"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] Order Peace license plates
7] Film OPERATION SMALL AXE – July 8
8] JOURNEY INTO
9] The Peace Process – July 8
10] Film about coup in
11] Protest drones at Smithsonian – July 9
12] White House vigil – July 9
14] WIB Roland Park vigil – July 9
15] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – July 9
16] See THE OATH – July 9—July 15
18] ALTERNATIVE METHODS -- July 9, 11, 16, 22 & 24
19] Vigil at Walter Reed – July 9
20] Anarcho-Folk music – July 9
21] Ballroom dancing – July 9
23] Brainstorm with Code Pink – July 10
24] Pastors For Peace in
25] Olney vigil to end the war – July 10
26] Film AMERICAN DREAM -- July 10
27] BP demo – July 10
28] Remember Bill Callahan – July 10
29] Peace vigil in
30] Peace vigil at Capitol – July 10
31] An Ethical Discussion – July 11
32] Bridge vigil – July 11
33] Pastors For Peace in D.C. – July 11
34] Quaker Peace Vigil – July 11
35] Green Party Meeting -- July 11
36] Ban All Nukes – July 11
37] Spiritual Progressives meet – July 11
38] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – July 11
39] Pentagon vigil – July 12
40] Peace of the Action projects – July 12 - 16
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/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] – Just in time for the Fourth of July, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration has rolled out a new “official” license plate that commemorates the War of 1812 and depicts (among other things) “bombs bursting in air”. If you need to obtain new plates between now and 2015, MVA will assign you one of these unless you request an alternative. One of your choices is the
7] – Catch a screening of "Operation Small Axe" on Thurs., July 8 from 6 to 8 PM at Sankofa Video & Books, 2714 Georgia Ave. NW. This is a documentary about the murder of Oscar Grant by
8] – See a screening of JOURNEY INTO AMERICA on Thurs., July 8 from 6:30 to 8 PM at the Merrill Lynch Bldg., 1152 15th St. NW, 5th Floor, WDC 20006. Join the World Affairs Council for an evening with Ambassador Akbar Ahmed and watch pieces of his new film and discuss his latest book, "Journey Into America: The Challenge of Islam." The book is the first anthropological study on the Muslim-American community for which Ambassador Ahmed spent over one year of traveling to 75 different cities and visiting 100 mosques, homes and schools to get a feel of Muslim and non-Muslim viewpoints on a variety of issues. Call 202.293.1051. The cost is $10 for non-members.
9] – Former PLO Ambassador to the United States Afif Safieh will offer brief remarks about his new book “The Peace Process: From Breakthrough to Breakdown” and hold a book signing as well. This event takes place on Thurs., July 8 from 6:30 to 8 PM at the
10] – Hondurans for Democracy, a DC-based grass-roots group, invites you to watch "Quien Dijo Miedo:
11] – Peace of the Action continues to gather in Lafayette Park each weekday at 9 AM, and then goes off for a protest until 3 PM. On Fri., July 9, there will be a protest at the drone display at the
12] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at
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., July 9 at
15] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel (now in its 8th year) takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th &
JFK Blvd., (across from Israeli Consulate. It is sponsored by Bubbies & Zaydes (Grandparents) for Peace in the Philadelphia Middle East. Email email@example.com. Go to http://phillyjewishpeace.org/.
16] – The documentary The Oath will be shown from Fri., July 9 through Thurs., July 15 at the Landmark E Street Cinema, 555 11th St, NW, WDC 20004. The Oath is a spectacularly gripping documentary that unspools like a great political thriller. It's the cross-cut tale of two men whose fateful meeting propelled them on divergent courses with Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, 9/11,
17] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., July 9 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., in opposition to war with
18] – Attend the new play, ALTERNATIVE METHODS, written and produced by Patricia Davis, which "explores indefinite detention, learned helplessness, and the deep involvement of psychologists in torture." It will premiers at the Capital Fringe Festival on Fri., July 9 at 5:30 PM, followed by four subsequent performances: Sun., July 11 @ 4:15 PM, Fri., July 16 @ 8:15 PM, Thurs., July 22 @ 6:30 PM & Sat., July 24 @ 11 AM. The performances will be at
The play focuses on an Iraqi doctor, suspected of treating an Al-Qaeda leader, who is detained and interrogated. US forces want to know where the injured leader's safe house is: capturing him will save lives, they claim. Susan, a young interrogation psychologist, is asked to pose as a lawyer to gain the doctor's trust. As her colleagues resort to brutal methods, Susan must choose: Will she be complicit in the doctor's torture or risk her life to make it stop?
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] – Tune in to Anarcho-Folk Music Night and Decolonize Now! info session at Red Emma’s,
21] – 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
22] – Citizens Planning and Housing Association is urging you to shop at the W. Baltimore Farmer's Market on Sat., July 10 from 8 AM to noon and every Saturday through Nov. 20. The market is located at the West Baltimore MARC train station parking lot (400 block of
23] – Medea Benjamin invites you to the event "breakfast and brainstorming and networking" on Saturday, July 10 at 9 AM until 11 AM at Busboys and Poets, 5th & K
24] – Meet the Caravan to
25] – 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 July 10. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
26] – The Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Branch, is showing Barbara Kopple’s AMERICAN DREAM at 10:30 AM on Sat., July 10 in the Wheeler Auditorium. A discussion will follow. Call 410-396-5430.
27] – There will be a protest at the BP Station at 33rd and Greenmount Ave, Baltimore on Sat., July 10 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
28] – Bill Callahan's funeral Mass and memorial service will be held on Sat., July 10 at 11 AM at Thomas Stone Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room, 4500 34th St., Mt. Rainier, MD 20712. A reception at the
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
30] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on July 10. 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.
31] – On Sun., July 11 at 10:30 AM, the
32] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
33] – The Pastors for Peace Caravan will stop in D.C. on Sun., July 11 from 3 to 5 PM at the InnerLight Ministries, 1912 Q St. SE, WDC 20020. Call 202-234-8840. The caravan is making its way across the
U.S. and will eventually deliver needed goods and items to the people of . Discuss Cuba , Cuba-US relations and the current situation in the island nation. Go to http://www.ifconews.org. Cuba
34] – 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.
35] – There is a
36] – 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., July 11 Kim Thao-Nguyen, assistant director for programs, and Emily Gleason, research assistant, Project for Nuclear Awareness, will look at the legacy of the Trinity test, July 16, 1945. The title of the discussion is “Ban All Nukes Generation: A New Look at Abolishing Nuclear Weapons.” Go to http://www.energyjustice.net/. Call 610-544-1818. Go to www.brandywinepeace.com.
37] – On Sun., July 11 at 5 PM, the Network of Spiritual Progressives in DC will meet at The Potters House, 1658 Columbia Road NW, WDC 20009-3602. Go to www.pottershousedc.org/mapdirections or call 202-232-5483.
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., July 12, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
40] – On Mon., July 12, 9 AM to Fri., July 16 at 3 PM, here is the Peace of the Action schedule. The plan is to target recruiting centers and military contractors and lobbyists. The week begins with a trial for Cindy Sheehan and others on Mon., July 12 in D.C. Superior Court. The trial is expected to continue on Tues., July 13. If the trial is concluded on Monday, be at
On Thurs., July 15 and Fri., July 16, meet in
To be continued.