"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] Healthcare Justice Week – thru Sept. 27
9] American Patients United vigil – Sept. 24
10] Health care forum – Sept. 24
11] Listen to the refugees – Sept. 24
12] Health care strategy meeting – Sept. 24
13] Nonviolent Peacemaking – Sept. 24
14] Compassionate Listening Workshop – Sept. 25-26
16] WIB Roland Park vigil – Sept. 25
17] White House vigil – Sept. 25
18] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Sept. 25
19] Max will be at the
20] Radical Bookfair Pavilion – Sept. 25-27
21] Support The
22] BGE Reregulation rally – Sept. 25
23] Silent vigil at
25] Black Is Back meeting – Sept. 25
26] Vigil at Walter Reed – Sept. 25
27] QUESTIONS OF FIRE – Sept. 25
28] NO IMPACT MAN movie – Sept. 25
29] Ballroom dancing – Sept. 25
30] Olney vigil to end the war – Sept. 26
31] Peace vigil in
32] Peace vigil at Capitol – Sept. 26
33] Poetry discussion & readings – Sept. 26
36] News As Gleefully Packaged Anxiety – Sept. 27
37] African service – Sept. 27
38] Bridge peace vigil – Sept. 27
39] Quaker Peace Vigil – Sept. 27
41] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Sept. 27
42] Pentagon vigil – Sept. 28
43] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Sept. 28 — Oct. 1
44] Protest the death penalty – Sept. 28
45] Tree spiker at Busboys – Sept. 28
46] BUPJ meeting – Sept. 28
47] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Sept. 28
48] Witness Against Torture vigil – Sept. 29
49] Tuesday peace vigil – Sept. 29
50] Testify to stop Calvert Cliffs 3 – Sept. 29
51] Ecolocity DC meeting – Sept. 29
52] Course on mental illness – Sept. 29
53] Kathy Kelly at
54] Doctors’ rally – Sept. 30
55] Peace vigil in
57] Seek Justice – Pursue Peace conference – Oct. 1-3
58] WIB Peace Stand – Oct. 1
59] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Oct. 1
60] First Thursday demo – Oct. 1
61] Thomas Frank discusses his book – Oct. 1
62] PeaceAction Montgomery meeting – Oct. 1
63] Crabshell Alliance meeting — Oct. 1
64] Death penalty meeting – Oct. 1
65] Who Decides About War – Oct. 2 & 3
66] One Less Car – Oct. 4
67] Pre-action meeting/Direct action at the White House – Oct. 4/5
68] Merton workshop – Oct. 10
69] Evening with
70] DEVIL AND MISS JONES film – Oct. 30
71] Get Howard Ehrlich’s book HATE CRIMES AND ETHNOVIOLENCE
72] Buy a red maple tree
73] Help available in buying a house
74] Contribute to the
75] Join Global Zero campaign
76] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
77] Publish your peace article
78] Become a member of the
79] 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
To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You will get a confirmation message once subscribed. If you have problems, please write to the list manager at email@example.com.
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] – Healthcare Justice Week continues through Sun., Sept. 27. Go to http://www.healthcare-now.org/. Be in
There is a need for volunteers on the National Mall of U.S. flags to staff the tent and pass out sample national health care cards, collect petition signatures and hand out fliers between the hours of 10 AM and 6 PM. Volunteers are needed to take down the exhibit on the 27th. Then there is a need to watch the exhibit during the off hours - 6 PM to 10 AM. Contact Margaret Flowers at MDPNHP@gmail.com or at 410-591-0892.
9] – American Patients United is having a patient vigil in
10] – The Urban League is hosting a healthcare forum at 6:30 PM on Thurs., Sept. 24. The league is located at
11] – On Thurs., Sept. 24, the Creative
12] – 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. 24 at 8 PM at the Urban League,
13] – On Thurs., Sept. 24 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM, the second 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
14] – Compassionate Listening: Healing Our World from the Inside Out, a two-day intensive training by Amy R. Rakusin and Phil Fratesi will be held on Fri. Sept. 25 and Sat., Sept. 26, from 9 AM to 6 PM at Stony Run Friends Meeting, 5116 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210. The cost is $250, which includes continental breakfast and mid-afternoon snack. Scholarships are offered based upon availability. There is a discount for Stony Run members. Go to www.compassionatelistening.org or call 410-472-9957. This workshop fulfills the pre-requisite for the Compassionate Listening Advanced Trainings
15] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., Sept. 25 from noon-1 PM at the
16] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., Sept. 25 at
17] – 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.
18] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel (now in its 8th year) takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th &
19] – Stop by or volunteer at the Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility booth at the Baltimore Book Festival in Mount Vernon from Fri., Sept. 25 through Sun., Sept. 27. The booth is in the
20] – There will be a Radical Bookfair Pavilion at the Baltimore Book Festival hosted by Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse from Fri., Sept. 25 through Sun., Sept. 27. Call 410-230-0450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A number of speakers will be at the pavilion over the three days, including Amiri Baraka, Bill Ayers, Ralph Nader and Dave Zirin. Go to http://bookfair.redemmas.org/2009.shtml.
21] – 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
22] – The Maryland Coalition for BGE Reregulation calls on all residential and small business ratepayers to join in the demand for immediate rate relief by signing the petition which will be delivered to the PSC commissioners and the governor. The Coalition is hosting a press conference and rally on Fri., Sept. 25 from 4 to 6 PM outside the office of the Public Service Commission, Light and
23] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Sept. 18 from 5 to 6 PM outside of
24] – Join the Takoma Park peace vigil, which takes place the last Friday of the month from 5 to 6 PM at Takoma Junction (Rte. 410 and Carroll Ave.). The next vigil to end occupation in
25] – The Black is Back Social Justice, Peace and Reparations Coalition cordially invites you to join in an anti-war mobilizing meeting on Fri., Sept. 25 at the Institute for Policy Studies, 1112 16th St. NW, Suite 600, WDC 20036, from 6 to 8 PM. The Coalition is a collective of progressive black organizations and individuals that recognize the need to speak out against various wars that the
Please confirm your participation in this meeting by Thurs., Sept. 24. If you cannot attend, you can call via conference call. Call 253-242-2484 (if you have unlimited long distance), and the code is 90050#; or you can call toll free at 866-429-6307 and the code is 90050#. RSVP to email@example.com or at 202-726-1509. Go to www.asiuhuru.org.
26] – 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.
27] – On Fri., Sept. 25 from 7 to 7.30 PM, Gregg Mosson will debut his second book, QUESTIONS OF FIRE (Plain View Press) at the Baltimore Book Festival at the Creative Cafe Stage. The book is a poet's response to the complex 21st century environment, from work to home to war, in an age dawning with violence. This book offers discoveries won through experience, and illuminating observations of contemporary life.
28] – During a special one-week-only engagement beginning Fri., Sept. 25, “No Impact Man” will be shown at DC's E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW, WDC. The movie traces the quest by Colin Beavan (a.k.a No Impact Man), his wife, and young daughter to live green while maintaining a happy, harmonious home. On Tues., Sept. 29 at 7:45 PM, New Dream's Executive Director Bob Ferris will be on hand to introduce the film & lead a Q and A afterwards. General admission is $10. Colin will be on the road with New Dream Staffer Vincent Kitira and hundreds of others on the Climate Ride, biking from
29] – 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
30] – 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. 26. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
31] – 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 "
32] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Sept. 26. 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.
33] – On Sat., Sept. 26 from 1 to 2 PM, the journal Poems Against War is hosting a panel discussion and reading on the topic of POETRY OF VISION at the Baltimore Book Festival’s Creative Café Stage. Then Gregg Mosson will be the host, starting a 2 PM for a discussion examining the concept of poetry of vision with UMBC professor and poet Piotr Gwiazda, experimental poet Robin Gunkel and
35] – Gather on Sun., Sept. 27 from 10 to 11:30 AM at Sheridan Circle, 23rd St. NW and Mass. Ave., WDC for the Institute of Policy Studies Annual Sheridan Circle Memorial Service. Every year the human rights community, friends, family, colleagues, and supporters gather in remembrance of the tragic assassinations of our comrades,
36] – The Baltimore Ethical Society meets on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM in the Congress Hotel, 306 W. Franklin St. for talks by invited speakers, discussions, and fellowship. On Sun., Sept. 27, Djellout Marbrook, journalist and editor, will discuss “News as Gleefully Packaged Anxiety.” Call 410-581-2322.
37] – On Sun., Sept. 27, 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.,
38] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
39] – Every Sunday, 4 to 5 PM, there is a Quaker Peace Vigil at Independence Mall, N. side of Market between 5th and 6th Sts., Philadelphia. Call 215-421-5811.
40] – 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!
41] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
42] – 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. 28, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
43] – 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 email@example.com.
44] – 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. 28. Call 410-233-0488.
45] – Busboys & Poets, http://www.busboysandpoets.com/, 2021 14th St NW, WDC 20009, is hosting Mike Roselle and Josh Mahan, who will discuss and sign their new book on Mon., Sept. 28 from 6:30 to 8 PM. The book is “Tree Spiker: From Earth First! to Lowbagging: My Struggle in Radical Environmental Action,” and the event is co-sponsored by Rainforest Action Network and Greenpeace. Mike Roselle is one of the most controversial figures in the crusade to protect the environment. He has spent over thirty years fighting back against big business, negligent management and the lawless actions of the government itself; Josh Mahan is an environmental journalist and editor. Call 202-387-7638.
47] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM at the AFSC,
48] – On Tues., Sept. 29 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.
49] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
50] – 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 final hearing is scheduled for Tues., Sept. 29, from 7 to 9:30 PM in the Rotunda,
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,
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] – On Tues., Sept. 29 through Tues., Dec. 15, from 7 to 9:30 PM at the Govans Boundary United Methodist Church, 5210 York Road, Baltimore, Md 21212, NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore, Inc (NAMI-MB) is offering free education courses for consumers and family members of individuals diagnosed with a mental illness. Family to Family Education Program is a 12-week course for close relatives of individuals with severe brain disorders (mental illnesses). Trained family members teach the course. Contact Deneice Valentine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
53] – 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..
54] – On Wed., Sept. 30 from 4 to 7 PM, join the Mad as Hell Doctors for a rally in
55] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in
56] – Each Wednesday, there is a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in
57] – There is a conference Pursue Justice--Seek Peace Framing the Discourse - Mobilizing for Action from Thurs., Oct 1 through Sat., Oct. 3 at the Shiloh Baptist Church, 1500 Ninth St., NW, WDC. To register, call 503-653-6625 with a Visa credit card or MasterCard. The cost is $125, but there is no fee for volunteers. Contact Melinda Beard at email@example.com.
58] – There is a WIB peace stand on Thurs., Oct. 1, noon-1PM in Towson at northwest corner of Washington & Chesapeake Aves., across the street from the post office, near the courthouse. Contact
59] – On Thurs., Oct. 1, 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
60] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Oct. 1 from 5 to 6:30 PM in
61] – The Campaign for America's Future is sponsoring the Wrecking Crew book event and signing with author Thomas Frank, also with David Donnelly from Public Campaign Action Fund leading a panel of respondents. The event takes place on Thurs., Oct. 1 at 5:30 PM at the National Education Association Auditorium,
As Time magazine reported, "Frank offers one damning anecdote after another. The Wrecking Crew explains how cynical conservatives have wrested control of the government by railing against its very existence, all while using federal perches to funnel billions into the pockets of lobbyists and the corporations they represent." Call 202-955-5665.
62] – PeaceAction Montgomery, meets every first Thursday, next being Oct. 1, at 7 PM at the Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, room 16 in the basement, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4099.
63] – The Crabshell
64] – The Coalition Against the Death Penalty will meet Thurs., Oct. 1 at 7 PM at the AFSC,
65] – On Fri., Oct 2 & Sat. Oct. 3, there will be a conference at
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] – The National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR) is planning an act of nonviolent civil resistance at the White House on Mon., Oct. 5 -- the week of the 8th anniversary of the start of the war in
Participants will gather at the Supreme Court at 8:30 AM before marching to
At 11:30 AM, there will be a somber procession to the White House. A request for a meeting with Obama officials will then be made. A failure by the White House to call for an end to the war on the people of
A planning meeting will be held on Sun., Oct. 4 from 2-5 PM at the
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] – There will be "An evening with
70] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS VIDEO SERIES. The theme is Poverty and its Manifestations. The second film in the series is THE DEVID AND MISS JONES [
Sam Wood directed this social comedy with leftist undertones. John P. Merrick (Charles Coburn), the world's richest man, gets word that someone is trying to unionize a department store that he owns. So he changes his name and takes a menial job at the store, the better to catch the union activists. Once he is subjected to the humiliating treatment afforded his employees,
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.
71] – 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.
72] – I bought two red maple trees for $10 each as part of the Trees for
73] – 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.
74] – Larry Egbert and Nick Sheridan are in
75] – 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.
76] – 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.
77] – 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.
78] – Become an active member of the
79] – 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.
80] – 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