"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] Buy coffee through HoCoFoLA
5] Used stamps for humanitarian causes
6] ASPCA needs items
7] Nakba exhibit & reception – through Sept. 30
8] Art of Solidarity – through Sept. 3
9] First Thursday demo – Sept. 3
11] Riot Folk – Sept. 3
12] PeaceAction Montgomery meeting – Sept. 3
13] Crabshell Alliance meeting — Sept. 3
15] WIB Roland Park vigil – Sept. 4
16] White House vigil – Sept. 4
17] Support The
18] Silent vigil at
19] Vigil at Walter Reed – Sept. 4
20] Film MATEWAN – Sept. 4
21] Ballroom dancing – Sept. 4
22] Fast for Peltier– Sept. 5-12
23] Station North Flea Market – Sept. 5
24] Olney vigil to end the war – Sept. 5
25] Peace vigil in
26] Peace vigil at Capitol – Sept. 5
27] Peace Meal – Sept. 5
28] African service – Sept. 6
29] Bridge peace vigil – Sept. 6
30] National Guard meeting – Sept. 6
31] Memoirs of a “Difficult” Student -- Sept. 6
33] Pentagon vigil – Sept. 7
34] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Sept. 7 — Sept. 10
35] Clean energy demo – Sept. 8
36] Campaign for
37] Witness Against Torture vigil – Sept. 8
38] Tuesday peace vigil – Sept. 8
39] Health care rally – Sept. 8
40] Death penalty meeting – Sept. 8
42] Ecolocity DC meeting – Sept. 8
43] Brits discuss nuclear disarmament -- Sept. 9
44] Peace vigil in
45] Peace vigil in W.
46] Afro-Venezuelan lecture – Sept. 9
48] Italian activist at Red Emma’s – Sept. 9
49] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Sept. 10
50] Israeli activist at Red Emma’s – Sept. 10
51] Peace Path – September 11
52] 9/11 Conspiracy – Sept. 11
53] Women’s rights forum – Sept. 12
54] Free School reception – Sept. 13
55] Bill O’Connor book release party – Sept. 13
56] Phone bank for Constellation hearings – Sept. 13
57] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Sept. 13
58] Protest the death penalty – Sept. 14
59] BUPJ meeting – Sept. 14
60] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Sept. 14
61] Van available – Sept. 15
62] Protest Karl Rove – Sept. 16
63] Testify to stop Calvert Cliffs 3 – Sept. 17 or 29
64] NAME OF THE ROSE film – Sept. 18
65] Kathy Kelly at
66] One Less Car – Oct. 4
67] Direct action at the White House – Oct. 5
68] Merton workshop – Oct. 10
69] Get Howard Ehrlich’s book HATE CRIMES AND ETHNOVIOLENCE
70] Buy a red maple tree
71] Help available in buying a house
72] Contribute to the
73] Join Global Zero campaign
74] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
75] Publish your peace article
76] Become a member of the
77] 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] – 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] – Students and faculty from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) are featuring 3 short video documentaries, 2 mural projects and artwork created by MICA students from this summer's study abroad experience in Nicaragua! The Art of Solidarity is a program that was envisioned 5 years ago by its coordinators and MICA alumni, Maria Aldana and Aleks Martray. With the support of MICA's Continuing Studies and Community Arts departments, the Art of Solidarity is the only study abroad program with a mission to create sustainable youth programs by collaborating with the local artist movements and organizations. Because of the passion and support of the Video and Technology departments, Kirsten D' Andrea Hollander has been able to set up a video lab and teach sophisticated editing software with MICA students in a small town of about 13,500 people so that young adults have access to the latest technology.
These three faculty members and their eight students present an exhibition about their collaborations and reflections working and living with the local artists, youth and organizations in the city of
8] – 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.
9] – 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
10] – To shed light on those disappeared in Mexico's dirty war, Mexicanos Sin Fronteras are hosting a documentary viewing and panel discussion on Thurs., Sept. 3 at 6:30 PM at the Church of the Reformation,
11] – On Thurs., Sept. 3 at 7 PM @ Red Emma's,
12] – PeaceAction Montgomery, meets every first Thursday, next being Sept. 3, at 7 PM at the Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, room 16 in the basement, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4099.
