Saturday, May 31, 2008

Baltimore activist Alert Part 2

16] Leaflet against YPR management – May 31-June 1

17] CIA demonstration – May 31

18] Peace vigil at Capitol – May 31

19] Westminster WIB vigil – May 31

20] Olney vigil to end the war – May 31

21] Report from Tokyo conference – June 1

22] African Service – June 1

23] Bridge peace vigil – June 1

24] Film LIFE AND DEBT – June 1

25] Peace Walk in D.C. – June 1

26] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – June 1

27] Send in Bad Bush laws – deadline June 1

28] June is Torture Awareness Month


16] – Take Back YPR will leaflet at the Charles Village Festival in the Wyman Park Dell on Sat., May 31 from 10 AM to 8 PM and Sun., June 1 from 11 AM to 6 PM. The leaflet will challenge YPR general manager Tony Brandon and management for its move to being a corporate radio station. The parade starts at 25th & St. Paul Sts. at 10 AM.

Rob Price is having an open house on Sat. and Sun., May 31 and June 1. His address is 2919 N. Calvert St . Enjoy the food before heading over to the festival.

17] – Demonstrate against torture at CIA headquarters in McLean, VA on Sat., May 31 from 11 AM to 5 PM at Dolley Madison and Georgetown Pike [along Route 193. Bring banners and orange jumpsuits. Park in the small nearby state park and walk 5 minutes to the vigil site. Call Pete at 202-669-8419.

18] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., May 31. 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 or email

19] – Westminster WIB holds a vigil the last Saturday of the month. On May 31 meet at 2 PM in front of the library on Main St. Please wear black, everyone welcome at all stands, signs provided. Contact

20] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 3:15 to 4:15 PM, on the corner of Rt. 108 and Georgia Ave. in Olney, MD. The next vigil is May 31. Call 301-774-9792.

21] – On Sun., June 1 from 9 to 11 AM at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St., NW, WDC 20009, Ellen Thomas of the Proposition One Committee and WPC Co-Coordinator Jay Marx will report back from a conference celebrating Article 9 (the Peace Plank) of the Japanese constitution, attended by over 10,000 people in Tokyo, Japan. They presented a workshop about DC's successful citizen initiative to ban nuclear weapons in 1993, and connected with peace-positive people from across the globe. Call 202-234-2000 or email

22] – On Sun., June 1, the KALAFONG AME CHURCH invites you to a Prayer for Africa at 11 AM at the HISPANIC SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST DAY CHUCH, 5100 Edmondson Ave., Baltimore 21229 . Contact Rev. Dr. Duane Rawlings at Go to\md\kalafong-ame-mission-church/index.html.

23] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the Spa Creek Bridge in Annapolis . Contact Lucy at 410-263-7271 or Signs are not allowed to be on a stick or pole. If there is interest, people will be standing on the Stoney Creek Bridge on Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena [410-437-5379 or]. Go to

24] – LIFE AND DEBT will be shown on Sun., June 1 at 12:30 PM at the Foundry United Methodist Church , 1500 16th St .., NW. The film takes a moving look at the effects of “structural adjustment policies” and other consequences of the WTO, World Bank and IMF conditions imposed on poor countries. The country in the film is Jamaica. Go to Call 202-234-2000 or email

25] – Join the weekly Peace Walk on the Mall at 4 PM on Sun., June 1 starting at the WWII Memorial ( 17th St .). Northern Virginians for Peace and Justice will commence a weekly Peace Walk on the Mall. The walk will be from the World War II Memorial to the Lincoln Memorial and back via Constitution and Independence Aves. Contact Ken at

26] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at 800 St. Paul St. or email The next meeting is June 1. Call 410-230-0450.

27] – The Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute is preparing a small book for activists, UNDOING THE BUSH-CHENEY LEGACY: A Tool Kit for Congress. The institute needs information on every law passed by the Bush/Cheney administration that needs to be amended or repealed by the new Congress in 2009. Send your bad Bush laws report by Sun., June 1 to Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute, PO Box 673 , Berkeley , CA 94701. Call 510-848-0599, fax 510-848-6008 or email Visit

28] – JUNE IS TORTURE AWARENESS MONTH. NRCAT is making June the month for Banners Across America ! They are asking congregations of all sizes, from every state, and all faiths, to join in a public witness against torture by displaying a banner outside their place of worship during June 2008. The goal is to have banners displayed by NRCAT member congregations in all 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico . Each banner will have the NRCAT logo and you may choose from one of two messages – “torture is wrong” or “Torture is a Moral Issue”. The banners will have white lettering on a black background. Go to

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center , 325 E. 25th St. , Baltimore , MD 21218 . Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [at]

"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

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