The Thunderbolt 120513 The Protocols of the Elders of Wall Street

 

 

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       News — Commentary — Calendar of Activist Events — Dumb Jokes

 

The Protocols of the Elders of Wall Street:

 

1)  FYI Section:

  1A)  City’s War on the Homeless Continues

  1B)  Inslee’s Climate Hearing Rescheduled

2)  The Free Olympia Project Community Assembly

3)  Sleepover at City Hall

4)  Homeless Connect Event

5)  Art POWER!

6)  PFLAG-Olympia Monthly Meeting

7)  Marching to Waziristan

8)  Dinner and Silent Auction Benefit for Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice

9)  Move to Amend Olympia Monthly Meeting

10)  Jewish Voice for Peace Event at Evergreen

11)  Community Report Back:  The Cascadia Freedom Caravan

12)  Film Screening:  The Wounds of Waziristan

13)  Bonus Tip of the Day

 

        See Calendar Below for Details

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Hey Kids!

 

On the first Sunday of every month, Media Island teams up with another social justice organization and hosts the Media Island Monthly Benefit Brunch.

 

The Brunch for December last Sunday was the most successful MI brunch I have attended in the 1½ years that I have been directly participating in organizing them.

 

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Gateways for Incarcerated Youth

 

This was due almost solely to the truly impressive efforts of the truly impressive folks at Gateways for Incarcerated Youth, which was MI’s partner for the December brunch.  GIY works with at-risk youth to try to prevent their becoming institutionalized.  As many of you know, I am a survivor of the Prison Industrial Complex my own self.  I was in my 40’s by the time they got hold of me so they didn’t do much serious damage (though they did wreak some intense changes in my worldview and seriously radicalized me) but I can assure you that once the Prison Machine gets hold of a young kid — especially if they hang onto them for many years — then the prognosis is likely to be very grim.

 

As is the case with homelessness, it is normally difficult to get people interested in prison issues — and also like homelessness, I consider the Prison Industrial Complex to be a core baseline avatar for who we are as compared to who we could be and what we need to become.  I don’t know who coined the meme that a culture can be defined by how well or how poorly it treats its most helpless and vulnerable members, but it is a sentiment that I am fully on board with.  Jesus was also a proponent of this view; in reply to a query from his disciples on how to get to Heaven, Jesus is reported to have said that the way to get to Heaven was to treat ‘the least of those amongst us’ just as they treated Jesus himself.

 

I’m not a big fan of Christianity, but I consider Jesus to be one of history’s greatest radical revolutionaries of all time — whether or not he ever actually existed.

 

 

Another wonderific thing about this brunch was that it was attended both by youngsters and oldsters and veterans and newbies.

 

Anyway:  Serious props to the folks from Gateways for Incarcerated Youth!

 

Keep up the good work and keep us posted!

 

 

I am also well pleased that several of the facilitators at GIY have now signed up for this newsletter and have thus joined the Thunderbolt Family!

 

 (Don’t worry — it’s not some cult!)

 

(At least not yet…)

 

(…sinister laugh with eerie organ music; then a wide false smile as I say in a friendly but vaguely menacing manner…)

 

Welcome to The Thunderbolt!

 

(Then — eerie crazy laughter indicating some sort of twisted mental derangement…)

 

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And the Winner Is…

 

Transparency International has released their ratings of the most corrupt countries!

 

Yippee!  This is exciting!

 

And — after a bruising competition between some truly talented contestants — it has ended in a Three Way Tie!

 

(Fanfares, wild cheers, celebratory music, fireworks, etc.)

 

And the winners are:  Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia!

 

http://www.transparency.org/files/content/pressrelease/CPI2013_map-and-country-results_english_embargoed.pdf

 

Yippee!

 

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Turf Wars

 

So tell me, does it sometimes seem to you as if many government policies seem intentionally designed to make problems much worse than they were originally?  (Think ‘Iraq’.  Think ‘War on Drugs’.  Think ‘government shut down’.  Think ‘having the frigging president pardoning a frigging turkey — especially a president who has pardoned fewer humans than any other president in recent history even though there are hundreds-of-thousands of non-violent people who pose no threat to anyone that are currently incarcerated at great cost for no good reason’.)

 

Most people write these things off as typical government incompetence and blindness.

 

That this is not the case; quite the contrary in fact:  My take is that all of this is very intentional and they are actually very good at what they do.

