Thursday, February 11, 2010

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

23] Women’s Bible Study – Feb. 13—Mar. 27

24] United Workers – Feb. 13

25] Help Haiti – Feb. 13 & 14                          

26] Olney vigil to end the war – Feb. 13                               

27] Peace vigil in Chester, PA – Feb. 13                                       

28] Peace vigil at Capitol – Feb. 13

29] Commemorate Dorothy Stang – Feb. 13

30] Westminster WIB vigil – Feb. 13

31] Help Haiti – Feb. 13

32] Drum for Peace – Feb. 13                   

33] Darwin Day -- Feb. 14

34] Bridge vigil – Feb. 14                                                                 

35] Quaker Peace Vigil – Feb. 14

36] Gaza Freedom March – Feb. 14

37] Cuba Over Our Time – Feb. 14

38] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Feb. 14

39] Pentagon vigil – Feb. 15

40] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Feb. 15 — Feb. 18

41] Protest the death penalty – Feb. 15                  

42] Howard Zinn tribute – Feb. 15

43] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Feb. 15

44] Energy bill hearing – Feb. 16

45] Anti-torture vigil – Feb. 16

46] Tuesday peace vigil – Feb. 16

47] Smart Energy meeting – Feb. 16

48] Ecolocity DC meeting – Feb. 16

49] White Privilege & the Church – Feb. 16

50] Stand with people of Haiti – Feb. 16

51] Philadelphia, PA vigil – Feb. 17

52] Chestnut Hill, PA vigil – Feb. 17

53] Protest war funding – Feb. 17

54] Lenten Witness – Feb. 17

55] Voluntary Simplicity circle – Feb. 17

56] Karate training – Feb. 17

57] Westminster WIB vigil – Feb. 17                                  

58] Breaking Rank class – Feb. 17

59] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Feb. 18

60] Calvert Cliffs hearing – Feb. 18 & 19

61] Gaza One Year Later – Feb. 18

62] PeaceAction Montgomery – Feb. 18

63] Legislative Forum 2010 – Feb. 25

64] Film BONHOEFFER – Feb. 26

65] Film MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA – Feb. 27 & 28, Mar. 1

66] Ellsberg at Goucher – Mar. 2

67] First Thursday demo – Mar. 4

68] Labor Chorus function – Mar. 6


70] Germs in the Kitchen

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] Eve Tetaz in jail

76] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

77] Publish your peace article

78] Click on The Hunger Site  

79] Fire & Faith   

80] 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] – Unfortunately, the Off Center Media documentary DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE about William Kunstler is not scheduled for screening in Baltimore. However, the National Lawyers Guild is working on bringing the film by his two daughters Emily and Sarah Kunstler to Baltimore.  The Guild needs help in convincing the distributor that Baltimore cinephiles want to see the movie. Check out the website and you will be able to click on “demand” that the film comes to Baltimore.  Watch the trailer: to Facebook:


7] – See a photo exhibit at Ascension Lutheran Church, 7601 York Rd., Towson, in the Luther Room: "Delegation and Travel Photos from Central America" by Dave Schott and Mike Susko. The photos taken in the summer of 2009 in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala try to capture some activities in the lives of the people and the beauty of those countries. It will continue until March 6. Go to or call 410-825-1725.


8] – Footprints for Peace, an International Peace Walk, has started its march from the Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge, TN and is heading for the United Nations, aiming to arrive on Sat., May 1.  Go to

9] – On Thurs., Feb. 11 from 7 to 9 PM at Howard University's Blackburn Gallery Lounge, catch Exploring the use of surveillance in the Black Diaspora: Intelligence Teach-In.  It is sponsored by the Political Education Action Committee (P.E.A.C.), which can be reached at

10] –  On Thur., Feb. 11 at 7 PM at Red Emmas, there is an event organized by the Civilian-Soldier Alliance to welcome Dialogues Against Militarism, a group of both Iraq veterans and soldiers who refused to deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan, and their allies, who work to build partnerships between U.S. and Israeli war resisters. DAM member, SARAH LAZARE, will discuss her role as part of a U.S. war resister delegation to Israel/Palestine, which met with Palestinian activists and Israeli resisters.  


