Baltimore Activist Alert November 6 – 8, 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 www.baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com. 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] verizon.net.
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] Green Party candidates to Hold Final Joint Rally – Nov. 6
6] Rise Up Singing in Concert – Nov. 6
7] Pentagon Vigil – Nov. 7
8] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Nov. 7 – Nov. 11
9] Police Community Forum – Nov. 7
10] Prayers and supplications for the election – Nov. 7
11] Black Lives Matter DC Protest – Nov. 7
12] Election eve prayer vigil – Nov. 7
13] Volunteer for Joshua Harris – Nov. 8
14] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – Nov. 8
15] Protest drone research at JHU – Nov. 8
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 http://thomas.loc.gov/. Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.
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 Verizon.net. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You will get a confirmation message once subscribed. If you have problems, please write to the list manager at email@example.com.
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] – Green Party candidates to Hold Final Joint Rally in Maryland on Sun., Nov. 6 at 1 PM at the University of Maryland at College Park, Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union. Dr. Jill Stein, the presidential nominee of the Green Party, will rally with her vice-presidential candidate, Ajamu Baraka, at the University of Maryland. They will be joined by other Green candidates in Maryland including US Senate candidate, Dr. Margaret Flowers and congressional candidates Kamesha Clark (CD04) and Nancy Wallace (CD08).US Senate candidate, Margaret Flowers said: "It is fitting that we hold our final event at the University of Maryland. Not only do Millennials have the most to gain by working for a Green future, but my experience throughout the campaign is that Millennials are eager to step outside of the stranglehold of the two plutocratic parties and support Green candidates. The current system is not working for their generation. The Greens offer a future free of debt, with healthy living wage jobs, health security and a more peaceful world. This represents what the majority of people support." Contact Kevin Zeese at 301 996 6582.
6] – On Sun., Nov. 6 at 7 PM at the 2640 Space, 27th & St. Paul Sts., enjoy the Rise Up Singing in Concert. The suggested donation is from $15 to $25. Go to https://www.riseupandsing.org/events/baltimore. This is an evening of multicultural singing, led by Peter Blood and Annie Patterson, creators of the beloved songbook Rise Up Singing, as well as Baltimore's own international vocalist and activist Lea Gilmore.
This concert is a benefit for Tubman House, a community space in Sandtown-Winchester that assists residents in a process of transformation that will make the community whole, while providing resources to meet their needs and thrive. By facilitating community cookouts and gatherings, a clothing and food pantry, urban farming, political education, and other programming, T.H. creates a healthy environment for children to grow and live. Named for the great abolitionist who freed hundreds of enslaved people, TH works to bring self-determination to our communities so that all residents have a role and a voice in the policies and practices that affect their lives. TH is a project of the 1619 Coalition, which includes the American Friends Service Committee's Friend of a Friend program, as well as Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.
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 Nov., 7, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.weaa.org. The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email to email@example.com. All shows are also available as podcasts at www.steinershow.org.
9] – On Mon., Nov. 7 at 6 PM there is a Police Community Forum, at Mother Africa Union Church, 812 Franklin St. Wilmington, DE. It is hosted by the Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow. Email Medard Gabel [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org].
10] -- On Mon., Nov. 7 at 6 PM there is a Service-- Prayers and supplications for the election -at Trinity Parish Church, 1108 N. Adams St., Wilmington, DE. Email Medard Gabel [mailto:email@example.com].
11] – There is a Black Lives Matter DC Protest for #TerrenceSterling at 300 M St. NW, WDC, on Mon., Nov. 7 from 7 to 10 PM. Almost 2 months after MPD killed Terrence Sterling there are still far too many questions about the killing. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/836807293122707/.
12] -- On Mon., Nov. 7 from 7:30 to 9 PM at Emmanuel Monastery/ Benedictine Sisters of Baltimore, there will be an election eve prayer vigil; gather to pray for our nation, its leaders, those running for office, and pray for wisdom, commitment, compassion, and openness. The evening includes common and private prayer, sharing, a ritual of commitment and a social /refreshments following the service.
13] – Volunteer for Joshua Harris, the Green Party candidate for mayor of Baltimore City! With over 200 polling locations to cover, be at one. If you can spare a few hours or a whole day, please know that your time and efforts make all the difference in the outcome of this election. Volunteer on Tues., Nov. 8. Go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe8KQDhVW8R8Ngmu4Iz0RBDogHsSdEP41DeehaJkahOQ1DfXQ/viewform?c=0&w=1. Or call 410-777-8531.
14] – 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 Nov. 8. Call 215-426-0364.
15] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. join this ongoing vigil on Nov. 8 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-323-1607.
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] verizon.net.
Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/. "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