 

Understand:  The War Machine thrives on chaos and violent anarchy.  Chaos and violent anarchy is, in fact, its home turf.  When chaos and violent anarchy rule, then whoever has the most money (and thus the biggest guns) runs the show.  The fact that both Iraq and Afghanistan have descended into violent chaos seems to be a disastrous outcome for everyone involved — unless you happen to be a War Profiteer.  When you are a War Profiteer, then the situation in Iraq an Afghanistan means Truly Epic Big Bank!  You can sit behind the scenes and decide winners and losers by deciding who gets the cash and the guns — and you extract your pound of flesh every time.  (Usually several pounds, in fact — if not their first-born sons.)  When everyone is butchering each other then everyone considers the Banksters to be their friend (or at least someone whose ass you must begrudgingly kiss) because they are financing their battle.  In addition, when everyone else’s resources and attention are constantly being poured into never-ending wars with each other then no rival can gain enough power to credibly challenge the Banksters.

 

Thus, they go to very great lengths to keep all of us at other’s throats so that we will ignore the actual enemy that hides behind a media curtain.

 

(Where’s Toto when you need him?)

 

The maddening fact is that a large portion of all the chaos and violent anarchy that is currently happening all over the world is directly due to American foreign policy and it is very intentional.

 

So now, as a public service, this week The Thunderbolt will reveal for all to see the Great Frigging Lie that the Machine has Always Used to Justify their Militarism!

 

(Fanfares, wild cheers, celebratory music, fireworks, etc.)

 

Yes, Kids, here it is!  This is the Great Frigging Lie:

 

Humans are violent murderous and greedy by nature and we must always arm ourselves to the teeth in order to protect ourselves from all these very bad people that wish us ill.

 

At the risk of sounding childish:  I know you are but what am I?

 

And that’s not all, Kids!

 

The Thunderbolt is also proud to announce that as a special one-time bonus additional public service — provided at no extra cost to all Thunderbolt subscribers — this week The Thunderbolt will also expose the Vital Component of their Great Lie!

 

At the risk of sounding childish:  Liar, liar, pants on fire!

 

Are you ready?

 

OK; here is the Great Truth which belies their Great Lie:  We are not the problem around here, Kids!

 

Consider all of the people you have ever met in your entire life; now, if left to their own devices, how many of those people do you think would be willing to mass-murder other people’s families in order to steal all their stuff — even if they thought that they could get away with it?

 

If your anecdotal universe has been anything like mine, virtually no one — and I’ve spent most of my life on the roads and streets of North America and I spent six years in federal prison and I sometimes associated with some folks who were somewhat lacking in gentility if not sanity.

 

Still:  I am convinced that the vast majority of humanity would absolutely refuse to have anything to do with it.

 

I am also convinced that if everyone had the opportunity to experience healthy happy childhoods with rounded educations then virtually no one would ever have anything to do with it.

 

That is why the Machine must always constantly lie through its teeth; that is why they consciously and intentionally instill chaos and violent anarchy:  They do this so that they can scare everyone into thinking that they must go slaughter other people in order to protect their family from some mythical stereotype that their Media Machine has either largely manufactured or created from thin air.

 

When chaos and violent anarchy rule, it is fairly easy to convince people of whatever.

 

Human nature is not the problem here, Kids.

 

Muslims are not the problem.

 

Drug addicts are not the problem.

 

No:  THE BANKSTERS are the problem.

 

They are the reason that our world is burning.  From the safety of their modern equivalent of castles (i.e. their suites and/or their gated compounds) the International Banksters are like remote-control conductors orchestrating an epic symphony of mass-death torture and destruction.  Their native tongue is violence.  Their weapon is money.  They force us to fight on their turf.  On their turf they know the rules because they write the rules and on their turf they are free to change and break the rules at their whim.

 

On their turf they control the narrative.

 

Well Kids, we need to take control of that narrative.  We need to control the language.  We need to control the weapons.  We need to make the rules.

 

We need to move this battlefield onto our turf.

 

Know Thine Enemy

 

For over two-hundred years now, various shifting but interwoven cabals of über-wealthy monsters have made their bread-and-butter (and a little more in addition) by starting wars and then loaning money at interest to both sides to fight each other.  They not only made the Truly Epic Big Bank doing this but they also controlled the outcome by increasing or decreasing the money flow to one side or the other.

 

Yippee!

