Friday, February 11, 2011

Baltimore Activist Alert

25] White House vigil – Feb. 11 

26] WIB Inner Harbor vigil – Feb. 11

27] WIB Roland Park vigil – Feb. 11

28] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Feb. 11

29] Silent Vigil at Homewood Friends – Feb. 11

30] Gonzales Cantata – Feb. 11

31] Mexico's Revolution – Feb. 11

32] Walter Reed vigil – Feb. 11


34] Ballroom dancing – Feb. 11

35] Heart of Love benefit – Feb. 11

36] Farmers Market – Feb. 12

37] BMORE PROUD Summit – Feb. 12
38] Wages of War – Feb. 12

39] Olney vigil to end the war – Feb. 12

40] Peace vigil in Chester, PA – Feb. 12

41] Peace vigil at Capitol – Feb. 12

42] Support Egyptian protesters at White House – Feb. 12

43] Film LITTLE BROTHER – Feb. 12

44] OPEN HEARTS BALL – Feb. 12

45] Darwin Lecture – Feb. 13

46] Get on the bridge for peace – Feb. 13

47] Bread & Puppet Circus – Feb. 13

48] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Feb. 13

49] ARE YOU SAFER? – Feb. 13

50] Red Emma's Meeting – Feb. 13

51] Protest at the Pentagon – Feb. 14

52] Equality Maryland Lobby Night – Feb. 14

53] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Feb. 14 – Feb. 17

54] Protest the death penalty – Feb. 14        

55] Bread and Puppet Theater training – Feb. 14

56] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Feb. 14

57] Get the CD Silence Is For Suckers   

58] Buy Francis Boyle's book on Zionism

59] Fund Our Communities campaign

60] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader 

61] Buy a copy of DENMARK RISING 

62] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

63] Support Haiti

64] Buy a red maple tree

65] Join Global Zero campaign

66] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

67] Publish your peace article

68] Click on The Hunger Site 

69] Fire & Faith  

70] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


25] – 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:   
 26] – 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.  27] – There is also a noon vigil, weather permitting, on Fri., Feb. 11 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St.  Call 410-467-9114. 28] – 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
29] –  There is a silent vigil on Fri., Feb. 11 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. 


30] – The Theater Project, on Preston & Cathedral Sts., and the Greek Orthodox Church, are hosting a comic opera based on testimony on secret wiretapping given by ex- Bush Attorney General Alberto Gonzales called  "The Gonzales Cantata." Email

 Gonzales Cantata and Dido+Aeneas continue due to popular demand. There will be an extra performance of this exciting and provocative double-bill on Sat., Feb. 12 at 8 PM.  This collaboration between American Opera Theatre, Handel Choir of Baltimore and Peabody Chamber Opera that Tim Smith of the Baltimore Sun calls "clever" and "true to form" will be performed on Fri., Feb. 11 and Feb. 12 at 8 PM and PM and Sun. Feb. 13 at 5 PM.  Tickets are $30 general admission and $20 for students and seniors.  They can be purchased online at MissionTix or by calling Theatre Project's box office at 410-752-8558.

31] – MEXICO'S REVOLUTION: Then and Now was written by James D. Cockcroft, and he will discuss the book on Fri. Feb. 11 from 7 to 9 PM at the DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW.  The entrance fee is $5, and the talk is cosponsored by Monthly Review Press and SOA Watch.  The author will trace 100 years of revolutionary tradition in Mexico and will focus on the struggles around migration, drug trade, and U.S. imperialism.


32] – 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 -


33] – Anthony Nocella, author, activist, poet and co-editor of ACADEMIC REPRESSION: Reflections on the Academic Industrial Complex (AK Press 2010) will discuss his own experiences and how to resist at 7:30 PM on Fri., Feb. 11 at Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St. Call 410-230-0450 or go to


34] –  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 Feb. 11.  Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

35] – The Heart of Love is a benefit for the Empowerment Center and a charity helping gang rape victims in Haiti.  Some of the performers are Deletta Gillespie and Azya Maxton with the concert starting at 8 PM on Fri., Feb. 11 at the Spiritual Empowerment Center, 2129 N. Charles St. Tickets are $20.   Call 410-244-7321 or go to

36] – 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


37] – BMORE PROUD Intercollegiate LGBTQA Leadership Summit 2011 is taking place on Sat., Feb. 12 from 9 AM to 10 PM on the Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus, Levering Hall [Bldg #10]. This conference will feature nationally recognized keynote speakers Eric Alva and Stacey Ann Chin. Enjoy a hosting panel, group/individual presentations, leadership training and workshop training aimed at encompassing a variety of LGBT topics.  The conference will also host a resource fair exhibiting local nonprofit committees.  The evening will be concluded with an event for entertainment.  It is free for Baltimore Metro College Students.  Register at and submit a Break Out Session at  BMore Proud is an organization made up of professional staff and student leaders from colleges and universities within the state of Maryland.  Go to


38] – On Sat., Feb. 12, from 9:30 AM to 4 PM, participate in "The Wages of War," 8th Annual Gathering for Peace and Justice at Sacred Heart Church, 1739 Ferry Avenue in Camden, NJ (Broadway & Ferry Avenues). Lunch will be provided.  Contact Pat Johnston at or 609-220-3999. For directions go to

