"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] Peaceable Assembly Campaign – thru — Feb. 3
9] Photo exhibit of
11] Community meeting – Jan. 28
12] Heathcare-Now conference – Jan. 28
13] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Jan. 29
15] WIB Roland Park vigil – Jan. 29
16] White House vigil – Jan. 29
18] Vigil to End the Wars – Jan. 29
19] Film SACCO & VANZETTI – Jan. 29
20] Vigil at Walter Reed – Jan. 29
21] Caleb Smith at Red Emma’s – Jan. 29
22] Ballroom dancing – Jan. 29
23] Women’s Bible Study – Jan. 30—Mar. 27
24] Fusion Festival – Jan. 30
25] Olney vigil to end the war – Jan. 30
26] Peace vigil in
27] Peace vigil at Capitol – Jan. 30
28] Winter in
29] Ingersoll talk – Jan. 31
30] Bridge vigil – Jan. 31
31] Concert for
32] Nuclear Power Nightmare – Jan. 31
33] Quaker Peace Vigil – Jan. 31
34] Medea Benjamin in
35] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Jan. 31
36] CO to tell his story – Jan. 31
37] Pentagon vigil – Feb. 1
38] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Feb. 1 — Feb. 4
39] Protest the death penalty – Feb. 1
40] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Feb. 1
41] Anti-torture vigil – Feb. 2
42] Tuesday peace vigil – Feb. 2
43] Slow Teeth at Red Emma’s – Feb. 2
44] Ecolocity DC meeting – Feb. 2
45] “Your Planet Is Hot” – Feb. 2
46] Right of Palestinian students to travel – Feb. 3
48] Stand up to homophobia – Feb. 3 & 4
50] Breaking Rank class – Feb. 3—Feb. 17
52] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Feb. 4
53] First Thursday demo – Feb. 4
55] PeaceAction Montgomery – Feb. 4
56] Crabshell Alliance – Feb. 4
57] Justice Café – Feb. 5
59] Fiesta Tropical – Feb. 8
60] Labor Chorus function – Mar. 6
61] Buy a red maple tree
62] Help available in buying a house
63] Contribute to the
64] Join Global Zero campaign
65] Eve Tetaz in jail
66] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
67] Publish your peace article
68] Click on The Hunger Site
69] Fire & Faith
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] – 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] – Until Wed., Feb. 3, join the Peaceable Assembly Campaign with Kathy Kelly and others in
9] – 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
10] – On Thurs., Jan. 28 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM, Americans for Peace Now, Project Engage (an initiative of the Kairos Project), and the Foundation for Middle East Peace invites you to a discussion:
11] – 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 email@example.com or calling 443-909-8964.
12] – 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
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. 29 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. 29 from 5 to 6 PM outside of
18] – On the last Friday of the month, join a vigil, Jan. 29, from 5 to 6 PM at Broad & Arch Sts.,
19] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS DVD SERIES. The theme is Seeking the Truth Through Documentaries. The first film in the series is SACCO & VANZETTI [
Film-maker Peter Miller did the first full-length documentary treatment of this infamous case. In 1920 two Italian immigrants, Bartolomeo Vanzetti and Nicola Sacco, were accused of the April 15 robbery of the payroll of the Slater and Morrill Shoe Factories in South Braintree, Mass. and the murders of the paymaster Frederick A. Parmenter and his guard Alessandro Beradelli. At the start of the trial the Great Red Scare was in full swing, and the defendants, painted as anti-American radicals, bore the brunt of it.
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.
20] – 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.
21] – On Fri., Jan. 29 at 7PM @ Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St., Caleb Smith presents his book “The Prison and the American Imagination.” His timely new book is an exploration of the ways in which the dehumanization inherent in captivity has always been at the heart of American civil society. Call 410-230-0450. or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consider supporting Red Emma's, 2640 or the
22] – 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
23] – 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
24] – On Sat., Jan. 30 from 10 AM to 3 PM @
25] – 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. 30. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
26] – 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.
27] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Jan. 30. 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.
28] – 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
29] – On Sun., Jan. 31 at 10:30 AM, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, welcomes Steve Lowe who will examine "Robert Green Ingersoll in Washington, DC." Known as “The Great Agnostic,” Ingersoll was a famous and outspoken Freethinker of the late nineteenth century. A lawyer and political spokesman, he was a critic of religion, the Bible, clerics, racial and sexual discrimination and an advocate for science, ethics, racial equality, and the civil rights of women, and children.
Lowe, a former Peace Corps volunteer, serves on the Board of Directors of
30] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
31] – Get down at the Rock4 Relief Benefit Concert For Haitian Relief on Sun., Jan. 31 from noon until 8 PM at Looney's Pub North, 312 S. Main St., Bel Air, MD. This event is to raise money for the Haitian earthquake victims. Proceeds will be donated to Catholic Relief Services who already have people on the ground in
32] – On Sun., Jan. 31, 3 to 6 PM, find out the facts--New Nuclear Power: Renaissance or Nightmare? Join a discussion at the
33] – Every Sunday, 4 to 5 PM, there is a Quaker Peace Vigil at
34] – 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.
35] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
36] – On Sun., Jan. 31, 7:30 to 9 PM, the Peaceable Assembly Campaign presents Josh Steiber, Iraq veteran and conscientious objector, who will tell his story - The Contagious Love Experiment, at the Council for a Livable World, 322 4th St. NE, WDC 20002. Go to http://livableworld.org/
37] – 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., Feb. 1, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
38] – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All shows are also available as podcasts at www.steinershow.org.
39] – 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
40] – 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 Feb. 1. The agenda will include a review of demonstrations, including one on the 28th at the White House, and the ANSWER march on March 20. Call Max at 410-366-1637 or email me at mobuszewski at verizon.net for directions.
41] – There will be an anti-torture vigil each Tuesday at 5:30 PM in
42] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
43] – On Tues., Feb. 2 at 7 PM @ Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St., there will be a Musical Extravaganza with SLOW TEETH, JUBILEE, BEAN, RYAN HARVEY & MARK GUNNERY. This will be a night of vaudevillian anarchofolk with SLOW TEETH, hailing from
44] – 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 Feb. 2. Go to http://ecolocity.ning.com.
45] – 'Your Planet is Hot' - A Story of Global Warming and Passion takes place on Tues., Feb. 2 at 7 PM at the Episcopal Center (The Cathedral of the Incarnation), NE corner of Univ. Pkwy. &
46] – On Wed., Feb. 3, from 1 to 3 PM, Project Engage and other groups invite you to a discussion with Berlanty Azzam, student, Bethlehem Univ., forcibly returned to Gaza, Brother Jack Curran, vice president for Development, Bethlehem Univ., and Tania Hary, director of International Relations, GISHA. They will examine The Right of Palestinians to Study and Travel at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1st Floor,
47] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in
48] – Stand Up to Homophobia and Hate from the
US to on Wed., Feb. 3 at 5:30 PM & Thurs., Feb. 4 at 2:45 PM at the "C Street House," 133 C St. SE, WDC. Full Equality Now DC rises in solidarity with LGBTQ Ugandans targeted by homophobic legislation being drafted by members of the "The Family," a U.S.-led right wing group with more than 10,000 cells worldwide. The Family is hosting its National Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 4. Instead, attend the American Prayer Hour/DC on Thurs., Feb. 4 at 10 AM at the Uganda , Calgary Baptist Church 755 H St., NW.
49] – Each Wednesday, there is a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in
50] – Ryan Harvey's class, Breaking Rank: Soldier-Led Resistance Movements continues each Wednesday from 8 to 10 PM until Feb. 17 at the
51] – There is a WIB peace stand on Thurs., Feb. 4, noon-1PM in Towson at northwest corner of Washington & Chesapeake Aves., across the street from the post office, near the courthouse. Contact
52] – On Thurs., Feb. 4, 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
53] – 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
54] – 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
55] – PeaceAction Montgomery, meets every first Thursday, next on Feb. 4, at 7 PM at the Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, Room 16 in the basement, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4099.
56] – The Crabshell
57] – Attend the UDC Justice Café, co-sponsored by the Progressive Democrats of America, from 6 to 10 PM on Fri., Feb. 5 in the Firebird Inn, Building 39, B-Level, 4200 Conn. Ave. NW, WDC 20008, which is hosted by the University of the District of Columbia David Clarke School of Law. The suggested donation is $15, $10 for students and $5 for children. The event will feature food, music, poetry, an open mic session, tabling and more. One of the performers is Mike Bowers, guitar and vocals. Go to http://www.mdbmusic.com/music.html. Contact Mike at email@example.com FOR A FREE TABLE. Use the Van Ness UDC Metro Station (Red Line
58] – WIB holds a silent vigil mourning all violence, the first Friday of the month. The next vigil is Feb. 5 from 12 noon to 12:30 PM,
59] – Go to "Fiesta Tropical" on Sat., Feb. 6, from 6 to 11 PM at St. John’s Church, 27th & St. Paul Sts., 21218. Get on a beach in
60] – On Sat., Mar. 6, the
61] – I bought two red maple trees for $10 each as part of the Trees for
62] – 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.
63] – Larry Egbert and Nick Sheridan are in
64] – 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.
65] – Eve Tetaz is again in jail. You can write to Eve Tetaz, DCDC #316-087, Correctional Treatment Facility (CTF), 1901 E Street, SE,
66] – 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.
67] – 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.
68] – 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.
69] – Go online for FIRE AND FAITH: The Catonsville Nine File. On May 17, 1968, nine people entered the Selective Service Offices in
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