11] – On Thurs., Feb. 11 at 8:30 PM [EST], author Ellen Brown will open the Backbone Campaign's Conversations with the Cabinet series.  She will lead the discussion of what she learned writing her book WEB OF DEBT. How did we get into this current mess, and what are possible paths forward? Once we "Move Our Money" how can we reclaim authority over what that money does? Should we "End the Fed"? What is the role of alternative currencies? What can we do about the syndrome of "Too Big to Fail" and how can we use the common wealth for the common good? And finally, how can progressives use this opportunity to make sure that we are building a movement that makes a real difference in people’s lives?


You can participate in the CONFERENCE CALL by emailing with "Web of Debt" in the subject line.  A spot will be reserved on the call, and you will receive instructions for cueing up for "on air" questions in the chat room. At the time of call, dial 1-(218) 339-4300, follow prompts and enter access code 1037729 followed by the # sign.


12] – 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


13] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Women in Black, Baltimore, host a vigil at Pratt and Light Sts. in the Inner Harbor. Peace signs and flyers about the siege will be available. See or write or call 410-467-9114.


14] – There is also a noon vigil, weather permitting, on Fri., Feb. 12 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] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Feb. 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.

17] – Robby invites you to "Peace of the Action Film Screening of AMERICAN FAUST" on Fri., Feb. 12 at 6 PM AT Bus Boys and Poets, 14th and V Sts. NW, WDC.  The subtitle to the film is "The Story of Condi to Neo Condi.”  Go to


This is a documentary about Condoleezza Rice, who rose from segregated Alabama to become the most powerful woman in the world. It overturns the popular misconception of Rice as a yes-woman to President Bush to reveal her as his most enduring confidante. To RSVP, go to


18] – There Must Be Some Way Out of Here: Alternative Solutions to the Ecological and Energy Crisis is on for Fri., Feb. 12 at 7 PM at St. Stephen & the Incarnation Church, 1525 Newton St., NW, WDC. Use the Columbia Heights Metro or Metrobus on 16th St. The admission is $5. Two slide shows will be presented.  The first, EcoSocialism or Ecocatastrophe?, will be shown by David Schwartzman, a professor, Department of Biology, Howard University.  Email


The second show, Culture Change Constructive Panic, is offered by Alexis Zeigler, a self-educated activist, green builder, and orchardist living in central Virginia. Go to or email him at  There are many sponsors, including Real Democracy Project - Call 202-234-2000.


19] – 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. The vigil calls for peace, care for the wounded, and full benefits for all veterans.  Contact Bruce Wolf -


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


21] – The 12th Annual HUMAN RIGHTS POTLUCK DINNER PROGRAM scheduled for Sat., Feb. 13 and sponsored by AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER 228, HOWARD COUNTY FRIENDS OF LATIN AMERICA and the HOWARD COUNTY OFFICE OF HUMAN RIGHTS has been cancelled.  If you would like to make a donation to the Haiti Reborn project of the Quixote Center go to their website:  The donation is tax-deductible and the charge will appear on your credit card statement as DEMOCRACYINACTION.ORG.  Call Leslie at 410-381-4899 or e-mail her at


22] – On Sat., Feb. 13 & Sun., Feb. 14, Interfaith Power and Light is hosting a national Preach-in on Global Warming.  Register at


23] – Rev. Dr. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo’s 12-week Bible Study for Women to study women then in the Bible and women now continues through Mar. 27.  The bible study will continue each Saturday at 9:30 AM Shiloh AME Church, 2601 Lyndhurst Ave. Baltimore 21216. The motto is "Biblically literate and spiritually strong women change and build themselves, families, communities and the world." If interested, call Mankekolo at 410-233-4649 or the Church at 410-367-8961. Rev. Charlotte Clemons is the senior pastor. Mankekolo’s book "One a Day Spiritual Vitamins" is available at $10:00 each plus $3:50 handling.


