27] March against corporate criminals – Nov. 30
28] Frances Fox Piven at JHU – Nov. 30
29] International Day of Solidarity – Nov. 30
30] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Nov. 30 — Nov. 26
31] Protest the death penalty – Nov. 30
32] MD Case benefit – Nov. 30
33] Benefit party – Nov. 30
34] BUPJ meeting – Nov. 30
35] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Nov. 30
36] The Exonerated -- Nov. 30
37] World AIDS Day – Dec. 1
38] Protest at Indonesian embassy -- Dec. 1
39] Coal protest – Dec. 1
41] Protest escalation – Dec. 1
42] Witness Against Torture vigil – Dec. 1
43] Tuesday peace vigil – Dec. 1
44] History of Afghan Struggle – Dec. 1
45] Film ROSENSTRASSE – Dec. 1
46] Ecolocity DC meeting – Dec. 1
47] Film HOTEL
48] Peace vigil in
51] Breaking Rank class – Dec. 2—Feb. 17
53] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Dec. 3
54] Film SHEER MADNESS – Dec. 3
55] First Thursday demo – Dec. 3
56] Women & Minorities in
57] Peace Action meeting – Dec. 3
58] Crabshell Alliance meeting — Dec. 3
60] Breaking Rank class – Dec. 2—Feb. 17
60] Justice Café – Dec. 4
61] Film JOYEUX NOEL – Dec. 4
63] Spiral Thought – Dec. 5
64] Human rights dinner – Dec. 5
65] Film KING CORN – Dec. 18
66] Write Carl Kabat
67] Buy a red maple tree
68] Help available in buying a house
69] Contribute to the
70] Join Global Zero campaign
71] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
72] Publish your peace article
73] Click on The Hunger Site
27] – On Mon., Nov. 30, the 10th anniversary of the nonviolent shut-down of the WTO Seattle meeting, and one week before the UN Copenhagen climate negotiations, join a march beginning at 7:30 AM in Lafayette Park to give the climate criminals an updated taste of Seattle. Bring your drums, puppets, noisemakers and friends as we non-violently disrupt Monday morning rush-hour and demand Corporations out of
28] – Frances Fox Piven will speak on Mon., Nov. 30 at noon at 526 Mergenthaler Hall, JHU
29] – Join the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on Mon., Nov. 30 from 2:30-4 PM on the American Univ. Quad, center of campus - southeast of Ward Circle. From there, march to the Israeli embassy to call for an end to over 40 years of occupation of the Palestinian territories by Israel, and the violence taking place in Gaza right now.
30] – 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. Go to http://www.centerforemergingmedia.org.
31] – 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., Nov. 30. Call 410-233-0488.
32] – Maryland Case is holding a benefit to Recommit to repeal MD's death penalty on Mon., Nov. 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Petit Louis Bistro, 4800 Roland Ave. Email email@example.com. Tickets start at $150. Gifts are tax-deductible. The host committee includes Benjamin Civiletti, former U.S. Attorney General and Chair of the Maryland Commission on Capital Punishment, J. Joseph Curran, Jr., former Maryland Attorney General and Lieutenant Governor, Sen. Lisa Gladden, Sen. Jamie Raskin et al.
33] – Party like it's 1999! Celebrate People's Power and Direct Action on this 10th Anniversary of the
35] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM at the AFSC,
36] – THE EXONERATED is being performed on Mondays at 7:30 PM through Dec. 14 at the Everyman [sic] Theatre, 1727 N. Charles St. This is Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen’s 2002 play, which shares six true accounts of wrongfully accused Death Row inmates and the deeply flawed
37] – Tues., Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day. There will be a march and rally on Tues., Dec. 1 from noon to 2 PM starting in
38] – On Tues., Dec. 1, noon to 1:30 PM, Amnesty International invites you to a peaceful rally in front of the Indonesian Embassy,
39] – "Down with King Coal!" is a rally to fight global warming and oppose more coal power in
40] – Goucher College Peace Studies Program and others are hosting Burma Week , an effort to raise awareness about the political situation in Burma, where the military dictatorship commits gross human rights violations. On Tues., Dec. 1 at 4:30 PM in Buchner Hall, there will be a Burma Background Panel; on Wed., Dec. 2 at 7 PM in Buchner Hall, there will be a discussion on the use of technology to empower the people; on Thurs., Dec. 3 at 6:30 PM in Kelley Lecture Hall see a screening of BURMA VJ, followed by a discussion; on Fri., Dec. 4 there is a Prayer for Humanity at 10:30 AM in the Huebler Memorial Chapel; and on Sat., Dec. 5, there will be An Afternoon of Burmese Song, Dance and Food in the Hyman Forum, Athenaeum at 2 PM. The performances are free, but food tickets must be purchased in advance for $4. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 2. Contact Mary Wahl at email@example.com.
42] – On Tues., Dec. 1 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.
43] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
44] – A History of Struggle: War, Occupation and Afghanistan’s Women takes place at Maryland Institute College of Art on Tues., Dec. 1 from 7 to 10 PM in Falvey Hall, Brown Center, 1301 Mount Royal Ave. The evening will begin with a film screening, followed by a panel discussion with filmmaker Kathleen Foster, humanitarian Fahima Vorgetts, psychologist Anne Brodsky and economist A.Ghanie Ghaussy. This is an opportunity to purchase Afghan handcrafts. Contact Soheila Ghaussy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
45] – On Tues., Dec. 1 at 7 PM in the ICC Auditorium,
46] – There is a meeting of Ecolocity DC every Tuesday from 7 to 9 PM at the EMERGENCE COMMUNITY ARTS COLLECTIVE, 733 Euclid St. NW, WDC 20001. It is for people who live in, or are interested in making D.C. a transition town starting with an intentional community that will encompass clean energy, freecycle, natural building, organic farming, community salvage, new urbanism, etc. The next meeting will be on Dec. 1. Go to http://ecolocity.ning.com.
47] – Paul Rusesabagina, a human rights activist and the real-life hero of the acclaimed film Hotel Rwanda, will speak at Goucher College on Tues., Dec. 1 at 8 PM in the Hyman Forum of the Athenaeum. Contact Kristen Keener, email@example.com.
48] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in
50] – 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 Dec. 2. Call 215-843-4256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
51] – Starting Wed., Dec. 2 and continuing each Wednesday from 8 to 10 PM until Feb. 17, there will be a class Breaking Rank: Soldier-Led Resistance Movements at the Baltimore Free School, 1323 N. Calvert.
52] – There is a WIB peace stand on Thurs., Dec. 3, noon-1PM in Towson at northwest corner of Washington & Chesapeake Aves., across the street from the post office, near the courthouse. Contact
53] – On Thurs., Dec. 3, 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
54] – On Thurs., Dec. 3 from 4:15 to 6:45 PM at the ICC Auditorium,
55] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Dec. 3 from 5 to 6:30 PM in
56] – Erica Shelton, a writer and producer on the television show
57] – PeaceAction Montgomery, meets every first Thursday, next on Dec. 3, at 7 PM at the Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, Room 16 in the basement, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4099.
58] – The Crabshell
59] – WIB holds a silent vigil mourning all violence, the first Friday of the month. The next vigil is Dec. 4 from 12 noon to 12:30 PM,
60] – Attend the UDC Justice Cafe from 6 to 10 PM on Fri., Dec. 4 in the Firebird Inn, Building 39, B-Level, 4200 Conn. Ave. NW, WDC 20008, which is hosted by the University of the District of Columbia David Clarke School of Law. The suggested donation is $15, $10 for students and $5 for children. The event will feature food, music, poetry, an open mic session, tabling and more. One of the performers is Mike Bowers, guitar and vocals. Go to http://www.mdbmusic.com/music.html. Contact Mike at email@example.com FOR A FREE TABLE. Use the Van Ness UDC Metro Station (Red Line).
61] – On Fri., Dec. 4 watch JOYEUX NOEL, which is being shown as part of the "JUST-REEL” First Friday Free Film Series at the Peace Center of Delaware County, 7 PM, 1001 Old Sproul Road, Springfield, Delaware County. The evening will include light refreshments and an after-film discussion. It is co-sponsored by the Brandywine Peace Community. Call 610-544-1818. Go to www.delcopeacecenter.org.
Both heartwarming and heartbreaking, JOYEUX NOEL tells the story of the actual 1914 Christmas truce immortalized in the song "Christmas in the Trenches" by John McCutcheon. In 1914, World War I ("the war to end all wars") -- the bloodiest war in human history up to that time -- is well underway. On Christmas Eve, however, Scottish, German, and French troops pause from the carnage, and numerous sections of the Western Front call an unauthorized truce and peacefully meet each other on the battlefield.
62] – On Fri., Dec. 4 at 7:30 PM, Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House presents Shane Claiborne, activist and author living in inner city Philadelphia with the Simple Way Community. This monthly First Friday Clarification of Thought gathering is at
63] – On Sat., Dec. 5 at 1 PM, hear Victor Manuel Gavilan discuss Indigenous Spiral Thought, a complementary alternative for world peace at 4209 East West Hwy, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Gavilan is executive director of the Spanish School in
64] – On Sat., Dec. 5, from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, attend the 12TH ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS POTLUCK DINNER & commemorate the 61st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Bring a main dish to share at the
65] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS VIDEO SERIES. The theme is Poverty and its Manifestations. The last film in the series is KING CORN [
In KING CORN, producer and director Aaron Wolff follows the saga of Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, who move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of
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.
66] – Carl Kabat will return to court for a jury trial on Dec. 21-22. If convicted, he could face from three to 12 months in the
67] – I bought two red maple trees for $10 each as part of the Trees for
68] – 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.
69] – Larry Egbert and Nick Sheridan are in
70] – 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.
71] – 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.
72] – 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.
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.
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