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Anarchists Against the Wall
An evening with activists from
the Israeli-based direct action group
Tuesday, Jan. 18th
Come support Anarchists Against the Wall and learn more about the devastation Israel's "separation barrier" is wreaking on the land and livelihoods of the people of Palestine. Hear about the inspiring joint struggle of the Palestinians, Israelis, and the internationals resisting the wall.|
Culture and Conflict Forum, Amnesty International (SCU), United Middle East Club (SCU), Jewish Voices for Peace (South Bay) and South Bay Mobilization
A Woman Among Warlords:
The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice
A Talk & Book Signing by
Saturday, Nov. 7th
Malalai Joya has been called the bravest woman in Afghanistan. Elected to the Afghan parliament in 2003 and 2005, she was suspended in 2007 for challenging the presence of warlords in the Afghan parliament. She has been compared to the symbol of Burma's democracy movement, Aung San Suu Kyi.|
Malalai Joya will talk about her memoir:
"A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of An Afghan Who Dared Raise Her Voice".
Read Johann Hari's article about his meeting with her: "Malalai Joya: The Woman Who Will Not Be Silenced" The Independent (7/28/09)
"Joya is raising an eloquent voice, and we owe to her, and to her people, to listen carefully, to learn, and to act." -- Noam Chomsky
3:45 pm - Talk & Book Signing
Culture and Conflict Forum, Middle East Studies (SJSU), Students Association for Middle East Studies (SJSU), and South Bay Mobilization
The New Frontier in
the Global War?
A Talk & Multimedia Presentation by
Dr. Nosheen Ali and
Thursday, April 23rd
A presentation, short film and discussion on the US War in the tribal areas of Pakistan and the growing refugee crisis with speakers, Dr. Nosheen Ali and Yasmin Qureshi.|
Dr. Nosheen Ali is a Pakistani sociologist and human rights activist focused on progressive movements in Northern Pakistan. She is a founding member of Group for Research in the Anthropology, Sociology, and Politics of Pakistan (GRASP). She recently published an article on 4/7/09, "The Long Road to Talibanization" for TheNews.com.pk.
Yasmin Qureshi is a Bay Area human rights activist involved in social justice movements in South Asia and Palestine. She conducted a workshop in Jan, 2009, "Mumbai Attacks: Youth Activism and Impact of Terrorism" at Stanford Univ with Dr. Sunaina Maira. Her 2/6/09 article, "Gaza Shakes Arab and Muslim Youth" was published by ElectronicIntifada.net. She is a member of South Bay Mobilization.
7:00 pm - Talk & Presentation
South Asians for Peace, DeAnza,
and South Bay Mobilization
International Intercultural Studies, DeAnza,
Students for Justice, DeAnza
What I Saw in Gaza!
My Account of
Israel's War on Gaza
A Talk & Multimedia Presentation by
Founder of Middle East
Children's Alliance (MECA)
Thursday, Feb. 26th
On Jan. 21st, 2009, after waiting ten hours at the border
between Egypt and Gaza, Barbara Lubin entered the Gaza Strip.
Come join us to hear her story about what she saw.|
“The destruction and trauma in the Gaza Strip is even greater
than I expected,” says Lubin. She saw bombed out homes and
universities, overcrowded UN schools, and people were given
just minutes to evacuate their homes.
Sabreen, a young woman from Rafah, told Lubin,
“We are a strong people. No matter how many times
Israel bombs us, we are not leaving.”
To help MECA send more medical aid to Gaza for thousands of sick
and injured people living under occupation, visit www.mecaforpeace.org
7:00 pm - Talk & Presentation|
Light refreshments will be served
Student Association for
Middle Eastern Studies (SAMES at SJSU),
Muslim Student Association (MSA at SJSU),
Middle East Childrens' Alliance (MECA),
and South Bay Mobilization
Dept. of Anthropology (SJSU),
Women's Studies (SJSU),
Mosaic Cross Cultural Center (SJSU),
Jewish Voice for Peace, and
San José Peace & Justice Center
- Note Last Minute Room Change -
New Room: ADM 102
Thursday, Feb. 19th
Click here for map to Adm 102...|
Adm 102 is just south of
Campus Center in the Main Quad.
View Main Campus Map here...
View Map of Main Quad here...
On the Main Quad map, the building is labeled:
"Administration Building and Classrooms".
A Multimedia Report Back
from Occupied Palestine
With social justice activists,
Donna & Darlene Wallach
Donna and Darlene Wallach, Bay Area social justice activists, have just returned from Palestine, after living in the Gaza Strip from August to December, 2008. They witnessed first hand the brutality of the Israeli occupation and blockade of Gaza and experienced the impact of Israel's collective punishment of Gaza living alongside ordinary Palestinian people.
Come listen to Donna and Darlene speak about the spirit, resilience, kindness, generosity, and sense of humor of the Palestinian people and the peaceful ways they survive the extreme hardships of Israeli blockade and violence.
Back in August, 2008, both Donna and Darlene joined with other human rights workers to break Israel's blockade of Gaza. They sailed to Gaza on the SS Liberty and the SS Free Gaza to become the first people to freely enter Palestine in 41 years! Visit FreeGaza.org for more about the Free Gaza Movement.
