$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.
On March 20 2003, the US launched the criminal invasion and occupation of Iraq. Since late 2001, peace activists in the South Bay had been organizing to protest the drive to war by the Bush administration and to counter the lies that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. We held vigils at the Federal Building […]
Please read the letter that Jewish Voice for Peace Deputy Director Rabbi Allisa Wise sent to the national JVP lists a few days ago. Then click on the link to sign your name to the global petition to tell Facebook that the word “Zionist” is not the same as “Jew” and “anti-Zionist” is not the same as “antisemitic”.
You are invited to attend a Black History Month inspired Virtual Team In this Friday, February 12th at 5 pm. Please register in advance for the event.
The San José Peace and Justice Center joins in solidarity with the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations as they urge the Commonwealth Club to cancel an upcoming event featuring two speakers who both have “a shameful track record of propagating Islamophobia, which exacerbates ongoing intolerance and hate towards Muslims, immigrants, and others.”
Activist Fred Hirsch lived a life of fervent dedication to the principles of workers’ rights, anti-war, racial and gender equality, immigration justice, civil disobedience, and willingness to stand up for what is right no matter the opposition. His history of involvement with the San Jose Peace and Justice Center, and the San Jose community at […]
by Wendy Greenfield, Jewish Voice for Peace South Bay Jewish Voice for Peace is endorsing the “Count All Votes” day of action on November 4th at San Jose City Hall. It is increasingly clear that we we are not likely to know the results of the elections the night of November 3rd. There have been numerous […]
You are invited to join the San Jose Peace and Justice Center Team to celebrate the birthday of our Director, Michele Mashburn.
Tonight is another parking lot event hosted by Stories for Solidarity (SFS). AND…… They are making segments accessible via Zoom for those of you who are at home and unable to attend. You can find tickets on their website ($10 suggested donation). Join SFS for their First Saturday’s Open Mic event at the San Jose […]
The peace and justice movement lost a giant when Kevin Zeese (October 28, 1955-September 6, 2020) died in his sleep early Sunday morning. Many tributes have been posted since his passing. We send healing thoughts to Kevin’s family and friends. Margaret Flowers and Kevin’s sons are planning an online tribute to Kevin on Saturday, September […]