Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Activist Alert

Baltimore Activist Alert June 25 – September 11, 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] Walk for Disarmament – through June 26

9] Missile Defense – June 25

10] Torture Accountability Action Day – June 25

11] Heath care rally & lobbying – June 25

12] Israel/Palestine roundtable – June 25

13] Zero carbon emissions conference – June 25

14] Juvenile justice discussion – June 25

15] WIB Inner Harbor peace vigil – June 26                

16] WIB Roland Park vigil – June 26                

17] White House vigil – June 26                 

18] Support The Congo demo – June 26

19] Protest Sheraton – June 26

20] Silent vigil at Homewood Friends – June 26

21] Takoma Park peace vigil – June 26

22] Film FAHRENHEIT 451 – June 26

23] Vigil at Walter Reed – June 26

24] Ballroom dancing – June 12

25] ACORN benefit – June 26                              

26] 24 Hour Vigil Against Torture – June 27

27] Single payer unity session – June 27                       

28] Olney vigil to end the war – June 27                       

29] Peace vigil in Chester, PA – June 27                       

30] Peace vigil at Capitol – June 27


32] Westminster peace vigil – June 27

33] Art Against Occupation – June 27

34] Benefit concert – June 27

35] African service – June 28

36] Bridge peace vigil – June 28

37] Bethesda peace vigil – June 28

38] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – June 28

39] Viva Palestina – June 28

40] Pentagon vigil – June 29

41] Starving for Justice – June 29-July 2

42] Marc Steiner on WEAA – June 29 — July 2

43] Protest the death penalty – June 29

44] Conversation on Israel-Palestine – June 29

45] BUPJ meeting – June 29

46] Pledge of Resistance meeting – June 29

47] Witness Against Torture vigil – June 30

48] Tuesday peace vigil – June 30

49] Ecolocity DC meeting – June 30

50] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – July 1

51] Peace vigil in W. Mount Airy, PA – July 1

52] Chestnut Hill, PA vigil – July 1

53] Mobilization for Global Justice meeting – July 1

54] PG County peace meeting – July 1

55] Benefit concert – July 1

56] WIB Peace Stand – July 2

57] First Thursday demo – July 2

58] Cuba in Africa film – July 2

59] PeaceAction Montgomery meeting – July 2

60] DECLARE PEACE – July 3

61] Film THE VISITOR – July 3

62] Death penalty meeting – July 7

63] Peace Path – September 11

64] David Swanson’s book DAYBREAK available

65] Buy a red maple tree

66] Help available in buying a house 

67] People are looking for work

68] Contribute to the Georgia Four defense fund

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] – The Walk For Disarmament through Hampton Roads, VA with the Norfolk Catholic Workers - from Camp Peary to Naval Station Norfolk continues until Fri., June 26. It will cover over 50 miles and stop at 13 military installations in the Hampton Roads, Virginia, area, the most militarized place in the western hemisphere. They walk believing that active nonviolence can transform our war-filled world into one of justice and peace, were every human need is met. “Beating swords into plowshares” is the key to personal, national, and global security. Call Norfolk Catholic Worker at 757-423-5420 or email

9] – On Thurs., June 25, from 8 to 9 AM, Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO) will discuss “Deterrence, Space, and Missile Defense Issues" as part of the NDUF-NDIA seminar series, at the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St,. SE, WDC. RSVP to Elma Rhue at 202-685-3726 or

10] – Torture Accountability Action Day is Thurs., June 25.  Meet at John Marshall Park, 501 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC.  There will be tabling from 9 AM until 3 PM.  At 11 AM, the rally will include music and speakers.  Go to

At noon, there will be a march to the Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Ave. Some participants may engage in nonviolent civil resistance if the attorney general refuses to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the crimes of the Bush administration.  If you are interested in participating in the nonviolent civil resistance action, email Joy First at 

11] – On Thurs., June 25 at 11 AM there is a National Health Care Rally and Lobby Day, sponsored by Health Care for America Now (HCAN) at the U.S. Capitol. Begin in Upper Senate Park, 1st and Constitution Ave.  HCAN: “While the first draft of Obama's plan is vague on details and falls short of the progressive ideal of single plan, HCAN feels it moves the country in the right direction. It is now up to progressives to put pressure on the President and legislators to provide universal coverage and a high-quality public plan health care option.” Go to

Buses will leave at 8:30 AM from 190 W. Ostend St., Baltimore, 1410 Bush St., Baltimore and 3231 Superior Lane, A3, Bowie.  At 1 PM, there will be a town hall meeting with the Maryland Congressional delegation. To reserve a seat on the bus, call 410-547-1515.

