"Spotlight on Torture" October 22

We will be working with the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT), to speak out against torture and abuse of detainees in US custody. We are working together to bring the NRCAT project, “Spotlight on Torture” to the UC community by hosting an on-campus screening and discussion of Rory Kennedy’s documentary film, Ghosts of Abu Ghraib. This event will be held on Monday, October 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Alumni House on campus.

Students United for Peace has made an effort to showcase films which highlight the students, faculty, and campus of the University of California at Berkeley. "Ghosts of Abu Ghraib" continues in this tradition. This film includes in-depth interviews with Mark Danner http://www.markdanner.com/, staff writer at The New Yorker, author of The Secret Way to War, Torture and Truth, The Road to Illegitimacy, The Massacre at El Mozote, and Professor at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. The film also include interviews with John Yoo http://www.law.berkeley.edu/faculty/yooj/, contributor to the Patriot Act, former member of the United States Justice Departments Office of Legal Council, and Professor of Law at Boalt Hall School of Law.

We're on Indy Media

Check out the posting for our next event, this Thursday Sept 20, on SF Indymedia


This is a free film event

We will be showing "Operation Abolition" and "Committee on Un-American Activities" by Robert Carl Cohen, in Dwinelle Hall Room 156 at 7:00pm.

Make a note, the room has changed from 145 Dwinelle, to 156 Dwinelle.

Description: There is only one way to describe these films... Watch as UC Berkeley Professors and Students are dragged down the steps of the San Francisco Court House and then Hosed off by the SF Fire Department. Sound good?! Then come out!

If you got more questions, contact berkeleystudentsforpeace@gmail.com
This is ASUC Sponsored and Wheelchair Accessible.

Meeting Tonight

Dont forget to come to our meeting this evening, Monday Sept 17 -7pm in Wheeler Room 123, and help plan for our next film screening this Thursday Sept 20th.

It Keeps Going


Saturday October 27

National Day of Action

11 am
San Francisco
Civic Center
Dolores Park

Sponsored by
The October 27 Coalition to End the War Now"

Events Continued!

"We The People
Sept 21st

Iraq Moratorium and International Peace Day

2:30pm Gather West Oakland Bart Station
3:00pm March to Railroad Bridge


www.bayareacodepink.org 510-524-2776"

Events Galore!

There is no shortage of events planned for this fall. I want to spread the news about some of the exciting things being planned.

Lake Merritt Walk 4 Peace 6th Anniversary
"Join the Lake Merritt Neighbors Organized for Peace to celebrate over 300 weekly peace circumnavigations of Lake Merritt since Sunday, September 23, 2001.

Sunday 23 at 3:00pm

Procession begins (and concludes) at the colonnade, NE corner of the Lake, between Grand and Lakeshore Avenues. See you here!"

Saturday's Peace Festival a Success

Everyone who came out to the Peace Festival in People's Park will agree it was a great day. The Weather was perfect, there was great music, and even better speakers. Sunshine, Barbara Lee, Daniel Ellsberg, and the Funky Nixons all made Saturday a great day. I want to thank the Peoples Park Community for putting on such a well organized and positive event.

Peoples Park Peace Rally

Dear friends,                                        Please Forward Widely


needs your help and the help of all student organizations.


Berkeley students have always been in the lead in fighting unjust
wars.   At Saturday's rally you can help in two ways.

    1.     Set up a table for your organization.  
    2.     Join us within at least one of our small group
         DISCUSSION AND ACTION CIRCLES, at about 3:40 PM
         especially the Circle on:
              Campus Organizing.   UC & elsewhere.

         In these circles people will discuss how to organize and work for
         peace; and we hope that many people will decide to continue
         working together.  
         We hope that your organization will want to tell the Circle about
         your activities and that people may want to join you in your
         projects.   The Circle may also decide that it wants to meet again
         for further planning.

Here is a list of the discussions we are planning at about 3:40.

1.   Organizing for demonstrations and actions
      Iraq Moratorium (3rd Fridays, Sept 21) and others.         

2.    Research, Publicity and Media.   Get together to prepare articles,     
      letters to the editors, talk radio and TV.

3.    Outreach to Military and Veterans.   Counter-Recruiting.
      Support Returning Vets/

4.    Campus Organizing.   UC & elsewhere.

5.    Congressional and Electoral Action, and Impeachment.
      (Impeachment may want to be separate.)

6.     Religious and Spiritual Contributions to the peace movement.
       With churches and faith and spiritual groups.

7.     Mediation & Non-Violent Conflict Resolution.

8.    Neighborhood Food and Gardens.   Permaculture.   Neighborhood     

9.    Transportation & Sustainable Energy to End the War.

10.   Homelessness and Poverty. 

11.       Supporting & Organizing in Diverse Communities.
       And Peace Making Projects in our City Streets.
       Hope to discuss such projects as"Oakland Parks for Peace,"
       "Silence the Violence," and other community organizing efforts.

Other Circles may be formed from the stage if three people stand up for them.

Speakers at the rally will include:

    Daniel Ellsberg (Pentagon Papers);   David Hilliard (Black Panthers);  
    Michael Lerner (Tikkun);   Barbara Lubin (Middle East Childrens
    Alliance);   Kriss Worthington & Dona Spring (Berkeley
    City Council);   and speakers from the "Iraq Moratorium";   
    "War & Katrina";   "Veterans for Peace";  "Impeach Bush Cheney;"
    "Not in our Name;"   and  "Committee to Minimize Toxic Waste."
and music by the:

    Funky Nixons;    All My Pretty Ones;    Beatbeat Whisper;
    Steven Strauss;    Will Scarlett

If you would like to help with our DISCUSSION and ACTION CIRCLES,
(either with your knowledge or by helping to facilitate), or with any other
aspect of the rally, please contact us, by email or phone.

