Sunday, August 28, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert September 4 - 7, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert September 4 - 7, 2016

"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 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski [at]

1] Books, buttons and stickers
2] Web site for info on federal legislation
3] Join Nonviolent Resistance lists  
4] Two friends are looking to buy a house in Baltimore
5] Take Me Out to the Ballgame – deadline Aug. 31
6] “Celebrate National Recovery Month.”  – Sept. 4
7] Pentagon Vigil – Sept. 5
8] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Sept. 5 – Sept. 9
9] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – Sept. 6
10] "No Drone Research at JHU" – Sept. 6
11] Protest the TPP – Sept. 7
12] Transform Baltimore – Sept. 7
13] Film “Embracing Article 9 of the Constitution of Japan” – Sept. 9
1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available.  “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.

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] – Janice and Max are looking to buy a house in Baltimore.  Let Max know if you have any leads—410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at Verizon dot net.

5] – On Tues. Sept. 20th, a peace delegation will be going to the Oriole-Red Sox game at Camden Yards.  A young peace loving Oriole fan, Carlos Laffin, and a lifetime Oriole fan, from his days growing up in Salisbury, MD, Johnny Zokovitch, will be honored.  If you would like to join the delegation, contact Bob Cooke at 301-661-0449 (cell), no later than Wed., Aug. 31.  All tickets will be in the same section, and the cost of the tickets should probably be in the $16 to $24 range.

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 Sun., Sept. 4, “Celebrate National Recovery Month.”  Join a panel of Society members and friends as they share their experiences with mental health, addiction, and different pathways to recovery.  Call 410-581-2322 or email

7] – 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 Sept., 5, 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. 

8] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Friday fr6m 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

9] – Each Tuesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the Catholic Peace Fellowship-Philadelphia for peace in Afghanistan and Iraq gathers at the Suburban Station, 16th St. & JFK Blvd., at the entrance to Tracks 3 and 4 on the mezzanine.  The next vigil is Sept. 3.  Call 215-426-0364.

10] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. join this ongoing vigil on Sept. 3  from 5:30 to 6:30  PM. Call Max at 410-323-1607.

11] – Popular Resistance is organizing a protest on Wed., Sept. 7 from 9 AM to 5 PM, the first full day that Congress will be back. President Obama has taken official steps to introduce legislation to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) after the election (called the 'lame duck session'). We must let Congress know in no uncertain terms that we will not accept a vote on the TPP this year and we demand that they oppose the TPP!  To participate go to , and then you will be contacted about the details.

12] – Transform Baltimore Moves Forward. The Baltimore City Council Land Use and Transportation Committee will be voting on the maps for Transform Baltimore, our city's new zoning code, on Wed., Sept. 7 at 5 PM at the City Council Chambers.  CPHA is concerned that certain members of the City Council have proposed that several liquor stores in low-income, African-American communities be rezoned in order to prevent them from being closed under the Alcohol Outlet Density Reduction provisions of the code. CPHA is working with members of the City Council and local communities to ensure that all liquor stores being rezoned are wanted in these neighborhoods. 

13] –  The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee, Baltimore Quaker Peace and Justice Committee of Homewood and Stony Run Meetings and Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility are continuing the FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS DVD SERIES.  The DVDs will be shown at Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218, usually on the First Friday.  After the Black Lives Matter vigil, there will be a potluck dinner. At 7:15 PM, from September through December, a DVD will be shown with a discussion to follow.  There is no charge, and refreshments will be available.  The series theme is REACTING TO WARS ON CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTIONS, PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

On Fri., Sept. 9 see “Embracing Article 9 of the Constitution of Japan” [2013, Allen Nelson Peace Project].  It is in Japanese with English subtitles. Allan Nelson, an ex-marine, talks about war and peace:  “Article 9 is more powerful than any nuclear weapons.” Article 9 of Japan's Constitution reads as follows: “Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as a means of settling international disputes.” However, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for changing Article 9.  This has resulted in protests.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at

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

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-323-1607; 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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