Saturday, October 25, 2008

Baltimore Activist Alert

Baltimore Activist Alert Oct. 25, 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] Baltimore CASH Campaign

6] Adopt a dog month

7] YABBA POT is hiring

8] Film UNCOUNTED – Oct. 25

9] Direct Aid Iraq – Oct. 25

10] African Service – Oct. 26                         

11] Bridge peace vigil – Oct. 26

12] Take Back YPR meeting – Oct.  26

13] Peace Walk in D.C. – Oct. 26                              

14] Baltimore Green forum – Oct. 26

15] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Oct. 26                       

16] Celebrate directors of Project South – RSVP by Oct. 26                       

17] Pentagon vigil – Oct. 27

18] Protest WYPR management – Oct. 27 - ?

19] Resist Africom – Oct. 27

20] Death penalty demonstration – Oct. 27

21] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Oct. 27-Oct. 30

22] Protest police spying – Oct. 27                       

23] Legacy of apartheid – Oct. 27                       

24] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Oct. 27

25] Uncovering Iraq conference – Oct. 28

26] Peace vigil – Oct. 28

27] Unions 101 workshop – Oct. 28

28] Ecolocity D.C.meeting – Oct. 28

29] Protest at YPR Speakers Series – Oct. 28

30] Death penalty meeting – Oct. 28

31] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – Oct. 29

32] Peace vigil in W. Mount Airy, PA – Oct. 29

33] Human rights films – Oct. 29 & 30                  

34] Chestnut Hill, PA vigil – Oct. 29

35] Afro film – Oct. 29                         

36] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Oct. 30

37] Nonviolence Film/discussion series – Oct. 30 & Nov. 6

38] WIB Inner Harbor peace vigil – Oct. 31

39] WIB Roland Park vigil – Oct. 31

40] White House vigil – Oct. 31

41] Atomic bomb exhibit & discussion – Oct. 31

42] Capitalism is creepy march – Oct. 31

43] Silent vigil at Homewood Friends – Oct. 31

44] Vigil at Walter Reed – Oct. 31

45] Ballroom dancing – Oct. 31

46] Peace vigil in Chester, PA – Nov. 1

47] Peace vigil at Capitol – Nov. 1

48] Olney vigil to end the war – Nov. 1                               

49] World Bank specialist to speak – Nov. 1

50] Atomic bomb exhibit & discussion – Nov. 1

51] Mobilization for Global Justice meeting – Nov. 5

52] PG County peace meeting – Nov. 5

53] WIB Peace Stand – Nov. 6

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

55] Economic Melt Down workshop – Nov. 6

56] Film THE PRISONER – Nov. 21

57] MUPJ conference – April 4, 2009

58] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

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

60] Publish your peace article

61] Become a member of the Washington Peace Center

62] Click on The Hunger Site  

63] 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] – The Baltimore CASH Campaign is a coalition that focuses on providing financial security opportunities for low-income Baltimore residents. Since 2001, the CASH Campaign and coalition partners have been providing free tax preparation assistance, financial education, financial counseling, housing counseling, and other programs to over 30,000 clients. More information about the coalition is available at

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


7] – The Yabba Pot is hiring KITCHEN WORKERS.  These workers need to be motivated individuals who are dedicated to inspiring others through conscious living by preparing delicious whole Vegan cuisine at Baltimore's Premiere Vegan Hot Spot.  Some kitchen experience a must.  Vegetarian-based experience is a plus.  Submit a resume to


8] – On Sat., Oct. 25 from 7 to 9:30 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).  Tickets are $20, and the proceeds benefit Election Integrity Activism.  Music will be provided by Joe Shade.

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9] – Noah Baker Merrill of Direct Aid Iraq will be speaking at 6:30 PM on Sat., Oct.  25 at Sandy Spring Friends Meetinghouse.  Merrill will inform the audience about Direct Aid Iraq’s prophetic service in bringing Iraqis and Yanks together as citizens who need each other.  DAI works with Iraqi refugee medical professionals in Jordan Go to


10] –  On Sun., Oct. 26, 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.

