Baltimore Activist Alert June 12, 2008 – July 3, 2008
"I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours.
The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.
Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center . Go to www.baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com. If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to BNC, 325 East 25th Street , Baltimore , MD 21218 . Max Obuszewski can be reached at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski [at] verizon.net.
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1] Books, buttons and stickers
2] Web site for info on federal legislation
3] Join Nonviolent Resistance lists
4] Eyes Wide Open exhibit available
5] June is Adopt-A-Cat month
6] June is Torture Awareness Month
7] Get book HAMMERED BY THE IRISH
8] EPA lead hearing – June 12
9] BGE Rate Hikes meeting – June 12
10] Film BUNKER HILL – June 12
11] Green Party meeting – June 12
12] Protest WYPR management – June 13 - ?
13] WIB Inner Harbor peace vigil – June 13
14] WIB Roland Park vigil – June 13
15] White House vigil – June 13
16] Silent vigil at Homewood Friends – June 13
17] Vigil at Walter Reed – June 13
18] Report back from Tokyo – June 14
19] March to reform juvenile justice – June 14
20] Westminster WIB vigil – June 14
21] Peace vigil at Capitol – June 14
22] Olney vigil to end the war – June 14
23] Film ASHA GOES TO INDIA – June 14
24] Drum for Peace – June 14
25] African Service – June 15
26] Bridge peace vigil – June 15
27] Peace Walk in D.C. – June 15
28] Peace vigil – June 15
29] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – June 15
30] Hunger strike for peace with Iran and Iraq – June 16
31] Death penalty demonstration – June 16
32] Pledge of Resistance meeting – June 16
33] D.C. peace coalition meeting – June 16
34] War Is Not the Answer vigil – June 17
35] Death penalty meeting – June 17
36] Film ARNA’S CHILDREN – June 17
37] Marc Steiner on WEAA – June 18
38] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – June 18
39] Peace vigil in W. Mount Airy , PA – June 18
40] Peace vigil in Chestnut Hill , PA – June 18
41] Israel/Palestine roundtable – June 19
42] National Day of Protest Against Health Insurance Corporations – June 19
43] Film FINDING OUR VOICES – June 19
44] Film A POWERFUL NOISE – June 20
45] Ballroom dancing – June 20
46] Caravan to Cuba – June 21
47] FAST TO SAY NO TO STAR WARS – June 22
48] LESSONS FROM IRAQ book discussion – June 22
49] Pray for Peace – June 22
50] Video showing of RENDITION – June 27
51] First Thursday protest of the war – July 3
52] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
53] Donations needed to finish Winter Soldier film
54] SOA/WATCH seeks interns and folks for paid positions
55] Become a member of the Washington Peace Center
56] Click on The Hunger Site
57] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available. “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers in stock. Call Max at 410-366-1637.
2] – To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to http://thomas.loc.gov/. Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073.
3] – THE ORGANIZING LIST will be the primary decision-making mechanism of the National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR]. It will be augmented by conference calls and possibly in-person meetings as needed. It will consist of 1 or 2 representatives from each local, regional, or national organization (not coalitions) that wishes to actively work to carry out the NCNR campaign of facilitating and organizing nonviolent resistance to the war in Iraq .
To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.
THE NOTICES LIST will include only notices of NCNR actions and related information and is open to any interested person to subscribe. It will be moderated to maintain focus & will include periodic notices about getting involved in NCNR national organizing. To join the NOTICES List, send an email message to email@example.com . You will get a confirmation message once subscribed. If you have problems, please write to the list manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4] – The Baltimore American Friends Service Committee office has assembled an exhibit Maryland Eyes Wide Open which details the Human Cost of the Iraq War and reflects the costs of war to the state of Maryland. The exhibit consists of at least 40 pairs of combat boots, representing the US military deaths from Maryland; civilian shoes, tagged with names and ages of a very small fraction of the tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis who have died; a representative pair of combat boots and 7 red poppies, representing the estimated number of wounded US military personnel (approximately 7 times the number of dead); and signs and literature detailing the human and financial costs of the war on the cities and counties of Maryland.
