"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.
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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
6] Adopt a dog month
7] YABBA POT is hiring
8] Film UNCOUNTED – Oct. 25
9] Direct Aid
10] African Service – Oct. 26
11] Bridge peace vigil – Oct. 26
12] Take Back YPR meeting – Oct. 26
13] Peace Walk in D.C. – Oct. 26
15] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Oct. 26
16] Celebrate directors of Project South – RSVP by Oct. 26
17] Pentagon vigil – Oct. 27
18] Protest WYPR management – Oct. 27 - ?
19] Resist Africom – Oct. 27
20] Death penalty demonstration – Oct. 27
21] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Oct. 27-Oct. 30
22] Protest police spying – Oct. 27
23] Legacy of apartheid – Oct. 27
24] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Oct. 27
26] Peace vigil – Oct. 28
27] Unions 101 workshop – Oct. 28
28] Ecolocity D.C.meeting – Oct. 28
29] Protest at YPR Speakers Series – Oct. 28
30] Death penalty meeting – Oct. 28
31] Peace vigil in
32] Peace vigil in W.
33] Human rights films – Oct. 29 & 30
35] Afro film – Oct. 29
36] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Oct. 30
37] Nonviolence Film/discussion series – Oct. 30 & Nov. 6
39] WIB Roland Park vigil – Oct. 31
40] White House vigil – Oct. 31
41] Atomic bomb exhibit & discussion – Oct. 31
42] Capitalism is creepy march – Oct. 31
43] Silent vigil at
44] Vigil at Walter Reed – Oct. 31
45] Ballroom dancing – Oct. 31
46] Peace vigil in
47] Peace vigil at Capitol – Nov. 1
48] Olney vigil to end the war – Nov. 1
49] World Bank specialist to speak – Nov. 1
50] Atomic bomb exhibit & discussion – Nov. 1
51] Mobilization for Global Justice meeting – Nov. 5
52] PG County peace meeting – Nov. 5
53] WIB Peace Stand – Nov. 6
54] First Thursday protest of the war – Nov. 6
55] Economic Melt Down workshop – Nov. 6
56] Film THE PRISONER – Nov. 21
57] MUPJ conference – April 4, 2009
58] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
59] Book is available -- “Climate Chaos: Your Health at Risk”
60] Publish your peace article
61] Become a member of the
62] 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] – The
6] – This October get a dog during American Humane’s Adopt-A-Dog Month. Visit www.americanhumane.org/aadm.
7] – The Yabba Pot is hiring KITCHEN WORKERS. These workers need to be motivated individuals who are dedicated to inspiring others through conscious living by preparing delicious whole Vegan cuisine at
8] – On Sat., Oct. 25 from 7 to 9:30 PM, see the film UNCOUNTED, which will be followed by a panel discussion. The film and discussion will take place at Busboys and Poets,
9] – Noah Baker Merrill of Direct Aid
10] – On Sun., Oct. 26, 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.,
11] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
12] – Take Back YPR is meeting on Sun., Oct. 26 at 2 PM at Gecko’s Restaurant in
13] – Join the weekly Peace Walk on the Mall at 4 PM on Sun., Oct. 26 starting at the WWII Memorial (
15] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
16] – Celebrate Jerome Scott and Walda Katz-Fishman on Nov. 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Busboys and Poets,
17] – 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. 27, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
18] – 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.
19] – The
20] – 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. 27. Call 410-233-0488.
21] – 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 email@example.com.
22] – Demonstrate Against Police Spying on Mon., Oct. 27 at 5:30 PM outside MD State Police headquarters, 1201 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208. Activists, including those placed on the “53’ terror list, will be present to demand copies of the files. If the MSP refuse to provide copies of the files, plans are being made for a shredder demonstration outside the governor’s mansion on Nov. 1. Call 443-386-8097. The event is sponsored by several groups, including the Campaign to End the Death Penalty, Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore and the International Socialist Organization.
23] – Legacy of Apartheid: Inequality and Domestic Labor in South Africa will be discussed on Mon., Oct. 27 at 6 PM at American Univ., MGC 245. Welcome Hester Stevens and Myrtle Witbooi, leaders in the South African Domestic Services and Allied Workers
24] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets every Monday. The next meeting is on Mon., Oct. 27 at 7:30 PM at the AFSC,
25] – A conference Uncovering Iraq: Trajectories of Disintegration and Transformation takes place on Tues., Oct. 28 from 9:30 AM to 5 PM at
Go to: https://www12.georgetown.edu/sfs/rsvp/index.cfm?Action=View&EventID=1973 to RSVP. Go to http://ccas.georgetown.edu or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
26] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
27] – On Tues., Oct. 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at St. Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC 20010, attend Unions 101: How Unions are Formed. The workshop will discuss processes for forming a union, challenges to organizing, and the Employee Free Choice Act. Grassroots Fundraising 2 is a part of the Gerry Brittain Education Project, an initiative of DC Jobs with Justice, designed to strengthen local organizing and build power among working people in D.C. Trainings are free and open to the public. Register at http://www.dcjwj.org/node/279. Contact Diana Terry at email@example.com or 202-974-8281.
