Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Invisible Suffering - The Reality of Women's Health & Safety on the Job


 
Binghamton, NY; April 18, 2017

Karen Messing is professor emerita in the Department of Biological Sciences of the University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada.  She is a researcher at the CINBIOSE center for environmental and occupational health research, which works closely with unions and community groups to improve population health. 

Karen is the author of over 140 peer-reviewed scientific publications as well as Pain and Prejudice: What Science Can Learn about Work from the People Who Do It and One-eyed Science: Occupational Health and Working Women.

Sponsors:

Occupational Health Clinical Center of the Southern Tier
Broome Tioga Green Party
Workers Center of the Southern Tier
Be the Change (BCC)

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Peacemaker Stories


 
American University, Washington, D.C.; April 5, 2017

Peace activists Jack Gilroy and Fr. Bernard Survil address a class at American University regarding their experiences resisting US domination and repression in Latin America, with a focus on the School of the Americas. The class instructor was Colman McCarthy.

Due to an equipment failure, I was forced to use my on-camera microphone to record the audio.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Remembering Past Wars . . . and Preventing the Next


April 4, 2017, 6-8 p.m. Busboys and Poets, 5th and K Streets NW, Washington, D.C.

An event to mark 100 years since the United States entered World War I, and 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous speech against war. A new movement to end all war is growing.

2:42 Michael Kazin, professor of history at Georgetown University, author of War Against War: The American Fight for Peace 1914-1918.

19:38 Eugene Puryear, journalist, activist, radio host, and author of Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America.

35:56 Medea Benjamin, cofounder of CODEPINK, author of books including Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection.

52:33 Reiner Braun, peace activist based in Germany, co-president International Peace Bureau, Executive Director of the Germany office of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms.

1:02:53 Maria Santelli, executive director of Center on Conscience and War, founding director of the New Mexico GI Rights Hotline.

1:12:03 Jarrod Grammel, conscientious objector.

1:15:22 Nolan Fontaine, conscientious objector.

1:21:56 David Swanson, director of World Beyond War, author of books including War Is A Lie and When the World Outlawed War.

1:39:08 Q&A

Listen to Part 1 of the podcast on iTunes or SoundCloud.
Listen to Part 2 of the podcast on iTunes or SoundCloud.

Sponsored by World Beyond War, and Center on Conscience and War, Code Pink, with thanks to Busboys and Poets.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s April 1967 Riverside Church Speech


 
Binghamton, NY; April 3, 2017

From the Organizers:

The community is invited and welcome to join friends from Broome County Peace Action and Veterans for Peace at 4 PM on April 3 when we will be offering an anniversary reading of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s. Historical Vietnam War speech.

This was the speech given at Riverside Church on April 4th 1967…exactly one year before Rev. King was assassinated. The speech will be read by area veterans and clergy.

With a 54 Billion dollar increase for military spending in this year's budget, along with cuts to funding for the environment, education and social services, we need to reflect on the words of Dwight D. Eisenhower:  "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."

Virtually every Monday afternoon since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, folks have gathered at this location to promote peace and social Justice.

Please join us for this time of truth telling.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Rally to Stop Northern Access Pipeline


 
Livestreamed from Albany, NY; March 27, 2017

The livestream gets very choppy in the War Room due to poor cellular signal. Best to watch this edited version of the War Room portion from Eddie Rodriguez: https://youtu.be/WrOYsZwb5is

Sponsored by Niagara Sierra and Clean Air Council.

From the Organizers:

The DEC must decide whether to approve or deny the air and water permits for this project by April 7th, 2017. New York Governor Cuomo ultimately has the power to reject this pipeline. By showing up and making our voices heard, we will influence their decisions.

The proposed Northern Access Pipeline Project is VERY similar to the Constitution Pipeline which was slated for Eastern NY State but was denied a 401 Water Certification due in large part, to all the stream crossings.

We need to let Governor Cuomo and the DEC know that Western NY deserves the same protection. We further need to let Gov. Cuomo know that we expect him to live up to his policies promoting renewable energy, cutting greenhouse gas emissions, cleaning up and protecting our water and his pronouncement in January’s State of the State Address:"Now that New York has built a foundation for the renewable energy system of the future, the State must double down by investing in the fight against dirty fossil fuels and fracked gas from neighboring states to achieve the goals outlined in the Governor’s Clean Energy Standard."

Any participants are encouraged to contact their legislators ahead of time to se up a meeting in the afternoon while we are in Albany and request their support in denying this pipeline. You can invite them to join us to speak out and for a photo opportunity showing their support.