Thursday, October 9, 2008

Baltimore Activist Alert

Baltimore Activist Alert Oct. 9, 2008 – April 4, 2009


"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.


Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center.  Go to  If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to BNC, 325 East 25th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.  Max Obuszewski can be reached at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski [at]


The Baltimore IndyMedia Center publicizes peace-related events. Go to


1] Books, buttons and stickers

2] Web site for info on federal legislation

3] Join Nonviolent Resistance lists  

4] Eyes Wide Open exhibit available

5] Resettled refugees need jobs

6] Looking for a venue to host Hiroshima exhibit in October

7] Adopt a dog month

8] Nonviolence Film/discussion series – Oct. 9

9] Book signings at Busboys & Poets – Oct. 9

10] Film STOP-LOSS – Oct. 9

11] Emma’s Revolution in concert – Oct. 9

12] Common Cause meeting – Oct. 9

13] Mystery writer at Red Emma’s – Oct. 9

14] BATTLE IN SEATTLE at Charles – Oct. 10

15] Climate action street theater – Oct. 10

16] Protest WYPR management – Oct. 10 - ?

17] WIB Inner Harbor peace vigil – Oct. 10

18] WIB Roland Park vigil – Oct. 10

19] White House vigil – Oct. 10

20] Stop the War demo in Philly – Oct. 10

21] Protest raids at ICE headquarters – Oct. 10

22] Silent vigil at Homewood Friends – Oct. 10

23] Vigil at Walter Reed – Oct. 10

24] Ballroom dancing – Oct. 10

25] Peace vigil in Chester, PA – Oct. 11

26] Peace vigil at Capitol – Oct. 11

27] Spying on Activists forum – Oct. 11

28] Westminster WIB vigil – Oct. 11                                       

29] Protest Sarah Palin – Oct. 11

30] Olney vigil to end the war – Oct. 11                               

31] Migrant Trial Walk – Oct. 11

32] Drum for peace – Oct. 11                              

33] African Service – Oct. 12                         

34] Bridge peace vigil – Oct. 12

35] Tent of Abraham – Oct. 12

36] Film OCCUPATION 101 – Oct. 12

37] Cuban Five forum – Oct. 12

38] Peace Walk in D.C. – Oct. 12                               

39] Honor Rev. John McNamee – Oct. 12                       

40] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Oct. 12                       

41] Pentagon vigil – Oct. 13

42] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Oct. 13-Oct. 16

43] Death penalty demonstration – Oct. 13

44] Stop nuclear power – Oct. 13

45] Punk-folk musicians at Red Emma’s – Oct. 13

46] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Oct. 13

47] Peace vigil – Oct. 14

48] Film SLINGSHOT HIP HOP – Oct. 14

49] Death penalty meeting – Oct. 14

50] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – Oct. 15

51] Peace vigil in W. Mount Airy, PA – Oct. 15

52] WIB Frederick vigil – Oct. 15

53] Chestnut Hill, PA vigil – Oct. 15

54] Benefit for Expressions Magazine – Oct. 15

55] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Oct. 16

56] Two films about Venezuela – Oct. 16

57] Winter Soldier & March – Oct. 17

58] Vincent Bugliosi in D.C. – Oct. 18

59] Film PATH TO WAR – Oct. 24

60] First Thursday protest of the war – Nov. 6

61] MUPJ conference – April 4, 2009

62] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

63] Book is available -- “Climate Chaos: Your Health at Risk”

64] Publish your peace article

65] Become a member of the Washington Peace Center

66] Click on The Hunger Site  

77] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available.  “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers in stock. Call Max at 410-366-1637.


2] – To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073.


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 Iraq.


To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to  Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.  


