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ACLU forum on militarization

If you missed the ACLU Northern California’s forum about the dangers of militarizing law enforcement and how to control it. You can see it here. Panelists include Sandy Brown, Santa Cruz City Councilmember, Silvia Morales, executive director of the Resource Center for Nonviolence, and John Lindsay-Poland, of the American Friends Service Committee.This is the Santa Cruz, …

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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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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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Santa Cruz County Black Health Matters Initiative Spotlight 2021

INTRODUCTION “We know that what gets measured gets done. Our goal is to use the collected data as an opportunity to partner with local elected officials and community leaders. Together, we can begin to address the disparities outlined in our county’s declaration that racism is a public health crisis. This is our moment to include …

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Bay Area: Your New Year’s resolutions can help save our collective future

BY GAIL MCNULTY | ORIGINAL ARTICLE POSTED ON 350 SILICON VALLEY “We need more real love. Gritty, dangerous, wild-eyed, justice-seeking love.” —bell hooks   Image Source: Harli Marten on Unsplash If you live in the Bay Area, you are uniquely positioned to help create the future we all need. Let’s all make New Year’s resolutions …

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2021 RCNV Annual Community Celebration

All is One: Building a Decolonized Future Together In this virtual event we will highlight our regional native communities’ anticolonial environmental justice movements. And we will join together in celebration of the relationships we have built this year, in antiracism education, healing and training, and climate justice organizer training. Learn and engage with two native …

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