55] LGBTI refugees – May 17
56] Bill of Rights Defense Committee benefit – May 17
57] Marxism and Anarchism – May 17
58] Nonviolent direct action – May 17
59] Statehood concert – May 17
62] Save a rec center – until June 8
63] Job with SOA Watch
64] HELP MAKE PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST!
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67] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader
68] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
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70] Join Global Zero campaign
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72] Click on The Hunger Site
73] Fire & Faith
55] – Join Human Rights First for the launch of its new report, The Road to Safety: Strengthening Protection of LGBTI Refugees in Uganda and Kenya on Thurs., May 17 at 3:30 PM. Human Rights First is pleased to partner with the Human Rights Campaign for a discussion of the challenges facing gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender, and intersex refugees.
Anne Richard, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration, Joe Solmonese, president, Human Rights Campaign, and others will address the report at 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW, WDC. The discussion is also available via live webcast at www.hrc.org/equalitytalks. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org] – On Thurs., May 17 at 7 PM, there is a Peace Action
56] – Madam's Organ Blues Bar is a restaurant and night club located at
57] – Marxism and Anarchism: Assessing Strategies for Radical Change takes place on Thurs., May 17 from 7 to 9 PM at La Casa, 3166 Mt. Pleasant St. NW, WDC. The rise of the Arab Spring and Occupy movement has created a new opening for radical and revolutionary politics. A new generation of young people is coming to anti-capitalist conclusions and are seeking to figure out the meaning of revolution. Debates are emerging among new radicals about the most effective politics and strategies for bringing revolutionary change, as a result Anarchism and Marxism are experiencing a growth in popularity and interests. Though many currents of Anarchism recognize the need for radical change, their understanding of society and how to transform it are insufficient to the task at hand.
Join the D.C. ISO for an educational meeting on Marxism and Anarchism. Those who attend are strongly encouraged to read selected articles in preparation for the discussion: http://isreview.org/issues/73/featrev-cominginsurrection.shtml; http://isreview.org/issues/27/holloway.shtml; http://isreview.org/issues/72/feat-anarchism.shtml; and http://www.isreview.org/issues/03/anarchism.pdf.
58] – Working for Peace through Nonviolent Direct Action takes place on Thurs., May 17 at 7 PM at The Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC 20009. Missy Lane is an activist in the anti-war and Palestinian solidarity movements. She was a member of the 2011 youth flotilla that sought to raise awareness about the human rights crisis stemming from the blockade of
59] – AN EVENING WITH LEONARD, COLEMAN AND BLUNT is on Thurs., May 17 from 8 to 10 PM in the Grand Ballroom of the Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW, WDC. This is for the launch of the D.C. Statehood Teach In & Concert Tour. This event showcases the remarkable and magnificent individual and collective talents of DC's Own: "Living Legends" ... Leonard, Coleman, and Blunt... (LCB) with the Presentation of the Official D.C. Statehood Song!! Note the musical talent: Glenn Leonard, former lead, Temptations, Joe Coleman, former lead, Platters, and Joe Blunt, former lead, Drifters.
The versatility of nationally acclaimed Ayanna Gregory, daughter of Dick Gregory, is a chance to witness history in the making, in her continual Ascension to National Stardom!! The Porch Pickers Brigade will get everyone on the dance floor. Tickets are $35 in advance, and $45 at the door. Go to www.jblwl.eventbrite.com.
60] – Can
Live Without the Bomb? Turkey is becoming an increasingly important player in regional and global nuclear diplomacy. What key considerations are likely to influence Turkey 's future nuclear policies? Will a nuclear-armed Turkey Iran change 's position? Sinan Ülgen and George Perkovich will try to answer these questions on Fri., May 18 from 9 to 10:30 AM at 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20036. Contact Zoe Benezet-Parsons at 202-939-2261. Registration is required to attend this event: http://carnegieendowment.org/events/forms/?fa=registration&event=3676. Ankara
61] – There is an OCCUPY G8 PEOPLE'S ECONOMIC SUMMIT on Fri., May 18 at 10 AM at C. Burr Artz Public Library,
62] – Help rally
63] – There is a job opening with SOA Watch. The organization seeks a full-time Operations and Development
Coordinator in the
64] – 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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66] – 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.
67] – The new Indypendent Reader is seeking articles for its web site at http://www.indyreader.org. Submit an article.
68] – If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.
69] – Can you use a television set and/or a computer, monitor etc.? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.
70] – 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.
71] – 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.
72] – 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.
73] – Go online for FIRE AND FAITH: The Catonsville Nine File. On May 17, 1968, nine people entered the Selective Service Offices in
74] – 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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