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1/15 to 4/15/04 Call The “Merchants of Death” speaking tour Organized by the War Resisters League. Friends and business associates of the present administration - companies like Halliburton, Bechtel, DynCorp and others - have found a way into the “new” Iraq, trying to cash in on the disaster that a brutal dictator, years of US- and British-led sanctions, and an unprecedented “preventive attack” have created. Go to to see a complete list of the speakers involved. Contact WRL to obtain a speaker for your area at 212-228-0450 x. 104 or Email
1/22/04 Call
Prayer for Peace
If you are interested in hosting a Prayer for Peace. Churches are needed to host a peace service on the 22nd of each month, January through June 2004.
Contact Charles Cloughen, Jr at
6:30 pm
Guarding the Flame Women’s Human Rights in Post-War Afghanistan and Iraq
Co-Sponsored by the National Capital Chapter of UNIFEM/USA and the Young Professional for International Cooperation and the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations Association Featuring: Andrea Greenblatt-Harrison Senior Policy Coordinator Women’s Edge Coalition Mariam Nawabi Attorney Member, UN Legal Affairs Working Group Hali Jilani Policy Analyst United Nations Association Prof. Lama Abu-Ode Georgetown University School of Law Georgetown University Law Center, Gewirz 12th Floor 600 New Jersey Ave NW
Contact Shari Gruber, President, National Capital Chapter, UNIFEM/USA at
1/23-25/04 Call
The Seventh Annual National Conference on Organized Resistance
This annual event brings together activists from a variety of issues, struggles, ideologies and backgrounds for a weekend of learning and reflecting on the state of progressive movements occurring locally, nationally, and worldwide. Last year, over 1,000 people converged on Washington, DC for a weekend of experience, discussions, planning and protest. Contact
8 pm
Featuring: An evening of dance showcasing the brightest emerging Black choreographers from DC to NY.! The evening celebrates all forms of expression with a live DJ, art work in the lobby and special guests, including playwright and poet Holly Bass. Featured dance groups include Women @ Work, which combines the artistic talents of Christal Brown, Shanni Collins and Jamie Philbert, Jennifer Archibald’s Arch Dance Company from New York which fuses street and modern dance, local artists Boris Willis (VA), who was recently awarded the 2003 Kennedy Center Local Dance Commission, City at Peace Artistic Director, Sandra L. Holloway (DC) and Gesel Mason (MD), 2002 Metro DC Dance Awards winner for Outstanding Artistic Direction. Their styles combine Hip-Hop, Contemporary, and West African influences. Come and witness what the next generation of Black choreographers has to say. Hosted by: Mason/Rhynes Productions and Lincoln Theatre 202-328-6000. Lincoln Theatre 1215 U Street, NW
202-328-6000. See:
1/24/04 2-4 pm
Lessons From the 1960’s: Choices, Consequences, and the Future
This will be a panel discussion with Heather Brown (organizer, former SNCC activist, Women’s Movement activist), Elaine Brown (writer, lecturer, former Black panther party leader), and Cathy Wilkerson (teacher, activist, former Weather Underground member). This panel is being brought to you by Positive Force as part of the National Conference on Organized Resistance.. See: American University
All Day
People’s Summit 2004
A day long conference of community and activist organizations in the Baltimore area, to be held Sat., Jan. 24 at the. The Summit will bring together community and activist leaders to review successes and challenges from 2003 and to plan and coordinate for 2004. Workshops will be offered on topics such as your rights (both as a citizen and as a protestor), legal observing, police brutality, organizing tactics and nonviolent civil disobedience. Please RSVP to PeoplesSummit
9 pm
fundraiser dance party to support the campaign for police accountability and justice for Renford Grandison and his family. In October 2003, city officials evicted Grandison’s family from their home with no warning and no recourse. 3rd district police illegally searched their home, and then wrongfully arrested Grandison and his son. Support the effort to hold the police accountable for these actions and to work towards an end to police abuse and harassment. Featuring: DJ Roulette, food, beer, and lots of wonderful people from your community. $5 2554 University Pl. NW, Unit B; (off Euclid, between 14th & 15th Sts., Columbia Heights Metro, Green Line)
1/26/04 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Juvenile Justice

Justice For DC Youth Coalition: A coalition of youth, youth providers, policy advocates, parents and concerned residents who are working for a more fair and effective youth justice system in the District.

· 100% of the youth locked up in Oak Hill are Black and Latino. This is NOT representative of DC youth demographics.
· 70% of youth are locked up for non- violent offenses (including status offenses like running away and truancy)
· It costs over $50,000 to lock-up a youth in DC, while we spend less then $12,000 to educate one in DC public schools.
· Taxpayer dollars could be better spent more effectively on community based alternatives-to-incarceration.