THE NOTICES LIST will include only notices of NCNR actions and related information and is open to any interested person to subscribe.  It will be moderated to maintain focus & will include periodic notices about getting involved in NCNR national organizing.  To join the NOTICES List, send an email message to You will get a confirmation message once subscribed.  If you have problems, please write to the list manager at


4] – The Baltimore American Friends Service Committee office has assembled an exhibit Maryland Eyes Wide Open which details the Human Cost of the Iraq War and reflects the costs of war to the state of Maryland. The exhibit consists of at least 40 pairs of combat boots, representing the US military deaths from Maryland; civilian shoes, tagged with names and ages of a very small fraction of the tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis who have died; a representative pair of combat boots and 7 red poppies, representing the estimated number of wounded US military personnel (approximately 7 times the number of dead); and signs and literature detailing the human and financial costs of the war on the cities and counties of Maryland.

 AFSC will help with logistics and contribute to your planning for auxiliary events or activities presented in conjunction with the exhibit.  For information on obtaining and displaying the exhibit, call 410-323-4200, extensions 20 or 21 or e-mail at or  Go to   

5] – Holly Leon-Lierman is working for the International Rescue Committee.  Go to The IRC resettles refugees, and these people eventually need employment.  She is working as an Employment Coordinator.  If you know someone with hiring power, please contact Holly, who is currently resettling people from Iraq, Burma, and Bhutan. She can be reached at or 410 558 3167.

6] – The Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation is looking for a group to sponsor a visit by its chairperson, Steve Leeper, and a Hibakusha (a-bomb survivor) in late October and early November.  There still exist over 20,000 nuclear weapons worldwide, so this visit with its A-bomb exhibit would be an opportunity to educate the broader community. Contact Max at 410-366-1637.

The Peace Memorial Museum is working with Leeper on the A-bomb exhibition project in the USA. It is hoping that an exhibition, which would consist of a poster exhibition, could be set up in the Baltimore area between Oct. 27 and Oct. 30.  Please let Max know if you can get involved in this project.

7] – This October get a dog during American Humane’s Adopt-A-Dog Month. Visit

8] – The Light Street Presbyterian Church will host a Film/Discussion Series on Nonviolence on Thursday evenings, 6 to 7:30 PM, beginning Oct. 9 with NASHVILLE: WE WERE WARRIORS.  Rev. James Lawson leads black college students on a campaign to desegregate the city's downtown business district. On Oct. 16, it will be INDIA DEFYING THE CROWN, which highlight’s Gandhi’s march to the sea.


  The series will be based on the six-part PBS documentary "A Force More Powerful."  Narrated by Ben Kingsley, the documentary explores one of the 20th century's most important but least-understood stories -- how nonviolent power was able to overcome oppression and authoritarian rule all over the world.


Each evening will include a simple supper of soup and bread, the viewing of a half-hour segment of "A Force More Powerful," and a guided discussion.  The church's pastor, Rev. Roger Scott Powers, will lead the discussions.  He is co-moderator of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship and co-editor of Protest, Power, and Change: An Encyclopedia of Nonviolent Action from ACT-UP to Women's Suffrage (Garland, 1997).  The series is free and open to the public. Call 410-539-0125.


9] – Antonia Juhasz and Mike Brune will do a book signing on Thurs., Oct. 9 from 6:30 to 8 PM in the Langston Room at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St., NW, WDC. Juhasz will discuss her book TYRANNY OF OIL.  Brune, executive director of the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), will discuss his book, COMING CLEAN, which showcases how motivated citizens can promote solutions and collectively pressure policymakers and corporations to change their energy priorities. 


10] – The DC Labor FilmFest opening night will feature STOP-LOSS on Thurs., Oct. 9 at 7 PM at the AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, two blocks north of the Metro Station – Red Line.  The film features a soldier who fights the involuntary extension of a tour in Iraq. Afterwards Adam Kokesh, Iraq Veterans Against the War, will lead a discussion. The cost is $10 per regular adult ticket, $9 for seniors, $6 for kids 12 and under, and $8.50 for AFI members.  There will be a meeting for dinner at nearby Mi Rancho Restaurant, 8701 Ramsey Ave. [] starting at 5 PM. The FilmFest runs through Sun., Oct. 12.

