Thursday, May 8, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - May 10 - August 10, 2014

50] Support JHU hospital workers – May 10
51] Hear about Fund Our Communities – May 11
52] The Ethical Culture Story – May 11
53] Peace and Pancakes – May 11
54] Film "Voices Across the Divide" – May 11 - 15
55] VISITING CUBA – May 11
56] Pentagon Vigil – May 12
57] Save the date! - Aug. 10
58] Max is seeking a place to live
59] Ronda Cooperstein on social media
60] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
61] Join Fund Our Communities
62] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
63] Do you need any book shelves or file cabinets?
64] Join Global Zero campaign
65] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
66] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
50] – Take Action Saturday in Baltimore will take place in McKeldin Square Park on Sat., May 10 at noon. Join Danny Glover, The Wire's Wendell Pierce,, and healthcare workers and allies to march against poverty pay at Hopkins Hospital. Local 1199 of the Service Employees International Union members are fighting for fair wages at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The hospital has yet to agree to members' proposal for $15 an hour for every worker who has been with the hospital for 15 years or more. We must support those workers in fighting for economic justice.

51] – Jean Athey will give a talk at River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20817, at 10:30 AM on Sun., May 11. She will describe the work of Fund Our Communities. Go to

52] -- Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore 21201-4661, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion from 10:30 AM to noon. On Sun., May 11, the platform address is “The Ethical Culture Story,” presented by Hugh Taft-Morales, leader, Baltimore Ethical Society. Founded by Felix Adler in 1876, Ethical Culture has philosophical roots that reach back into humanity’s earliest attempts to make meaning and construct community. Ancient western religions established the common polarities of good and evil, divine and mundane. Dominating religious paradigms, from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, embraced dualism. As inheritors of the scientific revolution, Ethical Culture sought better ways to live in modernity, in the here and now.

Fresh off his attendance at Ethical Culture’s annual national gathering, Leader Hugh Taft-Morales will talk about a brand of Humanism and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Taft-Morales joined the Baltimore Ethical Society as its professional leader in 2010, the same year he was certified by the American Ethical Union as an Ethical Culture Leader. He also serves as Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia differing ways for mortals to attain eternal life. Call 410-581-2322 or email

53] -- Join the Kadampa Meditation Center for Peace and Pancakes on Sundays at 10:30 AM at KMC Maryland, 2937 North Charles St. All are invited to participate in guided meditation and chant praying for world peace. There will be a talk based on Buddhist thought followed by brunch. Call 410- 243-3837. Brunch is $5.

54] – Sabeel D.C. Metro endorses "Voices Across the Divide," a powerful documentary produced by physician-author Alice Rothchild & Sharon Mullally exploring the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through rarely heard personal stories. Beginning Sun., May 11 through Thurs., May 15, you have five opportunities to see and discuss this film. Visit

On Sun., May 11, see the film at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814, at 12:30 PM. Have a buffet lunch followed by film and discussion.

On Mon., May 12 at 7:30 PM, see the film at Oasis Hair Salon, Wintergreen Plaza shopping center, just north of Edmonston Drive, 825 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852.

On Tues., May 13 at 7:30 PM, see the film at Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church, 3215 Powder Mill Rd., Adelphi, MD 20783, in the Kelley Room.

On Wed., May 14 at 6:30 PM for dinner, see the film at 7 PM at Ravensworth Baptist Church, 5100 Ravensworth Rd (corner of Braddock Rd.), Annandale, VA 22003.

On Thurs., May 15 at 7:30 PM, see the film at Bethesda Women’s Center, sponsored by Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 5500 Sonoma Rd. (at Old Georgetown Rd. across from NIH), Bethesda, MD 20817.

55] –On Sun., May 11 at 4:30 PM, participate in the Brandywine Peace Community Monthly Potluck Supper/Program at the University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut Street, Phila., PA 19104 (37th & Chestnut Streets). Bring main dish, salad, or dessert to share. The program begins at 5:30 PM.

Hear a Mother's Day Discussion VISITING CUBA, with Bernadette and Lawrence Geller. They have been together protesting USA Imperialism since the Vietnam War They went to Venezuela in 2010 to witness the revolution. Lawrence went to Cuba twice in the early ‘60s. He was a reporter for the Philadelphia Tribune and investigator with the Commission on Human Relations. Currently he is a free lance writer and actor with Beacon Theater productions.

Bernadette was fired in 1970 from Catholic Social Services for her “subversive influences on her workers” because she had them implement a questioner on Institutional Racism in that agency. Fired from Children’s Hospital in 1973 for organizing a protest of the My Lai Massacre. She started her Civil Resistance with Brandywine Peace Community against GE back in the 1980s.

56] -- 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., May 12. 28, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email or call 202-882-9649.

The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro. By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area.

By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr., and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begin at 8 AM. No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. Restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.

57] – SAVE THE DATE!!!!! Get over to "Family Fun" night to raise funds for Dr. Mutulu Skakur and the development of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to free our Political Prisoners/Prisoners of War. It will take place at Skateland North Point, 1113 Old North Point Rd., Baltimore 21222, on Sun., Aug. 10 from 4:30 to 7:30 PM. Admission is $10 which includes skate rental. Contact Abdul-Jabbar at 610.621.0699 (Maryland State Jericho). Go to

58] -- Max is seeking a place to live. Let him know of any possibilities. He can be reached at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at net.

59] -- Ronda Cooperstein has taken to social media, and is recording her opinion pieces on You Tube. Check out her latest essay - THE WASHINGTON POST WITH TOAST:

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

63] -- Can you use any book shelves? Can you use any file cabinets? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

64] -- 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.

65] -- 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.

66] – A 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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