Saturday, June 7, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - June 7 - Aug. 10, 2014

53] Olney Peace vigil – June 7
54] Book signing of "Fix Your Mood with Food” – June 7
55] West Chester, PA demo – June 7
56] Silent peace vigil – June 7
57] Anti-Drone Death Walk --- June 7
58] American Muslim Alliance rally and march – June 7
59] March for Chelsea Manning – June 7
60] Support Doc Cheatham – June 7
61] “Sensitizing Oneself to Critical Issues of Race” – June 8
62] Peace and Pancakes – June 8
63] Cuban Five activities – June 8
64] Adopt a cat or two – June 8
65] "Next Steps in A New Cold War?: Russia, Ukraine, & So On" -- June 8
66] Little Friends for Peace Annual Talent Show – June 8
67] Human Rights Dinner – June 8
68] Pentagon Vigil – June 9
69] Save the date! - Aug. 10
70] Support a Peace Camp
71] Max is seeking a place to live
72] Ronda Cooperstein on social media
73] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
74] Join Fund Our Communities
75] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
76] Do you need any book shelves or file cabinets?
77] Join Global Zero campaign
78] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
79] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
53] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 10:30 to 11:30 AM, on the corner of Rt. 108 and Georgia Ave. [Route 97] in Olney, MD. The next vigil is June 7. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.

54] – The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine wants you to Fix Your Mood with a Food Book Signing on Sat., June 7 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Whole Foods Market, 1440 P St. NW, WDC 20005. Get over to the book signing of "Fix Your Mood with Food" with author Heather Lounsbury, L.Ac., and PCRM president Dr. Neal Barnard. The book uses methods practiced in Chinese medicine to improve mood naturally. More than 60 million Americans are affected with psychiatric disorders and few see improvement using prescribed medications. Lounsbury combines knowledge of Western nutrition and extensive studies in Chinese medicine and nutrition to help readers achieve emotional and physical health.

Lounsbury, one of Los Angeles' best-known acupuncturists, is the powerhouse behind the Live Natural Live Well brand, embracing a popular blog, YouTube videos, and weekly radio show. She is passionate about spreading the message of holistic living and empowering her patients to heal themselves, and has attracted broad media attention from Psychology Today, Time, FOX News, Billboard Magazine, Vogue Germany, and VegNews. Email Go to

55] – Each Saturday, 11 AM – 1 PM, Chester County Peace Movement holds a peace vigil in West Chester in front of the Chester County Courthouse, High & Market Sts. Go to Email

56] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., June 7. Look for the blue banner with the message, "Seek Peace and Pursue It.--Psalms 34:14." The vigil lasts one hour and is silent except when one responds to the occasional questions. Go to or email

57] – On Sat., June 7 from noon until 1 PM, join the monthly Philadelphia Anti-War/Anti-Drone Silent Death Walk. Meet at 12th & Market Sts. Signs, banners, and masks are available. Wear black. RSVP to Marge Van Cleef at 267-763-1644.

President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that he will seek $1 billion to boost the U.S. military presence in Eastern Europe... In addition, the U.S. will be moving more military hardware to the region, Obama said. “Under this effort, and with the support of Congress, the United States will preposition more equipment in Europe,” Obama said during a news conference in Warsaw.... See

58] – Passionate about closing Gitmo, grounding the drones, and stopping NSA spying? The American Muslim Alliance is holding a rally and march for economic and social justice on Sat., June 7 at noon at Freedom Plaza, 4th St. and Pennsylvania Ave., WDC.

59] –As others march in Gay Pride events across the United States, CODEPINK DC and friends will gather in celebration of heroic U.S. Army WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning in DC Pride! Meet on Sat., June 7 at 3:30 PM (for the 4 PM march) at the northeast corner of O St. & 23rd St. NW. Contact Sergei for more info at Chelsea Manning confirmed how obscene it is that so many people internationally and in communities in the US, including Washington D.C., are suffering from extreme poverty and don't have the basics of life --drinkable water, food security, housing, health care --while the US military is lavished with funds for slaughtering untold numbers of people and destroying the environment of our beautiful earth in the interests of the 1%.

60] – The Caton Castle, 20 S. Caton Ave., hosts a night of jazz with proceeds benefitting the campaign of Marvin "Doc" Cheatham, Democratic candidate for the Maryland 40th legislative district. Support Doc on Sat., June 7 from 6 to 9 PM. Call 410-566-7086 or visit The requested donation is $20.

61] - 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 AM to noon. On Sun., June 8, the platform address is “Sensitizing Oneself to Critical Issues of Race” with Simran Noor.
This talk will address an issue that Karen Helm brought up in her Ethical Action Report. There is a great need to sensitize ourselves to the critical issues of race. Simran’s work centers on uniting policy reform strategies and grassroots advocacy to transform inequity and exclusion into fairness and inclusion. In this talk, we will discuss the meaning of structural racial inequity, understand more on how it has been created and recognize the implications for our work moving forward. Call 410-581-2322 or email

62] - 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.

63] – Five Days for the Cuban Five continues on Sun., June 8, beginning at 11 AM. A delegation from Chile and other participants will visit the place where Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt were assassinated. From 2 to 4 PM, there will be ORIENTATION FOR VISITS TO CAPITOL HILL with the participation of MPs from Europe and Latin America and Mayor Gayle McLaughlin of Richmond, California. From 5 to 7 PM, there will be a PUBLIC EVENT WITH PARLIAMENTARIANS at Casa de Maryland, 8151 15th Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20783. Contact Lobbying Coordinator Nancy Kohn at / 617-504-9773.

