Thursday, May 14, 2009

Baltimore Activist Alert

Baltimore Activist Alert May 14 – June 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] Max is seeking housing/peace house is available

5] Buy Mankekolo’s book

6] Buy coffee through HoCoFoLA

7] Used stamps for humanitarian causes

8] BECRN meeting – May 14

9] Trip to Nicaragua? – May 14 or 15

10] Iraq/Afghanistan Moratorium – May 15

11] WIB Inner Harbor peace vigil – May 15

12] WIB Roland Park vigil – May 15                 

13] White House vigil – May 15                  

14] Support The Congo demo – May 15

15] Silent vigil at Homewood Friends – May 15

16] Gaza Relief – May 15

17] Vigil at Walter Reed – May 15

18] Ballroom dancing – May 15

19] Poetic State of the Union – May 15                        

20] Visit an eco-farm – May 16

21] Olney vigil to end the war – May 16                        

22] Feria Latina – May 16                        

23] Peace vigil in Chester, PA – May 16

24] Peace vigil at Capitol – May 16                                      

25] Run for the animals – May 17

26] Search for Middle East Truth – May 17

27] African service – May 17

28] Bridge peace vigil – May 17

29] Protest Andrews Air Show – May 17

30] Protest war in Afghanistan/Pakistan – May 17

31] Get Green – May 17

32] Bethesda peace vigil – May 17

33] Peace vigil – May 17

34] CCC benefit – May 17

35] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – May 17

36] Pentagon vigil – May 18

37] EPA hearings on energy – May 18

38] Marc Steiner on WEAA – May 18 — May 21

39] Protest the death penalty – May 18

40] Save Troy Davis – May 18

41] Pledge of Resistance meeting – May 18

42] Signing of No Spying Bill – May 19

43] Tuesday peace vigil – May 19

44] Ecolocity DC meeting – May 19

45] Nuclear option forum – May 19

46] Amnesty meeting – May 19

47] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – May 20

48] Peace vigil in W. Mount Airy, PA – May 20

49] Nuclear Waste Forum – May 20

50] WIB Frederick vigil – May 20

51] Chestnut Hill, PA vigil – May 20

52] Hand out peace diplomas at JHU graduation – May 21

53] Protest at YPR – May 21

54] Israel/Palestine roundtable – May 21

55] Myth of Racial justice – May 21

56] IWW meeting – May 21

57] Film PUMP UP THE VOLUME – May 22

58] Pray for Peace – May 22

59] Death penalty meeting – May 26

60] Gaza benefit – May 30

61] English teachers needed in Kurdistan – June 1

62] First Thursday protest of the war – June 4

63] Get involved with Free School project  

64] MoveOn is looking for a Baltimore co-ordinator

65] Help available in buying a house 

66] John Judge seeking housemate

67] Contribute to the Georgia Four defense fund

68] Human rights lawyer from the Congo is seeking speaking engagements

69] Join Global Zero campaign

70] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

71] Publish your peace article

72] Become a member of the Washington Peace Center

73] Click on The Hunger Site  

74] 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] – Max is in need of housing.  If you have any leads, please call him at 410-366-1637.  Note that there may be an opportunity for two or three people to move into a “peace house.”  If interested, call Max.

5] – Rev. Dr. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo has returned to live in Baltimore, and is writing her autobiography.  Consider purchasing her book" One A Day: Spiritual Vitamins. Be ready with daily Spiritual Vitamins from January 1 to December 31 in 2009.”  Send a donation of $10 with $3 shipping and handling to 3315 Mondawmin Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21216.

6] – You can help safeguard human rights and fragile ecosystems through your purchase of HOCOFOLA Café Quetzal. Bags of ground coffee or whole beans can be ordered by mailing in an order form. For more details and to download the order form, go to

Be sure you indicate ground (G) or bean (B) for each type of coffee ordered. Make the check out to HoCoFoLA and send it with your order form to HoCoFoLA, PO Box 94, Columbia, MD  21045. Contact Pat McLaine at 410-964-0960 or  The coffee will arrive some time the following week and you will be notified where to pick it up.

