Baltimore Activist Alert September 4 - 7, 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
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out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center. Go
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] verizon.net.
buttons and stickers
2] Web site
for info on federal legislation
Nonviolent Resistance lists
friends are looking to buy a house in Baltimore
5] Take Me Out to the Ballgame – deadline Aug. 31
National Recovery Month.” – Sept. 4
7] Pentagon Vigil – Sept. 5
8] Marc Steiner on
WEAA – Sept. 5 – Sept. 9
vigil in Philadelphia – Sept. 6
Drone Research at JHU" – Sept. 6
the TPP – Sept. 7
12] Transform Baltimore –
“Embracing Article 9 of the Constitution of Japan” –
1] – Buttons,
bumperstickers and books are available.
“God Bless the Whole World,
No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.
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
To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group
affiliation, city and email address to mobuszewski at Verizon.net.
Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to
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
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4] – 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.
5] – On
Tues. Sept. 20th, a peace delegation will be going to the Oriole-Red Sox game
at Camden Yards. A young peace loving Oriole fan, Carlos Laffin, and a
lifetime Oriole fan, from his days growing up in Salisbury, MD, Johnny
Zokovitch, will be honored. If you would like to join the delegation,
contact Bob Cooke at 301-661-0449 (cell), no later than Wed., Aug. 31. All
tickets will be in the same section, and the cost of the tickets should
probably be in the $16 to $24 range.
6] – 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., Sept. 4, “Celebrate
National Recovery Month.” Join a panel of Society members and friends as
they share their experiences with mental health, addiction, and different
pathways to recovery. Call 410-581-2322 or email email@example.com.
7] – 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 Sept., 5, and it is sponsored
by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
8] – The
Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Friday fr6m 10 AM to noon on WEAA 88.9
FM, The Voice of the Community, or online at www.weaa.org.
The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by
email to email@example.com. All
shows are also available as podcasts at www.steinershow.org.
9] – 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 Sept. 3. Call 215-426-0364.
10] – Vigil
to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North
Charles Sts. join this ongoing vigil on Sept. 3 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Call
Max at 410-323-1607.
11] – Popular
Resistance is organizing a protest on Wed., Sept. 7 from 9 AM to 5 PM, the
first full day that Congress will be back. President Obama has taken official steps to introduce
legislation to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) after the election
(called the 'lame duck session'). We must let Congress know in no uncertain
terms that we will not accept a vote on the TPP this year and we demand that
they oppose the TPP! To participate go to https://www.facebook.com/events/588040108035564/
, and then you will be contacted about the details.
12] – Transform Baltimore Moves Forward. The Baltimore City
Council Land Use and Transportation Committee will be voting on the maps for
Transform Baltimore, our city's new zoning code, on Wed., Sept. 7 at 5 PM at
the City Council Chambers. CPHA is concerned that certain members of the
City Council have proposed that several liquor stores in low-income,
African-American communities be rezoned in order to prevent them from being
closed under the Alcohol Outlet Density Reduction provisions of the code. CPHA
is working with members of the City Council and local communities to ensure
that all liquor stores being rezoned are wanted in these neighborhoods.
13] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee, Baltimore Quaker
Peace and Justice Committee of Homewood and Stony Run Meetings and Chesapeake
Physicians for Social Responsibility are continuing the FILM & SOCIAL
CONSCIOUSNESS DVD SERIES. The DVDs will be shown at Homewood Friends
Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218, usually on the First Friday.
After the Black Lives Matter vigil, there will be a potluck dinner. At 7:15 PM,
from September through December, a DVD will be shown with a discussion to
follow. There is no charge, and refreshments will be available. The
series theme is REACTING TO WARS ON CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTIONS, PEOPLE AND THE
On Fri., Sept. 9 see “Embracing Article 9 of the Constitution of
Japan” [2013, Allen Nelson Peace Project]. It is in Japanese with English
subtitles. Allan Nelson, an ex-marine, talks about war and peace: “Article
9 is more powerful than any nuclear weapons.” Article
9 of Japan's Constitution reads as follows: “Aspiring
sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order,
the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the
nation and the threat or use of force as a means of settling international
disputes.” However, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for changing
Article 9. This has resulted in protests. Contact Max at
410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at Verizon.net.
can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD
21218. Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [at] verizon.net.
Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.
"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
"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