Category: Middle East


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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RCNV sends love and offers solidarity to the Tree of Life/ L’Simcha Jewish Congregation, Pittsburgh

Resource Center for Nonviolence staff and volunteers send love and offer solidarity to the members and friends of Tree of Life / L’Simcha Jewish Congregation in Pittsburg after the awful murder of 11 of their members and wounding of many more in body and heart. We are grieved by these deaths. We are pained and…
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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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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

GIVING OPPORTUNITY: Help UCSC Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) to attend “Critical Mass: With Our Roots in Resistance, Forging a Just Future.”

GIVING OPPORTUNITY: Help UCSC Students for Justice in Palestine  to attend “Critical Mass: With Our Roots in Resistance, Forging a Just Future.” the National Students for Justice in Palestine conference in Washington, DC on November 4-6. See detailed proposal. Contact Celia for more info.

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 | 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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The Justice for Palestine conference was a great success!

The April 29 and 30, 2016 JUSTICE FOR PALESTINE: Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions at the Crossroads of Campus, Church and Community conference held at Peace United Church in Santa Cruz was a great success, with 350 participants, excellent speakers and workshop leaders, great spirit. BDS founder Omar Barghouti skyped in from Ramallah. It was a strong contribution…
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Resource Center for Nonviolence supports BDS- Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement

Resource Center for Nonviolence supports BDS- the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement RCNV BDS Statement 1.16 The Steering Committee of the Resource Center for Nonviolence approved this statement by consensus at its meeting January 12, 2016. The Resource Center for Nonviolence advocates free speech, public education, community organizing, and nonviolent action seeking freedom, human rights,…
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November 2- December 17: ENDURING POWER: the Middle Eastern and Iranian Woman’s Story– Photography Exhibit and Film Series–

THANK YOU TO ALL who attended the 12/4/15 First Friday reception and films. We had an enthusiastic turnout. People appreciated seeing the exhibit, the films, and hearing Tata Monfared speak about the exhibit. Join us on Human Rights Day, Thursday, December 10, for the final film in our series, And see the exhibit too! Details…
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Remembering AL WASSERMAN: Civil Rights and anti-war activist; participated in the Selma to Montgomery march with Martin Luther King

Al Wasserman, 10/1/26 – 8/14/15, led several thought provoking RCNV Study Groups, including “Violence: reflections on a national epidemic” by James Gilligan and “War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning” by Chris Hedges. He enjoyed a good discussion about weighty moral issues. Al was a long-time RCNV supporter and attended many of our events over the years.…
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