Baltimore Activist Alert Sept. 25, 2008 – April 4, 2009
"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 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski [at] verizon.net.
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1] Books, buttons and stickers
2] Web site for info on federal legislation
3] Join Nonviolent Resistance lists
4] Eyes Wide Open exhibit available
5] Resettled refugees need jobs
6] Looking for a venue to host Hiroshima exhibit in October
7] Protest bailout -- Sept. 25
8] Cooking seminar at Yabba Pot – Sept. 25
9] BGE rate hikes meeting – Sept. 25
10] Amiri Baraka will read – Sept. 25
11] Play TRUMBO – through Sept. 28
12] Protest WYPR management – Sept. 26 - ?
13] WIB Inner Harbor peace vigil – Sept. 26
14] WIB Roland Park vigil – Sept. 26
15] White House vigil – Sept. 26
16] Amy Goodman at Hopkins – Sept. 26
17] Volunteer at Book Festival – Sept. 26-28
18] Silent vigil at Homewood Friends – Sept. 26
19] Takoma Park peace vigil – Sept. 26
20] Honk Against the War – Sept. 26
21] Healthcare for Everyone – Sept. 26
22] Vigil at Walter Reed – Sept. 26
23] Ballroom dancing – Sept. 26
24] Class warfare conference – Sept. 27
25] Green jobs festival – Sept. 27
26] Peace vigil in Chester , PA – Sept. 27
27] Peace vigil at Capitol – Sept. 27
28] Barysh on tour at Museum of Industry – Sept. 27
29] Westminster peace vigil – Sept. 27
30] Olney vigil to end the war – Sept. 27
31] Wickwire memorial service – Sept. 28
32] African Service – Sept. 28
33] Bridge peace vigil – Sept. 28
34] Peace Walk in D.C. – Sept. 28
35] Baltimore Green forum – Sept. 28
36] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Sept. 28
37] Buy Orioles tickets to benefit public defenders – Sept. 28
38] Pentagon vigil – Sept. 29
39] Ghosts of the Iraq War go on trial – Sept. 29
40] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Sept. 29-Oct. 2
41] Death penalty demonstration – Sept. 29
42] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Sept. 29
43] War Is Not the Answer vigil – Sept. 30
44] Demonstrate against nuclear power – Oct. 1
45] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – Oct. 1
46] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – Oct. 1
47] Mobilization for Global Justice meeting – Oct. 1
48] PG County peace meeting – Oct. 1
49] Peace vigil in W. Mount Airy , PA – Oct. 1
50] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Oct. 2
51] WIB Peace Stand – Oct. 2
52] First Thursday protest of the war – Oct. 2
53] Protest Northrop Grumman – Oct. 3
54] Discussion on AFRICOM – Oct. 3
55] Plan response to Steve Sachs spy review – Oct. 4
56] Protest at the NSA – Oct. 4
57] Death penalty commission meeting – Oct. 7
58] Spying on Activists forum – Oct. 11
59] Film PATH TO WAR – Oct. 24
60] MUPJ conference – April 4, 2009
61] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
62] Book is available -- “Climate Chaos: Your Health at Risk”
63] Publish your peace article
64] Become a member of the Washington Peace Center
65] Click on The Hunger Site
66] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil needs volunteers
1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available. “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers in stock. Call Max at 410-366-1637.
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.
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 the war in Iraq .
To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.
THE NOTICES LIST will include only notices of NCNR actions and related information and is open to any interested person to subscribe. It will be moderated to maintain focus & will include periodic notices about getting involved in NCNR national organizing. To join the NOTICES List, send an email message to email@example.com . You will get a confirmation message once subscribed. If you have problems, please write to the list manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4] – The Baltimore American Friends Service Committee office has assembled an exhibit Maryland Eyes Wide Open which details the Human Cost of the Iraq War and reflects the costs of war to the state of Maryland. The exhibit consists of at least 40 pairs of combat boots, representing the US military deaths from Maryland; civilian shoes, tagged with names and ages of a very small fraction of the tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis who have died; a representative pair of combat boots and 7 red poppies, representing the estimated number of wounded US military personnel (approximately 7 times the number of dead); and signs and literature detailing the human and financial costs of the war on the cities and counties of Maryland.
AFSC will help with logistics and contribute to your planning for auxiliary events or activities presented in conjunction with the exhibit. For information on obtaining and displaying the exhibit, call 410-323-4200, extensions 20 or 21 or e-mail at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to www.afsc.org/midatlantic/baltimore-programs.htm.