 

However, that’s not all — not by a long shot:  After encouraging and sponsoring this or that war and after loaning both sides the money to fight their war, they almost immediately take almost all of that money right back at even further substantial profit by selling both sides all of the guns and the bombs they need to mass-slaughter each other (not to mention building all of the showers in Afghanistan that electrocuted a bunch of our own soldiers to death)!

 

Yes, Kids!  When revolutions and civil wars flare you can find the Banksters laughing all the way to the bank.

 

That they own.

 

And now that our government is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wall Street, that merry little band of sociopaths is treating our country like a stolen car in a chop-shop:  They are stripping the United States and parting it out.  They literally dismantle factories and then reassemble them in some Third World country where they can employ slaves who can be killed if they stand up for their rights and thus don’t tend to be too insistent upon a living wage.  As the Machine’s lackeys in government insist that there is no money for schools or for food stamp recipients, keep in mind that actually there is more money than there ever has been before.  That ole’ printing press down to the Federal Reserve has been cranking out those trillion-dollar bills like they’re going out of style, let me tell you!  (What do they know that we don’t know?)  It’s just that all of that money is being diverted into secret Cayman Island Bank Accounts rather than being invested in building a society that is worth living in.  When soldiers march off to war these days, rather than risking their lives for the country they are actually risking their health/ sanity/ and lives in order to make the world safe for the executives of Goldman $achs.

 

They just don’t know it…

 

The Great Enlightenment of Joe Six-Pack!

 

…and that leads to one of the components of this situation that provides me with hope:  I am convinced that if even a hazy outline of the way things are actually done were to be revealed to the public at large, I believe that our revolution would almost instantly manifest.  I believe that even Joe Six-Pack would be so disgusted and ashamed that the rabble would be roused and thus the practices would cease.  For the vast majority of actual humans, ‘human nature’ is to equitably work out problems with each other.  ‘Human nature’ is to be curious about other people.  ‘Human nature’ is to care about the welfare of other people.  There are exceptions, but they are the exceptions and once identified they can be humanely neutralized in some manner.

 

We can’t simply make war crimes illegal; we must make war crimes unacceptable.

 

In order to make them unacceptable, people need to know they are happening — and even more importantly, they need to know why they are happening.

 

 

Trying to educate all these good people as to what is really going on is why I do nearly everything that I do.

 

 

But alas; we have fallen through the Discount Looking Glass.  We allow war criminals to run our world; indeed, we honour them!  We invest them with prestige and an income that is literally insane!  Rather than removing them from society so they can do no more harm, we instead put them in Congress and in the White House and in the boardrooms of the most prestigious Wall Street firms!  We listen to them as if they were Zen Masters as they spin their lies on the Media Machine!

 

Well, Kids, I am happy to announce that we have the antidote to their Lies!

 

We have the Truth on our side!

 

Yippee!

 

I am convinced that if even a significant minourity of people were educated as to what is actually going on they would rise up in outrage and that the Rule of the Racist Sexist Misogynistic Homophobic White Male Slave-Master would end and we could then move on to the next step in our evolution and build the world of peace and prosperity that is standing right in front of us right now just awaiting our embrace.  We already have the technology and the know-how to transform the Earth into a paradise with plenty of everything for everyone.  We already have the technology and the know-how to create a world where everyone has the opportunity to experience healthy happy childhoods with rounded educations and we don’t need to trash the frigging planet in order to do it.

 

The only reason we’re not is because a very small handful of people won’t let us because they have a psychological derangement wherein they need to control and manipulate everything and everyone.  If everyone is generating their own electricity with their own solar panels and if everyone is brewing their own bio-diesel out of their compost in their own back yards and if everyone is buying eggs from their neighbor then the Banksters can’t control and manipulate everything and everyone.

 

I’m not sure, but I suspect that there is a treatment available for this derangement.

 

Maybe you can get it covered under Obama Care.

 

USA Still #1!  Yippee!

 

When Ronald Reagan took office in 1981, the United States was the world’s leading lender.  When he left office eight years later we were the world’s leading debtor.  When Reagan took over, we were the world’s leading importer of raw materials and the world’s leading exporter of manufactured goods.  Now we are the world’s leading exporter of raw materials and the world’s leading importer of manufactured goods.  The United States is currently not only getting its ass kicked by many other countries in nearly every area of manufacturing, but also in overall quality of the everyday life of our citizens, in our overall health, in our social mobility, in the unfair distribution of wealth, in the education of our children, in our ability to access the Internet — and all of this after leading the world in nearly all these areas for a long time.

