Thursday, July 30, 2009

Baltimore Activist Alert July 30 - October 5, 2009

Baltimore Activist Alert July 30 – October 5, 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] Max must move out, needs housing

5] Buy coffee through HoCoFoLA

6] Used stamps for humanitarian causes

7] ASPCA needs items

8] Protest Sheraton Hotel – July 30

9] PDA birthday party – July 30

10] WIB Inner Harbor peace vigil – July 31               

11] WIB Roland Park vigil – July 31               

12] White House vigil – July 31                 

13] Support The Congo demo – July 31

14] Silent vigil at Homewood Friends – July 31

15] Takoma Park peace vigil – July 31

16] Women’s Community Night – July 31

17] Vigil at Walter Reed – July 31

18] Ballroom dancing – July 31

19] Women’s rights films – July 31

20] Station North Flea Market – Aug. 1

21] Olney vigil to end the war – Aug. 1                           

22] Peace vigil in Chester, PA – Aug. 1                      

23] Peace vigil at Capitol – Aug. 1

24] Courage to Resist house party – Aug. 1                      

25] African service – Aug. 2

26] Bridge peace vigil – Aug. 2

27] Bethesda peace vigil – Aug. 2

28] Pentagon vigil – Aug. 3

29] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Aug. 3 — Aug. 6

30] Protest the death penalty – Aug. 3

31] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Aug. 3

32] Peace Center meeting in Frederick – Aug. 3               

33] Witness Against Torture vigil – Aug. 4

34] Tuesday peace vigil – Aug. 4

35] Reception for Hibakusha – Aug. 4

36] Crabshell Alliance meeting — Aug. 4

37] BCAN meeting – Aug. 4

38] Ecolocity DC meeting – Aug. 4

39] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – Aug. 5

40] Peace vigil in W. Mount Airy, PA – Aug. 5

41] Hiroshima commemoration - Aug. 5

42] Faith & Resistance Retreat – Aug. 5-9

43] Veterans’ conferences – Aug. 5-9

44] Chestnut Hill, PA vigil – Aug. 5

45] Mobilization for Global Justice meeting – Aug. 5

46] PG County peace meeting – Aug. 5

47] Commemorate Hiroshima at Lockheed Martin – Aug. 6

48] Visit the Enola Gay – Aug. 6

49] WIB Peace Stand – Aug. 6

50] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Aug. 6

51] Commemorate Hiroshima – Aug. 6

52] PeaceAction Montgomery meeting – Aug. 6

53] FATMAN & LITTLE BOY – Aug. 7

54] Protest at White House – Aug. 8

55] Nagasaki commemoration – Aug. 9

56] Hibakusha in Frederick – Aug. 9

57] Commemorate Nagasaki – Aug. 9

58] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Aug. 9

59] BUPJ meeting – Aug. 10

60] Death penalty meeting – Aug. 18

61] First Thursday demo – Sept. 3

62] Peace Path – September 11

63] Direct action at the White House – Oct. 5

64] Get Howard Ehrlich’s book HATE CRIMES AND ETHNOVIOLENCE

65] Job available at Washington Peace Center

66] Buy a red maple tree

67] Help available in buying a house 

68] Contribute to the Georgia Four defense fund

69] Join Global Zero campaign

70] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

71] Publish your peace article

72] Become a member of the Washington Peace Center

73] Click on The Hunger Site  

74] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available.  “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are 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] – I have to move out of my current residence.  I have some possibilities, but if you have any leads for an available unfurnished apartment, please call me at 410-366-1637 or email at mobuszewski at 

5] – You can help safeguard human rights and fragile ecosystems through your purchase of HOCOFOLA Café Quetzal. Bags of ground coffee or whole beans can be ordered by mailing in an order form. For more details and to download the order form, go to

Be sure you indicate ground (G) or bean (B) for each type of coffee ordered. Make the check out to HoCoFoLA and send it with your order form to HoCoFoLA, PO Box 94, Columbia, MD  21045. Contact Pat McLaine at 410-964-0960 or  The coffee will arrive some time the following week and you will be notified where to pick it up.

6] – Brad Hathaway spearheads an effort to sell donated used stamps to raise money for different humanitarian causes around the world. Go to, and click the link for the stamp ministry.  Carefully clip canceled postage stamps and send to Quaker Missions, PO Box 795, Mattapoisett, MA 02739. Send no small flag stamps or Liberty Bell Forever stamps.

