Thursday, October 16, 2008

Baltimore Activist Alert

Baltimore Activist Alert Oct. 16, 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] Adopt a dog month

7] Nonviolence Film/discussion series – Oct. 16 & 23

8] Two films about Venezuela – Oct. 16

9] IWW meeting – Oct. 16

10] Iraq Moratorium – Oct. 17

11] Protest WYPR management – Oct. 17 - ?

12] WIB Inner Harbor peace vigil – Oct. 17

13] WIB Roland Park vigil – Oct. 17

14] White House vigil – Oct. 17

15] Silent vigil at Homewood Friends – Oct. 17

16] Vincent Bugliosi in D.C. – Oct. 17

17] JUST LIKE A GIRL at Red Emma’s – Oct. 17

18] Vigil at Walter Reed – Oct. 17

19] Ballroom dancing – Oct. 17

20] Frederick Douglass tour – Oct. 18

21] BRIDGE summit – Oct. 18

22] Peace vigil in Chester, PA – Oct. 18

23] Peace vigil at Capitol – Oct. 18

24] Rally for justice – Oct. 18

25] Winter Soldier & March – Oct. 18

26] Film HACKING DEMOCRACY – Oct. 18

27] Olney vigil to end the war – Oct. 18                               

28] Youth & Religion talk – Oct. 19                         

29] African Service – Oct. 19                         

30] Bridge peace vigil – Oct. 19

31] Peace Walk in D.C. – Oct. 19                              

32] Peace vigil – Oct. 19

33] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Oct. 19                        

34] Pentagon vigil – Oct. 20

35] Ghosts of the Iraq War go on trial -- Oct. 20

36] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Oct. 20-Oct. 23

37] Discussion on weapons of mass destruction – Oct. 20

38] Death penalty demonstration – Oct. 20

39] Van Jones book signing – Oct. 20

40] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Oct. 20

41] Peace vigil – Oct. 21

42] Death penalty meeting – Oct. 21

43] Amnesty meeting – Oct. 21

44] What do Muslims think of the West? – Oct. 22

45] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – Oct. 22

46] Peace vigil in W. Mount Airy, PA – Oct. 22

47] Chestnut Hill, PA vigil – Oct. 22

48] Pray for peace – Oct. 22

49] Rock against torture – Oct. 22

50] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Oct. 23

51] Legal observer training – Oct. 23

52] Death penalty commission meeting – Oct. 24

53] Film PATH TO WAR – Oct. 24

54] Film UNCOUNTED – Oct. 25

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

56] MUPJ conference – April 4, 2009

57] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

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

59] Publish your peace article

60] Become a member of the Washington Peace Center

61] Click on The Hunger Site  

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


7] – The Light Street Presbyterian Church, 809 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230, is hosting a Film/Discussion Series on Nonviolence on Thursday evenings, 6 to 7:30 PM, through Nov. 13.  On Oct. 16, the film to be shown is INDIA DEFYING THE CROWN, which highlight’s Gandhi’s march to the sea.  FREEDOM IN OUR LIFETIME will be shown on Oct. 23: young activist Mkhuseli Jack leads a consumer boycott campaign against apartheid in the black townships of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.


  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.


8] – 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

9] – The Baltimore branch of the Industrial Workers of the World [IWW] meets the third Thursday of the month.  Attend the next meeting on Oct. 16 at 7 PM at Red Emma’s, 800 St. Paul StCall 410-967-2202.

10] – Every 3rd Friday, observe the Iraq Moratorium - Aug. 16, wear a black ribbon or armband! Hand out ribbons or armbands to others. Wear an anti-war pin. Call your representative and your senators and tell their staff that you expect them to do everything possible to end the war and bring the troops home!  The Capitol Hill switchboard number is 202-224-3121. Write your representative and your senators, as a handwritten letter has even more impact than a phone call. Hit your elected officials where it hurts, with a voided campaign contribution check. Write a letter to your local newspaper. Don't buy gas. Drive 10 MPH under the posted speed limit. Don't shop at all. Put a sign on your lawn or in your window or on your car. Write "Stop the War" or other slogans on the sidewalk in chalk.  Buy toy soldiers, put tags on them that say "Bring Me Home" and leave them in stores, parks, libraries, laundromats, anywhere people will find them. Email friends and family and urge them to sign the Iraq Moratorium statement and to take one of these steps, too.

