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                                                                          --Marianne Williamson

Oprah ~ Can we save Amina Lawal's life?   10/4/02
Gather the Women: Global Sacred Retreat   3/ 3-8 /03
   in preparation for world peace actions
Fr. Roy Bourgeois: Schedule of talks   9/28-10/1/02
Not in our Name mass convergence   10/6/02
Another Way is Possible: Stories of Peacemaking   10/6/02
Jeff Halper: Israeli Coalition against House Demolitions   10/9-11/02
Global Day of Protest against Coke 10/17/02
To Tell the Truth in a Time of Terror 10/19/02
Dwarko Sundrani, direct disciple of Gandhi, Bay Area   10/18-28/02
International Day of Mass Actions 10/26/02
Women Strike 11-11 for Global Peace   11/11/02
National Conference on Civil Liberties   11/15-16
Shut down the School of the Americas!   11/15-17/02

United for Peace: Stop the war on Iraq  ~  ongoing


Can we save Amina Lawal's life?

It's a shockingly brutal true story.  Amina Lawal is a 30-year-old Nigerian woman who has been sentenced to death by public stoning for having sex out of wedlock. Can this possibly be legal?  

Find out what you can do to help Amina and other women like her around the world.

Watch Oprah

Friday, October 4, 2002

War without end?   Not in our name

List of Bay Area gathering places

List of national events


Jeff Halper and salim shawamreh

"Israel... is the major subcontractor of American arms throughout the world. In places that the U.S. doesn't want to get involved in, they have Israel. For example, just this year Israel signed a million dollar contract with China and another one with India to provide military equipment to those countries. It provides American military equipment."

"The very idea that Israel's policy of demolitions... is simply self-defense is absolutely wrong. It's part of a proactive policy to maintain control of the entire country. The only way Israel is going to be forced to give that up is international pressure."

"The bombing of Iraq is really going to be significant. We have to look at Israel using that as a cover --when everyone is looking at Iraq-- for transferring the Palestinians out of the country."

Listen to Jeff Halper interview 9/25/02 on Democracy Now!

Public Speaking Engagements

Jeff Halper is Coordinator of the Israeli Committee against House Demolitions
Salim Shawamreh is a Palestinian refugee now living in East Jerusalem
Mr. Shawamreh's home has been demolished 3 times by the Israeli authorities

Wednesday, October 9, 2002 7-9 pm
3543 18th Street, San Francisco, California 94110
Sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace
Contact person: Nicola Marquessa 650 483 3377 ~~ Email: nmarq1206@yahoo.com

Thursday, October 10, 2002 7-9 pm
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way,Berkeley, Ca
Sponsored by American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee,
Jewish Voice for Peace, American Friends Service Committee, and many others
Contact person: Amir Terkel 510 525 9171 ~~ Email: amir@justpeacetech.org

Friday, October 11, 2002 7-9
First United Methodist Church
9 Ross Valley Drive, San Rafael, California 94901
Sponsored by Marin Peace and Justice Center
Contact person: Buff Bradley 415 461 3662 ~~ Email: buph@igc.org

Other USA engagements Sept/Oct 2002



Coke's policy excludes all
but the smallest fraction
of African employees
with access to treatment

Global Day of Protest
against Coca-Cola

Thursday, October 17, 2002


Pacific Stock Exchange
301 Pine Street, San Francisco

Read the Call to Action

Interfaith, Antiwar Conference

To Tell the Truth in a Time of Terror

We welcome our keynote speaker
Dr. Helen Caldicott, M.D.

Saturday, October 19, 2002
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Check-in begins at 8:00 am

$30.00 minimum requested donation, no one turned away
Vegetarian lunch included, with pre-registration

First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison Street

The conference will include in-depth seminars exploring direct and structural violence in Afghanistan, in the Middle East, in Haiti, in Central America, in the National media, and in the political arena. Workshop leaders include journalist Stephanie Salter, non-violence trainer David Hartsough, Haitian activists Pierre Labossiere and Fr. Jumanas, attorneys Shawn Roberts and Nancy Hormachea, activists Alan Solomonow and Iftekhar Hai.

For more information


Dwarko Sundrani

One of the last active direct disciples|
of Mahatma Gandhi

Bay Area visit
October 18-28, 2002

Dwarko-ji has devoted his entire life
to working with the poorest of the poor
in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India

At 80 years old, he is making this long journey to the U.S. It may be our last chance in the Bay Area to be with him

Program of events will soon be posted


Tribute to Dwarko Sundrani


International Day of Mass Actions



Rally @ 11 am
Constitution Gardens adjacent to the
Vietnam Veterans War Memorial
21st St. & Constitution Ave. NW

**March to the White House**

11 am at Justin Herman Plaza



National Conference on Civil Liberties,
Democratic Rights
and the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal

November 15-16, 2002

University of California, Berkeley
Dwinelle Hall & Valley Life Science buildings

Conference schedule:

Friday, Nov. 15
6:00 pm: Initial registration (Dwinelle Hall)
7:00 pm: Opening session / keynote speakers (Dwinelle Hall)

