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Here’s to John Lennon’s 69th birthday! IMAGINE PEACE Think PEACE, Act PEACE, Spread PEACE!

4th Annual Imagine Peacefest photos and videos

More to come, but here’s a taste:

2009 Event Photos




Also view 2009 photos and videos at:





4th Annual Imagine Peacefest

It’s been 4 years since the First Imagine Peacefest. Check it out, this Saturday, September 19th, at noon:


Outdoor Plaza (south side of library)

Noon – Opening Ceremony

Noon – 6pm:  Music and other entertainment in the amphitheater


Come hang your wish for peace on the world peace tree!

See the awesome peace jam lineup of prominent local musicians at

Utah Peace Jam!

followed by


Drum Circle – 6pm

All invited to participate

Thank you to Gary Stoddard for organizing this part of the event!

Downstairs in Library

noon to 5:00pm ~ Art Display

Thank you to Westminster Roots and Shoots for organizing this part of the event!

Library Auditorium

beginning at 2:30pm

“World Peace” a short film Produced by
Dan Fahndrich Productions  “Creation in Multimedia”

followed by:

Our feature film about Erica Fernandez,

an amazing youth who is from Oxnard California and stopped a liquified natural gas plant from being put off the shore in her community.

When Erica found out that a liquefied natural gas facility was proposed
for the coast of Oxnard and Malibu with a 36-inch pipeline routed
through low-income neighborhoods, she was outraged. She worked in
concert with the Sierra Club and Latino No on LNG group to mobilize the
youth and Latino voice in protests and public meetings. She organized
weekly protests at the BHP Billiton offices in Oxnard, met regularly
with community members, marched through neighborhoods that would be most impacted, reached out to the media, and brought more than 250 high
school students to a critical rally. Her passionate testimony at the
California State Lands Commission meeting was quoted in news articles,
and helped convince the Commission to vote to deny the project. Next,
she helped convince the California Coastal Commission to vote 12-0
against the project, and worked on a letter writing and phone call
campaign to the Governor asking him to veto the project, just as the
commissioners did.  Erica’s community organizing and dogged determination played a crucial role in helping her community to resist a multinational billion-dollar corporation.

Father’s Day

John Lennon

Today is the anniversary of John Lennon’s birthday. He would have been 68. His memory and his mission of peace lives.

Imagine Peace


Think PEACE, Act PEACE, Spread PEACE.

Hip-Hop goes Green for McKinney/Clemente ’08

Thanks to fellow Green Jason Nabewaniec for posting this information over on Facebook. All I can say is “Wow”.

Many Hip-Hop artists have come out in support of McKinney/Clemente ’08 and the Green Party. Here are a few sample of some recent hip-hop artists to show their support for McKinney/Clemente.

Riders Against the Storm (RAS) hip-hop video Speak The Truth in support of Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente, Green Party President and Vice President candidate.

N.Y.Oil – switched his support from Barack Obama to Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente Green candidates for President and Vice President. He goes on to compare the issues that McKinney / Clemente bring to Barack Obama’s approach.
N.Y.Oil – preforms on “self destruction” and the change you can be.
and “Boombaye Green Par-tay”

Khalil Almustafa – “We The People Of Hip-Hop”

Umi of P.O.W (same Umi from Dead Prez/RBG)

DJ Chela who also started “New Girl Order” talks about Hip Hop as reporter telling the truth when the major media does not. The McKinney / Clemente campaign – “This raises the bar for the whole movement.”

La Bruja – “Being Who We Are”


Rebel Diaz – the war in Iraq and the War at home

Hakeem Green

and earlier I posted Professor Griff of the group Public Enemy


and M1 from the group Dead Prez


Jackson Browne Sues McCain For Using ‘Running on Empty’

Published in the Los Angeles Times
Jackson Browne is suing John McCain for using the song “Running on Empty” in a campaign ad — and the veteran rocker is also calling the candidate a great pretender when it comes to standing up for constitutional rights.

Browne, one of rock music’s most famous activists for liberal causes, is “incensed” that the presumptive Republican candidate for president has been using Browne’s signature 1977 song “Running on Empty” in campaign commercials, according to the singer-songwriter’s attorney. Browne filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against both McCain and the Republican National Committee on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles seeking a permanent injunction prohibiting the use of the forlorn arena anthem or any other Browne compositions, as well as damages.

They may be suing the wrong people. McCain spokesman Brian Rogers tells our colleague Seema Mehta in Colorado that the ad in question is not a McCain campaign ad but one put together by the Ohio Republican Party.

But Browne’s attorney, Lawrence Y. Iser, says they have the right defendants. “We have sued the Ohio Republican Party as well, and we have been informed and believe that McCain and his campaign were well aware of the ad. We are also informed and believe that the ad was broadcast on television in Ohio and Pennsylvania…. The fact that it appears on the Internet means it also reaches an audience well beyond those states.”

Iser said the lawsuit “is not politically motivated. It’s a copyright infringement lawsuit, pure and simple, but the fact that Sen. McCain has used this song in a hit-piece on Barack Obama is anathema to Jackson.”

Iser claims the McCain campaign has a track record of using music without permission.

Read more at Jackson Browne sues John McCain over song use”