Thursday, December 18, 2008

Baltimore Activist Alert

Baltimore Activist Alert Dec. 18, 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] Witness Against Torture needs people to make phone calls

9] Start Loving is fasting for a $200 billion cutback in military spending

10] Town Hall Meeting at The Senator – Dec. 18

11] Activist Awards Gala – Dec. 18

12] IWW meeting – Dec. 18

13] Somali Refugees Speak – Dec. 18

14] Iraq Moratorium – Dec. 19

15] WIB Inner Harbor peace vigil – Dec. 19

16] WIB Roland Park vigil – Dec. 19                      

17] White House vigil – Dec. 19                       

18] Protest WYPR management – Dec. 19 - ?

19] Support The Congo demo – Dec. 19

20] Silent vigil at Homewood Friends – Dec. 19

21] Film POISON DUST – Dec. 19

22] Winter Solstice Celebration – Dec. 19

23] Anti-Consumerism Caroling – Dec. 19

24] Vigil at Walter Reed – Dec. 19

25] Ballroom dancing – Dec. 19

26] Poems Against War – Dec. 19

27] Simulcast service from occupied Bethlehem – Dec. 20                            

28] Olney vigil to end the war – Dec. 20                             

29] Peace vigil in Chester, PA – Dec. 20

30] Peace vigil at Capitol – Dec. 20

31] Human rights concert and fair – Dec. 20

32] Get a tour of Museum of Industry – Dec. 21                                                           

33] African Service – Dec. 21                                                                                         

34] Bridge peace vigil – Dec. 21                      

35] Peace Walk in D.C. – Dec. 21                                                     

36] Advent speaker – Dec. 21                

37] Peace vigil – Dec. 21

38] Commemorate the homeless who have died – Dec. 21

39] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Dec. 21                     

40] Pentagon vigil – Dec. 22

41] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Dec. 22-25

42] Open House at Solidarity Center – Dec. 22

43] Pray for Peace – Dec. 22

44] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Dec. 22

45] Deliver anti-nuke petitions – Dec. 23

46] No evictions in Baltimore – Dec. 23

47] Tuesday peace vigil – Dec. 23

48] Ecolocity D.C. meeting – Dec. 23

49] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – Dec. 24

50] Peace vigil in W. Mount Airy, PA – Dec. 24

51] Chestnut Hill, PA vigil – Dec. 24

52] Takoma Park peace vigil – Dec. 26

53] Honk Against the War – Dec. 26

54] Westminster peace vigil – Dec. 27

55] Faith & Resistance Retreat – Dec. 28-30

56] Delegation to Nicaragua needs medical supplies – Jan. 1

57] First Thursday protest of the war – Jan. 1

58] Death penalty demonstration – Jan. 5

59] Death penalty meeting – Jan. 6

60] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Jan. 8

61] MUPJ conference – April 4, 2009

62] Join Global Zero campaign

63] New book available

64] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

65] Publish your peace article

66] Become a member of the Washington Peace Center

67] Click on The Hunger Site  

68] 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] – Frida Berrigan is seeking people who are willing to make phone calls on behalf of Witness Against Torture to activists who may be interested in being outside the White House on January 11.  This is the beginning of the 100 Days Campaign, which is calling for an end to torture and the closing of the Guantanamo detention center.  If you are able to make some calls, contact Frida at

9] – Start Loving began a fast at 12:01 AM on Thurs., Dec. 18, on Capitol Hill to call for a $200 billion of funding from warmaking to peacebuilding.  Go to He wrote that he will continue until either Dennis Kucinich informs him the transfer will take place or his body gives out. 

10] – On Thurs., Dec. 18 from 6 to 7 PM, attend a Town Hall Community Meeting at The Senator Theatre, 5904 York Road, Baltimore 21212.  The topic of the presentation is the Senator's transition to not-for-profit status. As The Senator evolves and expands its educational and entertainment programming, it is imperative that it generates strong community support. Call 410-435-8338. Go to

11] – The Washington Peace Center invites you to its 4th Annual Activist Awards Gala on Thurs., Dec. 18 from 6 to 9 PM at All Souls’ Church, 2835 16th St. NW, WDC.  Enjoy the music of Baltimore Hip Hop star Son of Nun, Rock'n Girls Rock, DJs, and Sin Fronteras.  The speakers are Dave Zirin, author of The People's History of Sports in the US and Linda Leaks of EMPOWER DC.  The DC51 Artists' Collective will have large and small art for sale all night! The cost is $10-20 to get in.  For $35, you get a gift.  Email

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

13] – The Middle Atlantic Region American Friends Service Committee (Project Voice) presents Baltimore Somali Bantu Refugees Speak, Digital Stories of War & Resettlement. Somali Bantu Refugees living in Baltimore (MD) produce digital stories combining narration, original art, music and images to share intimate stories about struggles related to their forced migration out of Somalia and resettlement in Baltimore Middle Atlantic Region.  Call 410-323-7262.

