Archive for September, 2013

OMJP Meeting September 25th

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
September 25, 2013
6:30 pmto8:30 pm
AT
POWER OFFICE 
309 5TH AVE.,  BEHIND RAINY DAY RECORDS

1/2 BLOCK FROM CAPITOL THEATRE

We normally have the OMJP meetings on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month.
→There has been a lot of activity in the past few weeks and we will look at how those events went.
→We will also plan some new events in the the fall, such as a possible talk by ex-CIA Ray McGovern in October and help with organizing around the Rafah Solidarity Mural downtown.
→Come to the meeting if you can.    We are planning other guest speakers and educational events as they emerge and as we as a group plan.

OMJP Meeting September 11th

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
September 11, 2013
6:30 pmto8:30 pm
AT

POWER OFFICE 
309 5TH AVE.,  BEHIND RAINY DAY RECORDS

1/2 BLOCK FROM CAPITOL THEATRE

Normally have the OMJP meetings on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month.
There has been a lot of activity in the past few weeks and we will look at how those events went.
We have sponsored some recent events such as the talk by Sonja Wentz and Peter Bohmer on Greece and Turkey on Monday 9/9/13.  We also have other events scheduled for September and October.
At our last meeting we decided to have a short study groups on the important issues of the day.  The overwhelming issue at the present time is the possible attack by the US on Syria.  We decided to have the first half hour from 6:30-7PM be focused on a short reading and discussion.
 At 7PM we will switch to the regular meeting and planning for our events and actions.  During the last week there have been several emails about the current events.  Peter sent out a reading from the Nation that should be the first reading.
Here are some of the readings that some people have sent to the list in the past two weeks.  Click on the links if you wish to read them. 

1) excellent on internal dynamics, bankruptcy and murderousness of Assad regime but against U.S. military intervention-a little dated

2) One of the more thoughtful articles I have seen, Peter

3)  NSFWCORP (Not Safe For Work Corporation) seems like a very worthwhile online publication to support. 
4) Zoltan Grossman, “Why Kosovo Is (and Isn’t) a Precedent for Syria”

Report back from a recent trip to Turkey & Greece by Sonja Wentz & Peter Bohmer September 9, 2013

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
September 9, 2013
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Sonja and Peter will discuss the current state of the politics and economics in both places, the uprisings and other forms of resistance in both countries and ongoing possibilities. They met with several activists and organization in both countries. The presentation will be followed by a longer discussion.

Sonja Wentz is a mental health therapist and faculty member of the International Trauma Treatment Program (ITTP). This was her sixth trip to Turkey.

Peter Bohmer is a member of the Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace (OMJP) and a faculty member in political economy at the Evergreen State College. He was invited by the anti-authoritarians to speak at their large festival in Thessaloniki, Greece in 2010 and met with many of them in July, 2013.

Sponsored by Olympia Movement for Justice & Peace

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