11] – Emma’s Revolution will perform in Mount Rainier: part of Joe's annual Sweeping the Avenue Festival on Thurs., Oct. 9 at 7 PM in Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd.  Tickets are $12 in advance/$15 at the door.  No one turned away for lack of ability to pay. Email Go to

12] – There is a Baltimore "Common Coffee" on Thurs., Oct. 9 at 7 PM at Mad City Café, 10801 Hickory Ridge Road, Columbia. This is an opportunity to put together Common Cause Maryland's legislative agenda for next year. Bring your ideas, concerns and hopes for the direction Maryland should be taking. The casual chats will be held every Thursday night through Oct. 30 with a statewide conference call.  The idea is to hold these events at diners and beaneries in other cities, Silver Spring, College Park, Aberdeen, Salisbury and Towson, as well.   Call 202-833-1200.  Go to

13] – On Thurs., Oct. 9 at 7 PM, there will be an evening with Gary Phillips and contributors from *Darker Mask* and *Politics Noir* at Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St.  Phillips is an LA community activist and acclaimed mystery writer.  He will present his two latest collections, *Politics Noir: Dark Tales from the Corridors of Power* and *The Darker Mask: Heroes from the Shadows*, a volume of pulp superhero stories. Go to

14] – On Thurs., Oct. 9 at 7:40 PM, it's possible to get a free ticket to see THE BATTLE IN SEATTLE at the Charles Theatre. Contact Tom Blackburn of the United Steelworkers Local at 410-388-4384 or 410-382-6020. Go to

15] – A World Bank Street Theater Climate Action will happen on Fri., Oct. 10 from 11 AM to 1 PM in Murrow Park, 18 & H Sts. NW.  Join the expose of the World Bank's Greenwashing—bankers will greenwash on site--painting coal and oil barrels green. There is a need for 20 committed bankers.  This is co-sponsored by Oil Change International and Friends of the Earth.  Email

16] –  Protest the illegal termination of The Marc Steiner Show from noon to 1 PM Monday through Saturday in front of WYPR, 2216 N. Charles St.  You may consider calling the station to complain at 410-235-1395.  Contact Max at 410-366-1637 to join Take Back YPR. 

17] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., Oct. 10 from noon-1 PM at the Inner Harbor, corner Pratt and Light.  Everyone welcome, wear black if you can.  See or write or call 410-467-9114.

18] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., Oct. 10 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St.  Call 410-467-9114. 


19] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM on Pennsylvania Ave., by the press gate to the White House. It is organized by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.


20] – On Fri., Oct. 10 at 4 PM, there will be a Stop the War demonstration at Phila. City Hall (west side), 15th & Market Sts. It will call for no more scapegoating of immigrants and Muslim people and say no U.S. attack on Iran or Latin America! Email or call 609-558-1869.


21] – Stop the Raids and Deportations. On Fri., Oct. 10 at 4:30 PM outside the ICE National Headquarters, 425 I St., NW, WDC, there will be an emergency response protest of the recent raids in California. Call 202-(202) 234-2000.

22] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Oct. 10 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., in opposition to war with Iraq. Placards say: "War Is Not the Answer." The silent vigil is sponsored by AFSC, Homewood Friends Meeting and Stony Run.

23] – SHED LIGHT ON US WAR CASUALTIES: FROM THE FRONT LINE TO THE BACK DOOR of Walter Reed Army Medical Center (North Gate), every Friday night, from 7 to 9 PM in the middle of the 7100 block of Georgia Ave., NW. Call 202-441-3265. Go to

24] –  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 San Martin Dr. from the intersection of Univ. Parkway and 39th St.  Drive on campus by taking the third left turn.  The next dance will be Oct. 10. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.


