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Rebirth of Albuquerque Peace and Justice Center on May 20, 2023

Cheers and a sigh of relief filled the community room in the new International District Public Library in Albuquerque on Saturday, May 20th. That’s when more than 70 members came together to vote on new bylaws for the Peace and Justice Center, and then elected a slate of new council members.

Many of us had not seen each other in person since before the Covid pandemic hit three years ago, and it felt like a mini reunion of sorts. Although the average age was probably north of 60 years, it was encouraging to see the young people, including the council’s new president, Joshua Orr. 

Given the challenges of the past few years, the new council has a lot on its plate. Everyone appears ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work. The next regularly scheduled council meeting is 6/20/23 at the Center.  More details to follow.

The new council members are: Cecilia Chavez, Bob Anderson, Jeanne Pahls, Katarina Robinson, Torrence Green, Joshua Orr – chair, Alan Wagman, Aiden Hendrickson, Andreas Archuleta, Ilse Biel – secretary, Nancy Henderson, Anamargarita Otero – treasurer, and Bob Kermott.

Communication with the council members can be directed to Jeanne Pahls at and Joshua Orr at with a cc. to


Hydrogen as a Source of Clean Energy

By Paul Stockes

First, organizations like and the Sierra Club have shown that it is almost certain that the hydrogen extracted from natural gas (blue hydrogen) cannot generate clean energy as the extraction process generates significant amounts of greenhouse gases.  Some proponents of blue hydrogen count on greenhouse gas sequestration (i.e. burying it) to eliminate its emission into the atmosphere, but that has been tried by the US and Australia and maybe others, and has been abandoned as economically infeasible.

Hydrogen produced by the electrolysis of water (green hydrogen) using energy from renewable sources does produce clean energy, but electrolysis is not very efficient, so it is far better simply to use the renewable energy to produce electricity.

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Councilors Fiebelkorn, Benton, and Davis honor the work and sacrifices of Daniel Ellsberg.

Albuquerque, NM – City Councilors Tammy Fiebelkorn, District 7, Isaac Benton, District 2, and Pat Davis, District 6 are highlighting the bravery of whistleblowers by proclaiming the week of April 24th-30th 2023 as Daniel Ellsberg Week for the City of Albuquerque.

“Ellsberg was a true hero for the American people when he revealed the Pentagon Papers, risking life in prison, to enlighten the public about government corruption,” says Councilor Benton. “We should always remember whistleblowers and the courage it takes to stand for what is right.”

The proclamation highlight’s Ellsberg’s critical role in revealing the illegal activities the U.S. participated in relative to the Vietnam War, who copied the 7,000-page study, known as the Pentagon Papers, and distributed it to member of the Senate as well as the media, including the New York Times and the Washington Post. He was charged under the Espionage Act of 1917 along with theft and conspiracy, a total maximum sentence of 115 years, but charges were dismissed and the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the newspapers’ right to publish articles about the papers.

“The actions of Daniel Ellsberg helped end the war in Vietnam and encourages others to come forward if they witness nefarious actions within our own system of government. This proclamation serves as a reminder that whistleblowers are protected and commended for their fortitude,” stated Councilor Davis.

Ellsberg continued his work as a strong advocate for anti-war activism. He continues to support American whistleblowers and the end of nuclear weaponry.

“Daniel Ellsberg gave power back to the people. Honoring him is honoring our collective strength to combat corruption and ensure government accountability,” declared Councilor Fiebelkorn.

The proclamation will be presented to the Progressive Democrats of America- Central New Mexico at the opening of The Vegan Village, an event sponsored by Councilor Fiebelkorn, on Saturday, April 22 at 4:30pm.

WHAT: Daniel Ellsberg Week Proclamation Presentation

WHEN: Saturday, April 22, 4:30 PM

WHERE: Vegan Village at ABQ Collective, 1321 Eubank Blvd NE