Thursday, July 16, 2009

Baltimore Activist Alert

Baltimore Activist Alert July 16 – 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 must move out, needs housing

5] Buy Mankekolo’s book

6] Buy coffee through HoCoFoLA

7] Used stamps for humanitarian causes

8] ASPCA needs items

9] Nuclear Free Award – July 16

10] The Electoral College – July 16


12] Will Allen in Baltimore – July 17

13] Iraq/Afghanistan Moratorium – July 17

14] WIB Inner Harbor peace vigil – July 17               

15] WIB Roland Park vigil – July 17               

16] White House vigil – July 17                 

17] Support The Congo demo – July 17

18] Silent vigil at Homewood Friends – July 17

19] Victory Tour 2009 – July 17

20] Vigil at Walter Reed – July 17

21] Ballroom dancing – July 17

22] CCAN needs volunteers – July 18               

23] Dollars & Sense of Racial Justice – July 18

24] Native Plant Tour – July 18                      

25] Speak with Fire Chief – July 18                      

26] Olney vigil to end the war – July 18                      

27] Peace vigil in Chester, PA – July 18                      

28] Peace vigil at Capitol – July 18

29] NorthScape – July 18

30] CCAN needs volunteers at ArtScape – July 18               

31] Empower DC benefit – July 18

32] African service – July 19

33] Bridge peace vigil – July 19

34] Prayer For Peace – July 19

35] Commission on Sustainability – July 19

36] Bethesda peace vigil – July 19

37] Peace vigil – July 19


39] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – July 19

40] Pentagon vigil – July 20

41] Confronting the Bomb – July 20

42] Marc Steiner on WEAA – July 20 — July 23

43] Protest the death penalty – July 20

44] THE DEATH OF WHY  – July 20

45] BUPJ meeting – July 20

46] Pledge of Resistance meeting – July 20

47] Crabshell Alliance meeting – July 20

48] Witness Against Torture vigil – July 21

49] Tuesday peace vigil – July 21

50] Ecolocity DC meeting – July 21

51] Amnesty meeting – July 21

52] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – July 22

53] Peace vigil in W. Mount Airy, PA – July 22

54] Film SALT OF THE SEA – July 22

55] Chestnut Hill, PA vigil – July 22

56] Pray for Peace – July 22

57] Israel/Palestine roundtable – July 23

58] Kashmir Dispute conference – July 23-24

59] Death penalty meeting – July 28

60] Faith & Resistance Retreat – Aug. 5-9

61] Commemorate the atomic bombings – Aug. 6 & 9

62] First Thursday demo – Sept. 3

63] Peace Path – September 11

64] Get Howard Ehrlich’s book HATE CRIMES AND ETHNOVIOLENCE

65] David Swanson’s book DAYBREAK available

66] Buy a red maple tree

67] Help available in buying a house 

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] – I have to move out of my current residence.  If you have any leads for an available unfurnished apartment, please call me at 410-366-1637 or email at mobuszewski at 

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 ASPCA is in need of cat carriers in its cat room in the adoption center. The organization is also seeking items for the upcoming Shop-a-Paw-Looza, the October online auction. Some ideas would be gift certificates, tickets to sporting and other events, sports memorabilia, travel packages and vacation home rentals. Contact Tami Gosheff at 410-235-8826, ext. 138 or

9] – The annual Josephine Butler Nuclear Free Future Award ceremonies are taking place on Thurs., July 16 at 6:30 PM at the Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 15th St. NW, WDC 20009 [Columbia Heights Metro].  The 2009 recipient is Acie Byrd.  Contact John Steinbach at johnsteinbach1 at or 703-822-3485.

10] – Netfa Freeman invites you to the event "Democratizing The Electoral College" on Thurs., July 16 at 6:45 PM at the Institute for Policy Studies – SALSA, 1112 Sixteenth St. NW, Suite 600, WDC.  Lecturer Asa Gordon will lead a discussion about the movement to make voting in the U.S. more democratic. The lecture is part of the Social Action & Leadership School for Activists (SALSA).  Register at Call 202-234-9382 or email

11] – B'more for Palestine will show a short documentary STANDING WITH PALESTINE on Thurs.,  July 16 at 8 PM @ Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St.. Afterwards there will be a discussion of how U.S. activists have been working to end the occupation of Palestine.  Go to


12] – Urban Farmer and MacArthur Genius award winner Will Allen will be featured at a sparkling cider and local cuisine event on Fri., July 17 at Great Kids Farm, the Baltimore City School's organic farm just outside of the City. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased through Baltimore Green Works at Even if you've never heard of him, his work in Milwaukee and with urban farms throughout the country will astound you. Allen is the founder of Growing Power, a Milwaukee based non-profit. The website is


13] – Every 3rd Friday, observe the Iraq/Afghanistan Moratorium On July 17, 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.

14] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., July 17 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.

15] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., July 17 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St.  Call 410-467-9114. 


16] – 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.

17] – 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.

18] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., July 17 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.


19] – DC CISPES presents VICTORY TOUR 2009, featuring Audelia Lopez of the FMLN Women’s Secretariat, on Fri., July 17 from 6 to 8 PM at St. Stephen’s Church Auditorium, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC 20010. This bilingual event will celebrate the triumph of democracy in El SalvadorThe suggested donation would be between $5 and $25. The Salvadoran people elected the first leftist president in their country’s history on Mar. 15, and President Mauricio Funes of the FMLN took office on June 1. 


20] – 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 


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 July 17. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.                  

22] – Help CCAN at Waverly Market, at Barclay St & E 32nd St. on Sat., July 18 from 7 AM to noon.  Educate your community and push the Senate to pass a strong clean energy bill. Volunteers will be needed at the Waverly Farmer's Market any Saturday morning for the foreseeable future. Call 301-204-0769 or email

23] – Greater Washington Allies In Reconciliation, an Interfaith Antiracism Alliance, will hold its 2nd annual regional/community conference entitled The Dollars and Sense of Racial Justice on Sat., July 18 from 9 AM to 5 PM at the Plymouth United Church of Christ, 5301 N. Capitol St. NE (Fort Totten Metro).  The keynote speaker will be Bill Fletcher, Jr., director of Field Services & Education for the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), editor of the Black Commentator and former president of TransAfrica Forum.

Register at WWW.GWAIR.ORG or by mail to GWAIR, 1121 Oates St. NE, WDC 20002. The suggested donation would be between $10 and $25, which includes lunch.  Youth, seniors and the unemployed can participate for free.  Call 703-860-1203 or email

24] – On Sat., July 18 from 9 AM to noon at Mike Tidwell's Takoma Park home, 7125 Willow Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912, there will be a Native Plant Tour and Plant Sale.  Native plant experts will be on hand to answer questions. The tour is sponsored by Chesapeake Climate Action Network and Chesapeake Native Nursery.  Call 240-396-2025.

25] – Because of funding problems, the fire house on Greenmount Ave. is closed for the foreseeable future. This is just one more example of what could be done with the money being used to kill people in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan.  There will be an open discussion on Sat., July 18 from 10 AM to 2 PM at the fire house with the head of the Fire Department. 


26] – 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 July 18. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167. 


27] –  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

28] There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., July 18.  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

29] – A benefit for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation called NorthScape will be held Sat., July 18 from noon to 1 AM at the corner of North and Charles to coincide with ArtScape. The event, featuring non-stop music, performers, food and drink, is free with a suggested donation of $5 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation which seeks a cure and helps improve the quality of life for those with the disease. Craft vendor spaces are $50. To reserve a space, contact Joe at  Go to

30] – Volunteers are also needed at Artscape, Mount Royal Avenue & Cathedral Street / Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201 on Sat., July 18 at 1 PM.  CCAN is looking for volunteers THIS WEEKEND to collect postcards and handwritten letters demonstrating public support for bold climate policy. Call 301-204-0769.

31] – A benefit concert for EMPOWER DC! takes place Sat., July 18 at 9 PM at the Rock & Roll Hotel,  1353 H St, NE WDC. Go to www.empowerdc.orgThe cost is $10. Go to Call 202-234-9119.


32] – On Sun., July 19, 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.

33] – 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

34] – There will be a Prayer For Peace on Sun., July 19 at noon at the parking lot at the Family Dollar, York Road and Woodbourne Ave. Then there will be a march to East Tunbridge and York Road where local ministers will lead the prayer. This is in response to recent murders in the neighborhood.  A number of groups, including the AFSC, are sponsoring the event.

35] – The Baltimore Commission on Sustainability is meeting from 4 to 6 PM on Sun., July 19 at 417 E. Fayette St., 8th Floor, B’More, MD 21202. There are public meetings the fourth Tuesday of every month at 4 PM at the Baltimore City Planning Department, 417 E. Fayette Street, 8th Floor. Go to

36] – 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!  

37] – On Sun., July 19, from 5 to 6 PM, there will be an ecumenical peace vigil in Lafayette Park!  You are invited to join the latest in a series of peace vigils designed to give members of Washington area churches--Episcopalians, Methodists, UCC'ers, Presbyterians, Baptists, Mennonites, Quakers, Lutherans, Unitarians, Catholics and all others--a chance to pray together for an end to the tragic war in Iraq. The vigil is a locally organized witness affiliated with Christian Peace Witness for Iraq (CPWI).  The vigil will take place on the third Sunday of the month, at 5 PM, until the war comes to an end.

