Help us Celebrate the 64th Anniversary of the San José Peace and Justice Center by sharing your pictures!
By Grace T., SJPJC Volunteer On June 19th, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army arrived to Texas to inform the people that the Civil War had ended and slavery was now abolished. However, this information was relayed to enslaved people two years after the Emancipation Proclamation had actually been passed, exemplifying the […]
By Salem Aljuni, Community Member At this crucial time, it is important that elected leaders hear from constituents opposed to U.S. aid to Israel. The link below will take you to an easy way to send a message to your congressional representative. This initiative is a joint effort of 8 organizations involved in solidarity with […]
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, […]
“On March 7, 2020 we were interviewed by a reporter from San José Spotlight regarding our fight to guarantee health care to all Californians. During the interview, we discussed extensively why we both believe in a single-payer system as a means to universal health care. While the article that followed included many important aspects of our discussion, it missed two key elements of the fight for single-payer that we talked about: the stories of everyday Americans who face looming uncertainty and massive medical bills, as well as how we can afford to change what’s happening.”
Protesters from Code Pink and Veterans for Peace are spending the week in the Nevada desert outside Creech Air Force Base to protest the U.S. drone program, and to support Daniel Hale, the whistleblower who currently faces sentencing in July after pleading guilty for secretly exposing war crimes in the U.S. drone targeted killing program. Read more on our website!
Join us for our End Forever Wars Panel Discussion on Friday, March 19th, from 6:30 to 8 PM. Protest War, Support Peace, Create Justice!!
Ten years ago on March 18, 2011, former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, his wife and colleague,Mildred Trouillot Aristide, and their two children, returned from forced exile in South Africa. Tens ofthousands of people lined the streets of Port-au-Prince and poured into the courtyard of their home togreet them, seeing in their return a renewal of hope […]
Take part in caring for our community by dropping off food and supplies to stock the Peace Pantry (in front of the Center, 48 S 7th St.) and the Community Fridge (17 N 2nd St.). Our next Community Food Drive isSunday, February 28th – 11 am to 2 pm
San Jose Peace and Justice Center parking lot, 48 S. 7th Street, San Jose, CA 95112
$2 billion a day. $23 million an hour. $23,000 a second. That’s the amount that the US “forever wars” are gobbling up from our national budget. According to the National Priorities Project, military spending accounted for more than 53% percent of the federal discretionary budget.