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Baltimore Activist Alert April 30, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert April 30, 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 www.baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com.  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.

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] The Good Will Revolution – Apr. 30Alyce Beman <abechanger@gmail.com>
6] Resistance Rally - Apr. 30
7] Auschwitz, 70 years later, – Apr. 30
8] Stop Delaware Death Penalty – Apr. 30
9] Baltimore Green Forum – Apr. 30
10] Hear Amy Goodman – Apr. 30
11] See 13th – Apr. 30
12] Pentagon Vigil – May 1
13] Marc Steiner on WEAA – May. 1 – May. 5

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 http://thomas.loc.gov/.  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.

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 Verizon.net.  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 ncnrnotices-subscribe@lists.riseup.net. You will get a confirmation message once subscribed.  If you have problems, please write to the list manager at ncnrnotices-admin@lists.riseup.net.

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., Apr. 30, the Sunday Platform Address is “The Good Will Revolution: Leave the Rat Race to the Rats.” Our rat race culture pits people against each other in a competition to get as much money, materials, and power as possible. Greed, selfishness and ruthlessness are assets, and kindness and sincerity are liabilities. Winners are highly respected and everyone else is a loser. Surprisingly, rat race culture is not compulsory. The alternative is the Goodwill Revolution which encompasses a set of principles that mobilizes the inherent goodness of mankind as the key to true happiness. Kindness, compassion, and honesty become valuable assets, while selfishness becomes a liability. The book is a blueprint for transforming American ghettos through revolutionary cultural change to improve education, employment, crime and reclaim political power using bottom-up solutions.

Michael Irving Phillips is the author of ‘Leave the Rat Race to the Rats’ and “Boycott Money and Save Your Soul – Launching The Goodwill Revolution,” He is the Co-host of WEAA’s ‘Caribbean Exchange.’ He received an MA degree in Education from Howard University, and is also the author of several poetry books.
Call 410-581-2322 or email ask@bmorethical.org

6] -- There is a Resistance Rally on Sun., Apr. 30 at noon at Busboys & Poets, 1025 5th St. NW, WDC.  RSVP at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bxOMDPH6SzSyKR1avTdQ1N0teUSevB3tEPdlXoavZEQ/edit#gid=1172185737.
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7] – Auschwitz, 70 years later and the Interpretation(s) of Memory, is to be heard on Sun., Apr. 30 at 1 PM at the· Jewish Museum of Maryland, Baltimore. The speaker is Dr. Anna Sommer Schneider, Georgetown University. Since its liberation in January 1945 and the creation of the Museum the following year, the memory of this notorious Nazi death camp has often been twisted, distorted or even abused. What remains clear, however, is that the policy of the communist government in Poland regarding Auschwitz, and the narrative created after the war, exerted tremendous impact on the awareness of the post-war generations in Poland and Polish-Jewish relations. Inevitably, the distortions of memory shed light on the lack of awareness and comprehension of the different meanings and symbolism of Auschwitz by the post-World War II generations. This program is presented in partnership with The Gordon Center for Performing Arts.

8] – On Sun., Apr. 30 from 3 to 5 PM at the Grace United Methodist Church, (00 Washington St., Wilmington 19081, attend a Movement for a Culture of Peace Forum, "Stopping the Delaware Death Penalty." This is Action Forum to Stop HB 125, which seeks to restore capital punishment in the First State. Delaware’s former death penalty statute was declared unconstitutional last year by the state supreme court. Go to https://wilmingtonpeacemarch.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/lock-the-door-on-delawares-death-penalty-april-30/.

9] – The BALTIMORE GREEN FORUM, a monthly environmental education and discussion forum, takes place on Sun., Apr. 30.  The presentation and Q&A goes from 4 to 5:15 PM, followed by announcements & networking from 5:15 to 5:45 PM.  Finally there will be a Roundtable Discussion from 5:45 to 6:30 PM.  The forum is at 1105 Providence Road, Towson 21286. Go to http://www.mpchurch.org/location-2/.  For the very first time, e the entire meeting will be a round table dis​cussion.  Also note that refreshments will be available

The topics will include reports from those ​at the meeting who marched in D.C. on April 22 or 29, those who attended the film, “This Changes Everything,” on April 21, what other environmental groups are saying about the April 29 ​Climate March and what they are doing and asking each of us to do to follow up on the march.​  Finally, opine about an 'environmental impact statement' on the first 100 days of the new administration.

The Baltimore Green Forum seeks to educate and stimulate dialogue about what humans can do to make modern civilization more sustainable, including adjusting to finite resource limits and preserving biodiversity and a healthy environment. We do this through 8 monthly meetings a year. The topics are far ranging. They vary from local to planetary and from philosophical to scientific to very practical.

     BGF is open to the public and is free of charge, but donations to Maryland Presbyterian Church are collected during the meeting to thank the church for their generous gift of the space to us. Email BaltimoreGreenForum@gmail.com or call Sam Hopkins at 410 554-0006.  Go to http://www.baltimoregreenforum.org.

10] -- On Sun., Apr. 30 at 5 PM at Busboys & Poets, 1025 5th St. NW, WDC 20001, join award-winning journalist Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, for her North American tour. Goodman will speak about increased threats to freedom of the press and the importance of truly independent media to hold those in power accountable. In more than 20 years of reporting, Democracy Now! has covered the social movements that are now forming the groundswell of opposition to the Trump administration; movements long ignored by the corporate media, but central to Democracy Now’s daily journalism. Amy will be introduced by her co-author, Democracy Now’s Denis Moynihan. Go to https://www.democracynow.org/events/2017/4/amy_goodman_at_busboys__poets_1373.

11] – See a “13th” screening at American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Ward building 101, WDC, on Sun., Apr. 30 from 5 to 7:30 PM.  Join the Socialist Party of DC in a screening of the documentary 13, eat some food, and discuss the prison industrial complex, and alternatives to policing and prison. Those coming by Metro can use the shuttle service from Tenleytown. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/429372217408864/.

12] – 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 Apr. 24, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email artlaffin@hotmail.com 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. 

13] – 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 steinershow@gmail.com. All shows are also available as podcasts at www.steinershow.org.

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] 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

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