46] Why did Mikulski vote for the NDAA? – Jan. 17
47] Protest the death penalty – Jan. 17
48] Torture Prevention Act – Jan. 17
49] Remember Patrice Lumumba – Jan. 17
50] War Is Not the Answer – Jan. 17
51] Film THE INTERRUPTERS – Jan. 17
52] MOCO Budget forum – Jan. 17
54] Green Space workshop - Jan. 18
56] Green Currency Meeting -- Jan. 18
57] Chestnut Hill Peace Vigil -- Jan. 18
58] Truth about Islam -- Jan. 18
59] End Corporate Rule rally – Jan. 19
60] Report on UN Climate
61] Meet Jill Stein – Jan. 19
63] CCAN is hiring
65] Support finishing film THE ACTIVISTS thru Kickstarter campaign
66] Sign up with
67] Fund Our Communities campaign
68] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader
69] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
70] Do you need a television and/or a computer?
71] Join Global Zero campaign
72] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
73] Click on The Hunger Site
74] Fire & Faith
46] – As part of Occupy Congress on Tues., Jan. 17, the Montgomery Council Civil Rights Committee will visit Sen. Barbara Mikulski's office to discuss why she voted for the National Defense Authorization Act and its indefinite detention provisions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the time and details of this visit.
47] – There will be a protest at the
Thirty-five years ago, on Jan. 17, 1977, the State of
48] – Unveiling and discussing the Law Enforcement Torture Prevention Act with Congressman Danny K. Davis is on for Tues., Jan. 17 from 2:30 to 5:30 PM in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2203.
49] – 51 Years Later: Fulfilling The Legacy of Patrice Lumumba takes place on Tues., Jan. 17 from 3 to 9 PM at The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave. NW, WDC 2005. Join the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) for a day of demonstration, film screening and teach-in on the current crisis in the Congo and how you can join the global movement in support of self-determination in the heart of Africa. From 3:30 to 6 PM, rally in Lafayette Park (Gathering in front of the White House); from 7 to 7:30 PM, see a screening of "Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering The Truth;" and 7:30 to 9 PM, there is Teach-in on Congo's 2011 Elections and how you can become a part of the global movement in support of self-determination in the heart of Africa. January 17 is the 51st anniversary of the assassination of Patrice Lumumba. Call 202.584.6512. Go to https://www.facebook.com/congofriends.
50] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
51] – On Tues., Jan. 17 at 6 PM at the DC Central Library, the DC Peace Team invites you to view the movie THE INTERRUPTERS. This documentary tells the moving and surprising story of three "violence interrupters" in
After the screening, there will be a panel discussion and community dialogue about innovative ways that local citizens are organizing to address the issue of street violence. Go to http://www.dclibrary.org/mlkweek or contact Eli McCarthy at email@example.com.
52] – On Tues., Jan. 17 at 7 PM, there will be a forum on the 2013
53] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in
54] – Join
Learn about the benefits for your neighborhood on Wed., Jan. 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at HEBCAC,
55] – WIB does a silent vigil mourning all violence the third Wednesday of the month. The next vigil is Wed., Jan. 18 from 6
56] – The Baltimore Green Currency Association meets every Wednesday at 7 PM at Breathe Books, 810 W 36th St. # A, Baltimore, MD 21211-2554. Call 410-235-7323.
57] – 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 Jan. 18. Call 215-843-4256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
58] – On Wed., Jan. 18 at 7:30 PM at the Annenberg Theater, Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, this question will be answered: What is the truth about Islam and Muslims in America? In recent months, anti-mosque protests, anti-Sharia legislation and related controversies have left many Americans confused about Islam and Muslims in
Admission is free, but registration is required. RSVP to Ashlie Hampton at email@example.com or 202/292-6288.
59] – Progressive Maryland is hosting with others on Thurs., Jan. 19 from 11 AM to 1 PM a Take Back Democracy/End Corporate Rule in Lawyers' Mall,
Need a ride? Can you provide rides? Contact Mark Hays, campaign coordinator, Public Citizen's Democracy Is For People Campaign at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-588-7757.
60] – Durban Download: Report From UN Climate Summit in South Africa takes place on Thurs., Jan. 19 from 6 to 7:30 PM at 1112 16th St. NW, Suite 600, WDC. Join in welcoming IPS staff and guests home from the UN climate summit held in
61] – You are invited to an evening with Jill Stein at the home of Brian Bittner and Shanna Bittner-Borell, 2813 Maisel St., Baltimore, 21230 (just minutes from I-95) on Thurs., Jan. 19 at 7 PM. Stein and Ben Manski, co-founder of Move to Amend [www.movetoamend.org] and campaign manager for Jill Stein for President. Enjoy food, door prizes and the opportunity to speak with Jill and Ben.
This will be a fundraiser for Jill Stein for President. In order to win matching primary federal funds, Jill has to collect $5,000 from each of 20 different states. If you can't attend, you can send contributions to Jill Stein for President,
62] – A COMMON SECURITY CLUB/RESILIENCE CIRCLE NEEDS THREE MORE MEMBERS and will start THURS., JAN 19 at 7:30 PM in a home in
If you cannot make Thursday meetings, but are interested in a possible
63] – CCAN is Hiring. Do you want to fight global warming while gaining valuable grassroots organizing knowledge and experience? If so, the
65] – Melody Weinstein of www.melofilms.com notified me that the documentary film she has been working on with Michael Heaney is nearing completion. Titled "The Activists," it chronicles the anti-war movement over the last 10 years, and the major players in the movement. They have filmed us in
They have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for finishing the film and have until January 11 to reach the goal of 15K. To support the film, go to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/melofilms/the-activists-war-peace-and-politics-in-the-street.
66] – The
67] – Fund Our Communities campaign – is a new grass roots movement to get support from local organizations and communities to work together with their local and state elected officials to pressure Congresspersons and senators to join with Congresspersons Barney Frank and Ron Paul, who have endorsed a 25% cut to the federal military budget. Bring home the savings to state and county governments to meet the local needs which are under tremendous budget pressures. Go to www.OurFunds.org.
68] – The new Indypendent Reader is seeking articles for its web site at http://www.indyreader.org. Submit an article.
69] – If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.
70] – Can you use a television set and/or a computer, monitor etc.? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.
71] – Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: http://www.globalzero.org/sign-declaration. A growing group of leaders around the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of the global public agrees. This is an historic window of opportunity. With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.
72] – WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER signs from Friends Committee on National Legislation are again for sale at $5. To purchase a sign, call Max at 410-366-1637.
73] – The Hunger Site was initiated by Mercy Corps and Second Harvest, and is funded entirely by advertisers. You can go there every day and click the big yellow "Give Food for Free" button near the top of the page; you do not have to look at the ads. Each click generates funding for about 1.1 cups of food. So consider clicking.
74] – Go online for FIRE AND FAITH: The Catonsville Nine File. On May 17, 1968, nine people entered the Selective Service Offices in
75] – Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to http://prop1.org; call 202-682-4282.
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