PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH

Sunday, September 21st


Downtown San Diego

On September 21st people from around the nation will come together in an unprecedented citizen mobilization for the People's Climate March in New York City. As world leaders meet at the United Nations climate change summit, hundreds of thousands of marchers will demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities. Other marches will take place around the world as we collectively call on our leaders toact on climate change.

A growing coalition of San Diego organizations and individuals are working together to ensure that our local leaders know that San Diegans are also watching, and we too demand climate action now. We are working to bring hundreds of San Diegans together for the People's Climate March San Diego to support the marchers in New York and to call for immediate action on climate change here at home. We will call for solutions that work for people and the planet  -  a rapid transition from fossil fuels to renewables and energy efficiency, and a just and sustainable economy. We will press our elected leaders to implement a strong Climate Action Plan for San Diego; develop sustainable water policies; build affordable mass transit and facilitate healthy communities; and support green jobs and clean energy.


March

  • 12:30 Gather at City Hall / Civic Center  -  live music, signs, chants
  • 1:00 March welcome and kick off! Todd Gloria, President of the San Diego City Council, will talk about the importance of a strong Climate Action Plan for the City
  • 1:40 At America Plaza Monique Lopez, Policy Advocate, Environmental Health Coalition, will talk about transportation choices and policies including transit, biking, carpooling and more
  • 2:00 March arrives at the County Administration Park  -  more live music

Rally

  • 2:15 Rally begins! Speakers include: Richard Barrera, Secretary-Treasurer of the San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO and Board Member, San Diego Unified School District, City Council member David Alvarez and Kevin Beiser, President, San Diego Unified School District. Several fun activities that will get the whole audience moving are also part of the mix!
  • 3:30 Rally wraps up, more music

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War Doesn’t Work

By Judith LeBlanc, Field Director,Peace Action


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The media calls the U.S. public war weary.

Yes, the people are war weary after seemingly endless and pointless wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Deep down most people know that endless war is not a solution. The U.S. cannot bomb an organization, ideology, religious fanaticism or sectarian strife out of existence. As we continued military action, Al Qaeda has continued to grow. There is no long term military solution to the threat of ISIS or terrorism.

Write a letter to the editor to remind the President, Congress and our communities: there is no military solution.

In Iraq, history proves that short term military victories turn into long term nightmares. Ten years ago, U.S. private contractors were brutally killed. The battle for Fallujah was waged with horrendous consequences. Now ISIS controls Fallujah. For the people of Fallujah, the U.S.-instigated nightmare continues.

We need a coalition for a political solution, not military action! There are alternatives to bombing ISIS in Iraq and Syria that are not posed in public opinion polls and are largely absent in the political debate. The alternatives require the U.S. to replace military action with a real international diplomatic response that will provide the political power, the economic incentives and support for rebuilding a non-sectarian Iraq, humanitarian aid and an end to the Syrian war.

It is urgent that you take the time to write a Letter to the Editor to outline the alternatives.

The President and Congress should:

1. Stop the bombing and military escalation. We've seen before how unintended consequences can spiral out of control, causing more pain and suffering in the region and hurting U.S. security.

2.  Hit ISIS where it hurts: the wallet! Take steps to cut the cash flowing to ISIS.  Crack down on Turkish, Iraqi, and other oil dealers who are purchasing ISIS's oil on the black market, which would cut ISIS off from its most important revenue stream.

3. Build a  coalition for a political solution, not military action! Support a United Nations-led effort to convene Iraq, Egypt, Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Iran, European Union and Russia to develop strong diplomatic, economic and political initiatives to restrict the flow of arms, militias and finances across borders. Support restarting UN-sponsored negotiations to end the Syrian civil war.

Write a letter to the editor There is no long term solution to the threat of ISIS. No to bombing! Yes to a political solution.

You can also call Congress, which is currently somewhat confused about whether it will do its Constitutional job and vote on any authorization for war, with this same message. The U.S. Capitol switchboard number is(202) 224-3121, they will connect you to your U.S. Representative or Senators' offices.

The people are war weary. Peace Action is war wise and our mission is to build a movement that is vocal in articulating the alternatives to war. Please write a letter today.

Our sister organizations and some reporters are providing an abundance of resource materials, some are below.

1. What President Obama Should Announce: A Plan to Resolve the ISIS Threat without American Bombs.  By Win Without War

2. To Defeat the Islamic State, Follow the Money  By Howard J. Shatz

3. Six Steps Short of War to Beat ISIS by Phyllis Bennis, a Peace Action Advisory Board member

This entry was posted on Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 6:54 pm and is filed under IraqISISSyriaUncategorized



Not THIS again!

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NO TROOPS TO IRAQ!

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Activists hail San Onofre nuclear

power plant reactor shutdown

Closing of reactors at 40-year-old San Onofre power plant reflects harsh economics facing ageing fleet of US reactor

The Fort Calhoun nuclear reactor in Nebraska was shut down in 2011. Photograph: AP Photo/Nati Harnik

America's nuclear reactor fleet moved deeper into middle-aged crisis on Friday when operators decide to shut down two reactors at the troubled San Onofre power plant in California. READ MORE

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"Southern California Edison on Friday made its smartest decision yet about the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant: It announced it was closing the facility once and for all."

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Fukushima Remembered...
San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station

In an act of solidarity with Fukushima, Japan on March 11, 2012 a coalition of demonstrators protested outside of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). The station has been shut down for more than 2 months due to safety concerns. The protesters want it dismantled forever. They were joined by Fukushima survivors. Download petitions at CaliforniaNuclearInitiative.com

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DON'T RESTART SAN ONOFRE!

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San Diego Unified School Board Considers
Resolution on Restart of Defective
San Onofre Nuclear Reactor
 

SDUSD Board  Would Join Several Coastal City Councils in Calling for an Adjudicated License Amendment Hearing by the NRC 

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Activist wants hearing on nuke plant licensing

SEE VIDEO HERE
http://fox5sandiego.com/2012/12/05/activist-wants-hearing-on-nuke-plant-licensing-changes/#axzz2EIQkthyA

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SAN DIEGO – Citizens’ Oversight Project activist Raymond Lutz asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Wednesday to hold a formal hearing on changes to Southern California Edison’s license for the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant.

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SHUT DOWN SAN ONOFRE

NUCLEAR GENERATING SYSTEM

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LETTER FROM JUDY RITTER, MAYOR OF VISTA, CALIFORNIA TO ALLISON MACFARLANE, CHAIRPERSON OF THE U.S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

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SONGS Hon Allison MacFarlane Chair US Nuclear Reg Commission 11-2012 docx (2)


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Is Nuclear Fallout from Japan still Bombarding America?

go to this link and watch the interview about reactor 2!

 http://theintelhub.com/2012/04/05/is-nuclear-fallout-from-japan-still-bombarding-america/ 

The THE Mainichi Daily News in Japan is reporting that the Japanese government is actually drawing up plans for the possible evacuation of Tokyo

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"Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows" Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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