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Celebrate World Food Day Oct. 16th.

VIRTUAL EVENT. The Niagara Falls Illumination Board and North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO) are raising awareness about World Food Day and is joining the global campaign to end hunger by lighting the iconic landmark of Niagara Falls, blue. The event will take place on 16 October 7pm Pacific Daylight time.

The Future of Food is in our Hands.

The Local Peace Economy joins with people around the earth to celebrate world food day and help to end hunger in our local communities. In a vast world of almost 8 billion people we all need food, survive because of it and derive happiness from it. Yet profound inequalities exist in our global society when comes access to food. Three billion people suffer from food insecurity and cannot afford healthy diets, while overweight and obesity continue to increase worldwide. In the environment many farming practices are unsustainable and have led to land degradation, depletion of nature resources, water loss and less food production at higher cost. With make it harder for farmers and farm workers to make a living  income.  Which affects one billion workers worldwide who earn their livelihoods in the agriculture industry, more than any other economic sector.

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International Day of Rural Women 15 October

Beekeeper woman with special equipment and hives in the background.

Beekeeper and entrepeneur Oralia Ruano Lima, Guatemala. PHOTO:UN Women/Rosendo Quintos.
Join the Local Peace Economy in celebrating Internation Day of Rural Women. The theme for this International Day of Rural Women is “Building rural women’s resilience in the wake of COVID-19,” to create awareness of these women’s struggles, their needs, and their critical and key role in our society.

The first International Day of Rural Women was observed on 15 October 2008. This new international day, established by the General Assembly in its resolution 62/136 of 18 December 2007, recognizes “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty. The resolution urges the Member States, in collaboration with the organizations of the United Nations and civil society to implement measures that could improve rural women’s lives.

Here in California, as well around the earth, women and girls in rural areas are disadvantaged in this pandemic. Rural women, with a crucial role in agriculture, food security and nutrition, already face struggles in their daily lives. Now, since COVID-19 and their unique health needs in remote areas, they are less likely to have access to quality health services, essential medicines, and vaccines. Restrictive social norms and gender stereotypes can also limit rural women’s ability to access health services. Furthermore, a lot of rural women suffer from isolation, as well as the spread of misinformation, and a lack of access to critical technologies to improve their work and personal life.

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Did Your House Representative Vote to Cut the Pentagon Budget in 2021?

On September 24, members of the House of Representatives voted on the National Defense Authorization Act, must-pass legislation that authorizes Pentagon funding for fiscal year 2022. 

This year, our representatives had an opportunity to vote for two amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act that would reduce the topline budget:

Amendment 40: Representatives Barbara Lee, Mark Pocan, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced legislation to cut the Pentagon budget by 10%. The amendment failed with a final vote count of 86-332. You can find the final roll call here.

Amendment 41: Representatives Barbara Lee and Sarah Jacobs introduced legislation that would cut the Pentagon budget by 3%. The amendment failed with a final vote count of 142-286. You can find the final roll call here 

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Why We Go to Creech to STOP THE TERROR of the U.S. Drone Killing Machine!

Did you hear about the 3 Afghan toddler girls whose flesh was ripped to pieces by a U.S. Drone Strike last Sunday?  Striking in a Kabul NEIGHBORHOOD, the attack also killed 4 other children, including 2 more under 6 years old!  The grief on Amal Ahmadi’s face tells it all!  10 civilian family members dead, 7 of them children, body parts everywhere, and bodies unrecognizable.  It was a horrific and tragic scene. And then there was last Friday’s U.S. drone strike in Nangarhar Province that U.S. officials claimed killed two “high profile” ISIS-K targets.”  A witness reported, “…rickshaws were burning.  Children and women were wounded and one man, one boy and one woman had been killed on the spot.”
OFFICIALS LIE…CHILDREN, WOMEN AND MEN DIE!
WE MUST UNITE TO STOP THIS RACIST U.S. DRONE TERROR IN THE SKY.
Shut Down Creech, Fall Action Week 
Sun, Sept 26th – Sat, Oct 2nd
Please Join Us!

