"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.
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1] Books, buttons and stickers
2] Web site for info on federal legislation
3] Join Nonviolent Resistance lists
4] Buy coffee through HoCoFoLA
7] Reflections on Combat – through Feb. 17
8] Windows & Mirrors exhibit at Goucher – through Feb. 22
9] Passage on the Underground Railroad – through Mar. 22
10] Rethinking nuclear weapons -- Feb. 17
11] White House vigil – Feb. 17
13] WIB Roland Park vigil – Feb. 17
14] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Feb. 17
15] Silent peace vigil -- Feb. 17
17] GROWING CHANGE -- Feb. 17
18] Salsa Dance fundraiser – Feb. 17
19] Ballroom dancing – Feb. 17
20] Farmer's Market – Feb. 18
21] LGBTQIA Leadership
22] Olney peace vigil – Feb. 18
24] Silent vigil at Capitol – Feb. 18
25] Save Read's Drug Store – Feb. 18
26] Film CRISIS IN THE
27] Slave rebellions – Feb. 18
28] Amend the Constitution – Feb. 18
29] Importance of nonprofits -- Feb. 19
30] Get on Bridge for Peace – Feb. 19
31] Whistleblower is castigated – Feb. 19
33] House of Ruth benefit – Feb. 19
34] Film OCCUPATION 101 – Feb. 19
35] Meditation training – Feb. 19
36] Red Emma's meeting – Feb. 19
37] Pentagon Vigil – Feb. 20
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. The coffee comes in one-pound bags.
Fill out the form and mail it with a check made out to HOCOFOLA on or before the second week of the month. Be sure you indicate ground or beans for each type of coffee ordered. Send it to Adela Hirsch,
5] – The occupation of
6] – Occupy
7] – Friends School of Baltimore, 5114 N Charles St., is presenting an exhibit "Reflections on Combat: The Work of the Combat Paper Project" in the Forbush Building's ground floor gallery (located outside the Learning Center) through Fri., Feb. 17. Featuring artworks produced by veterans of the wars in
8] – There is a TRAVELING EXHIBIT at GOUCHER: Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, which will continue through Wed., Feb. 22 in the Lenrow Gallery, 4th floor, Athenaeum. The war in
Student volunteers are needed to staff the exhibit as well as to lead and participate in February 21st's discussion. Training will be provided! To volunteer, contact Ann Duncan, Dept. of Philosophy and Religion, at email@example.com or Gary Gillespie,
9] – Passage on the Underground Railroad is on exhibit through Thurs., Mar. 22 at the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery,
Tempe, Arizona-based artist Stephen Marc, tenured professor at the Arizona State Univ. Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, presents a lecture on his work on Mar. 7 at 4 PM in the Albin O Kuhn Library Gallery of the
10] – On Fri., Feb. 17 from noon to 1:30 PM hear Ward Wilson, Monterey Institute, address "Rethinking Nuclear Weapons" at Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington Univ., Room 505, 1957 E St. NW, WDC. The event is sponsored by Nuclear Policy Talks. RSVP at
11] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at
12] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Women in Black, Baltimore, host a vigil at Pratt and Light Sts. in the
13] – There is also a noon vigil on Feb. 17 at
14] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel (now in its 8th year) takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th &
15] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Feb. 17 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., in opposition to war in
16] – On Fri., Feb. 17 from 6 to 8 PM, the PEACE CAFE presents author William Parry who will sign and discuss his book, "Against the Wall: The Art of Resistance in Palestine." The event sponsored by Amnesty International takes place at Bus Boys and Poets,
17] – GROWING CHANGE follows the filmmaker's journey to understand why current food systems leave hundreds of millions of people in hunger. It's a journey to understand how the world will feed itself in the future in the face of major environmental challenges. At the core of
18] – Join Casa Baltimore/Limay for a Salsa Sensation Dance Fundraiser on Fri., Feb. 17 at
19] – 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
20] – 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.
21] – The 3rd Annual B+More Proud LGBTQIA Leadership
22] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 10:30 to 11:30 AM, on the corner of Rt. 108 and Georgia Ave. in Olney, MD. The next vigil is Feb. 18. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
23] – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
24] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Feb. 18. Look for the blue banner with the message, "Seek Peace and Pursue It.--Psalms 34:14." The vigil lasts one hour and is silent except when one responds to the occasional questions. Go to http://www.quaker.org/langleyhill/seekpeace.htm or email email@example.com.
25] – Activists from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Job Is A Right Campaign/ Occupy 4 Jobs Network, All Peoples Congress and many others will hold a dynamic protest and teach-in at the site of the former Read's Drug Store. On Sat., Feb. 18 at noon at Howard & Lexington Sts., join a campaign to Defend
26] – See the documentary "Crisis in the Congo, Uncovering the Truth" on Sat., Feb. 18 at 1 PM at the Cascades Library, Loudoun County Public Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls, VA. The
27] – There is a Black History Month Public Forum on Feb. 18 at 1 PM at Peace and a Cup of Joe,
28] – See a portion of "The Corporation" on Sat., Feb. 18 from 2 to 5 PM at The Tenley Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW [at Albemarle St.], WDC 20016. The Coalition on Corporate Personhood - DC has a meeting at which participants can see some of the movie, and then discuss organizing around the issue. Use the Tenleytown Metro Station. Call 202-727-1488.
29] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore, MD 21201-4661, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. On Sun., Feb. 19, the topic of discussion is "
Tracey Durant – prior to her current
30] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
31] – There is a reading and discussion with Dr. Coleman-Adebayo, author of "No Fear: A Whistleblower's Triumph over Corruption and Retaliation at the EPA" on Sun., Feb. 19 at 2 PM at The Writer's Center,
32] – Every Sunday, 4 to 5 PM, there is a Quaker Peace Vigil at Independence Mall, N. side of Market between 5th and 6th Sts.,
33] – See "The Vagina Monologues" and support The House of Ruth. The V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls. Go to www.vday.org. It raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of playwright/founder Eve Ensler's award winning play "The Vagina Monologues" and other artistic works. To date, the V-Day movement has raised over $85 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it, crafted international educational, media, and PSA campaigns, launched the Karama program in the Middle East, reopened shelters, and funded over 13,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt, and Iraq. See the play on Sat., Feb. 18 at 3 PM and on Sun., Feb. 19 at 4 PM at the Select Lounge, 414 N. Paca St. Tickets are $20, and students with ID get in at $15. Call 443-485-8817.
34] – On Sun., Feb. 19 from 7 to 10 PM at the Radical Space,
35] – A VEDIC MEDITATION TRAINING with Dr. Gyanendra Mahapatra takes place on Sun., Feb. 19 at 7 PM at 4209 East West Hwy., Chevy Chase 20815. This free orientation lecture leads into a meditation instruction on Mon., Feb. 20 with a follow up on Tues., Feb. 21 and Wed., Feb. 22. There is no charge for this course, but donations are welcome to support Dr. Mahapatra's work. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
36] – Red Emma's needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
37] – 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., Feb. 20, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
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