Saturday, December 31, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert December 31, 2016 – January 3, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert December 31, 2016 – January 3, 2017

"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] National Moral Revival Poor Peoples Campaign – Dec. 31
6] Healthy Lunch – Jan. 1
7] New Year’s Brunch – Jan. 1
8] Pentagon Vigil – Jan. 2
9] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Jan. 2 – Jan. 6
10] Get Money Out Maryland conference call – Jan. 2
11] Make an anti-fracking tee shirt – Jan. 2
12] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – Jan. 3
13] Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" – Jan. 3
14] Interracial/Interfaith Dialogue on Racism -- Jan. 3
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] – Join the National Moral Revival Poor Peoples Campaign and continue the struggle for progress on social justice issues. Join Repairers of the Breach, for the Social Justice Watch Night Service on Sat., Dec. 31 from 10 PM to midnight at the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1518 M St. NW, WDC 20005.  The closest Metro Stations are Farragut North (Red Line) and McPherson Square (Orange, Blue, and Silver Lines). RSVP

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., Jan. 1, the Sunday Platform Address is "Healthy 2017 Demo and Lunch" by Marjorie Roswell,  Celebrate New Year’s Day with ethical society friends and family!  And start the New Year with your health resolutions intact! We begin with a healthy cooking demonstration by Margie Roswell (and you). Sign up to bring at least one plant-based ingredient at Feel free to bring a short blurb about your ingredient. (If you don’t sign up, you may still attend, but advance signup and ingredient contribution decisions will help. Don’t overthink it. Just choose something.) We’ll eat what we make – including, a Lentil, Sweet Potato, Coconut Milk, Tomato Stew, brown rice, salad, and whatever you bring. Attendees will also have an opportunity to use the non-invasive Veggie Meter to monitor your carotenoid status. Then visit the Rawlings Conservatory.  Carpools will leave at approximately 1 PM.

Roswell is a nutrition educator, and founder of – a program to encourage social activists and campaigners to improve our nutrition environments, to eat more healthfully, and to stay well. It’s a win-win strategy. 
Call 410-581-2322 or email

7] – On Sun., Jan. 1 at 11 AM to 4 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, enjoy a New year’s Brunch. For the second year in a row, the Red Emma's collective invites you to join us for New Year's Hangover Brunch. This year's special offerings? Vegan biscuits & gravy, with a side of veggie sausage + fluffy, delicious pancakes! Your choice of either, or get 'em all together for the ultimate hangover cure! Coffee & juice will be flowing. 2017's gonna be a rough one folks - let's start it off by sharing a meal with our extended community. Call 443-602-7585.  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 Jan., 2, 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] – There is a planning a t-shirt making event at the Food & Water Watch office on Tues., Jan. 3 from 6 to 8 PM at the Food & Water Watch office, 31st & St. Paul Sts. Make some wearable anti fracking gear, which will be needed in the months ahead!  Bring a red t-shirt or sweatshirt! It may be good to make a t-shirt big enough to fit over your winter coat! Call 410-394-7652 or 978-835-6230.

12] – 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 Jan. 3.  Call 215-426-0364.

13] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. join this ongoing vigil on Jan. 3  from 5:30 to 6:30  PM. Call Max at 410-323-1607.

14] – Participate in an Interracial/Interfaith Dialogue on Racism: Seeing the Divine in Each Other at the Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, on Tues., Jan. 3 from 6:15 to 9 PM.  In small groups, led by trained facilitators, this dialogue will raise your awareness of racism and prejudice in our lives. Learn about developing strategies and actions to change attitudes and remove obstacles that prevent racial equality and mutual respect between all faith traditions.  Go to

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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