"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 War with
7] Support AFSC-Baltimore peace program
8] Film FLOW � July 29
9] Candidates' Forum � July 29
10] Human Rights Campaign celebration -- July 29
11] APOCALYPSE NEVER, the book � July 29
12] Book � Youth Speak Out � July 29
13] White House vigil � July 30
15] WIB Roland Park vigil � July 30
16] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil � July 30
18] Vigil to End the Wars � July 30
19] Vigil at Walter Reed � July 30
20] Cuban Five discussion � July 30
21] Ballroom dancing � July 30
23] Get Pledges for Global Work Party � July 31, Aug. 1
24] Olney vigil to end the war � July 31
25] Peace vigil in
26] Peace vigil at Capitol � July 31
27] Benefit for
28] Book KICKED OUT � July 31
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. You will get a confirmation message once subscribed. If you have problems, please write to the list manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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] � No war with
7] � Like most nonprofit groups in these perilous times, American Friends Service Committee-Baltimore is suffering from a lack of funding. Our friend, Gary Gillespie, could lose his program unless some $7,000 in donations are secured. Consider sending a (tax deductible) donation to Urban Peace Program, American Friends Service Committee,
8] � Food & Water Watch is screening FLOW on Thurs., July 29 from 6 to 8 PM at The Reef in downtown Adams Morgan,
2446 18th St. NW, WDC. Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis. She builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel.
9] � On Thurs., July 29 from 6 to 9 PM at Northside Baptist Church, 1100 East Northern Parkway, there will be a Candidates' Forum, co-sponsored by the Northeast Community Organization (NECO). Mayor Rawlings-Blake will be special guest speaker during the first part of the meeting. The second portion of the evening will be given over to those running for state office in the 43rd Legislative District.
10] � On March 4th, D.C. became the sixth jurisdiction in the nation to permit same-sex couples to marry. The Human Rights Campaign invites you to a celebration on Thurs., July 29 from 6 to 8 PM for a meet and greet at
11] � On Thurs., July 29, from 7 to 9 PM, Tad Daley will discus his book APOCALYPSE NEVER: Forging the Path to a Nuclear Weapon-Free World at the River Park Mutual Homes Community Room, 1301 Delaware Ave., SW, WDC. RSVP to Elaine Graves at email@example.com.
12] � On Thurs., Jul. 29 at 7 PM at Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21202, catch "You're Not Listening: Baltimore Youth Speak Out." Meet Ashley who watches, dissects, analyzes, synthesizes and then creates amazing poetry. Meet Aaron who arrives to his English class on time, but leaves out if it gets too quiet. "You're Not Listening" is a compilation of narratives recorded by
13] � A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at
14] � Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Women in Black, Baltimore, host a vigil at Pratt and Light Sts. in the
15] � There is also a noon vigil, weather permitting, on Fri., July 30 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St. Call 410-467-9114.
16] � 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/.
17] � There is a silent vigil on Fri., July 30 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., in opposition to war with
18] � On the last Friday of the month, join a vigil, July 30, from 5 to 6 PM at Broad & Arch Sts.,
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] � The activist and author Gloria La Riva, coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, is speaking on Fri., July 30 at 7 PM at 617 Florida Ave., NW, near the Shaw/Howard Metro Station on the Green Line. The Party for Socialism and Liberation can be reached at 202-234-2828 or www.PSLweb.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] � Citizens Planning and Housing Association is urging you to shop at the W. Baltimore Farmer's Market on Sat., July 31 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
23] � Can you help gather pledges for 10/10/10? This is part of the 350.org campaign's Global Work Party day of action on October 10. If yes, there is a need for volunteers on Sat., July 31 from 9 to 11 AM at the Waverly Farmers' Market, 32nd and Barclay St. and Sun., Aug. 1 from 8 AM to noon at the Baltimore Farmers' Market, under the JFX, south of the Orleans Exit. Bring a clipboard and pen, and there will be a "captain" who will contact you re forms, meeting, etc. Contact Terry at 410-486-5766 or email email@example.com.
24] � 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 31. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
25] � 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.
26] � There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on July 31. 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.
27] � There will be a benefit for the Louisiana Bucket Brigade on Sat., July 31, from 4 to 6 PM, at the Eatonville Restaurant, 2121 14th St. NW, WDC. There will be music and poetry to raise funds for the Bucket Brigade, an environmental health and justice organization that has been helping residents living near Louisiana refineries fight air pollution for years, and is now helping them track and respond to the BP Oil Disaster that is ravaging the Gulf. Join
poet Angela Ball and DC-area poets Chris August and Sonya Renee in raising voices against the greed and corruption that caused this catastrophe. Tickets are $10. Mississippi
28] � On Sat., July 31 at 7 PM, Sassafras Lowrey will be speaking at Red Emma's,
Donations can be sent to the
"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