The original Mothers’ Day Proclamation

“Arise, then… women of this day! Arise, all women who have hearts, whether our baptism be that of water or of tears! Say firmly: We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies. Our husbands shall not come to us, reeking with carnage, for caresses and applause. Our sons…

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Stand with Palestine

Israeli forces have killed at least 123 Palestinians this year as the 75-year occupation by the apartheid state of Israel has become even more brutal and deadly. And our tax dollars are helping purchase Israel’s weapons. Of the nearly $4 billion in military aid that the US gives Israel every…

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Join us for Earth Day at Viva Calle

On Sunday April 23, San Jose's quarterly Viva Calle event will close some city streets to cars and allow bikers, skaters, strollers, skateboarders, etc. to move freely on car-free streets between Willow Glen and the Rose Garden. The route passes in front of the Collins House / Peace and Justice…

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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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