Saturday, January 9, 2010


40] Jim Wallis on book tour - Jan. 11

41] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Jan. 11 — Jan. 14

42] Protest the death penalty – Jan. 11                   

43] Ayurveda training – Jan. 11                   

44] BUPJ meeting – Jan. 11

45] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Jan. 11

46] WAT lobby training – Jan. 12

47] Anti-torture vigil – Jan. 12

48] Tuesday peace vigil – Jan. 12

49] Ecolocity DC meeting – Jan. 12

50] Healthcare discussion – Jan. 12

51] 7th Annual Annapolis Summit – Jan. 13

52] WAT Lobby Day – Jan. 13

53] Philadelphia, PA vigil – Jan. 13

54] Chestnut Hill, PA vigil – Jan. 13

55] CIA Drone Briefing – Jan. 13

56] Film SIR! NO SIR! – Jan. 13

57] Breaking Rank class – Jan. 13—Feb. 17

58] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Jan. 14

59] Briefing on Palestine – Jan. 14         

60] March for Change – Jan. 15

61] WAT vigils – Jan. 15

62] Naomi Klein at Busboys - Jan. 15

63] Justice Theater Conference - Jan. 16

64] Army Experience Center protest – Jan. 16

65] Protest drones at CIA – Jan. 16

66] Winter in America – Jan. 16

67] Peace of the Action meeting - Jan. 17

68] Pray for Peace – Jan. 22

69] Heathcare-Now conference – Jan. 28           

70] Labor Chorus function – Mar. 6

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] Click on The Hunger Site  

78] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


40] – Jim Wallis is speaking at The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Mass. Ave., NW at 10:30 AM on Mon., Jan. 11, as part of his book tour for REDISCOVERING VALUES: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street - A Moral Compass for the New Economy. Call 202-797-6105 or email

41] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 PM on WEAA 88.9 FM, The Voice of the Community, or online at   The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email to All shows are also available as podcasts at


42] – 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., Jan. 11. Call 410-233-0488.


43] – The Ashram at 4217 East West Hwy, Bethesda MD 20814, will be offering four woman-centered classes that span the cycles of life. A free introductory lecture on Ayurveda is scheduled for Mon., Jan. 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, followed by two six week courses: Ayurveda at Home in Pregnancy &  Ayurveda at Home for Mothers. Ayurveda is a system of knowledge and self-care for true health on the physical, mental and emotional levels. To attend the lecture, RSVP to Brigid at 312-593-6904 or by email at  Go to Use the Red Line and get off the Metro at the Bethesda stop.


44] – Baltimore United for Peace and Justice will meet at 7 PM on Mon., Jan. 11 at Max’s residence. The BUPJ agenda will focus on getting ready for the legislative session in Annapolis and organizing a forum to discuss particular bills on Feb. 25.  As this meeting ends, the Pledge meeting will begin. 


45] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM. The meetings will now take place at Max’s residence, and the next one is scheduled for Jan. 11.  The agenda will include a review of demonstrations planned for January, including one on the 16th at the CIA to protest drone attacks.  Call Max at 410-366-1637 or email me at for directions.


46] – On Tues., Jan. 12, from 10 to 11:30 AM, join a session of Witness Against Torture Lobby Training @ Friends Committee on National Legislation, 245 Second St. NE, WDC 20002.  In the afternoon participate in a “Ghost Walk” through the halls of Congressional buildings. .   


47] – On Tues., Jan. 12 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 Jan. 12 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


49] – There is a meeting of Ecolocity DC every Tuesday from 7 to 9 PM at the EMERGENCE COMMUNITY ARTS COLLECTIVE, 733 Euclid St. NW, WDC 20001.  It is for people who live in, or are interested in making D.C. a transition town starting with an intentional community that will encompass clean energy, freecycle, natural building, organic farming, community salvage, new urbanism, etc. The next meeting will be on Jan. 5. Go to


50] – Attend an informational meeting to discuss WHY 1 in 7 in Baltimore don't have Health Care "and Why the Democratic Party can't fix it" on Tues., Jan. 12 at 7 PM at 1111 Hollins St., Baltimore.


51] – Join the ACLU of Maryland for breakfast and a show at the 7th Annual Annapolis Summit on Wed., Jan. 13, beginning with breakfast at 7 AM at St. John’s College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401. See Governor Martin O’Malley, Senate President Mike Miller, and House Speaker Michael Busch and hear first-hand where they stand on the hot issues of the 2010 legislative session before the start of the session later that morning. Host Marc Steiner of The Marc Steiner Show (WEAA 88.9 FM) will moderate, and the program will be broadcast at noon the same day. The two-hour summit will begin at 7:30 AM. Tickets are $30, and can be obtained by calling Christina Feldhaus at 410-454-0500, or by email at

52] – WAT will be having a Lobby Day from 9 AM to 4 PM on Capital Hill on Wed., Jan. 13. 


