Sunday, July 18, 2010

Calendar - Part 2

40] Protest the death penalty – July 19               

41] Marc Steiner on WEAA – July 19 – 22

42] Pledge of Resistance meeting – July 19

43] Congress Has Oil On Its Hands – Baltimore July 20

44] Congress Has Oil On Its Hands – D.C. – July 20

45] Interfaith Gathering in D.C. – July 20

46] Branches of peace – July 20

47] War Is Not the Answer demo – July 20

48] Corporations Are People forum – July 20

49] Play WAR & THERAPY – July 20, 22, 23, 24 & 25

50] Civil War & Reconstruction – July 21

51] Thank Rep. Cummings – July 21

52] Film ARCHIVES OF A TRAGEDY – July 21

53] Philadelphia vigil – July 21

54] Protest CUFI – July 21

55] Palestinian film – July 21

56] Frederick WIB vigil – July 21                                 

57] Repower event – July 21

58] Chestnut Hill, PA vigil – July 21

59] Oil, Environment & Capitalism – July 21

60] U.S.-India Nuclear Agreement – July 22

61] Just Middle East Peace – July 22

62] Jobs & Justice meeting – July 22                                 

63] Pray for Peace – July 22

64] Film COUNTDOWN TO ZERO – July 22

65] Vigil to End the Wars – July 30

66] WIB Towson vigil – Aug. 5

67] Faith & Resistance Retreat – Aug. 5 & 6, 8 & 9

68] First Thursday vigil against war – Aug. 5

69] Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemorations – Aug. 6 & 9

70] Job available with SOA Watch

71] Mankekolo has a new book

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



40] – 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 Super Max Prison, at the corner of Madison Ave. and Fallsway in Baltimore.  Recently death row was moved out of Baltimore, but it was decided to continue the vigil. The next one is scheduled for Mon., July 19.  Call 410-366-1637.


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] – 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 July 10.  The agenda will include Hiroshima-Nagasaki activities, a thank you letter to Rep. Elijah Cummings and the peace conference in Albany.  Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at for directions.  

43] – There is a national protest organized by Public Citizen and others on the third anniversary, Tues., July 20, of the BP oil spill.   In Baltimore, join us from noon to 1 PM at 1629 Thames St. outside Sen. Barbara Mikulski's office in Fells Point.  The messages  are "Wean Us Off Oil" and "Congress Has Oil on Its Hands" For those who cannot make the noonday rally, join the weekly, Tues. anti-war picket at AFSC, 4806 York Road from 5:30 to 6:30 PM with "End Dependence on Oil" / No more tax $ for oil subsidies  / Nationalize the Oil Companies"-type signs. Call 410 366-1637.


44]On Tues., July 20 at noon take action for Clean Energy Now - CONGRESS YOU HAVE OIL ON YOUR HANDS. This day is the 3-month anniversary of the start of the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, but Congress hasn't even voted on legislation to end our addiction to oil. Big Oil continues to hand out millions in campaign donations to Congress. So Congress has been caught with oil on its hands. Join others in Upper Senate Park, Constitution and New Jersey Aves., to demand Dirty Energy Money Out of Politics! Pass Climate Legislation That Reduces Carbon and Promotes Clean Energy! Many groups, including, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Code Pink, are calling for actions around the country. Go to


45] – On Tues., July 20 at noon, there will be an interfaith gathering for lament, hope and action on behalf of Mother Earth at the Capitol Reflecting Pool on the Senate side of the U. S. Capitol, convened by Rabbi Waskow of the Shalom Center. During mid-July, the Senate will be struggling over whether to pass a climate/energy bill. Pray not only with your voices but also with your arms and legs. Go to (NOTE DATE CHANGE - previously event was to take place, July 18 at 2 PM.


46] – "Branches of Peace: International Solidarity with Palestinian Nonviolence" is the topic of discussion on Tues., July 20 from 12:30 to 2 PM at The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC‎.  The discussion will include Phyllis Bennis, fellow, Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), Mr. Omar Baddar, political scientist and human rights activist, and Mr. Aziz Abu Sarah, director of Middle East Projects at the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution, George Mason Univ.  Visit


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 July 20 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Note participants will make a call for clean energy.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.

