Sunday, December 21, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - December 23, 2014 to January 15, 2015

17] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Dec. 23
18] No JHU Drone Research – Dec. 23
19] Film ROUND MIDNIGHT – Dec. 23
20] Christmas Celebration – Dec. 25
21] Vigil for peace at White House – Dec. 26
22] Vigil for Justice in Palestine – Dec. 26
23] Ballroom Dancing – Dec. 26
24] Olney Peace vigil – Dec. 27
25] West Chester, PA demo – Dec. 27
26] Silent peace vigil – Dec. 27
27] Protest at Drone War Command Center – Dec. 27
28] Go to Cuba – Jan. 5 to Jan. 15
29] Presents for the Animals – throughout December
30] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
31] Join Fund Our Communities
32] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
33] Do you need any book shelves?
34] Join Global Zero campaign
35] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
36] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
17] – Each Tuesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the Catholic Peace Fellowship-Philadelphia for peace in Afghanistan and Iraq gathers at the Suburban Station, 16th St. & JFK Blvd., at the entrance to Tracks 3 and 4 on the mezzanine. The next vigil is Dec. 23. Call 215-426-0364.

18] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. Join this ongoing vigil on Dec. 23 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

19] – At Bloombars, 3222 11th St. NW, WDC, on Tues., Dec. 23 from 7 to 9:30 PM, join BloomBars and DC Moving Pictures, for a great jazz film by Clint Eastwood, ROUND MIDNIGHT! After the screening they'll have an audience discussion lead by Chris Rue, of DC Moving Pictures – a movie screening project dedicated to showcasing great movies and great filmmakers at local spaces in and around the District. The suggested donation is $10, and the proceeds support BloomBars. Have some free organic popcorn. BloomScreen Indie Film Night is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers, experts and other guests. Go to

20] – There is a CHRISTMAS DAY COMMEMORATION at 4217 East-West Highway, Bethesda 20814 (at Shanti Yoga Center). This is A DAY OF PURIFICATION, MEDITATION and FRUGALITY, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ on Thurs., Dec. 25 starting at 6:30 AM. The final event begins at 4:45 PM. Email

21] – On Fri., Dec. 26 from noon to 1 PM, join the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in a vigil urging the powers that be to abolish war and torture, to disarm all weapons, to end indefinite detention, to close Guantanamo, to establish justice for all and help create the Beloved Community! The vigil takes place at the White House on Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact Art @ or at 202-360-6416.

22] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th & JFK Blvd., Philadelphia, across from Israeli Consulate. It is sponsored by Bubbies & Zaydes (Grandparents) for Peace in the Middle East. Email Go to

23] – There is an opportunity to participate in ballroom dancing, usually every Friday of the month, in the JHU ROTC Bldg. at 8 PM. Turn south on San Martin Dr. from the intersection of Univ. Parkway and 39th St. Drive on campus by taking the third left turn. The next dance will be Dec. 25. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

24] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 10:30 to 11:30 AM, on the corner of Rt. 108 and Georgia Ave. [Route 97] in Olney, MD. The next vigil is Dec. 27. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.

25] – Each Saturday, 11 AM – 1 PM, Chester County Peace Movement holds a peace vigil in West Chester in front of the Chester County Courthouse, High & Market Sts. Go to Email

26] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Dec. 27. Look for the blue banner with the message, "Seek Peace and Pursue It.--Psalms 34:14." The vigil lasts one hour and is silent except when one responds to the occasional questions. Go to or email

27] – The Drone War Command Center in Horsham, PA is to be operational in 2015. The area is closer each day to being a place where remote-controlled killing will take place. Stand against drone warfare on Sat., Dec. 27 from noon to 2 PM. Protest the establishment of the Drone War Command Center at the Horsham Air Guard Station, Route 611/Easton Road and County Line Road, Horsham, PA. Contact Brandywine Peace Community at 610-544-1818 or go to

28] – Witness for Peace has organized a Cuba: Education Delegation from Mon., Jan.5 through Thurs., Jan. 15. The Delegation Coordinator is Dixie Olmstead (651-271-6558 or Visit

29] – Throughout December, the Maryland SPCA is collecting toys for the cats and dogs in the adoption center. The goal is to collect enough toys in one month to entertain the homeless animals in the shelter throughout the coming year by filling the sleigh! You can help by bringing new cat and dog toys and treats to the Maryland SPCA. Some of the toys the pets like best are Kongs, Buster Cubes, toy mice (without catnip) and plush squeaky toys. Having toys and treats in the shelter environment helps socialize pets, reduces stress and improves health.

Bring Presents for the Animals to the adoption center at 3300 Falls Rd., Baltimore 21211 or Project Adopt at White Marsh Mall (next to JCPennys). If you would like to donate a toy or treat but can't get to the MD SPCA, you can purchase from an Amazon and AmazonSmile wish list, and your item(s) will be shipped directly to the MD SPCA. Go to Visit

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

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

34] -- 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.

35] -- 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.

36] – 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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