"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] 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] WIB Inner Harbor peace vigil – June 5
9] WIB Roland Park vigil – June 5
10] White House vigil – June 5
11] Support The
12] Silent vigil at Homewood Friends – June 5
13] Eco/Justice Café – June 5
14] Gaza Conversations reception – June 5
15] Film BREAKING THE SILENCE – June 5
16] Film I CANNOT BE SILENT – June 5
17] Vigil at Walter Reed – June 5
18] Raw food event – June 5
19] Youth & nonviolence – June 5
20] Ballroom dancing – June 5
21] Station North Flea Market – June 6
22] Veterans’ Meet & Greet – June 6
23] Olney vigil to end the war – June 6
24] Peace vigil in
26] Peace vigil at Capitol – June 6
27] End the Siege of
28] Peace Meal – June 6
29] One Hope Sudan initiative – June 6
30] Yard Sale for Justice – June 7
31] African service – June 7
32] Bridge peace vigil – June 7
33] Advocacy Conference – June 7- 9
34] Support Human Rights Campaign – June 7
36] Film MAKING WAVES, SAVING LIVES – June 7
37] IPS reception – June 7
38] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – June 7
39] Pentagon vigil – June 8
40] Marc Steiner on WEAA – June 8 — June 11
41] Protest the death penalty – June 8
42] Revolutionary Theater – June 8
43] BUPJ meeting – June 8
44] Pledge of Resistance meeting – June 8
45] Credit card mania – June 9
46] Witness Against Torture vigil – June 9
47] Tuesday peace vigil – June 9
48] Back from
49] Death penalty meeting – June 9
50] Ecolocity DC meeting – June 9
51] Peace vigil in
52] Peace vigil in W. Mount Airy, PA – June 10
54] Torture vigil at White House – June 11
55] Visit to Sarbanes’ office – June 12
56] Israel/Palestine roundtable – June 11
57] Film FAHRENHEIT 451 – June 26
58] Peace Path – September 11
59] David Swanson’s book DAYBREAK available
60] Buy a red maple tree
61] Help available in buying a house
62] Contribute to the Georgia Four defense fund
63] Join Global Zero campaign
64] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
65] Publish your peace article
66] Become a member of the
67] 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] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., June 5 from noon-1 PM at the
9] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., June 5 at
10] – 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.
11] – 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
12] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., June 5 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107
13] – Attend the monthly Eco/Justice Cafes at UDC 's Firebird Inn, 4200 Connecticut Ave., NW, Van Ness/UDC Red Line West exit--Building 39, B-Level, first Fridays from 6 to 10 PM. The Cafes are a reincarnation of the 90s MetNet Eco/Justice Coffeehouses. They feature great food, music, poetry, a dozen or so tabling organizations and more. The aim is to bring together a wide variety of activists from environmental and social justice groups for fun and networking. A $15 donation is requested ($10 for students, $5 for kids under 12). The next Cafe will be on June 5.
TABLE SPACE IS AVAILABLE for no charge. Contact GalinaSergen@yahoo.com to reserve your table or TO VOLUNTEER. Hosted by the University of the District of Columbia David Clarke School of Law, the District's public interest law school, go to http://www.law.udc.edu/?page=AFJ.
14] – The Jerusalem Fund Gallery invites you to an opening reception Gaza Conversations: Persistence, Resistance, Renewal, an exhibition by Rajie Cook, Najat El-Khairy and Helen Zughaib, on Fri., June 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. A percentage of the artists' proceeds will be donated to a
15] – On Fri., June 5 at 6:30 PM, start the June torture abolition month with TASSC and a special screening of the film BREAKING THE SILENCE: Torture Survivors Speak Out, followed by a panel discussion and reception. This free event is at the Letelier Theater,
16] – A documentary film I CANNOT BE SILENT: Testimonies of Peacemaking will be shown on Fri., June 5 at 7 PM as part of the Just-Reel First Friday Film Series at the Peace Center of Delaware County. A special guest will be Josh Stieber, Iraq War veteran, released from the Army after applying for and receiving Conscientious Objector status, and now on a national bike/walk tour for peace. The peace center is at
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] – The Yabba Pot Cafe invites you to a raw food event. Yabba Pot teamed up with The Vegetable Garden restaurant for this event. If this is successful, The Vegetable Garden will add raw to its daily menu. On Fri., June 5 from 7 to 9 PM at The Vegetable Garden, 11618 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD [across from White Flint Metro], hear speakers and indulge in the following menu: green smoothie, quinoa sushi and salad, curried carrot avocado, zucchini and daikon pasta with marinara sauce and brownies with hemps nuts in chocolate sauce. Hear Chris Paris who once was overweight, Nicoletta Stephanz who once had irreversible [?] eye disease and Sharon Greenspan, Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner. The cost is $40 per person pre-paid. Call 301-468-9301 to reserve your spot.
19] – Hear Katie Murphy, a teacher of social justice at
20] – 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
21] – On Sat., June 6, the Station North Flea Market will be located on North Ave. between Maryland Ave. and Howard St., and will run from 9 AM to 2 PM. Email David at email@example.com to reserve your space at a cost for $10. Visit http://www.loadoffun.net.
22] – On Sat., June 6 from 10 AM to 2 PM, there will be a Veterans’ Meet and Greet Cookout, 707 Ingraham St., NW, WDC. This is an orientation to Iraq Veterans Against the War’s mission to end the occupations in
23] – 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 June 6. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
24] – 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 "Chester County Victory Movement" but has grown and persisted. Go to www.ccpeace.org.
