Tag: South Carolina
Refugee Resettlement in South Carolina: Facts, Not Fear
Tell SC Lawmakers to Prevent Pipeline Builders from Using Eminent Domain
Open Call to Columbia’s Cultural Activists
Remembering Clarence Graham, One of the Friendship Nine in Rock Hill
Alternatives to Violence Basic Workshop, May 20-22
Voice Your Opposition to Anti-Refugee Bill S.997
Indie Grits Picks 2016: We Recommend…
Indie Grits Festival
The Indie Grits festival is this Thursday through Sunday in Columbia, SC, marking its 10th anniversary. All film screenings are free… first come, first served, tickets at box office at 1621 Main St 30 min before film.
Here are Carolina Peace’s recommendations.
Locations & More info at: www.indiegrits.com
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Medea Benjamin Talks in Greenville, Spartanburg & Rock Hill
Due to weather and travel issues, the Medea Benjamin talks in Charleston (Wednesday Jan 29th) and Columbia (Thursday Jan 30th) have been canceled. I apologize for any inconvenience; Medea has given us a raincheck to come again to Columbia and Charleston to speak. Thank you for your patience.
Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK: Women for Peace and Global Exchange, and author of Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control speaks in Greenville, Rock Hill, Columbia and Charleston. A prominent peace & social justice activist she will speak on peace issues from drones to Syria to Iran sanctions to gun violence here at home.
Full Bio Here: http://www.codepink.org/article.php?id=51
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South Carolina Speaking Tour
MONDAY Jan 27th, 6PM [CORRECT TIME]
Coffee Underground, 1. E. Coffee St. Greenville, SC
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/668051359905391/
Co-sponsored by the Upstate Peace Network
Meet the Author: Lunch with Medea Benjamin
TUESDAY Jan 28th, 11:45AM-1:45PM
Delaney’s Irish Pub
117 W Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29306
An informal speaking engagement with Medea Benjamin, author of Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control.
Wearing PINK optional.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/624871757580791/
ROCK HILL, SC
TUESDAY Jan 28th, 7PM
Winthrop University, DiGiorgio Campus Center-Dina’s Place
269 DiGiorgio Center, Rock Hill, SC 29733
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/783144228369088/
CANCELED CHARLESTON, SC
WEDNESDAY Jan 29th, 7PM
Unitarian Church in Charleston
4 Archdale St. Charleston, SC 29401
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/530684480362590/
CANCELED COLUMBIA, SC
THURSDAY Jan 30th, 7PM
Coker Life Sciences Building, Room 005 (CONFIRMED)
715 Sumter St. Columbia, SC 29225
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/325473127593776/
Co-sponsored by Amnesty International USC
Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center
Copies of Medea Benjamin’s book Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control will be available for sale & signing at most venues.
CONTACT Carolina Peace for more information, opportunities to meet Medea Benjamin and media availability.
david @ carolinapeace.org / 803 215 3263
Medea Benjamin is a cofounder of both CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange. Benjamin is the author of eight books. Her latest book is Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, and she has been campaigning to stop the use of killer drones. Her direct questioning of President Obama during his 2013 foreign policy address, as well as her recent trips to Pakistan and Yemen, helped shine a light on the innocent people killed by US drone strikes.
Benjamin has been an advocate for social justice for more than 30 years. Described as “one of America’s most committed — and most effective — fighters for human rights” by New York Newsday, and “one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement” by the Los Angeles Times, she was one of 1,000 exemplary women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the millions of women who do the essential work of peace worldwide. In 2010 she received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize from the Fellowship of Reconciliation and the 2012 Peace Prize by the US Peace Memorial. She is a former economist and nutritionist with the United Nations and World Health Organization.
ACTION ALERT: The Time for Immigration Reform is Now!
ACTION ALERT: Tell Congress the Time for Immigration Reform is Now!
The US Senate just passed an immigration reform bill that provided a path to citizenship for the undocumented but also “practically militarizes the border” in Senator Graham’s words, spending $50 billion to doubling the number of border agents by adding 21,000 and building 700 more miles of border fortifications.
The US House now needs to pass an immigration reform bill, but it faces a rocky road in the House. There is strong opposition in the House to a path to citizenship. An immigration reform bill without a path to citizenship isn’t really immigration reform. Your Congressman is already hearing from those who oppose immigration reform. Your Congressman needs to hear from you.
TAKE ACTION: Tell Your Congressman the Time for Immigration Reform is Now!
Contact your Representative and tell him you support a path to citizenship and you oppose “militarizing the border” and wasting $50 billion in taxpayer money. When Congress returns to session after the July 4th holiday, they need to get down to work!
Contact Your Rep Now & Mark Your Calendar to Call-In on TUES July 9th, SC Call in Day.
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LINKS TO CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE & MORE INFO (click read more)
Rep Mark Sanford (SC-1): https://sanford.house.gov/contact/email-me
Rep Joe Wilson (SC-2) :https://joewilsonforms.house.gov/Forms/WriteYourRep/default.aspx
Rep Jeff Duncan (SC-3) https://jeffduncan.house.gov/contact-me
Rep Trey Gowdy (SC-4) http://gowdy.house.gov/Contact/default.aspx
Rep Mick Mulvaney (SC-5) https://forms.house.gov/mulvaney/webforms/zipauthen_contact.shtml
Rep Jim Clyburn (SC-6): https://forms.house.gov/clyburn/zipauth.shtml
Rep Tom Rice (SC-7): https://rice.house.gov/contact/email-me
Don’t know your Congressman? Outside SC? Go here: house.gov
“S.C. House members cooler — but not stone cold — on immigration reform” Charleston Post & Courier, SUN June 30th
“Securing” the border? Necessary?
*The number of border agents in recent years has already been doubled… doubling them again would quadruple the number of border agents.
*Deportations have hit record levels under the Obama administration. This also means family separations on a massive scale and the imprison of American citizens in private prison gulags due to a lack of due process.
* The border cannot be “secured.” As long as there is opportunity on the other side of the border, people will cross it. Just as with the drug war, as long as there is supply and demand, efforts to stop border traffic will be bypassed. In addition, most undocumented immigrants cross the border legally, but overstay their visas.
SC Immigration Coalition, http://www.sc-coalition.org/about-us/our-work/ccomprehensive-immigration-reform
A United South Carolina, http://unitedsc.org/