"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] Max is seeking housing
7] NLG is offering to hold seminars
8] Witness Against Torture needs people to make phone calls
10] WIB Roland Park vigil – Dec. 12
11] White House vigil – Dec. 12
12] Protest WYPR management – Dec. 12 - ?
13] Support The
14] Silent vigil at
15] Vigil at Walter Reed – Dec. 12
16] Ballroom dancing – Dec. 12
17] Single payer workshops – Dec. 13
18] Olney vigil to end the war – Dec. 13
19] Peace vigil in
20] Peace vigil at Capitol – Dec. 13
21] Visit renewable energy household – Dec. 13
24] Film OUT OF BALANCE – Dec. 13
25] Benefit for Latino Media Collective – Dec. 13
26] Drum for peace – Dec. 13
27] Red and Black Ball – Dec. 13
28] Get a tour of
29] African Service – Dec. 14
30] Bridge peace vigil – Dec. 14
31] Commemorate Mumbai – Dec. 14
32] Benefit for Heart’s Place – Dec. 14
33] Peace Walk in D.C. – Dec. 14
34] Benefit for Men Can Stop Rape – Dec. 14
35] Film POET FOR POVERTY - Dec. 14
36] Rabbi Waskow at Advent series – Dec. 14
37] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Dec. 14
38] Pentagon vigil – Dec. 15
39] Death Penalty Commission to issue final report – Dec. 15
40] Ghosts of the
41] Death penalty demonstration – Dec. 15
42] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Dec. 15-18
43] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Dec. 15
44] Tuesday peace vigil – Dec. 16
45] Death penalty meeting – Dec. 16
46] Ecolocity D.C. meeting – Dec. 16
47] Crabshell Alliance meeting – Dec. 16
48] Amnesty meeting – Dec. 16
50] Peace vigil in
51] Peace vigil in W.
52] Celebrate art of one of the Cuban Five – Dec. 17
55] Land confiscation in
56] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Dec. 18
57] Activist Awards Gala – Dec. 18
58] IWW meeting – Dec. 18
59] Somali Refugees Speak – Dec. 18
61] Film POISON DUST – Dec. 19
62] Winter Solstice Celebration – Dec. 19
63] Simulcast service from occupied
64] First Thursday protest of the war – Jan. 1
65] MUPJ conference – April 4, 2009
66] New book available
67] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
68] Publish your peace article
69] Become a member of the
70] Click on The Hunger Site
1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available. “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are 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.
6] – Chuck
The big need going forward over the next few weeks is transportation for a portion of each day to the
7] – The National Lawyers Guild-Maryland Chapter is presenting "Know Your Rights" seminars on the topic of criminal law for any community group that is interested. The seminars would include an overview of constitutional law and
8] – Frida Berrigan is seeking people who are willing to make phone calls on behalf of Witness Against Torture to activists who may be interested in being outside the White House on January 11. This is the beginning of the 100 Days Campaign, which is calling for an end to torture and the closing of the
9] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., Dec. 12 from noon-1 PM at the
10] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., Dec. 12 at
11] – 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.
12] – Protest the illegal termination of The Marc Steiner Show from noon to 1 PM Monday through Friday 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.
13] – There is a peace vigil to support the Congo every Friday, 4:00 to 6:30 PM at the Rwandan Embassy, 1714 New Hampshire Ave, NW. Call the Rwandan Embassy at 202-232-2882 and register your concern about
14] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Dec. 12 from 5 to 6 PM outside of
15] – 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.
16] – 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
17] – The next single payer workshop led by Margaret Flowers of Healthcare-now of Maryland, a chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program, is on Sat., Dec. 13 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the Twinbrook Library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville [just off Viers Mill Rd. - 586, accessible by ride on bus (#45), Metrobus (#Q1 and #Q2) and Metro train (Twinbrook stop on Red Line). Contact Margaret at 410-591-0892 or email@example.com.
18] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 10:30 to 11:30 AM, on the corner of Rt. 108 and
19] – 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 "
20] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Dec. 13. 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.
21] – The Chesapeake Climate Action Network will open to the public Maryland's only 95-percent renewable energy household on Sat., Dec. 13 from 1 to 4 PM. The home, owned by Mike Tidwell, at
22] – The Governor's Holiday Open House in
24] – Join the folks at the Washington Peace Center for a free screening of OUT OF BALANCE at 2:30 PM on Sat., Dec. 13 at Friends Meeting, 2111 Florida Ave. NW, WDC. Documentarian Tom Jackson turns his lens on some inconvenient truths about Exxon Mobil and its effect on climate change. The WPC's Climate Change Working Group will lead the discussion afterwards.
This film series sponsored by the Peace and Social Concerns Committee and the
25] – The Latino Media Collective & Mexicanos Sin Fronteras present an Evening of Song, Film & Food on Sat., Dec. 13 at 7 PM at the Media Center, 4132 Georgia Ave. NW, WDC (one block north of Petworth Metro Station. Listen to three bands, watch two videos and enjoy the food. There is a $15 suggested contribution, but no one will be turned away. The proceeds will benefit the Latino Media Collective & Mexicanos Sin Fronteras. Call John Steinbach at 703-822-3485.
