Sunday, September 25, 2011

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 3

55] The Racial Divide – Sept. 25

56] Get on Bridge for Peace – Sept. 25

57] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Sept. 25

58] Red Emma's Meeting – Sept. 25

59] Pentagon Vigil – Sept. 26

60] Non-proliferation conference – Sept. 26-30

61] Protest BGE rate increases – Sept. 26

62] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Sept. 26 – Sept. 29

63] Protest the death penalty – Sept. 26  

64] Pax Christi at Boston vs. Orioles game -- Sept. 26  

65] Palestinian film festival – Sept. 26-30

66] Town Hall meeting on military spending – Sept. 26


55] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore, MD 21201-4661, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion from 10:30 to 11:30 AM.  On Sept. 25, the discussion is "America's Racial Divide: "Are Reparations the Solution?" The discussion will be led by Ronald Peden of Organization for American Unity.  Call 410-581-2322 or visit the website to be sure at


56] – 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


57] – 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.


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 Sept. 25. 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., Sept. 26, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.


60] – It seems there will be a conference each day from Mon., Sept. 26 through Sat., Sept. 30, 9 AM to 5 PM with  Bruce MacDonald, U.S. Institute of Peace, and other speakers examining "Non-Proliferation and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Practice and Challenges."  The U.S. Institute of Peace is at 2301 Constitution Ave., NW, WDC 20037. Call to get registration information at 202.457.1700.


61] – Protest this Monday & Say NO to rate hikes on Sept. 26 from 5 to 6 PM at 110 W. Fayette St., Plaza Center across from the Sheraton Hotel. BG&E officials have already announced that they intend to make customers pay for part of the $81 million spent to clean up after Hurricane Irene through rate increases. This is beyond outrageous!  Much of the suffering that the people endured was a result of BGE's own greed -- for instance, cutting back work crews prior to the storm whose job it was to maintain power lines and trees.


BG&E announced this right after the U.S. Census Bureau proclaimed that 1 in 4 Baltimore residents is now living in poverty, a 20% increase in one year. Now they expect the people, especially our seniors and children, to not only go jobless and hungry but to sit in the dark and freeze.  We say no!  Time to fight back!  Join the All Peoples Congress and the Job Is A Right Campaign in a picket line and press conference to announce a statewide campaign to STOP BG&E RATE HIKES!  Call 410-218-4835.


Then join APC at the upcoming hearings on BGE's performance in response to Hurricane Irene on Tues., Sept. 27 at 7 PM at the Baltimore County Office Building, Room 106, 111 W. Chesapeake Ave.Towson, MD.


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] – 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., Sept. 26. Call 410-366-1637.


64] –  On Mon., Sept. 26, join Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore at Camden Yards as they honor Joe Nangle, OFM, for his many years of  great work for peace and justice.  Enjoy a pre-game picnic in the center field pavilion (5:35 to 7:05 PM) with many Oriole fans (and a few Red Sox fans like Joe).  Tickets for the game, including the pre-game picnic, are $40.  Contact Bob Cooke at 


65] – The DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival (DC-PFAF) is taking place Mon., Sept. 26 through Fri., Sept. 30, and ticket prices are $10 per person, and students and seniors pay $7.   Events at George Mason University are free and at Bloombars, it is a suggested donation.

See "This is My Picture When I Was Dead" [2010] by Mahmoud Al Massad on Mon., Sept. 26, 7 to 9 PM at Landmark E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW, WDC. It is Athens 1983, and it is reported that four year old Bashir Mraish was killed in the brutal assassination of his father, a top PLO lieutenant. What if this is not the end of his journey? Twenty-five years later this surreal film explores the life of Mraish – as a political cartoonist in Jordan digging deeper into his father's struggle for the Palestinian Right of Return, and the sequence of events that led to his assassination. This experimental documentary pushes the boundaries of its genre to tell a very personal story of Mraish and his father and the political struggles of the Palestinian people.


66] – 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, however, will not be until Oct. 3.  Instead there will be a Town Hall meeting on Sept. 26 at 7 PM to strategize to cut military spending.  It will be at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, University Pkwy. & N. Charles St.  There will three speakers, a Fund Our Communities organizer, an economist and a Afghanistan War veteran, some legislators and groups involved in cutting military spending and bringing the war dollars home.  Call 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at 


To be continued.


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


"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs

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