Monday, December 26, 2011

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

19] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Dec. 26 – Dec. 29

20] War Is Not the Answer – Dec. 27

21] Philadelphia Antiwar Vigil -- Dec. 28

22] Green Currency Meeting -- Dec. 28

23] Legacies of the War in Iraq – Dec. 28

24] Chestnut Hill Peace Vigil -- Dec. 28

25] Corporations are not people meeting – Dec. 28

26] Do you have donations for Nicaragua?

27] CCAN is hiring

28] Support Baltimore Brew thru Kickstarter campaign

29] Support finishing film THE ACTIVISTS thru Kickstarter campaign

30] Sign up with Washington Peace Center

31] Fund Our Communities campaign

32] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader 

33] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

34] Do you need a television and/or a computer?

35] Join Global Zero campaign

36] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

37] Click on The Hunger Site 

38] Fire & Faith  

39] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil



19] – 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   


20] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at 4806 York Road. Join this ongoing vigil.  The next vigil is Dec. 27 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


21] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in Iraq outside the Phila. Federal Building, 6th & Market Sts. The next vigil is Dec. 28. Call 215-426-0364.


22] – The Baltimore Green Currency Association meets every Wednesday at 7 PM at Breathe Books, 810 W 36th St. # A, Baltimore, MD 21211-2554.  Call 410-235-7323.


23] – On Wed., Dec. 28 from 5:30 to 8 PM, catch Legacies of the War in Iraq at Friends Center, 1501 Cherry St., Phila. Hear Raed Jarrar, Iraqi-American blogger, political analyst and former American Friends Service Committee staff based in Washington, D.C., Peter Lems, AFSC program director, Education and Advocacy for Iraq and Afghanistan, Celeste Zappala, Gold Star Mother for Peace, Rick McDowell, lead fifteen delegations to Iraq, including a Fellowship of Reconciliation delegation of Nobel Peace Laureates, AFSC staff in-country Iraq Representative, Mary Trotochaud, AFSC staff in-country Iraq  Representative, and Abdulla Al Obaidi, Iraqi student, Rowen University. 


There is no victory and no victors in this war.  You are also invited to call-in and listen to the program: toll-free number – 866.740.1260; access code: 2414586#.

For 30 years the Iraqi people have endured three wars and for 20 years suffered under some of the most severe and comprehensive economic and political sanctions ever imposed against a nation and its people. In 2003, the U.S. military destroyed the infrastructure, left hundreds of thousands dead, opened the way to civil war/ethnic fighting, and created the largest movement of refugees and internally displaced in the region since the creation of Israel in 1948.

There are many sponsoring groups besides the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), including the Brandywine Peace Community. Call the American Friends Service Committee at 215-241-7170 or go to


24] Each Wednesday, the Northwest Greens hold a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in Chestnut Hill, PA. The next vigil is Dec. 28. Call 215-843-4256 or email  


25] – On Wed., Dec. 28 from 7 to 9 PM at Luther Place Memorial Church, 1226 Vermont Ave. NW, WDC 20005, there is a meeting to organize and plan what to do to drive this issue that corporations are not people. The Move To Amend coalition has a few strategies, but you are needed.  This is an early step in a process that has previously led to 27 amendments to the Constitution.  The 28th Amendment has to be the end of corporate dominance. The church is near the McPherson Square Metro off of Thomas Circle on Vermont Avenue. Walk up 14th Street to Thomas Circle, take a right to go around the Circle, cross Massachusetts Ave., and turn right onto Vermont Ave. The church is on the left hand side of Vermont Ave. at 1226. RSVP to Joan Stallard at, CodePink: Women for Peace, or 202-248-2093. 


26] – A group of seven Baltimoreans are headed for Limay, Nicaragua on Dec. 29.  There is room in suitcases to carry some much-needed aid for the sister city, San Juan de Limay.  Do you have any of the following items?  If so, call 410-662-6292.  What Is Most Needed, in order of priority, are medicines,  medical equipment and supplies, laptop computers, pre-school toys, school supplies, Spanish-English dictionaries, books in Spanish, small sports equipment and summer weight clothing. 


27] – CCAN is Hiring. Do you want to fight global warming while gaining valuable grassroots organizing knowledge and experience? If so, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network has the perfect internship for you. It is hiring interns for the spring semester to work out of the Takoma Park and Richmond offices. For ten years, CCAN has been working in Maryland, Virginia, and DC to fight climate change by standing up to polluters and working to pass clean energy policies. Call 1-240-396-1981.


28] – Baltimore Brew - News for Your City is seeking your financial help.  The news outfit has launched a Kickstarter Campaign. Help It Keep Percolating.  They are asking readers, as well as supporters of quality community journalism around the country, to help out by dropping a generous donation into the Kickstarter tip jar.  Visit the Baltimore Kickstarter page today or donate directly at Baltimore Brew, 623 W. University Pkwy., Baltimore, MD 21210.


29] – Melody Weinstein of notified me that the documentary film she has been working on with Michael Heaney is nearing completion. Titled "The Activists," it chronicles the anti-war movement over the last 10 years, and the major players in the movement. They have filmed us in Baltimore and D.C. and New York City and other places.  After years of filming and researching, they look forward to showing the final cut in a few short months.


They have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for finishing the film and have until January 11 to reach the goal of 15K.  To support the film, go to


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


31] – 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      


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


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


34] – Can you use a television set and/or a computer, monitor etc.? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at 


35] – 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.  


36] – 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.


37] – 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.  


38] – 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


39] – 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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