Saturday, Nov. 16
9:00 am: Registration (Dwinelle Hall)
10:00 am: Opening plenary /keynote speakers (Dwinelle & Valley Life Science bldgs.)
11:30 - 5:30: Fifty workshops scheduled in three sessions
7:30 pm: Mass rally (location to be announced)

Hosts: The Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California at Berkeley
Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of California at Berkeley
National Lawyers Guild


Fr. Roy Bourgeois, School of the Americas Watch
speaking in San Francisco Bay Area

Father Roy's Schedule - Sept. 28 - Oct. 1

Saturday, Sept. 28

OAKLAND 9:00 am - 1:00 pm for Pax Christi Conference
St. Columba Church Hall, 6401 San Pablo (at 64th)
After Fr. Roy's keynote, Laura Slattery and Larry Lauro
will lead workshops on nonviolence and organizing
Contact: Faye Butler (510) 791-8186

BERKELEY 2:00 pm, St. Ambrose Church Hall
1145 Gilman (2 blocks above San Pablo)
Contact: Bob Nixon (510) 533-3120

VALLEJO 7:00 pm, Vallejo Peace and Justice Coalition
1035 Indiana Street
Contacts: David and Helen Mezzera (707) 552-2900

Sunday, Sept. 29

Homily, St. Stephen's Catholic Church
Keaveny Court off San Luis Road

Talk at St. Stephen's (open to all)
Contact: Natalie Russell
(925) 934-0759 or

First Unitarian Universalist Church
1187 Franklin St. (at Geary Blvd.)
Fr. Louis Vitale speaking with Fr. Roy
Contact: Dolores Priem (415) 387-2287

Monday, Sept. 30

Santa Clara University, Sobrato Commons
Contact: Michael Colyer (408) 554-4727

Tuesday, Oct. 1

KQED (88.5 FM) 9:00 - 10:00 am
Michael Krasny, "Forum", will interview
Fr. Roy and Carlos Mauricio (successful
plaintiff against 2 Salvadoran, SOA-trained

Tuesday, Oct. 1

NAPA 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Napa Valley College, Theater
Contact: Doug Dibble at (707) 253-3158

NAPA 7:00 pm
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
960 Caymus St. (Downtown)
Contact: Doug Dibble at (707) 253-3158

High School Events

SAN JOSE, Bellarmine Preparatory
PORTOLA VALLEY, Woodside Priory

Northern California Coordination
Marjorie Donalds (415) 386-7384

More California Events

Wednesday, Oct. 2 ~ Santa Barbara
Thursday, Oct. 3 ~ Claremont
Friday, Oct. 4 ~ Los Angeles

Southern California Coordination
Bob Holstein (909) 780-0387


School of the Americas Watch West


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Another Way is Possible: Stories of Peacemaking

    An afternoon of stories and song
sponsored by the interfaith community

Sunday, October 6, 2002, 2:00 pm
University of San Francisco Lone Mountain Campus

Pacific Rim Room
(Turk Boulevard, between Park Ave. and Temescal Terrace)

When the US was attacked on September 11th,
most Americans assumed that bombing was the only answer

There was another way

There still is

Join us for an afternoon with people who make peace
when their country is at war

Program includes

9/11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

Shahla Arsala:
Afghan Women's Association

Ofer Shorr: Israeli Refusnik

Lorene Zouzounis: Palestinian Poet

Ayad Al-Quaaza: Iraqi Scholar

Carol & Charles Spring:
Colombian Peace Villages

Christina Leano:
Women's Network Against Militarism

Music by: Hamza Al-Din and

The Imani Gospel Choir

Presented by the Alternatives to War Forum

American Friends Service Committee, Berkeley United Methodist Church, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Fellowship of Reconciliation, First Mennonite Church of San Francisco, Jhai Foundation, San Francisco Friends Meeting, St. Ignatius Catholic Church Social Action Committee, USF Campus Ministry

Endorsed by: Franciscan Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Office, Jesuit Community at USF, St. Ignatius Catholic Church, US Vietnam Friendship Association, Berkeley Buddhist Monastery, Crabgrass, Fellowship in Christ Church of the Brethren

For more information, call the American Friends Service Committee: 415-565-0201 ext. 24

The American Friends Service Committee


Come to Fort Benning, GA ~ November 15 - 17, 2002

Nonviolent protest at School of the Americas

Work towards a culture of justice and peace and defy the system of terror and violence

In November 2002, thousands will converge in Georgia at the gates of the Fort Benning military base and engage in nonviolent direct action to say NO to torture, rape and murder in our names and to shut down the School of the Americas (SOA).

We are grateful to our sisters and brothers throughout Latin America for their inspiration and the invitation to accompany them in their struggle for economic and social justice.

The School of the Americas (SOA), a military training school for Latin American soldiers has pumped out death squad leaders and military dictators while undermining democracy throughout the Western Hemisphere. It is continuing its murderous business under its new name (Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation).

School of the Americans Watch