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 Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition 
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We Tortured to Justify War

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McChrystal was Cheney's Chief Assassin

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Iraq Vets Left in Physical and Mental Agony

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The Constitution of the United States of America
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Join us for Free Movie Night
Thursday, April 5th at 7PM
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This film is a visual essay about the loss of democracy in the United States.  It utilizes both original footage as well as found footage to describe a profound change in thinking at the grassroots level.  The story unfolds through the eyes of rural people who have faced decades of toxic dumps, drilling and mines in their communities.  We learn with them that the reason why, in spite of all their efforts, they "get what they don't want, again and again," is because they are, by law, truly powerless in spite of propaganda that says they live in the "best democracy in the world."  These people come to understand that the reason they can't stop the destruction is that the US has become an oligarchy, run by the corporate few who ignore the rights and will of the people.  These people are frontally challenging our corporate state; thereby saving nature and themselves.

St. Matthias Episcopal Church
7056 Washington Ave., Whittier, CA  90602

N/E corner of Wardman St. and Washington Ave.
Washington Ave (not Blvd) runs north and south two short blocks east of Greenleaf
Park on Washington (there is additional parking in the back of the church)
Walk through the second gate north of Wardman
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Interview with filmmaker Robbie Martin

The Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition
invites you to our
"3rd Thursday" Teach-In
April 19th at 7PM

We will continue showing the astounding documentary film series:
A Very Heavy Agenda
Even if you missed our screening of Part 1 at our January 4th Movie Night
you can attend this 3rd Thursday, the last in this series,
and learn much from the rest of this film series.
Tonight we finish Part 3:
Maintaining the World Order

Who are the Neo-Cons?  How have they influenced the agenda and actions of the American Empire?  In this astounding documentary series they tell us exactly who and what they are in their own words.  Filmmaker Robbie Martin’s exceptional insight, video editing and music composition talent makes this series not just a documentary but a work of art.  We showed Part 1 on January 4th and will show the rest, of the over 7 hours of this series, on subsequent 3rd Thursday Teach-Ins.
The horrific consequences of what the Neo-Cons have perpetrated on our world continue to manifest.  Viewing this documentary series is being a witness to history.  Don't miss it!

St. Matthias Episcopal Church (Chase Room)
7056 Washington Ave., Whittier, CA  90602

N/E corner of Wardman St. and Washington Ave.
Washington Ave (not Blvd) runs north and south two short blocks east of Greenleaf
Park on Washington (there is additional parking in the back of the church)
Walk through the second gate north of Wardman. The Chase Room is just to the left.
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Attendance is usually much less than our 1st Thursday Movie Nights
Join us for a round table discussion of current important topics after the film

SWASTIKA Displayed in Whittier

On Thursday November 9th, 2017 a Whittier resident was in historic Uptown Whittier when she noticed a Nazi SWASTIKA symbol prominently displayed in the front window of Whittier Coins.  We later learned the SWASTIKA had been on display for months.

Let’s take a moment to grasp what the SWASTIKA symbolizes and why we are offended by it.

According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (US Museum) Hitler and the Nazis murdered approximately:

  • 6 million Jews
  • 6 million Soviet citizens
  • 3 million Non-Jewish Polish civilians
  • 312,000 Serb citizens
  • 250,000 People with disabilities

This is a total of 17.5 million innocent people exterminated by the Nazis including men, women and children.  Their symbol of terror?  The SWASTIKA!!

Over the years the SWASTIKA has come to symbolize white supremacy and the Neo-Nazi movement in the United States.  The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is internationally known for its work toppling some of the nation's largest white supremacist hate groups by helping victims of racist violence sue in civil court.  The SPLC has documented 917 hate groups in the U.S.  They include 130 Ku Klux Klan groups; 100 White Nationalist groups and 78 Racist Skin Head groups.

Several hate groups are active in Southern California including Whittier.  Let us not forget that the Whittier Daily News reported in November 2015 that Ku Klux Klan propaganda was distributed twice in Whittier.  Residents awoke on a Sunday morning to find KKK flyers on their front lawns.  According to the Whittier Police Department the flyers did not contain any threats but was urging people to join the Ku Klux Klan.  Similar flyers were found at homes in Fullerton and Santa Ana.

Unfortunately, the election of Donald Trump has emboldened white supremacist groups to promote their message of hate.  They want to normalize their racist ideology.

We don't want that to happen in Whittier.

