Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 3

70] U.S.-ROK alliance – Oct. 13

71] Stephen Breyer in Baltimore – Oct. 13

72] Victims' Town Hall – Oct.13

73] Book talk at Red Emma's – Oct. 13

74] U.S./Russia arms control – Oct. 14

75] White House vigil – Oct. 14

76] WIB Inner Harbor vigil – Oct. 14

77] WIB Roland Park vigil – Oct. 14

78] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Oct. 14

79] RAF grants deadline – Oct. 14

80] Sign up with Washington Peace Center

81] Fund Our Communities campaign

82] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader 

83] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

84] Do you need a television and/or a computer?

85] Join Global Zero campaign

86] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

87] Publish your peace article

88] Click on The Hunger Site 

89] Fire & Faith  

90] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


70] – On Thurs., Oct. 13 from noon to 1:30 PM, William Tobey, Harvard University, will discuss "Reverberation: The Politics of the U.S.-ROK Alliance." Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1800 K St., NW, Fourth Floor, WDC. RSVP by e-mail.


71] – Univ. of Baltimore School of Law welcomes Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, who will discuss his new book "Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View." Breyer will speak on Thurs., Oct. 13 from 6 to 8 PM at the Patricia and Arthur Model Performing Arts Center at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave.  Call 410-685-5086 or go to  The lecture is free, but you must RSVP at


72]   On Thurs., Oct. 13 from 7 to 9 PM, join MD CASE in attending the Victims' Town Hall Forum at the District V Police Station auditorium, 6707 Groveton Dr., Clinton.  Go to or call 240-676-2542. Come learn about support and compensation available to crime victims.


73] – On Thurs., Oct. 13 at 7 PM @ Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St., James Tracy and Amy Sonnie will discuss their new book "Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times."  The authors have been interviewing activists from the 1960s for nearly ten years, and argue that poor and working-class whites, inspired by the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Panther Party, started to organize significant political movements against racism and inequality during the 1960s. Call 410-230-0450 or email


74] – On Fri., Oct. 14 from 8 to 9 AM, Barry Blechman, Stimson Center, will focus on "Next Steps in U.S./Russia Arms Control: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" as part of the NDUF-NDIA Seminar Series. It takes place at the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., SE, WDC. RSVP by noon, Oct. 13, to Elma Rhue,


75] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at Lafayette Park facing the White House.  Join the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker and friends. Contact Art Laffin:   


76] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Women in Black, Baltimore, host a vigil at Pratt and Light Sts. in the Inner Harbor. Peace signs will be available. See or write or call 410-467-9114.


77] – There is also a noon vigil on Oct. 14 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St.  Call 410-467-9114.

78] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel (now in its 8th year) takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th & JFK Blvd., Philadelphia (across from Israeli Consulate.  It is sponsored by Bubbies & Zaydes (Grandparents) for Peace in the Middle East. Email Go to

79] – Research Associates Foundation of Baltimore indicates that there is a deadline to apply for a community grants, Fri., Oct. 14--from $500 - $2500, and are available to individuals and small organizations working to promote and develop social justice-oriented organizing and research in Baltimore City. Go to  Email


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

81] – 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      


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


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


84] – Can you use a television set and/or a computer, monitor etc.? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at 


85] – 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.  

86] – 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.


87] – 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



88] – 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.  


89] – 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


90] – 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] Go to


"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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