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Upcoming events for the week of June 27

Posted by admin on Jun 28, 2010 in Local Social Action, Other Events, Peace & Justice

Provided to us by Susan Oehler

06/28/10 AFTER STONEWALL FILM In celebration of the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, a monumental turning point in the history of the gay rights movement, we will be showing the film After Stonewall. The film focuses on the outcome of the riots, as well as the way that the movement took off after the events of June 28th.  Time is 7 PM. This is at Firestorm Cafe.

06/29/10 PEACETOWN MEETING Location is Phil Mechanics Studio in River Arts district, time is 6:15. 07/01/10 VETERANS FOR PEACE MEETING This will start at 6:30 PM and it is held in the Phil Mechanics Building in the River Arts District.

07/01/10 Talk on WHO WILL CONTROL THE INTERNET IN THE 21ST CENTURY? At 7:30 PM at Jubilee on Wall Street, Wally Bowen will be discussing “Who Will Control the Internet in the 21st-Century?” No charge. For more information, go to: http://main.nc.us/spotlights/wwcti.pdf

07/03/10 –  07/05/10 RESISTANCE FOR A NUCLEAR-FREE FUTURE AT MARYVILLE COLLEGE, MARYVILLE & Y-12 NUCLEAR WEAPONS COMPLEX, OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE This gathering is for people who advocate, practice and/or support nonviolent direct action, civil resistance and civil disobedience in the struggle to stop nuclear power and abolish nuclear weapons.  At a critical time in the movement for a nuclear-free future, we are coming together to increase awareness and action around nuclear issues, and create an opportunity for new and seasoned activists to meet and strategize for a nuclear-free future!  More information at: http://nukewatch.com/30th/index.htm

07/04/10 – The start of SUMMER CAMP OUT NOW in DC with Cindy Sheehan.

07/08/10 Transition Asheville Sustainability Potluck and Potlatch This is at Jubilee Church on Wall Street in downtown Asheville at 6 PM.  Bring a dish, your own utensils, and an item to give away that still has useful life in it.

07/16/10 FILM AT UU CHURCH ASHEVILLE What if all the expectations you have about the future are completely wrong?  ”Blind Spot” is a documentary film that “illustrates the current oil and energy crisis that our world is facing. Whatever measures of ignorance, greed, wishful thinking, we have put ourselves at a crossroad, which offers two paths with dire consequences. If we continue to burn fossil fuels we will choke the life out of the planet and if we don’t our way of life will collapse.” (IMDB summary)  Come see a showing of this film Friday, July 16 at 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Edwin Place, in Asheville.

07/22/10  TRANSITION ASHEVILLE MEETING These 90-minute orientations consist of a 30-minute video and then some discussion.  They are the perfect event to bring friends and family to if you’d like them to know more about the Transition movement.  The following orientations are scheduled:  Unitarian Universalist Church at Charlotte and Edwin in Asheville, at 7 pm on Thursday, July 22.  Also on the first Mondays of the month at Firestorm Cafe at 7 PM.

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ONGOING EVENTS

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TUESDAY

Veterans for Peace have a weekly vigil at 5 PM at Pack Square Peacetown meets on the first, third and fifth Tuesdays. Contact Steve at earthsun2@gmail.com for more information.

WEDNESDAY


Haywood Peace Vigilers
have a weekly vigil at 4 PM at Haywood Country Courthouse in Waynesville.

FRIDAY

Women in Black have a weekly vigil at 5 PM at Pack Square in Asheville Women in Black have a weekly vigil at noon at the Old Courthouse in Hendersonville

WORLD CINEMA every Friday at the Courtyard Gallery at the Phil Mechanic Building at 109 Roberts St in Asheville.   Door opens at 7:30 PM and closes at 8 PM. Donations accepted.  Film reviews at http://www.mountianx.com/movies.  June’s theme is Japanese Cinema and July’s theme is Nationalist Films with a twist. July 2 – “The Burmese Harp” (1956) – Kon Ichikawa, Japan July 9 – “Ballard of a Soldier” (1959) – Grigori Chukhrai, Russia July 16 – “King of Hearts” (1966) – Philippe De Broca, France July 23 – “Johnny Got His Gun” (1971) – Dalton Trumbo, USA July 30 – “Europa Europa” (1990) – Agnieszka Holland, France

SATURDAY

Transylvanians for Peace have a weekly vigil at noon in front of the courthouse in Brevard.

