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

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

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

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

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/

Austin’s picks – thoughts on Trayvon

July 18th, 2013

Gatheringforces.org has this:  Thanks to Austin for sending across the list serv

Just Us: There Can be No Justice for Trayvon Martin in America

2013 JULY 17
by HiFi

TrayvonOne night Trayvon Martin walked to the store. On the way back he was followed and harassed by racist vigilante George Zimmerman. The vigilante murdered him.

The police showed up, but they knew Zimmerman. His father was a judge. They took him to the station, questioned and let him go. Zimmerman became a hero for right wing, white supremacist forces. He told Sean Hannity it was God’s plan that he killed Trayvon and that he had no regrets. Only nation-wide protests forced the state’s hand to bring charges weeks later.

The facts of the case are well-known enough. No need to repeat them.

Over a year later Trayvon Martin was put on trial in front of a nearly all-white jury. Rachel Jeantel was put on trial. Black people were put on trial. A typical teenager, Trayvon was turned into his opposite: a black male preying on white America. No one should be surprised about the verdict, though liberals and progressive seem to be. The civil rights establishment is at a loss for words. They have nothing to say after no better an example of the fact that the law is not for black people, the oppressed, or the working class.

How could Trayvon, a typical teenager, and Zimmerman, a spiteful predator, be turned into opposites?

read the whole article here: http://gatheringforces.org/2013/07/17/just-us-no-justice-for-trayvon-in-america/

Really Really Free Market – Gift Economy At Work During Lakefair July 20,2013

July 17th, 2013
July 20, 2013
1:00 pmto6:00 pm
1:00 pmto6:00 pm

Olympia Movement for Justice & Peace  will have at least two tables set up; VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO TABLE FROM 1PM to 6PM on Saturday, July 20th at 5th and Water (along side Traditions).   Let marylea@smallblueplanet.org   or mike@smallblueplanet.org  know if you can put in an hour, or two, or three tabling. →→ AND PLEASE BRING ADDITIONAL MATERIAL TO HAND OUT☺

WE WILL HAVE THE REALLY REALLY FREE MARKET SET UP NEARBY.  Bring, and give away absolutely free, any usable items, skills, ideas, smiles, talents, friendship, excitement, discussions, games and many others things that we as a community can come together and share.  Temporary autonomous zone instituting the gift economy as an alternative to the capitalist mode of resource distribution.  An ethos and a way of being that transforms people through its experience and is then carried into other areas of life.

Gar Lipow WILL HAVE A COALTION OF IMMOKOLEE VIDEO PROJECT RUNNING from 12-4pm.   The Coalition of Immokalee workers http://www.ciw-online.org/ is currently engaged in a campaign to pressure Wendy’s to join other major tomato buyers in joining the Fair Food Program. As a member of the Fair Food Program Wendy’s would refuse to buy tomatoes from farmers who did not treat their workers fairly and would also pay an extra cent a pound for tomatoes (which would add less than a cent to the cost of producing a Wendy’s meal) to allow a fair rate of pay for tomato workers.

Film “War On Whistleblowers” July 31

July 11th, 2013

COMMUNITY POTLUCK and  A FILM BY ROBERT GREENWALD.

WHEN:    Wednesday, July 31 at 7pm
WHERE:    Traditions Café and World Folk Art

300 5th Avenue SW, Olympia, WA 98501
sponsored by: Media Island and Olympia Movement for Justice & Peace

http://www.waronwhistleblowers.com/

 

 

Really Really Free Market – Sylvester Park – June 2

May 27th, 2013
June 2, 2013
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
2:00 pmto5:00 pm

Community gathering

Bring, and give away absolutely free, any usable items, skills, ideas, smiles, talents, friendship, excitement, discussions, games and many others things that we as a community can come together and share.

100% free and non-commercial event.
Temporary autonomous zone instituting the gift economy as an alternative to the capitalist mode of resource distribution.
An ethos and a way of being that transforms people through its experience and is then carried into other areas of life.

Olympia Movement for Justice & Peace Meeting March 27th

March 25th, 2013
March 27, 2013
6:30 pmto8:30 pm
There will be an OMJP meeting on
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27  AT 6:30PM AT
POWER OFFICE 309 5TH AVE.,  
BEHIND RAINY DAY RECORDS  1/2 BLOCK FROM CAPITOL THEATRE
Please note that we have changes our time up half an hour in order to get done earlier.  We normally have the OMJP meetings on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month.  Several members of OMJP have helped with recent events around Olympia and we should get report backs about these events.  We will also be planning new events based on the interests of those who come to the meetings.  Among the items that we will discuss are the Homeless Issue and a Grand Jury Forum that we plan to have at Evergreen on April 10.  We will have other issues also. Hope to see you then.

Community Potluck April 16, 2013 at Traditions

March 12th, 2013
April 16, 2013
6:30 pmto9:00 pm

Rise Up OAFs (Olympians Against Fracking)

Community Potluck.  Speakers.  Music.  Streaming Video.

All Welcome – Free

Traditions Cafe:  300 5th Avenue SW Olympia

Time to save the Planet.  Let’s eat first, then do some planning.

Sponsored by Olympia Movement for Justice & Peace

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