"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] Immigration & human trafficking – May 23
8] Marc Steiner on WEAA – May 23 – May 26
9] Protest the death penalty – May 23
10] Ruckus in D.C. -- May 23
11] Afro-Venezuela Students – May 23
12] Civil Rights History – May 23
13] Conference of Mayors planning – May 23
14] DAY OF ACTION TO EXIT
16] War Is Not the Answer demo – May 24
17] Film class – May 24
18] We Are Them – May 24
19] Odette Ramos Campaign Kick Off -- May 24
20] Financial Peace Group – May 24
21] Nuclear agreements -- May 24
23] BNI celebrates 53rd – May 25
24] Nuclear weapons teach-in – May 25
27] Turning the Tide
28] Palestine/Israel Roundtable – May 26
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] – On Mon., May 23 from 10 AM to 4
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] – Join Ruckus in Washington, DC on Mon., May 23 to celebrate its 15th anniversary
11] – The TransAfrica Forum hosts The Next Generation
12] – Author Emilye Crosby discusses and signs "Civil Rights History from the Ground Up
13] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7
14] – On Tues., May 24, join a Day of Action to Exit
Peace Action and a dozen other peace and justice organizations are planning to ring the Congressional phones off the hook! Sign up to follow Peace Action on Facebook and Twitter. On May 24, Peace Action will send a sample call script to make the calls even easier. Go to www.Peace-Action.org.
15] – You are cordially invited to attend the annual celebration of the School of Life on Tues., May 24 at 11 AM with a Mass held in honor of its Patron Saint, Mary, Help of Christians at 4217 East-West Highway. It will be celebrated by Fr. James Weisman, Benedictine monk from St. Anselm's Abbey. At 12
16] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
17] – At the Baltimore Free School, 1323 N. Calvert St. from 6 to 9 PM on Tues., May 24, Ben McCusker will continue with his film screening and discussion class. Go to www.freeschool.redemmas.org.
18] – Deconstructing the "Clash of Civilizations"
19] – On Tues., May 24 from 6 to 8 PM, be at the Campaign Kick-Off Fundraiser for Odette Ramos running as a Democrat from the 12th district for the Baltimore City Council. It is happening at Joe Squared Pizza,
20] – On Tues., May 24 from 6
21] – A Congressional Breakfast Seminar is on for Wed., May 25 from 8 to 9 AM at Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE, WDC, Bruce Klingner, Heritage Foundation, "North Korean Denuclearization," and Christopher Ford, Hudson Center, "Verification of Nuclear Agreements, Proliferation, and Arms Control." Registration is required. Contact Elma Rhue at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-685-3726. Go to http://www.ndufoundation.org/Page.aspx?pid=411.
22] – Each Wednesday from 4
23] – You are invited to attend Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc.'s 53rd Annual Meeting on Wed., May 25 from 6 to 9 PM at the Mt. Washington Conference Center, 5801 Smith Ave., Baltimore 21209. Contributions to the free event will be welcomed. RSVP to Byron Rouse at 410-243-4468 or email@example.com. The guest speaker will be Carl Snowden, Esq., director of Civil Rights, Maryland Attorney General's Office, and Gayle Danley will provide a poetic interlude.
24] – A Demilitarization / Nuclear Weapons Abolition Teach-In is scheduled for Wed., May 25 from 6
The Teach-In will be at
The Teach-In was initiated by the North American team of Mayors for Peace which is based in
25] – 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
26] – A Congressional Breakfast Seminar is on for Thurs., May 26 from 8 to 9 AM at Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE, WDC, Gen. James Cartwright, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, "Strategic U.S. Policy." Registration is required. Contact Elma Rhue at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-685-3726. Go to http://www.ndufoundation.org/Page.aspx?pid=411.
27] – The National Turning the Tide Summit will take place on Thurs., May 26 at 9 AM through Sat., May 28 until 4 PM at George Mason Univ., Founders Hall,
3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201. Dozens of campaigns have taken shape across the country asserting the right of residents to remain in this country. Communities are pledging to protect one another and to take aim at the policies and programs that threaten the safety and security of everyone. The Turning the Tide Summit will be a space for labor and immigrant rights activists to strategize, strengthen and amplify local efforts and social movement for human rights, self-determination and legalization with dignity. Register at www.altopolimigra.com.
28] – The WEEKLY ROUNDTABLE SEEKING A JUST PEACE IN PALESTINE/ISRAEL takes place from 12
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