PHILLY AREA ACTION:
NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL ACTION:
PHILLY AREA ACTION:
Government Repression and the Popular Movement in Oaxaca
Thursday, August 2, at Noon, Peter Bloom, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Juntos, will speak on Government Repression and the Popular Movement in Oaxaca, Mexico. Juntos is a Philadelphia-based grassroots group working to build power for justice with the city's Latino immigrant communities. The meeting is sponsored by the Civil Rights Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association and will be held at 1101 Market Street, in the 11th Floor Conference Center. $7.50 lunch, or bring your own.
Saturday, August 4, Noon til 8 PM
Hunting Park, Hunting Park Ave. and Old York Road
Come on out and relax and enjoy the summer with PUP.
Bring a dish if you can or just join the games, food,fun.
Philadelphia Unemployment Project
215-557-0822 www.Philaup.org labor donated
PRAWN GENERAL MEETING ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 7TH
Any ideas you have are welcome.
PRAWN is the Philadelphia Regional Anti-War Network
Website for information: http://www.prawnworks.net
Granny Peace Brigade Philadelphia Bi-Weekly Meeting
Thursday, August 9, 2007 at 10A.M.
Friends Center, 15th & Cherry
All are welcome. Contact: Nina at 215-528-6130 or http://GrannyPeaceBrigadePhiladelphia.org
Transfers saved at least until Monday
I think this is because of the injunction that the city requested.
We have won a partial victory.
The judge has issued a temporary restraining order
keeping the transfers in place until Monday, when he
will make a final ruling.
Thank you to those who were able to show up for
today's hearing on such short notice.
On Monday, let's hope we will have good news as well.
BRANDYWINE PEACE COMMUNITY MONTHLY POTLUCK SUPPER* & PROGRAM
Following the Cindy Sheehan Peace Caravan on Tuesday, 7/24/07 (see above), Peace Summer '07 continues with the following events: Join us in Remembrance and Resistance...Hiroshima/Nagasaki Days...
> *Monday, August 6, Hiroshima Day of Remembrance & Resistance at *Lockheed Martin, Mall & Goddard Blvds., King of Prussia/Valley Forge, PA [*the world largest weapons corporation, the U.S.'s chief nuclear bomb contractor, and the Iraq war's chief profiteer]
> 8AM - Noon, Vigil & Bell-Tolling for the Victims of War, Nuclear Weapons, and Lockheed Martin; Noon, Commemoration & Civil Disobedience Commemoration will include: **Ms. Yuko Nakamura, Hibakusha/Hiroshima survivor, Secretary General of Kanagawa Atomic Bomb Sufferers Association/National Council member of Hidankyo (Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations).
Meeting for those willing to face arrest in Hiroshima Day nonviolent civil disobedience, July 30, 7PM, Tabernacle Church, 3700 Chestnut St., Phila., PA. Please RSVP the Brandywine Peace Community office, 610-544-1818, by July 25.
[**Ms. Yuko Nakamura will also speak at an evening program, sponsored by American Friends Service Committee, Brandywine Peace Community, and Women's International League for Peace & Freedom, 6PM, at Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Phila., PA. For more information, call: 215-241-7179
> *Thursday, August 9, 6 PM, Nagasaki Day Peace Dedication SS Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Cathedral*, 18th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Phila, PA [*August 9, 1945, the Urakami Roman Catholic Cathedral was ground zero for the Nagasaki bombing which destroyed at the time the largest Catholic city in all of Asia]
> August - September Declaration of Peace campaign September 14 - 21, "Days of Decision: Declare Peace, De-Fund the War/Fund Human Needs" Nationwide, Philadelphia area, and Washington, DC Plans will be forthcoming.
