Sunday, February 25, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert February 25 through 26, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert February 25 through 26, 2018

"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 in need of movers
5] Read Emma Goldman – Feb. 25
6] Charm City Farms Collective Work Day -- Feb. 25
7] “#MeToo, Men, and Responsibility” – Feb. 25
8] MoCo Executive Candidate Forum – Feb. 25
9] Cat Yoga to Benefit the Animal Welfare Society -- Feb. 25
10] Is revolution the only solution? -- Feb. 25
11] The Underground Railroad – Feb. 25
12] Meet the Candidates -- Feb. 25
13] MoCo Candidate Forum -- Feb. 25
14] Protest at the Pentagon – Feb. 26
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 6address 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 for experienced movers to bring furniture from PODS into a house.  Let Max know if you have any suggestions—410-323-1607 or mobuszewski 2001 at comcast dot net. 

5] – On Sun., Feb. 25 from 10 AM to noon, Bmore DSA Reading Group will consider Reform or Revolution at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201.  Organized by the Greater Baltimore Democratic Socialists of America, this reading group is open to everyone. Read Rosa Luxemburg's essential "Reform or Revolution." The debate between reformers and revolutionaries is probably the greatest source of division on the left and has been for well over a century.  Over the course of 4 sessions, interpret and analyze the text, debate Luxemburg's arguments, and attempt to apply the lessons of the text to our current historical moment. Go to

6] – On Sun., Feb. 25 from 10 AM to 4 PM, participate in Charm City Farms Collective Work Day, hosted by Charm City Farms at 1310 Hillman St., Baltimore 21202.  Help to clean up the farm with trash pick-up, the herb garden is working on installing hard scraping, the vegetable beds will be plotted out with plans for summer crops, and more seeds will be started.  Go to

7] – 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., Feb. 25, the Sunday Platform is “#MeToo, Men, and Responsibility.” It’s a sad fact that the #MeToo movement surprised men more than women. Sexual harassment and assault have scarred the lives of most women in one way or another. Until this recent wave of revelations, most men were, at best, oblivious of the plight of their mothers, daughters, and wives, or heedlessly blind to the impact of their own harassing and abusive behavior. How does the #MeToo movement affect the identity and social responsibility of men? Hugh Taft-Morales explores how we can best honor the courage fueling the #MeToo movement and honor the worth of all women. Taft-Morales joined the Baltimore Ethical Society as its professional leader in 2010, the same year he was certified by the American Ethical Union as an Ethical Culture Leader. Call 410-581-2322 or email

8] –  On Sun., Feb. 25 from 1 to 4 PM, catch the MoCo Executive Candidate Forum, hosted by Do The Most Good - Montgomery County at Northwood High School, 919 University Blvd., Silver Spring 20901.   Tickets are available at  Hear candidates for the office of County Executive respond to questions about racial equity and immigrant rights in Montgomery County.  The candidates are Roger Berliner, David Blair, Marc Elrich, Robin Ficker, Bill Frick, Rose Krasnow, and George Leventhal.  Advance registration is encouraged at  Go to

9] –  On Sun., Feb. 25 from 1:30 to 3 PM, be at the Cat Yoga to Benefit The Animal Welfare Society of Howard County, hosted by Main Street Yoga E.C. and The Animal Welfare Society of Howard County at Main Street Yoga E.C., 8167 Main St., Ellicott City 21043.  Tickets are available at  Join Lindsey and The Animal Welfare Society of Howard County for a cat filled yoga practice. The kitties joining us will be of all ages (and available for adoption). This class will be a donation based class with a minimum of $20 suggested. Profits from the class will be donated to The Animal Welfare Society.  Go to

10] –    On Sun., Feb. 25 from 2 to 4 PM, there is a Black History Month Forum - Is revolution the only solution? It is hosted by the Workers World Party – Baltimore at the Motor House, 120 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201.  50 years after the assassination of Dr. King Jr., hear special guest speaker Larry Holmes, First Secretary, Workers World Party.  Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered a half a century ago this year for daring to lead a movement against white supremacy. Today we have a self-avowed white supremacist billionaire in the White House. Trump has declared war on people of color and on poor and working people in general. But it's not just Trump. 

Join in for refreshments, displays and a lot of provocative discussion. Find out how you can get involved with the struggle for revolutionary socialism.  Go to

11] –  On Sun., Feb. 25 from 2 to 3 PM, catch the presentation The Underground Railroad in Baltimore County, hosted by Friends of Perry Hall Library and Baltimore County Public Library at the Perry Hall Branch Library, 9685 Honeygo Blvd., Perry Hall 21128. Multiple award-winning author Scott Mingus presents a PowerPoint slide discussion of the Underground Railroad in Baltimore County and York County, PA, with a focus on the people and places involved in the activity to help freedom seekers reach safety in the North. Visit

12] – Join the Baltimore chapter of Our Revolution Maryland on Sun., Feb. 25 from 4 to 6:40 PM on the 3rd floor at 1800 N. Charles St., Baltimore, for a conversation and potluck with the first round of candidates ORM has endorsed for the 2018 election.  Ask questions, engage in open discussion, and become more involved in each campaign. Each of these outstanding candidates embodies the core values of Our Revolution.  Supercharge their campaigns by direct involvement.  Email  RSVP for the potluck at  Note that you do not have to bring food to attend.  Meet Mary Washington (Senate; District 43, Baltimore City) from 4 to 4:40 PM, Robbie Leonard (Senate; District 42, Baltimore County) from 4:40 to 5:20 PM, Sheila Ruth (County Council; District 1, Baltimore County), 5:20 to 6 PM, and Richard Bruno (Delegate; District 41, Baltimore City) from 6 to 6:40 PM.

13] – On Sun., Feb. 25 at 7 PM, get over to the Progressive Neighbors MoCo Candidate Forum at Piney Branch Elementary School, 7510 Maple Ave., Takoma Park 20912.  The Gubernatorial Candidates are Ben Jealous, Kevin Kamenetz, Rich Madaleno, Alec Ross, Jim Shea, and Krishanti Vignarajah.  See

14] – 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 Feb. 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.

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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