Sunday, November 29, 2015

Baltimore Activist Alert Nov. 29 –December 1, 2015

Baltimore Activist Alert Nov. 29 –December 1, 2015

"I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours.
The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.

Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center.  Go to  If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to BNC, 325 East 25th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.  Max Obuszewski can be reached at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski [at]

1] Books, buttons and stickers
2] Web site for info on federal legislation
3] Join Nonviolent Resistance lists  
4] Buy coffee through HoCoFoLa
5] Two friends are looking to buy a house in Baltimore
6] “How Are We Treating Ex-offenders” -- Nov. 29
7] March for the Climate Nov. 29
8] Pentagon Vigil – Nov. 30
9] Support the memory of Freddie Gray – Nov. 30
10] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Nov. 30 – Dec. 4
11] Say no to privatization – Nov. 30
12] Giving Tuesday – Dec. 1
1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available.  “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

2] – To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at

3] – THE ORGANIZING LIST will be the primary decision-making mechanism of the National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR].  It will be augmented by conference calls and possibly in-person meetings as needed.  It will consist of 1 or 2 representatives from each local, regional, or national organization (not coalitions) that wishes to actively work to carry out the NCNR campaign of facilitating and organizing nonviolent resistance to the war in Iraq.

To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to mobuszewski at  Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.  

THE NOTICES LIST will include only notices of NCNR actions and related information and is open to any interested person to subscribe.  It will be moderated to maintain focus & will include periodic notices about getting involved in NCNR national organizing.  To join the NOTICES List, send an email message to You will get a confirmation message once subscribed.  If you have problems, please write to the list manager at

4] – You can help safeguard human rights and fragile ecosystems through your purchase of HOCOFOLA Café Quetzal. Bags of ground coffee or whole beans can be ordered by mailing in an order form. Also note organic cocoa and sugar are for sale.  For more details and to download the order form, go to The coffee comes in one-pound bags.

Fill out the form and mail it with a check made out to HOCOFOLA on or before the second week of the month.  Be sure you indicate ground or beans for each type of coffee ordered.  Send it to Francine Sheppard at 5639B, Harpers Farm Rd., Columbia 21044. The coffee will arrive some time the following week and you will be notified where to pick it up. Contact Francine at 410-992-7679 or

5] – Janice and Max are looking to buy a house in Baltimore.  Let Max know if you have any leads—410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at Verizon dot net.

6] – 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 Nov. 29 hear the address “How Are We Treating Ex-offenders.”  Do Ex-Offenders really get a second chance? Are we aware of the collateral consequences of incarceration? Are we aware of our personal biases against returning citizens? What can we do to ensure that returning citizens regain their full rights?  Monica Cooper is a graduate of the University of Baltimore and a proud member of the International Honor Society of two year colleges Phi Theta Kappa. As the Co-founder of Maryland Justice Project she has work tirelessly to change the conversation around incarceration and the justice system in the United States. Call 410-581-2322 or email

7] – The weekend before the Paris climate talks, all around the world people will be coming together in massive global weekend of action that will make sure global heads of state know that the entire world expects them to take nothing less than dramatic action to shut down the fossil fuel industry and build the renewable energy we need. Be in D.C. for a creative, art-filled action just outside the White House! This event is part of the Global Climate March. On Nov. 30, world leaders meet in Paris to start negotiating the next global climate deal. That’s why, the day before, people around the world will take to the streets and push leaders at every level of government to commit to 100% clean energy. Together, we can push the world towards a climate deal that gets us off dirty energy and unleashes clean energy for all. Let's make history!  Go to the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20500, on Sun., Nov. 29 at 2 PM.  Go to

There is a carpool to D.C. leaving at noon from the Broken Land WEST Park and Ride at MD 32 & Broken Land Pkwy.  Sign up to be part of our group which carpools from Columbia MD to the Greenbelt Metro and then to the White House. RSVP with your name and cell phone number --  See

8] -- 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., Nov. 30, 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. 

9] – The Peoples Power Assembly is calling for action.  On Mon., Nov. 30 starting at 8:30 AM protest at the police trial in the Freddie Gray case at the Baltimore City Circuit Courthouses, 100 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21202.  The protest will continue through the day.  Also join the rally at 5:30 PM.  Visit

10] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 AM to noon on WEAA 88.9 FM, The Voice of the Community, or online at   The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email to All shows are also available as podcasts at

11] – You are needed on Mon., Nov. 30 to Say No to Privatizing DLC.  Don’t say good bye to 350 Union Jobs, or let $35 Million in annual revenue slip away.  PACK THE HOUSE. Protect jobs and county on Mon., Nov. 30. Sign in at 6:15 PM in the 3rd Floor Hearing Room, Stella Werner Council Office Bldg., 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850. Enjoy pizza and drinks beforehand.  RSVP at  Email Alicia Valentin at

12 – Tuesday, Dec. 1 is Giving Tuesday.  Support the Washington Peace Center, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC.  Start the giving season by supporting peace and justice in D.C. Become a sustaining donor to the Peace Center at $10 or $20 a month and sustain this work for another year. Plus, you’ll get an awesome WPC t-shirt AND a free ticket to the Activist Awards in March! Go to

To be continued.

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

"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs 

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