Jon Britton, Presente!

The Peace & Justice Center mourns the passing of Jon Britton, a proud socialist who dedicated his life to the struggle against the injustices of the capitalist system. Over the decades, Jon was active with the Peace & Justice Center, South Bay Mobilization Against the War, the Santa Clara County Peace & Freedom Party and […]

The City of San Jose Apologizes for Past Injustices Against Chinese Immigrants

by Len Tsou On September 28, the City of San Jose held a historic ceremony at the Circle of Palms, commemorating the City Council Resolution apologizing for the City’s role in the acts of injustices against Chinese Immigrants and their descendants. Councilmember Raul Peralez, who initiated the Resolution, opened the ceremony.  Mayor Sam Liccardo read […]

Roz Dean, Presente!

The San Jose community lost a beloved activist on September 2, when Roz Dean joined other peace ancestors like her husband Al Traugott, her dear friend Joan Bazar and Joan’s husband Dave Wald. Roz’s early years and her activism to save the San Jose Medical Center (downtown hospital) were documented in an excellent article in […]

The Planet Needs Peace

American taxpayers have spent $21 trillion on the “war on terror”. Yet after these 20 years, the 99% are worse off, jobless rates are soaring, over 650,000 Americans have died of Covid-19, and the planet is sizzling. If we want a habitable planet and true peace, we need to “connect the dots”. The US military […]

Our tax dollars are funding Israel’s war crimes

By Charlotte Casey Israel has escalated its murderous assault on Gaza by preparing to send in ground troops. At least 109 Palestinians, including 28 children have already been killed while Zionist extremists riot in the streets of Jerusalem, assaulting Palestinian residents and destroying Palestinian businesses. As Tax Day (Monday, May 17 this year) draws near, […]

Tell Biden: Reduce Pentagon Spending!

Veterans For Peace is outraged that President Biden’s budget released this week INCREASES Pentagon spending. This is unacceptable. It is far past time for the U.S. budget to reduce a over-inflated Pentagon spending . This budget does not reflect the overwhelming majority of public opinion that supports re-prioritizing military spending towards programs that benefit regular […]