Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Democracy NOW 12 July 2016 - More Police Brutality, Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary

We Must Oppose Privatization

The Libertarian view point erroneously supports privatization. The disaster of the prison transport business highlights this error.

Private transport companies are transporting prisoners across country while drivers only get two days training, are paid low salaries and prisoners are not allowed bathroom breaks.

Prisoners are dying in transport vans.

Innocent people are being arrested and transported in horrendous conditions.

People with minor infractions are being placed into vans with harden criminals.

Women are being sexually assaulted.

Prisoners are being denied medical care.

While the owners of the transport services are making big bucks, the drivers are not.

The prisoners being transported are being treated like animals.

Some of them, have not even been to trial yet.

Some of them, did not even know that a warrant was out for their arrest.

Just because someone has an infraction or conviction, it does not mean they should be treated less than human. 

Privatization does not work. It victimizes workers and provides substandard service. We need professional law enforcement officers to manage these transports.

This is another reason why everyone needs a legal expense plan to help defend themselves and an ID Theft expense plan to know when and if a warrant is issued for you via alerts.

Get more info here: https://www.legalshield.com/hub/walterdavis

Sunday, July 10, 2016

We Are In Motion

Friday, July 8, 2016



From: National Action Network San Diego [mailto:nationalactionnetworksd=gmail.com@mail1.suw15.mcsv.net] On Behalf Of National Action Network San Diego
Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2016 4:36


Reverend Shane Harris and the National Action Network to Speak out at NAN's monthly Saturday Action Rally in response to the police shootings of two African American Males at the hands of Law enforcement. Attorney Edmond Jordan for Alton Sterling will join the Saturday Action Rally in San Diego via Video and give update to crowd on current status of case in Baton Rouge, LA. Also San Diego Man Robert Branch and Attorney Marc Kohnen to join rally in solidarity with Alton Sterling and Philando Castile speaking up against police brutality





ADDRESS OF RALLY: House of Justice San Diego at 1728 South 39th Street San Diego, CA 

For further details email nationalactionnetworksd@gmail.com or call 619-463-1966 ext. 241 

SAN DIEGO, CA --  President of the National Action Network San Diego the Reverend Shane Harris in response to the killing of two African American Men  Alton Sterling of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile of Minnesota, who were killed by the police in less than twenty- four hours apart from each other. In light of the consistent failures of the Law Enforcement community on both local levels and national levels to Protect and Serve and the consistent failures of the criminal justice system as well Mass Incarceration, Reverend Shane Harris and NAN San Diego will be apart of a national coalition to deal with the historic failures of investigations that have taken place and develop a call to action to communities all over calling for the Federal DOJ to get involved in cases earlier and the consistent need for Independent Investigations as well as police reform. 

NAN San Diego continues to shine light on cases like the Robert Branch San Diego Case, a man who was choked unconscious by a white off duty police officer, and after filing a Civil Rights lawsuit against the Sheriff's department the District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.and her office came back and pressed charges against Robert for reckless driving and use of deadly force on an officer. SEE VIDEO HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YiB4GPeGd4

Reverend Shane Harris said these words in a Statement he released: 
"I am tired of watching the inconsistency of our criminal justice system. Every day those who live in our urban communities have been terrorized by those who say they are there to protect and serve. By no means are we against law enforcement but we are against bad cops and believe that those cops must be dealt with. It is even more shocking to me that in times like these that candidates for office on both national levels and local levels have said less about the reform we need around policing in this country. I and several other civil rights leaders, clergy and community citizens are going to put together a strategic movement around the mistrust we have in local prosecutors and calling for the federal DOJ and Independent Investigators to get involved quicker especially on police killings in the country. We also will press our political leaders on the constant police reform that must continue right here in our own city. I also will head to Baton Rouge, LA following our Saturday Action Rally in San Diego to join my national President of the National Action Network Reverend Al Sharpton and our National Team on the ground". 

Several in the San Diego community are both expected to join NAN's Saturday Action Rally at the House of Justice San Diego as well as join this national movement that has rippled the hearts and minds of many across the nation. At NAN's Saturday Action Rally there will be several leaders to echo NAN's plan in dealing with policing in America.