7] – Brad Hathaway spearheads an effort to sell donated used stamps to raise money for different humanitarian causes around the world. Go to, and click the link for the stamp ministry.  Carefully clip canceled postage stamps and send to Quaker Missions, PO Box 795, Mattapoisett, MA 02739. Send no small flag stamps or Liberty Bell Forever stamps.

8] – BECRN will meet on Thurs., May 14 at 5:30 PM at the ACORN office, 16 W. 25th St. Some possible agenda items are as follows: foreclosures, including Council Bill 09-0289:, outreach, tracking the ARRA funds, a new way forward, education and budget results.

9] – Have you considered a life-changing trip to NicaraguaCasa Baltimore/Limay is organizing a delegation for the last two weeks of July 2009, roughly July 17-31.  You’re invited to attend an information session where you can get additional responses to any questions or concerns you may have about such a trip. Originally Barb Larcom was to hold two such sessions – choose whichever one best fits your schedule: either Thurs., May 14 or Fri., May 15 at 7 PM at 2743 Maryland Ave., Baltimore, MD 21218. However, she broke her hip, so call 410-662-6292 to determine if the info sessions are happening.


10] – Every 3rd Friday, observe the Iraq/Afghanistan Moratorium On May 15, 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.


11] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., May 15 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., May 15 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] – There is a peace vigil to support the Congo every Friday, 4 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.

15] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., May 15 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.

16] –  GAZA RELIEF, an event to benefit the children of the Gaza Strip, features Mai Abdul Rahman, American Palestinian Women’s Association [], Medea Benjamin, Code Pink and Global Exchange []. The event on Fri., May 15 will begin with refreshments & music at 6:30 PM, and the discussion will start at 7 PM.  The requested donation for the event at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Rd, Columbia, MD, is $10. Call the Howard County Coalition for Peace & Justice, POB 94, Columbia, MD 21045, at 410-531-5610. All donations will go to provide school supplies, backpacks and playground equipment for children in Gaza.

17] – 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 


18] –  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 May 15. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.


19] – Gimmie Shelter Productions Present POETIC STATE OF THE UNION, A night of rhythmical meditations on America today.  It is hosted by Auset on Fri., May 15 at 8 PM at the Read Street Books/Café, 229 W. Read St. and will feature the work of Ron Williams and Alan Barysh. This is the first in an ongoing series presenting local artists and their ideas concerning this critical time of change. The requested donation is $5 or non-perishable food for local pantries.  Call 410-669-4103.  Go to


20] – On Sat., May 16 be at the Shanti Yoga Ashram, 4209 East-West Highway, Chevy Chase MD 20815.  People will caravan to the KIMBERTON HILLS ECO-VILLAGE CSA FARM.  Meet Sebastian and the apprentices who grow biodynamic CSA food with conscientious loving care for mother earth and the animals. RSVP at 301-654 6759.  Go to


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 May 16. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167. 

22] – On Sat., May 16, the Enoch Pratt Free Library (Southeast Anchor Library) in partnership with the Latino Providers Network, Inc. will be hosting Celebramos Comunidad: Feria Latina, a day-long social event and resource fair for the Greater Baltimore Latino Community. The fair will take place from 10:30 AM to 3 PM at the Southeast Anchor Library, located at 3601 Eastern Ave. in Highlandtown.  It will feature more than 25 non-profit organizations that provide education, health and community services to the Spanish-speaking community in Baltimore City and County. Contact Amanda Smit at 443-984-3904 or at

23] –  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

24] There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., May 16. 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

25] – The 6th annual Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary 5k Run and 1 Mile (or optional 1.7 Mile) Walk is scheduled for Sun., May 17 from 8:30 AM to 1 PM at Wheaton Regional Park. Go to the website to register: The cost is $25.  Call 301-625-9321 or email

