Saturday, October 15, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert October 16 - 18, 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] Right Care Action Week “Listening Booth” – Oct. 16
6] Fight Political Corruption – Oct. 16
7] I Want A President – Oct. 16
8] Pentagon Vigil – Oct. 17
9] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Oct. 17 – Oct. 21
10] Films “Abrazos” & “Sin Pais” – Oct. 17
11] Rights of Children Under Occupation – Oct. 17
12] Call-in Day for Terrence Sterling --- Oct. 18
13] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – Oct. 18
14] Protest drone research at JHU Oct. 18
15] COOP Happy Hour – Oct. 18
16] Nancy Weiser Ignatius Lecture on the Environment – Oct. 18

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] – Right Care Action Week is going to be doing a “Listening Booth” at the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar on Sun., Oct. 16 from 7 AM to noon. The market is underneath the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday & Saratoga Sts. This a chance for people to sound off about health care issues which bother them. Email

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., Oct. 16, the topic is “Represent Maryland – A Grassroots Movement to Fight Political Corruption.” Represent Maryland is a local chapter of the national organization known as Represent.Us. The goal is to pass a Maryland state law modeled after The American Anti-Corruption Act in order to send representatives to Congress who are, as James Madison wrote, “dependent upon the people alone,” and to eventually pass The American Anti-Corruption Act federally. While the act itself is the goal, the grassroots strategy of involving as many citizens as possible in the political process will be the true tipping point in reducing the corruption of our political system. Matthew Lindauer hails from Southwest Ohio, graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in Criminology, and moved to Baltimore in March of 2016 after 10 years of service in the Marine Corps as a Tactical Data Network Operator and Manpower Officer. He resigned as a Captain from the service in order to support and defend the Constitution against domestic threats like hyper-partisanship, civic ineptitude, and materialism that he views as equally concerning as any foreign threat. Call 410-581-2322 or email

7] – I Want A President - A Collective Reading will take place at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Sun., Oct. 16 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  "I want a president..." is a collective reading to take place just before the 2016 presidential elections. At the appointed hour, the original text will be read, as written by artist Zoe Leonard in 1992, as well as a new adaptation. Stay tuned for workshop details and reading date as they are announced. Go to

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 Oct., 10, 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 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

10] – Beyond the Classroom presents the films “Abrazos” & “Sin Pais" at 4250 Lehigh Rd., 1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1, University of Maryland, College Park, on Mon., Oct. 17 from 7 to 9 PM.  This Fall 2016 Series is on "Ensuring a World Fit for Children?  Rethinking Our Civic Responsibilities."  These two documentaries “Abrazos” (2014, USA, Guatemala)/ “Sin Pais” (Without a Country, 2011) deal with migrants. Over 4.5 million U.S. children who are citizens have at least one undocumented parent. “Abrazos” tells the transformational journey of a group of U.S. citizen children who travel from Minnesota to Guatemala to meet their grandparents and siblings for the first time! 

With intimate access and striking imagery, “Sin Pais” explores one family’s experience as they are separated for deportation. Sam and Elida Mejia escaped a violent civil war in Guatemala and came to California. After raising their family for nearly 20 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, U.S. immigration agents stormed the Mejia’s house in 2007. Sam and Elida were deported back to Guatemala, and their two teenage children were left in the United States. This documentary explores the complexities of the Mejia’s new reality – parents living without their children, and children doing their best to succeed without their parents. Visit

11] – On Mon., Oct. 17 at 7 PM, hear a presentation of The Rights of Children Under Occupation, by  child rights advocates, Beth Miller, and Jennifer Bing, at Westminster Church, 1502 W. 13th St, Wilmington.  The event is sponsored by DelNATO, Delaware Churches for Middle East Peace, & Pacem in Terris. Go to

12] – The Call-in Day for Terrence Sterling is Tues., Oct. 18 from 9 AM to 11 PM.  People are pressing the Bowser administration for answers and to institute accountability for police. Call-in, tweet, or Facebook D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser demanding answers to the outstanding questions in the murder of Terrance Sterling. Sample tweets and a short paragraph you can use for phone calls and posts on Facebook: @MayorBowser release the name of the accomplice officer in the killing of #TerrenceSterling #BlackLivesMatter #StopPoliceTerror, @MayorBowser Why was #TerrenceSterling killed? We want answers, NOW! Call Mayor Bowser at (202) 727-2643 or post on her Facebook page ( RSVP at

13] – 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 Oct. 18.  Call 215-426-0364.

14] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. join this ongoing vigil on Oct. 18  from 5:30 to 6:30  PM. Call Max at 410-323-1607.

15] – There is a COOP HAPPY HOUR on Tues., Oct. 18 at 6 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201.  The second cooperative happy hour is hosted in collaboration with 2640, Baltimore Bicycle Works, and the Baltimore Roundtable for Economic Democracy! Interested in starting a cooperative, or just want to learn more? Have ideas and expertise from your own experience that you want to share with other nascent cooperatives in Maryland? Come on out for socializing with Baltimore's coop crowd, and get free advice from Baltimore's cooperative experts - the workers themselves! Good food, good drinks, good conversation! Call 443-602-7585.  Go to  

16] – The Nancy Weiser Ignatius Lecture on the Environment with keynote speaker United States Secretary of Energy, The Honorable Ernest Moniz, will happen on Tues. Oct. 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM in the Atrium, School of International Service, AU, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20016.  RSVP 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

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