Saturday, September 20, 2008

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

40] Colman McCarthy – Sept. 22

41] Single Payer rally & vigil – Sept. 22

42] Conflict resolution – Sept. 22-26

43] Death penalty hearing – Sept. 22

44] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Sept. 22-25

45] Death penalty demonstration – Sept. 22

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

47] Pray for Peace – Sept. 22

48] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Sept. 22

49] War Is Not the Answer vigil – Sept. 23

50] Protest war funding when Pelosi visits Pratt Library -- Sept. 23

51] Death penalty meeting – Sept. 23

52] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – Sept. 24

53] Peace vigil in W. Mount Airy , PA – Sept. 24

54] Paradise Lost – Sept. 24

55] Global warming presentation at Goucher – Sept. 24

56] TREACHEROUS ALLIANCE book discussion – Sept. 24

57] Peace vigil in Chestnut Hill , PA – Sept. 24

58] Buy Orioles tickets to benefit public defenders – Sept. 24 & 28

59] Benefit concert for WPC – Sept. 24

60] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Sept. 25

61] BGE rate hikes meeting – Sept. 25

62] Amiri Baraka will read – Sept. 25

63] Books, buttons & stickers – Sept. 26-28

64] Healthcare for Everyone – Sept. 26

65] Green jobs festival – Sept. 27

66] Wickwire memorial service – Sept. 28

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

68] MUPJ conference – April 4, 2009

69] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

70] Support Veterans for Peace direct action

71] Book is available -- “Climate Chaos: Your Health at Risk”

72] Publish your peace article

73] Become a member of the Washington Peace Center

74] Click on The Hunger Site

75] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil needs volunteers


40] – On Mon., Sept. 22 at 10 AM, the Global Peace and Justice Studies Community at Montgomery College invites you to hear peace scholar Colman McCarthy at the Theatre Arts Arena, Rockville Campus. He will discuss "How to be an Effective Peacemaker." The talk will be followed by a peace concert and all-day interactive student peace art activity in the Amphitheatre.

Then, from noon to 2 PM, McCarthy will speak at the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center , Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. The event will be followed by the dedication of the Peace Garden at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.

41] – There will be a vigil from 11:45 AM to 1 PM on Mon., Sept. 22 outside the Capitol Hilton, 1001 16th St. NW, WDC, during the American Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Conference on Medicaid and Medicare. At 6 PM at the Capitol Reflecting Pool, Healthcare-NOW! and the single-payer movement will host rally to identify the AHIP as the organization responsible for creating the broken healthcare system in the United States by developing plans that focus on increasing profit, while limiting necessary care, causing thousands of deaths in the United States every year. RSVP to Katie at or call 800-453-1305.

42] – Learn and practice skills to help resolve conflicts at the workplace or in families and communities at Alternative Resolutions’ basic mediation skills training at the National Labor College, Sept. 22 to 26. Discounted rates are available for union members. To register, call Ellen Kandell at 301-588-5390.

43] – 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

44] – 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

45] – 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 is scheduled for Mon., Sept. 22. Call 410-233-0488.

46] – 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.

47] – Fr. Charles Cloughen Jr. [] invites you to pray for peace on Mon., Sept. 22 at 7:30 PM at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart, 1701 Regent Ave. in Mount Washington. The Interfaith Prayer Partners gather every month on the 22nd.

48] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets every Monday. The next meeting is on Mon., Sept. 22 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, including one in D.C. on September 23. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

49] – 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. 23 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.

50] – Demonstrate at Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Cathedral St. , on Tues., Sept. 23. The Pelosi event begins at 7 PM, but Pledge of Resistance members will be outside from 6 to 7 PM calling for Pelosi to cut off funding of the war in Iraq . Call Max at 410-366-1637.

51] – 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.

52] – 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. 24. Call 215-426-0364.

53] – 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. 24. Call 215-843-4256 or email

54] – A book discussion is scheduled for Wed., Sept. 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in Room B-338 Rayburn House Office Bld, 1st & Independence Aves., SW, WDC. The American Hellenic Institute in cooperation with Greek American magazine invites you to commemorate what is written in the new book “ Paradise Lost-Smyrna 1922” by Giles Milton, a journalist and New York Times best-selling author. The 1922 Smyrna Catastrophe happened when Turkish army forces under Ataturk slaughtered over 150,000 innocent Greek and Armenian civilians from Sept. 13, 1922 onward in the city called Izmir today (Smyrna). RSVP at or 202-785-8430 by Tues., Sept. 23.