 

But never fear, Kids!  The one area where the good ole’ USA is Still #1!  There is still one industry that we so completely dominate that no one else is even in the same league!  There is still one area where we still totally kick ass!

 

Yes, Kids, we can still hold our heads up with pride and look any competitor squarely in the eye!  I must confess that my chest swells with pride when I consider the fact that my country is by far the world’s leading manufacturer and exporter of…

 

GUNS!

 

Yippee!

 

And that’s not all!  I’m talking frigging BIG GUNS!  I’m talking frigging CANONS and BAZOOKAS! We are also the world’s leading manufacturer and exporter of MISSILES!  FIGHTER JETS!  TANKS!  NAPALM!

 

Name a WMD!  We can hook you up, Dude!  Reagan’s people would even accept payment in drugs!

 

And that’s still not all!  No sirree bob!  We are also the world’s leading manufacturer and exporter of CHEMICAL WEAPONS!  We were the ones that hooked up ole’ Saddam Hussein when he chem-nuked all those Kurds!

 

Then we were the ones that frigging executed him for doing it!

 

Let me tell YOU, Kids:  All of those busy little beavers down to Raytheon, GE, Dow, and Boeing are making Truly Epic Big Bank saturating the planet with weapons of mass destruction!

 

Just what we needed!

 

Now:  Take the fact that they are plastering the planet with thoroughly deadly hardware and combine that with the fact that they are placing a good portion of that hardware into the hands of a wide variety of violent psychopaths and then combine all of that with the fact that American foreign policy is currently the leading cause of preventable death in the world…

 

…and you have a recipe for chaos and violent anarchy…

 

…which means that it’s time to make the Truly Epic Big Bank!

 

Yippee!

 

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The Protocols of the Elders of Wall Street

 

The fine art of profiting from both sides in military conflicts was perfected by the Rothschild Family back in the late 18th Century.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rothschild_family

 

Thus, many anti-Semites claim this to be a ‘Jewish Conspiracy’ even though the fact that the Rothschild family happens to be Jewish is about as relevant as the fact that Barack Obama is Methodist or Episcopalian or whatever the hell he is.  I don’t really give a flying fig as I have no interest in which religious superstition someone ascribes to; when it comes to public policy makers, I care about what they do and whether they have integrity and character.  As for the Christians and the Jews, some members of both sects have it and some members of both sects don’t.

 

Another factor in the Jewish people’s relation to banking came about due to the fact that during the Middle Ages usury was considered to be the activity of lowlifes scumbags and charlatans.  (See, bankers were like that even back then!  Some things never change!)

 

(However, one difference:  Unlike now, back then people evidently recognized them for what they were…)

 

(You see:  Those poor benighted backwards people did not have Fox News to enlighten them…)

 

And not only that:  Many religious institutions — including at that time both Islam and Christianity — considered loaning money at interest to be a downright blasphemous thing to do and forbade followers from practitioning the fine art.  Remember that Jesus’ one exception to his ‘Turn the Other Cheek Rule’ and his one documented act of violent activism was when he threw over the tables of the Money Changers in the Temple.

 

(So Jesus was a practitioner of a ‘Diversity of Tactics’!  Who knew?)

 

In spite of Jesus’ example, the Christians have since lightened up on their proscriptions against banking.  It is still prohibited under Islamic law — but as is usually the case with rich people and inconvenient laws, they have ways of getting around it…

 

Anyway, back in those days the Jews were relegated to the task of banking because no one else wanted to dirty their hands with such a sordid business.  Then — as seems to be the habit with this people famous for making deserts bloom and for the ability to survive insane adversity — the Rothschild family took these lemons and they made lemonade:  They used their banking activities to play the imperialist players and then they beat them at their own game.

 

Napoleon, for instance, was defeated by frigging Rothschild money; the Duke of Wellington was merely their lackey.  The George Brothers — King George and George Washington — both had Rothschild money backing their play during the American Revolution.

 

However:  While the War for Fun and Profit Industry was indeed pioneered by the Rothschilds, and while their descendants are still players, the field has long since become dominated by WASP’s — yet the Jews still get a lot of outrageously unjust flack for this state of affairs.

 

Adolf Hitler, for one, was pretty upset about the Jewish role both real and perceived in financing and manipulating governments.

