clear weapons bruefing – May 3
70] Justice at
71] KnowDrones Tour in
72] Bill Barry's teaching a course on the 30s – May 3
73] Working women in the District – May 3
74] Sports in Apartheid
75] Misconceptions about the
76] Jubilee for Low Income Countries – May 3
77] Sponsors needed for Theater of the Oppressed – May 12
78] HELP MAKE PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST!
79] Sign up with
80] Join Fund Our Communities
81] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader
82] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
83] Do you need a television and/or a computer?
84] Join Global Zero campaign
85] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
86] Click on The Hunger Site
87] Fire & Faith
69] – On Thurs., May 3 from 2 to 3 PM, Hans Kristensen and Robert Norris, Federation of American Scientists, will give a "Briefing on Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons" in 385 Russell Senate Office Building, WDC. RSVP by Wed., May 2 at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Katie Colten at 202-454-4694.
70] – Join Justice at
71] – Starting Thurs., May 3 through Tues., May 8, the National KnowDrones Tour will be in the
On May 3 at 4 PM, join a demonstration on
Then we will go to
On Fri., May 4 at 9:30 AM, the drone will go to AAI Corp., 124 Industry Lane, Hunt Valley, MD. From noon to 3 PM, the tour will visit Goucher College and Towson Univ. Help distribute literature outlining Ruppersberger's campaign donations from major drone manufacturers. We will also visit AAI in
Then from 5 – 6 PM, the drone tour will join the weekly silent peace vigil outside
On Sat., May 5 – noon to 2 PM – a drone replica will be part of a demonstration in
At 7 PM at Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, there will be a Organizing Against Drones Forum with Nick Mottern of KnowDrones.com and Max Obuszewski of the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance. A surprise guest will be a person from
On Tues., May 8 – 8 AM, direct actionistas will gather at
Let Max know what events you will join. He can be reached at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.
72] – Bill Barry is teaching a 3-credit course on the 1930s, covering Black Thursday to
73] – The Worker's Right's Board Hearing is happening on Thurs., May 3 at 6:30 to 9 PM at the Bethlehem Baptist Church, 2458 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, WDC - Metro: Anacostia (Green Line). Join academic, community, faith, political and labor leaders in examining the impact of the economy and economic downtown on working women in the District. Contact Nikki at Nikki@dcjwj.org.
74] – Join award-winning sports writer and author Dave Zirin to debate and discuss the sports world in Israel/Palestine and what it tells us about the realities of life in Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip. Sports Under Occupation: Athletic Repression and Resistance in Israel/Palestine occurs on Thurs., May 3 from 7 to 9 PM at La Casa, 3166 Mt. Pleasant St. NW. In today's
Israel and , there are two sports worlds: one for Israelis and one for Palestinians. Just as in apartheid Palestine , these differences tell a story all its own. Just as in apartheid South Africa South Africa, they form an argument for making 's sports world a part of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement aimed at bringing justice for Palestinians living under occupation. This is sponsored by Haymarket Books and the DC Chapter of the International Socialist Organization. Israel
75] – Ray McGovern, a leader with Speaking Truth to Power and a former US intelligence official, and Robert Parry, an investigative journalist and the founder of Consortiumnews.com, will speak about "Challenging Media Misconceptions about the Middle East" on Thurs., May 3 at 7 PM at the Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC 20009. Call 202-328-0072.
76] – On Thurs., May 3 at 7:30 PM, there will be a panel discussion "An Easter Call: A Season of Jubilee for Low Income Countries?" at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 6701 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, MD 20855. It will provide information on the severe impact of international debt on low income countries and what can be done about it. Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA and Marie Dennis, Co-President of Pax Christi International, will present along with two Zimbabweans, Hopewell Gumbo and Kevin Hazangwi, who are from a Jubilee USA partner organization in Zimbabwe. It is sponsored by St. Francis of
77] – 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
78] – 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.
79] – The
80] – 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.
81] – The new Indypendent Reader is seeking articles for its web site at http://www.indyreader.org. Submit an article.
82] – If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.
83] – Can you use a television set and/or a computer, monitor etc.? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.
84] – 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.
85] – 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.
86] – 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.
87] – Go online for FIRE AND FAITH: The Catonsville Nine File. On May 17, 1968, nine people entered the Selective Service Offices in
88] – 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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