Thursday, November 27, 2008

Baltimore Activist Alert

Baltimore Activist Alert Nov. 27, 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  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]


The Baltimore IndyMedia Center publicizes peace-related events. Go to


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] Max is seeking housing

6] Chuck Michaels needs help with transportation

7] NLG is offering to hold seminars

8] Black Friday sale at Red Emma’s – Nov. 28

9] WIB Inner Harbor peace vigil – Nov. 28

10] WIB Roland Park vigil – Nov. 28

11] White House vigil – Nov. 28

12] Protest WYPR management – Nov. 28 - ?

13] Buy Nothing Day antiwar demo – Nov. 28

14] Vigil at Walter Reed – Nov. 28

15] CD release concert – Nov. 28

16] Ballroom dancing – Nov. 28

17] Olney vigil to end the war – Nov. 29                              

18] Peace vigil in Chester, PA – Nov. 29

19] Peace vigil at Capitol – Nov. 29

20] Protest at Lockheed-Ville – Nov. 29                         

21] Parade to peace mural – Nov. 29                         

22] Westminster peace vigil – Nov. 29

23] African Service – Nov. 30                                               

24] Bridge peace vigil – Nov. 30

25] Peace Walk in D.C. – Nov. 30                             

26] Advent series – Nov. 30

27] Film WE, THE WOMEN OF JAYYOUS – Nov. 30

28] Economic crisis teach-in – Nov. 30

29] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Nov. 30                      

30] Pentagon vigil – Dec. 1

31] Death Penalty Commission to issue draft – Dec. 1

32] Death penalty demonstration – Dec. 1

33] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Dec. 1-4

34] Honor James Baldwin – Dec. 1

35] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Dec. 1

36] Peace Center meeting in Frederick – Dec. 1

37] Single payer workshop – Dec. 1

38] Tuesday peace vigil – Dec. 2

39] Ecolocity D.C. meeting – Dec. 2

40] John Dear will speak about his book - Dec. 2

41] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – Dec. 3

42] Peace vigil in W. Mount Airy, PA – Dec. 3

43] Chestnut Hill, PA vigil – Dec. 3

44] Mobilization for Global Justice meeting – Dec. 3

45] PG County peace meeting – Dec. 3

46] John Dear will speak in Derwood - Dec. 3

47] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Dec. 4

48] WIB Peace Stand – Dec. 4

49] AFSC Open House – Dec. 4

50] First Thursday protest of the war – Dec. 4

51] Two benefits for Heart’s Place – Dec. 4 & 14

52] Silent vigil at Homewood Friends – Dec. 5

53] Unveiling of Said portrait – Dec. 5                         

54] Free Mumia event – Dec. 5                         

55] Free Mumia march – Dec. 6                         

56] Peace meal – Dec. 6                         

57] Bill of Rights discussion – Dec. 6                         

58] Take Back YPR meeting – Dec.  7

59] Former death row inmate to speak – Dec. 9

60] Death penalty meeting – Dec. 16

61] Film POISON DUST – Dec. 19

62] MUPJ conference – April 4, 2009

63] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

64] Publish your peace article

65] Become a member of the Washington Peace Center

66] Click on The Hunger Site  

67] Join 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 410-366-1637.


2] – To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to  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  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 You will get a confirmation message once subscribed.  If you have problems, please write to the list manager at


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 or  Go to   

5] – Max is in need of housing.  If you have any leads, please call him at 410-366-1637.

6] – Chuck Michaels is now home, and he will continue his recovery through out-patient therapy.  He is doing very well, speaking well and regularly, getting around well, and also now has permission from his doctor to be left alone, that is unattended, as needed.

The big need going forward over the next few weeks is transportation for a portion of each day to the Sky Neurological Rehabilitation CenterPomona Square, 1700 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville 21208 - just inside the beltway. On a weekly basis, the web site at Caring Bridge will post the specific times that Chuck needs transportation assistance in getting to therapy. Go to  If you need to speak with someone about Chuck, call John Springer at 443-895-0166.  You can call him to sign up for a shift.   

7] – The National Lawyers Guild-Maryland Chapter is presenting "Know Your Rights" seminars on the topic of criminal law for any community group that is interested.  The seminars would include an overview of constitutional law and Maryland substantive law on police practices in regard to searches, seizures, arrests, interrogations and related topics.  For further information, kindly send an e-mail to

8] – There is a REAL BLACK FRIDAY SALE at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 800 St. Paul St. It is one day only, on Nov. 28, and the store is offering a 10% discount on two of its favorite subjects - if it's got the word "black" in the title, you get 10% off. Think black power, black civilization, black feminism, black workers, etc. And because the black flag has been the symbol of anarchism for at least a century and a half, you can take 10% off anything from the "Anarchism" section as well. Email Go to


9] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., Nov. 28 from noon-1 PM at the Inner Harbor, corner Pratt and Light.  Everyone welcome, wear black if you can.  See or write or call 410-467-9114.


10] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., Nov. 28 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St.  Call 410-467-9114. 


11] – 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.

12] –  Protest the illegal termination of The Marc Steiner Show from noon to 1 PM Monday through Friday 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] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will hold its annual antiwar demo on Nov. 28, Buy Nothing Day, from 5:30 to 6:30 PM, at Dulaney Valley Road and Fairmount Ave.  Join in to call for an end to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

14] – 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

15] – RYAN HARVEY and MARK GUNNERY will perform at a CD release concert on Fri., Nov. 28 at 7 PM at Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse, 800 St. Paul St. In honor of Buy Nothing Day, Ryan and Mark will be giving away copies of their new joint album "The Good Times and the Bad" – but they'll be happy to accept a donation to Red Emma's. Email Go to


16] –  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 Nov. 28. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.


17] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 10:30 to 11:30 AM, on the corner of Rt. 108 and Georgia Ave. in Olney, MD.  The next vigil is Nov. 29. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167. 


18] –  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

19] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Nov. 29. 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 or email

20] – On Sat., Nov. 29, from 1 – 3 PM, there will be a Thanksgiving Weekend Shanty Vigil to Challenge LOCKHEED-VILLE where the profits of war matter (and people don't)! Join the demonstration at Mall & Goddard Blvds, in Valley Forge and King of Prussia, PA, in front of the Lockheed Martin Weapons Complex.


The LOCKHEEDVILLE Shanty Town demonstration will include a number of large shanties made from plastic and cardboard around wood frames, as well as banners and signs - "War Economy: Many Suffer, Few Profit!"  During the early 1930s and the Great Depression, homeless men built shanty towns in various parts of the country, named "Hoovervilles" after President Herbert Hoover who presided over the worst economic collapse in U.S. history, til now.  Check out the National Priorities Project website for the facts,


Contact the Brandywine Peace Community at Go to

21] –   On Sat., Nov. 29, 1:30 to 3:30 PM, be at 3336 M St., NW (Georgetown) WDC to join the parade to see the peace mural. Go to Little Friends for Peace will lead the singing and help you build a peace train car. Contact MJ & Jerry Park at 240 838-4549 or

22] – Westminster WIB holds a vigil the last Saturday of the month. On Nov. 29 meet at 2 PM in front of the library on Main St. Please wear black, everyone welcome at all stands, signs provided. Contact


23] –  On Sun., Nov. 30, 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.

24] – 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  

25] – Join the weekly Peace Walk on the Mall at 4 PM on Sun., Nov. 30 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

26] – PAX CHRISTI BALTIMORE resumes its 2008 ADVENT PRAYER SERIES.  On Sun., Nov. 30, Sr. Diane Bardol, GNSH, executive director of the Murphy Initiative for Justice & Peace will speak about "Becoming Peace: Our Mission to the World.” The series continues on Dec. 7, 14 and 21. This annual prayer series, at the Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart Chapel, 1001 W. Joppa Rd., Towson, 21204 (Joppa at Chestnut, west of Bosley Ave.) provides an opportunity to consider the true meaning of Advent.  The services take place from 5-6 PM, and a reception with the speaker follows.  A free will donation is requested. Contact Monica Kennedy at 410-737-6629 or

27] – On Sun., Nov. 30 at 5:30 PM at Busboys and Poets, 1390 V St. NW, WDC, there will be a screening of WE, THE WOMEN OF JAYYOUS.  Susan Koppelman, LifeSource co-founder, tells the story of a Palestinian village's resistance to confiscated wells and Israeli industrial waste. Koppelman will describe why the Palestinians are suffering acute water shortages, and reflect on some examples of water campaigns that LifeSource is supporting at the grassroots level as a strategic means for securing Palestinian water rights.  Go to or call 508.491.6185.