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Your Leaders:
Rev. Shane Harris
President, National Action Network San Diego Chapter



Rev. K.W. Tulloss , Western Regional Director
National Action Network



Rev. Al Sharpton 
National Founder and President 
National Action Network



Friday, July 1, 2016

[SDCPJ] Fwd: Special Announcement

NOTE: This special letter is also available on our website - make sure to take a look, we have a new design too!


July 1, 2016


Dear friends,


As the Peace Resource Center's most valued members, partners, donors and supporters, we are excited to share with you some changes that are coming and provide an opportunity for your input. 


Last year, as we gathered together for the Annual Meeting in November, we marked and celebrated PRC's first 35 years – years of triumph, struggle, and accomplishment – and introduced you to the new Board of Directors. We recognized how important it is to continue to strive together to build the better world we know can exist. 


This year, your Board came together in January for a strategic planning retreat. Since then, we have been working toward a future of nonviolent peacemaking, children's education, and conversations and collaborations around PRISMS (poverty, racism, immigration, spirituality, militarism, and sustainability). We plan to continue this work and more.


As we move forward through 2016 and plan for 2017, we are also preparing for transition. Our Executive Director for five years, Mariah Gayler, is moving on in July. With the vision of a strong PRC, we are working with her through a transition process, which includes steps to secure qualified leadership in 2017. We are grateful to Peta Hinds-Lametti, a current board member, for stepping up to learn PRC operations from Mariah and then provide leadership as Interim Coordinator for the remainder of 2016. These are big changes that also bring amazing opportunities with them.


With this, we invite you to a Meet & Greet to share with you the vision from the Board's strategic planning and get your feedback and involvement. In the spirit of partnership, cooperation, and collaboration, please mark your calendars for the Meet & Greet on Sept. 10th from 2-4pm at the PRC.


Thank you for your ongoing support. Change brings opportunity and we look forward to you joining us on Sept 10th for refreshments, good company, and visioning together.


Together for Peace & Justice,


Sara Haldeman-Scarr, Board President

Peace Resource Center of San Diego


P.S. On the next page, you will find a special message from Mariah.




Hello all you dear people,


It is with mixed emotions that I tell you today is my last day as the Executive Director of the PRC. I will put in a bit more time to tie up loose ends and help Peta in the transition, but otherwise today is officially the end. After five years to the day as E.D. and nearly six years total of being employed by the PRC, I'm leaving to pursue new adventures. I will learn more about goats and farming, continue efforts with the food justice community, turn 40 years old, get married in 2017, and explore what else life may hold.


I am deeply grateful to have had the privilege to serve through this organization. Our work for "peace with justice and sustainability through nonviolence" is deeply meaningful to me, and it is difficult to transition away. I am honored to have been the first to follow in the footsteps of Carol Jahnkow, who led the PRC for the first 30 years. I will miss daily time at the beautiful Peace Campus, interacting with my colleagues here, the support and inspiration of the new wonderfully dedicated board, as well as working with the many incredible collaborative community organizations and the irreplaceable variety of people I've met along the way. It was a vital part of my position to have had flexibility to follow community interests and develop new programs, in addition to taking important personal/family time as needed and going back to school. Last May, I was able to receive my Masters in Nonprofit Leadership and Management. I hope everything I have learned and gained has been returned as much, or more, in benefit to the PRC and community. I feel so lucky to have made some wonderful friends through this work and overall to have had such a unique, memorable, and significant job.


Thank you to everyone who supported me and the PRC these years, through the ongoing challenges and successes of running and being a small progressive responsive organization. With the many activities we have hosted and participated in, I mostly fondly will take memories of rewarding conversations where people's eyes light up as they gain new information that ignites passionate action. I have learned so much from each of you and the transformative work that we have shared together. I am confident that – with the dedication of the Board, new staff, and all of you alongside – the PRC will persevere through the next phase and build a new future of important peace work.


