"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 must move out, needs housing
5] Buy coffee through HoCoFoLA
6] Used stamps for humanitarian causes
7] ASPCA needs items
8] Faith & Resistance Retreat – Aug. 5-9
9] Veterans’ conferences – Aug. 5-9
11] Visit the Enola Gay – Aug. 6
12] WIB Peace Stand – Aug. 6
14] PeaceAction Montgomery meeting – Aug. 6
15] War crimes tribunal – Aug. 7
17] WIB Roland Park vigil – Aug, 7
18] White House vigil – Aug. 7
19] Support The
20] Silent vigil at
21] FATMAN & LITTLE BOY – Aug. 7
22] Vigil at Walter Reed – Aug. 7
23] Ballroom dancing – Aug. 7
24] Olney vigil to end the war – Aug. 8
25] Peace vigil in
26] Protest at White House – Aug. 8
27] Peace vigil at Capitol – Aug. 8
29] Drum for peace – Aug. 8
31] African service – Aug. 9
32] Bridge peace vigil – Aug. 9
34] Hibakusha in
36] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Aug. 9
38] Pentagon vigil – Aug. 10
39] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Aug. 10 — Aug. 13
40] Protest the death penalty – Aug. 10
41] BUPJ meeting – Aug. 10
42] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Aug. 10
43] Film RETHINK
44] Witness Against Torture vigil – Aug. 11
45] Tuesday peace vigil – Aug. 11
46] Book release, IN CONFIDENCE – Aug. 11/RSVP by Aug. 7
48] Home Energy Audit – Aug. 11
49] Ecolocity DC meeting – Aug. 11
50] Peace vigil in
51] Peace vigil in W.
53] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Aug. 13
54] FOR benefit – Aug. 14
55] Death penalty meeting – Aug. 18
56] First Thursday demo – Sept. 3
57] Peace Path – September 11
58] Direct action at the White House – Oct. 5
59] Get Howard Ehrlich’s book HATE CRIMES AND ETHNOVIOLENCE
60] Job available at
61] Buy a red maple tree
62] Help available in buying a house
63] Contribute to the
64] Join Global Zero campaign
65] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
66] Publish your peace article
67] Become a member of the
68] 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] – I have to move out of my current residence by August 31. If you have any leads for an available unfurnished apartment, please call me at 410-366-1637 or email at mobuszewski at verizon.net.
5] – 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,
6] – 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,
7] – The ASPCA is in need of cat carriers in its cat room in the adoption center. The organization is also seeking items for the upcoming Shop-a-Paw-Looza, the October online auction. Some ideas would be gift certificates, tickets to sporting and other events, sports memorabilia, travel packages and vacation home rentals. Contact Tami Gosheff at 410-235-8826, ext. 138 or
8] – The annual Faith and Resistance Retreat sponsored by Jonah House and Dorothy Day Catholic Worker - entering together into a praxis of reflection, action, reflection - is happening Wed., Aug. 5 through Sun., Aug. 9. The retreat will include reflections on two films - ORIGINAL CHILD BOMB, a documentary based on Thomas Merton's book by the same title, and ON PAPER WINGS, a documentary about
Contact the Jonah House at 410-233-6238 or firstname.lastname@example.org or DDCW at 202-882-9648 or artlaffin at hotmail.com. Go to http://www.jonahhouse.org.
9] – The Iraq Veterans Against the War will be holding its annual convention from Wed., Aug. 5 through Sun., Aug. 9 on the University of Maryland, College Park Campus. The logistics team is looking for local peace and justice allies who want to help with meals, transportation, camping equipment and anything else YOU would like to do to support. Go to www.ivaw.org/convention2009.
The Veterans For Peace National Convention will also be at the
10] – On Thurs., Aug. 6 from 8 AM to noon, commemorate Hiroshima Day outside Lockheed Martin, Mall & Goddard Blvds., Valley Forge, PA (behind the King of Prussia Mall). The event will include civil resistance. Contact the Brandywine Peace Community at 610-544-1818 or email@example.com or www.brandywinepeace.com.
11] – On Thurs., Aug. 6 from 10 to 11 AM, there will be a visit to see the Enola Gay at the Udvar Hazy Museum, 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, Virginia 20151. Later that day, there will be a Hiroshima-Nagasaki workshop from 1:30 to 3 PM at the VFP Convention, U MD
12] – There is a WIB peace stand on Thurs., Aug. 6, noon-1PM in Towson at northwest corner of Washington & Chesapeake Aves., across the street from the post office, near the courthouse. Contact
13] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee and the
14] – PeaceAction Montgomery, meets every first Thursday, next being Aug. 6, at 7 PM at the Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, room 16 in the basement, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4099.
15] – Attend a workshop on Fri., Aug. 7 from 8:30 to 10 AM at the Veterans for Peace National Convention, Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Entitled Holding Architects of Illegal Wars and War Crimes Accountable, it will feature David Swanson, author-activist, Ron Fisher, Captain US Navy (retired), Barbara Olshansky, Visiting Associate Professor of Human Rights, Stanford Law School, Marjorie Cohn, president, National Lawyers Guild, Andrew Kreig, attorney, and Isidoro Rodriguez, attorney and Marine veteran Saigon Class of '65. Contact Ron Fisher at DFPA@aol.com or 703-725-7849.
16] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., Aug. 7 from noon-1 PM at the
, corner Pratt and Light. Everyone welcome, wear black if you can. See http://www.peacepath911.com/ or write firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-467-9114. Inner Harbor
17] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., Aug. 7 at
18] – 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.
19] – 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
20] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Aug. 7 from 5 to 6 PM outside of
21] – On Fri., Aug. 7 watch FAT MAN AND LITTLE BOY, which is being shown as part of the "JUST-REEL First Friday Free Film Series at the Peace Center of Delaware County, 7 PM, 1001 Old Sproul Road, Springfield, Delaware County, light refreshments and after-film discussion. It is co-sponsored by the Brandywine Peace Community. Call 610.544.1818
Prior to film showing, you are invited to a cook-out beginning at 5 PM - rain or shine. The
22] – 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.
23] – 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
24] – 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 Aug. 8. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
25] – 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 "
26] – On Sat., Aug. 8 from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM, join the Atlantic Life Community for a protest in Lafayette Park in front of White House. Contact Art at 202-882-9649. Return to
27] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Aug. 8. 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.
29] – Come drum for peace every second Saturday at the Unitarian Universalists of
30] – On Sun., Aug. 9 at 11 AM, there will be a Nagasaki Remembrance and Vigil at the World War II Memorial, 17th St. on the National Mall. Contact Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-243-5876.
31] – On Sun., Aug. 9, 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.,
32] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
33] – 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!
34] – Women In Black
35] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee and the
on Sun., Aug. 9 at Cindy and Sharon’s home, 115 Springside Drive, Timonium, MD 21093, at 7 PM. Call 410-308-1326 for directions.
36] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
37] – On Sun., Aug. 9, Nagasaki Day, at 7:30 PM, there will be a candlelight peace dedication in front of SS Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Cathedral, 18th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in memory of the Urakami Cathedral, ground zero of the Nagasaki bombing. Contact Brandywine Peace Community at 610-544-1818 or email@example.com.
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., Aug. 10, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
39] – 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.
40] – 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., Aug. 10. Call 410-233-0488.
42] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM at the AFSC,
43] – There will be the screening of RETHINK AFGHANISTAN on Tues., Aug. 11 from noon to 2 PM at the Univ. of Maryland, 1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1, College Park, MD 20742, hosted by Beyond the Classroom (www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu). The tickets are FREE, but you must RSVP at http://rethink.bravenewtheaters.com/screening/show/12735. Disc One features the first three segments of this documentary which covers what military escalation will achieve in
Afghanistan, how the war could further destabilize a nuclear-armed and the staggering costs of the war, which could easily exceed $1 trillion. Visit http://rethink.bravenewtheaters.com/. Pakistan
44] – On Tues., Aug. 11 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.
45] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
46] – On Tues., Aug. 11 from 6 to 8 PM, the Alliance for Justice is hosting Ron Goldfarb for his book release “In Confidence: When to Protect Secrecy and When to Require Disclosure” at 11 Dupont Cir. NW, 2nd Fl, WDC 20036. Goldfarb is an attorney and author of ten previous books and hundreds of law journal articles, newspaper columns, op-ed pieces, and book reviews. Copies of “In Confidence” will be available for purchase during the reception. SEATING IS LIMITED. RSVP by August 7 at http://ga1.org/afj/events/goldfarb_book_release/details.tcl.
47] – President Obama has ordered federal agencies to draft plans by Sept. 9 to clean up the
48] – There is a meeting of Ecolocity DC every Tuesday from 7 to 9 PM at the EMERGENCE COMMUNITY ARTS COLLECTIVE, 733 Euclid St. NW,
49] – You have two opportunities to learn how to do your own Home Energy Audit – On a Budget! One of the sponsors of the workshops is BCAN. Go to www.baltimoreclimate.org to register. Both sessions will take place at
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 Aug. 12. Call 215-843-4256 or email email@example.com.
52] – Each Wednesday, there is a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in
53] – On Thurs., Aug. 13, 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
54] – Lisa Taylor and The Ash Lovelies (w/Lou Black) are at The Potter’s House, 1658 Columbia Road NW, WDC on Fri., Aug. 14 from 7 to 10:30 PM in a benefit for the Fellowship of Reconciliation. The Potter's House is reachable via Metro at the
55] – The Coalition Against the Death Penalty will meet Tues., Aug. 18 at 7 PM at the AFSC,
56] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Sept. 3 from 5 to 6:30 PM in
57] – Save the date. On Fri., Sept. 11, the Peace Path will form on
58] – Join us on Mon., Oct. 5 at the White House. The National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance is organizing direct action to condemn the warmongering in Afghanistan. Email Max at mobuszewski at verizon.net or call 410-366-1637.
59] – Get a copy of Howard Ehrlich’s HATE CRIMES AND ETHNOVIOLENCE [Westview Press, 2009, ISBN – 13: 978-08133-4445-4]. Go to www.westviewpress.com.
60] – The
61] – I bought two red maple trees for $10 each as part of the Trees for
62] – 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.
63] – Larry Egbert and Nick Sheridan are in
64] – 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.
65] – 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.
66] – 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.
67] – Become an active member of the
68] – 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.
69] – 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