Thursday, June 11, 2009

Baltimore Activist Alert

Baltimore Activist Alert June 11 – 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] Support Peace Corps – June 11-13

9] WIB Inner Harbor peace vigil – June 12                

10] WIB Roland Park vigil – June 12                

11] White House vigil – June 12                 

12] Support The Congo demo – June 12

13] Visit to Sarbanes’ office – June 12

14] Silent vigil at Homewood Friends – June 12

15] Submit article to newsletter – June 12

16] Peace Center benefit – June 12

17] Little Friends of Peace benefit – June 12

18] Vigil at Walter Reed – June 12

19] Father Louie speaks – June 12

20] ADC Convention – June 12-14

21] Ballroom dancing – June 12

22] Olney vigil to end the war – June 13                       

23] Peace vigil in Chester, PA – June 13                       

24] Capital Pride Festival – June 13

25] Peace vigil at Capitol – June 13

26] DSA meeting – June 13                              

27] Westminster WIB vigil – June 13                                     

28] Drum for peace – June 13

29] African service – June 14

30] Bridge peace vigil – June 14

31] Simple Picnic – June 14

32] Protect land in Utah – June 14

33] Father Louie speaks – June 14

34] Bethesda peace vigil – June 14

35] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – June 14

36] OneVoice movement – June 14

37] Pentagon vigil – June 15

38] Marc Steiner on WEAA – June 15 — June 18

39] Protest the death penalty – June 15

40] Need for a logo – June 15


42] Father Louie speaks – June 15

43] BUPJ meeting – June 15

44] Crabshell Alliance meeting – June 15

45] Pledge of Resistance meeting – June 15

46] BECRN meeting – June 15

47] Witness Against Torture vigil – June 16

48] Tuesday peace vigil – June 16

49] Day of the African Child – June 16

50] ACLU dinner/program – June 16

51] Ecolocity DC meeting – June 16

52] Douglas/Nixon – June 16

53] Father Louie speaks – June 16

54] Amnesty meeting – June 16

55] Honor Mindy – June 16

56] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – June 17

57] Peace vigil in W. Mount Airy, PA – June 17

58] WIB Frederick vigil – June 17

59] Chestnut Hill, PA vigil – June 17

60] Aware and Outraged – June 17

61] FOIA Party – June 17

62] Fr. Louie speaks – June 17

63] Israel/Palestine roundtable – June 18

64] Death penalty meeting – June 23

65] Torture Accountability Action Day – June 25

66] Film FAHRENHEIT 451 – June 26

67] First Thursday demo – July 2

68] Peace Path – September 11

69] People are looking for work

70] David Swanson’s book DAYBREAK available

71] Buy a red maple tree

72] Help available in buying a house 

73] Contribute to the Georgia Four defense fund

74] Join Global Zero campaign

75] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

76] Publish your peace article

77] Become a member of the Washington Peace Center

78] Click on The Hunger Site  

79] 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] – Volunteers are needed to make a Peace Corps rally a success.  Come to the National Peace Corps Association, 1900 L St., NW, Suite 404 (Farragut North or Farragut West Metro) for flyer distribution/sign making/phone banking. Food and beverages will be provided.  On Thurs., June 11, stop by anytime between 4 and 9 PM, on Fri., June 12, stop by anytime between 4 and 9 PM and on Sat., June 13, stop by anytime between 8 AM and noon.  Contact Corey Taylor at for details and assignments. Plan to arrive at Freedom Plaza by noon, and volunteers needed through 3:30 PM.

Join friends and supporters of the Peace Corps on Sat., June 13 at a Rally for the Peace Corps from 2 to 4 PM in Freedom Plaza, 14th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. NW (near the Federal Triangle Metro stop on the Orange/Blue line). There will be inspiring speakers, great music, and a wonderful way to connect with the Peace Corps community! Go to www.morepeacecorps.orgThere will be an after-the-rally Happy Hour at Aria Trattoria Restaurant, 13th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. Contact Jonathan Pearson at

9] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., June 12 from noon-1 PM at the Inner Harbor, corner Pratt and Light.  Everyone welcome, wear black if you can.  See or write or call 410-467-9114.

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


11] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM on Pennsylvania Ave., by the press gate to the White House. It is organized by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.

12] – 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.

13] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will be visiting the office of Rep. John Sarbanes on Fri., June 12 at 4:30 PM.  Meet in the lobby at 4:15 PM of the building in which he has a Towson office, 600 Baltimore Ave, Suite 303, Baltimore 21204.  Then we will go to his office to discuss why he voted to further fund the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.  At 5 PM, we will demonstrate on Bosley Ave. against war funding.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


14] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., June 12 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.

15] – The Washington Peace Letter is seeking submissions by Fri., June 12.  Send articles (500-1000 words), book and movie reviews, poetry, photos and art to

16] – Support the Washington Peace Center and make pottery while doing it on Fri., June 12 from 6 to 9 PM at Color Me Mine, 2439 18th St., NW in Adams Morgan between Columbia Road and Kalorama Road. The studio fee is $10 for adults and $7 for children. The fee includes all of the design materials and glazing & firing. Each piece of pottery is priced individually. Keep your piece, or donate it to the Peace Center to auction off! A portion of your studio fee goes directly to the Peace Center.  Call 202-234-2000.

17] – There will be a benefit for Little Friends for Peace on Fri., June 12 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM hosted by Sounds of Hope.  It will feature Mary Shapiro, Russell Warren Downs and the J Blues Project and will happen at the Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC 20009.

18] – 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 

19] – Father Louie Vitale will speak on Fri., June 12 at 7 PM at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 109 E. Price St., Germantown, PA about "The Nonviolent Response to Terrorism."  Contact Gene Cleaver at 

20] – From Fri., June 12 to Sun., June 14, the ADC Annual National Convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.  The ADC Youth Empowerment Night is starting at 9 PM on June 12. This entertainment program will promote Arab American talent from around the country. It is free for convention participants, and $10 for others. Email Abed Ayoub at aayoub at or visit  


21] –  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 12. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.                  


22] – 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 13. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167. 


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] The Capital Pride Festival is Sun., June 14 from 11 AM to 6 PM on Pennsylvania Ave. in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol.  RuPaul will be headlining this year's main stage entertainment.  The suggested donation is from $2 to $5.  No one will be turned away.

25] There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., June 13. 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

26] – There is a Greater Washington local of Democratic Socialists of America meeting on Sat., June 13 at noon in Rockville, MD.  National Director Frank Llewellyn will be there. RSVP to mattdcdsa at or to Bill Mosley at 202-360-5414 for the location of the meeting and directions, or with any questions you might have.  Carpools are available from the District and Virginia, or from the White Flint Metro Station (on the Red Line).  Lunch (vegan) will be provided.  Go to

27] – Westminster WIB hosts a vigil the 2nd Saturday of the month from 2 – 3 PM in front of the War Memorial on Main St. The next vigil will be June 13. Email

28] – Come drum for peace every second Saturday at the Unitarian Universalists of Fallston, MD, 1127 Old Fallston Road (across Rte 152 from Fallston High).  On June 13, the drum circle begins at 7 PM.  Call Franz at 410-925-9351.

29] – On Sun., June 14, 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.

30] – 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

31] – You're invited to Simplicity Matters Earth Institute's 8th Annual Statewide Simple Picnic on Sun., June 14 from 2 to 6 PM at Washington Monument State Park, about 1 hour from Bethesda, DC, Baltimore and Greenbelt.  Go to

Spend a day in the beautiful Maryland mountains... then join a potluck and simple conversation at Washington Monument State Park (Appalachian Trail), 6620 Zittlestown Rd., Middletown, MD 21769,  at the top of South Mountain, between Middletown and Boonsboro on Alternate 40 (border of Frederick and Washington counties). Meet, rain or shine, at the Fort Necessity Shelter (wheelchair accessible). There is a parking fee of $3 for MD license plates, $4 for others.  Contact Marney at 301-652-0492 or

32] – A Robert Redford narrated multi-media slideshow exploring the wilderness landscapes and canyonlands of Utah will be shown on Sun., June 14 at 4 PM at the Maryland Presbyterian Church, 1105 Providence Road, Towson--about 1/4 mile north of the Baltimore Beltway Providence Road Exit 28.  Refreshments will be served, along with information on actions you can take to ensure protection for these unique, fragile and threatened treasures. The slide show will be presented by the Greater Baltimore Group of the Sierra Club in co-operation with the Utah Wilderness Coalition. Contact Chris Yoder at 410-466-2462 or

33] – The Brandywine Monthly Potluck Supper & Program is the 2nd Sunday of the month starting at 4:30 PM with a potluck dinner at University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut St., Phila., PA. Bring main dish, salad, or dessert to share. The program begins at 5:30 PM.