7] – The ASPCA is in need of cat carriers in its cat room in the adoption center. The organization is also seeking items for the upcoming Shop-a-Paw-Looza, the October online auction. Some ideas would be gift certificates, tickets to sporting and other events, sports memorabilia, travel packages and vacation home rentals. Contact Tami Gosheff at 410-235-8826, ext. 138 or

8] – March for Justice for Sheraton Crystal City Workers on Thurs., July 30 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at Sheraton Crystal City, 1800 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington VA/Crystal City Metro (Blue and Yellow lines. UNITE-HERE is the organizer of the march to support fired union leader Ferdi Lazo! HEI Hotels and Resorts, owner of the Sheraton Crystal City, is one of the fastest growing hotel management companies in the US and very anti-union.

9] – You’re invited to Progressive Democrats of America’s fifth birthday party at Busboys & Poets, 5th & K Sts., WDC on Thurs., July 30 from 8 to 10 PM. The cost to attend is $30.   The confirmed speakers will be Rep. John Conyers, CPC co-chair Rep. Lynn Woolsey and Rep. Eric Massa. 

10] –  Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., July 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.


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


12] – 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.

13] – There is a peace vigil to support the Congo every Friday, 4 to 6:30 PM at the Rwandan Embassy, 1714 New Hampshire Ave, NW.  Call the Rwandan Embassy at 202-232-2882 and register your concern about Rwanda's aggression towards the Congo.

14] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., July 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 and Stony Run Meetings.


15] –  Join the Takoma Park peace vigil, which takes place the last Friday of the month from 5 to 6 PM at Takoma Junction (Rte. 410 and Carroll Ave.).  The next vigil to end occupation in Iraq, Palestine and the White House will be July 31.  Call 301-589-5410 or go to


16] –  The Human Rights Campaign is holding a Women's Community Night on Fri., July 31 from 6 to 9 PM at the Midtown Lounge, 1219 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20036. The special guest is Donna Payne, HRC associate director of diversity. Go to  Call 202-628-4160 or email


17] – 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 


18] –  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 July 24. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.                  


19] –  Clips from five documentary films and shorts by local and international filmmakers which focus on women’s rights, sexual health and activism will be shown starting at 8 PM at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. The cost is $5.  Call 410-276-1651 or go to


20] – On Sat., Aug. 1, the Station North Flea Market will be located on North Ave. between Maryland Ave. and Howard St., and will run from 9 AM to 2 PM. Email Davis at to reserve your space at a cost for $10.  Visit


21] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 10:30 to 11:30 AM, on the corner of Rt. 108 and Georgia Ave. in Olney, MD.  The next vigil is Aug. 1. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167. 


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., Aug. 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

24] – On Sat., Aug. 1 at 6:30 PM, Peace Action Montgomery is hosting a house party in Rockville to benefit Courage to Resist (  Courage to Resist supports military objectors to the illegal wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.  Eat a delicious dinner prepared by an accomplished Iranian chef, meet Steve Yoczik of Courage to Resist, see the new David Greenwald film entitled Rethinking Afghanistan, and have an opportunity to contact Congress.  RSVP to to get address and directions! A donation of $20 to benefit Courage to Resist is requested, but no one will be turned away due to monetary considerations.

25] – On Sun., Aug. 2, 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.

26] – 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

27] – Every Sunday until Nov. 3, from 4:30 to 6 PM at the corner of Woodmont and Bethesda Aves., near Barnes & Noble and the Landmark Theaters, there will be a peace vigil organized by Bethesda Friends. Everyone welcome to participate!  


28] – 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., Aug. 3, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.

29] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 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

30] – 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., Aug. 3. Call 410-233-0488.


31] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM at the AFSC, 4806 York Road [three blocks north of Coldspring Lane].  The next meeting will be Aug. 3, and the agenda will include the Hiroshima-Nagasaki organizing, a town hall meeting to investigate military spending and direct action at the White House on Oct. 5.    Call Max at 410-366-1637.


32] – There will be a meeting of the Frederick Peace Resource Center on Mon., Aug. 3 at 7:30 PM at 4 East Church St. Call Gus Fahey at 301-663-6117.


