"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] Walk for Disarmament – through June 26
9] Missile Defense – June 25
10] Torture Accountability Action Day – June 25
11] Heath care rally & lobbying – June 25
12] Israel/Palestine roundtable – June 25
13] Zero carbon emissions conference – June 25
14] Juvenile justice discussion – June 25
16] WIB Roland Park vigil – June 26
17] White House vigil – June 26
18] Support The
19] Protest Sheraton – June 26
20] Silent vigil at
22] Film FAHRENHEIT 451 – June 26
23] Vigil at Walter Reed – June 26
24] Ballroom dancing – June 12
25] ACORN benefit – June 26
26] 24 Hour Vigil Against Torture – June 27
27] Single payer unity session – June 27
28] Olney vigil to end the war – June 27
29] Peace vigil in
30] Peace vigil at Capitol – June 27
31] FINDING OUR VOICES – June 27
33] Art Against Occupation – June 27
34] Benefit concert – June 27
35] African service – June 28
36] Bridge peace vigil – June 28
38] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – June 28
39] Viva Palestina – June 28
40] Pentagon vigil – June 29
41] Starving for Justice – June 29-July 2
42] Marc Steiner on WEAA – June 29 — July 2
43] Protest the death penalty – June 29
44] Conversation on Israel-Palestine – June 29
45] BUPJ meeting – June 29
46] Pledge of Resistance meeting – June 29
47] Witness Against Torture vigil – June 30
48] Tuesday peace vigil – June 30
49] Ecolocity DC meeting – June 30
50] Peace vigil in
51] Peace vigil in W.
53] Mobilization for Global Justice meeting – July 1
54] PG County peace meeting – July 1
55] Benefit concert – July 1
56] WIB Peace Stand – July 2
57] First Thursday demo – July 2
59] PeaceAction Montgomery meeting – July 2
60] DECLARE PEACE – July 3
61] Film THE VISITOR – July 3
62] Death penalty meeting – July 7
63] Peace Path – September 11
64] David Swanson’s book DAYBREAK available
65] Buy a red maple tree
66] Help available in buying a house
67] People are looking for work
68] Contribute to 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] – The Walk For Disarmament through Hampton Roads, VA with the Norfolk Catholic Workers - from Camp Peary to Naval Station Norfolk continues until Fri., June 26. It will cover over 50 miles and stop at 13 military installations in the Hampton Roads, Virginia, area, the most militarized place in the western hemisphere. They walk believing that active nonviolence can transform our war-filled world into one of justice and peace, were every human need is met. “Beating swords into plowshares” is the key to personal, national, and global security. Call Norfolk Catholic Worker at 757-423-5420 or email email@example.com.
9] – On Thurs., June 25, from 8 to 9 AM, Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO) will discuss “Deterrence, Space, and Missile Defense Issues" as part of the NDUF-NDIA seminar series, at the Capitol Hill Club,
10] – Torture Accountability Action Day is Thurs., June 25. Meet at John Marshall Park,
At noon, there will be a march to the Department of Justice,
11] – On Thurs., June 25 at 11 AM there is a National Health Care Rally and Lobby Day, sponsored by Health Care for America Now (HCAN) at the U.S. Capitol. Begin in
Buses will leave at 8:30 AM from
12] – On Thurs., June 25, 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
13] – Attend a free conference on making the transition to zero carbon emissions starting Thurs., June 25 at 2 PM and continuing on Fri., June 26 at 2 PM. Full details and registration information from www.convergenceonzero.org. The conference will be held at the Baird Auditorium,
14] – Please join the Maryland Juvenile Justice Coalition in welcoming The Honorable Edward R.K. Hargadon, judge in charge of Juvenile Court Division, at 6:30 PM on Thurs., June 25 at New Shiloh Family Life Center, 2100 N. Monroe St., Baltimore, MD 21217 RSVP to Cameron Miles, director of Organizing for Advocates for Children and Youth, at 410-547-9200 x 3002.
15] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., June 26 from noon-1 PM at the
16] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., June 26 at
17] – 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.
18] – 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
19] – Unite HERE! Local 7 is organizing a protest on Fri., June 26 from 4:30 to 6 PM outside
Workers at the
20] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., June 26 from 5 to 6 PM outside of
21] – Join the Takoma Park peace vigil, which takes place the last Friday of the month from 5 to 6 PM at Takoma Junction (Rte. 410 and Carroll Ave.). The next vigil to end occupation in
22] – 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.
23] – 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.
24] – 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
25] – People Eat Dirt is hosting an ACORN Benefit on Fri., June 26 from 9 PM to 2 AM at The Whole Gallery, 405 W. Franklin St. (3rd Floor) H&H Warehouse. Call 410-752-1816. Go to http://www.acorn.org/. All proceeds go to ACORN’s fight against sub-prime and adjustable rate rip off mortgage foreclosures. The benefit is a party with live music from a host of bans, including People Eat Dirt (a.k.a. Gelatin Skeleton).
