"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] SPCA Auction is ongoing – through Oct. 17
6] DC Labor FilmFest – through Oct. 18
7] Middle Passage Mural – through Oct. 24
10] Silent vigil at
11] Slave Ship: The Middle Passage Today -- Oct. 14
12] Ballroom dancing – Oct. 14
13] Farmers Market – Oct. 15
14] Jobs & Justice March – Oct. 15
15] Help Women of
16] Free legal advice – Oct. 15
17] The DC Walk For The Animals - Oct. 15
18] Olney peace vigil – Oct. 15
20] Silent vigil at Capitol – Oct. 15
21] Philly Against War Festival – Oct 15
22] Critterpalooza -- Oct. 15
23] Chocolate Affair – Oct. 15
24] Gimme Shelter benefit – Oct. 15
25] Make a Difference – Oct. 16
26] Get on Bridge for Peace – Oct. 16
27] United Workers Build Media & Action Build Day – Oct. 16 & 17
28] World Food Day – Oct. 16
30] Red Emma's Meeting – Oct. 16
31] Condemn military spending – Oct. 16
32] Pentagon Vigil – Oct. 17
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
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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] – The
6] – The DC Labor FilmFest continues with a closing film on Tues., Oct. 18 at 7 PM at the Silver Theater in
7] – See Joe Norman's Middle Passage Mural in the Main Gallery at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD 21224, an epic tale of 10 million souls from Africa to the Americas between the 15th and 19th centuries. The exhibit will be there through Sat., Oct 29. Call 410-276-1651; go to www.creativealliance.org; or email email@example.com.
8] – The occupation of Freedom Plaza, 14th & Pennsylvania Ave. NW, continues as U.S. troops, contractors and mercenaries remain in Afghanistan now for an 11th year. The idea is to make the space a
9] – Occupy
10] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Oct. 14 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., in opposition to war in
11] – As part of Joe Norman's Middle Passage Mural display in the Main Gallery at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD 21224, an epic tale of 10 million souls from Africa to the Americas between the 15th and 19th centuries, there will be performances on Fri., Oct. 14 at 8 PM called Slave Ship: The Middle Passage Today. These are short performances by Bashi Rose and Rosiland Cauthen which include excerpts from Amiri Baraka's SLAVE SHIP and Hardy and Rose's film "Me, Myself and Us," interspersed with remarks by scholar Dr. Raymond Winbush, psychologist Dr. Frances Cress Welsing and artist Joseph Norman. There will be an open conversation as well. Tickets are $12, but members get in for $7. Call 410-276-1651; go to www.creativealliance.org; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
12] – 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
13] – 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.
14] – Continue the Fight for Jobs and Justice March and Rally on Sat., Oct. 15 in
Join Mayor Gray, Delegate
15] – Help Build a School for the Women of
16] – An art and entertainment attorney for over 18 years, Walt Lehmann, of Lehmann Strobel PLC, assists creative professionals and cultural organizations, including the Walters, with the management of their intellectual property assets. On Sat., Oct. 15 with appointments every 20 minutes from 10 AM to noon, he will provide free legal advice at the Creative
17] – The DC Walk For The Animals is on Sat., Oct. 15 from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Marie Reed Learning Center, Adams Morgan, 2200 Champlain St., WDC. The
18] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 10
19] – 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.
20] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sept. 24. Look for the blue banner with the message, "Seek Peace and Pursue It.--Psalms 34
21] – On Sat., Oct. 15 from noon to 5 PM, join Philly Against War Festival & Rally at Independence Visitors Center, 6th & Market Sts., Phila.,
22] – Critterpalooza is happening on Sat., Oct. 15 from noon to 4 PM at the Maryland Naturalist Center, 6908 Belair Road, Baltimore 21206. This is a Celebration of Animals! It is a free, nature-themed community event. Families can interact with live animals, play nature games and crafts, view museum collections, learn to walk like an animal, dig for fossils, meet naturalists and wildlife rehabilitators, explore a natural play space, and dress up for a critter costume contest (12 and under). You can buy baked goods and raffle tickets to support the activities of the NHSM. Visit https://sites.google.com/site/critterpalooza2011/ or www.marylandnature.org.
23] – On Sat., Oct. 15 from 6 to 10 PM, attend the 8th Annual Chocolate Affair, a benefit for the Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center (MCVRC) at the Heritage Room, Holy Family Catholic Church, 12010 Woodmore Rd., Mitchellville. Call 301-952-0063. Share a wonderful evening with delicious food and delectable chocolate desserts. Enjoy silent and live auctions and an awards ceremony honoring those who have made a difference in the lives of crime victims and hosted by NBC reporter Jackie Bensen. All proceeds will support the needs of crime victims and their families, from counseling and support groups, to accompaniment at trial and other proceedings; with assistance in understanding and exercising their rights as crime victims, legal representation; assistance with criminal injuries compensation and other community referrals.
24] – Gimme Shelter Productions continues to have consciousness/fundraising events about the plight of the homeless and for the shelters that serve them. Be at the Hamilton Gallery,
25] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore, MD 21201-4661, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion from 10
26] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
27] – The United Workers Conference Planning Committee [http://unitedworkers.org] is seeking participation in making the Fair Development Conference possible! Volunteers are needed to help with everything from set-up to childcare to planning Sunday's action. Pitch in for a few hours, or the whole weekend. If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Mike Wissner at firstname.lastname@example.org, or attend one of the volunteer trainings. For example, there will be an Internal Media Training on Sun., Oct. 16 from 11 AM to 2 PM at United Workers office,
28] – World Food Day is Sun., Oct. 16, and it is time to take action for labels on Genetically Engineered Foods. But in order to get the media, our legislators and the Biotech industry need to heed the call for labeling. In
29] – Every Sunday, 4 to 5 PM, there is a Quaker Peace Vigil at Independence Mall, N. side of Market between 5th and 6th Sts.,
30] – Red Emma's needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
31] – Voices of a Movement: Open Mic will take place on Sun., Oct. 16 from 8 to 10 PM at Busboys and Poets, 5th & K,
32] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop. The next vigil is Mon., Oct. 10, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
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