21] "Can We Abolish Nuclear Weapons Before We Abolish War?" – Oct. 14
22] Protest Leon Panetta – Oct. 14
23] Hear from Guatemalan activist Victor Caal Tzuy – Oct. 14
24] Hummus Not Hate – Oct. 14
25] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Oct. 14
26] No JHU Drone Research – Oct. 14
27] One Fair Wage – Oct. 14
28] 38th Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards – Oct. 14
29] See DIRTY WARS – Oct. 14
30] Privacy Workshop – Oct. 14
31] IWW MEETING – Oct. 14
32] Hear from Guatemalan activist Victor Caal Tzuy – Oct. 14
21] – On Tues., Oct. 14 from 11:30 AM to 2 PM, Tad Daley, Center for War/Peace Studies, and former Sen. Harris Wofford (PA), will discuss "Can We Abolish Nuclear Weapons Before We Abolish War?" The discussion will be at the Women’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW, WDC. Register at https://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/5880/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=423372
22] – Protest Leon Panetta, former CIA Director and Secretary of War, at George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs Building, 805 21st St. NW, WDC 20052, on Tues., Oct. 14 at noon. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1529588943944552. Panetta is to talk about his book, “Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace.” His leadership at the CIA and later at the Pentagon caused the death of innocents, the terrorizing of communities, and the creation of even more enemies of the United States. CODEPINK teamed up with the GWU Progressive Student Union to protest in front of the School of Media and Public Affairs Building until doors open at 12:30 PM.
23] – Get over to CIEL, 1350 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1100, WDC, on Tues., Oct. 14 at noon, and hear from Guatemalan activist Victor Caal Tzuy, speaking on behalf of the nearly 60 rural and indigenous communities that form ACODET (Association of Communities for Development and Defense of Land and Natural Resources). He will discuss community-based organizing and resistance to the Xalalá Hydroelectric Dam – a government imposed project that would, if constructed, irreparably damage the land, livelihoods and culture of nearly 100 Maya Q’eqchi’ indigenous communities in Guatemala. Victor will speak about the role of Maya Q’eqchi’ culture in his community’s resistance to the Xalalá dam. This event is part of a bi-coastal tour organized by the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala. Go to http://nisgua.blogspot.com/2014/09/nisgua-2014-fall-tour.html.
24] – Despite conflicts elsewhere between co-religionists, Washington area Jews and Muslims refuse to be enemies! Instead, they are building ties of friendship and trust for the betterment of both communities and for the greater Washington community. Hear what is happening in Farragut Square, Connecticut Ave. and K St. on Tues., Oct. 14 from 1 to 1:30 PM. Follow on Twitter using the #SpreadHummusNotHate or on Face https://www.facebook.com/events/513553228748162/. Look under SpreadHummusNotHate.
25] – Each Tuesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the Catholic Peace Fellowship-Philadelphia for peace in Afghanistan and Iraq gathers at the Suburban Station, 16th St. & JFK Blvd., at the entrance to Tracks 3 and 4 on the mezzanine. The next vigil is Oct. 14. Call 215-426-0364.
26] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. Join this ongoing vigil on Oct. 14, but note today demonstrators will be there from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-366-1637.
27] – On Tues., Oct. 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in the Samuel Gompers Room, AFL-CIO, 815 16th St. NW, WDC, join ROC-DC workers and activists as they rally in support of one fair wage. ROC-DC members will share their stories living off tips and ROC-United Executive Director, Saru Jayaraman, will lay out the case for one fair wage. Refreshments will be served. Visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-fair-wage-rally-and-reception-tickets-13336865925?aff=mcivte.
28] – The 38th Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards is taking place on Tues., Oct. 14 from 5:30 to 9 PM at the Carnegie Institution for Science, 1530 P St. NW, WDC 20005. On Sept. 21, 1976, agents of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet detonated a car bomb that killed IPS colleagues Orlando Letelier, a former Chilean diplomat and director of the Institute’s Transnational Institute, and Ronni Karpen Moffitt, an IPS development associate, in Washington, DC. Each year in October, the Institute for Policy Studies hosts the annual human rights award in the names of Letelier and Moffitt to honor these fallen colleagues while celebrating new heroes of the human rights movement from the United States and the Americas.
2014 marks the 38th annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards ceremony. Join IPS in honoring Robin Reineke, Colibrí Center for Human Rights in Tucson, AZ and the Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders. There will also be a special recognition award for lawyer, human rights activist, and UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Méndez. Please consider supporting the Institute for Policy Studies by sponsoring this year’s Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards Ceremony. Contact IPS Development Director Angelique Been at 202-787-5235. If you are a student and are interested in attending the Letelier-Moffitt Awards, please contact Christina Curtin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-787-5272. Visit http://act.ips-dc.org/site/Calendar/148556335?view=Detail&id=100164.
29] – Then there is a Film Screening and Discussion on US Drone Use and Covert Warfare at the George Washington Multicultural Student Services Center (MSSC), Room 209, on Tues., Oct. 14 at 6:30 PM. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/574506796013880/. After the GW protest of Leon Panetta earlier in the day, CODEPINK will join GW student groups for a film screening of Academy Award-nominated documentary, “Dirty Wars,” which follows journalist Jeremy Scahill as he investigates US covert warfare and drone use. There will be a talk by Alli McCracken of the CODEPINK DC office and a discussion following the movie!
30] – There is a privacy workshop at the Emergence Community Arts Collective, 733 Euclid St. NW, WDC, on Tues., Oct. 14 from 7 to 9 PM. This course will be a hands on workshop which will teach people how to use various Open Source Software (OSS) programs and apps that provide secure and private communication and information (file) sharing via the Internet. Participants will bring their laptops, tablets, and smart phones, and leave with working software and practices to communicate and share data securely (encrypted) and anonymously (privately). Many of the applications covered are listed on the website https://prism-break.org. Contact Jabari Zakiya at 202-390-6398 or email@example.com.
31] – On Tues., Oct. 14 at 7:30 PM in the Free School Classroom, Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, there is a Monthly IWW GMB Meeting. Just sign up for the OBU (One Big Union)! The Baltimore Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World urge you to come and pay your dues, sign up for a red card, and find out what the Wobblies are working on. Call 443-602-7585. Go to http://www.redemmas.org.
32] – On Wed., Oct 15 at noon at Howard University 2400 Sixth St. NW, WDC, Guatemalan activist Victor Caal Tzuy, speaking on behalf of the nearly 60 rural and indigenous communities that form ACODET (Association of Communities for Development and Defense of Land and Natural Resources) will discuss community-based organizing and resistance to the Xalalá Hydroelectric Dam – a government imposed project that would, if constructed, irreparably damage the land, livelihoods and culture of nearly 100 Maya Q’eqchi’ indigenous communities in Guatemala. Victor will speak about the role of Maya Q’eqchi’ culture in his community’s resistance to the Xalalá dam. This event is part of a bi-coastal tour organized by the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala.
To be continued.
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