"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
7] NLG is offering to hold seminars
8] Black Friday sale at Red Emma’s – Nov. 28
10] WIB Roland Park vigil – Nov. 28
11] White House vigil – Nov. 28
12] Protest WYPR management – Nov. 28 - ?
13] Buy Nothing Day antiwar demo – Nov. 28
14] Vigil at Walter Reed – Nov. 28
15] CD release concert – Nov. 28
16] Ballroom dancing – Nov. 28
17] Olney vigil to end the war – Nov. 29
18] Peace vigil in
19] Peace vigil at Capitol – Nov. 29
20] Protest at Lockheed-Ville – Nov. 29
21] Parade to peace mural – Nov. 29
23] African Service – Nov. 30
24] Bridge peace vigil – Nov. 30
25] Peace Walk in D.C. – Nov. 30
26] Advent series – Nov. 30
27] Film WE, THE WOMEN OF JAYYOUS – Nov. 30
28] Economic crisis teach-in – Nov. 30
29] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Nov. 30
30] Pentagon vigil – Dec. 1
31] Death Penalty Commission to issue draft – Dec. 1
32] Death penalty demonstration – Dec. 1
33] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Dec. 1-4
34] Honor James Baldwin – Dec. 1
35] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Dec. 1
37] Single payer workshop – Dec. 1
38] Tuesday peace vigil – Dec. 2
39] Ecolocity D.C. meeting – Dec. 2
40] John Dear will speak about his book - Dec. 2
41] Peace vigil in
42] Peace vigil in W.
44] Mobilization for Global Justice meeting – Dec. 3
45] PG County peace meeting – Dec. 3
46] John Dear will speak in Derwood - Dec. 3
47] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Dec. 4
48] WIB Peace Stand – Dec. 4
49] AFSC Open House – Dec. 4
50] First Thursday protest of the war – Dec. 4
51] Two benefits for Heart’s Place – Dec. 4 & 14
52] Silent vigil at
53] Unveiling of Said portrait – Dec. 5
54] Free Mumia event – Dec. 5
55] Free Mumia march – Dec. 6
56] Peace meal – Dec. 6
57] Bill of Rights discussion – Dec. 6
58] Take Back YPR meeting – Dec. 7
59] Former death row inmate to speak – Dec. 9
60] Death penalty meeting – Dec. 16
61] Film POISON DUST – Dec. 19
62] MUPJ conference – April 4, 2009
63] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
64] Publish your peace article
65] Become a member of the
66] Click on The Hunger Site
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
The big need going forward over the next few weeks is transportation for a portion of each day to the
7] – The National Lawyers Guild-Maryland Chapter is presenting "Know Your Rights" seminars on the topic of criminal law for any community group that is interested. The seminars would include an overview of constitutional law and
8] – There is a REAL BLACK FRIDAY
9] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., Nov. 28 from noon-1 PM at the
10] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., Nov. 28 at
11] – 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.
12] – 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.
13] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will hold its annual antiwar demo on Nov. 28, Buy Nothing Day, from 5:30 to 6:30 PM, at Dulaney Valley Road and Fairmount Ave. Join in to call for an end to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Call Max at 410-366-1637.
14] – 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.
15] – RYAN HARVEY and MARK GUNNERY will perform at a CD release concert on Fri., Nov. 28 at 7 PM at Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse,
16] – 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
17] – 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
18] – 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. This vigil has been the target of counter-demonstrators and harassment from the "
19] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Nov. 29. 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.
20] – On Sat., Nov. 29, from 1 – 3 PM, there will be a Thanksgiving Weekend Shanty Vigil to Challenge LOCKHEED-VILLE where the profits of war matter (and people don't)! Join the demonstration at Mall & Goddard Blvds, in Valley Forge and
The LOCKHEEDVILLE Shanty Town demonstration will include a number of large shanties made from plastic and cardboard around wood frames, as well as banners and signs - "War Economy: Many Suffer, Few Profit!" During the early 1930s and the Great Depression, homeless men built shanty towns in various parts of the country, named "Hoovervilles" after President Herbert Hoover who presided over the worst economic collapse in U.S. history, til now. Check out the National Priorities Project website for the facts, http://www.nationalpriorities.org/.
