Saturday, April 23, 2011

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 4

52] Susan Rosenberg at Red Emma's – Apr. 23

53] Benefit for horses – Apr. 23

54] "Rampant Inequality" – Apr. 24

55] Get on the bridge for peace – Apr. 24

56] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Apr. 24

57] D.C. Green Peace – Apr. 24

58] Red Emma's Meeting – Apr. 24

59] Pentagon Vigil -– Apr. 25

60] Sign up with Washington Peace Center

61] Fund Our Communities campaign

62] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader 

63] Skippy and Jordy need homes 

64] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

65] Support Haiti

66] Buy a red maple tree

67] Join Global Zero campaign

68] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

69] Publish your peace article

70] Click on The Hunger Site 

71] Fire & Faith  

72] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


52] – On Sat., Apr. 23 at 7 PM at Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St., Susan Rosenberg will discuss her memoir POLITICAL PRISONER IN MY OWN COUNTRY.  In 1982, long-time radical activist Susan Rosenberg was placed on the FBI's most-wanted list with orders of "shoot to kill." In 1984, she and Timothy Blunk were unloading a U-Haul filled with 740 pounds of explosives at a storage facility in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, when the FBI arrived. Rosenberg was sentenced to 58 years in federal prison and spent the next 16 horrific years in some of the worst maximum security woman's prisons in the country.


Rosenberg served time in six different federal institutions and endured the first ten years in varying degrees of seclusion, including stints in the first experimental high security unit (HSU) for women and in the first maximum-security prison for women in the U.S. At HSU she was regularly strip- searched, heavily chained, and subjected to intense psychological torture such as complete isolation, sleep deprivation, twenty-four hour lighting, and constant surveillance. Susan and others in the ACLU prison project, and with the support of Amnesty International, fought and won the closing of this experiment. She was granted executive clemency by President Bill Clinton in January 2001.  Since 2004, Rosenberg, has served as the director of communications at a faith-based human-rights organization working to alleviate poverty, hunger, and disease in the developing world. Call 410-230-0450 or go to


53] – On Sat., Apr. 23 at 7:30 PM, Days End Farm Horse Rescue is hosting a benefit Grapes of Hooves at Oregon Ridge Dinner Theater, 13403 Beaver Dam Road in Hunt Valley.  All proceeds will benefit abused and neglected horses.  Call 301-854-5037 or go to  The cost is $65.


54] – On Sun., Apr. 24 at 10:30 AM, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore 21201, welcomes Joseph Schwartz, professor of Political Science, Temple Univ.  He will address "Rampant Inequality: The Hidden Cause of the Great Recession." He will argue the rampant growth of inequality over the past thirty five years played a major role in the Great Recession. The decline in the real wages of working people contributed to a global crisis of overproduction. Call 410-581-2322 or visit


55] – 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


56] – 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.

57] – Join the 12th day of D.C. Green Peace at 4: 30 AM on Sun., Apr. 24 at 1st Park between 1st St. NW & Florida Ave. NW, WDC 20001.  The Day of D.C. Green Peace aims to provide new hope to the Shaw Community by transforming the physical environment. Several hundred annual flowers and about two hundred Easter lilies will be planted on many front lawns. Through a coordinated volunteer program for watering and maintenance, these flowers will be sustained. Contact Rev. Sang Jin Choi, director, at 571-259-4937 or

58] – 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 Apr. 24. 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


59] – 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., Apr. 25, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.

60] – The Washington Peace Center has a progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email:

61] – 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      


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


63] – 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.


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


65] – 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

66] – 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


67] – 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.  

68] – 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.

69] – 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


70] – 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.  


71] – 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


72] – 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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