26] – On Sat., June 27 at 7 AM, the annual 24 hour vigil in
27] – Calling all single payer activists who would like to be heavily involved in planning activities for the single payer movement this summer and beyond! On Sat., June 27 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM eat lunch, socialize and listen to a Congressional update at Busboys and Poets Brunch and Speakers, 1025 5th St. NW WDC 20001(Metro: Mt. Vernon/Convention Center stop). Call 202-789-2227 or go to www.busboysandpoets.com.
Then from 1 to 5 PM, a unity session will take place at the Hyatt Regency
28] – 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 27. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
29] – 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 "
30] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., June 27. 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.
31] – On Sat., June 27 at 12:30 PM at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theater, 1611 N. Kent St, Arlington VA 22209, see a special screening by Dream Catcher Films, Inc. of FINDING OUR VOICES at the Rosebud Film and Video Festival. The Rosebud Festival, which honors the best of D.C. area filmmakers’ works, will screen all of the nominated films on June 27 until 5:30 PM for one admission price of $8.00. The award-winning documentary written and directed by
34] – On Sat., June 27 from 7 to 9 PM, attend a concert at
35] – On Sun., June 28, 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.,
36] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
37] – 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
38] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
39] – VIVA Palestina A Lifeline from the
40] – 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 29, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
41] – STARVIN’ FOR JUSTICE 2009, 16th Annual Fast & Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty, will take place from Mon., June 29 through Thurs., July 2 at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC. Go to http://www.abolition.org/ or email email@example.com.
42] – 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.
43] – 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 29. Call 410-233-0488.
44] – Join Congressperson Donna F. Edwards, representing Maryland's 4th Congressional District for her Community Conversation on Israel, the West Bank and Gaza on Mon., June 29 from 6:30 to 8 PM at the White Oak Middle School, 12201 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20904. Edwards traveled recently to
46] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM at the AFSC,
47] – On Tues., June 30 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.
48] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
49] – There is a meeting of Ecolocity DC every Tuesday from 7 to 9 PM at the EMERGENCE COMMUNITY ARTS COLLECTIVE, 733 Euclid St. NW,
50] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in
51] – 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 July 1. Call 215-843-4256 or email email@example.com.
52] – Each Wednesday, there is a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in
53] – There will be a Mobilization for Global Justice meeting at 7 PM on Wed., July 1 at St. Stephens Church, 16th &
54] – 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 July 1. Call 301-577-2350.
55] – On Wed., July 1, join So Others May Eat at 7:30 PM at the National Basilica, 400 Michigan Avenue, NE, WDC 20017, near the Brookland/CUA Metro station. The renowned
56] – There is a WIB peace stand on Thurs., June 4, noon-1PM in Towson at northwest corner of Washington & Chesapeake Aves., across the street from the post office, near the courthouse. Contact
57] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., July 2 from 5 to 6:30 PM in
58] – Learn the history behind the slogan "When Africa Calls, Cuba Answers!" at the Social Action & Leadership School for Activists (SALSA) on Thurs., July 2 from 6 to 9 PM at 1112 Sixteenth St., NW, Suite 600, WDC. Call 202-234-9382 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Join SALSA for the screening of
59] – PeaceAction Montgomery, meets every first Thursday, next being July 2, at 7 PM at the Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, room 16 in the basement, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4099.
60] – "And now, DECLARE PEACE!" on Fri., July 3 at noon at Independence Mall,
61] – On Fri., July 3 watch THE VISITOR, which is being shown as part of the "JUST-REEL First Friday Free Film Series at the Peace Center of Delaware County, 7 p.m., 1001 Old Sproul Road, Springfield, Delaware County, light refreshments and after-film discussion. Co-sponsored by the
Prior to film showing, you are invited to a cook-out beginning at 5 PM - rain or shine. The
62] – The Coalition Against the Death Penalty will meet Tues., July 7 at 7 PM at the AFSC,
63] – Save the date. On Fri., Sept. 11, the Peace Path will form on
64] – David Swanson's new book DAYBREAK: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming A More Perfect
65] – Max bought two red maple trees for $10 each as part of the Trees for
66] – 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.
67] – Brendan.Walls, who volunteers as a community outreach worker at the Hezekiah Movement, down by the
Paul Kawika Martin from Peace Action is trying to find a job for Brittany Gregory, a college student who is doing an internship with the peace group. Again if you have any leads, contact Paul at 301-565-4050 x 316 or pmartin at peace-action.org.
68] – Larry Egbert and Nick Sheridan are in
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 email@example.com.
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