"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] MLK commemoration – Jan. 14
9] BCAN planning meeting – Jan. 14
10] Witness Against Torture – through Jan. 22
11] Medical Marijuana town hall – Jan. 14
12] David Rovics concert — Jan. 14
13] March for Change – Jan. 15
14] Review Obama administration – Jan. 15
15] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Jan. 15
16] Protest John Yoo – Jan. 15
18] WIB Roland Park vigil – Jan. 15
19] White House vigil – Jan. 15
21] Naomi Klein at Busboys - Jan. 15
22] Sokari Ekine book signing – Jan. 15
23] Vigil at Walter Reed – Jan. 15
24] Ballroom dancing – Jan. 15
25] Women’s Bible Study – Jan. 16—Mar. 27
26] Justice Theater Conference - Jan. 16
27] Olney vigil to end the war – Jan. 16
28] Peace vigil in
30] Peace vigil at Capitol – Jan. 16
31] Protest drones at CIA – Jan. 16
32] Winter in
33] Rovics concert – Jan. 16
34] Toxic troubles – Jan. 17
36] Bridge vigil – Jan. 17
37] Peace of the Action meeting - Jan. 17
38] Quaker Peace Vigil – Jan. 17
39] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Jan. 17
40] Pentagon vigil – Jan. 18
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 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. 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] – The 11th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Commemoration is happening on Thurs.,, Jan. 14 from 4 to 6 PM at the
of Law. The 2010 speaker will be Professor Elizabeth Hayes Patterson, deputy director, Association of American Law Schools. The program also includes a collaborative reading of a King text, or other appropriate literature, by faculty, staff, and students. Call 202.274.4075 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. American Univ. Washington College
9] – On Thurs., Jan. 14 at 7 PM, there will be a
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
11] – There is a Town Hall Meeting: Medical Marijuana in DC on Thurs., Jan. 14 from 7 to 9 PM at the All Souls Unitarian Church, 2835 16th St., NW. The
12] – Songs of Social Significance - David Rovics Benefit Concert is being held on Thurs., Jan. 14 at 7:30 PM. SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC IN MOUNT PLEASANT & FIGHT INJUSTICE! This is a house concert at 7812 Garland Ave., Takoma Park, MD. Take Red Line to Takoma Park Metro Stop; take No. 12 Montgomery County Ride-on Bus; and get off one block from
13] – Join "JANUARY 15 2010 - MARCH FOR CHANGE" on Fri., Jan. 15 at 9 AM for a rally. It will continue until midnight on Sat., Jan. 16. It starts at
14] – There is a Salon event: The Obama Administration, One Year Later being held on Fri., Jan. 15 from noon to 2 PM at Busboys and Poets Langston Room, 14th & V Sts., NW. Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation magazine, will start the discussion. RSVP to email@example.com or call 202-787-5277.
15] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel (now in its 8th year) takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th &
16] – WAT will vigil on Fri., Jan. 15 outside the Federalist Society Luncheon & Book Signing with John Yoo in Chinatown from noon to 1:30 PM. Tickets for inside are $20. Go to http://www.fed-soc.org/events/id.2021/event_detail.asp. At 7 PM, WAT will join the weekly evening vigil @
17] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Women in Black, Baltimore, host a vigil at Pratt and Light Sts. in the
18] – There is also a noon vigil, weather permitting, on Fri., Jan. 15 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St. Call 410-467-9114.
19] – 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.
20] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Jan. 15 from 5 to 6 PM outside of
21] – A discussion with Naomi Klein, Michele Roberts, and Bolivia's Ambassador Pablo Salon - Confronting Climate Debt takes place on Fri., Jan. 15, from 6 to 8 PM. The subtext will be What the Rich Owe the World's Poor in the Race to Save the Planet at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St NW, WDC 20009. ActionAid, Friends of the Earth, Institute for Policy Studies, and Jubilee USA invite you to the discussion with Klein, bestselling author of The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, Salon, Bolivia's ambassador to the United Nations, and Roberts, Campaign and Policy Coordinator with Advocates for Environmental Human Rights.
22] – Come and meet London-based African writer, blogger, gender and LGBTI activist Sokari Ekine as she discusses and signs her new, edited book, "SMS UPRISING: MOBILE ACTIVISM IN AFRICA,” and updates us on gender violence in Nigeria's oil-rich and exploited NIGER DELTA region. The book signing will take place at Sisterspace and Books,
23] – 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.
24] – 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
25] – 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
26] – The United Workers is hosting a Justice Theater Conference at 10 AM on Sat., Jan. 16 at 2640 St. Paul St., to explore the intersection of theater and struggles for dignity and justice. Participate in a day of workshops on Theater of the Oppressed, puppet-making, street theater and the
27] – 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. 16. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
28] – 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.
29] – The 3rd Saturday of the month protest vigil to close the Army Experience Center at Franklin Mills Mall takes place on Jan. 16 from 11:30 AM to 1 PM at Knights and Woodhaven Roads, NE Philadelphia. A number of groups, including United for Peace & Justice -
30] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Jan. 16. 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.
31] – Peace of the Action is organizing a protest on Sat., Jan. 16, from 1 to 4 PM, at CIA Headquarters, Route 123 between Potomac School Roads and Savile Lane, to stop drone attacks! Speakers include Cindy Sheehan, Cynthia McKinney, Ann Wright, Kathy Kelly and Bruce Gagnon. Go to http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=263609450055&ref=ts.
32] – 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. 16 at 7:30 PM another "WINTER IN
33] – Songs of Social Significance - David Rovics Benefit Concert is being held on Sat., Jan. 16 at 8:30 PM. SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC IN MOUNT PLEASANT & FIGHT INJUSTICE! The concert is at Don Jaime’s – upstairs –
34] – On Sun., Jan. 17 at 10:30 AM, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, will host Jenny Levin, program associate, Maryland Public Interest Research Group [PIRG], who will explore the topic “Health Harming Chemicals in our Everyday Environments: Organizing for a Toxin Free Future.” “Health Harming Chemicals in our Everyday Environments: Organizing for a Toxin Free Future” Call 410-581-2322 or visit www.baltimoreethicalsociety.org.
35] – 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 opening reception is Sun., Jan. 17 from noon to 2 PM. The photos taken in the summer of 2009 in
36] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
37] – There will be a Peace of the Action organizing meeting on Sun., Jan. 17 at 3 PM at St Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC. Go to www.PeaceoftheAction.org.
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] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
40] – 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. 18, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
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