Thursday, November 19, 2009

Baltimore Activist Alert

Baltimore Activist Alert Nov. 19 – Dec. 3, 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] Buy coffee through HoCoFoLA  

5] Used stamps for humanitarian causes

6] Donate to send students to Berlin for Peace Prize Laureates

7] Intro to Solar energy -- Nov. 19

8] Women’s Law Center dinner – Nov. 19


10] Phyllis Bennis at Goucher – Nov. 19

11] Play “A Land Twice Promised” -- Nov. 19

12] Protest SOA – Nov. 19-22

13] WIB Inner Harbor peace vigil – Nov. 20

14] WIB Roland Park vigil – Nov. 20           

15] White House vigil – Nov. 20             

16] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Nov. 20

17] Support The Congo demo – Nov. 20

18] Silent vigil at Homewood Friends – Nov. 20

19] Chiapas Media Project – Nov. 20

20] National Transgender Day of Remembrance – Nov. 20

21] Film SLAPSHOT – Nov. 20

22] Vigil at Walter Reed – Nov. 20                 

23] Ballroom dancing – Nov. 20                                    

24] Help the Homeless Walkathon -- Nov. 21                 

25] Empowerment workshop – Nov. 21                                                  

26] Olney vigil to end the war – Nov. 21                                  

27] Peace vigil in Chester, PA – Nov. 21                                          

28] Army Experience Center protest – Nov. 21

29] Peace vigil at Capitol – Nov. 21

30] Progressive Working Group meeting– Nov. 21


32] Voices of People’s History – Nov. 21

33] Health Care Rights – Nov. 22

34] African service – Nov. 22  

35] Bridge vigil – Nov. 22                                                                    

36] Progressive Working Group meeting – Nov. 22

37] Faithfulness Together gathering – Nov. 22

38] Quaker Peace Vigil – Nov. 22

39] Green Forum – Nov. 22

40] The Black Body – Nov. 22

41] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Nov. 22

42] Pray for Peace – Nov. 22

43] Pentagon vigil – Nov. 23

44] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Nov. 23 — Nov. 26

45] Protest the death penalty – Nov. 23                     

46] Talk on Honduras – Nov. 23

47] BUPJ meeting – Nov. 23

48] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Nov. 23

49] The Exonerated -- Nov. 23

50] Witness Against Torture vigil – Nov. 24

51] Tuesday peace vigil – Nov. 24

52] Ecolocity DC meeting – Nov. 24

53] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – Nov. 25

54] Chestnut Hill, PA vigil – Nov. 25

55] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Nov. 26

56] Black Friday – Nov. 27

57] Vigil to End the Wars – Nov. 27

58] Lockheedville – Nov. 28

59] Frances Fox Piven at JHU – Nov. 30

60] Coal protest – Dec. 1

61] First Thursday demo – Dec. 3

62] Write Carl Kabat

63] Peace Center needs donations for sound system

64] Buy a red maple tree

65] Help available in buying a house 

66] Contribute to the Georgia Four defense fund

67] Join Global Zero campaign

68] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

69] Publish your peace article

70] Click on The Hunger Site  

71] 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. The White House Comment Email is accessible at

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] – 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. Also note organic cocoa and sugar are for sale.  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.

5] – 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.

6] – Suheir Khajuria is a member of Chesapeake Physicians for social Responsibility.  She has been invited by IPPNW with two other students from the USA to participate in the Annual Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Berlin in November.  The students, though, are struggling to raise funds for travel.  Consider making a donation at donations are tax-deductible contributions to IPPNW, and any amount is welcome.