1730 M Street, NW, 10th Floor Board Room
Anna Marsh, 202-554-7719
6:45-8:45 pm
Occupation Monitor & Iraqi Rights
The first in three Mondays of discussion on “Iraq, Justice & Reconstruction,” as presented by SALSA at the Institute for Policy Studies. Tonight: A discussion forum with Gael Murphy of Code Pink and Occupation Watch, a center that monitors the occupation and reconstruction process in Iraq. Parents of US soldiers also will speak. This session will include video footage that documents the frustration Iraqis feel over the occupation. FREE. SALSA/ISP, 733 15th Street, NW, #1020, Washington, DC
CONTACT: 202-234-9382, x.229;
1/27/04 7-8:30 pm
Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel (JPPI)Presents a town-hall discussion on The Geneva Accord: Basis for Middle East Peace? Leading the discussion will be: Phyllis Bennis, Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies, New Internationalism Project and Co-chair, US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation & Nino Kader, Director of Communications, American Task Force on Palestine. There is no cost for the event but please consider patronizing Café Luna for dinner. Sponsor Jews for Peace in Israel & Palestine. Café Luna, 1633 P Street, NW
contact Josh Ruebner at 202-423-7666.
1/30/04 to April 4th 7:30 - 9:30 pm
A Season for Nonviolence– Opening Session: Meditation for World Peace
An invitation to participate in a community peace movement . . . carrying forth the principles of spirit-based nonviolent social change: Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi. Guest speaker: Colin Tipping, author of “Radical Forgiveness: Making Room for the Miracle.” Music by Grammy Award nominee Karen Taylor-Good, SpiritSong and Mosaic Harmony. FREE. Unity of Fairfax, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA
CONTACT: Rev. Eileen Goor 703-455-6669.
1/28/04 Wed. ???
Paul C. Warnke Conference on the Past, Present & Future of Arms Control
Through this special event, the Arms Control Association, Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, and its Center for Peace and Security Studies hope to honor the late Paul Warnke, who was an outspoken and inspirational arms control leader and ACA Board Member. The conference will underscore past arms control successes, analyze current proliferation issues, and highlight upcoming security challenges. We have assembled an exciting set of speakers and panelists, including UN Under-Secretary General for Disarmament Affairs Nobuyasu Abe, General Eugene Habiger, Senator Jack Reed, and other leading experts. Georgetown University
Registration deadline January 16
contact 202-463-8270x104.
1/29/04 Thur. Noon - 1 pm
Speaker: Dr. Nathan Brown. The Palestinian Authority has faced enormous challenges since formal recognition in the Oslo accords. What are the major obstacles that remain in Palestinian state building? What can the PA legitimately be expected to achieve? What are the implications for recent peace initiatives? Dr. Nathan Brown, Adjunct Scholar at the Middle East Institute and Professor of Political Science at George Washington University, will provide analysis of issues such as corruption, constitutionalism, legislative process, and the rule of law in Palestinian governance. He will draw from extensive fieldwork, which forms the basis of his newly published book, Palestinian Politics After the Oslo Accords, available for purchase and signing by the author. Middle East Institute, The MEI Boardman Room 1761 N St. NW
CONTACT: 202-785-1141
5:30 pm
Iraqi Worker’s Rights Under Attack
Labor journalist David Bacon and labor activist Clarence Thomas provide eyewitness reports on how labor rights in Iraq are under attack. AFL-CIO, 815 16th St NW, Gompers Room
1/31/04 Sat & 2/1/04 Sun 9 am on
BAM! Building A Movement: A Popular Education Skills Retreat
Facilitators:  Project South national & local staffers (participation required both days)
Project South Washington Office. Looking for an organizing tool that energizes, excites, creates a movement, reveals strategies for victory, and is really fun? Boring lectures not working for you? Try popular education! Learn the basics of using popular education  - a method that values the knowledge of everyone involved - and learn how to create a space where people can make their own popular education. Attendance will be limited. Please complete the application form below promptly & return by December 22 , 2003
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton Street, NW
to register online at or call 202.332.5333 or e-mail
1/31/04 to April 4th 10 am - 4 pm
A Season for Nonviolence – “Circles of Forgiveness”
Colin Tipping, along with musician Karen Taylor-Good, will present this dynamic “forgiveness” workshop; a heart-opening, healing experience exploring the magic and power of “Radical Forgiveness”. FEE: $55/$65 CONTACT: Rev. Eileen Goor 703-455-6669


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'Battle of Algiers' A Revolution in Film

This new print was even praised by the Wash. Post: "Commissioned by the revolutionary government, made by a member of Italy's Communist Party, cast almost entirely with nonprofessional actors (many of whom had fought the actual battles represented onscreen) and filmed in the serpentine alleys, staircases and archways of Algiers's Muslim Casbah, "The Battle of Algiers" was designed as a propaganda device, one that would convey the revolution's ideals with the immediacy and drive of a cinéma vérité documentary. Taking a page from the Italian neo-realists of the 1940s and from the French New Wave of the 1960s, Pontecorvo used newsreel film stock, telephoto lenses and a percussive, hard-driving musical score (co-written with Ennio Morricone) to create a swiftly moving political thriller that pulsed with the energy and violence of the street."
NW Washington
Landmark's E Street Cinema
555 11th St. NW 202-452-7672
Showtimes: 1:45 pm, 4:30 pm, 7:10 pm, 9:55 pm
2/4/04 10 am
Health Care Workers Support Health Care for All!
Doctors, Nurses, Social Workers, Health Care Workers Medical/Nursing/Social Work Students
Show your support for the McFadden-Hubbard Health Care for All! Bill.
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
615 N Wolfe St
Baltimore, MD
2/15/04 ...
Call for nationwide actions from the National Network to End the War on Iraq’s Grassroots Peace Network. Events are planned in 30 cities already. Local organizations wanting to participate in a DC vigil can get details on the planning meetings at: call 301-270-4858, toll free: 1-888-END-A-WAR
2/24/04 11:30 am & 1:30 pm
Protest the Corporate Invasion of Iraq

Join us in a spirited street theatre demonstration in front of the offices of Bechtel and Halliburton during lunch hours. The action is part of an international day of protest to end the corporate invasion of Iraq and to support Iraqi worker’s rights. Join peace and labor activists in 23 cities nationwide for an international day of protest against Halliburton, Bechtel, and the other corporations that are making money hand over fist in Iraq. These companies were awarded millions in “reconstruction” contracts, but nine months into the occupation Iraqi schools are still in disrepair, electricity is intermittent, and the water is not safe to drink. All this while highly skilled Iraqis are robbed of jobs and the right to unionize. Speak out for Iraqi workers’ rights and self-determination.

