Friday, July 22, 2011

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 3


51] Compassion Over Killing benefit – July 24

52] Potluck Discussion/Picnic – July 24

53] Get on Bridge for peace – July 24

54] Book discussion SACRED ECONOMICS – July 24

55] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – July 24

56] Red Emma's Meeting – July 24

57] Flotilla Report Back – July 24

58] Pentagon Vigil – July 25

59] North Korea Challenges – July 25

60] Arms Control conference – July 25    

61] Protest the death penalty – July 25    

62] Marc Steiner on WEAA – July 25 – July 21

63] Social Forum – July 25

64] Save Social Security rally – July 25

65] Pledge meeting – July 25

66] Donate to Race against Cancer  

67] Can you host a teen from Cyprus in July?

68] Sign up with Washington Peace Center

69] Fund Our Communities campaign

70] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader 

71] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

72] Join Global Zero campaign

73] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

74] Publish your peace article

75] Click on The Hunger Site 

76] Fire & Faith  

77] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil

51] – On Sun., July 24 the Great Sage, an all-organic and all-vegan restaurant, 5809 Clarksville Square Drive, Clarksville, MD 21029, is holding an all-day benefit for Compassion Over Killing.  A member of the Conscious Corner, Great Sage is committed to responsible and ethical business practices. Their food has received much praise in the news, including being named the 6th best restaurant in Baltimore counties, as well as rave reviews on yelp and UrbanSpoon.  Some favorite dishes include the Mediterranean wrap with delicious olive tapenade, the raw California Salad, and their famous Chocolate Lava Cake, one of our staff's favorites!  Call 443-535-9400 or go to



52] – There will a Potluck Discussion as part of the Summer Sunday Discussion on Sun., July 24 at 10:30 AM at the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Baltimore, MD 21201-4517. Bring your own topics for discussion. Find out what others are interested in and put in your own two cents. Then there will be a picnic with the Northern Virginia Ethical Society (Deale, MD).  Contact BES for directions. Call 410-581-2322 or visit


53] – 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


54] – Join Baltimore Green Currency and the Evolver Social Movement for a conversation with Charles Eisenstein, whose new book, SACRED ECONOMICS, is due out this month. Subtitled, "Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition." it describes the transition now underway from a money system of Separation to a money system of Reunion; from an economy that stands in flagrant exception to nature's laws, to an economy that is an extension of the ecology. The suggested donation is $5 for the talk on Sun., July 24 at 4 PM at Metro Gallery, 1700 N. Charles St.  Go to,


55] – 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.


56] – 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 July 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


57] – Catch the Flotilla Report Back with passengers from the Audacity of Hope on Sun., July 24 from 8 to 10 PM at Busboys & Poets, 14th & V Sts.  The event is hosted by CODEPINK: Women for Peace.  Eat great food and listen to the sailors who never sailed. 


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


59] – On Mon., July 25 at 11:45 AM until 1 PM, Mark Fitzpatrick, International Institute for Strategic Studies, will have a book launch for "North Korean Security Challenges: A Net Assessment" at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, 1850 K St., NW, Suite 300, WDC. RSVP at


60] – Starting Mon., July 25 from 9 AM to 5 PM and continuing through July 29, Bruce MacDonald, U.S. Institute of Peace, and other speakers will address "Advanced Issues in Strategic Arms Control" at the U.S. Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave., NW, WDC. Register online at


61] – 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., July 25. Call 410-366-1637.


62] – 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 


63] – The D.C. Metro Social Forum Meeting takes place on Mon., July 25 at 6:30 PM at Bread for the City, 1525 7th St. (between P and Q Sts.).  Join a conversation to help plan an event to foster cross sector/movement building in D.C. in the spirit of a People's Movement Assembly.  Contact Mo-Yain ( RSVP through this link


64] – The AFL-CIO has scheduled a rally to Save Social Security for 5:30 PM, Mon., July 25 at Social Security headquarters, 6301 Security Blvd. in Woodlawn. Saving our safety net and preserving the gains we've made over the last seventy some years is the #1 issue in the U.S. today. This rally is also important for a number of tactical reasons. First - the rally is in the evening so average rank-and filers can attend. Secondly, President Fred Mason has been assured that that the progressive community will turn out. Fred has set a goal of 1,000 union members and supporters .... HANDS OF SOCIAL SECURITY, HANDS OFF MEDICAID, HANDS OFF MEDICARE! Call 410-318-8537.


65] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM, and the meetings now take place at Max's residence.  At the next meeting on July 25, the agenda will include an update on the trials of the protesters supporting Bradley Manning, the Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemoration and a Town Hall meeting about military spending.  To get directions, call Max at 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at 


66] – Susan Ingram is in training for the Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon set for Aug. 21 at Centennial Lake in Columbia.  She is doing the race to help me recuperate and get back in shape after suffering a broken right arm/shoulder in January.  She has registered to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and is racing in honor of her mom and dad, Tom and Margaret Ingram.  Both of my parents fought cancer. Mom survived. Dad did not.  Susan is blogging at her newspaper:  And if you feel so inclined, she would be grateful for any amount of donation you could make on her donation page:


67] – Can you act as a Host Family for Cyprus teens in July?  The Cyprus Friendship Program, modeled off of the very successful Northern Ireland Friendship Project, has a goal of building peace on a troubled, divided island many fear is again headed for armed conflict.  Contact Tom McCarthy, Maryland/D.C. coordinator of CFP at 301-774-7069.  Go to


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

69] – 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      


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


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


72] – 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.  


73] – 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.


74] – 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


75] – 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.  


76] – 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


77] – 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] Go to


"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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