11] –  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. 

12] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., Oct. 17 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.

13] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., Oct. 17 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St.  Call 410-467-9114. 


14] – 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.


15] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Oct. 17 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.


16] – 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


17] – On Fri., Oct. 17 at 6 PM at Red Emma’s, 800 St. Paul St., Michelle Sewell, the editor, will promote GirlChild Press’ newest title - *Just Like A Girl: A Manifesta!.” The book is a collection of short stories, essays and poems. Go to

18] – 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

19] –  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. 17. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.


20] – On Sat., Oct. 18, meet at Jimmy's Restaurant, 801 S. Broadway for breakfast at 9:30 AM.  A tour will start at 10 AM, led by Shawn Gladden, the curator of Exhibits and Collections at The Baltimore Museum of Industry.  He has researched the history of the free black caulkers at Fells Point and the Shipwrights Guild. At noon, there will be a visit to the Frederick Douglass/Isaac Myers Museum.  Admission to the museum will be at the group rate of $6.  Call 410-426-3966.

21] – The 2008 Baltimore Regional Initiative Developing Genuine Equality (BRIDGE) summit "Connecting the Dots of Regional Equity" will be held at Morgan State University Christian Center, 4307 Hillen Rd., Baltimore on Oct. 18 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM. The relationships between Inclusive Housing, BRAC, Jobs and Transportation will be explored.  The summit will feature David Rusk.  Also there will be a panel of environmental, civic, employment and transportation leaders.  Email or call Gary Gillespie at 443-847-8989.

22] – 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

23] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Oct. 18.  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

24] – Come out to support the residents of East Baltimore in their struggle for justice with Johns Hopkins Hospital.  As the neighborhood is gentrified, the residents have these demands: 1] a house for a house, 2] homeowners not already slated for relocation should be allowed to stay, 3] home rehab grants should be provided and 4] relocating renters should be done with dignity.  To make these demands known, there will be a rally for justice calling for no more broken promises on Sat., Oct. 18 from 1:30 to 4 PM at John Wesley AME Church, 1923 Ashland Ave., Baltimore, 21205.  Call 410-522-3360.

25] – 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.

26] – As part of the Washington Peace Center's Film Series, representatives from the National Campaign for Fair Elections will lead the discussion after a showing of HACKING DEMOCRACY (2006). With electronic voting machines tabulating more than 80 percent of the ballots cast in the U.S., Seattle grandmother Bev Harris set out to determine the obvious: Do they work? Based on the evidence presented here, the answer is "not really" The picture that emerges as Harris unearths a treasure trove of info about mishandled votes and the inner workings of the machines is that they're not only fallible but also highly vulnerable to hacking.  The film will be shown on Sat., Oct. 18 at 2:30 PM at the Friends Meeting of Washington, 2111 Florida Ave. NW, WDC.

27] – 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. 18. Call 301-774-9792. 

28] – On Sun., Oct. 19 at 10:10 AM, there will be an event at the National Cathedral as part of the Sunday Forum featuring Eboo Patel who will speak about “Youth and Religion: Building a Pluralistic Future.  He is author of ACTS OF FAITH.  Email URIDC @ aol. com or go to

29] –  On Sun., Oct. 19, 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.

30] – 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  

31] – Join the weekly Peace Walk on the Mall at 4 PM on Sun., Oct. 19 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


32] – On Sun., Oct. 19, from 5 to 6 PM, there will be an ecumenical peace vigil in Lafayette Park!  You are invited to join the latest in a series of peace vigils designed to give members of Washington area churches--Episcopalians, Methodists, UCC'ers, Presbyterians, Baptists, Mennonites, Quakers, Lutherans, Unitarians, Catholics and all others--a chance to pray together for an end to the tragic war in Iraq. The vigil is a locally organized witness affiliated with Christian Peace Witness for Iraq (CPWI).  The vigil will take place on the third Sunday of the month, at 5 PM, until the war comes to an end.


33] – 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. 19. Call 410-230-0450.

34] – 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. 20, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.

35] – The Ghosts of the Iraq War, ten peace activists including Maria Allwine, Ellen Barfield and Max Obuszewski, were arrested in the gallery of the U.S. Senate on Mar. 12 for speaking on behalf of the dead.  They are charged with “disrupting Congress,” and are scheduled for a jury trial on Mon., Oct. 20 at 9:30 AM in Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 500 Indiana Ave., NWCall Max at 410-366-1637.