> '07 Brandywine Peace Community Turns 30...Give Now! Brandywine Peace Community P.O. Box 81, Swarthmore, PA 19081 - 610-544-1818, firstname.lastname@example.org HYPERLINK "www.brandywinepeace.com"www.brandywinepeace.com
Philly needs to hear about real universal health care
Adam Gilden Tsai [mailto:email@example.com]
Dear Mr. Whitaker,
The Philadelphia Weekly should print a story about the
better option for universal health care in
Your reporter, Cassidy Hartmann, interviewed several
of my colleagues for a story about universal health
care. The City Paper printed a story about the Rendell
plan ("A Cure for What Ails Us") but they entirely
missed the fact that there is a better option for
universal health care, which has been introduced in
both houses of our state legislature. This option is
The Family and Business Health Care Security Act of
2007 (House Bill 1660; Senate Bill 300), which would
cover every Pennsylvanian under the same umbrella.
Think of it as Medicare for all; paid for by taxes,
but allowing free choice of any doctor or hospital.
By printing a story about HB 1660/SB 300, the PW will
complement the City Paper story, and more importantly,
will let Philadelphians know that there is even a
better option than the Rendell plan.
Adam Gilden Tsai, MD
PHILLY AND NATIONAL ACTION:
Call Congress Today for Impeachment
Phone Chairman Conyers and phone your own Congress Member at 202-224-3121; ask them to start the impeachment of Dick Cheney, and ask them to immediately call Conyers' office to express their support for impeachment. Also email your Representatives:
Bob Brady , PA ~ D-1st Dist PHILA
Another Congress Member Backs Impeachment By David Swanson
Congressman Robert Brady, (D., PA), who represents portions of Philadelphia, on Tuesday signed on as a cosponsor of House Resolution 333, articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney.
Also on Tuesday, Cindy Sheehan, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Carlos Arredondo, Bill Perry and many other leaders of the movement for impeachment held a rally in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia was the first stop on the Journey for Humanity Tour after Monday's march and civil disobedience in Washington, D.C. The tour began in Crawford, Texas, on July 10.
Congressman Brady is to be congratulated for his heroic stand in support of the rule of law. He can be reached at (215) 389-4627 or http://www.house.gov/formrobertbrady/issue.htm
With the addition of Congressman Brady, and including the original sponsor of H Res 333, Dennis Kucinich, there are now 15 Congress Members for impeachment. Including Jesse Jackson Jr., who says he supports impeachment, but who has not signed onto any bill, brings the total to 16.
These heroes are: Jan Schakowsky, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, Keith Ellison, Lynn Woolsey, Barbara Lee, Albert Wynn, William Lacy Clay, Dennis Kucinich, Yvette Clarke, Jim McDermott, Jim Moran, Bob Filner, Sam Farr, Robert Brady, and probably Jesse Jackson Jr.
The public is much more strongly behind the impeachment of Cheney, with 54% in favor and 40% opposed: http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/24390 It is impossible to say if that support is rising or falling, since - amazingly - only one poll has ever been done on the topic.
But H Res 333 http://kucinich.house.gov/SpotlightIssues/documents.htm only goes after a few of the obvious impeachable offenses committed by Cheney, and those few are related to the invasion and occupation of Iraq, and the threat of an aggressive war on Iran. War is an issue that scares off timid Congress Members. It's possible that articles of impeachment on other topics (spying, torture, signing statements, subpoenas, obstruction of justice, exposing a CIA agent, etc.) would garner more signatures. The menu of possible charges has something for everyone: http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/cheney2
Now is the time to ask your Congress Member to follow Brady's example: http://www.democrats.com/peoplesemailnetwork/73
You should ask members of the Judiciary Committee too:
MORE NATIONAL ACTION:
Become a Citizen Co-Sponsor of the Attorney General
Alberto Gonzales impeachment resolution
I've become a Citizen Co-Sponsor of the Attorney General Alberto
Gonzales impeachment resolution in Congress.
Attorney General Gonzales has been at the center of the Bush
administration's warrantless wiretapping scandal, the federal
prosecutors firing scandal, and the torture memo scandal that led to Abu
Ghraib. He needs to be removed in order to restore integrity to the
Will you join me?
