"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] Buy coffee through HoCoFoLA
5] Used stamps for humanitarian causes
6] Keep the Guard at Home
7] Footprints for Peace – to May 1
8] Walk for nuclear Disarmament -- Apr. 8-29
9] JHU film series – Apr. 8-10
10] Peace & justice study – Apr. 8
11] Program on
13] White House vigil – Apr. 9
14] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Apr. 9
16] WIB Roland Park vigil – Apr. 9
18] REVOLT ON
19] Film THE GOLDEN DOOR – Apr. 9
20] Vigil at Walter Reed – Apr. 9
21] Ballroom dancing – Apr. 9
22] Student Peace Conference -- Apr. 10
23] Project Clean Stream – Apr. 10
25] Olney vigil to end the war – Apr. 10
26] Capitalism Is Organized Crime – Apr. 10
27] Peace vigil in
28] Peace vigil at Capitol – Apr. 10
29] Community Organizing 101 – Apr. 10
31] Book OUTSIDE THE
32] Greek Revolts of 2008 – Apr. 10
35] Bridge vigil – Apr. 11
36] Quaker Peace Vigil – Apr. 11
37] Green Party meeting – Apr. 11
38] Legacy of
39] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Apr. 11
40] Pentagon vigil – Apr. 12
41] War in
42] Protest the death penalty – Apr. 12
43] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Apr. 12 — Apr. 15
44] Jubilee Arts fundraiser – Apr. 12
45] Surrealism films – Apr. 12
46] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Apr. 12
47] Health Care Reform conversation – Apr. 12
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. The White House Comment Email is accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.
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
To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to email@example.com. Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.
THE NOTICES LIST will include only notices of NCNR actions and related information and is open to any interested person to subscribe. It will be moderated to maintain focus & will include periodic notices about getting involved in NCNR national organizing. To join the NOTICES List, send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will get a confirmation message once subscribed. If you have problems, please write to the list manager at email@example.com.
4] – 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. Also note organic cocoa and sugar are for sale. For more details and to download the order form, go to http://friendsoflatinamerica.typepad.com/hocofola/2010/02/hocofola-cafe-quetzal-order-form-2010.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 Nancy Meier,
5] – 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,
6] – Delegate Sheila Hixson's HB 1037 to Keep the Maryland Guard at Home is in the House Health and Government Operations committee. The following delegates are sympathetic, but send them an email indicating you support the legislation: James.Hubbard@house.state.md.us, Dan.Morhaim@house.state.md.us, Shane.Pendergrass@house.state.md.us, Joanne.Benson@house.state.md.us, Karen.Montgomery@house.state.md.us and Nathaniel.Oaks@house.state.md.us. Email
7] – Footprints for Peace, an International Peace Walk, has started its march from the Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge, TN and is heading for the United Nations, aiming to arrive on Sat., May 1. Go to http://footprintsforpeace.tripod.com/E10/NPT/npt_walk.htm.
8] – The Walk for Nuclear Disarmament from Washington, D.C. to New York City began on Thurs., Apr. 8 at noon and will end Thurs., Apr. 29 at noon. Participants will walk about 15 miles per day, while meeting, eating and staying with supportive groups and individuals in cities and towns along the way, covering about 250 miles in 21 days. The objective is to support the United Nations, US President Barack Obama, and over 70% of U.S. citizens who want a world without nuclear weapons by working towards a solution at the 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review at the UN during May of 2010. Call 202-368-4690. Go to http://nptwalk2010.org.