38] – Transition Takoma presents THE POWER OF COMMUNITY: HOW CUBA SURVIVED PEAK OIL with a discussion to follow at TPSS Food Coop Community Room, lower level, at Rt. 410 and Sycamore Ave, Takoma Park, on Sun., July 19 at 5:30 PM. There will be a potluck dinner, as well.  The film is the inspiring story of Cuba’s creative and successful response to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990, when their imports of oil were cut by more than half – and food by 80 percent.  Bring local foods and your reusable plates/utensils. Call 301-920-0226 or email

39] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers.  Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at 800 St. Paul St. or email  The next meeting is July 19. There is no meeting on the first Sunday of the month.  Call 410-230-0450. If you would be interested in volunteering or becoming a collective member of 2640, send an email to


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., July 20, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.

41] – On Mon., July 20 from 12:30 to 2 PM, Lawrence Wittner, State University of New York at Albany, and David Patterson, former chief editor of the Foreign Relations of the United States series, will engage in a discussion of CONFRONTING THE BOMB: A Short History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement" at the Wilson Center, Fifth Floor Conference Room, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, WDC. RSVP at .

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., July 20. Call 410-233-0488.

44] – Join Andrea Batista Schlesinger and special guests for a reading and discussion of her new book offering a passionate defense of the role of questioning: THE DEATH OF WHY? On Mon., July 20 at 6:30 PM at Busboys and Poets, 2021 V. St. [14th & V Sts.], NW, WDC. Visit

45] – Baltimore United for Peace and Justice will meet at 7 PM on Mon., July 20 at the AFSC, 4806 York Road. The BUPJ agenda will focus on planning two events, a town hall meeting in September at which Rep. Donna Edwards will be invited and a forum to get ready for the legislative session in Annapolis.  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 July 20, and the agenda will include the July 9 visit to Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger’s office and Hiroshima-Nagasaki organizing.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


47] – The Crabshell Alliance will meet on Mon., July 20 at 7:30 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.


48] – On Tues., July 21 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


49] – 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 July 21 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.

50] –  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 July 21. Go to

51] – 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 July 21.  Go to


52] – 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 22. Call 215-426-0364.

53] – 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 22. Call 215-843-4256 or email

54] – The Voices of Palestine: Summer 2009 Film Series continues on Wed., July 22 at 6:30 PM with SALT OF THE SEA (Milh Hadha al-Bahr) by director Annemarie Jacir.  The series runs through Aug. 5.  The Jerusalem Fund and the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown Univ. are pleased to present their annual summer film series highlighting recent documentary and feature films from and about Palestine that explore the social, cultural and political complexities of Palestinian life and identity.  The films are screened at The Jerusalem Fund and are in English or have English subtitles. Attendance is free.  For directions and parking information, go to For other inquiries, call The Jerusalem Fund at 202-338-1958 or email


55] – 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 22. Call 215-843-4256 or email


56] – Fr. Charles Cloughen Jr. [] invites you to pray for peace on Wed., July 22 at 7:30 PM at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1108 Providence Rd,, Towson.

57] – On Thurs., July 23, 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.


58] – On Thurs., July 23, the Association of Humanitarian Lawyers & Kashmiri American Council/Kashmir Center invite you to attend the Tenth International Kashmir Conference--“Kashmir Dispute: Regional & International Dimensions”—in the Cannon House Office Building, Room 345 (Independence Ave & New Jersey Ave). The nearest Metro is Capitol South, Orange/Blue lines. The registration is at 8 AM.

 The conference continues on Fri., July 24 in the Rayburn House Office Building, Gold Room, Room 2168 (Independence Ave & New Jersey Ave). Registration begins at 9 AM.  There is no charge for the conference, but registration is required. Email or call KAC at 202-607-6585 / 202-628-6789 / 202-628-6788. 


59] – The Coalition Against the Death Penalty will meet Tues., July 28 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


60] – The annual Faith and Resistance Retreat sponsored by Jonah House and Dorothy Day Catholic Worker - entering together into a praxis of reflection, action, reflection - is happening Wed., Aug. 5 through Sun., Aug. 9.  The retreat will include reflections on two films - ORIGINAL CHILD BOMB, a documentary based on Thomas Merton's book by the same title, and ON PAPER WINGS, a documentary about Japan’s secret balloon bomb project.

Contact the Jonah House at 410-233-6238 or or DDCW at 202-882-9648 or artlaffin at Go to

61] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee and the Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility are still planning the annual remembrance.  Japanese survivors are coming to Baltimore on Thurs., Aug. 6, but the plans for Sun., Aug. 9 are still in flux.  If you have any suggestions, let me know—410-366-1637.  


62] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Sept. 3 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] – 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] – Get a copy of Howard Ehrlich’s HATE CRIMES AND ETHNOVIOLENCE [Westview Press, 2009, ISBN – 13: 978-08133-4445-4].  Go to

65] – 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:

66] – I 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


67] – 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.


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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