Sunday, September 24, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert September 24 – 25, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert September 24 – 25, 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] “Addiction, Relapse, and Recovery” – Sept. 24
6] Help the Homeless Sept. 24
7] Organizing Diverse Groups – Sept. 24
8] Immigration Forum – Sept. 24
9] Immigration Forum – Sept. 24
10] Baltimore Green Forum – Sept. 24
11] Protest at the Pentagon Sept. 25
12] "How Europe and Iran's Neighbors View the Nuclear Deal Future." -- Sept. 25 
13] Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform meeting-- Sept. 25
14] “Bomb Trains in Brooklyn” Sept. 25
15] Rally for a Safety Study for Cove Point -- Sept. 25
16] Food Justice & Affordable Housing – Sept. 25
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. 24, the Sunday Platform is “Addiction, Relapse, and Recovery.”  Substance use disorder (SUDs), more colloquially known as addiction, impacts the lives of millions of people. Alcohol alone claims the lives of over 88,000 people in the United States each year, making alcohol the fourth leading preventable cause of death in our country. Yet SUDs need not be a death sentence. September is National Recovery Month – a time to discuss the benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for substance use disorders. Thomas Higdon will give a general introduction to SUDs and then discuss his personal experience with addiction, relapse, and recovery.  Call 410-581-2322 or email

6] – On Sun., Sept. 24 from noon to 1 PM, help prepare Hygiene Packs & Bagged Lunches for the homeless at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 120 N. Front St, Baltimore 21202.

7] – On Sun,, Sept. 24 from 2 to 4 PM, join a workshop Organizing Diverse Groups, hosted by Baltimore City Green Party at 100 E 23rd St., Baltimore 21218-5807.  It is limited to 25 people. Reserve your space at  Without proper facilitation, meetings become derailed and lose focus. Without an accepted and appropriate decision-making structure in place, individuals can feel as though their voices aren’t heard or that the decisions they consented to aren’t valid.

8] – On Sun., Sept. 24  at 2 PM catch the IMMIGRATION FORUM at the Third Haven Friends Quaker Meeting House,405 S. Washington St., Easton.  Hear the discussion on the current state of immigration laws and its impact on families with Charles Wheeler, who grew up in Easton and is now a California-based immigration attorney. He practices and has taught immigration law for over three decades. Visit

9] – There’s a Forum on Immigration and the Fight for Justice, sponsored by Our Revolution UMD in partnership with PG County Resist Coalition, on Sun., Sept. 24 from 3:30 to 6 PM in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union, 3972 Campus Drive,
College Park 20742.  Go to

10] – The BALTIMORE GREEN FORUM, a monthly environmental education and discussion forum, takes place on Sun., Sept. 24.  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  This day’s topic is The Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Initiative 50% Campaign.

The speakers are Nikki Richards, Jamie DeMarco, and Vinny DeMarco.  Richards, Campaign Co-Manager, is committed to ensuring that Maryland becomes a state powered by the sun. Jamie has returned to Maryland politics to help ensure that our state reaches 50% renewable electricity by 2030. Vincent is chairman of the board of the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Initiative.  Join a discussion on the climate and to learn more about what this campaign is doing to combat the environmental crisis.

The Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Initiative will bring people together to work for a better Maryland. Carbon dioxide is driving catastrophic global climate change and on a local scale, Maryland has some of the worst ground-level ozone pollution in the eastern United States. Maryland generates more than half of its electricity from fossil fuel sources and we continue to lack adequate industry in our state. For these reasons, the need for united action is clear. Join us to hear more about how the 50% campaign will combat the climate crisis and learn more about what you can do to help.  See

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. RSVP at or call Sam Hopkins at 410 554-0006.  Go to

11] – 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. 25, 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.

 12] –  On Mon., Sept. 25 from noon to 3:30 PM, the Atlantic Council will host "How Europe and Iran's Neighbors View the Nuclear Deal Future." Two panels with seven speakers will be at the Atlantic Council, 1030 15th St. NW, WDC. RSVP at

13] –  There is a Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform General Meeting on Mon., Sept. 25 Starting at 6 PM with a Potluck Supper, followed by the meeting from 7 to 9 PM at the Laurel Boys and Girls Club, 701 Montgomery St., Laurel 20707. Go to

14] – On Mon., Sept. 25 at 6 PM, see “Bomb Trains in Brooklyn,” a film screening and discussion at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Brooklyn library branch, 300 E. Patapsco Ave., Baltimore.  Did you know that all of South Baltimore is in the crude oil train “blast zone?” Bring your friends and neighbors and come learn about crude oil trains, how local activists have been fighting back - and winning! - And how you can help protect our city from fossil fuels and other sources of pollution. See “Bomb Trains: The Crude Gamble of Oil by Rail.”  Contact Taylor Smith-Hams at or (650) 704-3208.

15] – On Mon., Sept. 25 at noon join the 14th Rally for a Safety Study for Cove Point at 110 State Circle, Annapolis 21401-1924. Rally every week outside Governor Hogan's mansion to demand a safety study for Virginia-based Dominion Energy's fracked gas refinery, power plant and export terminal being built in the neighborhood of Cove Point. Families who live there deserve to know the dangers they face. Nowhere else in the world has such a facility been put so close to a densely-populated residential community. Call Gov. Hogan at 410 974 3901 and ask for a safety study (QRA) for Cove Point. Visit

16] -- On Mon., Sept. 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, the issue is Food Justice and Affordable Housing in D.C., hosted by DPR Urban Garden Division at Deanwood Recreation Center, 1350 49th St. NE, WDC 20019.  Go to The fight for a more just food system is directly connected to the fight for affordable housing. This class will explore the similarities between the two movements and discuss ways partner and to bring affordable housing issues to food justice efforts and vice versa.

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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