"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] Max is seeking housing/peace house is available
5] Buy Mankekolo’s book
6] Buy coffee through HoCoFoLA
7] Used stamps for humanitarian causes
8] BECRN meeting – May 14
9] Trip to
10] Iraq/Afghanistan Moratorium – May 15
12] WIB Roland Park vigil – May 15
13] White House vigil – May 15
14] Support The
15] Silent vigil at
17] Vigil at Walter Reed – May 15
18] Ballroom dancing – May 15
20] Visit an eco-farm – May 16
21] Olney vigil to end the war – May 16
23] Peace vigil in
24] Peace vigil at Capitol – May 16
25] Run for the animals – May 17
26] Search for
27] African service – May 17
28] Bridge peace vigil – May 17
29] Protest Andrews Air Show – May 17
30] Protest war in Afghanistan/Pakistan – May 17
31] Get Green – May 17
33] Peace vigil – May 17
34] CCC benefit – May 17
35] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – May 17
36] Pentagon vigil – May 18
37] EPA hearings on energy – May 18
38] Marc Steiner on WEAA – May 18 — May 21
39] Protest the death penalty – May 18
40] Save Troy
41] Pledge of Resistance meeting – May 18
42] Signing of No Spying Bill – May 19
43] Tuesday peace vigil – May 19
44] Ecolocity DC meeting – May 19
45] Nuclear option forum – May 19
46] Amnesty meeting – May 19
47] Peace vigil in
48] Peace vigil in W.
49] Nuclear Waste Forum – May 20
52] Hand out peace diplomas at JHU graduation – May 21
53] Protest at YPR – May 21
54] Israel/Palestine roundtable – May 21
55] Myth of Racial justice – May 21
56] IWW meeting – May 21
57] Film PUMP UP THE VOLUME – May 22
58] Pray for Peace – May 22
59] Death penalty meeting – May 26
61] English teachers needed in
62] First Thursday protest of the war – June 4
63] Get involved with
64] MoveOn is looking for a Baltimore co-ordinator
65] Help available in buying a house
66] John Judge seeking housemate
67] Contribute to the
68] Human rights lawyer from the
69] Join Global Zero campaign
70] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
71] Publish your peace article
72] Become a member of the
73] 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
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4] – Max is in need of housing. If you have any leads, please call him at 410-366-1637. Note that there may be an opportunity for two or three people to move into a “peace house.” If interested, call Max.
5] – Rev. Dr. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo has returned to live in
6] – You can help safeguard human rights and fragile ecosystems through your purchase of HOCOFOLA Café Quetzal. Bags of ground coffee or whole beans can be ordered by mailing in an order form. For more details and to download the order form, go to http://friendsoflatinamerica.typepad.com/hocofola/fair_trade/index.html.
Be sure you indicate ground (G) or bean (B) for each type of coffee ordered. Make the check out to HoCoFoLA and send it with your order form to HoCoFoLA,
7] – Brad Hathaway spearheads an effort to sell donated used stamps to raise money for different humanitarian causes around the world. Go to www.mattapoisettquakers.org, and click the link for the stamp ministry. Carefully clip canceled postage stamps and send to Quaker Missions,
8] – BECRN will meet on Thurs., May 14 at 5:30 PM at the ACORN office, 16 W. 25th St. Some possible agenda items are as follows: foreclosures, including Council Bill 09-0289: http://legistar.baltimorecitycouncil.com/detailreport/?key=4314, outreach, tracking the ARRA funds, a new way forward, education and budget results.
9] – Have you considered a life-changing trip to
10] – Every 3rd Friday, observe the Iraq/Afghanistan Moratorium – http://www.iraqmoratorium.com/. On May 15, wear a black ribbon or armband! Hand out ribbons or armbands to others. Wear an anti-war pin. Call your representative and your senators and tell their staff that you expect them to do everything possible to end the war and bring the troops home! The Capitol Hill switchboard number is 202-224-3121. Write your representative and your senators, as a handwritten letter has even more impact than a phone call. Hit your elected officials where it hurts, with a voided campaign contribution check. Write a letter to your local newspaper. Don't buy gas. Drive 10 MPH under the posted speed limit. Don't shop at all. Put a sign on your lawn or in your window or on your car. Write "Stop the War" or other slogans on the sidewalk in chalk. Buy toy soldiers, put tags on them that say "Bring Me Home" and leave them in stores, parks, libraries, laundromats, anywhere people will find them. Email friends and family and urge them to sign the Iraq Moratorium statement and to take one of these steps, too.
11] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., May 15 from noon-1 PM at the
12] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., May 15 at
13] – 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.
14] – There is a peace vigil to support the Congo every Friday, 4 to 6:30 PM at the Rwandan Embassy, 1714 New Hampshire Ave, NW. Call the Rwandan Embassy at 202-232-2882 and register your concern about
15] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., May 15 from 5 to 6 PM outside of
16] – GAZA RELIEF, an event to benefit the children of the Gaza Strip, features Mai Abdul Rahman, American Palestinian Women’s Association [http://www.wiamep.org/], Medea Benjamin, Code Pink and Global Exchange [http://www.codepinkalert.org/]. The event on Fri., May 15 will begin with refreshments & music at 6:30 PM, and the discussion will start at 7 PM. The requested donation for the event at the
17] – 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.
18] – 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
20] – On Sat., May 16 be at the Shanti Yoga Ashram,
21] – 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 Georgia Ave. in Olney, MD. The next vigil is May 16. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
22] – On Sat., May 16, the Enoch Pratt Free Library (Southeast Anchor Library) in partnership with the Latino Providers Network, Inc. will be hosting Celebramos Comunidad: Feria Latina, a day-long social event and resource fair for the Greater Baltimore Latino Community. The fair will take place from 10:30 AM to 3 PM at the Southeast Anchor Library, located at
23] – 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 "
24] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., May 16. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
25] – The 6th annual Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary 5k Run and 1 Mile (or optional 1.7 Mile) Walk is scheduled for Sun., May 17 from 8:30 AM to 1 PM at
26] – Searching for Middle East TRUTH during Sunday School by Heber Brown [www.FaithinActionOnline.com]. During the month of May, his Sunday School is focusing on the issue of the
27] – On Sun., May 17, 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.,
28] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
29] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore plans to demonstrate outside the Andrews Air Force Base Air Show on Sun., May 17 from noon to 1 PM. Departure from
30] – On Sun., May 17 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM, join a rally in Lafayette Park (16th and Pennsylvania Ave. NW) to End the Endless War in Afghanistan and put a Stop to Drone Bombing of Pakistan. There will be speakers, including Medea Benjamin and Ray McGovern, and the rally is part of an ongoing campaign to build for the October Mobilization. Call 202-841-2230. Go to www.iraqpledge.org/.
31] – On Sun., May 17 from 2 to 4 PM, get Green by going to the Herring Run Watershed Association, 3545 Bel Air Road, to discuss alternative forms of energy. There is a suggested donation of $5. This is organized by concerned citizens with the support of the Herring Run Watershed Association. Email Ruth Quinn at ruthquinn at aol.com.
32] – Every Sunday until Nov. 3, from 4:30 to 6 PM at the corner of Woodmont and Bethesda Aves., near Barnes & Noble and the Landmark Theaters, there will be a peace vigil organized by
33] – On Sun., May 17, from 5 to 6 PM, there will be an ecumenical peace vigil in
34] – The Citizen's Conservation Corps of West Virginia has created an initiative that is teaching low-income Appalachian youth home weatherization and other green jobs skills. On Sun., May 17, starting at 6 PM at Joe’s Movement Emporium,
At 6 PM, there will be a potluck dinner (BYOB); at 7 PM, there will be a presentation on mountaintop removal mining and showing of the short film "Appalachian Treasures;" at 7:40 PM, there will be a discussion about green jobs initiatives in
35] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
36] – 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., May 18, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
37] – On Mon., May 18 from 9 AM to 8 PM, the Environmental Protection Agency is holding hearings on greenhouse gases at the EPA Conference Center, Lobby Level, South Bldg.,
At noon hear from some of the nation's top experts in energy production in the Potomac Room at the
38] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 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 email@example.com.
