"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
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] Resettled refugees need jobs
6] Adopt a dog month
7] Nonviolence Film/discussion series – Oct. 16 & 23
8] Two films about
9] IWW meeting – Oct. 16
11] Protest WYPR management – Oct. 17 - ?
13] WIB Roland Park vigil – Oct. 17
14] White House vigil – Oct. 17
15] Silent vigil at
16] Vincent Bugliosi in D.C. – Oct. 17
17] JUST LIKE A GIRL at Red Emma’s – Oct. 17
18] Vigil at Walter Reed – Oct. 17
19] Ballroom dancing – Oct. 17
20] Frederick Douglass tour – Oct. 18
21] BRIDGE summit – Oct. 18
22] Peace vigil in
23] Peace vigil at Capitol – Oct. 18
24] Rally for justice – Oct. 18
25] Winter Soldier & March – Oct. 18
26] Film HACKING DEMOCRACY – Oct. 18
27] Olney vigil to end the war – Oct. 18
28] Youth & Religion talk – Oct. 19
29] African Service – Oct. 19
30] Bridge peace vigil – Oct. 19
31] Peace Walk in D.C. – Oct. 19
32] Peace vigil – Oct. 19
33] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Oct. 19
34] Pentagon vigil – Oct. 20
35] Ghosts of the
36] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Oct. 20-Oct. 23
37] Discussion on weapons of mass destruction – Oct. 20
38] Death penalty demonstration – Oct. 20
39] Van Jones book signing – Oct. 20
40] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Oct. 20
41] Peace vigil – Oct. 21
42] Death penalty meeting – Oct. 21
43] Amnesty meeting – Oct. 21
44] What do Muslims think of the West? – Oct. 22
45] Peace vigil in
46] Peace vigil in W.
48] Pray for peace – Oct. 22
49] Rock against torture – Oct. 22
50] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Oct. 23
51] Legal observer training – Oct. 23
52] Death penalty commission meeting – Oct. 24
53] Film PATH TO WAR – Oct. 24
54] Film UNCOUNTED – Oct. 25
55] First Thursday protest of the war – Nov. 6
56] MUPJ conference – April 4, 2009
57] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
58] Book is available -- “Climate Chaos: Your Health at Risk”
59] Publish your peace article
60] Become a member of the
61] Click on The Hunger Site
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
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
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] – Holly Leon-Lierman is working for the International Rescue Committee. Go to www.theIRC.org. The IRC resettles refugees, and these people eventually need employment. She is working as an Employment Coordinator. If you know someone with hiring power, please contact Holly, who is currently resettling people from
6] – This October get a dog during American Humane’s Adopt-A-Dog Month. Visit www.americanhumane.org/aadm.
7] – The Light Street Presbyterian Church, 809 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230, is hosting a Film/Discussion Series on Nonviolence on Thursday evenings, 6 to 7:30 PM, through Nov. 13. On Oct. 16, the film to be shown is
The series will be based on the six-part PBS documentary "A Force More Powerful." Narrated by Ben Kingsley, the documentary explores one of the 20th century's most important but least-understood stories -- how nonviolent power was able to overcome oppression and authoritarian rule all over the world.
Each evening will include a simple supper of soup and bread, the viewing of a half-hour segment of "A Force More Powerful," and a guided discussion. The church's pastor, Rev. Roger Scott Powers, will lead the discussions. He is co-moderator of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship and co-editor of Protest, Power, and Change: An Encyclopedia of Nonviolent Action from ACT-UP to Women's Suffrage (
8] – On Thurs., Oct. 16 starting at 7 PM, there will be a double feature of films on popular participation in Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution by Oliver Ressler and Dario Azzellini at St. John’s, 27th and St. Paul Sts. See the people of the social process in
9] – The
10] – Every 3rd Friday, observe the
11] – 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 Take Back YPR.
12] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., Oct. 17 from noon-1 PM at the
13] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., Oct. 17 at
14] – 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.
15] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Oct. 17 from 5 to 6 PM outside of
16] – The
17] – On Fri., Oct. 17 at 6 PM at Red Emma’s, 800 St. Paul St., Michelle Sewell, the editor, will promote GirlChild Press’ newest title - *Just Like A Girl: A Manifesta!.” The book is a collection of short stories, essays and poems. Go to http://www.redemmas.org.
18] – 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 in the middle of the 7100 block of Georgia Ave., NW. Call 202-441-3265. Go to http://www.codepinkalert.org/Local_CODEPINKs_Washington_DC.shtml.
19] – There is an opportunity to participate in ballroom dancing, usually every Friday of the month, in the JHU ROTC Bldg. at 8 PM. Turn south on
20] – On Sat., Oct. 18, meet at Jimmy's Restaurant, 801 S. Broadway for breakfast at 9:30 AM. A tour will start at 10 AM, led by Shawn Gladden, the curator of Exhibits and Collections at The Baltimore Museum of Industry. He has researched the history of the free black caulkers at Fells Point and the Shipwrights Guild. At noon, there will be a visit to the Frederick Douglass/Isaac Myers Museum. Admission to the museum will be at the group rate of $6. Call 410-426-3966.
