"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] Donate to send students to
7] Intro to Solar energy -- Nov. 19
9] Film BLUE GOLD: WORLD WATER WARS – Nov. 19
10] Phyllis Bennis at Goucher – Nov. 19
11] Play “A Land Twice Promised” -- Nov. 19
12] Protest SOA – Nov. 19-22
14] WIB Roland Park vigil – Nov. 20
15] White House vigil – Nov. 20
16] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Nov. 20
17] Support The
18] Silent vigil at
20] National Transgender Day of Remembrance – Nov. 20
21] Film SLAPSHOT – Nov. 20
22] Vigil at Walter Reed – Nov. 20
23] Ballroom dancing – Nov. 20
24] Help the Homeless Walkathon -- Nov. 21
25] Empowerment workshop – Nov. 21
26] Olney vigil to end the war – Nov. 21
27] Peace vigil in
29] Peace vigil at Capitol – Nov. 21
30] Progressive Working Group meeting– Nov. 21
31] Film RETHINK AFGHNISTAN – Nov. 21
32] Voices of People’s History – Nov. 21
33] Health Care Rights – Nov. 22
34] African service – Nov. 22
35] Bridge vigil – Nov. 22
36] Progressive Working Group meeting – Nov. 22
37] Faithfulness Together gathering – Nov. 22
38] Quaker Peace Vigil – Nov. 22
39] Green Forum – Nov. 22
40] The Black Body – Nov. 22
41] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Nov. 22
42] Pray for Peace – Nov. 22
43] Pentagon vigil – Nov. 23
44] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Nov. 23 — Nov. 26
45] Protest the death penalty – Nov. 23
46] Talk on
47] BUPJ meeting – Nov. 23
48] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Nov. 23
49] The Exonerated -- Nov. 23
50] Witness Against Torture vigil – Nov. 24
51] Tuesday peace vigil – Nov. 24
52] Ecolocity DC meeting – Nov. 24
53] Peace vigil in
55] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Nov. 26
56] Black Friday – Nov. 27
57] Vigil to End the Wars – Nov. 27
58] Lockheedville – Nov. 28
59] Frances Fox Piven at JHU – Nov. 30
60] Coal protest – Dec. 1
61] First Thursday demo – Dec. 3
62] Write Carl Kabat
64] Buy a red maple tree
65] Help available in buying a house
66] Contribute to the
67] Join Global Zero campaign
68] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
69] Publish your peace article
70] 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. The White House Comment Email is accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.
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. Also note organic cocoa and sugar are for sale. For more details and to download the order form, go to http://friendsoflatinamerica.typepad.com/hocofola/2009/08/check-out-our-new-cafe-quetzal-order-form-1.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] – Suheir Khajuria is a member of
7] – The Baltimore Climate Action Network announced that the next Sustainability Speaker Series is 'Introduction to Solar Energy Systems' on Thurs., Nov. 19 from 6 to 8:30 PM at the Mill Valley General Store, 2800 Sisson St., Baltimore 21211. JEFF BLANKMAN of Sunnyside Solar will answer your questions on practical aspects of getting started with photovoltaic or solar thermal systems in the home or office. He is also an expert in energy efficiency analysis. Also solar energy advocate CHERYL WADE of the
8] – The NWLC Annual Dinner is at the Washington Hilton Hotel & Towers, 1919 Conn. Ave., NW, WDC, on Thurs., Nov. 19, starting with a reception at 6 PM, followed by dinner at 7 PM. The special guest will be Judy Woodruff, senior correspondent for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, who will host a conversation with honorees Sheila Bair, chairperson, FDIC, and Brooksley Born, retired partner, Arnold & Porter. Buy your tickets now: https://secure2.convio.net/nwlc/site/Donation2?idb=2079872916&df_id=1440&1440.donation=form1&JServSessionIdr003=8wcrwrr4l4.app13a. Contact Nancy Delahoyd at email@example.com or 202-588-5180.
9] – On Thurs., Nov. 19 at 6:30 PM, there will be a free screening of BLUE GOLD: WORLD WATER WARS, directed by Sam Bozzo, and narrated by Malcolm McDowell, at 2640 St. Paul St.. Go to http://redemmas.org/event/1733.
