"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] Bird watching at zoo – May 9
9] Marc Steiner on WEAA – May 9 – May 12
10] Protest the death penalty – May 9
11] Women's Housing Coalition fundraiser – May 9
12] Author of ISLAMAPHOBIA at Red Emma's – May 9
13] Conference of Mayors planning meeting -- May 9
14] Civil rights in
15] Pond & Stream Critter Search -- May 10
16] Film DOCTORS OF THE DARK SIDE – May 10
17] War Is Not the Answer demo – May 10
18] Film class – May 10
20] DC Vote in
21] Anti-nuke Teach-Ins – May 11 & 25
22] Adam Hochschild at Politics & Prose – May 11
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. The coffee comes in one-pound bags.
Fill out the form and mail it with a check made out to HOCOFOLA on or before the second week of the month. Be sure you indicate ground or beans for each type of coffee ordered. Send it to Adela Hirsch,
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] – Be part of the Spring Bird Watching at the Maryland Zoo, 1876 Mansion House Drive, and monitor the migration of birds by exploring the forests, fields and wetlands of Druid Hill Park and the zoo itself on Mon., May 9 from 8 to 10 AM. Call 410-366-7102. Go to http://www.marylandzoo.org. This is a free event with admission to the zoo.
8] – On Mon., May 9 at 4 PM, as part of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics' Bioethics Week, Dr. Susan M. Reverby, author of EXAMINING TUSKEGEE
9] – 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.
10] – 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
11] – On Mon., May 9 from 6 to 9 PM, there will be a fundraiser for the Women's Housing Coalition on its 31st anniversary of its mission helping homeless women and children. There will be a buffet, drinks and a silent auction at Pazo,
12] – Stephen Sheehi, author of ISLAMOPHOBIA
: The Ideological Campaign Against Muslims, will be at Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St. at 7 PM on Mon., May 9. Call 410-230-0450 or go to www.redemmas.org.
13] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7
14] – The
15] – Be part of the Pond and Stream Critter Search at the
16] – The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Center for Public Health and Human Rights and the Berman Institute of Bioethics are showing a "fine-cut" of DOCTORS OF THE DARK SIDE, followed by a discussion with the producer, Marha Davis, and the Center's Leonard Rubenstein, on Tues., May 10 from 4 to 6 PM. A description of the film is at http://www.doctorsofthedarkside.com/. The documentary of health professionals who participated in torture will be shown in Sheldon Hall, School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe St. Call 443-287-8749.
17] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
18] – At the Baltimore Free School, 1323 N. Calvert St. from 6 to 9 PM on Tues., May 10, Ben McCusker will continue with his film screening and discussion class. Go to www.freeschool.redemmas.org.
19] – Each Wednesday from 4
20] – Congress will be back in the beginning of May to vote on a bill that would, once again, override local DC laws, and DC Vote will be back on the Hill as well - to demand democracy for D.C. Join an aggressive protest on Wed., May 11 at 5
21] – The Demilitarization / Nuclear Weapons Abolition Teach-Ins are scheduled for two more sessions at different venues on the dates of May 11 and May 25, 6
For the second Teach-In, register at http://m4psecondteachinssfmch110511.eventbrite.com/. It will take place at
The third Teach-In will be on Wed, May 25 at
The Teach-Ins are initiated by the North American team of Mayors for Peace which is based in
22] – Adam Hochschild, AUTHOR OF TO END ALL WARS
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