Sunday, October 25, 2015

Baltimore Activist Alert - September 26, 2015

63] West Chester peace vigil – Sept. 26
64] Protest drone killings – Sept. 26
65] News from Chiapas --- Sept. 26
66] Women’s Forum – Sept. 26
67] The Time to Act Is Now. -- Sept. 26
68] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
69] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
70] Do you need any book shelves?
71] Join Global Zero campaign
72] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil

63] –  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

64] –  On Sat., Sept. 26 at noon, come to Horsham, PA and participate in the day's monthly protest of remote-controlled killing and the drone war command center. Nationwide Campaign Nonviolence actions will be held September 20 - 27.  Visit  The nonviolent protest on September 26 in Horsham is also an expression of support for Campaign Nonviolence.  Visit the calendar listing for Sept. 26 at Call 610-544-1818.

65] –- Come to 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC 20008 on Sat., Sept. 26 from noon to 1 PM to hear Guadalupe Moshan Álvarez, a human rights defender that works as the principal attorney that gives legal advice at the front desk of the Fray Bartolomé Human Rights Center (FrayBa) in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. As an indigenous, Tzotzil woman from the highlands of Huixtan, Chiapas, Guadalupe knows well the context of socio-political struggle against the political class' development plans that threaten communities in her state. For this reason, since she has been accompanying indigenous communities in their pursuit of justice for over 10 years. In the past year alone, Guadalupe attended to more than 1,300 denouncements of human rights violations. The work she and her coworkers do is powerful, unique, and inspiring. This 7-minute documentary gives a brief explanation of their work with indigenous communities and international solidarity activists.

During her talk, Guadalupe will discuss the current human rights situation in Chiapas, its relation to the national context, and the role of international solidarity. The FrayBa Human Rights Center was founded in 1989 by the renowned liberation theologian, peace activist, and Catholic Bishop Samuel Ruiz. Independent of any political party, ideology or religious creed, FrayBa's mission is to be "at the service of the poor, the marginalized, and the organized peoples who transform their socio-economic and political situation." Come hear Guadalupe Moshan Álvarez speak of this complex situation and the role of FrayBa in promoting the right of autonomous self-determination, integral justice as a prerequisite for peace, and the development of a culture of dialogue, understanding, and reconciliation. Liberation knows no borders, and the struggle of Chiapas' indigenous communities for justice provides lessons for us all. See

66] – WHY the WOMEN'S FORUM? To identify and resolve institutional issues of injustices inflicted against women regarding: Racism; White Supremacy; Incest and the Black Family; and more. Come to discuss strategies for fighting oppression and finding justice at the Galbraith AME Zion Church, 1114 6th St. NW, WDC, on Sat., Sept. 26 from 2 to 6 PM.

67] – On Sat., Sept. 26 from 3 to 4:30 PM, Dr. Michael MacCracken, noted climate scientist, advisor to the U.S. Catholic Bishops and the Vatican, and Chief Scientist for Climate Change Programs at The Climate Institute, presents “THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW! What We’ve Done and What We Need to Do” at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 1513 Dunster Road, Rockville 20854 in the parish library.

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

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

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

71] -- 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.

72] – 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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