Sunday, April 16, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert April 16 - 17, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert April 16 - 17, 2017

"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] Know recycling – Apr. 16
6] Protest US Bombing In Afghanistan – Apr. 16
7] Catch the Roy Zimmerman Concert – “ReZist” - Apr. 16
8] Pentagon Vigil – Apr. 17
9] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Apr. 17 – Apr. 21
10] Americans for Safe Access UNITY Conference -- Apr. 17
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] –  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., Apr. 16, the Sunday Platform Address is “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Recycling.”  Baltimore recycles almost 30% of its trash, a complicated and challenging endeavor. How do we stack up to recycling powerhouses like Portland and Seattle? What are the prospects for recycling even more? Is this even worthwhile? Can we avoid using incineration? How do we know which bin to use for plastic containers? We have all had many questions about recycling but never had the chance to ask when face to face with a person in charge of a huge multifaceted recycling program. From controversies and composting to E-waste and alternatives, this is your chance to get your questions answered from one of the region’s foremost experts.

Robert Murrow is the Coordinator of the Baltimore City Recycling Program, Chief of the Northwest Solid Waste Division and was the Public Information Supervisor for the Baltimore Department of Public Works for 15 years. He is currently a member of the national E-waste Committee of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He has a lot of enthusiasm for this topic and loves talking about recycling. Call 410-581-2322 or email

6] – There’s an Emergency Protest Against US Bombing In Afghanistan at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., WDC, on Sun., Apr. 16 from 3 to 5 PM.  The DC Justice for Muslims Coalition is calling on people to converge in front of the White House to protest the US action of dropping the “mother of all bombs” and the continuous military escalation in Afghanistan. At least 100,000 individuals lived in the areas where the bomb was dropped. This action is being held in coordination with and response to the Afghan community for the International Day of Protest Against The Bombing and occupation of Afghanistan.  Go to

7] – Catch the Roy Zimmerman Concert – “ReZist” -- on Sun., Apr. 16 at 7 PM at the Baltimore Ethical Society.  The “ReZist” tour is ninety minutes of Roy Zimmerman’s hilarious, rhyme-intensive original songs that will bring laughter and encouragement to progressive-minded people who need a lot of both. “Sometimes I think satire is the most hopeful and heartfelt form of expression,” says Roy, “because in calling out the world’s absurdities and laughing in their face, I’m affirming the real possibility of change.” Roy’s songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He’s shared stages with Bill Maher, Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, John Oliver, Kate Clinton and George Carlin.  He’s been profiled on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and he’s a featured blogger for the Huffington Post. Admission is $20 (or whatever you can afford, sliding scale). See Roy's music videos at RSVP at

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 Apr. 17, 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] – Americans for Safe Access UNITY Conference will happen at Loews Madison Hotel, 1177 15th St. NW, WDC, on Mon., Apr. 17 from 9 AM to 4:30 PM.  Americans for Safe Access believes that when patients and concerned citizens are involved at the highest levels of policy making, everyone benefits. Therefore, it is imperative to give advocates the tools and information they need to competently and confidently represent. This conference strives to connect medical cannabis patients and advocates and promote excellence in this work. Participants will leave educated, inspired, and carrying a tool kit for achieving immediate results. See

To be continued.

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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