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Actions and Readings

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VETERANS FOR PEACE INFORMATION Veterans For Peace has a radio program on WPVM-103.5 FM at 5 PM every Wed. They are also on URTV on Wednesday at 7 PM. VFP CHAPTER 099: http://vfpchapter099wnc.blogspot.com/ WAR CRIMES TIMES:http://www.WarCrimesTimes.org/

RESERVE THE DATE: November 20, 2010 — “Stand Up / Stand Down” Diana Wortham Theater, Asheville, NC Visit VFP HQ at the Phil Mechanic Studios: 109 Roberts Street (the corner of Haywood and Roberts), Asheville, 28801. (828-258-1800 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              828-258-1800      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              828-258-1800      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              828-258-1800      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              828-258-1800      end_of_the_skype_highlighting). Hours: Tue-Sat 11 to 3 pm The above is a new location and is in the River Arts District.

RESISTANCE FOR A NUCLEAR-FREE FUTURE CONFERENCE
*PLEASE REGISTER TODAY!* *We need to provide Maryville College with a solid number to plan space and meals.*  Don’t miss this summer’s anti-nuclear resistance gathering to mark the 30th anniversaries of the Nuclear Resister, Nukewatch and the Plowshares Eight!  *At a critical time in the movement for a nuclear-free future, we are coming together to increase awareness and action around nuclear issues, and create an opportunity for new and seasoned activists to meet and strategize for a nuclear-free future!* *Yes,* there’s still time to register for the July 3-5* Resistance for a Nuclear-Free Future* gathering at Maryville College and Y-12 nuclear weapons complex, Tennessee, organized by the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance, Nukewatch and the Nuclear Resister!  *Registration deadline is June 11* to guarantee a dorm room and meals at Maryville College! Go to http://nukewatch.com/30th/index.htm for more information, or call Felice or Jack at 520-323-8697 or Bonnie or John at 715-472-4185.
*NETWORKING**NONVIOLENCE TRAINING**TALKS**STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE**MUSIC** NONVIOLENT PROTEST AND ACTION* * AT THE Y-12 NUCLEAR WEAPONS COMPLEX*
*WORKSHOPS ON:* The Plowshares Movement; Blockading; Supporting Activists in Prison; Songs to Sing at Actions and in Jail; International Law, Resistance and Nuclear Weapons; Representing Yourself in Court; Anti-war Resistance; Think Outside the Bomb; War Tax Resistance; Doing Time; Nuclear Power; Nuclear Weapons; Nuclear Waste; Depleted Uranium; New Bombplex; Nukes in Space. *Join us!!* Fr. Carl Kabat, Sr.

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Agenda, Meeting for Business, June 20

Posted by admin on Jun 18, 2010 in Agenda, Meeting Events

Opening Worship

Review of Minutes
4th month
5th month

Finance committee report

SAYMA Aftermath

Pat Johnson – request for eco-information
Katherine – interest in joint worship/fellowship with Swannana Valley Meeting

Other
Review of Schedule Change for next month

Closing Worship

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Upcoming Events for the week of June 13, 2010

Posted by admin on Jun 14, 2010 in Actions, Local Social Action, Other Events, Peace & Justice

Provided to us by Susan Oehler

06/17/10 PROTEST IN GAFFNEY SC AGAINST NUCLEAR POWER PLANT From Laura:  I am carpooling (this Thursday at 5:15 from EarthFare) to protest at the NRC public hearing concerning the use of water for the proposed William States Lee Nuclear Plant in Gaffney, SC  just 80 miles from Asheville. PLEASE JOIN ME.  47 million gallons of water per day would be used from the Broad River AND the new Cliffside Power Plant will also draw (280 million gallons a day) from the same river just 20 miles north. Nuclear Power is DANGEROUS, DIRTY, AND EXPENSIVE. We need the public to show up! Your presence and voice matter!  Thanks,  Laura S. lsredoak@gmail.com