21] – On Sat., Nov. 29, 1:30 to 3:30 PM, be at 3336 M St., NW (
23] – On Sun., Nov. 30, the KALAFONG AME CHURCH invites you to a Prayer for Africa at 11 AM at the HISPANIC SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST DAY CHUCH, 5100 Edmondson Ave.,
24] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
25] – Join the weekly Peace Walk on the Mall at 4 PM on Sun., Nov. 30 starting at the WWII Memorial (
26] – PAX CHRISTI BALTIMORE resumes its 2008 ADVENT PRAYER SERIES. On Sun., Nov. 30, Sr. Diane Bardol, GNSH, executive director of the Murphy Initiative for Justice & Peace will speak about "Becoming Peace: Our Mission to the World.” The series continues on Dec. 7, 14 and 21. This annual prayer series, at the
27] – On Sun., Nov. 30 at 5:30 PM at Busboys and Poets, 1390 V St. NW, WDC, there will be a screening of WE, THE WOMEN OF JAYYOUS. Susan Koppelman, LifeSource co-founder, tells the story of a Palestinian village's resistance to confiscated wells and Israeli industrial waste. Koppelman will describe why the Palestinians are suffering acute water shortages, and reflect on some examples of water campaigns that LifeSource is supporting at the grassroots level as a strategic means for securing Palestinian water rights. Go to www.LifeSource.ps or call 508.491.6185.
28] – On Sun., Nov. 30 at 6 PM at St. John’s, 27th & St. Paul Sts., participate in The Economic Crisis: How We Got In and How We Get Out. Red Emma's, along with others, is hosting a participatory teach-in on the roots of the economic collapse, the politics of bailouts, the effect on the communities and the organizing which needs to be done. With presentations by BILL FLETCHER JR., executive director of The Black Commentator and former president, TransAfrica Forum, KOSTIS PAPADANTONAKIS, Professor Emeritus of Economics, CCBC-Essex, and KEVIN ZEESE, executive director, Campaign for Fresh Air and Clean Politics and co-founder of BreakTheBailout.com. There will be ample time for audience participation.
29] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
30] – 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 Mon., Dec. 1, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
31] – The
32] – There is usually a vigil to abolish the death penalty every Monday from 5 to 6 PM, outside the prison complex and across the street from Maryland’s death row, at the corner of Madison Ave. and Fallsway in
33] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Thursday from 5 to 6 PM on WEAA 88.9 FM, The Voice of the Community. The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
34] – What Would Jimmy Say? will be hosted by the James Baldwin Literary Society as part of the 20th Annual Celebration of the Life and Works of James Baldwin. On Mon., Dec. 1 from 6 to 8 PM, the celebration will be held at the Station North Arts Café Gallery,
35] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets every Monday. The next meeting is on Mon., Dec. 1 at 7:30 PM at the AFSC,
36] – There will be a meeting of the Frederick Peace Resource Center on Mon., Dec. 1 at 7:30 PM at 4 East Church St. Call Gus Fahey at 301-663-6117.
37] – On Mon., Dec. 1 at 7:30 PM at St. John's
38] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
39] – There is a meeting of Ecolocity DC every Tuesday from 7 to 9 PM at the EMERGENCE COMMUNITY ARTS COLLECTIVE, 733 Euclid St. NW,
40] – John Dear, S.J. will speak on Tues., Dec. 2 at 7 PM in the Chapel of Grace at St. Ignatius Church, 740 N. Calvert St. There will be a reception with John after the talk in Ignatian Hall adjoining the chapel, and copies of his latest book, A PERSISTENT PEACE, will be available for sale. This will be an evening to remember the four churchwomen murdered in
41] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in
42] – Each Wednesday in clear weather, there is a peace vigil from 5 to 6 PM outside the Unitarian Society of Germantown, 6511 Lincoln Drive (between Wayne & Hortter) in West Mount Airy, PA. The next vigil is Dec. 3. Call 215-843-4256 or email email@example.com.
43] – Each Wednesday, there is a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in
44] – There will be a Mobilization for Global Justice meeting at 7 PM on Wed., Dec. 3 at St. Stephens Church, 16th &
45] – The Peace & Justice Coalition of Prince George’s County meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 PM at the Greenbelt Community Center. The next meeting is Dec. 3. Call 301-577-2350.
46] – On Wed., Dec. 3 at 8 PM, John Dear, SJ will speak at St. Francis of Assisi, 6701 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, MD. He will be selling and signing his latest book, A PERSISTENT PEACE.
