Peninsula Activist News

Dancing with History – A Book Talk with George Lakey

Join Quaker Activist and Master Storyteller George Lakey as he shares vignettes from his life at the center of history-making events

The Clearest Case for Taxing Billionaires Yet

Last year, the world’s wealthiest lost billions and didn’t suffer one bit. They wouldn’t suffer if they had to pay their fair share of taxes either.

Pain of police killings ripples outward to traumatize Black people and communities across US

Beyond any protests, every police killing – indeed, every violent act by police toward civilians – can have painful and widespread consequences.

‘Unprecedented Danger’: Doomsday Clock Set at 90 Seconds to Midnight

"We are on the brink of a precipice. But our leaders are not acting at sufficient speed or scale to secure a peaceful and liveable planet." By Jessica Corbett...

Police Violence Reached an All-Time High Last Year—Are We Ready to Shrink Police Budgets?

The year 2022 was the deadliest year on record in the United States for fatalities at the hands of law enforcement.

Raskin Says Electoral College Is a ‘Danger’ to Democracy and Should Be Abandoned

The Electoral College, which has given us two popular vote losers as president in this century alone, has become a danger, not just to democracy, but to the American people

Courts Will Hear Groundbreaking Climate Cases in 2023

Climate will be on court dockets in a big way in 2023 with several high-profile cases scheduled for trials and hearings. Each of these cases invokes constitutional or human rights and involve groups that are disproportionately impacted by climate change

What the Criminal Referral of Trump Means – A Constitutional Law Expert Explains the Jan. 6 Committee Action

The House committee’s message of accountability – that if the nation is to consider itself to be a democracy that works there must be accountability for Trump...
Courts Will Hear Groundbreaking Climate Cases in 2023

Courts Will Hear Groundbreaking Climate Cases in 2023

Climate will be on court dockets in a big way in 2023 with several high-profile cases scheduled for trials and hearings. Each of these cases invokes constitutional or human rights and involve groups that are disproportionately impacted by climate change

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The Peninsula Peace and Justice Center is the area’s leading grassroots voice for peace, justice & human rights.

“The Peninsula Peace and Justice Center has been one of the most effective of the activist groups.” – Prof. Noam Chomsky

We believe democracy occurs every day – when people actively participate. Based in Palo Alto, we present the world’s leading progressive speakers, produce a free monthly forum, and when needed, organize demonstrations, vigils, and petition campaigns. Since 1981, we’ve been the local face of effective grassroots action.