"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] Bring DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE to
7] Canvasing the Movement – thru Jan. 31
8] Photo exhibit of
9] Catastrophe in
10] Witness Against Torture – through Jan. 22
11] Peaceable Assembly Campaign – Jan. 22—Feb. 3
12] March for Life — Jan. 22
13] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Jan. 22
15] WIB Roland Park vigil – Jan. 22
16] White House vigil – Jan. 22
18] Vigil at Walter Reed – Jan. 22
19] Pray for Peace – Jan. 22
20] Ballroom dancing – Jan. 22
21] Women’s Bible Study – Jan. 23—Mar. 27
22] Olney vigil to end the war – Jan. 23
23] Polar Bear plunge – Jan. 23
24] Peace vigil in
25] Peace vigil at Capitol – Jan. 23
26] Break the Fast – Jan. 23
27] Delegation to
28] What Makes Us Human? – Jan. 24
29] Bridge vigil – Jan. 24
30] Quaker Peace Vigil – Jan. 24
31] Green Forum – Jan. 24
32] Song circle – Jan. 24
33] Jim Wallis signs new book – Jan. 24
34] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Jan. 24
35] Pentagon vigil – Jan. 25
36] Obama administration &
37] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Jan. 25 — Jan. 28
38] Protest the death penalty – Jan. 25
39] Vigil for
40] Vigil Against Violence – Jan. 25
41] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Jan. 25
42] Report Back from
43] Anti-torture vigil – Jan. 26
44] Tuesday peace vigil – Jan. 26
45] Ecolocity DC meeting – Jan. 26
46] Speakers needed after school program – Jan. 27 – May 26
48] Support hotel workers – Jan. 27
49] Phyllis Bennis book signing – Jan. 27
50] Song circle – Jan. 27
52] Teach-in on
53] Breaking Rank class – Jan. 27—Feb. 17
54] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Jan. 28
55] Community meeting – Jan. 28
56] Heathcare-Now conference – Jan. 28
57] Vigil to End the Wars – Jan. 29
58] Winter in
59] Medea Benjamin in
60] First Thursday demo – Feb. 4
62] Labor Chorus function – Mar. 6
63] Buy a red maple tree
64] Help available in buying a house
65] Contribute to the
66] Join Global Zero campaign
67] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
68] Publish your peace article
69] 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
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. 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] – Unfortunately, the Off Center Media documentary DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE about William Kunstler is not scheduled for screening in
7] – The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St. has an exhibit Canvasing the Movement, which shows images of civil rights, past and present. The exhibit will continue until Sun., Jan. 31. Call 410-767-0473. Go to www.africanamericanculture.org.
8] – See a photo exhibit at Ascension Lutheran Church, 7601 York Rd., Towson, in the Luther Room: "Delegation and Travel Photos from Central America" by Dave Schott and Mike Susko. The photos taken in the summer of 2009 in
9] – Catastrophe in Haiti: An Unnatural Disaster, a discussion and forum, is occurring on Thurs., Jan. 21 at 7 PM at All Soul's Church, 1500 Harvard St., NW, WDC (corner of 16th & Harvard). The horror in
10] – Through Fri., Jan. 22, Witness Against Torture will have a presence in Washington, D.C. to call for the closing of Guantanamo and to help make sure the public is aware that torture is evil. The group is staying at St. Stephens and the
On Thurs., Jan. 21, Witness Against Torture will engage in direct action against torture and indefinite detention and for accountability and justice. The Day of Action will include a Prisoner Procession from the White House to the Supreme Court. At 10:15 AM, gather at the White House for a brief program. At 10:45 AM, begin procession to Supreme Court (mile and a half walk). This will be a silent and solemn procession of people dressed in orange jumpsuits and black hoods. Suits will be available. Arrive at 12:15 PM at the Supreme Court (across the street from the
11] – From Fri., Jan. 22 to Wed., Feb. 3, join the Peaceable Assembly Campaign with Kathy Kelly and others in
12] – On Fri., Jan. 22, a Consistent Life contingent will join the March for Life. The group tries to have a presence each year, but the main organizer is not sympathetic, and has threatened to call for arrest in the past. Join this group between 11:30 AM and Noon in front of the
13] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel (now in its 8th year) takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th &
14] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Women in Black, Baltimore, host a vigil at Pratt and Light Sts. in the
15] – There is also a noon vigil, weather permitting, on Fri., Jan. 22 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St. Call 410-467-9114.
