Friday, July 27, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - July 27 -- August 9, 2018

58] Armistice – July 27
59] Discuss Firearm Violence July 27
60] Food Rescue July 27
61] Support Migrant's Rights – July 27
62] See the film DARK MONEY – July 27 – Aug. 2
63] Black Lives Matter – July 27
64] Iampeace – July 27
65] Ballroom Dancing – July 27
66] Transit, Housing & Health Town Hall – July 28
67] Chester County Peace Vigil – July 28
68] Socialists in the Housing Struggle – July 28
69] Commemorate Hiroshima – Aug. 6
70] Commemorate Nagasaki Aug. 9
71] Do you want to join a peace caravan?
72] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iran or North Korea  
74] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
75] Do you need any book shelves?
76] Do you need a shredder?
77] Join the Global Zero campaign
78] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
58] -- Friday, July 27, 2018is the 65th anniversary of signing of the Armistice Agreement for Korea.

59] – Discuss Firearm Violence in Wilmington, DE on Fri., July 27 from noon to 1PM at the Christiana Hospital, room 1100 or watch on-line: Adolescents in Wilmington have a 3/1,000 risk of being a victim of firearm violence, and the risk for young boys and men of color within specific neighborhoods of the city is even higher.  The rapid rise in firearm related injuries in Wilmington over the past decade was investigated by the CDC; epidemic and endemic violence in cities across the US has led to new approaches & interventions in medical and social research.  Increasingly framed as both a consequence of and a contributor to social determinants of health, firearm violence presents unique challenges to healthcare systems.  This talk will review the local patterns and risk factors for firearm related assault injuries, existing best practices, strategies for harm reduction, and opportunities for Delaware’s path forward. Lunch will be served. RSVP at

60] -- On Fri., July 27 at noon, there is a food rescue at Grace Baptist Church, 3201 The Alameda, Baltimore 21218.  The food rescue will continue on and August 3.  Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. Visit

61] – Join a Demonstration to Support Migrant's Rights on Fri., July 20 from 4 to 7 PM at Gorman Road overpass (over I-95) in Howard County.  It is sponsored by the IndivisibleHoCoMD Immigration Action Team.  Go to  Parking at that location on Gorman Road is probably best within 200 yards of the east side of the bridge in the residential area. 

WHERE ARE THE CHILDREN?  The Trump Administration is failing to meet the deadline to reunite all children under age 5.  There are a total of 3,000 children in custody that must be returned by the end of July. The Indivisible Howard County Immigration Team will be holding the Gorman Bridge Overpass of Route 95 Demonstrations every Friday in July from 4 to 7 PM until all children are returned.  Please come and help us keep the pressure on the Trump administration to reunite the children that the US government took from their families.  Call 410-599-4412 or email

62] – On Fri., July 27 through Thurs., Aug. 2, see the film DARK MONEY at The SNF Parkway / Maryland Film Festival,5 West North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.  On Tues., July 31 after the 7 PM screening: Enjoy a Q&A with Susan Ogden (Get Money Out - Maryland), Elaine Apter (League of Women Voters of Maryland) and Lois Hybl, (Action/ League of Women Voters of Baltimore City).  It will be moderated by David Zurawik (The Baltimore Sun) This documentary, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. It takes viewers to Montana—a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide—to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, the film uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. This Sundance award-winning documentary is directed/produced by Kimberly Reed (PRODIGAL SONS) and produced by Katy Chevigny (E-TEAM). Go to

63] – 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 July 27. Black Lives Matter.   

64] On Fri., July 27 from 6 to 9 PM, Iampeace welcomes you to its site, 300 E. 29th St., Baltimore 21218. In Baltimore city, violence has become an epidemic. Baltimore had 343 homicides in the year 2017! Something clearly has to be done in order for violence to decrease. Youth have nothing to do in Baltimore, which is a factor in why violence occurs. Instead of being on the streets, youth can come enjoy an event where there is food, activities, a speaker, and the opportunity to get involved with other people. Go to

65] – 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 on July 20. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

66] – On Sat.,  July 28 from 11 AM to 1 PM, come to the Transit, Housing & Health Town Hall, hosted by the Baltimore Peoples Climate Movement at the Real News Network, 231 Holliday St., Baltimore 21202.  Does your community have too many vacant homes and not enough affordable housing?  Do you ride public transportation - or try to, but the bus doesn’t come? Or the metro shuts down unexpectedly? Have this year’s storms and extreme weather flooded your home or created mold?  Worried about how climate change will make these problems worse? Get answers about these issues in the city, how they connect to one another, and how solutions can create more climate-resilient communities.

