On Fri., Jul. 27, 2012, at 1:30 p.m., Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin will appear at King's Books in Tacoma to discuss her new book, Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control (OR Books, 2012), published in May.[1]  --  She is currently on a nationwide tour promoting the book.  --  On Jul. 9, in Binghamton, NY, she was welcomed at City Hall by the mayor and her talk was announced on local TV.[2]  --  A few days later she spoke in Brunswick, Camden, Damariscott, and Belfast, ME.[3]  --  Her tour started over a month ago in California.[4]  --  In a review, Tom Hayden said:  "After reading Medea Benjamin’s Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, I can only wish she will invest more time in writing and less time getting arrested, because there are so few activists with her gifts of research, analysis, and communication.  But she wouldn’t be Medea without being arrested and pepper-sprayed on one front or another, because she is a true witness in both the Quaker moral sense and as a seeing journalist in the thick of things."[5]  --  Sure enough:  last week, in an extensive KPBS-San Diego piece on the 58-member "Unmanned Systems Caucus" in Washington, D.C., that promotes drone warfare on Capitol Hill, Jill Replogle reported that in February Medea Benjamin disrupted a conference sponsored by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International -- the main drone industry group -- where Congressman Buck McKeon of California was speaking.[6]  --  NOTE:  Along with Move to Amend Olympia and Veterans for Peace Chapter 34, United for Peace of Pierce County is a cosponsor of Medea Benjamin's appearance in Tacoma....

You're invited on Sun., May 20, at 3:00 p.m., to a memorable afternoon featuring the culinary wizardry of Rosalind Bell.  --  This event will be entertaining, educational, and delectable, and includes an assortment of wines.  --  This salon is a fund-raiser for United for Peace of Pierce County.  --  RSVP requested but not required.  --  More information below.[1] ...

In Tacoma on Tues., Jan. 17, and Thurs., Jan. 19, workshops will be held on what the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission allows, why, in the interest of our democracy, it needs to be overturned, and how that can be done.[1] ...