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 silent vigil on Fri., Jan. 22 from 5 to 6 PM outside of
18] – 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. The vigil calls for peace, care for the wounded, and full benefits for all veterans. Contact Bruce Wolf - Haunteddog@aol.com.
19] – Pray for Peace at 7:30 PM on Fri., Jan. 22 at the Church of the Redeemer,
20] – 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
21] – Rev. Dr. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo’s 12-week Bible Study for Women to study women then in the Bible and women now continues through Mar. 27. The bible study will continue each Saturday at 9:30 AM
22] – 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 Jan. 23. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
23] – The annual POLAR BEAR PLUNGE is on Sat., Jan. 23, beginning at 10:30 AM at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Phillip Merrill Environmental Center, Herndon Ave., Annapolis. Jump into the Chesapeake Bay near at 11:30 AM for the
24] – 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.
25] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Jan. 23. 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.
26] – On Sat., Jan, 23, 5 to 7 PM, Days of Resistance: Break the Fast with Witness Against Torture and Gear Up for Action with the Peaceable Assembly Campaign at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, WDC (at V St.). Frida Berrigan and Rev. Graylan Hagler will speak, and Emma’s Revolution will provide the music.
27] – RIGHTS ACTION invites you to join a HUMAN RIGHTS DELEGATION TO
28] – On Sun., Jan. 24 at 10:30 AM, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, will host Amanda Poppei who will address "What Makes Us Human?" She is a senior leader in the
29] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
30] – Every Sunday, 4 to 5 PM, there is a Quaker Peace Vigil at
31] – A BALTIMORE GREEN FORUM, a monthly environmental education and discussion forum, takes place on Sun., Jan. 24, from 4:30 to 6:30 PM, at the Maryland Presbyterian Church, 1105 Providence Road, Towson, MD 21286. Go to http://www.mpchurch.org/About.htm. Introduction to Permaculture Design will be presented by Karen Stupski and Peggy Ceglia. This is a system of designing ecologically inspired landscapes that integrate food production, energy, shelter and water. Also to be discussed are
The Forum, co-sponsored by a number of groups including Simplicity Matters Earth Institute, is a monthly environmental and discussion forum held usually on the last Sunday. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-345-2234.
32] – Jim Wallis is continuing his book tour on Sun., Jan. 24 at 5 PM at Politics and Prose, 5015 Conn. Ave., NW. He will sign copies of his new book HOW WILL THE FINANCIAL CRISIS CHANGE US? Call 800-722-0790.
33] – Go to a potluck at 6 PM on Sun., Jan. 24 at the Maitri House, 251 Manor Circle, Takoma Park, MD 20912. At 7 PM, hear a Peaceable Assembly Campaign presentation & at 7:30 PM join a discussion about
34] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
35] – 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., Jan. 25, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
36] – The Obama Administration, Africa and the Diaspora is a one-day conference on Mon., Jan. 25 from 9 AM to 5 PM at the United Methodist Building, Conference Rooms 1-4, 100 Maryland Ave., NE, WDC 20002. Join TransAfrica Forum for a dynamic discussion of the Administration's emerging focus on
37] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 PM on WEAA 88.9 FM, The Voice of the Community, or online at www.weaa.org. The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email to email@example.com. All shows are also available as podcasts at www.steinershow.org.