The Board is committed and meeting regularly. Walking in hand with Peta, they will together provide capable leadership during this time of transition. We shall see what details will change or stay the same, but the PRC will endure. To use a song quote, don't stop believing! Show your dedication to peace, justice, sustainability, and the future of PRC by contributing extra generously through this transition.


In peace, gratitude, and love,



Mariah Gayler


Remember, send in your contribution or membership dues – right now! – with the form below or on to our website. Also, keep your eyes out later this year for information about new membership benefits!

Peace Resource Center of San Diego
3850 Westgate Pl, San Diego, CA 92105
www.prcsd.org & www.sdfriendscenter.org
info@prcsd.org / 619-263-9301

Sunday, June 19, 2016

[SDCPJ] Rally, March Press Conference Monday 6/20 @ 6pm : Linda Vista residents and community supporters denounce retaliatory evictions of tenants

Stop the eviction of families fighting eviction for speaking out against slumlords!

Join this event of San Diego Tenants United


Press Conference denouncing retaliatory eviction of Linda Vista tenants
Monday, June 20th at 6pm
2719 Ulric Street
San Diego, CA 92111
(A march will precede the press conference from 6952 Eastman St.)
Contact - Rafael Bautista: (619) 709-0942
Residents at the Linda Vista Park View Apartment Complex, owned by Michael Contreras of San Diego*, are being evicted after a filing grievances and protesting poor living conditions and rent increases in their complex. Members of the complex had taken their complaints against code violations and exorbitant rent increases public after being repeatedly ignored by property management.
In response to the protests, a recently announced rent increase of $500 was retracted by property management. At the same time, the families of Susana Garcia and Amir Gallegos were served eviction notices. Both tenants have been active in bringing attention to the numerous code violations in their apartments and protesting exorbitant rent increases while facing inaction on repairs.
Retaliating against tenants for asking for repairs is illegal. California State law -Cal. Civ. Code § 1942.5- prohibits landlords from retaliating against tenants. It is illegal for a landlord to retaliate against a tenant in California who has exercised a legal right, including:
·         complaining to the landlord about unsafe or illegal living conditions
·         complaining to a government agency, such as a building or health inspector, about unsafe or illegal living conditions assembling and presenting your views collectively—for example, by joining or organizing a tenant union, or
·         exercising a legal right allowed by your state or local law, such as withholding the rent for an uninhabitable unit.
A coalition of tenants from the complex, lawyers, housing rights advocates, and community supporters will be holding a press conference to discuss the case and announce a lawsuit against the property owner. Speakers will also address the need for code enforcement and rent control to keep San Diego families in safe and affordable homes. A rally and march will precede the press conference.
Speakers to include:
Susana Garcia -- Tenant facing eviction
Amir Gallegos – Tenant facing eviction
Hemelo Garcia – Tenant at Park View Apartments
Pedro Rios – Human rights activist
Christian Abasto – Tenants' rights lawyer
Rafael Bautista – San Diego Tenants United
>>Attached are photo examples of the numerous code violations
>>Also, here are links to previous video coverage

-Interview with Susana Garcia (who is being evicted) :

-footage of where the property owner reacted in a hostile manner. 




[SDCPJ] Fwd: ASD elections/ KNSJ Suffers Break-in: Fundraiser on Sat.

  ACTIVIST Response to Trump & SDPD Militarized Police!
Vote Again! Vote in the Activist Elections, MON 6/20, 7PM

Big Community Forum on SDPD Militarized Misconduct at Peaceful Trump Rally
MONDAY 6/20 @ 7PM at Joyce Beers Community Center
3900 Vermont Street, San Diego, CA 92103 across from Trader Joe's
 On Monday night 7 p.m. at the Joyce Beers Community Center Activist San Diego will host a public forum to mobilize community sentiment and outrage at the SDPD's militarized riot-police response following the Trump event at the convention center.
Speakers will include
Mike Aguirre
and organizers of the Love Trumps Hate Solidarity Network rally and press conference.