The event is scheduled for Thurs., Dec. 18 at 7:30 PM at the Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore 21224.  Reservations are suggested. Call 410-276-1651. Go to

14] – Every 3rd Friday, observe the Iraq Moratorium -  On Dec. 19, wear a black ribbon or armband! Hand out ribbons or armbands to others. Wear an anti-war pin. Call your representative and your senators and tell their staff that you expect them to do everything possible to end the war and bring the troops home!  The Capitol Hill switchboard number is 202-224-3121. Write your representative and your senators, as a handwritten letter has even more impact than a phone call. Hit your elected officials where it hurts, with a voided campaign contribution check. Write a letter to your local newspaper. Don't buy gas. Drive 10 MPH under the posted speed limit. Don't shop at all. Put a sign on your lawn or in your window or on your car. Write "Stop the War" or other slogans on the sidewalk in chalk.  Buy toy soldiers, put tags on them that say "Bring Me Home" and leave them in stores, parks, libraries, laundromats, anywhere people will find them. Email friends and family and urge them to sign the Iraq Moratorium statement and to take one of these steps, too.

15] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., Dec. 19 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.

16] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., Dec. 19 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St.  Call 410-467-9114. 


17] – 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.

18] –  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. 

19] – There is a peace vigil to support the Congo every Friday, 4:00 to 6:30 PM at the Rwandan Embassy, 1714 New Hampshire Ave, NW.  Call the Rwandan Embassy at 202-232-2882 and register your concern about Rwanda's aggression towards the Congo.

20] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Dec. 19 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.

21] – 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. 

22] – Building a Season of Peace…Baltimore United for Peace and Justice is hosting a Winter Solstice Celebration on Fri., Dec. 19, 7 to 10 PM, at 810 Winston Ave.  There will be an open discussion of Baltimore’s antiwar movement and a report back from the United for Peace and Justice Assembly.  Finally, there will be a live musical performance and sing-along featuring the Baltimore Labor Choir.  Bring your favorite holiday dish to share. Contact Margaret Baldridge at 410 433-3269 or to RSVP.

23] – Anti-Consumerism Caroling is happening on Fri., Dec. 19 from 7 to 10 PM in Georgetown on M Street in front of "The Shops at Georgetown."  Dress warmly, wear red or green if possible, and don that kitschy holiday scarf or Santa hat! Email

24] – 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

25] –  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 Dec. 19. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.


26] – Poems Against War: A Reading will take place at the Hamilton Arts Collective on Fri., Dec. 19 at 8 PM.  There is a request for a $5 donation to hear D.C. poet Patric Pepper and Baltimore’s Reginald Harris. Poems Against War editor Gregg Mosson will present the new issue of the journal “Arts Poetica” (Wasteland Press).   Pepper is the author of TEMPORARY APPREHENSIONS (WWPH, 2005); and Reginald Harris is the author of 10 TONGUES (Three Conditions Press, 2001). The reading is part of the new 3rd Friday Nights PerVERSE series hosted by Julie Fisher of The $5 cover is a fundraiser for the Hamilton Arts Collective and Poems Against War, the journal. An open mic and surprise raffle also will be included in this fun evening.  Go to


27] – On Sat., Dec. 20, there will be a joint simulcast worship service with the people of occupied Bethlehem at the National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave., NW. Gather at 9:30 AM for the 10 AM worship service.


28] – 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 Dec. 20. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167. 


29] –  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

30] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Dec. 20. 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

31] – Tifereth Israel Congregation, 16th and Juniper NW, WDC, is hosting a Hanukah human rights concert and fair featuring MAGPIE, members of FABRANGEN FIDDLERS and special guests on Sat., Dec. 20 starting at 7:30 PM. The fair features several human rights organizations including the ACLU, Genocide Intervention, Rabbis for Human Rights, CASA de Maryland, Maryland CASE, Jews United for Justice. Hanukah celebrates an ancient human rights struggle between the Judeans and imperialist powers of Greece. The festival draws attention to all human rights struggles.  The concert, sponsored by Am Kolel Renewal Center, will be followed by refreshments and human rights fair. The cost is $20 for the general public, $18 for seniors and free to students. Go to Call 301-349-2799 or email

32] –   Alan Barysh will be giving tours at the Baltimore Museum of Industry on Sundays in December [21 & 28]. The museum opens at 11 AM, and tours last about an hour. Learn about the history of Baltimore's working class. Ask for Alan by name. Although he can't ask for tips, he would graciously accept any donation.  Email magoo1917 at


33] –  On Sun., Dec. 21, 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.

