Sunday, September 10, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert September 10 – 14, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert September 10 – 14, 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 mobuszewski2001 [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] “Humans, Nature, and the Eclipse of the Sun” – Sept. 10
6] Standing 4 Kaepernick Protest – Sept. 10
7] National Drive Electric event – Sept. 10
8] Wilmington Hispanic Festival & Parade – Sept. 10
9] Frederick County Progressives meeting – Sept. 10
11] Maryland United for Peace and Justice workshop – Sept. 10
13] Protest at the Pentagon – Sept. 11
14] B - MORE FOR PEACE -- Sept. 11
15] 9/11 Day of service – Sept. 11
16] Protest Betsy DeVos – Sept. 11
17] Support freedom fighters in Durham – Sept. 11 - 12
18] Baltimore City Council meeting -- Sept. 11
19] Dismantle the New Jim Crow meeting -- Sept. 11
20] National Cleanup Workshop – Sept. 12 - 14
21] Peace vigil – Sept. 12
22] Protest drone research – Sept. 12
23] Green Party meeting – Sept. 12
24] Fracked Gas Compressor Station Hearing – Sept. 12
25] Book talk on RADICAL TECHNOLOGIES – Sept. 12

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 2001 at comcast 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., Sept. 10, the Sunday Platform is “Humans, Nature, and the Eclipse of the Sun.”  In the past solar eclipses have generated fear and been seen as evil omens. Thanks to science, humanists know that an eclipse results from the ceaseless ticking of our celestial clockwork. But while we no longer cower in fear when darkness descends at noon, we may fail to appreciate the humbling lessons of an eclipse. How can we better appreciate the beauty and awe nature offers? How can learn from our environment how to act less like masters of nature and more like Call 410-581-2322 or email

6] – On Sun., Sept. 10 at 11 AM there is an Official Standing 4 Kaepernick Protest at FedEx Field, 1600 FedEx Way, Landover 20785.  The plan is to stage protests at the first game played at every NFL stadium this season. Kaepernick's peaceful protest of police brutality and other racial injustices has led to him being blackballed by the NFL NFL owners have either decided to punish Kaepernick for taking this stand OR that it's best for business to sweep these issues under the rug. Either option is UNACCEPTABLE.

7] – There is a National Drive Electric Week event on Sun., Sept. 10 from 11 AM to 4 PM at the Historic Maryland Avenue, 92 Maryland Ave., Annapolis 21401. Visit

8] – On Sun., Sept. 10 from 1 to 3 PM, attend the Wilmington Hispanic Festival & Parade, 301 N BANCROFT PARKWAY, and the CHECK IN  is at the 4TH ST/BANCROFT PKWY., Wilmington, DE 19805. Email

9] –    The Frederick County Progressives are meeting on Sun., Sept. 10  at 1:15 PM at C. Burr Artz Public Library - Community Room 110 E Patrick St
Frederick, MD 21701 with a training on LGBQT issues.  Bring a dish for the pot luck.  RSVP at

10] – On Sun., Sept. 10 from 2 PM to 4 PM at 4310 Gallatin Street (City Building), Hyattsville, hear about How Climate Change Affects You and Your Family, a slide presentation and talk by Barbara Gottlieb, Director of Environment & Health, PSR/National.  Go to

11] – You are cordially invited to the next Maryland United for Peace and Justice [] workshop featuring Bahram Zandi,  member, Coordinating Body, MUPJ and co-chair, International Committee, Green Party US.  It is titled ‘Empire of Chaos at the Age of Trump,’ a review of the state of the empire and the world. Andrew Greene, member, Coordinating Body MUPJ and founder of B-Gifted Foundation, Sierra Leone.  His presentation is ‘Journey of hope’ - from Peace activist to immigrant.  On Sun., Sept. 10 from 2:30 to 5 PM, come to Adelphi Friends Meeting, 2303 Metzerott Rd., Adelphi, MD 20783.  Refreshments will be served, and donations are welcomed. RSVP to Paulette Hammond at 410-747-3811or

12] – On Sun., Sept. 10 at 3 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, hear about HEROES, VILLAINS, AND HEALING WITH KENNETH ROGERS. The local author will present his new book, a guide to help male survivors of childhood sexual abuse understand and heal from the trauma of their past using comic book superheroes and villains. The book was written to help male survivors open up about their abuse, seek help, and stop suppressing their trauma through drug and alcohol abuse, or suicide. Call 443-602-7585.  RSVP at

13] – 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 Sept. 4, 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.

