"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] Protest FBI raids – Nov. 29 – Dec. 3
11] Protest at Unemployment Office – Nov. 29
12] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Nov. 29 – Dec. 2
13] Protest the death penalty – Nov. 29
14] CASE benefit – Nov. 29
15] International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People -- Nov. 29
16] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Nov. 29
17] Free shipping for online auction items – Nov. 29
18] Call-In to Save Social Security – Nov. 30
19] Lobby against military spending – Nov. 30
20] Peace in
21] Death penalty forum – Nov. 30
22] War Is Not the Answer demo – Nov. 30
23] HANDS ON THE FREEDOM PLOW – Nov. 30
26] Release Prisoner of Conscience – Dec. 1
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] – The National Coalition against FBI raids has called for a week of actions from Mon., Nov. 29 through Fri., Dec. 3 aimed at Congress. Email DCLiberties@lists2.democracyinaction.org.
11] – PROTEST at the Unemployment Office, Eutaw & Preston
12] – 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. .
13] – 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 Super Max Prison, at the corner of Madison Ave. and Fallsway in
14] – Join with other Marylanders in a push to repeal the death penalty in the newly-elected General Assembly on Mon., Nov. 29 from 6
15] – On Mon., Nov. 29 commemorate International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People from 7 to 9 PM at George Washington Univ., Continental Ballroom, Marvin Center. The theme is Breaking the Siege and New Horizons
16] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7
17] – If you place a bid on an item before MIDNIGHT TONIGHT [Mon., Nov. 29] in Casa Baltimore/Limay's online auction, and if you win the bid in the end, you'll get FREE SHIPPING on the item within the 48 contiguous US states. It will be shipped at the most economical rate - you can pay the difference if you prefer a different method. Look at the auction site NOW. After midnight tonight, you will be charged for shipping costs. Ten additions are now on the auction site at www.BiddingForGood.com/CBL . These include the following
- Three colorful ceramic plates by the celebrated Jose Ortiz - some people collect every plate he designs.
- Signed posters by internationally renowned Nicaraguan painters Armando Morales and Leoncio Saenz, and two unsigned poster reproductions by other excellent painters
- Three beautiful Nicaraguan pottery jars, etched and painted - one of indigenous women, another of frogs on a background of leaves, and a third of parrots in trees.
Please donate items or services to the auction to help the flood victims of Limay? Cash donations are also welcome, as are auction sponsorships. Just click on the relevant button on the home page, at www.BiddingForGood.com/CBL .
18] – Keep Social Security Safe. The Co-Chairs of the president’s Deficit Commission have proposed deep cuts to Social Security under the guise of reducing the budget deficit. They want to cut benefits for middle-class workers and reduce annual Cost of Living Adjustments. On top of that, they want to increase the retirement age to 69. Stop them by joining on Tues., Nov. 30 the National Call-In Day to say “No!” to Social Security and Medicare benefit cuts. Call the Capitol Switchboard at 800-962-3524 or 202-224-3121. and contact them directly. When you call, tell them
19] – On Tues., Nov. 30, Progressive Democrats of America is hosting a lobby day to call for a huge decrease in the military budget as a way of protecting Social security and Medicare. If you can participate email email@example.com. Join activists in the
20] – On Tues., Nov. 30 from 4
21] – Join with other Marylanders in a push to repeal the death penalty in the newly-elected General Assembly on Tues., Nov. 30 at 5 PM at Prince George's Community College, 301 Largo Road, Largo MD, at the Rennie Forum in the Largo Student Center, for a screening of "Race to Execution.” The film reveals how, beyond DNA and the issue of innocence, the shameful open secret of
Then at 7 PM, MD Citizens Against State Executions and the Prince George's Branch of the NAACP present a Forum on the Death Penalty with Rev. Wayne Price, Center for True Justice and Healing, Ron Hampton, National Black Police Association, Elbridge James, NAACP, Maryland State Conference of Branches, and Margery Patten, member of State Board on Victims Services, and Beth Wood, Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation. Go to www.mdcase.org or call 301-779-5230. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
22] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
23] – You are invited to a Book Party for HANDS ON THE FREEDOM PLOW
24] – Each Wednesday from 4
25] – 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
26] -- On Wed., Dec. 1, 12
To be continued.
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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