Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 3

46] Anti-torture vigil – Apr. 27

47] War Is Not the Answer demo – Apr. 27

48] Anti-Wal-Mart film at 2640 – Apr. 27

49] Meet Marcy – Apr. 27

50] Philadelphia, PA vigil – Apr. 28

51] Abolish nuclear weapons – Apr. 28

52] Children of Abraham – Apr. 28

53] Chestnut Hill, PA vigil – Apr. 28

54] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Apr. 29

55] Teach In on War – Apr. 29

56] Sweatshop Workers Speak Out – Apr. 29                                  

57] Foreclosure Crisis – Apr. 28

58] Father John Dear – Apr. 29

59] Book signing at Busboys - Apr. 29

60] Buy O’s ticket to benefit legal aid – Apr. 29

61] Film CAMDEN 28 – Apr. 30              

62] NPT Review Conference – Apr. 30 – May 2

63] Youth Peace Conference – May 1              

64] Visit Timore-Leste Embassy – May 1 

65] Our Harbor Day – May 1

66] International Workers Day – May 1

67] Van going to NYC for antinuclear march -- May 2 

68] Get on the Peace Train – May 2

69] First Thursday Against the Wars – May 6 

70] Jobs protest & Summit – May 8


72] Buy a red maple tree

73] Join Global Zero campaign

74] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

75] Publish your peace article

76] Click on The Hunger Site  

77] Fire & Faith   

78] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


46] – 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 Apr. 27.  Contact Helen Schietinger at h.schietinger at verizon.net.


47] – 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 Apr. 27 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


48] – On Tues., Apr. 27 at 7 PM @ 2640 St. Paul St., catch a screening of "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price.” Go to http://www.walmartmovie.com/. Go to www.redemmas.org/2640.


49] – Join hosts Andy Shallal, Medea Benjamin, Steve Cobble, Steve Shaff and Tim Carpenter to meet and greet Progressive Democrats of America Congressional candidate Marcy Winograd (CA-36/Harman) at Busboys & Poets, 5th and K Sts. NW, WDC 20001 on Tues., Apr. 27 at 7 PM. Use the Convention Center Metro stop on the Green/Yellow Line.  To learn more about her campaign, visit www.winogradforcongress.com, and sign up to become a fan on Facebook: Marcy Winograd for Congress. Email info@pdamerica.org.  


50] – 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 Apr. 28. Call 215-426-0364.


51] – On Wed., Apr, 28 at 6 PM, hear The Cry to Abolish Nuclear Weapons: Hiroshima to NPT at the Peace Center of Delaware County, 1001 Old Sproul Road, Springfield, PA.  There will be a potluck supper and then a presentation & discussion with YOKO NISHIMURA, director, HIROSHIMA CITY INTERNATIONAL HOUSE, HIROSHIMA PEACE CULTURE FOUNDATION. The evening is co-sponsored by the Brandywine Peace Community and Delaware County Wage Peace & Justice.  Go to www.delcopeacecenter.org or call 610-544-1818.


52] – Seeking and pursuing peace among the children of Abraham is a quest to create an appreciation and equality for all of God’s Children.  It will take place at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1609 Kurtz Ave., Lutherville, MD 21093.  Join the conversation on Wed., Apr. 28 at 7 PM with Shelley Fudge, coordinator of the DC-MD-VA Chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace.  She serves as a member on the Steering Committee of the WIAMEP, and is active in Marylanders for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine, which focuses on Congressional advocacy.  Shelley has family in Israel and has traveled there and in parts of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Call 410.252.3768.


53] – Each Wednesday, the Northwest Greens hold 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 Apr. 28. Call 215-843-4256 or email nwgreens@yahoo.com.


54] – On Thurs., Apr. 29, 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.


