Thursday, December 25, 2008

Baltimore Activist Alert

Baltimore Activist Alert Dec. 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  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] Fly a giant peace dove – Dec. 26

11] WIB Inner Harbor peace vigil – Dec. 26

12] WIB Roland Park vigil – Dec. 26                      

13] White House vigil – Dec. 26                       

14] Protest WYPR management – Dec. 26 - ?

15] Support The Congo demo – Dec. 26

16] Silent vigil at Homewood Friends – Dec. 26

17] Takoma Park peace vigil – Dec. 26

18] Honk Against the War – Dec. 26

19] Vigil at Walter Reed – Dec. 26

20] Ballroom dancing – Dec. 26

21] Olney vigil to end the war – Dec. 27                             

22] Peace vigil in Chester, PA – Dec. 27

23] Peace vigil at Capitol – Dec. 27

24] Westminster peace vigil – Dec. 27

25] Living Labyrinth of Peace – through Jan. 10

26] Get a tour of Museum of Industry – Dec. 28                                                           

27] African Service – Dec. 28                                                                                         

28] Bridge peace vigil – Dec. 28                      

29] Peace Walk in D.C. – Dec. 28                                                     

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

31] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Dec. 28                     

32] Pentagon vigil – Dec. 29

33] Moratorium on utility shut-offs – Dec. 29

34] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Dec. 29-Jan. 1

35] Bailout for the People meeting – Dec. 29

36] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Dec. 29

37] Tuesday peace vigil – Dec. 30

38] Ecolocity D.C. meeting – Dec. 30

39] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – Dec. 31

40] Peace vigil in W. Mount Airy, PA – Dec. 31

41] Chestnut Hill, PA vigil – Dec. 31

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

43] WIB Peace Stand – Jan. 1

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

45] Take Back YPR meeting – Jan.  4

46] Death penalty demonstration – Jan. 5

47] Peace Center meeting in Frederick – Jan. 5

48] Single payer workshop – Jan. 5

49] March of the Dead – Jan. 6

50] Climate Action meeting – Jan. 6

51] Death penalty meeting – Jan. 6

52] Crabshell Alliance meeting – Jan. 6

53] Save Your Home workshop – Jan. 7

54] Mobilization for Global Justice meeting – Jan. 7

55] PG County peace meeting – Jan. 7

56] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Jan. 8

57] Warmongers’ Wake – Jan. 9 or 12??

58] Witness Against Torture fast – Jan. 11- 20

59] MUPJ conference – Apr. 4

60] Join Global Zero campaign

61] New book available

62] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

63] Publish your peace article

64] Become a member of the Washington Peace Center

65] Click on The Hunger Site  

66] 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, extension 20 or e-mail  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 Fri., Dec. 26 at noon, join PeaceAction Montgomery in flying a giant peace dove on the ellipse. The cloth dove has an eight-foot wing span, and it will be flown near the national Christmas tree. It is composed of fabric, bamboo and chicken wire, and is held together by plumbing joints.  It will take three people to make it fly.


The dove, a symbol both of Christmas and peace, is a  message to President-elect Obama connecting the spirit of Christmas--season of peace--with his promise to end the occupation of Iraq.  Peace activists will gather messages of peace from passersby to be given to the Obama family.  Contact Pat Salomon at  or 301-254-5297. 


11] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., Dec. 26 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.


12] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., Dec. 26 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St.  Call 410-467-9114. 


13] – 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.

14] –  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. 

15] – 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.


16] – 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.


17] –  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


18] – 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.


19] – 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 


20] –  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. 26. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.


21] – 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. 27. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167. 


22] –  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


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


24] – 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


25] – Living Labyrinth of Peace by visionary artist Sandra Wasko-Flood runs through Sat., Jan. 10 at the Sub-Basement Artist Studios, 118 N. Howard St. Unlike mazes, labyrinths have one path that leads to the center and back.  Wasko-Flood’s Rainbow labyrinth of peace is an interactive installation of computer-programmed lights, designed to be walked.  On Sat., Dec. 27 there will be a poetry reading and a “peace panel” on Sat., Jan. 3.  Go to


26] –   Alan Barysh will be giving tours at the Baltimore Museum of Industry on Sun., Dec. 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


27] –  On Sun., Dec. 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  Go to\md\kalafong-ame-mission-church/index.html.


28] – 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

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

30] – 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.


31] – 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. 28. Call 410-230-0450.


32] – 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. 29, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.


33] – The Maryland Coalition to Stop the BGE Rate Hikes calls on Gov. Martin O’Malley, state legislators and BGE/Constellation to institute a moratorium on utility shut-offs from January 1, 2009 through May 31, 2009.  As reported in the Dec. 23, 2008 edition of the baltimore sun, ten people have died across Maryland since October due to the cold.  One of the victims was reportedly found in his unheated Baltimore County apartment.  There will be a press conference on Mon., Dec. 29 at noon at the New Shiloh Baptist Church, 2100 N. Monroe St., to issue a public appeal for the moratorium.  The press conference will feature members of the Coalition as well as community leaders and members of the clergy.  Call Leo Burroughs, Jr. at 410-523-6118.

