United States owes Iraq an apology, reparations
We are reprinting a Letter to the Editor published in The Mercury News on March 26, 2023. Thank you, Nancy! On the 20th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Iraqi writer Mortada Gzar wrote: “The magnitude of what Iraqis lost — and continue to lose … as we must deal with the repercussions in
Capitalism keeps poverty growing strong
We are reprinting a Letter to the Editor published in the Mercury News on March 2, 2023. Thank you, Peggy! The new study by the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies shows disgraceful disparities in wealth. For example, eight households in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties hold more wealth than the bottom 50%, and
Join us for Friday Peace Vigil — Fund Human Needs, Not War!
How much military aid the U.S. has sent to fund the Ukraine war? $23 billion! (as of 1/6/2023) Russia should not use war to stop NATO expansion up to its borders. But ending the war cannot be achieved by more war. Instead of pumping more arms into the war zone, our government should lead the
End U.S. complicity in the ethnic cleansing of Masafer Yatta
Less than one week since the most far-right, extremist government in Israel’s history was sworn in, the government’s brutality and ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestinians has intensified at an even faster and terrifying pace. Over the last few days, the Israeli army has demolished over half a dozen homes and structures in Masafer Yatta and
What We Do
The San José Peace and Justice Center is a resource center and community space that supports and fights for causes promoting peace and justice in the South Bay area. The work of The San José Peace and Justice Center is done by a dedicated group of individuals and organizations that seek to ensure the financial and operational stability of peace and justice movements in the South Bay area.
The Peace and Justice Center offers freely available community space, printing, audio equipment, and other resources. The only way we can do that is with your help.
Want to help out without the spectre of callous cash exchange? Helping out at the center is a great way to learn and get more involved with the many causes we promote and take on.