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PHC CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

 

2nd HALF OF 2015 CALENDAR

 

 

PHC CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

 

 

JULY TO DECEMBER, 2015


      THIS IS A LISTING OF UPCOMING PHC EVENTS. IF YOU KNOW OF OTHER EVENTS THAT WOULD                       BE OF INTEREST TO THE PHC-COMMUNITY PLEASE POST IT ON THE MESSAGE BOARD OF PHC’s MEETUP                 WEBSITE AT  http://www.meetup.com/NYC-PHC/                                           WITH A SHORT 3 OR 4 LINE LISTING THAT CAN BE                                                                                  CUT AND PASTED INTO THIS CALENDAR.

TELL US YOUR BIRTHDAY OR IF YOU WANT US TO      HELP PLAN YOUR BIRTHDAY PARTY!!!!!!!

 

SUGGEST AN EVENT, ACTIVITY

OR PROJECT FOR PHC!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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E-MAIL: phc4me@yahoo.com                                                      TWITTER:  @phc4me

EVENTS & DATES

THE PHC POLITICAL DISCUSSION GROUP

JULY 10th, AUGUST 14th, SEPTEMBER 11th, OCTOBER 9th,              NOVEMBER 13th, & DECEMBER 11th, 2015

MEETINGS START AT 8:00PM
LEADER: BERTRAM MILLER,   (917-805-1046)         
BERTRAM'S EMAIL:
bertjm36@peoplepc.com             
LOCATION: MALIBU DINER.                                                                               (BACK TABLES)  Average-priced menu

ADDRESS: 163 WEST 23rd STREET (off 7th Avenue)          
THE
PHC POLITICAL DISCUSSION GROUP       
THE POLITICAL DISCUSSION GROUP IS A LIVELY FREE RANGING DISCOURSE OF IDEAS, IDEOLOGY, CONVERSATION AND DEBATE. THE TOPICS ARE CONTEMPORARY.
BERTRAM MILLER (LEADER, POLITICAL THEORIST), USUALLY HAS SOMETHING TO SAY AND E-MAILS ARTICLES (FOR THE GROUP’S POLITICAL AND ETHICAL DISCUSSIONS).
    The group is a very sociable one, it meets to give members a chance to express their opinions (usually left), over dinner (in inexpensive restaurants). Come enjoy the lively conversation, stimulating Ideas and fellowship of other members over dinner.

THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT CIRCLE             (The Caring and Sharing Group)

JULY 3rd, AUGUST 7th, SEPTEMBER 4th, OCTOBER 2nd,  NOVEMBER 6th, & DECEMBER 4th, 2015                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

      MEETINGS START AT 8:00PM                                                                                            FOUNDER & CO-LEADER: RHEA LEWIN GEBERER  (tinyceleste@aol.com)
LEADER: BERTRAM MILLER  (917-805-1046  bertjm36@peoplepc.com)
LOCATION: MALIBU DINER (BACK TABLES)                                           Average-Priced Menu
ADDRESS: 163 WEST 23rd STREET (AT 7th AVENUE) TIME: 8:00PM   

"The CSC was founded by PHC member Rhea Lewin-Geberer to bring our core ideals of community and interconnectedness into reality.  We seek to thereby prefigure the society we aim for, modeling it within PHC. The 3 components of the CSC are, 1st): an exchange of needs and offerings, in which we describe (and schedule) both the help we need for ourselves and the type of help we can provide to others (preferably not in a one-to-one barter exchange; we freely give and receive each other’s help, 'Paying It Forward' so that over time we get back as much or more than we give); 2nd): personal sharing (bringing each other up-to-date on our lives since the last CSC meeting); and 3rd) CSC outings, in which we deepen our sense of community by participating in events together." Come enjoy the fellowship of other PHC members over dinner. 