Democracy Now! coverage:
8/22/08: Free Gaza Boats Set Sail from Cyprus to Break Israeli Blockade
US Activist Detained in Israeli Jail Condemns Blockade of Gaza. Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! interviewed Darlene Wallach by phone as Darlene sat in an Israeli prison after Israel kidnapped her in international waters.
Don't miss this historic multimedia report back!
South Bay Mobilization and MSA (De Anza)
Students for Justice, Socialist Organizer, and
San Jose Peace and Justice Center
Join Us at Continuing
Protests This Weekend!
Click here for more info...
1/10: Saturday in SF, and
1/11: Sunday in San Jose...
Stop the Massacre
Sunday, Jan. 11th
Show solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza, the largest open-air prison in the world, still under siege, still under a brutal blockade by Israel for more than a year, which brought their economy to a deadly halt. Demand an immediate end to the murderous attacks carried out by the Israeli military using US weapons against the people of Gaza, which have killed over 700 people in Palestine just since 1/3/08.|
Israel claims this is about Hamas, but Israel placed Gaza under siege before Hamas was democratically elected by the people of Gaza. This has nothing to do with Hamas, and everything to do with removing Palestinians from their land by any means necessary, in violation of international law.
Sign the open letter to Obama to End the Occupation of Palestine!
Contact your representatives, demand that Israel STOP their invasion and bombing!
San Jose Peace & Justice Center
South Bay Mobilization
Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist
in Occupied Iraq
A talk and book signing by Dahr Jamail
Thursday, Nov. 20th
Since 2003, Dahr Jamail has been one of the few independent US journalists in Iraq.
For over 5 years he has reported from Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.
Dahr Jamail is special correspondent for Flashpoints,
and he reports for Democracy Now! and many others.|
Dahr's award-winning reporting has made him this generation's chronicler
of the on-going illegal US War on Iraq, from the US siege of Fallujah
to the origins of the Iraqi resistance. For more information,
visit his website, DahrJamailIraq.com
and join his popular email list.
- Iraq Has Only Militants, Not Civilians
by Dahr Jamail (11/26/07)
- The Most Dangerous War in the History of Journalism by Independent (UK) (11/19/07)
Free Event! Book signing after the talk.|
SJSU Dept. of Anthropology,
SJSU Dept. of English & Comparative Literature,
SJSU Middle Eastern Studies Program,
SJSU Dept. of Communications Studies,
San Jose Peace & Justice Center, and
South Bay Mobilization
We can. We did. We will.
Israel's Siege of Gaza
Saturday, Nov. 8th
On Aug. 23, 2008, two small boats, the SS Free gaza and the SS Liberty, safely landed in Gaza, breaking the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip. When they arrived at the Port of Gaza, they were greeted by the cheers and joyful tears of thousands of Palestinians who came out to the beaches to welcome them.|
The boats were crewed by a determined group of international human rights workers from the Free Gaza Movement. Meet one of the human rights workers from California and hear his historic report-back on what they experienced and what they saw. Don't miss this multimedia presentation!
SBM is co-sponsoring this event with 2 other organizations because we are inspired by these civilians and the others in the Free Gaza Movement who were willing to act lawfully, peacefully and nonviolently on Aug. 23rd, 2008 to challenge Israel's collective punishment of the Palestinian people: Israel's Siege of Gaza. By peacefully breaking Israel's Siege of Gaza, these human rights workers stopped a war crime, the collective punishment of the Palestinian people, which was a violation of the 4th Geneva Convention. Come join us to hear what happened.
10/2/08: UN Statement Recognizes Free Gaza Movement as Model for Nonviolence
Iraqi Civilians Killed
7/1/06 thru 5/25/09 using the
rate of deaths from
times the Lancet Study estimate (thru 7/1/06).
As of July 1, 2006, IBC: 47,288
As of 5/25/09, IBC: (92,108 + 100,555) / 2
96,331 / 47,288 = 2.03711 ==> death rate
Using Lancet study death toll as of 7/1/06:
1,334,235 = 654,965 * ( 2.03711
Note: The UK ORB study also confirms that over
one million Iraqi civilians have been killed.
These numbers below are clearly under-reported
but these are the numbers for which
we have references.
US Troop Statistics
||US Troops Killed
(4,300 in Iraq, 687 in Afghanistan)
|Vet Suicides Due to War
(6,256 Vet suicides in 2005 alone!
"Suicide Epidemic Among Veterans",
||Gulf War I
Veteran Deaths (see p.8)
|US Troops Dead
||US Troops Wounded
View Cost of Perpetual War flyer here...
Iraqi Civilians killed as of 6/30/06
|See also this study by ORB in the UK:
"Iraq Conflict Has Killed a Million Iraqis"
In the January, 2008 update to this study,
ORB wrote the following on their website:
|"Further survey work undertaken by ORB, in association with its research partner IIACSS, confirms our earlier estimate that over 1,000,000 Iraqi citizens have died as a result of the conflict which started in 2003." - Notice that they won't say what also started in 2003: The US Invasion & Occupation of Iraq.
