"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] Max is seeking housing/peace house is available
5] Buy Mankekolo’s book
6] Buy coffee through HoCoFoLA
7] Used stamps for humanitarian causes
8] Support Peace Corps – June 11-13
10] WIB Roland Park vigil – June 12
11] White House vigil – June 12
12] Support The
13] Visit to Sarbanes’ office – June 12
14] Silent vigil at
15] Submit article to newsletter – June 12
17] Little Friends of Peace benefit – June 12
18] Vigil at Walter Reed – June 12
19] Father Louie speaks – June 12
20] ADC Convention – June 12-14
21] Ballroom dancing – June 12
22] Olney vigil to end the war – June 13
23] Peace vigil in
24] Capital Pride Festival – June 13
25] Peace vigil at Capitol – June 13
26] DSA meeting – June 13
28] Drum for peace – June 13
29] African service – June 14
30] Bridge peace vigil – June 14
31] Simple Picnic – June 14
32] Protect land in
33] Father Louie speaks – June 14
35] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – June 14
36] OneVoice movement – June 14
37] Pentagon vigil – June 15
38] Marc Steiner on WEAA – June 15 — June 18
39] Protest the death penalty – June 15
40] Need for a logo – June 15
41] Film OCCUPIED
42] Father Louie speaks – June 15
43] BUPJ meeting – June 15
44] Crabshell Alliance meeting – June 15
45] Pledge of Resistance meeting – June 15
46] BECRN meeting – June 15
47] Witness Against Torture vigil – June 16
48] Tuesday peace vigil – June 16
49] Day of the African Child – June 16
50] ACLU dinner/program – June 16
51] Ecolocity DC meeting – June 16
52] Douglas/Nixon – June 16
53] Father Louie speaks – June 16
54] Amnesty meeting – June 16
55] Honor Mindy – June 16
56] Peace vigil in
57] Peace vigil in W.
60] Aware and Outraged – June 17
61] FOIA Party – June 17
62] Fr. Louie speaks – June 17
63] Israel/Palestine roundtable – June 18
64] Death penalty meeting – June 23
65] Torture Accountability Action Day – June 25
66] Film FAHRENHEIT 451 – June 26
67] First Thursday demo – July 2
68] Peace Path – September 11
69] People are looking for work
70] David Swanson’s book DAYBREAK available
71] Buy a red maple tree
72] Help available in buying a house
73] Contribute to the
74] Join Global Zero campaign
75] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
76] Publish your peace article
77] Become a member of the
78] 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] – Brad Hathaway spearheads an effort to sell donated used stamps to raise money for different humanitarian causes around the world. Go to www.mattapoisettquakers.org, and click the link for the stamp ministry. Carefully clip canceled postage stamps and send to Quaker Missions,
8] – Volunteers are needed to make a Peace Corps rally a success. Come to the National Peace Corps Association,
Join friends and supporters of the Peace Corps on Sat., June 13 at a Rally for the Peace Corps from 2 to 4 PM in
9] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., June 12 from noon-1 PM at the
10] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., June 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] – 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
13] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will be visiting the office of Rep. John Sarbanes on Fri., June 12 at 4:30 PM. Meet in the lobby at 4:15 PM of the building in which he has a
14] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., June 12 from 5 to 6 PM outside of
15] – The
16] – Support the Washington Peace Center and make pottery while doing it on Fri., June 12 from 6 to 9 PM at Color Me Mine, 2439 18th St., NW in Adams Morgan between Columbia Road and Kalorama Road. The studio fee is $10 for adults and $7 for children. The fee includes all of the design materials and glazing & firing. Each piece of pottery is priced individually. Keep your piece, or donate it to the
17] – There will be a benefit for Little Friends for Peace on Fri., June 12 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM hosted by Sounds of Hope. It will feature Mary Shapiro, Russell Warren Downs and the J Blues Project and will happen at the Potter's House,
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] – Father Louie Vitale will speak on Fri., June 12 at 7 PM at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 109 E. Price St., Germantown, PA about "The Nonviolent Response to Terrorism." Contact Gene Cleaver at email@example.com.
20] – From Fri., June 12 to Sun., June 14, the ADC Annual National Convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency
21] – 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
22] – 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 June 13. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
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] – The Capital Pride Festival is Sun., June 14 from 11 AM to 6 PM on
25] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., June 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.