47] – On Thurs., Dec. 4, the WEEKLY ROUNDTABLE SEEKING A JUST PEACE IN PALESTINE/ISRAEL takes place from 12:30 - 1:30 PM at Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Road NW, WDC. Join a civil discourse which explores the history, issues, myths, realities, and truth of the conflict between
48] – There is a WIB peace stand on Thurs., Dec. 4, noon-1PM in Towson at northwest corner of Washington & Chesapeake Aves., across the street from the post office, near the courthouse. Contact
49] – The Washington Public Policy Office of the American Friends Service Committee is having a HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE on Thurs., Dec. 4, from 4:30-8:00 PM at 1822 R St., NW in the Dupont Circle neighborhood, a few short blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro stop on the Red Line. Join for light refreshments and an opportunity to see what’s new in the office – including talented new members of the policy team and recent renovations to
50] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Dec. 4 starting at 5 PM in
51] – Gimmie Shelter Productions continues its tradition of raising funds and consciousness about the financial needs of homeless shelters by doing two fund raising benefits for Hearts Place Shelter. The first will be at the Read Street Café, 229 W. Read St., on Thurs., Dec. 4 at 7:30 PM. Featured poets will be Alan Barysh, Suzanne X, Ron Williams, Leo Horrigan and Marcus Colasurdo. Call 410-669-4103.
The second benefit will be at the
Heart’s Place is in need of winter clothing—sweat shirts, pants, sweaters, gloves, hats, coats and scarves. Call 410-235-9269.
52] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Dec. 5 from 5 to 6 PM outside of
53] – The unveiling of Edward W. Said portrait is Fri., Dec. 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St., NW WDC. Join the Busboys community and Edward’s friends to celebrate the unveiling of Anas Shallal’s portrait of Said: scholar, engaged critic, internationalist and human rights advocate. The evening will include personal reflections, poetry, and performances. Donations in Edward’s memory will be collected for the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in Ramallah and Friends of Sabeel North America.
54] – On Fri., Dec. 5, there will be a Free Mumia Event from 7 to 9 PM at the Cork Factory Building in the Cork Gallery, 4th Floor Doorbell #9, 302 E. Federal St. Call Ameejill at 443-850-2840.
55] – On Sat., Dec. 6 at noon, join a Day of International Solidarity to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal at the District Attorney’s office, 2 South Penn St., East Side of City Hall. Then march to the federal courthouse, 5th & Market Sts. Call 215-476-8812.
56] – You are invited to the Peace Meal to hear Ms. Royan Miller--doula and sleep specialist--as she speaks about creating a peaceful home life. The event is scheduled for Sat., Dec. 6 from 1 to 3 PM at
57] – There will be a meeting from 1:30 to 4:30 PM in Room A-5 at the MLK Library, 901 G St NW, Room A-5 (Gallery Place/Chinatown), on Sat., Dec. 6 in Washington, D.C. The agenda items are the MD State Police spying, D.C. Metro bag searches and police checkpoints in
58] – Take Back YPR is meeting on Sun., Dec. 7 at 2 PM at Gecko’s Restaurant in
59] – Ray Krone tells his story on Tues., Dec. 9 at 7 PM in Heubeck Hall, Multipurpose A Room at
60] – The Coalition Against the Death Penalty will meet Tues., Dec. 16 at 7 PM at the AFSC,
61] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS VIDEO SERIES. The next film, POISON DUST [
Filmmaker Sue Harris tells the story of young soldiers who came home from
62] – The 24th annual Maryland Peace and Justice conference has been set for April 4, 2009 at the Church of the Resurrection in Burtonsville, MD, easily accessible off of Rt. 29. Please put the date on your calendar and try not to schedule any other major events on that day. Thanks so much for your cooperation, and the organizers hope to see you there! Call Paulette at 410-747-3811.
63] – WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER signs from Friends Committee on National Legislation are again for sale at $5. To purchase a sign, call Max at 410-366-1637.
64] – Publish Your Peace Article. Daniel Frasier is soliciting peace articles for the biweekly series of commentaries Paths to Peace in the Frederick News Post Religion and Ethics section. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
65] – Become an active member of the
66] – The Hunger Site was initiated by Mercy Corps and Second Harvest, and is funded entirely by advertisers. You can go there every day and click the big yellow "Give Food for Free" button near the top of the page; you do not have to look at the ads. Each click generates funding for about 1.1 cups of food. So consider clicking.
67] – Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to http://prop1.org; call 202-682-4282.
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