06/17/10 TRANSITION ASHEVILLE DISCUSSION ON PEAK OIL Just as climate change will affect the stability of our ecosystem, the coming decline in petroleum production will soon affect the stability of our economy and our entire way of life.  Come find out about this and the Transition Town movement, which seeks to pro-actively rebuild local resilience and prepare for these coming crises.  The meeting will consist of a 30-minute movie, followed by discussion. June 17th 7:00 – 8:30 PM North Asheville Library meeting room.  All Transition Asheville events: http://transitionasheville.ning.com/events/event/leistUpcoming

06/18/10 PHYSICIANS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY MEETING Time is noon, location is 45 Riverside Drive in Asheville.  Please park on the street. 06/22/10  UN ASSOCIATION PANEL ON HAITI This will be held at First Congregational Church at 20 Oak Street, Asheville.  It is titled HAITI: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE, a panel discussion re the earthquake and its sequelae. Time is 7 PM.

06/22/10 to 06/26/10  US SOCIAL FORUM IN DETROIT The US Social Forum is more than a event, more than a networking bonanza, more than a reaction to war and repression. The USSF will provide space to build relationships, learn from each other’s experiences, share our analysis of the problems our communities face, and bring renewed insight and inspiration. It will help develop leadership and consciousness, vision, and strategy needed to realize another world.

06/25/10 BEFORE STONEWALL FILM In celebration of the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots, a monumental turning point in the history of the gay rights movement, we’ll be showing the movie “Before Stonewall.” This film shows the history of the gay rights movement up until June 28th, 1969. Come back on June 28th to join us for the showing of the second part of the film, “After Stonewall.”  Time is 7 PM.  This is at Firestorm Cafe.

06/28/10 AFTER STONEWALL FILM In celebration of the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, a monumental turning point in the history of the gay rights movement, we will be showing the film After Stonewall. The film focuses on the outcome of the riots, as well as the way that the movement took off after the events of June 28th.  Time is 7 PM. This is at Firestorm Cafe.

07/03/10 –  07/05/10  RESISTANCE FOR A NUCLEAR-FREE FUTURE AT MARYVILLE COLLEGE, MARYVILLE & Y-12 NUCLEAR WEAPONS COMPLEX, OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE This gathering is for people who advocate, practice and/or support nonviolent direct action, civil resistance and civil disobedience in the struggle to stop nuclear power and abolish nuclear weapons.  At a critical time in the movement for a nuclear-free future, we are coming together to increase awareness and action around nuclear issues, and create an opportunity for new and seasoned activists to meet and strategize for a nuclear-free future!  More information at:
http://nukewatch.com/30th/index.htm

07/04/10 – The start of SUMMER CAMP OUT NOW in DC with Cindy Sheehan.

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Upcoming Social Action Events

