38] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Feb. 20 – Feb. 23
39] Protest the death penalty – Feb. 20
40] Trita Parsi discusses his book – Feb. 20
41] Pledge/Fund Our Communities meeting – Feb. 20
42] Iranian Nuclear Dilemma – Feb. 21
43] Regime Security – Feb. 21
44] Frederick Douglass: 1859 – Feb. 21
45] Eat pancakes for House of Ruth -- Feb. 21
46] War Is Not the Answer – Feb. 21
47] Rising Sun Rise Again? – Feb. 21
48] Networking Mixer – Feb. 21
49] Black officials targeted? – Feb. 21
50] Human cost of war – Feb. 21
51] JUST WATER – Feb. 21
52] Religious Lobby Day -- Feb. 22
53] Ash Wednesday Peace Vigil -- Feb. 22
54] Gender in
55] Support Single Payer – Feb. 22 & 28
38] – 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.
39] – 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 Baltimore. Maryland's death row was moved out of Baltimore, but it was decided to continue the vigil. The next one is scheduled for Mon., Feb. 20. Call 410-366-1637.
40] – On Mon., Feb. 20 at 7 PM, Trita Parsi, National Iranian American Council, will discuss his book "A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama's Diplomacy with Iran" at Politics & Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC.
41] – The Pledge of Resistance/Fund Our Communities Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM, and the meetings now take place at Max's residence. The next meeting takes place on Feb. 20. The proposed agenda will include reports on legislation in
42] – On Tues., Feb. 21 from 10:45 AM to noon, catch a panel discussion with Hans Blix, former director general of the IAEA; Colin Kahl, former Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary for the Middle East; Robert Kelley, former Chief Inspector for the IAEA in Iraq; and Trita Parsi, National Iranian American Council. The event, "The Iranian Nuclear Dilemma: Risk of an
43] – On Tues., Feb. 21 from 12:30 to 2 PM, catch Gregory Koblentz, George Mason Univ., who will address "Regime Security: A New Model for Understanding the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction" at the National Defense Univ., Lincoln Hall, Suite 2400, 260 5th Ave. SW, WDC. RSVP to Nina Gerami at Nima.Gerami@ndu.edu.
44] – Frederick Douglass: 1859 by Douglass Peartree is a dramatization of Douglass' life from his birth into slavery, his relationships & experiences on the slave plantation, his education, escape from slavery, & ascendance to the foremost black abolitionist in America. It will be performed on Tues., Feb. 21 at 1 PM at the
45] – On Tues., Feb. 21 at 5 PM at First Christian Church,
46] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
47] – Can the Land of the Rising Sun Rise Again? This topic will be addressed on Tues., Feb. 21 from 6 to 8 PM at
48] – Enjoy a Peace & Justice Studies Association (PJSA) Networking Mixer on Tues., Feb. 21 from 6 to 9 PM at Busboys & Poets,
49] – Come to a discussion and signing of a new book examining state and news media repression of black elected officials with new insight into the role of race in U.S. politics. Join this intimate discussion with Dr. George Derek Musgrove, Ph.D., an assistant professor of history at the University of the
50] – To complement the "Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in
51] – On Tues., Feb. 21 from 7 to 9 PM, the Mid-East Working Group of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Capitol Hill, invites you to JUST WATER, a presentation by Gidon Bromberg, Israeli co-director of Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) at St. Mark's Parish Hall, 3rd and A Sts. SE, WDC. Consider making a voluntary good-will offering for FoEME.
52] – The 2012 bills to repeal the death penalty and appropriate saving to aid murder victims' families are now before both houses of the General Assembly (Senate Bill 872 and House Bill 949). The bill in the House of Delegates had a record number of 66 co-sponsors! The Senate bill was signed by 19 senators. The Religious Lobby Day for Death Penalty Repeal is on Wed., Feb. 22, Ash Wednesday, in
At 9 AM, there will be an Interfaith Press Conference in Lawyer's Mall. There is unanimity across
53] – On Wed., Feb. 22, Ash Wednesday – noon to 1 PM – start Lent off at the White House praying for peace with Dorothy Day Catholic Worker and friends. This will be a Witness of Repentance, as Lent is a time for personal and societal repentance, a time for radical conversion, renewal and transformation. Living under the brutal occupation of the Roman Empire, Jesus declared: "The
The participants will call for an immediate end to U.S. warmaking in Afghanistan; that the U.S. halt all drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere; and that Israel and the U.S. cease it military threats against Iran. The call includes reparations to Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan; for total disarmament and the abolition of all nuclear and conventional weapons; an end to the U.S.-supported Israeli occupation of the West Bank; an end to torture and the closing of Guantanamo and Bagram U.S. military prisons and other military torture training centers like the SOA/WHINSEC; and an end to AFRICOM and the militarization of Africa. Repeal the National Defense Authorization Act 2012 which allocates $662 billion for the Pentagon and codified into law indefinite detention for suspected terrorists and their supporters, both foreign and domestic. And there must be an end to corporate domination, justice for the poor and all immigrants, and for the conversion of our war-based economy to one centered on serving the common good, alleviating poverty, and protecting the environment.
Ashes will be blessed and distributed. The vigil is co-sponsored by: Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, Pax Christi Metro D.C.-Baltimore, Pax Christi USA, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, Jonah House, Witness Against Torture, and TASSC International. Contact Art Laffin of the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-360-6416 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
54] – On Wed., Feb. 22 at 12:30 PM, join Istanbul-based PhD candidate Onder Kucukural as he shares his research about gender in Turkey at ACMCU Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown Univ., 3700 O St. NW, Bunn Intercultural Center (ICC) Suite 270, WDC 20057. . Kucukural is in the political science program at Sabanci Univ., Istanbul and a visiting researcher at Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU) at Georgetown Univ. since September 2011. His dissertation thesis is "Religious Reasoning and Pluralism in Turkish Society" and his areas of interest include sociology of religion, deliberative democracy in Muslim majority countries, political psychology of Islamism, religion and public sphere. Call 202-687-8375 or email email@example.com. RSVP at http://acmcugenderinturkey.eventbrite.com/.
55] – February is turning out to be a busy month for single-payer activity in
The Annual Meeting of Healthcare-NOW! of
56] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in
To be continued.
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