11:30 am, McPherson Square, across from Bechtel, 1015 15th St., NW (at K)
1:30 pm, Halliburton (1150 18th St. NW (between L & M).
contact Pat Elder 202-302-5548 or Gael Murphy 202-412-6700.
2/28-29/04 Call
A great introduction to PBI’s work. Join us for two days of insightful presentations on the four countries (Indonesia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Colombia) where PBI currently works, first-hand personal accounts of what it’s like to work there, group discussions, role-plays, and other interactive exercises. Anyone thinking about applying to work as a PBI human rights observer should attend one of these weekends.Anyone thinking about applying to a project should attend one of these weekends. For more information and registration form: Kim Podzimek



3/4/04 .
Health Care Action Day
Hundreds of thousands set to protest cuts in benefits and services on March 4th. Hundreds of local unions, retiree groups, and grassroots community organizations are mobilizing for a nationwide “Health Care Action Day” HCAD.
3/5/04 10-11 am
Who Are the Cuban Five?
WPFW—89.3 FM Radio Broadcast
Tune into a special “We Ourselves,” with host Ambrose I. Lane, Sr. and guests Ricardo Alarcon, President of the Cuban parliament, and Leonard Weinglass, lawyer representing Antonio Guerrero (one of the Cuban Five). On March 10^th , a Miami court will hear an appeal on the case of five young Cubans who were working to prevent terrorism. Exactly who are the Cuban Five and why are they being held prisoner in the United States? Learn why and how these men, serving 15 years to life in US federal prisons, have been falsely convicted by the US government for supposed espionage, when in reality they were monitoring ultra-right terrorist groups that operate from Miami and have committed countless acts of terrorism against Cuba. Many of these groups have operated with the full knowledge and support of the CIA Co-presented by the DC Justice & Solidarity Collective, National Lawyers Guild, and No War on Cuba
3/5-8/04 .
Middle East advocates will gather to receive and share information and updates, and advocacy and program ideas to continue efforts toward peace and justice in the region. The opening plenary begins Friday night. Monday, March 8, is the Lobby Day. Visit the web site for more conference schedule details. The event will include lobbying on Mon., March. 8. Contact: Anna Rhee
3/6/04 11 am
Demonstration Rally in support of Democracy in Haiti
In response to the current crisis in Haiti, we are calling on ALL Haitians and Friends of Haiti who support the Haitian Constitution and the principles of democracy in Haiti. Let’s Stand United in Support of a Better Tomorrow for Haiti



Lafayette Park, Wash. DC
Co-Sponsored by: Global Justice, Inc., Let Haiti Live: Coalition for a Just U.S. Policy, Black Voices for Peace and Washington Peace Center.
Contact: 10th DEPARTMENT ORGANIZATION FOR HAITIAN EMPOWERMENT (10th DOHE), 202-452-5511 or info.
3/7/04 12 noon
”Pink Slip Bush” Creative Nonviolent Direct Action
We’ll do what CODEPINK does best: we’ll hit the streets for a day of direct action, making it crystal clear to Washington that CODEPINK women say it’s time to Give Bush a Pink Slip. Wear pink or bring a pink slip. It’s important that your voice is heard. March begins on the Mall, outside the Smithsonian Metro Station
3/8/04 .
International Women’s Day
The Feminist Peace Network invites you to join with women everywhere in taking a stand for peace and an end to the global pandemic of violence against women. Feminist Peace Network
9:30 am
Peace Breakfast Monday
Meet with U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson. We’ll start off with an activist breakfast and a national strategy meeting to brainstorm about how best to proceed in this important election year and beyond. 1539 Longworth House Office Building
CODEPINK Women for Peace 202-393-5016
3/9/04 Tue. 6:30 pm
Who Are the Cuban Five? /Live Briefing and Video Screening/
Panelists: Alberto Prieto, First Secretary of the Cuban Mission in DC; Quentin Driskell, National Lawyers Guild/Nattional Conference of Black Lawyers; Nefta Freeman, No war on Cuba. On March 10, 2004 a Miami court will hear an appeal on the case of five young Cubans who were working to prevent ultra-right, violent terrorism. Exactly who are the Cuban Five and why are they being held prisoner in the United States? The Five; Gerardo Hernndez, Antonio Guerrero, Ramn Labaino, Fernando Gonzlez and Ren Gonzlez, were solely involved in working against violent terrorism but the FBI arrested them in Sept. 1998. Learn why and how these men, serving 15 years to life in U.S. federal prisons, have been falsely convicted by the U.S. government for supposed espionage, when in reality they were monitoring ultra-right terrorist groups that operate from Miami and have committed countless acts of violence against Cuba. Many of these groups have operated with the full knowledge and support of the CIA University of the District of Columbia, Bldg. 38, 2nd floor, window lounge, 4200 Conn. Ave., NW
Co-presented by the DC Justice & Solidarity Collective, National Lawyers Guild, and No War on Cuba
3/9/04 Tue. 9 pm
Who Are the Cuban Five? /Radio Broadcast/
This will be a special “Latin Flavor” program with host Marlen Fernandez on this question—the case of the Cuban Five. Co-presented by the DC Justice & Solidarity Collective, National Lawyers Guild, and No War on Cuba
3/12/04 Fri. 6:30 pm
Haiti: Behind the Brutal Rightist Insurgency
U.S. troops out of Haiti. End Haiti’s Debt Slavery - Cancel the Debt. Why should working people oppose imperialist intervention in Haiti? What is Washington’s role in the unfolding military coup? How does the example of the Cuban revolution show the way forward? Speaker: Janice Lynn, Socialist Workers Party, No one turned away for lack of funds. 202-722-1315 e-mail
3/13/04 11 am
Demonstration Rally in support of the Haitian Constitution
National Mall, between 10th – 14th Streets (Smithsonian Metro, Orange/Blue Line See
3/14-15/04 .
Trail of Mourning & Truth Sunday
Dover to DC March DC Meeting, Wednesday, March 10 Dover to DC Procession, Trail of Mourning & Truth Iraq Pledge of Resistance
3/19/04 Fri. 7 pm
Film: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.
PANEL DISCUSSION: “Regime Change?” - An in-depth look at Haiti & Venez uela call 202.667.0090

