"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] KnowDrones Tour in
6] White House vigil – May 4
7] Lower Nuclear Numbers – May 4
9] WIB Roland Park vigil – May 4
10] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – May 4
12] Silent peace vigil – May 4
13] Film NINETEEN EIGHTY FOUR – May 4
14] Film CAPITALISM IS A LOVE STORY – May 4
15] Film VIVA
16] Medea Speaks – May 4
17] Faith & Climate Chaos -- May 4
18] Ballroom dancing – May 4
19] Last day to RSVP for ALC Retreat – May 4
20] Dream Act fundraiser – May 4 - 5
21] JUST FAITH – May 5
22] Plant Trees – May 5
23] Olney peace vigil – May 5
25] Silent vigil at Capitol – May 5
26] Bike vet at White House – May 5
27] Another BDC Is Possible – May 5
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You will get a confirmation message once subscribed. If you have problems, please write to the list manager at email@example.com.
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] – The National KnowDrones Tour (http://www.knowdrones.com/) with a large model bomber drone replica remains 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.
6] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at
7] – On Fri, May 4 from noon to 1:30 PM, Jon Wolfsthal, Monterey Institute, will discuss "The Path to Lower Nuclear Numbers" at the Wilson Center, Sixth Floor, Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Women in Black, Baltimore, host a vigil at Pratt and Light Sts. in the
9] – There is also a noon vigil on May 4 at
10] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel (now in its 8th year) takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th &
11] – WIB holds a silent vigil mourning all violence, the first Friday of the month. The next vigil is May 4 from noon to 12
12] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., May 4 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., in opposition to war in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. Placards say: "War Is Not the Answer." The silent vigil is sponsored by AFSC,
13] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility and Baltimore Quaker Peace and Justice Committee of Homewood and Stony Run Meetings are hosting the FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS DVD SERIES. The fifth film in the series NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR [
This is the George Orwell novel directed onscreen by Michael Radford and starring John Hurt as Winston Smith and Richard Burton, as Obrien, in his last film. It follows the life of Winston Smith, whose work is to rewrite history to be favorable to the totalitarian government. One day he commits the crime of falling in love with Julia, Suzanna Hamilton, and they try to escape Big Brother's listening and viewing devices, but, of course, nobody can really escape. Obrien, a member of the Inner Party, must "rehabilitate" Smith and cleanse his mind of improper thoughts.
14] – On Fri., May 4 at 7 PM, see the film CAPITALISM: A Love Story (U.S., 2009), written and directed by Michael Moore, as part of the Peace Center of Delaware County First-Friday Large Screen Free Film Series, 1001 Old Sproul Road, Springfield, PA. The doors open at 6:30 PM for light refreshments. Call 610-544-1818 or go to www.delcopeacecenter.org
Moore goes into the homes of ordinary people whose lives have been turned upside down, and he looks for explanations in Washington, D.C., and other centers of power. What he finds are the all-too-familiar symptoms of a love affair gone awry: lies, abuse, and betrayal.
15] – On Fri., May 4 at 7 PM at the
The discussion will be led by Clayton Conn, based in the
16] – Medea Benjamin is speaking at Ramdon Row Books, 315 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902 on Fri., May 4 at 7 PM. She is cofounder of Global Exchange and of CodePink: Women for Peace, and is the author of the new book "Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control." Benjamin was forcibly removed on Monday from a speech by White House Counterterrorism Advisor John Brennan, who defended the use of drones to kill in
Medea asked him: "How many people are you willing to sacrifice? Why are you lying to the American people and not saying how many innocents have been killed? I speak out on behalf of Tariq Aziz, a 16-year-old in
17] – On Fri., May 4 at 7:30 PM, Rose Marie Berger will look at Standing for Creation: A Faith Response to Climate Change at the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 503 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW, WDC, 20010. Berger, associate editor and poetry editor for Sojourners Magazine (www.sojo.net), is the author of Who Killed Donte Manning? The Story of an American Neighborhood. Additionally, she writes a regular column on spirituality and justice for Sojourners Magazine. Rose was a member and pastor of the Sojourners intentional Christian community in Washington, D.C., for 12 years. She's a published poet with an MFA in poetry. She lives in the
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] – The deadline to RSVP for the Mothers' Day ALC Retreat 2012 is Fri., May 4. The theme for the Mother's Day weekend is "You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down" with guest speaker Shelley Douglas. Send your detailed RSVPs with arrival and departure times to email@example.com or call 202.882.9649. See http://new.evite.com/services/links/3VD2PJO2EM.
20] – There is a CASA de Maryland/Dream Act fundraiser from Fri., May 4 at 9 PM to Sat., May 5 at 2:30 AM at COCOCABANA BAR & GRILL #A, 2031 Univ. Blvd. East.
. This fundraising event will be the biggest Latin Social Dance in the area of MD, DC, & VA. The main purpose is to make an impact with our future generation and to support those that are already part of the DREAM. DJ Lee "El Gringuito" Smith and Yulio's TBR Entertainment will be keeping you on the dance floor all night long with the hottest Bachata, Salsa, Merengue, Cha-Cha-Cha, and more... There is a $10 minimum donation, and a 15% discount on their delicious international cuisine and exotic drinks for CASA de Maryland & CASA in Action Members ONLY! Go to http://www.casademaryland.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&... Or contact Yulio J. Gamonal at Ygamonal@casamd.org or 202.215.8618. Hyattsville, MD 20783
21] – On Sat., May 5 from 9 AM TO 12:30 PM, ATTEND JUST FAITH an introductory workshop with Jack Jezreel, founder of JustFaith, held at ST. MARK CATHOLIC CHURCH, HYATTSVILLE, MD 20783. Come to learn more about JustFaith, an innovative justice education program that explores how to live the Gospel of Jesus in today's complex and changing world. THE WORKSHOP IS FREE OF CHARGE. PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE. It is sponsored by the Archdiocese of
22] – Plant Your Legacy at Earth Day Celebration with Baltimore County volunteers and the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy on Sat., May 5 from 9:30 AM to 1 PM. It is a wonderful opportunity to restore riparian buffers within
23] – 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 May 5. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
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., May 5. 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] – Rally for Peace at the White House with WWII Vet on Sat., May 5 at 2 PM at Lafayette Park, Pennsylvania Ave and Jackson PL NW. Veteran For Peace member Samuel Winstead will be riding his bicycle on a 360-mile "Ride for Peace" that left Raleigh, NC, on Sunday, April 29 and will finish with a rally in front of the White House. "The purpose of the trip is to ask the president and the Congress to stop our current wars," Winstead said. "Our war machine is running us into the ground. The military budget is breaking records. Our government, at both ends of
Pennsylvania Avenue, is making noises about getting into a war with . Speakers at the rally will include Jean Athey, Michael McPhearson, Matt Southworth and David Swanson. Email ncveteransforpeace.org Iran
27] – Another BDC is Possible, a Spring Development Forum, is happening on Sat., May 5 at 3 PM at
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