PHC GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

HELD ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 3PM

JULY 19th, AUGUST 23rd, SEPTEMBER 20th, OCTOBER 18th,          NOVEMBER 22nd, &  DECEMBER 20th, 2015

MEETINGS START AT 3:00PM
LEADER: BERTRAM MILLER, (917) 805-1046  
EMAIL:
bertjm36@peoplepc.com
USUAL LOCATION: MALIBU DINER: 163 W.23rd ST.
(at 7th Ave)

SOME  MEETING VENUES ARE CHANGED BY PRIOR AGREEMENT –                                                                                          CHECK E-MAIL ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR NOTIFICATION

HELP LAY THE FOUNDATION FOR PHC. THE GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SETS POLICY & PASSES RESOLUTIONS.  WE WILL ALSO SET ASIDE A PORTION OF EACH GMM FOR ACTIVISM, DISCUSSING HOW WE CAN PARTICIPATE IN PROGRESSIVE STRUGGLES.

ALSO – DON’T FORGET PHC’s EVENTS COMING UP IN THE 2nd HALF OF 2015! OUR ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY PICNIC WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY JULY 4th 2015 AT BATTERY PARK, OUR ANNUAL LABOR DAY PICNIC WILL BE ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 7th (LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED) & OUR ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DAY WEEKEND & CHRISTMAS DAY WEEKEND FOOD SERVICE EVENTS AT PROJECT RENEWAL’S HOMELESS SHELTER AT 8 EAST 3rd STREET WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 28th & SATURDAY DECEMBER 26th, RESPECTIVELY.                                                                                                      

You can start a PHC special interest group or project!
CALL US TO FIND OUT HOW (917) 805-1046 
POTENTIAL NEW GROUPS:
HOMELESSNESS                                                                           EDUCATION
POLITICAL ORGANIZING                                                           PSYCHOLOGY 
SOCIAL WELFARE & SOCIAL WORK GROUP                  HOUSING ISSUES
MEDICAL & HEALTH ISSUES                                                  HUMAN RIGHTS
MOVIE & VIDEO VIEWING GROUP (GOING TO THE MOVIES TOGETHER, RENTING VIDEOS WITH DISCUSSIONS AFTER EACH SHOW OR VIEWING)
LABOR & UNION  ISSUES
YOU MAY PROPOSE OTHER NEW GROUPS OR PROJECTS

We are also planning more Volunteer Events & Community Get-Togethers!!                         Watch for announcements.

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This area will be used for information about specific members. We may list each member's birthday for the month, or other significant events, such as weddings, births, or graduations. This is a great way to keep up to date on how fellow members are doing. We could also have links to members personal web sites.
 

Raanan Geberer, PHC member, has published a new futurist novel, Song of the Conquerors, which is a combination of science fiction, social commentary, spiritual commentary and humor!

The book begins in the year 2030, after the world has been decimated by dirty bombs. Now, in at least half the world, there are no real governments anymore, just two global paramilitary forces jockeying for power. Fighting takes place only indoors at night, but it takes place nonetheless. The book focuses on three fighters, all in their twenties: an outgoing high achiever from San Francisco with a sleazy underside; an obsessive, brooding loner from Romania via North Carolina; and a restless, lonely female artist from Japan via New York.

They soon die, but they are reincarnated 40 years later. After an amusing series of coincidences, they finally come together and are given a mission by a divine being known as The Healer. Their task—to negotiate with some of the most vicious enemies the world has ever known!

 

Song of the Conquerors by Raanan Geberer is available in both paperback and e-book versions. To see a free excerpt and to order, log on to http://booklocker.com/books/5981.html. Song of the Conquerors is also available through amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.