- Does not include 567,000+ Iraqi children
killed by 13 years of US sanctions
(nor the number of adult deaths due to lack
medical care/equipment/medicine), nor any
several hundred thousand Iraqis that
killed by the US military in Iraq in Gulf
The sum for these deaths are
well over 1 million
- caused by policies architected by
both Democrats and Republicans.
Now in Civil War!,
of 11/26/06, the US has been waging
War on Iraq for longer than the
US fought in World War II
1 of out 4 Homeless are Veterans...(11/8/07)
don't do body counts."
- General Tommy Franks,
US Central Command
to this the deaths from the 11-years of
brutal US sanctions on Iraq, which killed
Iraqi children (confirmed
by Secty of
State Madeleine Albright on 5/12/96 on "60
the number of Iraqi Civilians killed
by Americans is well over...
Iraqi Civilians Killed!
estimates go as high as 2,000,000!)
Then you aren't digging deep enough. The
more you look, the more you find. Example:
On 11/21/04, the Wash. Post reported
Iraqi children are suffering
from chronic "wasting" disease.
Any way you look at it, the
horrifying genocidal body count
just keeps going up.
Pay Cost of Iraq's Chaos",
Washington Post, 11/21/04 ]
in 8 Iraqis Dies Before 5th Birthday",
San Francisco Chronicle, 5/23/07 ]
Cost of Perpetual War
- Thru 9/30/08 -
$1.541 Trillion Dollars!
$1,541 Bn = $755 Bn (GWOT)
+ $786 Bn (DoD)
(GWOT: Global War on "Terror"
DoD: Dept. of Defense(War))
$755 Bn GWOT = $145Bn + $100Bn
($145Bn thru 9/08, $100Bn thru 9/07,
$510 Bn thru 9/06.)
Bn = Accumulated DoD Budget
Cost Overruns Above 2001 levels
(2001 DoD budget used
as a baseline: $292.3Bn)
[ See DoD "Greenbook" for 2001,
pg.13 of PDF for $292.3Bn
Article-Jeff Leys ($145Bn thru 9/08)...
5/25/07 MSNBC article ($100Bn thru 9/07)...
6/15/06 AFP article ($66Bn)...
Guardian article ($440Bn)...
SF Chronicle article...
$314 Billion Chart...
People of Santa Clara County
Are Paying $8.8+
and for War Crimes!
Former Secty of Defense Donald Rumsfeld
Reported on 9/10/01 That the Pentagon
Lost $2.3 Trillion Dollars!
Then of course, 9/11 buried this inconvenient
admission of massive fraud and theft
from the American people.
Genocidal Occupation Of Iraq!
of Perpetual War Flyer
Flyer Updated as of 4/4/08:
Information Of Interest
Suffering from Media Malnutrition?
2007 Calendar for Palestine
"Terrorism, Globalization, and Conspiracy"
A talk by Michael Parenti given at St. Andrews Wesley Church, in Vancouver, British Columbia
"War and Globalization - The Truth Behind 9/11"
A talk my Prof. Michel Chossudovsky at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada
New Counter Recruitment Resource
Police Brutality in Santa Clara Cty
Clara County Police Racially Profiled,
Beat and Brutally Arrested Muslim
and Black youth at De Anza College.
Anti-War March & Rally in San Jose!
March 20, 2005, San Jose, CA
Over 2,500 people joined more than
750+ cities all over the US on this
global day of action to say,
the War and
Genocidal Occupation Of Iraq!
All Troops Out
The People of
Santa Clara County
Billion for War!
(View the "Cost
of Perpetual War" flyer
The Downing Street Memos!
Media Lies About Palestine!
Think the corporate
media reports of the so-called "Palestinian
Conflict" are unbiased? Think
Examine the 2 reports below for more...
Whose Children Matter?
For more info, visit:
Electronic Voting Is Simulation!
Be sure to check out
Investigative Reporter Lynn Landes' website:
PAPER BALLOTS +
HAND COUNTS = REAL VOTING!
Voting by machine, absentee, early, Internet,
e-mail, phone, fax, central "counting"
facility, or carrier pigeon is an invitation
to undetectable system failure and/or vote
- Demand Paper Ballots Counted By Hand -
Canada Can Do It
, We Can Too!
Brief History of Computerized Election
Fraud in America"
, by Victoria
Anti-War March & Rally in San Jose!
SBM Wins Award!
California State Legislature Recognizes
the South Bay Mobilization for Its
Dedication to Peace and Social Justice
Resolution Passed in San Jose!
Resolution Passed in Santa Clara Cty!
SBM Charges US With War Crimes!
March 24, 2003, South Bay Mobilization initiated
campaign to prosecute all US criminals responsible
for the invasion of Iraq for genocide,
crimes against the peace, crimes against humanity
and violating the UN Charter.
at home and throughout the world people are fighting back
against the forces of wealth, privilege, and militarism -- some
they have no choice, others because they would choose no other course
but the one that leads to peace and justice." -- Michael Parenti