Saturday, May 28, 2011

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 3

51] Ethical Society picnic – May 29

52] Get on Bridge for peace – May 29

53] Grill the General – May 29

54] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – May 29

55] Red Emma's meeting – May 29

56] Pentagon Vigil – May 23

57] Rescue a cat  

58] Get a free copy of VegBaltimore

59] Can you host a teen from Cyprus in July?

60] Sign up with Washington Peace Center

61] Fund Our Communities campaign

62] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader 

63] Skippy and Jordy need homes 

64] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

65] Support Haiti

66] Buy a red maple tree

67] Join Global Zero campaign

68] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

69] Publish your peace article

70] Click on The Hunger Site 

71] Fire & Faith  

72] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


51] – On Sun., May 29 at 10:30 AM, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore 21201, will have an end of the season picnic. Call 410-581-2322 or visit


52] – 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


53] – "Grill the General" at a Memorial Day BBQ on Sun., May 29 at 3 PM and continuing until Mon., May 30 at 2 AM at the IVAW DC House, 707 Ingraham St. NW, WDC.  Operation Recovery Announces its First Target It's Time to "Grill the General."  Bring Some Food.   Operation Recovery is deploying a team of organizers to gritty, sun-baked Fort Hood, Texas - the largest and most deployed military installation in the United States. There it will lay the groundwork for a fight to win service members' rights to heal. The organizing team will work for several months to outreach to soldiers, build a case against the military's egregious practices, conduct town hall meetings, and pressure Fort Hood's new General to do the right thing.  Lt. General Don Campbell, Jr. took command of the Army's III Corps and Fort Hood. On General Campbell's first week at work, IVAW's Operation Recovery campaign wants to put the issue of traumatized troops at the top of his agenda. IVAW has sent him a letter about the epidemic of soldiers suffering from un-treated military trauma at Fort Hood and have requested a meeting to discuss the issue and ideas for solutions.


54] – 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.


55] – 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 May 29. 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


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


57] – Join the Feline Rescued Association for same-day cat and kitten adoptions. All cats are locally-rescued, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and micro chipped.  This happens at the Petco Store, 10383 Reisterstown Road.  Call 410-581-9888 or visit  Go to


58] – Compassion Over Killing indicates the VegBaltimore 2011 Guide has just come out!! This guide is helpful for finding vegetarian, vegan, and veg-friendly restaurants all over the city.  All of the restaurants are listed at, as well as grocery stores, resources, and local events.  We have no right to oppress our animal brothers and sisters.  To contact Compassion Over Killing, email or call 301-891-2458.


59] – Can you act as a Host Family for Cyprus teens in July?  The Cyprus Friendship Program, modeled off of the very successful Northern Ireland Friendship Project, has a goal of building peace on a troubled, divided island many fear is again headed for armed conflict.  Contact Tom McCarthy, Maryland/D.C. coordinator of CFP at 301-774-7069.  Go to


60] – The Washington Peace Center has a progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email:

61] – Fund Our Communities campaign – is a new grass roots movement to get support from local organizations and communities to work together with their local and state elected officials to pressure Congresspersons and senators to join with Congresspersons Barney Frank and Ron Paul, who have endorsed a 25% cut to the federal military budget.  Bring home the savings to state and county governments to meet the local needs which are under tremendous budget pressures.  Go to      


62] – The new Indypendent Reader is seeking articles for its web site at  Submit an article.  


63] – Skippy and Jordy are cats who need homes.  A mother of too many cats writes "Skippy is a doll. He's a great guy and would be a good companion for someone. Jordy needs a special person who is experienced with cats and is willing to take the time to develop a bond with him.  He's close to his mother, his rescuer, but no one else.  He is gorgeous, with a beautiful long black silky coat. Let Max know if you might be interested in one of the cats—410-366-1637.


64] – If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at 


65] – There is a project to assist young refugees from Haiti, now residing in the Dominican Republic.  The founder of the project needs funding to providing education to the youth as a way out of desperate poverty.  Try to imagine the poverty in Haiti, and then realize that these young refugees are considered low caste in the Dominican Republic. We are talking about the poorest of the poor.  Consider making a small donation, and realize that most pledges to Haiti to assist hurricane victims have not been sent.  To maintain a web site presence at Global Giving, there must be traffic.  So help out with this extremely worthy cause. Go to


66] – I have a red maple tree for sale for $5 from the Trees for Baltimore program.  Buy a tree, plant it and contribute to saving the planet.  Call Max at 410-366-1637


67] – 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.  


68] – 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.


69] – 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


70] – 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.  


71] – Go online for FIRE AND FAITH: The Catonsville Nine File. On May 17, 1968, nine people entered the Selective Service Offices in Catonsville, Maryland, and burned draft records in protest against the war in Vietnam. View


72] – 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.


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