"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] Two friends are looking to buy a house in Baltimore
5] Unity March for Puerto Rico – Nov. 19
6] Computer Security – Nov. 19
7] Hunger Thanksgiving Empowerment Day – Nov. 19
8] Outreach for Feeding the Homeless – Nov. 19
9] Water is Life – Nov. 19
10] Faith-based Dialogue around Racism & Patriotism -- Nov. 19
11] Homeless Outreach -- Nov. 19
12] Marching Dykes – Nov. 19
13] Protest at the Pentagon – Nov. 20
14] Legal Observer Training – Nov. 20
15] See “Occupation of the American Mind” – Nov. 20
16] PEACEKEEPERS Meeting – Nov. 20
17] Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference -- Nov. 21
18] Peace vigil – Nov. 21
19] Protest drone research – Nov. 21
20] Baltimore Youth March – Nov. 21
1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available. “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.
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 Iraq.
To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to mobuszewski at Verizon.net. 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] – Janice and Max are looking to buy a house in Baltimore. Let Max know if you have any leads—410-323-1607 or mobuszewski 2001 at comcast dot net.
5] – On Sun., Nov. 19 at 10 AM, join the Unity March for Puerto Rico on the Mall, Washington, District of Columbia. This is a declaration that WE THE PEOPLE take a stand and unite our voices in solidarity against laws that do not serve the people of Puerto Rico. The mission of Unity March for Puerto Rico is simple, to stand in solidarity as ONE people and ONE voice against the unjust law that have been systematically oppressive and crippling to the people and the socio-economic growth and sustainability of the island. Ask that our leaders make the necessary legislative changes to the Jones Act to uplift the people of Puerto Rico and hearten, support and sustain the economic growth of the island.
6] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore 21201-4661, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion from 10:30 AM to noon. On Sun., Nov. 19, the Sunday Platform is “Computer Security.” Trevor Vaughan will talk about basic computer security issues. From the reality of having your information out on the web, to home computer safety, and to kids and the internet. His a computer engineer, who has degrees from the University of Maryland and University College. He’s one of the owners of Onyx Point, a company that specializes in computer automation, security, and compliance. Call 410-581-2322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
7] – On Sun., Nov. 19 from 1 to 4 PM, volunteer for Survive Hunger Thanksgiving Empowerment Day, hosted by I Survived Movement, at the Baltimore War Memorial, 101 North Gay St., Baltimore 21202. Find tickets at www.signupgenius.com. The I Survived Movement, The Community Cares Project, For the Love of Others, LLC, and Breaking the Silence will host an evening of Fine Dining and Empowerment for 500 homeless, less fortunate and battered families for the Thanksgiving holiday. The event will consist of an hour of empowerment where local pastors, musical artists, motivational speakers and community partners will empower the guests through song, testimonials of survival, encouragement and love. The guests will also enjoy a fine dining experience over a soul food thanksgiving style menu. The goal is to create a stellar experience for our guests to enjoy plated dinners served with love. Churches, Community Volunteers, Servers, and helping hands are asked to donate food. If you would like to donate to this cause please contact @email@example.com.
8] – On Sun., Nov. 19 at noon, Make an Impact by joining IMPACT Outreach for Feeding the Homeless in downtown D.C. (Franklin Park). The goal is to feed at least 100 people. Consider donating: MONETARY DONATIONS ARE TO BE SENT TO ONLY ONE AUTHORIZED PLACE: PayPal -- firstname.lastname@example.org. Email email@example.com. Give back and #makeanIMPACT
9] – On Mon., Nov. 20 from 3 to 5:30 PM, Water Is Life, hosted by Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, in Sommer Hall, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore. Find tickets at www.waterislifesymposium.brownpapertickets.com. The sacredness of water has formed a unity across Native nations and is now propelling the environmental justice movement. What can we learn from indigenous people about how to value and preserve water for future generations?
