"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] Bring the World Home continues
7] Cease violence contest through Dec. 6/event Dec. 10
8] You can buy Shiori’s book of poetry – which is available Dec. 15
9] “Freedom’s Sisters exhibit – through Jan. 17
10] Join the 25% campaign
11] Tell Sarbanes Vote Yes HR 4812 – Nov. 17
15] Affordable housing discussion – Nov. 17
16] Gitmo prisoners’ poetry – Nov. 17
17] Help plan a Pentagon protest – Nov. 17
18] Palestine/Israel Roundtable – Nov. 18
19] Book MOTHER FROM
20] Restorative justice Conference – Nov. 18-20
21] FBI Vs. Democracy – Nov. 18
23] Protest at the Pentagon – Nov. 18
1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available. “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Donate your books to Max. Call him
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] – Catch the "Bringing the World Home" exhibit in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps! The exhibit is in the UMBC Library Rotunda through the end of the semester and consists of 5 display cases featuring photos and artifacts from UMBC's faculty, staff and students who have served in the Peace Corps, including many current and alumni Shriver Peaceworker Fellows. The center case features pieces from the Peace Corps founding era (a tribute to Sarge Shriver!) and the surrounding case highlight experiences from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, and the
7] – Shiori was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1951 on August 15, six years after the day the initial announcement of Japan's surrender to the Allies was made, the official end of World War II. She describes herself as hapa, half-American, and half-Japanese— the child of the enemy amor. In her first chapbook collection of poetry from Finishing Line Press, the debut author weaves memoir and historical record into a lyrical and moving portrait of post-war immigration to the
Finishing Line Press is a poetry publisher based in
8] – Now through Dec. 6, Baltimore City and County School Students who submit an essay, poetry, or artwork for the David B. Wright Memorial Foundation, Inc. “Cease Violence / Increase Education Campaign” will be entered to win a Holiday Gift Card! To participate email SHAWNTE WRIGHT at email@example.com. The Selected Student's Essay Winners will win a $100 card by Mon., Dec. 20. Submitted materials will not be returned and will be kept by the David B. Wright Memorial Foundation, Inc. for future displays. At the DBWMF, INC.
9] – Catch the exhibit at the Reginald F.
10] – Fund Our Communities campaign is a grass roots movement to get support from local organizations and communities to work together with their local and state elected officials to pressure our Congresspersons and senators to join with Congressperson Barney Frank and Ron Paul, who have endorsed a 25% cut to the federal military budget. Then bring these savings home to state and county governments to meet the local needs which are under tremendous budget pressures. Go to www.OurFunds.org and www.PeaceActionMC.org.
11] – On Wed., Nov. 17, Progressive Democrats of
The Pledge of Resistance will go to Rep. John Sarbanes’ office,
12] – Each Wednesday from 4
13] – WIB does a silent vigil mourning all violence the third Wednesday of the month. The next vigil is Wed., Nov. 17 from 6
14] – 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
15] – On Wed., Nov. 17, join the Homeless Persons Representation Project which is presenting its third speaker in a four-part series, Trudy Parisa McFall of Homes for America, who will discuss affordable housing. Then a panel of experts will consider the possibilities in
The performers are Thomas Buckner, baritone, David Behrman, guitar and laptop, Annea Lockwood, electronics and voice, and Ted Mook, cello. Lockwood’s In Our Name, a collaboration with Buckner, builds on excerpts of poetry written by Jumah al Dossari and Osama Abu Kabir while incarcerated without trial at
17] – Consider being on a National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance conference call on Wed., Nov. 17 at 9 PM EST to continue to plan a climate chaos action of nonviolent civil resistance at the Pentagon on Apr. 8, calling for an end to the wars and for an end to policies that make the Pentagon the biggest polluter of our earth. Call Max at 410-366-1637 or email him at mobuszewski at verizon.net to get the call-in number and access code.
18] – The WEEKLY ROUNDTABLE SEEKING A JUST PEACE IN PALESTINE/ISRAEL takes place from 12
19] – Laila El-Haddad, author of MOTHER FROM
The conference will continue on Sat., Nov. 20 from 10 AM to 1 PM at
21] – On Thurs., Nov. 18 from 6 to 8 PM at the Belmont House, 1830 Belmont Ave. in NW in the Adams-Morgan neighborhood, join the discussion on FBI vs. Democracy & How to Stop Government Surveillance. There are a number of sponsors including the Defending Dissent Foundation. Go to www.bordc.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
22] – Join
To be continued.
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