Saturday, June 18, 2011

Batimore Activist Alert - Part 3












58] Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC) Week – June 19-26

59] Human Rights Campaign seeks volunteers for Pride Festival – June 19

60] Peter de Mott Peace Trot – June 19

61] Karate as a Moral Practice – June 19

62] ACLU seeks volunteers for Pride Festival – June 19

63] Get on Bridge for peace – June 19

64] Boycott/Divestment Flashmob -- June 19

65] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – June 19

66] Red Emma's Meeting – June 19

67] Come Home America – June 19

68] Pentagon Vigil – June 20

69] Feline Rescue Association

70] Support triathlete who is raising funds in fight against cancer

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

72] Sign up with Washington Peace Center

73] Fund Our Communities campaign

74] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader 

75] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

76] Support Haiti

77] Buy a red maple tree

78] Join Global Zero campaign

79] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

80] Publish your peace article

81] Click on The Hunger Site 

82] Fire & Faith  

83] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


58] – From Sun., June 19 through Sun., Jun. 26, participate in Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC) Week in Washington, D.C. Look for details at  Join Witness Against Torture in D.C. from June 22-26 during TASSC Survivors Week. Go to


59] – Human Rights Campaign is looking for volunteers for the Pride Festival in Baltimore on Sun., June 19 from 8 AM to 8 PM.  Volunteer can select shifts. Email


60] – The Second Annual Peter De Mott Peace Trot is on for Sun., June 19 in Ithaca, New York.  Registration is at 8:30 AM, and the Trot begins at 10 AM. Go to  If you are getting sponsors (though it is not a requirement) to help out with the fund raising, here is a link to the First Giving site through the Fellowship of Reconciliation: Or you can send a check to the Ithaca Catholic Worker, 411 South Plain St., Ithaca, NY 14850.


61] – On Sun., June 19 at 10:30 AM, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore 21201, will look at "Karate as a Moral Practice" with Richard Campbell.  Most people associate karate only with violence. Although violent in its origins, in Japan it evolved into a "Doh" or path for full personal development over its practitioner's lifetime. This talk will relate a brief history of karate in general, address some of its main moral concepts, and outline how it is practiced in a traditional school. It will include a demonstration of "kata", the primary vehicle of instruction in such a school. Call 410-581-2322 or visit


62] – Join the ACLU of Maryland at the annual Baltimore Pride Festival on Sun., June 19 from 11 AM to 6 PM at Druid Hill Park.  If you can volunteer, email


63] – 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


64] – Join a Flashmob on Sun., June 19 at 2 PM just west of the Chinese Pavilion, near the GLBTQ Pride festival.  The idea is to do outreach around the TIAA-CREF campaign which is part of the boycott/divestment campaign aimed at forcing Israel to stop building settlements and to negotiate a peace agreement. Video will be taken, and then posted. The idea is to do dance moves in different places. Contact Mark at 443-955-8447. 


65] – 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.


66] – 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 June 12. 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


67] – Come Home America! Can U.S. citizens of all political persuasions unify to end war and empire?  This will be explored to see if there is a possibility of a broad-based anti-war movement linking right and left, libertarian and liberal, progressive and conservatives by Daniel McCarthy, the editor of the American Conservative, Ralph Nader, consumer advocate, Kelley Vlahos, writer for, FOX News, Kevin Zeese, Come Home America. Marc Steiner, WEAA radio and Free Speech TV, will moderate on Sun., June 19 at 7:30 PM at Bus Boys and Poets, 14th and V Sts., NW.  Go to


68] – 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 20, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.


69] – 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


70] – Susan Ingram is in training for the Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon set for Aug. 21 at Centennial Lake in Columbia.  She is doing the race to help me recuperate and get back in shape after suffering a broken right arm/shoulder in January.  She has registered to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and is racing in honor of her mom and dad, Tom and Margaret Ingram.  Both of my parents fought cancer. Mom survived. Dad did not.  Susan is blogging at her newspaper:  And if you feel so inclined, she would be grateful for any amount of donation you could make on her donation page:


71] – 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


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

73] – 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      


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


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


76] – 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


77] – 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


78] – 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.  


79] – 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.


80] – 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


81] – 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.  


82] – 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


83] – 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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