55] – You want to be at the Teach In on War on Capitol Hill which will demand that our legislators Don't Use Any More of Our Money.  To hear What Congress Must Do to End U.S. Wars and Help Secure a Peaceful Middle East, attend the educational briefing on the U. S. agenda in the Middle East, its consequences and development of a strategy/plan to withdraw.  Emphasis will be on constructive, interactive dialogue among panelists and attendees. The MODERATOR is Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D - Ohio) and the PANELISTS are Chris Hedges, Jeremy Scahill, David Swanson, and Ann Wright.  Be there on Thurs., Apr. 29, from 1:45 to 4 PM in the Gold Room (2168), Rayburn House Office Building, Independence Ave. and C St. SW, WDC.  Call your representative at 202-224-3121 and ask him/her to attend.  In the coming weeks, Congress will vote on spending $33 billion of your money to send another 30,000 troops, plus many more contractors, to Afghanistan. Tell members of Congress to publicly commit to voting No at 202-224-3121.


There are several sponsors including EndUSWars.org and AfterDowningStreet.org. Contact Herb Hoffman at 207-646-5431 or pala@maine.rr.com. Go to www.AfterDowningStreet.org and http://defundwar.org.


56] – "Sweatshop Workers Speak Out" features a Bangladeshi garment worker who sews uniforms and a representative of home based workers in Pakistan who stitch soccer balls.  The tour, which arrives at 6 PM on Thurs,, Apr. 29 at the University of Maryland Baltimore County Library Gallery, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore 21250, aims to build solidarity between U.S. communities and workers that produce for our government. Go to http://www.laborrights.org/events/sweatshop-workers-speak-out-speaking-tour.  Contact Sarah Solomon at bsarahsolomon@gmail.com


57] – The Foreclosure Crisis and Our Neighborhoods is on Thurs., Apr. 29 from 7 to 9 PM at the Senator Theater, 5904 York Road. There are a number of panelists, including a representative from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors and St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center. The host is Citizens Planning and Housing Association, Inc. Call 410-539-1369 or email info@cphabaltimore.org.


58] – Father John Dear will speak on Thurs., Apr. 29 at 7 PM at St. Katharine Drexel Church, 8428 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, Maryland.  His topic is "The Spirituality and Practice of Peace in a World of War.”  The event is free and open to the public. Email path2peace07@yahoo.com.


59] – Congressperson Chris Van Hollen and Sanford Gottlieb discuss and sign "Red to Blue: Congressperson Chris Van Hollen and Grassroots Politics" on Thurs., Apr. 29 from 7 to 8:30 PM at Busboys and Poets, 14th & V. Sts. NW, WDC 20009.  Use the U St. Cardozo Metro stop (Green Line).


60] – The O's Public Defender night at Camden Yards is on Thurs. Apr. 29 versus the Yankees.  The net proceeds will go towards legal justice groups. The seats are all Upper Reserved on the home-first base side, Sections 332 and cost $15. To buy a ticket, contact Lou Curran at 410-499-8899 or lcurran@opd.state.md.us for the 7:05 PM game.


61] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS DVD SERIES. The theme is Seeking the Truth Through Documentaries.   The fourth film in the series is THE CAMDEN 28 [USA, 2006], and it will be shown on Fri., Apr. 30 at a private home.  If interested in seeing the DVD, RSVP to Max at 410-366-1637.


As director, Anthony Giacchino uncovers a gripping lost chapter in the history of human rights activism with this documentary, reminiscence about a predominantly Catholic group's efforts to defy the Vietnam War by compromising the Selective Service System. More than 30 years after they were tried and cleared of breaking into a Camden federal building in a botched attempt to destroy draft records, these men and women are still the coolest cats in the room, recalling from the same courtroom where they were prosecuted how their nonviolent resistance to the war was a moral duty consistent with their Catholic faith. Most of the film takes place outside the courtroom with a mix of interviews and archival footage through which the struggle of the Camden 28's decision to confront the government's exploitation of the poor comes alive.  


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.

62] – United for Peace and Justice is calling for citizens to come to New York City on the eve of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference, Apr. 30 - May 2.  Thousands of people from around the world will gather for a weekend of inspiring and powerful activities to demand that President Obama and the leaders of the other nuclear-armed nations commence negotiations on a treaty to eliminate nuclear weapons.  To join the UFPJ Nuclear Disarmament/Redefining Security working group, contact its convener, Jackie Cabasso: wslf@earthlink.net or 510-839-5877.

