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Tell CA State Senate to oppose AB 2844 which:
✔seeks to stop peaceful efforts to end Israel’s violations of international law and human rights, including its home demolitions, occupation, illegal settlements, apartheid laws & extrajudicial killings.
✔threatens to criminalize our right to boycott, a tactic used to help end apartheid in South Africa and Jim Crow laws in the South, and to support farmworker rights in California.
✔goes against the 1st Amendment: our right to free speech.
✔will waste our tax dollars by requiring the California Attorney General to investigate bogus claims that boycotts are a "pretext" for unlawful discrimination.
✔would stigmatize and threaten with criminal sanctions those contracting with the state, including companies, churches, nonprofits, and individuals, who choose not to do business with Israel.A Read more...
When: Thursday, July 14 2016 @ 06:00 PM - - 09:00PM
On July 14, 2016, community members are invited to attend a Community Forum addressing local and national police shootings of black and brown people. Government, non-profit, community stakeholders and business groups will come together to discuss issues this Thursday at 6pm, Mexican Heritage Plaza,
"The purpose of this community-based forum is to bring together diverse civil and human rights leaders and organizations to form a more united front to work on social justice issues, including the excessive use of force by police," said Community Member, Walter Wilson. "It also gives the community an opportunity to acknowledge the shooting victims in Dallas, Texas".
This forum will allow community members to ask questions and engage various community, government and business groups around the matter of police shootings.
LaborFest was established in 1994 to institutionalize the history and culture of working people in an annual labor cultural, film and arts festival.
LaborFest events in San Jose include:
Friday June 17, 2016
...Solidarity with the families of the victims of the Orlando massacre at the Friday Peace Vigil. Say no to hate. Ban assault weapons and stop renewed militarization of police. Muslims, LGBTQ people, workers, immigrants, and citizens join hands against violence and for building community.
We celebrated the power of civil disobedience on Wednesday May 25 2016 at the South Bay Yacht Club, 1491 Hope St., Alviso CA 95002
We commemorated the 50th anniversary of the anti-Vietnam War action by four South Bay women--Aileen Hutchinson, Beverly Farquharson, Lisa Kalvelage and Joyce McLean--who blocked a forklift loading napalm bombs at the port of Alviso.Read more...
Members of the Peace & Justice Center pose with signs urgning President Obama to fulfill his promise to close Guatanamo Prison before he leaves office.
Our photo is included among hundreds of others, with photos of students from San Jose State, and people from many countries on the Close Guantanamo web site.
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