Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Part 2


33] Faith & Resistance Retreat – Dec. 27-30

35] War Is Not the Answer demo – Dec. 28

36] Open House at Solidarity Center – Dec. 29

37] Enola Dismay at Red Emma’s – Dec. 30

38] Vigil to End the Wars – Dec. 31

39] Protest the death penalty – Jan. 3          

40] Conference call – Jan. 5

41] WIB Towson vigil – Jan. 6

42] First Thursday vigil against war – Jan. 6

43] WIB Frederick vigil – Jan. 7

44] Silent Vigil at Homewood Friends – Jan. 7

45] Film AMAZING GRACE – Jan. 7

46] Farmers Market – Jan. 8

47] Olney vigil to end the war – Jan. 8

48] Peace vigil in Chester, PA – Jan. 8

49] Peace vigil at Capitol – Jan. 8

50] Author David Swanson at JHU Barnes & Noble – Jan. 10


33] – Starting Mon., Dec. 27 and continuing through Thurs., Dec. 30, the HOLY INNOCENTS FAITH & RESISTANCE RETREAT will take place at ST. STEPHEN AND THE INCARNATION, 16TH & NEWTON Sts., NW., WDC. The theme is WE WANT A WORLD IN WHICH ALL CHILDREN CAN LIVE, GROW, LAUGH AND PLAY.  The MAJOR THREATS TO CHILDREN are as follows: nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction; - war (perpetual and unending) driven by an imperial claim to control the earth's resources; - utter, dehumanizing poverty - consequence of a greed-driven global economy that is collapsing and causing untold suffering and death; - global climate crisis and ecological destruction - consequence of our addiction to consumer life-styles.


Liz McAlister will open Monday evening by sharing the history and spirit of the Pentagon, as a way of understanding it better and preparing for the presence there on Tuesday morning.  On Tues., Dec. 28 at 7 PM, Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General, will speak about the 20 years of uninterrupted war against the people of Iraq.


On Wed. Dec. 29, Raed Jararr, an Iraq-born political advocate residing in Washington, D.C., will be the final speaker.  He is the Iraq consultant for the American Friends Service Committee, and a Senior Fellow at Peace Action.  Check the Jonah House web site - www.jonahhouse.org - or call Jonah House at 410-233-6238.


34] – 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 Dec. 28 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


35] – Attend the OPEN HOUSE AT THE BALTIMORE SOLIDARITY CENTER, 2011 N. Charles St. Lower Level, Baltimore, MD 21218, on Wed., Dec. 29 from 7 to 11 PM.  Call 410-218-4835 or email apcbaltimore@pipeline.com.  Enjoy food, drink, talk, music, videos and a discussion on the next steps for the Job Is A Right Campaign.


36] –  On Thurs., Dec. 30 at 7 PM @ Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St., Enola Dismay will read from "No Gods No Mattress,” her zine. It is chock full of tales of nomadic anarchafeminism and radical despair. She may even play a few songs, and there'll be some local zine creators on hand to share as well. Call 410-230-0450.  Go to http://redemmas.org/.


37] – On the last Friday of the month, join a vigil, Dec. 31, 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 czappala1@yahoo.com.


38] – 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., Jan. 3.  Call 410-366-1637.


39] -- Consider being on a National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance conference call on Wed., Dec. 1 at 9 PM EST to continue to plan a climate chaos action of nonviolent civil resistance at the Pentagon on Apr. 8, calling for an end to the wars and for an end to policies that make the Pentagon the biggest polluter of our earth.  Call Max at 410-366-1637 or email him at mobuszewski at verizon.net to get the call-in number and access code. 


40] – There is a WIB peace stand on Thurs., Dec.  2, noon-1PM in Towson at northwest corner of Washington & Chesapeake Aves., across the street from the post office, near the courthouse. Contact mbrainzo@aol.com. This vigil takes place on the first Thursday of the month.


41] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will host an End the Wars vigil on Thurs., Jan. 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 U.S. Wars.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


42] – WIB holds a silent vigil mourning all violence, the first Friday of the month.  The next vigil is Jan. 7 from 12 noon to 12:30 PM, War Memorial Park, intersection of W. 2nd & N. Bentz Sts. in Frederick.  Please dress in black; no additional signs.  Call 301-834-7581 or email wibfrederick@mizmail.com.


43] –  There is a silent vigil on Fri., Jan. 7 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. 

44] – On Fri., Jan. 7 at 7 PM watch AMAZING GRACE, which is being shown as part of the "JUST-REEL” First Friday Free Film Series at the Peace Center of Delaware County, 1001 Old Sproul Road, Springfield, Delaware County, PA. The evening will include light refreshments and an after-film discussion. It is co-sponsored by the Brandywine Peace Community. Call 610-544-1818. Go to www.delcopeacecenter.org. The film is the story of Britain ending the slave trade.

45] – 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 www.cphabaltimore.org.

46] 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 Jan. 8. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167. 

47] –  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 www.ccpeace.org. Email ccpeacemovement@aol.com.


48] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Jan. 8. 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 http://www.quaker.org/langleyhill/seekpeace.htm or email seekpeacevigil@yahoo.com.


49] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore, www.chesapeakecitizens.org and others are hosting author David Swanson who will sign his book WAR IS A LIE on Mon., Jan. 10 at 7 PM at the JHU Barnes & Noble, 3300 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218. Go to http://warisalie.org.  Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.


50] – From Tues., Jan. 11 through Sat., Jan. 22, Join Witness Against Torture in Washington D.C. – No Torture, No Guantanamo, No Bagram, No More!  Go to http://www.witnesstorture.org/.


This January 11, the prison at Guantanamo will enter its 10th year of operation. The prison is both a site and symbol of a legacy that includes rendition, extralegal detention, and torture. This legacy endures, despite the promise of President Obama to close Guantanamo and break with Bush-era policies. With President Obama's continued betrayal of his promise and with the Republican gains in Congress, the nightmare draws closer: that the prison at Guantanamo will become permanent. We can't let this happen! Demand that Guantanamo be closed immediately and that those who designed and carried out torture policies be held to account.


On Tues., Jan. 11, gather at the White House for an 11 AM press conference with a coalition of human rights and grassroots groups and then proceed in a "prisoner procession" to the Department of Justice, where we will engage in nonviolent direct action. There are 174 men still imprisoned at Guantanamo, and it is hoped that a similar number of activists will don orange jump suits and be part of the procession.


Then Witness Against Torture participants will remain in D.C. and fast, holding daily vigils and demonstrations throughout Washington, haunting the sites of power with the specter of Guantanamo and the stories of the men who remain there. Details and info on the fast are at http://witnesstorture.org/2010.


To be continued.



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