Friday, May 24, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- May 24 -- May 31, 2019

61] Call in to free Jesus Santrich May 24
62] African Liberation Days – May 24 & 25
63] "No Walls, No Bans, No Borders" – May 24
64] Ballroom Dancing – May 24
65] Canvas for Bernie – May 25
66] Canvas against private police – May 25
67] Peace Vigil May 25
68] Poor People's Campaign – May 25
69] Feed the hungry – May 25
70] Fueling the Human Body – May 25
71] “Shadows and Ashes: The Peril of Nuclear Weapon” – through May 31
72] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  
73] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
74] Do you need any book shelves?
75] Join the Global Zero campaign
76] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
61] – On Fri., May 24 from 9 AM to 5 PM, get your message to Trump to Free Jesus Santrich Now! This Call-In Day is hosted by the Tucson Anti-War Committee.  Donald Trump is meddling in the Colombian Peace Process. The US government has created bogus charges against Colombian Congress member and ex-FARC commander Jesus Santrich. Trump and Colombian oligarchy, led by former President Uribe, have violated the ruling of the Colombian Special Peace Jurisdiction that Santrich is not be extradited to the US. The court also ruled that Santrich be immediately released from prison. Trump and current President Duque violated that decision by re-arresting Santrich just as he was exiting La Picota prison last week. Santrich suffered cardiac arrest as a result and there are rumors of abuse and even poisoning by Colombian authorities. We must stop Trump now!  Call the White House and tell Trump: We demand the immediate release of Jesus Santrich!  We demand the bogus charges be dropped!  We demand that Trump support the Colombian Peace Accords! #SantrichLibre.  Visit

62] – Get over to the African Liberation Days 2019, hosted by the Maryland Council of Elders on Fri., May 24 from 11 AM to 6 PM at Douglas Memorial Community Church, 1325 Madison St., Baltimore and Sat., May 25 from 11 AM to 6 PM at W. Lanvale and N. Carrolton Sts.,  Lafayette Square Park, Baltimore.  Go to

63] –  "No Walls, No Bans, No Borders" is the theme of Movie Night-- Short Films Connecting Issues w/ Discussion on Fri., May 24 from 6 to 9 PM at The Peale Center, 225 Holliday St., Baltimore 21202.  Check out Tickets are $5-20 on a sliding scale.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Photography and art exhibit featuring the work of Baltimore-based activists connecting ideas of the violence of capitalism, colonialism, and the racist/fascist state both locally here in Baltimore and globally.  Four short films & panel discussion included in the exhibit curated by Rebel Lens Bmore - a group of on-the-ground activists using photo and video to document social movements in Baltimore - in collaboration with a number of other great artists in Baltimore.

64] – 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 May 24. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email

65] -- Talking to people about why you support Bernie Sanders sounds simple, but it's vitally important. These conversations can sway undecided voters, get new people involved in our campaign, and grow our movement. That’s why volunteers across the country are organizing community canvasses using the BERN app — so you can talk Bernie 2020 anywhere and everywhere. And you can attend a community canvass near you soon!  Join a community canvass at the Waverly Farmers Market, 400 E. 32nd St., Baltimore 21218 on Sat., May 25 at 8 AM to talk to people about why you are supporting Bernie for president. RSVP at

66] – On Sat., May 25 at 8:15 AM, canvas at the Waverly Farmers' Market and then from 7:30 to 9:30 PM.  This is organized by Women Against Private Police at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore 21224-3900.  Collect petition signatures. Contact Jillian at 301-270-6999. WAPP is a ballot petition initiative to prevent Johns Hopkins University from establishing a private police force in Maryland by putting it to a vote of the people. Go to

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] – On Sat., May 25 from noon to 2 PM, join the Poor People's Campaign - Prince George's County, hosted by Fig Basket at the Upper Marlboro Branch Library, 14730 Main St., Upper Marlboro 20772. These meetings are held on the LAST SATURDAY of every month.  The Poor People's Campaign (PPC) is an interfaith, non-partisan movement of persons committed to eradicating poverty and fighting against systemic racism, the war economy, ecological devastation, and the distorted moral narrative in our Nation.  This is a continuation of the Poor People's Campaign of 1968 started by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our reinvigorated energy will be a new and unsettling force intended to shift the paradigm of our country and the world.  Contact Rev. Angela B. Martin, Tri-Chair, Maryland -  See

69] – On Sat., May 25 from 2 to 4 PM, get with the GHH Feed Baltimore Project Community outreach, hosted by Guinto's Helping Hands Foundation at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 120 N. Front St., Baltimore 21202.  Give back by helping those in need by serving food and handing out GHH care bags to those who are less fortunate in Baltimore. Email Visit

70] – On Sat., May 25 from 6 to 8:30 PM, get over to Fueling the Human Body: Lessons in Comparative Anatomy, hosted by Earthsave Baltimore at Govans Presbyterian Church, 5828 York Rd., Baltimore 21212.  Earthsave's veg/vegan dinner series meets on the last Saturday of each month, at Govans Presbyterian Church, next to the historic Senator Theater. Earthsave's mission is to help people learn a healthier and more peaceful way of eating and living. Look at and please invite your Facebook friends

See an outstanding video presentation with Milton Mills. MD, who says that the human body is not well adapted to eating meat. His presentation, a fascinating and in-depth comparison of the anatomical features of herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores, will help us gain a better understanding as to which foods are ideal for fueling the human body. Mills practices urgent care medicine in the Washington DC area, and has served previously as Associate Director of Preventive Medicine and as a member of the National Advisory Board, for Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). He has been a major contributor to position papers presented by PCRM to the United States Department of Agriculture regarding Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and has been the lead plaintiff in PCRM’s class action lawsuit that asks for warning labels on milk.

Dinner Guests may choose to either bring a dish made without animal products (to serve 8) plus a $5 (members pay just $2) donation; pay $15 (members pay just $12) to enjoy dinner and presentation; or pay $5 for presentation only. Eat first, then make announcements, and then hear the presentation. If you plan to pay for dinner rather than bring a dish, RSVP by calling 410-252-3043, or emailing Drive around church to large parking lot, where you'll see the white Earthsave banner near the Fellowship Hall entry. See

71] –  “Shadows and Ashes: The Peril of Nuclear Weapon”  will be on view at Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, through May 31, 2019. The show -- which features photos, children’s artwork from Hiroshima, ceramic masks, poetry, and informational graphics -- will be accompanied by various events, including films, lectures, and discussion. Visit mcblogs/ for exhibit hours and parking.

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 Venezuela. 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 Venezuela takes place, then meet at 33rd and N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218. If the attack is before 2 PM local time, then events will begin at 5 PM, local time. If the attack occurs after 5 PM local time, then events will begin at 5 PM, local time, the following day. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

73] -- 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

74] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1637 or mobuszewski2001 at

75] -- 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.

76] – 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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