"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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2] Web site for info on federal legislation
3] Join Nonviolent Resistance lists
4] Buy coffee through HoCoFoLA
7] Passage on the Underground Railroad - Feb. 3
8] White House vigil – Feb. 3
10] WIB Roland Park vigil – Feb. 3
11] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Feb. 3
12] Protest NDAA - Feb. 3
14] NO WAR ON
15] Silent peace vigil -- Feb. 3 NO WAR ON
16] Film INTO ETERNITY – Feb. 3
18] Film IF A
20] A Just & Nonviolent World – Feb. 3
21] Ballroom dancing – Feb. 3
22] Sign up for job training – deadline Feb. 3
23] Farmer's Market – Feb. 4
24] Inequality in wealth – Feb. 4
25] Foreclosure workshop – Feb. 4
26] Mystery of Silence Quiet Day – Feb. 4
27] Peace Symposium – Feb. 4
28] Olney peace vigil – Feb. 4
30] Silent vigil at Capitol – Feb. 4
31] Silent Death Walk – Feb. 4
32] NO WAR ON
33] Stand with hotel workers – Feb. 4
34] Morality of Capitalism? -- Feb. 5
35] Get on Bridge for Peace – Feb. 5
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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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] – 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
8] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at
9] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Women in Black, Baltimore, host a vigil at Pratt and Light Sts. in the
10] – There is also a noon vigil on Feb. 3 at
11] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel (now in its 8th year) takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th &
12] – On Fri., Feb. 3, noon to 7 PM, citizens across the country will gather outside congressional offices to protest NDAA 2012 (H.R. 1540). You will find your protest location by looking to see how your congressperson voted. Look below - under house and senate. There is also a link so you can find the address to your congressman's local office where your protest will take place. House - http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2011-932; Senate - http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=s2011-230. The objective of the demonstration is to get a repeal of Section 1021 and 1022 which could lead to the indefinite military detention of citizens without due process.
13] – WIB holds a silent vigil mourning all violence, the first Friday of the month. The next vigil is Feb. 3 from noon to 12
14] – Join a NO WAR ON
15] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Feb. 3 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., in opposition to war in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. Placards say: "War Is Not the Answer." The silent vigil is sponsored by AFSC,
16] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility and Baltimore Quaker Peace and Justice Committee of Homewood and Stony Run Meetings are hosting the FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS DVD SERIES. The second film in the series INTO ETERNITY [
INTO ETERNITY is a documentary film directed by Danish director Michael Madsen. It follows the construction of the Onkalo Waste Repository at the Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant on the
The world's nuclear power plants have generated an estimated 300,000 tons of high-level radioactive waste that must be safely stored for 100,000 years or more. Every year, they generate another 12,000 metric tons of high-level waste. INTO ETERNITY is the first feature documentary to explore the mind-boggling scientific and philosophical questions long-term nuclear waste storage poses. A representative from the Nuclear Information Research Service will lead the discussion.
17] – On Fri., Feb. 3 at 7 PM, see the film CONSTANTINE'S SWORD [U.S., 2007] as part of the Peace Center of Delaware County First-Friday Large Screen Free Film Series, 1001 Old Sproul Road, Springfield, PA. The documentary, directed by Oscar-nominated Oren Jacoby, was inspired by the bestselling book by author, and former priest, James Carroll. The film brings to life a history of religious intolerance, tracing it as a source of war and fanaticism in the world today. At its core,
18] – See a free screening of "If A Tree Falls" on Fri., Feb. 3 from 7 to 10 PM at St Stephen's Church,
With the arrest of Daniel and thirteen others, the government had cracked what was probably the largest ELF cell in
19] – On Fri., Feb. 3 at 7 PM at the SOLIDARITY CENTER, 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218, there will be an Open House to honor the walkers and their sponsors. Enjoy refreshments and bring something to share. Listen to poetry, spoken word and music. There will be a briefing by: Rev. Corty CD Witherspoon, pres. SCLC, who will talk about the latest on the struggle around Reads Drug Store. Call 443-909-8964 or email email@example.com.
