Category: Antiwar

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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Why Gandhi Today?

Today is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Why does a man who was born 150 years ago in India mean so much to me and, I would argue, all of us?  In brief Gandhi developed passive resistance into active nonviolence. Gandhi fought racism in South Africa and colonialism in India.…
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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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Welcome Cipi! Tell us about the History of Artivism and First Friday!

Hello everyone, my name is Cipi Espaldon and I am excited to be a new part of the Resource Center for Nonviolence. I am now the new Administrative and Program and I the center and I will be in charge of office tasks and with creating and hosting events to strengthen our community as I…
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Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence–Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.–The Revolution Speech–Read it!

 Join us April 5th, 6:30 pm at RCNV with Rev. Deborah Johnson to listen and discuss it Delivered 4 April 1967, Riverside Church, New York City [AUTHENTICITY CERTIFIED: Text version below transcribed directly from audio. (2)] Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen:   I need not pause to say how very delighted I am to be…
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Read our 12.16 Center Report… lots of photos!

Here is our  December, 2016 Center Report: lots of photos and information! 12.16 Resource Center for Nonviolence CENTER REPORT

Interview with John Dear about Dan Berrigan and the importance of the movement for nonviolence

Over the weekend, John Dear was interviewed on the RT-UK TV show Going Underground about his friendship with Fr. Daniel Berrigan and the importance of getting involved in the movement for nonviolence. Powerful watching! http://www.paceebene.org/…/john-dear-interviewed-on-rt-uk-…/ John Dear is an internationally recognized voice for peace. Archbishop Desmond Tutu recently nominated John Dear for the Nobel Peace…
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5.7.16: Mark Braverman: BDS not anti-Semitic — it’s the best hope for Israel

Mark Braverman:  BDS not anti-Semitic — it’s best hope for Israel By Mark Braverman, Special to the Santa Cruz Sentinel POSTED: 05/07/16, 5:20 PM PDT | http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/opinion/20160507/mark-braverman-bds-not-anti-semitic-x2014-its-best-hope-for-israel In his April 30 opinion piece, Rabbi Richard Litvak names the “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.” In so doing he asks us to agree that the intent of…
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On this day in 1967 Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his first public antiwar speech, “Beyond Vietnam,” at New York’s Riverside Church

On this day in 1967 Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his first public antiwar speech, “Beyond Vietnam,” at New York’s Riverside Church Listen to the whole speech here: http://kingencyclopedia.stanford.edu/…/…/doc_beyond_vietnam/