"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] Two cats and a piano need homes
8] Need for foster parents
10] Mass Movements tour – Feb. 21
11] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Feb. 21 – Feb. 24
12] Protest the death penalty – Feb. 21
13] Film "What's the Economy for, Anyway?" – Feb. 21
14] Father of
15] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Feb. 21
16] Support Environmental Justice Bills – Feb. 21
17] War Is Not the Answer demo – Feb. 22
18] Pray for Peace – Feb. 22
19] "A Land Twice Promised" – Feb. 22
20] Lobby for Medicare For All – Feb. 23
23] Film BUDRUS – Feb. 23
24] Palestine/Israel Roundtable – Feb. 24
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 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] – 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] – There are two lovable cats who need separate homes, and a Spinet piano is immediately available. Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net for specific details on the cats or the piano.
8] – There is a serious need for foster care children. If you live in
9] -- Sharon Black is in Madison, Wisconsin, and she reported the struggle continues in Wisconsin
On Mon., Feb. 21 at noon, there will be a
10] – Join a tour which highlights Leaders of Mass Movements for Freedom on Mon., Feb. 21 from 2 to 3 PM at the
11] – 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 email@example.com. All shows are also available as podcasts at www.steinershow.org.
12] – 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
13] – On Mon., Feb, 21 at 7 PM at the New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway (
14] – Join AHMET DOĞAN, father of Turkish-American 19 year-old Furkan Dogan killed on the GAZA FLOTILLA by Israeli commandos, on Mon., Feb. 21 at 7 PM at the Eatonville Restaurant,
Furkan Dogan was a 19 year old Turkish-American who aspired to become a medical doctor. He was killed by Israeli military commandos on the Mavi Marmara, a ship carrying 600 international humanitarian and peace activists in the May, 2010 Gaza Freedom Flotilla. Nine activists were killed and 50 wounded by the Israeli military in 15 minutes. Furkan was shot five times, including in the back and in the face at point-blank range. The
15] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7
16] – Support Environmental Justice Bills. This session Clean Water Action working with its allies has been able to introduce legislation that would help environmentally-stressed communities throughout
Specifically, the bills would require
• The Department of the Environment, in consultation with the Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, to map Environmentally Stressed Communities.
• That applicants applying for certain environmental permits to build or expand facilities in identified Environmentally Stressed Communities conduct an Environmental Justice Review.
• The Department of the Environment to consider "cumulative impacts" upon any environmentally stressed community before granting a permit for the building or expanding of a facility.
The hearing for Environmental Justice bill SB 752 will be on Tues., Feb. 22 at 1 PM in Education Health and Environmental Affairs. The hearing for Environmental Justice bill HB 847 will be Wed., Mar. 9 at 1 PM in Environmental Matters. Will you or your organization be able to support this legislation with testimony either written or in person on these dates? If yes, contact Andrew Galli, MD Program Coordinator, at 410-235-8808.
17] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
18] Pray for Peace – Feb. 22
18] -- Pray for Peace at 7
19] – There will be a dramatic performance "A Land Twice Promised" on Tues., Feb. 22 at 8 PM at the
20] – Did you know that the number one cause of bankruptcy is from medical illness? Show your support for health care reform by coming to
21] – Each Wednesday from 4
22] – 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
23] – On Wed., Feb. 23 at 7
24] Palestine/Israel Roundtable – Feb. 24
24] – The WEEKLY ROUNDTABLE SEEKING A JUST PEACE IN PALESTINE/ISRAEL takes place from 12
To be continued.