25] – Come to the Charles Village Festival at 29th & Charles Sts. and discover why the American Planning Association selected the neighborhood as one of the Top 10 Neighborhoods in
26] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., June 6. 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.
27] – "End the Siege of
28] – On Sat., June 6 at 1 PM, attend the Peace Meal: No Peace without Justice: The Role We Play in the Struggle for Justice and Equality at
29] – A "One Hope Sudan Initiative" will be discussed on Sat., June 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at SANKOFA VIDEO AND BOOKS, 2714 Georgia Ave., NW, WDC 20001.
30] – The
31] – On Sun., June 7, 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., Baltimore 21229. Contact Rev. Dr. Duane Rawlings at email@example.com. Go to www.orgsites.com\md\kalafong-ame-mission-church/index.html.
32] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
33] – An Advocacy Conference: “Israeli-Palestinian Peace: Hope for Things Unseen” begins on Sun., June 7 at 3 PM through Tues., June 9 at 4 PM at
The cost is $110 for students and $145 for others. Some meals will be provided. Go to http://www.cmep.org/2009_conference/schedule.htm. The conference is sponsored by Churches for Middle East Peace.
34] – Support Human Rights Campaign’s mission of equality for all Americans. Get your tickets for the game on Sun., June 7 at 4 PM at the
35] – 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 Bethesda Friends. Everyone welcome to participate!
36] – The D.C. premiere of MAKING WAVES, SAVING LIVES, a film to benefit anti-rape and AIDS control outreach in Kenya will be screened on Sun., June 7 at 6 PM in the Georgetown Univ. New
37] – An Economic, Social and Environmental Alternatives Reception is going on Sun., June 7 from 7 to 11:30 PM at Institute for Policy Studies,
38] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
39] – 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., June 8, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
40] – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can listen to interviews by Steiner through his Center for Emerging Media podcasts. To hear the interviews, email Jessica@centerforemergingmedia.com. Go to http://www.centerforemergingmedia.org.
41] – 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 Baltimore. The next vigil is scheduled for Mon., June 8. Call 410-233-0488.
42] – Revolutionary Theater: The Politics of Media and Resistance is the subject of a workshop as part of Social Action & Leadership School for Activists (SALSA) on Mon., June 8 from 6:45 to 9:05 PM at the Institute for Policy Studies, 1112 Sixteenth St. NW, Suite 600, WDC. Call 202-234-9382 ext. 229 or email email@example.com. Led by Dr. Jared Ball, this class will use the concept of revolutionary theater to engage attendees in a discussion of the politics of mass media, hip-hop and political organization. PRE-REGISTER at http://www.hotsalsa.org/index.php?cid=1001186.
43] – Baltimore United for Peace and Justice will meet at 7 PM on Mon., June 8 at the AFSC,
44] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM at the AFSC,
45] – If you’re interested in attending the brown bag on consumer friendly credit, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-451-4076 by Fri., June 5. The event takes place on Tues., June 9 from noon to 1:30 PM at the Office of NeighborWorks
46] – On Tues., June 9 at 5:30 PM, Witness Against Torture will continue its weekly vigil, each Tuesday, in Lafayette Park, H and 16th Sts., NW. Contact Helen Schietinger at h.schietinger at verizon.net.
47] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
48] – Report Back from Afghanistan Perils and Promise a presentation by Fahima Vorgetts of Women for Afghan Women is scheduled for Tues., June 9 from 6 to 9 PM. There is no charge, and refreshments will be provided. Vorgetts travels to
To learn more about the history and struggles of the people of
49] – The Coalition Against the Death Penalty will meet Tues., June 9 at 7 PM at the AFSC,
50] – There is a meeting of
51] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in
52] – 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 June 10. Call 215-843-4256 or email email@example.com.
53] – Each Wednesday, there is a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in Chestnut Hill, PA. The next vigil is June 10. Call 215-843-4256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
54] – The National Religious Coalition Against Torture is calling for a public witness at the White House at noon on Thurs., June 11.
55] – On Thurs., June 11, 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
56] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will be visiting the office of Rep. John Sarbanes on Fri., June 12 at 4:30 PM. Meet in the lobby at 4:15 PM of the building in which he has a
57] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS VIDEO SERIES. The theme is First Amendment rights. The final film in the series is FAHRENHEIT 451 [
Based on the classic novel by Ray Bradbury, the film by Francois Truffaut stars Oscar Werner as a “fireman” who burns books and Julie Christie in the dual roles of his wife and another woman who might be a subversive.
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] – Save the date. On Fri., Sept. 11, the Peace Path will form on
59] – David Swanson's new book DAYBREAK: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming A More Perfect Union is now available. This comprehensive book is about how we can fix our democracy after the Bush-Cheney dictatorship. You can pre-order DAYBREAK for $10.17 at Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/daybreakbook. You can help David plan his cross-country book tour this fall: http://davidswanson.org/booktour
60] – Max bought two red maple trees for $10 each as part of the Trees for
61] – 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.
62] – Larry Egbert and Nick Sheridan are in Baltimore awaiting further legal developments, and the "Georgia Four" is seeking contributions to a legal defense fund. Go to www.finalexitlibertyfund.org to make a contribution.
63] – 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.
64] – 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.
65] – 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 email@example.com.
66] – Become an active member of the
67] – 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.
68] – 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