"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] Snow Falling On Cedars – until Apr. 3
8] War Is Not the Answer demo – Mar. 22
9] SCORE! Mixer -- Mar. 22
10] Afghan woman denied visa – Mar. 22
11] Political prospects in
12] Pray for Peace – Mar. 22
13] Elliott Adams, VFP president to speak – Mar. 22
14] Film AFGHAN STAR – Mar. 22
15] Protest at World Bank – Mar. 23
16] Engaging Hamas -– Mar. 23
18] Patriot Act? – Mar. 23
21] Climate Chaos conference call – Mar. 23
22] Film COINTELPRO 101 – Mar. 24
23] Palestine/Israel Roundtable – Mar. 24
24] Stop bombing of
25] Narratives from
26] Stand with
27] Capitalism lecture -– Mar. 24
28] Vegetarian Myth – Mar. 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] – Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St., is showing SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS, adapted by Kevin McKeon from David Guterson's acclaimed story during World War II in which a Japanese American is accused of murder. The play will run through Apr. 3, and ticket prices range from $14 to $55. Call 410-332-0033 or go to www.centerstage.org.
8] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
9] – Youth in
10] – Author Malalai Joya was to discuss her book "A Woman Among Warlords The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice" on Tues., Mar. 22 at 6
11] – On Tues., Mar, 22 from 7 to 9 PM, hear Prospects of Political Settlement in Pakistan and Afghanistan at the Central Baptist Church (Lower Hall), 106 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, PA. There will be refreshments at 7PM. The presentation will be made by Dr. Hafeez Malik, professor emeritus at
12] -- Pray for Peace at 7
13] – Elliott Adams, national president of Veterans for Peace will speak at the Frederick Friends Meetinghouse, 723 N. Market St., Frederick 21701 on Tues., Mar. 22 from 7
14] – Singing, Voting, and Defying the Taliban is happening Tues., Mar. 22 from 8
15] – On Wed., Mar. 23 at noon, there will a protest & street theater @ the World Bank, 1818 H St. NW [corner of Penn. Ave. & H St. NW. Use the Metro and exit at Farragut West (blue/orange) or Farragut North (red line). During the demo, a
16] – The Cost of not Engaging Hamas is a discussion to be held on Wed., Mar. 23 at 12
Jeroen Gunning will address the question and look critically at the arguments against engaging Hamas before showing how non-engagement, coupled to the international blockade of Gaza, has served – leaving aside the effect on the general population of Gaza – to strengthen the hardliners within the organization, to expand Hamas's control over Gaza, and to deepen the fragmentation of the Palestinian territories. The speaker will then look at an example of engagement by the Swiss government before concluding that, given the cost of non-engagement, the potential benefits of engagement outweigh the costs of engagement. To RSVP, go to https://www12.georgetown.edu/sfs/rsvp/index.cfm?Action=View&EventID=3313.
17] – Each Wednesday from 4
18] – Extend, Amend, or Repeal? The PATRIOT Act is a discussion scheduled for Wed., Mar. 23 from 6 to 7
19] – There will be a
20] – 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 Chestnut Hill, PA. The next vigil is Mar. 23. Call 215-843-4256 or email email@example.com.
21] -- Consider being on a National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance conference call on Wed., Mar. 23 at 9 PM EST to continue to plan a climate chaos action of nonviolent civil resistance at the Pentagon on Apr. 8, calling for an end to the wars and for an end to policies that make the Pentagon the biggest polluter of our earth. Call Max at 410-366-1637 or email him at mobuszewski at verizon.net to get the call-in number and access code.
22] – Come to a free screening about the history that history forgot
23] – The WEEKLY ROUNDTABLE SEEKING A JUST PEACE IN PALESTINE/ISRAEL takes place from 12
25] – Narratives from Zimbabwe and Burma will be heard on Thurs., Mar. 24 from 6
26] – Stand with Japan on Thurs., Mar. 24 from 6
27] – On Thurs., Mar. 24 from 6
28] – On Thurs., Mar. 24 at 7
To be continued.