The panel will be moderated by Marc Steiner (host of the Marc Steiner Show and founder of the Center for Emerging Media) and Khalilah M. Harris (host and executive producer at the Real News Network). See

67] – 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

68] – The ANSWER Coalition encourages its supporters to attend the following Party for Socialism & Liberation community forum: Socialists in the Housing Struggle on Sat., July 28 @ 4 PM at the Justice Center, 617 Florida Ave. NW.  Use the Shaw/Howard Metro (Yellow/Green lines).  Many people think rising rents and gentrification are inevitable—just the way things are. What the politicians, the schools and the corporate press don't say is that this capitalist system is not the only way forward. Yasmina Mrabet, PSL member and housing organizer with Justice First and LinkUp will give a talk exposing the contradictions of the capitalist approach to housing and development, which, both as a policy and an outcome, promotes mass displacement and gentrification by various methods and tactics as a means of transferring wealth from the working poor to the ruling class. Yasmina will discuss how we can move forward to envision and work toward a serious socialist program for housing, based on her recent article in "Breaking The Chains" magazine. Call 202-234-2828 or email or visit

69] –  The 34th annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration begins on Mon.,  Aug. 6 from 5 to 6 PM. Gather at 33rd and North Charles Streets in Baltimore, near Johns Hopkins University to speak out against JHU’s weapons contracts, including those of a nuclear nature, and the killer drone research.  Afterwards, gather at Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 North Charles St., for a potluck dinner.  After dinner, Jay Levy will   speak about Takoma Park becoming a Nuclear Free Zone and its current work on divestment.  Also some members of Preventing Nuclear War Maryland will discuss the Back From the Brink campaign, aimed at lessening the chances of a nuclear war.  Finally, there would be a performance by Baltimore Guitarists Against Violence.  Contact at Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.

70] – The 34th annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration continues on Thurs., Aug. 9 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM, as we gather outside Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 North Charles Street, for an anti-nuke demonstration.  Then we will go inside for the program.  Paul Magno will speak about ways of supporting the Kings Bay Plowshares.  Also that evening, some members of Preventing Nuclear War Maryland will discuss the Back From the Brink campaign. Again there would be a performance by Baltimore Guitarists Against Violence.  We would close the evening with a late dinner at a Japanese restaurant at 33rd & N. Charles Sts. Contact at Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.

71] – Do you have any interest in challenging the Trump administration for reneging on the Iran Deal? If yes, would you be interested in joining a Peace Caravan to the Iranian embassy in Washington, D.C.? Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.  

72] – It is a violation of U.S. law for us to attack a country that has not attacked us, as only Congress can declare war. The Trump administration is nevertheless beating the war drums for war against Iran and North Korea. The Mueller investigation is tightening the vise, and could cause Trump to attack those countries in order to divert attention from Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Such a military strike would demand an immediate and unequivocal response from us to show that we will not tolerate his abuse of power.

Let's mobilize to show that we the people will not tolerate another military adventure, which would be bound to have profound negative consequences. If a preemptive military strike against Iran or North Korea takes place, then meet outside the War Memorial, 101 N. Gay St., Baltimore, MD 21202. If the attack is before 2 PM local time, then events will begin at 5 PM, local time. If the attack occurs after 2 PM local time, then events will begin at noon, local time, the following day. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.


After 44 years of resisting weapons and war, Jonah House is Baltimore is in danger of shutting down. Two of the three core members have announced their intention to leave the community as of May 2018. That leaves one core member, Joe Byrne, who will remain to recruit and re-form intentional community. But if no one steps forward, Jonah House will have to close.   Jonah House was founded by Phil Berrigan, Liz McAlister, and others, in 1973, during the Vietnam War. It was a center of resistance to that war. When the war ended, the focus of resistance became the nuclear arms race. This resistance blossomed into the Plowshares movement. Jonah House members have spent years in jail for Plowshares disarmament actions. Other members have spent years supporting them, and doing the work of the community in their absence. Resistance to weapons and war continues at Jonah House. More recently, Jonah House has also become involved in racial justice efforts in Baltimore, and the environmental justice movement.

  Jonah House is planted in the middle of a 22-acre, mostly-wooded cemetery in West Baltimore called St. Peter’s. Maintaining and slowly restoring St. Peter’s Cemetery is the work that pays the bills for the community. Jonah House also uses the property to serve the living as well as honor the dead. Our gardens and orchards feed the Jonah House community, and the surrounding neighborhood community, via a food pantry and weekly food distribution to low-income neighbors. We envision the cemetery—particularly the 11-acre forest patch—as a haven for the people of the neighborhood, international peace activists, and numberless living beings.

Jonah House is also an interfaith spiritual community. We pray or meditate together daily, and our spiritual practice informs and empowers everything we do, whether in the fields or in the streets. To continue the vision, Jonah House is looking for a few new core members willing to commit to a two-year stint. We are also open to short- and long-term interns (3 months to a year). The work of radical peacemaking, direct service to the poor, and stewarding the land requires workers. We pray that God will send laborers to the vineyard (yes, we have that too) and that Jonah House will continue to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable for another 44 years!  For more information, call 443-804-3410, or email us at

74] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs, records, tarps and table cloths, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at

75] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at

76] – Do you need a shredder?  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at

77] -- 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.

78] – 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: mobuszewski2001 [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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