Baltimore Activist Alert November 24 & 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 www.baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com. 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] comcast.net.
1] Books, buttons and stickers
2] Web site for info on federal legislation
3] Get involved with NCNR
4] Buy an Anti-War Veteran hat
5] Transcribe Dorothy Day’s diaries
6] Redlining – through Dec. 31
7] World Press Photo Exhibition 2018 – through Nov. 25
8] Chester County Peace Vigil – Nov. 24
9] Handmade Holiday Gift Fair – Nov. 24
10] End the Drone War Command – Nov. 24
11] Participatory Defense Community Meeting -- Nov. 24
12] Pasta Pesto Day – Nov. 24 - 25
13] International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – Nov. 25
14] “Self-Hatred, Inner Peace, and Gratitude” – Nov. 25
15] Black Lives Matter demo – Nov. 25
16] ERA conference call – Nov. 25
17] Jamming for Justice – Nov. 25
18] Protest at the Pentagon – Nov. 26
19] Deliver Yemen War holiday cards -- Nov. 26 through ??
20] Corporate illicit activities – Nov. 26
21] Food Rescue – Nov. 26
22] Poor People's Campaign meeting – Nov. 26
23] Get the Money Out – Nov. 26
24] Do you want to join a peace caravan?
25] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iran or North Korea
26] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
27] Do you need any book shelves?
28] Join the Global Zero campaign
29] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
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 http://thomas.loc.gov/. Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.
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 U.S. wars.
To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net. Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.
4] – Get a good-looking black hat which says Anti-War Veteran in the front and Viva House 50th in the back. The cost is $10. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.
5] – Want an opportunity to work with scans of Dorothy Day's diaries? The Guild for the Canonization is looking for volunteers to help them transcribe all her diaries and letters! Several Catholic Workers are already helping and you can, too! Contact Jeff Korgen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him 862-485-5807.
6] – At 10 AM through December 31, check out Undesign the Redline exhibit, hosted by Choose Civility, HCLS Central Branch. Look for tickets at choosecivility.org. This interactive exhibit explores the history of structural racism and classism, how these designs compounded each other from redlining maps until today, and how we can come together to undesign these systems with intentionality. Tours, reading lists, events, and more details are at http://choosecivility.org/events/undesign-the-redline-exhibit. See https://www.facebook.com/events/444200232763081/.
7] – On Sat., Nov. 24 & Sun., Nov. 25 at 10 AM, see the World Press Photo Exhibition 2018, hosted by Lightscape Foundation at the Dupont Underground, 19 Dupont Circle NW, WDC 20036. The Exhibition is on a world-wide tour showcasing the stories that matter. A specially tailored exhibition has been created for Washington, D.C. including with a retrospective of the Photos of the Year since 1955, photographs of four African Photojournalism Database photographers, and Images honoring the work of Agence France-Presse photographer Shah Marai. Call 202 337 3686. The visiting hours are until 6 PM, while the doors will close at 7 PM. It is closed on Mondays and Thanksgiving (Nov. 22). There is a discounted admission of $12, while general admission is $18. Children under 14 enter free (however should be accompanied by an adult, given the nature of the some images). Audio guides with information from the photographers will be available at no charge (first-come first served). Visitors are free to come back multiple times by leaving their names with the volunteers at the entrance. See http://www.lightscapedc.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/1668929476569252/.
8] – 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 www.ccpeace.org. Email email@example.com.
9] – On Sat., Nov. 24 from noon to 5 PM, attend the Wilmington in Transition's Annual Handmade Holiday Gift Fair at St. Stephens Lutheran Church, 1301 N. Broom St., Wilmington, DE. Go to https://transitiontownmedia.org/event/2018-wilmington-in-transition-food-gift-fair/.
10] – Thanksgiving Weekend in Horsham, PA, IGNITE PEACE. Stop the Violence. End the Drone War Command at the Horsham Air Guard Station on Sat., Nov. 24 from noon to 2 PM. Close the drone war command at Horsham Air Guard Station, Route 611/Easton Road & County Line Road. This protest is the last Saturday of the month with a winter pause in January and February. The U.S. Air Force has established this drone war command center. From there, MQ-9 Reaper drone can be piloted by remote control to launch their deadly Hellfire missiles against people on the other side of the world. Since April 2013, there have been focused protests at the base organized by the Brandywine Peace Community. Call 484-574-1148 or see www.brandywinepeace.com.
11] – Come to the Participatory Defense Community Meeting on Sat., Nov. 24 from 1 to 3 PM at the Oakcrest Community Center, 1300 Capitol Heights Blvd., Capitol Heights 20743. This will take place every Saturday through December. CONTACT qiana johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org at 240-845-4007. Visit http://www.progressivemaryland.org/participatory_defense_community_meeting_20181103?utm_campaign=wkmem_oct_29_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_source=progressivemaryland.
