81] Shut down BP – Apr. 19
82] Financialization of Nature – Apr. 19
83] Bill Barry's teaching a course on the 30s – Apr. 19
84] John Lewis is speaking – Apr. 19
85] Katrina vanden Heuvel interviewed – Apr. 19
86] Build your skills – Apr. 19
87] Film "Will The Real Terrorist Please Stand Up" – Apr. 19
89] March Against Big Oil – Apr. 20
90] Max has table at JHU Spring Fair – Apr. 20 - 22
91] Volunteers needed for MUPJ Conference – Apr. 20-21
92] Peace essay contest for middle school students – through Apr. 30
93] Sponsors needed for Theater of the Oppressed – May 12
94] HELP MAKE PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST!
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104] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
81] – SHUT DOWN BP on Thurs., Apr. 19 at 1 PM in Freedom Plaza, D.C. April 20 is the two-year anniversary of the BP oil spill. In response to that tragedy, Occupy will be protesting them. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/342848659096427/.
82] – Financialization of Nature: A Roundtable Discussion is on for Thurs., Apr. 19 from 1 to 3 PM at the IPS Conference Room, 112 16th St. NW, Suite 600, WDC. Many investors see increasing scarcity in a number of natural resources as an opportunity to reap those large profits and have begun to take over food, energy and metal markets. Not satisfied with these essential markets, investors are working with national governments and international agencies to create new markets for other aspects of nature. Water, land, carbon, species, habitats and biodiversity markets are being created, not so much to protect natural resources, but to provide new ways for the financial sector to profit.
With the upcoming Rio+20 Earth Summit focusing on building a "green economy" and institutions like the World Bank developing ways to put a price on nature, this discussion is more relevant than ever. Panelists and participants will examine the ways that nature is being "financialized" and the growing international reaction from civil society. By highlighting on-the-ground examples the roundtable will question whether commodification and financialization is the best way to manage local resources globally. RSVP to Noel Ortega, firstname.lastname@example.org, and get a webcast access code.
83] – Bill Barry is teaching a 3-credit course on the 1930s, covering Black Thursday to
84] – Catch a Conversation with Civil Rights Icon and Congressperson John Lewis on Thurs., Apr. 19 from 6 to 9 PM at The Arc, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE, WDC 20020. He will discuss his involvement in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and '60s, its relevance to the present day and where we are now as a culture. The event will also feature, inspirational entertainment, a showing of the short documentary, "John Lewis - An American Hero," a discussion between Denise Rolark Barnes and Congressman Lewis, and presentation of the
85] – On Thurs., Apr. 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, award-winning author and poet E. Ethelbert Miller interviews Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel on the state of the world, the nation, the elections, the 99% spring, and the right battles for change. Her latest book is "The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama." E. Ethelbert Miller is the Board Chair of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and author of "The 5th Inning" (Busboys and Poets Press). The event co-sponsored by IPS is at Busboys and Poets, 5th & K
86] – Build Your Skills: Nonviolent Street Smarts and Effective Action on Thurs., Apr. 19 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at the Washington Peace Center, St Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St. NW. Use the
87] – At
, see a screening: "Will The Real Terrorist Please Stand Up" on Thurs., Apr. 19 from 7 to 9 PM. IPS fellow Saul Landau's latest film documents the fact that the Howard University sponsors terrorism. This is an in-depth peek at US-Cuba politics through the story of the Cuban 5. United States
The Cuban 5 are serving long sentences, yet Luis Posada Carriles,
88] – You're Invited to "Armed and Dangerous: U.S. Weapons to Israel" at University of Maryland, Stamp Student Union, Charles Carroll Room, on Thurs., Apr. 19 at 7:30 PM. Josh Ruebner of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation will be addressing the crucial issue of U.S. weapons transfers to Israel and their impact on Palestinians living under Israeli military occupation. Hear the political, strategic, economic, legal and human rights rationale for ending U.S. aid to Israel, and ways in which you can get involved in our ongoing campaign to end U.S. military aid to Israel. This event is put on by the
90] – Max will be selling used books, buttons, bumperstickers, CDs, DVDs, videos and vinyl at the JHU Spring Fair from noon until 7 PM on Fri., Apr. 20, from 11 AM until 7 PM on Sat., Apr. 21 and noon until 7 PM on Sun., Apr. 22. His booth should be located in the upper quad. Call Max at 410-366-1637.
91] – Volunteers are needed to help with the 27th Annual Maryland Peace and Justice Conference to be held on Friday and Saturday, April 20 & 21 at the Episcopal Cathedral Church of the Incarnation, 4 E. University Parkway,
93] – On May 12, there will be a free community event held at Latin Palace--a showing of a Theater of the Oppressed play by El Taller's traveling theater group out of Puebla, Mexico. This Spanish language interactive play will address issues of social justice and feminism. The organizers of the event are looking for ways to promote community organizations in
94] – HELP MAKE PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST! Since a civil war in 1974 the
This video is only 3 minutes long but gives a good overview of the program. It was made by the
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8rSmOKgY_4. This video is about 8 minutes, gives more info on some of their activities while here, and was made in part by the teens: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egcM0Fnj2YA.
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96] – Fund Our Communities campaign – is a 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.
97] – The new Indypendent Reader is seeking articles for its web site at http://www.indyreader.org. Submit an article.
98] – If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.
99] – Can you use a television set and/or a computer, monitor etc.? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.
100] – 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.
101] – 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.
102] – 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.
103] – Go online for FIRE AND FAITH: The Catonsville Nine File. On May 17, 1968, nine people entered the Selective Service Offices in
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"One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the