39] – 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
40] – Join a Rally and March to Free Troy
41] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM at the AFSC,
42] – The No Spying bill will be signed by the governor on Tues., May 19 @ 10 AM at the State House in
43] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
44] – There is a meeting of Ecolocity DC every Tuesday from 7 to 9 PM at the EMERGENCE COMMUNITY ARTS COLLECTIVE, 733 Euclid St. NW,
45] – On Tues., May 19 at 7 PM, attend a forum The Nuclear Option for
On April 29, the Maryland Public Service Commission issued a state construction permit to Unistar (Electricite de France and Constellation Energy) to build a new nuclear reactor on the
Panelists are as follows: Dr. Stephen Thomas of the University of Greenwich in London, who has researched energy policy for more than 25 years; Michael Mariotte of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service and the Chesapeake Safe Energy Coalition; and Jim Riccio of Greenpeace, USA who has been invited. RSVP at
http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=cjh2ekxzNVhjVEJNZnlOTlZZTXU5RkE6MA. Call 202-454-5176.
46] – Amnesty Chapter 228 meets regularly at 7:30 PM in rooms 18/19 of the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, Columbia, MD, on the third Tuesday of each month. The next meeting will be on May 19. Go to www.amnesty228.com.
47] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in
48] – 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 May 20. Call 215-843-4256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
49] – There will be a Nuclear Waste Forum on Wed., May 20 at 6:30 PM to 9 PM at Calvert Pines Senior Center, 450 West Dares Beach Road, Prince Fredrick, MD, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Calvert County and St. Mary's County. Panelists will be from numerous organizations, including Beyond Nuclear/The
50] – WIB
51] – Each Wednesday, there is a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in
52] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will hand out peace diplomas from 8 AM to 9 AM
on Thurs., May 21 at Johns Hopkins Univ.’s commencement on the
53] – Take Back YPR is protesting on Thurs., May 21 at noon outside the WYPR,
54] – On Thurs., May 21, 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
55] – On Thurs., May 21, the authors of FIT FOR FREEDOM, NOT FOR FRIENDSHIP: Quakers, African-Americans and the Myth of Racial Justice will be speaking in Baltimore: first at Broadmead Retirement Community, 1:30 – 3:30 PM, and later at Stony Run Friends Meeting, 7:30 -9:30 PM in the Meetingroom. Vanessa Julye and Donna McDaniel talk about writing the book, read from the book, and then open the floor to questions/discussion. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and author signing. Bringing the authors to
56] – The
57] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS VIDEO SERIES. The theme is First Amendment rights. The next film is PUMP UP THE VOLUME [
Christian Slater is a high school student who does not fit in. As an outsider he starts up a pirate radio station, and the principal and the FCC go after him. His only friend is played by Samantha Mathis.
Doors open at 7 PM, and the DVD starts at 7:30 PM. There is no charge, and refreshments will be available. A discussion will follow.
58] – Fr. Charles Cloughen Jr. [mailto:email@example.com] invites you to pray for peace on Fri., May 22 at 7:30 PM at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 East Univ. Parkway and Charles St.
59] – The Coalition Against the Death Penalty will meet Tues., May 26 at 7 PM at the AFSC,
60] – On Sat., May 30, PeaceAction Montgomery is hosting a benefit luncheon, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Drive, Rockville, MD 20850. Proceeds will go to help build a playground for the children in
61] – Three English teachers are needed to teach young Kurdish students at a private language institute in Suleimaniya in the Kurdish north of
Contact Michele Naar-Obed at obedsinduluth at yahoo.com or 218-728-0629. Go to http://www.cpt.org/work/iraq.
62] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., June 4 from 5 to 6:30 PM in
63] – The Red Emma's
64] – Jonny Akchin is interested in getting MoveOn organized once again in
65] – A progressive-thinking realtor is indicating that people of modest incomes can get assistance from both the state and federal governments in purchasing a home. If you are interested in speaking with him about available programs, call Max at 410-366-1637.
66] – John Judge is seeking a housemate to share a large house on a hill, overlooking D.C. in the Hillcrest region of Anacostia, SE. Just off
67] – Larry Egbert and Nick Sheridan are in
68] – Sylvie Maunga Mbanga, a human rights lawyer and women’s activist from the Democratic
69] – Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: http://www.globalzero.org/sign-declaration. A growing group of leaders around the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of the global public agrees. This is an historic window of opportunity. With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.
70] – 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.
71] – 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.
72] – Become an active member of the
73] – 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.
74] – 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.
"One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the