...War is Over if You Want It music festival and benefit for Anathoth Community Farm, September 27-29. Anathoth is home to an intentional community including the organizers and activists at Nukewatch. Join them on the farm for free camping, sauna, drum circle, apple pressing, community tours, volleyball, Bonnie Urfer's Two Years Behind art show and auction. Featured musicians include Steve Jacobs, fresh from a 12-month compulsive gig at FCI Leavenworth. Music and stage events, $20-$200 sliding scale ticket price. Free admission for volunteers! For more information, contact Anathoth at (715)472-8721 or email@example.com.
...The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee fall meeting is scheduled for Columbus, Georgia, Friday afternoon, November 15. Participants will then promote war tax resistance while joining the annual demonstration at the "School of the Americas." Active war tax resisters have been among those imprisoned for crossing the line at Fort Benning. For more information contact NWTRCC, POB 6512, Ithaca, NY 14851, 1-800-269-7464.
...Apply by September 15 for the second Word & World - a People's School for Faith-Based Activists scheduled for November 9-16 in Tucson, Arizona. Word and World seeks "to nourish faith-based movements of service, solidarity, justice, peace and social change by building capacity for analysis and faithful work and witness." The itinerant school program is developed by a local and national committee, and includes worship, seminars, bible study and reflection, site visits and cultural events. The Tucson school will reflect theologically on the movement for social justice in the Southwest and its Borderlands from the time of the Spanish Conquest through the 90's. For application, cost and scholarship information contact Deborah Lee, (520)670-9048, firstname.lastname@example.org
...PEACEWRITING encourages writing in opposition to war and in support of nonviolent peacemaking and peacemakers. The annual competition seeks book-length manuscripts about the causes, consequences, and solutions to violence and war, and about the ideas and practices of nonviolent peacemaking and the lives of nonviolent peacemakers. The manuscripts must not have been published nor be contracted for publication. $500 prizes are awarded for the best in three categories: non-fiction manuscript, imaginative work, and best of either type for young people. Sponsored by the Consortium of Peace Research, Education, and Development and the OMNI Center for Peace, Justice, and Ecology. December 1 deadline. For guidelines, contact PeaceWriting, 2582 Jimmie Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72703-3420, (501)442-4600, email@example.com
...Jailed for Justice: a Woman's Guide to Federal Prison Camp by Clare Hanrahan, speaks from her experience as a political prisoner for resisting the SOA. "How to navigate an abusive and punitive system and keep your center, your purpose and your balance, while speaking truth to power and wielding the power of truth." 133 pp, spiral bound, $8 [+ $2 postage] from the author at POB 7641, Asheville, NC 28802, firstname.lastname@example.org. Volume discounts available.
...The 2003 Freedom for Political Prisoners/ Prisoner of War Calendar features pages on parenting from prison, art and writing in prison, control units, medical neglect in prison, anti-war/anti-imperialism, PP/POW statements on Sept. 11th and the "war on terrorism", jailhouse lawyers, longterm supporters, prisoner-organized community programs, and much more. $15 US or Canadian + $3 shipping. $9 for prisoners + shipping from Calendar Committee, c/o QPIRG Concordia, 2130 Mackay, Rm. 102, Montreal, QC, Canada H3G 2J1, email@example.com
...Prisoner Visitation and Support (PVS) is looking for additional visitors and contributors. PVS is the only nationwide visitation program for federal and military prisoners. PVS has 275 volunteers across the U.S. who regularly visit thousands of prisoners each month. If you would like to become a PVS visitor, or to make a financial contribution (PVS does not seek or receive any government money in order to be as independent of the prison system as possible), contact PVS, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, (215)241-7117, PVS@afsc.org.