Peace & Justice

Wednesday afternoon at Modesto Peace/Life Center

Wednesdays, the Peace/Life Center is usually open from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Bring brown bag lunch. Come by for some coffee or tea or to chat or to see a film or browse through various books and magazines. Beverages will be provided.

Palestinian to talk on Prospects for Peace in Israel-Palestine

Prominent Palestinian leader Jonathan Kuttab will give a public presentation on the Prospects for Peace in Israel-Palestine on Thursday, June 26, at the Modesto Church of the Brethren, 2301 Woodland Ave. at 7:00 p.m. Kuttab will be on a speaking tour in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas. Modesto will be his only engagement in the Central Valley.
Kuttab teaches law at the Palestinian Al Quds University in East Jerusalem, and has a private practice in Jerusalem and the USA. He is a co-founder of al Haq, the oldest Palestinian human rights organization in the Occupied Palestinian Territories as well as co-founder of the Palestinian Center for the Study of Nonviolence, and headed the Palestinian legal team at the second Oslo Peace Talks in the mid 1990s. From 1988 to 1993 he served on the Palestinian Advisory Committee of Middle East Witness. Currently he serves on the Boards of Directors of Sabeel, the Palestinian Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem; the Holy Land Trust in Bethlehem; and the California Youth Advocates Program.
Kuttabís California visit is being organized by the Middle East Program of the Resource Center for Nonviolence in Santa Cruz. His local talk is sponsored by the Modesto Peace Life Center and the Witness Commission of the Modesto Church.
ACTION: Free and open to all interested. Donations will be welcome to help pay speaker expenses. Information: Dan Onorato, 526-5436,

A Treaty to Abolish Nuclear Weapons By Lawrence S. Wittner on History News Network


Johnny Puts Down His Gun by Dennis Rahkonen on Dissident Voices


Resister PFC Ryan Jackson to stand trial June 3 from Courage to Resist  (Listen to interview here)

Modesto Peace Life Center on UHF TV 14 and public access

Each week the one hour cable TV video show produced by the Modesto PLC media-club will be broadcast over the UHF TV airwaves of local community TV station KAZV TV 14, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30.p.m.
Tune in with any TV set with rabbit-ears or loop antenna tuned to UHF antenna channel 14.
KAZV TV14 is also on the Charter-cable system serving each city county-wide except for Modesto on cable channel TV14.
On the Modesto Comcast-cable system, KAZV TV is on a upper channel 195 that requires a set top box to receive, (but you can tune in our shows via Public access channel 26 on Wednesday nights, 9 p.m.-10.p.m.).
So now PLC media reaches every TV in the city and county that isnít on a Satellite-dish. Even if you have a DISH , you can still hook up any small rabbit ear ANTENNA and tune to UHF TV 14 and receive the show for FREE.
This is a pilot program between the PLC media-club and TV14 to check response for our PLC media show over the real TV broadcast airwaves.
We have a great time slot along side of the local Sacramento TV newscasts. Please do your part and attempt to receive and enjoy our broadcasts!
Tune-in and report back to us on the shows! We are always looking for new ideas for PLC shows and members to help with our show.
ACTION: Contact Brad Johnson, Modesto PLC media-club, 209-545-4227, , or John Lucas, 527-7634,
Listen to local radio at Valley Community Radio X 106.1 FM,