Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 4

55] Justice for Wings Workers – Aug. 9

56] Nagasaki Commemoration at the White House – Aug. 9
57] Fredrick Nagasaki Commemoration – Aug. 9
58] Chalkupy Silver Spring – Aug. 9
59] Fundraising Concert for homeless – Aug. 9
60] Rally against hate crimes – Aug. 9
61] Film THE FORGOTTEN BOMB – Aug. 9
62] Nagasaki Day Commemoration -- Aug. 9
63] Iftar dinner – Aug. 9
64] Interested in reading poetry, singing or performing music? – Aug. 10
65] MUPJ Conference – Apr. 12 & 13, 2013
66] Student needs housing
67] Order book on Chernobyl
68] Gimme Shelter seeks performers
69] Do you possess any Tom Lewis artwork?
70] Stop Smart Meter installation
71] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
72] Join Fund Our Communities
73] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader
74] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
75] Do you need a television, computer or book shelves?
76] Join Global Zero campaign
77] Digital Information and the Criminal Justice System
78] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
79] Click on The Hunger Site
80] Fire & Faith
81] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
55] – On Thurs., Aug. 9 at 10:20 AM, Justice for Wings Workers will be rallying at Carr Properties. Meet at 1776 Eye St. NW. The visit by the delegation won’t take more than 30 minutes. Contact Natali Fani-González at or go to

56] – On Thurs., Aug. 9 (anniversary of the U.S. nuclear bombing of Nagasaki) from noon to 1 PM, the Faith and Resistance Retreat to Commemorate the U.S. Nuclear Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will do a nonviolent witness at the White House with two Hibakusha (A-bomb survivors) who will offer testimony. Also to be remembered will be the anniversary of the martyrdom of Franz Jagerstatter and Edith Stein. Meet at Dorothy Day Catholic Worker at 10 AM and then go to the White House. CONVERT the WAR ECONOMY to MEET HUMAN NEEDS AND PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT! Contact the Jonah House at 410-233-6238 or

57] – On Thurs., Aug. 9 at 6 PM, attend the Fredrick Nagasaki Commemoration, starting with a vigil at the intersection of Patrick and Market Sts. At 7 PM, hear survivors of the Hiroshima atomic bomb at the Evangelical Reform United Church of Christ, 15 West Church St. Call John Steinbach at 703-822-3485.

58] – Gather for a Chalkupy MoCo on Thurs., Aug. 9 from 6 to 8 PM in Veterans' Plaza, 1 Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD (three blocks from the Metro Station). In response to a call put out by Occupy LA, protest police brutality and support the OWS movement. This is the link to see what happened in LA: Bring your own chalk and express yourself. Chalking is NOT vandalism - it is Free Speech! Contact Occupy Montgomery County at

59] – There is a Peanut Butter and Dave concert on Thurs., Aug. 9 at The Dunes, 1402 Meridian Place NW. All profits will be donated to Loaves & Fishes Homeless and Hungry Feeding Program based out of St. Stephens & the Incarnation. Other bands will also perform. Doors open at 7 PM, and the music gets going at 8:30 PM. There is a $10 cover charge. Visit

60] – There is a march and rally against LGBTQ Hate Crimes on Thurs., Aug. 9 at 7 PM at the Big Bear Cafe, 1700 1st St. NW. The evening of July 24, a gay couple was brutally attacked by a group of at least two men; they suffered serious, but not life-threatening injuries. Suspects have not yet been arrested. Come to show your support. Call 202-462-3274.

61] – On Thurs., Aug. 9 at 7:30 PM, see the documentary “The Forgotten Bomb” with a presentation by Art Laffin of the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House, sponsored by the St. Francis of Assisi Pax Christi. The film will be shown at the Youth Room (rectory basement), St. Francis of Assisi, 6701 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, MD 20855.

62] – On Thurs., Aug. 9 at 7:30 PM, the Brandywine Peace Community will hold a Nagasaki Day Ceremony. Lights of Hope Over Waters of Memory: Candlelight Vigil for Peace and A Nuclear Free Future will take place on the Market Street Bridge (over the Schuylkill River), 2955 Market St., across from 30th St. Train Station (east side), Phila., PA 19103. Go to or call 610-544-1818.

