"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] Buy coffee through HoCoFoLA
5] Used stamps for humanitarian causes
6] ASPCA needs items
7] Nakba exhibit & reception – through Sept. 30
8] Testify to stop Calvert Cliffs 3 – Sept. 17 or 29
9] Health care strategy meeting – Sept. 17
10] Planning the Protest – Sept. 17
11] Coup in
12] Nonviolent Peacemaking – Sept. 17
13] Poetry/War film at Red Emma’s — Sept. 17
14] Trial of the
15] Iraq/Afghanistan Moratorium – Sept. 18
17] WIB Roland Park vigil – Sept. 18
18] White House vigil – Sept. 18
19] Support The
20] Silent vigil at
21] NAME OF THE ROSE film – Sept. 18
22] Vigil at Walter Reed – Sept. 18
23] Ballroom dancing – Sept. 18
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 email@example.com. You will get a confirmation message once subscribed. If you have problems, please write to the list manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4] – 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,
5] – 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,
6] – 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
7] – The Howard County Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (HCCEIO) and Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace (WIAMEP) invite you to see a month-long display at the Howard County Central Library, Little Patuxent Pkwy & South Entrance Rd., Columbia, MD 21044, of the Nakba Photo Exhibit: The Story of the Palestinians, 1948 to 2009. Email HCCEIO@yahoo.com.
8] – Stop the merger between Constellation Energy and EDF. Stop Calvert Cliffs 3 by attending a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARINGS FOR PUBLIC COMMENT--The Parties of Record and Interested Persons in Case No. 9173 can testify. The available dates and sites are as follows: 1] Thurs., Sept. 17, from 7 to 9:30 PM at the War Memorial Building, Paul C. Wohlman Assembly Hall – First Floor, 101 N. Gay St., Baltimore , Maryland 21202; and 2] Tues., Sept. 29, from 7 to 9:30 PM in the Rotunda, Town Hall of Bel Air, 39 N. Hickory Ave., Bel Air, MD 21014. Written comments may also be submitted at the public hearing in addition to, or in lieu of, oral comments.
A photo ID will be required for entry. The Commission asks that the oral comments be limited to 5 minutes. Written comments also may be filed by Tues., Sept. 29. The comments shall be addressed to Terry J. Romine, Executive Secretary, Maryland Public Service Commission,
9] – Caroli Mullen invites you to a meeting to strategize about a collective response to the hysteria generated by Obama’s weak proposal to “reform” health care. It will take place on Thurs., Sept. 17 at 7 PM at the
10] – On Thurs., Sept. 17 at 7 PM, Planning the Protest: Pre-performance Discussion will be held in Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Univ. of Maryland, College Park Campus. Who were involved in the planning and execution of the action taken on May 17, 1968 by the
11] – There will be a discussion The Coup in
12] – On Thurs., Sept. 17 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM, the first session in a six-week series “Engaging Our Conflicts: An Exploration of Nonviolent Peacemaking” takes place. This is a Just Faith module based on Pace E Bene’s ENGAGE program. This group will meet each Thursday evening through Nov. 5 at St. Francis of
13] – Red Emma’s, 800 St. Paul St., is hosting a film screening on Thurs., Sept. 17 at 8 PM COMMITTING POETRY IN TIMES OF WAR. Appearing at the viewing will be the executive producer and National Lawyer's Guild member Eric Sirotkin. Committing Poetry follows the story of the Rio Rancho High School Poetry Slam Team in New Mexico and their coach, humanities teacher and Youth Poetry Coach Bill Nevins as they fight for free speech and the right of youth to express themselves. Nevins was one of seven educators removed by administrators attempting to silence youth artistic expression in the
14] – The Trial of The Catonsville Nine will be performed by The Actors' Gang on Thurs., Sept. 17 and Fri., Sept. 18 at 8 PM in the Ina and Jack Kay Theatre at the Univ. of Maryland, College Park. Poet-priest Daniel Berrigan's historical drama brings to life the 1968 trial of two Catholic priests and seven fellow Catholic activists who committed an act of civil disobedience to protest the war in
15] – Every 3rd Friday, observe the Iraq/Afghanistan Moratorium – http://www.iraqmoratorium.com/. On Sept. 18, wear a black ribbon or armband! Hand out ribbons or armbands to others. Wear an anti-war pin. Call your representative and your senators and tell their staff that you expect them to do everything possible to end the war and bring the troops home! The Capitol Hill switchboard number is 202-224-3121. Write your representative and your senators, as a handwritten letter has even more impact than a phone call. Hit your elected officials where it hurts, with a voided campaign contribution check. Write a letter to your local newspaper. Don't buy gas. Drive 10 MPH under the posted speed limit. Don't shop at all. Put a sign on your lawn or in your window or on your car. Write "Stop the War" or other slogans on the sidewalk in chalk. Buy toy soldiers, put tags on them that say "Bring Me Home" and leave them in stores, parks, libraries, laundromats, anywhere people will find them. Email friends and family and urge them to sign the Iraq Moratorium statement and to take one of these steps, too.
16] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., Sept. 18 from noon-1 PM at the
17] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., Sept. 18 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., Sept. 18 from 5 to 6 PM outside of
21] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS VIDEO SERIES. The theme is Poverty and its Manifestations. The first film in the series is THE NAME OF THE ROSE West Germany-France-Italy, 1986], and it will be shown on Fri., Sept. 18 at a private home. If interested in seeing the DVD, RSVP to Max at 410-366-1637.
The novel by Umberto Eco is brought to the screen by director Jean-Jacques Annaud and stars Sean Connery, Christian Slater and F. Murray Abraham. Connery, a Franciscan friar, and Slater his apprentice try to solve several murders in a medieval abbey. Abraham, representing the Inquisition, soon joins the investigation.
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.
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
To be continued.
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"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs