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Jerry Rubin with Deborah Dupre', two longest serving activists pictured together opening weekend of the movie FUEL in which Dupre' is featured in pivotal role.
Activist Support Circles of Compassion
By Deborah Dupre' 28 May 2009
Last night, peace and environmental activists gathered at Friends Meeting Hall in Santa Monica, not to plan their next event, but to support each other in a way early humans did, in a circle gathering.
Jerry Rubin, life-long peace and justice worker, and his wife, Marissa Rubin, founded the Activist Support Circle monthly gatherings to:
Guard against activist-related burnout;
Share activist-related frustrations and fears plus hopes and aspirations, in a supportive, safe environment;
Turn feelings of despair into feelings of empowerment; and
Learn helpful coping skills and ideas from other like-minded supportive activists.
The group meets monthly and is open to the public. There is growing need for all communities to hold similar Circles of Compassion to support citizens working for betterment of humanity such as environmentalists and human rights, peace and social justice workers.
With escalating, classic COINTELPRO-type tactics reportedly used on pro-democratic groups and their leaders since September 2001, such as infiltration and dirty tricks to professionally sabotage good works, many individuals working for peace may need extra support that Rubin’s circles provide.
As far back as the Vietnam era, peace workers have been regularly kept under surveillance and harassed and their organizations infiltrated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In 1975, Senator Philip Hart said:
"Over the years we have been warned about the danger of subversive organizations that would threaten our liberties, subvert our system, would encourage its members to take further illegal action to advance their views, organizations that would incite and promote violence, pitting one American group against another... There is an organization that does fit those descriptions, and it is the organization, the leadership of which has been most constant in its warning to us to be on guard against such harm. The [FBI] did all of those things." (Select Committee on Intelligence Activities and the Rights of Americans, 1975)
The ugly days of officially sanctioned lawbreaking seem to have made a comeback. Same old COINTELPRO signature tactics except many say, the tactics are more lethal. Reports suggest that ongoing government surveillance and repression of dissent are real and as historically has been the case, involve extreme human rights abuses.
This month’s circle included special guest speaker Michael Feinstein, former Santa Monica Mayor, long-time environmental activist, Green Party Leader and environmental author.
The group meetings are at Santa Monica Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard Street, Santa Monica. At the June 24 meeting, peace activist Jerry Rubin, on his 30th anniversary of activism, will speak on “Activism and Activist Support.
Over 100 organizations requested "no" vote on war funding bill
coalition of 118 peace organizations asked the Progressive Caucus to
oppose the $100 billion War Supplemental, a measure that seems to have
worked - so far.
Leadership of the House of Representatives
stopped a vote on war funding scheduled for today because they do not
have the votes to pass the $100 billion dollar supplement.
The Democrats added three "explosive issues to the mix” of the coalitions’ rationale to halt the war funding supplement:
Preventing the release of torture photos by amending the Freedom of Information Act;
Funding the International Monetary Fund; and
Preventing funds to close Guantanamo Bay prison.
According to Voters for Peace, "This
mix has brought the vote below the majority needed to pass the new
exhorbitant supplemental for war funding. The leadership is in process
of twisting the arms of anti-war Democrats. With pressure this intense,
your representative needs to hear from you. S/he needs to know you
oppose more war funding."
Voters for Peace, a non-profit
organization, provides voters with information and tools needed to be
effective advocates that "includes educating your friends and family on
the occupation, writing letters to the media or working to hold
congressional and presidential candidates accountable" according to the
To date, 173,139 Americans have taken a stand for peace by taking the Peace Pledge facilitated by Voters for Peace.
Voters For Peace makes it easy to voice your opposition to war and support elected officials working for world peace
increase security at home and world peace, there are two things you,
your families and neighbours can do today that are both simple to do
and can be a high value learning project at home with the family:
Send a letter, an already drafted one that takes seconds to send as is,
to your elected official in the House of Representatives by visiting Democracy in Action Campaign.
2. Call and urge your elected official in the House of Representatives to vote no on war funding: 202-224-3121
top of the long list of reasons to oppose U.S. war funding is that the
present wars are illegal and immoral. The U.S. has no money to care for
its citizens needs at home and is in a deep recession, largely due to
its military spending.
The U.S. role in Iraq, Afghanistan and
Pakistan is doing more harm than good, adds to destabilization of the
region and is fueling anti-American sentiment plus there is no clear
mission for the war in Afghanistan and no exit strategy.
We have yet to see the first troops removed from Iraq.
Learn More: Get action alerts called Peace Perspectives, a valuable but free service of Voters for Peace.
Patriotic Americans take Peace Pledge
America's Green Team, Texas FUEL and VIPs honored at Palladium IMAX Theatre Green Carpet Event
Deborah Dupre' Featured in The "FUEL" Film Interviewed by KPFK
2 April 2009
Los Angeles public radio station, KPFK in-studio guest, Deborah Dupre' tells her touching story in the film, FUEL. Watching her physically suffer years ago is what her son, Josh Tickell says motivated him to spend 12 years making the Oscar contender movie.
On KPFK, Dupre' explains her experience of being in the movie and revealing her intimate health issues related to Louisiana Cancer Alley oil refineries' toxic pollution. During FUEL's 7-week extended by popular demand run in Los Angeles, it became obvious that Dupre', above all of the celebrities in the film, is the person with whom the audience identifies.