11] – 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  

12] – Take Back YPR is meeting on Sun., Oct. 26 at 2 PM at Gecko’s Restaurant in Canton, 2318 Fleet St.  Exit I83 and head east on Fleet St. Gecko’s is near Patterson Park, and the meeting will be on the second floor. Call 410-336-1637.


13] – Join the weekly Peace Walk on the Mall at 4 PM on Sun., Oct. 26 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

14] – BALTIMORE GREEN FORUM is a monthly environmental education & discussion forum.  At the next meeting, there will be a symposium on Awakening The Dreamer/Changing The Dream, developed by the Pachamama Alliance.  The mission of the ATD/CTD is to Bring About An Ecologically Sustainable, Spiritually Fulfilled, and Socially Just Human Presence On Earth, and to hear more, be at the MD Presbyterian Church, 1105 Providence Road, Towson, MD 21286 on Sun., Oct. 26 from 4:30-6:30 PM.  See  The Baltimore Green Forum is held usually on the last Sunday of each month, open to the public free of charge. For questions, to co-sponsor, or to RSVP, contact or 301-345-2234.

15] – 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. 26. Call 410-230-0450.

16] – Celebrate Jerome Scott and Walda Katz-Fishman on Nov. 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St., NW, WDC 20009.  Walda and Jerome are transitioning from their leadership role in Project South.  For more than twenty-two years, they dedicated their lives to building an organization that stands on a legacy of strong principles, leadership, and purpose in the fight for the poor, working people across the US and the Global South. RSVP by Sun., Oct. 26 to Tomas Encarnacion @ 202-486-7251. 

17] – 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. 27, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.

18] –  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. 

19] – The United States Africa Command, is the subject of the International Peace Operations Association's (IPOA) annual conference, entitled "Engaging AFRICOM."  Resist AFRICOM at 4:30 PM on Mon., Oct. 27 at the Taft Memorial Park, due north of the Capitol, just off Constitution Ave.  Then march to the Liason Hotel on Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave., WDC 20001.  IPOA is a trade and lobbying association that represents the "peace and stability" industry - military contractors and mercenaries.  The demonstration will continue until 8 PM.

20] – 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. 27. Call 410-233-0488.

21] – 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

22] – Demonstrate Against Police Spying on Mon., Oct. 27 at 5:30 PM outside MD State Police headquarters, 1201 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208.  Activists, including those placed on the “53’ terror list, will be present to demand copies of the files. If the MSP refuse to provide copies of the files, plans are being made for a shredder demonstration outside the governor’s mansion on Nov. 1.  Call 443-386-8097.  The event is sponsored by several groups, including the Campaign to End the Death Penalty, Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore and the International Socialist Organization.

23] – Legacy of Apartheid: Inequality and Domestic Labor in South Africa will be discussed on Mon., Oct. 27 at 6 PM at American Univ., MGC 245.  Welcome Hester Stevens and Myrtle Witbooi, leaders in the South African Domestic Services and Allied Workers Union, Sadsawu. Fourteen years after the formal end of Apartheid, hundreds of thousands of black women are still forced to live with and work for wealthy families. Contact This discussion is sponsored by many groups including AU Women and Gender Studies Program.

24] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets every Monday.  The next meeting is on Mon., Oct. 27 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, the Ghosts of the Iraq War trial and indicting Bush and Cheney. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

25] – A conference Uncovering Iraq: Trajectories of Disintegration and Transformation takes place on Tues., Oct. 28 from 9:30 AM to 5 PM at Georgetown Univ., ICC Auditorium.  It will build upon the legacy of Hanna Batatu’s Classic Study of The Old Social Classes and the Revolutionary Movements of Iraq, published in 1978. Drawing upon Batatu’s scholarship, three panels will explore facets of Iraq’s situation: the first reflection will be on his contribution to current understandings of Iraqi history; the second will examine how producers of knowledge, the think tanks, the government, and the media, portray the country today; and the third will draw upon Batatu’s meticulous methodology to analyze contemporary Iraqi affairs.

