"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] Anne Feeney needs our help
7] White House vigil – Sept. 10
9] WIB Roland Park vigil – Sept. 10
10] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Sept. 10
12] Launch Audacity of Hope – Sept. 10
13] Vigil at Walter Reed – Sept. 10
16] Vespers for Peace – Sept. 10
17] Plowshares Eight – Sept. 10
18] Ballroom dancing – Sept. 10
20] Community organizing workshops – Sept. 11
21] Help the needy – Sept. 11
22] Olney vigil to end the war – Sept. 11
23] Peace vigil in
24] Peace vigil at Capitol – Sept. 11
25] Film ON A WING AND PRAYER – Sept. 11
26] Join Pledge on Peace Path – Sept. 11
27] Fahima Vorgetts back from
28] Gimme Shelter – Sept. 11
29] Common Folk discussion – Sept. 11
30] DC Vote needs volunteers – Sept. 12
31] An Ethical Discussion – Sept. 12
32] Bridge vigil – Sept. 12
33] Unity Walk – Sept. 12
34] Quaker Peace Vigil – Sept. 12
35] Film IN THE KING OF
36] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Sept. 12
37] Film RETURN TO
38] Protest at the Pentagon – Sept. 13
39] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Sept. 13 – 16
40] Protest the death penalty – Sept. 13
41] Protest Arms Bazaar – Sept. 13
42] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Sept. 13
43] War Is Not the Answer demo – Sept. 14
44] App Rising meeting – Sept. 14 & 21
45] Help people of
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] – Anne Feeney has recently been diagnosed with a lung tumor and will not be able to work for some time. She is looking for a thousand friends to each donate $50 (no more than that). If you can make a donation, it can be sent to Anne Feeney,
7] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at
8] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Women in Black, Baltimore, host a vigil at Pratt and Light Sts. in the
9] – There is also a noon vigil, weather permitting, on Fri., Sept. 10 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St. Call 410-467-9114.
10] – 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/.
11] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Sept. 10 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., in opposition to war in
12] – On Fri., Sept. 10 at 6:30 PM at the Tabernacle Church, 3700 Chestnut St., Phila., PA, HELP LAUNCH "THE AUDACITY OF HOPE,” a U.S. SHIP FOR THE NEXT GAZA FREEDOM FLOTILLA with Col. Ann Wright and Chris Hedges, author & former New York Times Mid-East Bureau Chief. Go to www.breaksiegeofgaza.org.
13] – 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.
14] – On Fri., Sept. 10 from 7 to 10:30 PM, the
15] – Go to the forum Eyewitness Iran: Behind the Sanctions and War Threats on Fri., Sept. 10 at 7 PM at 617 Florida Ave. NW, near the Shaw-Howard Metro Station. The Party for Socialism and Liberation presents this forum with featured speaker and author Phil Wilayto. Call 202-234-2828.
16] – On Fri., Sept. 10, 7 to 8 PM, attend the Benedictine Sisters of Baltimore Emmanuel Monastery Vespers for Peace & Reconciliation on the Eve of 9/11. The monastery is at
17] –On Sept. 9, 1980, eight peacemakers entered the General Electric plant in King of Prussia, PA and hammered and poured blood on nose cones of the Mark 12A nuclear warhead, thereby enfleshing the biblical prophesy of "beating swords into plowshares." This first "Plowshares" action has inspired some 90 other similar disarmament actions in the
18] – 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
19] – Citizens Planning and Housing Association is urging you to shop at the
20] – From 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM on Sat., Sept. 11, attend CPHA's Activate Your Inner Citizen University Free Community Building Workshops for You and Your Community! Get tools for community building success through free workshops. The workshops will be offered at
21] – On Sat., Sept. 11 from 9 AM to 1 PM, “Give it a Second Life Collection” of
22] – 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 Sept. 10. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
23] – 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.
24] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sept. 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.
25] – On Sat. Sept. 11 from 3 to 5:30 PM, “Hope Not Hate” 20,000 Dialogues Film Series presents “On A Wing and Prayer”, a movie which tells the story of an American Muslim who learns to fly. The film will be preceded by a keynote talk by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, currently the Ibn Kahldun Chair of Islamic Studies at
26] – Each September 11th the Women in Black mobilize for peace. They stand from 4 to 6 PM from Federal Hill to the Beltway, creating a visible Peace Path through
27] – Fahima Vorgetts, volunteer director of the WAW Afghan Women's Fund, will share stories and photos from her recent trips to Afghanistan in April and August, 2010 as part of Afghanistan Update: Beyond the Headlines at the Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St Paul St., Baltimore 21218 [enter at the corner of St. Paul and Stratford] on Sat., Sept. 11 from 7 to 9 PM. Contact Alicia Lucksted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-235-0186.
28] – Gimme Shelter Productions continues to do consciousness/fundraising events about the plight of the homeless and for the shelters that serve them and is initiating its series of "Community Harvest" benefit performances. The idea of "Community Harvest" is designed to raise money through musical/poetic benefit shows to grow and purchase fresh, organic, local produce to distribute to Baltimore¹s homeless shelters, transitional housing and feeding programs. On Sat., Sept. 11 at 7:30 PM, catch Art for Emergencies at the Hamilton Arts Gallery.
29] – On Sat., Sept. 11 from 8:30 to 11 PM, catch the Common Folk: The Voices of a Movement (Part 3: Terrorizing Immigrants) at Busboys and Poets, 5th & K
30] – DC Vote wants to have a presence to demand democracy for the city with brand new petitions, rally signs, t-shirts and bumper stickers. Volunteer at Adams Morgan Day, Sun., Sept. 12, 2010 by contacting Jennifer Matson, Public Affairs Associate, at email@example.com or 202.462.6000 x18.
31] – On Sun., Sept. 12 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] – On Sun., Sept. 12, 1:30 to 4:30 PM, join the 6th Annual Unity Walk--“Building Peace by Serving Each Other.” Building on last year’s focus on service, the Unity Walk continues to empower diverse individuals to come together for dialogue and volunteer opportunities. Once again, participants are invited to visit a variety of religious congregations for open houses and celebration located along
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] – 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., Sept. 12, there will be a large-screen showing of IN THE KING OF
36] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
37] – See a screening of RETURN TO
38] – 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., Sept. 13, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
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] – 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 Super Max Prison, at the corner of Madison Ave. and Fallsway in
41] -- Protest Air Force Association "Arms Bazaar" on Mon., Sept. 13 from 6 to 7:30 PM at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, MD 20745 Meet for the vigil at the corner of Waterfront St. and St. George Blvd., directly across from the Gaylord National Resort. Call Art Laffin at 202-360-6416.
The Technology Exposition will feature aerospace exhibitors from around the world that will display and demonstrate the latest breakthroughs in air and space war technology. The immoral and illegal
The Air Force and some 150 arms contractors taking part in the AFA Air & Space Expo have played a crucial role in the above mentioned
42] – 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 Sept. 13. The agenda will review the visit to John Sarbanes’ office and discuss antiwar activities; including the October 2 Jobs for Justice rally. Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at verizon.net for directions.
43] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
44] – Appalachia Rising is a historic gathering in
45] – There is an urgent call for accompaniment from the
The delegation will be led on the ground by Andrés Thomas Conteris. Andrés works with Democracy Now! en Español and reported from the Brazilian Embassy in
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