5] – Holly Leon-Lierman is working for the International Rescue Committee. Go to www.theIRC.org. The IRC resettles refugees, and these people eventually need employment. She is working as an Employment Coordinator. If you know someone with hiring power, please contact Holly, who is currently resettling people from Iraq , Burma , and Bhutan . She can be reached at holly.leon-lierman@theIRC.org or 410 558 3167.
6] – The Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation is looking for a group to sponsor a visit by its chairperson, Steve Leeper, and a Hibakusha (a-bomb survivor) in late October and early November. There still exist over 20,000 nuclear weapons worldwide, so this visit with its A-bomb exhibit would be an opportunity to educate the broader community. Contact Max at 410-366-1637.
The Peace Memorial Museum is working with Leeper on the A-bomb exhibition project in the USA . It is hoping that an exhibition, which would consist of a poster exhibition, could be set up in the Baltimore area between Oct. 27 and Oct. 30. Please let Max know if you can get involved in this project.
Hey all - more action developing for Troy Davis. I plan on attending this rally, please let me know if you can come. Call me if you need a ride 443-386-8097. -Alex
7] – TrueMajority has called a protest of the bailout at 5 PM on Thurs., Sept. 25 at the AFSCME Council 92, 190 W Ostend St., Baltimore , MD 21230 .
8] – On Thurs., Sept. 25 at 6 PM, Chef Skai will be hosting the Apprenticeship Orientation at Yabba Pot, 2431 St. Paul St. Learn how to create delicious Vegan cooked and raw food meals...COME ON DOWN!! You're the next contestant on.... YOUR LIFE IS RIGHT!! Peace Begins In The Kitchen! Email email@example.com.
9] – 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.
10] – 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 www.creativealliance.org. The cost is $25.
11] – The REP Stage is offering TRUMBO: RED, WHITE & BLACKLISTED about screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who stood up to the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947. Christopher Trumbo, Dalton’s son, is the play’s author, Steven Carpenter directs and Helen Hayes Award winner Nigel Reed stars.
The play will run until Sun., Sept. 28 in the Studio Theatre on the Howard Community College campus, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia . Shows are 7:30 PM on Thursday, 8 PM on Friday, 2:30 & 8 PM on Saturday and 2:30 PM on Sunday. Tickets are $15 to $25. Call 410-772-4900 or go to www.repstage.org.
12] – Protest the illegal termination of The Marc Steiner Show from noon to 1 PM Monday through Saturday in front of WYPR, 2216 N. Charles St. You may consider calling the station to complain at 410-235-1395. Contact Max at 410-366-1637 to join Take Back YPR.
13] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., Sept. 26 from noon-1 PM at the Inner Harbor , corner Pratt and Light. Everyone welcome, wear black if you can. See http://www.peacepath911.com/ or write firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-467-9114.
14] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., Sept. 26 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St . Call 410-467-9114.
15] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM on Pennsylvania Ave., by the press gate to the White House. It is organized by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
16] – On Fri., Sept. 26 at 3:30 PM, Amy Goodman will speak in Sheldon Hall [W1214] before the Health & Human Rights Group at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her new book is entitled "Standing Up to the Madness.”
17] – 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 bookfair.redemmas.org or www.baltimorebookfestival.com.
18] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Sept. 26 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St. , in opposition to war with Iraq . Placards say: "War Is Not the Answer." The silent vigil is sponsored by AFSC, Homewood Friends Meeting and Stony Run.
19] – Join the Takoma Park peace vigil, which takes place the last Friday of the month from 5 to 6 PM at Takoma Junction (Rte. 410 and Carroll Ave. ). The next vigil to end occupation in Iraq , Palestine and the White House will be Sept. 26. Call 301-589-5410 or go to www.Tpkids4peace.org.
20] – Join the Brandywine Peace Community on Fri., Sept. 26, always the final Friday of the month, in a peace vigil that will include a call for No War on Iran! Honk against the war from 5 to 6 PM at Broad and Arch Sts. in Philadelphia . Call 610-544-1818.
21] – 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 www.mdsinglepayer.org or call 410-591-0892.
22] – SHED LIGHT ON US WAR CASUALTIES: FROM THE FRONT LINE TO THE BACK DOOR of Walter Reed Army Medical Center (North Gate), every Friday night, from 7 to 9 PM in the middle of the 7100 block of Georgia Ave., NW. Call 202-441-3265. Go to http://www.codepinkalert.org/Local_CODEPINKs_Washington_DC.shtml.
