"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] Personal assistant job
6] Protect Bill of Rights – Apr. 6
7] Nuclear Fuel Cycle – Apr. 6
8] Prevent Nuclear Terrorism – Apr. 6
9] Lenten Prayer Services – Apr. 6
11] WIB Roland Park vigil – Apr. 6
12] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Apr. 6
14] Silent peace vigil – Apr. 6
15] Film INSIDE JOB – Apr. 6
16] Ballroom dancing – Apr. 6
17] Activist Artist Corner – Apr. 6
18] Farmer's Market – Apr. 7
19] Olney peace vigil – Apr. 7
22] MILLION HOODIES MARCH – Apr. 7
23] Silent vigil at Capitol – Apr. 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] – Walter Teague, LICSW, LCSW-C, wants to hire someone to provide help on a number of projects at his office. This Personal Office Assistant would work part time, approximately 20 hours a week. The desired availability would be Mon. – 11 AM to 6 PM, Tues., - 11 AM to 5 PM and Fri. – 11 AM to 6 PM. Work closely with an experienced social worker on both professional and personal projects. Working mostly out of a home office, the work will include both routine and more challenging tasks. Work will be assigned and reviewed weekly as needed. The projects will start with office organizing and proceed to assist in writing and internet tasks. It would be a requirement for the person to have a driver's license in order to get to
6] – Join the Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition in petitioning to protect the Bill of Rights on Fridays from 8:30 to 9:30 AM at the Takoma Park Metro Station. Email email@example.com.
7] – On Fri., Apr. 6 from 8:30 AM through 4 PM at George Washington Univ., the State Room - Seventh Floor of the Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E St. NW, WDC 20052, Peter Lyons, Assistant Energy Secretary for Nuclear Energy, and six other speakers will address "Teaching the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: What Policymakers, Practitioners and the Public Need to Know." Go to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFZ5dkE5ZWh5VnFqWkJPYVlWdDl0c3c6MQ#gid=0
8] – On Fri., Apr. 6 at 10 AM, Robert Gallucci, former U.S. negotiator during the North Korean nuclear crisis of 1994, Sharon Squassoni, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Joseph Cirincione, Ploughshares Fund, and Alexander Glaser, Princeton Univ. will take a look at "Global Nuclear Security and Preventing Nuclear Terrorism." The event is at the National Press Club, Zenger Room, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, WDC. Go to http://www.press.org/events/panel-discuss-global-nuclear-security-and-preventing-nuclear-terrorism
9] – Lockheed Martin works for... War and the 1% Super Rich! On Good Friday, Apr. 6, Protest Occupy Resist...the Top-Gun of Corporate
Park in large movieplex lot. For public transportation, go to www.septa.com. See nonviolence discipline at http://www.brandywinepeace.com/nonviolence.html. Those planning to participate in the resistance, attend 11 AM on-site preparation meeting. Call 610-544-1818 or go to www.brandywinepeace.com.
10] – There will be Lenten Vigil for Peace & Justice at the White House on Fri., Apr. 6 from noon to 1 PM at the White House (north side on Pennsylvania Ave.). There will be a prayer service at the White House to remember the victims of
Lent is a time for personal and societal repentance, a time for radical conversion, renewal and transformation. Living under the brutal occupation of the Roman Empire, Jesus declared: "The
11] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Women in Black, Baltimore, host a vigil at Pratt and Light Sts. in the
12] – There is also a noon vigil on Apr. 6 at
13] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel (now in its 8th year) takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th &
14] – Consider joining the
At each station there is a brief prayer service, usually including a reading, litany, remarks and a song. Contact Chuck at 443-846-5207 or go tp www.paxchristi.org.
15] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Apr. 6 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., in opposition to war in
16] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility and Baltimore Quaker Peace and Justice Committee of
This is an Oscar-winning documentary about the financial crisis caused by Wall Street. Directed by Charles Ferguson in five parts, the film is about the systemic corruption in the financial sector. It begins with a look at how
Matt Damon is the narrator of the first film to provide a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008. Maria Allwine, Green Party candidate for U.S. senator, will lead the discussion.
17] – FIRST FRIDAY'S at the Solidarity Center, 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218, includes an Activist Artist Corner-- spoken word, music, poetry, film, and media—on Apr. 6 from 8 PM to midnight. The night will feature Ron Kipling Williams, Asher Strauss, Christopher Rykiel, bass player Donna Simone Plamondon and guitar player Ester Solidarity and YOU! There will be an open mic! Enjoy homemade food, desserts, beverages on sale; proceeds to the people's struggle. Call 443-909-8964.
18] – 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
19] – 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.
20] – 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 Apr. 7. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
21] – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
22] – The MILLION HOODIES MARCH is on for Sat., Apr. 7 at noon at Malcom X Park, 16th St NW between Euclid St and W St NW. Forty-four years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's assassination, demand justice for Trayvon Martin's murder. On Feb. 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin was shot dead by George Zimmerman, the self-appointed head of a neighborhood watch program in a gated community in
. Come out to the Million Hoodies March to turn anger into protest and demand justice for Trayvon Martin. The closest Metro is Sanford, Florida – Green/Yellow Line. Email email@example.com. Columbia Heights
23] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Apr. 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.
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