The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary documentary 13TH refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis.
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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On Monday, January 16th 2012 WE OCCUPYED THE HOSKING'S WHITTIER HOME TO STOP FORECLOSURE WE MADE A DIFFERENCE!
"TOGETHER we have Forced Bank of America into Renegotiation with Virginia Hoskings!!! Thanks Everyone!!!" ~ Occupy Whittier
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 watch here (6 minutes)
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.
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"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 fearone, 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 werefor the momentunpopular."
~ 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.
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