28] – There is a meeting of Ecolocity DC every Tuesday from 7 to 9 PM at the EMERGENCE COMMUNITY ARTS COLLECTIVE, 733 Euclid St. NW,
29] – Please join Take Back WYPR for a demonstration on Tues., Oct. 28 at 7 PM outside the Meyerhoff where Paul Rusesabagina will speak. Take Back YPR is still urging citizens not to contribute to a station that ignores community input.
30] – The Coalition Against the Death Penalty will meet Tues., Oct. 28 at 7 PM at the AFSC,
31] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in
32] – 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. 29. Call 215-843-4256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
33] – There is a Human Rights Film Series that continues through Fri., Nov. 14 on the campus of Washington College of Law (WCL) and the campus of AU's Wechsler Theatre. All screenings are FREE and open to the public. Visit the website for film synopses and full event details. AT THE DEATH HOUSE DOOR will be shown on Wed., Oct. 29 at 6 PM at WCL. The filmmaker Peter Gilbert will be there. On Thurs., Oct. 30 at 5:30 PM at the Wechsler Theatre, THREE YEARS AFTER KATRINA will be shown. Email email@example.com or call 202-885-3107. Go to http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org.
34] – Each Wednesday, there is a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in
35] – As part of "Afro-Descendientes in Film" on Wed., Oct. 29 at 7 PM at the Sankofa Café, 2714 Georgia Ave., NW, a film will be shown by Grupo Afro Descendiente and Cimarrones. It will be a portrait of life in
36] – On Thurs., Oct. 30, 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
37] – 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. 30, the film to be shown is LIVING WITH THE ENEMY. During five years of Nazi occupation, the Danes’ noncooperation undermines the Germans' attempt to exploit
On Nov. 6, the film is WE’VE CAUGHT GOD BY THE ARM, which is about the 1980 Gdansk Shipyard strike that wins Poles the right to have free trade unions, launches the Solidarity movement, and catapults Lech Walesa to national labor leader and eventually president of Poland.
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 (
38] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., Oct. 31 from noon-1 PM at the
39] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., Oct. 31 at
40] – 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.
41] – On Fri., Oct. 31, 2 to 4 PM, see the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Photo Poster Exhibition at the University of Baltimore, Langsdale Auditorium, 1420 Maryland Ave. The
42] – Capitalism is Creepy! So join
43] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Oct. 31 from 5 to 6 PM outside of
44] – 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.
45] – 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
46] – 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 "
47] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Nov. 1. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
48] – 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 Nov. 1. Call 301-774-9792.
49] – On Sat., Nov. 1, from 1 to 3 PM, Claudia Sobreville, senior biodiversity specialist at the World Bank, will be sharing data about "Indigenous Peoples' Contributions to Peace." The sharing will occur at
50] – On Sat., Nov. 1, 3:30 – 9 PM, with a program at 4 PM, see the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Photo Poster Exhibition at the Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt. The
51] – There will be a Mobilization for Global Justice meeting at 7 PM on Wed., Nov. 5 at St. Stephens Church, 16th &
52] – The Peace & Justice Coalition of Prince George’s County meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 PM at the Greenbelt Community Center. The next meeting is Nov. 5. Call 301-577-2350.
53] – There is a WIB peace stand on Thurs., Nov. 6, noon-1PM in Towson at northwest corner of Washington & Chesapeake Aves., across the street from the post office, near the courthouse. Contact
54] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Nov. 6 starting at 5 PM in
55] – On Thurs., Nov. 6, from 6:45 to 8:45 PM, the Institute for Policy Studies' Social Action & Leadership School for Activists presents U.S. Economic Melt Down Simplified at 1112 Sixteenth St. NW, Suite 600, WDC 20036. Join SALSA as Chuck Collins, director of IPS’ program on Inequality and the Common Good and Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, explain the basics and background of the financial crisis and give a break down of the economic meltdown and its causes --and what lies ahead in 2009. Pre-registration is strongly suggested at http://www.hotsalsa.org/index.php?cid=1001042. There is a request for a $10 donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
56] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS VIDEO SERIES. The next film, THE PRISONER [USA/GERMANY, 2007], will be shown Fri., Nov. 21 at AFSC,
The film was produced, directed and written by
57] – 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.
58] – 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.
59] – 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.
60] – 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.
61] – Become an active member of the
62] – 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.
63] – 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