The plan of political activity 2005 http://www.change-links.org/chcl2.htm
July 26 ē Tuesday
Political Action: Support the Garden Grove 5
Several people were arrested at the May 25 protest in Garden Grove opposing the racist minutemen. You could be next. Please attend and support them at the upcoming court dates: Tuesday, July 26: Arraignment for Fernando Chirino; Monday, August 22: Pre-trial for Kurt Isobe; Monday, September 12: Preliminary Hearing for Kurt Isobe. All dates at 8:30 am, West Justice Center, Orange County Superior Court, 8131 - 13th St., Westminster, CA. To support the efforts of the May 25 Legal Defense Committee on behalf of the Garden Grove 5, send checks to: "May 25 Legal Defense," PO Box 1894, Westminster, CA 92684. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. For further updates, visit their website: <http://www.may25.org>.
Talk: Morality and Ethics
The Rev. Jon Conner, Director of New Ministries of the United Methodist Church talks about "Morality and Ethics in the Human Arena." A Tuesday Night Forum. 7:30 PM. The Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. (818) 762-9032.
July 27 ē Wednesday
Discussion: Activist Support Circle
A recently-formed emotional support group for longtime or new progressive activist of all ages holds regular public gatherings. Guard against burnout, loneliness and other frustrations and fears. 6:30 PM. Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard St., Santa Monica. (310) 399-1000. Email: <email@example.com>. Webpage: <http://www.activistsupportcircle.org>.
Films: Claudia Cardinale
American Cinematheque pays tribute to actress Claudia Candinale with a screening of her films and an appearance by the actress. 7 PM. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. $9. (323) 466-FILM.
July 28 ē Thursday
Political Action: Change Links Meeting
A regular mailing and discussion meeting. We schedule these to correspond to the best date for getting the subscribers the issue before the first and delaying printing for all you late comers. Call to make sure everything went as planned. 12 PM. Peace Center, 8124 W. Third St., LA. (818) 982-1412. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Website: <http://www.change-links.org>.
July 30 ē Saturday
Art: Madness is Wisdom
An art exhibit of the work of Barbara Ann Crumm, entitled "Model-Muse-Artist-Identity." 8 PM to 12 AM. Wisdom Gallery, 3208 W. Sunset Blvd., LA. (323) 660-5020. Website: <http://sometimesmadnessiswisdom.com>.
July 31 ē Sunday
A free exhibit that features the artists behind the images synonymous with the pop culture of the 60ís. With original creations, posters, album art and more. Opens today. 10 AM to 5 PM. Forest Lawn Museum, 1712 S. Glendale Blvd., Glendale. (800) 204-3131. Email: <email@example.com>. Website: <http://www.forestlawn.com>.
Political Action: Atomic Protest
The Sixtieth Anniversary of the Hiroshima Atomic bomb with demonstrations, actions and other activities around the world. And, as usual, a series of events at the Atomic Test Site and in and around Las Vegas. Call, email or write for a schedule of events. August 2005 Events, P.O. Box 46645, Las Vegas NV 89114-6645. (702) 646-4814. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Website: <http://www.NevadaDesertExperience.org>.
Conference: Nuclear Free World
"Many Stories, One Vision for a Nuclear Free World." August 2005 marks the 60th anniversary of the US atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Urged on by the Hibukasha _ the survivors of the first nuclear attacks _ the mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have called for "A Year of Remembrance and Action for a Nuclear Weapons Free World." To honor this calling, Pax Christi USA and Nevada Desert Experience have joined together to sponsor a national conference and public witness at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and the Nevada Test Site. Aug. 4-7. Website: <http://www.paxchristiusa.org>.
Conference: Grassroots Radio
Grassroots Radio Conference. This yearís conference is focused on efforts to get a local LPFM station on the air. As part of the activities, conference guests take part in a "barnraising" to put together the new radio stationís studio. August 4-7. Florence Community Center, 140 Pine Street, Florence, MA. Sponsored by the Prometheus Radio Project. Email: <email@example.com> for housing & logistics or <firstname.lastname@example.org> for ideas & workshop planning. Webpage: <http://www.prometheusradio.org/grc.shtml>. Prometheus Radio Project, PO Box 42158, Philadelphia PA 19101, (215)727-9620, email: <email@example.com>.
