23] Women’s Bible Study – Feb. 13—Mar. 27
24] United Workers – Feb. 13
26] Olney vigil to end the war – Feb. 13
27] Peace vigil in
28] Peace vigil at Capitol – Feb. 13
29] Commemorate Dorothy Stang – Feb. 13
32] Drum for Peace – Feb. 13
34] Bridge vigil – Feb. 14
35] Quaker Peace Vigil – Feb. 14
38] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Feb. 14
39] Pentagon vigil – Feb. 15
40] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Feb. 15 — Feb. 18
41] Protest the death penalty – Feb. 15
42] Howard Zinn tribute – Feb. 15
43] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Feb. 15
44] Energy bill hearing – Feb. 16
45] Anti-torture vigil – Feb. 16
46] Tuesday peace vigil – Feb. 16
47] Smart Energy meeting – Feb. 16
48] Ecolocity DC meeting – Feb. 16
49] White Privilege & the Church – Feb. 16
50] Stand with people of
53] Protest war funding – Feb. 17
54] Lenten Witness – Feb. 17
55] Voluntary Simplicity circle – Feb. 17
56] Karate training – Feb. 17
58] Breaking Rank class – Feb. 17
59] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Feb. 18
60] Calvert Cliffs hearing – Feb. 18 & 19
62] PeaceAction Montgomery – Feb. 18
63] Legislative Forum 2010 – Feb. 25
64] Film BONHOEFFER – Feb. 26
65] Film MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN
66] Ellsberg at Goucher – Mar. 2
67] First Thursday demo – Mar. 4
68] Labor Chorus function – Mar. 6
69] Film DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE – May 17
70] Germs in the Kitchen
71] Buy a red maple tree
72] Help available in buying a house
73] Contribute to the
74] Join Global Zero campaign
75] Eve Tetaz in jail
76] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
77] Publish your peace article
78] Click on The Hunger Site
79] 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] – 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
8] – Footprints for Peace, an International Peace Walk, has started its march from the Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge, TN and is heading for the United Nations, aiming to arrive on Sat., May 1. Go to http://footprintsforpeace.tripod.com/E10/NPT/npt_walk.htm.
9] – On Thurs., Feb. 11 from 7 to 9 PM at Howard University's Blackburn Gallery Lounge, catch Exploring the use of surveillance in the Black Diaspora: Intelligence Teach-In. It is sponsored by the Political Education Action Committee (P.E.A.C.), which can be reached at email@example.com.
10] – On Thur., Feb. 11 at 7 PM at Red Emmas, there is an event organized by the Civilian-Soldier Alliance to welcome Dialogues Against Militarism, a group of both Iraq veterans and soldiers who refused to deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan, and their allies, who work to build partnerships between U.S. and Israeli war resisters. DAM member, SARAH LAZARE, will discuss her role as part of a U.S. war resister delegation to Israel/Palestine, which met with Palestinian activists and Israeli resisters.
11] – On Thurs., Feb. 11 at 8:30 PM [EST], author Ellen Brown will open the Backbone Campaign's Conversations with the Cabinet series. She will lead the discussion of what she learned writing her book WEB OF DEBT. How did we get into this current mess, and what are possible paths forward? Once we "Move Our Money" how can we reclaim authority over what that money does? Should we "End the Fed"? What is the role of alternative currencies? What can we do about the syndrome of "Too Big to Fail" and how can we use the common wealth for the common good? And finally, how can progressives use this opportunity to make sure that we are building a movement that makes a real difference in people’s lives?
You can participate in the CONFERENCE CALL by emailing Bill@backbonecampaign.org with "Web of Debt" in the subject line. A spot will be reserved on the call, and you will receive instructions for cueing up for "on air" questions in the chat room. At the time of call, dial 1-(218) 339-4300, follow prompts and enter access code 1037729 followed by the # sign.
12] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel (now in its 8th year) takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th &
13] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Women in Black, Baltimore, host a vigil at Pratt and Light Sts. in the
14] – There is also a noon vigil, weather permitting, on Fri., Feb. 12 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St. Call 410-467-9114.
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] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Feb. 12 from 5 to 6 PM outside of
17] – Robby invites you to "Peace of the Action Film Screening of AMERICAN FAUST" on Fri., Feb. 12 at 6 PM AT Bus Boys and Poets, 14th and V Sts. NW, WDC. The subtitle to the film is "The Story of Condi to Neo Condi.” Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFGLtvVWO8.
This is a documentary about Condoleezza Rice, who rose from segregated
18] – There Must Be Some Way Out of Here: Alternative Solutions to the Ecological and Energy Crisis is on for Fri., Feb. 12 at 7 PM at St. Stephen & the Incarnation Church, 1525 Newton St., NW, WDC. Use the Columbia Heights Metro or Metrobus on
The second show, Culture Change Constructive Panic, is offered by Alexis Zeigler, a self-educated activist, green builder, and orchardist living in central
19] – 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.
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] – The 12th Annual HUMAN RIGHTS POTLUCK DINNER PROGRAM scheduled for Sat., Feb. 13 and sponsored by AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER 228, HOWARD COUNTY FRIENDS OF LATIN AMERICA and the HOWARD COUNTY OFFICE OF HUMAN RIGHTS has been cancelled. If you would like to make a donation to the
22] – On Sat., Feb. 13 & Sun., Feb. 14, Interfaith Power and Light is hosting a national Preach-in on Global Warming. Register at www.InterfaithPowerandLight.org/PreachIn.
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] – The United Workers and allies are calling on you to attend an open planning meeting on Sat., Feb. 13 from 10 AM to 2 PM at 901 Hollins St. to begin writing, producing, and planning the script for Our Harbor Day, May 1. On Our Harbor Day, the group will stage a community-wide participation play retelling the people's history of human rights struggles. The stories of Earth, Work, Education and other social justice struggles and victories through participation plays will make their way through
25] – The DC area is helping
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 Feb. 13. 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] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Feb. 13. 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.
29] – On Sat., Feb. 13 at 1 PM at Trinity University, Main Building, O’Connor Auditorium, 125 Michigan Ave, NE, WDC 20024, the Sisters of Notre Dame are commemorating the 5th anniversary of Dorothy Stang’s death. The keynote speaker will be Binka LeBreton, biographer of Dorothy. There will be a mass at 4:30 PM in the Notre Dame Chapel celebrated by Rev. Joseph Nangle, OSF and the St. Camillus Choir. Go to https://ssl.capwiz.com/networklobby/attachments/1_Dorothy_Stang_Feb._13.pdf.
31] – Help Haiti by attending an art sale and reception from 6 to 8 PM on Sat., Feb. 13 at Art Ware House, 12017 Nebel St., Rockville, MD 20852. Then listen and move to S.T.O.R.M, a Reggae band, from 8 PM to midnight, followed by dancing to the music of DJ Gunsmoke from midnight until 2 AM. Advance tickets are $25, and $30 at the door. All proceeds go to helping
32] – Come drum for peace every second Saturday at the Unitarian Universalists of
33] – On Sun., Feb. 14 at 10:30 AM, the
34] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
35] – Every Sunday, 4 to 5 PM, there is a Quaker Peace Vigil at Independence Mall, N. side of Market between 5th and 6th Sts.,
36] – Eye-Witness Report on the Gaza Freedom March will be presented by
37] – The Brandywine Monthly Potluck Supper & Program is the 2nd Sunday of the month starting at 4:30 PM with a potluck dinner at University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut St., Phila., PA. Bring main dish, salad, or dessert to share. The program begins at 5:30 PM. On Sun., Feb. 14, there will be a discussion of
38] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
39] – 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. 15, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
40] – 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.
