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Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on September 3, 2010 at 4:50pm
announcement:
HALA Santa Monica. American War Crimes Quagmire. Sun. Sep. 12 - 11 am.
The American War Crimes Quagmire: From Bush to Obama with Human Righ

The Humanist Association of Los Angeles, September 12, will present:

The American War Crimes Quagmire: From Bush to Obama
with Human Rights author Prof. Michael Haas
The 4 basic war crimes
Explication of the 269 War Crimes
Action to End War Crimes

author bio:
SEE: http://www.uswarcrimes.com/?page_id=2

On August 14, 2009, Michael Haas was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, principally for his book George W. Bush, War Criminal? The Bush Administration's Liability for 269 War Crimes (2009)

Michael Haas was born in 1938 in Detroit, Michigan, His adoptive father was a journalist who earlier had been threatened by the Ku Klux Klan because he wrote an editorial condemning their terrorist acts against Mexican Americans in Orange County, California.

In addition to membership in the American Civil Liberties Union, he belongs to Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the Progressive Democrats of America, the Stonewall Democratic Club, and various academic professional organizations, including a life membership in the International Studies Association.

Now living in the Hollywood Hills, Michael Haas has devoted his life to advancing the goal of greater respect for human rights along with the establishment of a more peaceful world. His work continues.

Among many other books Prof. Michael Haas is author of:

* Cambodia, Pol Pot, and the United States: The Faustian Pact (1991)
* Genocide by Proxy (Praeger, 1991)
* Improving Human Rights (Praeger 1994)
* The Politics of Human Rights (2000)
* International Human Rights in Jeopardy (2004)
* International Human Rights: A Comprehensive Introduction (2008)
* George W. Bush, War Criminal?:
The Bush Administration's Liability for 269 War Crimes
(Praeger, 2008)

-- --
Humanist Association of Los Angeles.
West Side Discussion Group
meets September 12, 2010, 11 am
Yahoo Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway,
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(between 26th and Cloverfield. Sign with HBO in front)
HALA is a chapter of the American Humanist Association. This meeting is
free and the public is invited.www.hala.org

Contact facilitator:
Larry A. Taylor
310-479-2236
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on August 19, 2010 at 10:33am
EVENT:
Human Rights author Prof. Michael Haas. HALA. Sep. 12, 11 AM.

from LAProgressive.com (a local Los Angeles progressive news and opinion web site.)

The End of Encyclopedias?
by Steve Hochstadt posted on Thursday, 19 August 2010

The radical 18th-century thinkers who proposed democracy instead of aristocracy, legislatures instead of kings, and freedom instead of tyranny, also made a revolutionary proposal about knowledge. They imagined an encyclopedia that would make all significant knowledge available to everyone.

Denis Diderot thought his pioneering Encyclopédie, published just before the French Revolution, would make people "more virtuous and more happy."

...

But just as this democratic dream seems to have come true, the whole idea of encyclopedias is being challenged. Andrew Schlafly, the son of Phyllis Schlafly, has created "Conservapedia," an alternative encyclopedia for conservatives. Conservapedia's home page appears to set traditional standards for inclusion: Its first "commandment" is "everything you post must be true and verifiable." Is Conservapedia "a clean and concise resource for those seeking the truth," as it claims? A glance inside Conservapedia shows something very different.

In the world of Conservapedia, and in much conservative politics today, truth is partisan. "We do not allow liberal censorship of conservative facts." What are conservative facts, as opposed to plain old facts? Let's read a few facts from Conservapedia's home page: the chair of the Democratic National Committee is a "bozo" and atheists have a zero IQ.

MORE on line:
http://www.laprogressive.com/the-media/encyclopedia/
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on August 19, 2010 at 10:27am
from LAProgressive.com (a local Los Angeles progressive news and opinion web site.)

The End of Encyclopedias?
by Steve Hochstadt posted on Thursday, 19 August 2010

The radical 18th-century thinkers who proposed democracy instead of aristocracy, legislatures instead of kings, and freedom instead of tyranny, also made a revolutionary proposal about knowledge. They imagined an encyclopedia that would make all significant knowledge available to everyone.

Denis Diderot thought his pioneering Encyclopédie, published just before the French Revolution, would make people "more virtuous and more happy."

...

But just as this democratic dream seems to have come true, the whole idea of encyclopedias is being challenged. Andrew Schlafly, the son of Phyllis Schlafly, has created "Conservapedia," an alternative encyclopedia for conservatives. Conservapedia's home page appears to set traditional standards for inclusion: Its first "commandment" is "everything you post must be true and verifiable." Is Conservapedia "a clean and concise resource for those seeking the truth," as it claims? A glance inside Conservapedia shows something very different.

In the world of Conservapedia, and in much conservative politics today, truth is partisan. "We do not allow liberal censorship of conservative facts." What are conservative facts, as opposed to plain old facts? Let's read a few facts from Conservapedia's home page: the chair of the Democratic National Committee is a "bozo" and atheists have a zero IQ.

