Waco Friends of Peace/Climate meet monthly, the third Tuesday of the month, 6 pm, at Poppo Rollo's Pizza
Westbank Meeting Room, 703 N. Valley Mills Dr., Waco, 76710. Free presentation and pizza/salad buffet.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library

Members of Waco Friends of Peace were present at the opening of the George W. Bush presidential library in Dallas on Thursday, April 25th. Many old friends were there, and a very moving “march of the dead” took place across the street from the library following a rally that featured several inspiring speakers.













  

Friday, April 19, 2013

The Friends of Peace Billboard

The new Waco Friends of Peace billboard is now up.  It's located across from Baskin Robbins on Wooded Acres.


The best scientific models indicate with rising temperatures and melting arctic ice, sea levels will continue to rise.  Miami and New York City will be flooded by the sea by the end of this century.

We will experience increasingly severe weather, worse droughts, the spreading of temperature-sensitive diseases, starvation and food insecurity, unrest and climate refugees, and increasing conflict between nations.
 
What are some actions that we as individuals can take to help in the attempt to halt global warming?

  • Call President Obama and insist that he not approve the Keystone XL pipeline:  202-456-1111.
  • Write your comments against the pipeline during the comment period for the U.S. State Dept.  Go to www.350.org.
  • RECYCLE.  Recycling is available in the Waco area for paper, metal, plastic and glass. Each time you anticipate throwing an object away, think about recycling instead.
  • REPAIR.  Repairing our material possessions instead of discarding them saves our planet's resources and saves us money.
  • CONSERVE.  Every time we save energy, we allow fossil fuel to stay in the ground. Saving energy is the easiest form of green energy action.
  • DRIVE HYBRID OR PLUG IN ELECTRIC CAR.  Multiple models are now available.  Not only does it feel great to do the right thing, these cars are fantastic vehicles to drive. 
  • MORE OPTIONS.  Go to www.350.org
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Thursday, April 04, 2013

Progressive Film Series: April 11, 2013

HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE 

THURSDAY, APRIL 11TH
POPPA ROLLO'S PIZZA
WEST-BANK MEETING ROOM
703 N.VALLEY MILLS, WACO
6 PM: PIZZA & BUSINESS
6:30:  FILM & DISCUSSION
RUNTIME: 120 MINUTES

The Friends of Peace always attempts to present the newest, most important documentaries available for our educational effort in Waco.  Thus, we are excited to screen the 2012 film HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE, the story of the brave young men and women who successfully reversed the tide of the AIDS epidemic.  This documentary contains incredible footage from the actual events, not the usual interview format.  It details how an improbable group of activists (including Act Up and TAG) bucked oppression and infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, helping to identify promising new medications and treatments--and thereby saved their own lives and ended the darkest days of the AIDS plague.

Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary

Winner of the New York Film Critics Circle Award

"Extraordinary. One of the most important documentaries in years or decades."
    -- Salon

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