Our aim is to go in front of the SD City Council to demand an investigation & the release of communications / documents of the decisions that led the SDPD violating the rights of peaceful protesters and military-style incursion into Barrio Logan.
KNSJ Suffers Break-in
KNSJ was burglarized and vandalize by unknown persons who broke into the tower facility and transmitter room and stole equipment that knocked KNSJ off the air just prior to the primary elections.  At a time when the need for independent media is vitally needed KNSJ was disabled by the theft.  ASD and KNSJ calls on supporters and the community to help us raise $5000 to get back on the air with replacement equiptment, upgraded computers and a new security to prevent a re-occurrence of this  aggressive act.  KNSJ continues to stream 24/7.  Read the press release for more info.

 In the wake of the tragedy in Orlando, activism is more important than ever. 

Activist San Diego hold its General Meeting to elect Board of Directors for 2016-17 and discuss the role of Trump and the SDPD in violating the rights to freedom of speech.

MON 6/20 @ 7PM, Joyce Beers Community Center
3900 Vermont St, SD, CA 92103 across from Trader Joe's

during the 1st half hour you will get a chance to meet the new Activist Board Members and hear why they are running and what their vision is for ASD and KNSJ.  

Read More... http://www.activistsandiego.org/node/5214

PLEASE ATTEND, PARTICIPATE and exercise your Activist vote!

~ What role will KNSJ Community Radio play in informing the community?

~ How can we build an information, communications and mobilization hub?

Candidates for Activist San Diego Board Elections

You are a voting member if you have donated or paid at least $24 to ASD or KNSJ in the last 12 months: Join Now at KNSJ.org

 ~ Your Organization, Your Voice: Join a Discussion in
the Round ~

visioning how to build activism and a movement in San Diego.
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Friday, June 17, 2016

[SDCPJ] One week left! 6/25 Annual Work-a-thon

We're just one week away!
Have you signed up yet? We're still taking registrations.

Saturday, June 25th 
Come on out for a day of community service for peace and social justice!

There are TWO WAYS you can help!!
Be a Volunteer or Sponsor.

for a day of service in support of two community groups located in Linda Vista, San Diego: 

1. ACCESS, Inc., which provides job training, education, empowerment services and immigration assistance;

and 2. Familia Indigena Unida (FIU), which aids Mixtec and other indigenous peoples with language classes, social services and cultural workshops. FIU also sponsors a garden with plants traditional to indigenous cultures.

Note: The TASKS that will be done on June 25 include yard maintenance, work on a community garden, building a fence for the garden and painting an outside wall bordering the garden. (And yes, you can get community service hours for this!) Volunteers also get sponsors who match their labor with donations to benefit Project YANO and the Peace Resource Center.

Sponsor a volunteer worker. Your tax-deductible donation as a sponsor will give encouragement to those donating their labor and also benefit two non-profit groups: the Project on Youth and Non-Military Opportunities (Project YANO) and Peace Resource Center of San Diego.

You can register online now! (for both, to work or send support)

For questions/more details, contact:
info@prcsd.org, 619-263-9301
or projyano@aol.com, 760-634-3604

Or download the flyer/signup:

Peace Resource Center of San Diego
3850 Westgate Pl, San Diego, CA 92105
www.prcsd.org & www.sdfriendscenter.org
info@prcsd.org / 619-263-9301

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

[SDCPJ] Fw: This Wed.: people's proposal to reform Citizens Police Review Board, on agenda at City Council Rules Committee

Update on reforming the City of San Diego police Citizens' Review Board:

Reform needs your voice!  Wednesday, June 15th, 9am; City Hall
Call your councilmember...say yes to real reform!

SD City Council Rules Committee will hear a number of really good people's ballot proposals...including the community proposal for a strong, independent Community Review Board on Police Practices.

Great article in San Diego Free Press on the CRB reform proposal below

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What kind of police do you want in your community?