The walkers are expected to be in the
9] – The Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS) at Johns Hopkins University is pleased to invite you to the documentary film series Weaving Lives: Documenting Inequalities in the Global World. The keynote address “A Savage Sorting of Winners and Losers” by Prof. Saskia Sassen will open the event on Thurs., Apr. 8 at 5 PM in Mergenthaler Hall 111. The following films will then be shown. On Fri., Apr. 9 at 1 PM see THE GLOBALISATION TAPES by Independent Plantation Workers' Union of Sumatra (Mergenthaler Hall 111); at 4 PM MORRISTOWN: In the Air and Sun by Anne Lewis (Auditorium, Muller Building, 3700 San Martin Dr.); and at 7 PM SAND AND SORROW by Paul Freedman (Auditorium, Muller Building, 3700 San Martin Dr.). Then on Sat., Apr. 10 at 9:30 AM watch BLACK WATER by Allen Moore (Auditorium, Muller Building, 3700 San Martin Dr.) and at 10:30 AM VIOLENCE NEXT DOOR: Growing Up in the Favela and the Hood by Mari Gardner (Auditorium, Muller Building, 3700 San Martin Dr.). The film directors will participate for Q&A after the screenings and in the closing round table when they will discuss the role of documentary films in fostering social change. Call 410 516-5488. Go to www.jhu.edu/PLAS.
10] – On Thurs., Apr. 8, 7 to 8:30 PM, Christian Peace Witness presents its last session of a weekly Thursday evening peace and justice study at Clarendon Presbyterian Church, 1305 N. Jackson St. Arlington, VA 22201. The study will be based on a DVD bringing Tony Campolo, Sr. Dianna Ortiz, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Kathy Kelly, Joshua Casteel, Liz McAlister, Noah Baker Merrill and Ken Butigan to you. If you can’t make the study but would like a copy of the DVD for use by you or a community, go to http://www.reachandteach.com/store/index.php?l=product_detail&p=744. Contact David Ensign at firstname.lastname@example.org.
11] – On Thurs., Apr. 8 at 8 PM in the Hyman Forum of the Athenaeum, Goucher College, Edwidge Danticat and Manno Charlemagne will present a program of readings and song on the crisis in Haiti. Danticat is an author and Charlemagne is considered the Bob Marley of
12] – The Rosenberg Fund for Children is holding a 20th anniversary benefit reception WDC near the
13] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at
14] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel (now in its 8th year) takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th &
15] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Women in Black, Baltimore, host a vigil at Pratt and Light Sts. in the
16] – There is also a noon vigil, weather permitting, on Fri., Apr. 9 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St. Call 410-467-9114
17] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Apr. 9 from 5 to 6 PM outside of
18] – On Fri., Apr. 9 at 7PM @ Red Emma's, 800 St Paul Street, Kari Lydersen presents REVOLT ON GOOSE ISLAND: The Chicago Factory Takeover and What it Means in the Economic Crisis. Call 410-230-0450. The award-winning
19] – On Fri., Apr. 9 at 7 PM in Ignatian Hall, right below St. Ignatius Church, 740 N. Calvert St. Baltimore, MD 21202, as part of Justice & Peace Movie Night, see THE GOLDEN DOOR (2007). The film follows a Sicilian family that emigrates to
20] – 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. The vigil calls for peace, care for the wounded, and full benefits for all veterans. Contact Bruce Wolf - Haunteddog@aol.com.
21] – 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
22] – The 23rd annual Student Conference Peace and Justice for Our Planet will be hosted by
23] – The Project Clean Stream 2010 runs from 9 AM to noon on Sat., Apr. 10. To volunteer for a team, call 410-377-6270 or go to www.acbonline.org/cleanstream.cfm.
24] – The Baltimore Child Abuse Center, 2300 N. Charles St., presents artists, live music and food on Sat., Apr. 10 from 10 AM to 3 PM at a block party. Call 410-396-6147 or go to www.theride4life.info.
25] – 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 Apr. 10. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
26] – Capitalism is Organized Crime! This issue will be explored on Sat., Apr. 10 from 11 AM to 4 PM at The
http://www.pslweb.org/site/Survey?SURVEY_ID=2200&ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS or call 202-234-2828 or email email@example.com or register at the conference. A $20 donation is
requested, but no one would be turned away for lack of funds.
