"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] Get on the Bus – Apr. 27
6] End "secure communities" – Apr. 27
7] KnowDrones Tour in Philly – Apr. 27
8] White House vigil – Apr. 27
10] WIB Roland Park vigil – Apr. 27
11] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Apr. 27
12] Film WALKING WITH EGYPTIANS – Apr. 27
13] Robotic Warfare forum at JHU – Apr. 27
14] Silent peace vigil – Apr. 27
15] Film GIRL IN THE CAFÉ – Apr. 27
16] Ballroom dancing – Apr. 27
17] House Concert -- Apr. 27
18] Benefit for legal defense fund – Apr. 27
19] Defend Marriage – Apr. 28
20] International Drone
21] Socialism Conference -- Apr. 28
22] Olney peace vigil – Apr. 28
23] Vegfest – Apr. 28
25] Silent vigil at Capitol – Apr. 28
26] Fundraiser for youth development -- Apr. 28
27] Protest War on Women -- Apr. 28
28] Film BROTHER OUTSIDER – Apr. 28
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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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] – Get on the Bus for Human Rights (GOTB) is an annual day of human rights education and activism organized by Amnesty International USA groups in Somerville, MA and Washington, DC. They organize peaceful action outside of embassies, consulates, and public spaces in DC and
In Washington, there is a morning briefing at 10 AM in the SEIU Conference Center, 1800 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Room 1026/28 (lobby level). Then from 1:20 to 1:50 PM, there will be a rally at Embassy of
6] – End, Don't Mend Secure Communities! On Fri., Apr. 27 at noon at 131 M
, WDC 20002 (near St. NE New York Ave. Metro), ICE is holding a "community" roundtable to promote S-Comm. Be at a press conference at outside the ICE building to make it clear once again "We reject S-Comm." Email email@example.com.
7] - On Fri. Apr. 27, plan to join with the KnowDrones Tour on its final day in
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 Apr. 27 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] – There is a FILM SCREENING of "Walking with the Egyptians" on Fri., Apr. 27 at 12:30 PM at ICC 270, Georgetown Univ., 3700 O St. NW. It was made as part of an independent study with ACMCU Adjunct Professor Max Gross. Filmed on location in
Cairo in early December 2011, the documentary centers around the Egyptian Revolution, the Arab Spring, and the ongoing Egyptian Elections, and features interviews with Middle East experts such as John L. Esposito, John Voll, and Natalie Khazzal. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, Coerte Voorhees. Lunch will be served. RSVP at http://acmcuvoorhees.eventbrite.com/.
13] – The Hopkins Connection A P U B L I C F O R U M ROBOTIC WARFARE occurs on Fri., Apr. 27 from 4 to 6 PM at Johns Hopkins University, Mergenthaler 111, HOMEWOOD CAMPUS, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. In recent years, remotely-controlled drones have been used to launch missiles against human targets, even in countries where the
The Applied Physics Laboratory at
14] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Apr. 27 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., in opposition to war in
15] – Occupy Peace House is showing the film "Girl in the Café" on Fri., Apr. 27 from 7 to 10 PM at 1233 12th St. NW, WDC 20005. While it is a free event, donations are welcome. Light snacks will be available. Call Denise Valdez at 512-294-0232 or go to www.occupypeacehouse.org.
16] – 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
17] – Enjoy a House Concert on Fri., Apr. 27 at 8 PM. There is a suggested donation of $18. For reservations, contact Wendy Rambo Shuford at 410-532-5604 or at Ramboshuford@aol.com.
18] – There is a BENEFIT DANCE PARTY AND PIE AUCTION on Fri., Apr. 27 at 10 PM to benefit Charm City Anarchist Black Cross's legal defense fund! Enjoy music by DJ Cullen Stalin at the
19] – There are Seven Months to Defend Marriage in
20] – On Sat., Apr. 28, 9 AM to 9 PM, CODEPINK and the legal advocacy organizations Reprieve and the Center for Constitutional Rights are hosting the first International Drone
On Sun., Apr. 29, from 10 AM to
21] – On Sat., Apr. 28 from 10 AM to 4 PM, attend ORGANIZE & FIGHT BACK! This is a Socialism Conference scheduled to take place at the Poe Room, Enoch Pratt Free Library,
22] – 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. 28. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
23] – Get over to the Baltimore Vegfest, a celebration and exploration of the benefits of vegetarian living on Sat., Apr. 28 from 11 AM to 3 PM at UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle. Event features vegetarian foods, live music, local vegetarian restaurants, speakers, nutritional experts, vegan cooking demonstrations, a kids area, free prizes, gift bags and more. Call 410-455-2787. Go to http://umbc.edu/arts.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
25] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Apr. 28. 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 email@example.com.
26] – There is a fundraiser for the
27] – A National Protest Against the War on Women is happening on Sat., Apr. 28 from 1 to 4 PM at
28] – See the film BROTHER OUTSIDER on Sat., Apr. 28 from 2 to 4 PM at La Casa, 3166 Mt. Pleasant St. NW. It was five years in the making and the winner of more than 25 awards, Brother Outsider illuminates the public and private lives of Bayard Rustin, a visionary activist and strategist who has been called the "invisible man." This is a fundraiser for DC Jobs with Justice, and the suggested donation is $10. Enjoy popcorn and lemonade. Contact Lilly at Lillian@dcjwj.org or 202-543-1542.
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