24] – The United Workers and allies are calling on you to attend an open planning meeting on Sat., Feb. 13 from 10 AM to 2 PM at 901 Hollins St. to begin writing, producing, and planning the script for Our Harbor Day, May 1. On Our Harbor Day, the group will stage a community-wide participation play retelling the people's history of human rights struggles. The stories of Earth, Work, Education and other social justice struggles and victories through participation plays will make their way through Baltimore before ending at the Inner Harbor for the final act in the fight for Fair Development. Call 410-230-1998 or email


25] – The DC area is helping Haiti, so Fill that Container!   “Men anpil chay pa lou" = "Many hands lighten the load." A 40 ft. shipping container is waiting at Rockville’s Saint Elizabeth Catholic Church, 917 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852, to be filled with essential goods destined for rural Haiti.  Many who survived the quake in Port-au-Prince are returning to their home villages where they will need medical attention, food, jobs, tools and basic living items. Medical items are in high demand.  Box similar items together and label the box.  Deliver boxes to the shipping container at the church on weekends between the hours of 10 AM to 3 PM.  Or deliver any time to 315 Dean Dr. in Rockville.   Email ‘’ to coordinate a pick up if delivery is not possible.  FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS for shipping costs are needed:  Make check payable to “GSIFDB Shipping” and mail to Chuck Woolery, GSIFDB Executive Board, 315 Dean Dr., Rockville, MD 20851.   Call 240-997-2209 or email    Go to The target village of Fond des Blancs is located 68 miles southwest of the capital. 

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 Feb. 13. 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] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Feb. 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


29] – On Sat., Feb. 13 at 1 PM at Trinity University, Main Building, O’Connor Auditorium, 125 Michigan Ave, NE, WDC 20024, the Sisters of Notre Dame are commemorating the 5th anniversary of Dorothy Stang’s death.  The keynote speaker will be Binka LeBreton, biographer of Dorothy.  There will be a mass at 4:30 PM in the Notre Dame Chapel celebrated by Rev. Joseph Nangle, OSF and the St. Camillus Choir. Go to


30] – 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 Jan. 9. Email


31] – Help Haiti by attending an art sale and reception from 6 to 8 PM on Sat., Feb. 13 at Art Ware House, 12017 Nebel St., Rockville, MD 20852. Then listen and move to S.T.O.R.M, a Reggae band, from 8 PM to midnight, followed by dancing to the music of DJ Gunsmoke from midnight until 2 AM.  Advance tickets are $25, and $30 at the door.  All proceeds go to helping Haiti.  Call 240-997-2209 or email  The benefit is being done in partnership with Victim’s Rights Foundation. Go to         


32] – 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 Feb. 13, the drum circle begins at 7 PM.  Call Franz at 410-925-9351.


33] – On Sun., Feb. 14 at 10:30 AM, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, celebrates Darwin Day with Dr. Thomas R. Holtz, Jr., senior lecturer in Vertebrate Paleontology at UMCP. He will answer, “What did Charles Darwin Really Discover?” Call 410-581-2322 or visit


34] – 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


35] – 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.


36] – Eye-Witness Report on the Gaza Freedom March will be presented by Jean Athey on Sun., Feb. 14 at 1:30 PM at the Howard County Central Library, Little Patuxent Pkwy. and South Entrance Road, Columbia, MD  21044.  In December, close to 1400 activists from 43 countries took part in the Gaza Freedom March, an attempt to break the blockade of Gaza being imposed by the Israeli and Egyptian governments.  Athey, who participated in the march, is Coordinator of Peace Action Montgomery and a member of the Board of Peace Action. In Oct. 2008 Jean also volunteered with the International Solidarity Movement in Palestine for the olive harvest and at the Jerusalem home of a Palestinian family threatened with eviction by the Israeli government.  Email the Howard County Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation at


