Friday, September 30, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - September 30 - October 15, 2016

39] Film COMMAND AND CONTROL – Sept. 30 to Oct. 6
40] Project Homeless Connect – Sept. 30
41] Peace vigil at White House – Sept. 30
42] WIB peace vigils – Sept. 30
43] American Promise Citizen Leadership Conference – Sept. 30 – Oct. 2
44 Black Lives Matter vigil – Sept. 30
45] Gallery Al-Quds presents Night Raid -- Sept. 30
46] Ballroom Dancing – Sept. 30
47] 6th Annual DC Peace Conference -- Oct. 1
48] West Chester peace vigil – Oct. 1
49] Help out Green Party candidates – Oct. 1 - 2
50] Housing Over Policing Rally – Oct. 1
51] Know Your Rights and Responsibilities -- Oct. 1
52] See the film FAIR GAMEOct. 1
53] Call for the pardon of Ed Snowden – Oct. 8
54] Protest Fleet Week – Oct. 12 & 15
55] Room for rent
56] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
57] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
58] Do you need any book shelves?
59] Join the Global Zero campaign
60] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
39] – From Fri., Sept. 30 through Thurs., Oct. 6 see a screening of "Command and Control” at the Landmark Theatres Ritz on the Bourse, 400 Ranstead St., Philadelphia. Go to A chilling nightmare plays out at a Titan II missile complex in Arkansas in September, 1980. A worker accidentally drops a socket, puncturing the fuel tank of an intercontinental ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead in our arsenal, an incident which ignites a series of feverish efforts to avoid a deadly disaster. Directed by Robert Kenner (FOOD, INC.) and based on the critically acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser (FAST FOOD NATION), COMMAND AND CONTROL is a minute-by-minute account of this long-hidden story. Putting a camera where there was no camera that night, Kenner brings this nonfiction thriller to life with stunning original footage shot in a decommissioned Titan II missile silo. Eyewitness accounts — from the man who dropped the socket, to the man who designed the warhead, to the Secretary of Defense— chronicle nine hours of terror that prevented an explosion 600 times more powerful than Hiroshima. Go to

40] – On Fri., Sept. 30 from 9 AM to 8 PM get with the Project Homeless Connect hosted by United Way of Central Maryland.  It will happen at the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W Pratt St., Baltimore 21201.  One of the most difficult parts of being homeless is gaining access to the essential resources and services you need to get back on your feet — such as medical and dental screenings, haircuts, career services, legal advice, government identification, healthy food, and more. To make that easier for the homeless in central Maryland, we need U to volunteer at Project Homeless Connect.  Project Homeless Connect provides an opportunity for local homeless families and individuals to access all those services and more in one place at one time.  As a volunteer, you’ll be paired with homeless or at-risk participants and guide them throughout the event one-on-one, helping them connect with the services they need and getting to know them over the course of the day.  Volunteers must register on the United Way website:

41] – On Fri., Sept. 30 from noon to 1 PM, join the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in a vigil urging the powers that be to abolish war and torture, to disarm all weapons, to end indefinite detention, to close Guantanamo, to establish justice for all and help create the Beloved Community! This vigil will take place at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contract Art @ or at 202-360-6416. 

42] – On Fri., Sept. 30 from noon to 1 PM, join a Women in Black peace vigil. A vigil will take place in McKeldin Square at the corner of Light and Pratt Sts., and another will take place outside Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St., across from the Rotunda.  Stay for as long as you can. Wear black. Dress for who knows what kind of weather. Bring your own poster or help with the "NO WAR IN MY NAME" banner.  When there are others to stand with, you don't need to carry the burden alone. Do this to be in solidarity with others....when everything around us says “Be afraid of the stranger.” Carpool and parking available at both locations. Just send an email that you need a ride [].  Peace signs will be available. 

43] – From Fri., Sept. 30 through Sun., Oct. 2 get over to the American Promise Citizen Leadership Conference. Go to Check-in begins at 2 PM on Friday, and a welcome starts at 4 PM. Then enjoy dinner and a screening of “Iron Jawed Angels” or “Go, Granny D!, a one-woman theatrical production.  The Conference continues through Saturday and Sunday. The Conference is at the Renaissance Washington D.C. Downtown Hotel (Marriott), 999 9th St. NW, WDC 20001.  Go to

44] – There is usually a silent vigil on Fridays, from 5 to 6 PM, sponsored by Homewood Friends and Stony Run Meetings, outside the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St.  The next scheduled vigil is on Sept. 30. Black Lives Matter.

