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The North Shore Coalition for Peace and Justice (NSCPJ) is an alliance
of organizations and individuals from Chicago and near north suburbs, united in support of an end to war and in the use of nonviolent methods of social change.

For our Mission Statement Click here
List of current member organizations: click here

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NEWS ALERT: For Immediate Release
Evanston Alderman Jane Grover, mobile 847-902-7465,; Dickelle Fonda, mobile 847-682-5038,; Marcia Bernsten mobile 312-480-1331,
Chicago suburb passes groundbreaking anti-drone resolution

New resolution, which won support from police chief, makes Evanston one of only three - and nation's largest - communities to pass anti-drone moratoriums as growing number of local groups push for similar resolutions and ordinances.

EVANSTON, IL: At a time when manufacturers and some law enforcement officials are pushing the use of drones in U.S. communities for surveillance and policing, one of Chicago's largest suburbs has adopted a groundbreaking anti-drone resolution that would ban the use of the aircraft for all but hobby and academic research uses.

On Monday, May 29, the Evanston City Council voted to become the third city in the U.S. to ban the use of drones. The Evanston resolution bans the use of drones for two years so that federal and state laws and regulations have a chance to catch up with this new technology. Evanston is the largest community in the United States to pass anti-drone legislation. Charlottesville, VA and St. Bonafacius, MN have also passed anti-drone resolutions or ordinances.

The North Shore Coalition for Peace, Justice & the Environment - NSCPJ - brought the resolution to Evanston Alderman Jane Grover, who agreed to help craft the resolution and to introduce it to the Human Services Committee, which passed out the committee unanimously. Grover collaborated to adapt the resolution language to permit the use of toy and hobby aircraft, as well as research and development endeavors to test unmanned aerial vehicles.

Before bringing the resolution to Alderman Grover, NSCPJ met with Evanston Police Chief Rich Eddington to seek his input and support. Eddington told the group that, while he could see value to drones when it came to search and rescue efforts, he understood that there could be concern where privacy issues were involved.

"The use of drones in American communities raises increasing concerns about privacy rights, constitutional rights and basic safety," says Marcia Bernsten of NSCPJ and board member of Chicago Area Peace Action. CAPA, a founding member of NSCPJ, lent its support to the effort. "We're heartened that in this vote, Evanston officials recognize the need to address these very serious concerns, and set an example for other municipalities across the nation."

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Past Events

As part of the Tax Day Protest Actions of North Shore Coalition for Peace, Justice and the Environment and Neighbors for Peace...

April 16 - Concert with Tom Neilson
April 18 - Tax Day Leafletting at the Evanston Post Office

April 16, 20117pm -9:30pm

Perla Café
presents an evening of
Political Satire, Parody & Social Commentary
with award winning songwriter and performer

Tom Neilson

1813 Dempster St., Evanston ~ 847.424.1382
$15 at the door ...
and you’ll want to try some of Perla Café’s delicacies

“Politically cutting-edge, incisive, warm, & very funny; Raucous political satire &, quick wit; had everyone laughing” - Cathy Gilbert, Miami Dade Green Party

“Creative & compelling; skewers the outrageous behavior of the greedy & powerful in corporations& government.” Ray Korona, People’s Voice Café Collective, NYC

“Does a great job of reminding people of what is really important, and the power of folk music to say it.” - Michael Stock, WLRN, Miami, FL

“This is very good music and very good politics.” Tom Paxton

“He’s the Jon Stewart of folk music.” Kerville Folk Festival

2011 IMA Song of the Year nomination
2011 IFA War & Politics
2010 Alternate Root, Songs with Vision
2010 USSF Music for Social Change
2009 Winner, Kerrville Folk Festival
- IMA Song of the year nomination
- SAW folk song of the year
- JPF folk CD
- Hon Mention, Great Lakes
- Music for Social Change, UK
2008 Finalist, Ploughshares
2007 Winner, South FL Folk Festival
2006 JPF awards folk song & CD

Click Here for Tom's website
Click here to download flyer

Monday, April 18, 2011


Every year on the last day in which to income taxed, people of peace in the North Shore distribute "Where Your Income Tax Money Really Goes," a detailed and accurate flyer produced by the War Resister's League. This year, "tax day" falls on Monday, April 18.