Pastors for Peace-DC Youth Awareness Project Scholarship Fund

United for Peace and Justice calls on you to deliver the message and power of the “World Still Says No to War” global actions to your members of Congress. Schedule a face-to-face meeting with your elected officials for, , to press Congress to take action to stop the suffering in Iraq. Schedule your appointments today Contact: 212-868-5545.
3/20/04 .
“The World Still Says No to War”
Demonstrate Against the US War on Iraq

Demonstrations against the US War in Iraq, one year after. (There are busses leaving from DC) Also major demonstrations around the US, including Veterans and Military Families Say No March 20 Ft. Bragg, Fayetteville, NC, Contact: Patrick McCann, 301-324-5322 (local contact for VFP and VVAW)

Report on the demonstration in NYC!


EPIC Resources

Activist Elert 3-20-04

11 am
If you are not going to NYC, your presence and support is needed in Washington, DC to support Haiti’s constitution and democracy during this time of crisis. Start West 17th and Constitution Ave.
Call 202.508.3891 10thdepartment
3/25-4/18/04 ..
This year marks the 60th year of the founding of the World Bank and IMF, and given the devastating impact of the policies, programs and projects of these institutions over these six decades, 2004 is a crucial year in the struggle for global justice.
3/31-4/21/04 ..
Globalization Now
Wednesdays, March 31 (through April 21), 6:00 – 7:15 pm
St. Stephen’s Church, 1526 Newton St., NW (at 16th St.)
The World Trade Organization (WTO). Presenter: 50 Years is Enough. April 7 – NAFTA, CAFTA, and the FTAA. Presenter: United for a Fair Economy-DC. April 14 – Corporate Personhood & Power.,, and



4/1-2/04 ..
Close the School of The Americas
With the anticipation of a congressional vote on HR 1258 later this year,
the 2004 Spring Mobilization is a key part of the strategy to win. To increase our collective impact on Congress, we put together this "flash" campaign to amplify the voices from all over the country for the closure of the SOA/WHISC. Please join us.
4/2/04 7 pm
Three women - Christian, Muslim, and Jewish - share their experiences and hopes for a just peace
Three women - Christian, Muslim, and Jewish - who are living the realities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will share their experiences and hopes for a just peace. This is a unique opportunity to hear the personal side of this painful conflict from women -- Nahla Assali, Nuha Khoury, and Michal Sagi -- whose lives have been shaped by the ongoing violence and occupation. See: Contact Azad Ejaz, 301-526-3817 or or (202) 863-2951
7 pm
Classic Cuban material with sizzling solos and percussion, hot and jazzy, second-line rhythms, New Orleans R&B, and even a little rap mixed with son and mambo, Cubanismo! Connects the dots between Havana and the Crescent City like no other. Ranging from salsa to rumba to latin jazz to the traditional Cuban son, and featuring world reknowned trumpeter and bandleader Jesus Alemany, Cubanismo! Is a 17 piece Cuban dance explosion. The State Theatre, 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, VA
Tickets/information: 703-237-0300;
4/3-4/04 ..
"Towards a Common Struggle: Organizing a National Young People's Movement"
A national conference for young people. We are anticipating 600 young people will take advantage of this opportunity and trust that you will be amongst them. This conference is part of an ongoing process. In August 2001, a Youth Summit was held with approximately 600 delegates from around the world to share their common stories of struggle, and to develop strategies aimed at ending racism and discrimination. This conference is open to all young people between the ages of 13 and 30 years, regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation or creed. See: Contact: Abbey Glenn, National Organizers Alliance (NOA), 715 G St SE, 202) 543-6603 x3 or
4/8/04 7 pm
US-HAITI Relations Past & Present: A Fact Finding Mission!
Forum and speakers on Haiti, organized by the Justice for Haiti Initiative: a coalition of groups dedeicated to sovereignty, justice, and peace for Haiti! 202-332-0292
4/10/04 12 noon
Emergency Anti-War Demonstrations
Help Spread the Call to Impeach Bush NOW
The MARCH will go through several busy commercial and residential areas. We will march from Lafayette Park on H St. to 14th St., north on 14th St., west on U St., north on 18th St., east on Columbia Rd., and south on 16th St. to H St.. White House (Lafayette Park), march to follow
4/15/04 12 noon
DC Area War Tax Resisters will hold our annual vigil

DC Area War Tax Resisters will hold our annual vigil and speakout. We invite all DC area peace activists to join us with your signs and leaflets and to speak out against the use of our tax money to support the world's largest and most aggressive military and to kill innocent people in Palestine, Iraq and Afganistan

Internal Revenue Service Headquarters at 1111 Constitution Avenue NW
For more information contact 202-635-3739
4/22/04 Today Launches Plan to Raise $50 Million to Defeat Bush!
"$50 million sounds like a lot of money, and it is. But if we can get 500,000 people -- 1/4th of the MoveOn base -- to give $100 each between now and the election, we'll make it. The details are below; it's clearly the most ambitious thing we've ever attempted. But MoveOn's never set a fundraising goal we didn't meet, and if this election isn't a time to pull out all the stops, we don't know what is."