63] – The Peace House will host an Iftar Dinner: a Gathering for Peace on Thurs., Aug. 9 at 7:30 PM at 1233 12th St. NW. The holy month of Ramadan comes every year to bring people together in prayer, solidarity with the poor and peace for those who are fasting. The Peace House is an activist collective that works with Concepcion Picciotto, a woman who has dedicated her life to ending wars, encouraging and educating about concepts of peace and social justice. Contact Mira Dabit at

64] – Are you interested in reading poetry or performing music at 7 PM on Fri., Aug. 10 during the annual Nagasaki Commemoration. Let Max know, 410-366-1637, if you would like to perform.

65] – The 28th Annual Maryland Peace, Justice and the Environment Conference [] will take place Fri., Apr. 12 and Sat., Apr. 13 at the Turner Memorial AME Church, 7201 16th Place, Hyattsville. Save these dates. Email

66] – There is a student who will attend the Maryland Institute College of Art in the fall. She needs housing, and would like to live in a “good collective house and maybe do some cleaning/gardening/child-care/ work trade.” Ideally, she would like to pay $100 a month in rent, but will pay as high as $400 a month. Let Max know, 410-366-1637, if you have some possible housing solution. Please do ASAP.

67] – Order “Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment” by Alexey V. Yablokov (lead author), Vassily B. Nesterenko (Dec. 2008), Alexey V. Nesterenko, and Consulting Editor Janette D. Sherman-Nevinger. You can reprint direct from shop— Your ON DEMAND order DIRECT TO THE PRINT SHOP will receive prompt attention. Prices include postage, shipping and handling anywhere in the U.S. From 1 to 5 books cost $13.50 each. Send checks directly to GREKO PRINTING, 260 W. Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth, MI 48170 USA. For credit card orders, call 734-453-0341.

68] – Stephen Kobasa is hoping to do an exhibit of the work of Tom Lewis opening in May 2013 in New Have, CT. It would include a variety of his paintings, drawings, silkscreen prints, book illustrations, posters, banners and sketchbooks. This would not only be a display of objects on a gallery wall, but would also involve events which would return Tom's art to the streets where it was originally meant to make conscience visible.

Contact Stephen if you are in possession of original work and would consider loaning it for a month long display. You can reach him at stephen.kobasa at or 203-500-0268.

69] – Gimmie Shelter Productions is looking for performance artists in all disciplines i.e. poets, dancers, singers and musicians in all art forms who are willing to make a prolonged commitment. Gimmie Shelter does periodic benefits for the homeless and the shelters that serve them. It also participates in a monthly dinner for the homeless and needy at the Govans Presbyterian Church. There is a need there for musical entertainment.

Potential candidates should send non-returnable hard copies on compact disk in either MP3 form or regular disk format.

Dancers should send any thing they have on a DVD. Include any hard copies on paper of your writing. Add biography and a short statement saying why you want to help the homeless. Include an optional picture, a phone number and e-mail. This call is not only for those willing to perform but for those who want to help promote the events and to attend events of Gimmie Shelter Productions. All serious applications should be mailed to Alan Barysh, 5849 B Western Run Drive, Baltimore 21209. If you have drug or drinking problems or are a drama king or queen don't even bother! This is for serious creative people!

70] – Rebecca Hanna is a full time smart meter activist. She wanted to alert consumers about a recent order from the Maryland Public Service Commission. Go to or contact her at or 410 922-6535. The PSC ruled that ratepayers can defer the installation of a smart meter until an official decision has been made. You would have to submit the request in writing.

This could be sent by certified mail to Baltimore Gas & Electric, POB 1475, Baltimore, MD 21203: NOTICE OF DEFERRAL OF INSTALLATION OF SMART METERS PER PSC’S ORDER NO. 84926 DATED MAY 24, 2012 -- I am hereby notifying Baltimore Gas & Electric Company and its agents (including but not limited to Grid One Solutions, Inc.) that you are NOT to install a Smart Meter anywhere on my property pursuant to Order No. 84926 issued by the Maryland Public Service Commission on May 24, 2012. Sincerely, name and address. The PEPCO address is 701 9th Street NW, Washington DC, 20068. It is suggested a copy is sent to Public Service Commission, Attn: David J. Collins, Executive Secretary, William Donald Schaefer Tower, 6 St. Paul Street, 16th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202-6808.

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

72] – Fund Our Communities campaign is a 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

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

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

75] – Can you use a television, computer, monitor etc. or book shelves? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

76] – 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.

77] – Visit the Digital Information and the Criminal Justice System at This link presents a wide range of insightful articles for criminal justice and legal professionals, both current and future. The project aims to be an objective, authoritative resource in the ever-changing court system.

78] – 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.

79] – 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.

80] – 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

81] – 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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