13] – The Crabshell
14] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., Sept. 4 from noon-1 PM at the
15] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., Sept. 4 at
16] – 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.
17] – 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
18] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Sept. 4 from 5 to 6 PM outside of
19] – 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.
20] – On Fri., Sept. 4 watch MATEWAN, 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. The evening will include light refreshments and an after-film discussion. It is co-sponsored by the Brandywine Peace Community. Call 610-544-1818.
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] – Leonard Peltier is serving two life terms for the deaths of two FBI agents during a military and police siege of a traditional elder’s home on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 1975, on the very day ancestral mineral rights, including uranium, were being secretly signed away by a corrupt tribal administration. The Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee reports, as a result of Peltier’s recent parole denial, Ben Carnes, Choctaw Nation, and a Sun Dance Chief, will fast from Sat., Sept. 5 through Sat., Sept. 12 outside the White House to seek a meeting with President Obama. Supporters are urged to organize solidarity events on Sept. 12 in conjunction with Ben's solitary prayer fast. Go to www.whoisleonardpeltier.info. CALL THE WHITE HOUSE ~ 202-456-1111 ~ ASK PRESIDENT OBAMA TO FREE LEONARD PELTIER.
23] – On Sat., Sept. 5, the Station North Flea Market will be located on North Ave. between
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 Sept. 5. 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] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Aug. 29. 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.
27] – On Sat., Sept. 5 at 1 PM, attend the Peace Meal and hear Minister Counselor of
After the talk, there will be a film screening of THE POWER OF COMMUNITY: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil. Park by
28] – On Sun., Sept. 6, 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.,
29] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
30] – There’s a meeting on Sun., Sept. 6 at 2 PM to begin planning for the Campaign to Keep the MD National Guard At Home.
31] – On Sun., Sept. 6 at 4 PM @ Red Emma's,
32] – 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!
33] – 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., Sept. 7, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
34] – 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.
35] – On Tues., Sept. 8, the Senate will return from summer recess and release their version of a clean energy bill. Join a creative demonstration on Capitol Hill to show the Senate what clean energy jobs look like in action. There is a need for dozens of people to form a 'clean energy assembly line', wear costumes and green hard hats, deliver props to senators and have fun! RSVP at www.Sept8.org.
36] – A campaign "Don't Break
37] – On Tues., Sept. 8 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.
38] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
39] – The New Harford Democratic Club announced that on Tues., Sept. 8 from 6 to 8 PM, there will be a Pro Health Insurance Reform VIGIL. Now is the time... come support the "Affordable Healthcare Act of 2009" by attending this vigil on the steps of the Harford County Courthouse, 20 W. Courtland St., Bel Air, MD. Email email@example.com.
40] – The Coalition Against the Death Penalty will meet Tues., Sept. 8 at 7 PM at the AFSC,
41] – MEET WORKERS FROM
42] – There is a meeting of Ecolocity DC every Tuesday from 7 to 9 PM at the EMERGENCE COMMUNITY ARTS COLLECTIVE, 733 Euclid St. NW,
43] – On Wed., Sept. 9 from 9 to 10:30 AM, Des Browne Lord Hannay of Chiswick, David Lidington and Tony Lloyd, British parliamentarians, will examine "British Parliamentary Perspectives on Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation." The event cosponsored by the Carnegie Endowment and the British American Security Information Council will take place at the Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW, WDC. RSVP by noon on Sept. 8 by calling coordinator Katie Donaldson at 202-939-2306 for details.
44] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in
45] – 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 Sept. 9. Call 215-843-4256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
46] – What has Hugo Chavez’ Bolivarian Revolution done for Afro-Venezuelans? On Wed., Sept. 9 at 5:45 PM at the Institute for Policy Studies – SALSA,
47] – Each Wednesday, there is a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in Chestnut Hill, PA. The next vigil is Sept. 9. Call 215-843-4256 or email email@example.com.
