"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] Keep the Guard at Home
7] Footprints for Peace – to May 1
8] Camp Out Now -- ??
10] Drone making workshop -- Mar. 18
11] Peace & Justice study – Mar. 18
12] Ecumenical Advocacy Days – Mar. 19-22
13] White House vigil – Mar. 19
14] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Mar. 19
16] WIB Roland Park vigil – Mar. 19
17] Protest John Yoo – Mar. 19
18] Street Party – Mar. 19
21] CENSORSHIP 2010 – Mar. 19
22] Film THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD – Mar. 19
23] Vigil at Walter Reed – Mar. 19
24] Ballroom dancing – Mar. 19
25] Women’s Bible Study – Mar. 20 & Mar. 27
26] Union dialogue on jobs & peace – Mar. 20
27] Bus & carpool to ANSWER rally – Mar. 20
28] Olney vigil to end the war – Mar. 20
29] Peace vigil in
31] Peace vigil at Capitol – Mar. 20
32] Eve Ensler in D.C. – Mar. 20
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/2010/02/hocofola-cafe-quetzal-order-form-2010.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 Nancy Meier,
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] – Delegate Sheila Hixson's HB 1037 to Keep the Maryland Guard at Home is in the House Health and Government Operations committee. The following delegates are sympathetic, but send them an email indicating you support the legislation: James.Hubbard@house.state.md.us, Dan.Morhaim@house.state.md.us, Shane.Pendergrass@house.state.md.us, Joanne.Benson@house.state.md.us, Karen.Montgomery@house.state.md.us and Nathaniel.Oaks@house.state.md.us. Email
7] – 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.
8] – Peace of the Action’s
9] – The
10] – On Thurs., Mar. 18, join the CODEPINK Drone Fleet in a cardboard sculpting workshop at the convergence space on 5th St. and K St. NW (next door to Busboys & Poets). Help make a fleet of cardboard drones for a creative protest in the massive peace march on March 20th. Help raise awareness about civilian casualty deaths, war profiteering and the local cost of war. Email email@example.com to volunteer.
11] – On Thurs., Mar. 18, 7 to 8:30 PM, Christian Peace Witness presents the fifth session of a weekly Thursday evening peace and justice study at Clarendon Presbyterian Church, 1305 N. Jackson St. Arlington, VA 22201. The study will be based on a DVD bringing Tony Campolo, Sr. Dianna Ortiz, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Kathy Kelly, Joshua Casteel, Liz McAlister, Noah Baker Merrill and Ken Butigan to you. If you can’t make the study but would like a copy of the DVD for use by you or a community, go to http://www.reachandteach.com/store/index.php?l=product_detail&p=744. Contact David Ensign at firstname.lastname@example.org.
12] – Starting Fri., Mar. 19 through Mon., Mar. 22, the Ecumenical Advocacy Days A Place to Call Home: Immigrants, Refugees, and Displaced Peoples are taking place at Doubletree Crystal City-National Airport Hotel, Arlington, VA and Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 E. Capitol St., NE, WDC. There are many workshops scheduled, including on Sat.,, Mar. 20, from 2:50 - 4:20 PM, NRCAT presents a workshop covering ways of ending
13] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon at
14] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel (now in its 8th year) takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th &
15] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Women in Black, Baltimore, host a vigil at Pratt and Light Sts. in the
16] – There is also a noon vigil, weather permitting, on Fri., Mar. 19 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St. Call 410-467-9114.
17] –- On Fri., Mar. 19 during the day, protest alleged war criminal Prof. John Yoo who will be at
18] – Funk the War:
Farragut Square, 17th & K Sts. NW, WDC and parading through the streets for justice. Go to http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=362862220644 or http://dc-sds.org.
19] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Mar. 19 from 5 to 6 PM outside of
20] – On Fri., Mar. 19 from 6 to 8 PM, check out Different Shades of Militarization: an
21] – On Fri., Mar. 19, from, 6 to 8 PM, Busboys & Poets, 14th and V
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. The vigil calls for peace, care for the wounded, and full benefits for all veterans. Contact Bruce Wolf - Haunteddog@aol.com.
23] – On Fri., Mar. 19 at 7 PM at the Senator Theater, 5904 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212, there will be a fundraiser for Maryland Physicians for National Health Plan and the premier Baltimore showing of the Yes Men's new movie THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD. The price of admission is $8. After the movie, Dr. Margaret Flowers will speak about fixing the world beginning with putting in place improved Medicare for All. One of the Yes Men Mike Bonnano will be there to answer questions. The film will also be shown on Sun., Mar. 21 at 3, 5, and 7 PM and Mon., Mar. 22 through Thurs., Mar. 25 at 7 PM. Call 410-435-1118. Go to www.senator.com.
The Yes Men have done fabulous work bringing attention to corporate abuse by impersonating big-time corporate criminals in order to publicly humiliate them. Go to www.TheYesMen.org.
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] – On Sat., Mar. 20, from 10 AM to 12:30 PM, join a Union Dialogue on Jobs, Peace and the Economy, sponsored by US Labor Against the War, AFL-CIO Headquarters, 815 16th St., WDC. See a screening of the new film, “Why We are in
27] – ANSWER is bringing to Washington, D.C. a demand for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all U.S. and NATO forces from Afghanistan and Iraq on Sat., Mar. 20 at noon in Lafayette Park. “No Colonial-type Wars and Occupations in
Buses will depart at 10 AM from
There will be a carpool at Park and Ride at MD 32 and
28] – 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 Mar. 20. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
29] – 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. Email email@example.com.
30] – The 3rd Saturday of the month protest vigil to close the Army Experience Center at Franklin Mills Mall takes place on Mar. 20 from 11:30 AM to 1 PM at Knights and Woodhaven Roads, NE Philadelphia. A number of groups, including United for Peace & Justice -
31] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Mar. 20. 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.
32] – On Sat., Mar. 20 at 7 PM, join the CODEPINK Women Say No to War Evening Celebration with Eve Ensler, singer Pamela Parker, Congressperson Donna Edwards, Pramila Jayapal with OneAmerica & others! The celebration takes place at Busboys & Poets,
To be continued.
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"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs