Friday, April 22, 2016

News from the Network, Vol. 9, No. 16


Most of this week was taken up in preparing for the events or in doing the logistics of the postponement, but there have been some significant things happening:

• Sorry to shout, but THE ANNUAL RALLY AT THE FEDERAL RESERVE IN WASHINGTON, DC, SET FOR TODAY (FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016) HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  We’ll let you know what develops as it develops, and the rescheduling of the Rally and the CESJ annual celebration.

• And for something that you shouldn’t postpone, here’s the usual announcement about the Amazon Smile program.  To participate in the Amazon Smile program for CESJ, go to https://smile.amazon.com/.  Next, sign in to your account.  (If you don’t have an account with Amazon, you can create one by clicking on the tiny little link below the “Sign in using our secure server” button.)  Once you have signed into your account, you need to select CESJ as your charity — and you have to be careful to do it exactly this way: in the space provided for “Or select your own charitable organization” type “Center for Economic and Social Justice Arlington.”  If you type anything else, you will either get no results or more than you want to sift through.  Once you’ve typed (or copied and pasted) “Center for Economic and Social Justice Arlington” into the space provided, hit “Select” — and you will be taken to the Amazon shopping site, all ready to go.

• Again to repeat, individual prepublication copies of Easter Witness: From Broken Dream To A New Vision For Ireland (official publication/release date is April 24, 2016, that is, two days from now) are now available on Amazon, and should soon be up on Barnes and Noble (we keep checking).  Bulk orders for the first printing can also be placed now; we’re accepting them on a case-by-case basis . . . meaning until the official release date you can only purchase books by the case and not sell or otherwise distribute them until noon on April 24, 2016.  There are 26 to a case, and non-institutional/non-vendor purchasers get a 20% discount off the $20 cover price on wholesale lots ($416/case).  Shipping is extra.  Send enquiries to publications@cesj.org.  An additional discount may be available for institutions such as schools, clubs, and other organizations as well as retailers.

• Today CESJ is hosting a gathering of students from Virginia Union University interested in the Just Third Way’s “take” on economic and social justice.  VUU is the alma mater of many key figures in the civil rights movement, and of many of today’s leaders, including Doug Wilder, past governor of Virginia.  The students have indicated interest in forming a student chapter of CESJ on campus.

Off to Virginia Union with a small selection of CESJ materials.
• Dawn and Norm will be going to Virginia Union University next week to make a presentation on the Just Third Way.

• As of this morning, we have had visitors from 49 different countries and 53 states and provinces in the United States and Canada to this blog over the past two months. Most visitors are from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and India. The most popular postings this past week in descending order were “Thomas Hobbes on Private Property,” “Aristotle on Private Property,” “Are Rights for Everyone?” “A Field Guide for Heroes,” and “Curb Your Dog(ma).”

Those are the happenings for this week, at least those that we know about.  If you have an accomplishment that you think should be listed, send us a note about it at mgreaney [at] cesj [dot] org, and we’ll see that it gets into the next “issue.”  If you have a short (250-400 word) comment on a specific posting, please enter your comments in the blog — do not send them to us to post for you.  All comments are moderated, so we’ll see it before it goes up.

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