Sunday, November 10, 2013

Baltimore Activist Alert Nov. 10 – Nov. 11, 2013

Baltimore Activist Alert Nov. 10 – Nov. 16, 2013 "I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr. Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center. Go to If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to BNC, 325 East 25th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. Max Obuszewski can be reached at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski [at] Tune into the Maryland Progressive Blog at 1] Books, buttons & stickers 2] Web site for info on federal legislation 3] Join Nonviolent Resistance lists 4] Buy coffee through HoCoFoLa 5] Vietnam Photograph Exhibit – through Feb. 23 6] Home energy workshop – Nov. 10 7] “Freethinkers, Faitheists, and Atheists: Mapping Non-Believers” – Nov. 10 8] Peace and Pancakes – Nov. 10 9] Amplified Voices: A Connections Concert – Nov. 10 10] "THE STRUGGLE OVER VETERANS' LOYALTY TO WAR" -- Nov. 10 11] "The Law in These Parts" – Nov. 10 12] Pentagon Vigil – Nov. 11 13] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Nov. 11 – Nov. 19 ----- 1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available. “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Donate your books to Max. Call him at 410-366-1637. 2] – To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at 3] – THE ORGANIZING LIST will be the primary decision-making mechanism of the National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR]. It will be augmented by conference calls and possibly in-person meetings as needed. It will consist of 1 or 2 representatives from each local, regional, or national organization (not coalitions) that wishes to actively work to carry out the NCNR campaign of facilitating and organizing nonviolent resistance to the war in Iraq. To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe. THE NOTICES LIST will include only notices of NCNR actions and related information and is open to any interested person to subscribe. It will be moderated to maintain focus & will include periodic notices about getting involved in NCNR national organizing. To join the NOTICES List, send an email message to You will get a confirmation message once subscribed. If you have problems, please write to the list manager at 4] – You can help safeguard human rights and fragile ecosystems through your purchase of HOCOFOLA Café Quetzal. Bags of ground coffee or whole beans can be ordered by mailing in an order form. Also note organic cocoa and sugar are for sale. For more details and to download the order form, go to The coffee comes in one-pound bags. Fill out the form and mail it with a check made out to HOCOFOLA on or before the second week of the month. Be sure you indicate ground or beans for each type of coffee ordered. Send it to Adela Hirsch, 5358 Eliots Oak Rd., Columbia, MD 21044. Be sure you indicate ground (G) or bean (B) for each type of coffee ordered. The coffee will arrive some time the following week and you will be notified where to pick it up. Contact Adela at 410-997-5662 or via e-mail at 5] – An-My Lê's photographs come to the Baltimore Museum of Art's Front Room. 21 Black-and-white and color photographs explore the roles of the military and war, showing tensions between nature and human influence and machinery. The exhibit runs through Feb. 23 at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. Call 443- 573-1700. Go to 6] – Through partnerships with Civic Works’ Retrofit Baltimore and LEAP-Virginia, attend a practical home energy workshop to learn how you can save energy, help create green jobs, and shrink your carbon footprint at the same time! On Sun., Nov. 10 at 10 AM with Retrofit Baltimore at Har Sinai Congregation, 2905 Walnut Ave., Owings Mills. RSVP 7] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore 21201-4517, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion from 10:30 to noon. The platform address on Sun., Nov. 10 is “Freethinkers, Faitheists, and Atheists: Mapping Non-Believers” with Hugh Taft-Morales, leader, Baltimore Ethical Society. According to a 2012 Pew survey about religious affiliation, the fastest growing group in the U.S. is the one claiming no religion at all. As a result, a wide spectrum of organizations – from humanist to skeptic to atheist – are scrambling to attract some of these 33 million people. How do we make sense of the diversity of alternatives to traditional religion? What does Ethical Humanism offer that is unique and important? How can we help give direction to the many people now swimming in humanist seas? Call 410-581-2322 or contact Kathryn Sloboda at Go to; Twitter: @bmorethical; or Facebook: 8] – Join the Kadampa Meditation Center for Peace and Pancakes on Sundays at 10:30 AM at KMC Maryland, 2937 North Charles St. All are invited to participate in guided meditation and chant praying for world peace. There will be a talk based on Buddhist thought followed by brunch. Call 410- 243-3837. Brunch is $5. 9] – Amplified Voices: A Connections Concert is happening on Sun., Nov. 10 at 3 PM at Gaston Hall, Georgetown University. This groundbreaking initiative will connect artists from the United States and the Middle East, giving special attention to the efforts of those building peace in Israeli and Palestine. A diverse range of musicians and artists will gather to explore the power of music to connect people around the world. Catch performances by Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary, HEARTBEAT: Amplifying Youth Voices, Farah Siraj, Humayun Khan, and Bethany & Rufus. Live connections to the Middle East will be made with David Broza, the Jerusalem Youth Chorus, Muhammad Mughrabi and the Jaffa Voices of Peace. Go to 10] – On Sun., Nov. 10 at 4:30 PM, participate in the Brandywine Peace Community Monthly Potluck Supper/Program at the University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut Street, Phila., PA (37th & Chestnut Streets). "THE STRUGGLE OVER VETERANS' LOYALTY TO WAR" will be examined by John Grant, a Vietnam veteran and a long time member of Veterans for Peace. November 11 is the holiday observance of Veterans [Armistice] Day. John has worked for years as a documentary photographer and now works as a writer/photographer. He writes regularly for the on-line publication This Can't Be Happening, Visit Call 610-544-1818 or go to 11] – On Sun., Nov. 10 at 6:30 PM, Jewish Voice for Peace presents "The Law in These Parts" an award-winning film at the Arlington Public Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington 22201. One of Israel's most creative nonfiction filmmakers places judges and attorneys on the cinematic witness stand to explain Israel's contorted 45-year-old military legal structure governing Palestinians in the occupied territories. Archival film footage provides “a postmodern approach that invites the viewer into the director’s inquiry.” Call 240-425-7581 or email 12] – 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., Nov. 4, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email or call 202-882-9649. 13] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 AM 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 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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