"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 must move out, needs housing
5] Buy coffee through HoCoFoLA
6] Used stamps for humanitarian causes
7] ASPCA needs items
8] African Diaspora Film Series – July 23-25
10] WIB Roland Park vigil – July 24
11] White House vigil – July 24
12] Support The
13] Silent vigil at
14] SPCA Happy Hour – July 24
15] Vigil at Walter Reed – July 24
16] Ballroom dancing – July 24
17] Olney vigil to end the war – July 25
18] Peace vigil in
19] Peace vigil at Capitol – July 25
20] African Heritage Cultural Festival – July 25
21] Trans Coalition Rally – July 25
23] Support Iranian people march & rally – July 25
24] African service – July 26
25] Bridge peace vigil – July 26
26] Open house at Peace Education Oasis – July 26 & Aug. 29
27] Medicare for All rally – July 26
28] End Korean War – July 26
30] Red Emma's needs volunteers – July 26
31] Pentagon vigil – July 27
32] Stop spread of nuclear weapons — July 27
33] Marc Steiner on WEAA – July 27 — July 30
34] Protest the death penalty – July 27
35] Wage Theft Forum – July 27
36] Pledge of Resistance meeting – July 27
37] Witness Against Torture vigil – July 28
38] Tuesday peace vigil – July 28
39] Wage Theft Forum – July 28
40] Training for interns – July 28
41] Death penalty meeting – July 28
42] Ecolocity DC meeting – July 28
43] Peace vigil in
44] Peace vigil in W.
45] Jonathan Tasini fundraiser – July 29
46] Film CHRONICLES OF A REFUGEE – July 29
48] WPC benefit dance – July 29
49] Israel/Palestine roundtable – July 30
50] Protest Sheraton Hotel – July 30
51] Single Payer Lobby Day – July 30
52] PDA birthday party – July 30
53] Faith & Resistance Retreat – Aug. 5-9
54] Veterans' conferences – Aug. 5-9
55] Commemorate the atomic bombings – Aug. 6 & 9
56] BUPJ meeting – Aug. 10
57] First Thursday demo – Sept. 3
58] Peace Path – September 11
59] Direct action at the White House – Oct. 5
60] Get Howard Ehrlich's book HATE CRIMES AND ETHNOVIOLENCE
61] Job available at
62] Buy a red maple tree
63] Help available in buying a house
64] Contribute to the
65] Join Global Zero campaign
66] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
67] Publish your peace article
68] Become a member of the
69] 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] – I have to move out of my current residence. I have some possibilities, but if you have any leads for an available unfurnished apartment, please call me at 410-366-1637 or email at mobuszewski at verizon.net.
5] – 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,
6] – 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,
7] – The ASPCA is in need of cat carriers in its cat room in the adoption center. The organization is also seeking items for the upcoming Shop-a-Paw-Looza, the October online auction. Some ideas would be gift certificates, tickets to sporting and other events, sports memorabilia, travel packages and vacation home rentals. Contact Tami Gosheff at 410-235-8826, ext. 138 or
8] – The fourth annual Washington DC African Diaspora Film Series starts on Thurs., July 23 and runs through Sat., July 25. The films start at 5:30 PM each night, and will be shown in the Grosvenor Auditorium - National Geographic Society, 1600 M
St., NW, WDC 20036. The cost per showing is $10, but seniors and students pay $8.
9] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., July 24 from noon-1 PM at the
10] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., July 24 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] – 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
13] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., July 24 from 5 to 6 PM outside of
14] – Don't miss the happy hour on Fri., July 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the
If it rains on Friday, please check the website (www.mdspca.org) to see if the happy hour has been canceled. If canceled, it will be rescheduled for Aug. 14 or Sept. 17. Contact Tami Gosheff at email@example.com or 410-235-8826, ext. 138.
15] – 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.
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 Georgia Ave. in Olney, MD. The next vigil is July 25. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
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., July 25. 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.
