Monday, April 8, 2013

Baltimore Activist Alert - Apr. 8 - Apr. 10, 2013

33] Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference – Apr. 8

34] Pentagon Vigil – Apr. 8

35] Eat-In for GMO Labeling – Apr. 8

36] SOAWatch Days of Action -- Apr. 8

37] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Apr. 8 – Apr. 11

38] Protest death penalty– Apr. 8

39] Pledge of Resistance/Fund Our Communities meeting – Apr. 8

40] PEACEBUILDING 2013 – Apr. 9 - 10

41] Philadelphia Peace Vigil - Apr. 9

42] War Is Not the Answer – Apr. 9

43] Celebrate the death of the death penalty – Apr. 9

44] Jim Wallis signs his new book– Apr. 9


46] Support Bradley Manning - Apr. 10 - 12

47] "Responsibility Beyond Rules: Leadership for a Secure Nuclear Future" – Apr. 10


33] – From Mon., Apr. 8 through Tues., Apr. 9, attend the Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference in the Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC. Go to Starting at 7:30 AM on Apr. 8 One can register. Email or call 202-459-0873.

34] – 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., Apr. 8, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email or call 202-882-9649.

35] – On Mon., Apr. 8 from 8 AM to 6 PM, head over to the Food And Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway College Park, MD 20740 to face down the institution that chooses Monsanto’s industrial interests over policy transparency and public health. Concerned Citizens, Farmers, Families, Students, Safe Food Activists, and Food Justice Organizations will do an Eat-In for GMO Labeling. The FDA is supposed to be the watchdog that protects us. Its purpose is to safeguard the consumer against industry, but instead it often seems to do the absolute reverse. Take back the Food System! See more at

36] – Participate in the SOAWatch Days of Action Lobby Trainings and Sessions on Mon., Apr. 8 at 10 AM at the Capitol Hill United Methodist Church, 421 Seward Square SE., near 4th and C Sts. SE). The School of the Americas Watch movement will argue that "We are One America" to the lawmakers and politicians in the halls of power through Wed., Apr. 10. Visit

37] – 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

38] – 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 Super Max Prison, at the corner of Madison Ave. and Fallsway in Baltimore. Maryland’s death row was moved out of Baltimore, but it was decided to continue the vigil. Join us on Apr.8. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

39] Pledge of Resistance/Fund Our Communities meeting – Apr. 8

39] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM, and the meetings take place at Max’s residence. There will be a meeting on Mon., Apr.8. The agenda will focus on Fund Our Communities, the Transform Now Plowshares, Historians Against The War conference, Bradley Manning and an action at the CIA. Let me know about additional agenda items. Call 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at for directions.

40] – From 8 AM to 5 PM on both Tues., Apr. 9 and Wed., Apr. 10, attend PEACEBUILDING 2013: Pacem in Terris at 50 at 8 AM to 5 PM both days at Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Rooms A, B & C, The Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Ave. NE, WDC 20064. The event, sponsored by the Catholic Peacebuilding Network, will commemorate the encyclical as a living document that remains fresh today. It will also contribute to animating peacebuilding as a priority for Catholics in the United States and to focus attention on ways in which Catholic perspectives on peacebuilding can contribute to the wider debate on the responsibilities and opportunities for peacebuilding in U.S. foreign policy. Confirmed speakers include Cardinal Peter Turkson, Fr. Bryan Hehir, Carolyn Woo, Scott Appleby, Fr. Drew Christiansen, Amb. Douglas Roche, Marie Dennis, Katherine Marshall, and Maryann Cusimano Love. An affiliated Graduate Student Conference will take place on April 8. Register at

41] – Each Tuesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the Catholic Peace Fellowship-Philadelphia for peace in Afghanistan and Iraq inside, during the winter, the Suburban Station, 16th Street & JFK Blvd., at the entrance to Tracks 3 and 4 on the mezzanine. The next vigil is Apr. 9. Call 215-426-0364.

42] – 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 Apr. 9 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

43] – Join a celebration for the death of Maryland’s death penalty on Tues., Apr. 9 at 7 PM. Come celebrate with the Campaign to End the Death Penalty, Amnesty International and Busboys & Poets. The celebration will take place at Busboys and Poets, 5331 Baltimore Ave., Suite 104, Hyattsville, MD.

44] – On Tues., Apr. 9 at 7:30 PM, Jim Wallis will talk about his new book, “On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned About Serving the Common Good” at an event hosted by World Relief and the Ecumenical Institute of Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary & University, Laubacher Hall, 5400 Roland Ave., Baltimore 21210. Following Jim’s presentation, a panel of respondents will give their reaction to Jim’s talk and share their unique perspectives on the common good. Respondents include Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin, Rev. Dr. C. Anthony Hunt, and Dr. Lyle Weiss. Books—sold by Hearts & Minds Books—will be available for purchase and signing. RSVP to Patty Rath at or (410) 864-4203. Visit

45] – On Tues, Apr. 9 from 7:30 to 8:45 PM, enjoy the SPRING INTERFAITH MEDITATION GATHERING presented by Sanaa Sharnoubi, Greater D.C. Sufi Community and John Osborne, Cleveland Park Congregational UCC. It takes place at Cleveland Park Congregational UCC, 3400 Lowell St. NW, WDC.

46] – Bradley Manning will next appear in court on Wed,, Apr. 10 through Fri., Apr, 12 for a hearing on evidentiary issues for the court martial and sentencing hearing. On the first day, there will be a vigil from 7:30 to 9 AM in front of the Fort Meade Main Gate at Reece Road and US 175. Afterwards, many supporters will attend the hearing. Email

47] – On Wed., Apr. 10 at 10 AM, hear from the Nuclear Security Governance Experts Group, which will address "Responsibility Beyond Rules: Leadership for a Secure Nuclear Future." The event, sponsored by the Stanley Foundation, will be at the Carnegie Endowment, Root Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP at

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] Go to

"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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