33] – On Tues., Aug. 4 at 5:30 PM, Witness Against Torture will continue its weekly vigil, each Tuesday, in Lafayette Park, H and 16th Sts., NW. Contact Helen Schietinger at h.schietinger at


34] – 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 Aug. 4 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


35] – On Tues., Aug. 4 from 7 to 9 PM, there will be a community reception to welcome a Japanese survivor of the Hiroshima bombing.  It will be at the Stewart Mott House 122 Maryland Ave NE. Contact John Steinbach at 703-822-3485.

36] – The Crabshell Alliance will meet on Tues., Aug. 4 at 7:30 PM in a private home.  Call Max at 410-366-1637 for directions.  The mission of the Crabshell Alliance is to stop the construction of new nuclear power plants in Maryland, promote clean, safe, sustainable, and affordable energy, and educate the public about the hazards of nuclear power.

37] – RSVP to attend the BCAN meeting ( on Tues., Aug. 4 at 7 PM at Gordon’s house in Pikesville.  The meeting is limited to 12 people. Call 410-812-1447 or email mail [at]  

38] –  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 Aug. 4. Go to

39] – 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 Aug. 5. Call 215-426-0364.

40] – 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 Aug. 5. Call 215-843-4256 or email

41] – On Wed., Aug. 5 from 6:30 to 8 PM, the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Committee Peace Commemoration will be at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, 23rd St. on the National Mall. The event will include Hibakusha Testimony, Children’s Program and a candle lantern float.


42] – The annual Faith and Resistance Retreat sponsored by Jonah House and Dorothy Day Catholic Worker - entering together into a praxis of reflection, action, reflection - is happening Wed., Aug. 5 through Sun., Aug. 9.  The retreat will include reflections on two films - ORIGINAL CHILD BOMB, a documentary based on Thomas Merton's book by the same title, and ON PAPER WINGS, a documentary about Japan’s secret balloon bomb project.

Contact the Jonah House at 410-233-6238 or or DDCW at 202-882-9648 or artlaffin at Go to

43] – The Iraq Veterans Against the War will be holding its annual convention from Wed., Aug. 5 through Sun., Aug. 9 on the University of Maryland, College Park Campus.  The logistics team is looking for local peace and justice allies who want to help with meals, transportation, camping equipment and anything else YOU would like to do to support.  Go to

The Veterans For Peace National Convention will also be at the University of Maryland College Park Campus, hosted by the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. VFP Chapters. Go to

44] – 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 Aug. 5. Call 215-843-4256 or email


45] – There will be a Mobilization for Global Justice meeting at 7 PM on Wed., Aug. 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  


46] – 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 Aug. 5. Call 301-577-2350.


47] – On Thurs., Aug. 6 from 8 AM to noon, commemorate Hiroshima Day outside Lockheed Martin, Mall & Goddard Blvds., Valley Forge, PA (behind the King of Prussia Mall).  The event will include civil resistance.  Contact the Brandywine Peace Community at 610-544-1818 or or


48] – There is a WIB peace stand on Thurs., Aug. 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.


49] – On Thurs., Aug. 6 from 10 to 11 AM, there will be a visit to see the Enola Gay at the Udvar Hazy Museum, 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, Virginia 20151.  Later that day, there will be a Hiroshima-Nagasaki workshop from 1:30 to 3 PM at the VFP Convention, U MD College Park, Adele H. Stamp Student Union (Building 163). Contact Ellen at or 410-243-5876.


50] – On Thurs., Aug. 6, 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] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee and the Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility will be hosting the annual remembrance.  A survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima will attend a protest against JHU’s weapons research on Thurs., Aug. 6 at 34th & Charles Sts. from 5 to 6 PM.  At 6:30 PM, Robin Gunkel will share her poetry before the Hibakusha provides her testimony.  Afterwards, we will go to dinner.  Call Max at 410-366-1637 or by email at mobuszewski at

52] – PeaceAction Montgomery, meets every first Thursday, next being Aug. 6, at 7 PM at the Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, room 16 in the basement, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4099.

53] – On Fri., Aug. 7 watch FAT MAN AND LITTLE BOY, which is being shown as part of the "JUST-REEL First Friday Free Film Series at the Peace Center of Delaware County, 7 PM,  1001 Old Sproul Road, Springfield, Delaware County, light refreshments and after-film discussion. It is co-sponsored by the Brandywine Peace Community.  Call 610.544.1818

Prior to film showing, you are invited to a cook-out beginning at 5 PM - rain or shine.  The Peace Center will provide food for the grill, corn on the cob, and beverages.  You are asked to bring salad, fruit, or dessert.  See a large pictorial exhibit from Japan highlighting the atomic bombings.  RSVP by calling 610-544-1818. 

