Sunday, March 2, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - Mar. 2-3, 2014

61] Interfaith Council˜s Interfaith Visitation Series -- Mar. 2
62] Ending the War on International Law -- Mar. 2
63] Peace and Pancakes -- Mar. 2
64] Climate Change: A Civil Rights Issue -- Mar. 2
65] “Free Angela & All Political Prisoners -- Mar. 2
66] Film “Chasing Ice” -- Mar. 2
67] Pentagon Vigil -- Mar. 3
68] Wage Theft Rally -- Mar. 3
69] Sane Gun Reform demo -- Mar. 3
70] Max is seeking a place to live
71] Ronda Cooperstein on social media
72] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
73] Join Fund Our Communities
74] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
75] Do you need any book shelves or file cabinets?
76] Join Global Zero campaign
77] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
78] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
61] -- On Sun., Feb. 23 from 9 AM to noon, the Montgomery County Interfaith Council’s Interfaith Visitation Series will be at the Adelphi Friends Meeting House (Quakers), 2303 Metzerott Rd., Adelphi 20783--near New Hampshire Ave. and the 495 Capitol Beltway. To register, send an email to

62] -- Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore 21201-4661, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion from 10:30 to noon. On Sun., Mar. 2, the platform address is “Ending the War on International Law.”Will the world our children and grandchildren inherit be better off if nations agree to and live by a clear set of rules? The United States helped to found the United Nations and drafted the Declaration of Human Rights. However, today some conservative lawmakers are winning a war on international law. When it comes to human rights, arms control and climate change, the U.S. Senate has not agreed to a major multilateral treaty since 1997. Don Kraus will report on efforts to increase U.S. support for international law, including the new 2014 Congressional Report Card published by the Global Solutions Action Network.
Kraus is the president and chief executive officer of and its political arm, the Global Solutions Action Network. Don previously served as Global Solutions executive vice-president where he directed its Government Relations Department and Political Action Committee. Prior to that, he served as the executive director of the Campaign for United Nations Reform and its affiliated political action committee, CUNR PAC. is a groundbreaking online movement for Americans who want the United States to take a responsible and cooperative role in the world. We are confronted with threats to world peace and stability on a daily basis; costly wars, mass atrocities, destructive climate change, dehumanizing globalization and the spread of nuclear weapons. International law provides a mechanism to address these threats. Go to or Twitter: @bmorethical or Facebook: email Call 410-581-2322.

63] -- 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.

64] -- Climate Change: A Civil Rights Issue will be discussed on Sun., Mar. 2 from 2 to 4 PM at PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 5301 N. Capitol St. NE. The church is hosting Nature's Friends & the Hip Hop Caucus in a forum describing political, spiritual and practical responses to climate change. The facilitators are Rev. Ronya-Lee Anderson & Rev. Carolyn Boyd. Call 804-389-5150.

65] -- See “Free Angela & All Political Prisoners”on Sun., Mar. 2 at 2 PM at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St. This documentary is about Angela Davis, a philosophy professor in the '60s, who became involved with the prison reform movement. Call 443-263-1800 or go to The price is included with museum admission.

66] -- Watch “Chasing Ice”and learn the Story of Climate Change from the Glaciers on Sun., Mar. 2 from 4 to 7 PM at Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland St., Falls Church, VA. "Chasing Ice”is the story of one man's mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of climate change. Using time-lapse cameras, his videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate." Join the green team at Temple Rodef Shalom for dinner catered by Coyote Grille of Fairfax and a movie, followed by a discussion facilitated by Joelle Novey. RSVP at

67] -- 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., Mar. 3, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email or call 202-882-9649.

The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro. By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area.

By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr., and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begin at 8 AM. No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. Restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.

68] -- Get out for the Wage Theft Rally on Mon., Mar. 3 at 9 AM at the Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Everyone deserves fair pay for a day’s work! Workers in the District are organizing and fighting back against the all too common practice of wage theft. After months of hard work, there is a bill before the city council, called the Wage Theft Prevention Act that will strengthen protections against wage theft in the city. Join workers and allies for a rally in front of the D.C. Council and then attend the hearing on the Wage Theft Prevention Act. Visit

69] -- The Monday White House Demonstration for Sane Gun Reform is happening on Mon., Mar. 3 from 11 AM to 1 PM on the North Side of The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. This event is a demonstration calling on Congress to recognize this is a public health emergency, require universal background checks, require Gun Safety Training, reinstate the Assault Weapons Ban, ban high capacity ammunition magazines and provide research funds into causes and solutions to gun violence. Contact Helen Ramsey at

70] -- Max is seeking a place to live. Let him know of any possibilities. He can be reached at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at net.

71] -- Ronda Cooperstein has taken to social media, and is recording her opinion pieces on You Tube. Check out her essay at

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 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] -- 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 any book shelves? Can you use any file cabinets? 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] -- 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.

78] – A 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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