12] – On Thurs., June 25, 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.

13] – Attend a free conference on making the transition to zero carbon emissions starting Thurs.,  June 25 at 2 PM and continuing on Fri., June 26 at 2 PM. Full details and registration information from  The conference will be held at the Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Constitution Ave., WDC.    The event addresses an urgent need to develop ‘Evidence-Based’ scenarios exploring what is our most recent science actually demands we do if we are to fully meet the challenges of delivering climate security and energy security. Nobel Laureate Sir John Houghton ex co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will bring his considerable experience of the science and politics of climate security to this event.  The Centre for Alternative Technology will present their ground breaking Zero Carbon Britain scenarios and Arjun Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, and Richard Heinberg of the Post-Carbon Institute will present visions for the USA. For the first time in DC, UK’s Green New Deal co-author Colin Hines will highlight how such a transition can also re-boot our economy through creating new skills to get our labour force back to work, and new income streams from indigenous energy generation.   This conference has been developed and coordinated by the Centre for Alternative Technology:

14] – Please join the Maryland Juvenile Justice Coalition in welcoming The Honorable Edward R.K. Hargadon, judge in charge of Juvenile Court Division, at 6:30 PM on Thurs., June 25 at New Shiloh Family Life Center, 2100 N. Monroe St., Baltimore, MD 21217  RSVP to Cameron Miles, director of Organizing for Advocates for Children and Youth, at 410-547-9200 x 3002.  

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

16] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., June 26 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] – 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.

19] – Unite HERE! Local 7 is organizing a protest on Fri., June 26 from 4:30 to 6 PM outside Sheraton Baltimore City Center, 101 W. Fayette St. Call 614-746-1145 or email

Workers at the Sheraton City Center have been on the forefront of the struggle to reshape the hospitality industry. In 2006, the Sheraton City Center was bought by Colombia Sussex Corporation, and insisted that the workers turn back the clock. Since then, the workers have been without a contract.  In October 2007 workers voted by a margin of 85% to declare a boycott of their own hotel until Columbia Sussex is ready to sign a fair contract.

20] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., June 26 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., in opposition to war with Iraq. Placards say: "War Is Not the Answer." The silent vigil is sponsored by AFSC, Homewood Friends and Stony Run Meetings.


21] –  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 June 26.  Call 301-589-5410 or go to


22] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS VIDEO SERIES. The theme is First Amendment rights.  The final film in the series is FAHRENHEIT 451 [France, 1966], which will be shown on Fri., June 26 at a private home on a large-screen television.  If interested in seeing the DVD, RSVP to Max at 410-366-1637.

Based on the classic novel by Ray Bradbury, the film by Francois Truffaut stars Oscar Werner as a “fireman” who burns books and Julie Christie in the dual roles of his wife and another woman who might be a subversive.

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.


23] – 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 


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


25] – People Eat Dirt is hosting an ACORN Benefit on Fri., June 26 from 9 PM to 2 AM at The Whole Gallery, 405 W. Franklin St. (3rd Floor) H&H Warehouse.  Call 410-752-1816.  Go to proceeds go to ACORN’s fight against sub-prime and adjustable rate rip off mortgage foreclosures. The benefit is a party with live music from a host of bans, including People Eat Dirt (a.k.a. Gelatin Skeleton).


26] – On Sat., June 27 at 7 AM, the annual 24 hour vigil in Lafayette Park against torture will begin.  Come for 24 minutes or 24 hours or any time in between but please come! Go to 

27] – Calling all single payer activists who would like to be heavily involved in planning activities for the single payer movement this summer and beyond! On  Sat., June 27 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM eat lunch, socialize and listen to a Congressional update at Busboys and Poets Brunch and Speakers, 1025 5th St. NW WDC 20001(Metro: Mt. Vernon/Convention Center stop). Call 202-789-2227 or go to

Then from 1 to 5 PM, a unity session will take place at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave., in Room Columbia C.  Sign up for one of four groups on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Jessica Yarbrough at

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 June 27. 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., June 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

31] On Sat., June 27 at 12:30 PM at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theater, 1611 N. Kent St, Arlington VA 22209, see a special screening by Dream Catcher Films, Inc. of FINDING OUR VOICES at the Rosebud Film and Video Festival.  The Rosebud Festival, which honors the best of D.C. area filmmakers’ works, will screen all of the nominated films on June 27 until 5:30 PM for one admission price of $8.00.  The award-winning documentary written and directed by Alexandria resident Victoria Hughes is narrated by acclaimed actor and activist Martin Sheen. Even with a new administration in Washington, D.C., this film remains relevant as our nation enters its 7th year in the Iraq war and escalates the war in Afghanistan. Go to  Go to for a complete listing of all the nominated film screening times or call 703-524-2388.

