It is Saturday night, and I plan to go to the cinema. But I must make a choice: THE HURT LOCKER or GREEN ZONE. What should I do?
33] Leaflet at St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Mar. 14
34] LGBTQ lecture – Mar. 14
35] Bridge vigil – Mar. 14
36] Why Fund War? – Mar. 14
37] Quaker Peace Vigil – Mar. 14
38] Single payer lecture – Mar. 14
39] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Mar. 14
40] Pentagon vigil – Mar. 15
41] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Mar. 15 — Mar. 19
42] Protest the death penalty – Mar. 15
43] MD CASE benefit – Mar. 15
44] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Mar. 15
45] Rachel Corrie Remembrance Day – Mar. 16
46] Anti-torture vigil – Mar. 16
47] War Is Not the Answer demo – Mar. 16
49] Ecolocity DC meeting – Mar. 16
50] God and the Bomb – Mar. 16
51] CodePink workshop – Mar. 17
52] Vigil against war funding outside Rep. Cummings’ office – Mar. 17
54] Coal ash permit hearing – Mar. 17
56] Voluntary Simplicity circle – Mar. 17
57] March 20 meeting – Mar. 17
60] How Many Nukes? – Mar. 18
61] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Mar. 18
62] Travel to
63] ANSWER March – Mar. 20
64] Fair Immigration Reform March – Mar. 21
65] The Cost of War – Mar. 24
66] Film Fred Korematsu story – Mar. 26
67] First Thursday demo – Apr. 1
68] MUPJ conference – Apr. 17
69] Film DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE – May 17
70] Buy a red maple tree
71] Join Global Zero campaign
72] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
73] Publish your peace article
74] Click on The Hunger Site
75] Fire & Faith
33] – Peace of the Action is erecting
34] – On Sun., Mar. 14 at 10:30 AM, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, hosts Hugh Taft-Morales, ethical culture leader, will address “Learning to Be Inclusive: An Ally’s Education in LGBTQness.” Call 410-581-2322 or visit www.baltimoreethicalsociety.org.
35] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
36] – WHY FUND WAR? Taxpayers in
37] – Every Sunday, 4 to 5 PM, there is a Quaker Peace Vigil at Independence Mall, N. side of Market between 5th and 6th Sts.,
38] – 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., Mar. 14, hear Dr. Walter Tsou, former Health Commissioner for the City of
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., Mar. 15, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
41] – 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.
42] – 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
43] – There is a reception to benefit MD CASE [Citizens Against State Executions] on Mon., Mar. 15 from 6 to 8 PM at Wilmer Hale, 1875 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, WDC. Reserve online at www.mdcase.org. Gifts are tax-deductible.
Maryland came very close to repealing its death penalty last year, instead enacting the most restricted death penalty in the nation. The best testament to what was accomplished is that the Senate President is trying to re-expand the death penalty in the current session of
44] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM, and the meetings now take place at Max’s residence. The next meeting is on Mar. 15, and the agenda will include a report on the Apr. 10 demo in D.C. for jobs, a protest against John Yoo, a visit to Rep Cummings’ office and the ANSWER rally in D.C. on March 20. Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or email me at mobuszewski at verizon.net for directions.
45] – Rachel Corrie Remembrance Day is Tues., Mar. 16 from 8 AM to 5 PM. Remember her life and legacy, and draw attention to Israel's policy of home demolition and eviction, which Rachel gave her life struggling against. This is a time to highlight Caterpillar's profiting from
46] – There will be an anti-torture vigil each Tuesday at 5:30 PM in
47] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
48] – Understanding US Torture and Executive Accountability is a S.A.L.S.A event on Tues., Mar. 16 from 6:45 to 8:45 PM at the Institute for Policy Studies, 1112 16th St NW, Suite 600, WDC, 20036. This discussion will be led by Shahid Buttar, a civil rights lawyer who leads the Bill of Rights Defense Committee. Call 202-234-9382.
49] – 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 Mar. 16. Go to http://ecolocity.ning.com.
