Monday, June 26, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert June 26 - 30, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert June 26 - 30, 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] Pentagon Vigil – June 26 
6] Peace Camp – June 26 – 30
7] Marc Steiner on WEAA – June 26 – June 30
8] Demand a safety review – June 26
9] Philly peace vigil – June 27
10] Stop JHU’s drone research – June 27
11] City Council vote on Paris Agreement – June 27
12] Represent.Maryland kick off – June 27
13] On Civil Disobedience – June 27
14] Teachers' Democracy Project – June 27
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] -- 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 June 26, 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. 

6] – The next Peace Camp is from Mon., June 26 through Fri., June 30, and the fee is $295.  Each day is from 9 AM to 3 PM, and lunch will be provided.  It is happening at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd, Arlington, VA.  The theme is Peace Begins with Me.  Register at

7] – 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

8] –  On Mon., June 26 from noon to 2 PM, there is an Emergency Rally for a Safety Study of Cove point, hosted by We Are Cove Point.  Rally in Lawyers Mall, Bladen St., Annapolis 21401.Visit[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22dashboard%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22calendar_tab_invitation%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22[]%22%7D]%2C%22ref%22%3A1%2C%22source%22%3A2%7D.

9] –  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 June 27.  Call 215-426-0364.

10] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. join this ongoing vigil on June 27 from 5:30  to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-323-1607. 

11] –    On Tues., June 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, participate in Lawyer Up: Who will Monitor this Consent Decree? It is hosted by the Baltimore Action Legal Team, and will take place at the Ruth M. Kirk Recreation and Learning Center, 122 N. Vincent St., Baltimore 21223. Under the terms of the City of Baltimore Consent Decree, an Independent Monitor is selected to assess and report on whether the requirements of this Agreement have been implemented. Between June 16th and July 17th residents are able to review and comment on the monitor applications.  BALT is hosting a community education workshop to discuss how residents can be involved in selecting the monitor.

12] – Represent.Maryland is launching anti-corruption initiatives in FOUR different jurisdictions across Maryland! These are in addition to the Baltimore City campaign that has been underway for some time.  On Tues., June 27 get to the Queen Anne’s County Kick Off from 6 to 8 PM at the Centreville Library.  RSVP at

More people than ever are waking up to the fact that our federal government, and often our local governments, work for "the highest bidder" and not the people of this county. 76% of Americans believe there are major problems in Congress, but they don't know what to do to fix it. Represent.Maryland and Represent.Us have a plan! By creating a cross partisan network of anti-corruption voters in Maryland, it is possible to place pressure on elected officials to vote in favor of anti-corruption measures to stifle corporate abuse.

13] –The Norfolk Catholic Worker celebrates Thoreau's 200th Birthday with a public reading of "On the Duty of Disobedience," followed by a discussion. Contact Kim and Steve Williams-Baggarly at <> See  This could be done in other locales.

On Tues., June 27 at 6:30 PM, the reading of Henry David Thoreau's masterpiece at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Norfolk. The reading is sponsored by the Norfolk Catholic Worker in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Thoreau's birth on July 12, 1817. For 170 years Thoreau's essay has influenced people around the world resisting injustice and oppression, including Tolstoy, Gandhi, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

14] –  On Tues., June 27 from 6 to 8 PM, catch 20 years of forgotten history: Why organizing is our only chance, hosted by the Teachers' Democracy Project at Impact Hub Baltimore, 10 E. North Ave., Baltimore 21202. Go to An analysis by Corey Gaber--a Baltimore City teacher--of how Maryland has systematically ignored court decrees calling for significant increases in funding for districts with concentrated poverty. Corey’s presentation will be followed by an introduction by David Hornbeck (a retired state superintendent and education activist) to an emerging statewide movement to support full funding of the Kirwan Commission recommendations (a statewide group currently studying adequacy of funding for education). This workshop is designed to bring teachers and community members up to speed on the historical context and practical ways we can help influence future funding.

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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