Go to: to RSVP. Go to or e-mail

26] – 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. 28 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. 

27] – On Tues., Oct. 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at St. Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC 20010, attend Unions 101: How Unions are Formed.  The workshop will discuss processes for forming a union, challenges to organizing, and the Employee Free Choice Act. Grassroots Fundraising 2 is a part of the Gerry Brittain Education Project, an initiative of DC Jobs with Justice, designed to strengthen local organizing and build power among working people in D.C. Trainings are free and open to the public. Register at  Contact Diana Terry at or 202-974-8281.

28] – There is a meeting of Ecolocity DC every Tuesday from 7 to 9 PM at the EMERGENCE COMMUNITY ARTS COLLECTIVE, 733 Euclid St. NW, WDC 20001.  It is for people who live in, or are interested in making D.C. a transition town starting with an intentional community that will encompass clean energy, freecycle, natural building, organic farming, community salvage, new urbanism, etc. The next meeting will be on Oct. 28.  Go to

29] – Please join Take Back WYPR for a demonstration on Tues., Oct. 28 at 7 PM outside the Meyerhoff where Paul Rusesabagina will speak.  Take Back YPR is still urging citizens not to contribute to a station that ignores community input. 


30] – The Coalition Against the Death Penalty will meet Tues., Oct. 28 at 7 PM at the AFSC, 4806 York Road.  Agenda items will include the spy scandal and the Death Penalty Commission.


31] – 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. 29. Call 215-426-0364.

32] – 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. 29. Call 215-843-4256 or email

33] – There is a Human Rights Film Series that continues through Fri., Nov. 14 on the campus of Washington College of Law (WCL) and the campus of AU's Wechsler Theatre. All screenings are FREE and open to the public. Visit the website for film synopses and full event details. AT THE DEATH HOUSE DOOR will be shown on Wed., Oct. 29 at 6 PM at WCL.  The filmmaker Peter Gilbert will be there. On Thurs., Oct. 30 at 5:30 PM at the Wechsler Theatre, THREE YEARS AFTER KATRINA will be shown. Email or call 202-885-3107. Go to

34] – 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. 29.  Call 215-843-4256 or email

35] – As part of "Afro-Descendientes in Film" on Wed., Oct. 29 at 7 PM at the Sankofa Café, 2714 Georgia Ave., NW, a film will be shown by Grupo Afro Descendiente and Cimarrones.  It will be a portrait of life in Latin America often hidden from the public. Celebrate the lives and cultures of African descendants throughout Latin America.

36] – On Thurs., Oct. 30, 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.


37] – 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. 30, the film to be shown is LIVING WITH THE ENEMY.  During five years of Nazi occupation, the Danes’ noncooperation undermines the Germans' attempt to exploit Denmark for food and war materiel, and rescues all but a few hundred of Denmark's seven thousand Jews from the Holocaust.


On Nov. 6, the film is WE’VE CAUGHT GOD BY THE ARM, which is about the 1980 Gdansk Shipyard strike that wins Poles the right to have free trade unions, launches the Solidarity movement, and catapults Lech Walesa to national labor leader and eventually president of Poland.


  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.

38] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., Oct. 31 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.

39] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., Oct. 31 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St.  Call 410-467-9114. 


40] – 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.


41] – On Fri., Oct. 31, 2 to 4 PM, see the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Photo Poster Exhibition at the University of Baltimore, Langsdale Auditorium, 1420 Maryland Ave. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum brought this exhibit to the U.S. and a number of groups are sponsoring this event.  It includes a set of thirty posters which presents the facts of the atomic bombings. There will be a talk by Steve Leeper, chairperson, Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation and testimony by Ms. Sigeko Sasamori, A-bomb survivor.  Contact Eric Singer at or 410-830-9789.

