Thursday, August 27, 2015

Baltimore Activist Alert August 27 - September 22, 2015

31] Raffle benefits MD ASPCA – Aug. 27

32] Peace vigil at the White House– Aug. 28

33] Black Lives Matter Vigil – Aug. 28

34] Wine & Wag/ASCPA calendars available – Aug. 28

35] Film on Malcolm X – Aug. 28

36] Ballroom Dancing – Aug. 28

37] International Day against Nuclear Tests --- Aug. 29

38] West Chester peace vigil – Aug. 29

39] Protest drone command center --- Aug. 29

40] D.C. Free Store – Aug. 29

41] Climate chaos, poverty & war actions – Sept. 22

42] Sign up with Washington Peace Center

43] Join Fund Our Communities

44] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

45] Do you need any book shelves?

46] Join Global Zero campaign

47] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


31] – Want to go to the Ravens game on Sat., Aug. 29 at 7:30 PM? The MD ASPCA has two tickets in Section 123, Row 19 & the deal includes parking! The tickets are being raffled for $10 each or three for $25. The drawing will be held at 3 PM on Thurs., Aug. 27. The winner will be notified by phone and tickets can be picked up at the MD SPCA. All proceeds will benefit the homeless animals at the Maryland SPCA. Contact Tami Gosheff at 410-235-8826 x138 or at Go to

32] – On Fri., Aug. 28 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.

33] – There is usually a silent peace vigil on Fridays, from 5 to 6 PM, sponsored by Homewood Friends and Stony Run Meetings, outside the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St.  The next scheduled vigil is on Aug. 28. Black Lives Matter. 

34] – The final Wine & Wag is Fri., Aug. 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.  Barkaritaville-takes place at the Maryland SPCA, 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore, 21211. Bring your animal companion.  The ASPCA will supply the fun: animal activities, food, drinks and much more. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their best tropical garb. The cost is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Contact Tami Gosheff at 410-235-8826 x138 or Go to

The 11th annual Pet Calendar is now for sale! This beautiful full-color, 12x12-inch wall calendar features more than 300 photos of dogs and cats submitted by animal lovers. With your calendar purchase, you'll help support the animals at the Maryland SPCA. Each calendar is $20 including MD tax, plus shipping and handling (when purchased online). Purchase one at

35] – Phil Portlock will be presenting his film, "Our Black Shining Prince: A Film Tribute to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X)" at 617 Florida Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Aug. 28 at 7 PM.  Phil is a native Washingtonian, photographer, writer, producer of numerous video documentaries on African and African-American history, and a social justice activist. Through narration, music and vivid images, this 40-minute presentation captures the short but transformative life of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X) from his early life in the Midwest to his rise as national spokesman for the Nation of Islam. Go to

36] – 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 Aug. 28. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

37] – On 2 December 2009, the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly declared 29 August the International Day against Nuclear Tests by unanimously adopting resolution 64/35. The resolution calls for increasing awareness and education “about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions and the need for their cessation as one of the means of achieving the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world.” The resolution was initiated by the Republic of Kazakhstan, together with a large number of sponsors and cosponsors with a view to commemorate the closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test site on 29 August 1991. The Day is meant to galvanize the United Nations, Member States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, youth networks and the media to inform, educate and advocate the necessity of banning nuclear weapon tests as a valuable step towards achieving a safer world.

38] –  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

39] – On Sat., Aug. 29, from noon to 2 PM, SAY NO! TO DRONE WAR COMMAND CENTER at the Horsham Air Guard Station, Route 611/Easton Road and County Line Road, in Horsham, PA. 19040.  Join in on the last Saturday of the month for the monthly demonstrations, now in their 3rd year, protesting the establishment of the Drone War Command Center at Horsham Air Guard Station, a central part of the growing domestic network of drone bases, training sites, and command centers, crisscrossing the U.S., funded by billions of U.S. tax dollars, and enabling remote-controlled drone war operations around the world.  Dear Drone Operators: Just Walk Away…Stop the killing. Peace, Your Neighbors.  Fly kites, not killer drones! Visit or contact the Brandywine Peace Community at (610) 544-1818.

40] –  On Sat., Aug. 29 from 5 to 8 PM come to the D.C. Free Store, the Peace House, 4219 12th Pl. NE, WDC. A free store is a “store” where all goods are free. It’s a place where anyone can participate by leaving stuff they don’t want or taking stuff they do. The items in the store are either given as gifts to the free store or found in the streets. Mutual aid is the voluntary exchange of resources and services. Go to

41] -- The National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance is planning an action on September 22 in the D.C. area. We will gather at 10 AM in Rep. Paul Ryan’s office to challenge him that the wars must end, that Mother Earth must be saved and that we must eliminate income inequality. We will occupy Rep. Paul Ryan’s office.

After delivering a letter and speaking with staff members, we will next gather for a rally in Murrow Park, before arriving at 1 PM at the White House.  There we will try to deliver a letter to the White House, raise the same issues and risk arrest. Let Max know if you can join us in D.C. for this action. Call 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at

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

43] -- 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 former 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

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

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

46] -- 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.

47] – 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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