Saturday, July 30, 2011

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 3

51] Rent Party – July 31

52] ReThink the Leaf – July 31

53] Sustainable Seafood – July 31

54] Get on Bridge for peace – July 31

55] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – July 31

56] Revolution Immortalized – July 31

57] Red Emma's Meeting – July 31

58] Pentagon Vigil – Aug. 1

59] Protest the death penalty – Aug. 1    

60] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Aug. 1 – Aug. 4

61] DC CISPES Reportback – Aug. 1    

62] Pledge meeting – Aug. 1

63] Hiroshima commemoration – Aug. 6

64] Nagasaki commemoration – Aug. 9

65] Raise funds to fight cancer – through Aug. 21

66] Sign up with Washington Peace Center

67] Fund Our Communities campaign

68] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader 

69] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

70] Join Global Zero campaign

71] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

72] Publish your peace article

73] Click on The Hunger Site 

74] Fire & Faith  

75] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


51] – There is an Old Fashioned Rent Party for Asantewaa Nkrumah-Ture on Sat., July 30 at 6 PM at 4614 Central Ave. NE, WDC 20019 [1 ½ blocks east from Benning Rd. Metro Blue Line].  Long time community organizer and fighter for justice, Sister Asantewaa has recently been faced with severe financial challenges due to being laid off from work.  Her close friends and comrades, Rick and Michele Tingling-Clemmons are inviting you to their home for food, music, videos, great conversation and fun . . . all for a worthy cause! RSVP at 202-388-1111.


52] – ReThink the Leaf is a benefit and silent auction with the proceeds going to NORML Women's Alliance. It takes place on Sat., July 30 at 7 PM at the Metro Gallery, 1700 N. Charles St. Greta Gaines will perform southern rock, and there is no charge.  Call 410-244-0899 or go to


53] – Sustainable Seafood is the Summer Sunday Discussion on Sun., July 31 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM with Lisa Alderson.  What is happening to the world's marine ecosystems? What can we do to reverse the trend(s), including how can we be responsible consumers? Join others at the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Baltimore, MD 21201-4517. Call 410-581-2322 or visit


54] – 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


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] – Revolution Immortalized: A tribute to the Prophetic Work of Gil Scott-Heron takes place on Sun., July 31 from 5 to 7 PM at  Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St NW, WDC 20001-2517.  This will be an evening of music, poetry, and film in tribute to one of the great political artists of recent decades.  It will feature musical performances by the Neo-Groove Movement, Head-Roc and Saleem Waters, who played with Gil Scott-Heron several times.  There will be poetry by Holly Bass, Jonathan Tucker, BYPO PHOENIX and the DC Youth Poetry Slam Team.  There is no cover, but $5 to $10 donations are encouraged and will go to Empower DC.  Go to


57] – 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 31. 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


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., Aug, 1, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.


59] – 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., Aug. 1. Call 410-366-1637.


60] – 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 


61] – On Mon., Aug, 1, from 7 to 10 PM, you are invited to the DC CISPES Reportback at 1830 Belmont Rd. Washington DC, 20009!  During this celebration you will get an update on Salvadoran news from Jeannie who just returned.  Go to


62] – 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 Aug. 1, the agenda will include a presentation by Molly Porter about her group Good Jobs, Better Baltimore, 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 


63] – Participate in Baltimore's Hiroshima commemoration on Sat., Aug. 6 at Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St., beginning at 4:30 PM with a Crabshell Alliance vigil to honor the victims of the nuclear energy disaster at Fukushima, Japan.  David Eberhardt will read poetry, and Janette D. Sherman M.D. [physician • author • activist] will address "Fukushima and the Nuclear Establishment." At 6:30 PM, there will be a potluck dinner. Email mobuszewski [at]


64] – Participate in Baltimore's Nagasaki commemoration on Tues., Aug. 9 from 5 to 6 PM at 34th & N. Charles Sts. with a vigil against the weapons contracts of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory--$846 million in FY 2010. At 6:15 PM, march to Bufano Sculpture Garden for a remembrance ceremony. David Eberhardt will read poetry. There will be a report on the U.S. Mayors Conference and the anti-war and anti-nuke resolutions which were passed. Then there will be a potluck dinner at Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St.  Email mobuszewski [at]


65] – 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:


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

67] – 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      


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


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


70] – 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.  


71] – 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.


72] – 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


73] – 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.  


74] – 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


75] – 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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