MORE on line:
http://www.laprogressive.com/the-media/encyclopedia/
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on August 10, 2010 at 4:30pm
NOTE: I went to see this with a group from CFIwest.org .
This was a very full filling afternoon of theater. K B Solomon truly is Paul Robeson come to life passionately declaring the right to equality under the constitution.

It is rare to see such genuine passion for justice combined on stage with entertainment and music in a graceful presentation of deep sincerity and grace. The artistry of the pianist was superb as well.

Do not miss this rare opportunity to be an audience with Paul Robeson, who will not be forgotten by history. -- Gary

Speak of Me as I Am
Friday, August 6, 2010 8:00 PM
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre: 4800 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles CA 90027 USA MapQuest
Category: Musical
Admission: $25 / Groups (10 ) $20 / Students-Snrs $15
Contact Phone: (323) 960-5772
The Caribbean American Repertory Theatre, West
presents
Speak of Me As I Am
A One Man Musical

starring
KB Solomon
as
Paul Robeson

Directed by
Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter

Music Director
Kirk Taylor

Performance Dates
Aug 6, 7, 13, 14, 21, 27, 28 at 8pm
Sunday Matinee 8, 15, 22, 29 at 3pm
Sept 3,4 at 8pm & Matinee on 5th 3pm

http://www.bgttix.com/
The BGT is located at 4800 Hollywood Boulevard,
atop Olive Hill in Hollywood in the Barnsdall Art Park complex. The 11-acre park is also home to the Municipal Art Gallery, a Junior Arts Center and the Hollyhock House designed by the renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on July 11, 2010 at 1:03pm
I posted a list of freethought organizations in "Discussions"

-- Gary
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on June 29, 2010 at 9:57am
film opening now Los Angeles area. Includes interviews with scientists, philosophers, skeptics, and religionists.

THE NATURE OF EXISTENCE

Special screening and opening in Los Angeles area.
link below to online trailer.

http://thenatureofexistence.com/

Big event happening on the Westside this Wed & Friday. Roger Nygard's new film 'The Nature of Existence' opens at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica and the Sunset 5 Theaters in West Hollywood. Roger will be in attendance for a Q&A on these dates only!

Info, Trailer, etc: http://thenatureofexistence.com

Screenings

June 30, 2010 – 7:30 PM
Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403
tickets: 323.466.FILM / Fandango
Director Roger Nygard in attendance for Q&A on June 30th, 7:30pm

July 2, 2010
Sunset 5 Theaters
8000 W. Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
info: www.laemmle.com
tickets: (310) 478-3836
Director Roger Nygard in attendance for Q&A on July 2nd for the evening showings
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on June 26, 2010 at 11:19am
CALENDAR ITEM

Cafe Inquiry - The BP Blowout: Too Little Safety, or Too Much?

CAFE INQUIRY - Center for Inquiry ( www.cfiwest.org )
Wednesday, June 30 at 8pm
Doors open at 7:30

4773 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027-5333
at Berendo, west of Vermont .

Description

Wednesday, June 30 at 8pm
Doors open at 7:30

This month's topic:

The BP Blowout: Too Little Safety, or Too Much?
with Keith Sewell

Keith Sewell will give a brief summary and update on the BP oil spill, and answer questions on probable causes, remediation efforts so far, and remaining steps to complete shut-off. He will also provide information about the overall progression of safety focus in offshore drilling and production, suggesting from this that we are already past the point of additional formal safety focus being counterproductive.

Keith Sewell has been oilfield commercial diving for twenty years. He took a four year pause to obtain a degree in Ocean Engineering. For the past fifteen years, he has been working for SBM Atlantia, a floating systems and production solutions company, out of Houston.

____________________________________________

Cafe Inquiry is our monthly casual get-together where you can have a coffee and chat with other people on various topics of science. A guest speaker opens the discussion with a brief intro to the subject and then the floor is open. All are welcome!

Cafe Inquiry is a Science Cafe! Interested in being a speaker, or have one to recommend? Please contact us at (323) 666-9797, or email info[at]cfiwest.org.

Free Admission -- Refreshments Available -- Plenty of Parking -- Bookstore Open

Held in the Steve Allen Theater lobby at CFI-L.A.



Cafe Inquiry is our monthly casual get-together where you can have a coffee and chat with other people on various topics of science. A guest speaker opens the discussion with a brief intro to the subject and then the floor is open. All are welcome!

Cafe Inquiry is a Science Cafe! Interested in being a speaker, or have one to recommend?
Please contact us at (323) 666-9797, or email info[at]cfiwest.org.

Free slice of pizza to the first 25 attendees
Free Admission • Free Starbucks Coffee! • Refreshments Available • Plenty of Parking • Bookstore Open

Held in the Steve Allen Theater lobby at CFI-L.A. www.cfiwest.org
Comment by louis cyfer on June 2, 2010 at 1:28am
i have been in la for 21 years, but this is the first time i joined a group. finding people without religion is just too difficult at random.
Comment by Julian on December 15, 2009 at 4:54pm
just moved to LA two months ago... would love to meet up with other atheists around here
Comment by Melanie Stalder on October 8, 2009 at 11:16pm
I'm willing to do more than sit behind my computer. Anyone interested in getting together sometime?
 

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