Saturday, May 1, 2010

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

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

29] Get on the Peace Train – May 2

30] Power of Play – May 2

31] Bridge vigil – May 2                                                                

32] Taylor Branch discusses his books – May 2

33] Quaker Peace Vigil – May 2

34] Protest IDF fundraiser – May 2

35] Pentagon vigil – May 3

36] Protest the death penalty – May 3                 

37] Marc Steiner on WEAA – May 3 — May 6

38] AG Doug Gansler – May 3

39] Pledge of Resistance meeting – May 3

40] Anti-torture vigil – May 4

41] War Is Not the Answer demo – May 4

42] Community Forum on Citizen Power – May 4

43] Dealing with Police at 2640 – May 4

44] PDA meeting – May 4

45] Jerusalem Initiative – May 5

46] Philadelphia, PA vigil – May 5

47] Children of Abraham – May 5

48] Chestnut Hill, PA vigil – May 5

49] Prison Reform – May 5

50] WIB Towson vigil – May 6

51] Israel/Palestine roundtable – May 6

52] First Thursday Against the Wars – May 6 


28] – 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. 

29] – 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


30] – On Sun., May 2 at 10:30 AM, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, will host a talk “The Power of Play” with Jessica Kohnen Karaska, executive director of Playworks Baltimore.  Call 410-581-2322 or visit


31] – 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


32] –  Taylor Branch will speak about his trilogy of books on Martin Luther King, Jr. and THE CLINTON TAPES at 3 PM at the Bolton Street Synagogue, 212 W. Cold Spring Lane.  Call 410-235-5354. Go to

33] – 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.

34] – There will be a protest outside the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces (FIDF) fundraiser in Baltimore on Sun., May 2. To participate, contact the Baltimore Palestine Solidarity at 504-905-9826. Go to


35] – 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., May 3, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.


36] – 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., May 3. Call 410-233-0488.

37] – 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


38] – The Baltimore Democratic Forum is hosting Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler on Mon., May 3 at 6 PM at the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore, N. Charles St. at West Franklin St., Baltimore 21201.  The event, co-sponsored by the First Unitarian Church, will begin with a reception before the AG discusses same-sex marriages, health care reform and Arizona’s immigration law.  Call 410-366-1663 or email


39] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM, and the meetings now take place at Max’s residence.  The next meeting is scheduled for May 3, and the agenda will include a review of the anti-nuke march, the IDF protest and the upcoming First Thursday demo on May 6.  Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or email at mobuszewski at for directions.  


40] – 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 May 4.  Contact Helen Schietinger at h.schietinger at


41] – 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 May 4 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


42] – Had enough of Wall Street CEOs getting big bonuses and calling the shots in Washington? It's time to get together and take our democracy back for the 98% of us who don't have big lobbyists representing us in Washington. Local residents concerned about corporate influence in our democracy are meeting up at a community forum on Tues., May 4 at 7 PM at the Senator Theater, 5904 York Road.  RSVP at Speakers include former Attorney General Joseph Curran and Progressive Md. executive director Sean Dobson.

43] – At 2640 St. Paul St. on Tues., May 4 at 7:30 PM catch a screening of "10 Rules for Dealing with the Police.” The newest film from the Flex Your Rights Foundation is a primer on asserting one's Constitutional rights during encounters with law enforcement.  This film (made here in Baltimore!) will be shown FREE with a moderated discussion and Q&A session to follow the 40-minute film. A donation will be accepted at the door to benefit 2640 activities. Go to


44] – There is a Progressive Democrats of America Chapter Meeting in Wheaton--Mobilizing for progressive candidates, events and issues—on Tues., May 4 from 7:30 to 9 PM at the Saigonese Restaurant, 11232 Grandview Ave., Silver Spring (Wheaton), MD 20902. It is two blocks from Wheaton Metro (Red Line).

45] – On Wed., May 5 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM, Churches for Middle East Peace announce The Jerusalem Old City Initiative:  Sustainable Governance Solutions Conference sponsored by the The Middle East Institute and The University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.  The Honorable Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor, will give the keynote address, followed by a presentation by the directors of the Initiative and then a brainstorming session. The event will be at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20036.  RSVP to

46] – 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 May 5. Call 215-426-0364.


47] – 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., May 5 at 7 PM with Dr. Philip Farah, a Palestinian-American born and raised in Jerusalem. He attended and earned his BA from the American Univ. of Beirut and a Ph. D. from the University of New Mexico. He is active in Arab-American organizations and a member of WIAMEP’s Steering Committee. Call 410.252.3768.


48] – 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 May 5. Call 215-843-4256 or email


49] – On Wed., May 5 at 7 PM, Prison Realities and Prison Reform Inside and Out is a joint action for the Education/Peace Committee of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 120 N. Front St. Learn from this panel discussion as two authorities on incarceration discuss the need for reform: Father Charles “Chuck” Canterna and Charles “Charlie” Sullivan. Call 410-465-8357 or email

50] – There is a WIB peace stand on Thurs., May 6, noon-1PM in Towson at northwest corner of Washington & Chesapeake Aves., across the street from the post office, near the courthouse. Contact This vigil takes place on the first Thursday of the month.

51] – On Thurs., May 6, 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.


52] – 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.


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


"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs


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