Working For Peace, Justice, and A Sustainable Environment
Online Edition: July 2004 Vol. XV, No. XI
ACTIONS FOR PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Modesto Peace/Life Center Vigil for Peace: Third Fridays--June 18, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. at Tenth Street Plaza, across from Brenden Theaters. Bring signs that relate to this central theme: cut funding for wars and weapons; create jobs, make health care available to all, improve education, restore our environment, help the homeless. Main message: Nuclear weapons threaten all lives and endanger the hard work parents do to nurture life. None of us wants to see them used. For more info about vigils, call 484-0226, or 765-3813, or the Peace Life Center, 529-5750
Peace & Justice
Around the Center:
The Selective Service System quietly prepares for the Draft--from San Joaquin Connections
Poem: The First Tyrant
Statement of Conscience Against War and Repression by the Board of the Peace/Life Center
NOT IN OUR NAME: PLEDGE OF RESISTANCE
Link: California Peace Action
Link: MoveOn--grassroots activism, electronically based
Now `the time has come' here too: to recognize our neighbors as equals and to end the conflict with them, in the realization that there is no military way of doing this."
— Daniel Barenboim, conductor and pianist
Link: SectionZ: Making our Ecomony Safe for People and Nature
Recipes from Connections
Out and About
COMMUNITY CALENDAR --CURRENT & COMING EVENTS
Masthead and Back Issues
Letters to Connections
Delicious pancakes of
unbelievable size were enjoyed by all June 6th, at the 30th Annual Peace/Life
Center Pancake Breakfast. The PLC Board thanks The Brighter Side, Clayton Coffee
and Tea, Two Can Do, and the many individual supporters who donated food,
supplies and their precious time to make the breakfast a tasty and enjoyable
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK
Chyril & Doug, Kathy & Kesa, Pat, Holly, Hurley, Ann, Sandy, Lana &
Emily, Nancy & Lily, Kathryn, Solange, Steve, Tati, Nick, Manon & the
Garnish Girls, Jim, Anita, Julie aka Lucy, Ken, Marianne, Yolanda, Serra, Shawn,
Elizabeth, Nancy & David, Stacie, Lee & Beth, Ruben, Karen, Lorie, Andra
& Rigel, Tim, Noel & Jim, John, Dorothy, Rachel, Mike, and, last but not
least, David R. for cleaning the grill!
We are especially grateful
to Deborah Roberts for her hard work and leadership with the able kitchen crew.
This year1s Deborah1s Delight was a Savory Zucchini with Feta, and folks were
clamoring for the recipe – copyright laws and Roberts1s family secrets prevent
us from publishing it, but check out The Moosewood Cookbook and try your own
version at home! Or, visit Mollie Katzen1s web site, www.molliekatzen.com;
Click on 3Archives2 for recipes – try the Carrot-Zucchini Pancakes!
Muchas gracias to Ricardo
Cordova and Ron Gowans, and next generation, Moni and Josh, for flipping dozens
– actually hundreds - of dinner-plate size cakes. And, for the second year
running, they didn1t blow any fuses! As always, our special thanks to Indira
Clark who has led the Breakfast Committee forever and attends to the zillions of
details that make the breakfast something we all look forward to.
The crowd was a bit smaller
this year, perhaps because the breakfast was held earlier than usual. But, the
planning for June 2005 has already started and there are lots of simple ways
Center supporters can
Serve on the Planning
Committee – Beth Au will give committee members the early wake up call in
Plan to donate food or
supplies – Deborah Roberts has the list of needed items.
Join the crew on the
day of the breakfast - "Many hands make light work" – our goal
is to have enough help that the shifts will only be an hour and a half long
– and its always a lot of fun!
