"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.
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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] Can you phone bank? -- through Sept. 3
7] Can you risk arrest with 350.org? – through Sept. 3
8] Art Along the Trials – through Sept. 3
10] Protest Secure Communities Imitative – Aug. 24
11] Book discussion of SARAH'S KEY – Aug. 24
12] City Council 9TH District candidate debate – Aug. 24
13] City Council 4TH District candidate debate – Aug. 24
14] City Council 8TH District candidate debate – Aug. 24
15] Volunteers needed – Aug. 24 to promote
16] Chestnut Hill Peace Vigil – Aug. 24
17] Fund Our Communities meeting -- Aug. 24
18] Free concert in D.C. – Aug. 24
19] Poster making for MLK commemoration – Aug. 25
20] City Council 1st District candidate debate – Aug. 25
21] City Council 7th District candidate debate – Aug. 25
22] City Council 2nd District candidate debate – Aug. 25
23] City Council 5th District candidate debate – Aug. 25
24] City Council 3rd District candidate debate – Aug. 25
25] Movement against Drug War – Aug. 25
26] White House vigil – Aug. 26
28] WIB Roland Park vigil – Aug. 26
29] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Aug. 26
30] Silent vigil – Aug. 26
31] Vigil to End Wars – Aug. 26
32] Youth Empowerment – Aug. 26
33] Cuban singer in concert – Aug. 26
34] Ballroom dancing – Aug. 26
35] Farmers Market – Aug. 27
36] March for Jobs & Justice – Aug. 27
37] Credit Improvement Workshop – Aug. 27
38] Olney vigil to end the war – Aug. 27
39] Peace vigil in
40] Peace vigil at Capitol – Aug. 27
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] – The Tar Sands Action at the White House continues through Sat., Sept. 3. Volunteers are needed to do phone-banking to convince people to come to D.C. and risk arrest at the White House. A phone bank operation has been set up for the offices of the Energy Action Coalition in D.C., happening from 4-7 PM each day. You can sign up by contacting Whit Jones at EAC at email@example.com.
7] – The Tar Sands Action began on Sat., Aug. 20 at noon, and continues through Sat., Sept. 3 at noon. The aim is to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline to the Canadian Tar Sands. This pipeline destroys or puts at risk many vulnerable wilderness areas plus an aquifer supplying water to much of the
8] – Art Along the Trails continues at Carrie Murray Nature Center Leakin/Gwynne Falls Park,
9] – Each Wednesday from 4
10] – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is holding a hearing on Wed., Aug. 24 on the misleadingly-named "Secure Communities" Initiative (S-COMM). That's the same federal department that has forced the controversial deportation program—which was developed by the FBI as a first step toward creating a national biometric identification scheme—on local jurisdictions across the country, including those that have rejected it, such as
After misrepresenting S-COMM, breaking up thousands of families over offenses as trivial as broken tail lights, and prompting a humanitarian crisis around the country, DHS now claims it wants community input. People across the region are mobilizing to make sure DHS hears their input in no uncertain terms. Stand Against S-COMM on Wed., Aug. 24 starting with a march at 5 PM at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 3304 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA. It is near the Clarendon Metro (
11] – There will be a book discussion about SARAH'S KEY by Tatiana de Rosnay on Wed., Aug. 24 at 6 PM at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Northwood branch, 4420 Loch Raven Blvd. Call 410-396-6076 or go to http://www.prattlibrary.org/locations/northwood/.
City Council President Candidate Forums
12] – There will be a debate between candidates for City Council 9th District on Aug. 24 at 6 PM at St. James Episcopal Church Hall, 1020 West Lafayette Ave. at Arlington Ave.
13] – There will be a debate between candidates for City Council 4th District on Aug. 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Church of the Holy Covenant, 5657 The Alameda.
14] – There will be a debate between candidates for City Council 8th District on Aug. 24 from 7 to 9 PM at the Hunting Ridge Presbyterian Church, 4640 Edmondson Ave.