26] – Searching for Middle East TRUTH during Sunday School by Heber Brown [].  During the month of May, his Sunday School is focusing on the issue of the Middle East and particularly Palestine/Israel.  Before the month is out, he'll explore how the U.S. media help to shape the perspective on the Middle East question. The documentary PEACE, PROPAGANDA, AND THE PROMISED LAND accurately analyzes how U.S. media broadcast a distinct bias on the issue. To join this dialogue, come to the

Pleasant Hope Baptist Church every Sunday morning in May from 9:30 - 10:30AM. The church is at 430 E. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore, MD 21212.  Call 410-435-0851.  Go to

27] – On Sun., May 17, 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] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore plans to demonstrate outside the Andrews Air Force Base Air Show on Sun., May 17 from noon to 1 PM.  Departure from Baltimore will be at 11 AM.  To join in, call Max at 410-366-1637.

30] – On Sun., May 17 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM, join a rally in Lafayette Park (16th and Pennsylvania Ave. NW) to End the Endless War in Afghanistan and put a Stop to Drone Bombing of Pakistan.  There will be speakers, including Medea Benjamin and Ray McGovern, and the rally is part of an ongoing campaign to build for the October Mobilization. Call 202-841-2230. Go to

31] – On Sun., May 17 from 2 to 4 PM, get Green by going to the Herring Run Watershed Association, 3545 Bel Air Road, to discuss alternative forms of energy. There is a suggested donation of $5. This is organized by concerned citizens with the support of the Herring Run Watershed Association.  Email Ruth Quinn at ruthquinn at

32] – Every Sunday until Nov. 3, from 4:30 to 6 PM at the corner of Woodmont and Bethesda Aves., near Barnes & Noble and the Landmark Theaters, there will be a peace vigil organized by Bethesda Friends. Everyone welcome to participate!  

33] – On Sun., May 17, 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.


34] – The Citizen's Conservation Corps of West Virginia has created an initiative that is teaching low-income Appalachian youth home weatherization and other green jobs skills.  On Sun., May 17, starting at 6 PM at Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier, MD, there will be a benefit concert for CCC of West Virginia. Call 301-699-1819.  The cover charge is $15, children 12 and under get in for free, and there is a need for volunteers.

 At 6 PM, there will be a potluck dinner (BYOB); at 7 PM, there will be a presentation on mountaintop removal mining and showing of the short film "Appalachian Treasures;" at 7:40 PM, there will be a discussion about green jobs initiatives in Appalachia; and at 8 PM there will be square dancing.


35] – 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 May 17. Call 410-230-0450.

36] – 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., May 18, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.

37] – On Mon., May 18 from 9 AM to 8 PM, the Environmental Protection Agency is holding hearings on greenhouse gases at the EPA Conference Center, Lobby Level, South Bldg.,  2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. If you would like to testify, contact Allison Fisher at Allison at


At noon hear from some of the nation's top experts in energy production in the Potomac Room at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, which is across the street from the conference center.  A free shuttle will operate from the Crystal City Metro Stop to the EPA Conference Center.    The coal and oil companies will rally against clean energy jobs.  The Sierra Club wants to turn the hearings into a powerful demonstration that our country's future will not be set by the coal industry and their allies.  RSVP at  Contact Mark Kresowik at or 319-621-7393. 

38] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 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

39] – 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., May 11. Call 410-233-0488.


40] – Join a Rally and March to Free Troy Davis on May 18, 2009 at 5 PM at Charles and Monument Sts.  The group will then march to the SuperMax prison at Madison and Fallsway.  The Baltimore Coalition Against the Death Penalty is joining with groups around the world to demand a new trial for the unjustly-convicted Troy Davis, now awaiting an execution warrant on Georgia’s death row. Call Max at 410-366-1637 or email him at mobuszewski at 


41] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM at the AFSC, 4806 York Road [three blocks north of Coldspring Lane].  The next meeting will be May 18, and the agenda will include legislative visits, handing out peace diplomas at JHU’s graduation and upcoming antiwar activities.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.

