Saturday, June 5, 2010

Activist Alert - Part 2

Baltimore Activist Alert June 2 – June 25, 2010


31] Support Green Party                              

32] Olney vigil to end the war – June 5                             

33] Peace vigil in Chester, PA – June 5

34] Parade for Peace – June 5

35] Peace vigil at Capitol – June 5

36] Protest BP – June 5

37] WPFW Town Hall – June 5

38] Peace Meal – June 5                                                               

39] History of Food – June 5

40] Release Prisoners of Conscience – June 5             

41] An Ethical Discussion – June 6

42] Bridge vigil – June 6                                                               

43] Quaker Peace Vigil – June 6

44] Pentagon vigil – June 7

45] Protest the death penalty – June 7                

46] Marc Steiner on WEAA – June 7 — June 10

47] Ayurveda class – June 7

48] Ami Ayalon in Baltimore – June 7

49] Pledge of Resistance meeting – June 7

50] The “Other” Gaza – June 7

51] War Is Not the Answer demo – June 8



31] – The Maryland Green Party is introducing its Sustaining Donor program to establish a monthly credit or debit card processor, which should be up soon. If you would prefer to donate to the MGP by check, sign up! Email your name, address, and pledge to, or mail your name, address, credit card information, and pledge amount to Maryland Green Party, c/o P.O. Box 29915, Baltimore, MD 21230.


32] – 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 June 5. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167. 


33] –  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. Go to Email

34] – Parade for Peace on Sat., June 5 from 11 AM to 1 PM.  The Price is...Wrong! GUNS VS. BUTTER. Learn to stilt.  Help make HUGE puppets.  March with the Washington Peace Center, Washington Action Group and Puppet Underground and ask spectators to choose between guns and butter! RSVP at 202-234-2000.  Go to

35] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on June 5. 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


36] – Join A.N.S.W.E.R. Baltimore to protest the criminal corporate negligence of BP on Sat., June 5 at 1 to 3 PM at General Sam Smith Park (SE corner of Light St. and E. Pratt Street., by the flag pole near the Inner Harbor).  The Seize BP Campaign is calling for Days of Action from Thurs., June 3 to Sat., June 5, with demonstrations to take place in more than 50 cities across the country. In Baltimore, there will be a demo on Sat., June 5 to demand the seizure of BP's assets.


37] – A Town Hall Meeting is Sat., June 5 from 1 from 3:30 PM hosted by the Local Station Board (LSB) of WPFW 89.3 FM at All Souls Church, Unitarian, 1500 Harvard St. NW, WDC. This is an opportunity for listeners and community members to share their comments, critiques, ideas, and visions.  Go to  or email


38] – On Sat., June 5 at 1 PM at 4217 East West Hwy., join the Peace Meal and hear Dr. Anthony Noya, who has a chiropractic Family Wellness program in D.C..  He will speak about maintaining your life force. RSVP at  Go to

39] – Seeing Food in a Whole New Light on Sat., June 5 from 1 to 4 PM at the New Community Church, 614 S St. NW. Then there will be a vegetarian cookout from 4 to 5 PM.  This event is presented by Right to Wellness Campaign & Leadership Education for Action & Power (LEAP).  RSVP at 202-232-2915.

40] – Amnesty International is demonstrating to secure the immediate and unconditional release of Filep Karma and Yusak Pakage, Prisoners of Conscience (POC) and the Mid-Atlantic Special Focus Case (SFC).  There is a commitment to continue these demonstrations until the POCs are released. Arrested on Dec. 1, 2004, Karma and Pakage are serving a collective prison sentence of 25 years for their participation in a peaceful flag-raising ceremony to commemorate Papuan independence.


Please come out on Sat., June 5 from 4:30 to 6 PM, and show your solidarity with Filep and Yusak who could spend the next decade or more in prison for the peaceful raising of a flag.  The demonstration will be in Lafayette Park across from the White House.  Email Take Action Now and call President Barack Obama at 1-202-456-1111 or the White House switchboard at 1-202-456-1414.  Go to


41] – On Sun., June 6 at 10:30 AM, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, will have an open discussion.   Call 410-581-2322 or visit


42] – 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

43] – Every Sunday, 4 to 5 PM, there is a Quaker Peace Vigil at Independence Mall, N. side of Market between 5th and 6th Sts., Philadelphia. Call 215-421-5811.

44] – 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., June 7, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.


45] – 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.  Because of the holiday, though, the next vigil is scheduled for Mon., June 7. Call 410-233-0488.

46] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 PM on WEAA 88.9 FM, The Voice of the Community, or online at   The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email to All shows are also available as podcasts at


47] – Ayurveda is a great complement to yoga and helps create and maintain health on the physical, mental and spiritual levels. The Ayurveda at Home series is designed specifically for women, mothers and teachers to learn and adapt ayurvedic practices for their own health and that of their families and students.  To register for the Ayurveda at Home Series please see or email or call Brigid at 312-593-6904.  Classes are held at the Shanti Yoga Ashram and are eligible for CEU's with Yoga Alliance.  For directions, see the website or call 301-654-4899.


48] –  J Street is bringing Ami Ayalon--retired commander of the Israeli navy and former head of Israel's internal security service--to Baltimore. He spent a career in military and public service in Israel. Now he is a leader in the effort to bring a negotiated end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and will speak on Mon., June 7 at the Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University on “ACHIEVING TWO STATES: ENSURING REAL PEACE AND SECURITY FOR ISRAEL" The Institute is located at 8000 York Road, Lecture hall 4110, Liberal Arts Bldg. Park in the Towsontown Garage on University Ave., off Towsontown Blvd. Go to RSVP:  Email


49] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM, and the meetings now take place at Max’s residence.  The next meeting is scheduled for June 7.  The agenda will include the Israeli attack on the flotilla, a visit to the NSA and a protest at the Pentagon.  Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or email at mobuszewski at for directions.  

50] – The “Other” Gaza: The Gaza You Never Hear About, and Should is a presentation to be given on Mon., June 7 at 7:45 PM at the Howard County Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy. (off of South Entrance Rd.), Columbia, MD  21044.  The Howard County Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation has invited Pam Bailey to make this presentation.  She spent 40 days trying to get into Gaza through Rafah, Egypt, and finally succeeded with the help of UNRWA. For the last five months, she has lived and worked in Gaza, sharing a local family's home, helping indigenous NGOs communicate to the outside world, writing for news services such as Truthout and InterPress Service, and volunteering with the International Solidarity Movement. This will be her first "report back." Email

51] – 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 June 8 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


To be continued.


Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [at]


"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs


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