64] – "An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." -- Martin Buber. To save lives and find homes for hundreds of abandoned and unwanted cats and kittens in the community, the Maryland SPCA is participating in the 6th annual Baltimore 500: A Race to Save Lives adoption promotion! During the month of June, national Adopt-A-Cat month, the MD SPCA along with the Baltimore Animal Welfare Alliance (BAWA) partners, BARCS and Baltimore Humane Society, will waive adoption fees for cats and kittens.

All cats and kittens available for adoption are spayed/neutered and vaccinated. Baltimore 500 adopters will receive a goody bag as well as a free wellness exam for their cat/kitten from the Cat Hospital At Towson (CHAT). All regular adoption procedures apply. Last year, more than 700 cats and kittens found new homes during the Baltimore 500, and since the inaugural event in 2009, there have been 3,255 adoptions.

Join in on Sun., June 8 from 11 AM to 1 PM at Project Adopt, the Maryland SPCA's satellite adoption center, for an open house to view and purchase artwork from "KINDNESS: An Animal Welfare Inspired Collection." Students of Perry Hall Middle School have been working all year on their Maryland SPCA animal inspired paintings. They created their paintings based on photos of 2012 - 2014 MD SPCA alumni. The artwork will be available for purchase and is sure to be a punchy and colorful addition to the home of any animal lover. This show is a name-your-donation art sale. Sales from "KINDNESS" will benefit the mission of the MD SPCA and help save more lives! Project Adopt is located in the White Marsh Mall near J.C. Penney department store, 8200 Perry Hall Blvd., Baltimore 21236. Go to to see examples of the artwork. Email

65] –On Sun., June 8 at 4:30 PM, participate in the Brandywine Peace Community Monthly Potluck Supper/Program at the University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut Street, Phila., PA 19104 (37th & Chestnut Sts.). Bring main dish, salad, or dessert to share. The program begins at 5:30 PM.
Hear a discussion "Next Steps in A New Cold War?: Russia, Ukraine, & So On" with Thompson Bradley, professor emeritus of Russian Studies at Swarthmore College, and a member of Veterans for Peace. Call 610-544-1818 or go to

66] – The Little Friends for Peace Annual Talent Show will showcase the amazing talents of our community and raise money for the Peace Camp Scholarship Fund! Spotlight your child's talents, your own talent and let your light shine. Enjoy a night of singing, dancing, drumming, poetry and much more on Sunday, June 8 from 5 to 7 PM at Bus Boys and Poets, 5th and K Sts. NW, WDC. Entrance is free, but donations are welcome! To reserve your child's spot in the Talent show and for more information, email

67] – The United Workers Human Rights Dinner takes place on Sun., June 8 at 6 PM at 2640 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218. Tickets are $20, and they can be purchased at As always, the Human Rights Dinner is about leadership. And this is exactly what the students from the Human Rights Committee Free Your Voice (FYV) have been standing up and showing. For example, on Tuesday, May 27, Free Your Voice argued before the Baltimore City school board that to build the nation's largest incinerator less than a mile from several schools is quite wrong. The students did an amazing job, demanding Fair Development and the health of our communities. During the presentation the brilliant sister duo, Leah N Drey (formerly Double Impact), performed the Free Your Voice Anthem. Go to or email

68] -- 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., May 26, 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.

69] – SAVE THE DATE!!!!! Get over to "Family Fun" night to raise funds for Dr. Mutulu Skakur and the development of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to free our Political Prisoners/Prisoners of War. It will take place at Skateland North Point, 1113 Old North Point Rd., Baltimore 21222, on Sun., Aug. 10 from 4:30 to 7:30 PM. Admission is $10 which includes skate rental. Contact Abdul-Jabbar at 610.621.0699 (Maryland State Jericho). Go to

70] – Can you help out the Nawal G. Rajeh Peace Camp? Nonviolence and positive conflict resolution is taught to children while providing them a summer camp, fun experience. This year's camp is for four weeks at the 29th Street Community Center in the Harwood neighborhood and three weeks at the Drs. Camille and Bill Cosby Community Center at St. Frances Academy in Johnston Square, both East Baltimore neighborhoods.

There will be morning classes to help the young persons, ranging in age from 5 to 12 years old, retain their school based skills writing about "peace heroes" and reading books that encourage positive communication. The afternoons will be filled with activities such as swimming, art, music and free time in the gyms. Some 70 children will attend the camp. Can you make a contribution to support the Nawal G. Rajeh Peace Camp of 2014 and reach out to your network of friends? Funds will be used toward instruction in yoga, drumming, dance and art.

Greater Homewood Community Corporation will serve as the fiscal agent for Peace Camp. Checks should be made out to By Peaceful Means and mailed to GHCC, 3503 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218. Help keep children out of the extreme heat of the summer sun and from the dangerous bullets flying freely in our inner-city neighborhoods. Help make peacemakers, while keeping them safe.

71] -- 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.

72] -- Ronda Cooperstein has taken to social media, and is recording her opinion pieces on You Tube. Check out her latest essay - THE WASHINGTON POST WITH TOAST:

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

74] -- 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

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

76] -- Can you use any book shelves? Can you use any file cabinets? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

77] -- 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.

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] – 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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