Conference: Youth in Venezuela
The 16th World Festival of Students and Youth. A festival of politics, art, and culture. Defend the Bolivarian revolution, oppose US intervention in Venezuela and ensure that truthful information about Venezuela reaches the world outside. US National Preparatory Committee, P.O. Box 333, New York, NY 10018-9998. (646) 437-5347. Caracas, Venezuela. August 5-13. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com>. Website: <http://www.festivalmundial2005.org.ve/> (in Spanish) or <http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/wfys_world_festival_students_youth.htm>.
Political Action: 60 Years of Nukes
Commemorates the 60 years since the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Nonviolent protest at the Nevada Test Site to honor all victims of the nuclear chain. Shundahai Network. August 6-9. Email: <Shundahai@shundahai.org> (801) 533-0128. Email: <Shundahai@shundahai.org> Website: <http://www.Shundahai.org>.
Political Meeting: Clean Money Campaign
The San Fernando Valley California Clean Money Campaign- working for full public funding of campaign in California- holds its regular meeting today. Call for more details. 1 PM. 9743 Noble Ave., North Hills. (818) 903-4711.
Music: Womynís Music Festival
The 30th Anniversary of the Annual Michigan Womynís Music Festival. With continuous concerts, workshops, forums, parades and camping on 600 acres of private land. (310) 450-3396. Website: <http://www.michfest.com>.
Political Action: Prison Reform
Goal: a million people marching on Washington. Washington DC. Webpage: <http://www.journeyforjustice.org/>.
Classes: Starting an Ecovillage
"How to Start a Successful Urban Ecovillage" with Diana Christian, author of "Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools for Starting Ecovillages and Intentional Communities" and editor of Communities Magazine. August 19-21. LA Eco-Village, 117 Bimini Place #201, LA. (213) 738-1254. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Webpage: <http://www.ic.org/laev/>.
Music: Suzy, Nick & Kahil
Singer Suzy Williams performs with Nick and Kahil. Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake St., Altadena. $15. (626) 398-7917. Website: <http://www.muralista.org/suzy>.
Political Meeting: Anarchist Gathering.
Anarchists Gathering Films, bands, speakers and poets. 5 PM. Showcase Theatre, 683 S. Main St. Corona. $10. Webpage: <http://diyzine.com/new/anarchist>.
Political Action: Support the Garden Grove 5
Several people were arrested at the May 25 protest in Garden Grove opposing the racist minutemen. You could be next. Please attend and support them at the upcoming court dates: Monday, August 22: Pre-trial for Kurt Isobe; Monday, September 12: Preliminary Hearing for Kurt Isobe. All dates at 8:30 am, West Justice Center, Orange County Superior Court, 8131 - 13th St., Westminster, CA. To support the efforts of the May 25 Legal Defense Committee on behalf of the Garden Grove 5, send checks to: "May 25 Legal Defense," PO Box 1894, Westminster, CA 92684. Email: <email@example.com>. Look for updates at the website: <http://www.may25.org>.
Conference: World Beyond Capitalism.
An International Multiracial Alliance-Building Peace Conference. Three days of Worldwide Solidarity, Grassroots Exhibition, Independent Media activists, art groups and more. Free peace alliance directory. No corporations. Scholarships. Aug. 26-28. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Website: <http://www.awbc.lfhniivaaaa.info>.
Political Action: Chicano Moratorium
The 35th National Chicano Moratorium Celebration. They are demanded an end to the war in Iraq, a stop to the Minutemen and support of Workers Rights and other issues. 9 AM. Meet at Belvedere Park, First and Mednik, then march to Salazar Park, Whittier & Ditman. Los Angeles. (323) 261-2298 or (818) 385-6534. Email: <email@example.com>.
Conference: Environmental Exposition
Sierra Summit 2005, the First Sierra Club National Environmental Convention and Exposition. Three days of personal inspiration, networking, top-flight keynote speakers, workshops packed with visionary ideas and practical how-toís, star-studded entertainment, and an exhibition hall of cutting-edge products and solutions for living well and caring well for our environment. Sept. 8-11. San Francisco. Website: <http://www.sierraclub.org/sierrasummit/>.
Political Action: Support the Garden Grove 5
Several people were arrested at the May 25 protest in Garden Grove opposing the racist minutemen. You could be next. Please attend and support them at the upcoming court dates: Monday, September 12: Preliminary Hearing for Kurt Isobe. All dates at 8:30 am, West Justice Center, Orange County Superior Court, 8131 - 13th St., Westminster, CA. To support the efforts of the May 25 Legal Defense Committee on behalf of the Garden Grove 5, send checks to: "May 25 Legal Defense," PO Box 1894, Westminster, CA 92684. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Look for updated information at the website: <http://www.may25.org>.