AFSC will help with logistics and contribute to your planning for auxiliary events or activities presented in conjunction with the exhibit. For information on obtaining and displaying the exhibit, call 410-323-4200, extensions 20 or 21 or e-mail at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to www.afsc.org/midatlantic/baltimore-programs.htm.
5] – June is American Humane's Adopt-A-Cat Month. Adopt a cat from your local shelter today, and you will enrich your world in a million different ways.
6] – JUNE IS TORTURE AWARENESS MONTH. NRCAT is making June the month for Banners Across America ! They are asking congregations of all sizes, from every state, and all faiths, to join in a public witness against torture by displaying a banner outside their place of worship during June 2008. The goal is to have banners displayed by NRCAT member congregations in all 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico . Each banner will have the NRCAT logo and you may choose from one of two messages – “torture is wrong” or “Torture is a Moral Issue”. The banners will have white lettering on a black background. Go to http://www.nrcat.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=152&Itemid=151.
7] – Soon to be available is HAMMERED BY THE IRISH by Harry Browne, which deals with the militarization of Ireland's Shannon Airport in service of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. The book tells the story of five Catholic Workers, known as the Pitstop Ploughshares, who disable a U.S war plane at Shannon causing $2.5 million damage. The five were demonized by the mainstream media and condemned by large segments of the anti-war movement. Their act of nonviolent resistance was to resonate with a Dublin jury which unanimously found them not guilty of all charges. Go to www.peaceontrial.com. Go to www.counterpunch.org for publication details.
8] – The Environmental Protection Agency is holding a lead hearing in Baltimore from 9 AM to 9 PM on Thurs., June 12 at the Tremont Grand Historic Venue, 225 N. Charles St. This is an opportunity to tell the EPA to strengthen air quality standards for lead. Participants will be able to present arguments concerning the proposed rules, which are in error. If you would like to speak at the public hearings or have questions, contact Mae Stevens of Physicians for Social Responsibility at email@example.com or 202-667-4260 x 234. The hearing schedules, including lists of speakers, will be posted on EPA's web site at http:// www.epa.gov/air/lead/actions.html prior to the hearings.
9] – On Thurs., June 12 the MD Coalition to Stop the BGE Rate Hikes has its monthly meeting at the Walbrook library - North Ave. and Hilton Parkway from 6-7:45 PM. Help plan the upcoming July demonstrations against BGE/Constellation and its theft of our money.
10] – The Film: BUNKER HILL will be shown at 6:30 PM on Thurs., June 12 at the UDC Auditorium, Bldg 46, 4200 Conn. Ave. NW, WDC. Get off at the Van Ness-UDC stop on the Red Line. The ACLU-NCA will premier a never-before-released, new feature movie, BUNKER Hill, about a former Wall Street executive who leaves prison and heads for the small town of Bunker Hill, Kansas. Fear in the town leads to the creation of a posse of gunmen, resulting in torture, illegal searches and, eventually, murder. RSVP to Beverly Miller at 202-457-0800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
11] – The Baltimore Green Party meets the second and fourth Thursday at 7:30 PM at the Progressive Action Center, 1443 Gorsuch Ave. [at Kirk Ave. ]. The next meeting is June 12. Email email@example.com.
12] – Protest the illegal termination of The Marc Steiner Show from noon to 1 PM Monday through Saturday in front of WYPR, 2216 N. Charles St. You may consider calling the station to complain at 410-235-1395. Contact Max at 410-366-1637 to join the Take Back YPR. If interested in listening to Steiner podcasts, email his producer Jessica Philips at Jes.firstname.lastname@example.org at the Center for Emerging Media.
13] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., June 13 from noon-1 PM at the Inner Harbor , corner Pratt and Light. Everyone welcome, wear black if you can. See http://www.peacepath911.com/ or write email@example.com or call 410-467-9114.
14] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., June 13 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St . Call 410-467-9114.
15] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM on Pennsylvania Ave., by the press gate to the White House. It is organized by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
16] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., June 13 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St. , in opposition to war with Iraq . Placards say: "War Is Not the Answer." The silent vigil is sponsored by AFSC, Homewood Friends Meeting and Stony Run.
17] – SHED LIGHT ON US WAR CASUALTIES: FROM THE FRONT LINE TO THE BACK DOOR of Walter Reed Army Medical Center (North Gate), every Friday night, from 7 to 9 PM, 7200 Georgia Ave., at Elder St., NW. Call 202-441-3265. Go to http://www.codepinkalert.org/Local_CODEPINKs_Washington_DC.shtml.
18] – On Sat., June 14 from 9 to 11 AM at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St., NW, WDC 20009, Ellen Thomas of the Proposition One Committee and WPC Co-Coordinator Jay Marx will report back from a conference celebrating Article 9 (the Peace Plank) of the Japanese constitution, attended by over 10,000 people in Tokyo, Japan. They presented a workshop about DC's successful citizen initiative to ban nuclear weapons in 1993, and connected with peace-positive people from across the globe. Call 202-234-2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
19] – MARCH FOR JUVENILE REFORM: A BALANCED APPROACH THAT IMPROVES SAFETY, SAVES MONEY & SAVES LIVES! March on Sat., June 14 starting at 10 AM. The rally will conclude at noon, but marchers are urged to assemble at 9:30 AM at the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice center, 300 N. Gay St . The march will conclude at DJS Headquarters, 120 W. Fayette St. Call Cameron Miles at 410-547-9200 X 3002. There are many sponsors, including Advocates for Children and Youth. Go to www.acy.org.
20] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., June 14. Look for the blue banner with the message, "Seek Peace and Pursue It. --Psalms 34:14." The vigil lasts one hour and is silent except when one responds to the occasional questions. Go to http://www.quaker.org/langleyhill/seekpeace.htm or email email@example.com.
21] – Westminster WIB hosts a vigil the 2nd Saturday of the month from 2 – 3 PM in front of the War Memorial on Main St . The next vigil will be June 14. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
22] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 3:15 to 4:15 PM, on the corner of Rt. 108 and Georgia Ave. in Olney, MD. The next vigil is June 14. Call 301-774-9792.
23] – ASHA GOES TO INDIA: One Woman's Spiritual Journey Through India will be screened on Sat., June 14 at 4 PM at Emergence Community Arts Collective, 733 Euclid St. NW, WDC 20001. This is a locally produced film about an American woman who embarks on a spiritual journey through India . The producer/director Navin Kulshreshtha will take questions and speak about his experiences making the film. Tickets are $10. Buy tickets online at www.AshaGoesToIndia.com. Email email@example.com.
24] – Come drum for peace every second Saturday at the Unitarian Universalists of Fallston , MD , 1127 Old Fallston Road (across Rte 152 from Fallston High). On June 14, the drum circle begins at 7 PM. Call Franz at 410-925-9351.
25] – On Sun., June 15, the KALAFONG AME CHURCH invites you to a Prayer for Africa at 11 AM at the HISPANIC SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST DAY CHUCH, 5100 Edmondson Ave., Baltimore 21229 . Contact Rev. Dr. Duane Rawlings at firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to www.orgsites.com\md\kalafong-ame-mission-church/index.html.
26] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the Spa Creek Bridge in Annapolis . Contact Lucy at 410-263-7271 or email@example.com. Signs are not allowed to be on a stick or pole. If there is interest, people will be standing on the Stoney Creek Bridge on Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena [410-437-5379 or firstname.lastname@example.org]. Go to http://BridgePeace.blogspot.com/.
27] – Join the weekly Peace Walk on the Mall at 4 PM on Sun., June 15 starting at the WWII Memorial ( 17th St .). Northern Virginians for Peace and Justice will commence a weekly Peace Walk on the Mall. The walk will be from the World War II Memorial to the Lincoln Memorial and back via Constitution and Independence Aves. Contact Ken at email@example.com.
