Sunday, February 12, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert February 12 - 13, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert February 12 - 13, 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] Denied Global Entry? -- Feb. 12
6] Genome Project – Feb. 12
7] Ulster Project Delaware -- Feb. 12
8] No ICE raids in Baltimore -- Feb. 12
9] MUPJ talk and meeting – Feb. 12
10] Pentagon Vigil – Feb. 13
11] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Feb. 13 – Feb. 17
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] – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) has received reports that immediately following the presidential election in November, persons who were granted access to the Global Entry program had the privilege revoked by the Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection.  If you have had your Global Entry privilege revoked, please contact ADC immediately by emailing the ADC Legal Department at In the email please include the date your Global Entry privilege was denied. Also, please include your contact information.  Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Members enter the United States through automatic kiosks at select airports. You can also call ADC at 202-244-2990.

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., Feb. 12, the Sunday Platform Address is “The Beauty & Mystery of the Human Genome” with Jonathan Pevsner, Ph.D., professor, Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins Medicine.  Call 410-581-2322 or email

7] – On Sun., Feb. 12 from 1 to 3PM, check out the Ulster Project Delaware Information Session for Prospective Host Families at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1502 W. 13th St., Wilmington. Go to  There will be recruitment for host teens and their families for UPD 2017. Spread the word by alerting any families you know of with teens aged 14-16 that they can find out more at UPD's Information Session for Prospective Host Families. All are invited to learn more about UPD – truly a life-changing experience – and the application process.  Past host teens and their families will be on hand to answer questions and share their enthusiasm for UPD.  

8] –   Go to There is an emergency rally hosted by Maria Gabriela Aldana Enriquez and five others on Sunday from 2 to 5 PM at 3601 Eastern Ave., Baltimore 21224-4206.  I do not know what sparked this call, but I suspect it was a raid by ICE.  Get ICE off the streets of Baltimore.

9] –   Maryland United for Peace and Justice presents Kevin Martin at the Friends Meetinghouse, 2303 Metzerott Road, Adelphi, on Sun., Feb. 12 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM.  Kevin is the president of Peace Action and the Peace Action Education Fund.  He will talk about stopping the Trump tyranny and creating a Beloved Community based on peace and social justice. His talk will conclude at 3:10 PM.  You are invited to stay for the rest of the meeting of the MUPJ Coordinating Body.  Should MUPJ become a Peace Action affiliate?  RSVP to Paulette Hammond at 443-418-5479 so that enough food will be available.

10] – 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 Feb. 13, 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. 

11] – 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

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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