34] – 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

35] – Join the weekly Peace Walk on the Mall at 4 PM on Sun., Dec. 21 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

36] – PAX CHRISTI BALTIMORE concludes its 2008 ADVENT PRAYER SERIES on Sun., Dec. 21.  Therese Wilson Favors, M.A., director of the Office of African American Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, will discuss her book RISE UP AND REBUILD.  She is the 2008 Mother Lange Award recipient. 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

37] – On Sun., Dec. 21, from 5 to 6 PM, there will be an ecumenical peace vigil in Lafayette Park!  You are invited to join the latest in a series of peace vigils designed to give members of Washington area churches--Episcopalians, Methodists, UCC'ers, Presbyterians, Baptists, Mennonites, Quakers, Lutherans, Unitarians, Catholics and all others--a chance to pray together for an end to the tragic war in Iraq. The vigil is a locally organized witness affiliated with Christian Peace Witness for Iraq (CPWI).  The vigil will take place on the third Sunday of the month, at 5 PM, until the war comes to an end.


38] – On Sun., Dec. 21, from 5 to 6 PM at the Inner Harbor, there will be a memorial service for the 40 homeless people who died in Baltimore in 2008.  Besides reading the names of the dead, there will be music.  Call Healthcare for the Homeless at 410-837-5533.


39] – 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 Dec. 21. Call 410-230-0450.

40] – 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. 22, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.

41] – 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

42] – You are invited to a special OPEN HOUSE at the New SOLIDARITY CENTER on Mon., Dec. 22 from 6 to 9 PM at 2011 N. Charles St. The event will include refreshments and will feature an eye witness report from the Chicago Republic Windows Workers Occupation by Sharon Black, co-coordinator, Nat'l Network to Stop Foreclosures & Evictions.  She spent several days in Chicago, prior to her participation at the Dec. 6 Labor Exchange Conference in Tijuana, Mexico.  There will be updates on local campaigns. Call 410-218-4835 or email

43] – Fr. Charles Cloughen Jr. [] invites you to pray for peace on Mon., Dec. 22 at 7:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity, 419 Cedarcroft Road, corner of York Road and Cedarcroft, a few blocks north of Northern Parkway.

44] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets every Monday.  The next meeting is on Mon., Dec. 22 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.

45] –  Join the Chesapeake Safe Energy Coalition at Constellation Energy headquarters, 750 E. Pratt St., on Tues., Dec. 23 at 8 AM.  The group intends to turn in 8,000 signatures urging the company to close its UniStar Nuclear subsidiary and abandon its partnership with French-state controlled nuclear company, EDF. Go to  Contact Allison Fisher at or 202-454-5176. RSVP at

46] – Join a press conference and picket at the Baltimore City Sheriff’s office, 100 N. Calvert St., on Tues., Dec. 23 from noon to 1 PM.  It will be a "Don't be a scrooge" this holiday season by halting foreclosures and evictions.  A letter will be delivered to the sheriff’s office which will request that it follow the lead of the offices in Cook County, IL and Philadelphia in refusing to evict tenants on the orders of the big banks.  Call 410-218-4835.

47] – 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. 23 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. 

48] – 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. 23. Go to

49] – 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. 24. Call 215-426-0364.

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

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


52] –  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 Dec. 26.  Call 301-589-5410 or go to


53] – Join the Brandywine Peace Community on Fri., Dec. 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.


54] – Westminster WIB holds a vigil the last Saturday of the month. On Dec. 27 meet at 2 PM in front of the library on Main St. Please wear black, everyone welcome at all stands, signs provided. Contact


55] – The HOLY INNOCENTS FAITH & RESISTANCE RETREAT will start on Sun., Dec. 28 and conclude on Wed., Dec. 30.  Participants will gather at ST. STEPHEN AND THE INCARNATION CHURCH, 16TH & NEWTON STS., NW, WDC.  Go to or call Dorothy Day C.W. at 202-882-9649 or Jonah House at 410-233-6238.


The theme is “Let the children come to me!”  In this retreat there will be a reflection on these questions: Why did Herod deem the Christ child such a threat that he ordered the slaughter of the innocent?  How do we respond to the fact that children are deemed so expendable under today's Herods?  How do empire and war affect children?


The retreat begins with supper on Sunday, and closes early afternoon on Wednesday. There will be a special program for children who will design a witness led by children.


56] – A delegation is to visit the friendship city, San Juan de Limay, Nicaragua, on Thurs., Jan. 1.  It will carry medicines and medical supplies to Limay.  The community is desperate for these supplies, as well as equipment, and Dr. William Mayorga Andrade, director of the hospital, clinic, and health department in Limay, has compiled a very long list of medical necessities. If you have any medical supplies or equipment, call Barb Larcom ASAP at 410-662-6292.   

57] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Jan. 1 from 5 to 6:30 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.

58] – 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.  However, the next vigil is scheduled for Mon., Jan. 5. Call 410-233-0488.


59] – The Coalition Against the Death Penalty will meet Tues., Jan. 6 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.


60] – On Thurs., Jan. 8, 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 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] – 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.  


63] – Ann von Lossberg has announced that her book 1089 Nights, An Odyssey Through the Middle East, Africa & Asia is now available.  It is a memoir of stories that celebrates a healthy obsession with travel in the developing world. She is available for book club signings and discussions and can be reached at annvl at If you'd like to order, you can go to her web site  It can also be purchased at

64] – 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.

65] – 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


66] – 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.


67] – 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.  

68] – 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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