"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
7] Witness Against Torture continues it presence in D.C. through Jan. 12
8] White House vigil – Jan. 6
10] WIB Roland Park vigil – Jan. 6
11] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Jan. 6
13] Protect immigrants – Jan. 6
14] Silent peace vigil & potluck dinner -- Jan. 6
15] Film IMPUNITY – Jan. 6
16] Film OF GODS AND MEN – Jan. 6
17] Economic Democracy – Jan. 6 & 7
18] Witness Against Torture at Dorothy Day – Jan. 6
19] Ballroom dancing – Jan. 6
20] Farmer's Market – Jan. 7
21] Art Grant Info Workshop – Jan. 7
22] Immigration Training Session – Jan. 7
23] Olney peace vigil – Jan. 7
25] Silent vigil at Capitol – Jan. 7
26] Progressive Neighbors Forum – Jan. 7
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] – 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] – WITNESS AGAINST TORTURE is still occupying Washington, D.C. through Jan. 12, MARKING 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF
During this occupation, WAT sponsors Hungering for Justice, a 10-day fast highlighting the ongoing crimes at
On Wed., Jan. 11, a dramatic Human Chain from the White House to the
8] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at
9] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Women in Black, Baltimore, host a vigil at Pratt and Light Sts. in the
10] – There is also a noon vigil on Jan. 6 at
11] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel (now in its 8th year) takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th &
12] – WIB holds a silent vigil mourning all violence, the first Friday of the month. The next vigil is Dec. 2 from noon to 12
14] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Jan. 6 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,
15] – 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 first film in the series IMPUNITY [
IMPUNITY is a documentary by Edward Salem, filmed shortly after the end of the destructive Operation Cast Lead in December 2008 - January 2009. It can be best appreciated as a profound ethnography on the coping mechanisms of a people under siege and in the aftermath of the massive destruction.
16] – On Fri., Jan. 6 at 7 PM, see the film OF GODS AND MEN as part of the Peace Center of Delaware County First-Friday Large Screen Free Film Series, 1001 Old Sproul Road, Springfield, PA. This French film is taken from a true story about monks living in
17] – Economic Democracy: Another Life is Possible ~Using our resources for the welfare of all~ ~Lessons from life in Venezuela will be presented by Dada Maheshvarananda, who lives there and has a deep understanding of the transformation happening within its society. With more than 66,000 operating cooperatives, the question remains whether this economic democracy will prove to be a model for development throughout the region - and the hemisphere. In spite of the successes, Venezuelan society remains deeply divided between those who love President Hugo Chavez and those who hate him. While political democracy can be exploited by big money & powerful elites, economic democracy is a dynamic economy of, by and for the people. It is based on community based leadership, full employment and a high quality of life that can be experienced by all. Warning: Dada may include some experiential activities in his presentation, so come prepared to participate. Donations accepted for the work of Prout Institute,
He will speak on Fri., Jan. 6 from 7 to 9 PM, but there will be snacks at 6:30 PM in the dining room, north entrance, of St Stephen's Church,
He will also speak on Sat., Jan, 7 from 4 to 6 PM at the Howard County Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044. Go to www.hclibrary.org. The events are sponsored by: Washington Peace Center, Howard County Friends of Latin America, Just Peace Circles, Inc. Contact Bette Rainbow
Dada was born in the US, and his recent book is After Capitalism: Prout's Vision for a
18] – On Fri., Jan. 6 at 7:30 PM, hear about 10 Years of
19] – 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
20] – 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.
21] – There is a Transformative Art Project Information Workshop on Sat., Jan. 7 from 10 AM to noon at PNC Bank, Charles Village Branch (12 E. 25th St.). Attending one of the two project workshops is mandatory for communities interested in applying for up to $20,000 towards a community-transforming art project. Go to http://www.promotionandarts.com/index.cfm?page=bopa-grants§ions=3.
22] – On Sat., Jan. 7 from 10 AM to noon. There is an Immigration Referendum Training Session - Keep Their Dream Alive – at St. Mark the
23] – 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 Jan. 7. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
24] – 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.
25] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Jan. 7. 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.
26] – There is a Progressive Neighbors Legislative Forum on Sat., Jan. 7 at 1:45 PM at the Clifton Park Baptist Church, 8818 Piney Branch Road (at University Blvd). This event is sponsored by Progressive Neighbors with Progressive
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