20] – On Fri., Feb. 3 at 7:30 PM at the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 503 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW,WDC 20010, the discussion topic is "Creating a Just and Nonviolent World: A Muslim Perspective" by Ibrahim Ramey. Ramey is an international Muslim activist with over 25 years of work in the areas of peacemaking, nuclear disarmament, and human rights. He has held leadership and staff positions at several national and international organizations, including the Fellowship of Reconciliation (1995-2006), and the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation. Ibrahim also serves as a board member of the Temple of Understanding and the Muslim Women's Institute, both located in
21] – 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
22] – Paid job training classes begin in February. One million dollars was allocated for job training in transportation construction fields. The idea is to help 150 Marylanders get transportation jobs. Transportation Secretary Beverley K. Swaim-Staley has announced a new training program for disadvantaged Marylanders to give them the key tools they need to secure jobs in the transportation field. The first set of classes will begin in Feb. 2012, and the application deadline is Fri., Feb. 3. Download an application at http://www.marylandroads.com/OEO/BuildUp_Application.pdf. Those interested in applying can get information at www.roads.maryland.gov under the news section or by sending email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling toll-free at 1-888-545-0098.
23] – 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.
24] – On Sat., Feb. 4 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane, Alexandria, VA 22307, hear a discussion Growing Inequality in Wealth, the Corruption of the Democratic Process and Resulting Social Injustice. The Occupy Movement has given a fresh voice to these long-standing and worsening problems and calls Unitarians to respond. Email email@example.com.
25] – Occupy Frederick is hosting an Attorney & Expert Led Foreclosure Workshop on Sat., Feb. from 9 AM to 7 PM at the Hillcrest Community Center, 1150 Orchard Terrace, Frederick, MD. The workshop is free, and Foreclosure Survival Packets will be provided. Call 240-285-9520 or email OccupyOurHomesFrederick@gmail.com.
26] – On Sat., Feb. 4 from 10 AM to 4 PM, the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation presents Mystery of Suffering Quiet Day - the mysterious presence of God is in all things, often especially hidden in suffering. The fear and pain of loss and change can lure one away from the contemplative stance of living into the mystery of suffering. Join this day at Dayspring Farm House, 11301 Neelsville Church Road, Germantown, MD 20876 led by Ann Dean, who is director of Shalem's Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups & Retreats Program and director of the Personal Spiritual Deepening Program Leadership Initiative. Also involved will be Anne Grizzle, who is a spiritual director, family therapist, retreat leader, and author of three books, including Reminders of God. This day will have a gentle rhythm of prayer, guided meditations, silence, and optional sharing. The cost is $50, and please bring a bag lunch. To register, contact Chris Jeffrey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-897-7334.
27] – The 6th Annual Peace Symposium: The Costs of War- Alternative Solutions to Conflict is on Sat., Feb. 4 from 10 AM to noon at Saint Charles Borromeo Parish, 3304 N. Washington Blvd., Arlington, VI 22201. In light of Catholic social teaching, this will be a reappraisal and practice in the field of peacemaking. There will be several presenters, including Dr. Andrea Bartoli, dean, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason Univ., and Rev. Clement Aapengnuo, doctoral candidate,
28] – 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. 4. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
29] – 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 email@example.com.
30] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Feb. 4. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
31] – On Sat., Feb. 4 from noon to 1 PM, join a PHILADELPHIA CENTER CITY SILENT DEATH WALK at corner of 12th & Market Sts. Stop the Killing/End the Wars - Protest U.S. Drone Wars in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Yemen. Wear warm black clothes. White masks will be provided. RSVP to Marge Van Cleef at 267-763-1644.
32] – Join a NO WAR ON
This is a Day of Mass Action to Stop War on
33] – Stand with hotel workers on Sat., Feb. 4 at 5:15 PM at the corner of South Eads and 18th Sts. in
34] – 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. 5, the topic of discussion is "The Morality of Capitalism & Free International Trade," led by James Case, PhD, writer and consultant. Louis Galambos, professor in the John Hopkins Univ. history department, has said of James Case's "Competition: The Birth of a New Science" that its "implications for economic thought are stunning." Today's platform, based on that book, will explore capitalism and free international trade in light of moral arguments that go beyond the ordinary marketing of both as strategies advantageous to any and all developed nations. Trained as a mathematician, Case, now a writer/consultant in
35] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
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