Peace Community Dinner and Meeting on September 11

Make your reservation and be a part of the dialogue.

On Saturday, September 11, 2010, at 4 p.m., Peace Fresno will host a dinner and meeting for the entire peace community to reassess and recommit to a local antiwar strategy. We will collaborate on setting an effective, coordinated agenda for the local peace community. Think standing on the corner with a sign is a waste of time? Believe YouTube and Facebook are the way to reach youth? Want advocacy training? Have an idea that would double attendance at events? Know how to make the community

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War Funding Vote Thurs. 7/1/10

Please sign these two timely petitions today.

The U.S. Congress will be voting tomorrow, July 1, on a $33 billion supplemental military funding bill. Congress has the power to say NO to war by not funding it. Our job is to let Congress know that NO WAR FUNDING is what we want.

Petition #1

http://www.democrats.com/oppose-33-billion-war-supplemental-for-2010

Petition #2

http://democrats.com/21-progressive-democrats-must-end-the-wars

You will find good background info when you go to both of these sites. The first petition was create by Credo and the second by Democrats.com.

Additional background information on behind the scenes Congressional juggling

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Membership: A message from Dan Yaseen

Considered joining Peace Fresno lately? Here’s a message from our Vice President of Membership, Dan Yaseen:

Many people say, “I hate war!” and then proceed to talk about why it’s necessary. Peace Fresno members hate war and take action to end it.

We can change U.S. foreign policy if we are UNITED against war and militarism. One person acting alone cannot change U.S. policy, but many people acting together have the power to change the government. Social movements have changed laws, policies, and even the Constitution of the United State. Successful examples include abolition

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Our actions, events, and participation during the past year

Recurring events:
* Peace Demonstration at Shaw and Blackstone the first Friday of month 4:30 – 6:00
* Peace Fresno Meetings second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at the Fresno Center for Nonviolence 7:00 p.m.
*Peace Fresno’s “Stir It Up” radio show on months that have a fifth Wednesday 3:00 – 3:30.

9/21/09 Peace Edison’s Peace Day Concert to commemorate International Day of Peace

9/25/09 No Drones Protest – Code Pink and Cindy Sheehan

10/1/09 “Crossing Lines: Story as entry to relationship & change”

10/16/09 Dahr Jamail book tour, The

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Sunday, June 13, 2010, 3:00 p.m. Israel/Palestine: Signs of Hope, Obstacles to Peace

Sunday, June 13, 2010, 3:00 p.m.

Woodward Park Regional Library, 944 E. Perrin Ave. Fresno

Slide Presentation and Discussion; Admission Free

Lynn MacMichael, a long time peace activist, will report in Fresno on her most recent trip to Israel and share knowledge and insights on the region. She traveled with the Interfaith Peace Builders Delegation. Thirty- three members of the delegation participated in two weeks of meetings and information gathering among people and organizations, both Israeli and Palestinian, who are working to bring peace to the region.

The slide presentation focuses on the obstacles to

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