"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] MOVE needs help
8] Gimmie Shelter seeks talent
9] Windows & Mirrors exhibit at Goucher – through Feb. 29
10] Passage on the Underground Railroad – through Mar. 22
11] Silent peace vigil -- Feb. 24
12] Occupy Peace - Feb. 24 - 26
13] GENDER EDGE – Feb. 24
14] Occupy Peace vigil – Feb. 24
15] Voices of Experience – Feb. 24
16] Ballroom dancing – Feb. 24
17] Farmer's Market – Feb. 25
18] Support the union – Feb. 25
19] Learn Wikileaks – Feb. 25
20] Olney peace vigil – Feb. 25
22] Silent vigil at Capitol – Feb. 25
23] Lethal Injustice – Feb. 25
24] Vonnegut biographer in town – Feb. 25
25] Film DEAD MAN WALKING – Feb. 25
27] Ethical manifold -- Feb. 26
28] Get on Bridge for Peace – Feb. 26
29] Ralph Waldo Emerson – Feb. 26
31] Homeless youth benefit – Feb. 26
32] Red Emma's meeting – Feb. 26
33] Pentagon Vigil – Feb. 27
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] – "This year marks 27 years since the vicious bombing and murder of my family. MOVE family members never allow this date to go by
un-noticed, so we are beginning our plans now for this year's May program. As the years go by it is getting increasingly more difficult to find venues for our program as most places that would work and have been available to us in the past for free, are now charging fees for use of their facilities. The state of the economy along with massive cutbacks are largely responsible but nevertheless this is the state of things. We need to raise money to begin preparing this years May 13th program so I am asking those that can afford it, to send a contribution to MOVE,
8] – There is a TRAVELING EXHIBIT at GOUCHER: Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, which will continue through Wed., Feb. 29 in the Lenrow Gallery, 4th floor, Athenaeum. The war in
Contact 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] – Gimmie Shelter Productions is looking for performance artists in all Disciplines, i.e. poets, dancers, singers, and musicians in all art forms who are willing to make a prolonged commitment. The group does periodic benefits for the homeless and the shelters that serve them. We also participate in a monthly dinner for the homeless and needy at the Govans Presbyterian Church. There is a need there for musical entertainment. Potential candidates should send non-returnable hard copies on compact disk in either MP3 form or regular disk form. Dancers should send anything they have on a DVD. Include any hard copies on paper of your writing. A biography and short statement saying why you want to help the homeless and an optional picture are asked, and these are non-returnable. Please include a phone number and email eddress. This call is only for those willing to perform but to also help promote the events and to attend events of Gimmie Shelter Productions. All serious applications should be mailed to Alan Barysh,
11] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Feb. 24 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., in opposition to war in
12] – OCCUPY PEACE: a National United for Peace & Justice Gathering to Envision, Strategize, Network, and Collaborate in building a powerful people's movement for justice and peace starts on Fri., Feb. 24 from 5 to 7 PM with registration & Meet & Greet at Mexican Post, 1601 Cherry St., Philadelphia, PA. At 7 PM, participants will join the vigil at
On Sat., Feb. 25 from 9:30 AM to 5 PM, do Vision & Strategy,
13] – On Fri., Feb. 24 at 7 PM @ Red Emma's,
Each Gender EDGE quarterly event will include a performance aspect and an activist art gathering/planning session. It's a space to share your ideas, your art, and your thoughts. Come out and support our collective, our movement, and our militant mission. NO MORE DESTROYED LIVES, NO MORE HIDDEN YEARS. Call 410-230--560 or email email@example.com.
14] – On Fri., Feb. 24 at 7 PM, join the OCCUPY PEACE Demonstration and Candlelight Vigil at LOVE PARK, 15th St. & JFK Blvd., Phila., PA. Bring an umbrella in case of rain showers. Say NO! to U.S./Israeli nuclear hypocrisy...Say NO! to War on
This weekend, the
15] – VOICES of EXPERIENCE: Extraordinary individuals share their stories of loss, redemption, forgiveness & healing--Kirk Bloodsworth and Bonnita Spikes. This event takes place on Fri., Feb. 24 at 7 PM at St. Mark's on the Hill Episcopal Church,
Bonnita Spikes' husband Michael was killed in a convenience store robbery in March 1994. His murder left Bonnita and their four sons to navigate the system and get the help they needed to survive. "All of us were devastated," says Bonnita, "and my faith and family and friends were a tremendous support. I believe in forgiveness and redemption. Not all victims' families seek death." VOICES of EXPERIENCE events are Cosponsored by MD CASE, NCADP and Witness to Innocence. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
16] – 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
17] – 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.
18] – Join a Solidarity Action at Cooper Tire, 1110 East West Hwy.,
19] – Wikimedia DC invites you to learn to edit Wikipedia on Sat., Feb. 25 from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Martin Luther King Library, 901 G St. NW, WDC, Library Lab, Street Level floor. This is a free class for individuals, as well as members of various DC area organizations and groups. There will be a 40 minute lunch. RSVP at email@example.com. Go to http://wikimediadc.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Workshops.
20] – 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. 25. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
21] – 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.
22] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Feb. 25. 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.
23] –Lethal Injustice and Its Effects -- from Prisoners to Family & Community is on Sat., Feb. 25th @ 5 PM at Busboys & Poets (5th & K
Some of the participants are Kim Davis (via Skype), sister of Troy Anthony Davis, Rev. Graylan Hagler, minister of Plymouth Congregational Church, and Mike Stark, DC Troy Davis Collective & Campaign to End the Death Penalty. The event will also raise funds for the family of Troy
If you would like to show your support for the
24] – Charles Shields, author of SO IT GOES: Kurt Vonnegut, A Life will be at the Baltimore Science Fiction Society's headquarters to give a reading, sign books and answer questions on Sat., Feb. 25 at 7 PM, The Society is located at 3310 E. Baltimore St. Call 410-563-2737.
25] – On Sat., Feb. 25 at 7 PM, see the Academy Award-winning Film, DEAD MAN WALKING, free on the big screen at St. John Vianney, 105 Vianney Lane, Prince Frederick.
26] – The eighth annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), an annual international series of events held in cities and on campuses across the globe, goes from Sun., Feb. 26 through Sat., Mar. 3. The aim of IAW is to educate people about the nature of
27] – 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. 26, the topic is "Imagining the Ethical Manifold: The Science Fiction
of Spider Robinson" with Perry Beider, board president,
Ethical Culture founder Felix Adler coined the term "Ethical Manifold" to refer to the ideal state of society in which each person is uniquely himself or herself and all contribute their unique gifts to the good of the whole. A worthy goal for us to strive for! Beider will argue that Spider Robinson, winner of a Robert A. Heinlein Award for Lifetime Excellence in Literature 2008, is unofficially the Official Science Fiction Writer of Ethical Culture. Call 410-581-2322 or visit www.baltimoreethicalsociety.org.
28] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
29] – The Great Thinkers Discussion Series continues with a focus on Ralph Waldo Emerson and Emerson, Adler, and Transcendence in its second installment. Baltimore Ethical Society Leader Hugh Taft-Morales will present a series of conversations involving some of America's most important thinkers connected to humanism and freethought on Sun., Feb. 26 at 12:30 PM at the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St. Call 410-581-2322 or go to http://www.bmorethical.org.
30] – Every Sunday, 4 to 5 PM, there is a Quaker Peace Vigil at Independence Mall, N. side of Market between 5th and 6th Sts.,
31] – There is a benefit for homeless youth on Sun., Feb. 26 from 6 PM to midnight at Pazo,
32] – Red Emma's needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
33] – 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. 27, 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