38] – 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
39] – Bailout the People Movement and the Solidarity Center invite you to join a Baltimore “Vigil for Haiti” on Mon., Jan. 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM in front of City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St. Show solidarity with the Haitian People and call for Jobs, Education, Housing & Healthcare for All! Food--Not Troops! Reparations for
40] – Vigil Against Violence 2010 Our City - Our Responsibility Be There! It takes place on Mon., Jan. 25 from 7 to 8:15 PM at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, North Charles and
41] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM. The meetings will now take place at Max’s residence, and the next one is scheduled for Jan. 25. The agenda will include a review of demonstrations, including one on the 16th at the CIA to protest drone attacks and direct action with Witness Against Torture on the 21st. Call Max at 410-366-1637 or email me at mobuszewski at verizon.net for directions.
42] – On Mon., Jan. 25, 7:30 to 9 PM, there will be a Peaceable Assembly Campaign - Report Back from the Gaza Freedom March by Joshua Brollier, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, and Sam Husseini, Institute for Public Accuracy, at the Council for a Livable World, 322 4th Street NE, WDC.
43] – There will be an anti-torture vigil each Tuesday at 5:30 PM in
44] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
45] – 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 Jan. 19. Go to http://ecolocity.ning.com.
46] - Speakers are needed to lead group discussions for an after-school program, The Path To
47] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in
48] – Join the Rally to Support Baltimore Hotel Workers on Wed., Jan. 27 at 4:30 PM until 6 PM outside the Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel, 101 W. Fayette St. Workers at the Sheraton Baltimore City Center have been on the forefront of the struggle for the rights of working people in our city. They have been unionized for 33 years, making them the oldest union shop in
49] – On Wed., Jan. 27, attend a talk and book signing: Ending the
50] – On Wed., Jan. 27, join a song circle at the Peace House, 1233 12 St. NW, WDC. A pot luck begins at 6:30 PM. Bring instruments. Call Jay at 202-682-4282.
51] – Each Wednesday, there is a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in
52] – A Teach-in about Yemen will feature Ramzi Kysia & Adam Kysia on Wed., Jan. 27 from 7:30 to 9 PM at Saint Stephen's and the Incarnation Episcopal Church Auditorium, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC 20010. Go to http://saintstephensdc.org/.
53] – Ryan Harvey's class, Breaking Rank: Soldier-Led Resistance Movements continues each Wednesday from 8 to 10 PM until Feb. 17 at the
54] – On Thurs., Jan. 28, 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
55] – On Thurs., Jan. 28, 7 to 8:30 PM at the Solidarity Center, 2011 N. Charles St., lower level, attend a COMMUNITY PLANNING MEETING AND DISCUSSION. The agenda will focus on
The Bailout the People Movement is joining IFCO/Pastors for Peace in collecting aid for the Haitian People. A list of the specific items which will be accepted can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 443-909-8964.
56] – Healthcare-Now of Maryland, working for single-payer, universal healthcare, holds its annual meeting and public forum, at 7:15 PM on Thurs., Jan. 28 at the Episcopal Diocese of
57] – On the last Friday of the month, join a vigil, Jan. 29, from 5 to 6 PM at Broad & Arch Sts.,
58] – Gimme Shelter Productions continues to do consciousness /fundraising events about the plight of the homeless and for the shelters that serve them. On Sat., Jan. 30 at 7:30 PM another "WINTER IN
59] – On Sun., Jan. 31 from 7 to 9 PM, catch the Research Associates Foundation 8th Annual Ric Pfeffer Lecture featuring Medea Benjamin at 2640 St. Paul St. Benjamin, a cofounder of both CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange, will address "From
Ric Pfeffer, in whose honor this lecture series was established, worked as a lawyer with OSHA at the Department of Labor, where he made notable contributions to worker safety. Call 410.466.7344 or email Pfefferlecture@gmail.com.
60] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Feb. 4 from 5 to 6:30 PM in
61] – J Street, the political arm of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement, invites you to the official launch of J Street Baltimore on Thurs., Feb. 4, 7-9 PM at Temple Oheb Shalom, 7310 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD 21208. The event is part of
62] – On Sat., Mar. 6, the
63] – I bought two red maple trees for $10 each as part of the Trees for
64] – 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.
65] – Larry Egbert and Nick Sheridan are in
66] – 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.
67] – 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.
68] – 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 email@example.com.
69] – 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.
70] – 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