Friday, November 12, 2010

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 3

41] White House vigil – Nov. 12    

42] WIB Inner Harbor vigil – Nov. 12

43] WIB Roland Park vigil – Nov. 12 

44] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Nov. 12

45] Homewood vigil – Nov. 12

46] The Progressive Struggle Continues -- Nov. 12

47] Little Friends Fundraising – Nov. 12

48] Vigil at Walter Reed – Nov. 12

49] Ballroom dancing – Nov. 12

50] Laramie Project – Nov. 12                        

51] Farmers Market – Nov. 13                        

52] Workers World conference – Nov. 13

53] Boycott AHAVA – Nov. 13                          

54] Green Craft Fair – Nov. 13                        

55] Olney vigil to end the war – Nov. 13                        

56] Peace vigil in Chester, PA – Nov. 13

57] Peace vigil at Capitol – Nov. 13

58] Black is Back march -- Nov. 13

59] Veterans For Peace event – Nov. 13

60] Film YOU DON’T KNOW JACK -- Nov. 13

61] Rent Party – Nov. 13

62] Religious Fundamentalism -- Nov. 14

63] Get on the bridge for peace – Nov. 14

64] Economic Crisis, Social Ethics -- Nov. 14

65] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Nov. 14

66] Green Party Meeting – Nov. 14

67] Fracking – Nov. 14

68] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Nov. 14

69] Protest at the Pentagon – Nov. 15

70] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Nov. 15 – 18

71] Protest the death penalty – Nov. 15           

72] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Nov. 15

73] POST-Election discussion -- Nov. 16

74] War Is Not the Answer demo – Nov. 16


76] Huey Newton discussion – Nov. 16

77] Human rights abuses in Honduras – Nov. 16

78] Film THE WOBBLIES – Nov. 19

79] First Thursday antiwar protest – Dec. 2

80] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

81] Support Haiti

82] Apartment available

83] Mankekolo has a new book

84] Buy a red maple tree

85] Join Global Zero campaign

86] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

87] Publish your peace article

88] Click on The Hunger Site 

89] Fire & Faith  

90] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil



41] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at Lafayette Park facing the White House.  Join the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker and friends. Contact Art Laffin:   

42] – 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.

43] – There is also a noon vigil, weather permitting, on Fri., Nov. 12 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St.  Call 410-467-9114.

44] – 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

45] –  There is a silent vigil on Fri., Nov. 12 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., in opposition to war in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. Placards say: "War Is Not the Answer." The silent vigil is sponsored by AFSC, Homewood Friends and Stony Run Meetings. 


46] –  The Brandywine Peace Community, Northwest Greens and the PA Chapter of Progressive Democrats of America are hosting The Progressive Struggle Continues, a post-election potluck supper & discussion, at the Tabernacle Church, 3700 Chestnut St. on Fri., Nov. 12 at 6 PM. Bring a dish or non-alcoholic drink. Call 215-382-1531.


47] –  The Little Friends for Peace are holding a talent show at Potters House on Fri., Nov. 12 at 6:30 PM and going on until 10:30 PM. This annual fall fundraiser will showcase the talents of the LFFP youth. At 8:30 PM join in to celebrate Mary Shapiro's CD release.  RSVP to MJ & Jerry Park, co-directors of Little Friends for Peace, at or call 240 838-4549.  Go to


48] – 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 -


49] –  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 Oct. 15. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

50] –  The Laramie Project will be performed by MICA’s Thespian Club on Fri., Nov. 12 and Sat., Nov. 13 at 8 PM at MICA’s Bbox, 1601 W. Mount Royal Ave. This production examines the murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay student, in Laramie, WY. in 1998. Tickets are $5 for general admission, and $3 for members of the MICA community.  Call 410-225-2516. 

51] – Go to the West Baltimore Farmer's Market for fresh fruits, vegetables, breads and other treats every Saturday from 8 to noon.  CPHA has worked with the West Baltimore Marc TOD and Transit Inc. (WBMTTI) to establish a Farmer's Market at the West Baltimore Marc Train stop at Smallwood Road at Franklin and Mulberry Sts.  Since opening in June, over 300 people buy fresh groceries there every Saturday morning. WBMTTI will continue to include the community in the transit-oriented developments on the west side and continue to improve the area around "the highway to nowhere" until it becomes the highway to somewhere. Go to


52] – Attend the National Conference of the Workers World Party in New York City on Sat., Nov. 13 and Sun., Nov. 14.  For transportation & housing, call 443-909-8964 or email  There are scholarships for the unemployed, low-income and students.  Go to


53] – On Sat., Nov. 13 from 10 AM until noon, Sabeel DC Metro will do its fifth demonstration to urge the BOYCOTT OF AHAVA COSMETICS, made by West Bank settlers from natural resources stolen from the Palestinian people. Gather in downtown Silver Spring (3 blocks up Wayne Ave. from METRO). The Ulta Cosmetics Salon is at 914 Ellsworth Dr., on the pedestrian mall between Georgia Ave. & Fenton St., near the fountain and across from the Austin Grill.  Ellsworth Drive is one block north of Wayne Ave.  The Wayne Ave. public parking garage, located directly behind the Ulta Cosmetics Salon, is free on weekends!   Contact or call 301-518-5551.  


54] – On Sat., Nov. 13 from 10 AM to 4 PM, get out to the Green Craft Fair at Watkins Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774.  Call 301-218-6702.  This Trash to Treasure extravaganza will feature environmentally-conscious crafts.   

55] 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 Nov. 13. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167. 