PHC’s ACTION LIST FOR A BERNIE SANDERS PRESIDENCY VOTED AT GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY NOVEMBER 22, 2015 LEGISLATIVE: 1. INSTITUTE A SINGLE-PAYER HEALTHCARE SYSTEM PASSED: 6 YES, 1 NO 2. AUTOMATIC UNIVERSAL VOTER REGISTRATION FOR CITIZENS ON THEIR 18th BIRTHDAY PASSED: 6 YES, 1 NO 3. RESTORATION OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT PASSED: 6 YES, 0 NO, 1 ABSTENTION 4. DEMILITARIZE DOMESTIC POLICE DEPARTMENTS, INCLUDING RECALL OF ALL MILITARY EQUIPMENT GIVEN TO LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS PASSED: UNANIMOUSLY: 7 YES, 0 NO 5. CUT THE MILITARY BUDGET TO REFLECT ACTUAL U.S. DEFENSE NEEDS PASSED: UNANIMOUSLY: 7 YES, 0 NO 6. RESTORATION OF THE GLASS-STEAGALL LAW PASSED: UNANIMOUSLY: 7 YES, 0 NO 7. RECRIMINALIZE DERIVATIVES TRADING PASSED: UNANIMOUSLY: 7 YES, 0 NO 8.INSTITUTE A SUBSTANTIAL STOCK TRANSFER TAX PASSED: 5 YES, 0 NO, 1 ABSTENTION 9.REPEAL THE ESPIONAGE ACT OF 1917 PASSED: UNANIMOUSLY: 7 YES, 0 NO 10. REPEAL CLINTON’S WELFARE BILL, TO RESTORE FDR’s FEDERAL GUARANTEE OF WELFARE PAYMENTS PASSED: 6 YES, 1 NO 11. REPEAL TAFT-HARTLEY PASSED: 6 YES, 0 NO, 1 ABSTENTION 12. IMPOSE STRICT REGULATORY LIMITS – NOT A CONSUMPTION TAX – ON CARBON EMISSIONS BY INDUSTRIES PASSED: 6 YES, 1 NO 13. REPEAL BIDEN’S BANKRUPTCY BILL PASSED: 6 YES, 1 NO 14. SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE PAST STUDENT LOAN DEBT BURDENS PASSED: 6 YES, 1 NO 15. FREE TUITION AT ALL U.S. PUBLIC COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES PASSED: 6 YES, 1 NO 16. REPEAL THE NDAA PROVISION AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT TO ARREST U.S. CITIZENS WITHOUT JUDICIAL OVERSIGHT PASSED: UNANIMOUSLY: 7 YES, 0 NO 17. REPEAL THE PATRIOT ACT PASSED: 6 YES, 0 NO, 1 ABSTENTION 18. REPEAL THE AUMF AUTHORIZING PERMANENT GLOBAL WAR ON ‘TERROR’ PASSED: UNANIMOUSLY: 7 YES, 0 NO 19. REQUIRE THAT POLLS REMAIN OPEN FOR THE FULL 24 HOURS OF EVERY ELECTION DAY PASSED: 6 YES, 1 NO 20. REPEAL THE 2nd AMENDMENT & RESTORE GUN CONTROL LAWS PASSED: 5 YES, 2 NO NON-LEGISLATIVE: 1. REDUCE INCOME & WEALTH INEQUALITY PASSED: 5 YES, 2 NO 2. END AUSTERITY & REFLATE THE ECONOMY PASSED: 6 YES, 0 NO, 1 ABSTENTION 3. BEGIN PROSECUTIONS OF THE BUSH CRIME FAMILY PASSED: UNANIMOUSLY: 7 YES, 0 NO 4. BEGIN PROSECUTION OF THE BANKSTERS PROVEN TO HAVE VIOLATED DERIVATIVES TRADINGS LAW PASSED: UNANIMOUSLY: 7 YES, 0 NO 5. END PROSECUTION OF WHISTLEBLOWERS PASSED: UNANIMOUSLY: 7 YES, 0 NO 6. ISSUE PARDONS TO ALL WHISTLEBLOWERS CONVICTED UNDER THE 1917 ESPIONAGE ACT UNDER OBAMA PASSED: UNANIMOUSLY: 7 YES, 0 NO 7. END WARRANTLESS SURVEILLANCE PASSED: UNANIMOUSLY: 7 YES, 0 NO 8. CLOSE GUANTANAMO & ALL BLACK SITES PASSED: UNANIMOUSLY: 7 YES, 0 NO 9. RENOUNCE ALL CLAIMS TO EXTRA-LEGAL PRESIDENTIAL AUTHORITY MADE UNDER THE BUSH & OBAMA ADMINISTRATIONS PASSED: UNANIMOUSLY: 7 YES, 0 NO PHC ACTION 1.PHC WILL COMMIT ITSELF TO AT LEAST TWO PHONEBANKING EVENTS FOR BERNIE SANDERS. PASSED: UNANIMOUSLY: 7 YES, 0 NO

Let us know if there are any events or updates you would like to share with fellow members.