Thursday, August 13, 2009

Baltimore Activist Alert

Baltimore Activist Alert August 13 – 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] August is Single Payer Month

9] Join Krishna celebration -- Aug. 13

10] WIB Inner Harbor peace vigil – Aug. 14

11] WIB Roland Park vigil – Aug. 14              

12] White House vigil – Aug. 14                

13] Support The Congo demo – Aug. 14

14] Silent vigil at Homewood Friends – Aug. 14

15] Barkaritaville – Aug. 14

16] Vigil at Walter Reed – Aug. 14               

17] FOR benefit – Aug. 14

18] Cuba trip report – Aug. 14

19] Ballroom dancing – Aug. 14

20] Olney vigil to end the war – Aug. 15                          

21] Peace vigil in Chester, PA – Aug. 15                     

22] Peace vigil at Capitol – Aug. 15

23] Course on Twitter – Aug. 15

24] One Less Car – Register by Aug. 15

25] African service – Aug. 16

26] Bridge peace vigil – Aug. 16

27] Bethesda peace vigil – Aug. 16

28] Peace vigil – Aug. 16

29] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Aug. 16

30] Pentagon vigil – Aug. 17

31] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Aug. 17 — Aug. 20

32] Protest the death penalty – Aug. 17

33] BUPJ meeting – Aug. 17

34] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Aug. 17

35] Witness Against Torture vigil – Aug. 18

36] Tuesday peace vigil – Aug. 18

37] Ecolocity DC meeting – Aug. 18

38] Death penalty meeting – Aug. 18

39] Amnesty meeting – Aug. 18

40] Baking for Peace – Aug. 18

41] Home Energy Audit – Aug. 18

42] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – Aug. 19

43] Peace vigil in W. Mount Airy, PA – Aug. 19

44] WIB Frederick vigil – Aug. 19

45] Chestnut Hill, PA vigil – Aug. 19

46] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Aug. 20

47] Iraq/Afghanistan Moratorium – Aug. 21

48] Pray for Peace – Aug. 22

49] Katrina Four Years Later – Aug. 29

50] Ride for the Animals – Aug. 30

51] Progressive Picnic – Aug. 30

52] Nakba exhibit & reception – Sept. 1-30

53] Testify to stop Calvert Cliffs 3 – Sept. 2, 17 or 29

54] First Thursday demo – Sept. 3

55] Crabshell Alliance meeting — Sept. 3

56] Peace Path – September 11

57] Protest Karl Rove – Sept. 16

58] Troy Davis Rally – Sept. 26

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

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

61] Job available at Washington Peace Center

62] Buy a red maple tree

63] Help available in buying a house 

64] Contribute to the Georgia Four defense fund

65] Join Global Zero campaign

66] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

67] Publish your peace article

68] Become a member of the Washington Peace Center

69] Click on The Hunger Site  

70] 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 by August 31.  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] – This August, Let’s Win Single-Payer Healthcare! For the first time ever, single-payer legislation will be debated and voted on by the House of Representatives in September. Rep. Anthony Weiner (NY-9) introduced an amendment to President Obama’s healthcare reform bill (HR 3200) that would replace it with HR 676, the single-payer bill, and Speaker Pelosi pledged to bring it to a debate and vote on the full House floor in September. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is expected to bring S 703 to the floor for a vote in the Senate.

 Demand that your Congresspeople vote YES on Rep. Weiner’s amendment and S 703 in September! Contact Healthcare-NOW! for lobbying strategy or advice – 1-800-453-1305 or  Tell your representatives that the Obama health plan is NOT enough and to vote YES on Rep. Weiner’s single-payer amendment and Senate Bill S 703. We need real health reform that will cover every American, provide real choice of doctors, and save the majority of Americans money.


9] – Shanti Yoga Ashram will be attending the birthday celebration of Lord Krishna on Thurs., Aug. 13 at the ISKCON temple in Potomac. You are welcome to join them, as there is space in the center's van.  RSVP at  The van will depart at 5 PM from 4209 East West Hwy. and return at about 8 PM.

10] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., Aug. 14 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., Aug. 14 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., Aug. 14 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] – Don't miss the Barkaritaville happy hour on Fri., Aug. 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Maryland SPCA. In celebration of the Barkaritaville theme, feel free to dress yourself and/or your pooch in tropical attire.  Buy tickets online at until 4 PM this Friday. After 4 PM, tickets must be purchased at the MD SPCA gate beginning at 5:30 PM. Tickets are $10 per person in advance and $15 at the gate. Dogs are admitted free, but only one dog per person, please.

Relax with your dog and other friendly folks on the grounds of the MD SPCA. Activities include a treasure hunt for great doggie prizes, musical chairs, tours of the adoption center, paw painting, a canine pool party and off-leash play in the fun runs. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served courtesy of Lebanese Taverna.

