Saturday, March 19, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert March 19, 2016

"I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours.
The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.

Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center.  Go to  If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to BNC, 325 East 25th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.  Max Obuszewski can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski [at]

1] Books, buttons and stickers
2] Web site for info on federal legislation
3] Join Nonviolent Resistance lists  
4] Buy coffee through HoCoFoLa
5] Two friends are looking to buy a house in Baltimore
6] Protest Verizon – Mar. 19
7] Canvass for Donna Edwards – Mar. 19
8] West Chester peace vigil – Mar. 19
9] Workers against War – Mar. 19
1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available.  “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.

2] – To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at

3] – THE ORGANIZING LIST will be the primary decision-making mechanism of the National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR].  It will be augmented by conference calls and possibly in-person meetings as needed.  It will consist of 1 or 2 representatives from each local, regional, or national organization (not coalitions) that wishes to actively work to carry out the NCNR campaign of facilitating and organizing nonviolent resistance to the war in Iraq.

To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to mobuszewski at  Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.  

THE NOTICES LIST will include only notices of NCNR actions and related information and is open to any interested person to subscribe.  It will be moderated to maintain focus & will include periodic notices about getting involved in NCNR national organizing.  To join the NOTICES List, send an email message to You will get a confirmation message once subscribed.  If you have problems, please write to the list manager at

4] – You can help safeguard human rights and fragile ecosystems through your purchase of HOCOFOLA Café Quetzal. Bags of ground coffee or whole beans can be ordered by mailing in an order form. Also note organic cocoa and sugar are for sale.  For more details and to download the order form, go to The coffee comes in one-pound bags.

Fill out the form and mail it with a check made out to HOCOFOLA on or before the second week of the month.  Be sure you indicate ground or beans for each type of coffee ordered.  Send it to Francine Sheppard at 5639B, Harpers Farm Rd., Columbia 21044. The coffee will arrive some time the following week and you will be notified where to pick it up. Contact Francine at 410-992-7679 or

5] – Janice and Max are looking to buy a house in Baltimore.  Let Max know if you have any leads—410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at Verizon dot net.

6] – Protest at the Verizon Center, 1314 F St. NW, WDC, on Sat., Mar. 19 from 10 AM to 2 PM.  CWA Local 2336 will be picketing and leafleting the Verizon Wireless store on F St., and would like your support. CWA has been in contract negotiations with Verizon for the past 8 months with no progress thus far. Please come out and let Verizon know we are not pleased with the lack of these negotiations in gaining a fair contract. Verizon has quickly become the "poster child of corporate greed," and CWA wants to let them know they will not stand by and let them take middleclass jobs and hard earned benefits. Contact Terry Richardson, president, CWA Local 2336, at 202-291-1500.

7] – On Sat., Mar. 19 from 11 AM to 1:30 PM, join a canvass in the Winston-Govans community for Donna Edwards.  Jim Baldridge will provide instructions at 810 Winston Ave., Baltimore, 21212 from 11 to 11:30 AM.  Refreshments will be available.  Then the canvass will go door to door for an hour and a half or so.  It's an important campaign to help put into the US Senate the only African American woman senator, a woman who has the backs of the U.S. working class. RSVP to Margaret Baldridge at 410-433-3269.

8] – 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

9] – Workers Will Vigil to End War at the National Mall, 3rd Street across from the Capitol Reflecting Pool, WDC, on Sat., Mar. 19 from noon to 1 PM.  Use the Federal Center SW Metro Station. March 19 marks the 13th year since the US invasion of Iraq. Aside from other US adventures, incursions, and use of military force beforehand, the world has experienced endless war since March 19, 2003. There is no benefit to working people but we have paid in blood and coin. Only those of the class of concentrated wealth and power have profited. This class drives the agenda of this country. Workers remain outside any meaningful decision-making process. It is time for workers to make their voices heard on the matter of war. Workers should not be killing other workers. DC Labor for Peace & Justice is the host. 

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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