26] – There is a Greater
28] – Come drum for peace every second Saturday at the Unitarian Universalists of
29] – On Sun., June 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] – You're invited to Simplicity Matters Earth Institute's 8th Annual Statewide Simple Picnic on Sun., June 14 from 2 to 6 PM at Washington Monument State Park, about 1 hour from Bethesda, DC, Baltimore and Greenbelt. Go to http://www.simplicity-matters.org/events/picnic.php.
Spend a day in the beautiful Maryland mountains... then join a potluck and simple conversation at Washington Monument State Park (Appalachian Trail), 6620 Zittlestown Rd., Middletown, MD 21769, at the top of South Mountain, between Middletown and Boonsboro on Alternate 40 (border of Frederick and Washington counties). Meet, rain or shine, at the
32] – A Robert Redford narrated multi-media slideshow exploring the wilderness landscapes and canyonlands of Utah will be shown on Sun., June 14 at 4 PM at the Maryland Presbyterian Church, 1105 Providence Road, Towson--about 1/4 mile north of the Baltimore Beltway Providence Road Exit 28. Refreshments will be served, along with information on actions you can take to ensure protection for these unique, fragile and threatened treasures. The slide show will be presented by the Greater Baltimore Group of the Sierra Club in co-operation with the Utah Wilderness Coalition. Contact Chris Yoder at 410-466-2462 or email@example.com.
33] – 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.,
On Sun., June 14, Fr. Louie Vitale, Franciscan priest and long-time resister, will speak. He is co-founder of the
34] – 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
35] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
36] – On Sun., June 14 from 7 to 9 PM at Busboys and Poets,
37] – 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., June 15, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
38] – 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.
39] – 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 15. Call 410-233-0488.
40] – Casa Baltimore/Limay is seeking submissions for a logo that will convey, symbolically, who we are as an organization. The logo will be used on brochures and other organizational materials, and possibly on other items like t-shirts. The logo must be suitable for use in black-and-white reproductions. If interested in designing a logo, email your design to
CasaBaltimoreLimay@yahoo.com or mail your entry to Casa Baltimore/Limay, c/o St. John's Church, 2640 St. Paul St, Baltimore, MD 21218. Entries must be received by 5 PM on MON., JUNE 15. The winner can choose items totaling up to $35 value from Nicaraguan paintings, marmolina sculptures, crafts, jewelry, clothing, etc. Go to www.CasaBaltimoreLimay.org.
41] – Life in Occupied Palestine: Eyewitness Stories and Photos will be shown at the Reel & Meal event on Mon., June 15. It will be held this month at the
The film is the work of Anna Baltzer, a Jewish-American Fulbright scholar. It presents evidence she gathered, as a volunteer for the International Women's Peace Service, of human rights abuses in the
42] – On Mon., June 15, Fr. Louie Vitale, Franciscan priest and long-time resister, will speak at the Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045. Refreshments at 7 PM with the presentation at 7:30 PM. The focus of his talk will be the SOA. A free will offering will be requested. Go to http://www.friendsoflatinamerica.org/ or call 410-381-4899
44] – The Crabshell
45] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM at the AFSC,
46] – BECRN will meet on Mon., June 15 at 8 PM at
47] – On Tues., June 16 at 5:30 PM, Witness Against Torture will continue its weekly vigil, each Tuesday, in Lafayette Park, H and 16th Sts., NW. Contact Helen Schietinger at h.schietinger at verizon.net.
48] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
49] – The Day of the African Child is an opportunity to celebrate two generations of poetry and activism in
50] – The Prince George's and Montgomery County Chapters of the ACLU present their annual meeting/dinner program titled, "Don't Spy on Me: Speaking Up for the First Amendment and Saying No to Police Spying." The featured speaker is David Rocah, ACLU-MD staff attorney and lead attorney in the
The event will be held on Tues., June 16 at Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church, 3215 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi, MD, and begin with a reception at 6 PM, followed by a dinner at 6:30 PM and will conclude with a free program at 7:30 PM. RSVP to Allison Sachs at email@example.com. Dinner tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 or for $30 at the door. Students pay $15.