48] – Be at Corporations are People Too! A forum with Van Hollen and Murray Hill Inc. on Tues., July 20 from 7 to 8:30 PM at Northwood High School Auditorium, 919 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD.  Designated Human Eric Hensal debates Murray Hill Inc.'s Democratic opponent, Chris Van Hollen on the most pressing civil rights issue of our times--corporate civil rights.


49] – Attend the new play, WAR & THERAPY, written and produced by Paula Caplan.  What's a soldier to do when nothing takes away the memories of war, and the fear that she is crazy leaves her desperate for relief? Her therapist, long a rebel, tries desperately to help, but the remedy comes from an unexpected source.  Caplan plays the therapist, and New York-based Nichole Donjé plays the soldier. Broadway director and theatre legend Aaron Frankel directs the show. It will premiers at the Capital Fringe Festival on Tues., July 20 at 10 PM, followed by four subsequent performances: Thurs., July 22 @ 6 PM, Fri., July 23 @ 10:30 PM,  Sat., July 24 @ 7:30 PM & Sun., July 25 @ noon. The performances will be at Fort Fringe--The Bedroom, 612 L Street NW, WDC 20009.  Purchase tickets online at or by cash at the door for $15.  Email or call 617-491-0962.                                  


50] – On Wed., June 21, there will be a Teacher's Workshop: The Civil War & Reconstruction from 9 AM to 2:30 PM at the Reginald E. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St.  To register contact Terry Taylor at  Call 443-263-1829.  Visit


51] – On Wed., June 21, Progressive Democrats of America will be joined by CODEPINK and others 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


  The Pledge of Resistance will gather outside Rep. Elijah Cummings' office, 1010 Park Ave., Suite 105, Baltimore, MD 21201, on July 21 at noon.  At 12:30 PM, we will go inside and bring a message of Healthcare Not Warfare and thank the representative for co-sponsoring H.R. 5015 calling for an exit strategy from Afghanistan and for voting against supplemental funds to fight the war in Afghanistan.

52] – A sscreening of La Isla: Archives of a Tragedy will be shown on Wed., July 21 at 4:30 PM at Washington Office on Latin America, 1666 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 400.  Join Guatemala Human Rights Commission, the Washington Office on Latin America, and the National Security Archives for a film that tells the incredible story of the Guatemalan National Police Archives and the those working to use the documents to uncover the truth about the brutality endured by the Guatemalan people during the internal armed conflict.  Opening remarks will be made by Lucy Turner of Impunity Watch in Guatemala!  RSVP by July 19 to Emily Willard at

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 July 21. Call 215-426-0364.


54] – Stand Up for Justice and Peace by protesting Christians United for Israel on Wed., July 21 from 6 to 9:30 PM at 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, WDC.  Join CODEPINK and friends for a protest against CUFI's yearly summit. It claims its purpose is to cultivate stronger support amongst Christians for Israel for biblical and moral reasons. However, in doing so, they choose to ignore a rich history of Christian struggles against oppression and embrace the immoral practices of occupation, apartheid, colonization, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism.


55] – The Voices of Palestine Film Series continues on Wed., July 21 at 6:30 PM with the film AISHEEN (Still Alive in Gaza) by Nicolas Wadimoff. The annual film series is hosted jointly by The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development and The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown Univ. Attendance is free, and the films are screened at The Jerusalem Fund, 2425 Virginia Ave, NW, WDC 20037. Call 202-338-1958 or email


56] – WIB does a silent vigil mourning all violence the third Wednesday of the month.  The next vigil is Wed., July 21 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


57] – On Wed., July 21 at 6:30 PM. Repower At Home event  at Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, The Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, MD 21045    Our energy choices at home have a huge impact on our health, our environment, and our pocketbooks.  Connect face to face with Repower supporters and activists, and hear about the experiences of those who have already begun to repower their homes. RSVP to Brenna Muller at 203-687-7553 or   Go to

58] – 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 July 21. Call 215-843-4256 or email

59] – On Wed., July 21 at 7 PM at First Unitarian Church, Charles & Franklin Sts., BP stands for beyond pitiful: Oil, the Environment & Capitalism.  Baltimore International Socialist Organization invites you to a discussion of how to stop big oil to liberate the people and the planet.  Email or visit

60] – On Thurs., July 22 at noon, Ted Galen Carpenter, Cato Institute, Henry Sokolski, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, and Stephen Cohen, Brookings Institution, will discuss "The Implications of the U.S.-India Nuclear Agreement" at B-339 Rayburn House Office Building, WDC. RSVP at 202-789-5229.

