"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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7] Eating Ethically – Dec. 1
8] World Aids Day – Dec. 1
9] First Thursday vigil against war – Dec. 1
10] Demo at Egyptian office – Dec. 1
11] Human Trafficking – Dec. 1
12] Green Grants Workshop – Dec. 1
13] Protest fat cats – Dec. 1
14] Film on Afghanistan-Pakistan – Dec. 1
15] "From the
16] Stop Exelon/Constellation merger – Dec. 1
17] Mondragon Cooperatives -- Dec. 1
18] Film PEACE UNVEILED -- Dec. 1
19] Concert: New Wave Singers/Lea Gilmore – Dec. 1
20] Delegation to
21] Vigil for Leonard Peltier – Dec. 2
22] White House vigil – Dec. 2
24] WIB Roland Park vigil – Dec. 2
25] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Dec. 2
27] Sex industry in
28] Silent peace vigil -- Dec. 2
29] Film CROSSING OVER – Dec. 2
30] Book talk BORDER CROSSINGS – Dec. 2
31] Film EVEN THE RAIN – Dec. 2
32] Film THE
33] Witness for Peace silent auction -- Dec. 2
34] Ballroom dancing – Dec. 2
35] Empower DC benefit – Dec. 2
36] Farmer's Market – Dec. 3
37] Gospel Peacemaking – Dec. 3
38] Class on homicides – Dec. 3
39] Volunteer Day at ECAC – Dec. 3
40] Olney peace vigil – Dec. 3
41] Fund Our Communities meeting – Dec. 3
43] Silent vigil at Capitol – Dec. 3
44] USLAW fundraiser – Dec. 3
46] DC Labor Chorus – Dec. 3
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 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
6] – Occupy
7] – Eating Ethically's ROC National Diners' Guide 2012 Release takes place on Thurs., Dec. 1, 8:30 AM until 10:30 PM at the Eatonville Restaurant, 2121 14th St. NW, WDC. WE ALL ENJOY EATING OUT. Unfortunately, the workers who cook, prepare, and serve our food suffer from poverty wages, no benefits like paid sick days, and little or no chance to move up to better positions.
When the people who serve us food can't afford to pay the rent or take a day off when they're sick, our dining experience suffers.
The release of the ROC NATIONAL DINERS' GUIDE 2012 provides information on the wage, benefits, and promotion practices of the 150 most popular restaurants in the
. The Guide lists responsible restaurants where you can eat knowing that your server can afford to pay the rent and your cook isn't working while sick. RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1194872897/mcivte. USA
8] – DC FIGHTS BACK RALLY ON WORLD AIDS DAY is on Thurs., Dec. 1 from noon to 1 PM. The issue is HOUSE THE 922 PEOPLE ON THE AIDS HOUSING WAIT LIST! The event is at North Capitol and I (eye)
9] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will host an End the Wars vigil on Thurs., Dec. 1 from 5 to 6
10] – Stand with the Egyptian People: Demo at the Egyptian Defense Office, 2590 L St. NW, WDC, on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 5 PM. Join fellow Egyptians in demanding the military hand over power immediately, stop the military trails, stop using tear gas, release all the protesters detained and have all the responsible held accountable for the war crimes committed against the protesters. Go to http://on.fb.me/rQcnzP.
11] – On Thurs., Dec. 1, hear Hidden Forms of Human Trafficking: A Critical, Gendered Discussion at 5:30 PM at
12] – On Thurs., Dec. 1 from 6 to 8 PM, there will be a Parks and People Neighborhood Greening and Clean Water Spring 2012 Grant Workshop at the Zeta Center for Healthy and Active Aging, 4501 Reisterstown Rd. Contact Citizens Planning and Housing Association at email@example.com.
13] – On Thurs., Dec. 1, join
14] – There is a free film screening "Ten Years After, Afghanistan and Pakistan," followed by a lecture and discussion with filmmaker Kathleen Foster and Prof. Muhammad Shafiuddin Khan, literature,
15] – "From the Mississippi Delta" is an inspirational memoir celebrating one woman's amazing journey from poverty and prostitution in the Jim Crow South to civil rights activism and the halls of academia. Here Endesha Ida Mae Holland on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 7 PM at Coppin State Univ.,
16] – There is a public hearing on the Exelon/Constellation merger on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 7 PM at the War Memorial Bldg.,
17] – Carl Davidson will speak about Mondragon and the Solidarity Economy on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 7 PM @ Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St. This is the first event in a new series of talks and workshops, co-sponsored by Another BDC is Possible, which will explore practical alternative economic development models and strategies. Davidson, former SDS organizer, is currently working with SolidarityEconomy.net and the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism. Hear the story of the Mondragon cooperatives in the Basque country. Started by a Catholic priest looking for a way to build economic power in a poor community with few other options in Franco's Spain, the Mondragon cooperatives are now the largest interlinked network of cooperatively run businesses in the world, with over 80,000 worker owners, and an extensive system of research, education, development, and financial assistance that works for the benefit of the cooperatives.
18] – WOMEN, WAR, & PEACE -- Part 3 of 5: "Peace Unveiled" will take place on Thurs., Dec. 1 from 7:30 to 9 PM at the Radical Expression Infospace, 5525 Illinois Ave. NW, WDC. When the
Women, War & Peace was a bold new five-part PBS television series challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men's domain. The vast majority of today's conflicts are not fought by nation states and their armies, but rather by informal entities: gangs and warlords using small arms and improvised weapons. The series reveals how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties. Yet they are simultaneously emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict. With depth and complexity, Women, War & Peace spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones from
19] – The New Wave Singers, a Baltimore men's chorus, is joined by jazz and blues singer Lea Gilmore in honor of World AIDS day on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 7:30 PM at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. Call 410-276-1651 or go to http://www.creativealliance.org. Tickets at $17, but members pay $12.