 

 

So tell us, Adolf:  Should we blame all Germans for what you did like you blamed all Jews for what the Rothschilds did?

 

 

And let’s end this week’s News and Commentary Section on that note.

 

Which means…

 

it’s time to get to work now, Kids!

 

Yippee!

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The Thunderbolt Calendar

For the Week of December 5th thru December 12th, 2013

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1)  FYI Section:

 

1A)  City’s War on the Homeless Continues:

Olympia City Council Plots to Shut Down Free Meal Program Downtown

 

I copied this from the Occupy Olympia listserve.  (OO is dead.  Long live OO.)

 

I don’t know if you’ve been following the City of Olympia’s effort to prevent a group (Crazy Faith) from feeding homeless people in a parking lot downtown.  It’s a big deal for anyone who believes in the importance of assisting the needy, as well as for anyone who believes in our constitutional right to peacefully assemble for the common good.

Crazy Faith has been organizing meals in the lot across from the bus terminal downtown once or twice a week for the past three years.  It was never a problem until a couple of nearby businesses complained to the city about not wanting the homeless folks around.

The City initially tried to tell the group that they were not allowed to gather in the parking lot – only to find that there are not currently any laws against it.  So the City Council has decided to “fix” that “problem” and will soon be taking up an ordinance that would prohibit the use of public parking lots for anything but parking, and violators would be subject to $1,000 fines AND 90 days in prison.

I hope Occupy Olympia will keep an eye on the situation and call out the City Council for treating the disadvantaged like second-class citizens.

 

http://www.theolympian.com/2013/12/03/2864511/proposed-parking-regulations-could.html

 

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1B)  Inslee’s Climate Hearing Rescheduled

 

IMPORTANT CLIMATE HEARING – Rescheduled to December 13th!

 

Governor Inslee’s Climate Legislative and Executive Workgroup is identifying specific policies and actions to meet the state’s goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  They’ve completed one round of public hearings on a set of proposed policies, and have scheduled a final hearing in Olympia, December 13, 2 to 5pm, in House Hearing Room A (RSVP here) to get public comment on the Workgroup’s recommended strategies.  Although they have not yet published their final priorities, they are likely to include:

 

* Carbon cap and price
* Transitioning off of coal for PSE’s electricity
* Clean Fuels Standard
* A variety of transportation initiatives
* Energy efficiency policies and clean energy investments

Phonebanking 

In addition to attending the hearing, there is another way that you can help. We need help phoning the citizens in Thurston county to encourage them to join us on December 13 so we can have a room full of climate heroes!

 

We’ll be phonebanking on December 9 and 12 from 5 to 8pm.  Please contact Jason Merges at jason.merges@gmail.com or 603.361.6045 if you can help.
All phonebanks are at the Climate Solutions office: 219 Legion Way SW #201, Olympia, WA 98501.

If possible, please bring a laptop with wireless capabilities . Also, there will be refreshments and snacks.

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2)  The Free Olympia Project Community Assembly

Friday December 6th from 7 to 9 pm @ Traditions Café, 300 5th Ave SW

 

Radical stuff!  My cup of tea!  Check it out:

 

This is the second assembly for the Free Olympia Project

The Free Olympia Project seeks to act as a hub for radical community building projects in Olympia.  We want to help create community assemblies, free food networks, guerrilla gardens, really really free markets, radical literature distribution, free shelter, and any other projects working towards the goal of a community of horizontal abundance that can improve our material conditions and increase our autonomy from capitalism and the state

This is a space to gather face to face and share projects and ideas, tell people what you’re working on and how they can plug in, and find others with similar ideas. There are already tons of great people working on great projects in Oly.  Let’s get together!  Bring food for a potluck

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/760007807346243/

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3)  Sleepover at City Hall

Friday December 6th at 9 pm @ Olympia City Hall, 601 4th Ave E

 

The City of Olympia continues its campaign of terror against the most vulnerable and helpless members of our community.

 

This will not stand.  Come express your outrage.

 

From the organizers:

 

Over the past year, we have watched as the city of Olympia had passed increasingly strict anti-homeless legislation, making it basically illegal to exist as a homeless person downtown. One of the most offensive measures was the removal of homeless people beneath the city hall awning in the middle of February, tossing out people who had found a bit of safety and who clearly had nowhere else to out into the elements of rainy northwest winter.

