"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] Max is seeking housing/peace house is available
5] Buy Mankekolo’s book
6] Buy coffee through HoCoFoLA
7] Job available at Yabba Pot Café
8] Faith & Resistance Retreat – thru Apr. 11
9] Witness Against Torture 100 Days Campaign – through Apr. 30
10] Crabshell Alliance meeting – Apr. 9
11] Peace & Justice Stations at Lockheed – Apr. 10
12] Pax Christi’s annual Justice Stations of the Cross – Apr. 10
14] WIB Roland Park vigil – Apr. 10
15] White House vigil – Apr. 10
16] Support The
17] Silent vigil at
18] Vigil at Walter Reed – Apr. 10
19] Ballroom dancing – Apr. 10
20] Homeless shelter benefit – Apr. 10
21] Olney vigil to end the war – Apr. 11
22] Leaflet at markets to promote B-More Fair & human rights march – Apr. 11
23] Peace vigil in
24] Peace vigil at Capitol – Apr. 11
26] Drum for peace – Apr. 11
27] African Service – Apr. 12
28] Bridge peace vigil – Apr. 12
30] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Apr. 12
31] Pentagon vigil – Apr. 13
32] Deterrence in space – Apr. 13-14
33] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Apr. 13—Apr. 16
34] Protest the death penalty – Apr. 13
35] Global Zero – Apr. 13
36] Jeremy Scahill: Blackwater and Beyond – Apr. 13
37] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Apr. 13
38] Tuesday peace vigil – Apr. 14
39] BCAN meeting – Apr. 14
40] Ecolocity DC meeting -- Apr. 14
41] Death penalty meeting – Apr. 14
42] Tax Day protest at Lockheed Martin – Apr. 15
43] Peace vigil in
44] Peace vigil in W.
45] Tax Day protest against funding Israeli occupation – Apr. 15
47] CCR rep discusses torture – Apr. 15
49] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Apr. 16
51] IWW meeting – Apr. 16
53] Film THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT – Apr. 17
54] B’More Fair/Human rights march – Apr. 18
55] March for the Animals – Apr. 19
56] Rally for
57] BUPJ meeting – Apr. 20
58] First Thursday protest of the war – May 7
59] Contribute to the
60] Human rights lawyer from the
61] Join Global Zero campaign
62] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
63] Publish your peace article
64] Become a member of the
65] 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
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4] – Max is in need of housing. If you have any leads, please call him at 410-366-1637. Note that there may be an opportunity for two or three people to move into a “peace house.” If interested, call Max.
5] – Rev. Dr. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo has returned to live in
6] – You can help safeguard human rights and fragile ecosystems through your purchase of HOCOFOLA Café Quetzal. Bags of ground coffee or whole beans can be ordered by mailing in an order form. For more details and to download the order form, go to http://friendsoflatinamerica.typepad.com/hocofola/fair_trade/index.html.
Be sure you indicate ground (G) or bean (B) for each type of coffee ordered. Make the check out to HoCoFoLA and send it with your order form to HoCoFoLA,
7] – The Yabba Pot Cafe announces it is seeking a cashier/server, and do not apply if you are late and lazy and have no restaurant experience. Full-time hours are available. Email Chef Skai at theyabbapot at earthlink.net.
8] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker and the Jonah House are hosting the annual Faith & Resistance Retreat during Holy Week April 2009, and the theme is Put Down the Sword. It began with a meal on Wednesday evening and will conclude with a demonstration at the White House at noon on Sat., Apr. 11. Retreat headquarters are at St. Stephen’s Church, 16th &
9] – Witness Against Torture continues its 100 Days Campaign. Go to www.100dayscampaign.org. Groups have taken on each week through Apr. 30, and there will be daily vigils at the White House from 11 AM to 1 PM. As well, there will be organized activities from film screenings to lectures and community meetings. These activities are designed to mobilize people concerned about torture and keep sustained pressure on our elected officials to close
WAT is looking for people who are willing to risk arrest in D.C. on Thurs., Apr. 30 to call attention to the plight of the 60 men at Guantanamo who have been cleared for release but still languish there. The proposed scenario calls for a 10 AM gathering at the Capitol Reflecting Pool. A procession to the White House will start at 11:15 AM with the 60 risking arrest and another 181 in jumpsuits. There are still 241 men in Gitmo. RSVP to daloisio at riseup.net.
10] – The Crabshell
11] – Stations of Justice & Peace & Nonviolent Resistance at Lockheed Martin takes place on Fri., Apr. 10 in
12] – Pax Christi-Baltimore will hold its annual Justice Stations of the Cross on Fri., Apr. 10 starting at noon in front of City Hall. Call Chuck Michaels at (443) 846-5207.
13] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., Apr. 10 from noon-1 PM at the
14] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., Apr. 10 at
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 peace vigil to support the Congo every Friday, 4 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
17] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Apr. 10 from 5 to 6 PM outside of
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] – Gimmie Shelter Productions continues its efforts to bring consciousness and to raise funds for the homeless and the shelters that serve them. The next fundraiser for
21] – 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 Georgia Ave. in Olney, MD. The next vigil is Apr. 11. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
22] – Help promote the B’More Fair and Human Rights Zone March. On Sat., Apr. 11 be at the Waverly Market, 32nd and Barclay
23] – 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 "
24] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Apr. 11.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.