15] – Volunteers are needed to promote events scheduled for Thurs., Aug. 25. For example, there will be leafleting and phone banking on Wed., Aug. 24 starting at the
On Thurs., Aug 25 from 1 to 2 PM, there will be a special luncheon with Cynthia McKinney at
From 4 to 5 PM, join a Community Buffet with
16] – 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. 24. Call 215-843-4256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
17] – There is a very important meeting on Wed., Aug. 24 at 7:30 PM at Jean Athey's home, 2305 Gold Mine Road, Brookeville-- phone 301-570-0923. If you can't come to the home but want to participate, call into 218-936-4700, 980221#. The focus of the meeting will be to get organized for the Town Hall Meeting on military spending in
18] – Join Sojourners for a free concert on Wed., Aug. 24 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Gala Hispanic Theatre in
Seating at the Gala Hispanic Theatre will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis with the doors opening at 7 PM and the show beginning at 7:30 PM. The Tivoli Theater is located near the
19] – Together with the ACLU of the National Capital Area, DC Vote is organizing a poster-making party on Thurs., Aug. 25 for the Full Democracy and Freedom Rally and March on Aug. 27. The Poster-making Party is from 4:30 to 6:30 PM in
The schedule on Saturday is as follows: 9:30 – 10 AM Assembly, pre-rally entertainment; 10 - 11 AM Rally for Full Democracy and Freedom, with District, youth and Civil Rights leaders; 11 AM - noon March to join the National Action Network Rally at 17th St. & Constitution Ave. NW; 1 PM March to the site of the King Memorial at Ohio Dr. SW and West Basin Dr. SW; 1:30 PM consecration of the Memorial grounds with interfaith leaders from across the country. Email email@example.com.
20] – There will be a debate between candidates for City Council 1st District on Aug. 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Southeast Anchor Library 5601 Eastern Avenue.
21] – There will be a debate between candidates for City Council 7th District on Aug. 25 from 6 to 8 PM at the Heritage United Church of Christ, 3106 Liberty Heights Ave.
22] – There will be a debate between candidates for City Council 2nd District on Aug. 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Frankford Estates Clubhouse, 4511 Moravia Run Way.
23] – There will be a debate between candidates for City Council 5th District on Aug. 25 from 7 to 8:30 PM at the Edward Myerberg Senior Center, 3101 Fallstaff Road.
24] – There will be a debate between candidates for City Council 3rd District on Aug. 25 from 7 to 9 PM at Good Samaritan Hospital, 5601 Loch Raven Blvd.
25] – On Thurs., Aug. 25, at 7 PM @ Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 800 St. Paul St., catch a discussion Movement Against the Drug War Model in Mexico. Call 410-230-0450 or go to www.redemmas.org.
Since 2006, more than 40,000 people have died in the "War on Drugs" in
In response, a citizens movement is growing, not just demanding justice for the innocent victims of this war, but rather going to the roots of the problem and calling for fundamental social and political changes. Hear a report about it.
26] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at
27] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Women in Black, Baltimore, host a vigil at Pratt and Light Sts. in the
28] – There is also a noon vigil on Aug. 26 at
29] – 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/.
30] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Aug. 26 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., in opposition to war in
31] – On the last Friday of the month, join a vigil, Aug. 26, from 5 to 6 PM at Broad & Arch Sts.,
32] – On Fri., Aug. 26 from 6 to 9 PM attend Voices Organizing for International Change, Empowerment and Support featuring DJ's spinning, Live hip-hop, multimedia presentation, food, and networking with like-minded people interested in activism, international development and social change. VOICES is a monthly event series designed to raise funds and awareness for grassroots organizations across the globe that support empowerment, development and leadership.
This month V.O.I.C.E.S. brings it home to D.C. by supporting local youth empowerment at Hillyer Art Space,
33] – On Fri., Aug. 26 at 8 PM hear aacclaimed Cuban singer-songwriter, Pablo Milanés, a prominent figure in Cuba's nueva trova movement of the late '60s, who will perform in concert in Washington, D.C. at the Warner Theater. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or www.livenation.com. For those who want to see free and unrestricted travel both ways between the United States and Cuba, this concert tour is important in showing us the benefits we could all enjoy from ending the travel ban and allowing additional avenues for our two countries to engage.
34] – 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
35] – 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.
36] – MARCH and CONTINUE THE FIGHT FOR JOBS AND JUSTICE on Sat., Aug. 27 in
37] – On Sat., Aug. 27 at 10 AM, there will be a Credit Improvement Workshop,
38] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 10
39] – Each Saturday, 11 AM – 1 PM, Chester County Peace Movement holds a peace vigil in West Chester in front of the Chester County Courthouse, High & Market Sts. Go to www.ccpeace.org. Email email@example.com.
40] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Aug, 27. Look for the blue banner with the message, "Seek Peace and Pursue It.--Psalms 34
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