12] – On Sat., Nov. 24 and Sun., Nov. 25 at 5:30 PM, be at Pasta Pesto Day to help the people of Genova, Italy, hosted by San Lorenzo Ristorante + Bar, 1316 9th St. NW, WDC 20001. San Lorenzo is joining restaurants around the world to offer up a special plate of GNOCCHI AL PESTO for the people of Genova, Italy, who were devastated by the Morandi Bridge collapse. The Bar will donate $2 from the price of a bowl of Gnocchi al Pesto (which is the "sauce" of Genova) to the people of Genova! MANGIA! If you want to learn more about Pasta Pesto Day, go tohttp://www.pastapestoday.it/. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/348576275900648/.
13] – On Sunday, November 25 celebrate International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. People around the world go out into the streets to make their voices heard and for violence against women to end. Remember that the violence that women suffer begins with symbolic, cultural and structural violence of the patriarchy that historically has limited and oppressed them, stripping them of rights, severing aspirations, eliminating self-esteem and the capacity to react, even life itself. On this day, denounce war as the women and girls in conflict zones are those who suffer the greatest violence: they are victims of sexual violence, trade, exploitation and prostitution and see how their sons are militarized and assassinated. In addition to the hardships of war, responsibility for rebuilding relationships and the torn social fabric falls upon them.
It is essential that women be provided with security, understanding that security is to feel included the processes for peace and to be present at the official tables for negotiation so that their demands and contributions to the building of peace, which they have always exercised in an informal way, become known.
14] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 2521 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion at 10:30 AM. On Sun., Nov. 25, the platform address is “Self-Hatred, Inner Peace, and Gratitude.” Often we are war with ourselves. We amplify the inner voices telling us that we are good enough and not ethical enough. We can fall into an unproductive cycle of self-hatred. How do we escape from self-criticism on the one hand and indifference on the other? How do we take a heroic stance against injustice, while admitting that we usually fall well short? In this season of thanksgiving and gratitude, Hugh Taft-Morales explores these questions. He 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 email@example.com.
15] – On Sun., Nov. 25 from 4 to 5 PM, attend a Black Lives Matter monthly vigil at Governor Warfield Parkway and Windstream Drive in Howard County. The vigil will continue until Dec. 9. Join in on the second Sunday of each month for a public witness to remind the community that all lives will matter when black lives matter. Show up to tell the world that injustice will not be ignored in Howard County or anywhere else. Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/408704056256085/.
16] – On Sun., Nov. 25 at 4 PM, join The CALL - ERA Education Program, hosted by One Rural Woman at Katrina's Dream, PO Box 32003, WDC 20007. Get tickets at www.katrinasdream.org. Help build the groundswell. The collaboration of grassroots organizers, lobbyists, and professionals is dedicated to promoting and educating folks across the United States of America to empowering women around the world. PASS THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT.
There is a NATIONAL WEEKLY SUNDAY CALL at 4 PM with E.R.A. ADVOCATES -- CALL IN NO: 563.999.2090 CONFERENCE NO: 898879#. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1710130249022424/.
17] – Jamming for Justice is hosted by Maceo Kemp on Sun., Nov. 25 from 6 to 8 PM at the Plymouth Congregational Church, 5301 North Capitol St. NE, WDC 20011. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
18] – 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 Nov. 26, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email email@example.com 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.
19] – Dick Ochs is organizing a delivery to all members of Congress a holiday card calling for the removal of U.S. military involvement in the attack of Yemen. Can you help hand deliver cards to Congressional offices in Washington, D.C., starting Mon., November 26 starting at 9 AM? Contact Dick at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
20] – On Mon., Nov. 26 from 11:30 to 1 PM, come to a League of Women Voters lunch: Delaware limited liability companies (LLCs) have been reported as fronts for illicit activities, Should there be reforms to Delaware's LLC Act and business entity voting rights statutes? The guest speaker is Nick Wasileski, president of DE Coalition for Open Government, and he will speak at Michael’s Restaurant, 1000 Churchman's Rd., Newark, DE. See http://www.lwvdelaware-newcastlecounty.org/calendar.html.
21] – On Mon., Nov. 26, and every Monday until Feb. 4, 2019, at noon, there will be a Food Rescue at Land of Kush, 840 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore 21201. Food Rescue Baltimore is honored to partner with The Land of Kush each and every Monday to bring access to free vegan/plant-based food in the community. Bring a bag. Take what you want from noon to 1PM or while supplies last. No purchase is necessary to take advantage of the Food Rescue Baltimore give away. Items from The Land of Kush's menu are not included in the give-away but will be available for sale. See https://www.facebook.com/events/415842178868197/.
22] – On Mon., Nov. 26 from 7 to 8:30 PM, come to a Carroll County Information Meeting hosted by the Maryland Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. At the Westminster Library, 50 Main Street, Westminster 21157, discuss the Maryland Poor People's Campaign and how it will grow in Carroll County! See https://www.eventbrite.com/e/carroll-county-information-meeting-tickets-52907111595.
23] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Monday, Nov. 12 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM. Call 605-475-6711, code 1136243#. Work only on brainstorming ideas for participation in the upcoming General Election.
24] – 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.
25] – 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.
26] -- 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 comcast.net.
27] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1637 or mobuszewski2001 at comcast.net.
28] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: http://www.globalzero.org/sign-declaration. 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.
29] – 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 http://prop1.org; 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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.
“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