Featured speakers are Fr. Patrick Sieber, ofm, Fr. Gerard Maribel, Zen teacher Seijaku Roshi; Camden minister Rev. Denny Daikeler; Muslim educator Zahida Rahman; Farah Mokhtareizadeh, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, just back from a peace mission in Afghanistan; war tax resister Randy Kehler; Janine Gibbons, the New Sanctuary Movement. Contact Pat Johnston for a registration form at or 609-220-3999.    
39] – 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 Feb. 12. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167. 
 40] –  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

41] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Feb. 12. 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


42] –  Stand in support of the brave people of Egypt on Sat., Feb. 12 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM at the White House and then return at 10 PM and stay until morning. Bring musical instruments, poetry, boom box, signs, sleeping bag to bundle up in. Contact Joan Stallard at

Visit  Car pool from Baltimore:  gather at the Solidarity Center, 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.  Departure at 9:30 AM.  RSVP if possible to


43] – On Sat, Feb. 12 from 6 to 9 PM, Beyond the Bricks presents LITTLE BROTHER, a documentary by Nicole Franklin and JasminTiggett who will discuus the film after the viewing at Morgan State U., Calvin and Tina Tyler Ballroom, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane.  Call 443-885-3333 or visit www,


44] – On Sat, Feb. 12 at 7 PM @ 2640, 27th and St. Pul Sts, tune in the Open Hearts Ball, a benefit for Heart's Place Shelter. It is $12 in advance, $15 at the door.  The performers are Sac Au Lait and DC's Old Man Brown. Go to


45] – On Sun., Feb. 13 at 10:30 AM, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore 21201, is hosting a discussion  "What Did Charles Darwib REALLY Discover?" delivered by Dr. Thomas R. Holtz, Jr., senior lecturer in vertebrate paleontology, UMCP.  Dr. Holtz is a dinosaur paleobiologist.  Call 410-581-2322 or visit


46] – 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


47] – The Bread and Puppet Theater is doing a recapitalization circus on Sun., Feb. 13 at 3 PM at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave.  The circus will demonstrate in numerous death-defying stunts the phantastic effects of the capitalization of life in the U.S. and citizens' courageous efforts of decapitilization.  Call 410-276-1651 or go to   


48] – 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.


49] – 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., Feb. 13, there will be a showing on a large screen of "Are We Safer?," PBS FRONTLINE story on the U.S. domestic surveillance industry.

Sara Mullen, assoc. director, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Pennsylvania will discuss TOP SECRET AMERICA...Post 9/11 Surveillance Industry: Billion Dollar Boom and the Impact on Civil Liberties. Call 610-544-1818. Go to


 "...The U.S. intelligence budget is vast, publicly announced last year as $75 billion, 21/2 times the size it was on Sept. 10, 2001. But the figure doesn't include many military activities or domestic counter-terrorism programs..." from TOP SECRET AMERICA, a Washington Post Investigation Find out more about the impact on our most fundamental civil liberties - the right of free speech and to dissent - of the multi-billion dollar boom in the U.S. domestic surveillance industry. Go to


50] – 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 Feb. 13. 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


51] – 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., Feb. 14, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.


52] – Join Equality Maryland on Mon., Feb. 14 for a lobby day in Annapolis to encourage legislators that Marylanders support marriage equality. There is a training and rally at 4:30 PM at Maryland State House, 100 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401. Then meet with your legislators from 6 to 8 PM. Call 410-685-6567 to reach Mark Anthony Dingbaum, campaign manager with Equality Maryland.


53] – 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   


54] – 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., Feb. 14. Call 410-366-1637.


55] – The Bread and Puppet Theater puppetistas will offer training in state-of-the-arts street theater technology on Mon., Feb. 14 at 6 PM at 2640 Space, 27th & St. Paul Sts. The fee is $5 to $10 on a sliding scale.  Go to     


56] – 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 Feb. 14.  The agenda will include a discussion of the March 19 action in D.C., Bradley Manning, and the climate chaos protest at the Pentagon.  Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at for directions.  


57] – Ron Kipling Williams announced that his long awaited CD is out!!! Aware and Outraged - Silence is for Suckers is available for purchase at Red Emmas Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 800 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21202/410-230-0450 or go to; and Expressions Art & Custom Framing, 222 N. Paca St., Baltimore 21201/410-783-0195.  You may also purchase it online at cdbaby at Go to


58] – Clarity Press, Inc. is selling PROMOTING THE COLLAPSE OF ZIONISM: A STRATEGY FOR PALESTINE & THE PALESTINIAN RIGHT OF RETURN UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW by Francis A. Boyle.  The ISBN is 0932863-93-0/978-0-932863-93-5; $14.95/123 pp./ 2011.  The just resolution of the Palestinian right of return is at the very heart of the Middle East peace process. Nonetheless, the Obama administration wants to impose a comprehensive peace settlement upon the Palestinians that will force them to give up their well-recognized right of return under United Nations General Assembly Resolution 194(III)) of 1948; accept a Bantustan of disjointed and surrounded chunks of territory on the West Bank in Gaza; and even expressly recognize Israel as "the Jewish State," as newly demanded by Benjamin Netanyahu. All this will fail for the reasons so powerfully stated in this book. For the past three decades, Francis A. Boyle has provided the leadership of the Palestinian people with advice, counsel, and representation at all stages of the Middle East Peace Process. Acquire this book from; contact CLARITY PRESS, INC at


59] – 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      


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


61] – 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

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

63] – 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 

64] – 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


65] – 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.  
 66] – 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. 67] – 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

68] – 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.  


69] – 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


70] – 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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