 

During this time there were large protests at city hall over the councils inhumane actions.  People were told by the city that it was the council’s top priority to create a low barrier shelter by next winter.  Now another winter is here, and there will be no shelter.  The People’s house hopes to open its doors this spring at the earliest.  Meanwhile the existing shelters are cutting beds and cops are kicking people awake downtown.

 

This December 6th let’s open up a free space underneath the awning of city hall.  We can bring warm food and clothes, music, and literature.  Hopefully, we can give people a place to sleep without harassment, although anyone sleeping will do so under threat of police aggression.  But at the very least we can create a safe and dry space for people to spend the night.

 

Let’s gather at City Hall at 9 pm on Friday December 6th, and proclaim people’s right to exist!

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/600050590062424/

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4)  Homeless Connect Event

Saturday December 7th All Day @ Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St NW

 

It’s a resource fair for the homeless!  Come volunteer to help with this.

 

From the City of Olympia:

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – HOMELESS CONNECT EVENT –  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th

 

Greetings!

 

We are seeking volunteers for the upcoming Thurston County Homeless Connect Event – a one day homeless resource fair that will provide services and survival resources for homeless families, unaccompanied youth and single adults in Thurston County. The Thurston County Homeless Connect Event is a community-wide effort that mobilizes non-profit organizations, local governments, faith community volunteers and others to work together to assist homeless people:

 

                Homeless Connect Event

                Saturday, December 7, 2013

                Olympia Community Center

                222 Columbia St NE

                Olympia, WA

                (Corner of Capital Way N. & Olympia)

 

Please sign up using this link to Survey Monkey:

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/homelessconnect13

 

Or contact me as listed below for more information.  Thanks!

 

Krosbie Carter

Homeless Event Manager

City of Olympia Housing Program

City of Olympia / 601 4th Avenue East  /  Olympia WA 98501
Phone: 360.753.8062

kcarter@ci.olympia.wa.us

Please Note:  This message and any reply may be subject to public disclosure

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5)  Art POWER!

All Day Saturday December 7th and Sunday December 8th at POWER Office, 309 5th Ave SE

 

Come help POWER unleash the power of art!

 

It’s a fundraiser for Parents Organizing for Welfare and Economic Rights!

 

From Monica:

Show and sell your art or crafts at

 

                                   Art POWER

 

Show and sell your arts and crafts at Art Power!

A sale and celebration of local artists and crafters and a fundraiser for POWER, Parents Organizing for Welfare and Economic Rights.

 

Artists may keep up to 50% of the proceeds.

 

Interested? Contact POWER at 309 5th Avenue SE, Olympia WA 98501 360-352-9716 info@mamapower.org 

www.mamapower.org

 

Art Power will be taking place at the P.O.W.E.R. office from December 7th-8th.

 

Hosted by POWER – Parents Organizing for Welfare and Economic Rights

An organization of low-income parents and allies advocating for a strong social safety net while working toward a world where children and care giving are truly valued, and the devastation of poverty has been eradicated.

 

You can reach us at 360-352-9716

info@mamapower.org

www.mamapower.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/454650561309947/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1412814452288874/

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6)  PFLAG-Olympia Monthly Meeting

Sunday December 8th from 2 to 4 pm @ First United Methodist Church, 1224 Legion Way SE

 

This is a very good organization fighting for civil rights for the LGBT community.

 

From TC Pro Net:

 

PFLAG-Olympia Monthly Meeting

Date:

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Time:

2:00PM – 4:00PM

Short Description:

PFLAG is the nation’s foremost family-based organization committed to the civil rights of gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender persons.

Location:

Gathering Place Room at First United Methodist Church

1224 Legion Way SE

Olympia, WA

 

PFLAG is the nation’s foremost family-based organization committed to the civil rights of gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender persons.

 

PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends through: Support, Education and Advocacy.  PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

 

See PFLAG-Olympia’s homepage for specific details about the program which changes each month.

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7)  Marching to Waziristan

Monday December 9th at 7 pm @ Traditions Café, 300 5th Ave SW

 

Come hear a local Code Pink activist Jody Mackey as she shares anecdotes from a journey to Pakistan that she recently took to protest Obama’s Drone Wars.