26] – Come drum for peace every second Saturday at the Unitarian Universalists of
27] – On Sun., Apr. 12, 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.,
28] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
29] – Every Sunday until Nov. 3, from 4:30 to 6 PM at the corner of Woodmont and Bethesda Aves., near Barnes & Noble and the Landmark Theaters, there will be a peace vigil organized by Bethesda Friends. Everyone welcome to participate!
30] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
31] – 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., Apr. 13, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
32] – On Mon., Apr. 13 and Tues., Apr. 14, there will be a conference from 9 AM to 4 PM on both days at National Defense University, Fort McNair, Marshall Hall, Room 155, WDC. Twenty eight speakers at the conference will address "The Impact of Space on Conventional and Nuclear Deterrence." Register online at http://www.ndu.edu/CTNSP/Event_Registration/register.cfm.
33] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 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.
34] – 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
35] – On Mon., Apr. 13 from 5:30-7:30 PM, George Perkovich, Carnegie Endowment, and J.D. Crouch, National Institute for Public Policy, will debate the concept of Global Zero—eliminating all nuclear weapons-at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, B1 Conference Center, 1800 K St., NW, WDC. RSVP to cjones at csis.org.
36] – On Mon., Apr. 13 at 7 PM, attend “Blackwater & Beyond – Politics, Protest and Dissent in the Obama era.” This evening features Jeremy Scahill, author and correspondent with Democracy Now! and Matthew Alexander, author of “How to Break a Terrorist” and will be at
37] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM at the AFSC,
38] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
39] – At the BCAN meeting (www.baltimoreclimate.org) on Tues., Apr. 14 from 6:15 - 7:45 PM, Jerry Raitzyk will discuss the
40] – There is a meeting of Ecolocity DC every Tuesday from 7 to 9 PM at the EMERGENCE COMMUNITY ARTS COLLECTIVE, 733 Euclid St. NW, WDC 20001. It is for people who live in, or are interested in making D.C. a transition town starting with an intentional community that will encompass clean energy, freecycle, natural building, organic farming, community salvage, new urbanism, etc. The next meeting will be on Apr. 7. Go to http://ecolocity.ning.com www.ecacollective.org.
41] – The Coalition Against the Death Penalty will meet Tues., Apr. 14 at 7 PM at the AFSC,
42] – On Apr. 15 from 4:30-5:30 PM, there will be a Tax Day Vigil in Silver Lake Park next to Lockheed Martin, Route 413 bypass in Newtown, Bucks County, PA. Invest Tax Dollars in a Peace Economy! NOT in Lockheed Martin. Email email@example.com or call 215-380-6804. Go to www.cfpabuxmont.org.
43] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in
44] – 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 Apr. 15. Call 215-843-4256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
45] – Join the Pledge of Resistance from 5:30 to 6:30 PM on Wed., Apr. 15 outside the main post office on Fayette St. and help hand out leaflets to call for an end to U.S. funding of the occupation of the Palestinian people. Call Max at 410-366-1637.
46] – WIB
47] – On Wed., Apr. 15 at 7 PM, Witness Against Torture and Amnesty International’s GU Law School Chapter present Liz Bradley of the Center for Constitutional Rights in Room 2000, Hotung Building, Georgetown Univ. Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave., NW, WDC 20001. Go to www.100dayscampaign.org.
48] – 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.
49] – On Thurs., Apr. 16, 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
50] – There will be a showing of
51] – The
52] – Every 3rd Friday, observe the
53] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS VIDEO SERIES. The theme is First Amendment rights. The next film is THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT [
THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT [
Doors open at 7 PM, and the DVD starts at 7:30 PM. There is no charge, and refreshments will be available. A discussion will follow.
54] – The United Workers are hosting a B’More Fair to celebrate life, the city and the right to a living wage. The Fair will be at
At 4 PM, the Human Rights Zone March will go to solidarity stops and into the
55] – Join the 14th annual March for the Animals on Sun., Apr. 19 from 10 AM to 2 PM at
56] – Witness for Peace is hosting a Rally for Colombia's Displaced on Mon., Apr. 20 at 4 PM at the State Department, 2201 C St NW. Displaced Colombians will deliver dolls to State Dept officials, asking them to reshape US policies. At 4:30 PM, there will be a march to Lafayette Park, 16 St and H St NW, and a rally will continue until 6:30 PM. Call 202-403-1752. Visit www.peaceincolombia.org.
58] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., May 7 from 5 to 6:30 PM in
59] – Larry Egbert and Nick Sheridan remain in
60] – Sylvie Maunga Mbanga, a human rights lawyer and women’s activist from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is in the DC area waiting for asylum. She works with seven local organizations to end the horrific sexual violence against women in the eastern region of the
61] – Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: http://www.globalzero.org/sign-declaration. A growing group of leaders around the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of the global public agrees. This is an historic window of opportunity. With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.
62] – 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.
63] – 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.
64] – Become an active member of the
65] – 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.
66] – 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