"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] Grassroots Advocacy Training –- Mar. 6
8] Reverence & Ethical Culture – Mar. 6
9] Get on the bridge for peace – Mar. 6
10] African Film Festival – Mar. 6
11] Militarization of the
14] Energy Revolution -- Mar. 6
15] Community Supported Agriculture - Mar. 6
16] Protest at the Pentagon – Mar. 7
17] Progressive Working Group
18] Pledge at
19] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Mar. 7 – Mar. 10
20] Protest the death penalty – Mar. 7
21] Film COINTELPRO 101 – Mar. 7
22] SIMPLE, NOT EASY -– Mar. 7
24] Palestinian nonviolence – Mar. 7
25] Labor author at Red Emma's – Mar. 7
26] Defend the Dream meeting – Mar. 7
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] – On Sun., Mar. 6 starting at 9
On Sun., Mar. 6 from 5
On Monday, activists will gather on Capitol Hill after first meeting at the Methodist Building Meeting Room,
8] – On Sun., Mar. 6 at 10
9] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
10] – The Baltimore Museum of Art is hosting the African Film Festival on Sat., Mar 5 from 1 to 5
11] – On Sun., Mar. 6 at 2
For directions to the New Deal Café go to www.newdealcafe.com. Go to www.ourfunds.org. Contact Lucy Duff at email@example.com or 301-577-2350.
12] – 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.
13] – Be at the fundraiser on Sun., Mar. 6 at 5 PM for the Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center at Michael's 8th Avenue, 7220 Grayburn Drive. The cost, which includes food and drink and music, is $55. Call 410-768-7901. Go to www.michaels8thavenue.com.
14] – Spend an evening with author Kolya Abramsky on Sun., Mar. 6 from 7 to 9 PM downstairs at St. Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC. He will map out a global class struggle for energy autonomy, independence, and a better world, against the fossil fools of the capitalist energy economy. A donation of $5 is requested, and co-sponsored by AK Press and others. There are no easy answers in this battle for control of the world's energy system, but his book Sparking A Worldwide Energy Revolution will spark a discussion.
15] – Hear from Joan Norman of One Straw Farm about the Community Supported Agriculture movement at 7 PM on Sun., mar. 7 at Church of the Messiah,
5801 Harford Rd. Learn where vegetables come from. Call 410-426-0709.
16] – 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., Mar. 7, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
17] – The Progressive Summit and Lobby Night takes place on Mon., Mar. 7 from 4
It will begin with a 4
18] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7
19] – 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.
20] – 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
21] – Come to a free screening about the history that history forgot
WDC. Call 202-787-5229 or visit http://www.FreedomArchives.org/Cointelpro.html.
22] – Author Terrence Roberts discusses his book Simple, Not Easy: Reflections on Community Social Responsibility and Tolerance at Busboys and Poets, 14th & V Sts., NW, WDC on Mon., Mar. 7 at 6
23] – On Mon., Mar. 7 from 6
24] – Join a presentation by Daoud Nassar, a Palestinian Christian farmer whose family works its 100-acre farm & orchard just outside the town of
25] – On Mon., Mar. 7 at 7 PM @ Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St., Steve Early presents THE CIVIL WARS IN U.S. LABOR. The book examines the recent schisms and struggles in the
26] – A Defend the Dream Campaign Meeting will take place on Mon., Mar 7 at 7 PM at the Church of the Incarnation in
To be continued.