23] – 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 Sept. 26. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.
24] – You are invited to a BuzzFlash conference Working to End the "Class Warfare" Started by the Right Wing. Go to http://www.buzzflash.com/store/buzzcon08. There is a $45 registration fee, $22.50 for union members, $15 for students, seniors and the unemployed. Go to BuzzFlash@BuzzFlash.com for a free scholarship.
The day-long conference will be held at the PHILADELPHIA CONFERENCE CENTER on Sat., Sept. 27. Of primary concern, is countering the four-decade war on the working class. Progressive bloggers, union members and activist group members will convene to learn strategies for bridging class divisions without sacrificing progressive values. Some of the participants will be Richard Trumka, secretary-treasurer, National AFL-CIO, Jim Hightower, Texas author and rabble rouser, and many others.
25] – 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 www.chesapeakeclimate.org. The event will take place at Lake Clifton Senior High School , 2801 Saint Lo Dr. , Baltimore , MD 21213 . RSVP at email@example.com or with Holly Gorman at 240-396-2146 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
26] – 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. This vigil has been the target of counter-demonstrators and harassment from the " Chester County Victory Movement" but has grown and persisted. Go to www.ccpeace.org.
27] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Sept. 27. Look for the blue banner with the message, "Seek Peace and Pursue It. --Psalms 34:14." The vigil lasts one hour and is silent except when one responds to the occasional questions. Go to http://www.quaker.org/langleyhill/seekpeace.htm or email email@example.com.
28] – 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 on Sat., Sept. 27 at 1:30 PM. Those interested in going on tour should ask for Alan, who would not refuse a tip. Contact Alan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
29] – Westminster WIB holds a vigil the last Saturday of the month. On Sept. 27 meet at 2 PM in front of the library on Main St. Please wear black, everyone welcome at all stands, signs provided. Contact email@example.com
30] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 3:15 to 4:15 PM, on the corner of Rt. 108 and Georgia Ave. in Olney, MD. The next vigil is Sept. 27. Call 301-774-9792.
31] – 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.
32] – On Sun., Sept. 28, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to www.orgsites.com\md\kalafong-ame-mission-church/index.html.
33] – 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org]. Go to http://BridgePeace.blogspot.com/.
34] – Join the weekly Peace Walk on the Mall at 4 PM on Sun., Sept. 28 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 email@example.com.
35] – On Sun., Sept. 28 from 4:30 - 6:30 PM, the monthly BALTIMORE GREEN FORUM will feature a speech by Judy Wick at the 2007 Bioneers Conference--Local Living Economies: Green, Fair and Fun. The 30-minute talk will be followed by a group discussion. The event will be held at the MD Presbyterian Church, 1105 Providence Road , Towson , 21286. Contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443.451.3339. Go to www.baltimoreclimate.org.
36] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at 800 St. Paul St. or email email@example.com. The next meeting is Sept. 21. Call 410-230-0450.
37] – Buy discounted ORIOLES tickets to help benefit the Office of the Public Defender. Tickets are available for Sun., Sept. 28 – O’s v. TORONTO BLUE JAYS – at 1:35 PM. This 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-499-8899.
38] – 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. 29, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
39] – The Ghosts of the Iraq War, ten peace activists including Maria Allwine, Ellen Barfield and Max Obuszewski, were arrested in the gallery of the U.S. Senate on Mar. 12 for speaking on behalf of the dead. They are charged with “disrupting Congress,” and are scheduled for a jury trial on Mon., Sept. 29 at 9:30 AM in Superior Court of the District of Columbia , 500 Indiana Ave. , NW . Call Max at 410-366-1637.
40] – 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 email@example.com.
41] – 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. 29. Call 410-233-0488.
42] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets every Monday. The next meeting is on Mon., Sept. 29 at 7:30 PM at the AFSC, 4806 York Road . Discuss the response to the State Police spy scandal, the NSA demo on Oct. 4 and the Ghosts of the Iraq War trial. Call Max at 410-366-1637.
43] – 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. 30 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.
44] – The Maryland Public Service Commission is now deciding on whether or not to DOUBLE nuclear power (and thus, environmental radioactive contamination) with a new, experimental nuclear reactor that will dump even more life-destroying, toxic, radioactive, thermal discharges into the Chesapeake Bay. Join concerned citizens in saying NO to more nuclear power on Wed., Oct. 1 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM outside the Maryland Public Service Commission building, 6 St. Paul St . Go to www.safeenergymd.com. Call 202-454-5176.