Community Event: Walk/Bike California
City planning for bikes and pedestrians. Training workshops, networking & mobile tours. $349 with discounts for early registration, CBC membership, partial attendance, etc. September 14-16. Ventura, CA. Gail Payne, 510) 306-0066. Email: <email@example.com>. Webpage: <http://www.walkbikecalifornia.com>.
Conference: Radical Economics and Labor
"Radical Economics and the Labor Movement." . Conference September 15-17, 2005. Hosted by the IWW on their Hundredth Anniversary. Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology. Kansas City, MO. Info contacts: (845) 338-0300. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com>.
Community Event: Farm Animal Sanctuary
Grand Opening, details TBA. The Los Angeles Farm Animal Sanctuary & Compassionate Living Center. Animal Acres (formerly Peaceable Kingdom Sanctuary), Los Angeles Farmed Animal Shelter & Compassionate Living Center, 5200 Escondido Canyon Road, Acton. (661) 269-0986. Email: <Info@AnimalAcres.org>. Website: <http://www.AnimalAcres.org>.
Political Action: Mass Action to End the War!
March, training, lobbying, direct action, civil disobedience. United for Peace and Justice. Washington DC. September 24-26. (212) 868-5545. Website: <http://www.unitedforpeace.org/article.php?idē2854>. (Note ANSWERís separate national action on the same weekend.)
Political Action: March to End the War!
Mass action & march to Stop the War in Iraq and End Colonial Occupation. Washington DC; coordinated actions in SF & LA. ANSWER. (202) 544-3389 (DC). Webpage: <http://answer.pephost.org/site/PageServer?pagenameēANS_S24index>. (323) 464-1636 (LA). Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. (Note UFPJís separate national action on the same weekend.)
Conference: Quantum Physics and Religion
The Center for Process Studies at Claremont School of Theology hosts a conference, "Quantum Physics, Process Philosophy and Matters of Religious Concern", with a number of free lectures open to the public. Sept. 28 thru Oct. 2. Mudd Theatre, Claremont School of Theology Campus, 1325 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 621-5330. Email: <email@example.com>. Website: <http://www.ctr4process.org/events/lsi.htm>
Fast for Peltier
Fourteenth Annual Fast for Justice. Approximately October 1-12. Website: <http://www.leonardpeltier.org>.
Political Action: Indigenous Nukes
Indigenous Peoplesí Day honors over five centuries of Indigenous resistance to desecration of our Earth Mother since the dawn of European colonization and settlement of the western hemisphere. Events at the Nevada Test Site in honor of Newe Sogobia, the Newe- Western Shoshone territory recognized by the 1863 Treaty of Ruby Valley. Shundahai Network. Oct. 7-10. (801) 533-0128. Email: <Shundahai@shundahai.org>. Website: <http://www.Shundahai.org>.
Political Action: Peace at Space Command
A demonstration against the advancement of nuclear power and weaponry in space as part of the "Keep Space for Peace Week." 1-3 PM. Vandenberg Air Force Back, Hwy 2 and Casamila-Lompoc Rd, Lompoc. (831) 754-5554. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Website: <http://www.vpeaceldf.org>.
Community Event: Grand Opening of Animal Acres Shelter
Formerly Peaceable Kingdom Sanctuary. Gather with animal advocates, celebrity hosts, and noted speakers for this special celebration for farmed animals. Music, food and farm fun from noon to dusk as we party Ďtil the cows come home (literally)! More details TBD. They also need volunteers. Animal Acres, Los Angeles Farmed Animal Shelter & Compassionate Living Center, 5200 Escondido Canyon Road, Acton. (661) 269-0986. Email: <Info@AnimalAcres.org>. Website: <http://www.AnimalAcres.org>.
Political Action: Take Back Your Time Day
To challenge the epidemic of overwork, over-scheduling and time famine that now threatens our health, our families and relationships, our communities and our environment. Website: <http://www.timeday.org>.
Conference: Drug Policy Reform
2005 International Conference on Drug Policy Reform. Sponsored by Drug Policy Alliance. November 9-12. Westin Hotel, Long Beach. Webpage: <http://www.drugpolicy.org/events/dpa2005/>.
Political Action: Save the Turkey
Feeding the Turkeys Ceremony, celebrity guests and delicious vegan dinner by Native Foods. Animal Acres (formerly Peaceable Kingdom Sanctuary), Los Angeles Farmed Animal Shelter & Compassionate