Pledge Now

7:30 pm
Water Wars: Struggle in the Holy Land
FILM FESTIVAL DOCUMENTARIES ON MIDDLE EAST. Could the war of the next century be over water rather than oil or politics? Demand for this most basic of resources is outstripping supply in some parts of the world. Public Citizen, the Earth Day Network, and The G W Univ.
Jack Morton Auditorium 805 21st Street, NW, 21st and H Streets CONTACT: 202 454-5169
4/24/04 1-4pm
“Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land”
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is pleased to be sponsoring an exclusive screening of this new documentary. Immediately following the screening will be a discussion with the producer and director Bathsheba Ratzkoff and interviewee Hussein Ibish, ADC Communications Director. Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University, 805 21st Street NW, Foggy Bottom Station Contact 202-244-2990
8-11 pm
Official March for Women’s Lives Kick-Off
The DC Armory will be JAMMIN the Saturday before the March! There will be volunteer trainings throughout the day 10am-6pm, followed by the Official March Kick-off event that night. The Kick-off will consist of VIP speakers, performers, celebrities, vendors, and information tables. DC Armory
Contact: The March Team. (202) 349-3838
4/25/04 ..
March for Women’s Lives
March for Women's Lives
To form a delegation you only need 20 people and a contact person.
Please go to today and sign on as a cosponsor, and then go into your account and form a delegation.
5-7 pm

*After the march,*
Keep the CODEPINK camaraderie going with a night of art, entertainment, and fun. A celebrity auctioneer will help us auction pink slips - yes, /pink lingerie/ - signed by many wonderful artists from around the country and even from other countries, who havegenerously donated work. Mimis American Bistro , 2120 P Street, NW



5/1/04 8 am - 5 pm
The 19th Annual Maryland Peace and Justice Conference
The 19th Annual Maryland Peace and Justice Conference will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2004. Put it on your calendar now! The theme will be "Mayday! Mayday! Our Rights in Jeopardy" (Kinda catchy, don't you think, and sadly appropriate?) Paulette for the Organizing Committee Takoma Park Presbyterian Church.
Wed's to 5/5/04 7-8:30 pm
Civil Liberties under Attack: Government Conduct and the Bill of Rights
A series run as part of the Baltimore Free University, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Social Concerns. The course will examine the government’s interference and attacks on progressive movements from the historic Palmer raids, to the FBI’s infamous COINTELPRO of the sixties, to the post-9/11 Patriot and Homeland Security Acts. Instructors are Michael Brand, a political activist and former mathematics professor, Marshall “Eddie” Conway, a political prisoner whose work on his doctorate thesis addresses the issue of Black Panthers as political prisoners, and Chuck Michaels, an attorney who has authored a book on the Patriot Act: No Greater Threat Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Contact Dominque at 410-323-7200 ext. 22



6/4/04 Fri. 9:30 am
Voices in the Wilderness
The Treasury Department is attempting to fine Voices in the Wilderness (VitW) for delivering medicines to sick and dying Iraqis under US sanctions. VitW is counter suing for reparations for the horrific sanctions. After VitW’s Friday court hearing, please join a vigil in front of the White House to show your solidarity with VitW and the Iraqi people and your outrage at the government’s suit. DC Federal Courthouse 3rd St. & Constitution Ave. NW
7 pm
A Celebration of the Life, Work, and Special Contributions to the Anti-Apartheid & Anti-Racism Movements of Professor Edward Said. New Bethel Baptist Church 1739 9th St., NW, Wash. DC
US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation 215-241-7874 outreach
7:30 pm
Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel is a member organization of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and invites you to attend the event to celebrate the work of Edward Said. Greetings from MIRIAM C. SAID, widow of Edward Said, and REV. WALTER FAUNTROY, Senior Minister of New Bethel Baptist Church. With special guests DANNY GLOVER human rights activist and actor, JEANETTE NDHLOVU, Deputy Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, DAMU SMITH, Black Voices for Peace and U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation, BILL FLETCHER JR., President, Trans-Africa Forum. ANDREW RUBIN, Georgetown University, co-editor, The Edward Said Reader, PHYLLIS BENNIS, co-chair, U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation For information: Call Black Voices
for Peace (202) 232-5690 Or see: Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel Email
Join Rev. Hagler, Senior Pastor of Plymouth Congregational UCC, concerned neighbors and local organizations for a teach-in to prepare for action against war and torture at home and abroad. Join us for eyewitness accounts of recent events in Iraq, correlations of abuses between Iraqi, Israeli, and U.S. prisons, and experiences of a soldier recently returned from Iraq. FEATURING: RAHUL MAHAJAN, journalist just returned from reporting from Fallujah, Iraq, REV. GRAYLAN HAGLER, Senior Pastor, Plymouth Congregational UCC ZEIN EL-AMINE, founding member, Critical Resistance, D.C. U.S. SOLDIER returned from Iraq (invited), BLACK OUT ARTS COLLECTIVE PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL UCC 5301 NORTH CAPITOL ST, NE
Contact: Jane English, 202-723-5330
6/5/04 11:50 am
"Speak Truth to Power”
We will be meeting shortly before the rally commences and marching as a DC-based contingent from the WH to Sec Def Rumsfeld’s ‘lair McPherson Square Metro Station
On June 5, we will march to demand a real end to the occupation of Iraq by bringing the troops home now, and we will demand that all foreign troops be removed from Iraq. (assemble at the White House at 12 noon)
Washington 202-544-3389
5-11 pm
AUFA Networks, Inc.
Cafe Mawonaj will be hosting different cultural groups, including Dancers From South Africa. Come Hear and See for yourself this spectacular presentation. They are only here for a few days so be sure to bring your family and friends. We are asking a donation of $5.00 or more to benefit an AIDS orphan’s project in Africa.Its a place you can come to enjoy good healthy food, organize or just relax with our wide selection of healthy drinks and smoothies everyday. We do host events, catering and sponsor community activities. While you are here, enjoy FREE Wireless DSL Internet available for yours to use. Just bring your laptop. Call 202.460.5928 for more scheduled events.
6/5-11/04 Sat. 8 am to 10 pm
End US Support for Israel’s Occupation! June 5-11
Registration and coffee hour 9:00-9:30 AM—Introductions/Program Overview/Housekeeping This will include discussion of steering committee nominations. 9:30-10:30 AM-Welcome/Opening Session: Keynote Address Welcome - discussion of changing political situation in the middle east. Jack Morton Auditorium, Media & Public Affairs Building, George Washington University, 805 21st Street, NW, Wash. DC
US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation 215-241-7874 outreach
6/6/04 Sun. 2-4 pm
Forum to Examine Occupation of Iraq
In the context of a steadily worsening situation in Iraq, Northern Virginians for Peace and Justice is sponsoring “Iraq: Myth vs. Reality: Towards a Better Understanding of the U.S. Occupation of Iraq.” This free public education forum will be held at the Arlington Central Library. Three speakers will focus on some common perceptions regarding the war in Iraq: the reasons behind the government’s decision to invade, the opinions the Iraqis hold of the U.S. invasion and its motives, and the effects this war is likely to have in the region and on American standing in the world. 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington, VA
Email 703-866-1321
6/7/04 9 am - 7 pm
9:00-11:00 AM—Press Conference and Congressional Briefing for National Week of Action to Mark 37th Anniversary of Israel’s Military Occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem. 10:00 AM-5:00 PM—Grassroots Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. Participants attend meetings arranged by the US Campaign with their Congressional offices. Business attire is required. 5:00-7:00 PM—Direct action protest with Washington, DC activist groups