In Peace with Justice,
Pappano, the ivory tower behind the apartheid wall, From: AcademicsforJustice@yahoogroups.com On Behalf Of Mona Baker http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article7124.shtml\
ENDORSE the Palestinian Call for Boycott:
In the last few weeks, university presidents across the US and Canada have rushed to issue statements about the proposed boycott of Israeli academic institutions by the British University and College Union. They view this boycott as a serious violation of academic freedom. Yet, given the general failure of these leaders to comment on any number of infringements of academic freedom that have occurred in recent years, including those close to home in the form of the politically-motivated denial of tenure to Norman Finkelstein and the colleague, Mehrene Larudee, who very publicly supported him, the harassment of Columbia University professors Joseph Massad and Rashid Khalidi, and the intimidation of faculty by Campuswatch, one might be excused for concluding that university presidents prefer to remain above the political fray and reserve their office for grave and important but non-controversial pronouncements on tsunamis. But now, even in the midst of the hot and hazy summer recess, university presidents have mobilized their most imposing academic rhetoric in expressing solidarity with Israeli academics and upholding the rights of all to engage in "an open exchange of ideas" and "freedom of association."
What is perhaps most perplexing about this trend is its entirely virtual nature, for in fact no one's freedom has been violated by the boycott yet under discussion. Nevertheless, university presidents are preparing in advance for what could be an "attack ... [on] all universities at their core mission"
To this end, I have created a petition at my university to ask the principal to retract her statement and support the organization of a forum to discuss the issues relating to the proposed boycott. This is the very least that a university should do. I urge my colleagues at other universities to do likewise.
Click here to endorse the Palestinian Call for Boycott:
 All quotations from university presidents, principals, chancellors, etc. that I cite are taken from their statements posted on their university websites.
 "Israel/Palestine and the paradoxes of academic freedom," Judith Butler, Radical Philosophy 135, January/February 2006, p. 11.
 "U.S. university presidents visit Israel to strengthen academic ties," Tamara Traubmann, Haaretz, 3 July 2007.
Margaret Aziza Pappano is an Associate Professor of English at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario; her specialty is medieval literature. In 2006 she visited the West Bank as part of the institute, "Connecting Dearborn and Jerusalem," sponsored by the Center for Arab American Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Personal website: www.monabaker.com
Resources for Translation Studies:
Click here to visit Birzeit's Right to Education Site:
Click here to endorse the Palestinian Call for Boycott:
To join the International Association of Translation & Intercultural Studies, click here:
Subscribe to TSA Online: http://www.stjerome.co.uk/tsaonline/
Dozens of farm workers exposed to toxic pesticide Chlorpyrifos.
Send your e-mail today!
Farm workers need you to e-mail the California Department of
Pesticide Regulations immediately. More than 75 workers were
laboring in the grapes last Saturday, when the adjacent almond
orchard was sprayed with the dangerous pesticide Chlorpyrifos.
The toxic chemical drifted over workers. Within minutes, workers
complained of headaches, dizziness, vomiting, nausea, memory
loss and chest pressure.
Please e-mail the CA Department of Pesticide Regulations (CDPR)
today and tell them to investigate these incidents to the
fullest extent of the law. It's time to ban dangerous pesticides
like Chlorpyrifos which put farm workers' health at risk on a
daily basis. Tell the CDPR to do its job and protect farm
workers from being poisoned by toxic pesticides.
Tell-A-Friend: Every e-mail sent makes a difference.
From: National Museum of Women in the Arts [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
August Exhibitions and Public Programs
Public Image, Private Life.
A Selection of Photographs and Letters / July 6-October 14, 2007
This exhibition celebrating Frida Kahlo's 100th birthday includes the painting Self-Portrait Dedicated to Leon Trotsky, previously unpublished personal letters handwritten by Kahlo, as well as photographs of the artist. This exhibition is presented in partnership with the Smithsonian Latino Center and the Mexican Cultural Institute.
