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Mon Aug 26
6:00pm Act-UP Weekly Meeting – St Luke’s Church Basement – 330 S. 13th St Between Pine and Spruce
6:00pm DecarceratePA general meeting – Institute for Community Justice 21 South 12th Street, 7th floor, Philadelphia,
Tue Aug 27
7:30pm Books Through Bars Packing Cafe – The A-Space 4722 Baltimore Ave
Wed Aug 28
6:00pm Money Out of Politics working group/ Philly Rootstrikers – Friends Center
Sun Sep 1
2:00pm PHARE/Wells Fargo working group – 1706 Race St.
5:00pm Long Term Organizing MDU working group – Ethical Humanist Society, Rittenhouse Square
Wednesday, August 28, 3:30pm, Justice for Trayvon Martin Assemblies, 6th & Market.
Initiated by the Philadelphia Peoples’ Power Assembly.
Saturday, August 31, 12pm – 2pm, Drone Free Horsham, We will be setting up at the grass field at the northern tip of the base (at the intersection of County Line & Easton Road). Parking at Warrington Crossing Regal movieplex (click here for directions: http://goo.gl/vtTY6c).
It has been announced that a multi-million-dollar Drone Command Center will be established by Oct. 1 at the Horsham Air Guard Station, controlling deadly Hunter/Killer MQ-9 “Reaper” Drones.
These drones have killed over 4,700 people in countries we are not at war with, including countless innocent women and children. This program is creating new enemies and perpetuating endless war. Don’t just take our word for it – for articles, information, and links, please visit www.dronefreehorsham.com. Find out what you HAVEN’T been told about this terrible program.
Drones are killing innocent people & inciting hatred of our country. This is our back yard. Please do not turn away from your obligation to become knowledgeable about this proposed facility. Stand up, speak out, and demand better for our community, our families and our country. The time is now – STOP IT BEFORE IT STARTS.
Stand Now with groups across the region who are standing up against the planned drone war command center
American Friends Service Committee; Brandywine Peace Community; Bryn Mawr Peace Coalition; BuxMont Coalition for Peace Action; Catholic Peace Fellowship; Coalition for Peace Action; Death Walk Against Drones, LEPOCO (Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern); Germantown Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers); Global Women’s Strike/Phila., Granny Peace Brigade—Philadelphia; Green Party of Philadelphia; Greens of Montgomery and Bucks County; Main Line Peace Action, Payday men’s network/Phila., Pacem in Terris (Wilmington, DE), Peace & Justice Ministry of St. Vincent’s Roman Catholic Church in Germantown; Philly Against War; Peace Center of Delaware County; Philadelphia Catholic Worker; Shalom House/Circle of Hope; Veterans for Peace; Vietnam Veterans Against the War,Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF), Phila-Delco
The campaign to stop the planned drone war command center was initiated by the Brandywine Peace Community and the American Friends Service Committee, with the participation and endorsement of a growing list of groups and activists.
Pull the plug on drone warfare! Stop the Drone War Command Center at the Horsham, PA Air Guard Station, Montgomery County, PA
Call PA Governor (and Head of PA Air Guard) Thomas Corbett, (215) 560-2640 (Phila.), (717) 787-2500 (Harrisburg), other offices around the state, www.governor.state.pa.us
Lookout for Pull-the-Plug demonstrations at Governor’s offices planned for September. See EVENTS at www.brandywinepeace.com or call (610) 544-1818.
Don’t Forget to hold your Senators/Congressperson to account…
Congress in on recess now through September 6. Your Senators and Congresspeople are at home, please call, even better, stop by their office and tell them you strongly oppose the planned Drone War Command Center at the Horsham Air Guard Station. Visit, call, write, e-mail, tweet.