42] – The No Spying bill will be signed by the governor on Tues., May 19 @ 10 AM at the State House in Annapolis.  ACLU is asking you to stand with them at the bill signing. Please RSVP to Cindy Boersma at boersma at or 410-889-8555.

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 May 19 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.

44] –  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 May 19. Go to

45] – On Tues., May 19 at 7 PM, attend a forum The Nuclear Option for Maryland? In the Peabody Room at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 E. Univ. Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21218.  Who Are Making Decisions? At What Cost to You?


On April 29, the Maryland Public Service Commission issued a state construction permit to Unistar (Electricite de France and Constellation Energy) to build a new nuclear reactor on the Chesapeake Bay at Calvert Cliffs. But Unistar still needs a construction and operating license from the federal government which could take another three years or more, and is already being challenged by environmental groups.  Meanwhile, Unistar is trying to secure massive taxpayer subsidies and other financing needed to build a new reactor. 


Panelists are as follows: Dr. Stephen Thomas of the University of Greenwich in London, who has researched energy policy for more than 25 years; Michael Mariotte of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service and the Chesapeake Safe Energy Coalition; and Jim Riccio of Greenpeace, USA who has been invited. RSVP at Call 202-454-5176.  

46] – Amnesty Chapter 228 meets regularly at 7:30 PM in rooms 18/19 of the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, Columbia, MD, on the third Tuesday of each month. The next meeting will be on May 19.  Go to


47] – 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 May 20. Call 215-426-0364.

48] – 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 May 20. Call 215-843-4256 or email

49] – There will be a Nuclear Waste Forum on Wed., May 20 at 6:30 PM to 9 PM at Calvert Pines Senior Center, 450 West Dares Beach Road, Prince Fredrick, MD, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Calvert County and St. Mary's County. Panelists will be from numerous organizations, including Beyond Nuclear/The Chesapeake Safe Energy Coalition, Constellation Energy and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. Go to

50] – WIB Frederick holds a silent vigil mourning all violence, the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 7 PM at the intersection of Patrick & Market Sts. in Frederick.  The next vigil is May 20.  Please dress in black, and bring no additional signs.  Men are welcome. Call 301-834-7581 or email Go to


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 May 20.  Call 215-843-4256 or email


52] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will hand out peace diplomas from 8 AM to 9 AM

on Thurs., May 21 at Johns Hopkins Univ.’s commencement on the Homewood campus.  The peace diplomas will be distributed outside the football stadium on University Parkway.   Call Max at 410-366-1637.


53] – Take Back YPR is protesting on Thurs., May 21 at noon outside the WYPR, 2216 N. Charles St. The group wants to highlight the mismanagement, as evident in the Corporation for Public Broadcasting audit, and to urge the withholding of contributions until there is a change in management.  Call max at 410-366-1637.


54] – On Thurs., May 21, 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.


55] –  On Thurs., May 21, the authors of FIT FOR FREEDOM, NOT FOR FRIENDSHIP:  Quakers, African-Americans and the Myth of Racial Justice will be speaking in Baltimore:  first at Broadmead Retirement Community, 1:30 – 3:30 PM, and later at Stony Run Friends Meeting, 7:30 -9:30 PM in the Meetingroom.  Vanessa Julye and Donna McDaniel talk about writing the book, read from the book, and then open the floor to questions/discussion.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase and author signing.  Bringing the authors to Baltimore was jointly organized by the Working Groups on Racism of Baltimore Yearly Meeting and of Stony Run and Homewood Friends Meetings.  Call Elizabeth DuVerlie, 410-243-1992.