14] – B - MORE FOR PEACE is happening on Mon., Sept. 11 anywhere along Charles Street from Fort Ave. north to Broadway.  Pick up your markers and make a sign; free up  some space in your busy schedule to REMIND AND REMEMBER that violence does not give birth to PEACE.  Women In Black have a vision contrary to revenge and hate and the war machine.

15] – There is a 9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance and the DC Gaza 5K race hosted by UNRWA USA. As always, AAI is excited to be a part of these community events as proud supporters! This year marks 16 years since the tragic terror attacks of 9/11 and every year since the victims and first responders are commemorated.  Go to  

16] – On Mon., Sept. 11 at noon & 6:15 PM, join a #SwarmThePlaza protest against Betsy DeVos in Gordon Plaza, University Of Baltimore. Early September 2017, the student body of the University of Baltimore learned that Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education for President Trump’s administration, in a unilateral decision by University President Schmoke, was invited to speak at the Fall 2017 Commencement. This action is a direct counter to that decision. As many are aware, DeVos is a controversial figure for her role in destabilizing the schooling system in Michigan, an action which gained a lot of push back from residents, educators, and students harshly affected by changes she implemented. “The sum total of her involvement has been spending her family’s wealth in an effort to dismantle public education in Michigan,” said the president of the American Federation of Teachers 

17] – On Mon., Sept. 11 at 5 PM at the Peoples Park across from 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218, mobilize to support the freedom fighters in Durham with the Workers World Party. On the one month anniversary of Charlottesville on Tues., Sept. 12 stand with the Takiyah Thompson and 12 other defendants who are charged with felony riot charges and vandalism for the alleged toppling of a racist confederate statue. The caravan will leave the evening of Sept. 11 to attend the trial.  Call 443-221-3775 or email

18] -- On Mon., Sept. 11 at 5 PM, the first Baltimore City Council Meeting of Fall 2017 Season will take place in City Council Chambers, 4th floor, City Hall.  Introduction of new legislation and resolutions will be made, and there may be votes on bills approved by committees.  A picture ID is required for admission to City Hall.

19] – On Mon., Sept. 11 from 6 to 8 PM, go to the Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow Monthly Meeting with  speaker SANDY JOHNSON, Secretary of Dept. of Human Resources, at Mother African Church, 812 Franklin St. Visit

20] – Join 600+ senior DOE executives and site officials, industry leaders, national and local elected officials, and other stakeholders for the third annual National Cleanup Workshop to discuss the Department of Energy's progress on the cleanup of the environmental legacy of the nation's Manhattan Project and Cold War nuclear weapons program. This conference will start on Tues., Sept. 12 and continue through Thurs., Sept. 14 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Rd., Alexandria, VA. Go to

21] –  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 Sept. 12.  Call 215-426-0364.

22] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. join this ongoing vigil on Sept. 12 from 5:30  to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-323-1607. 

23] – On Tues., Sept. 12 at 6:30 PM, attend the Baltimore County Green Party General Meeting at the Towson Branch Library.  Mobilize and continue to gain momentum. Members of the Baltimore County Green Local will make critical decisions regarding endorsements of candidates, leadership, events, and actions to promote racial, economic, and ecological justice and peace in Baltimore County, Maryland, nationally and internationally. Childcare is provided.

24] – Attend the Frack Gas Compressor Station Hearing on Tues., Sept. 12 at 7 PM at Charles County Gov’t. Bldg., 200 Baltimore St., La Plata, MD 20646. Dominion wants to put in a 24,000 horsepower gas compressor station, with two 50-foot exhaust stacks in Charles County. They're applying for a "special exception" in an area in Bryans Road zoned resource conservation.  Voice your opposition to this project!  RSVP at Contact Bonnie Bick at or 301-752-9612.

25] – On Tues., Sept. 12 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, hear about RADICAL TECHNOLOGIES WITH ADAM GREENFIELD. Greenfield, author of “Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life” argues that the new technologies transfiguring our lives come at a great cost. From smartphones, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality to cryptocurrency, 3D-printing and the “smart city,” Adam forces us to reconsider our relationship with the networked objects, services and spaces that define us. It is time to re-evaluate the Silicon Valley consensus determining the future. Call 443-602-7585.  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: mobuszewski2001 [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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