61] – On Thurs., July 22, 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.


62] – To plan for a march and rally for JOBS & JUSTICE NOW!, attend an organizer's meeting on Thurs., July 22 from 7 PM to 8:30 PM at 611 Eutaw St. (Centre & Eutaw Sts.), SEIU 1199's Union Hall, Baltimore. Get information.  Become a Volunteer.  Represent Your Group.  Help organize an Oct. 2, 2010 - NATIONAL MARCH in WASHINGTON D.C.  One Nation Together was announced by Ben Jealous, nat'l pres. NAACP and endorsed by many unions and community groups. Also there will be organizing for an Oct. 7 - NATIONAL STUDENT DAY OF ACTION TO DEFEND EDUCATION and an Oct. 25 - PEOPLE'S ASSEMBLY ON THE ECONOMIC CRISIS.  Contact Job Is a Right Campaign/Bailout the People Movement at 410-218-4835 or


63] -- Pray for Peace at 7:30 PM on Tues., July 22 at St. Francis Academy, 501 E. Chase St. The prayer for peace occurs on the 22nd of the month.  Contact Charles Cloughen at 410-321-0199 or


64] – Starting Fri., July 23 and continuing through Thurs., July 29, see COUNTDOWN TO ZERO at the E Street Theater, 555 11th St. NW, WDC 20004. Call 202-452-7672. There are multiple showings each day.  It is documentary which explores the alarming reality of nuclear weapons, or as director Lucy Walker describes it "a non fiction horror movie...the scariest movie ever."


65] – On the last Friday of the month, join a vigil, July 30, 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


66] – There is a WIB peace stand on Thurs., Aug. 5, 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.


67] –  Get involved with the Faith & Resistance Retreat starting Thurs., Aug. 5 and continuing Fri., Aug. 6 at St. Stephen's and the Incarnation Church, WDC.  On Hiroshima Day, there will be a protest at the Pentagon and later at the White House. Go to  The retreat will continue on Sun., Aug. 8 at St. Stephen's and the Incarnation Church with a dinner, a presentation and a planning meeting for a protest at the Pentagon on Mon., Aug. 9.


68] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Aug. 5 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.


69] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee and Physicians for Social Responsibility will do the annual remembrance of the atomic bombings.  On Fri., Aug. 6, gather at 34th & N. Charles Sts. for a demonstration against JHU's weapons research from 5 to 6 PM.  Then there will be music, poetry and readings in the Bufano Sculpture Garden.  Afterwards, participants are invited to go to a nearby Japanese restaurant.  On Aug. 9, enjoy music and poetry and a presentation by Dr. Art Milholland entitled "Hiroshima -- Yesterday and Today." Call or email Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at


70] – SOA Watch [] is seeking a national organizer who will work to get people to stand in solidarity with the people of Latin America, to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA, now renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation or WHINSEC to change oppressive U.S. foreign policy that the SOA represents.  The tasks related to this position include Field Organizing, Campaign and Event Coordination, Spring Multi-Strategy Event, November Vigil [], Fiscal Development and Coordination and Office Coordination. There is a need for five years experience, organizing at a national level, and a candidate must be bilingual. Send a resume and cover letter to Hendrik Voss at hvoss at


71] – Rev. Dr. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo is excited by her new book: RESTORE ME: 40 Healing Sermons. The book is available for $19.95 plus $5 for shipping and handling--ISBN: 978-1 -4502-1631-9 (sc), ISBN: 978-1 -4502-1633-3 (dj) or ISBN: 978-1 -4502-1632-6 (sc). She would appreciate if you ordered the book from her: checks payable to Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo and sent to 3315 Mondawmin Ave., Baltimore, MD 21216.  The publisher is, and it can be called at 1-800-288-4677.


72] – I have one red maple tree for $5 from 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: 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


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


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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