27] – 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. Go to www.ccpeace.org. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
28] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Apr. 10. 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 email@example.com.
29] – The People’s Voice: Community Organizing 101 workshop is being conducted by Dominic Moulden from One DC. He is a Baltimore-raised African-American organizer who has been working for social justice for 40 years! The interactive workshop would illuminate to participants the importance of the often-ignored aspects of relationship-building and consciousness-raising as vital components of community organizing and human rights movement-building. It will be conducted on Sat., Apr. 10 from 1 to 4 PM at
31] – As the U.S.-Israeli spat over a settlement freeze continues, the reality of Israel's continuing expansion of illegal settlements throughout the occupied territories becomes ever more important. The illegal Israeli occupation is supported and enabled by the
32] – On Sat., Apr. 10 at 7 PM @ Red Emma's, 800 St Paul Street, join the editors of the book WE ARE AN IMAGE FROM THE FUTURE: The Greek Revolts of 2009.
33] – Catch Eyewitness Accounts from Egypt and Palestine on Sat., Apr. 10 from 7 to 9 PM at The Potter’s House, 1658 Columbia Rd., NW, WDC. Three activists will share different perspectives. Call 202-232-5483.
34] – On Sun., Apr. 11 at 10:30 AM, the
35] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
36] – Every Sunday, 4 to 5 PM, there is a Quaker Peace Vigil at Independence Mall, N. side of Market between 5th and 6th Sts.,
37] – There’s a
38] – The Brandywine Monthly Potluck Supper & Program is the 2nd Sunday of the month starting at 4:30 PM with a potluck dinner at University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut St., Phila., PA. Bring main dish, salad, or dessert to share. The program begins at 5:30 PM. On Sun., Apr. 11, hear a panel discussion on The Legacy of
Panel members are David McReynolds, renowned socialist-pacifist and presidential candidate, who co-authored (with AJ Muste) the first analysis from the U.S. peace movement calling for unconditional U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam, Dr. Sophie Quinn-Judge, who during the war was a medical aid worker in Vietnam, is now Associate Director of the Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture, and Society at Temple University, and Peter Lems, American Friends Service Committee Advocacy Program for Afghanistan and Iraq.
39] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
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., Apr. 12, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
41] – The Student Coalition for Peace and Equality is hosting a panel discussion about the war in Afghanistan and its cost, alternative policies and ways to get involved on Apr. 12 from 12:15 to 2 PM at 525 W. Redwood St. in Room 2W11. There will be speakers from the following groups: Women for Afghan Women, Foreign Policy in Focus, Peace Action and Real Democracy Project. Enjoy a free lunch.
42] – 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., Apr. 12. Call 410-233-0488.
43] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 PM on WEAA 88.9 FM, The Voice of the Community, or online at www.weaa.org. The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All shows are also available as podcasts at www.steinershow.org.
44] – Be at a Fundraising Party for Jubilee Arts at the home of Wendy Rambo Shuford, 1 Hamill Court, Unit 51, Baltimore 21210 on Mon., Apr. 12 at 7 PM. Enjoy refreshments and learn about Jubilee Arts, a program of Newborn Holistic Ministries. It is a comprehensive arts program that offers classes to all adults and children of the neighborhoods of Sandtown-Winchester and
45] – On Mon., Apr. 12 at 7 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse,
46] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM, and the meetings now take place at Max’s residence. The next meeting is scheduled for Apr. 12, and the agenda will include the annual Tax Day protest, Earth Day and Elliott Abrams visit to
47] – The Backbone Campaign Conversation is hosting Real Talk About Real Health Care Reform with Dr. Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese on Mon., Apr. 12 at 8:30 PM EST. RSVP to email@example.com to secure a spot by placing in the subject line "Health Care Reform.” You will be sent instructions for cueing up for "on air" questions in the chatroom. At the time of call, dial 1-218-339-4300, follow prompts and enter access code 1037729 followed by #. Go to http://backbonecampaign.org/.
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