Monday, July 26, 2010

Calendar - Part 2

41] War Is Not the Answer demo – July 27

42] APOCALYPSE NEVER, the book – July 27

43] Nuclear Arms Control? – July 28

44] Immigrant Rights March in D.C. – July 28

45] Philadelphia vigil – July 28

46] Palestinian films – July 28

47] Chestnut Hill, PA vigil – July 28

48] Nuclear Energy & Proliferation – July 28

49] Palestine/Israel Roundtable – July 29


51] Celebrate Same-Sex Marriage – July 29

52] APOCALYPSE NEVER, the book – July 29

53] Vigil to End the Wars – July 30

54] Benefit for Louisiana Bucket Brigade – July 31

55] Book KICKED OUT – July 31

56] Kay Dellinger Memorial Service – Aug. 3

57] WIB Towson vigil – Aug. 5

58] First Thursday vigil against war – Aug. 5

59] Faith & Resistance Retreat – Aug. 5 & 6, 8 & 9

60] Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemorations – Aug. 6 & 9

61] Call House members: no war funding

62] Job available with SOA Watch

63] Mankekolo has a new book

64] Buy a red maple tree

65] Join Global Zero campaign

66] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

67] Publish your peace article

68] Click on The Hunger Site  

69] Fire & Faith   

70] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil



41] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at 4806 York Road. Join this ongoing vigil.  The next vigil is July 27 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Note participants will make a call for clean energy.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.

42] – On Tues., July 27, from 6:30 to 8 PM, Tad Daley will discus his book APOCALYPSE NEVER: Forging the Path to a Nuclear Weapon-Free World at Borders Books, 1801 K St., NW, WDC.


43] – On Wed., July 28 from 2 to 3:30 PM, Henry Sokolski, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, and George Perkovich, Carnegie Endowment, will discuss "Is Bipartisan Nuclear Arms Control Possible?" This event, sponsored by the House Bipartisan Task Force on Nonproliferation, will be held at 2218 Rayburn House Office Building, WDC.  RSVP to Robert Zarate at 202-225-4806.


44] – There will be an Immigrant Rights March in D.C. on Wed., July 28 from 4 to 9:45 PM.  JOIN THE CHILDREN'S MARCH ON THE WHITE HOUSE: Stop the Separation of Families! For the first 100 days of the Obama Administration, the Familias Unidas campaign together with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus held mass meetings in 23 cities across the nation. U.S citizens testified about the destruction of their families by broken immigration laws, thousands signed petitions to the President and many tears were shed, many prayers were prayed, as the suffering of the community was put before the president to remind him of his promise to the Latino community.  President Obama has the capacity AND the moral obligation to provide temporary relief to millions of undocumented parents, workers, neighbors and to stop the racial profiling programs that ICE runs through local law enforcement. Unfortunately, the president has ignored the suffering. He has one last chance.

On July 28, five hundred U.S. citizen children and young people will come to the White House at 4 PM before heading to a nearby church for a town hall meeting at 7 PM, to which President Obama and his family will be invited.  Email or call 773.847.7282 

45] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in Iraq outside the Phila. Federal Building, 6th & Market Sts. The next vigil is July 28. Call 215-426-0364.

46] – The Voices of Palestine Film Series continues on Wed., July 28 at 6:30 PM with director Muayad Alayan's 2009 short film LESH SABREEN? [20 minutes] which tells the story of two young lovers as they navigate dreams and dead-ends in their socially-conservative and Israeli-controlled community. The film illustrates the several layers of authority, from the patriarchal social norms and taboos to economic pressures and the military occupation continually facing young Arab Jerusalemites.  Go to

Also to be shown is DEGREES OF INCARCERATION [59 minutes], a 2009 film by Amahl Bishara.  It explores the effects of political imprisonment on the Palestinian community of Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem. Through observational footage and interviews filmed over the course of six years, the documentary traces how a group of youth are imprisoned for protesting against the building of the separation wall around their refugee camp and addresses how imprisonment changes their lives after their release. Go to


These films are the third and fourth in the "Voices of Palestine" Summer 2010 Film Series. The annual film series is hosted jointly by The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development and The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown Univ. Films are in English or have English subtitles.  Attendance is free, and the films are screened at The Jerusalem Fund, 2425 Virginia Ave, NW, WDC 20037. Call 202-338-1958 or email


47] – Each Wednesday, the Northwest Greens hold 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 July 28. Call 215-843-4256 or email


48] – On Thurs., July 29 from 8 to 9 AM, Robert Cochran, B&W Technical Services Group, will discuss "Nuclear Energy and Proliferation"  This is part of the NDUF-NDIA Seminar Series, and it will take place at the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., SE, WDC.  RSVP by July 27 to Emma Rhue at .


49] – On Thurs., July 29, 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 Israel and Palestine. Contact Alice Azzouzi at 202-232-5483.

50] – Charles Ogletree will discuss his book THE PRESUMPTION OF GUILT: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Race, Class, and Crime in America on Thurs., July 29 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM at the National Urban League Panel, Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Square NW, WDC.  Call 202-829-0306.

51] – 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 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW, WDC with same-sex couples who have been or plan to be married.  At the event, you will find out specific ways how you can play a vital role in educating fellow DC residents about the benefits of marriage equality.  RSVP for this event at  If you cannot attend this event but would like to join the effort, email Jasper Hendricks at

52] – 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


53] – On the last Friday of the month, join a vigil, July 30, from 5 to 6 PM at Broad & Arch Sts., Philadelphia. It is a Vigil to End the Wars, with a Gold Star Mother for Peace, Celeste Zappala.  Email

54] – 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 Mississippi 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.