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From: Kate Yavenditti <kateyav@cox.net>
Date: Sun, Jun 12, 2016 at 9:32 AM
Subject: [WOSD-Discussion] Fwd: San Diego Free Press
To: occupy-women-discussion@googlegroups.com

San Diego Free Press

Link to San Diego Free Press

Posted: 09 Jun 2016 10:08 AM PDT
Two high-profile Congressional supporters of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump are in the news this week. A loss of voter support for down-ballot legislative seats is considered one the biggest challenges for Republicans in 2016.
Congressman Darrell Issa's surprisingly weak showing in the primary has delighted Democrats. Ex-marine Douglas Applegate is garnering national attention after a strong showing in a district that's been a lock for Republicans in the past.
Congressman Duncan Hunter is under fire for comparing a Latino bar association with white supremacist groups in a radio interview with Fox News Sean Hannity about Donald Trump's accusations regarding U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel.   [Read more...]

Author information


Doug Porter

Doug Porter was active in the early days of the alternative press in San Diego, contributing to the OB Liberator, the print version of the OB Rag, the San Diego Door, and the San Diego Street Journal. He went on to have a 35-year career in the Hospitality business and decided to go back into raising hell when he retired. He's won awards for 'Daily Reporting and Writing: Opinion/Editorial' from the Society of Professional Journalists in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Doug is a cancer survivor (sans vocal chords) and lives in North Park.
| Twitter |
Posted: 09 Jun 2016 09:23 AM PDT

Women Occupy San Diego address Citizens Review Board on Policy Practices inadequacies (again); Democratic Woman's Club advocacy for City of San Diego Department of Public Health and Social Welfare

Keep an eye on some of the new ballot proposals that have been filed recently with the San Diego City Clerk. These proposals reflect focused citizen participation that offer correctives to the city's Citizen Review Board on Police Practices (CRB) and the county's meager health and human services. These small "d" democratic efforts also happen to be spearheaded by women.   [Read more...]

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Anna Daniels

I left a moribund Western Pennsylvania mill town the year that Richard M. Nixon was not impeached for crimes against the American people, and set off in search of truth, beauty, justice and a beat I could dance to. Here I am.
Posted: 09 Jun 2016 07:05 AM PDT
Sore losers! you sneer,
because they question the way the game was played.
Cheaters! they cry,
because it just doesn't make sense
the way it went down,
compared to what they saw with their very own eyes.
Just politics.
That makes it all OK,
As if this was just a game of chess,
With nothing lost but the round,
unless you waged a bet.   [Read more...]

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Jeeni Criscenzo founded Amikas, a non-profit that works to house homeless women and children, particularly veteran women. She was one of the founders of Women Occupy San Diego and remains active in supporting many liberal causes, locally and nationally. In 2006 she was the Democratic candidate for the 49th Congressional District, running against Darrell Issa. She is an avid gardener, relentless feminist, performance poet, proud grandmother and now, this…
The post Sore Loser! appeared first on San Diego Free Press.
Posted: 09 Jun 2016 06:51 AM PDT

The San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association along with Tom Homann LGBT Law Association and Justicia Criminal Defense Lawyers announce their response to Donald Trump's misleading remarks regarding the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association and his repeated comments regarding U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel.

By Luis O. Osuna, San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association President
In recent days our organization and Judge Curiel have become the targets of Donald Trump's attacks. The comments made by Trump have been misleading, blatant lies and even racist in nature. Given the amount of attention that Trump's remarks have produced, this statement seeks to clarify who we are as an association, our purpose and the abject impropriety of Trump's criticism of Judge Curiel and his attacks on the independence of the judiciary.   [Read more...]
Posted: 09 Jun 2016 06:40 AM PDT
By Barbara Zaragosa / South Bay Compass
The Tijuana River Valley (TRV) was once filled with vegetable farms, dairies and ranches. As a matter of fact, the famous horses Trigger and Seabiscuit were boarded here. Today, many ranches still pepper the TRV. You can take horse rides out to the beach or buy vegetables at Suzie's farm stand on weekends. Along the road in this sleepy area the TRV Community Garden also rents plots to local residents.
The Tijuana River Valley Community Garden has a simple goal: to promote healthy and fresh grown produce in a diverse community environment.   [Read more...]

Author information

Barbara Zaragoza is a freelance writer who covers the South Bay, San Diego. She recently published a photographic history of San Ysidro and the Tijuana River Valley and also writes about arts, culture & activism at SouthBayCompass.com.
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