Sunday, June 18, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert June 18 -20, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert June 18 -20, 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] “Racism in Child Health: Perspectives of a Family Doc” – June 18
6] Paris Climate Agreement webinar – June 18
7] Pentagon Vigil – June 19 
8] Marc Steiner on WEAA – June 19 – June 23
9] City Council vote on Paris Agreement – June 19
10] Save Baltimore Clayworks – June 19
11] "Fostering Community Trust" – June 19
12] Philly peace vigil – June 20
13] Stop JHU’s drone research – June 20
14] Black Lives Matter DC Open House – June 20
15] Film FROM THE ASHES – June 20
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., June 18, the Sunday Platform is “Racism in Child Health: Perspectives of a Family Doc.”  Max Romano will discuss his experiences exploring the influence of racism in the health outcomes of children through his work as a family physician. He will discuss his own personal experiences, some relevant research findings, and future directions for addressing racism through primary care practice. Call 410-581-2322 or email

6] – Now that President Trump has withdrawn the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement state and local action for clean energy and climate protection is more important than ever. State and local climate action is more important now than ever. Find out the most effective ways you can help protect the climate and fight back against climate denial at an upcoming webinar on Sun., June 18 at 7 PM. Register at  For us in Maryland, this means ensuring that Governor Hogan strengthens the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) -- a keystone climate policy that limits climate pollution from fossil fuel power plants in almost 20% of states in the nation, including Maryland. Governors and environmental leaders are now deciding how to extend RGGI to 2030, and negotiating the specifics of how strong it will be. Their decision, which is due this summer, will determine whether Maryland and other Northeast states meet -- and possibly exceed -- the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, or if we miss this critical opportunity to change course on climate change. This webinar will be recorded, so register to receive the recording and slides even if you can't attend. RSVP at Contact Seth Bush at Register online at and you'll receive a confirmation email with everything you need to join the webinar online (to see visuals) or by phone.

7] -- 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 19, 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. 

8] – 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

9] – Close to 200 mayors across the United States have united to say that they will defy Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. Ten governors have joined them, along with hundreds more business leaders and universities. The more political leaders stand up to say that they are staying committed to climate action. This is the path forward in the age of Trump: coordinated, ambitious local action. People across the country are rallying at city halls, statehouses and town squares to ask their local officials to #ActOnClimate. There’s an action on Mon., June 19 at 4 PM. The Baltimore City Council will vote on Paris Agreement, so gather in the War Memorial Plaza, 100 Holliday St., Baltimore 21202. Sticking to Paris is a good idea -- and the only way to do it is to stop all new fossil fuel projects, rapidly move to 100% renewable energy and divest from coal, oil and gas companies. Call 410-394-7652. Go to

10] –  Urge members of the Baltimore City Council to vote to approve Councilperson Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer's resolution number 17-0030R on Mon.,  June 19 at 5 PM.  This resolution would state that the City Council must urge the Board of Public Works to withhold approval of the sale of the Baltimore Clayworks. The Board of Baltimore Clayworks should look for an alternative to selling the property. Go to or email

11] – The Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition is asking you to WEAR BLUE to the "Fostering Community Trust" vote on Mon., June 19 at 7 PM. The Rockville City Council, 111 Maryland Ave., will officially be taking up the proposed "Fostering Community Trust" ordinance for discussion.  Bring a STRONG showing of support for this common-sense proposal that would keep Rockville's police focused on the safety of their community--that means NOT doing the job of federal immigration authorities.  Go to

12] –  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 June 20.  Call 215-426-0364.

13] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. join this ongoing vigil on June 20 from 5:30  to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-323-1607. 

14] – There is a Black Lives Matter DC Open House on Tues., June 20 from 6 to 9 PM at the Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ, 3845 S. Capitol St. SW, WDC 20032.  Go to Come out to learn about BLM's work and how you can get involved!  Black Lives Matter has made our BIG shift from being a small collective to expanding and working to help foster the growth of a BLM ecosystem of organizers, activists, artists, advocates, healers and community members. Each month, at the Open House there will be popular education about movement ecology, ways for you to plug into BLM's emerging ecosystem as well as other movement groups. There will also be spaces for eating and connecting with people trying to get projects off the ground.

15] – You are invited to a special screening  of FROM THE ASHES, directed by Michael Bonfiglio, on Tues., June 20 from 7 to 9 PM at Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218. Hosted by the Green Organizing Action Team, the film is a compelling look at the lives and issues behind the “war on coal.” RSVP at 410-235-4438. 

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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