Monday, July 28, 2014, 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM.  Webinar:  Crisis in Gaza:  A Discussion on Context and History with Phyllis Bennis.  If history is determined by when you start the clock, then when did the current conflict between Israel and Gaza begin, exactly? Was it when Palestinians killed three young Israelis in the occupied West Bank, or perhaps when Israeli soldiers shot and killed two Palestinian teenagers four weeks earlier?  Join us for an in-depth discussion on the underlying dynamics and root causes of the current invasion of Gaza.  We'll discuss the latest news and developments and address questions such as:  What are the chances for a ceasefire? What is the role of the U.S. in the crisis? How does the history of Israeli occupation fit into our understanding of today’s assault?  You can participate in the webinar online or in-person with us in the conference room of the Institute for Policy Studies (1112 16th Street NW, Suite 600, Washington DC, 20036.)  If you will be joining us online, you can listen in using either using your computer's microphone and speakers or your telephone. Or, if you are not near a computer, you can still dial-in to listen only:  Toll: +1 (415) 655-0059   Access Code: 592-768-385

To participate, please RSVP to the webinar.  After entering your information at the above link, instructions on how to participate will be displayed and emailed to you.

Crisis in Gaza: A Discussion on Context and History with Phyllis Bennis 

 

Monday, July 28, 2014, 7:00  – 8:00 PM.  Central Ohioans for Peace Meeting.  Program:  Bob Hart will give us an overview of the Green Party and why we should be supporting it instead of the Democratic or Republican parties.  Mennonite Church at 35 Oakland Park - one block north of N. Broadway (map).  More information about COFP at https://sites.google.com/site/centralohioansforpeace/ 

 

Monday, July 28, 2014, 7:00 PM.   Central Ohio Solar and Smart Grid Cooperative.  Discussion of future projects.  Location:  First UU Church, 93 West Weisheimer Road.  Please check the meet up site to verify.  Sign up at meetup for more information.   

 

Monday, July 28, 2014, 7:30 PM.  Youth Beat Radio on WCRS.  Tune in Mondays at 7:30 p.m. on WCRS  

102.1 and 98.3 FM or listen online at www.wcrsfm.org.   Youth Beat Radio is sponsored by The School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University, Ohio State University Extension, and the Puffin Foundation West.   Location: WCRS 102.1 and 98.3 FM on your radio dial. Program and podcasts here.   For more information, contact youthbeat@osu.edu

 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 2:30 PM.  Ohio Fair Food and UDFS Freedom School Action at Wendy’s.   The  

University District Freedom Schools (UDFS) will be marching from their location at Summit on 16th UMC down to the Wendy's location on High & 9th to host a rally and deliver a letter to Wendy's management.  Freedom Schools is a summer literacy program which works with youth (k-12) toward education about social justice and building leadership.  This year, youth at the UDFS have been learning about economic injustice, worker rights, and specifically about the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.  To put their education to action, they will be hosting a rally and would like you to join!  They are asking that community members meet them at the Wendy's.  Location:  Wendy's on 9th & High 1510 N High St. Columbus, OH 43201.  PLEASE JOIN US IN SUPPORTING THEM! 

 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 2:00 – 3:30 PM. Do you know where your trash goes once you "throw it away"?   Join the Sierra Club for an educational landfill tour at the SWACO Landfill in Columbus to find out! The program will take place on Tuesday, July 29th from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. The tour will begin at the Resource Center where we will be given a slide show presentation on the engineering, regulations and monitoring of a modern day sanitary landfill. Immediately following the presentation at the Resource Center visitors will enter the landfill site via bus in order to view a modern day working landfill. This will be a great opportunity to see how a landfill operates and to learn exactly what happens to all of our trash here in Columbus.  Location:  SWACO Resource Center, 4149 London-Groveport Rd Grove City, Ohio 43123.  There will be parking on-site. 

Please complete the short RSVP form via the link below if you plan on attending. SWACO has a 14 person limit for the tour.  RSVP here. 

Please e-mail Natasha Ghica, Programs Coordinator for Sierra Club Central Ohio Group, at natashaghica@yahoo.com with any questions or concerns about this event. 

 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014,  Happy 49th Anniversary Medicare Call In Day.  Call Congree/send a letter; 1-800-998-0180 www.ncpssm.org/MedicareAnniversary Sponsored by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.  www.ncpssm.org/grassroots or grassroots@ncpssm.org  

 

Thursday, July  31, 2014, 8:00 PM.  Move To Amend internet radio.   Listen to it streaming at:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/movetoamend and click on “Live.”  Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution.   This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate.  Listen in every Thursday - previous programs can also be accessed at the website.  

 

Thursday, July 31, 2014.  Sierra Club President David Scott to Speak at Pittsburgh Rally/Hearing.   On July 31st, hundreds of people will gather in Pittsburgh from Pennsylvania and near by states to rally around the Clean Power Plan EPA hearing. There are only four total hearings nationwide on the new plan to reduce carbon from power plants. This is a direct action to curb climate change and protect the health of all Americans.  Ohio has some of the worst air in the country, and will need to show strong support for limiting harmful air sources. The Sierra Club President David Scott will speak at the rally along with other national leaders.  Reserve a seat to Pittsburgh NOW  

HEARING Pittsburgh 8:00 am to 9:00pm, Thursday, July 31, 2014 

William S. Moorhead Federal Building, 1000 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh Pa 15222 

To testify and request a time: contact Samantha Allen at 614-461-0734 x313 or samantha.allen@sierraclub.org. 