By INDIRA CLARK
the past 12 years Anita Young has been the layout editor for Stanislaus
Connections. This commitment has meant that eleven times a year Anita has
spent a week of evenings setting up the paper - after coming home from her day
job . All too often, long after the deadline to hand over the copy to her has
passed, the editing committee has still been "getting to Anita"
article revisions, calendar items, additions, corrections, clarifications,
photos, and graphics, right up to the last issue she's working on.
she started the job it was a one of literally cutting and pasting columns onto a
mockup board (and a waxing machine was involved that I never ventured to make an
acquaintance with). Now it's done electronically. This was a time commitment not
only for Anita, but her whole family: Jim, Jessica, and Chelsea. When she
started as layout editor Anita's family was young, and she was the head of the
children's department at The Bookstore. After the closure of that beloved,
independent, local treasure she returned to purveying books in the public sector
as a branch librarian.
the girls are all grown up now.
only missed one issue that I can remember, when she was traveling in Italy in
celebration her 50th birthday. Leading a Peace Camp workshop, judging Peace
Essay Contest entries, serving up fruit salad at the Pancake Breakfast, making
jewelry for the Connection fundraising auction, and using her computer skills to
design flyers, brochures, certificates, etc. are ways in which Anita has
contributed her time and talents to the local peace community.
now she'll have the time again to write an occasional article.
ACTION: Join the Modesto
Peace/Life Center Board and the Stanislaus Connections committee in
honoring Anita at a picnic on July 31 at the home of Dan and Alice Onorato.
Please phone the Center, 529-5750, for time and directions.
Reagan's passing -- By JUAN COLE, Professor of History at the University of Michigan
From No More Deaths
Since the Operation Hold the Line began in 1995, 2,600 people have died in their journey across the border. Last year in Arizona alone more than 200 men, women, and children died excruciating deaths crossing the desert.
We address this crisis as people of faith and conscience. We provide movable desert camps, support of migrant aid centers, maintenance of water stations, Samaritan patrols that search the desert, and on migrant-issues advocacy.
Time is of the essence; the season of death is here. Make a difference in the lives of our brothers and sisters.ACTION: Feeding migrants, staffing desert camps and getting Samaritans into the desert to provide aid takes money, volunteers and supplies. Make checks payable to St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 3809 E. Third St., Tucson, AZ 85716-4699. Write "No More Deaths" in the memo line. Call us at 520-578-9318 or email email@example.com. Visit www.nomoredeaths.org/Index.html
BORDER ISSUES WEBSITES
Arizona Interfaith Network: www.arizonainterfaith.org
Border Action Network: www.borderaction.org
Border Angels [California]: http://communities.signonsandiego.com/borderangels
Humane Borders: www.humaneborders.org
La Resistencia: www.laresistencia.orgNo More Deaths: www.nomoredeaths.org
Kathy Kelley, head of Voices in the Wilderness is one of 27 people in prison for participating in non-violent direct action to close the School of the Americas. Send letters to her at:
Kathleen Frances Kelly
PO Box 5000 p
Pekin, IL 61555-5000
Release Date: August 6, 2004
Pres. George Bush (R), 202-456-1414, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-Pres. Richard Chaney (R), 202-456-1414, email@example.com
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, 916-445-2841, governor@firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D), 202-224-3553, email@example.com
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D), 202-224-3841, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Dennis Cardoza, D-Dist. 18, 202-225-6131, www.house.gov/writerep
Reb. George Radanovich, R-Dist. 19, 202-225-4540, www.house.gov/writerep
Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Dist. 11, 202-225-1947, email@example.com
State Sen. Jeff Denham, R-Dist. 12, 916-445-1392, firstname.lastname@example.org
State Sen. Michael Machado D-Dist. 5, 916-445-2407, email@example.com
Assembly, Greg Agazarian, R-Dist. 26, 916-319-2026, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assembly, David Cogdill, R-Dist. 25, 916-319-2025, email@example.com
- Assembly, Barbara Matthews D-Dist. 17, 916-319-2017, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tenth of each month. Submit peace, justice and environmentally friendly event notices to P.O. Box 134, Modesto, CA, 95353, or call 522-4967 or 575-4299, or email to Jim Costello. Free listings subject to space, availability and editing.