51] – There is a meeting of Ecolocity DC every Tuesday from 7 to 9 PM at the EMERGENCE COMMUNITY ARTS COLLECTIVE, 733 Euclid St. NW,
52] – Before Frost/Nixon, there was Douglas/Nixon. The National Women’s
53] – The Pace e Bene Circle of Peace Spring 2009 Speaking Tour continues on Tues., June 16 at 7 PM at St. Camillus Catholic Church, Camillia Room, 1600 Saint Camillus Dr., Silver Spring, MD 20903. Father Vitale will discuss Transforming “US” vs. “THEM” Thinking. Free will offerings will be accepted. Contact Fr. Jacek Orzechowski, OFM, at 301-434-8400 ex. 14 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
54] – 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 June 16. Go to www.amnesty228.com.
55] – This is a special invite to you to attend a small service celebrating the life of Mark Goldstone's wife, Mindy Ann Lieberman, who died recently from cancer. Mark called for this service to take place on Tues., June 16 at 7:30 PM at the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 503 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW, WDC 20010. RSVP to Art Call 202-882-9649.
56] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in
57] – 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 17. Call 215-843-4256 or email email@example.com.
58] – WIB
59] – Each Wednesday, there is a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in
60] – The next installment of Aware and Outraged by Ron Williams will be held on Wed., June 17 at 7 PM at Peace and a Cup of Joe, 713 W. Pratt St. (inside Pratt St. and Martin Luther King Blvd.) Special guest is the Hip Hop Congress. Go to www.myspace.com/awareandoutraged.
61] – Come to a FOIA Party on Wed., June 17 from 7 to 9:15 PM at the Dynasty Ethiopian Restaurant, upstairs, 2210 14th St. NW. Margaret Kwoka, a FOIA expert from Public Citizen will explain how to file a Freedom of Information request. The evening is sponsored by the DC Bill of Rights Coalition. Contact Sue Udry at sue.udry at defendingdissent.org or 202-529-4225.
62] – On Wed., June 17 at 7 PM in the church hall of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 5502 York Rd., Baltimore, MD 21212, Fr. Louie Vitale will again address “Love Your Enemies: Transforming Us vs. Them Thinking.” Many groups, including Jonah House, are co-sponsoring the event. There will be a request for a free will offering.
63] – On Thurs., June 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
64] – The Coalition Against the Death Penalty will meet Tues., June 23 at 7 PM at the AFSC,
65] – Torture Accountability Action Day is Thurs., June 25. It begins with a rally in John Marshall Park,
Some of us will risk arrest, if the attorney general fails to appoint a Special Prosecutor. The Action Day is sponsored by numerous organizations, including After Downing Street and the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance. If you are interested in participating in the nonviolent civil resistance action, please contact Joy First at jsfirst at tds.com or Malachy Kilbride at malachykilbride at yahoo.com. At the rally, there will be a waterboarding skit. If you are able to participate in the skit, let Joy or Malachy know.
66] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS VIDEO SERIES. The theme is First Amendment rights. The final film in the series is FAHRENHEIT 451 [
Based on the classic novel by Ray Bradbury, the film by Francois Truffaut stars Oscar Werner as a “fireman” who burns books and Julie Christie in the dual roles of his wife and another woman who might be a subversive.
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.
67] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., July 2 from 5 to 6:30 PM in
68] – Save the date. On Fri., Sept. 11, the Peace Path will form on
69] – Brendan.Walls, who volunteers as a community outreach worker at the Hezekiah Movement, down by the
Paul Kawika Martin from Peace Action is trying to find a job for Brittany Gregory, a college student who is doing an internship with the peace group. Again if you have any leads, contact Paul at 301-565-4050 x 316 or pmartin at peace-action.org.
70] – David Swanson's new book DAYBREAK: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming A More Perfect
71] – Max bought two red maple trees for $10 each as part of the Trees for
72] – A progressive-thinking realtor is indicating that people of modest incomes can get assistance from both the state and federal governments in purchasing a home. If you are interested in speaking with him about available programs, call Max at 410-366-1637.
73] – Larry Egbert and Nick Sheridan are in
74] – 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.
75] – 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.
76] – 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.
77] – Become an active member of the
78] – 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.
79] – 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