Bridging Communities: Original Voices
June 5-October 7, 2007
Bridging Communities: Original Voices is a year-long partnership among the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Thomson Elementary School in Washington, D.C., and Claremont Immersion Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia. During the 2006-2007 school year, third and fourth graders from Thomson partnered with fourth graders from Claremont as "book buddies." Students met their buddies through two field trips to the museum. Participating students created their own artists' books using themes that supported the school curriculum.
More about the exhibition...
FAMILY & TEEN PROGRAMS/ Festival of Books!
Craft Workshop and Reading
Sun., Aug. 5, 2007, 1-4 p.m.
The Children's Book Guild of Washington, D.C. presents an afternoon of reading and crafts inspired by books including Jacqueline Jules's No English. Participants will share writing responses and poetry to discuss ways to help new immigrants feel more at home in the United States.. Free for ages 6 and up accompanied by and adult. Reservations required. Call 202-783-7370 or e-mail email@example.com.
Role Model Workshop:/ The Ins and Outs of Filmmaking - Aug. 6-Aug. 10, 2007
Mon., Tue., 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wed., Thu., Fri., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Calling all aspiring filmmakers! Join us for this weeklong exploration of filmmaking led by San Francisco filmmaker and educator Rebecca Devlin. Devlin has worked with such independent film festivals as Ladyfest Bay Area and Madcat Women's International Film Festival, and her short films have been screened internationally. During this workshop, Devlin will introduce teens to the basics of independent filmmaking and explore the differences between film and video. Participants will experience all stages of production by working as a group to develop, shoot, and edit a short digital movie.
Screening of participants' works will take place on Saturday, August 11, 2007, beginning at 11 a.m.
This event is full. A wait list is being taken. Call 202-783-7370 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
FILMS : Falling For Grace
Wed., Aug. 1, 2007 - 7-9 p.m.
The feature film directorial debut of actor Fay Ann Lee, Falling For Grace (2006, 105 min.) stars Lee as Grace Tang, an Ivy League-educated investment banker from Chinatown who longs to be a part of New York's high society. At a socialite event, Tang is mistaken for a Chinese heiress and meets her Prince Charming, a blue-blooded New York scion (Gale Harold). Co-presented by NMWA and the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival, the film depicts Grace unintentionally weaving a web of deceit while simultaneously advocating for sweatshop workers, attending high society events, and keeping her family afloat. $10 general. Reservations required. Call 202-783-7370 or e-mail email@example.com.
Sisters In Law
Wed., Aug. 29, 2007- 7-9 p.m.
Sisters In Law (2005, 104 min.) is a fascinating, often hilarious documentary that follows the work of State Prosecutor Vera Ngassa and Court President Beatrice Ntuba as they help women in Kumba, Cameroon fight difficult cases of spousal abuse. Co-directed by Cameroonian Florence Ayisi and Kim Longinotto, the film follows the two fierce, compassionate, and progressive-minded women as they dispense wisdom, wisecracks and justice; handing down stiff sentences to those convicted. $5 general; $4 visitors 60 and over, NMWA members and students. Reservations required. Call 202-783-7370 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo
Thursdays., Aug. 2, 2007- Aug. 16, 2007 - Aug. 23, 2007- Aug. 30, 2007 / AT 12 p.m.
Amy Stechler's biography, The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo (2005, 90 min.) explores the two sides of Kahlo by balancing her private life filled with physical pain and her renowned, public persona. The film shows the intersection of ancient Mexican culture and the Mexican revolution through the eyes of the artist.
Annual Museum Shop Sidewalk Sale(in the Great Hall) Cool Bargains!
Hot Savings! August 7 (10-5) / August 8 (10-3)
Women Paint Women 2008 Wall Calendar (12 x 13 in.)
Each month features a portrait from the permanent collection at The Women's Museum®
Item # 5584 $13.99; Member Price: $12.59
Order: Bring a copy of this page to the shop through August 31 and receive an additional 10% OFF this featured item.
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20005/ 202.783.5000
And the winner is...