D.C. Palestine Solidarity US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation CONTACT: 215-241-7874


5-10:30 pm
Fund Raising Dinner For the Haitian Relief Fund
Enjoy Tasty, Home-Cooked Haitian Dinners. Suggested Donation $15.00
(Carry Out Available) Recently Haiti hit by major floods and an earthquake. Some towns have been almost completely destroyed. Thousands are dead or missing. Over 2,500 homes were destroyed. There is a urgent need for food, medical supplies, water purification equipment and shelter materials to help an estimated 3,000 people flood victims. The Haitian Relief Fund, a not-for-profit [501 (C3)] charity is hosting this fund raising dinner sale. All funds raised will go directly to aid Haitians impacted by the recent floods. Won’t you please help? Buy a Dinner to Help Rebuild Haiti!
Café” Mawonaj, 624 “T” Street NW
Call 202/483-5236, 301/257-6157 or 301/933-6194.
6/8/04 Noon
HUD IS USING FORECLOSURE/PRE-PAYMENTS TO GENTRIFY D.C. At present the properties impacted are: Sursum Corda, Temple Courts, GoldenRule. Museum Square, Kelsey Gardens, 1107 11th St. For more information
No More Prisons - Exposing Brutality From Baghdad to D.C.
Politicians may express shock over the photos emerging from Abu Ghraib Prison, but those with a first hand knowledge of the U.S. armed forces and the prison system are all too familiar with such brutality. When Lou Plummer left military service, the only decent job he could find in his North Carolina home town was as a corrections officer. After 8 years, he walked off the job in disgust at the racism he witnessed in America’s prisons. Shujaa Graham was only 19 years old when he was sent to prison in California in 1969. Behind bars, he became a leader in the prisoner rights and Black liberation movement. In 1973, a corrections officer was killed during a prison fight and Shujaa was railroaded for the crime and sent to death row. He spent 4 years there until he was exonerated and released. Two men, one Black one white. One a former prison guard, one a former inmate. They will join socialist activist Virginia Harabin in a discussion of occupation, the criminal justice system, and resistance.

International Socialist Organization Call 202/667-0049 Email

6/9/04 4-7 pm
The Consumer Health Foundation 9th Annual Meeting and First Community SPEAKOUT FOR YOUR HEALTH! Join WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi, your neighbors, and local representatives to speak out about the state of healthcare in the metro DC area and what we can do to iprove our community’s health. The George Washington University Marvin Center Grand Ballroom, 800 - 21st St., NW, 3rd Floor
Consumer Health 202.939.3390
6/20/04 ..
Essay Contest
To send a national capital area youth to Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan.
The Nagasaki-Hiroshima Peace Committee is conducting our third annual essay contest to send a national capital area youth to represent the Committee at the World Conference Against the Atom and Hydrogen Bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan. The Committee has been working since 1980 to break the silence about the tragedy that took place in 1945, when our own government exploded two atomic bombs on the Japanese at the end of World War II. We are looking for a mature youth (age 17-26). He or she must compete in an essay contest by submitting a 700 - 1,000 word essay emphasizing our message of “Hiroshima/Nagasaki Never Again! Abolish Nuclear Weapons!” The deadline is June 20, 2004. The person chosen as delegate will have all travel and other expenses covered and will give several talk
s and/or speeches on the subject.
The Please send essays and correspondence c/o John Steinbach, 7615 Lake Drive, Manassas, VA 20111
6/25/04 and on DC MD

Opens in DC and Maryland!

Fahrenheit 9/11 is being attacked on all the network news shows, especially MSNBC and FOX. It has struck a nerve, and deserves to be seen by all, especially anyone who has become cynical or disheartened. Take a neighbor or two!

If you want to know and prepare for all the diversionary slime that the right will be using against this film and its goal of unseating Bush, you can check out the neo-rightist Hitchen's intellectual diarrhea posted on FrontPage, He has been the main hatchet man on MSNBC, CNN, etc.

Check out info on Moore's web site.
Or do a Google Search!

