Friday, March 24, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - March 24 - April 29, 2017

46] Hearing on new D.C. police chief – Mar. 24
47] Peace vigil at White House – Mar. 24
48] WIB peace vigil – Mar. 24
49] Black Lives Matter vigil -- Mar. 24
50] Happy Hour at Red Emma’s – Mar. 24
51] Art of the Protest Sign-Making -- Mar. 24
52] Documentary "The CIA’s Lost Army" – Mar. 24
53] Speaker Reiner Braun – Mar. 24
54] Book talk RAW WOUNDS – Mar. 24
55] Ballroom Dancing – Mar. 24
56] “Israel Lobby and American Policy” Conference – Mar. 25
57] Become peace ambassadors – Mar. 25 - 26
58] West Chester peace vigil – Mar. 25
59] IGNITE PEACE at the Horsham Air Guard Station – Mar. 25  
60] Off shore wind hearings – Mar. 25 & 30
61] Catholics of Color workshop – Mar. 25
62] ONE DC Annual Membership Meeting – Mar. 25
63] Palestinian Resistance in the Age of Trump -- Mar. 25
64] Evening with Labor -- Mar. 25
65] Attend the PSR dinner – Apr. 15
66] Join CODEPINK – Apr. 22 & Apr. 29
67] Interested in getting involved in a Peace Trail  
68] Support the Wheeler family who lost their home in a fire
69] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
70] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
71] Do you need any book shelves?
72] Join the Global Zero campaign
73] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
46] – The MPD Police Chief Hearing will take place at the John A. Wilson Building, Room 500, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Mar. 24 from 9:30 to 5 PM. Councilmember Charles Allen encourages the community to testify at a series of public hearings of the Committee on the Judiciary & Public Safety on the nomination of Peter Newsham to serve as the permanent Chief of Police.  Attend the Never Newsham Day of Action hosted by Black Lives Matter DC.  Pack the hearing on the Confirmation Hearing for Interim Police Chief Peter Newsham. Residents MUST expose his history of covering up police brutality and protecting and condoning killer cops, corruption, illegal anti-protestor tactics, failure to comply with the DOJ MOU and so much more.

The Committee invites the public to testify or to submit written testimony. Anyone wishing to testify at the roundtable should contact the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety via email at or at (202) 727-8275, and provide their name, telephone number, organizational affiliation, and title (if any). Representatives of organizations will be allowed a maximum of five minutes for oral testimony, and individuals will be allowed a maximum of three minutes. Witnesses should bring twenty single-sided copies of their written testimony and, if possible, also submit a copy of their testimony electronically in advance to Visit

47] – On Fri., Mar. 24 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.  

48] – On Fri., Mar. 24 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. 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. Just send an email that you need a ride [].  Peace signs will be available. 

49] – There is usually a silent vigil on Fridays, from 5 to 6 PM, sponsored by Homewood Friends Meeting, outside the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St.  The next scheduled vigil is on Mar. 24. Black Lives Matter.

50] – Red Emma's is introducing Friday Happy Hours! Come by every Friday from 5 to 8 PM for food and drink specials and great company! 

51] – On Fri., Mar. 24 from 6 to 8 PM, attend The Art of the Protest Sign-Making Workshop, featuring Signs of Solidarity by artists Sheldon Abba and Bruno Guerreiro, sponsored by the Mural Arts Program, 300 S. Broad St., Kimmel Center's SEI Innovation Studio. Register at

52] –  See the documentary "The CIA’s Lost Army" at the Angelika Pop-Up, Union Market, 550 Penn St. NE, WDC 20002, on Fri., Mar. 24 at 6 PM.  It is a FREE screening of David Beriain's “Clandestino: The Lost Army of the CIA,” produced by 93Metros y 7yAccion in conjunction with The Discovery Channel. The film tells the story of the US' most loyal and dedicated allies from that Vietnam War era, the dwindling Hmong of northern Laos, for whom the war never ended. A small population of Hmong persist today in their ancestral mountains of Xieng Khouang, waging a desperate struggle against the Laotian government’s punitive war of extermination. Their conflict now isn’t so much “secret” as forgotten or ignored, at least by the U.S. and other outside powers. The regime in Vientiane calls these Hmong “insurgents,” but Mr. Beriain’s extraordinary footage shows that the handful of men, women and children are just fighting to survive. Complimentary food and beverages will be served during the reception from 6 to 7 PM. Following the screening, one of the film's main protagonists, Mr. Gymbay Moua, will discuss the documentary with the audience. Register at

53] – On Fri., Mar. 24 at 7 PM, as part of the 100 Years of Peace and Justice Speaker Series, the third presentation will be by Reiner Braun,    European Peace Activist, and President, International Peace Bureau. His talk will be at the Wilmington Friends Meetinghouse, 401 N. West St. in historic Quakerhill in Wilmington. Go to

54] – On Fri., Mar. 24 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, hear from KONDWANI FIDEL who will read from RAW WOUNDS, his memoir about growing up in East Baltimore. Called "an explosive indictment on injustice" by MK Asante, Jr., this book, which often reads like a novel, magnifies and critiques the real-life structures of systemic repression and racial injustice that Fidel encounters on a daily basis - commonplace for most Black people, but overlooked by many. Call 443-602-7585.  RSVP at

55] – 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 Mar. 24. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

56] – On Sat., Mar. 24 from 8 AM to 7:30 PM, get over to the “Israel Lobby and American Policy” Conference presented by the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.  It will be held at the Washington Press Club.  This conference is dedicated to the memory of U.S. Ambassador Andrew I. Killgore, publisher of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Purchase tickets online at  Purchase admission before March 24 and receive a free one-year subscription to the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs magazine (non-subscribers only).