37] – 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., Feb. 14, there will be a discussion of Cuba Over Our Time, which will look at Cuba’s revolutionary history, hope, and example, and, from a witness on the ground, its life and struggles now.  The program will feature PowerPoint presentations by Deena Stryker ( writer and international free lance journalist; and Sandy Dunn, lifelong educator, who has traveled extensively throughout Latin America and every year to Cuba, criss-crossing the country as part of the St. Augustine-Baracoa Friendship Association. Call 610-544-1818. Go to


38] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers.  Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at 800 St. Paul St. or email  The next meeting is Feb. 14. 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


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


40] – 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


41] – 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., Feb. 15. Call 410-233-0488.

42] – There's a Tribute to Howard Zinn on Mon., Feb. 15 from 6 to 11 PM at Busboys and Poets, 14th and V Sts. NW, WDC.  Special guests include Amy Goodman, and there will be a musical performance by Bernice Johnson Reagon (Sweet Honey in the Rock).  David Zirin will also honor Howard Zinn.


43] – 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 Feb. 15.  The agenda will include a review of demonstrations, including one on Feb. 17 at a Congressional office, and planning for the Legislative Forum on February 25.  Call Max at 410-366-1637 or email me at mobuszewski at for directions.


44] – The hearing for the energy planning bill, HB 522, is scheduled for Tues., Feb 16. The legislation would put Maryland on the path towards a clean, reliable and affordable energy future by ensuring that energy efficiency and renewable energy are on a level playing field with dirty energy.  The link to the bill is  Contact Shea Kinser, Environment Maryland, at 410-467-0439 or


45] – There will be an anti-torture vigil each Tuesday at 5:30 PM in Lafayette Park, H and 16th Sts., NW. The next vigil will be Feb. 16.  Contact Helen Schietinger at h.schietinger at


46] – 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 Feb. 16 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


47] – Attend a Smart Energy Now Town Hall Meeting on Tues., Feb. 16 from 6:30 to 8 PM at the Church of the Resurrection, 3315 Greencastle Road, Burtonsville, MD.  Featured speakers will discuss how to implement energy efficiency measures in your home, what the state is doing now to promote efficiency and what still needs to be done. Contact: Keith Harrington, 240-396-1985.


48] – 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 Feb. 16. Go to


49] –  Eda Uca-Dorn is facilitating a new course at the Hosanna People's Seminary (HPS) on White Privilege and the North American Church- Yesterday and Today! There will be sharing from anti-racism activists, faith leaders and others, as well as reflections on suggested reading from WHAT COLOR IS YOUR GOD by Columbus Salley and Ronald Behm. All materials will be offered free of charge from HPS. The course continues on Tuesdays, Feb. 16 through Mar. 2, from 7 to 9 PM at rotating faith communities in DC. On Feb. 16, the course will be held at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church with Rev. Frank Dunn, 1525 Newton St. NW. On Feb. 23, it will be held at Florida Ave. Friends Meeting hosted by the Social Concerns and Action Committee, 2111 Florida Ave. NW, and the final Tuesday at All Souls Church, Unitarian.  The course is free, but a suggested donation would be between $5 and $15. Email


50] – Stand with the people of Haiti! is organized by the ANSWER Coalition – Baltimore and takes place on Tues., Feb. 16 from 7 to 8:30 PM at the Peace & A Cup of Joe, 713 W. Pratt St., Baltimore 21201.  The proceeds go to Haiti Relief, and the featured speaker is Eugenia Charles, executive director, Fondasyon Mapou. Call 443-759-9968. Go to


51] – 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 Feb. 17. Call 215-426-0364.


