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Beyond Vietnam: A Speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4th, 1967

On 4 April 1967 Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his seminal speech at Riverside Church condemning the Vietnam War. Declaring “my conscience leaves me no other choice,” King described the war’s deleterious effects on both America’s poor and Vietnamese peasants and insisted that it was morally imperative for the United States to take radical steps …

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Nonviolence is effective to resist occupation and war

Guest Commentary By Joe Williams The Resource Center for Nonviolence expresses solidarity and sorrow with the people of Ukraine and Russia who are suffering, fleeing and resisting Putin’s military occupation of Ukraine. In face of the trauma of war, we are grateful for humanitarian organizations’ support for refugees and casualties of war, and we lift …

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Crowd of protester holding a banner that reads 'Stop Putin, Stop War'

Nonviolent and Anti-Imperialist Solidarity

The Resource Center for Nonviolence expresses solidarity and sorrow with the people of Ukraine and Russia who are suffering, fleeing, and resisting Putin’s military occupation of Ukraine. In face of the trauma of war, we lift up humanitarian organizations’ support for refugees and casualties of war, and the courage and power of unarmed resistance. We …

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Letter to the Editor printed in the Santa Cruz Sentinel 5/29/21:

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict will not end until Israelis stop taking Palestinian homes and land. This war started when Israeli settlers moved to force Palestinian families out of homes they had lived in for generations. Israel has been confiscating land and destroying Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem and throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territories since the 1967 …

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What is happening in my hometown of Sheikh Jarrah and the country as a whole?

I am Muna AlSheikh from Sheikh Jarrah, my father was born and raised in Sheikh Jarrah, I grew up in Jordan, digesting in my body and heart the impact of my parents’ stories about Jerusalem, and the ancestral stories about Palestine, pain accompanied me for long time and still does, as it accompanies many Palestinians. …

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RCNV STATEMENT on IRAN

by Peter Klotz-Chamberlin, 1/7/20 The Resource Center for Nonviolence protests the assassination of top Iranian government leader Major General Qasem Soleimani by United States military forces. We encourage all organizations to join the local protest convened by Code Pink Saturday, January 25, 4:00 pm, at the Collateral Damage Statue / Town Clock, Santa Cruz. Protest alone is …

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Sherry Conable – Presenté

Sherry Conable – Presenté. Sadly, we have lost longtime Santa Cruz activist Sherry Conable, who died February 4 at age 72. Memorial Details TBA. We appreciate Sherry’s leadership in public action for peace, justice, and human rights for all with Code Pink, Veterans for Peace and SCRAM (SC Resistance Against Militarization). She volunteered with RCNV and many other groups. I’ve …

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What is Happening in Palestine?

Within the last few weeks, there had been a Congressional Accompaniment Tour with local Santa Cruz delegates, Tom Helman, David Furnish, Joshua Grossman, Peter Klotz-Chamberlin, and Rose Leopold, Executive Assistant to Congressman Jimmy Panetta, which took a trip to Palestine Gaza. The group had visited cities and villages under military occupation, including East Jerusalem, Bethlehem, …

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