56] –  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


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


58] – The Black is Back Coalition March on Washington to End U.S Imperialist Wars begins at noon on Sat., Nov. 13 at Malcolm X Park.  This will mark the second year in a row that the Coalition will march on the White House to protest Obama’s continuing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the administration's funding and support through AFRICOM of the different proxy wars on the African Continent, especially Congo, Rwanda and Somalia.


59] – The Baltimore Phil Berrigan Memorial Chapter of Veterans for Peace will commemorate Armistice (Veterans) Day on Sat., Nov. 13 at 1 PM at Stony Run Friends Meeting House, 5116 N. Charles St. with a gathering called "Reclaiming Armistice Day: What "Veterans" Day was Meant to Be.” Attendees will hear from several military families and veterans about how the day was created, what military service means to families and the heavy militarization of U.S. culture.  Members of the Baltimore Labor Chorus will perform some topical numbers.


60] – Compassion & Choices of the National Capitol Area presents YOU DON’T KNOW JACK with Al Pacino as Dr. Jack Kevorkian at the River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, River Rd. at Whittier Blvd., Bethesda.


61] – Join a "Rent Party" for the People's World in celebration of the world's first socialist revolution.  The party is on Sat., Nov. 13, starting at 8 PM at 13 York Court, Baltimore 21218.  Drink, make merry and commiserate about the recent elections.  This is sponsored by the Communist Party Club of Baltimore.  Call 410-366-6953.


62] – On Sun., Nov. 14 at 10:30 AM, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, is hosting Dr. R. Elizabeth Cornwell, executive director of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, who will address “The Quest to Overcome Religious Fundamentalism, Superstition, Intolerance and Human Suffering.” Call 410-581-2322 or visit


63] – 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


64] – The annual Ferris Lecture presents Dr. Gary Dorrien, professor of social ethics at Union Theological Seminary. Will address Economic Crisis, Social Ethics, Economic Recovery at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 811 Cathedral St. on Sun., Nov. 14 at 12:30 PM.  Call 410-685-1130.


65] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Nov. 14


65] – 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.


66] Green Party Meeting – Nov. 14


66] – There is a Baltimore City Green Party Meeting on Sun., Nov. 14 from 4 to 6 PM at the Baltimore Free School, 1323 Calvert St.  The first part of the meeting is discussion, action and education.  The second hour will be the business portion.  Call 443-876-8522.  Go to


67] – 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., Nov. 14, hear Iris Marie Bloom, from Protecting Our Waters, who will explain the dangers of fracking for natural gas. Call 610-544-1818. Go to

68] – 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 Nov. 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


69] – 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. 15, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.


70] – 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 . 


71] – 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., Nov. 15.  Call 410-366-1637.


72] – 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. 15.  The agenda will include a discussion of an alcohol tax, lobbying Rep. John Sarbanes and further plans to bring together climate chaos and antiwar activists.  Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at for directions.  


73] – There will be a "Post-Election Discussion” on Tues., Nov.16 at 1 PM at UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle.  A panel of local political junkies will offer their opinions.  Call 410-455-2916.  Go to


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


75] – On Tues., Nov. 16 at 7 PM at the Barnes and Noble at Johns Hopkins, 3302 St. Paul St., Harry A. Ezratty will discuss and sign copies of BALTIMORE IN THE CIVIL WAR: The Pratt Street Riot and a City Occupied.  Call 410-662-5850.


76] – On Tues., Nov. 16 at 7 PM at Red Emma’s, 800 St. Paul St., the imprisoned Marshall “Eddie” Conway will lead a discussion of Huey P. Newton’s Revolutionary Suicide.  Call 410-230-0450.


77] – 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.  


He will speak in Columbia, MD on Tues., Nov. 16 at 7 PM at the Oakland Mills Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, MD 21045-3786 and be co-sponsored by Howard County Friends of Latin America & Columbia United Christian Church. Contact Leslie Salgado at 410-381-4899 or


78] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS DVD SERIES. The theme is MAN & WOMAN AGAINST THE MACHINE.   The third film in the series is THE WOBBLIES [USA, 1979], and it will be shown on Fri., Nov. 19 at a private home.  If interested in seeing the DVD, RSVP to Max at 410-366-1637.

The award-winning film by Deborah Shaffer and Stewart Bird looks at the Industrial Workers of the World from its founding until its heyday during World War I.  Its members, nicknamed the Wobblies, traveled from coast to coast with "Solidarity" as their slogan and the goal of organizing unskilled workers into "One Big Union." Using interviews with surviving Wobblies, photos, songs, cartoons, and some rare and startling film footage of the period, directors Bird and Shaffer saved that vision from oblivion.

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.


79] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the Wars vigil on Thurs., Dec. 2 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.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


80] – If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at  


81] – There is a project to assist young refugees from Haiti, now residing in the Dominican Republic.  The founder of the project needs funding to providing education to the youth as a way out of desperate poverty.  Try to imagine the poverty in Haiti, and then realize that these young refugees are considered low caste in the Dominican Republic. We are talking about the poorest of the poor.  Consider making a small donation, and realize that most pledges to Haiti to assist hurricane victims have not been sent.  To maintain a web site presence at Global Giving, there must be traffic.  So help out with this extremely worthy cause. Go to


82] – There is a one-bedroom apartment with three rooms on the second-floor of a detached house on Overland Ave. in Lauraville at Herring Run Park, which is a half a block from the Safeway.  There is also a kitchen and bath and a washer and dryer.  The rent is $750 with utilities included. 

Good references are required.  Call Dick Ochs at 443-846-6638.


83] – 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.


84] – 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


85] – 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.  

86] – 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.

87] – 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


88] – 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.  


89] – 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


90] – 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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