25] – 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. This vigil has been the target of counter-demonstrators and harassment from the "Chester County Victory Movement" but has grown and persisted.  Go to

26] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Oct. 11.  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

27] – There will be a forum, Spying on Maryland Activists, on Sat., Oct. 11 from 2 to 4:30 PM at the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, 310 Tulip Ave., Takoma Park.  It will feature many of the activists mentioned in the Maryland State Police documents, as well as David Rocah of the ACLU, Sen. Jamie Raskin et al. The church is two blocks from the Takoma Metro Station.  Contact the Washington Peace Center at 202-234-2000 or

28] – Westminster WIB hosts a vigil the 2nd Saturday of the month from 2 – 3 PM in front of the War Memorial on Main St. The next vigil will be Oct. 11. Email

29] – Sarah Palin is scheduled to be in Philadelphia at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue, Broad and Walnut Sts. on Sat., Oct. 11 at 3 PM. Protest more of the same. Make a fuss, clown a bit, bring a whistle/noisemaker, because darn-tootin the gangsters need a time out for good from war profits and greed, bail-outs, poisoning the environment and makin' us all sick. Contact the Brandywine Peace Community at 610-544-1818 or


30] – 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 Oct. 11. Call 301-774-9792. 


31] – In May 2008, 65 people spent seven days crossing the 75 miles of desert that separates Mexico and Tucson.  Their trek took them through the region where, in the past decade, more than 5,000 people have died attempting to reach the U.S.  Using videos and photographs one of the participants, Dr. Martin Davidoff, will discuss the “Migrant Trail Walk” and the factors that lead people to make the ultimate gamble  – their lives – trying to cross the desert. The event is scheduled for Sat., Oct. 11 at the Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045, and opens at 6:30 PM for refreshments and with the program at 7 PM.  Go to or call 410-381-4899.

32] – Come drum for peace every second Saturday at the Unitarian Universalists of Fallston, MD, 1127 Old Fallston Road (across Rte 152 from Fallston High).  On Oct. 11, the drum circle begins at 7 PM.  Call Franz at 410-925-9351.

33] –  On Sun., Oct. 12, 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.

34] – 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  

35] – On Sun., Oct. 12 from 2:30 to 6 PM, TENT OF ABRAHAM-BALTIMORE COALITION PRESENTS A SPECIAL EVENT: THREE ABRAHAMIC FAITHS IN SOLIDARITY: ACTING ON OUR COMMON VISION OF NON-VIOLENCE, JUSTICE, AND PEACE.  This special event will take place at STONY RUN FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE, 5116 N. CHARLES ST., BALTIMORE 21218.  The program will include a panel discussion with representatives of the three faiths. There will be INTERACTION/DISCUSSION, prayers and shared food and drink. Admission is free, but a donation will be requested. Contact Chuck Michaels ( or go to the Pax Christi Baltimore website,

36] – OCCUPATION 101, a powerful and thought-provoking award-winning documentary film (2007) on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, will be shown on Sun., Oct. 12 at 3 PM at the Howard County Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia, MD  21044.  There is no charge to see the film hosted by the Howard County Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. Email  The film presents a comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the never-ending controversy and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and misconceptions.  It details life under Israeli military rule and the role played by the United States.

37] – FREE THE CUBAN 5 forum takes place on Sun., Oct. 12 at 4 PM at the Cork Factory Building Cork Gallery, 4th Floor, Doorbell # 9, 302 E. Federal St. Speakers include Ben Ramos, Max Obuszewski and more.  Call 443-850-2840.

The Cuban Five are Cuban men who are in U.S. prison, serving four life sentences and 75 years collectively, after being convicted in U.S. federal court in Miami on June 8, 2001. They were accused by the U.S. government of committing espionage and other related charges. But the Five pointed out vigorously in their defense that they were involved in monitoring the actions of Miami-based terrorist groups, in order to prevent terrorist attacks on Cuba.

38] – Join the weekly Peace Walk on the Mall at 4 PM on Sun., Oct. 12 starting at the WWII Memorial (17th St.).  Northern Virginians for Peace and Justice do this weekly Peace Walk on the Mall from the World War II Memorial to the Lincoln Memorial and back via Constitution and Independence Aves. Contact Ken at

39] – The Brandywine Monthly Potluck Supper & Program is the 2nd Sunday of the month starting at 4:30 PM with a potluck dinner at University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut Street, Phila., PA. Bring main dish, salad, or dessert to share. The program begins at 5:30 PM.

