Sunday, December 25, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert December 25 – 27, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert December 25 – 27, 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] Two friends are looking to buy a house in Baltimore
5] Pope Francis articulates that Christmas is a charade – Dec. 25
6] Winter Festival – Dec. 25
7] Join Baltimore Jail Support – Dec. 25
8] Pentagon Vigil – Dec. 26
9] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Dec. 26 – Dec. 30
10] Get Money Out Maryland conference call – Dec. 26
11] Wilmington in Transition meeting – Dec. 26
12] Holy Innocents Retreat – Dec. 27 - 28
13] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – Dec. 27
14] Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" – Dec. 27
15] Fundraiser for Maryland SPCA – Dec. 27
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] – 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] – According to a WASHINGTON POST article by Christopher Jolly Hale which was published December 24, 2016, Pope Francis said this in 2015 to a group, which included Hale, gathered for Mass: “Christmas is approaching: There will be lights, parties, lighted Christmas trees and manger scenes. … It’s all a charade.” He continued - “The world continues to go to war. The world has not chosen a peaceful path. There are wars today everywhere, and hate. We should ask for the grace to weep for this world, which does not recognize the path to peace. To weep for those who live for war and have the cynicism to deny it. God weeps; Jesus weeps.”

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., Dec. 25, however, there is a Winter Festival.  Call 410-581-2322 or email

7] – Baltimore Jail Support will gather from 4 to 10 PM on Sun., Dec. 25 outside the Baltimore City Detention Center, 401 East Eager St., Baltimore 21202. All we want for Christmas is the walls to fall! The Baltimore Jail has got to go! This is the 16th weekly jail support for individuals being released from Baltimore City Detention Center. Bring extra coats and jackets! People are often released without any warm clothing and it is cold! YOUR HELP IS NEEDED! Donate water bottles, Juice, granola bars, fruit, chips ETC. (any packaged food).  Go to

8] – 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 Dec., 26, 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. 

9] – 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   The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email to All shows are also available as podcasts at

10] – Get Money Out of Maryland has a weekly teleconference, every Monday evening at 8:30 PM.  Call 605-475-6711, and use the Code 1136243#.  Go to

11] – On Tues., Dec. 27 at 7 PM, the Wilmington in Transition  Local Food Working Group Meeting is taking place at the  Woodlawn Library, 2020 W. 9th St., Wilmington, DE 19805.  Go to

12] – The annual Holy Innocents Faith and Resistance Retreat/Witness will honor Dan Berrigan, SJ on Tues., Dec. 27 at 1 PM though Wed., Dec. 28 at noon, starting at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC 20010.  Join members of the Atlantic and Southern Life communities and other peacemaking friends in a time of retreat and nonviolent witness to commemorate the Massacre of the Holy Innocents – past and present. Bring sleeping bags and bedding. Friend and mentor, Dan Berrigan, SJ, died on April 30, 2016.  Reflect on Dan's exemplary commitment to Gospel nonviolence, prepare for a nonviolent witness the next day and have liturgy together. In the public witness at the Pentagon, convey our hope for a world of nonviolence, peace and justice. Email or call Art Laffin at 202-360-6416.

13] – 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. 27.  Call 215-426-0364.

14] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. join this ongoing vigil on Dec. 27  from 5:30 to 6:30  PM. Call Max at 410-323-1607.

15] – Tis the season to remember all our loved ones and to give back!  On Turs., Dec. 27 from 7 to 11 PM, come to The Point, 1738 Thames St., Baltimore 21231, to help raise money for the Maryland SPCA.

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-323-1607; 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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