55] – On Wed., Sept. 24, attend a networking reception and presentation on efforts to do something about global warming. There will be a reception, 6:30 to 7:15 PM, with the presentation at 7:15 PM at Goucher College ’s Kelley Lecture Hall, Hoffberger Science Building , 1021 Dulaney Valley Road . RSVP at or 410-280-9855.

56] – 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. 24. Call 215-843-4256 or email

57] – On Wed., Sept. 24 at 7 PM, Dr. Trita Parsi will discuss and sign his book, TREACHEROUS ALLIANCE - The Secret Dealings of Iran, Israel and the United States, at the Whitaker Campus Commons, Hood College, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick. Zbigniew Brzezinski, former U.S. National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter, has called Dr. Pari’s book, “A penetrating, provocative, and very timely study that deciphers how U.S. policy in the Middle East has been manipulated both by Iran and by Israel even as relations between these two oscillated between secret collusion and overt collision.” Go to Women in Black Frederick’s site

58] – Buy discounted ORIOLES tickets to help benefit the Office of the Public Defender. Tickets are available for Wed., Sept. 24 - O'S v. TAMPA BAY RAYS – at 7:05 PM. The $13 Upper Reserved seats above home plate cost $11 each for 2 or more and for Sun., Sept. 28 – O’s v. TORONTO BLUE JAYS – at 1:35 PM. This latter game is the season finale. The $13 Upper Reserved seats above 1st base are $13 for attorneys, $11 for all others. Contact Lou Curran at or 410-499-8899.

59] – A benefit concert STOP WAR & ALL OF ITS POISONS is happening on Wed., Sept. 24 at 8 PM at Chief Ikes Mambo Room, 1725 Columbia Road, NW, WDC. The concert will feature Evil Empire, Yikes McGee and Donald Keesing. From $10 to $15 is the suggested donation, but no one will be turned away. The event is co-sponsored by the Washington Peace Center & the Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace Committee.

60] – On Thurs., Sept. 25, 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 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.

62] – On Thurs., Sept. 25, starting at 7:30 PM, Amiri Baraka will read from his SLAVE SHIP: A Historical Pageant, and Courtney Dowe will provide a musical interlude at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore 21224. Call 410-276-1651 or go to The cost is $25.

63] – Max will be at the 13th annual Baltimore Book Festival starting Fri., Sept. 26, 5 to 9 PM, through Sat., Sept. 27 & Sun., Sept. 28, 11 AM to 7 PM. You can find his booth on Charles St. , near the Walters Art Museum and below the Washington Monument . There will be used books, records, cassettes, buttons and bumperstickers for sale. Let me know if you can volunteer some hours during the festival.

At the festival, there will be a Radical Bookfair Pavilion. Twenty of the Mid-Atlantic's most radical independent presses and publishing projects will be there, and the program will include speakers, authors, artists, and discussing their work. Amy Goodman will speak on Sat., Sept. 27 at 1 PM. Go to or

64] – There will be a "Healthcare For Everyone!" rally and vigil for health security and healthcare justice on Fri., Sept 26 at the Union Baptist Church, 1219 Druid Hill Ave. at 6 PM. It will feature legislators, activists, clergy, poets and musicians and is sponsored by Coalition for Health Security, which includes Healthcare-Now of Md. Go to or call 410-591-0892.

65] – National Green Jobs Day of Action is Sat., Sept. 27. In Baltimore , the Chesapeake Climate Action Network is teaming up with the Entrepreneurial Training University to host an event from 10:30 AM to 2 PM to educate, encourage and empower the local community to increase participation in and awareness of the green jobs movement. Go to The event will take place at Lake Clifton Senior High School , 2801 Saint Lo Dr. , Baltimore , MD 21213 . RSVP at or with Holly Gorman at 240-396-2146 or

There will be a rally calling on elected officials to prioritize green jobs. Gather at the bandstand at Lake Clifton Park , across the street from where the Entrepreneurial Training University is working to implement a green jobs training program. The day will open with a job-training fair, where individuals will have an opportunity to learn about green jobs training in Baltimore , as well as learn more about green jobs in general.

66] – 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.

67] – 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.

68] – 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.

69] – 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.”

70] – Two members of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Cindy Parker MD, MPH and Steven Shapiro, PhD, announced that their book “Climate Chaos: Your Health at Risk” can now be ordered from Amazon and other online booksellers (Amazon has the best price). As far as they know, there is no other book available about the health impacts of global climate change written for a lay audience. You can reach Cindy at 443-287-6734.

71] – 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.

72] – Publish Your Peace Article. Daniel Frasier is soliciting peace articles for the biweekly series of commentaries Paths to Peace in the Frederick News Post Religion and Ethics section. For details, email

73] – 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.

74] – 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.

75] – 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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