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CAIR-SFBA calls on Commonwealth Club to cancel event with anti-Muslim and anti-Palestinian speakers

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."

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Remembering Fred Hirsch (1933 – 2020)

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…

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Kevin Zeese – Rest in Power

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…

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SJPJC and NAACP to Sue SJPD for Violence Against Demonstrators

The Center is joining a soon-to-be-filed civil rights class action lawsuit to stop San José Police Department (SJPD) from using impact munitions and other violence against demonstrators. In addition to the Center, the NAACP- San Jose Silicon Valley Chapter and a number of individuals will serve as named plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which will challenge SJPD's racial and religious profiling practices as well as its unlawful violence.

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