"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] Art Along the Trials – through Sept. 3
8] Marc Steiner on WEAA – May 30 – June 2
9] March on
10] Transforming Christianity – May 30 – June 2
11] War Is Not the Answer demo – May 31
12] Film class – May 31
13] Wayne Pacelle at Barnes & Noble -- May 31
14] Conference of Mayors planning – May 31
15] Reuse & Repurposing – May 31
16] Torture Awareness Month -- June
18] Preventing Torture – June 1
20] Dangerous Untruths – June 1
21] Palestine/Israel discussions – June 2
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] – Art Along the Trails continues at Carrie Murray Nature Center Leakin/Gwynne Falls Park,
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] – On Mon., May 30 at 7 PM @ Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St., get over to March on Blair Mountain Info Night. In 1921, after two decades of intense labor struggles against inhuman living and working conditions, miserly wages and fierce anti-union repression, around 10,000 armed coal miners in
10] – On Tues., May 31 through Thurs., June 2, the 4th Annual Conference "Transforming Christianity" will take place at
11] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
12] – At the Baltimore Free School, 1323 N. Calvert St. from 6 to 9 PM on Tues., May 31, Ben McCusker will continue with his film screening and discussion class. Go to www.freeschool.redemmas.org.
13] – A Wayne Pacelle, CEO of the Humane Society of the United States will discuss and sign copies of his book THE BOND
14] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7
15] – On Tues., May 31 from 7 to 10 PM, the Emergence Community Arts Collective, 733 Euclid St. NW, WDC 20001, invites you hear a talk Reuse and Repurposing with Katherine Nehring of a World Without Waste. Learn about reuse and repurposing of common household goods. She'll be talking about what she's learned, both from a conference on the subject and as an owner of a business that does just this! Contact Espy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202 498-1578. Donations will be accepted, but no one will be turned away.
16] – June is Torture Awareness Month, and the lead organization is National Religious Coalition Against Torture. Go to http://www.nrcat.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=298&Itemid=219
17] – Each Wednesday from 4
18] – On Wed., June 1 at 6
19] – 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
20] - Dangerous Untruths
21] – The WEEKLY ROUNDTABLE SEEKING A JUST PEACE IN PALESTINE/ISRAEL takes place from 12
To be continued