Saturday, December 30, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert December 31, 2017 through January 2, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert December 31, 2017 through January 2, 2018

"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] Pancake Breakfast – Dec. 31
6] Lunch Patrol -- Dec. 31
7] Thrive Baltimore New Year's Eve Party – Dec. 31
8] The Fig Tree D.C. New Year's Eve Party – Dec. 31
9] REGISTER for Conference on U.S. Foreign Military Bases – through Dec. 31
10] Protest at the Pentagon – Jan. 1
11] March on Washington Protest – Jan. 1
12] Warming the Homeless – Jan. 1
13] Feeding the Homeless – Jan. 1
14] Advocate for the victims and survivors of human trafficking – Jan. 2
15] Peace vigil – Jan. 2
16] Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" – Jan. 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 6address 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., Dec. 31, there is no Sunday Platform.  Instead enjoy a Pancake Breakfast. As 2017 draws to a close, celebrate with a hearty breakfast and time to connect. Pancakes are on flap, with a variety of expert chefs turning out to turn things over.  Everyone is invited to bring a warm article of clothing such as gloves, scarves, hats, socks to adorn the mitten tree. Coffee, tea, and juice beverages will be provided. The Pancake Breakfast is free and open to all.

   Besides having a pancake-focused potluck brunch, enjoy sharing with others less fortunate by providing warm decorations for a mitten tree (mittens, gloves, scarves, hats) and by bringing sun gifts for an exchange – bring a wrapped gift with a value between $2 and $10. This year warm items provided as mitten tree decorations will be donated to TurnAround, which provides support services to victims of domestic violence.  Call 410-581-2322 or email

6] – On Sun., Dec. 31 at noon, join the Lunch Patrol, hosted by B & Dee's Baltimore Love, 421 Fallsway, Baltimore 21202.  This is a brown bag lunch distribution to those in need throughout Baltimore City.  It happens the last Sunday of every month. Visit

7] – On Sun., Dec. 31 at 8 PM, come to the Thrive Baltimore New Year's Eve Party with delicious vegan food and drinks, great music and awesome people!! Admission is free! RSVP is required to ensure that there is enough food for everyone! RSVP at Food and drink sales will support Thrive Baltimore's effort to provide free plant-based cooking demos, nutrition lectures, food tastings, film screenings and other fun, informational programming. At Thrive Baltimore, we're dedicated to encouraging people to make healthier, kinder choices that will enable them to live more conscious lifestyles.

Thrive Baltimore is at 6 East Lafayette Ave. at North Charles St., Baltimore. Thrive Baltimore is located 2 blocks from Penn Station. Call Thrive Baltimore at (443) 863-8652 or email

8] – The Fig Tree DC would like to invite all Fig Tree and extended Dr. SEBI family members to a natural New Year’s Kick Off Celebration. There will be Food/Drinks, and the cost is $50. Tickets can be purchased @ 1205 Farragut St. NW or by calling (323) 819-5204.  HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE TO BEGIN YOUR NEW YEAR OFF NATURALLY!!  It begins on Sun., Dec, 31 at 9 PM through Mon., Jan 1 at 3 AM at 1205 Farragut St. NW, WDC 20011.  Go to

9] – PLEASE REGISTER BY Sun., Dec. 31st for the Conference on U.S. Foreign Military Bases January 12 - 14, 2018 at the University of Baltimore Learning Commons Town Hall, Baltimore, organized by the Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases.  Fourteen prominent peace, justice and environmental organizations in the United States are collectively organizing a 3-day national conference. You can still register after the deadline, but we will not be able to guarantee meals for you.  Go to

10] – 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 Jan. 1, 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.

11] – On Mon., Jan. 1 from 10 AM to 11 PM, March on Washington Protest, hosted by Revolution Today at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., WDC 20500. See

12] – On Mon., Jan. 1 from 11 AM to 3 PM, get with Warming the Homeless in B-More on New Year’s Day, hosted by Love The HopeFul at 420 Fallsway, Baltimore 21202. Go to

13] –  Get Street Meals for the D.C. Homeless Community, hosted by Project Affinity on Mon., Jan. 1 at 6:15 PM at Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, WDC 20002. Volunteers are needed to help prepare and distribute the meals at ten different locations, starting with 6th & Constitution Ave.  Email

14] – On Tues., Jan. 2 at 4 PM, help out with Dining for Dollars to Benefit NOVA HTI at the Mellow Mushroom, Herndon, VA.  Advocate for the victims and survivors of human trafficking in Northern Virginia while enjoying delicious pizza! If you miss this event, Dining for Dollars will happen Feb. 6 and Mar. 6! Between 4 and 7 PM, NOVA-HTI will receive 10% of all dine-in sales! Contact Maria Buczek at

15] –  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 Jan. 2.  Call 215-426-0364.

16] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. join this ongoing vigil on Jan. 2 from 5:30  to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-323-1607.   

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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