Wednesday, September 17, 2014

September 13th Climate Change Action

Waco Friends of Peace staged a successful action on Saturday, September 13, as part of the struggle to combat climate change.  The action was held at the corner of Waco Drive & Valley Mills Drive in Waco.  Featured was a 10' in diameter Earth balloon!











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Saturday, September 06, 2014

Progressive Film Series: September 11, 2014

DISRUPTION

Thursday, September 11
Poppa Rollo's Pizza
West Bank Meeting Room
703 N. Valley Mills Dr.
Waco
6 PM Pizza & Business
6:30 Film & Discussion
Runtime: 60 Minutes

DISRUPTION is our cutting edge film for the month, just released by 350.org, the premier climate change organization and primary force behind the People's Climate March.

The documentary weaves political intrigue, solid climate science, and an insider's view of the largest climate mobilization in history.  We will hear from familiar experts such as Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein, as well as new voices on global warming.
  
This film will inform us all and inspire those of us attending the March in NYC or the Solidarity Rally in Waco on September 13.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

WACO CLIMATE CHANGE SOLIDARITY RALLY



Saturday, September 13

Corner of Valley Mills and Waco Drives

Start time 2 p.m. 


The Waco Friends of Peace will gather in solidarity with hundreds of actions held in the lead-up to the Citizen's Climate March, September 21 in NYC.  Our focal point and powerful visual will be a 10 foot inflated Earth bearing the satellite image of our Planet.  Our messages will center around our commitment to reaching an international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions and thus maintain Earth as inhabitable for humans and our fellow species.

 

We hope everyone who will be in town on September 13 will join us in this vital effort.  We need activists to help manage this huge balloon Earth, carry signs and banners, and present a significant crowd-size for the media.  With a good crowd we will reach 1000s of motorists and tens of 1000s though media coverage.


Only when an informed populace demands action on climate change will the politicians take serious policy initiatives that scientists know are required now.

Email to anorthc@aol.com to be placed on the Friends of Peace email list.   

 

 
 

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Progressive Film Series: July 10, 2014

GASLAND PART ll

Thursday, August 14th
Poppa Rollo's Pizza
West-Bank Meeting Room
703 N. Valley Mills Dr.
Waco
6 PM Pizza & Business
6:30 Film & Discussion
Runtime:125 Minutes

GASLAND, PART II is a provocative follow-up to Josh Fox's award-winning documentary feature debut GASLAND. The new film continues to explore the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil known as fracking, arguing how dangerous the process is, and how pervasive the gas industry's influence on public policy has become. Tempered by Fox's trademark dark humor, the film shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most divisive environmental issues facing our nation today.  GASLAND PART II pierces prevailing myths by arguing how and why fracked wells leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families and endangering the Earth's climate with methane, a powerful greenhouse gas.  It also sheds light on the global consequences of fracking, as more and more countries are following the US's lead in drilling for gas. 


"Haunting and provocative." - LA Times


"A cinematic primal scream" - NY Daily News

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Friday, July 18, 2014

A weekend to change the course of history



In September, heads of state are going to New York City for a historic summit on climate change. With our future on the line, we will take a weekend (September 20-21) and use it to bend the course of history.

In New York City there will be an unprecedented climate mobilisation – in size, beauty, and impact. This moment will not be just about New York or the United States. Heads of state from around the world will be there, as will the attention of global media.

Our demand is for Action, Not Words: take the action necessary to create a world with an economy that works for people and the planet – now. In short, we want a world safe from the ravages of climate change.

We know that no single meeting or summit will “solve climate change” and in many ways this moment will not even really be about the summit. We want this moment to be about us – the people who are standing up in our communities, to organise, to build power, to confront the power of fossil fuels, and to shift power to a just, safe, peaceful world.

The Waco Friends of Peace is one of over 300 organizations endorsing this march which coincides with the UN climate summit.  We strongly encourage all FOP members to think very hard about being part of this event, which we believe will change the course of history.

Anyone interested in participating in the march should contact Alan Northcutt at anorthc@aol.com.

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Progressive Film Series: July 10, 2014



Hooked On Growth

 

Thursday, July 10th
Poppa Rollo's Pizza
West-Bank Meeting Room
703 N. Valley Mills Dr.
Waco
6 PM Pizza & Business
6:30 PM Film & Discussion
Runtime:  54 Minutes

 

This excellent film addresses the devastation of overpopulation and uncontrolled growth on a finite planet.  This issue is certainly at the core of dealing with climate change.  Certainly world overpopulation plays a critical role in water shortages, world hunger, species extinction, as well as in climate change.  The film is not rated, but has nothing objectionable for any of our audience

"This could be the most important film ever made!"
     --Paul Erlich, Author of The Population Bomb
 
"The cult of endless growth has kept us from seeing clearly the choices in front of us."
     --Bill McKibben 

 

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Progressive Film Series: June 12, 2014

Stonewall Uprising

Thursday, June 12th
Poppa Rollo's Pizza
West-Bank Meeting Room
703 N. Valley Mills Dr.
Waco
6 PM Pizza & Business
6:30 PM Film & Discussion
Runtime:  80 Minutes
STONEWALL UPRISING is the Friends of Peace documentary for the month. Veteran filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner explore the dramatic event that launched a world-wide gay rights movement. Told by those who took part, from drag queens and street hustlers to police detectives, journalists, and a former mayor of New York, and featuring a rich trove of archival footage, this film revisits a time when homosexual acts were illegal throughout America, and homosexuality itself was seen as a form of mental illness.

Hunted and often entrapped by undercover police in their hometowns, gays from around the US began fleeing to New York in search of a sanctuary. Hounded there still by an aggressive police force, they found refuge in a Mafia-run gay bar in Greenwich village, the Stonewall Inn.

When police raided Stonewall on June 28, 1969, gay men and women did something they had not done before: they fought back. As the streets of New York erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations, the collective anger announced that the gay rights movement had arrived. 

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