20] – There is an upcoming delegation -- Building Peace with
21] – Vigil For Leonard Peltier on Fri., Dec. 2 from 6 AM to 6 PM in
22] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at
23] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Women in Black, Baltimore, host a vigil at Pratt and Light Sts. in the
24] – There is also a noon vigil on Dec. 2 at
25] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel (now in its 8th year) takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th &
26] – WIB holds a silent vigil mourning all violence, the first Friday of the month. The next vigil is Dec. 2 from noon to 12
27] – The Program in Latin American Studies at Johns Hopkins University presents Patty Kelly from George Washington Univ. who will speak about "The Political-Economic Context of the Sex Industry in Chiapas, Mexico" on Fri., Dec. 2, from noon to 2 PM in Greenhouse 113 (behind Gilman Hall, facing the fish pool). Dr. Kelly's research focuses upon culture, power, and inequality in
28] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Dec. 2 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., in opposition to war in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. Placards say: "War Is Not the Answer." The silent vigil is sponsored by AFSC,
29] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility and Baltimore Quaker Peace and Justice Committee of Homewood and Stony Run Meetings are hosting the FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS DVD SERIES. The last film in the series CROSSING OVER [
The series theme is IMMIGRATION AND ITS STRUGGLES. CROSSING OVER is an independent drama with Harrison Ford, playing an ICE agent, Ray Liotta and Ashley Judd. It deals with "illegal" immigrants of different nationalities struggling to achieve legal status in
30] – There is an author event: Border Crossings: A Spiritual Journey In Medicine on Fri., Dec. 2 from 5 to 8 PM at the home of Sharon & Gar Alperovitz, 2317 Ashmead Place NW, WDC. Harvard-trained physician and neuroscientist Ann B. Barnet describes her boundary-breaking journey from brain research to serving immigrant children and families. She invites the reader into the life of The
31] – There is a Human Rights Film series at
32] – On Fri., Dec. 2 at 7 PM, see the film THE LAST MOUNTAIN as part of the Peace Center of Delaware County First-Friday Large Screen Free Film Series, 1001 Old Sproul Road, Springfield, PA. This documentary,
The doors open at 6:30 PM for light refreshments. Call 610-544-1818 or go to www.delcopeacecenter.org.
33] – You are invited to the annual Witness for Peace Holiday Party and Silent Auction on Fri., Dec. 2 from 7 to 9:30 PM at the Public Citizen Media Room, 1600 20th St. NW, WDC. Come prepared to bid on a variety of items, including this year's highlight: a 1969 Corita
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] – There is a benefit concert for Empower DC on Fri., Dec. 2 at 9 PM and continuing through Sat., Dec. 3 at 2 AM @ Ras Hall, 4809 Georgia Ave. NW, WDC. There is a request for a $10-15 donation, but no one will be turned away. Call 202-234-9119. It's Movement Music! Have you heard The "
36] – 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.
37] – On Sat., Dec. 3 from 8:45 AM to 4:40 PM, participate in a retreat on Gospel Peacemaking and Neuroscience at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3304 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201 in Room 103 in the Community Center. It is a short walk from the Clarendon Metro. The guest speakers will be Rev. Emmanuel Charles McCarthy and John Carmody. A no cost – lunch will be provided, but donations will be accepted. Call 703-527-550.
The retreat provides what many have called a "life-changing" experience of the Nonviolent Jesus of the Gospels. It shows us how we can effect peace in our families, communities, workplace, political structures and the world by confronting with love those forces within that undermine the innate capacity for care and compassion with which we are all imbued. RSVP to Eli McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-903-2809.
39] – Volunteer Day at ECAC is Sat., Dec. 3 from 10 AM to 5 PM. It's that time of the year when ECAC stuffs, labels, and stamps, and delivers thousands of envelopes and your help is needed. Go to http://ecacollective.org.
40] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 10:30 to 11:30 AM, on the corner of Rt. 108 and Georgia Ave. in Olney, MD. The next vigil is Dec. 3. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
41] – On Sat., Dec. 3 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM, attend the Fund Our Communities Activists and Organizers Meeting at the Rockville Library, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville. This is a follow-up to the Maryland Town Halls to Take Back the Budget Debate, Get inspired by nationally recognized labor leader Gene Bruskin, who will summarize our challenges and opportunities. A brilliant speaker and experienced organizer, Gene will offer up marching orders. Plan how to grow our power so we can fundamentally change our country.
The political landscape is in major flux, as exemplified by the Occupy Movement, political stalemate, and intense anger throughout the country about the economy and corporate control of politics. Help take advantage of this confluence to generate lasting people power--to take back our democracy and bring an end to excessive
42] – 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.
43] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Dec. 3. Look for the blue banner with the message, "Seek Peace and Pursue It.--Psalms 34:14." The vigil lasts one hour and is silent except when one responds to the occasional questions. Go to http://www.quaker.org/langleyhill/seekpeace.htm or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
44] – There is a USLAW Co-Conveners Fundraiser on Sat., Dec. 3 from 6 to 8:30 PM at the home of Dennis Serrette,
45] – Occupy
46] – The DC Labor Chorus presents its annual Concert of Favorite and Sacred Songs on Sat., Dec. 3 at 7:30 PM. The admission is free, although donations are appreciated (and tax deductible!). The concert is at the
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