If it rains on Friday, please check the website ( to see if the happy hour has been canceled. (If canceled, those who purchased tickets can receive a refund or use their tickets at the happy hour on Sept. 17.)  Contact Tami Gosheff at or 410-235-8826, ext. 138.

16] – 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 

17] – Lisa Taylor and The Ash Lovelies (w/Lou Black) are at The Potter’s House, 1658 Columbia Road NW, WDC on Fri., Aug. 14 from 7 to 10:30 PM in a benefit for the Fellowship of Reconciliation. The Potter's House is reachable via Metro at the Columbia Heights and the Woodley Park stations, as well as the #42 bus.  Go to

18] – REPORT BACK ON EDUCATORS' CUBA TRIP is Fri., Aug. 14 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma’s, 800 St. Paul St. at Madison.  Keith Brooks, long time activist, former Baltimore resident, and current NYC high school teacher, will be speaking and showing video footage of a recent Witness For Peace sponsored educators' trip to Cuba. Having cut sugar cane for a month on the first Venceremos Brigade in 1969, Brooks will compare the situation today with what he experienced then. 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 Aug. 14. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.                  


20] – 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. 15. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167. 


21] –  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

22] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Aug. 15. 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

23] – If you are interested in learning how to use Twitter for organizing online, there is an opportunity on Sat., Aug. 15 at 3 PM EST. For the course Twitter - Separating the Hype from Reality, go to This is a special edition of a Democracy For America Night School being broadcast live from Netroots Nation in Pittsburgh.  It will go over the basics of using Twitter and explore its strengths and limitations for creating progressive change.

24] – One Less Car is a nonprofit organization promoting cycling and alternative transit. They are sponsoring "Tour du Port" on Sun., Oct. 4 - a bicycle tour of Baltimore's Canton Waterfront area. Register at  Routes range from a 12-mile ride to a 50-mile ride!  The Tour includes lunch, refreshments at rest stops, map, SAG and a post-ride celebration. The Tour is One Less Car’s annual fundraiser - all fees go directly to advancing the programs and advocacy efforts dedicated to walking, bicycling and mass transit in Maryland. Gather at the Korean War Memorial in the Canton Waterfront Park, 2903 Boston St.Baltimore, MD 21224. Go to www.onelesscar.orgThere is early bird registration until Sat., Aug. 15 for the bargain cost of $35 for adults and children under 13 for $15.


25] – On Sun., Aug. 16, 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] – On Sun., Aug. 16, 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.


29] – 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. 16. 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


30] – 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. 17, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.

31] – 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

32] – 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. 17.  Call 410-233-0488.


33] – Baltimore United for Peace and Justice will meet at 7 PM on Mon., Aug. 17 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.


34] – 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. 17, and the agenda will include going to a town hall hosted by Rep. Elijah Cumming on Aug. 24, a town hall meeting to investigate military spending and Karl Rove’s speech at Goucher College on Sept. 16.    Call Max at 410-366-1637.


35] – On Tues., Aug. 18 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


36] – 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. 18 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.

37] –  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. 18. Go to

38] – 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 demo and Sept. 26 and the new lethal injection protocols.  Call 410-488-6767 or 443-838-3221. Email bcadp @ Go to

39] – 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 Aug. 18.  Go to


40] – Learn how to make dough and bake bread with the sun on Tues., Aug. 18 at the Sova Coffee and Wine Bar, 1359 H St. NE, WDC, starting at 7:30 PM.  Franco Mares and Keith McHenry will give a presentation about making dough and baking bread in a solar oven for The Change We Knead Now - Baking Bread For World Peace. They will also talk about the campaign The Change We Knead Now where they bake bread in a solar oven outside the White House every day while petitioning for the Implementation of universal government-paid (Single-Payer) health care for all, the freeing of federal prisoner Leonard Peltier by executive order today, solar energy collectors available for every house, passenger trains connecting every city, organic gardening classes in every school and a call for a global ceasefire.


The campaign is seeking people to join them at the White House.  There will be two actions each day one at noon and one at 6 PM. Call Keith McHenry at 575-770-3377. At 6 PM, the solar bread will be shared.  Go to

41] – There is an opportunity to learn how to do your own Home Energy Audit – On a Budget!  One of the sponsors of the workshops is BCAN.  Go to to register. It will take place at St. John's Church, 2640 St. Paul St. on Tues., Aug. 18 from 8 to 9:30 PM. and the instructor will be John Ellis who works with energy efficient design as a professional, advocate and student. He studies Mechanical Engineering at UMBC and assists in the design of efficient structures. During the session you will learn the basics of how to find and solve energy loss problems.

42] – 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. 19. Call 215-426-0364.

43] – 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. 18. Call 215-843-4256 or email

44] – 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 Aug. 19.  Please dress in black, and bring no additional signs.  Men are welcome. Call 301-834-7581 or email Go to


45] – 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. 19. Call 215-843-4256 or email


46] – On Thurs., Aug. 20, 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.