28] – On Sun., June 15, from 5 to 6 PM, there will be an ecumenical peace vigil in Lafayette Park ! You are invited to join the latest in a series of peace vigils designed to give members of Washington area churches--Episcopalians, Methodists, UCC'ers, Presbyterians, Baptists, Mennonites, Quakers, Lutherans, Unitarians, Catholics and all others--a chance to pray together for an end to the tragic war in Iraq . The vigil is a locally organized witness affiliated with Christian Peace Witness for Iraq (CPWI). The vigil will take place on the third Sunday of the month, at 5 PM, until the war comes to an end.
29] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at 800 St. Paul St. or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The next meeting is June 15. Call 410-230-0450.
30] -- Start Loving expects to engage in a hunger strike on Capitol Hill beginning Mon., June 16 to call attention to the need for peace with Iran and Iraq. He will do it for 24 hours on each weekday and only consume water and vitamins.
31] – There is usually a vigil to abolish the death penalty every Monday from 5 to 6 PM, outside the prison complex and across the street from Maryland’s death row, at the corner of Madison Ave. and Fallsway in Baltimore . The next vigil is scheduled for Mon., June 16. Call 410-233-0488.
32] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM at the AFSC, 4806 York Road . The next meeting will be on June 16, and the agenda will include planning a visit to the National Security Agency, discussing the Ghosts of the Iraq War trial and organizing to keep the Maryland Guard from going to Iraq . Call Max at 410-366-1637.
33] – On Mon., June 16, there will be a D.C. PEACE & JUSTICE COALITION meeting at 7:30 PM at the Greenpeace office, 702 H St. NW, near the Chinatown Metro stop on the Red Line. This meeting is not a space for arguing politics or tactics, but rather a discussion of what's being planned and how to cooperate and support each other. There is no need for all to agree on everything in order to respect each other's decisions. Meet to prepare for major D.C. demonstrations, with an eye towards the inaugural festivities of Jan. 20, 2009. RSVP to Sonia Silbert at the Washington Peace Center at 202-234-2000 or Sonia.WPC@gmail.com.
34] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at 4806 York Road . Join this ongoing vigil. The next vigil is June 17 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.
35] – The next meeting of the Baltimore Coalition Against the Death Penalty will be Tues., June 17 at 7 PM at American Friends Service Committee, 4806 York Road. The agenda will focus on a forum to discuss the Supreme Court decision on lethal injection and the Maryland legislation calling for a commission to study the state’s death penalty. Call 410-488-6767 or 443-
36] – Baltimore Tikkun, Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart, AFSC Baltimore Urban Peace Program, and the Morgan State University Muslim Students Association invite you to attend a screening of the film ARNA'S CHILDREN and a reception with Juliano Mer Khamis and Dr. Mervat Aiash of the Jenin Freedom Theatre. The film will screened on Tues., June 17 at 7 PM at the MISSION HELPERS CENTER, 1001 W. Joppa Road in Towson, MD with the entrance on Chestnut Ave. Call 410-823-8585 or email Balt_tikkun@yahoo.com.
Juliano Mer Khamis' film is a moving and critically praised documentary about the children's theater founded in the Jenin refugee camp by his late mother Arna—and the fate of 3 of the young troupe members. Dr. Mervat Aiash, professor of fine arts at the Arab American University in Jenin, is Chairperson of the Board of The Freedom Theatre. The Theatre was destroyed in 2002 by the Israeli occupation forces but in 2006 Juliano returned to Jenin to rebuild and renew Arna’s work. The Jenin Freedom Theatre now runs a full program. See www.thefreedomtheatre.org.
37] – The Marc Steiner Show is back on Wed., June 18 at 9 AM on WEAA 88.9 FM, The Voice of the Community. During the summer, the hour-long show will continue each Wednesday. And in Fall 2008, the show will begin broadcasting daily Monday through Friday. The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email email@example.com.