Report Back: Travis Air Force Base

Stop Bombing Afghanistan!  The People Want Real Peace! MONARCHS FOR PEACE!
by Toby Blomé
CODEPINK & Veterans for Peace collaborate again!
Ban Killler Drones, a recently formed national organization to unify the anti-drone groups across the country, called for a mobilization on Friday, Aug. 20th, at drone bases and other military installations across the country.  The goal: to be a voice against the Biden Administration hidden agenda to continue the bombing of Afghanistan even after U.S. fully “withdraws it’s troops. Continue reading

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Oct
22
Fri
5:00 PM Friday Peace Vigil Back on the S... @ In front of MLK Library
Friday Peace Vigil Back on the S... @ In front of MLK Library
Oct 22 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Friday Peace Vigil Back on the Street. @ In front of MLK Library
End Endless War Remaining silent is not an option. We can either have a culture of complicity, or a culture of resistance. With no public opposition we will have a culture of complicity. Public acts[...]

Gatherings

Oct
20
Wed
4:30 PM WTF: Climate Change, Displacemen...
WTF: Climate Change, Displacemen...
Oct 20 @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
WTF: Climate Change, Displacement and the Border Industrial Complex
Wednesday, October 20 at 4:30pm PT, join us in conversation with Todd Miller author of Empire of Borders. The United States is outsourcing its border patrol abroad—and essentially expanding its borders in the process. The[...]
Oct
21
Thu
2:00 PM Funding Violence: How the U.S. W...
Funding Violence: How the U.S. W...
Oct 21 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Funding Violence: How the U.S. War Machine Works
In this workshop, we will research both Pentagon spending and US military aid. We will explore Department of Defense websites to investigate the hows of the US’ funding of violence abroad. Khury Petersen-Smith is the Michael Ratner[...]
2:00 PM Funding Violence: How the U.S. W...
Funding Violence: How the U.S. W...
Oct 21 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Funding Violence: How the U.S. War Machine Works
In this workshop, we will research both Pentagon spending and US military aid. We will explore Department of Defense websites to investigate the hows of the US’ funding of violence abroad. Khury Petersen-Smith is the Michael Ratner[...]
Oct
22
Fri
12:00 PM Dance of Peace Class Municipal R...
Dance of Peace Class Municipal R...
Oct 22 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Dance of Peace Class Municipal Rose Garden.
Join Khalilah Ramirez, the Peace Dancer, for the Dance of Peace class at the Municipal Rose Garden (at Dana and Naglee) San Jose. Dance & Play among the flowers! You will learn how to create[...]
Oct
23
Sat
9:00 AM Peaceful Yoga w/Khalilah @ Online
Peaceful Yoga w/Khalilah @ Online
Oct 23 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Peaceful Yoga w/Khalilah @ Online
Description This is a morning yoga class focused on strengthening, calming and centering the body, mind and spirit. No prior experience in yoga is required. Link To All Classes: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3090894469… Meeting ID:[...]
Oct
26
Tue
4:00 PM The Spoils of War: Conversation ...
The Spoils of War: Conversation ...
Oct 26 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Spoils of War: Conversation with Author Andrew Cockburn
Join CODEPINK in conversation with author Andrew Cockburn about his new book: The Spoils of War: Power, Profit, and the American War Machine. During this webinar, attendees will hear from Andrew about his new book[...]

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The national CodePink organization organizes for justice for Iraqis and to hold war criminals accountable. CodePink actively opposes the U.S. war in Afghanistan, torture, the detention center at Guantanamo, weaponized and spy drones, the prosecution of whistleblowers, U.S. support for the Israeli occupation of Palestine and repressive regimes.

Rooted in a network of local organizers, CodePink's tactics include satire, street theatre, creative visuals, civil resistance, and directly challenging powerful decision-makers in government and corporations. And, of course, wearing pink!