"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.
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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] Sit in
7] BCAN conference call – June 10
8] Viva Equality – June 10
9] Caring Society conference – June 11-14
10] White House vigil – June 11
11] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – June 11
13] WIB Roland Park vigil – June 11
14] Amy Goodman speaks – June 11
16] Vigil at Walter Reed – June 11
17] Ballroom dancing – June 11
18] Diane Wilson talks about her oil protest – June 11
19] Social Ministry Conference – June 12
20] BCAN at market – June 12
21] Olney vigil to end the war – June 12
22] Peace vigil in
23] Protest BP – June 12
24] Peace vigil at Capitol – June 12
25] Capital Pride Festival – June 2
27] RAF Launch party – June 12
28] Flotilla Report Back – June 12
30] An Ethical Discussion – June 13
31] Memorial Service for those killed by
32] Bridge vigil – June 13
33] Quaker Peace Vigil – June 13
34] Nuclear Power Resurgence – June 13
35] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – June 13
36] Pentagon vigil – June 14
37] Review NPT – June 14
38] Protest the death penalty – June 14
39] Marc Steiner on WEAA – June 14 — June 17
41] Pledge of Resistance meeting – June 14
42] Global Zero – June 14
43] War Is Not the Answer demo – June 15
44] Witness to War – June 15
45] Vigil against Afghan War at Cummings’ office – June 16
49] The People’s Journey – June 16
50] Israel/Palestine roundtable – June 17
51] A Little Truth on Your Shirt – June 18
52] Memorial Service for Larry Krause – June 19
54] First Thursday vigil against war – July 1
55] Mankekolo has a new book
56] Buy a red maple tree
57] Join Global Zero campaign
58] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
59] Publish your peace article
60] Click on The Hunger Site
61] 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
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] – Join a "SIT-IN IN SOLIDARITY WITH GAZA FREEDOM FLOTILLA ACTIVISTS" on Thurs., June 10 at 2 PM until 6 PM in Congressperson Brad Sherman’s office, 2242 Rayburn Bldg., WDC.
7] – The
8] – On Thurs., June 10 at 9 PM, join the Human Rights Campaign and Showtime for the series premiere of Viva Equality! Celebrate newfound marriage equality in DC, and 5 years of marriage equality in
9] – Starting Fri., June 11 and running through Mon., June 14, there will be a Network of Spiritual Progressives/TIKKUN Strategy Conference of Liberals and Progressives: Creating "The Caring Society" A Progressive Alternative to Tea Party Extremism and Corporate Domination of American Politics and Culture. Register at 510-644-1200 or go to http://www.spiritualprogressives.org/conference. The conference will be at the Church of the Reformation,
10] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at
11] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel (now in its 8th year) takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th &
12] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Women in Black, Baltimore, host a vigil at Pratt and Light Sts. in the
13] – There is also a noon vigil, weather permitting, on Fri., June 11 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St. Call 410-467-9114.
14] – Amy Goodman will address "Women and the Politics of Possibilities" on Fri., June 11 at 4 PM at Montgomery College TP/SS Campus Performing Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910. She will present the closing keynote at the 2010 Mid-Atlantic Region Women's Studies Association Conference on the role of independent media in promoting social justice and sign copies of her book.
15] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., June 11 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., in opposition to war with
16] – 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.
17] – 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
18] – Diane Wilson will talk about the BP Oil Spill on Fri., June 11 at 8:30 PM at Busboys & Poets, 14th & V Sts. Wilson, fourth generation shrimper, environmental activist and author of AN UNREASONABLE WOMAN: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas, was arrested on Wed., June 9 at a Senate Energy Committee hearing for pouring oil on herself to protest BP and Senator Murkowski’s opposition to lifting the liability cap for oil companies. Email at email@example.com or call 415-235-6517.
19] – On Sat., June 12, attend the Third Annual Archdiocese of Washington Social Ministry Conference at
20] – The
21] – 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 June 12. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
22] – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
23] – There will be a protest at the BP Station at 33rd and Greenmount Ave, Baltimore on Sat., June 12 from 11 AM to noon. The demand is END PERMITS FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING. BP has the worst safety record of any oil company in the
24] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on June 12. 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.