On Sun., June 14, Fr. Louie Vitale, Franciscan priest and long-time resister, will speak.  He is co-founder of the Nevada Desert Experience and has traveled extensively to war zones over the decades.  Call 610-544-1818, email or go to

34] – 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!  

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 June 14. Call 410-230-0450.

36] – On Sun., June 14 from 7 to 9 PM at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, WDC, representatives from the OneVoice movement will discuss their organization.  It is an international grassroots movement with more than 650,000 signatories in roughly equal numbers both in Israel and in Palestine, working toward a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.   

37] – 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 15, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.

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., June 15. Call 410-233-0488.


40] – Casa Baltimore/Limay is seeking submissions for a logo that will convey, symbolically, who we are as an organization.  The logo will be used on brochures and other organizational materials, and possibly on other items like t-shirts.  The logo must be suitable for use in black-and-white reproductions. If interested in designing a logo, email your design to or mail your entry to Casa Baltimore/Limay, c/o St. John's Church, 2640 St. Paul St, Baltimore, MD 21218.  Entries must be received by 5 PM on MON., JUNE 15.  The winner can choose items totaling up to $35 value from Nicaraguan paintings, marmolina sculptures, crafts, jewelry, clothing, etc.  Go to

41] – Life in Occupied Palestine: Eyewitness Stories and Photos will be shown at the Reel & Meal event on Mon., June 15.  It will be held this month at the Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road, in room 202.   The screening starts at 7 PM, and an optional vegan meal will be offered from 6:30 PM.

The film is the work of Anna Baltzer, a Jewish-American Fulbright scholar.  It presents evidence she gathered, as a volunteer for the International Women's Peace Service, of human rights abuses in the West Bank. She also reports on the ideas of both Palestinian and Israeli activists supporting nonviolent resistance to the Israeli occupation.  A guest speaker will be Jim Fine, foreign policy analyst for the Friends Committee on National Legislation.  Reel & Meal is a monthly film series exploring vital environmental and social issues, sponsored by several local progressive grassroots organizations. This month's event was planned by the Peace & Justice Coalition, Prince George's County. Contact Lucy Duff at 301-577-2350 or

42] – On Mon., June 15, Fr. Louie Vitale, Franciscan priest and long-time resister, will speak at the Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045.  Refreshments at 7 PM with the presentation at 7:30 PM.  The focus of his talk will be the SOA.  A free will offering will be requested. Go to or call 410-381-4899

43] – Baltimore United for Peace and Justice will meet at 7 PM on Mon., June 8 at the AFSC, 4806 York Road. The BUPJ agenda will include calling for a town hall meeting to discuss funding the infrastructure with the money currently going to warmaking.  As this meeting ends, the Pledge meeting will begin.

44] – The Crabshell Alliance will meet on Mon., June 15 at 7:15 PM in the Rotunda, 711 W. 40th Street, Room 209 [Clean Water Action office]. Go into the mall and take elevator in middle of building up to second floor, and 216 is to the left.  Call 410-206-3830. 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.


45] – 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 15, and the agenda will include legislative visits, including a visit to John Sarbanes’ office, and an action at the DOJ.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


46] – BECRN will meet on Mon., June 15 at 8 PM at 3632 Beech Ave. in Hampden. Some agenda items the Steiner Show, the Wells Fargo protest and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Call Charlie at 410-578-8291.


47] – On Tues., June 16 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 16 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.

49] – The Day of the African Child is an opportunity to celebrate two generations of poetry and activism in Southern Africa.  On Tues., June 16 from 6 to 8 PM, hear Comrade Fatso, Dennis Brutus and others in the Langston Room, Busboys & Poets, 14th & V Sts. Go to

50] – The Prince George's and Montgomery County Chapters of the ACLU present their annual meeting/dinner program titled, "Don't Spy on Me: Speaking Up for the First Amendment and Saying No to Police Spying." The featured speaker is David Rocah, ACLU-MD staff attorney and lead attorney in the Maryland State Police spying litigation. In attendance will be some of the 53 activists who were spied upon by the MSP, as well as Joshua Spalding, National ACLU Legislative Field Organizer.

