Saturday, May 27, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert May 29 - June 2, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert May 29 - June 2, 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] Pentagon Vigil – May 29 
6] Marc Steiner on WEAA – May 29 – June 2
7] Potluck to Welcome Solidarity Cyclers Home – May 29
8] "North Korea: boom or bust?" – May 30
9] No more war rally – May 30
10] The Syriza Wave– May 30
11] Philly peace vigil - May 30
12] Wilmington Memorial Day Parade – May 30
13] Stop JHU’s drone research – May 30
14] John Bonifaz in Wilmington – May 30
15] Film NO GOD, NO MASTER – June 2   

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] -- 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 May 29, 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. 

6] – 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

7] – Enjoy a Potluck to Welcome Solidarity Cyclers Home at 1318 Ingraham St. NW, WDC, on Mon., May 29 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM, hosted by CISPES. Connect at Come help celebrate the victorious return of the Solidarity Cyclers!! After 180 miles they will be ready to relax with friends and celebrate the end of the journey. Bring a dish to share with lots of hungry riders and enjoy the beginning of summer with your El Salvador solidarity community!! (Email to let her know what you're bringing or ask for suggestions.)  The 2017 Solidarity Cyclers are raising funds for the CISPES campaign against US-pushed border militarization in Mexico and Central America.

8] – On Tues., May 30 from 10 to 11:30 AM, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) will host "North Korea: boom or bust?" with four speakers at 2121 K St. NW, Suite 801, WDC. RSVP at

9] – On Tues., May 30 at 11 AM, veterans and supporters will mass at the Lincoln Memorial. Speakers include Veterans For Peace President Barry Ladendorf, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, David Swanson, Medea Benjamin, Chris Hedges, Brian Becker, Col. Ann Wright, Mara Verhayden Hilliard, Michael McPhearson, and Matt Hoh. Music will be provided by Lyla June Johnston, Pat Scanlon, Ariel Zevon, and the Fugs, who will lead an attempt to exorcise the White House as they did 50 years ago.

Veterans For Peace President Barry Ladendorf has sent a letter to President Trump requesting a meeting to discuss military policy and to refocus spending on peace and issues at home.  After the rally, veterans and allies will march down Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenues to the White House, where they will present a list of ten demands for peace at home and abroad.  

10] – Helena Sheehan, author of the important new book “The Syriza Wave: Surging and Crashing with the Greek Left” will speak on Tues., May 30 at 2 PM in  Philadelphia at Drexel University, Room 114 PSA Building, 3240 Powelton Ave. She is also speaking on Tues., May 30 at 7 PM in Philadelphia at the Wooden Shoe Bookstore, 704 South St. See

  Beginning as a strong Syriza supporter, Sheehan sees Syriza transformed from a horizon of hope to a vortex of despair. But out of the dust of defeat, she draws questions radiating optimism. Just how did what was possibly the most intelligent, effective instrument of the Greek left self-destruct? And what are the consequences for the Greek people, for the international left, for all of us driven to work for a better world? The book is a page-turning blend of political reportage, personal reflection, and astute analysis.  Sheehan is Professor Emerita at Dublin City University, where she taught history of ideas and media studies.

11] –  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 May 30.  Call 215-426-0364.

12] – On Tues., May 30 at 5:15 PM, attend the Wilmington Memorial Day Parade, and join Pacem in Terris in the parade. Meet at Delaware Ave. and Woodlawn. Go to

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

14] – On Tues., May 30 at 7 PM, as part of the Pacem in Terris 50th Anniversary Speaker Series, John Bonifaz, Constitutional attorney and president of Free Speech for People will speak on We the People: The Movement to Reclaim our Democracy and Defend our Constitution at Westminster Church, 1506 West 13th St., Wilmington, DE.  Visit

Bonifaz is an attorney specializing in constitutional law and voting rights. He is president and co-founder of Free Speech for People, a national campaign that works to renew democracy and our United States Constitution for we the people, not big money and corporate interests. He received a MacArthur Fellowship, popularly known as the "genius award," and is a graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School.

15] -- The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee and Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility are continuing the FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS DVD SERIES.  The DVDs will be shown at Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218, usually on the First Friday.  After the 5 PM Black Lives Matter vigil, there will be a potluck dinner. At 7:15 PM, on June 2, a DVD of NO GOD, NO MASTER will be shown with a discussion to follow.  There is no charge, and refreshments will be available.  

NO GOD, NO MASTER is a 2012 USA independent crime suspense thriller directed, written, and produced by Terry Green. The film stars David Strathairn, Ray Wise, Sam Witwer, Alessandro Mario and Edoardo Ballerini. It was filmed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The story includes references to the 1914 Ludlow Massacre as well as depictions of the Sacco and Vanzetti trial and the 1920 Wall Street bombing.  When a series of package bombs show up on the doorsteps of prominent politicians and businessmen in the summer of 1919, U.S. Bureau of Investigation Agent William Flynn (Strathairn) is assigned the task of finding those responsible. He becomes immersed in an investigation that uncovers an anarchist plot. Based on true events of the 1920s, the film sets the stage for a timely drama with resoundingly similar parallels to the contemporary war on terrorism and the role government plays to defeat it. Call 410-323-1607 or email mobuszewski [at] for further information.   

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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