52] – Each Wednesday, there is a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in Chestnut Hill, PA. The next vigil is Feb. 17. Call 215-843-4256 or email


53] – On Wed., Feb. 17, Progressive Democrats of America will be joined by CODEPINK, AfterDowningStreet and United for Peace and Justice in holding brownbag vigils outside (or inside) offices of members of the House of Representatives.  Brownbaggers are demanding commitments to vote against more money for war. Slogans on their posters include: "Healthcare not Warfare," "Corporations out of Politics," "Bailout Main Street not Wall Street," and "Brownbaggers not Teabaggers".  Go to


Obama's proposed war budget is $708.2 billion, and of that money $159.3 billion will go for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The administration is also asking for a $33 billion supplemental to pay for the troop increase in 2010, on top of the $138 billion already allocated.  The nuclear weapons budget is to be increased by 10%.  Yet states, cities, communities and families are suffering from a lack of funds for urgent human needs.


Call your member of Congress and let them know you are outraged by the upside-down priorities in the proposed 2011 federal budget. Tell them its time to end the wars in Afghanistan and to use our tax dollars to solve economic problems here at home. You can reach the Congressional Switchboard at 202-224-3121. The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will decide at its Feb. 15 meeting which local member of Congress to visit.


54] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker and others are organizing a Lenten Witness for Peace and Justice.  The first will take place on Wed., Feb. 17, Ash Wednesday, from noon to 1 PM at the White House. Ashes will be distributed.  Contact Art Laffin at


55] – A "VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY" discussion circle will start on Wed., Feb. 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, with an introductory meeting at Villa Assumpte, 6401 N.Charles St., Baltimore 21212 in the Assembly Room (main entrance is at the back of the building, facing away from Charles St. This circle will start on Feb. 24 and run for a total of seven sessions.  Go to  Email or call 410-377-7774 x 1184.


56] – Join the Solidarity Center for Karate instructions and training.  This class is open to all ages and skill levels including beginners.  Train with Sensei Leon Swain, 5th degree black belt, three-time inductee into the World Professional Martial Arts Hall of Fame, inductee into Action Martial Arts Magazine’s 2009 Hall of Honors and member of the Sho-Rei-Shobu-Kan Budo Organization.  Instructions will begin Wed., Feb. 17 and continue every Wednesday and Friday from 6 to 8 PM at the Solidarity Center, 2011 N. Charles St., lower level.  Register by calling Steven at 443-909-8964.


57] – WIB does a silent vigil mourning all violence the third Wednesday of the month.  The next vigil is Wed., Feb. 17 from 6:30 PM to 7 PM at the intersection of Martin & Patrick Sts in downtown Frederick.  Wear black, but bring no additional signs. Call 301-834-7581 or


58] – 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


59] – On Thurs., Feb. 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.


60] – The ACRS U.S. Evolutionary Power Reactor (EPR) Subcommittee will hold a meeting from 8:30 AM to 5 PM on both Thurs., Feb. 18 and Fri., Feb. 19 at 11545 Rockville Pike, T2-B3, Rockville, Maryland. The Subcommittee will review selected chapters of the Safety Evaluation Report with Open Items concerning the U.S. EPR Design Certification (DCD) Application and the Calvert Cliffs Unit 3 Combined License (COL) Application. The Subcommittee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of AREVA, NP, UniStar Nuclear Operating Services, LLC, the NRC staff and other interested persons regarding this matter. The Subcommittee will gather information, analyze relevant issues and facts, and formulate proposed positions and actions, as appropriate, for deliberation by the Full Committee.


  Members of the public desiring to provide oral statements and/or written comments should notify the Designated Federal Official (DFO), Mr. Derek Widmayer (Telephone 301-415-7366, E-mail: five days prior to the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Thirty-five hard copies of each presentation or handout should be provided to the DFO thirty minutes before the meeting. In addition, one electronic copy of each presentation should be e-mailed to the DFO one day before meeting. Call Allison Fisher of Public Citizen at 202-454-5176.

61] – Gaza One Year Later: Picking up the Pieces- briefing with Bill Corcoran – takes place on Tues., Feb. 18, from 12:30 to 2 PM at the Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave., NW, WDC 20037. Corcoran is the president of American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA).  A light lunch will be served at 12:30 PM. The briefing and question/answer period will be from 1 to 2 PM. Registration is required, call 202-338-1958 ext.11.