47] – Every 3rd Friday, observe the Iraq/Afghanistan Moratorium On Aug. 21, 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.


48] – Fr. Charles Cloughen Jr. [] invites you to pray for peace on Sat., Aug. 22 at 7:30 PM at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 2640 St. Paul St.

49] – FOUR YEARS AFTER KATRINA will be an Evening with Ron Kipling Williams, the Most Controversial Spoken Word Artist!!! He is Aware and Outraged: Silence is For Suckers.  Also performing will be the Amethyst Lyrically-Gifted Brown and special guest artists/activists.  This remembrance of Katrina will include a TRIBUTE TO DR. JESSE McDADE on Sat., Aug. 29 at 7 PM at Cyclops Books, 32 W. North Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201.  The donation is $5. RAW AND UNCENSORED!!! NOT FOR THE OFFENDED!!!  Call 917-841-0299 or go to

50] –.The first annual Ride for the Animals, benefiting the Maryland SPCA, is Sun., Aug. 30. Registration opens at 10 AM at The Harley-Davidson/Buell Store, 8845 Pulaski Hwy., Baltimore, MD 21237, and is $20 per person. The ride begins at noon at The Harley-Davidson/Buell Store and ends at Padonia Station, 63 E. Padonia Rd., Timonium, MD 21093. At Padonia Station, there will be a passel of events: a raffle, silent auction, food and beverages for purchase and a performance starting at 2 PM by The Fabulous Skunkpuppie Band.  You don't have to have a motorcycle to join the party at Padonia Station. However, no animals are welcome.  Email Go to

51] –.On Sun., Aug. 30 at 2 PM, attend the Montgomery County Progressive Picnic. The cost is $15 now, but $20 later.  Go to

Maryland Senator Jamie Raskin and other speakers will discuss the future of progressive politics in Maryland.  Location TBA.   Potluck dish and drinks to share are appreciated! Email

52] – The Howard County Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (HCCEIO) and Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace (WIAMEP) invite you to a reception marking the opening of a month-long display at the Howard County Central Library, Little Patuxent Pkwy & South Entrance Rd., Columbia, MD  21044, of the Nakba Photo Exhibit: The Story of the Palestinians, 1948 to 2009. On Tues., Sept. 1 at 7 PM, the reception will begin with a survivor of the Nakba talking about his experiences and explaining the photos. Refreshments will be served. Email HCCEIO@yahoo.comIf you cannot attend the reception, visit the library during September to see this amazing photo exhibit.

53] – Stop the merger between Constellation Energy and EDF.  Stop Calvert Cliffs 3 by attending a hearing.  NOTICE OF HEARINGS FOR PUBLIC COMMENT--The Parties of Record and Interested Persons in Case No. 9173 can testify. The available dates and sites are as follows: 1] Wed., Sept. 2, from 7 to 9:30 PM in the Joint Committee Hearing Room, Department of Legislative Services Bldg., 90 State Circle, Annapolis , Maryland   21401-1991; 2] Thurs., Sept. 17, from 7 to 9:30 PM at the War Memorial Building, Paul C. Wohlman Assembly Hall – First Floor, 101 N. Gay St., Baltimore , Maryland   21202; and 3] Tues., Sept. 29, from 7 to 9:30 PM in the Rotunda, Town Hall of  Bel Air, 39 N. Hickory Ave., Bel Air, MD 21014.   Written comments may also be submitted at the public hearing in addition to, or in lieu of, oral comments.

A photo ID will be required for entry.  The Commission asks that the oral comments be limited to 5 minutes.  Written comments also may be filed by Tues., Sept. 29.  The comments shall be addressed to Terry J. Romine, Executive Secretary, Maryland Public Service Commission, William Donald Schaefer Tower, 6 St. Paul Street, 16th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, and reference “Case No. 9173, Phase II – Public Comment.”[1]

54] – 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.


55] – The Crabshell Alliance will meet on Thurs., Sept. 3 at 7:30 PM in a private home.  Call Max at 410-366-1637 for directions.  Meetings will take place the first Thursday of the month.  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.

56] – 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  

57] Karl Rove, the “architect” of George W. Bush’s successful 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns, will speak at Goucher College on Wed., Sept. 16 at 8 PM in Kraushaar Auditorium.  If interested in protesting this event, let Max know at mobuszewski at or call 410-366-1637.     

58] Save the date! On Sat., Sept. 26, there will be a rally to Save Troy Davis in Washington, D.C. Email Max at mobuszewski at or call 410-366-1637.     

59] 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.     

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

61] – 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.


62] – 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


63] – 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.


64] – 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.  

65] – 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.  

66] – 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.

67] – 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


68] – 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


69] – 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.  

70] – 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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