7] – The Baltimore Climate Action Network announced that the next Sustainability Speaker Series is 'Introduction to Solar Energy Systems' on Thurs., Nov. 19 from 6 to 8:30 PM at the Mill Valley General Store, 2800 Sisson St., Baltimore 21211. JEFF BLANKMAN of Sunnyside Solar will answer your questions on practical aspects of getting started with photovoltaic or solar thermal systems in the home or office. He is also an expert in energy efficiency analysis. Also solar energy advocate CHERYL WADE of the Mill Valley Garden Center (which takes the locally grown concept to a new level) will discuss opportunities and barriers for net metering & selling excess energy back to the grid. There is no charge, but a $5 optional contribution is appreciated. Go to An RSVP is appreciated, but not required: or 410-812-1447. 


8] – The NWLC Annual Dinner is at the Washington Hilton Hotel & Towers, 1919 Conn. Ave., NW, WDC, on Thurs., Nov. 19, starting with a reception at 6 PM, followed by dinner at 7 PM. The special guest will be Judy Woodruff, senior correspondent for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, who will host a conversation with honorees Sheila Bair, chairperson, FDIC, and Brooksley Born, retired partner, Arnold & Porter. Buy your tickets now: Contact Nancy Delahoyd at or 202-588-5180.


9] –  On Thurs., Nov. 19 at 6:30 PM, there will be a free screening of BLUE GOLD: WORLD WATER WARS, directed by Sam Bozzo, and narrated by Malcolm McDowell, at 2640 St. Paul St..  Go to


10] – On Thurs., Nov. 19, BUPJ and the Goucher College Peace Studies program are hosting a Town Hall Forum "Why War Funding when Our Cities are Dying."  It will be at Kelley Lecture Hall at Goucher College at 7 PM, and Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies, and Andre Powell, a union/gay organizer who is in AFSCME, will address the question.  Progressive groups are asked to come and take a moment to speak about how they are working on this issue. Call Max at 410-366-1637.


11] – Israeli-born storyteller, Noa Baum, will be presenting her original play “A Land Twice Promised” at Hood College’s Rosenstock Auditorium, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, MD 21701, on Thurs., Nov. 19 at 7 PM.  The play, being co-sponsored by Hood’s Jewish Student Union and Muslim Student Association, is free.  A discussion led by Noa follows the performance.  Women In Black Frederick is moving its regular third Tuesday vigil to Thurs., Nov. 19 so that those attending the play can join the call as expressed in the play for peace between Israel and Palestine.  Go to interested, join a dinner at 5 PM at The Orchard, vigil from 6 to 6:30 PM at the intersection of Patrick and Market Sts., and enjoy the performance at 7 PM.  Please RSVP at or call 301/834-7581.  Go to Directions are at


12] – This coming November 20-22, the 15th annual vigil to close the SOA will be held in Columbus, Georgia.  Over 10,000 people are expected to call for its closing.  Visit the SOA Watch web site at or call 202-234-3440.  To join a group from Howard County, call Leslie at 410-381-4899 or go to  The Washington Peace Center is organizing a van to go Georgia.  It will leave Thursday evening, Nov. 19, and return on Sun., Nov. 22. The cost of the van should be around $80-100 a person.  Email  Contact Mary Shapiro (202-294-2906), who had room for 2 or 3 people.


13] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., Nov. 20 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.


14] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., Nov. 20 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St.  Call 410-467-9114. 


15] – 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.


16] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel (now in its 8th year) takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th & JFK Blvd., Philadelphia (across from Israeli Consulate.  It is sponsored by Bubbies & Zaydes (Grandparents) for Peace in the Middle East. Email Go to

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., Nov. 20 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] – On Fri., Nov. 20 at 6 PM, Alexandra Halkin presents videos by the Chiapas Media Project and discusses the role of indigenous media and much, much more at 2640 St. Paul St. The CMP/Promedios, an award winning, bi-national partnership that provides video equipment, computers, and training enabling marginalized indigenous and campesino communities in Southern Mexico to create their own media, is currently distributing 30 indigenous videos productions worldwide. Alexandra Halkin, founding director/international coordinator, will present and discuss the role of indigenous media and self-representation, the effects of globalization in the context of the current socio-political situation in Mexico, the effects of the war on drugs on indigenous communities, and US foreign policy and its ramifications on both Mexico and Cuba. Go to


