"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] Protest G-8 – May 18 & 19
6] Support Shorty
7] White House vigil – May 18
9] WIB Roland Park vigil – May 18
10] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – May 18
11] Rules for nuclear power – May 18
12] Silent peace vigil – May 18
13] Sounds of Hope – May 18
14] Film 9500
15] emma's revolution sings – May 18
16] Dylan concert for College Peace Network -- May 18
17] Ballroom dancing – May 18
18] Common Good Platform – May 22/RSVP May 18
19] Climate Ride – May 19
20] Ride for the Feast – May 19
21] Malcolm X Day -- May 19
22] Olney peace vigil – May 19
23] Support Marriage Equality – May 19
24] Occupy GGP – May 19
26] Peace Action Annual Luncheon – May 19
27] Silent vigil at Capitol – May 19
28] African Liberation Day – May 19
29] David Swanson signs his books – May 19
30] Want a ride to
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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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] – To join the G-8 protests, be in Thurmont, MD any time between 8 AM and sundown on Fri., May 18 and Sun., May 19. Bring a folding chair. Attached are some sample sign slogans, but you can write anything you want. "No
There will be media from
Where to go in Thurmont? It is a tiny town, but it does have 3 exits off Rt.15. Dick Ochs will be at the 2nd one, which exits onto Rt.77, also called
6] – Justice for Duane "Shorty" Davis takes place on Fri., May 18 at 9 AM at District Court of Maryland for Baltimore, 120 E. Chesapeake Ave., Towson, MD.
7] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at
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 18 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] – On Fri., May 18 from 2 to 3:30 PM, Victor Gilinsky, former member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Henry Sokolski, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, will address "Serious Rules for Nuclear Power without Proliferation" at the Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20036. Registration is required. RSVP at http://carnegieendowment.org/events/forms/?fa=registration&event=3650. Contact Madeleine Foley at 202-939-2306.
12] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., May 18 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., in opposition to war in
13] – On Fridays, from 7 to 10:30 PM at the Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC 20009, enjoy the Sounds of Hope is Good Music, Good Food, for a Good Cause! Go to www.reverbnation.com/venue/soundsofhope. Contact Mary Shapiro, Sounds of Hope producer at email@example.com or 202-294-2906.
14] – See the film 9500 LIBERTY on Fri., May 18 from 7 to 10 PM at the Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD. This is a film that documents the first time in
history that an Arizona-style immigration law was actually implemented--and the surprising grassroots opposition that led to its repeal. Visit www.CedarLane.org or call 301-493-8300. U.S.
15] – "Social Justice From Arlington To Phoenix" is a benefit concert featuring emma's revolution on Fri., May 18 at 7:30 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22204. Tickets are $18 in advance/ $22 at the door / $15 for students or fixed or low income folks. The concert is suitable for all ages. Advance tickets are available at UUCA and online at http://emmasrevolution.com/live/. Contact
Saeed at 703-892-2565 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sana
16] – THE ROOTS CAFÉ PRESENTS The Night of 1000 Dylans at the Creative
17] – 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
18] – Join with NETWORK in creating a Common Good Platform. This year, Catholic voters face critical choices as we help decide who will lead our nation, states and communities. THE MURPHY INITIATIVE INVITES YOU TO A GATHERING on Tues.., MAY 22, FROM 6:30 PM TO 8:00PM AT THE MISSION HELPERS OF THE SACRED HEART, 1001 W. Joppa Rd., Baltimore 21204 at intersection of W. Joppa and Chestnut Ave. NETWORK, a national Catholic Justice lobbying network, along with a coalition of national Catholic organizations, is coordinating the creation of a common–good platform for each state and DC which will be signed and delivered to national and local candidates and public officials. Each of these individual platforms will be written with the input of people in that state or the
19] – There is a Climate Ride from New York City to Washington, D.C. going from Sat., May 19 at 6 AM to Wed., May 23 at 6 PM. Climate Ride NYC-DC is a grand cycling adventure that connects two of the nation's most important cities – New York and Washington, DC – by bicycle. From the exciting departure by ferry in
Manhattan to the hero's welcome and rally at the steps of the Capitol, the east-coast version of Climate Ride is more than a bike trip – it's an inspiring journey with 150 like-minded people who are united by their passion for sustainability, renewable energy, and bicycles - the ultimate carbon-free form of transportation. Go to http://bike.climateride.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventList. US
20] – RIDE FOR THE FEAST takes place Sat., May 19 and Sun., May 20, and it is a 2-day, 140-mile bike ride from Ocean City to Baltimore City. The ride is 140 miles because that is the exact distance a Moveable Feast driver must go to deliver to the farthest client. The ride began in 2003 and has become one of Moveable Feast's largest fundraising events. Volunteers are needed both before and during the ride. Call 410-581-2322 or visit www.baltimoreethicalsociety.org.
21] – There is a Malcolm X Day Celebration on Sat., May 19 from 10 AM to 4 PM in Meridian Hill Park, aka unofficially as Malcolm X Park. It is located in
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 May 19. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
23] – The Human Rights Campaign and Marylanders for Marriage Equality are ramping up efforts to talk to supporters across the state. The new marriage law doesn't go into effect until next year, and only if the voters decide to uphold it in November. HRC is sponsoring a Frederick Canvass on Saturdays from 11 AM to 1 PM at the corner of
24] – The March to Occupy General Growth Properties GGP is Sat., May 19 starting at 11 AM at Gwynns Falls Elementary, 2700 Gwynns Falls Pkwy., Baltimore 21216. March four miles connecting the Baltimore where workers live, take their kids to school, and worship to the Poverty-Zone where they work. At the
25] – 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 email@example.com.
26] – On Sat., May 19 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, attend Peace Action Montgomery's annual luncheon at Rockville Unitarian Universalist Church, 100 Welsh Park Dr., Rockville. The keynote speaker is David Swanson, and the suggested donation is $25, but any amount is welcome. The luncheon is catered by Lebanese Taverna with vegetarian options. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. This will be inspirational, fun, and intellectually stimulating, and you'll eat delicious food. Proceeds will be donated to the national office of Peace Action and to the Afghan Women's Fund. Go to www.PeaceActionMC.org.
David Swanson is a dynamic and amazingly prolific peace activist and author. In addition, the famous MoCo Peace Players will make a brief appearance, and the annual
27] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., May 19. 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.
28] – The All-African People's Revolutionary Party (GC) invites you to African Liberation Day (ALD) 2012 on Sat., May 19. It convenes at The Emergence Community Arts Collective,
29] – David Swanson will talk about "Lifting the Shadow of War" on Sat., May 19 from 7 to 10 PM at the
Ave. UCC. He will also sign his books which include "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Wellington Union" (2009), "War Is A Lie" (2010), "When the World Outlawed War" (2011) and "The Military Industrial Complex at 50" (2012). Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-559-9784.
30] – Dick Ochs is offering three seats in his vehicle to go to
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