55] – On Sat., July 31 at 7 PM, Sassafras Lowrey will be speaking at Red Emma's, 800 Saint Paul St. As an editor, Lowrey will detail the voices of current and former homeless LGBTQ youth collected in her new KICKED OUT! Anthology.  Go to


56] – There will be a memorial gathering for Kay Dellinger, who died on June 11, at Homewood Friends Meeting (not Stoney Run!), 3107 North Charles St., Baltimore MD 21218 on Tuesday, August 3 from 7 to 9 PM.  Call Richard Ochs at 443-846-6638.


57] – There is a WIB peace stand on Thurs., Aug. 5, noon-1PM in Towson at northwest corner of Washington & Chesapeake Aves., across the street from the post office, near the courthouse. Contact This vigil takes place on the first Thursday of the month.


58] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Aug. 5 from 5 to 6:30 PM in Mount Vernon at Centre & Charles Sts.  The Pledge gathers in Mount Vernon on the first Thursday of the month to protest the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


59] –  Get involved with the Abolish Nuclear Weapons Faith & Resistance Retreat starting Thurs., Aug. 5 at St. Stephen's and the Incarnation Church, 1525 Newton St., NW [16th & Newton Sts.], WDC, 20010, with a dinner at 6 PM and the showing of the film THE LAST ATOMIC BOMB at 7 PM.  Then there will be a planning meeting for a protest at the Pentagon on Fri., Aug. 6, Hiroshima Day.  There will also be a noon vigil at the White House on Aug. 6.  It will continue on Sun., Aug. 8 at St. Stephen's and the Incarnation Church with a dinner at 6 PM, a presentation The Military: the Foremost Destroyer of the Environment by Frida Berrigan at 7 PM followed by a planning meeting for a protest at the Pentagon on the morning of Mon., Aug. 9, Nagasaki Day. People coming from out of town should call the Jonah House at 410-233-6238. Go to


60] – Participate in Baltimore's annual Hiroshima and Nagasaki commemorations.  For the 26th year, the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee and Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility will remember the atomic bombings of Japan on August 6 & 9, 1945, which killed more than 200,000 people. 


Join us for the HIROSHIMA COMMEMORATION on Friday, Aug. 6 at 34th & N. Charles Sts. from 5 to 6 PM for a vigil against the weapons contracts of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory--$620 million in FY 2007. At 6:15 PM, march to the Bufano Sculpture Garden on the Home wood campus for a remembrance ceremony. Dr. Margaret Flowers and others will perform music.  Dave Eberhardt will read his poetry; anti-nuke activists will read from John Hersey's HIROSHIMA and do a rendition of a Japanese survivor's account.  Afterwards, we will have dinner at a nearby Japanese restaurant.


The NAGASAKI COMMEMORATION will be on Mon., Aug. 9 at Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St. Doors will open at 7 PM.  At 7:15 PM, Dr. Margaret Flowers et al. will engage the audience with music. At 7:30 PM Kathleen Hellen and Robin Gould will read poetry. At 8 PM, Dr. Art Milholland will do a presentation: "Hiroshima -- Yesterday and Today." At 9 PM, there will be more music and poetry. Contact Max at mobuszewski at or 410-366-1637.


61] – Join the National Call-In Days until the House of Representatives votes on the White House request for $33.5 billion of new funding for the war in Afghanistan.  The vote is expected near the end of this week. The Congressional Switchboard number is 1-888-493-5443 toll-free. 


Three weeks ago, 162 members of the House supported an Amendment calling for a time-table for withdrawal. One hundred members of the House supported an amendment offered by Rep. Barbara Lee limiting the use of the funds for security and to actually begin the withdrawal of troops. Now the House is being asked to approve funding without a time-table or any plan for withdrawal.  So far $321 billion dollars have been squandered in an irrational enterprise. In the Fall Congress will be asked to approve another $160 billion war funding for FY2011.  


62] – SOA Watch [] is seeking a national organizer who will work to get people to stand in solidarity with the people of Latin America, to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA, now renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation or WHINSEC to change oppressive U.S. foreign policy that the SOA represents.  The tasks related to this position include Field Organizing, Campaign and Event Coordination, Spring Multi-Strategy Event, November Vigil [], Fiscal Development and Coordination and Office Coordination. There is a need for five years experience, organizing at a national level, and a candidate must be bilingual. Send a resume and cover letter to Hendrik Voss at hvoss at


63] – Rev. Dr. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo is excited by her new book: RESTORE ME: 40 Healing Sermons. The book is available for $19.95 plus $5 for shipping and handling--ISBN: 978-1 -4502-1631-9 (sc), ISBN: 978-1 -4502-1633-3 (dj) or ISBN: 978-1 -4502-1632-6 (sc). She would appreciate if you ordered the book from her: checks payable to Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo and sent to 3315 Mondawmin Ave., Baltimore, MD 21216.  The publisher is, and it can be called at 1-800-288-4677.


64] – I have one red maple tree for $5 from the Trees for Baltimore program.  Buy a tree, plant it and contribute to saving the planet.  Call Max at 410-366-1637


65] – Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: 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


68] – 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.  


69] – Go online for FIRE AND FAITH: The Catonsville Nine File. On May 17, 1968, nine people entered the Selective Service Offices in Catonsville, Maryland, and burned draft records in protest against the war in Vietnam. View


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; call 202-682-4282.


Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [at]


"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 US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel Berrigan

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