20] – Transgender Day of Remembrance is Fri., Nov. 20 at 6:30 PM at the Metropolitan Community Church, 474 Ridge St. NW, WDC 20001. Join Transgender Health Empowerment and other groups for a vigil.  Throughout the world, people gather every year to pay respect to those needlessly killed by hate crimes against the transgender community, including Ty'lia "NaNa Boo" Mack, a trans woman who was stabbed along with a friend only a few blocks from the offices of Transgender Health Empowerment. Contact The Sadie Ryanne Baker at 202-557-1951.


21] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS VIDEO SERIES. The theme is Poverty and its Manifestations.  The third film in the series is SLAPSHOT [USA, 1977], and it will be shown on Fri., Nov. 20 at a private home.  If interested in seeing the DVD, RSVP to Max at 410-366-1637.


The showing of this film is a tribute to Paul Newman, actor/philanthropist.  It is not for everyone, as there is hockey violence, crude language and gratuitous sex.  But Newman is Reg Dunlop, the player-coach of a minor league hockey team.  Director George Roy Hill makes a connection between a broken-down city and a losing team.  However, the team pursues the American dream by adopting a win-at-all-costs attitude. 


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.

22] – 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 


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


24] – On Sat., Nov. 21 join the Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walkathon on the National Mall, WDC.  Registration opens at 7 AM.  The Pre-Walkathon Program begins at 8:30 A.M, and the Walkathon begins at 9 AM. The cost is $15 for youth; $30 for adults. Call 1-877-925-5484 or email


25] – Planning for Success: Grassroots Empowerment Workshop is scheduled for Sat., Nov. 21 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM at Pratt Library, Roland Park Branch, 5108 Roland Ave, Baltimore 21210. Space is limited, register at or 410-812-1447. CCAN is hosting this free workshop so ordinary citizens can learn to plan a grassroots campaign like the pros.


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 Nov. 21. 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. Go to

28] –  The 3rd Saturday of the month protest vigil to close the Army Experience Center at Franklin Mills Mall takes place on Nov. 21 from 11:30 AM to 1 PM at Knights and Woodhaven Roads, NE Philadelphia.  A number of groups, including United for Peace & Justice - Delaware Valley Network, co-sponsor the vigil. Go to

29] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Nov. 21. 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


30] – There will be a PROGRESSIVE WORKING GROUP (PWG) meeting on Sat., Nov. 21 at 2 PM at the LONG BRANCH PUBLIC LIBRARY, 8800 Garland Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20901.  The purpose is to agree on a plan of action for the upcoming legislative session in Annapolis.  Analyze last year’s legislative efforts and review progress (and lack of progress) on the 14 priority issues. The items that passed in Annapolis were the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act, No Police Spying, and the Workforce Fraud Act, though with weakening amendments. The steering committee would like to make a recommendation to participating groups: focus on only one or a very few legislative issues. RSVP to Wally Malakoff ( 


31] – RETHINK AFGHANISTAN, a ground-breaking documentary film exploring key issues of the war in Afghanistan, will be shown on Sat., Nov. 21 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at the Howard County Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia, MD 21044.  Light refreshments will be available, and a discussion will follow.  The event is sponsored by the Howard County Coalition for Peace & Justice. Contact Ray at 301-776-0208. 


32] – On Sat., Nov. 21 at the Creative Alliance, enjoy Howard Zinn & Anthony Arnove's *Voices of a People's History.” The Creative Alliance and Red Emma's are presenting two performances. A long list of Baltimore celebrities, including Brendan Walsh, will do the readings, directed by Luisa Bieri de Rios with music by The Shape Note Sisters in a benefit for the ACLU of Maryland and *Voices of A People's History.* Work by Baltimore's Native American youth are exhibited in *True Native - American Angel Warriors* with an opening reception from 3:30 to 5:30 PM in the Creative Alliance's lobby. The first show is at 6 PM, the second at 9 PM, and the cost is $20 or $18 for members and students.  The Creative Alliance is located in The Patterson, at 3134 Eastern Ave. Call 410-276-1651. Go to


33] – On Sun., Nov. 22 at 10:30 AM, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, will host Dr. Margaret Flowers, who will discuss the “The Fight for Health Care Rights.” Call 410-581-2322 or visit


34] – On Sun., Nov. 22, 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.