21] – The 2008 Baltimore Regional Initiative Developing Genuine Equality (BRIDGE) summit "Connecting the Dots of Regional Equity" will be held at Morgan State University Christian Center, 4307 Hillen Rd.,
22] – Each Saturday, 11 AM – 1 PM, Chester County Peace Movement holds a peace vigil in West Chester in front of the Chester County Courthouse, High & Market Sts. This vigil has been the target of counter-demonstrators and harassment from the "
23] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Oct. 18. 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.
24] – Come out to support the residents of East Baltimore in their struggle for justice with
25] – WINTER SOLDIER:
26] – As part of the Washington Peace Center's Film Series, representatives from the National Campaign for Fair Elections will lead the discussion after a showing of HACKING DEMOCRACY (2006). With electronic voting machines tabulating more than 80 percent of the ballots cast in the
27] – 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 Oct. 18. Call 301-774-9792.
28] – On Sun., Oct. 19 at 10:10 AM, there will be an event at the National Cathedral as part of the Sunday Forum featuring Eboo Patel who will speak about “Youth and Religion: Building a Pluralistic Future. He is author of ACTS OF FAITH. Email URIDC @ aol. com or go to www.uriwdc.org.
29] – On Sun., Oct. 19, 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.,
30] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
31] – Join the weekly Peace Walk on the Mall at 4 PM on Sun., Oct. 19 starting at the WWII Memorial (
32] – On Sun., Oct. 19, from 5 to 6 PM, there will be an ecumenical peace vigil in
33] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
34] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop. The next vigil is Mon., Oct. 20, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
35] – The Ghosts of the Iraq War, ten peace activists including Maria Allwine, Ellen Barfield and Max Obuszewski, were arrested in the gallery of the U.S. Senate on Mar. 12 for speaking on behalf of the dead. They are charged with “disrupting Congress,” and are scheduled for a jury trial on Mon., Oct. 20 at 9:30 AM in Superior Court of the
36] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Thursday from 5 to 6 PM on WEAA 88.9 FM, The Voice of the Community. The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
37] – 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., Oct. 20. Call 410-233-0488.
38] – Discussion Series will have a discussion on Mon., Oct. 20 from 6 to 7:30 PM in the AAAS Auditorium at 1200 New York Ave., WDC. A reception will start at 5 PM. Hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Containing the Spread of WMDs will include Robert Gallucci, Dean, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and Richard Wagner, Senior Staff, Los Alamos National Lab. The host will be David Kestenbaum. RSVP at https://secureapps.aaas.org/EventRSVP/Login.aspx?eventid=107. Go to http://cstsp.aaas.org/content.html?contentid=1773.
39] – There will be a book signing at Busboys and Poets on Mon., Oct. 20 at 5th & K
40] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets every Monday. The next meeting is on Mon., Oct. 20 at 7:30 PM at the AFSC,
41] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
42] – The Coalition Against the Death Penalty will meet Tues., Oct. 21 at 7 PM at the AFSC,
43] – Amnesty Chapter 228 meets regularly at 7:30 PM in rooms 18/19 of the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, Columbia, MD, on the third Tuesday of each month. The next meeting will be on Oct. 21. Go to www.amnesty228.com.
45] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in
46] – 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 Oct. 22. Call 215-843-4256 or email email@example.com.
47] – Each Wednesday, there is a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in
48] – Fr. Charles Cloughen Jr. [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] invites you to pray for peace on Wed., Oct. 22 at 7:30 PM at the Church of the Resurrection in
49] – A night of Hip Hop and Rock Against Torture will be happening on Wed., Oct. 22 from 9 to midnight at the Asylum,
50] – On Thurs., Oct. 23, 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
51] – On Thurs., Oct. 23, Dave Rammler from the National Housing Law Project will be conducting a Legal Observer training from 5 to 7 PM in room 107 of the Univ. of Maryland Law School, 500 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore 21201. Attorneys are especially needed to build up a functioning Legal Observer program in
52] – The
53] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS VIDEO SERIES. The next film, PATH TO WAR, [
Director John Frankenheimer casts
54] – On Sat., Oct. 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, see the film UNCOUNTED, which will be followed by a panel discussion. The film and discussion will take place at Busboys and Poets,
55] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Nov. 6 starting at 5 PM in
56] – The 24th annual Maryland Peace and Justice conference has been set for April 4, 2009 at the Church of the Resurrection in Burtonsville, MD, easily accessible off of Rt. 29. Please put the date on your calendar and try not to schedule any other major events on that day. Thanks so much for your cooperation, and the organizers hope to see you there! Call Paulette at 410-747-3811.
57] – Two members of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Cindy Parker MD, MPH and Steven Shapiro, PhD, announced that their book “Climate Chaos: Your Health at Risk” can now be ordered from Amazon and other online booksellers (Amazon has the best price). As far as they know, there is no other book available about the health impacts of global climate change written for a lay audience. You can reach Cindy at 443-287-6734.
58] – 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.
59] – Publish Your Peace Article. Daniel Frasier is soliciting peace articles for the biweekly series of commentaries Paths to Peace in the Frederick News Post Religion and Ethics section. For details, email email@example.com.
60] – Become an active member of the
61] – 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.
62] – 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.
"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