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Evergreen Alumni Author Robert McChesney brings Dollarocracy to Evergreen! November 13

Sunday, November 10th, 2013
November 13, 2013
12:00 pmto1:00 pm
Robert McChesney, ’77, Ph.D. and John Nichols discuss their latest bookDollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America
Wednesday, November 13
The Evergreen State College,
Library Underground Noon – 1:00 pm.  Free and open to the public.
Robert McChesney is one of the most widely read and honored communication scholars in the world today or, depending on your point of view, one of the “101 most dangerous college professors in America.”  Come judge for yourself.
A part  of The Ernestine Kimbro Authors and Artists Series, sponsored by Friends of the Library and Alumni Programs

Yoram Bauman October 30th

Friday, October 25th, 2013
October 30, 2013
3:00 pmto5:00 pm
7:00 pmto9:00 pm
Entertaining Education

Yoram Bauman, Phd.

The world’s first and only Stand-Up Economist

of the CarbonWA.org 2014 carbon tax ballot measure effort

proves that

solving global warming can be hilarious!

A PhD in economics, Yoram Bauman uses humor to educate as he entertains.

Anyone who watches will laugh and learn.

Wednesday October 30th 2013

3:00 PM
The Evergreen State College
Seminar II – E1105

7:00 PM 
Traditions Cafe
300 5th Avenue SW – Olympia

Both Shows are free & open to the public.

Laughs for no bucks! (FREE)

FOLLOWED BY

discussion about climate policy

with Yoram & Gar Lipow

and a

Q & A Session.

Learn about the 2014 Carbon Tax Initiative at CarbonWA.org

sponsored by

Olympia Movement for Justice & Peace omjp.net

Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation Climate Crisis Group olympiafor.org

Contact Info: Gar 943-1529 Glipow@Gmail.com

Alternatives to Capitalist Globalization Program

 

 

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RAY MCGOVERN, FORMER CIA OFFICIAL →OCTOBER 18,2013

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
October 18, 2013
12:30 pmto9:00 pm

RAY MCGOVERN, FORMER CIA OFFICIAL, TO SPEAK AT EVERGREEN AND OLYMPIA

 

“THE NATIONAL SECURITY STATE AND THE DRIVE TO WAR”

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1 8, 2013

→12:30-2PM, SEMINAR 2, B1105, TESC

→7-9PM AT OLYMPIA COMMUNITY CENTER, 222 Columbia St. NW, Room 103

 Ray McGovern came to Washington in the early Sixties as an Army infantry/intelligence officer and then served as a CIA analyst from the administration of John F. Kennedy to that of George H. W. Bush. Ray’s duties included chairing National Intelligence Estimates and preparing the President’s Daily Brief, which he briefed one-on-one to President Ronald Reagan’s most senior national security advisers from 1981 to 1985.

In January 2003, Ray helped create Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) to expose the way intelligence was being falsified to “justify” war on Iraq.

As an act of conscience, on March 2, 2006 Ray returned the Intelligence Commendation Medallion given him at retirement for “especially meritorious service,” explaining, “I do not want to be associated, however remotely, with an agency engaged in torture.”

Ray’s opinion pieces have appeared in many leading newspapers in the US and abroad.  His Web site writings are usually posted first on consortiumnews.com as well as here on raymcgovern.com, and they are usually then cross-posted widely on other Web sites.  Ray has appeared on The Newshour, C-Span’s Washington Journal, CNN, Aljazeera, RT, PressTV and numerous other TV & radio programs and documentaries. (His favorite gig was debating former CIA Director James Wollsey on Charlie Rose on Aug. 20, 2004.)  Ray has also addressed a wide variety of audiences in the U.S. and abroad.

Sponsored by OMJP, the Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace, and Alternatives to Capitalist Globalization program.  For more information, 360-951-4894.

http://raymcgovern.com/home.html

http://raymcgovern.com/past-articles-videos.html

http://www.commondreams.org/ray-mcgovern

 

 

Sunday, October 6th, 2013
October 9, 2013
6:30 pm
TRADITIONS CAFE 
300 5TH AVENUE SW  -  5TH AND WATER ST. – OLYMPIA, WA
We are meeting at Traditions to accommodate an expected larger that normal size.
 We normally have the OMJP meetings on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month and in a different location
 From 6:30 to 7 we will have our normal business to plan our bringing in 
→ex-CIA Ray McGovern on October 18 in downtown Olympia and at Evergreen.  PLEASE SAVE THAT DATE-MORE INFORMATION WILL BE COMING.
IMPORTANT-At 7pm we will shift our focus to help with organizing around the Rafah Solidarity Mural downtown at Capitol and State.  This will be in conjunction with the Rachel Corrie Foundation.  We want to be proactive in planning with the city about any future with the building and the parking lot.
Cindy Corrie and Josh Elliot will be giving a brief update on what has been happening with the City of Olympia and the Mural space.  They will answer any questions about groups’ participation up-to-now with the Mural Project.  We’d also like to have a nice chunk of time to discuss moving forward with the Mural Project on some ‘Place-making’ ideas we have been thinking about between the Rachel Corrie Foundation and the Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural Project.

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

OMJP Meeting August 14, 2013 6:30pm

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
August 14, 2013
6:30 pmto8:30 pm
WEDNESDAY
AT POWER OFFICE  309 5TH AVE.,  BEHIND RAINY DAY RECORDS

1/2 BLOCK FROM CAPITOL THEATRE

We normally have the Olympia Movement for Justice & Peace 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.  Please come to the meeting if you can.

Security Culture Workshop & Community Potluck August 7, 2013

Friday, August 2nd, 2013
August 7, 2013
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

 What are the political climate and risks in the age of growing activism and a government obsessed with “security” and intruding into our privacy in the age of Manning and Snowden?   We have invited some resource people to participate in the discussion.

Please bring potluck food, plates & silverware to enjoy along with the companionship of other people and the stimulating conversation.

7:00 pm at Traditions Café and World Folk Art, 300 5th Avenue SW, Olympia

Sponsored by Olympia Movement for Justice & Peace

Film “War On Whistleblowers” & Community Potluck July 31st

Thursday, July 25th, 2013
July 31, 2013
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

A film by Robert Greenwald.   http://www.waronwhistleblowers.com/

AT:  Traditions Cafe – 300 5th Avenue SW, Olympia, WA

sponsored by:
Media Island:  http://www.mediaisland.org/
and
Olympia Movement for Justice & Peace: http://omjp.net/

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