Thursday, August 20, 2009

Baltimore Activist Alert

Baltimore Activist Alert August 20 – 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 has temporary housing, but keep looking for him

5] Buy coffee through HoCoFoLA

6] Used stamps for humanitarian causes

7] ASPCA needs items

8] August is Single Payer Month

9] Keith McHenry seeks speaking engagements/Bake Bread at White House

10] Iraq/Afghanistan Moratorium – Aug. 21

11] WIB Inner Harbor peace vigil – Aug. 21

12] WIB Roland Park vigil – Aug. 21              

13] White House vigil – Aug. 21                

14] Support The Congo demo – Aug. 21

15] Silent vigil at Homewood Friends – Aug. 21

16] Vigil at Walter Reed – Aug. 21               

17] Hope Under occupation – Aug. 21

18] Ballroom dancing – Aug. 21

19] Olney vigil to end the war – Aug. 22                          

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

21] Peace vigil at Capitol – Aug. 22

22] Pray for Peace – Aug. 22

23] African service – Aug. 23

24] Bridge peace vigil – Aug. 23

25] Green Party assembly – Aug. 23

26] Bethesda peace vigil – Aug. 23

27] Red Emma's needs volunteers – Aug. 23

28] Pentagon vigil – Aug. 24

29] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Aug. 24 — Aug. 27

30] Protest the death penalty – Aug. 24

31] BUPJ meeting – Aug. 24

32] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Aug. 24

33] Witness Against Torture vigil – Aug. 25

34] Tuesday peace vigil – Aug. 25

35] Ecolocity DC meeting – Aug. 25

36] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – Aug. 26

37] Peace vigil in W. Mount Airy, PA – Aug. 26

38] Chestnut Hill, PA vigil – Aug. 26

39] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Aug. 27

40] Takoma Park peace vigil – Aug. 28

41] Westminster peace vigil – Aug. 29

42] Peace Oasis – Aug. 29

43] Katrina Four Years Later – Aug. 29

44] Ride for the Animals – Aug. 30

45] Progressive Picnic – Aug. 30

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

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

48] First Thursday demo – Sept. 3

49] Crabshell Alliance meeting — Sept. 3

50] Peace Meal – Sept. 5

51] Death penalty meeting – Sept. 8

52] Peace Path – September 11

53] First Amendment rally – Sept. 12

54] Protest Karl Rove – Sept. 16

55] One Less Car – Oct. 4

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

57] Get Howard Ehrlich's book HATE CRIMES AND ETHNOVIOLENCE

58] Buy a red maple tree

59] Help available in buying a house 

60] Contribute to the Georgia Four defense fund

61] Join Global Zero campaign

62] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

63] Publish your peace article

64] Become a member of the Washington Peace Center

65] Click on The Hunger Site  

66] 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 found temporary housing and will move out of 3338 Gilman Terrace, Baltimore, MD 21211 before the end of August.  Dr. Dick Humphrey has graciously given me housing.  So change my snail mail address to my business address—325 East 25th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.  Since I am in a transitory living arrangement, if you have any leads for an available unfurnished apartment, please email me 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] – Keith McHenry would love to visit your school on the 30th Anniversary Food Not Bombs Tour and give a presentation. The presentation is a way to inspire your classmates to participate in social action. The student organizations on your campus can co-sponsor the presentation and request an honorarium from the student senate. Keith donates the honorarium to Food Not Bombs. Contact Nyna at  Go to


 The Change We Knead Now - Baking Bread For World Peace is a campaign where Food Not Bombs continues to 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.


10] – 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.

11] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., Aug. 21 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.

12] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., Aug. 21 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St.  Call 410-467-9114. 


13] – 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.

14] – 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.

15] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Aug. 21 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.


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] – Hope Under Occupation: Visualizing the Resistance in Palestine is scheduled for Fri., Aug. 21 at 7:30 PM at 2640 St. Paul St. Pam Rasmussen, a veteran of the weekly demonstrations in Bil'in and Nil'in will discuss the campaign there to get rid of the Wall.  Sabreena Da Witch (Abeer), a Palestinian Hip-Hop artist, featured in the award-winning documentary SLINGSHOT HIP-HOP, will share her experience as an artist working to bring attention to the occupation.  Finally, some of the best graffiti from the West Bank, the Wall and Gaza will be on display. There will be food, and entry to the event will be on a sliding-scale.  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 Aug. 21. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.                  


19] – 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. 


20] –  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

21] – 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

22] – 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.


23] – On Sun., Aug. 23, 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.