50] – On Tues., Mar. 16 at 7:30 PM., hear Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Apostolic Nuncio to the United Nations; Douglas Shaw, GW Univ.; Maryann Cusimano Love, Catholic U., and Rev. John Langan, Georgetown U., "God and the Bomb: Deterrence, Disarmament, and Human Security." The event is at
51] – On Wed., Mar. 17, from 10:30 to 11:30 AM, there will be a CODEPINK workshop at the Peace of the Action
52] – On Wed., Mar. 17, Progressive Democrats of
The Pledge of Resistance will gather outside Rep. Elijah Cummings’ office,
53] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in
54] – There is a hearing on Wed., Mar 17 at 6:30 PM at the Curtis Bay Recreation Center, 1630 Filbert St., Baltimore, MD 21226, concerning the placement of a Coal Ash Dump one mile from the Baltimore Harbor Voice your concerns at this permit hearing hosted by the Maryland Department of the Environment. For far too long, the
55] – WIB does a silent vigil mourning all violence the third Wednesday of the month. The next vigil is Wed., Mar. 17 from 6:30 PM to 7 PM at the intersection of Martin & Patrick Sts in downtown
56] – A "VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY" discussion circle will have its fourth session on Wed., Mar. 17, and run for seven sessions, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, 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. Go to http://www.simplicity-matters.org/guides/vs/vs_2sided.pdf. Email email@example.com or call 410-377-7774 x 1184.
57] – There is a March 20th Volunteer Activist Meeting on Wed., Mar. 17 at 7 PM from 7 to 8:30 PM at the Justice Center, 617 Florida Ave. NW, WDC (between Georgia Ave. and 6th St., a few blocks from the Shaw-Howard stop on the Green line).
Volunteers are needed to help make the March 20th National March to Stop the Wars a success! The meetings will continue each Wednesday until the march. Go to http://www.March20.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 202-265-1948.
58] – Each Wednesday, the Northwest Greens hold a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in
59] – The
60] – On Thurs., Mar. 18, from noon to 1:30 PM, Hans Kristensen, Federation of American Scientists, and Greg Thielmann, Arms Control Association, will explore "Arms Control: How Many Nukes are Enough?" RSVP at email@example.com if you would like to attend the event at
61] – On Thurs., Mar. 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
62] – Travel to El Salvador with the SOA Watch’s Father Roy Bourgeois on an Oscar Romero Legacy Delegation, from Fri., Mar. 19 to Fri., Mar. 26, 2010. Join a commemoration of Archbishop Romero’s assassination. Write Lisa Sullivan at LSullivan@soaw.org.
63] – 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
64] – Fair Immigration Reform March and Rally is on Sun., Mar. 21 starting at 1 PM with an interfaith service at the
Memorial, with the march taking place at 2 PM. The demand will be for immigration reform. The vision is for immigrants and native-born Lincoln citizens working shoulder to shoulder to achieve better wages, working conditions, and labor protections. Go to http://reformimmigrationforamerica.org/blog/march-index/ U.S.
65] – “The Militarization of
66] – 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 OF CIVIL WRONGS & RIGHTS: The Fred Korematsu Story [
The documentary tells the story of a Japanese American who was probably never more American than when he resisted, and then challenged in court, the forced internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Korematsu lost his landmark Supreme Court case in 1944, but never his indignation and resolve. This documentary is the untold history of the 40-year legal fight to vindicate Korematsu — one that finally turned a civil injustice into a civil rights victory. The filmmaker, Eric Paul Fournier, did a film with ramifications for the treatment of “the enemy” after 9/11.
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
67] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Apr. 1 from 5 to 6:30 PM in
68] – Save the Date: Sat., Apr. 17. The annual
69] – The Off Center Media documentary DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE about William Kunstler will be shown as part of the Jewish Film Festival at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts on Mon., May 17. The film was done by the two daughters Emily and Sarah Kunstler. Check out the website http://www.disturbingtheuniverse.com.
70] – I bought two red maple trees for $10 each as part of the Trees for
71] – 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.
72] – 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.
73] – 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.
74] – 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.
75] – Go online for FIRE AND FAITH: The Catonsville Nine File. On May 17, 1968, nine people entered the Selective Service Offices in
76] – 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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