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

33] – Baltimore Palestine Solidarity invites you to Art Against Occupation: Images of Resistance From Palestine on Sat., June 27 at 7 PM at 2640 St. Paul St. From nonviolent direct action, to intricate works of art on the very walls that imprison, learn about the creative tactics being used in Palestine to resist, remember, and keep hope alive. It will showcase some of the best graffiti from the West Bank, the Wall, and Gaza, as well as showing videos about the highly organized direct action gong on in those areas, and talking about the changing tactics being used to halt the loss of land and bring attention to the crimes of the occupation. Free Mediterranean food will be provided as well! Go to

34] – On Sat., June 27 from 7 to 9 PM, attend a concert at 1810 16th St. NW, WDC (16th and S) hosted by the UNMC Social Action Committee "From H. St. to Haiti,” featuring Bill Baker playing original and cover country blues songs.  He will be accompanied by his lead guitarist Gnatt Kushner.  David Pauk, country blues artist will open the performance. The proceeds for the concert will be split three ways between the UNMC Food Bank, Food for All; AMURT's Haiti project; and the Lambi fund of Haiti. There will be a short presentation about Haiti and the work of the local food bank before the concert. Food will be served at 7 PM. Suggested donation is from $5 to $20, but no one will be turned away. Go to

35] – On Sun., June 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.

36] – 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

37] – 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!  

38] – 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 June 28. Call 410-230-0450.

39] – VIVA Palestina A Lifeline from the United States to Gaza is a fundraiser with George Galloway.  Galloway has linked up with Ron Kovic to raise money for a special US convoy, which will travel from New York City to Egypt before making its way across the Rafah border into Gaza in order to deliver humanitarian aid. The fundraiser is Sun., June 28 at 7 PM at the American Univ., School of Public Affairs, Ward Circle Building, Auditorium 1 (Floor T), 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20016.  Go to or email  The suggested donation is $30. RSVP to vpdcfundraiser@

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

41] – STARVIN’ FOR JUSTICE 2009, 16th Annual Fast & Vigil  to Abolish the Death Penalty, will take place from Mon., June 29 through Thurs., July 2 at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC.  Go to or email

42] – 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

43] – 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., June 29. Call 410-233-0488.

44] – Join Congressperson Donna F. Edwards, representing Maryland's 4th Congressional District for her Community Conversation on Israel, the West Bank and Gaza on Mon., June 29 from 6:30 to 8 PM at the White Oak Middle School, 12201 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20904.  Edwards traveled recently to Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza on a Congressional Delegation with the New America Foundation.

45] – Baltimore United for Peace and Justice will meet at 7 PM on Mon., June 29 at the AFSC, 4806 York Road. The BUPJ agenda will focus on planning an event, possibly a town hall meeting, in September at which Rep. Donna Edwards will be invited.  As this meeting ends, the Pledge meeting will begin.

46] – 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 June 29, and the agenda will include planning a visit to Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger’s office, the DOJ action and the July 4 visit to the National Security Agency.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


47] – On Tues., June 30 at 5:30 PM, Witness Against Torture will continue its weekly vigil, each Tuesday, in Lafayette Park, H and 16th Sts., NW. Contact Helen Schietinger at h.schietinger at


48] – 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 June 30 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.

49] –  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 June 30. Go to

50] – 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 July 1. Call 215-426-0364.

51] – 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 July 1. Call 215-843-4256 or email

52] – 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 July 1.  Call 215-843-4256 or email


53] – There will be a Mobilization for Global Justice meeting at 7 PM on Wed., July 1 at St. Stephens Church, 16th & Newton Sts., NW, WDC.  Exit at the Columbia Heights Metro stop.  The meeting takes place the first Wednesday of the month.  Email  


54] – 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 July 1. Call 301-577-2350.