You can listen to interviews by Steiner through his Center for Emerging Media podcasts. To hear the interviews, email Jessica@centerforemergingmedia.com.
38] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in Iraq outside the Phila. Federal Building , 6th & Market Sts. The next vigil is June 18. Call 215-426-0364.
39] – Each Wednesday in clear weather, there is a peace vigil from 5 to 6 PM outside the Unitarian Society of Germantown, 6511 Lincoln Drive (between Wayne & Hortter) in West Mount Airy, PA. The next vigil is June 18. Call 215-843-4256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
40] – Each Wednesday, there is a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in Chestnut Hill, PA. The next vigil is June 18. Call 215-843-4256 or email email@example.com.
41] – On Thurs., June 19, the WEEKLY ROUNDTABLE SEEKING A JUST PEACE IN PALESTINE/ISRAEL takes place from 12:30 - 1:30 PM at Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Road NW, WDC. Join a civil discourse which explores the history, issues, myths, realities, and truth of the conflict between Israel and Palestine . Contact Alice Azzouzi at 202-232-5483.
42] – The NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST AGAINST HEALTH INSURANCE CORPORATIONS is Thurs., June 19. In Baltimore, there will be a demonstration organized by the Maryland Universal Health Care Action Network outside the CareFirst Blue Cross office, 100 S. Charles St. from 5 to 6:30 PM. Go to www.healthcare-now.org. Call 410-235-3504 or email info@healthcare-now.
In Philadelphia , there will be a HANDS OFF OUR HEALTHCARE! RALLY outside CIGNA, TWO LIBERTY PLACE at 16TH AND CHESTNUT on Thurs., June 19 at noon. This rally is organized by several groups, including Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP/NNOC). Contact Kathleen Casey, PASNAP/NNOC, at 610-567-2907.
43] – Dream Catcher Films, Inc. announces a special advanced screening of FINDING OUR VOICES Stories of American Dissent. Several voices from the film including Rep. Jim Moran, John Bruhns, Adele Welty, Sue Niederer and the producers will host a Q & A immediately following the film. Other film voices including Rev. Graylan Hagler, Gael Murphy, Camilo Mejia and Brady Kiesling have been invited. See the film on Thurs., June 19 at 8 PM at the Avalon Theater, 5612 Connecticut Ave., NW , WDC. Call 202-966-6000. You can get tickets in advance at www.findingourvoices.com. At the door, the tickets are $10.
Finding Our Voices is about standing up for what you believe. Through the lens of the last 5 years, this movie explores the passion and determination of 8 men and women who sacrifice their jobs, give up their retirement and risk imprisonment in their patriotic dissent of the war in Iraq. It is narrated by Martin Sheen.
44] – Join executive producer Sheila C. Johnson for the D.C.-area premiere of A POWERFUL NOISE at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival on Fri., June 20 at 5:15 PM at the AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910. There will be a brief panel discussion with Johnson, Tom Cappello, director, Dr. Helene Gayle, CARE president & CEO and Bui My Hanh, who is featured in the film. This inspiring documentary follows three extraordinary women – in Bosnia-Herzegovina , Mali and Vietnam – as they overcome barriers to lead day-to-day battles against ignorance, poverty, oppression and ethnic strife. Tickets are $10. Call 877-DOCS-TIX. Go to WWW.APOWERFULNOISE.ORG.
45] – There is an opportunity to participate in ballroom dancing, usually on the first and third Friday of the month, in the JHU ROTC Bldg. at 8 PM. Turn south on San Martin Dr. from the intersection of Univ. Parkway and 39th St . Drive on campus by taking the third left turn. The next dance will be June 20. Call Anne and Dave Greene at 410-435-0967.
46] – The 19th Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba will be in Baltimore on Sat., June 21 at 7 PM at the Baltimore Hostel, 17 W. Mulberry St. The evening will include a simple Cuban dinner and a program. The requested donation is $10. Call 410-366-8818. The local sponsors are Maryland-Cuba Friendship Coalition, Baltimore-Matanzas Sister City Association and Howard County Friends of Latin America .