54] – On Sat., Aug. 8 from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM, join the Atlantic Life Community for a protest in Lafayette Park in front of White House. Contact Art at 202-882-9649.  

Return to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.  at  9:45 PM for a moment of silence at 10:20 PM in front of the White House. Contact John at 703-822-3485.

55] – On Sun., Aug. 9 at 11 AM, there will be a Nagasaki Remembrance and Vigil at the World War II Memorial, 17th St. on the National Mall. Contact Ellen at or 410-243-5876.


56] – Women In Black Frederick,, and the Washington Peace Center are hosting Prophetic Voices of the Hibakusha.  Join a vigil of remembrance from 6:30 to 7 PM on Sun., Aug. 9 at the intersection of Patrick and Market Sts. in downtown Frederick. There will then be a procession to the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Trunk Hall, 31 E. Church St., where a Hibakusha will tell her personal story of surviving the bombing of Hiroshima. Call Andrea Norouzi at 301/834-7581 or email


57] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee and the Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility invite you to commemorate the bombing of Nagasaki on Sun., Aug. 9 at Cindy and Sharon’s home, 115 Springside Drive, Timonium, MD 21093, at 7 PM.  Call 410-308-1326 for directions.  Nickolas Roth from the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability will speak at 8 PM, several poets will read and there will be a discussion on stopping the building of Calvert Cliffs III.  Call 410-366-1637.   


58] – 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 Aug. 9. There is no meeting on the first Sunday of the month.  Call 410-230-0450. If you would be interested in volunteering or becoming a collective member of 2640, send an email to


59] – Baltimore United for Peace and Justice will meet at 7 PM on Mon., Aug. 10 at the AFSC, 4806 York Road. The BUPJ agenda will focus on planning two events, a town hall meeting in September at which Rep. Donna Edwards will be invited and a forum to get ready for the legislative session in Annapolis.  As this meeting ends, the Pledge meeting will begin.

60] – The Coalition Against the Death Penalty will meet Tues., Aug. 18 at 7 PM at the AFSC, 4806 York Road.  Agenda items will include getting the men off of Maryland’s death row, the Troy Davis case and the new lethal injection protocols.  Call 410-488-6767 or 443-838-3221. Email bcadp @ Go to

61] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Sept. 3 from 5 to 6:30 PM in Mount Vernon at Centre & Charles Sts.  The Pledge gathers in Mount Vernon on the first Thursday of the month to protest the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.

62] – Save the date.  On Fri., Sept. 11, the Peace Path will form on Charles St. from 4 to 6 PM.  Volunteer to help by emailing  The Peace Path will form along Charles Street from Fort Avenue (south of the Inner Harbor) north to the Beltway.  Individuals and groups will stand with signs promoting peace, as they have each year since 2002 in an event coordinated by Women In Black.   Visit  

63] Join us on Mon., Oct. 5 at the White House.  The National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance is organizing direct action to condemn the warmongering in Afghanistan. Email Max at mobuszewski at or call 410-366-1637.     

64] – Get a copy of Howard Ehrlich’s HATE CRIMES AND ETHNOVIOLENCE [Westview Press, 2009, ISBN – 13: 978-08133-4445-4].  Go to

65] – The Washington Peace Center is hiring a part-time office and program manager.  If you are an underemployed social justice activist visit for job details and info on how to apply.


66] – I bought two red maple trees for $10 each as part of the Trees for Baltimore program.  Buy a tree, plant it and contribute to saving the planet.  Call Max at 410-366-1637


67] – A progressive-thinking realtor is indicating that people of modest incomes can get assistance from both the state and federal governments in purchasing a home.  If you are interested in speaking with him about available programs, call Max at 410-366-1637.


68] – Larry Egbert and Nick Sheridan are in Baltimore awaiting further legal developments, and the "Georgia Four" is seeking contributions to a legal defense fund.  Go to to make a contribution.  

69] – Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: A growing group of leaders around the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of the global public agrees.  This is an historic window of opportunity.  With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.  

70] – 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.

71] – 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


72] – Become an active member of the Washington Peace Center, which is now located at St. Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St. NW. All members are granted voting rights and are invited to join one or more of the 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


73] – 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.  

74] – 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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