"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] Gifts for City Kids – through Dec. 31
11] “Freedom’s Sisters exhibit – through Jan. 17
13] Protest Metro searches – Dec. 22
15] Book sale/party – Dec. 22
16] Christmas Peace Vigil – Dec. 22
17] Pray for Peace – Dec. 22
18] Palestine/Israel Roundtable – Dec. 23
19] HumanLight – Dec. 23
20] White House vigil – Dec. 24
22] WIB Roland Park vigil – Dec. 24
23] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Dec. 17
24] Walter Reed vigil – Dec. 24
25] Ballroom dancing – Dec. 24
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] – Through December, the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., is collecting holiday art supplies and books for its Open Minds education program. Donations will be accepted during performances and Box Office hours. Call 410-276-1651 or visit www.creativealliance.org.
11] – Catch the exhibit at the Reginald F.
12] – Each Wednesday from 4
13] – The DC Bill of Rights Coalition, on Wed., Dec. 22 from 5 to 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] – You are invited on Wed., Dec. 22 to a joint Red Emma's,
16] – Join Brandywine Peace Community on Wed., Dec. 22 at 7 PM for a Christmas Peace Vigil in King of Prussia, PA at Lockheed Martin’s main entrance, Mall & Goddard Blvds. (behind King of Prussia Mall, directly across from UA movieplex on Goddard Blvd.). Go to http://www.brandywinepeace.com/, which includes directions. (SEPTA buses #124 and #125 from Phila. to
17] -- Pray for Peace at 7
18] – The WEEKLY ROUNDTABLE SEEKING A JUST PEACE IN PALESTINE/ISRAEL takes place from 12
19] – On Thurs., Dec. 23 at 7 PM, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, is hosting HumanLight, a Humanist Celebration of the Winter Season. This is sponsored by the Coalition of Reason. Call 410-581-2322 or visit www.baltimoreethicalsociety.org.
20] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at
21] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Women in Black, Baltimore, host a vigil at Pratt and Light Sts. in the
22] – There is also a noon vigil, weather permitting, on Fri., Dec. 24 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St. Call 410-467-9114.
23] – 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 email@example.com. Go to http://phillyjewishpeace.org/.
24] – SHED LIGHT ON US WAR CASUALTIES
25] – 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
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