42] – Capitalism is Creepy! So join Baltimore's anti-capitalist Halloween Fest and Parade in Patterson Park on Fri., Oct. 31.  At 4:30 PM, there will be a Food not Bombs Feast before marching to the Inner Harbor at 5:30 PM.  Dress as your favorite capitalist ghoul--greedy CEO's, politicians, exaggerated pop-culture icons, destructive developers, corporate mascots, venture capitalists, recession profiteers, etc. Bring DIY costumes, noisemakers, drums, bicycle floats, stilts, fake blood, anti-authoritarian lit, zines, and vegan treats to pass out on the march! There is nothing to fear but capitalism!  Email

43] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Oct. 31 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.

44] – 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

45] –  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. 31. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.


46] – 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

47] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Nov. 1.  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

48] – 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 Nov. 1. Call 301-774-9792. 

49] – On Sat., Nov. 1, from 1 to 3 PM, Claudia Sobreville, senior biodiversity specialist at the World Bank, will be sharing data about "Indigenous Peoples' Contributions to Peace." The sharing will occur at 4209 East West Hwy., Chevy Chase, MD 20815.  The afternoon will include interfaith prayers, a song for world peace and a peace meal--a hot vegetarian lunch.  There is no charge, and children are welcome.  RSVP to

50] – On Sat., Nov. 1, 3:30 – 9 PM, with a program at 4 PM, see the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Photo Poster Exhibition at the Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum brought this exhibit to the U.S., and the Peace & Justice Coalition, Prince George’s County, is the local sponsor.  It includes a set of thirty posters which presents the facts of the atomic bombings. There will be an introduction by John Steinbach, Hiroshima/Nagasaki Committee for Washington DC Metro Area.  Then there will be a talk by Steve Leeper, chairperson, Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation and testimony by Ms. Sigeko Sasamori, A-bomb survivor.   


51] – There will be a Mobilization for Global Justice meeting at 7 PM on Wed., Nov. 5 at St. Stephens Church, 16th & Newton Sts., NW, WDC.  Exit at the Columbia Heights Metro stop.  The meeting takes place the first Wednesday of the month.  Email  


52] – The Peace & Justice Coalition of Prince George’s County meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 PM at the Greenbelt Community Center.  The next meeting is Nov. 5. Call 301-577-2350.


53] – There is a WIB peace stand on Thurs., Nov. 6, noon-1PM in Towson at northwest corner of Washington & Chesapeake Aves., across the street from the post office, near the courthouse. Contact This vigil takes place on the first Thursday of the month.

54] – 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.

55] – On Thurs., Nov. 6, from 6:45 to 8:45 PM, the Institute for Policy Studies' Social Action & Leadership School for Activists presents U.S. Economic Melt Down Simplified at 1112 Sixteenth St. NW, Suite 600, WDC 20036.  Join SALSA as Chuck Collins, director of IPS’ program on Inequality and the Common Good and Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, explain the basics and background of the financial crisis and give a break down of the economic meltdown and its causes --and what lies ahead in 2009. Pre-registration is strongly suggested at There is a request for a $10 donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

56] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS VIDEO SERIES.  The next film, THE PRISONER [USA/GERMANY, 2007], will be shown Fri., Nov. 21 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.

 The film was produced, directed and written by Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein, the documentary deploys comic book-style illustrations to tell the story of an Iraqi wrongfully imprisoned in Abu Ghraib.  They follow up on the misadventure of Yunis Khatayer Abbas, a freelance Iraqi journalist rounded up by U.S. soldiers seeking bomb-makers aligned with a terrorist cell.  This filmmaking pair, responsible for the critically acclaimed GUNNER PALACE, offer another stark and unsettling look at post-Saddam Iraq.

57] – 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.

58] – 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.

59] – 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.

60] – 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


61] – 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.


62] – 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.  

63] – 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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