On Sun., Oct. 12, the program will honor Rev. John McNamee, much-revered urban priest, author, poet and activist, who recently retired after 25 years as pastor of St. Malachy’s Roman Catholic Church in North Philadelphia.   Call 610-544-1818 or go to


40] – 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 Oct. 12. Call 410-230-0450.

41] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop.  The next vigil is Mon., Oct. 13, and it is sponsored by the

42] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Thursday from 5 to 6 PM on WEAA 88.9 FM, The Voice of the Community.  The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email

 You can listen to interviews by Steiner through his Center for Emerging Media podcasts. To hear the interviews, email   Go to

43] – There is usually a vigil to abolish the death penalty every Monday from 5 to 6 PM, outside the prison complex and across the street from Maryland’s death row, at the corner of Madison Ave. and Fallsway in Baltimore.  The next vigil is scheduled for Mon., Oct. 13. Call 410-233-0488.

44] – You are invited to stop the expansion of nuclear power in Maryland.  The Chesapeake Safe Energy Coalition ( is organizing a meeting to facilitate the emergence of a new group of local activists on Mon., Oct. 13 from 6 to 8 PM at the Enoch Pratt Free Library,  400 Cathedral St.  RSVP at


45] – On Mon., Oct 13 at 7 PM at Red Emma's, 880 St. Paul St., punk-folk musicians from the UK with Riot-Folk will perform.  Hear PJ & Gaby, Neil Sutherland and Ryan Harvey.


46] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets every Monday.  The next meeting is on Mon., Oct. 13 at 7:30 PM at the AFSC, 4806 York RoadDiscuss the response to the State Police spy scandal, the public hearing and the refusal of the state police to refuse to turn over the terror files. Call Max at 410-366-1637.


47] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at 4806 York Road. Join this ongoing vigil.  The next vigil is Oct. 14 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. 


48] – On Tues., Oct. 14 at 7:30 PM, SLINGSHOT HIP HOP screens at St. John’s, 27th & St. Paul Sts.  Baltimore Palestine Solidarity is hosting the screening of this new film in which young Palestinians are using rap as a way of asserting their identity and their resistance to Israel's occupation. One of the featured artists in the film, Abeer, will be on hand afterwards for discussion.  Donations would be appreciated. Go to


49] – The Coalition Against the Death Penalty will meet Tues., Oct. 14 at 7 PM at the AFSC, 4806 York Road.  Agenda items will include the spy scandal and the Death Penalty Commission.


50] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in Iraq outside the Phila. Federal Building, 6th & Market Sts. The next vigil is Oct. 15. Call 215-426-0364.

51] – Each Wednesday in clear weather, there is a peace vigil from 5 to 6 PM outside the Unitarian Society of Germantown, 6511 Lincoln Drive (between Wayne & Hortter) in West Mount Airy, PA. The next vigil is Oct. 15. Call 215-843-4256 or email

52] – WIB Frederick holds a silent vigil mourning all violence, the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 7 PM at the intersection of Patrick & Market Sts. in Frederick.  The next vigil is Oct. 15.  Please dress in black, and bring no additional signs.  Men are welcome. Call 301-834-7581 or email Go to


53] – Each Wednesday, there is a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in Chestnut Hill, PA. The next vigil is Oct. 15.  Call 215-843-4256 or email


54] – On Oct. 15 from 7:30 PM to 1 AM, there will be an Open Mic Poetry, Jazz & R&B fundraiser at the Caribbean Paradise, 1818 N. Charles St. Call 443-573-7583.  The cost is $3 or $5 for two.  This is a benefit for Expressions Magazine. RSVP for a table at 410.332.8422.


55] – On Thurs., Oct. 16, the WEEKLY ROUNDTABLE SEEKING A JUST PEACE IN PALESTINE/ISRAEL takes place from 12:30 - 1:30 PM at Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Road NW, WDC.  Join a civil discourse which explores the history, issues, myths, realities, and truth of the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Contact Alice Azzouzi at 202-232-5483.


