Action: Non-Violent Resistance in Palestine/INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY CELEBRATION



Philly Area Action:



Philly Area Action:


Reminder for tonight: Non-Violent Resistance in Palestine


Non-Violent Resistance in Palestine

Come join Palestinian Activist Mansour Mansour and Israeli filmmaker Shai Carmeli Pollak in a discussion about nonviolence against the Israeli occupation, joint struggles between Israelis and Palestinians, responding to military violence using nonviolence, and ordinary people that resisted Israeli occupation and won.

March 5th, 7:00 p.m.
Student Activities Center (13th and Montgomery) Room 217 D

Sponsored By: Students for Justice in Palestine
Spread the word. Invite a friend or 10!





  Join us in demanding justice, equality, dignity and empowerment for women and girls in Philadelphia and worldwide!


Thursday, March 6, 10 AM:  City Council, City Hall, Room 400, Resolution in Honor of International Women's Day will be presented, and three women from the Committee will speak!


Bubbes & Zaydes (Grandparents) for Peace in the Middle East
Box 56293   Philadelphia Pa 19130       

Please join us on Friday 7 March from noon to one on S.15th Street in our weekly vigil for justice and security for Palestinians & Israelis!   The devastation in Gaza has been painful to observe!  Our presence on the street is more important than ever.   Lois, Cy, & Susie

Since last Wednesday, Israel has killed at least 117 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, an estimated half of whom were civilians and 22 of whom were children.
These Palestinians were likely killed with U.S. weapons-such as Boeing F-15's and Lockheed Martin F-16's fighter jets; Boeing Apache and Cobra Bell attack helicopters; and Hughes, Raytheon, General Dynamics, and Lockheed Martin air-to-surface missiles-paid for by U.S. taxpayers. In addition, Israel demolished Palestinian homes with Caterpillar bulldozers and coordinated its attacks with communications gear provided by Motorola-again paid for by U.S. taxpayers.

Bubbes & Zaydes are co-sponsors of the Philadelphia Sabeel Conference – Hope to see you there!
IN SEARCH OF A HOMELAND: The Quest for Place and Peace in Israel and Palestine
April 25 & 26, 2008 Villanova University, Connelly Center
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek, founder and director of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, Jerusalem
Click here for program & registration
Friends of Sabeel - North America - PO Box 9186 Portland, Oregon 97207 - (503) 653-6625




            100 Years of Women & Girls Worldwide Demanding Justice, Equality & Dignity


      10:30 AM: Rally on West Side of City Hall, at 15th & Market 11:30 AM: March to UNITE/HERE, 22 S. 22nd Street (near Market), stopping at markers highlighting important moments in women's herstory over the last 100 years, featuring cultural performances


       12:30 PM:  At UNITE/HERE: Lunch, Spoken Word, Cultural Performances

                               Structured Speakouts and Breakout Sessions



Saturday, March 15, at 7:00 PM.

At LAVA Space, 4135 Lancaster Ave, Phila


Benefit Event for Movement for Justice in El Barrio Help take the Movement to London to fight their multinational slumlord in East Harlem.


Featuring: The Baptist Preachers (punk, surf, and gospel).

Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac (Mexicayotl culture) DJ Bunnystyle of Make Your Break

      Sponsor: Philly Mexico Solidarity Group




Teach-Out on The Iraq Recession:  the High Cost of War, at Community College.  


            Tuesday, March 18th, 2008, from 7 to 9 pm, the Granny Peace Brigade Philadelphia will be joined by Community College of Philadelphia and United for Peace and Justice-Delaware Valley Network


                        Drawing on the book, “The Three Trillion Dollar War—The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict”,  by Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes, the teach-out will include speakers and interactive small group discussions to prepare participants/activists to hold similar discussions in schools, churches, and other gathering places in their own communities.  The Teach-Out is free and open to the public.
For additional information, contact Elisabeth Leonard, 215-382-1531



Wednesday, March 19

At 20th and Market

Protest the 5th Anniversary Of the Iraqi War 8:30 AM – 9:30 Am

Vigil  Senator Casey's Office, 20th & market St.




            Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

            “THE CLOTHESPIN, at 15th and Market Streets, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm


members of the Granny Peace Brigade Philadelphia, and other
Peace activists, will gather to circulate petitions calling for an end to the war, and remind people of the high price America has paid for the war.





Brandywine's plans for 4000:


When (is it too much to hope by saying, IF?) the U.S. war dead count reaches 4,000 (  ) we plan the next work day to vigil at 5:30PM at the west side of Phila. City Hall, 15th & Market Street.  Again, we will light a candle for peace and toll a bell for all the war dead, to mourn, saying with one voice:

Not Another Death….  Not Another Dollar.



FOR INFO LEADING UP TO & ON MARCH 19TH, The 5th Year of The War


Delaware Valley Network, UFPJ: 

National UFPJ:





John E. Rosenthal | Had Enough Gun Violence?

John E. Rosenthal writes for The Christian Science Monitor: "Current federal law allows an unlimited number of easily concealable handguns and military-style weapons to be sold privately in 32 states without a criminal background check or an ID. Why do we take such a hands-off approach to these dangerous weapons? The National Rifle Association (NRA) and the gun industry lobby are a big part of the answer."


Higher Education Gap May Slow Economic Mobility

Erik Eckholm reports for The New York Times: "Economic mobility, the chance that children of the poor or middle class will climb up the income ladder, has not changed significantly over the last three decades, a study being released on Wednesday says. The authors of the study, by scholars at the Brookings Institution in Washington and sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts, warned that widening gaps in higher education between rich and poor, whites and minorities, could soon lead to a downturn in opportunities for the poorest families."