41] – 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
42] – There's a Tribute to Howard Zinn on Mon., Feb. 15 from 6 to 11 PM at Busboys and Poets, 14th and V
43] – 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. 15. The agenda will include a review of demonstrations, including one on Feb. 17 at a Congressional office, and planning for the Legislative Forum on February 25. Call Max at 410-366-1637 or email me at mobuszewski at verizon.net for directions.
44] – The hearing for the energy planning bill, HB 522, is scheduled for Tues., Feb 16. The legislation would put
45] – There will be an anti-torture vigil each Tuesday at 5:30 PM in
46] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
47] – Attend a Smart Energy Now Town Hall Meeting on Tues., Feb. 16 from 6:30 to 8 PM at the Church of the Resurrection, 3315 Greencastle Road, Burtonsville, MD. Featured speakers will discuss how to implement energy efficiency measures in your home, what the state is doing now to promote efficiency and what still needs to be done. Contact: Keith Harrington, 240-396-1985.
48] – 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. 16. Go to http://ecolocity.ning.com.
49] – Eda Uca-Dorn is facilitating a new course at the Hosanna People's Seminary (HPS) on White Privilege and the North American Church- Yesterday and Today! There will be sharing from anti-racism activists, faith leaders and others, as well as reflections on suggested reading from WHAT COLOR IS YOUR GOD by
50] – Stand with the people of
51] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in
52] – Each Wednesday, there is a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in
53] – On Wed., Feb. 17, Progressive Democrats of
Obama's proposed war budget is $708.2 billion, and of that money $159.3 billion will go for the wars in
Call your member of Congress and let them know you are outraged by the upside-down priorities in the proposed 2011 federal budget. Tell them its time to end the wars in
54] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker and others are organizing a Lenten Witness for Peace and Justice. The first will take place on Wed., Feb. 17, Ash Wednesday, from noon to 1 PM at the White House. Ashes will be distributed. Contact Art Laffin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
55] – A "VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY" discussion circle will start on Wed., Feb. 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, with an introductory meeting at Villa Assumpte, 6401 N.Charles St., Baltimore 21212 in the Assembly Room (main entrance is at the back of the building, facing away from Charles St. This circle will start on Feb. 24 and run for a total of seven sessions. Go to http://www.simplicity-matters.org/guides/vs/vs_2sided.pdf. Email email@example.com or call 410-377-7774 x 1184.
56] – Join the
57] – WIB does a silent vigil mourning all violence the third Wednesday of the month. The next vigil is Wed., Feb. 17 from 6:30 PM to 7 PM at the intersection of Martin & Patrick Sts in downtown
58] – Ryan Harvey's class, Breaking Rank: Soldier-Led Resistance Movements continues each Wednesday from 8 to 10 PM until Feb. 17 at the
59] – On Thurs., Feb. 18, 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 ACRS U.S. Evolutionary Power Reactor (EPR) Subcommittee will hold a meeting from 8:30 AM to 5 PM on both Thurs., Feb. 18 and Fri., Feb. 19 at 11545 Rockville Pike, T2-B3, Rockville, Maryland. The Subcommittee will review selected chapters of the Safety Evaluation Report with Open Items concerning the U.S. EPR Design Certification (DCD) Application and the Calvert Cliffs Unit 3 Combined License (COL) Application. The Subcommittee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of AREVA, NP, UniStar Nuclear Operating Services, LLC, the NRC staff and other interested persons regarding this matter. The Subcommittee will gather information, analyze relevant issues and facts, and formulate proposed positions and actions, as appropriate, for deliberation by the Full Committee.
Members of the public desiring to provide oral statements and/or written comments should notify the Designated Federal Official (DFO), Mr. Derek Widmayer (Telephone 301-415-7366, E-mail: Derek.Widmayer@nrc.gov) five days prior to the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Thirty-five hard copies of each presentation or handout should be provided to the DFO thirty minutes before the meeting. In addition, one electronic copy of each presentation should be e-mailed to the DFO one day before meeting. Call Allison Fisher of Public Citizen at 202-454-5176.