The event will be held on Tues., June 16 at Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church, 3215 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi, MD, and begin with a reception at 6 PM, followed by a dinner at 6:30 PM and will conclude with a free program at 7:30 PM. RSVP to Allison Sachs at  Dinner tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 or for $30 at the door. Students pay $15.

51] –  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 16. Go to

52] – Before Frost/Nixon, there was Douglas/Nixon. The National Women’s Law Center and our host committee invite you to a benefit reading at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St, NW, of a play written by Wendy Kout & Michele Willens. The performance on Tues., June 16 at 7 PM stars Wendie Malick as Helen Gahagan Douglas, James Naughton as Melvyn Douglas, Patrick Breen as Richard Nixon and Michael Dutra plays LBJ, JFK & everyone else. For the reading, the tickets are $50, and $100 with the reception. Contact Nancy Delahoyd at 202-588-5180 or ndelahoyd at  The National Women's Law Center is a 501(c)(3) organization, and your contribution above the $25 value of the ticket, and $50 with reception, is tax deductible.  Go to

53] – The Pace e Bene Circle of Peace Spring 2009 Speaking Tour continues on Tues., June 16 at 7 PM at St. Camillus Catholic Church, Camillia Room, 1600 Saint Camillus Dr., Silver Spring, MD 20903.  Father Vitale will discuss Transforming “US” vs. “THEM” Thinking. Free will offerings will be accepted. Contact Fr. Jacek Orzechowski, OFM, at 301-434-8400 ex. 14 or

54] – 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 June 16.  Go to

55] – This is a special invite to you to attend a small service celebrating the life of Mark Goldstone's wife, Mindy Ann Lieberman, who died recently from cancer. Mark called for this service to take place on Tues., June 16 at 7:30 PM at the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 503 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW, WDC 20010.  RSVP to Art Call 202-882-9649.   

56] – 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 June 17. Call 215-426-0364.

57] – 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 June 17. Call 215-843-4256 or email

58] – 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 June 17.  Please dress in black, and bring no additional signs.  Men are welcome. Call 301-834-7581 or email Go to


59] – 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 June 17.  Call 215-843-4256 or email


60] – The next installment of Aware and Outraged by Ron Williams will be held on Wed., June 17 at 7 PM at Peace and a Cup of Joe, 713 W. Pratt St. (inside Pratt St. and Martin Luther King Blvd.) Special guest is the Hip Hop Congress. Go to


61] – Come to a FOIA Party on Wed., June 17 from 7 to 9:15 PM at the Dynasty Ethiopian Restaurant, upstairs, 2210 14th St. NW.  Margaret Kwoka, a FOIA expert from Public Citizen will explain how to file a Freedom of Information request.  The evening is sponsored by the DC Bill of Rights Coalition. Contact Sue Udry at sue.udry at or 202-529-4225.


62] – On Wed., June 17 at 7 PM in the church hall of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 5502 York Rd., Baltimore, MD 21212, Fr. Louie Vitale will again address “Love Your Enemies: Transforming Us vs. Them Thinking.”  Many groups, including Jonah House, are co-sponsoring the event. There will be a request for a free will offering.


63] – On Thurs., June 18, 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.


64] – The Coalition Against the Death Penalty will meet Tues., June 23 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

65] – Torture Accountability Action Day is Thurs., June 25.  It begins with a rally in John Marshall Park, 501 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, WDC.  There will be tabling from 9 to 11 AM, and speakers until noon.  Then there will be a march to the Department of Justice to demand that Bush, Cheney et al. be indicted for various war crimes, including the use of torture. Go to

Some of us will risk arrest, if the attorney general fails to appoint a Special Prosecutor.  The Action Day is sponsored by numerous organizations, including After Downing Street and the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance. If you are interested in participating in the nonviolent civil resistance action, please contact Joy First at jsfirst at or Malachy Kilbride at malachykilbride at At the rally, there will be a waterboarding skit.  If you are able to participate in the skit, let Joy or Malachy know.

66] – 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.


67] – 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.


68] – 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  

69] – 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

70] – 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:

71] – 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


72] – 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.


73] – 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.  

74] – 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.  

75] – 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.

76] – 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


77] – 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


78] – 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.  

79] – 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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