While we don't know whether the owner of Whittier Coins is a Nazi sympathizer or not he is unwittingly promoting Nazi propaganda and "normalizing" their racist ideology by selling and displaying the SWASTIKA.  While we recognize Whittier Coins has a right to sell war memorabilia, including the SWASTIKA, it also has a moral responsibility to be sensitive to the community and respectful to those innocent people killed and terrorized by the Nazis – symbolized by the SWASTIKA.

We hope that the owner of Whittier Coins will reconsider his decision to display the Nazi SWASTIKA and remove it from the front display window.  Additionally, we urge Whittier Coins to refrain from selling any Nazi memorabilia.

Orlando Terrazas, Chairperson
On behalf of the Steering Committee,
Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition

(But... they never give up.  Litigation continues)
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Missed 2012 June's Movie Night?
You can watch it online here:
The Crisis of Civilization

Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed answers the question:
Is Sun activity contributing to Climate Change?


Missed March's Movie Night?
You can watch Sick Around the World
online here: FRONTLINE: Sick Around the World
Our special guest was Dr. Bill Honigman
Another recommended film on the subject: THE HEALTHCARE MOVIE

Missed November's Movie Night?
You can watch it online here: FRONTLINE: The Warning

Our Special Event with
David Cobb of MOVE to AMEND (16 September 2011)
was filmed by videographer Tom Bartolac

Watch the video on YouTube here:
PART 1       PART 2       PART 3      
            PART 4       PART 5       PART 6      

On Monday, January 16th 2012

"TOGETHER we have Forced Bank of America into Renegotiation with Virginia Hoskings!!! Thanks Everyone!!!" ~ Occupy Whittier

Read the story at Whittier Daily News
And at People's World and Democratic Underground

2011 MLK Parade Video
2010 Whittier Christmas Parade Video CLICK HERE
Missed January's Movie Night? CLICK HERE

If you missed our previous Teach-In on the California Economic Crisis
you can watch the video we showed here:
PART 1       PART 2

Call your Congress Members at:
(202) 224-3121

Demand that they Stop Funding the U.S. Occupation of Afghanistan

Richard Holbrooke's last words:
"You've got to stop this war in Afghanistan"

Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition
See a Slideshow of our January 4th 2007 Meeting
(with sound!)  produced by
The Whittier Daily News
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2009 MLK Parade Videos

Pictures from 2008's Christmas Parade

WAPJC Mission Statement

The Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition is a broadly based group of local community members whose purpose is to share a vision for peace, justice and environmental well-being.  This vision is grounded in the beliefs that all life is sacred; that differences between people and nations can be resolved in non-violent ways; and that peace is more than the absence of war or the denial of conflict.

Cost of War to the United States

  "Peace hath higher tests of manhood  
than battle ever knew."

~ John Greenleaf Whittier

  "I criticize America because I love her and because
I want to see her to stand as the moral example of the world.
War anywhere intensifies the possibility of war everywhere.
When major world powers flaunt the authority of the United Nations
and embark on unilateral courses of action they open the door
to similar actions on the part of other nations."

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  "To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."
~ Theodore Roosevelt

  "We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty, we must remember always that accusation is not proof, and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law.  We will not walk in fear—one, of another.  We will not be driven by fear into an age of un-reason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men; Not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate, and to defend causes that were—for the moment—unpopular."
~ Edward R. Murrow

  "A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles.  It is true that in the meantime we are suffering deeply in spirit, and incurring the horrors of a war and long oppressions of enormous public debt… If the game runs sometimes against us at home we must have patience till luck turns, and then we shall have an opportunity of winning back the principles we have lost, for this is a game where principles are at stake."
~ Thomas Jefferson
commenting on the Alien and Sedition acts in 1798

Pity the Nation  ~  Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Pity the nation whose people are sheep,
and whose shepherds mislead them.
Pity the nation whose leaders are liars,
whose sages are silenced,
and whose bigots haunt the airwaves.
Pity the nation that raises not its voice,
except to praise conquerors and acclaim the bully as hero
and aims to rule the world with force and by torture.
Pity the nation that knows no other language but its own
and no other culture but its own.
Pity the nation whose breath is money
and sleeps the sleep of the too well fed.
Pity the nation —
oh, pity the people who allow their rights to erode
and their freedoms to be washed away.
My country, tears of thee, sweet land of liberty.

FDR quote
The Nightmare by Mark Bryan

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