Monday, June 12, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert June 12 -13, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert June 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] Pentagon Vigil – June 12 
6] Marc Steiner on WEAA – June 12 – June 16
7] Peace Camp – June 12 through 16
8] Save Baltimore Clayworks – June 12
9] Fight Corruption – June 12 & 13
10] Remember Pulse – June 12
11] Peace with North Korea – June 13
12] Saving Iran Deal – June 13
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 June 12, 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] – Little Friends for Peace [] announced that Peace Camp Is Here! The next camp is at the Episcopal St, Christopher's Episcopal Church from June 12 through the 16th.  Register today at!

8] – SAVE BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS!  Would you come to a meeting on Mon., June 12 from 6 to 8 PM to discuss the proposed “sale” by Baltimore Clayworks, Inc.? Some members of the community oppose the leadership and want to save a treasured world-class arts organization. The open meeting will occur at the Corner Community Center, First Christian Church, 5802 Roland Ave. at Bellemore.  For more detail on the sale or the June 12 meeting, contact Marsha Smelkinson of the Clayworks Community Campaign at  Also see

9] – More people than ever are waking up to the fact that our federal government, and often our local governments, work for "the highest bidder" and not the people of this county. 76% of Americans believe there are major problems in Congress, but they don't know what to do to fix it. Represent.Maryland and Represent.Us have a plan! By creating a cross partisan network of anti-corruption voters in Maryland, it is possible to place pressure on elected officials to vote in favor of anti-corruption measures to stifle corporate abuse.

Represent.Maryland is launching anti-corruption initiatives in FOUR different jurisdictions across Maryland! These are in addition to the Baltimore City campaign that has been underway for some time. On Mon., June 12 get to the Cecil County Kick Off from 6:30 to 7:45 PM at the North East Library. RSVP at On Tues., June 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, get to the Baltimore County Kick Off at the Towson Library in the Wilsom Room.  RSVP at
10] – A Candlelight Vigil to Remember Pulse will happen at the Dupont Circle, WDC, on Mon., June 12 from 7 to 8 PM, hosted by Pride Fund to End Gun Violence. Commemorate the massacre on June 12, 2016 at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL.  A man filled with hate and armed with an assault rifle murdered 49 people and injured 53 others. Please bring your own candle as there will be a limited supply available. Visit or

11] –  On Tues., June 13 from 9 AM to 4 PM, William J. Perry, former Defense Secretary, Bruce Cumings, University of Chicago, and seven panelists will take on "Off-Ramps to War: Paths to Building Peace with North Korea" at George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E St. NW, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, WDC. RSVP at

12] – On Tues., June 13 at 10 AM, the Atlantic Council will present "Preserving and Building on the Iran Nuclear Deal" with eleven speakers at 1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor, WDC. RSVP 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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