Capitalism keeps poverty growing strong

Graphic courtesy of MRonline.org 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…

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End U.S. complicity in the ethnic cleansing of Masafer Yatta

A Palestinian woman looks on as Israeli bulldozers demolish a Palestinian house in the occupied West Bank area of Masafer Yatta [File: Abed Al Hashlamoun/EPA-EFE] 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…

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Call for Diplomacy in Ukraine, Not More War

Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK will discuss her book War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict in an event on Wednesday, November 30 at 5pm sponsored by the Human Rights Institute at San Jose State University. This event will be held in-person at San Jose State University's Student Union Ballroom and…

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Defuse Nuclear War

As nuclear powers ratchet up tensions around the Ukraine war, the U.S., NATO and Russia are carrying out nuclear war games. Yes, you read that correctly! The Kremlin is making completely reckless threats about using nuclear weapons and how do NATO and the U.S. respond? Fourteen NATO countries are engaged…

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Help us celebrate our 65th anniversary

This year we will be celebrating 65 years since the San Jose Peace Center was founded in 1957 by Barby Ulmer, Rev. Shorty Collins, and Dorothy Goble.  For the last 10 years, we have celebrated the anniversary on or close to September 21, International Day of Peace. Last year, we…

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Our Outdoor Space is Now Open for Your Events!

Dance of Peace event at the Center on July 30 Hello Community! The San Jose Peace and Justice Center is glad to announce that we are now open for events or meetings of fewer than 20 people to be held in our outdoor space behind the Center. To request to…

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