After seeing FUEL, mothers report that they appreciate Dupre's courage in the movie. When she makes an appearance at the theater for the Question and Answers, new fans patiently wait in the theater foyer for a chance to quietly tell her their own stories of suffering due to the military/petrochemical industrial complex. Many others ask for her parenting secrets. Even young people say Dupre' reminds them of their mothers and they hope that when they have children, they can be as good of a parent.
After KPFK's interview, Dupre' explained to the radio show panel that one woman wrote to thank her for discussing on film her repetitive miscarriages. This woman wrote:
"You made it possible for my family to speak about issues that we had formerly considered too political, intimate and taboo, like rape used to be. We are all closer to each other because of what you speak about in FUEL."
Dupre' said, "It wasn't until people began speaking more openly about rape and women began demanding their rights that campaigns to end it began. Same holds true for all violence, including the military-petrochemical industrial complex violence. Its survivors deserve recognition and health care. Its covert activities and human rights violations need to be discussed."
Dupre' promotes 2nd Generation Biomass for biofuels, Camelina and HDSR trees, both grown on marginal land unsuitable for food crops. "People in the learned environmental movement recognize that it is both unacceptable and unnecessary to use food crop land and rain forests for biomass. That is not considered "renewable." This is another situation where education and family and community dialogue must replace myths, in this instance, the myths being promoted renewable biofuel. I know of no rapid intervention that debunks these myths as well as FUEL does.
Dupre' is a dynamic public speaker and can be booked for events by emailing info@DeborahDupre.com
Deborah Dupre' Featured in FUEL Movie Interviewed In-Studio KPFK Public Station
Hannah, Nemo and Texas FUEL Manager, Aurora Diedre with FUEL NEMO Art for President Obama
Deborah Dupre' Named "Darling of Texas FUEL"
America’s Green Team Texas FUEL Earns American Basketball Association Honors in Nashville
America’s first green team, Texas FUEL arrived home in San Antonio today after receiving numerous honors at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee where the American Basketball Association (ABA) Best of the East met the Best of the West Sunday.
Texas FUEL forward, Keith Simpson, San Antonio native and Lee High School graduate, was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2009 ABA All-star Game and 1st Team ABA Western Conference for the 2008-2009 season.
UTSA graduate, Isaiah Allen, Texas FUEL guard was named Co-Rookie of the Year for the ABA 2008-2009 and was also named 2nd team ABA Western Conference.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, Ben Hebl, Texas FUEL Guard, earned ABA 3pp Competition Runner Up in Nashville this past Sunday.
Texas FUEL had four participants in the All-star Game, including Keith Simpson, FUEL forward, and Isaiah Allen, FUEL All-star guard, both from San Antonio, Albert Strickland, All-star FUEL forward of Detroit and Waymon Powell, All-star FUEL guard of Los Angeles.
Texas FUEL head coach, Chicago native, Marlon Minifee was honoured as Western Conference All-star Team Coach of 2009.
The ABA All-stars of the West, in which four Texas FUEL players were selected, defeated the All-stars of the East in Nashville.
“These are all remarkable achievements for Texas FUEL, especially considering this is their first season in the American Basketball Association,” stated Deborah Dupré, “FUEL” movie cast member also entitled “Darling of Texas FUEL.”
Consistent with their green commitment, Texas FUEL is raising funds for two projects planned for the near future. The first project, thanks to the movie, FUEL's director, Josh Tickell, is for the the team's education outreach targeting 2,500 San Antonio inner city youth to have the opportunity to see the movie, FUEL that inspired the team to Go Green and change its name to Texas FUEL.
FUEL’s second project is to build America’s first wind-powered gymnasium and education facility.
For more information about America’s first green team, Texas FUEL, contact EcoPeace International, 310.310.1997 or info@DeborahDupre.com.
"FUEL" Editor. Tina Imaharra amd EPI Director and Cast Member in the movie, Deborah Dupre' at Los Angeles Theater
"FUEL," the upbeat, eco-peace movie inspiring hope and empowering viewers of all ages, was held over by popular demand a phenomenal 6th week in Los Angeles this week.
The Sundance award winning documentary has been making its way up and down the west coast but also soon to open in other western cities including Denver and Las Vegas.
If you want to see in action the leading edge energy solutions EcoPeace International offers - and reasons to wait no longer to use them, don't miss "FUEL" when it arrives at a theater near you.
Live Shooting Stars FUEL Concert Show - San Antonio, End of April 2009, Time and Venue TBA
FUEL opens: Pasedena, CA and Denver, CO. (March 20), Santa Fe, NM (March 27), Phoenix, AZ (April 10) - Other Western cities soon
"It urges ... the power of change, and the power of you. Watch the
film, learn from it and make it happen." ~ Damian Vaca, MTV Movies
FUEL Reviews: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1294164/
world spent $1.2 trillion on arms in 2006. "Against that backdrop, how
can we explain to people of good sense and good faith that it was not
possible to find $30 billion a year to enable 862 million hungry people
to enjoy the most fundamental of human rights: the right to food and
thus the right to life?" ~ FAO Dir.-Gen. Jacques Diouf, Rome Summit 2008
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