"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] Support Restoration Life Ministry
8] Spring Festival – Mar. 13
9] Get on the bridge for peace – Mar. 13
10] Support Bradley Manning – Mar. 13
13] Jazz Mass – Mar. 13
14] Red Emma's Meeting – Mar. 13
15] Pentagon Vigil -– Mar. 14
16] Union rally in
17] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Mar. 14 – Mar. 17
18] Afghan girls at Busboys – Mar. 14
19] Protest the death penalty – Mar. 14
20] Film on women's history – Mar. 14
21] Pledge meeting – Mar. 14
22] Uncut meeting -– Mar. 14
23] Repeal death penalty – Mar. 15-16
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
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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] – Rev. Dr. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo brought to our attention that there is celebration over the first Anniversary of Life Restoration Ministry. And the Ministry just celebrated 100 years of International Women's Day and the second anniversary of International Women's Day. This year's focus will be on "Destruction or Restoration
The Ministry thanks you for your prayers and support. Donations can be sent to Life Restoration Ministry,
8] – On Sun., Mar. 13 at 10
9] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
10] – Song and Art of Democracy
11] – Every Sunday, 4 to 5 PM, there is a Quaker Peace Vigil at Independence Mall, N. side of Market between 5th and 6th Sts., Philadelphia. Call 215-421-5811.
12] – The Brandywine Monthly Potluck Supper & Program is the 2nd Sunday of the month starting at 4
13] – The premier of the Holy Comforter Jazz mass written by Roy James Stewart and played by some of Baltimore's finest musicians is on for Sun., Mar. 13 at 5 PM at the church, 5513 York Road, Baltimore 21212. Call 410-433-1801.
14] – Red Emma's needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
15] – 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., Mar. 14, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
16] – Join the fight in
AFL-CIO president, Richard Trumka, union teachers and other state and municipal employees will gather in Lawyer's Mall which is the open space in front of the Legislative Services Bldg., 90 State Circle, Annapolis 21401. It is sponsored by the
19] – 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
20] – In celebration of Women's History Month, the Enoch Pratt Free Library will hold a screening of OUR STRENGTH IS OUR HISTORY, a film which celebrates women's contributions to our historical past. It will be shown at the Waverly Branch,
21] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7
23] – The fight to repeal the death penalty in
To be continued.