"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] "Inventing the Nation" – ongoing
7] Go to
8] Art Along the Trials – through Sept. 3
9] Jobs Not Cuts – Aug. 10
12] Film THE BIG BANANA – Aug. 11
13] Film SOUTH OF THE BORDER & Cuba report back – Aug. 11
14] Ryan Harvey at 2640 – Aug. 11
15] White House vigil – Aug. 12
17] WIB Roland Park vigil – Aug. 12
18] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Aug. 12
19] Silent vigil – Aug. 12
20] Ballroom dancing – Aug. 12
21] Farmers Market – Aug. 13
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] – "Inventing a Nation" at the
7] – There's still time to sign up for a delegation to
8] – Art Along the Trails continues at Carrie Murray Nature Center Leakin/Gwynne Falls Park,
9] – MoveOn is urging you to join the "Jobs, Not Cuts" event on Wed., Aug. 10 at noon to send a strong message. All around the country activists will be delivering Contract for the American Dream to their district office. Go to Congressperson Dutch Ruppersberger's office,
10] – Each Wednesday from 4
11] – 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 Chestnut Hill, PA. The next vigil is Aug. 10. Call 215-843-4256 or email email@example.com.
12] – See the film "The Big Banana" on Thurs., Aug. 11 at 6:30 PM at Busboys & Poets, 1025 5th Street NW, WDC. Banned in
13] – On Thurs., Aug. 11 at 7 PM at the Solidarity Center, 2011 N. Charles St., see the film SOUTH OF THE BORDER and a report back from Cuba. Oliver Stone takes a road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media's misconception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents, including Hugo Chavez and Evo Morales. Hear from participants in the Venceremos Brigade who converged in
Also that there is ongoing organizing to WELCOME CYNTHIA
14] – On Thurs., Aug. 11 at 7 PM @ 2640, 27th &
15] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at
16] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Women in Black, Baltimore, host a vigil at Pratt and Light Sts. in the
17] – There is also a noon vigil, weather permitting, on Aug. 5 at
18] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel (now in its 8th year) takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th &
JFK Blvd., (across from Israeli Consulate. It is sponsored by Bubbies & Zaydes (Grandparents) for Peace in the Philadelphia Middle East. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to http://phillyjewishpeace.org/.
19] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Aug. 12 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., in opposition to war in
20] – There is an opportunity to participate in ballroom dancing, usually every Friday of the month, in the JHU ROTC Bldg. at 8 PM. Turn south on
21] – Go to the West Baltimore Farmer's Market for fresh fruits, vegetables, breads and other treats every Saturday from 8 to noon. CPHA has worked with the West Baltimore Marc TOD and Transit Inc. (WBMTTI) to establish a Farmer's Market at the West Baltimore Marc Train stop at Smallwood Road at Franklin and Mulberry Sts. Since opening in June, over 300 people buy fresh groceries there every Saturday morning. WBMTTI will continue to include the community in the transit-oriented developments on the west side and continue to improve the area around "the highway to nowhere" until it becomes the highway to somewhere. Go to www.cphabaltimore.org.
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