47] – Sun., June 22 is a World Day of Fasting to call for health and education and no Star Wars. If interested in joining the fast, email Bruce Gagnon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
48] – Lessons From Iraq: Avoiding the Next War (Paradigm Publishers) sums up the "upside" of the war. Miriam Pemberton, Institute for Policy Studies, and Bill Hartung, New America Foundation, drew up their list, and enlisted the experts, many of whom have written whole books on these topics, to boil down what they know for the rest of us. The authors include The Three Trillion Dollar War co-authors Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes, pre-war UN weapons inspector Hans Blix, and Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Frances Fitzgerald. A discussion of the book will be held at Busboys and Poets, 14th and V Sts. NW, WDC on Sun., June 22 at 4 PM.
49] – Fr. Charles Cloughen Jr. [mailto:email@example.com] invites you to pray for peace on Sun., June 22 at 7:30 PM at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, 740 N. Calvert St. The Interfaith Prayer Partners gather every month on the 22nd and are looking for a mosque, synagogue, Quaker meetinghouse or church for November 22nd.
50] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS VIDEO SERIES. The last film, RENDITION [ U.S. , 2007], will be shown Fri., June 27 at AFSC, 4806 York Road [three blocks north of Cold Spring Lane ]. Doors open at 7 PM, and the video starts at 7:30 PM. Suzanne O’Hatnick will lead the discussion afterwards. There is no charge, and refreshments will be available. Call 410-366-1637.
Directed by Gavin Hood (TSOTSI) and starring Omar Metwally, Igal Naor, Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon, Alan Arkin, Peter Sarsgaard and Meryl Streep, the film tells the story of a family torn apart when the father is kidnapped by the CIA and tortured in North Africa . One riveting scene occurs when the victim is water boarded. While the story is fictional, it is very much what happened to the Canadian citizen Maher Arar who was tortured in Syria . The film has a back story: the head of the secret prison has a rebellious daughter who is involved with a student who may be involved in a bomb plot.
51] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., July 3 starting at 5 PM in Mount Vernon at Centre & Charles Sts. The Pledge gathers in Mount Vernon on the first Thursday of the month to protest the war. Call Max at 410-366-1637.
52] – WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER signs from Friends Committee on National Legislation are again for sale at $5. To purchase a sign, call Max at 410-366-1637.
53] – Displaced Films produced SIR, N0 SIR which told the story of the GI resistance movement against the war in Vietnam . Now that company is working with Northern Light Productions to produce the only documentary film that will be made about the historic Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan/Eyewitness Accounts of the Occupations held outside of Washington , DC , March 13-16. To make a donation to this film, click here: https://secure.groundspring.org/dn/index.php?aid=24841.
54] – SOA Watch is looking for summer interns and has some paying positions in the D.C. office. Help make the upcoming Nov. 21-23 Vigil to Close the SOA/WHINSEC one of the most exciting events of the year by joining the SOAW Staff! Contact Eric LeCompte at elecompte(at)soaw.org or 202-234-3440 with questions.
55] – Become an active member of the Washington Peace Center , which is now located at 1233 12th St. NW . All members are granted voting rights and are invited to join one or more of our many working groups. Members are asked to pay suggested annual dues of 25 dollars, or volunteer. Email firstname.lastname@example.org - subject "membership.” The mailing address is The Washington Peace Center, P.O. Box 50032 , WDC 20019-0032 . Call 202-234-2000. Subscribe at www.washingtonpeacecenter.org. Send donations to The Washington Peace Center.
56] – The Hunger Site was initiated by Mercy Corps and Second Harvest, and is funded entirely by advertisers. You can go there every day and click the big yellow "Give Food for Free" button near the top of the page; you do not have to look at the ads. Each click generates funding for about 1.1 cups of food. So consider clicking.
57] – Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to http://prop1.org; call 202-682-4282.
Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 East 25th St. Baltimore , MD 21218 Ph: 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski [at] Verizon.net.
"One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel Berrigan