56] – The Baltimore branch of the Industrial Workers of the World [IWW] meets the third Thursday of the month.  Attend the next meeting on May 21 at 7 PM at Red Emma’s, 800 St. Paul StCall 410-967-2202.

57] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS VIDEO SERIES. The theme is First Amendment rights.  The next film is PUMP UP THE VOLUME [USA, 1990], which will be shown on Fri., May 22 at a private home on a large-screen television.  If interested in seeing the DVD, RSVP to Max at 410-366-1637.

Christian Slater is a high school student who does not fit in. As an outsider he starts up a pirate radio station, and the principal and the FCC go after him.  His only friend is played by Samantha Mathis.

Doors open at 7 PM, and the DVD starts at 7:30 PM.  There is no charge, and refreshments will be available.  A discussion will follow.


58] – Fr. Charles Cloughen Jr. [] invites you to pray for peace on Fri., May 22 at 7:30 PM at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 East Univ. Parkway and Charles St.

59] – The Coalition Against the Death Penalty will meet Tues., May 26 at 7 PM at the AFSC, 4806 York Road.  Agenda items will include getting the men off of Maryland’s death row, outreach and the Troy Davis case. Call 410-488-6767 or 443-838-3221. Email bcadp @ Go to

60] – On Sat., May 30, PeaceAction Montgomery is hosting a benefit luncheon, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Drive, Rockville, MD 20850. Proceeds will go to help build a playground for the children in Gaza. The speakers are Frida Berrigan on U.S. military spending and Pam Rasmussen on her recent trip to Gaza. The food will be provided by Lebanese Taverna. RSVP at or 301-570-0923.

61] – Three English teachers are needed to teach young Kurdish students at a private language institute in Suleimaniya in the Kurdish north of Iraq. Room and board and 2 meals per day will be provided and teachers will be paid a stipend. Teachers will have to provide for their own airfare.  Teachers are needed from June 1 through August 31, 2009


Contact Michele Naar-Obed at obedsinduluth at or 218-728-0629.  Go to


62] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., June 4 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.


63] – The Red Emma's Free School Project is a plan to obtain a permanent space dedicated to free education. The vision would be to offer a wide range of subjects --- from learning a second language to fighting the prison industrial complex, from pattern making and print design to the history of surrealism and political economy --- and all offered absolutely free of charge to anyone interested. Part of the vision is to use the building right next to Red Emma’s, which is at 800 St. Paul St.  But funds are needed, and the collective is seeking monthly donors to raise $500 per month.  If interested, go to Then there is a need for teachers and students.  If you'd like to offer a course, or would like to be put on the mailing list, email freeschool at  Finally, if your group would like to meet in the new space, send an email.

64] – Jonny Akchin is interested in getting MoveOn organized once again in Baltimore. If interested, call 443-629-2044 or email affirmativeakchin at


65] – A progressive-thinking realtor is indicating that people of modest incomes can get assistance from both the state and federal governments in purchasing a home.  If you are interested in speaking with him about available programs, call Max at 410-366-1637.


66] – John Judge is seeking a housemate to share a large house on a hill, overlooking D.C. in the Hillcrest region of Anacostia, SE. Just off Pennsylvania Ave., it is on a quiet, residential and tree-lined street with good neighbors. Call him at 202-583-5347.


67] – Larry Egbert and Nick Sheridan are in Baltimore awaiting further legal developments, and the "Georgia Four" is seeking contributions to a legal defense fund.  Go to to make a contribution.

68] – Sylvie Maunga Mbanga, a human rights lawyer and women’s activist from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is in the DC area waiting for asylum. She works with seven local organizations to end the horrific sexual violence against women in the eastern region of the Congo. She is eager to speak to audiences about her situation and that of the DRC. Though she will speak for free, honoraria or donations (even Metro cards, or food/grocery gift certificates) would help her meet her day to day needs. Call her at 202-355-4511.

69] – 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.  

70] – 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.

71] – 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


72] – 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.


73] – 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.  

74] – 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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