Sunday, February 27, 2011

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 3

55] Love Thy Neighbor needs help   

56] CPHA seeks bus riders

57] Fund Our Communities campaign

58] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader 

59] Buy a copy of DENMARK RISING 

60] Skippy and Jordy need homes 

61] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

62] Support Haiti

63] Buy a red maple tree

64] Join Global Zero campaign

65] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

66] Publish your peace article

67] Click on The Hunger Site 

68] Fire & Faith  

69] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


55] – Ann von Lossberg is on Love Thy Neighbor's advisory council.  It is working out of Ramallah, Palestine, providing nonviolence training to youth, and the numbers grow nicely each year (new graduates in turn become new trainers)--168 to date.  Bernard Lafayette, the protege of Martin Luther King, oversees all training.  Like many nonprofits LTN is struggling to meet the program budget this year.  Go to  If you would like to make a contribution, go to Ann's website and then go to the ABOUT CCEF page.  Or you could mail a contribution to 5612 Vantage Point Road, Columbia MD  21044. You will receive a letter from LTN for tax deduction purposes.   


56] – CPHA seeks bus riders


56] – Citizens Planning and Housing Association has a project: Rate Your Ride.  In a promising partnership with the MTA and the CMTA, CPHA is coordinating efforts to improve Baltimore's bus service and overall efficiency.  CPHA's volunteers are collecting data on the MTA's bus lines in Baltimore. Data collected by the Bus Observers is being compiled into substantial reports to the MTA that include information on on-time performance, bus stations, fare collection, cleanliness, bus conditions and details on the route service.  MTA will be utilizing the data collected during this initiative to make system-wide adjustments and implement needed solutions to make public transportation more reliable and efficient.  


Director of Community Engagement, Bryan Alston, is still recruiting volunteers.  If interested, email or call Bryan: or 410-539-1369 x109.


57] – Fund Our Communities campaign – is a new grass roots movement to get support from local organizations and communities to work together with their local and state elected officials to pressure Congresspersons and senators to join with Congresspersons Barney Frank and Ron Paul, who have endorsed a 25% cut to the federal military budget.  Bring home the savings to state and county governments to meet the local needs which are under tremendous budget pressures.  Go to      


58] – The new Indypendent Reader is seeking articles for its web site at  Submit an article.  


59] – Consider purchasing author Barry Clemson's book DENMARK RISING.  This is a historical fiction novel, which portrays the spirit and tactics of nonviolent resistance in 1940s Denmark to confront the Nazi invaders.  As the jacket asks, "Could the Danes really use strategic nonviolence against Hitler?  Or were they merely committing suicide?  For information, email  The book was published August 2009 by Cybernetics Press Inc., Norfolk, VA.  The ISBN is 9780984160501.  It's a bargain at $9.99, and can be ordered from

60] – Skippy and Jordy are cats who need homes.  A mother of too many cats writes "Skippy is a doll. He's a great guy and would be a good companion for someone. Jordy needs a special person who is experienced with cats and is willing to take the time to develop a bond with him.  He's close to his mother, his rescuer, but no one else.  He is gorgeous, with a beautiful long black silky coat. Let Max know if you might be interested in one of the cats—410-366-1637.


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


62] – 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

63] – 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


64] – 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.  

65] – 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.

66] – 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


67] – 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.  


68] – 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


69] – 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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