35] – 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


36] – There will also be another Statewide Progressive Working Group gathering on Sun., Nov. 22 in Columbia, and Jamie Raskin (State Senator rep. Montgomery Co.) will talk about the accomplishments of the Group, which formed last year. Because of its efforts, he was elected, and three of the 14 bills supported by the group did pass in the Annapolis 2009 session.  The meeting will run from 1:30 to 5 PM at the Howard County Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia, MD 21044-3411.  It will start with a welcome from Howard County Delegate Elizabeth Bobo.  Call Cindy Farquhar at 443 604 2298 or write farquhar.cindy7 at


37] – On Sun., Nov. 22 from 2:30 to 5 PM at the Greenridge Baptist Church, 21925 Frederick Road, Clarksburg, MD 20871, there will be a Faithfulness Together gathering. Join leaders in ministry, social service and local government in a constructive dialogue about women and children living on the margins in our community.  The keynote speaker is Rev. Lula G. Williams, director of Religious Affairs for the Children’s Defense Fund.  Register at


38] – Every Sunday, 4 to 5 PM, there is a Quaker Peace Vigil at Independence Mall, N. side of Market between 5th and 6th Sts., Philadelphia. Call 215-421-5811.


39] – A BALTIMORE GREEN FORUM, a monthly environmental education and discussion forum, takes place on Sun., Nov. 22, from

4:30 to 6:30 PM, at the Maryland Presbyterian Church, 1105 Providence Road, Towson, MD 21286. Go to topic of discussion is Power Companies’ Dirty Plans for Maryland/Help Stop New Coal Power in Our State.  The presentation will begin with a showing of “Coal Country,” a film that tells of the dramatic struggle around coal mining in Appalachia.  After the film, attendees will have the opportunity to hear about power companies’ plans to build new power lines through Maryland to import dirty electricity from coal from Appalachia and how they can help in the fight against these projects.  The Forum, co-sponsored by a number of groups including Simplicity Matters Earth Institute, is a monthly environmental and discussion forum held usually on the last Sunday. RSVP at or 301-345-2234.


40] – On Sun.., Nov. 22 at 5 PM, Meri Nana-Ama Danquah, author of the new collection THE BLACK BODY, discusses the representation of black bodies in the American media at Red Emma's. Go to


41] – 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 Nov. 22. 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


42] – Pray for Peace at 7:30 PM on Sun., Nov. 22 at the Mission Helpers, corner of Joppa Road and Chestnut St. in Towson. Contact Charles Cloughen, Rat 410-321-0199 or

43] – 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., Nov. 23, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.

44] – 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. Go to

45] – 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., Nov. 23.  Call 410-233-0488.


46] – It's been a Shriver Center tradition to host an event each fall of interest to the regional Peace Corps community, and Shriver Peaceworker Alum Kevin Coleman (RPCV Honduras) will be on UMBC's campus on Mon., Nov. 23 at 7 PM in the Skylight room to receive the Shriver Practical Idealist Award,  He is just back from a  Fulbright stint in Honduras, and his presentation "A Chance for Real Democracy in Honduras" will be a unique opportunity to hear an informed and first-hand perspective on recent events in Honduras.   He has some amazing photos to share as the backdrop of his presentation. 


Paul's Place, one of the outstanding community service partners, will be recognized.  Bring any spare warm clothing for the Paul's Place clothing bank! Call 410-455-6398.


