Wednesday, December 3, 2014

INVITATION : Win a Nuke-Free California!!

Ilene Proctor Proudly Presents
#73 in the Great Mind Series


How We Will Shut Down the
Diablo Canyon Nukes

Safe Energy Activists & Veteran Diablo Civil Disobedients; This is Harvey's 7th appearance in the Great Minds series.
With Special Guests: David Crosby, Cynthia Papermaster & David Bender

Mimi Kennedy
TICKETS; $25.00 (includes dinner and drinks)
Date: Thursday, December 18 at 7:00 PM

PDLA and SCADA Member, $20.00
Address will be given with RSVP

PLEASE RSVP EARLY, 310-858-6643
Citizen Action has successfully shut the two reactors at San Onofre...a great triumph for our Mother Earth. We are all healthier, safer and richer for that grassroots victory.

Now we must silence the double reactors up the coast at San Luis Obispo.

They are surrounded by earthquake faults. Prevailing winds bring their radiation directly down the coast to Southern California. They were designed in the 1960s. They constantly kill billions of sea creatures. There is no place to put their wast. An accident would lead to unspeakable consequences for us all.

Their time for shutdown is long past due. Their owner, PG&E, has just been fined $1.4 billion for killing 8 people with&E is in financial straits. More citizens have been arrested at this site than any other in America.

There are at least four major parallel citizen action campaigns now aimed at shutting down these reactors. Any one of them welcomes you.

The plants are paid for by the ratepayers of Northern California. But the radiation mostly blows south down the coast. In other words, right here.

This gathering is meant to inform, energize, plan and commit us all to winning another great victory over the nuclear power industry, ant to finally bring California to Solartopia, a green-powered state where we can live in harmony and safety with our nuke-free Mother Earth.

Join us at this rare and wonderful gathering...bring your best intentions and let's figure out how to win this one NOW.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

President Nixon's Nemesis John W. Dean


President Richard M. Nixon's Nemesis

John W. Dean

Internationally known award-winning author and lecturer

Host: Linda Leibovitch
[Address will be given with RSVP]

DATE: Thursday, September 18 at 7:00 PM
TICKETS: $25.00 includes dinner and drinks
PDLA and SCADA members, $20.00

PLEASE RSVP EARLY, 310.858.6643

Introduction by: Professor Peter Mathews

Times Bestselling Author John W. Dean Connects the Dots between what we've come to believe about Watergate and what actually happened.

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What He Knew and When He Knew It
by John W. Dean

Published to coincide with the August 9, 2014 fortieth anniversary of Richard Nixon's resignation from office, John Dean, a key player in the Nixon administration, has uncovered the full and complete story of the Watergate break-in and cover-up, and discloses Nixon's part in it. Based on previously ignored White House tapes, The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It connects the dots between the received understanding of Watergate and what actually happened.

As widely reported and analyzed as the Watergate break-in and its aftermath have been, controversies still remain-from the notorious 18 1/2 minute gap in the Nixon recordings to the fundamental question of what Nixon really knew and when he knew it. Suprisingly, the primary source material for the true story of Nixon's role in Watergate (his secret recordings) have never been  fully examined. In writing The Nixon Defense, John Dean found over 600 conversations no one outside the National Archives had listen ed to, and he prepared his own transcripts of all the Watergate conversations (approximately 1,000) to reconstruct the full history of the scandal in a dramatic narrative, with dialogue drawn directly from all the recorded conversations. Before now, no one has attempted to examine and reconstruct this history based on this remarkable primary source material. Rather, historians and other students of the Nixon presidency have chosen to ignore the full collection of secretly recorded White House conversations relating to Watergate, which slowly  but surely have become almost fully available over the past four decades.

Dean presents a day-to-day record of the Nixon White House confronting the revelation of the break-in, strategizing its defense, and ultimately facing its downfall because of its lies. The Nixon Defense is not only a compelling and historic account of Watergate itself, but a stunning portrait of Nixon and his aides, along with the cynicism, paranoia, and vindictiveness that were so often the driving forces of the president and his inner circle.

The narrative account is framed by a list of principal characters, a stage-setting prologue and an epilogue chronologically summarizing the events that occurred after the plug was pulled on the secret recording equipment that brought the Nixon presidency to an end. In addition, the author includes an appendix reporting that what the tapes reveal was the reason for the Watergate break-in. A second appendix, based on an expert investigation, shows that it was mechanically impossible for Nixon's secretary Rose Mary Wood, to have erased the portion of the tape that created the 18 1/2 minute gap. The recorded conversations make clear what, in fact, was erased. The Nixon Defense is an unprecedented examination of what brought down a president, and will stand as the authoritative account of Watergate.

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JOHN W. DEAN was legal counsel to President Nixon during the Watergate scandal, and his Senate testimony lead to Nixon's resignation. In 2006, Dean testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee investigating George W. Bush's NSA warrantless wiretap program. He teaches a continuing legal education program throughout the country, drawing on the lessons of Watergate, and his political/legal commentary at is widely read. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Blind Ambition, Broken Government, Conservatives Without Conscience, and Worse than Watergate.