The must-see numbers from Facebook’s taxes

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These tax breaks need to be stopped!!!!

Please sign the petition telling Congress it’s time to end tax loopholes for corporations and the wealthy. Click here to sign.

Despite Facebook reporting profits of over $1.1 billion in 2012, the company is expected to pay no federal or state income taxes. In fact, Facebook will receive net tax refunds totaling $429 million, because tax deductions on executive stock options can be written off as salary deductions.

Less than a week after the sequester has officially gone into effect, bringing with it painful budget cuts, layoffs, and furloughs for employees, this is a perfect example of how the deficit and spending cuts are driven by loopholes that allow corporations and wealthy Americans to get all the breaks.

Congress desperately needs to reform the tax code so that the most successful among us pay their fair share.

Please, click here to sign the petition telling Congress it’s time to end tax loopholes for corporations and the wealthy.

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Rochelle Becker, Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility, Will Speak at Monthly Meeting Saturday

This month’s monthly club meeting will host an interesting guest speaker, Rochelle Becker, who has been active on nuclear issues in California for 39 years. She co-founded the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility in 2005 to focus on her experience working with elected representatives and oversight agencies – both state and federal.

Rochelle has testified before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, California Energy Commission, Regional Water Quality Control Board, as well as the state legislature and Congress. She is currently intervening on …

Mar 4-8 – Border Film Week, Joan Kroc School of Peace Studies, Trans-Border Institute

Featuring the best of border cinema, the Trans-Border Institute will showcase documentary and fiction films offering attendees a broad vision of border culture.

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
Monday, March 4, 2013 – Friday, March 8, 2013

Félix: Autoficciones de un traficante
Monday, March 4 at 6 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served

A documentary film chronicling the life of a leader of a human smuggling network in Tijuana. Director Adriana Trujillo will attend and offer insight into the making of the film.

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Espacio InteriorEspacio Interior
Tuesday, March 5 at 6 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served

Lazaro (Kuno Becker) is kidnapped and thrown into a 3 x 1.50 square meter room completely isolated from the outside world. Richness of Internal Space is a testimony of a man’s will to live and his unbreakable spirit. Based on true events.

Followed by a discussion with TBI’s security and rule of law coordinator Octavio Rodriguez and Criminal Defense attorney Janice Deaton.

Brilliant Soil
Wednesday, March 6 at 6 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served

By custom, thousands of artisans in Mexico still use lead based glazes in their pottery without knowing the damage that this toxic element causes to their health. Followed by a discussion with filmmaker Omar Foglio, co-director Jose Luis Figueroa, and visual artist Misael Diaz, who will offer insight into the making of the film.

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San Ysidro: Frontera Olvidada / A Forgotten Border
Thursday, March 7 at 6 p.m.

Four Mexican-American teens (13-15 years old) created a video framed to study “participatory culture” in media with themes of social justice in low income communities. Followed by a discussion with video workshop instructor David Gonzalez, and students Jovie Cerda, Jose Gomez and Manuel Gomez.

Botes al Amanecer/Cans at Dawn
Thursday, March 7 at 6:45 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served

A short film about resilience and hope through the eyes of a young boy who has to grow up fast when he learns the value of a dollar. Followed by Q&A with Actor Jose Yenque, who will offer insight on the film.

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Gimme the Power
Thursday, March 7 at 7:45 p.m.

A “rockumentary” about the Mexican Band Molotov and the political,
social and financial context where the band is born and developed.

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Mariachi Gringo
Friday, March 8 at 6 p.m.

A stifled, small-town young man stuck in a dead end life, runs away to Mexico to be a mariachi singer. MARIACHI GRINGO is a musical tour-de-force exploring the reality of “following your dreams” across cultural, personal, social and geographical borders.

The event will follow with a reception and a concert by the USD Mariachi Ensemble, under direction of Serafin Paredes.

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Click here to RSVP for any of the featured films.

Trans-Border Institute | [email protected] | (619) 260-4166

Mar 12 – The Iraq War Since 2003: Ten Years of Consequences

IraqPanel1March 2013 marks the tenth anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. This discussion will focus on some of the consequences of the war from the perspective of Iraqis and the Middle East generally.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

UCSD, Robinson Auditorium, IR/PS Complex

Mike Davis (UC Riverside)
“Urbanism in Baghdad and the Iraqi Refugees in San Diego”

Wael Al-Delaimy (UCSD School of Medicine)
“Public Health and Human Rights in Iraq since 2003”

Ibraham al-Marashi (CSU San Marcos)
“Selling the War, and Its Consequences”

Hasan Kayali (UCSD)
“Campus Activism and the Invasion of Iraq”

Michael Provence (UCSD)

Sponsored by the IICAS Middle East Studies Speaker Series, and co-sponsored by the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS).

Read more about events at the Institute for International, Comparative and Area Studies.

The Institute for International, Comparative and Area Studies (IICAS) sponsors the IICAS Middle East Studies Speaker Series at UC San Diego. IICAS supports collaborative international research and area studies, and encourages interdisciplinary research, discussion and information exchange on international, comparative, and cross regional topics through its multiple lecture series.

February 28 Meeting

February 28 Meeting Agenda

I. Introductions
II. Officer Reports
III. Presentation by Francine Busby, new County Party Chair
IV. Officer Elections
V. Celebrate February Birthdays

6-8 p.m. Mangia Italiano

San Diego Democratic Women’s Club Student Scholarship 2013

Pat Washington

Pat Washington

The San Diego Democratic Women’s Club is proud to announce its Eighth Annual SDDWC Student Scholarship Award in honor of President Emeritus Verna King. The scholarship was created in 2006 to honor our President Emeritus, Ms. Verna King, for over sixty years of community engagement as an educator, political activist and proponent of women’s advancement in all areas of life. In the spirit of Ms. King’s contributions in the areas of education, politics, and community service, the SDDWC Student Scholarship is designed to further the educational opportunities of a qualified graduating woman high school senior, or (in the event there are no qualified high school senior submissions) currently enrolled woman college student, who, among other eligibility requirements:

  1. is a resident of San Diego County
  2. is actively applying to attend an institution of higher education or vocational training upon graduation from high school or is already enrolled in a college or university (confirmation of enrollment is required to receive scholarship monies)
  3. has a demonstrated commitment to increasing women’s political involvement and participation
  4. is in need of financial assistance

One thousand dollar ($1,000) scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student from the San Diego County area. In conjunction with this monetary award, the scholarship recipient will also be recognized at the San Diego Democratic “Painting the Town Blue” Dinner on May 4, 2013.

For students to be considered for the 2013 SDDWC Student Scholarship Award in honor of President Emeritus Verna King, completed applications must be returned no later than midnight April 5, 2013.

Application form, eligibility requirements, and more details are available here (download PDF).
Pat Washington, PhD
President, San Diego Democratic Women’s Club