10] – On Thurs., Nov. 19, BUPJ and the
11] – Israeli-born storyteller, Noa Baum, will be presenting her original play “A Land Twice Promised” at Hood College’s Rosenstock Auditorium, 401 Rosemont Ave.,
12] – This coming November 20-22, the 15th annual vigil to close the SOA will be held in
13] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., Nov. 20 from noon-1 PM at the
14] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., Nov. 20 at
15] – 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.
16] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel (now in its 8th year) takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th &
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., Nov. 20 from 5 to 6 PM outside of
19] – On Fri., Nov. 20 at 6 PM, Alexandra Halkin presents videos by the Chiapas Media Project and discusses the role of indigenous media and much, much more at 2640 St. Paul St. The CMP/Promedios, an award winning, bi-national partnership that provides video equipment, computers, and training enabling marginalized indigenous and campesino communities in
20] – Transgender Day of Remembrance is Fri., Nov. 20 at 6:30 PM at the
21] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS VIDEO SERIES. The theme is Poverty and its Manifestations. The third film in the series is SLAPSHOT [
The showing of this film is a tribute to Paul Newman, actor/philanthropist. It is not for everyone, as there is hockey violence, crude language and gratuitous sex. But Newman is Reg Dunlop, the player-coach of a minor league hockey team. Director George Roy Hill makes a connection between a broken-down city and a losing team. However, the team pursues the American dream by adopting a win-at-all-costs attitude.
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
24] – On Sat., Nov. 21 join the Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walkathon on the National Mall, WDC. Registration opens at 7 AM. The Pre-Walkathon Program begins at 8:30 A.M, and the Walkathon begins at 9 AM. The cost is $15 for youth; $30 for adults. Call 1-877-925-5484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
25] – Planning for Success: Grassroots Empowerment Workshop is scheduled for Sat., Nov. 21 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM at Pratt Library, Roland Park Branch, 5108 Roland Ave, Baltimore 21210. Space is limited, register at email@example.com or 410-812-1447. CCAN is hosting this free workshop so ordinary citizens can learn to plan a grassroots campaign like the pros.
26] – 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 Nov. 21. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
27] – 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. Go to www.ccpeace.org.
28] – The 3rd Saturday of the month protest vigil to close the Army Experience Center at Franklin Mills Mall takes place on Nov. 21 from 11:30 AM to 1 PM at Knights and Woodhaven Roads, NE Philadelphia. A number of groups, including United for Peace & Justice -
29] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Nov. 21. 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.
30] – There will be a PROGRESSIVE WORKING GROUP (PWG) meeting on Sat., Nov. 21 at 2 PM at the LONG BRANCH PUBLIC LIBRARY,
31] – RETHINK AFGHANISTAN, a ground-breaking documentary film exploring key issues of the war in Afghanistan, will be shown on Sat., Nov. 21 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at the Howard County Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia, MD 21044. Light refreshments will be available, and a discussion will follow. The event is sponsored by the Howard County Coalition for Peace & Justice. Contact Ray at 301-776-0208.
32] – On Sat., Nov. 21 at the Creative
33] – On Sun., Nov. 22 at 10:30 AM, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, will host Dr. Margaret Flowers, who will discuss the “The Fight for Health Care Rights.” Call 410-581-2322 or visit www.baltimoreethicalsociety.org.
34] – On Sun., Nov. 22, 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.,
35] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
36] – There will also be another Statewide Progressive Working Group gathering on Sun., Nov. 22 in Columbia, and Jamie Raskin (State Senator rep. Montgomery Co.) will talk about the accomplishments of the Group, which formed last year. Because of its efforts, he was elected, and three of the 14 bills supported by the group did pass in the Annapolis 2009 session. The meeting will run from 1:30 to 5 PM at the
37] – On Sun., Nov. 22 from 2:30 to 5 PM at the Greenridge Baptist Church, 21925 Frederick Road, Clarksburg, MD 20871, there will be a Faithfulness Together gathering. Join leaders in ministry, social service and local government in a constructive dialogue about women and children living on the margins in our community. The keynote speaker is Rev. Lula G. Williams, director of Religious Affairs for the Children’s Defense Fund. Register at https://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/MeetingRegistration/.
38] – 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.