Sponsored by Neighbors for Peace and the North Shore Coalition for Peace, Justice, and the Environment, the leafleting takes place from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Evanston Post Office on Davis and Oak, just two blocks West of the El. All materials are furnished and parking is generally available on Davis. To see the flyer, go to

Sixty volunteers are needed-or more-to sign up for one or two-hour shifts. It's easy, it's fun, and it's a day when people are genuinely receptive to the message for peace. Contact Rosalie Riegle at 847. 644.2281 (or through this site) with the hours you'd like to leaflet. Show citizens of the North Shore a different message than that of the "tea baggers."

To help us in this endeavor, you could also order your own leaflets from War Resisters League and coordinate one at your local post office.

"This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the
sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its
children. Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket
fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and
are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."
-- Dwight D.

Parental Advisory

When your kids goes to see a film at the Century Theater complex, they may be shown National Guard or military recruitment propaganda in the form of an extended length music video before the film. They may also be exposed to printed promotional materials as they purchase their tickets.

If you object, as we do, to this misuse of our tax dollars, please contact the Century Theater corporate offices, our elected representatives, the Department of Defense and our local papers to voice your complaint as parents and citizens.

The National Guard Bureau
1411 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington VA 22202-3231
Corporate Office:
Cinemark USA, Inc.
3900 Dallas Parkway, Suite 500
Plano, TX 75093-7865

Senator Richard J. Durbin
John C. Kluczynski Federal Office Building
230 S Dearborn St.
Suite 3900
Chicago, IL 60604

Congresswoman Janice D.Schakowsky
820 Davis Street
Suite 105
Evanston, IL 60201

Evanston Roundtable
124 Florence Ave., Ste. 3
Evanston, Illinois 60202

Evanston Review
3701 W. Lake Ave.
Glenview, Illinois 60026

Just Foreign Policy Iraqi Death Estimator

Past Events

March 19, 2010 • 6pm -7pm
Wars Without End
Vigil in Evanston
Just east of the Metra station

Seven years ago on March 19th, the US invaded Iraq - a war that continues
with no end in sight. In December, President Obama began to escalate the war
in Afghanistan - when only 100 Al Qaeda members remain in that country.
Scheduled Iraq troop withdrawals still leave thousands of contractors and
mercenaries behind as occupiers. In the face of a humanitarian crisis in Gaza,
the US continues to finance Israel's war on Palestine.

Now, the Obama administration has introduced a budget that includes the largest amount for "defense" spending ever - while freezing domestic spending for human needs. There is no health care bill, no action on climate change. All Washington can agree on is to feed our tax money to big banks and an endless war.

Politicians' excuses for these failures have ranged from blaming immigrants and other working people to scaring us with 'terrorist' threats. These same politicians will not end the violence until we force them to. With rampant job losses and cutbacks in social services, it's time now more than ever to oppose costly wars that rob precious public resources from housing, healthcare, education, and a host of other public needs.

Join us - and thousands throughout this nation to mark the grim anniversary of seven years in Iraq.

We have some signs, but feel free to bring your own

End the Wars & Occupations Now!
Fund People's Needs, Not Corporate Greed

Join us for the 3rd Friday action!
This Friday, January 15th at 6:00pm
at Church and Maple, just east of the Metra tracks

Chicagoland Calls for
Emergency Aid For Haiti

Evanston Alderman Lionel Jean-Baptiste who is also the Chairman of the Haitian Congress to Fortify Haiti, will join with other Chicagoland residents with up to date information on conditions in Haiti and what we can do to help.
Click here for a PDF with more information

Join us for the 3rd Friday action!
Next Month - February 19th

Tuesday May 5th at 7:30pm
St Athanasius Roman Catholic Church
1615 Lincoln St • Evanston, IL 60201

Sallie and Alan Gratch along with Rabbi Brant Rosen will give a talk recounting their recent trip to Iran. The three were part of a Civilian Diplomacy Delegation sponsored by the Fellowship of Reconciliation.

Stand for Peace on Mother's Day 2009!
Sunday, May 10th
1pm to 2pm
(Corner of Church and Maple in Downtown Evanston)

Please Join Us as we honor the original meaning of Mother's Day.
Over 130 years ago, following the American Civil War, Julia Ward Howe wrote the Original Mother's Day Proclamation (see below),
calling upon women of the world to unite for peace.
She said, in essence, "We will not raise our children to kill another mother's child." We'll be collecting your messages of peace to Michelle Obama as we share our hopes and dreams for a more peaceful world.

Julia Ward Howe's Mother's Day Proclamation - 1870

Arise then...women of this day!
Arise, all women who have hearts!
Whether your baptism be of water or of tears!