63] – On Sat., May 1, there is a Youth Peace Conference at Montgomery College – Takoma Campus (optional day of service on May 2.) Young people will be leading some of the interesting workshops that will be held, and there will be a report back in the afternoon and at least two Montgomery County Council members will be in attendance.  Go to http://conference.peaceactionmc.org/ for specific info about the conference sponsored by Peace Action Montgomery.   

64] – The Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste requests the pleasure of your company to an exhibition featuring the country’s historical photographs, tourism, handicraft and traditional dress on Sat., May 1 from 10 AM to 4 PM at 4201 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 504, WDC  20008.  Call 202-966-3202.  During the exhibition, the embassy will serve Timorese organic coffee and lemon leaves. A box of organic coffee will also be given to visitors. The Expo is free and open for the public.


65] – Begin on Sat., May 1 at 11 AM at 2640 St. Paul St. before marching to the Inner Harbor.  Join with the United Workers and celebrate Our Harbor Day by being at the participation plays – one each on Work, the Earth, Education and Harriet Tubman.  The last play will be performed after a parade to City Hall.   Go to the website to see the schedule:  www.unitedworkers.org.  Everyone is welcome to participate on Saturday, but RSVP at 410-230-1998 or info@unitedworkers.org.


66] -- On Sat., May 1 celebrate International Worker's Day and support the nearly 25 years of work of Howard County Friends of Latin America (HoCoFoLA). If you cannot attend, you can still support our efforts by sending a donation to HoCoFoLA, PO Box 94, Columbia, MD 21045.


The event is from 6 to 9 PM at the Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045.  Enjoy food, music, dance and a silent auction.  Admission is $10 per adult & $5 per child, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Go to www.friendsoflatinamerica.org or contact Michael Alicea at 410-997-5662 (bronxny711@verizon.net).

67] – On Sunday morning, May 2, Max will be driving to New York City to join the march at the United Nations for a Nuclear Free Future, and will return to Baltimore in the late evening.  Seats are available; and if interested call me at 410-366-1637. 

68] – Join the ‘Peace Train’ to the International March, Rally, and Festival for Global Nuclear Disarmament in New York City on Sun., May 2.  Board at stations throughout the Delaware Valley and join United for Peace & Justice – Delaware Valley Network.  Visit http://www.peacecoalition.org/


69] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., May 6 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.


70] – On Sat., May 8 participate in a JOBS PROTEST & National Strategy Summit.  To get a seat on a Baltimore bus, call 410-218-4835.  Buses will leave at 9 AM and return approximately at 6 PM.  You must call to reserve a seat. The PROTEST 4 A JOBS PROGRAM begins at noon with a rally at the Dept. of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW (between 2nd and 3rd Sts.).  Seventy-five years ago, Pres. Roosevelt signed the executive order establishing the Works Projects Administration, the biggest public jobs program in U.S. history. Join unemployed people, trade unionists, community and youth activists and organizations from all over the country to call for a real jobs program for the 30 million unemployed and underemployed people in the U.S. today.


After the protest at the Labor Dept., there will be a meeting to plan the next steps.  At 2 PM, the meeting will be at CWA BUILDING, 501 THIRD ST. NW, WDC. Send your ideas, questions or proposals to March4JOBS@gmail.com. Joblessness is the number one crisis today. This event was initiated by the Bail Out the People Movement. To endorse the May 8 Jobs Protest, go to www.bailoutpeople.org/may82010endorse.shtml or call 212-633-6646.


71] – The Off Center Media documentary DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE about William Kunstler will be shown as part of the Jewish Film Festival at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave,. Owings Mills, MD on Mon., May 17 at 7 PM.  The film was done by the two daughters Emily and Sarah Kunstler.  Check out the website http://www.disturbingtheuniverse.com


72] – 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


73] – Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: http://www.globalzero.org/sign-declaration. 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.  

74] – 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.

75] – 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 path2peace07@yahoo.com.


76] – 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.  


77] – 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 http://www.prattlibrary.org/digital/.


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 http://prop1.org; 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] verizon.net


"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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