"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] Donate a computer
7] Bring the World Home continues
8] Support Power Inside
9] You can buy Shiori’s book of poetry
10] RE-ENTRY – through Dec. 19
11] “Freedom’s Sisters exhibit – through Jan. 17
12] Protest at the Pentagon – Dec. 13
13] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Dec. 13 – Dec. 16
14] Protest the death penalty – Dec. 13
15] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Dec. 13
16] Film SOUTH OF THE BORDER – Dec. 13
17] War Is Not the Answer demo – Dec. 14
18] Space Security – Dec. 15
20] Stakes in
23] Action for Leonard Peltier – Dec. 16
24] Stand For Peace – Dec. 16
25] Palestine/Israel Roundtable – Dec. 16
26] United Workers Update – Dec. 16
27] White House vigil – Dec. 17
29] WIB Roland Park vigil – Dec. 17
30] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Dec. 17
33] Walter Reed vigil – Dec. 17
34] Film LAST ATOMIC BOMB – Dec. 17
35] Ballroom dancing – Dec. 17
36] Farmers Market – Dec. 18
37] Olney vigil to end the war – Dec. 18
38] Peace vigil in
39] Peace vigil at Capitol – Dec. 18
42] Write an imprisoned Catholic Worker
43] Seeking interviewees with knowledge about draft board raids
44] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
46] Apartment available
47] Mankekolo has a new book
48] Buy a red maple tree
49] Join Global Zero campaign
50] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
51] Publish your peace article
52] Click on The Hunger Site
53] Fire & Faith
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 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] – Can you donate a computer (PC)? APC
7] – 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
8] – Power Inside is seeking help with its mission to support women dealing with addictions, exploitation and jail time. You can help by donating pajamas, journals and toiletries. Or you could make a financial donation. Pledge to make a monetary donation or purchase one or more gifts from a wish list. Then drop off the gifts, call to arrange a pick-up, or mail to Power Inside,
9] – 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
10] – Powerful landing for “ReEntry” at Center Stage, which continues until Sun., Dec. 19. Call 410-332-0033 or go to www.centerstage.org/reentry. Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun, did a Nov. 20, 2010 review—“For 90 minutes in the intimate space of the Head Theater at Center Stage, audiences are being thrust uncomfortably into an issue that many Americans ignore or choose to forget, or deal with simply by displaying a "Support Our Troops" sticker.” The complete article can be viewed at http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/arts/bs-ae-reentry-review-20101120,0,1571845.story.
11] – Catch the exhibit at the Reginald F.
12] – 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., Dec. 13, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
13] – 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 email@example.com. All shows are also available as podcasts at www.steinershow.org.
The Marc Steiner Show is down to a bare bones staff, with two producers doing the work of four people. The Show relies on supporters to raise some 75 percent of the show's budget, and that income has dropped this year. Marc is requesting your support to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Center for Emerging Media, the non-profit production company. All of your donations will go directly toward the production of The Marc Steiner Show.
To donate by check, please make out the check to "Center for Emerging Media" and send it to Center for Emerging Media,
14] – 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
15] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7
16] – Attend the benefit showing of SOUTH OF THE BORDER, hosted by Casa Baltimore/Limay on Mon., Dec. 13 at 7
17] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
18] – “Moving Ahead on Space Security" is on for Wed., Dec. 15 from 9
19] – Each Wednesday from 4
20] – On Wed., Dec. 15 from 6 to 8 PM, J Street Metro DC is doing a presentation and discussion on "The Stakes in Jerusalem" with Sarah Kreimer, associate director of Ir Amim (City of Nations) -- an Israeli NGO actively engaged in issues impacting Israeli-Palestinian relations in Jerusalem and the political future of the city. The dialogue will take place at Busboys and Poets @ 5th and K
21] – WIB does a silent vigil mourning all violence the third Wednesday of the month. The next vigil is Wed., Dec. 15 from 6
22] – 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
23] – Call to Action for Leonard Peltier on Thurs., Dec. 16 starting at 5 AM at Bolivar Park at 1849 C Street, NW, across the street from the U.S. Department of the Interior, the site of the 2nd White House Tribal Summit. Map
24] – On Thurs., Dec. 16 at 10 AM be at the White House to Take A Stand For Peace with military veterans and other antiwar activists. This could be the largest veterans-led civil resistance action to
25] – The WEEKLY ROUNDTABLE SEEKING A JUST PEACE IN PALESTINE/ISRAEL takes place from 12
26] – You are Invited by the United Workers to an update on its work on Thurs., Dec. 16 at 901 Hollins St., Baltimore 21223 (at Hollins and Poppleton) from 6 to 8 PM. Hear about the Campaign for Fair Development and the action at the Harbor earlier in that same day. Go to www.unitedworkers.org. RSVP for food purposes
27] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at
28] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Women in Black, Baltimore, host a vigil at Pratt and Light Sts. in the
29] – There is also a noon vigil, weather permitting, on Fri., Dec. 17 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St. Call 410-467-9114.
