Friday, August 7, 2015

Baltimore Activist Alert - August 8 - September 22, 2015

38] Howard Ehrlich Estate Sale – continues through Aug. 9
39] Protest killer drone strikes at the CIA – Aug. 8
40] West Chester peace vigil – Aug. 8
41] Donna Edwards opens office in senatorial bid – Aug. 8
42] WPFW Blues Festival – Aug. 8
43] Baltimore Ferguson Anniversary Weekend Protest & Peoples Summit – Aug. 8
44] Stop Police Terror Project D.C. Rally and March – Aug. 8
45] Nagasaki Candlelight Vigil – Aug. 8
46] Climate chaos, poverty & war actions – Sept. 22
47] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
48] Activist needs a driveway or garage
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] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
38] –  The estate sale for the late Howard Ehrlich, who was board president of Research Associates Foundation, took place on Sat., Aug. 1 at 2743 Maryland Ave., Baltimore 21218.  Sale items included progressive books, furniture, appliances, equipment and miscellaneous household items. But note that there are many items still for sale. If you would like to look over the items, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at Verizon dot net.   Proceeds after expenses will benefit the Nicaraguan Cultural Alliance.  There are suggested prices, but these are negotiable - so make an offer! 

39] – On Sat., Aug. 8 from 10 to 11:30 AM, Join the monthly killer drone protest at the entrance to the CIA. U.S. drone strikes violate international law and create more new enemies.  Meet at the CIA entrance on Rte. 123, 900 Dolley Madison Blvd., Langley, VA. Oppose CIA & U.S. military drone strikes. The protest is supported by Pax Christi Metro DC, Northern Virginians for Peace & Justice, Episcopal Peace Fellowship, Dorothy Day Catholic Worker of DC, Code Pink, Nova Catholic Community, Peace & International Outreach Committee of Langley Hill Friends, Washington Peace Center, Peace Action Montgomery, Little Friends for Peace and Maryland United for Peace & Justice.

40] –  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

41] – Donna Edwards is officially opening her campaign headquarters. Get a first-hand update on the campaign, and meet some members of the campaign team and connect with grassroots supporters from all over Maryland. RSVP at Donna for Senate Headquarters, 4500 Forbes Blvd., Lanham 20706, will open on Sat., Aug. 8 from noon to 2 PM.

42] – On Sat., Aug. 8 from noon to 8 PM get over to the 2nd Annual WPFW Blues Festival at Lamont's Entertainment Complex, 4400 Livingston Rd, Indian Head, MD 20640.  The Blues Festival features Full Power Blues Band, Clarence "The Bluesman" Turner, The Stacy Brooks Band, Jim Bennett & Lady Mary and more. You'll receive a copy of Nap Turner's “Hughes Views of the Blues Simple Stories” with each ticket purchased (while supplies last!). Tickets are $25! There is a cash bar and food vendor on site. Go to
WPFW is seeking volunteers to assist during the festival. If interested, email  or call 202.588.0999 x 360. See

43] – The People's Power Assembly has organized a Baltimore Ferguson Anniversary Weekend Protest & Peoples Summit, Go to  On Sat., Aug. 8 at 3 PM, gather @ Pennsylvania & North Avenues. STOP THE WAR ON BLACK AMERICA!  Jobs & Education, Not Police Terror! MARCH for Freddie Grey, Sandra Bland, Tyrone West, Kindra Chapman, Mya Hall and all victims of racism & police terror.  The march will begin at 3:30 PM sharp.

At 4:30 PM enjoy food & music @ Peoples Park, across from 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.  At 5 PM, participate in a Peoples Summit under the tent @ Peoples Park.  Share your story; community groups and organizations can share what you are doing. See films on “know your rights” and join in the discussion on next steps.

Donations are needed to help with the cost of flyers, posters, banners and food.  Go to  Donations of water are also needed.  Call 443-221-3775. See

44] –  On Sat., Aug. 8 at 7 PM, get involved with the Stop Police Terror Project D.C. Rally and March in memory of Mike Brown and other police terror victims.  August 9th will mark one year since 18-year-old Mike Brown was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. Mike Brown’s death, and the subsequent non-indictment of the officer that killed him, resulted in a shockwave of marches, rallies, shut downs and die-ins all across the country. The recent deaths of Sandra Bland in Texas and Kindra Chapman in Alabama, both at the hands of police, show the need to continue struggling against racist police terror and to show that we will not stand for the ongoing brutalization and killing of Black people in America. Join the rally and march at the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum, 1925 Vermont Ave. NW, WDC.  Go to

45] – On Sat., Aug. 8 at 9:45 PM there will be a Nagasaki Candlelight Vigil near the White House in Lafayette Park.  There will be a Moment's Silence at 10:02 PM, and then participants will share thoughts for peace.

46] -- The National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance is planning an action on September 21 or 22 in the D.C. area. We will gather at 10 AM in Rep. Paul Ryan’s office to challenge him that the wars must end, that Mother Earth must be saved and that we must eliminate income inequality. We will occupy Rep. Paul Ryan’s office.

After delivering a letter and speaking with staff members, we will next gather for a rally in Murrow Park, before arriving at 1 PM at the White House.  There we will try to deliver a letter to the White House, raise the same issues and risk arrest. Let Max know if you can join us in D.C. for this action.

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

48] -- There is a bicycle activist who is seeking a space [driveway or garage] where he could park a vehicle without plates.  Let Max know if you have a suggestion.

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 former 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] – 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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