48] – On Wed., Sept. 9 at 7 PM @ Red Emma's, FRANCO "BIFO" BERARDI presents *Ethereal Shadows* and *Precarious Rhapsody.” Berardi is an Italian activist/theorist. Go to http://redemmas.org/event/1641.
49] – On Thurs., Sept. 10, 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] – On Thurs., Sept. 10 at 7 PM @ Red Emma's, URI GORDON discusses *Anarchy Alive!,* his latest book. Gordon is an Israeli activist-scholar. Go to http://redemmas.org/event/1639.
51] – On Fri., Sept. 11, the Peace Path will form on
52] – Ron Kipling Williams and others will perform on Fri., Sept. 11 from 7 to 10 PM at Peace and a Cup of Joe,
53] – On Sat., Sept. 12 at 5 PM, a forum How soon is "Equal Rights Now?" in Falvey Hall at Brown Center, 1300 Mt. Royal Ave.. It will feature Angela Davis, Amy Goodman and Helen Molesworth. It is free and open to the public, but space is limited. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-889-8550 ext. 117.
Red Emma's will be selling books during the event. Go to http://www.mica.edu/News/MICA_ACLU_of_MD_Present_Constitution_Day_Event_Focusing_on_Womens_Rights.html
54] – THE BALTIMORE FREE SCHOOL, 1323 N. Calvert St., with classes starting on Mon., Sept. 21, will hold a kickoff reception on Sun., Sept. 13 from 12-3 PM. Go to http://freeschool.redemmas.org.
55] – On Sun., Sept. 13 from 4 to 6 PM, there will be a book release party for BEALIVE, Poems by Bill O’Connor at 2640 St. Paul St. Books will be on sale for $10. If you would like to obtain a book through the mail, send a $13 check made out to Dean Pappas to Marilyn O’Connor,
56] – Johanna E. Neumann, state director of Maryland PIRG, is seeking volunteers for a phone bank to turn out supporters to the Baltimore Town Hall meeting on the Constellation/EDF deal on Thurs., Sept. 17. The phone bank will take place on Sun., Sept. 13 from 6 to 8:30 PM at the
57] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
58] – 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. However, the next vigil is scheduled for Mon., Sept. 14. Call 410-233-0488.
60] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM at the AFSC,
61] – Terry Fitzgerald has a mini-van that he wants to give to a charity--not so that they can have it auctioned off and he can get a tax deduction. He wants the nonprofit to use the 1996 Ford Windstar Minivan with 135,000 miles. It runs well, but only gets about 15 mpg. It will need a repair in order to transfer title, because the check engine light is on. If he does not give it away by Sept 15, he will give it to a charity for a tax deduction. Contact Terry at email@example.com.
62] – Karl Rove, the “architect” of George W. Bush’s successful 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns, will speak at
63] – 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,
64] – 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.
65] – The legendary peace activist Kathy Kelly will speak Tues., Sept. 29 at 8 PM in Frederick, MD at the Rosenstock Auditorium, Hood College. The talk is entitled: "Eyewitness to War, Witness for Peace: Finding Hope in a Violent World.” Email dsfpeace at yahoo.com..
66] – One Less Car is a nonprofit organization promoting cycling and alternative transit. They are sponsoring "Tour du Port" on Sun., Oct. 4 - a bicycle tour of
67] – 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.
68] – "Walking The Road to Emmaus" guided by
A book signing will follow the workshop. Jim Forest, a founder of the Catholic Peace Fellowship and former general secretary of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation, was a close personal friend of Thomas Merton. Jim has written a number of books, including “Living with Wisdom: A Life of Thomas Merton.”
69] – 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.
70] – I bought two red maple trees for $10 each as part of the Trees for
71] – 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.
72] – Larry Egbert and Nick Sheridan are in
73] – 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.
74] – 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.
75] – 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.
76] – Become an active member of the
77] – 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.
78] – 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