"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] March to Chamber of Commerce/BP -- Apr. 18
8] Go after Bank of
9] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Apr. 18 – Apr. 22
10] Protest the death penalty – Apr. 18
11] Protest military spending – Apr. 18
12] Planning meeting for Mayors Conference – Apr. 18
13] Talk on being inter-religious – Apr. 19
14] War Is Not the Answer demo – Apr. 19
15] Ernesto Cardenal at Loyola – Apr. 19
16] Full Employment meeting – Apr. 19
17] Meet/plan for May Day – Apr. 19
18] Ron Williams at
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] – 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] – Uncut US and Power Shift will rally at 10
8] – It's time to stand up and be counted. On April 18, millions of citizens will pay their taxes while Bank of
There are several Tax Day [Mon., Apr. 18] Make Them Pay Events targeting Bank of
9] – 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.
10] – 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
11] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will hold its annual Tax Day protest on Mon., Apr. 18 from 5
12] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7
13] – On Tues., Apr. 19 from noon to 1
14] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
15] – Hear a Poetry Recitation in Spanish by Ernesto Cardenal, Origin of Species and Other Poems, with an English Translation Reading by Lia Purpura on Tues., Apr. 19 at 6 PM at Loyola/Notre Dame Library Auditorium. This event is sponsored by
The Library is located between Loyola and Notre Dame campuses, building #44 on the campus map, which you can access here
16] – How about FULL EMPLOYMENT and ECONOMIC JUSTICE? Interest is growing in meeting, sharing info and acting together for economic justice. All welcome. Come learn what we is going on already on Tues., Apr. 19 at 7 PM, St. Frances Academy Community Center, 501 E. Chase St., Baltimore 21202. Refreshments will be served. Call 410-539-5794, ext. 30 (Ralph Moore) or ext. 28 (Stephanie Rivas).
17] - In Washington it's politics as usual, with leaders talking about gutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. We've fought and paid for these programs that provide for seniors, the poor and the middle class. We should not and will not let them be taken away. May Day is a workers' holiday celebrated around the world - in a spirit of solidarity, struggle and love for our brothers and sisters. It is proposed to use the holiday this year to demonstrate opposition to any cuts in social programs, and you are invited to a meeting to discuss this idea. Meet on Tues., Apr. 19 at 7 PM at GOVANS-BOUNDRY UNITED
18] – Ron Williams will do a featured performance at Organic Soul in
To be continued.