Saturday, October 30, 2010

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

31] Halloween Cat Nip – Oct. 30                        

32] Olney vigil to end the war – Oct. 30                        

33] Peace vigil in Chester, PA – Oct. 30

34] Peace vigil at Capitol – Oct. 30

35] People’s Assembly – Oct. 30

36] Gimmie Shelter – Oct. 30

37] Amy Goodman in D.C. – Oct. 30

38] All Night Vigil – Oct. 30

39] Animal Farm – Oct. 30 

40] New People Day at Ethical Society – Oct. 31

41] Get on the bridge for peace – Oct. 31


43] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Oct. 31

44] Stop Youth Jail – Oct. 31

45] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Oct. 31

46] Protest at the Pentagon – Nov. 1

47] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Nov. 1 – 4

48] Protest the death penalty – Nov. 1            

49] Get to City Hall/urge TV hearings – Nov. 1

50] Book Big Pharma – Nov. 1

51] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Nov. 1

52] Get signatures for wind power – Nov. 2

53] War Is Not the Answer demo – Nov. 2

54] Honduran human rights actvist to speak – Nov. 2 & 16

55] Kal on election night – Nov. 2


31] – MD SPCA’s Halloween Cat Nip is happening all day at 3300 Falls Road.  The SPCA is offering a free cat neuter for male guys, after you secured an appointment.  Call 410-235-8826, ext. 122 or email  Go to   

32] – 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 Oct. 30. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167. 

33] –  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 Email


34] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Oct. 30. 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


35] – On Sat., Oct. 30 from 2 to 4 PM at 2640 [27th & St. Paul Sts.], attend the People's Assembly on Joblessness organized by the Bail out the People Movement's open assembly on the unemployment crisis. Go to  Max will be one of the speakers.  Testify and speak out about how the economic crisis is affecting you.  Call 410-218-4835.


36] – Gimme Shelter Productions continues to do consciousness/fundraising events for the homeless and the shelters.  The next one is part of the “Winter in America,” and it is happening on Sat., Oct. 30 at 5 PM. This reading, called "Witches Brew,” is at the Minas Gallery, 815 W. 36th St. and will feature Heather Joi Baker, In the Clear, Sam Schmidt, Ron Williams, Virginia Crawford, Suzanne X, Alan Barysh and Brian Baker. Admission is $5, and donations of warm clothing and blankets are also accepted. Call 410- 627-8774.


37] – There will be a post-rally event with Amy Goodman on Sat., Oct. 30 from 7 to 9 PM at Busboys and Poets (5th & K), 1025 5th St. NW, WDC. Go to and


38] – On Sat., Oct. 30, there will be an All-Night Vigil.  The Baltimore Choral Arts Society presents Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil, with readings by actors from Everyman Theatre. A conversation with director Tom Hall and the actors will precede the performance at 7:15 PM in Kraushaar Auditorium on the Goucher College campus.  The performance is at 8 PM, and tickets go from $25 to $38. Go to or call 410-523-7070 for tickets.


39] – On Sat., Oct. 30 at 8 PM, Goucher College’s Theatre and Music departments present an adaptation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, an allegory in which the animals on a farm revolt and try to create their own utopian society.  It will take place at the Mildred Dunnock Theatre.  Tickets are $10 for general admission and $6 for Goucher community members with ID. Call 410-337-6512.


40] – On Sun., Oct. 31 at 10:30 AM, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, welcomes new people to attend and meet members.  Call 410-581-2322 or visit


41] – 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


42] – On Sun., Oct. 31 at 12:30 PM at  the Emergence Community Arts Collective (ECAC), 733 Euclid St. NW, WDC, 20001, will show the film THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS, which explores the ongoing research being done on this subject.  The film combines character-driven stories of dramatic transgressions with those of mere annoyance, studying the role forgiveness can play in alleviating the resulting anger and grief and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits that come with forgiveness. The suggested donation is $5. Call 202-462-2285 or visit


43] – 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.


44] – A number of organizations will host Youth Justice Sunday, October 31 on the site of the proposed $110 Million youth Jail. There is a need for vans to provide shuttle service. Since it is Halloween or Harvest Festival, there will be a blessing to the community. So if you would like to donate clothes, food or candy for the children it would be greatly appreciated. Email  Call the governor at 410-974-3901. 

Gather at 1010 E. Monument St. at 4 PM, and enjoy African drumming, uplifting songs, inspirational speeches, and most importantly come ready to take a stand for the youth!  Then march to the site of O’Malley’s proposed Youth Jail.

45] – 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 Oct. 30.  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


46] – 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., Nov. 1, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.


47] – 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


48] – 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., Oct. 31.  Call 410-366-1637.


49] – The Citizens Planning and Housing Association is urging you to attend the City Council Hearing on Mon., Nov. 1 at 5 PM.  Support President Jack Young’s efforts to televise Liquor Board, BMZA and Board of Estimates hearings so residents can see how decisions impacting their communities are being made. Consider testifying as to why you think televising the Liquor Board, Board of Estimates and BMZA hearings would make government more transparent.  If you cannot attend but still want to support the effort, send an email to both @


VOTE on Tues., Nov. 2.  VOLUNTEER to ride a bus and improve public transit—Email Free legal services are offered on Sat., Oct. 30.  Call 410-539-5936 x102 to register.  Email


50] – On Mon., Nov. 1 at 7 PM @ Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St., Robert Abadie presents THE PROFESSIONAL GUINEA PIG: Big Pharma and the Risky World of Human Subjects.  Call 410-230-0450.  Go to


51] – 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 Nov. 1.  The agenda will include a discussion of G. Gordon Liddy’s visit to Baltimore, further plans to bring together climate chaos and antiwar activists.  Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at for directions.  


52] – On Election Day, Nov. 2, CCAN supporters will be at the polls collecting petition signatures for our elected officials, whoever they may be, to ask for their support of offshore wind.  You can do this at your own polling station, and you can pick your time. If you can help, email


53] – 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 Oct. 19 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Note participants will make a call for clean energy.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


54] – Defending Justice in Honduras will showcase Nectali Rodezno, a lawyer and co-coordinator of the National Front of Lawyers in Resistance Against the Coup in Honduras.  Rodezno and the Lawyers' Front are engaged in the daily defense of life and liberties in Honduras, as part of a massive resistance that opposes not only the de facto government that took over when President Zelaya was ousted, but the illegitimate regime installed after fraudulent elections were held last November.  


Rodenzo will speak on Tues., Nov. 2 at 6:30 PM at St. Stephens Church auditorium, 1525 Newton St NW, WDC. Contact Vera Leone at 706-405-1273 or


He also will speak in Columbia, MD at 7 PM on Tues., Nov. 16 at the Oakland Mills Meeting House and be co-sponsored by Howard County Friends of Latin America & Columbia United Christian Church. Contact Leslie Salgado at 410-381-4899 or


55] – The Baltimore Improv Group and Kal [Kevin Kallaugher] will team up to deliver a night of political send-ups on Tues., Nov. 2 at 8 PM at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. General admission is $8.  Call 410-276-1651. Go to www.creative.alliance.


To be continued.


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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