34] – 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


35] – The next meeting of the Baltimore Chapter of Stop Foreclosures & Evictions is on Mon., Dec. 29 at the Solidarity Center, 2011 N. Charles St. from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.  There is interest in taking up the cases of families facing foreclosure. Call 410-218-4835 or email

36] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets every Monday.  The next meeting is on Mon., Dec. 29 at 7:30 PM at the AFSC, 4806 York RoadDiscuss the response to the State Police spy scandal, Witness Against Torture, meetings with legislators and the Inauguration. Call Max at 410-366-1637.


37] – 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. 30 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. 


38] – 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. 30. Go to


39] – 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. 31. Call 215-426-0364.


40] – 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. 31. Call 215-843-4256 or email


41] – 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. 31. Call 215-843-4256 or email


42] – 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.  


43] – There is a WIB peace stand on Thurs., Jan. 1, 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.


44] – 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.


45] – Take Back YPR is meeting on Sun., Jan. 4 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.


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


47] – There will be a meeting of the Frederick Peace Resource Center on Mon., Jan. 5 at 7:30 PM at 4 East Church St. Call Gus Fahey at 301-663-6117.


48] – On Mon., Jan. 5 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


49] – There will be a March of the Dead for the opening of the 111th Congress. The organizers are trying to take advantage of the enormous amount of media coverage the opening is sure to get.  If you would like to participate, call Laurie Arbeiter at 917-915-6115.

  Marchers will carry the names of those killed during the illegal
U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan to demand that this Congress end the terror of war by getting out of Iraq and Afghanistan and staying out of Iran, Pakistan, Syria … Contact A.R.T. [activist response tem] at

50] – 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. Call 410-488-6767 or 443-838-3221.


51] –  The next meeting of the Baltimore Climate Action Network (  is on Tues., Jan. 6 from 7 - 8:30 PM  at the Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1710 Dulaney Valley Road, Lutherville, MD 21093. Go to  A speaker, to be announced, will give a 30-minute presentation.  This will be followed by an open meeting.  Email or call 410-812-1447.  To carpool, go to


52] –  The Crabshell Alliance will meet on Tues., Jan. 6 at 7:30 PM at St. John’s Church, 27th and St. Paul Sts.  The mission of the Crabshell Alliance is to stop the construction of new nuclear power plants in Maryland, promote clean, safe, sustainable, and affordable energy, and educate the public about the hazards of nuclear power. Call 410-206-3830.


53] – "Save your Home" is hosted by Congressperson Donna Edwards (D-MD) on Wed., Jan. 7 from 9 AM to 1 PM at Montgomery College, Building HT, 20200 Observation Dr., Germantown, MD 20876. Homeowners and tenants will learn about legal rights, foreclosure prevention strategies, and what to do if they are behind in their mortgage payments, in default, have received a foreclosure notice, or are in post foreclosure status.


Bring ALL paperwork related to your current and former mortgages including loan application, settlement paperwork, and lender statements; ALL foreclosure notices or threats of foreclosure, if any, received AND your monthly household budget. RSVP with your name, address and phone number to or by calling 301-773-4094.  Pre-registration guarantees free individual consultation with an attorney or housing counselor.


54] – There will be a Mobilization for Global Justice meeting at 7 PM on Wed., Jan. 7 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  


55] – 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 Jan. 7. Call 301-577-2350.


56] – 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.


57] – On Fri., Jan. 9 at 7:30 PM, plan on kicking the new year off at Peace Action Montgomery’s "Warmongers' Wake" at the new Peace Mural exhibition, 3336 M St. NW, WDC.  Theyll bury PREEMPTIVE WAR, TORTURE BY ANY NAME, WAR PROFITEERING, GUANTANAMO, and the UNPATRIOTIC PATRIOT ACT.  The cost is $15 to enjoy the music and refreshments.  RSVP ASAP to Pat Salomon at


58] – On Sun., Jan. 11, Witness Against Torture remembers the 7th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo to warehouse “war on terror” detainees.  There will be a large rally commencing at Dupont Circle at 12:45 PM with speakers.  Then there will be a march led by puppetistas.  Visit that day at 7 PM, there will be a gathering at the Huong Art Peace Mural, 3336 M Street, NW, WDC, which will feature Hector Aristizabal, a torture survivor originally from Columbia, who is now a family therapist, actor and playwright living in California. 


Witness Against Torture will be in Washington continuously from Jan. 11 through April 30, the 100th day of the Obama administration, urging the new administration and Congress to take steps against torture, Military Commissions, unjust warehousing of detainees, etc.  From the eleventh through the twentieth, there will be a Fast for Justice.  Sign up for the fast by emailing


59] – 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.


60] – 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.  


61] – 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

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


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 - 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.


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; 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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