Saturday, July 1, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert July 2 - 4, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert July 2 - 4, 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 mobuszewski2001 [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] Urban Agriculture – July 2
6] Federal Hill Unleashed Adoption Event – July 2
7] Cat Yoga and Adoption Event – July 2
8] A Year in the Life of a Peace Corps Volunteer – July 2
9] Pentagon Vigil – July 3 
10] Peace Camp – July 3 - 7
11] Marc Steiner on WEAA – July 3– July 7
12] Philly peace vigil – July 4
14] Celebrate Interdependence Day with a Vigil at the NSA & a picnic – July 4
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., July 2, the Sunday Platform is “Urban Agriculture: Notes from the Field” with Maya Kosok, who has almost a decade of experience in the field of urban agriculture, including doing community outreach for a nonprofit farm focused on food access, running a cooperative of 12 urban farms, and now running Hillen Homestead – her own business that grows and sells cut flowers in Northeast Baltimore. Hear about some of her experiences in this young and dynamic field as well as how her urban flower growing relates to Ethical Culture. There may even be some extra flowers to practice arranging and bring home a bouquet of your own! Call 410-581-2322 or email

6] –    On Sun., July 2 from 11 AM to 2 PM, as part of the Federal Hill Unleashed Adoption Event, hosted by Passport Animal Rescue, Inc., be part of Unleashed By Petco Federal Hill, 1100 Light St., Baltimore 21230. Come meet adoptable cats!!!

7] -- On Sun., July 2 from 1 to 3 PM, get over to the Cat Yoga and Adoption Event, happening at the Main Street Yoga E.C., 8167 Main St., Ellicott City 21043.  Go to  Join Kristen and The Animal Welfare Society of Howard County for a cat filled yoga practice. The kitties will be of all ages and available for adoption. The adoption is optional- you can just love some felines too.

8] –  On Sun., July 2 from 2 to 3 PM, hear A Year in the Life of a Peace Corps Volunteer at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave., Rosedale  21237. Randalee, a Rosedale librarian, gives a presentation about her time in service as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guinea, West Africa. Refreshments served while she shares her stories and circulates photos from her 2006 experience. 

9] -- 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 July 3, 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. 

10] – The next Peace Camp is from Mon., July 3 through Fri., July 7, and the fee is $245.  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 Peacemakers in Action.  Register at  There is no camp on July 4th. 

11] – 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

12] –  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 July 4.  Call 215-426-0364.

13] – DECLARE YOUR INDEPENDENCE FROM TRUMP...from Fear & War...from Hate, Lies, & Greed on Tues., July 4 at 10 AM - the annual Independence Day Anti-War Raise-a-Protest during Philly's Olde City Parade as it passes the Phila. Federal Building, 601 Market Street.  Stop Trump, stop the wars. Health Care (for all!) not Warfare!
YES, WE DO DECLARE! Visit…ity-philadelphia/.

14] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will do its annual Interdependence Day visit to the National Security Agency.  We will depart at 10:15 AM on Tues., July 4 for Fort Meade, and then vigil at the NSA from 11 AM to noon.  We must support Reality Winner, so bring signs Free the Whistleblower. We will then have a 6 PM potluck picnic. RSVP to me at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at  I will inform you as to where we are meeting to carpool to the NSA and the site of the picnic.  Get to know better the government agency which is keeping close attention to you.

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [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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