57] – Join Little Friends for Peace on Sat., Mar. 25 from 10 AM to 2 PM and Sun., Mar. 26 from noon to 4 PM at the Peace Academy, 128 M St. NW, WDC 20001! Learn the skills to teach peace, build trust, cultivate empathy and disarm conflict. Participants will have the opportunity to earn CEU credits and also become Peace Ambassadors in their local community! Email or visit Pricing for the event is $25 per day or $40 for two days.  To earn CEU credits, the pricing is $50 for one day or $90 for two days. Scholarships are available.  Register at  Contact MJ & Jerry Park at 240-838-4549.

58] – 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

59] – Come to Horsham for the first protest at the drone war command center/Horsham Air Guard Station since the winter break and since Trump became president.  On Sat., Mar. 25 from noon to 2 PM, IGNITE PEACE at the Horsham Air Guard Station, Route 611/Easton Road & County Line Road, Horsham, PA.  In one week earlier this month, the Trump administration conducted about 40 strikes in Yemen, including 25 on a single day. Added to that, there was a drone attack in Pakistan, the first in the country since May 2016. Barack Obama was much criticized for his dramatic escalation of drone strikes in non-battlefield settings such as Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, and Somalia.  But Trump is already surpassing Obama's record. According to Micah Zenko, an expert on drones at the Council on Foreign Relations, Obama conducted one strike every 5.4 days; Trump has thus far averaged one strike or raid every 1.25 days. And now Trump may go even further, see 0.html Contact the Brandywine Peace Community at or 484-574-1148.

60] – The PSC will hold two hearings on off-shore wind applications.  It is really important to show up and support offshore wind. The first meeting is on Sat., Mar. 25, at noon at the Stephen Decatur Middle School, 9815 Seahawk Road, Berlin 21811. The second is on Thurs., Mar. 30 at 6 PM. in the Joint Committee Hearing Room of the Legislative Services Building, 90 State Circle, Annapolis 21401.  Chesapeake Physicians for Social responsibility will submit comments.  If you would like to attend and speak at a meeting, you must submit your testimony.  Tim Whitehouse, CPSR, will be willing to help -- 240-246-4492.

61] –On Sat., Mar. 25 from 12:30 to 4 PM,  join the Franciscan Action Network, the Climate Reality Project and the DC/MD/NoVA area Interfaith Power and Light for a FREE Catholics of Color workshop at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, 1621 Park Road NW WDC 20010.  Grounded in our shared humanity, experiences, and faith, these community-oriented workshops will feature cross-sector conversations and trainings with a diverse group of partners united under a common banner of social, environmental, and climate justice. You need to register at

62] – ONE DC Annual Membership Meeting is at the Thurgood Marshall Center, 1816 12th St. NW, WDC, on Sat., Mar. 25 from 2 to 5 PM. What is the people's vision for 2017 and beyond? What is ONE DC's financial standing? How did we win in 2016? How can you as a member get involved? All are welcome, but only members who are up to date on their annual dues will be eligible to vote in elections for new members of ONE DC's Shared Leadership Team. Membership dues and donations are used to build a people's movement funded by the people. Join ONE DC and support the building power with long time DC residents to organize for an equitable city.  RSPV with ONE DC. Call 202-232-2915.

63] –  Palestinian Resistance in the Age of Trump-Community Forum will be at 617 Florida Ave. NW, WDC, on Sat., Mar. 25 at 4 PM.  This special community forum is hosted by the Party for Socialism and Liberation.  The special guest speaker is Abbas Hamideh, National Organizer of the National March and Rally in Support of Palestine in DC & to Protest AIPAC. Go to

64] – An Evening With Labor on Sat., Mar. 25 at 6:30 PM on Sun., Mar. 26 at Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20009.  Go to

65] – The Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility Annual Dinner will take place on Sat., Apr. 15 from 6 to 9 PM at the Church of the Redeemer, Baltimore.  The guest speaker is  Dr. Ira Helfand, co-President of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.   He will speak on the growing danger of nuclear war and what we can do about it. The suggested donations are $20, $30, $50 or $100. Register at or by emailing

66] – There is still room available from time to time at the CODEPINK activist house in DC. Perhaps you want to join the Scientists March on April 22 or the Climate March on April 29? Contact Paki at

67] – Doug Retzler. 410-598-8409 0r, wrote this: "A close friend of mine, Dave Goldsmith, put in an inquiry last Fall with the state about putting up a historic marker at the site of the Catonsville 9 action. He's supposed to get word back about it by this Summer.   His initiating that idea made me start thinking about creating a series of sites in focus as a "Peace Trail"-  activist activities & sites in promotion of human rights, environmental justice & peace -The Patapsco C.O. camp building a hydroelectric generator  in 1941 seems another good candidate."  If you have any interest in getting involved in this project, contact Doug.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   68] – Activists Joyce and Tim Wheeler now live in Sequim, Washington, but their son, Morgan and his family have lived in the Wheeler’s Baltimore home, 816 Beaumont Avenue for some time.  Tragically, at 3 AM on February 4, the home was burned beyond recognition.  Morgan was able to get his family out, but the house and its contents are totally destroyed.  Morgan's daughter, Erin, has created a Go Fund Me page which you can access below.  Anything you are able to contribute to support Morgan and his family would be greatly appreciated. Go to 


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

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

72] -- 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.

73] – 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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