Showings: AFI Silver Theater, SS MD
Avalon Theater, Wash. DC - and other locations in this area.

Print this leaflet to distribute at the showings! Use the "Print What - Documents & Comments" setting.

6/26/04 Sat. 6-8pm

U.S.~Caribbean Relations:
Cuba & Haiti Today

# Reverend Lucius Walker, Jr.- IFCO/Pastors for Peace
# Jose Alberto Prieto- First Secretary Cuban Embassy
# Eugenia Charles in honor of Marx Aristide (video)
# Shirley Pate- Haiti/Cuba/Venezuela Project & EPICA Board

In the last year, US policy towards Cuba and Haiti has become more aggressive and covert. There had always been serious indications that the Bush administration’s foreign policy against our struggling neighbor Cuba would become more hostile, but few saw coming the overt kidnapping of a duly elected head of state, President Jean Bertrand Aristide. Currently there is a flurry of misinformation, half-truths, and out-right lies being used to justify the Feb. 29 coup in Haiti which forcibly removed President Aristide and replaced him with a band of armed thugs and convicted criminals. Continued...

1470 Irving St., NW
Wash. DC

EPICA: 202-332-0292


7/10/04 Sat. 4-6pm

Memorial Service
Max Aristide

Reception follows from 6 to 8 pm at the Blackburn Center.

Celebrate Marx Vilaire Aristide’s life and contributions to Haiti and the Washington, DC community.As many of you know, Marx passed away on June 20, 2004 as a result of a tragic car accident. His funeral was held in Brooklyn, New York on the 26th of June in the presence of several hundred family members, friends, and well wishers.

Howard University Rankin Chapel, 2173 Sixth St., NW, Wash. DC


7/11/04 Sun. 12 noon


Peace Music Event

Meet others in the peace movement and find out how you can get involved. Families are encouraged to attend. There will be activities for children.

Sponsored by Proposition One, Washington Peace Center,FAMJAM, Dawn DC, Black Voices For Peace,DC Guerilla Poetry Insurgency ,Phoenix Project, and Community Coalition for Justice and Peace

Malcolm X Park 16th and Euclid St., NW Washington 20010

Contact: Pete Petropoulos Free the Peace 202 641-4142
7/17/04 Sat. TBO

Demonstration by Veterans at Walter Reed Medical Center

A group of Veterans For Peace from California are coming to the conventions via bus. They will be here in DC Saturday 17 July and plan an action at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Wash. DC. Contact Laura Costas


8/2/04 Mon. 7 pm

BURN is being shown at this time of increasing US attacks and threats on Iraq, Haiti, Cuba and other countries because BURN is one of the few US films that reveal the drama of how colonialism and imperialism conspire in the Caribbean and the Americas.

Cafe Mawonaj 624 ‘T’ Street, NW

One block from Shaw-Howard Metro.


8/27/04 .....

And the protests at the RNC begin....

Members of Ruckus hung a 2400 square foot banner that had two giant arrows pointing in opposite directions. The top arrow said TRUTH; the bottom one said BUSH. This was truly a nonviolent shot heard round the world.

For more information....
8/29/04 ...


Update on Democracy Now

We're already looking ahead to our next major mobilization: Sunday, August 29th, when the world will say no to the Bush agenda on the eve of the Republican National Convention (RNC) in New York City.
In addition to the march and rally called by UFPJ for August 29th, a wide range of groups are planning other actions for this week. Check out a number of web sites regularly for updates, including , , and

United for Peace and Justice

Leaflet of CCDS which will meet from 8 am to 10 am on 21st Street, between 6th and 7th Ave.



10/2/04 Sat. 8 pm

The National Network on Cuba (NNOC)
Celebrates with Salsa and Poetry

Música, Menú y Mojitos cash bar!!

As part of the 2nd bi-annual conference of 2004!
Meet, mix and mingle with delegates from NNOC and our counter-parts visiting from Cuba

JUSTICE 4EVER, withTimba/Salsa music by DJ Piero. Also the Bread Is Rising Poetry Collective

And...of course.... Salsa!! Until you drop!!

Café Mawonaj
624 T Street, NW, Washington, DC
(Half a block from the Shaw-Howard Univ. Metro station on the green line.)

10/15/04 Fri.

7 pm
MILLION WORKER MARCH - Volunteers Meeting
"Volunteers Meeting" on Friday, October 15, 7 P.M.There will be work sessions throughout Saturday.
The Pre-Rally and entertainment will begin at 10:30 am.
St. Stephen Church, 1525 Newton St. NW.

DC Premier

10/16/04 Sat.

7:30 pm
Hearts and Minds
The classic and controversial Vietnam era documentary "Hearts and Minds," which won an Academy Award in 1974, has just been re-released in selected theaters and for group shows on DVD. There will be a SPECIAL ADVANCE SCREENING with discussion with the film's director, Peter Davis and, Political Activist Daniel Ellsberg and Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation President Bobby Muller IN PERSON for a post-screening discussion! Information.

American Film Institute's (AFI) Silver Theater

8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD

10/22/04 to 11/4/04 .
10/17/04 .
OCT. 17 2004, WASHINGTON, D.C.!


Jobs & Workers' Rights- Not War!
Bring the Troops Home Now!
End the Occupation of Iraq!

On Oct. 17 in Washington, D.C., you will have a timely an historic opportunity to unite the anti-war movement with an unprecedented and vitally necessary mass march of working people speaking for themselves. This is a rare opportunity and the latest casualty numbers from Iraq show that it could not come at a more critical time. We cannot and must not rely on the elections in November to stop the war. We must raise our voices loud--not after the elections--right now.
The Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC.
(Between Constitution and Independence Aves. and between 22nd and 23rd St.)