24] – 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

25] – The Baltimore City Green Party is holding its 2009 Summer Assembly on Sun., Aug. 23 from 2 to 6 PM at Stony Run Friends Meeting House, 5116 N. Charles St..  It will feature Kevin Zeese (of Campaign for Fresh Air, Clean Politics and Voters for Peace) and include workshops for local Green Party organizing and the election of Steering Committee members.  The event is open to the public, but it is geared toward registered Green Party members and those who want to join the party.  Go to or call 443-876-8522.  The suggested donation is $5.

26] – 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!  


27] – 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. 23. 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


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. 24, 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. 24.  Call 410-233-0488.


31] – Baltimore United for Peace and Justice will meet at 7 PM on Mon., Aug. 24 at the AFSC, 4806 York Road. The BUPJ agenda will focus on planning two events, a town hall meeting in October 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.


32] – 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. 24, and the agenda will include a report on a town hall hosted by Rep. Elijah Cumming on Aug. 24, a protest of Karl Rove's speech at Goucher College on Sept. 16 and direct action at the White House on Oct. 5  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


33] – On Tues., Aug. 25 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. 25 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.

35] –  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. 25. Go to

36] – 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. 26. Call 215-426-0364.

37] – 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. 26. Call 215-843-4256 or email

38] – 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. 26. Call 215-843-4256 or email


39] – On Thurs., Aug. 27, 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.


40] –  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 Aug. 28.  Call 301-589-5410 or go to

41] – Westminster WIB holds a vigil the last Saturday of the month. On Aug. 29 meet at 2 PM in front of the library on Main St. Please wear black, everyone welcome at all stands, signs provided. Contact

42] – On June 28, Little Friends for Peace celebrated the grand opening of the Peace Education Oasis in Piscataway National Park in 15400 Old Marshall Hall Rd., Accokeek, MD 20607.  LFFP is now hosting an open house on Sat., Aug. 29 from 4-7 PM. There will be a potluck style meal, so bring a dish. Take I-295 or the Beltway to MD 210 South. Go 11 miles, turn right on Pine Ave. for .5 mile, then left on Livingston Road for .5 mile, then right on Old Marshall Hall Road for 3 miles (pass Cactus Hill Road). The Oasis is on the right.

Once completed, the Oasis will provide a space for children and adults alike to find peace in nature, be restored, and bring skills of peace back to our communities. The Oasis is located only a mile away from the Potomac River and the Accokeek Foundation's Colonial Farm.  Go to or call 240-899-8421 or email 

43] – 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

44] –.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

45] –.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

46] – 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.

47] – 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]

48] – 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.


49] – 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.

50] – On Sat., Sept.  5 at 1 PM, attend the Peace Meal and hear Minister Counselor of Cuba Dr. Alberto Prieto speak on the topic "Understanding Peace in the Cuban Context" at 4209 East West Hwy., Chevy Chase, MD 20815Mr. Prieto is Minister Counselor of the Cuban Interests Section in Washington D.C, with responsibility for bilateral Cuban-US relations. His special areas of work are with the US Congress, in the areas of Solidarity and Religion, in which capacity he has served since 1991. Park by Bethesda Chevy Chase High School. The site is Metro accessible on the Red Line, Bethesda stop. There is no charge.   RSVP at  Go to  

51] – The Coalition Against the Death Penalty will meet Tues., Sept. 8 at 7 PM at the AFSC, 4806 York Road.  Agenda items will include getting the men off of Maryland's death row, a teach-in about Troy Davis and the new lethal injection protocols.  Call 410-488-6767 or 443-838-3221. Email bcadp @ Go to

52] – On Fri., Sept. 11, the Peace Path will form on Charles St. from 4 to 6 PM.  Volunteer to help by emailing peacepath911@yahoo.comThe 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  

Put a yard or window sign where others will see.  Both are available free by emailing  REGISTER WHERE YOU WILL STAND at

53] – On Sat., Sept. 12 at 5 PM, a forum How soon is "Equal Rights Now?" in Falvey Hall at Brown Center, 1300 Mt. Royal Ave..  It will feature Angela Davis, Amy Goodman and Helen Molesworth.  It is free and open to the public, but space is limited.  RSVP at or 410-889-8550 ext. 117.

54] – 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.  The Pledge of Resistance will start a protest outside the auditorium at 7 PM.  Let Max know at mobuszewski at or 410-366-1637 if you plan to attend.


55] – 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

56] 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.     

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

58] – 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


59] – 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.


60] – 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.  

61] – 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.  

62] – 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.

63] – 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


64] – 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


65] – 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.  

66] – 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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