Friday, December 19, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - December 20 - 21, 2014

40] "Winter Solstice Celebration – Dec. 20 - 21
41] Olney Peace vigil – Dec. 20
42] West Chester, PA demo – Dec. 20
43] Silent peace vigil – Dec. 20
44] Christmas Peace Vigil at Lockheed Martin – Dec. 20
45] RE/MAX Olney Protest: No Open House on Stolen Land – Dec. 20
46] Anti-rape journalist needs lodging in Baltimore
47] Presents for the Animals – throughout December
48] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
49] Join Fund Our Communities
50] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
51] Do you need any book shelves?
52] Join Global Zero campaign
53] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
54] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
40] – There is a WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION 2014 at 4217 East-West Highway, Bethesda 20814 (at Shanti Yoga Center) on Sat., Dec. 20, which starts at a 6:30 AM Sunrise Agnihotra - Fire Ceremony. At 7 PM, there will be a Lakota Healing Ceremony. On Sun., Dec. 21 again at 6:30 AM, participate in a Sunrise Agnihotra - Fire Ceremony. At 4:30 PM, catch the Sunset Agnihotra. On Mon., Dec. 22, again at 6:30 AM & 4:30 PM, there will be fire ceremony. Also participants can watch spiritual films. Email

41] – 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 Dec. 20. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.

42] – 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

43] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Dec. 20. 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

44] – On Sat., Dec. 20 at 1:30 PM, join a Christmas Peace Vigil at Lockheed Martin, 230 Mall Boulevard (Mall & Goddard Boulevards), King of Prussia, PA 19406. Stand for Christmas Peace in front of Lockheed Martin, at rear of the King of Prussia Mall. There will be bell-tolling and caroling. Read the signs and hear the sounds of Christmas Peace. Contact the Brandywine Peace Community at (610) 544 1818 or

45] – There is a RE/MAX Olney Protest: No Open House on Stolen Land. RE/MAX International supports the Israeli occupation of Palestine and East Jerusalem. Bring signs on Sat., Dec. 20 at 2 PM and gather outside the Buffington Building, 3300 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney, MD 20832 [Route 108 and Georgia Ave.]. Members of Peace Action Montgomery have joined a national campaign to peacefully voice our collective concerns to RE/MAX which has a branch in Israel that sells and rents homes in Jewish-only settlements within the Occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

46] – Throughout December, the Maryland SPCA is collecting toys for the cats and dogs in the adoption center. The goal is to collect enough toys in one month to entertain the homeless animals in the shelter throughout the coming year by filling the sleigh! You can help by bringing new cat and dog toys and treats to the Maryland SPCA. Some of the toys the pets like best are Kongs, Buster Cubes, toy mice (without catnip) and plush squeaky toys. Having toys and treats in the shelter environment helps socialize pets, reduces stress and improves health.

Bring Presents for the Animals to the adoption center at 3300 Falls Rd., Baltimore 21211 or Project Adopt at White Marsh Mall (next to JCPennys). If you would like to donate a toy or treat but can't get to the MD SPCA, you can purchase from an Amazon and AmazonSmile wish list, and your item(s) will be shipped directly to the MD SPCA. Go to Visit

47] – An anti-rape journalist from India is going to Johns Hopkins University and is seeking lodging. Can you be of help? Neha Dixit is an independent journalist based out of New Delhi, India, and she covers development, gender and politics in South Asia. She has worked in multiple mediums including online, print and television and reported for Al Jazeera, The New York Times, Outlook, Fountain Ink, Open, El Tiempo, Kafila,, Time Out Delhi, Yahoo Originals, Tehelka, Headlines Today, Mail Today, India Today, Asian Age, Daily O and Foreign Policy. Let Max know if you have any leads—410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

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

49] -- 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

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

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

52] -- 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.

53] -- 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.

54] – 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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