10] – On Mon., Nov. 20 at 6:30 PM, catch the Faith-based Dialogue around Racism & Patriotism at St. John Baptist Church, Columbia, MD. What do we have to Gain? This is a community event to discuss race relations in our community & in this country. Discuss what we have to gain & lose by having difficult conversations around race & patriotism. Get information and tools for the process of continuing these conversations throughout our community. The FACILITATOR is Donzell Robinson of Justice Sustainability.
11] -- There is Homeless Outreach on Sun., Nov. 19 at 1:30 PM, hosted by Health Care for the Homeless, 421 Fallsway, Baltimore.. Park along the Fallsway and look for the outreach in front of HCH. There will be a distribution of health kits, fresh fruit (bananas & oranges - apples are less popular), bottled water, socks and other items. Want to contribute health kits or other items? Go to www.sixeightucc.org. Send Amy an e-mail to designate it for kit supplies - pastoramy (at) sixeightucc (dot) org.
12] -- On Sun., Nov. 19 at 3 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, turn out for MARCHING DYKES, LIBERATED SLUTS, AND CONCERNED MOTHERS. From the Women in Black vigils and Dyke marches to the Million Mom March, women have seized a dynamic role in early twenty-first century protest. The varied demonstrations--whether about gender, sexuality, war, or other issues--share significant characteristics as space-claiming performances in and of themselves beyond their place in any broader movement.
Elizabeth Currans blends feminist, queer, and critical race theory with performance studies, political theory, and geography to explore the outcomes and cultural relevance of public protest. Drawing on observation, interviews, and archival and published sources, Currans shows why and how women utilize public protest as a method of participating in contemporary political and cultural dialogues. She also examines how groups treat public space as an important resource and explains the tactics different women protesters use to claim, transform, and hold it. The result is a passionate and pertinent argument that women-organized demonstrations can offer scholars a path to study the relationship of gender and public space in today's political culture. Call 443-602-7585. RSVP at http://www.redemmas.org.
13] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop. The next vigil is Nov. 20, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-882-9649. The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro. By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area. By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr., and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begin at 8 AM. No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. Restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.
14] – On Mon., Nov. 20 from noon to 1:15 PM, get some Legal Observer Training, hosted by the National Lawyers Guild: University of Baltimore Chapter at the John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 019, 1401 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21217. Fill out the form prior to attending. Space is limited to those who provide this information: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWfSa1w9mbaOAkKVfj4J_N-3ffdqYWbKW386oEwvMxvJAHWA/viewform.
15] – On Mon., Nov. 20 from 6 to 9 PM, come to see “Occupation of the American Mind” and enjoy a potluck dinner, hosted by CODEPINK: Women For Peace at 1241 Evarts St. NE, WDC 20018-3710. The documentary is a 2016 film analyzing Israel's decades-long battle for the hearts, minds, and tax dollars of the people in the USA. It is narrated by Roger Waters. Learn more about the film at http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/specialseries/2017/03/occupation-american-mind-170304122330451.html. Bring a dish to share, and catch the discussion after the film.
16] – On Mon., Nov. 20 at 7 PM, there is a PeaceSeekers meeting at Pacem in Terris, 401 N. West St., Wilmington, DE. Visit http://depaceminterris.org/.
17] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference every Monday evening. On Mon., Nov. 20 at 8:30 PM, call 605-475-6711, 1136243#. Focus on the petitioning drive and continue to plan public outreach events.
18] – 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 Nov. 21. Call 215-426-0364.
19] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. join this ongoing vigil on Nov. 21 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-323-1607.
20] – On Tues., Nov. 21 from 4 to 8 PM, there is a Baltimore Youth March & Hearing for The Youth Fund, hosted by Zeke Cohen, at the Kids Safe Zone, 1622 N. Carey St., Baltimore 21217. Join the March, led by Samaria Franklin and Shahem Mclaurin along with other student leaders. Start at the Kids Safe Zone, 1622 N. Carey St., Baltimore 21217, and end at Frederick Douglass High School, 2301 Gwynns Falls Pkwy., Baltimore 21217. After the March, learn about Baltimore's historic youth fund from the community members who helped create it at the Education Committee Hearing.
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