56] – On Thurs., Oct. 16 starting at 7 PM, there will be a double feature of films on popular participation in Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution by Oliver Ressler and Dario Azzellini at St. John’s, 27th and St. Paul Sts.  See the people of the social process in Venezuela speak for themselves as they organize in their communities and their workplaces. A $5 donation is appreciated. Go to


57] – The Washington Peace Center co-sponsors an evening with… Vincent Bugliosi: "The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder" on Fri., Oct. 17 at 6 PM at the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, Building 38, 2nd Floor, 4200 Connecticut Ave., NW, WDC.   Bugliosi, author of "The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder,” will present a meticulously researched legal case that places George W. Bush on trial or the murder of more than 4,100 soldiers fighting the war in Iraq.  RSVP to


58] – WINTER SOLDIER:  IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN is scheduled for Sat., Oct. 18 from 2 to 5 PM at St. John’s, 27th & St. Paul Sts. It will be followed by a candlelight march to the North Ave. headquarters of the Baltimore City schools until 7 PM.  Money for education, not for war.  You have heard from the generals, the pundits and the politicians.  Following up on the Winter Soldier hearings in Silver Spring last year, now hear testimony at Winter Soldier in Baltimore.  Call Maria Allwine at 443.762.0892.

59] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS VIDEO SERIES.  The next film, PATH TO WAR, [U.S., 2002], will be shown Fri., Oct. 24 at AFSC, 4806 York Road [three blocks north of Cold Spring Lane].  Doors open at 7 PM, and the video starts at 7:30 PM.  There is no charge, and refreshments will be available.  Call 410-366-1637.

 Director John Frankenheimer casts Michael Gambon in the lead in this film inspired by author Robert A. Caro's biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson.  The film retraces the events occurring between LBJ's inaugural in 1965 and his dispirited decision not to seek another presidential term in 1968. At the crux of these three years is the war in Vietnam. His advisors are the hawkish Robert McNamara (Alec Baldwin) and the dove-ish Clark Clifford (Donald Sutherland).  Clifford warns Johnson that "escalation will ruin you, and all the great good you want to do." McNamara presses for a continuation of the war lest America lose face. The story is a Shakespearean tragedy.  

60] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Nov. 6 starting at 5 PM in Mount Vernon at Centre & Charles Sts.  The Pledge gathers in Mount Vernon on the first Thursday of the month to protest the war.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.

61] – The 24th annual Maryland Peace and Justice conference has been set for April 4, 2009 at the Church of the Resurrection in Burtonsville, MD, easily accessible off of Rt. 29. Please put the date on your calendar and try not to schedule any other major events on that day. Thanks so much for your cooperation, and the organizers hope to see you there!  Call Paulette at 410-747-3811.

62] – Two members of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Cindy Parker MD, MPH and Steven Shapiro, PhD, announced that their book “Climate Chaos: Your Health at Risk” can now be ordered from Amazon and other online booksellers (Amazon has the best price).  As far as they know, there is no other book available about the health impacts of global climate change written for a lay audience.  You can reach Cindy at 443-287-6734.

63] – WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER signs from Friends Committee on National Legislation are again for sale at $5.  To purchase a sign, call Max at 410-366-1637.

64] – Publish Your Peace Article. Daniel Frasier is soliciting peace articles for the biweekly series of commentaries Paths to Peace in the Frederick News Post Religion and Ethics section. For details, email


65] – Become an active member of the Washington Peace Center, which is now located at 1233 12th St. NW.  All members are granted voting rights and are invited to join one or more of our many working groups. Members are asked to pay suggested annual dues of 25 dollars, or volunteer. Email - subject "membership.” The mailing address is The Washington Peace Center, P.O. Box 50032, WDC 20019-0032. Call 202-234-2000. Subscribe at  Send donations to The Washington Peace Center.


66] – The Hunger Site was initiated by Mercy Corps and Second Harvest, and is funded entirely by advertisers.  You can go there every day and click the big yellow "Give Food for Free" button near the top of the page; you do not have to look at the ads. Each click generates funding for about 1.1 cups of food.  So consider clicking.  

67] – Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981.  Go to; call 202-682-4282.

Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 East 25th St. Baltimore, MD 21218 Ph: 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski [at]


"One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel Berrigan

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