Posted by admin on Jun 6, 2010 in Actions, Other Events

Provided to us by Susan Oehler

06/07/10 EMERGENCY DEMO TO END US AID TO ISRAEL Meet in front of the federal building on Patton Avenue in downtown Asheville.  Time is 6 PM.  UNC-Asheville SDS is calling for an emergency demonstration to demand and end to U.S. Aid to Israel, and to condemn the Israeli massacre of at least 9 pro- Palestinian activists aboard the Gaza Freedom Flotilla trying to bring humanitarian aid to Gaza.
06/07/10  TRANSITION TOWN MEETING Members of the local Transition Town chapter introduce key concepts related to peak oil and community resilience at this 90 minute long orientation featuring video excerpts from “The End of Suburbia.” This starts at 7 PM and happens at Firestorm Cafe & Books.
06/08/10 ASHEVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETING Please come to the Asheville City Council meeting on June 8 at 5 PM to ask that the Resolution calling for withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan be placed on the Council’s agenda. If there are four people there, they constitute a “group” and are entitled to 10 minutes to speak to the issue.
06/08/10 OIL SPILL VIGIL FOR THE GULF Move On is organizing a candle light vigil on Pack Square at 7 PM. At the Oil Spill Vigils, we will:   Demand real solutions from Washington, including a plan to end our addiction to oil by transitioning to clean energy. Show the people of the Gulf region that we’re behind them in this terrible time.   Help raise money to meet the needs of the immediate crisis.
06/11/10 UU CHURCH SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM NIGHT Asheville’s Unitarian Universalist Church next Social Justice Film will be – A SEA CHANGE – 7:00 PM.  It is a touching portrait of Sven’s interaction with his grandchild, in which mulls over the world that he is leaving for future generations.  A SEA CHANGE brings home the indisputable fact that our lifestyle is changing the earth, despite our rhetoric or wishful thinking. A Sea Change is the 1st documentary about ocean acidification, by dierector, Barbara Ettinger, and  Sven Huseby of Niijii Films. Chock full of scientific information, the feature-length film also provides a beautiful scenario of the ocean world. This film is suitable for mature young people and offers direction for earth’s future. For more info: Lew Patrie 299-1242
06/12/10 “THE PEOPLE’S JOURNEY” The People’s Journey is coming to Asheville on June 12, 2010 to speak at AB Tech, Simpson Lecture Room, Simpson Hall at 6:30 PM. Josh Stieber, Conor Curran and Salam Hassan, two Iraq War veterans and their Iraqi refugee friend, have joined forces to spread a message of peace.  The People’s Journey, is a continuation of a 3,000 mile biking and walking journey from Washington, DC to San Francisco. Each member of the group offers important perspectives regarding the state of our world today.  Joining them from halfway across the world via Skype, will be Our Journey to Smile, a group of Afghan youth campaigning for peace.  The group will begin their journey in San Francisco beginning in June, circling the country and speaking at major cities into the month of July.  This event is sponsored by WNC Veterans for Peace, Chapter 099, centered in Asheville NC.  No charge, donations gratefully accepted.  Please come out for this important event.
06/17/10 TRANSITION ASHEVILLE DISCUSSION ON PEAK OIL Just as climate change will affect the stability of our ecosystem, the coming decline in petroleum production will soon affect the stability of our economy and our entire way of life.  Come find out about this and the Transition Town movement, which seeks to pro-actively rebuild local resilience and prepare for these coming crises.  The meeting will consist of a 30-minute movie, followed by discussion. 7:00 – 8:30 PM North Asheville Library meeting room All Transition Asheville events: http://transitionasheville.ning.com/events/event/listUpcoming
06/22/10  UN ASSOCIATION PANEL ON HAITI This will be held at First Congregational Church at 20 Oak Street, Asheville.  It is titled HAITI: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE, a panel discussion re the earthquake and its sequelae. Time is 7 PM.
06/22/10 to 06/26/10  US SOCIAL FORUM IN DETROIT
The US Social Forum is more than a event, more than a networking bonanza, more than a reaction to war and repression. The USSF will provide space to build relationships, learn from each other’s experiences, share our analysis of the problems our communities face, and bring renewed insight and inspiration. It will help develop leadership and consciousness, vision, and strategy needed to realize another world.
06/25/10 BEFORE STONEWALL FILM
In celebration of the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots, a monumental turning point in the history of the gay rights movement, we’ll be showing the movie Before Stonewall. This film shows the history of the gay rights movement up until June 28th, 1969. Come back on June 28th to join us for the showing of the second part of the film, After Stonewall.  Time is 7 PM.  This is at Firestorm Cafe.
06/28/10 AFTER STONEWALL FILM
In celebration of the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, a monumental turning point in the history of the gay rights movement, we will be showing the film After Stonewall. The film focuses on the outcome of the riots, as well as the way that the movement took off after the events of June 28th.  Time is 7 PM. This is at Firestorm Cafe.
07/03/10 –  07/05/10
RESISTANCE FOR A NUCLEAR-FREE FUTURE AT MARYVILLE COLLEGE, MARYVILLE & Y-12 NUCLEAR WEAPONS COMPLEX, OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE

This gathering is for people who advocate, practice and/or support nonviolent direct action, civil resistance and civil disobedience in the struggle to stop nuclear power and abolish nuclear weapons.  At a critical time in the movement for a nuclear-free future, we are coming together to increase awareness and action around nuclear issues, and create an opportunity for new and seasoned activists to meet and strategize for a nuclear-free future!  More information at: http://nukewatch.com/30th/index.htm
07/04/10 – The start of SUMMER CAMP OUT NOW in DC with Cindy Sheehan.
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ONGOING EVENTS
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TUESDAYS
Veterans for Peace have a weekly vigil at 5 PM at Pack Square Peacetown meets on the first, third and fifth Tuesdays.  Contact Steve at earthsun2@gmail.com for more information.
WEDNESDAYS
Haywood Peace Vigilers have a weekly vigil at 4 PM at Haywood Country Courthouse in Waynesville.
FRIDAYS
Women in Black have a weekly vigil at 5 PM at Pack Square in Asheville
Women in Black have a weekly vigil at noon at the Old Courthouse in Hendersonville
SATURDAYS
Transylvanians for Peace have a weekly vigil at noon in front of the courthouse in Brevard.

