Benefit Concert for Cafe Guancasco

Cafe Guancasco, an 8 member musical and political group of Honduras, and its audience were brutally attacked by the Honduran government. Government agents released teargas onto the stage and into the crowd as well as destroying and stealing musical equipment rented by Cafe Guancasco. The damages caused by the government…

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Cuba from the other side

By Karen Lee Wald, Board member, San Jose Peace & Justice Center First posted on Truthdig at http://www.truthdig.com/arts_culture/print/cuba_from_the_other_side_20110408/ I first learned of Keith Bolender’s book “Voices From the Other Side: An Oral History of Terrorism Against Cuba” when the author reached out to me after reading an article I’d written…

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Reconstruction of Society is the Real Issue

by Fred Hirsch -- Delivered at a panel, "The Impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the Issues of Freedom, Peace, Equality, Education and Social and Economic Justice" on February 15, 2011 at San Jose State University. I’ve been asked to speak on Dr. King’s impact on freedom, peace,…

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Video review: Napalm Ladies

"Napalm Ladies" was produced by 48 South 7th, the video project of the Peace & Justice Center. The following review was contributed by SJSU intern Jamie Silva: Napalm Ladies is an extraordinary story about four women determined to make a difference. This story follows Joyce McLean, Beverly Farquharson, Lisa Kalvelage,…

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Film review: The Most Dangerous Man in America

This following review of "The Most Dangerous Man in America" was written by SJSU student Jamie Silva: Daniel Ellsberg is a prominent figure in American history for controversial reasons. Ellsberg, a US military analyst, released a top-secret study conducted by the Pentagon regarding wrong doings by the Johnson administration. These…

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Film review: The Tillman Story

The following review of "The Tillman Story" was written by SJSU student Jamie Silva. Patrick Tillman was born November 6th, 1976 in San Jose, Ca. Patrick Tillman was killed April 22nd, 2004 in Sperah, Afghanistan. He became well-known for his highly publicized decision to leave the NFL and a lucrative…

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Film review: No Tomorrow

"No Tomorrow" is the latest release from Public Policy Productions and will be shown on PBS in early 2011. The Peace & Justice Center got a preview copy and screened it in August. The following review was written by SJPJC intern Jamie Silva: How much is a human life really…

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