39] – A
4:30 to 6:30 PM, at the
40] – On Sun.., Nov. 22 at 5 PM, Meri Nana-Ama Danquah, author of the new collection THE BLACK BODY, discusses the representation of black bodies in the American media at Red Emma's. Go to http://www.redemmas.org/event/1767.
41] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
42] – Pray for Peace at 7:30 PM on Sun., Nov. 22 at the Mission Helpers, corner of Joppa Road and Chestnut St. in Towson. Contact Charles Cloughen, Rat 410-321-0199 or email@example.com.
43] – 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., Nov. 23, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
44] – 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. You can listen to interviews by Steiner through his Center for Emerging Media podcasts. Go to http://www.centerforemergingmedia.org.
45] – 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., Nov. 23. Call 410-233-0488.
46] – It's been a Shriver Center tradition to host an event each fall of interest to the regional Peace Corps community, and Shriver Peaceworker Alum Kevin Coleman (RPCV Honduras) will be on UMBC's campus on Mon., Nov. 23 at 7 PM in the Skylight room to receive the Shriver Practical Idealist Award, He is just back from a Fulbright stint in Honduras, and his presentation "A Chance for Real Democracy in Honduras" will be a unique opportunity to hear an informed and first-hand perspective on recent events in Honduras. He has some amazing photos to share as the backdrop of his presentation.
Paul's Place, one of the outstanding community service partners, will be recognized. Bring any spare warm clothing for the Paul's Place clothing bank! Call 410-455-6398.
48] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM at the AFSC,
49] – THE EXONERATED is being performed on Mondays at 7:30 PM through Dec. 14 at the Everyman [sic] Theatre, 1727 N. Charles St. This is Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen’s 2002 play, which shares six true accounts of wrongfully accused Death Row inmates and the deeply flawed
50] – On Tues., Nov. 24 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.
51] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
52] – There is a meeting of Ecolocity DC every Tuesday from 7 to 9 PM at the EMERGENCE COMMUNITY ARTS COLLECTIVE, 733 Euclid St. NW, WDC 20001. It is for people who live in, or are interested in making D.C. a transition town starting with an intentional community that will encompass clean energy, freecycle, natural building, organic farming, community salvage, new urbanism, etc. The next meeting will be on Nov. 10. Go to http://ecolocity.ning.com.
53] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in
54] – 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 Nov. 25. Call 215-843-4256 or email email@example.com.
55] – On Thurs., Nov. 26, 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
56] – On "Black Friday,” Nov. 27, join the noon vigil to Close the Army Experience Center & Launch the Don't-Shop-the-Mall* Campaign at Franklin Mills Mall, home to Army Experience Center, Knights & Woodhaven Roads, in Northeast Philadelphia.
57] – On the last Friday of the month, join a vigil, Nov. 27, from 5 to 6 PM at Broad & Arch Sts.,
58] – Say No! to LOCKHEEDVILLE on Thanksgiving Saturday, Nov. 28 from noon to 2 PM by helping erect a shantytown outside
Lockheed Martin, Mall & Goddard Blvds., Valley Forge, PA, behind the King of Prussia Mall, accessible by SEPTA. Go to
www.septa.com. During the Great Depression of the 1930's, homeless men built “shanty towns” around the country and called them "HOOVERVILLES,” after President Herbert Hoover who presided over the worst economic collapse in
59] – Frances Fox Piven will speak on Mon., Nov. 30 at noon at 526 Mergenthaler Hall, JHU
60] – There’s a rally to fight global warming and oppose more coal power in Maryland in Preston Gardens Park, St. Paul St. and E. Saratoga St. across from Mercy Hospital, on Tues., Dec. 1 at 1 PM. Go to http://www.environmentmaryland.org/action/global-warming/. Power companies are proposing new ultra high-voltage power lines to crisscross
61] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Dec. 3 from 5 to 6:30 PM in
62] – Carl Kabat will return to court for a jury trial on Dec. 21-22. If convicted, he could face from three to 12 months in the
63] – The
64] – I bought two red maple trees for $10 each as part of the Trees for
65] – 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.
66] – Larry Egbert and Nick Sheridan are in
67] – 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.
68] – 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.
69] – 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.
70] – 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.
71] – 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.
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"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