Alison Schwartz (D- PA – 13th District, 215-335-3355, http://schwartz.house.gov/ stepping down to run for Governor, district includes Horsham Township)
Rep. Patrick Meehan (R -PA – 7th District, 610-690-7323, http://meehan.house.gov/ district runs through Montgomery County),
Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick (R – PA, #8th District, 215-579-8102, http://fitzpatrick.house.gov/ Bucks County district right next door to Horsham),
Rep. Bob Brady (D – PA – 1st District, 215-389-4627, http://brady.house.gov/ i.e.: Brady is a member of the powerful House pro-Drone Caucus)
Find Your U.S. Congressional Representative at www.house.gov/representatives/find/
September 9th-11th, Vacant Land Conference in Philadelphia
PHS will co-host a national conference, “Reclaiming Vacant Properties,” September 9 through 11 in Philadelphia that will include a strong focus on the LandCare program operated by PHS in partnership with the city. The conference, coordinated by the Center for Community Progress, will offer mobile sessions that visit neighborhood lots cleaned and greened by PHS, training workshops, breakout sessions and other events. For information visit www.communityprogress.net.
Tuesday, September 3, 6:00pm, Using Social Media to Connect and Strengthen Local Communities, Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street
While national issues can dominate the airwaves, it’s dialog at the grassroots level that impacts you and your local communities the most. All politics might be local, but what tools can you use to change your community and communicate more effectively with your neighbors? How can we use social media to strengthen a community and effect change? Our next Philly Net Tuesday will feature organizations that use social media to do just that.
We’re planning a spirited discussion featuring a panel that is not yet finalized. (If you or someone you know might be interested in participating, please contact email@example.com.)
We’ll gather at the Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, on Net Tuesday, September 3. Join us for light refreshments and networking at 6:00PM, and the program will begin by 6:30. Can’t make it to Center City? Watch the live Internet stream at http://phillynetsquared.org/live, and share your comments and questions via Twitter with the hashtag #phlnet2.
Who should attend this meeting?
• Nonprofit staff and activists who want to connect or engage neighborhoods or larger communities to further their causes.
• Techies who want to learn about (or share) ways and reasons that nonprofits are leveraging the power of their communities.
• Government employees and community organizers who are striving to build their local communities.
• Anybody that uses or wants to use social media to better connect with their neighbors or learn more about ongoing changes in their community.
So, come and join us– and bring a neighbor! RSVPs are appreciated for planning purposes, though not required.
Save the Date & Save Items for the Sale! The Philadelphia International Action Center is gearing up for our annual Rummage Sale which will be held this year on Saturday, September 28th.
We will be collecting items for the sale from now through September 27th. Please contact us if you can donate. We can arrange to do picket ups. Please call Betsey at 610-352-3053 or email phillyIAC@gmail.com. We will also need volunteers for set up on Friday September 27 and during the sale on the 28th. Thanks for your support.
Things we can use: Books, records, DVDs, gently used clothing, house wares, small furniture, working electronics, toys, plants, jewelry, lights, small appliances…if you are having your own porch or yard sale this summer and end up with left over items give us a call. We can take them off your hands and use for the sale in September.
Greetings gentle denizens of the Delph! Hip ‘n with-it feminist arts collective Permanent Wave is putting together a lit-zine with one hidden message-laden theme and we want YOU to party down with US! (because monolithic society is a mere collection of idiosyncratic individuals and the feminist revolution starts with the revolutionaries within our multiple selves)!
The theme for this issue is TINY ACTS OF REBELLION.
Tell us a story—about your own rebellion or about the rebellion you’d like to have, for yourself, or the whole of the nation! How do tiny acts of rebellion connect to larger issues of oppression? Can you redefine rebellion? Or interrogate the size constraints that constitute ‘tiny’!? And what does it all have to do with the patriarchy? And kyriarchy? And the love we share, or something.
However you do it, we’re interested in hearing what tiny acts of rebellion mean to you, your feminism, et al. We are also accepting all this and more in the form of visual art.
Send us: stories, essays, collaborative work, visual + audio art, et al. To firstname.lastname@example.org. By: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Expect news about a zine release show further down the line! Thanks! With pleasure, the proud participants of Permanent Wave
Events listed here include Occupy Philadelphia related events as well as other social justice events. For more updates be sure to check the Occupy Philadelphia Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OccupyPhilly. Your support is greatly appreciated!