62] – Peace Action Montgomery is meeting on Thurs., Feb. 18 at 7 PM at 9510 Hale St., Forest Glen.  This is a half-mile from the Foreign Glen Metro.  Go to,

63] – The Progressive Working Group of Baltimore/Howard County is hosting a LEGISLATIVE FORUM 2010 on Feb. 25 from 7 to 9 PM at the Catonsville Library (Baltimore County Public Library), 1100 Frederick Road, Baltimore 21228. Email Cindy Farquhar at farquhar.cindy7 at


64] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS DVD SERIES. The theme is Seeking the Truth Through Documentaries.   The second film in the series is BONHOEFFER [USA, 2003], and it will be shown on Fri., Feb. 26 at a private home.  If interested in seeing the DVD, RSVP to Max at 410-366-1637.


 Director/writer Martin Doblmeier made this documentary of the dramatic story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the young German theologian who offered one of the first clear voices of resistance to Adolf Hitler. Bonhoeffer openly challenged his church to stand with the Jews in their time of need, and eventually joined his family in the plots to kill Hitler. The film, shot on location in Germany and the United States, features interviews with family members, friends, students and associates who knew Bonhoeffer, including the last interview given by Bonhoeffer's closest friend and biographer, Eberhard Bethge, and an interview with Ruth Alice von Bismarck, the sister of Bonhoeffer's fiancée, Maria von Wedemeyer.


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.


65] – Goucher will present three viewings of the film THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA, which recounts the circumstances surrounding Daniel Ellsberg’s decision to leak top-secret documents leading up to the Vietnam War to the New York Times. The free film screenings will be held in Kelley Lecture Hall at the following times: Sat., Feb. 27 at 4 pm; Sun., Feb. 28 at 4 PM; and Mon., Mar. 1 at 7 PM.


66] – Daniel Ellsberg, the former military analyst who precipitated a national political maelstrom in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, will appear at Goucher College on Tues., Mar. 2, and he will discuss his decision to give the New York Times the top-secret Pentagon study of U.S. government decision-making leading up to the Vietnam War. The event will be held at 8 PM in Kraushaar Auditorium and is free and open to the public. Contact Kristen Keener at


67] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Mar. 4 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 IraqCall Max at 410-366-1637.


68] – On Sat., Mar. 6 AT 7 PM, the Charm City Labor Chorus will hold its Baltimore premiere recital "Step by Step: Songs for Peace, Jobs and Justice" in the Recital Hall of the Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center, Morgan State University, 2201 Argonne Drive, Baltimore 21218. The suggested donation is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free for children up to 12.  No one will be turned away.


 Formed last year, the Labor Chorus focuses on songs that come out of union organizing campaigns and victories, as well as struggles for peace, justice and equality.  Some of the pieces are old, some new.  Some you will know, others will be exciting discoveries.  Joining the choir for the evening will be Joe Jencks, a popular labor singer from the DC area. 


69] – The Off Center Media documentary DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE about William Kunstler will be shown on Mon., May 17 as part of the Baltimore Jewish Film Festival in Pikesville at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts.  The was done by his daughters Emily and Sarah Kunstler.  Check out the website


70] – You may be interested in Michelle Brown’s article on her blog entitled “The 25 Surprisingly Germiest Places you Encounter Everyday” at  Read it and let her know what you think.


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 will go on trial in Arizona in February.   

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] – Eve Tetaz is again in jail. You can write to Eve Tetaz, DCDC #316-087, Correctional Treatment Facility (CTF), 1901 E Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003.

76] – 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.

77] – 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


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] – Go online for FIRE AND FAITH: The Catonsville Nine File. On May 17, 1968, nine people entered the Selective Service Offices in Catonsville, Maryland, and burned draft records in protest against the war in Vietnam. View


80] – 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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