"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] Eyes Wide Open exhibit available
5] Max is seeking housing
6] FCNL AGM – Nov. 13-16
7] Film WHEN THE LEVEES – Nov. 13
8] Film DEFEAT OF A DICTATOR – Nov. 13
9] Red Emma’s Art Auction – Nov. 13
10] Peace Corps cofounder to speak – Nov. 13
11] Night of Remembrance – RSVP by Nov. 13
12] George Lakey will lecture on nonviolence – Nov. 14
13] Protest “clean coal” – Nov. 14
15] WIB Roland Park vigil – Nov. 14
16] White House vigil – Nov. 14
17] Protest WYPR management – Nov. 14 - ?
1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available. “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
4] – The Baltimore American Friends Service Committee office has assembled an exhibit Maryland Eyes Wide Open which details the Human Cost of the Iraq War and reflects the costs of war to the state of Maryland. The exhibit consists of at least 40 pairs of combat boots, representing the US military deaths from Maryland; civilian shoes, tagged with names and ages of a very small fraction of the tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis who have died; a representative pair of combat boots and 7 red poppies, representing the estimated number of wounded US military personnel (approximately 7 times the number of dead); and signs and literature detailing the human and financial costs of the war on the cities and counties of Maryland.
AFSC will help with logistics and contribute to your planning for auxiliary events or activities presented in conjunction with the exhibit. For information on obtaining and displaying the exhibit, call 410-323-4200, extensions 20 or 21 or e-mail at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to www.afsc.org/midatlantic/baltimore-programs.htm.
6] – The FCNL Annual Meeting: What Direction for
The meeting takes place at the Georgetown University Hotel and
7] – There is a Human Rights Film Series that continues through Fri., Nov. 14 on the campus of Washington College of Law (WCL) and the campus of AU's Wechsler Theatre. All screenings are FREE and open to the public. Visit the website for film synopses and full event details.
On Thurs.., Nov. 13 at 5:30 PM, the film WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE will be shown, and producer Sam Pollard will be in attendance, at the Wechsler Theatre. Email email@example.com or call 202-885-3107. Go to http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org.
8] – The Light Street Presbyterian Church, 809 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230, is hosting the final film in its Discussion Series on Nonviolence on Thurs., Nov. 13, 6 to 7:30 PM. The film to be shown is
The evening will include a simple supper of soup and bread, the viewing of a half-hour segment of "A Force More Powerful," and a guided discussion. The church's pastor, Rev. Roger Scott Powers, will lead the discussions. He is co-moderator of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship and co-editor of Protest, Power, and Change: An Encyclopedia of Nonviolent Action from ACT-UP to Women's Suffrage (
The film is free and open to the public, and is part of the six-part PBS documentary "A Force More Powerful." Narrated by Ben Kingsley, the documentary explores one of the 20th century's most important but least-understood stories -- how nonviolent power was able to overcome oppression and authoritarian rule all over the world. Call 410-539-0125.
9] – On Thurs., Nov. 13 at 7 PM at
10] – You have the opportunity to hear from one of the Peace Corps founders, Bill Josephson, author of the TOWERING TASK (the blueprint for the original Peace Corps) and lifelong friend of Sargent Shriver, on Thurs., Nov. 13 at 7 PM in UMBC's Library 7th Floor. Parking for the event will be marked upon entering campus, and directions to UMBC can be found at www.umbc.edu. A dessert reception will follow.
Josephson will present his ideas for a 21st Century Peace Corps with the transition to new national leadership in this critical historical moment. He is also a leading expert on the Electoral College, so it will be interesting to learn his thoughts on the election. Call 410-455-5398 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to www.shrivercenter.org.
11] – The second annual Night of Remembrance, a night of fellowship and remembrance in the celebration of life and healing, is scheduled for Fri., Nov. 21 from 6:30 to 8 PM at New Life United Methodist Church, 4400 Parkside Dr., Baltimore, MD. 21206. As part of the evening, five of Baltimore’s most distinguished men will be honored: Rev Eric W. King I, Rev. Heber Brown III, Cameron E. Miles, David Miller and Lamarr D. Shields. Contact Kimberly Armstrong-Hughes at 443-845-3116 or email@example.com. Please RSVP By Thurs., Nov. 13 if your business would like to be included in the program.
12] – The Fall 2008 Sustaining Activism Speaker Series, Program on Justice and Peace, presents George Lakey on "Nonviolent Warriors, Yesterday and Today,” on Fri., Nov. 14 at 11 AM in Healy Hall 104,
14] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., Nov. 14 from noon-1 PM at the
15] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., Nov. 14 at
16] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM on Pennsylvania Ave., by the press gate to the White House. It is organized by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
17] – Protest the illegal termination of The Marc Steiner Show from noon to 1 PM Monday through Friday in front of WYPR, 2216 N. Charles St. You may consider calling the station to complain at 410-235-1395. Contact Max at 410-366-1637 to join Take Back YPR.
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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