"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] March on
8] Art Along the Trials – through Sept. 3
9] Protest the death penalty – June 6
10] Marc Steiner on WEAA – June 6 – June 9
11] Palestinian Unification – June 6
13] Conference of Mayors planning meeting – June 6
14] Paths to Peace – June 6
15] March & lobby with the nurses -- June 7
16] War Is Not the Answer demo – June 7
17] Film class – June 7
18] Missile "defense" concerns – June 8
20] Film THE EXILE NATION PROJECT – June 8
22] Book WHAT'S GOTTEN INTO US – June 8
23] Palestine/Israel Roundtable – June 9
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] – The March on Blair Mountain
Each day participants plan to march 10 miles, and then hold a rally in the town of
8] – Art Along the Trails continues at Carrie Murray Nature Center Leakin/Gwynne Falls Park,
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] – 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.
11] – On Mon., June 6 at 7 PM, Professor Mark Croatti will discuss "Palestinian Unification
12] – The 2011 DC Caribbean FilmFest ends on Mon., June 6 at 7 PM at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910. General admission is $11. See ALMACITA, SOUL OF DESOLATO [Almacita di Desolato], a 1986 film set at the turn of the 20th century on the tropical island of Curacao, this drama of magic, fantasy, and legend is an interesting blend of styles that also provides scenic views and musical numbers that maintain interest. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301.495.6720. Go to www.afi.com/silver/new/.
13] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7
14] – On Mon., June 6 at 7 PM, hear a discussion "Finding a Path to Peace
15] – On Tues., June 7, from 11 AM to 5 PM, March with the Nurses during the National NNU March, Rally and Lobby Day. Meet at
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., June 7, Ben McCusker will continue with his film screening and discussion class. Go to www.freeschool.redemmas.org.
18] – On Wed., June 8 from 1
19] – Each Wednesday from 4
20] – See the film THE EXILE NATION PROJECT on Wed., June 8 at 5
21] – 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
22] – On Wed., June 8 at 7 PM at Breathe Book,
23] – The WEEKLY ROUNDTABLE SEEKING A JUST PEACE IN PALESTINE/ISRAEL takes place from 12
To be continued.
Donations can be sent to the
"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