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ACTIONS AND READINGS
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THE PEOPLE’S JOURNEY How Many Times Can A Man Turn His Head, Pretending He Just Doesn’t See?  Bob Dylan asked this question decades ago. Heads have continued to turn away from seeing what is being done in our name around the world. So we present to you an experience that will bring the conversation to you, people to people…  THE PEOPLE’S JOURNEY.  This presentation brings together citizens from IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN (via Skype), and US VETERANS to share their stories and move beyond the political rhetoric as they seek to converse with people of the USA. Saturday, June 12, 2010 Simpson Lecture Room, Simpson Hall, A-B Tech 6:30 PM Josh Stieber and Conor Curran, Iraq War Veterans, will join with Salam Talib, an Iraqi refugee, and will talk about war, peace and transformation.  They will be joined with young Afghans via Skype, who will share their first hand accounts of war, all sharing a shining hope for humanity.  No charge, but donations gratefully accepted. Event hosted by Veterans For Peace Chapter 099 Salam Talib… is a journalist and computer engineer from Iraq and has also been active in designing databases for numerous NGOs which work with disabled Iraqis. Our Journey To Smile… will join us through Skype, live in Afghanistan! This group of inspiring young Afghans share their firsthand accounts of war while maintaining a shining hope for humanity despite decades of turmoil. Conor Curran… completed two tours in Iraq as a Marine. His compelling story of transformation has been heard all across the country as he bicycled last year on a speaking tour with Josh Stieber – also an Iraq Veteran. Stieber has recently been speaking to international media about his former company’s role in the “collateral murder” tape and the letter of reconciliation that followed.
RESISTANCE FOR A NUCLEAR-FREE FUTURE CONFERENCE *PLEASE REGISTER TODAY!*
*We need to provide Maryville College with a solid number to plan space and meals.*  
Don’t miss this summer’s anti-nuclear resistance gathering to mark the 30th anniversaries of the Nuclear Resister, Nukewatch and the Plowshares Eight!  *At a critical time in the movement for a nuclear-free future, we are coming together to increase awareness and action around nuclear issues, and create an opportunity for new and seasoned activists to meet and strategize for a nuclear-free future!* *Yes,* there’s still time to register for the July 3-5* Resistance for a Nuclear-Free Future* gathering at Maryville College and Y-12 nuclear weapons complex, Tennessee, organized by the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance, Nukewatch and the Nuclear Resister!  *Registration deadline is June 11* to guarantee a dorm room and meals at Maryville College! Go to http://nukewatch.com/30th/index.htm for more information, or call Felice or Jack at 520-323-8697 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              520-323-8697      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or Bonnie or John at 715-472-4185.

*NETWORKING**NONVIOLENCE TRAINING* *TALKS* *STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE* *MUSIC* *NONVIOLENT PROTEST AND ACTION* * AT THE Y-12 NUCLEAR WEAPONS COMPLEX*
*WORKSHOPS ON:*
The Plowshares Movement; Blockading; Supporting Activists in Prison; Songs to Sing at Actions and in Jail; International Law, Resistance and Nuclear Weapons; Representing Yourself in Court; Anti-war Resistance; Think Outside the Bomb; War Tax Resistance; Doing Time; Nuclear Power; Nuclear Weapons; Nuclear Waste; Depleted Uranium; New Bombplex; Nukes in Space. *Join us!!* Fr. Carl Kabat, Sr.

PINE RIDGE RESERVATION
The suffering of indigenous people in the USA:  Pine Ridge – American Prisoner of War camp #334 This post will give you information on what is happening there, and who to contact to help this situation in Pine Ridge.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/6/4/872263/-Pine-Ridge:-American-Prisoner-of-War-Camp-#334

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