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Liz Proefreidt, Presente!

Liz Proefreidt

April 29, 2016

Elizabeth Proefriedt, sister, friend and activist PRESENTE

It is with many tears and mourning hearts, that we announce the passing of our dear friend Sister Liz Proefreidt, longtime peace activist. Liz was a dynamo of love, generosity, faith, commitment to peace and justice, music, poetry, and service, a courageous inspiration to all who knew her.

Daniel Berrigan, Presente!

Daniel Berrigan

April 30, 2016

Daniel Berrigan, Uncle, Brother, Friend, PRESENTE

A statement from the Family of Father Dan Berrigan, SJ

This afternoon around 2:30, a great soul left this earth. Close family missed the “time of death” by half an hour, but Dan was not alone, held and prayed out of this plane of existence by his friends. We – Liz McAlister, Kate, Jerry and Frida Berrigan, Carla and Marc Berrigan-Pittarelli—were blessed to be among friends—Patrick Walsh, Joe Cosgrove, Father Joe Towle and Maureen McCafferty—able to surround Daniel Berrigan’s body for the afternoon into the evening.

Government Targets

U.S. Police Departments & Police Chiefs
Police chiefs are the head of police departments that are responsible for abuses involving tear gas or pepper spray across the U.S., from the use of tear gas and pepper spray against Occupy protesters in Oakland, Portland, and Seattle to its use as a routine element of police intimidation and abuse against Black and Brown communities in places like Greensboro, North Carolina, and many others.

 

Terrorism and Trump: New Challenges for Social Justice Organizations

"The wake-up call is right there in the front page headline of the Dec. 11 New York Times: 'Poll Has Trump Gaining Ground on Terror Fear.' [ . . . ]

Understand that the fight against racism cannot be won just by struggling around domestic issues. Similarly, international peace cannot be won without a struggle against racism in the U.S. U.S. wars are largely rationalized by racism—the dehumanization and demonizing of people into enemies on the basis of their color or culture to the point of justifying their mass murder and the violent crushing of their economies, homes, public health and schools. The struggle against racism and for peace are potently linked and this needs to be reflected in our strategies and organizing . . ."

Ibrahim Abdil-Mu'id Ramey Presente

Ibrahim Abdil-Mu'id Ramey Photo

IBRAHIM ABDIL-MU'ID RAMEY:
AN APPRECIATION

(May Allah ta'Ala forgive him all his sins and grant him the highest of Jannah)

by Matt Meyer

Ibrahim Abdil-Mu'id Ramey (Clayton), who passed away yesterday, Friday, 11th of December 2015, was a dynamic speaker, fine writer, and keen strategic thinker – but he devoted most of his adult life to the “simple” task of fighting for people’s dignity and basic human rights. There was nothing shy about Ibrahim, but he was a generally humble and unassuming man, never thinking of himself as great though surely self-aware of his abundant organizing skills. He played central roles on the international and national levels, as an early leader of the Pan-African Skills Project in the 1970s, as a national program officer of both the War Resisters League and the Fellowship of Reconciliation, as a Board member of the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors and the American Friends Service Committee, and finally as an extraordinary leader of the Muslim community in Washington DC.

NVDA Training Agenda

Nonviolence Training: Nonviolent Direct Action Preparation Agenda
An annotated agenda for trainers to prepare people who are considering engaging in nonviolent direct action and for people who want to participate in nonviolent actions but not risk arrest. Includes links to handouts and resources. The agenda includes:

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