Category: Military Resisters

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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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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The ART of PROTEST and photos by Bob Fitch EXHIBIT extended to October 26!

The ART of PROTEST and Photos by Bob Fitch EXHIBIT AT: RCNV, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz This exhibit has been extended to October 26! Exhibit Dates: Sept. 1 – October 26 -, 2017    Sharat Lin collected these protest posters of the 60s and 70s. Also on exhibit: photos by Bob Fitch.      The Art of…
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A Tribute to Our Friend, Photographer and Organizer Bob Fitch, by Josh Sonnenfeld, and Paul Ortiz

A Tribute to Our Friend, Photographer and Organizer Bob Fitch By Josh Sonnenfeld There are two images that come to mind when I think of Bob. The first is of Bob, on the ground, with his back on the pavement of a road somewhere in between the California farming communities of Watsonville and Salinas, clutching…
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Bob Fitch -A Life Well-Lived – Presenté!

The world lost an amazing organizer, Bob Fitch,  on Friday, April 29, 2016. Bob was 76. Below is a brief snapshot of Bob’s activism with the Resource Center for Nonviolence. For more about Bob, his life and photos, see BobFitchphoto.com    A memorial for Bob will be held on Friday, May 27, 2:00PM at Peace United…
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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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In memoriam: Juanita Nelson, Civil Rights Activist, former RCNV Elder-in-Residence

Juanita Nelson died recently at age 91. She and her husband Wally were civil rights activists and war tax resisters who advocated for local food. They were Resource Center for Nonviolence Elders-in-Residence in the early 1980’s. Ms. Nelson and her partner, Wally, were both war opponents. Shown above as they picnicked in 1946. By Kathleen…
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Thurs. JUNE 9: Robert Ellsberg: “Son of the Most Dangerous Man in America”

Thursday June 9th at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Parish Hall in Santa Cruz. Robert Ellsberg, son of “The Most Dangerous Man in America” Daniel Ellsberg, will share “for the first time” his personal story about growing up within the U.S. peace movement:  “One Candle Lights Another – The Pentagon Papers, Gandhi, Dorothy Day, and…
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Bassam Aramin & Elik Elhanan: Palestinian and Israeli Combatants for Peace

Update 2/12/08: You can now listen to the whole program, available for free download from Indybay.org/santacruz. Please Click Here to visit the Indybay article which contains the evening divided into 9 MP3’s of all the speakers numbered and presented in order of how they spoke. Special West Coast Speaking tour appearance in Santa Cruz! Wednesday…
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Pablo, Agustin, Camilo, Robert speak in Watsonville

Four young men speak out out against war in Watsonville. They spoke in Watsonville on May 14 at the First Presbyterian Church on Beach Street. Please see the Indybay article for more information. For more information about war resisters and support networks for them, please check out Courage to Resist. Photo Credit Jeff Paterson Iraq…
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