 

From the organizers:

 

 

Monday, December 9, 2013
7: 00 p.m.
Traditions Cafe (& Fair Trade World Folk Art)
300 5th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98501  (360) 705-2819
Jody Mackey presents from her own travel to Pakistan
with Code Pink & other Peace Activists “No Drones” march:
 “Marching to Waziristan”

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8)  Dinner and Silent Auction Benefit for Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice

Tuesday December 10th from 6 to 8:30 pm @ Abigail Stuart House, 1002 Washington St SE

 

Come benefit this worthy organization.

 

From TC ProNet:

 

Community Celebration of Human Rights: a dinner and silent auction benefit for the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice

Date:

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Time:

6:00PM – 8:30PM

Short Description:

Join us for a joyous evening of celebration as we mark International Human Rights Day with drinks and hors d’oeuvres, dancing, and a silent auction!

Location:

Abigail Stuart House
1002 Washington St SE
Olympia, WA 98501

Contact Information:

For tickets or information call Jennifer Martinez at 360-754-3998 or email info@rachelcorriefoundation.org

 

Join us for a joyous evening of celebration as we mark  International Human Rights Day with drinks and hors d’oeuvres provided by Bayou on Bay of Bellingham, silent auction, and dancing to the music of BEVY!

 

Guest speaker Linda Bevis is an attorney who has done human rights work in Northern Ireland, Central America, Palestine and the former Soviet Union. In 2002, Linda and her husband  jointly received the annual human rights award of the United Nations Association of Seattle.

Locally, Linda has taught World History, and English as a Second Language at high school and college levels.  She has also taught English in China, Palestine, and Canada.

 

Tickets are $30 per person, and can be purchased at www.RachelCorrieFoundation.org or by calling 360-754-3998

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9)  Move to Amend Olympia Meeting

Tuesday December 10th at 6:30 pm @ Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW

 

Our core belief…a corporation is not a person… campaign money is not free speech

 

 So yes if you could help get out the word

 

Our next meeting of Oly-MTA (olympia move to amend) is :

 

6:30pm, Thurston County Building #1  (adjacent to the courthouse) room 280,   Tuesday December 10th , 2013 

 

 The address is…      2000 Lake Ridge Drive S.W Olympia, Washington  98502

 

Best wishes

Michael Savoca

360-951-6518

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10)  Jewish Voice for Peace Event at Evergreen

Wednesday December 11th from 12 to 2 pm @ the Evergreen State College Seminar 2, E1107

 

Jewish Voice for Peace is a good organization.

 

From JVP:

 

Brown bag lunch with Rebecca Vilkommen of the Jewish Voice for Peace http://jewishvoiceforpeace.org/

Want to think about peace in the holy lands?
Wonder where the holy lands are?
Look at your feet.  Look to your heart.
Seek the peace in your soul

SPONSORED BY
→Olympia Movement for Justice & Peace http://omjp.net/;
→TESC academic program “Alternatives to Capitalist Globalization” http://evergreen.edu/catalog/2013-14/programs/alternativestocapitalistglobalization-9379
→Rachel Corrie Foundation http://rachelcorriefoundation.org/.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/547217678703963/

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11)  Community Report Back:  The Cascadia Freedom Caravan

Thursday December 12th from 6 to 8 pm @ Media Island, 816 Adams St SE

 

This is the big bus caravan that went to Tucson, AZ last month to attend the Tear Down the Walls National Gathering.

 

From the organizers:

 

Tales from the Cascadia Freedom Caravan: A Community Report Back

Thursday, December 12th from 6 – 8pm

Media Island 816 Adams St. SE 

 

Join us for a potluck and stories as the Cascadia Caravan crew shares their experiences and reflections from the trip to Tear Down the Walls National Gathering in Tucson, Arizona last month.  Join the Facebook Event Here

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/228569000650362/

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12)  Film Screening:  The Wounds of Waziristan

Thursday December 12th at 7 pm @ Traditions Café, 300 5th Ave SW

 

You may remember I sang the praises of this film a couple of weeks ago in The Thunderbolt!

 

Well here’s your chance to see and discuss it with others.

 

From Ann:

 

Thursday, December 12 , 2013
7:00 p.m.
Traditions Cafe (& Fair Trade World Folk Art)
300 5th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98501  (360) 705-2819
Acclaimed American/Pakistani film maker, 
Madiha Tahir’s documentary film:
“Wounds of Waziristan”

 

We are looking forward to seeing you there.
Please forward to your email lists, as well !

 

Ann Chaudhry

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13)  Bonus Tip of the Day:

 

Change the protocols.

 

Peace.

 

Dana

 

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