"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] Bring the World Home continues
7] Cease violence contest through Dec. 6/event Dec. 10
8] You can buy Shiori’s book of poetry – which is available Dec. 15
9] “Freedom’s Sisters exhibit – through Jan. 17
10] Peace Meal – Nov. 6
11] FBI Raids – Nov. 6
12] Honor Rev. Walker – Nov. 6
13] Gimmie Shelter benefit – Nov. 6
14] Film 9500
15] Commitment at Ethical Society – Nov. 7
16] Get on the bridge for peace – Nov. 7
17] Film 2012 THE ODYSSEY – Nov. 7
19] Anarchists Against the Wall – Nov. 7
20] Protest at the Pentagon – Nov. 8
21] Arms Control conference – Nov. 8
22] Oral arguments on assassination – Nov. 8
1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available. “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Donate your books to Max. Call him
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] – Catch the "Bringing the World Home" exhibit in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps! The exhibit is in the UMBC Library Rotunda through the end of the semester and consists of 5 display cases featuring photos and artifacts from UMBC's faculty, staff and students who have served in the Peace Corps, including many current and alumni Shriver Peaceworker Fellows. The center case features pieces from the Peace Corps founding era (a tribute to Sarge Shriver!) and the surrounding case highlight experiences from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, and the
7] – Shiori was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1951 on August 15, six years after the day the initial announcement of Japan's surrender to the Allies was made, the official end of World War II. She describes herself as hapa, half-American, and half-Japanese— the child of the enemy amor. In her first chapbook collection of poetry from Finishing Line Press, the debut author weaves memoir and historical record into a lyrical and moving portrait of post-war immigration to the
Finishing Line Press is a poetry publisher based in
8] – Now through Dec. 6, Baltimore City and County School Students who submit an essay, poetry, or artwork for the David B. Wright Memorial Foundation, Inc. “Cease Violence / Increase Education Campaign” will be entered to win a Holiday Gift Card! To participate email SHAWNTE WRIGHT at email@example.com. The Selected Student's Essay Winners will win a $100 card by Mon., Dec. 20. Submitted materials will not be returned and will be kept by the David B. Wright Memorial Foundation, Inc. for future displays. At the DBWMF, INC.
9] – Catch the exhibit at the Reginald F.
10] – The next Peace Meal is on for Sat., Nov, 6 at 1 PM and will feature Erik Landowne, the biodynamic farmer of Spiritual Food CSA who will address Food Peace and Nutrition. With his wife Birgit, they have produced the food available at the School of Life since June 2010. He will share his knowledge and experience on how biodynamic food fulfills the role necessary at this time of providing the nurturing elements for our subtle bodies. Also,
11] – The FBI Raids: The Activist Community Responds is a series of workshops scheduled to take place on Sat., Nov. 6 starting at 1 PM at the Friends Meeting of Washington, 2111 Florida Ave. NW, WDC 20008. The meetinghouse is just north of
On Sept. 24, 2010, the FBI raided anti-war and solidarity activists in
The first workshop is from 1 to 2:15 PM: What’s Going On and What Are the Legal Rules in Place? The second workshop from 2:15 to 3 PM is entitled What Are Our Rights? The last workshop from 3:10 to 4 PM is How Should the Movement Respond? The event is brought to you by National Lawyer's Guild, American Civil Liberties Union, Bill of Rights Defense Committee,
12] – The 13th Annual Human Rights Potluck Dinner & Program is happening on Sat., Nov. 6 from 6:30 to 9 PM at the Florence Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keaton Way, Columbia, MD 21044. The event will honor Rev. Lucius Walker and address
The speakers are Martin Davidoff, a retired professor and active member of HoCoFoLA, who spent seven days in 2008 crossing the desert just south of
Catalina Nieto migrated to the
Elizabeth Alex currently serves as CASA de Maryland's Lead Organizer for the Central Maryland region, including Baltimore City, Baltimore, Anne Arundel, and
The event co-sponsors are AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER 228; HOWARD COUNTY FRIENDS OF LATIN AMERICA and the HOWARD COUNTY OFFICE OF HUMAN RIGHTS. Donations are appreciated to help provide a small stipend to the speakers and defray event costs. Please make your checks out to HoCoFoLA and mail them out to
13] – Gimme Shelter Productions continues to do consciousness/fundraising events for the homeless and the shelters. The next one is part of the “Winter in
14] – The
Eric Byler and Anabel Park and stars Greg Letiecq, Corey A. Stewart et al. Prince William County, Virginia becomes ground zero in America's explosive battle over immigration policy when elected officials adopt a law requiring police officers to question anyone they have "probable cause" to suspect is an undocumented immigrant. The film reveals the startling vulnerability of a local government, targeted by national anti-immigration networks using the Internet to frighten and intimidate lawmakers and citizens. Alarmed by a climate of fear and racial division, residents form a resistance using YouTube videos and virtual town halls, setting up a real-life showdown in the seat of county government.
A discussion will follow, facilitated by Jonathan Pavlevsky. The cost is $15, and includes coffee and bagels. The theater will open at 9:45 AM. Go to http://www.cinemasundays.com/.
15] – On Sun., Nov. 7 at 10:30 AM, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, is hosting Hugh Taft-Morales, a leader, who will address “Appreciating Inherent Worth: From Momentary Sparks to the Fire of Commitment.” Call 410-581-2322 or visit www.baltimoreethicalsociety.org.
16] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
17] – On Sun., Nov. 7 at 12:30 PM at the Emergence Community Arts Collective (ECAC), 733 Euclid St. NW, WDC, 20001, see the film 2012 THE ODYSSEY, which explores the ongoing research being done on this subject. ECAC is between Georgia and Sherman Aves., near
18] – 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.
19] – Israeli Anarchists Against the Wall Visit DC on Sun., Nov. 7 at 8 PM at Busboys and Poets, 5th & K
20] – 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., Nov. 1, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
21] – The Next Steps in Arms Control: Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense, and NATO is being discussed on Mon., Nov. 8 from 9 AM to 3 PM at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Mass. Ave., NW, Root Room (2nd Floor), WDC 20036. The Arms Control Association and the Heinrich Böll Stiftung North
22] – Join the Center for Constitutional Rights and co-counsel from the ACLU on Mon., Nov. 8 at 2 PM during oral arguments in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. against the President's decision to authorize the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the U.S. military’s Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) to kill a U.S. citizen beyond a war zone without due process of law. The oral argument is for Al-Aulaqi v. Obama before Judge John D. Bates, Courtroom 8,
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