47] – Baltimore United for Peace and Justice will meet at 7 PM on Mon., Nov. 23 at the AFSC, 4806 York Road. The BUPJ agenda will focus on reviewing the forum on Thurs., Nov. 19 at Goucher College where Phyllis Bennis will speak and the forum on Sun., Nov. 22 in Howard County to get ready for the legislative session in Annapolis.  As this meeting ends, the Pledge meeting will begin. 


48] – 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 is scheduled for Nov. 23, and the agenda will include an emergency demo when Obama escalates the war in Afghanistan, plans for a January action in D.C., and the Phyllis Bennis talk at Goucher College on Nov. 26.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


49] – THE EXONERATED is being performed on Mondays at 7:30 PM through Dec. 14 at the Everyman [sic] Theatre, 1727 N. Charles St. This is Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen’s 2002 play, which shares six true accounts of wrongfully accused Death Row inmates and the deeply flawed U.S. justice system.  Call 410-752-2208. Go to


50] – On Tues., Nov. 24 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


51] – 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 Nov. 24 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


52] – 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 Nov. 10. Go to


53] – 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 Nov. 25. Call 215-426-0364.


54] – 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 Nov. 25. Call 215-843-4256 or email


55] – On Thurs., Nov. 26, 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.


56] – On "Black Friday,” Nov. 27, join the noon vigil to Close the Army Experience Center & Launch the Don't-Shop-the-Mall* Campaign at Franklin Mills Mall, home to Army Experience Center, Knights & Woodhaven Roads, in Northeast Philadelphia. 


57] – On the last Friday of the month, join a vigil, Nov. 27, from 5 to 6 PM at Broad & Arch Sts., Philadelphia. It is a Vigil to End the Wars, with a Gold Star Mother for Peace, Celeste Zappala.  Email


58] – Say No! to LOCKHEEDVILLE on Thanksgiving Saturday, Nov. 28 from noon to 2 PM by helping erect a shantytown outside

Lockheed Martin, Mall & Goddard Blvds., Valley Forge, PA, behind the King of Prussia Mall, accessible by SEPTA. Go to During the Great Depression of the 1930's, homeless men built “shanty towns” around the country and called them "HOOVERVILLES,” after President Herbert Hoover who presided over the worst economic collapse in U.S. history.  Today, we face an economy torn apart by more than a half century of U.S. militarism, empire, and corporate war profiteering.   U.S. military spending this year is estimated at $925 billion, a figure that doesn't include funding for the U.S. occupation of Iraq and the even more costly and escalating war in Afghanistan.  Call the Brandywine Peace Community at 610-544-1818 or email Go to


59] – Frances Fox Piven will speak on Mon., Nov. 30 at noon at 526 Mergenthaler Hall, JHU Homewood Campus.  As part of a Sociology Department seminar, she will discuss "The Prospects for A New New Deal."


60] – There’s a rally to fight global warming and oppose more coal power in Maryland in Preston Gardens Park, St. Paul St. and E. Saratoga St. across from Mercy Hospital, on Tues., Dec. 1 at 1 PM.  Go to Power companies are proposing new ultra high-voltage power lines to crisscross Maryland, carrying electricity from dirty coal plants in West Virginia. Maryland shouldn't be an enabler to an electricity company's attempt to produce more power from dirty sources. Support a clean energy future.


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


62] – Carl Kabat will return to court for a jury trial on Dec. 21-22. If convicted, he could face from three to 12 months in the Weld County Jail. Send mail to Carl Kabat, OMI, Weld County Jail, 2110 O St., Greeley, CO 80631.


63] – The Washington Peace Center's sound equipment needs to be replaced.  Please make a donation: Washington peace Center, 1525 Newton St NW, WDC 20010.


64] – 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


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


66] – 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.   Larry fell off his bike and has fractured his pelvis.  He is home for some months of recuperation. 

67] – 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.  

68] – 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.

69] – 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


70] – 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.  


71] – 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.


Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: 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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