30] – 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/.
31] – Homewood Friends Meetinghouse invites you to a Candlelight Peace Vigil, Children’s Pageant, Potluck Feast and a Letter Writing Table on Fri., Dec. 17 from 5 to 8 PM at 3107 N. Charles. The evening begins with the vigil from 5 to 6 PM. The Peace and Social Witness Committee will provide signs and candles for everyone to hold. At 6 PM, the
32] – On Fri.., Dec. 17 from 6 to 8 PM, the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation is holding its "Holiday Solidarity Party" at Busboys and Poets, 5th and K Sts., WDC. Have an early toast to a new year of reinvigorated campaigning for boycott, divestment and sanctions. There is a charge to attend and to sample the food and drinks. No one will be turned away, and there will be a generously sliding scale. Two of the most prolific authors, National Organizer Anna Baltzer and Steering Committee Member Phyllis Bennis, will be selling autographed copies of their books.
33] – SHED LIGHT ON US WAR CASUALTIES
34] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS DVD SERIES. The theme is MAN & WOMAN AGAINST THE MACHINE. The last film in the series is THE LAST ATOMIC BOMB [
Director Robert Richter goes to
and meets hibakushas (atomic attack survivors) like Sakue Shimohira who recall the horror of the bombs and who fear that the world will forget their tragedy once they've passed on. He follows Shimohira and two young human rights activists around the globe as they attempt to appeal to the leaders of the world, asking them to come to Nagasaki on the 60th anniversary of the bomb. They meet with a considerable lack of warmth outside the White House, where security guards tell the survivor to mail her request. There are interviews from scholars about nuclear proliferation and the steps to take in order to move into the post-nuclear age. There is the hypocrisy of the Nagasaki , owner of 10,000 nuclear weapons, hectoring other nations about their nuclear ambitions. Finally, Richter implores the youth of today to join the resistance. United States
Doors open at 7 PM, and the DVD starts at 7
35] – 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
36] – Go to the West Baltimore Farmer's Market for fresh fruits, vegetables, breads and other treats every Saturday from 8 to noon. CPHA has worked with the West Baltimore Marc TOD and Transit Inc. (WBMTTI) to establish a Farmer's Market at the West Baltimore Marc Train stop at Smallwood Road at Franklin and Mulberry Sts. Since opening in June, over 300 people buy fresh groceries there every Saturday morning. WBMTTI will continue to include the community in the transit-oriented developments on the west side and continue to improve the area around "the highway to nowhere" until it becomes the highway to somewhere. Go to www.cphabaltimore.org.
37] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 10
38] – 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.
39] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Dec. 18. Look for the blue banner with the message, "Seek Peace and Pursue It.--Psalms 34
40] – The 4th Annual Bethlehem Prayer Service is Sat., Dec. 18 at 1 PM at the
41] – On Sat., Dec. 18 from 7 to 10 PM at the Universalist National Memorial Church, 1810 16th St. NW (corner of 16th St. & S St.), WDC, there’s a Fundraiser to Support Love Thy Neighbor’s Nonviolent Work in Palestine. Enjoy an evening of music, a Glade Dance Collective performance, and a traditional Palestinian dinner served with Maramia (named after Mariam the Mother of Jesus and believed by Palestinians to have special calming and healing attributes). Fair trade extra virgin olive oil imported from
42] – A member of the Los Angeles Catholic Worker is serving a six-month sentence for crossing the line at Fort Benning, Georgia during the Nov. 20 SOA protest. You can write to him at Michael David Omondi, #6492,
43] – Two Local documentary producers, Skizz Cyzyk and Joe Tropea, need recollections and opinions in regards to their film, Hit & Stay
44] – If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.
45] – There is a project to assist young refugees from
46] – There is a one-bedroom apartment with three rooms on the second-floor of a detached house on Overland Ave. in Lauraville at
Good references are required. Call Dick Ochs at 443-846-6638.
47] – Rev. Dr. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo is excited by her new book
48] – I have one red maple tree for $5 from the Trees for
49] – Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons
50] – 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.
51] – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
52] – 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.
53] – Go online for FIRE AND FAITH: The Catonsville Nine File. On May 17, 1968, nine people entered the Selective Service Offices in
54] – 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 http://prop1.org; call 202-682-4282.
Donations can be sent to the
"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