36] – 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

37] – 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. 20. Call 410-233-0488.

38] – Science and Society: Global Challenges Discussion Series will have a discussion on Mon., Oct. 20 from 6 to 7:30 PM in the AAAS Auditorium at 1200 New York Ave., WDC.   A reception will start at 5 PM.  Hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Containing the Spread of WMDs will include Robert Gallucci, Dean, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and Richard Wagner, Senior Staff, Los Alamos National Lab. The host will be David Kestenbaum.  RSVP at  Go to

39] – There will be a book signing at Busboys and Poets on Mon., Oct. 20 at 5th & K Sts. at 6:30 PM.  Van Jones, author of THE GREEN COLLAR ECONOMY, will discuss his book and be available to sign copies.  The theme of the book is to provide a solution to both rescue the environment and the economy.


40] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets every Monday.  The next meeting is on Mon., Oct. 20 at 7:30 PM at the AFSC, 4806 York RoadDiscuss the response to the State Police spy scandal, the refusal of the state police to refuse to turn over the terror files and indicting Bush and Cheney. Call Max at 410-366-1637.


41] – 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. 21 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. 


42] – The Coalition Against the Death Penalty will meet Tues., Oct. 21 at 7 PM at the AFSC, 4806 York Road.  Agenda items will include the spy scandal and the Death Penalty Commission.


43] – Amnesty Chapter 228 meets regularly at 7:30 PM in rooms 18/19 of the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, Columbia, MD, on the third Tuesday of each month. The next meeting will be on Oct. 21.  Go to


44] – Gardner Films (which operates out of Roland Park) is working on a documentary about a Gallup Poll of Muslims and what they think of the West.  Interested people are welcome to attend a lecture at 1 PM on Wed., Oct 22 at Goucher College’s Merrick Hall.  Gardner will videotape the lecture.  Do YOU Want to Know What a Billion Muslims Really Think?  Is there Really a CLASH of Civilizations? Dr. Dalia Mogahed, senior analyst at the Gallup Poll and executive director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, will give a talk about the ground-breaking, face to face poll representing the views of 1.3 billion Muslims in more than 35 nations. If interested in attending, you must RSVP to or 410-235-5546.


45] – 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. 22. Call 215-426-0364.

46] – 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. 22. Call 215-843-4256 or email

47] – 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. 22.  Call 215-843-4256 or email


48] – Fr. Charles Cloughen Jr. [] invites you to pray for peace on Wed., Oct. 22 at 7:30 PM at the Church of the Resurrection in Ellicott City.

49] – A night of Hip Hop and Rock Against Torture will be happening on Wed., Oct. 22 from 9 to midnight at the Asylum, 2471 10th St., NW, WDC 20009 in Adams Morgan. This is a benefit for, and the lead singer of Evil Empire is its current director.  Evil Empire, Washington D.C.'s Rage Against the Machine cover band will be debuting several original songs and speakers from SOA Watch and the Center for Torture Accountability will describe the U.S. torture regime and what you can do about it.

50] – On Thurs., Oct. 23, 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.

51] – On Thurs., Oct. 23, Dave Rammler from the National Housing Law Project will be conducting a Legal Observer training from 5 to 7 PM in room 107 of the Univ. of Maryland Law School, 500 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore 21201. Attorneys are especially needed to build up a functioning Legal Observer program in Baltimore!  RSVP to

52] – The Maryland Commission on the Death Penalty is now holding open meetings to discuss the testimony received over the last few months.  The next open meeting in Fri., Oct. 24 from 3 to 8 PM in Annapolis in the Joint Hearing Room of the Legislative Services Building, 90 State Circle.  Benjamin R. Civiletti is the chair.  Contact Rachel Philofsky, Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention at 410-821-2828.  Go to or

53] – 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.  

54] – On Sat., Oct. 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, see the film UNCOUNTED, which will be followed by a panel discussion. The film and discussion will take place at Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW, WDC.  Get off the Metro at the Convention Center/Mt. Vernon (Green/Yellow lines) or Gallery Place (Green/Yellow, Red lines).

55] – 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.

56] – 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.

57] – 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.

58] – 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.

59] – 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


60] – 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.


61] – 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.  

62] – 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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