And please, tell your friends.  

A majority of Americans and Iraqis want a rapid timetable for withdrawal.  
It is up to us to get organizied to make it happen.

    Yours in Peace and Solidarity,
    Laurence Schechtman      510-540-1975
    for the Peoples Park Peace Rally

PS     If you want to see the poll on Iraqi opinion of the "surge,"
    take a look at:
    (One finding:   57% think it's OK to attack foreign forces.)

Students United For Peace Second Semester Event

Students United For Peace will be showing "Committee on UnAmerican
Activities" by Robert Carl Cohen alongside the 16mm film print version of
"Operation Abolition". This event will be held on Thursday Sept 20th in
Dwinelle Hall room 145 on the UC Berkeley Campus.  The event will begin at
    "Committee on UnAmerican Activities" documents the May 13th, 1960
trial held in San Francisco.  This trial was conducted by HUAC, a US
government committee set up to attack Communists, and was used as a
tool against outspoken labor leaders and professors, including many
UC Berkeley faculty.
    Students and Picketers of the Trial were forced out of the San
Francisco Court House, dragged and hosed down the stairs.  
"Operation Abolition" is the government film/ Newsreel which
attempted to cover up the May 13th disaster.
    Don't miss this opportunity to see both films played together on the
UC Berkeley campus.  This event is open to the public and is
wheelchair accessible.  If you have further questions, please email
us at studentsunitedforpeace@gmail.com 

Frank Moore Presidential Campaign

Not to be outdone, the Frank Moore Presidential Campaign will also be joining Berkeley Students for Peace at our Semester Kick Off Film Screening. I personally am honored to have Mr. Moore and his campaign join our event. This will be a memorable event, and a unique opportunity to meet Berkeley's one and only Presidential Candidate! The Frank Moore Campaign will be in attendance selling buttons, bumper stickers, mugs, and giving information on his 2008 Campaign. You can also visit The Frank Moore Campaign at their website:

And once again, if you are interested in tabling at our event, please contact

People's Park Community Will be Joining Us on September 12

The People's Park Community will be Joining Students United for Peace at our film screening on Sept 12, 2007 in Evans Hall Room 60. They will be Tabling and giving information for all those interested in being involved in the Peoples Park Community Peace Rally on September 15, 2007. This event will be held in Peoples Park on Haste ave in Berkeley California from 1pm-5pm. Headlining Speakers include:
Daniel Ellsberg
Donna Spring
Bill Simpich- "Iraq Moratorium"
Steve Morse- "Veterans for Peace"
Bud Hazelkorn- "Impeachbush-Cheney.com"

Music Includes:
The Funky Nixons
All My Pretty Ones
Beatbeat Whisper
Max Ventura
Steven Strauss & Will Scarlet

Students United for Peace will also be tabling, along with other Bay Area Activists. We hope everyone can make it out. If you would like to know more about the event, would like to take part in the event, or would like to join the Peoples Park Community List Serve, click on the link below:


If you would like to table at our event (Sept 12 Film Screening), please contact
our blogmoderator and reserve a spot.

Responsibility Sign Ups

Just a quick reminder: we'll be signing up for the responsibilities (i.e. positions/committees) at tomorrow's meeting. Here's the list:

Planning Committee (creating each week’s agenda)
Flier Czar (coordinating fliering)
Meeting Note-taking
Graphic Design
Media Coordination
UC bureaucracy (file necessary paperwork, stay up on UC procedure and regulation, etc.)
Outreach (Campus and Community organizations)
Blog moderation
E-mail moderation
Financial moderation

Save The Oaks on NPR

Save the Oaks made NPR today. There was a great discussion about the proposed sports training facility which is planned to be built on the Berkeley Campus next to Memorial Stadium. This facility requires the removal of the Oak Grove just outside of the stadium and is set to be built right next to the Hayward fault, which runs directly under Memorial Stadium. If you would like to hear this episode of "Forum", I have included a link to the program

In case this doesn't work, I have also included a link to the KQED website where you can navigate to the program.

"Berkeley In the Sixties" by Mark Kitchell

Students United For Peace
"Berkeley in the Sixties"
by Mark Kitchell

Date: Wednesday September 12, 2007

Location: Evans Hall Room 60
On the Campus of the University of California Berkeley

Time: 7:00 Pm

Cost: Free. Donations are greatly appreciated.

Description: This film is a must see for all Berkeley Students and CommunityActivists.
Set on the UC Berkeley Campus, this film details the Free Speech Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, and Gender Rights Movement, and the
Anti-War Movement all taking place in Berkeley.

Rare footage includes Mario Savio's famous Sproul Plaza speech, Huey Newton and the Black Panthers, Amy Goodman, Allen Ginsburg,
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ronald Reagan, and many others.
Music appearances include Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead, and
Jimi Hendrix.

This film is a must see! For more information please contact

Summer Of Love 40th Anniversary Concert

"Summer Of Love" 40th Anniversary Concert
Sunday September 2, 2007 Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park in San Francisco California
Opening Ceremonies begin at 9:15 AM


For more information go to http://2b1records.com/summeroflove40th/