Say firmly:
"We will not have questions answered by irrelevant agencies,
Our husbands will not come to us, reeking with carnage,
For caresses and applause.
Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.
We, the women of one country,
Will be too tender of those of another country
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs."

From the bosom of a devastated Earth a voice goes up with
Our own. It says: "Disarm! Disarm!
The sword of murder is not the balance of justice."
Blood does not wipe out dishonor,
Nor violence indicate possession.
As men have often forsaken the plough and the anvil
At the summons of war,
Let women now leave all that may be left of home
For a great and earnest day of counsel.
Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead.
Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means
Whereby the great human family can live in peace...
Each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar,
But of God -
In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
That a general congress of women without limit of nationality,
May be appointed and held at someplace deemed most convenient
And the earliest period consistent with its objects,
To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,
The amicable settlement of international questions,
The great and general interests of peace.

for more information call - 312.480.1331

Join us in participating in
Camp Hope
Countdown to Change"
January 1 through 19th, 2009!

go to CampHope2009 for more details and to sign up

Songs of Peace

in a Time of War

Friday, December 19, 2008

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Church St. and Maple Ave. in Evanston
(near theaters, Metra and "L" stops)

As the shoppers rush home with their treasures,
come home from work or
head off to dinner and a movie,
we will gather to sing songs of peace.

We will remember all those,
in conflict zones around the world
and in our own backyards,
for whom there is no peace .

All are welcome to join us.

Member Organizations, North Suburban Peace Initiative (NSPI)
and American Friends Service Committee are hosting a forum
A Seriously Flawed U.S. Demand...
The Privatizing of Iraqi Oil!

Thursday, July 26. 2007 • 7:30pm
Beth Emet Synogogue • 1224 W. Dempster, Evanston, IL

with guest speaker Antonia Juhasz,
Ms Juhasz is a policy-analyst, author and activist living in San Francisco. She is the Tarbell Fellow at Oil Change International and Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies and the author of THe Bu$h Agenda - Invading the World, One Economy at a Time. She is a teacher at the New College of California in the Activism and Social Change Masters Program.

click here for further information

Click here for information on the May 16th Jeremy Scahill event at Northwestern
Friday, May 11, 2007 • 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Church and Maple in Evanston (near the theaters)

The theme for this month's 2nd Friday action is the origins of Mother's Day as proclaimed by Julia Ward Howe in 1870 which was begun as a day for women to take a stand against war.

In the same tradition, Sharon Mehdi wrote a wonderful short story for her five-year old granddaughter, The Great Silent Grandmother Gathering. We will be encouraging women and men to stand on Sunday, May 13 at 1pm whereever they may be for peace.

We are standing for the world’s children and grandchildren, and for the seven generations beyond them.
We dream of a world where all of our children have safe drinking water, clean air to breathe, and enough food to eat.
A world where they have access to a basic education to develop their minds and healthcare to nurture their growing bodies.
A world where they have a worm, safe, and loving place to call home.
A world where they don’t live in fear of violence - in their home, in their neighborhood, in their school or in their world.
This is the world of which we dream.
This is the cause for which we stand.

 Wednesday, May 16 • 7pm
Jeremy Scahill Tour: BLACKWATER USA
Northwestern University (Evanston campus)
1881 Sheridan Rd.
(Sheridan and Chicago Ave)

Harris Hall room #108; lecture hall holds 225-250. Via public transit: Foster stop (purple line El), walk 21⁄2 blocks east to Sheridan, 1 block south to Harris Hall. Via auto: Parking available nearby in the south parking lot off Sheridan Road, east of Harris Hall.

Join us for Jeremy Scahill’s book tour for his NY Times best seller:
Blackwater, the Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army.

From the website - “Meet Blackwater USA, the powerful private army that the U.S. government has quietly hired to operate in international war zones and on American soil. Its contacts run from deep inside the military and intelligence agencies to the upper echelons of the White House. Blackwater is the elite Praetorian Guard for the “global war on terror,” with its own military base, a fleet of twenty aircraft, and 20,000 private contractors at the ready. Run by a multimillionaire Christian conservative who bankrolls President Bush and his allies, its forces are capable of overthrowing governments, and yet most people have never heard of Blackwater.”
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Call any Sen. or Rep. Toll-Free
at 866-340-9281
 Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-IL)
Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL)
Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL 5th)
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL 9th)
Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL 10th)

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