26] – Come drum for peace every second Saturday at the Unitarian Universalists of
27] – Red Emma's THE RED & BLACK BALL takes place Sat., Dec. 13 from 7:30 to 10 PM at 2640 St. Paul St. Revel in the sweet sounds of live string music, have your fortune told, see your friends all dressed up (photographers will be on hand to capture the madness!), watch as master of ceremonies Ryan Coffman stages a séance with the assistance of the ever-ghostly Ric Royer and other friends, and dance to your heart's content when the DJ breaks out his gramophone. Help raise the funds needed by Red Emma’s to stay in business another year - tickets are $10-$15, sliding scale (but no one turned away for lack of funds). Go to http://www.redemmas.org/2640.
28] – Alan Barysh will be giving tours at the
29] – On Sun., Dec. 14, 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] – On Sun., Dec. 14, from 2:30 to 4 PM, there will be a response to the terrorist attacks in Mumbai. US-based Hindu, Muslim, Sikh & Jewish communities, along with members of all faiths and secular supporters, will come together for MUMBAI! INTERFAITH UNITY AGAINST HATE at
32] – Gimmie Shelter Productions continues its tradition of raising funds and consciousness about the financial needs of homeless shelters. It is doing a benefit for Hearts Place Shelter at the Minas Gallery, 815 W. 36
Heart’s Place is in need of winter clothing—sweat shirts, pants, sweaters, gloves, hats, coats and scarves. Call 410-235-9269.
33] – Join the weekly Peace Walk on the Mall at 4 PM on Sun., Dec. 14 starting at the WWII Memorial (
34] – Struggling to get in the holiday groove? Come out on Sun., Dec. 14 at 4 PM to hear the
35] – The Brandywine Monthly Potluck Supper & Program is the 2nd Sunday of the month starting at 4:30 PM with a potluck dinner at University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut St., Phila., PA. Bring main dish, salad, or dessert to share. The program begins at 5:30 PM.
On Sun., Dec. 14, see POET OF POVERTY, narrated by Martin Sheen. It tells the story of Father Michael Doyle and his ministry to the people of
36] – PAX CHRISTI BALTIMORE continues its 2008 ADVENT PRAYER SERIES. On Sun., Dec. 14, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, executive director, The
37] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
38] – 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., Dec. 15, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
39] – The
40] – The trial of the Ghosts of the
41] – 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
42] – 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.
43] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets every Monday. The next meeting is on Mon., Dec. 15 at 7:30 PM at the AFSC,
44] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
45] – The Coalition Against the Death Penalty will meet Tues., Dec. 16 at 7 PM at the AFSC,
46] – There is a meeting of Ecolocity DC every Tuesday from 7 to 9 PM at the EMERGENCE COMMUNITY ARTS COLLECTIVE, 733 Euclid St. NW,
47] – The Crabshell Alliance will meet on Tues., Dec. 16 at 7:30 PM at St. John’s Church, 27th and St. Paul Sts. The mission of the Crabshell
48] – 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 Dec. 16. Go to www.amnesty228.com.
49] – On Wed., Dec. 17 from 12-2 PM, a panel will examine The Middle East and the Obama Administration at ADC National Headquarters, 1732 Wisconsin Ave., NW. Panel members include Robert Malley, International Crisis Group, Jerome Segal,
50] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in
51] – 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 Dec. 17. Call 215-843-4256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
52] – A short program of poems written by Antonio Guerrero will be presented in English and Spanish accompanied by Luci Murphy and musicians associated with the Latin American Folk Institute. This program for the Cuban artist will occur on Wed., Dec. 17 at 6 PM at the MLK Library, 901 G. St. NW, WDC. Guerrero is one of the five Cubans who are in prison after being convicted of investigating anti-Castro terrorists in the
53] – WIB
54] – Each Wednesday, there is a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in
Call 215-843-4256 or email email@example.com.
55] – On Wed., Dec. 17 from 7 to 9 PM at the Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th St. NW, there will be a talk by Janet Lewis, missionary with the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries serving in the Holy Land and stationed in Bethlehem. Sponsored by several groups, her talk is entitled Possession vs. Rights: Land Confiscation in
56] – On Thurs., Dec. 18, 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
57] – The Washington Peace Center invites you to its 4th Annual Activist Awards Gala on Thurs., Dec. 18 from 6 to 9 PM at All Souls’ Church,
58] – The
59] – The Middle Atlantic Region American Friends Service Committee (Project Voice) presents
The event is scheduled for Thurs., Dec. 18 at 7:30 PM at the Creative
60] – Every 3rd Friday, observe the
61] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS VIDEO SERIES. The next film, POISON DUST [
Filmmaker Sue Harris tells the story of young soldiers who came home from
62] – Building a Season of Peace…Baltimore United for Peace and Justice is hosting a Winter Solstice Celebration on Fri., Dec. 19, 7 to 10 PM, at
63] – On Sat., Dec. 20, there will be a joint simulcast worship service with the people of occupied Bethlehem at the National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave., NW. Gather at 9:30 AM for the 10 AM worship service.
64] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Jan. 1 from 5 to 6:30 PM in
65] – 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.
66] – Ann von Lossberg has announced that her book 1089 Nights, An Odyssey Through the Middle East, Africa & Asia is now available. It is a memoir of stories that celebrates a healthy obsession with travel in the developing world. She is available for book club signings and discussions and can be reached at annvl at verizon.net. If you'd like to order, you can go to her web site www.1089nights.com. It can also be purchased at Amazon.com.
67] – 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.
68] – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
69] – Become an active member of the
70] – 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.
71] – 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