.

If I were drafting a party platform, it would add to those the following: take military spending back to 2001 levels, tax corporations and billionaires at 1960 levels, restore the minimum wage to its 1968 level, and guarantee everyone top-quality free education preschool through college, healthcare, job training as needed, vacation, family leave, retirement, transportation, childcare, clean energy, public parks, sustainable agriculture, and significant aid to the rest of the world. Yes, that's Bernie's platform, or could have been if he'd been willing to mention cutting military spending or investing in foreign aid. It's also Scandinavia's reality. But a party platform is not the most important place for these commitments.

The place for our passion and even our "unity" is not in a political party that destroys everything we hold dear and calls our continued subservience "unity." We have 60% of the U.S. public that simply cannot stand Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. That may increase as we're forced to endure more and more of the pair of them. If all of those people, or even half of them, backed Jill Stein she might win. But that requires imagining a fair system of elections and of communications that does not exist.

And what if she were elected president? Or what if Bernie Sanders were elected president? We'd still be up against a corrupt communications system, an ill-informed public, a reactionary Congress, a medieval Supreme Court, and the absence of a major independent movement for change. It's good to see Congress Members staging a sit-in to demand that other Congress Members back some ridiculously weak if not counterproductive gun control measures, but what we need is a massive movement of independent people sitting in and surrounding the Capitol until both parties act on the basic lessons learned around the world: ban the guns and stop bombing people.

Does that sound dreamy and utopian? The point is not to expect it to succeed entirely and immediately. The point is that the most strategic way to achieve a partial, compromised solution is to build momentum for a real fix. When your best Congress Members are openly bragging that their opening negotiating demand is for the very least that could possibly be done, the predictable result is less than that. When people fall in behind those so-called public servants, failure is guaranteed.

So what should we do? Even if you believe in dumping most of your energy and money into a broken election system, please consider saving a little for independent activism. We should organize, educate, march, rally, protest, sit-in, disrupt, create alternatives, create media, and find local, state, regional, and international solutions.

Here's one example of what I'm working on. World Beyond War is planning an event called No War 2016 that will happen in Washington, D.C., in September and involve panels, workshops, and nonviolent civil resistance. Speakers will include Dennis Kucinich, Kathy Kelly, Miriam Pemberton, David Vine, Kozue Akibayashi, Harvey Wasserman, Jeff Bachman, Peter Kuznick, Medea Benjamin, Maurice Carney, David Swanson, Leah Bolger, David Hartsough, Pat Elder, John Dear, Mel Duncan, Kimberley Phillips, Ira Helfand, Darakshan Raja, Bill Fletcher Jr., Lindsey German, Maria Santelli, Mark Engler, Maja Groff, Robert Fantina, Barbara Wien, Jodie Evans, Odile Hugonot Haber, Gar Alperovitz, Sam Husseini, Christopher Simpson, Brenna Gautam, Kent Shifferd, Patrick Hiller, Mubarak Awad, Michelle Kwak, John Washburn, Bruce Gagnon, David Cortright, Michael McPhearson, and Sharon Tennison (none of whom necessarily agrees with me on anything in this essay, and some of whom certainly disagree passionately).

We can help you plan a conference or a nonviolent action or both in your part of the world, and you can find lots of events here. I particularly recommend sit-ins in Congressional offices now, pointing to Congress's willingness to use the same tactic itself, and pointing the media to your own live video feed of your own teach-in on the floor of the plush office of your senator or misrepresentative.


The truth is that we have far more power than we're told, we just don't have it where we're told to look for it.



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