"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] No give-aways for nuclear reactors
7] See THE OATH – July 15
8] D.C. Statehood Teach-In – July 15
9] Film NUCLEAR TIPPING POINT – July 15
10] Film series on food – July 15
11] Call the Senate – July 16
12] White House vigil – July 16
14] WIB Roland Park vigil – July 16
15] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – July 16
16] Palestinian nonviolent activism – July 16
17] Trinity Bomb – July 16
19] Vigil at Walter Reed – July 16
20] Eddie Conway on Frederick Douglass – July 16
21] Ballroom dancing – July 16
22] ALTERNATIVE METHODS -- July 16, 22 & 24
25] Boycott AHAVA – July 17
26] Olney vigil to end the war – July 17
27] Peace vigil in
28] "A Walk In the Woods -- July 17, 18 & 24
29] Peace vigil at Capitol – July 17
31] MUPJ meeting – July 17
32] Red Emma's hosts discussion on social movements – July 17
33] Gimme Shelter – July 17
34] An Ethical Discussion – July 18
35] Bridge vigil – July 18
36] Quaker Peace Vigil – July 18
37] Red Emma's needs volunteers – July 18
38] Zinn & Chomsky – July 18
39] Pentagon vigil – July 19
We have lost recently some important members of the peace and justice community: Bill Callahan of the Quixote Center; Patrick Rice of TASSC, who had a heart attack in the Miami airport on his way home to Argentina after doing a three-day human rights workshop to torture survivors and other human rights activists the last week in June in D.C.; and Elise Boulding, the Quaker pioneer in peace studies. In addition, the only sister of Marie Dennis died tragically in an accident. May they rest in peace. Presente!
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] – A HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE is to meet Thurs., July 15 to discuss a spending bill and to include $25 billion of taxpayer money for reactor construction loans. Contact your representative to say no to loans for dangerous nuclear reactors. Go to http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5502/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=3179. Contact the Nuclear Information and Resource Service at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.nirs.org.
7] – The documentary The Oath will be shown Thurs., July 15 at the Landmark E Street Cinema, 555 11th St, NW, WDC 20004. The Oath is a spectacularly gripping documentary that unspools like a great political thriller. It's the cross-cut tale of two men whose fateful meeting propelled them on divergent courses with Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, 9/11,
8] – Be at the 2010 DC Statehood Teach-In on Thurs., July 15 from 6 to 8 PM at the
9] – Join the World Affairs Council for a discussion with Deborah Rosenblum, Nuclear Threat Initiative, and Daryl Kimball, Arms Control Association, and film screening of "Nuclear Tipping Point" on Thurs., July 15 from 6:30 to 8 PM at the UCDC Washington Center, 1608 Rhode Island Ave. NW, WDC 20036. The nearest Metro Stations are
10] – There is a
11] – The National Call-the-Senate Day is Fri., July 16, part of a National Lobby Day on nuclear power issues. D.C. groups will be visiting as many Senate offices as possible with a simple message: vote no on pro-nuclear provisions and amendments on energy and/or climate legislation! The Senate to considering such legislation later in July. If you can come to D.C. and visit a Senate office or two, email email@example.com or call 301-270-6477. If not, call your senators.
12] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at
13] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Women in Black, Baltimore, host a vigil at Pratt and Light Sts. in the
14] – There is also a noon vigil, weather permitting, on Fri., July 16 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St. Call 410-467-9114.
15] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel (now in its 8th year) takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th &
JFK Blvd., (across from Israeli Consulate. It is sponsored by Bubbies & Zaydes (Grandparents) for Peace in the Philadelphia Middle East. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to http://phillyjewishpeace.org/.
16] – Politics and Poetics: Palestinian Art and Culture as a Form of Resistance is the topic of discussion on Fri., July 16 from 12:30 to 2 PM at The
17] – The Trinity Bomb-The Beginning of the End will include presentations and discussions on the 65th Anniversary of first nuclear bomb, "Trinity Test," on July 16, 1945. It will be held on Fri., July 16 from 1 to 3 PM at Wheeler Auditorium, Enoch Pratt Central Library,
18] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., July 9 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., in opposition to war with
19] – 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.
20] – On Fri., July 16 at 7 PM, listen to a phone-in at Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St. with Eddie Conway on Frederick Douglass' "What is the Fourth of July to the Negro?" Call 410-230-0450. Go to http://www.redemmas.org.
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] – Attend the new play, ALTERNATIVE METHODS, written and produced by Patricia Davis, which "explores indefinite detention, learned helplessness, and the deep involvement of psychologists in torture." It continues at the Capital Fringe Festival on Fri., July 16 @ 8:15 PM, Thurs., July 22 @ 6:30 PM & Sat., July 24 @ 11 AM. The performances will be at
The play focuses on an Iraqi doctor, suspected of treating an Al-Qaeda leader, who is detained and interrogated. US forces want to know where the injured leader's safe house is: capturing him will save lives, they claim. Susan, a young interrogation psychologist, is asked to pose as a lawyer to gain the doctor's trust. As her colleagues resort to brutal methods, Susan must choose: Will she be complicit in the doctor's torture or risk her life to make it stop?
23] – The
24] – Citizens Planning and Housing Association is urging you to shop at the W. Baltimore Farmer's Market on Sat., July 17 from 8 AM to noon and every Saturday through Nov. 20. The market is located at the West Baltimore MARC train station parking lot (400 block of
25] – On Sat., July 17 from 10 AM until noon, Friends of Sabeel will demonstrate to urge the BOYCOTT OF AHAVA COSMETICS, made by West Bank settlers from natural resources stolen from the Palestinian people. Gather in downtown
26] – 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 10. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
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 email@example.com.
28] – Catch the American Ensemble Theater play A Walk in the Woods at Goethe Institut - Gallery, 812 Seventh St., NW,
29] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on July 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
30] – A discussion, Will the
31] – Maryland United for Peace and Justice has a general meeting on Sat., July 17 from 3 to 5 PM at the Christ the King Episcopal Church, 1930 Brookdale Road, Woodlawn, MD 21244. If you get lost, call Paulette's cell phone number 443-418-5479. The agenda includes ccommunity building, 2011 conference plans, and building relationships with state legislators.
32] – On Sat., July 17 at 7 PM at Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St., explore the current composition of U.S. social movements with Team Colors collective member Craig Hughes. http://www.redemmas.org. Call 410-230-0450.
33] – Gimme Shelter Productions continues to do consciousness/fundraising events about the plight of the homeless and for the shelters that serve them. On Sat., July 17 at 7:30 PM, there will be a night of poetry and music featuring Alan Barysh, Ron Williams, Suzanne X, In The Clear, Dr. Kathleen Hellen and Michael Monroe. Attendees are asked to make a five-dollar donation. The event will take place at the Hamilton Arts Gallery,
34] – On Sun., July 18 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., Philadelphia. Call 215-421-5811.
37] – Red Emma's needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
38] – On Sun., July 18 at 8 PM, watch two of the most venerable figures on the American Left -- Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky -- converse with Sasha Lilley about their lives and political philosophies, looking back at eight decades of struggle and theoretical debate. THEORY AND PRACTICE is the July Film of the Month for Busboys and Poets' film series, Focus-In! Cinema for a Conscious Community and will be shown at Busboys @
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., July 19, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
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"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs