Thursday, September 11, 2008

Activist Alert - Part 2

35] African Service – Sept. 14

36] Bridge peace vigil – Sept. 14

37] Barysh on tour at Museum of Industry – Sept. 14

38] 9/11 Unity Walk – Sept. 14

39] Take Back YPR meeting – Sept. 14

40] Peace Walk in D.C. – Sept. 14

41] Putin’s Russia – Sept. 14

42] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Sept. 14

43] Film THE 11TH HOUR – Sept. 14 [RSVP by Sept. 12]

44] Pentagon vigil – Sept. 15

45] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Sept. 15-18

46] Death penalty demonstration – Sept. 15

47] Cultural dancers from Nicaragua – Sept. 15

48] Film KING CORN – Sept. 15

49] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Sept. 15

50] War Is Not the Answer vigil – Sept. 16

51] Protest Arms Bazaar – Sept. 16

52] Jim Wallis interviews author – Sept. 16

53] Nicaragua & global warming -- Sept. 16

54] Amnesty meeting – Sept. 16

55] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – Sept. 17

56] Peace vigil in W. Mount Airy , PA – Sept. 17

57] WIB Frederick vigil – Sept. 17

58] Peace vigil in Chestnut Hill , PA – Sept. 17

59] Greg Palast/Jesse Jackson at Constitution Day – Sept. 17

60] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Sept. 18

61] IWW meeting – Sept. 18

62] Retreat on Exodus – Sept. 19-21

63] Day of Peace – Sept. 19, RSVP by Sept. 16

64] Film Occupation 101 – Sept. 19

65] Knock on doors for peace – Sept. 20

66] Death penalty hearing – Sept. 22

67] Town Hall to help end the war – Sept. 22

68] Death penalty meeting – Sept. 23

69] BGE rate hikes meeting – Sept. 25

70] Wickwire memorial service – Sept. 28

71] First Thursday protest of the war – Oct. 2

72] MUPJ conference – April 4, 2009

73] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

74] Support Veterans for Peace direct action

75] Become a member of the Washington Peace Center

76] Click on The Hunger Site

77] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil needs volunteers


35] – On Sun., Sept. 14, the KALAFONG AME CHURCH invites you to a Prayer for Africa at 11 AM at the HISPANIC SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST DAY CHUCH, 5100 Edmondson Ave., Baltimore 21229. Contact Rev. Dr. Duane Rawlings at Go to\md\kalafong-ame-mission-church/index.html.

36] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the Spa Creek Bridge in Annapolis . Contact Lucy at 410-263-7271 or Signs are not allowed to be on a stick or pole. If there is interest, people will be standing on the Stoney Creek Bridge on Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena [410-437-5379 or]. Go to

37] – Alan Barysh gives tours starting at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, and the exhibits include such subjects as child labor and sweat shops. He will be there every Sunday at 12:30 PM in September except on the 28th. Instead he will be there on Sept. 27. Those interested in going on tour should ask for Alan, who would not refuse a tip. Contact Alan at

38] – On Sun., Sept. 14, there will be the 9/11 Unity Walk from 1:30 to 5 PM. This Interfaith Gandhi type walk through Embassy Row, Washington , DC starts at the Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb Street NW, WDC 20016. There will be stops on Mass. Ave. at St. Albans, Islamic Center and Gandhi Memorial Park. Go to

39] – Take Back YPR is meeting on Sun., Sept. 14 at 2 PM at Gecko’s Restaurant in Canton , 2318 Fleet St . Exit I83 and head east on Fleet St. Gecko’s is near Patterson Park , and the meeting will be on the second floor. Call 410-336-1637.

40] – Join the weekly Peace Walk on the Mall at 4 PM on Sun., Sept. 14 starting at the WWII Memorial ( 17th St .). Northern Virginians for Peace and Justice do this weekly Peace Walk on the Mall from the World War II Memorial to the Lincoln Memorial and back via Constitution and Independence Aves. Contact Ken at

41] – The Brandywine Monthly Potluck Supper & Program is the 2nd Sunday of the month starting at 4:30 PM with a potluck dinner at University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut Street, Phila., PA. Bring main dish, salad, or dessert to share. The program begins at 5:30 PM.

On Sun., Sept. 14, Thomas Bradley, professor emeritus of Russian Language & Literature, Swarthmore College , will discuss Putin's Russia After Bush: Where's It Going. Call 610-544-1818 or go to

42] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at 800 St. Paul St. or email The next meeting is Sept. 14. Call 410-230-0450.

43] – Baltimore Inspirational Films will show Leonardo DiCaprio’s documentary THE 11TH HOUR at 7 PM on Sun., Sept. 14 at the Your Prescription for Health learning center, 10210 S. Dolfield Road , Owings Mills. Te film looks at current catastrophes and the possibility of changing the course of world events. The $8 charge includes snacks, and part of the proceeds will go to a conservation fund. RSVP by Sept. 12 at 410-581-9022.

44] – 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 Mon., Sept. 15, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.

45] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Thursday from 5 to 6 PM on WEAA 88.9 FM, The Voice of the Community. The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email

You can listen to interviews by Steiner through his Center for Emerging Media podcasts. To hear the interviews, email Go to

46] – There is usually a vigil to abolish the death penalty every Monday from 5 to 6 PM, outside the prison complex and across the street from Maryland’s death row, at the corner of Madison Ave. and Fallsway in Baltimore. The next vigil, however, is scheduled for Mon., Sept. 15. Call 410-233-0488.

47] – Directly from Nicaragua , there will be cultural dancing performed by a five member dance ensemble to marimba music in beautiful traditional costumes! See the dancing on Mon., Sept. 15 at the Meeting House in the Meeting House in the Oakland Mills Village Center , 5885 Robert Oliver Place , Columbia , MD 21045 . Refreshments at 7 PM with the program starting at 7:30 PM.

48] – On Mon., Sept. 15 at 7 PM, there will be a showing of the film KING CORN, as part of the PG County Peace and Justice Coalition “Reel and Meal” series at the New Deal Café (old Greenbelt - Roosevelt Center just off Crescent Road at Centerway). Optional buffet starts at 6 PM for $12. The film is free.

49] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets every Monday. However, the next meeting is on Mon., Sept. 15 at 7:30 PM at the AFSC, 4806 York Road . Discuss the response to the State Police spy scandal, the NSA and upcoming protests against the war. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

50] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at 4806 York Road . Join this ongoing vigil. The next vigil is Sept. 16 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.

51] – Protest the Air Force Association Arms Bazaar on Tues., Sept. 16 from 6 to 8 PM outside the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Rd., NW, WDC. Bring a candle to the vigil. From Sept. 15 through Sept. 17, the hotel will host movers and shakers in the arms trade. Call 202-882-9649 to get in touch with the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, the organizer of the protest.

52] – "Conversations with Jim Wallis and Cathleen Falsani" will take place at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Flr. 13, WDC 20045, on Tues., Sept. 16 from 6 to 8 PM. There will be a lively exchange about her recently released book, SIN BOLDLY: A FIELD GUIDE FOR GRACE. The event is free, but you must RSVP at to attend. Call 202-328-8842.

53] – Paul Baker Hernandez on Tour from Nicaragua will present an evening of enlightenment and song on Tues., Sept. 16 at the Faith Community Church [formerly St. John’s of Hamilton], 5315 Harford Rd., Baltimore 21214. Refreshments at 7 PM with program at 7:30 PM. Paul Baker Hernandez, folk artist and global activist, will describe Nicaragua 's efforts against global warming. He will punctuate his talk with Victor Jara's "Songs of Love and Courage." Call 410-662-6292 or email

Sponsored by Casa Baltimore/Limay, a friendship-city project linking the Baltimore area with San Juan de Limay , Nicaragua ( A freewill offering will be taken to cover Paul's expenses.

54] – Amnesty Chapter 228 meets regularly at 7:30 PM in rooms 18/19 of the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, Columbia, MD, on the third Tuesday of each month. The next meeting will be on Sept. 16. Go to

55] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in Iraq outside the Phila. Federal Building , 6th & Market Sts. The next vigil is Sept. 17. Call 215-426-0364.

56] – Each Wednesday in clear weather, there is a peace vigil from 5 to 6 PM outside the Unitarian Society of Germantown, 6511 Lincoln Drive (between Wayne & Hortter) in West Mount Airy, PA. The next vigil is Sept. 17. Call 215-843-4256 or email

57] – WIB Frederick holds a silent vigil mourning all violence, the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 7 PM at the intersection of Patrick & Market Sts. in Frederick . The next vigil is Sept. 17. Please dress in black, and bring no additional signs. Men are welcome. Call 301-834-7581 or email Go to

58] – Each Wednesday, there is a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in Chestnut Hill, PA. The next vigil is Sept. 17. Call 215-843-4256 or email

59] – ACLU-MD & MICA present Constitution Day 2008: Voting Rights on Wed., Sept. 17 at 7 PM with the featured speaker Greg Palast. This is an annual commemoration of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Given that 2008 is a presidential election year, the theme is Voting Rights and Election Reform. Palast is the author of "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy" and "Armed Madhouse.” Also to speak will be Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, and Jonathan Simon, co-founder of the Election Defense Alliance . The event which is free will be held at MICA's Falvey Hall in the Brown Center . Call 410-225-2300.

60] – On Thurs., Sept. 18, the WEEKLY ROUNDTABLE SEEKING A JUST PEACE IN PALESTINE/ISRAEL takes place from 12:30 - 1:30 PM at Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Road NW, WDC. Join a civil discourse which explores the history, issues, myths, realities, and truth of the conflict between Israel and Palestine . Contact Alice Azzouzi at 202-232-5483.

61] – The Baltimore branch of the Industrial Workers of the World [IWW] meets the third Thursday of the month. Attend the next meeting on Sept. 18 at 7 PM at Red Emma’s, 800 St. Paul St . Call 410-967-2202.

62] – The Kirkridge Retreat Center, 2495 Fox Gap Road, Bangor, PA 18013, invites you to attend Exodus for Today: Let My People Go with Dan Berrigan and Liz McAlister from Fri., Sept. 19 through Sun., Sept. 21. The cost is $310 with a commuter discount. To register call 610-588-1793 Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM or get details at WWW.KIRKRIDGE.ORG.

63] – Talk the Talk on Fri., Sept. 19 from 6:30 to 9 PM at St. Alban's Nourse Hall on the grounds of Washington National Cathedral. Amb. John McDonald of the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy ( is the speaker. This event commemorates the week surrounding the International Day of Peace which was originated by Amb. McDonald. Since some food will be served, RSVP by Sept. 16 at The suggested contribution is $10.

64] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS VIDEO SERIES. The first film, OCCUPATION 101: Voice of the Silenced majority [ U.S. , 2007], will be shown Fri., Sept. 19 at AFSC, 4806 York Road [three blocks north of Cold Spring Lane ]. Doors open at 7 PM, and the video starts at 7:30 PM. There is no charge, and refreshments will be available. Call 410-366-1637.

This documentary on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is directed by Sufyan and Abdallah Omeish, and narrated by If Americans Knew founder Alison Weir. The film looks at the rise of Zionism, the Second Intifada and Israel 's disengagement plan, and presents its case through dozens of interviews. It questions the nature of Israeli-American relations. Specifically, it questions the Israeli military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza , and whether Americans should help pay for it. It includes interviews with scholars, religious leaders, humanitarian workers and NGO's critical of the injustices and human rights abuses that stem from the occupation.

65] – This year marks 60 years since the passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a landmark document that enshrined in the international conscience the values of human dignity and freedom. On Sat., Sept. 20, join with UFPJ, USAction/True Majority, Pax Christi USA, Win Without War, Catholics United and others in gathering more grass roots support for peace. On this day, volunteer door-knockers will be asking people to sign an anti-war petition directed to Congress. In addition they will be giving out literature inviting people to join local anti-war groups and offering other ideas for how people can get involved. In order to be successful, at least 25,000 door knockers will be needed around the country to talk to their neighbors. For more information about how to get involved, go to or

66] – The Maryland Commission on the Death Penalty is starting to hold a series of hearings. The next will be on Mon., Sept. 22 at 3 PM in Annapolis in the Joint Hearing Room of the Legislative Services Building , 90 State Circle . Benjamin R. Civiletti is the chair. Contact Rachel Philofsky, Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention at 410-821-2828. Go to or

67] – On Mon., Sept. 22 there will be "A Town Hall Meeting: Can Montgomery County Help End the War?" from 7 - 9 PM at Montgomery College, Germantown Campus, Globe Hall, 20200 Observation Dr., Germantown. This is a forum on the economic costs of the occupation of Iraq and a public discussion of the Montgomery County Council Resolution for Peace. County Executive Isiah Leggett will moderate. An economist and the national director of Cities for Peace will speak. And County Council members will present a new Montgomery County Council Peace Resolution that is expected to be introduced in early October. The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions and make comments. There are many sponsors, including PeaceAction Montgomery.

68] – The next meeting of the Baltimore Coalition Against the Death Penalty will be Tues., Sept. 23 at 7 PM at AFSC, 4806 York Road. Because of the breaking news that Maryland State Police were spying on peace activists and opponents of the death penalty, the group will review ways of taking advantage of the situation. Also to be discussed will be the hearings held by the commission to study the state’s death penalty. Call 410-488-6767 or 443-838-3221.

69] – The Maryland Coalition to Stop the BGE Rate Hikes are next meeting on Thurs., Sept. 25 at 6 PM at the Hamilton Library, the corner of Harford and Old Harford Rds. One item of discussion will be a candlelight vigil on Oct. 26 outside BGE, 750 E. Pratt St .

70] – Chester Wickwire will be remembered at a memorial service on Sun., Sept. 28 from 10 AM until noon at Broadmead, 13801 York Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030. Call 410-527-1900.

71] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Oct. 2 starting at 5 PM in Mount Vernon at Centre & Charles Sts. The Pledge gathers in Mount Vernon on the first Thursday of the month to protest the war. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

72] – The 24th annual Maryland Peace and Justice conference has been set for April 4, 2009 at the Church of the Resurrection in Burtonsville, MD, easily accessible off of Rt. 29. Please put the date on your calendar and try not to schedule any other major events on that day. Thanks so much for your cooperation, and the organizers hope to see you there! Call Paulette at 410-747-3811.

73] – Veterans for Peace is seeking your support for a highly-visible, nonviolent direct action in defense of our Constitution, and in demanding accountability for the Bush Administration’s criminality. The action will take place in Washington , D.C. in September. Can you provide any financial assistance to defray costs of the action? You can make a tax-deductible donation to Veterans for Peace and mail it to Baltimore Veterans for Peace, 325 E. 25th Street , Baltimore , MD 21218 . On the check’s memo line, write “Vets Direct Action.”

74] – WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER signs from Friends Committee on National Legislation are again for sale at $5. To purchase a sign, call Max at 410-366-1637.

75] – Become an active member of the Washington Peace Center , which is now located at 1233 12th St. NW . All members are granted voting rights and are invited to join one or more of our many working groups. Members are asked to pay suggested annual dues of 25 dollars, or volunteer. Email - subject "membership.” The mailing address is The Washington Peace Center, P.O. Box 50032 , WDC 20019-0032 . Call 202-234-2000. Subscribe at Send donations to The Washington Peace Center.

76] – The Hunger Site was initiated by Mercy Corps and Second Harvest, and is funded entirely by advertisers. You can go there every day and click the big yellow "Give Food for Free" button near the top of the page; you do not have to look at the ads. Each click generates funding for about 1.1 cups of food. So consider clicking.

77] – 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.

Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 East 25th St. Baltimore , MD 21218 Ph: 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski [at]

"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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