"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] Protest Genocide General – May 16
8] Marc Steiner on WEAA – May 16 – May 19
9] Protest the death penalty – May 16
10] Book launch of "Arab & Arab-American Feminisms" -- May 16
11] Film "Just to Live in Peace
12] Film FREEDOM RIDERS – May 16
14] Fundamental Challenges to Nuclear Weapons Orthodoxy -- May 17
15] MD DREAM LAW RALLY -- May 17
16] Obstacles to Sustainable Development -- May 17
17] War Is Not the Answer demo – May 17
18] Film class – May 17
19] Conference of Mayors planning meeting -- May 17
21] Fund Our Communities talk -- May 17
24] Tell Sarbanes Vote No for war funding – May 18
25] Rally for Youth Jobs – May 18
26] DC Vote in
29] Dr. Sandra Steingraber at Pratt – May 18
30] Celebrate AIM's 10th Birthday -- May 18
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
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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] – On Mon., May 16 from 12
8] – 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.
9] – 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
10] – Attend the Book launch and reading of a new anthology "Arab & Arab-American Feminisms" on Mon., May 16 from 7 to 9 PM at Bus Boys & Poets, 5th & K Sts., WDC. Contributing authors Rabab Adbul-Hadi, Amal Amireh, Noura Erakat, Mervat Hatem and Nadine Naber will read. Go to http://web.me.com/nourae/USPCN-DC/DC_Calendar.html or http://www.palestineconference.org/.
11] – On Mon., May 16 at 7
12] – FREEDOM RIDERS will be shown on American Experience, Mon., May 16 at 9 PM (check local listings), and is also available on DVD/Blu-ray, May 17. This broadcast marks the 50th anniversary of the original Freedom Rides. The Freedom Riders endured ridicule, savage beatings, racism, and mob violence as they made their way across
13] – On Tues., May 17 from 8 to 9 AM, Gary Samore, National Security Council, will address "Iran
14] – On Tues., May 17 from 2 to 3
15] – On Tues., May 17 from 3 to 3
16] – Obstacles to Sustainable Development, an Evening with Fr. Sean McDonagh, is part of a series of events to celebrate the
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 17, Ben McCusker will continue with his film screening and discussion class. Go to www.freeschool.redemmas.org.
19] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7
20] – Bullying
21] – On Tues., May 17 at 7
22] – On Wed., May 18 from 8 to 9 AM, Ilan Berman, American Foreign Policy Council, will talk about "U.S. Strategic Options in the Persian Gulf," as part of the NDUF-NDIA Seminar Series, at the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., SE, WDC. RSVP by noon, May 17, to Elma Rhue at RhueE@ndu.edu.
23] – Each Wednesday from 4
24] – On Wed., May 18 at 4
Progressive Democrats of
25] – On Wed., May 18 at 5 PM. join a Rally for Youth Jobs on TAXPAYERS" NIGHT outside WAR MEMORIAL BUILDING, 101 North Gay St., across Gay from Baltimore City Hall. At 6 PM, people will go inside for CITY COUNCIL TAXPAYERS NIGHT. Under the proposed
26] – Congress continues to 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 18 at 5
27] – WIB does a silent vigil mourning all violence the third Wednesday of the month. The next vigil is Wed., Apr. 20 from 6
28] – 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
29] – Dr. Sandra Steingraber, acclaimed ecologist and author of LIVING DOWNSTREAM and RAISING ELIJAH
30] – On Wed., May 18 at 7
To be continued.