"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] National HIV Testing Day – June 27
9] Human Rights on the Hill – June 27 – July 1
10] Protest the death penalty – June 27
11] Marc Steiner on WEAA – June 27 – June 30
12] Cardin supports war on
13] Book talk NATURE ETHICS – June 27
14] Meet to plan visit to NSA and other places – June 27
15] Toxic chemicals conversation -- June 28
16] EPA reps define water pollution -- June 28
17] Chaos in Choco – June 28
18] War Is Not the Answer demo – June 28
19] Film class – June 28
20] See two environmental films – June 28
21] Film STEALING TRUST – June 28 & July 11
22] CPT in
23] Organize for Wind Power campaign – June 28, 29 & 30
24] Starving For Justice Fast & Vigil – June 28-July 2
27] Film THE TIME THAT REMAINS – June 29
29] Palestine/Israel Roundtable – June 30
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] – Monday, June 27 is NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY!! The
9] – The 10th Annual Human Rights on the Hill is happening Mon., June 27 from 9
10] – 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
11] – 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.
12] – On Mon., June 27 at 6 PM at the World Trade Center, 401 E. Pratt St., the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs is hosting "...to the Shores of Tripoli
13] – On Mon., June 27 at 7 PM at Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St., hear Marti Kheel talk about her book "Nature Ethics
14] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7
The plan is to go to the NSA at 10 AM on Monday, July 4 for a one-hour demonstration. In the evening Cindy and Sharon will host a potluck gathering. Please RSVP as to your interest in visiting the NSA and/or the potluck.
15] – Would you like to join a conversation that has just started about how to create more support for environment and health causes, and particularly for the Healthy Kids Healthy Maryland campaign. The conversation will be on Tues., June 28 from 1 to 3 PM at 2 East Read
16] – Join EPA & Hip Hop Caucus @ Bus Boys and Poets, Cullen Room, 1025 5th St. NW, (at K St.), WDC on Tues., June 28 at 2 PM. This will be a small meeting with senior officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to discuss the draft guidance for determining whether a waterway, water body or wetland is protected by the Clean Water Act. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP to Jennifer Bynoe at 202.293.5902 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
17] – On Tues., June 28 from 4 to 5 PM, the Washington Office on Latin American and AFRODES-USA invites all to a discussion on "Changing Course
18] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
19] – At the Baltimore Free School, 1323 N. Calvert St. from 6 to 9 PM on Tues., June 28, Ben McCusker will continue with his film screening and discussion class. Go to www.freeschool.redemmas.org.
20] – Watch a double feature
21] – See the film "STEALING TRUST
There are two upcoming screenings. On Tues., June 28 at 7 PM, Red Emma's,
22] – On Tues., June 28 at 7 PM, the Emergence Community Arts Collective and Aaron Cobet will host Rich Meyer to talk about Christian Peacemaker Teams [CPT] 733 Euclid St. NW, WDC 20001, A Christian Peacemaker Team (CPT) is a living answer to the question, "what would happen if Christians devoted the same discipline and self-sacrifice to nonviolent peacemaking that armies devote to war?" Rich organizes tours through
23] – CCAN is preparing for a wind power campaign in
Contact Keith Harrington, CCAN [mailto
24] – Starving for Justice, the annual Fast & Vigil at the U.S. Supreme Court, will be held June 29 to July 2 daily from 8
On Tues., June 28 at 9 PM, there will be a Last Supper as a group at the Capital City Brewing Company, 2 Mass. Ave. NE. The phone there is 202-842-2337, and food orders must be placed no later than 10 PM. At 11
June 29 marks the 39th anniversary of the 1972 Furman v.
On Wed., June 29, from 6 to 8 PM, there will be an Abolition Teach-In featuring Delia Perez-Meyer (death row family member from Texas), Marilyn Shankle-Grant (death row family member from Texas), Mike Stark (local activist with Campaign to End the Death Penalty), Phyllis Prentice (Witness to Innocence board member) and Shujaa Graham (California death row exoneree from Witness to Innocence).
On Thurs., June 30 from 6 to 8 PM, there will be an Abolition Teach-In featuring a "Maryland Night" with Abraham J. Bonowitz (emcee from the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty), Jane Henderson (Executive Director of Maryland Citizens Against State Executions), Bonnita Spikes (murder victim family member and member of Governor O'Malley's Board of Victim's Services), the Honorable Michael G. Summers (Delegate to the Maryland House of Delegates), and Randy Steidl (Illinois death row exoneree from Witness to Innocence.
25] – On Wed., June 29 from noon-1
26] – Each Wednesday from 4
27] – As part of the Voices of
This film is the first in the "Voices of
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] – 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