Sunday, February 5, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert February 5 - 6, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert February 5 - 6, 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] Water in Baltimore and the World – Feb. 5
6] "Dog Whistle Politics” -- Feb. 5
7] "Triumph and Struggles to Maintain a Clean Water Source" – Feb. 5
8] Life or death for Palestinians -- Feb. 5
9] Migrant and Refugee Rights – Feb. 5
10] Pentagon Vigil – Feb. 6
11] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Feb. 6 – Feb. 10
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] –  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. 5, the Sunday Platform Address is “Water in Baltimore & the World: Triumphs and Struggles to Maintain a Clean Water Source.” The world faces critical issues relating to water as the result of human pressures and climate trends. In short, we need to answer the following critical question: how can we provide better prediction and management of water quantity and quality for the sustained health of mankind and ecosystems, now and for future generations? In meeting this challenge, we must think and act both locally and globally. Only integrated and evidence-based approaches will find efficient and sustainable solutions for the diverse array of complex global water problems. This discussion will highlight water resources and needs both domestically and internationally.

Dr. Kellogg Schwab is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and Director of the JHU Water Institute. The Water Institute integrates Hopkins researchers from public health, engineering, chemistry, materials science, medicine, behavior, policy, and economic disciplines to address the critical nexus of water, food, and energy. The goal of this program is to achieve sustainable, scalable solutions for domestic, agricultural, and industrial water challenges. Call 410-581-2322 or email

6] – The Structural Racism Reading Group will discuss "Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class" by Ian Haney Lopez at 6301 River Road, Bethesda, on Sun., Feb. 5 from 12:30 to 2 PM. The discussion is brought to you by the River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation Racial Justice Task Force.  Come to Room 31, below the annex. Email

7] –  On Sun., Feb. 5 at 6 PM, "Triumph and Struggles to Maintain a Clean Water Source" with Kellogg J. Schwab, Ph.D., director, JHU Water Institute,  will speak to the Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow at Mother Africa Church, 9th & Franklin Sts., Wilmington, DE. Go to

8] –   Alice Rothchild, MD will report-back from Gaza/Palestine in her new book "Condition Critical: Life & Death in Israel/Palestine" at 1025 5th St. NW, WDC,  on Sun., Feb. 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Busboys and Poets, 5th & K Sts., the Cullen Room, 1025 5th St. NW, WDC 20001. RSVP at Since 2003, obstetrician Alice Rothchild has traveled annually to Israel/Palestine with other concerned Americans, to learn about health and human rights situation of politically marginalized communities, especially Palestinians. The book presents key blog posts and analytical essays that explore everyday life in Israel, East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza up close and with searing honesty. These eyewitness reports and intimate stories depict the critical condition of a region suffering from decades-old wounds of colonization and occupation. Condition Critical dares (and inspires) its readers to examine the painful consequences of Zionism and Israeli expansion and to bend the arc of the moral universe towards justice. Rothchild is a Boston-based physician, author, activist, and filmmaker.

9] –   Migrant and Refugee Rights: A Dialogue with Linda Rabben is happening at 515 E. Capitol St. SE, WDC, on Sun., Feb. 5 from 6:30 to 9 PM. Activist and educator Linda Rabben will be the February speaker in the Quaker Dialogues on Peace and Justice series. Local to the DC community, Linda will present on the Sanctuary Movement and the crossroads of human rights and migration. The president's recent executive order on travel bans from predominantly Muslim countries has emphasized the need for communities of faith to engage in action and dialogue around welcoming the stranger, regardless of their race or religion. Attend to learn more about human rights in immigration cases, and to meet with others to discuss how to move forward.  Attenders are encouraged to bring a dish to share. Since the mid-1990s Linda has focused on international migration issues as an activist and a scholar.  She is currently the associate research professor at the University of Maryland's Anthropology Department. Go to

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., 6, 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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