11/13/04 Sat. .

Washington Peace Center

41 Anniversary Celebration

Join the staff and supporters of the Peace Center for a celebration. 1426 9th St NW #306
Washington, DC 20001
(202)234-2000 / 234-7064 (fax)



Please help! If you know of any cancellations or additions to this list, please Email me at: web person
Volunteer at SALSA!
Help us conduct a phone survey of D.C. Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners (ANCs) to find out how we can better serve the needs of local D.C. Activists and community efforts for social change. Evening shifts for the survey will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 pm and day shifts on Fridays from 2 to 3:30 pm. Volunteers will earn one voucher/pass, to be used for any class of choice, for each day of volunteering. Email the SALSA survey coordinator, Stephanie at (or call her at 202 234 9382) with time availability or questions.
Several Times per month! Call D.C. Area Books to Prisoners
Future projects include coordinating book clubs in prisons and organizing teach-ins on the prison industrial complex. Contact Caleb Eber 301-864-9702
Once a month? Call The Black Radical Congress, D.C. Chapter Meeting regularly to kick off an Education Not Incarceration campaign in the District. 202-777-2646 ext. 2524 (Calendar)
Mondays 11:30 AM "Heal DC" call-in show hosted by Joni Eisenberg

Call WPFW, 89.3 FM at 202-885-0893 to go on air!

Joni and guests cover all the different angles of health care and the lack thereof in DC. Call 202-885-0893
7 am
Vigil at the Pentagon
At Fern and Army Navy Blvd., under the 395 overpass, near the Pentagon
Calling for an end to militarism and the war. Sponsor: Dorothy Day Catholic Worker at 202-882-9649
Tuesdays 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Brown Bag Lunch Series ­ free and open to the public! Institute for Policy Studies, 733 15th St., NW, Suite 1020

IPS: 202-234-9382

6 PM International Friends and Family of Mumia Abu-Jamal de Place, 404 H St., NE, WDC
Allison Cook 202-973-2177 or Art Laffin 202-882-9649
7 - 9 pm
DC Anti-war Network Meetings.

At: The American Friends Service Committee Office
2211 14th Street, NW
Join the On-line Discussion by sending an Email to:
Join the DAWN Announcement Listserve by emailing

DAWN: DC Anti-War Network
PO Box 21827, Washington, D.C. 20009-1827
Outreach Committee Pat Elder
Tabling Committee Michael Rhodes,
Web siteChris Otten, 202-234-7075

2nd, 4th Tue. 6:30 PM Stand Up for Democracy Coalition National Council of Negro Women, 633 Penn. Ave., NW, WDC 202-232-2500 Anise Jenkins 202-483-3478
1st Wed. 9:30 am Fair Budget Coalition of the District of Columbia Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, 1800 Massachusetts Ave. NW, 6th floor (202) 872-8958
7 - 10 PM Spiritual Dialogue for Racial Healing & Diversity 1305 Emerson Street, NW. 202-310-1430
Wednesdays 4:30 - 7:30 pm Community Harvest Farm Stand Josephine Butler Park Center, 2437 15th Street NW, WDC Information
6:30 pm
Affordable Housing Strategy Meeting
This group will meet on the first Wednesday of every month. Contact: Linda Leaks, Washington Inner-city Self Help (WISH) (Now Empower DC 202-234-9119 or
6:30 pm
WEEKLY ACTIVIST MEETINGS against War and Racism!
1247 E St. SE, which is the corner of 13th St. (Entrance actually on 13th St.) International Action Center, 202-543-2777, 202-544-9355
7 - 8 PM D.C. Lesbian Avengers Lammas Women's Books & More, 1607 17th St., NW, WDC 202-861-1393
7 PM D.C. Coalition for Housing Justice Call for location 202-332-8800
9 to 11 pm Mintwood Hour Internet
from the Heart of DC
Broadcasting courtesy of
DC Independent Media Center, the Mintwood Media Collective
Fridays 12-1 pm Vigil Every Friday to end sanctions against Iraq since since Feb. 1998 White House, Wash. DC and the Israeli Embassy Call The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 202-882-9649 E-mail
5:30 - 6:30 pm Women In Black Vigil Every Friday
(except December 26 and January 2)
Ongoing vigil to mourn the deaths in the conflicts between Israel and Palestine and to seek peace. Participants wear black and maintain silence. Farragut Park, 17th & K Sts., NW, (Farragut North Metro, Red line)
7:30 pm Coalition for Rent Control Yenching Palace Restaurant, 3524 Conn. Ave. and Porter St., NW, WDC Karen
Saturdays Call DC Green Weekend Campaigning Arturo Griffiths’ house, 1907 Kenyon Street NW in Mount Pleasant 202-265-2659 or Vicki Linton
1st & 3rd Sat. 7:30 - 10:30 pm HIV Coffee House - Friends Meeting House, 2111 Florida Ave., NW, WDC 202-483-3310
2nd Sat. 2 PM E.V. Debs Forum
Sponsored by: Socialist Party, Greens, DSA, Solidarity
Martin Luther King Library, Room 221 or 304

John Acher or Bob Auerbach 301-474-1998

Sunday 10 am Orientation for new petitioners for DC Statehood Greens The Savory Café, Takoma Park; 7071 Carroll Avenue Contact Alan Mattlage
12 noon to 1 pm Stand for Peace Signs are not allowed to be on a stick or pole. If you are interested in standing on the Stoney Creek Bridge on Fort Smallwood Road or ,call or write to say you will be coming.

Spa Creek Bridge in Annapolis, MD
Call Lucy 410-263-7271 or in Pasadena contact 410-437-5379

5 pm Homes Not Jails Weekly Meeting Call or e-mail for location and more information 202-297-4430