"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.
Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the
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
7] Odetta is in the hospital
8] Death penalty commission meeting – Nov. 20
9] Two CCR events in D.C. -- Nov. 20
10] Former death row prisoner will speak – Nov. 20
11] The Green Table – Nov. 20
12] Restorative Justice Conference – Nov. 20
13] Support legislation to keep Guard at home – Nov. 20
14] Film ABUSED to be screened – Nov. 20
15] Voice of Change discussion -- Nov. 20
16] IWW meeting – Nov. 20
17] SOA Watch at
20] WIB Roland Park vigil – Nov. 21
21] White House vigil – Nov. 21
22] Protest WYPR management – Nov. 21 - ?
23] Silent vigil at
24] Night of Remembrance – Nov. 21
25] Film THE PRISONER – Nov. 21
26] Stencil Nation talk – Nov. 21
27] Vigil at Walter Reed – Nov. 21
28] Ballroom dancing – Nov. 21
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] – Chuck
7] – Odetta is in serious condition in the hospital. You can send a get-well message to Odetta Gordon at
8] – The
9] – Join the Center for Constitutional Rights for two exciting events on Thurs., Nov. 20. CCR President
At 6:30 PM,
10] – On Thurs., Nov. 20 at 4 PM at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, Room 201 (Building 38, Second Floor), listen to Seven Hours from Death: A Conversation with William Neal Moore.
11] – DANCE MACABRE: REVISITING THE GREEN TABLE will be moderated by Karen Bradley on Thurs., Nov. 20 from 5:30 to 7 PM at the Leah M. Smith Lecture Hall, Rm. 2200, Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts, UMD, College Park. Call 301-405-0387 or email email@example.com.
The Green Table, the signature work of German choreographer Kurt Jooss (1901-1979), is examined in this special viewing and discussion. Created in 1932 with music by Fritz Cohen, this work was both a comment on the times and an enduring reflection on war and death. UM Dance scholar Karen Bradley will lead a lively discussion with other experts considering the historical context and current reverberations.
12] – Maryland's Second Restorative Justice Conference takes place on Thurs., Nov. 20 at Howard Community College, Columbia, MD. Restorative Justice is a rapidly growing social movement that emphasizes accountability, healing, and reconciliation in response to harm done to individuals or communities. The conference's goals are to increase the understanding and awareness of the benefits of using restorative practices and principles, to promote increased use of existing restorative justice principles, practices and programs in
13] – There is a plan in the Maryland legislature to pass a law requiring that the National Guard not be used in illegal wars. Sen. Richard Madaleno, from Montgomery County, has promised to introduce such legislation. He is urging all concerned parties to be at the Priorities Hearing on Thurs., Nov. 20 at 6 PM to support his bill. The hearing is in the 1st Floor Auditorium, Executive Office Bldg.,
Madaleno requests that people sign up to speak in favor of his legislation. Others, who may not want to speak or who can't get on the agenda, can still help. When a speaker supports the legislation, as do lots of Marylanders, others can silently rise and wave and then sit back down.
14] – ABUSED will be shown on Thurs., Nov. 20 at 6:15 PM at UDC, 4200 Conn. Ave., NW in Bldg. 38, B-Level Studio. Directed by Chuck Braverman, this documentary follows the incredible struggle and dramatic results of Susan Greenberg who eighteen years after pleading guilty to first degree murder, got a second chance. After serving 19 years in prison, she was one of the first women to test a law that allows convicted women to request a release based on evidence of “Battered Woman Syndrome.”
15] – The Voice of Change Has Spoken Loudly is the topic of discussion on Nov. 20 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at
16] – The
17] – SOA Watch – Fri., Nov. 21 through Sun., Nov. 23 – will converge on Fort Benning, Georgia for the annual vigil to close the School of the Americas. It will be an opportunity for the progressive movement to push the next administration to close the SOA.
Dave Schott will be leaving
Witness for Peace will hold its 8th annual
Witness for Peace will then have a breakfast & open house on Sat., Nov. 22 from 9 to 11 AM in the Howard Johnson Presidential Room. At 6:30 PM, there will be a migration workshop in the Convention Center,
On Sun., Nov. 23, there will be a vigil and procession to the front gate of
18] – Every 3rd Friday, observe the
19] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., Nov. 21 from noon-1 PM at the
20] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., Nov. 21 at
21] – 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.
22] – 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.
23] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Nov. 14 from 5 to 6 PM outside of
24] – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
25] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS VIDEO SERIES. The next film, THE PRISONER [USA/GERMANY, 2007], will be shown Fri., Nov. 21 at AFSC,
The film was produced, directed and written by
26] – On Fri., Nov. 21 at 7 PM at Red Emma's,
27] – SHED LIGHT ON US WAR CASUALTIES: FROM THE FRONT LINE TO THE BACK DOOR of Walter Reed Army Medical Center (North Gate), every Friday night, from 7 to 9 PM in the middle of the 7100 block of Georgia Ave., NW. Call 202-441-3265. Go to http://www.codepinkalert.org/Local_CODEPINKs_Washington_DC.shtml.
28] – 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
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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