55] – On Wed., July 1, join So Others May Eat at 7:30 PM at the National Basilica, 400 Michigan Avenue, NE, WDC 20017, near the Brookland/CUA Metro station. The renowned Georgetown Chorale will perform a benefit concert in honor of SOME’s 40th Anniversary. Also performing are members of the San Jose Symphonic Choir and other singers.  All will perform Henry Mollicone’s Beatitude Mass (for the Homeless), under the direction of the composer, and selections from Les Miserables. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children and may be purchased on the Georgetown Chorale website, or in person.


56] – There is a WIB peace stand on Thurs., June 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.


57] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., July 2 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] Learn the history behind the slogan "When Africa Calls, Cuba Answers!" at the Social Action & Leadership School for Activists (SALSA) on Thurs., July 2 from 6 to 9 PM at 1112 Sixteenth St., NW, Suite 600, WDC.  Call 202-234-9382 or email info@hotsalsa.orgJoin SALSA for the screening of CUBA; AN AFRICAN ODYSSEY. From Che Guevara's secret mission in the Congo to the end of South African apartheid, Cuba's pivotal military role assisting African independence movements remains largely unknown. With revealing archive newsreel footage and fascinating first-person interviews, Egyptian-French filmmaker Jihan El-Tahri chronicles the story of how Fidel Castro's small island became a central player in the African Cold War. Register at

59] – PeaceAction Montgomery, meets every first Thursday, next being July 2, at 7 PM at the Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, room 16 in the basement, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4099.

60] – "And now, DECLARE PEACE!" on Fri., July 3 at noon at Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA.  Stop the Wars; End the Violence, from handgun to H-Bomb.  Join with peace, justice and anti-war activists, anti-violence and gun control advocates, earth and community partners, celebrating our freedom and independence, by making a declaration for justice and peace. with speakers, music, street theater, and public declaration at Independence Mall, Market Street, between 5th & 6th Sts., followed by bell-tolling vigil in front of Independence Hall to stop the wars and end the violence, from handgun to H-Bomb. The event is organized by many organizations including the Brandywine Peace Community. Email or go to

61] – On Fri., July 3 watch THE VISITOR, which is being shown as part of the "JUST-REEL First Friday Free Film Series at the Peace Center of Delaware County, 7 p.m.,  1001 Old Sproul Road, Springfield, Delaware County, light refreshments and after-film discussion. Co-sponsored by the Brandywine Peace Community.  Click for more info or directions, or call 610.544.1818

Prior to film showing, you are invited to a cook-out beginning at 5 PM - rain or shine.  The Peace Center will provide food for the grill, corn on the cob, and beverages.  You are asked to bring salad, fruit, or dessert.  RSVP by calling 610-544-1818. 

62] – The Coalition Against the Death Penalty will meet Tues., July 7 at 7 PM at the AFSC, 4806 York Road.  Agenda items will include getting the men off of Maryland’s death row, the Troy Davis case and a death penalty forum on July 14. Call 410-488-6767 or 443-838-3221. Email bcadp @ Go to


63] – Save the date.  On Fri., Sept. 11, the Peace Path will form on Charles St. from 4 to 6 PM.  Volunteer to help by emailing  The Peace Path will form along Charles Street from Fort Avenue (south of the Inner Harbor) north to the Beltway.  Individuals and groups will stand with signs promoting peace, as they have each year since 2002 in an event coordinated by Women In Black.   Visit  

64] – David Swanson's new book DAYBREAK: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming A More Perfect Union is now available.  This comprehensive book is about how we can fix our democracy after the Bush-Cheney dictatorship. You can pre-order DAYBREAK for $10.17 at Amazon:  You can help David plan his cross-country book tour this fall:

65] – Max bought two red maple trees for $10 each as part of the Trees for Baltimore program.  Buy a tree, plant it and contribute to saving the planet.  Call Max at 410-366-1637


66] – 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.

67] – Brendan.Walls, who volunteers as a community outreach worker at the Hezekiah Movement, down by the Railway Museum, knows five good workers who are seeking jobs.  If you have any leads, contact him at Brendan.Walls at

Paul Kawika Martin from Peace Action is trying to find a job for Brittany Gregory, a college student who is doing an internship with the peace group.  Again if you have any leads, contact Paul at 301-565-4050 x 316 or pmartin at

68] – 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.  

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 St. Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St. NW. All members are granted voting rights and are invited to join one or more of the 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


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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