"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] Protest the death penalty – June 13
9] Marc Steiner on WEAA – June 13 – June 16
10] Be at City Council/Support 10-600 – June 13
11] Conference of Mayors planning meeting – June 13
12] MoveOn meeting – June 13
13] Celebrate new
14] Paths to Peace – June 13
15] Help support South
16] Call Eric Holder – June 14
17] Computers & Privacy conference – June 14
18] War Is Not the Answer demo – June 14
19] New Media & Your Rights – June 14
20] Film class – June 14
21] Film STEALING TRUST – June 14
22] Rebelling against Economic Tyranny – June 14
23] Support David House – June 15
24] Elder Abuse Awareness – June 15
26] Cut military spending talk – June 15
29] Energy Efficiency Expo – June 16
30] Palestine/Israel Roundtable – June 16
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] – 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
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] – Citizens Planning and Housing Association is urging citizens to appear in City Council to support the Inclusive Housing Vote on Mon., June 13 at 5 PM when a vote will take place. Support 10-600 WITHOUT AMMENDMENTS to remove the expiration date of
11] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7
12] – On Mon., June 13 at 7 PM, the
13] – On Mon., June 13 at 7 PM, Celebrate the opening of the new Solidarity Center, one floor up, at 2011 N. Charles St. Enjoy food and drink, and find out about current campaigns
14] – On Mon., June 13 at 7 PM, hear a discussion "Finding a Path to Peace
15] – After decades of war, millions of dead, and countless communities destroyed, South Sudan is at the threshold of
On Mon. June 13 at 7
16] – Call Attorney General Eric Holder on Tues., June 14 and tell him to Drop the Charges Against Carlos Montes. The National Call-In Day number is 202-514-2001 or 202-353-1555. Montes is to appear in court on Thurs., June 16 in the aftermath of the FBI and Los Angeles Sheriff's raid on his home. Consider this message to Holder
An LA Sheriff's SWAT Team along with the FBI smashed down the door and rushed in with automatic weapons as Carlos Montes slept in his home on May 17, 2011 at 5 AM. Carlos is a longtime Chicano activist and active member of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression. The raiders ransacked his house, taking his computer, cell phones and hundreds of documents, photos, diskettes and mementos of his current political activities in the pro-immigrant rights and Chicano civil rights movement. He was arrested on one charge dealing with a firearm code and released on bail the following morning.
This attack on Carlos Montes is part of the campaign of FBI harassment targeting 23 peace and justice activists which has until now been centered in the
17] – Computers, Freedom, and Privacy, the 21st Annual Conference theme is "The Future is Now." It takes place Tues., June 14 through Thurs., June 16 at
18] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
19] – New Media and Your Rights
Headline-grabbing ACLU clients Anthony Graber and Robert Collins speak -- "Who Watches the Watchmen?" at the Annual Prince George's and Montgomery County ACLU Chapter Dinner and Forum. In the past year, the ACLU of Maryland has been involved with a number of high profile cases that deal with freedoms in the age of new media — not only with the internet, but with media documentation as well.
Most recently, there was the case of Robert Collins, who was forced to provide his Facebook login information during a recertification interview with the Division of Corrections — a gross breach of privacy for both him and his friends. This closely follows the case of Anthony Graber, who was unsuccessfully charged with wiretapping laws when he videotaped a frightening encounter with a police officer in plain clothes who approached him with his gun drawn.
20] – At the Baltimore Free School, 1323 N. Calvert St. from 6 to 9 PM on Tues., June 14, Ben McCusker will continue with his film screening and discussion class. Go to www.freeschool.redemmas.org.
21] – STEALING TRUST
22] – What Are You Going To Do On June 14th to Rebel Against Economic Tyranny? On this Flag Day, Tues., June 14, people are allegedly organizing acts of resistance throughout the
23] – There is a Pernicious and Unlawful Grand Jury Investigation into WikiLeaks which now Targets Computer Scientist and Freedom of Information Activist David House. Speak Out for the Need for Whistleblowers! Defend the Freedom of the Press and Association! Rally with David House at 9
24] – There will be a World Abuse Awareness Day Rally on Wed., June 15 from noon to 2 PM at the Towson Library, Wilson Room, 320 York Rd.. The rally will feature Robert Blancato, national coordinator of the Elder Justice Coalition. All attendees will receive a gift, and The Sweet Adelines will sing. Call 410-887-4200.
25] – Each Wednesday from 4
26] – The Recession is Over
27] – WIB does a silent vigil mourning all violence the third Wednesday of the month. The next vigil is Wed., June 15 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] – PLAN TO ATTEND the 14th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum, which will take place in the Cannon House Office Building - Caucus Room (3rd floor), Independence Ave. and New Jersey Ave. SE, WDC, on Thurs., June 16 from 9
30] – The WEEKLY ROUNDTABLE SEEKING A JUST PEACE IN PALESTINE/ISRAEL takes place from 12
To be continued.