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 Jan. 13. 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 Jan. 13. Call 215-843-4256 or email


55] –There is a CIA Drone Bombing Briefing at Bus Boys and Poets, 14th & V, NW, WDC, on Wed., Jan. 13 at 7 PM.  Featured will be former CIA agent Ray McGovern and Cindy Sheehan who will focus on the drone attacks in Pakistan. There will be a musical performance by Dave Roves.  Go to


56] – The Baltimore Free School and the Civilian-Soldier Alliance present the film *Sir! No Sir!* on Wed., Jan. 13 at 7:30 PM @ 2640 St. Paul St.  This is co-organized with the "Breaking Rank" course! Go to


57] – Ryan Harvey's class, Breaking Rank: Soldier-Led Resistance Movements continues each Wednesday from 8 to 10 PM until Feb. 17 at the Baltimore Free School, 1323 N. Calvert. St. There is no charge. Attendees of the class will leave with an understanding of the importance of military resistance in the creation of successful social movements and ideas of ways to effectively participate as allies in the current soldier and veteran-led anti-war movement. To register, go to or email


58] – On Thurs., Jan. 14, 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.

59] – U.S. Foreign Policy and the Inter-Palestinian Divide: A Briefing is scheduled for Thurs., Jan. 14 from 12:30 to 2 PM at The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave, NW, WDC 20037.  Dr. Nathan Brown, professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington U. will make the presentation.  This briefing is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served to registered guests at 12:30 PM. The briefing and question/answer period will be from 1 to 2 PM.  Unregistered guests will not be admitted. To register, call 202-338-1958 ext. 11 by noon Wed., Jan. 13.

60] – Join "JANUARY 15 2010 - MARCH FOR CHANGE" on Fri., Jan. 15 at 9 AM for a rally.  It will continue until midnight on Sat., Jan. 16.  It starts at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., before marching to the National Mall.  To see more details and RSVP, go to


61] – WAT will vigil on Fri., Jan. 15 outside the Federalist Society Luncheon & Book Signing with John Yoo  in Chinatown from noon to 1:30 PM.  Tickets for inside are $20. Go to At 7 PM, WAT will join the weekly evening vigil @ Walter Reed Hospital


62] – A discussion with Naomi Klein - Confronting Climate Debt – is happening on Fri., Jan. 15, from 6 to 8 PM at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, WDC 20009.  A number of groups, including Institute for Policy Studies, are hosting Naomi, the bestselling author of The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies. There is no entry charge.

63] –  The United Workers is hosting a Justice Theater Conference at 10 AM on Sat., Jan. 16 at 2640 St. Paul St., to explore the intersection of theater and struggles for dignity and justice. Participate in a day of workshops on Theater of the Oppressed, puppet-making, street theater and the Battle of Stories Framework. Presenters include Classlines, Theater Action Group (TAG), Puppet Underground, Bashi Rose and Mitchell Ferguson with NOMMO Theater and the United Workers.  The conference will be an opportunity to develop the skills needed to act out the people’s history of struggle through a community-wide participation play on Our Harbor Day, May 1, 2010. Through theater, song and art, learn the power we have as actors in the making of our own human rights history. The cost is $15.  To register, call 410-230-1998 or email  Go to

64] –  The 3rd Saturday of the month protest vigil to close the Army Experience Center at Franklin Mills Mall takes place on Jan. 16 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

65] – Peace of the Action is organizing a protest on Sat., Jan. 16, from 1 to 4 PM, at CIA Headquarters, Route 123 between Potomac School Roads and Savile Lane, to stop drone attacks! Speakers include Cindy Sheehan, Cynthia McKinney, Ann Wright, Kathy Kelly and Bruce Gagnon.  Go to


66] – Gimme Shelter Productions continues to do consciousness /fundraising events about the plight of the homeless and for the shelters that serve them. On Sat., Jan. 16 at 7:30 PM another "WINTER IN AMERICA" benefit performance for Sarah's Hope Shelter will be happening with music & poetry by Alan Barysh, Jasaga, Suzanne X, Ron Williams and others.  It will take place at Cyclops Books, 30 W. North Ave.  Admission is $5, and donations of children's gloves, socks, hats, sweaters are gladly accepted! Call 410-627 8774.


67] – There will be a Peace of the Action organizing meeting on Sun., Jan. 17 at 3 PM at St Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC.  Go to


68] – Pray for Peace at 7:30 PM on Fri., Jan. 22 at the Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St. The prayer for peace occurs on the 22nd of the month.  Hosts are needed for February, March and April. Contact Charles Cloughen at 410-321-0199 or


69] – Healthcare-Now of Maryland, working for single-payer, universal healthcare,  holds its annual meeting and public forum, at 7:15 PM on Thurs., Jan. 28 at the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, 4 E. Univ. Pkwy, Baltimore.  The event is free, open to the public.  There is ample free parking.  The featured speaker is Mark Dudzic, former president of Local 8-149 OCAW (now Local 1-148 PACE) and an active Labor Party National Organizer.  Instrumental in securing an endorsement for single-payer at the national convention of the AF of L/ CIO, he will speak on the why’s and how’s of labor support for single-payer. Email


70] – On Sat., Mar. 6, the Charm City Labor Chorus will hold a concert at 7 PM. The site is to be determined for an evening of union and peace and justice songs.  The suggested donation is $10 with a sliding scale in effect. 


71] – 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


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

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] – 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.  


78] – 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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