Thursday, April 17, 8:00 PM
Friday, April 18, 1:00 PM
A FAKE WAR IN SERBIA, part 2
The trial of Milosevic continues for the world to see “only what is allowed to be public”, as stated by the observers in this intriguing film. What is “closed” is for future political historians to untangle, and parse out the opinions from facts. Can this trial be a fair assessment of what happened or a display of our sinister methods to confuse, and “why” asked the observers?
Support and collaboration with Social Justice Center of Marin
CMCM, Community Media Center of Marin, Channel #26 or AT&T 99 to view the film, or watch live via the web athttp://cmcm.tv/livecommunity
Wednesday, April 23, 7PM
"Gaza Writes Back"
First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo hosts an evening with 4 writers on US national tour from the book "GazaWrites Back," edited by Refaat Alareer. It is a compelling collection of short stories from 15 young writers in Gaza, members of a generation that have suffered immensely under Israel’s siege and and blockade. Their experiences, especially during and following Israel’s 2008-2009 offensive known as “Operation Cast Lead,” have fundamentally impacted their lives. Their stories are acts of resistance and defiance, proclaiming the endurance of Palestinians and the continuing resilience and creativity of their culture in the face of on going obstacles, indignities, and attempts to silence them. Through their writing these authors have brought to life the real issues that the people of Gaza face. Introduction by Annie Robbins editor-at-large for Mondoweiss.
First Presbyterian Church
San Anselmo, 72 Kensington Road
Monday, May 5, 7 PM
A Celebration of Life & Struggle
Lynne Stewart is a radical human rights and criminal defense attorney who has devoted her life to the oppressed. She was falsely convicted of conspiracy to aid and abet terrorism because she issued a press release on behalf of her famous client, an anti-Mubarak Egyptian cleric. This was an obvious attempt by the U.S. government to silence dissent, curtail vigorous defense lawyers, and install fear in those who would fight against the U.S. government. She was arrested in April 2002 and convicted after an outrageously biased trial. She initially received a 28-month sentence in October 2006 but was free on bail until 2009 while she and the government appealed. In late 2009 Lynne was re-sentenced to 10 years in federal prison and sent to the Carswell Federal Medical Center in Ft. Worth, Texas. While there, her breast cancer progressed to Stage IV, leading to a massive campaign for her compassionate release from federal custody, as required by federal law for those with terminal illness. Finally, after over a year of tremendous effort involving thousands, Lynne was released this past New Year’s Eve and is living with her family in New York City. Her husband Ralph Poynter is joining her on the trip to the Bay Area.
Event Sponsored by Marin Peace and Justice CoalitionSponsors of Lynne’s Bay Area Tour: Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, Lynne Stewart Defense Committee, KPFA
First United Methodist Church
9 Ross Valley Dr., San Rafael
Monday - Thursday, October 6-9, 2014
Praxis Fall Conference!
The Economics of Sustainability
Emerging Models for a Healthy Planet
The conference will take place all day and evening Oct. 6, 7, and 8. If there is interest, we will also reserve spaces for Thursday, Oct. 9 for networking and planning sessions.
Early Discount Offer! See Below.
Pio Aguirre, Director of International Development at the Mondragon Cooperatives Bank, Laboral Kutxa (Spain).
Gar Alperovitz, Professor of Political Economy, U. of Maryland & author of America Beyond Capitalism and What Then Must We Do?
Ellen Brown, author of Web of Debt and The Public Bank Solution,Chair of the Public Banking Institute.
Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club.
Jihan Gearon, Director Black Mesa Water Coalition
Randy Hayes, Founder of Rainforest Action Network and Earth Foundation.
Richard Heinberg, Founder of Post Carbon Institute, author.
Georgia Kelly, Founder and Director of Praxis Peace Institute.
Andrew Kimbrell, Center for Food Safety, Wash. DC, author ofSalmon Economics.
David Korten, Co-founder of YES Magazine, author of Agenda for a New Economy, When Corporations Rule the World, The Great Turning, and others.
Osprey Orielle Lake, Founder, Women's Earth and Climate Caucus.
Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, Mayor of Richmond, CA
Michael Peck, Director of MAPA (Wash. DC) and Mondragon Cooperatives' representative in the US.
Janet Redmond, Director of Climate Policy Studies at the Institute for Policy Studies, Wash. DC.
Don Shafer, CEO, RSF Social Finance.
Others, including scientists, coop worker-owners, and political representatives, are being invited now.
Panelists & Workshop leaders will be listed on our website.
In the next couple of weeks, we are mailing out early registration forms and an appeal letter for those who can contribute to scholarships and conference expenses. There will be a limited time and number for early discounts. We are limiting the discount to the first 50 people who register by June 1, 2014. The discount ends when we reach 50 registrants or June 1st, whichever comes first.
Early Discount price $525 (for Praxis members only)
Regular Early Discount price $55o
Standard price - $600
Register at http://www.praxispeace.org/event_registration