45] – Gallery Al-Quds presents Night Raid on Fri., Sept. 30 with an opening reception from 6 to 8 PM at 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC. A collection of photographic night raid images will be exhibited through Fri., Oct. 14, providing a context for Israeli military night raids regularly performed in the village of Bil’in in the West Bank. The American Friends Service Committee initiated and produced the Night Raid collaboration with the “Israeli Detention: No Way to Treat a Child Campaign.” Photojournalist Richard Cahan curated the exhibition.  Raed Jarrar, of the DC-based Office of Public Policy and Advocacy, American Friends Service Committee, will speak at the reception. RSVP

46] – There is an opportunity to participate in ballroom dancing, usually every Friday of the month, in the JHU ROTC Bldg. at  8 PM.  Turn south on San Martin Dr. from the intersection of Univ. Parkway and 39th St.  Drive on campus by taking the third left turn. The next dance will be Sept. 30. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

47] – The 6th Annual DC Peace Conference is going on at Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, 1005 3rd St. NE, WDC 2002, on Sat., Oct. 1 from 10 AM to 1 PM. Hostelling International Washington, DC (HI DC) is a nonprofit organization founded on an enduring belief in the power of travel to foster a deeper understanding of people, places, and the world around. As HI DC strives to build a more tolerant world, it has organized the annual Conference for the past six years to educate participants about current social issues that hinder the advancement of human and equal rights nationally and globally. Thus it is also a celebration of HI USA Sleep for Peace Campaign, which aims to raise awareness about social challenges that marginalized communities face in the United States.

48] – 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

49] – Help the Flowers for Senate Campaign on Sat., Oct. 1 starting at 11:30 AM at the Baltimore Green Party office, 100 E 23rd St., Baltimore MD 21218. Then volunteers will go to the Fells Point Fun Festival.  On Sun., Oct. 2 volunteers will go to the Farmer’s Market under the JFX.  Contact Cristi Demnowicz at  Go to

Sign up for Canvassing Training and become a Door to Door field volunteer. Harris, Schlakman and Spilly are hitting the pavement and could use more door to door volunteers.  Visit or Election Day is coming up FAST!   Early voting starts Oct. 27 and goes through Nov. 3. See

50] – Housing Over Policing Rally is taking place at DC General Family Shelter, 1900 Massachusetts Ave. SE, WDC, on Sat., Oct. 1 from 1 to 3:30 PM.  Join Bread for the City for their rally to demand Mayor Bowser to spend taxpayer money in ways that support the lives of community members. No one should be denied access to quality housing that is affordable for them, leaving extra money in their pockets to enjoy life's pleasures. The process to decide how DC spends its money next year begins this Fall. Now is the time to make sure Mayor Bowser and the DC Council put more money into vouchers, construction and preservation of truly affordable housing. See HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/EVENTS/1173315399395025/.

51] –  On Sat., Oct. 1 from 2 to 4 PM, attend a community forum Know Your Rights and Responsibilities about address community/police relations at Hicks/ Anderson, 501 N. Madison St., Wilmington, DE. This is sponsored by The Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow. Email

52] –  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., Oct. 7 see FAIR GAME [USA, 2010] which is ripped from the headlines. Directed by Doug Liman and starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn, it is based on Valerie Plame's memoir, “Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House,” and Joseph C. Wilson's memoir, “The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity: A Diplomat's Memoir.”  Penn, as Wilson, travels to Niger to see if yellowcake uranium is being provided to Iraq for use in nuclear weapons. He determines that it is not.  George W. Bush, though, justifies an invasion of Iraq in a 2003 State of the Union address by alluding to the uranium's use in Iraq for weapons of mass destruction, Wilson submits an op-ed piece to The New York Times, stating this is untrue. Scooter Libby then betrays Plame’s covert identity, and the couple suffer the consequences. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at

53] – Keep Space for Peace Week -- International Days of Protest to Stop the Militarization of Space is happening from Sat., Oct. 1 through Sat., Oct. 8.  Go to The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will do its annual Keep Space for Peace Week protest at the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Maryland at 11 AM on Sat., Oct. 8.  We will be promoting a pardon for Edward Snowden.  Rides will be available. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at Verizon dot net.

54] – The Port of Baltimore will be the site of the Commissioning Ceremony for the most powerful, technologically-advanced, United States Destroyer in history – USS ZUMWALT DDG 1000 on Sat., Oct. 15, 2016 at 5 PM.  According to the propaganda, “This FIRST IN CLASS ship introduces major innovations in design: stealth profile, small crew size, wave-piercing tumblehome hull, state-of-the-art electric propulsion and the latest long-range gun and missile weaponry. The USS ZUMWALT is unlike any warship that has ever sailed the seas.”  If you can believe this, the ship’s motto is PAX PROPTER VIM – “PEACE THROUGH POWER.”  

 The commissioning is part of Fleet Week.  If you believe that we must protest the commissioning of this war ship, let me know if you are available to attend a planning meeting sometime this week. Contact me at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at Verizon dot net. We intend to protest both the Commissioning and Welcoming on Oct. 12 at 4 PM.  Join us.

55] – There is a furnished room for rent with private bath in a nice, quiet Lutherville neighborhood, not far from the light rail and 83, 15 minutes from Towson Town Center and various shops on York Road.  Rent, which includes cable, Wi-Fi, kitchen privileges and the use of washer and dryer, is $650 a month and the splitting of gas & electric bill. Call Lynn at 410-960-3008.

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

57] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at

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

59] -- 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.

60] – 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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