25] – The Human Rights Campaign needs you to support LGBT equality at the DC Capital Pride on Sat., June 12. To sign up for a shift in the festival or march in the parade, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate which day and shift you can work. HRC will partner with the WNBA and the
27] – Research Associates Foundation launches a New Community Grantmaking Program in
28] – The
29] – Churches for Middle East Peace Advocacy Days are Sun., June 13 through Tues., June 15 at the Kellogg Conference Hotel in Washington, DC. A highlight of the conference will be the luncheon plenary on Mon., June 14. After what is sure to be an insightful presentation by a US administration spokesperson (individual to be announced), Dr. Gershon Baskin, CEO and founder of the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI), and Dr. Shibley Telhami, the Anwar Sadat Chair at the Univ. of Maryland, will give their own impressions on the present circumstances, where things are going and prospects for success or failure in peacemaking.
30] – On Sun., June 13 at 10:30 AM, the
31] – On Sun., June 13, 11 AM to 2 PM, join NSP at
32] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
33] – Every Sunday, 4 to 5 PM, there is a Quaker Peace Vigil at Independence Mall, N. side of Market between 5th and 6th Sts.,
34] – 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., June 13 Traci Confer, of the Energy Justice Network, will make a power point presentation: The Re-Emergence of Nuclear Power & The Energy ‘Bomb’ Around Us. Go to http://www.energyjustice.net/. Call 610-544-1818. Go to www.brandywinepeace.com.
35] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
36] – 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., June 7, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
37] – On Mon., June 14 at noon, Henry Sokolski, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, will lead a book discussion of REVIEWING THE NUCLEAR NONPROLIFERATION TREATY (NPT) at the Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St., NW, WDC. RSVP to Katie Bridges at email@example.com.
38] – 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
39] – 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.
40] – The Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Committee of the National Capital Area will meet Mon., June 14 at 7 PM at Peace House, 1233 12th St. NW, WDC. The full agenda will include a discussion of the August events. Bring simple food to share. Contact John Steinbach at 703-369-7427.
41] – 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 scheduled for June 14. The agenda will include the Israeli attack on the flotilla, a visit to the NSA and a protest at the Pentagon. Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or email at mobuszewski at verizon.net for directions.
42] – On Tues., June 15, 8 to 9 AM, Barry Blechman, Stimson Center, will speak about "Global Zero" at the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., SE, WDC. RSVP by June 11 to Elma Rhue at email@example.com.
43] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
44] – Witness to War is happening on Tues., June 15 at 7:30 PM at Busboys and Poets, 5th and K
45] – On Wed., June 16, Progressive Democrats of
The Pledge of Resistance will gather outside Rep. Elijah Cummings’ office,
46] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in
47] – WIB does a silent vigil mourning all violence the third Wednesday of the month. The next vigil is Wed., June 16 from 6:30 PM to 7 PM at the intersection of Martin & Patrick Sts in downtown
48] – 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
49] – On Wed., June 16 at 7 PM @
50] – On Thurs., June 17, 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
51] – Sonya Renee Taylor presents “A Little Truth on Your Shirt” on Fri., June 18 at 7 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 800 St. Paul St. Call 410-230-0450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to http://redemmas.org
52] – Larry Krause died on Wed., June 2 at
53] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS DVD SERIES. The theme is Seeking the Truth Through Documentaries. The last film in the series is
Director James Longley and his crew used hand-held cameras to film 75 hours of material over 100 days in the
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.
54] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., July 1 from 5 to 6:30 PM in
55] – Rev. Dr. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo is excited by her new book: RESTORE ME: 40 Healing Sermons. The book is available for $19.95 plus $5 for shipping and handling--ISBN: 978-1 -4502-1631-9 (sc), ISBN: 978-1 -4502-1633-3 (dj) or ISBN: 978-1 -4502-1632-6 (sc). She would appreciate if you ordered the book from her: checks payable to Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo and sent to
56] – I have one red maple tree for $5 from the Trees for
57] – 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.
58] – 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.
59] – 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.
60] – 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.
61] – Go online for FIRE AND FAITH: The Catonsville Nine File. On May 17, 1968, nine people entered the Selective Service Offices in
62] – 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