45] – 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 Oct. 1. Call 215-426-0364.
46] – 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 Oct. 1. Call 215-843-4256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
47] – There will be a Mobilization for Global Justice meeting at 7 PM on Wed., Oct. 1 at St. Stephens Church, 16th & Newton Sts. , NW, WDC. Exit at the Columbia Heights Metro stop. The meeting takes place the first Wednesday of the month. Email email@example.com.
48] – The Peace & Justice Coalition of Prince George’s County meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 PM at the Greenbelt Community Center. The next meeting is Oct. 1. Call 301-577-2350.
49] – 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 Oct. 1. Call 215-843-4256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
50] – On Thurs., Oct. 2, 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.
51] – There is a WIB peace stand on Thurs., Oct. 2, noon-1PM in Towson at northwest corner of Washington & Chesapeake Aves., across the street from the post office, near the courthouse. Contact email@example.com . This vigil takes place on the first Thursday of the month
52] – 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.
53] – As part of Keep Space for Peace Week, the Jonah House is holding a vigil on Fri., Oct. 3 at the new Northrop Grumman weapons production plant in Linthicum Heights, 1570 W. Nursery Rd. at 11 AM. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-233-6238. Visit http://www.space4peace.org.
54] – On Fri., Oct. 3 at 7:30 PM, there will be a Clarification of Thought at the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House, 503 Rock Creek Church Rd., WDC. This October the U.S. African Command (AFRICOM) becomes the newest military Unified Combatant Command. Mark Francher, chair of the International Section of the National Conference of Black Lawyers, will discuss the NCBL’s public position and legal work against AFRICOM. Contact Mike Uca-Dorn at email@example.com and visit www.gardensorgraves.org.
55] – The next meeting of the Baltimore Coalition Against the Death Penalty will be on Sat., Oct. 4 at noon at AFSC, 4806 York Road. Steve Sachs is to complete his review of the Maryland State Police spy scandal on Sept. 30. At this meeting, we will discern a group response to the review and plan for a press conference on Mon., Oct. 6, probably at the State Police headquarters in Pikesville . Call 410-488-6767 or 443-838-3221.
56] – As part of the October 4 – 12 Keep Space for Peace Week: International Week of Protest to Stop the Militarization of Space, the Pledge of Resistance has called for a demonstration at the National Security Agency from 5 to 6 PM. Call Max at 410-366-1637 to carpool. Go to http://www.space4peace.org.
57] – The Maryland Commission on the Death Penalty is now holding open meetings to discuss the testimony received over the last few months. The first open meeting in Tues., Oct. 7 from 3 to 8 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 http://www.governor.maryland.gov/pressreleases/080710b.asp or http://www.mdcase.org/.
58] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS VIDEO SERIES. The next film, PATH TO WAR, [ U.S. , 2002], will be shown Fri., Oct. 24 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.
Director John Frankenheimer casts Michael Gambon in the lead in this film inspired by author Robert A. Caro's biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson. The film retraces the events occurring between LBJ's inaugural in 1965 and his dispirited decision not to seek another presidential term in 1968. At the crux of these three years is the war in Vietnam . His advisors are the hawkish Robert McNamara (Alec Baldwin) and the dove-ish Clark Clifford (Donald Sutherland). Clifford warns Johnson that "escalation will ruin you, and all the great good you want to do." McNamara presses for a continuation of the war lest America lose face. The story is a Shakespearean tragedy.
59] – There will be a forum, Spying on Maryland Activists, on Sat., Oct. 11 from 2 to 4:30 PM at the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, 310 Tulip Ave., Takoma Park. It will feature many of the activists mentioned in the Maryland State Police documents, as well as David Rocah of the ACLU, Sen. Jamie Raskin et al. The church is two blocks from the Takoma Metro Station. Contact the Washington Peace center at 202-234-2000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
60] – 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.
62] – 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.
62] – 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.
63] – 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 email@example.com.
64] – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org - subject "membership.” The mailing address is The Washington Peace Center, P.O. Box 50032 , WDC 20019-0032 . Call 202-234-2000. Subscribe at www.washingtonpeacecenter.org. Send donations to The Washington Peace Center.
65] – 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.
66] – 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.
Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 East 25th St. Baltimore , MD 21218 Ph: 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski [at] Verizon.net.
"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