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Baltimore Activist Alert Oct. 27 – Nov. 3, 2013

Baltimore Activist Alert Oct. 27 – Nov. 3, 2013

 "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]

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1] Books, buttons & stickers
2] Web site for info on federal legislation
3] Join Nonviolent Resistance lists
4] Buy coffee through HoCoFoLa
5] Vietnam Photograph Exhibit – through Feb. 23 
6] The Pursuit of Wisdom with Blinders On – Oct. 27
7] Peace and Pancakes – Oct. 27
8] Princeton Chapel Choir – Oct. 27
9] SOUL KITCHEN is open – Oct. 27
11] Heschel Vision Awards – Oct. 27
12] “We Are One Community” – Oct. 27
13] Pentagon Vigil – Oct. 28
14] Paid Sick Days and Living Wage for All hearing – Oct. 28
 1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available. “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Donate your books to Max. Call him 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 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 Adela Hirsch, 5358 Eliots Oak Rd., Columbia, MD 21044. Be sure you indicate ground (G) or bean (B) for each type of coffee ordered. The coffee will arrive some time the following week and you will be notified where to pick it up. Contact Adela at 410-997-5662 or via e-mail at

 5] – An-My Lê's photographs come to the Baltimore Museum of Art's Front Room. 21 Black-and-white and color photographs explore the roles of the military and war, showing tensions between nature and human influence and machinery. The exhibit runs through Feb. 23 at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. Call 443- 573-1700. Go to

6] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore 21201-4517, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion from 10:30 to noon. The platform address on Sun., Oct. 27 is “The Pursuit of Wisdom with Blinders On,” and Desirée H. Melton, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Notre Dame of Maryland University, will deliver it. In a time when we have moved toward accepting that not all women are physically inferior to men and toward the acceptance that people of color are not intellectually inferior by virtue of their color and/or culture, the exclusion of their perspectives from the discipline that pursues truth and wisdom, results in philosophic thought with a distinctly distorted view of reality. Ms. Melton specializes in Critical Race Theory and Social and Political Philosophy. Call 410-581-2322 or contact Kathryn Sloboda at Go to Twitter: @bmorethical Facebook:

 7] – 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.

 8] – The renowned Princeton Chapel Choir, directed by Penna Rose, will present a concert on Sun., Oct. 27 at 3 PM at Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1316 Park Ave. University organist Eric Plutz will accompany the choir on Brown Memorial’s 1930 Skinner organ. A free reception will follow. Their program of American and Russian choral music will include works by composers Stephen Paulus and Alice Parker, spirituals arranged by Michael Tippett, and "Blagoslovi, dushe moya, Gospoda" ("Bless the Lord, O My Soul") by Pavel Chesnokov. Tickets for this Tiffany Series event are $15 ($5 for students) and are available at Get parking pass in front of the church for the lot a block away. Call 410-523-1542.

 9] – The SOUL KITCHEN is open. Gimmie Shelter Productions in conjunction with the Govans Presbyterian Church, 5828 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212 is hosting a meal for the needy and homeless on Sun., Oct. 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. To help with the serving or cooking of the food, arrive at the church at 5 PM. If you are able to provide musical entertainment, call Alan Barysh at 443-239-5325. This happens on the 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month. To arrange to make a tax-deductible or an in-kind donation, call Rev. Tom Harris, pastor, at 410-435-9188. Go to

10] – The BALTIMORE GREEN FORUM, a monthly environmental education and discussion gathering, is happening on Sun., Oct. 29 from 4 to 5:30 PM at Maryland Presbyterian Church, 1105 Providence Road, Towson 21286. From 5:30 to 6:30 PM, it is optional for affinity groups to converse. The subject is ARMAGEDDON OR AWAKENING? Peak oil, water wars, collapsing economic systems, corrupt governments, poisoned earth, global warming could happen. Are we on the verge of ending it all for the human species, or a descent into transition that will lead us to an earth where all life is sacred, prosperous and sustaining? The answer is up to us... Hear the speaker Jack Arnold, founding steering committee member of Baltimore Green Forum. The Purpose of the Baltimore Green Forum is to seek to improve the quality of all life in the greater Baltimore area. BGF is open to the public and is free of charge, but donations to Maryland Presbyterian Church are greatly appreciated. Write to, call 410-554-0006, or visit

11] – The Heschel Vision Awards 2013 take place on Sun., Oct. 27 at 6:30 PM at Temple Sinai, 3100 Military Road NW. Join Jews United for Justice to celebrate these fantastic local leaders who fuse activism and deep moral commitments. These leaders inspire and empower people from all walks of life. See

 12] – On Sun., Oct. 27 from 7 to 8:30 PM at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 East University Parkway, Baltimore 21218, be at “We Are One Community” 2013 Baltimore, Maryland Caravan of Reconciliation. Clergy Beyond Borders. The main objective is to create “Rapid Response Networks” in the communities the Caravan visits and initiate a statewide network. The RRN will promote positive pluralism and respond to acts of discrimination and bigotry. This is sponsored by Clergy Beyond Borders, the Center for Dispute Resolution at the University of Maryland Law School, the Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office, and the Central Maryland Ecumenical Council. Visit

 13] – 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., Oct. 28, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email or call 202-882-9649.

 14] – There is a Paid Sick Days and Living Wage for All hearing on Mon., Oct. 28 at 10 AM at the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20004, in Hearing Room 500. To keep track of individuals who are testifying or would like to be present, email

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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