20] – An African Heritage Cultural Festival is taking place on Sat., July 25 from 1 to 7 PM in Market Square, 301 King St., in Alexandria, VA. It features a grand processional, all-day film festival, music, food and exhibits. Take the Yellow or Blue line on Metro. Call Cheryl Lawrence at 703.838.4844 or email email@example.com.
21] – There is a DC Trans Coalition Rally on Sat., July 25 from 2 to 4 PM in Adam's Morgan at the corner of 18th and
23] – Stand in Solidarity with the Iranian People on Sat., July 25 at 4 PM at the DC United Nations Office, 18th and K Sts. At 5 PM, march to the National Mall walking south on 17th St. and east on Constitution Ave. toward 7th St. At 6:15 PM rally between 4th and 7th Sts. There will be a number of speakers including the distinguished human rights lawyer & activist Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. The event will include a musical performance by Dariush. The sponsoring organizations are Where is My Vote -
24] – On Sun., July 26, 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.,
25] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
26] – On June 28, Little Friends for Peace celebrated the grand opening of the Peace Education Oasis in Piscataway National Park in 15400 Old Marshall Hall Rd., Accokeek, MD 20607. LFFP is now hosting two open houses: 1] Sun., July 26 from noon to 3 PM; and 2] Sat., Aug. 29 from 4-7 PM. There will be potluck style meals, so bring a dish. Take I-295 or the Beltway to MD 210 South. Go 11 miles, turn right on Pine Ave. for .5 mile, then left on Livingston Road for .5 mile, then right on Old Marshall Hall Road for 3 miles (pass Cactus Hill Road). The Oasis is on the right.
Once completed, the Oasis will provide a space for children and adults alike to find peace in nature, be restored, and bring skills of peace back to our communities. The Oasis is located only a mile away from the
27] – The People's Rally: Medicare for All NOW! is happening on Sun., July 26 from 1 to 4 PM in Malcolm X Park, 16th &
28] – Light a Candle for Peace, to End The Korean War on Sun., July 26 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the Lincoln Memorial steps, sponsored by Washington, DC Global Coalition for Korean War Reconciliation and other groups. On July 27, 1953, the
U.S. signed an Armistice agreement with to temporarily halt the fighting that claimed 4 million lives and divided 10 million families. Yet no peace treaty has been signed. North Korea
29] – 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
Friends. Everyone welcome to participate! Bethesda
30] – Red Emma's needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
31] – 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., July 27, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
32] – On Mon., July 27 from 2 to 4 PM, there will be a discussion "All It Takes Is One: Nuclear Blast Effects and Preventing the Spread of Nuclear Weapons" at the U.S. Institute of Peace, 1200 17th St., NW, Suite 200, WDC. RSVP to Brian Rose at 202-429-3812 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about your registration.
33] – 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.
34] – 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., July 27. Call 410-233-0488.
35] – On Mon., July 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, there will be an Interfaith Dialogue on Wage Theft, Reeves Center, 2000 14th St NW (U Street Metro, 52/4 bus lines). Join Jews United for Justice and Interfaith Worker Justice of Greater Washington for a creative, interactive discussion about the problem of wage theft and how our religious communities can stand in solidarity with day laborers and other workers in DC.
36] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM at the AFSC,
37] – On Tues., July 28 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.
38] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
39] – The First Regional Wage Theft Forum occurs Tues., July 28 from 2 to 5 PM, sponsored by several groups, including CASA de Maryland. This forum at LIUNA Local 11 Hall, 3660 D Wheeler Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304, seeks to educate workers and community agencies about worker's rights as related to wage theft and share recommendations with the wage and hour offices in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. on how to better serve low- wage workers.
40] – Interning in D.C. for the summer? Attend two training opportunities at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church,
1525 Newton St. NW. The first is on Tues., July 28 from 6:30-8:30 PM and is titled Popular Education: Tricks & Techniques of Educating for Social Change. Training is free, but pre-registration required. Click http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=bdAvdFc2_2bP7TBKN2m08OLA_3d_3d. This is part of the Gerry Brittain Education Project, an initiative of DC Jobs with Justice.
The second is Nonviolent Direct Action 101 on Wed., July 29 from 2 to 4:30 PM. RSVP to Jonathan Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 443-474-8919. There is a request for a small donation of $5 to $25 per person, although no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
41] – The Coalition Against the Death Penalty will meet Tues., July 28 at 7 PM at the AFSC,
42] – There is a meeting of Ecolocity DC every Tuesday from 7 to 9 PM at the EMERGENCE COMMUNITY ARTS COLLECTIVE, 733 Euclid St. NW,
43] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in
44] – 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 29. Call 215-843-4256 or email email@example.com.
45] – On Wed., July 29 from 6 to 8 PM, there will be a Jonathan Tasini for US Senate Fundraiser with special guest Barbara Ehrenreich at the Busboys and Poets, 14th and V Sts., WDC.
46] – The Voices of Palestine: Summer 2009 Film Series continues on Wed., July 29 at 6:30 PM with CHRONICLES OF A REFUGEE: Identity Without a Homeland by directors Perla Issa, Aseel Mansour and Adam Shapiro. Go to http://www.chroniclesofarefugee.org/. The series runs through Aug. 5. The Jerusalem Fund and the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown Univ. are pleased to present their annual summer film series highlighting recent documentary and feature films from and about Palestine that explore the social, cultural and political complexities of Palestinian life and identity. The films are screened at The Jerusalem Fund and are in English or have English subtitles. Attendance is free. For directions and parking information, go to http://www.thejerusalemfund.org/contactus. For other inquiries, call The Jerusalem Fund at 202-338-1958 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
47] – Each Wednesday, there is a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in
48] – "Dance Out of Iraq and Afghanistan!" on Wed., July 29 from 8 PM to 1 AM at Chief Ike's Mambo Room, 1725 Columbia Road, NW WDC. Dance for peace all night long at this
49] – On Thurs., July 30, 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
50] – March for Justice for Sheraton Crystal City Workers on Thurs., July 30 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at
51] – On Thurs., July 30 come to
52] – You're invited to Progressive Democrats of America's fifth birthday party at Busboys & Poets, 5th & K Sts., WDC on Thurs., July 30 from 8 to 10 PM. The cost to attend is $30. The confirmed speakers will be Rep. John Conyers, CPC co-chair Rep. Lynn Woolsey and Rep. Eric Massa.
53] – The annual Faith and Resistance Retreat sponsored by Jonah House and Dorothy Day Catholic Worker - entering together into a praxis of reflection, action, reflection - is happening Wed., Aug. 5 through Sun., Aug. 9. The retreat will include reflections on two films - ORIGINAL CHILD BOMB, a documentary based on Thomas Merton's book by the same title, and ON PAPER WINGS, a documentary about
Contact the Jonah House at 410-233-6238 or email@example.com or DDCW at 202-882-9648 or artlaffin at hotmail.com. Go to http://www.jonahhouse.org.
54] – The Iraq Veterans Against the War will be holding its annual convention from Wed., Aug. 5 through Sun., Aug. 9 on the University of Maryland, College Park Campus. The logistics team is looking for local peace and justice allies who want to help with meals, transportation, camping equipment and anything else YOU would like to do to support. Go to www.ivaw.org/convention2009.
The Veterans For Peace National Convention will also be at the
55] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee and the
On Sun., Aug. 9, we will gather at Cindy and Sharon's home,
57] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Sept. 3 from 5 to 6:30 PM in
58] – Save the date. On Fri., Sept. 11, the Peace Path will form on
59] – Join us on Mon., Oct. 5 at the White House. The National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance is organizing direct action to condemn the warmongering in Afghanistan. Email Max at mobuszewski at verizon.net or call 410-366-1637.
60] – Get a copy of Howard Ehrlich's HATE CRIMES AND ETHNOVIOLENCE [Westview Press, 2009, ISBN – 13: 978-08133-4445-4]. Go to www.westviewpress.com.
61] – The
62] – I bought two red maple trees for $10 each as part of the Trees for
63] – 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.
64] – Larry Egbert and Nick Sheridan are in
65] – 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.
66] – 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.
67] – 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.
68] – Become an active member of the
69] – 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.
70] – 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