28] – On Sun., Nov. 30 at 6 PM at St. John’s, 27th & St. Paul Sts., participate in The Economic Crisis: How We Got In and How We Get Out.  Red Emma's, along with others, is hosting a participatory teach-in on the roots of the economic collapse, the politics of bailouts, the effect on the communities and the organizing which needs to be done. With presentations by BILL FLETCHER JR., executive director of The Black Commentator and former president, TransAfrica Forum, KOSTIS PAPADANTONAKIS, Professor Emeritus of Economics, CCBC-Essex, and KEVIN ZEESE, executive director, Campaign for Fresh Air and Clean Politics and co-founder of  There will be ample time for audience participation.

29] – 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 Nov. 30. Call 410-230-0450.

30] – 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., Dec. 1, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.

31] – The Maryland Commission on the Death Penalty is finished with its hearings. And on Mon., Dec. 1 it is to submit a final draft of its report to the governor.  Benjamin R. Civiletti is the chair.  Contact Rachel Philofsky, Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention at 410-821-2828.  Go to or

32] – 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., Dec. 1. Call 410-233-0488.

33] – 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

34] – What Would Jimmy Say? will be hosted by the James Baldwin Literary Society as part of the 20th Annual Celebration of the Life and Works of James Baldwin.  On Mon., Dec. 1 from 6 to 8 PM, the celebration will be held at the Station North Arts Café Gallery, 1816 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21202.  Anthony McCarthy will emcee the event, and speakers include Marvin “Doc” Cheatham, president of the NAACP, Dr. Dolan Hubbard, English Dept. Dean of Morgan State Univ. and the Black Writers Guild of Maryland. Performances will be provided by RAM. Paula Baldwin Whaley, Baldwin’s sister, will be a special guest. Call 410-243-3178.


35] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets every Monday.  The next meeting is on Mon., Dec. 1 at 7:30 PM at the AFSC, 4806 York RoadDiscuss the response to the State Police spy scandal, Protest.Net, meetings with the legislators and the Inauguration. Call Max at 410-366-1637.


36] – There will be a meeting of the Frederick Peace Resource Center on Mon., Dec. 1 at 7:30 PM at 4 East Church St. Call Gus Fahey at 301-663-6117.


37] – On Mon., Dec. 1 at 7:30 PM at St. John's United Methodist Church, St. Paul St. at 27th St., there will be the 9th study session on what a single payer health insurance system could look like in the U.S. The study will continue on the first Monday of each month.  The topic and presentation will be the same. Go to Call 410-467-7756.  There is single payer legislation HR 676 whose principal sponsor is Congressman John Conyers of Michigan. Go to There are also single payer bills in many state legislatures, including Maryland. Go to


38] – 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 Dec. 2 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. 

39] – There is a meeting of Ecolocity DC every Tuesday from 7 to 9 PM at the EMERGENCE COMMUNITY ARTS COLLECTIVE, 733 Euclid St. NW, WDC 20001.  It is for people who live in, or are interested in making D.C. a transition town starting with an intentional community that will encompass clean energy, freecycle, natural building, organic farming, community salvage, new urbanism, etc. The next meeting will be on Dec. 2. Go to

40] – John Dear, S.J. will speak on Tues., Dec. 2 at 7 PM in the Chapel of Grace at St. Ignatius Church, 740 N. Calvert St. There will be a reception with John after the talk in Ignatian Hall adjoining the chapel, and copies of his latest book, A PERSISTENT PEACE, will be available for sale.  This will be an evening to remember the four churchwomen murdered in El Salvador.  Call 410-233-6238.


41] – 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 Dec. 3. Call 215-426-0364.

42] – 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 Dec. 3. Call 215-843-4256 or email

43] – 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 Dec. 3. Call 215-843-4256 or email


44] – There will be a Mobilization for Global Justice meeting at 7 PM on Wed., Dec. 3 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  


45] – 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 Dec. 3. Call 301-577-2350.

46] – On Wed., Dec. 3 at 8 PM, John Dear, SJ will speak at St. Francis of Assisi, 6701 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, MD.  He will be selling and signing his latest book, A PERSISTENT PEACE.

47] – On Thurs., Dec. 4, 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.


48] – There is a WIB peace stand on Thurs., Dec. 4, noon-1PM in Towson at northwest corner of Washington & Chesapeake Aves., across the street from the post office, near the courthouse. Contact This vigil takes place on the first Thursday of the month.

49] – The Washington Public Policy Office of the American Friends Service Committee is having a HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE on Thurs., Dec. 4, from 4:30-8:00 PM at 1822 R St., NW in the Dupont Circle neighborhood, a few short blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro stop on the Red Line. Join for light refreshments and an opportunity to see what’s new in the office – including talented new members of the policy team and recent renovations to Davis House. At 6 PM there will be updates from staff and a preview of plans for 2009. At 7 PM guests can enjoy a set of live musical entertainment from the band Brûlée, fronted by Washington Office Director Aura Kanegis.

50] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Dec. 4 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 wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.

51] – Gimmie Shelter Productions continues its tradition of raising funds and consciousness about the financial needs of homeless shelters by doing two fund raising benefits for Hearts Place Shelter.  The first will be at the Read Street Café, 229 W. Read St., on Thurs., Dec. 4 at 7:30 PM. Featured poets will be Alan Barysh, Suzanne X, Ron Williams, Leo Horrigan and Marcus Colasurdo. Call 410-669-4103.


  The second benefit will be at the Minas Gallery, 815 W. 36 St. on Sun., Dec. 14 at 4 PM. Featured poets will be Julie Fisher, Liz Bolton, Alan Barysh, Miriam Botwick and Marcus Colasurdo. Call 410-732-4258. Admission for either event is $5. Additionally if people want to bring donations of clothes, toys or non-­perishable foods, they will be accepted.


Heart’s Place is in need of winter clothing—sweat shirts, pants, sweaters, gloves, hats, coats and scarves. Call 410-235-9269.

52] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Dec. 5 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 and Stony Run Meetings.

53] – The unveiling of Edward W. Said portrait is Fri., Dec. 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St., NW WDC.  Join the Busboys community and Edward’s friends to celebrate the unveiling of Anas Shallal’s portrait of Said: scholar, engaged critic, internationalist and human rights advocate. The evening will include personal reflections, poetry, and performances. Donations in Edward’s memory will be collected for the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in Ramallah and Friends of Sabeel North America.

54] – On Fri., Dec. 5, there will be a Free Mumia Event from 7 to 9 PM at the Cork Factory Building in the Cork Gallery, 4th Floor Doorbell #9, 302 E. Federal St. Call Ameejill at 443-850-2840.

55] – On Sat., Dec. 6 at noon, join a Day of International Solidarity to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal at the District Attorney’s office, 2 South Penn St., East Side of City Hall.  Then march to the federal courthouse, 5th & Market Sts.  Call 215-476-8812.

56] – You are invited to the Peace Meal to hear Ms. Royan Miller--doula and sleep specialist--as she speaks about creating a peaceful home life. The event is scheduled for Sat., Dec. 6 from 1 to 3 PM at 4209 East West Hwy. in Chevy Chase, 20815.  Take the Red Line at Bethesda.  There is no charge for this event, but please RSVP at  Go to

57] – There will be a meeting from 1:30 to 4:30 PM in Room A-5 at the MLK Library, 901 G St NW, Room A-5 (Gallery Place/Chinatown), on Sat., Dec. 6 in Washington, D.C. The agenda items are the MD State Police spying, D.C. Metro bag searches and police checkpoints in Washington.  Medea Benjamin, Nadine Bloch and Pat Elder, named “terrorists,” and from the ACLU, David Rocah and Mike German, have been asked to be part of the one-hour panel discussion.  The other two hours are for break-outs to brainstorm strategies and tactics, and come to some agreement on where to focus energies. It sounds like a demo in Annapolis is a strong proposal.

58] – Take Back YPR is meeting on Sun., Dec. 7 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.


59] – Ray Krone tells his story on Tues., Dec. 9 at 7 PM in Heubeck Hall, Multipurpose A Room at Goucher College.  He was wrongly convicted and sent to death row, and was exonerated by DNA evidence. The event is sponsored by Maryland CASE, the Department of Sociology and Amnesty International, Goucher Chapter.  Call 301-779-5230.


60] – The Coalition Against the Death Penalty will meet Tues., Dec. 16 at 7 PM at the AFSC, 4806 York Road.  Agenda items will include the spy scandal, the Death Penalty Commission and Georgia’s plan to execute Troy Davis.

61] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS VIDEO SERIES.  The next film, POISON DUST [USA, 2006], will be shown Fri., Dec. 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.

 Filmmaker Sue Harris tells the story of young soldiers who came home from Iraq suffering from exposure to depleted uranium.  One veteran's young daughter has a birth defect strikingly similar to those suffered by many Iraqi children. Also interviewed are former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, New York Daily News reporter Juan Gonzalez, noted physicist Michio Kaku, Dr. Rosalie Bertell, Dr. Helen Caldicott and Major Doug Rokke- the former U.S. Army DU Project head. 

62] – 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.

63] – 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.

64] – 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


65] – 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.


66] – 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.  

67] – 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



Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [at]


"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs


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