NOTE: There will be a lunch break from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and a food will be provided on the buses. There will be two buses in Ohio leaving from Columbus at 7 am and Cleveland at 7 am 

 

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM.  Moms Clean Air Force:  Speak up for Climate Action.  Climate change threatens our kids' health and our kids' future. This threat to our kids keeps us up at night. And that's why we do what we do--to ensure that the voices of families concerned about air pollution and climate change are heard loud and clear.  Last month, the EPA proposed a historic standards that would limit carbon emissions from power plants for the first time. (Do you think emissions of this air pollutant are already regulated, like lead, mercury, carbon dioxide, and soot? Think again.) If finalized, these rules have the potential to meaningfully limit carbon dioxide pollution in the atmosphere--an important first step in limiting dangerous climate change. 

As part of its rulemaking process, EPA will be holding public hearings around the country next month. These are events where EPA staff sit and listen to people who care about their proposal. And that's where you come in. You don't have to be a scientist, an engineer, a lawyer, or a doctor to speak at these public hearings. You just have to be someone who cares about moving our nation away from runaway greenhouse gas emissions. Someone who cares about our children's future. Someone just like you. 

The EPA is required to take into account all public comments before it finalizes its historic carbon rule. You can be certain that the fossil fuel industry and all who profit from fossil fuel air pollution will be there in force to argue that their profits are more important than clean air. Let's make sure that moms--and everyone who loves them--fill the hearing rooms with our voices. Let's tell the EPA that our children are more important than their profits.  Please, sign up to join with us at these crucial public hearings. We will help you line up a convenient 5-minute time slot to deliver your comments. You are welcome to bring your children with you to these events. We will help you prepare your comments, if you'd like. And we'll be there in force to support your important work. Because a mom's work is never done, right? 

Location:  William S. Moorhead Federal Building, Room 1310, 1000 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Directions to the William S. Moorhead Federal Building  Register for the hearing 

Join us at EPA's public hearings on the Clean Power Plan. Let us know you've registered to speak so we can make sure to offer the support you need.  Marnie Urso, Moms Clean Air Force Regional Manager – murso@momscleanairforce.org   And while you're at it--tell EPA that you support strong limits on carbon dioxide pollution from power plants. 

 

July 31-August 3, 2014. Global Exchange Gathering - Building Community Resilience Around the World.  Time Banking, Transition Towns, Complimentary Currencies & Cooperative Practice!.  Location:  Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel, Rhode Island.   http://www.globalexchangegathering.info/ 

 

Friday,  August 1, 2014, 4:00 – 6:00 PM.  Palestine Solidarity Rally.  Downtown Columbus.   

 

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 1:00 PM.  End the Massacre in Gaza!  At the White House.  The atrocities committed by the Israeli regime keep piling up in Gaza. Over 70 people were murdered by relentless Israeli artillery fire in just one neighborhood alone, al-Shujayeh, and bombings of hospitals and schools take place on a daily basis. 

In response to this ongoing massacre, a broad coalition of anti-war, Muslim and Arab-American groups have joined together to organize a national march on the White House on August 2. 

Co-sponsors:  - ANSWER Coalition - American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) - Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) - American Muslim Alliance (AMA) - Al-Awda: Palestine Right to Return Coalition - Al-Awda: Palestine Right to Return Coalition - New York – CODEPINK - Muslim Legal Fund of America -World Can't Wait - Partership for Civil Justice - MAS Immigrant Justice Center - UNAC - United National Antiwar Coalition - Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) - House of Latin America (HOLA) - SI Solidarity Iran - Labor Fightback Network - Al-Awda, Palestine Right to Return Coalition, Cleveland Chapter - Al Quds Committee - Washington D.C. al-Quds Committee - Washington DC Chapter of Veterans For Peace - Methodist Federation for Social Action - The National Muslim Council for Justice (NMCJ) - Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel - Free Palestine Movement International Solidarity Movement - Northern California - Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality – Virginia - The Phil Berrigan Institute for Nonviolence and Occupy the Dream, Reading, PA - LA Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild - The Green Party of New Jersey 

Every day, people across the United States are pouring into the streets to show their outrage at the ongoing Israeli massacre in Gaza. In many cities, these demonstrations are taking place on a near-daily basis – and are growing. Just last weekend, protests attended by many thousands took place in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and San Francisco. While the U.S. government continues to shamefully offer unqualified support for the brutal Israeli regime, the people of the United States are making it clear that public opinion is sharply turning against this long-standing policy. 

The emerging movement that has brought so many people into the streets in local actions will now converge to illustrate the massive opposition among the American public to Israel’s new war and U.S. support for their atrocities. Join us! 

RSVP on Facebook 

More information at http://www.answercoalition.org/ 

 

Sunday, August 3, 2014, 6:00-7:00 PM.  Columbus Faith Coalition Against Violence.  Monthly prayer service.   Location:  St. Thomas More Newman Center 64 W. Lane Ave
Columbus, OH 43210 (Parking lot behind the Center) 

 

August, 7-9, 2014.  Walking with Palestinian Christians.  Join United Methodist and Palestinian Christian leaders on Thursday and Friday, August 7-8, 2014 for Walking with Palestinian Christians...for holy justice and peace, co-sponsored by the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries and Ginghamsburg Church.   Through prayer, fellowship and study, we as United Methodists in partnership with Palestinian Christians will seek to put God’s call to love all our neighbors into action for justice & peace.  Click here for more information and to register.  Location:  Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church, Tipp City, Ohio.