61] – Gaza One Year Later: Picking up the Pieces- briefing with Bill Corcoran – takes place on Tues., Feb. 18, from 12:30 to 2 PM at the Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave., NW,
WDC 20037. Corcoran is the president of American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA). A light lunch will be served at 12:30 PM. The briefing and question/answer period will be from 1 to 2 PM. Registration is required, call 202-338-1958 ext.11.
62] – Peace Action
63] – The Progressive Working Group of Baltimore/Howard County is hosting a LEGISLATIVE FORUM 2010 on Feb. 25 from 7 to 9 PM at the Catonsville Library (Baltimore County Public Library), 1100 Frederick Road, Baltimore 21228. Email Cindy Farquhar at farquhar.cindy7 at gmail.com.
64] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS DVD SERIES. The theme is Seeking the Truth Through Documentaries. The second film in the series is BONHOEFFER [
Director/writer Martin Doblmeier made this documentary of the dramatic story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the young German theologian who offered one of the first clear voices of resistance to Adolf Hitler. Bonhoeffer openly challenged his church to stand with the Jews in their time of need, and eventually joined his family in the plots to kill Hitler. The film, shot on location in
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.
65] – Goucher will present three viewings of the film THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA, which recounts the circumstances surrounding Daniel Ellsberg’s decision to leak top-secret documents leading up to the Vietnam War to the New York Times. The free film screenings will be held in Kelley Lecture Hall at the following times: Sat., Feb. 27 at 4 pm; Sun., Feb. 28 at 4 PM; and Mon., Mar. 1 at 7 PM.
66] – Daniel Ellsberg, the former military analyst who precipitated a national political maelstrom in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, will appear at Goucher College on Tues., Mar. 2, and he will discuss his decision to give the New York Times the top-secret Pentagon study of U.S. government decision-making leading up to the Vietnam War. The event will be held at 8 PM in Kraushaar Auditorium and is free and open to the public. Contact Kristen Keener at firstname.lastname@example.org.
67] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Mar. 4 from 5 to 6:30 PM in
68] – On Sat., Mar. 6 AT 7 PM, the Charm City Labor Chorus will hold its Baltimore premiere recital "Step by Step: Songs for Peace, Jobs and Justice" in the Recital Hall of the Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center, Morgan State University, 2201 Argonne Drive, Baltimore 21218. The suggested donation is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free for children up to 12. No one will be turned away.
Formed last year, the Labor Chorus focuses on songs that come out of union organizing campaigns and victories, as well as struggles for peace, justice and equality. Some of the pieces are old, some new. Some you will know, others will be exciting discoveries. Joining the choir for the evening will be Joe Jencks, a popular labor singer from the DC area.
69] – The Off Center Media documentary DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE about William Kunstler will be shown on Mon., May 17 as part of the Baltimore Jewish Film Festival in Pikesville at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts. The was done by his daughters Emily and Sarah Kunstler. Check out the website http://www.disturbingtheuniverse.com. http://www.facebook.com/pages/William-Kunstler-Disturbing-the-Universe/40742962303?ref=mf.
70] – You may be interested in Michelle Brown’s article on her blog entitled “The 25 Surprisingly Germiest Places you Encounter Everyday” at http://www.ultrasound-technologist.org/the-25-surprisingly-germiest-places-you-encounter-everyday/. Read it and let her know what you think.
71] – I bought two red maple trees for $10 each as part of the Trees for
72] – 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.
73] – Larry Egbert and Nick Sheridan are in
74] – 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.
75] – Eve Tetaz is again in jail. You can write to Eve Tetaz, DCDC #316-087, Correctional Treatment Facility (CTF), 1901 E Street, SE,
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 email@example.com.
78] – 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.
79] – Go online for FIRE AND FAITH: The Catonsville Nine File. On May 17, 1968, nine people entered the Selective Service Offices in
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.
Donations can be sent to the
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