Saturday, January 13, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - January 12 - 14, 2018

40] Healthcare, Not Warfare demo at Walter Reed – Jan. 12
41] Peace vigil at White House – Jan. 12
42] WIB peace vigil – Jan. 12
43] Rally opens Foreign Bases Conference – Jan. 12 - 14
44] Black Lives Matter vigil – Jan. 12
46] Ballroom Dancing – Jan. 12
40] – Please note that the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance organized a sit-in on Thurs., Jan. 11 in the office of Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, 1705 Longworth House Office Building, WDC 20515 to Say No US Support for Saudi Arabia’s Assault on Yemen.  At 7:30 PM, seven activists were arrested and charged with Unlawful Entry. 

  On Fri., Jan. 12 at 11 AM, we will deliver a Healthcare Not Warfare petition to Captain Mark A. Kobelja, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, 8901 Rockville Pike, Bethesda 20889.  The president will be there to take his physical.

From Baltimore, take the Red Line Metro from Shady Grove, 15903 Somerville Drive, Rockville 20855, and get off at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda.  Then go across Rockville Pike to the Walter Reed gate on Southward.. RSVP to Max if you can join NCNR at Walter Reed -- 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

41] – On Fri., Jan. 12 from noon to 1 PM, join the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in a vigil urging the powers that be to abolish war and torture, to disarm all weapons, to end indefinite detention, to close Guantanamo, to establish justice for all and help create the Beloved Community! This vigil will take place at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contract Art @ or at 202-360-6416. 

42] – On Fri., Jan. 12 from noon to 1 PM, join a Women in Black peace vigil. A vigil will take place in McKeldin Square at the corner of Light and Pratt Sts.

  Another vigil is at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St, Baltimore. 21211. However, if weather is iffy, contact Anne at  Lunch will take place at 1 PM at the RPP Café, 830 W. 40th St., Baltimore 21211.

Wear black. Dress for who knows what kind of weather.  Peace signs will be available. When there are others to stand with, you don't need to carry the burden alone. Do this to be in solidarity with others....when everything around us says “Be afraid of the stranger.” Carpool and parking available. Just send an email that you need a ride to:

43] – Rally on Fri., Jan. 12 from 3 to 5 PM at Charles & Centre Sts. as part of the Foreign Bases conference. Please bring signs. 

Conference registration has REOPENED with provision of attendance in an overflow space for $25.  Friday night is free and open to the public for cultural performances.

CLOSE ALL U.S. FOREIGN MILITARY BASES!  Attend the conference from Fri., Jan. 12, 7 to 10 PM, Sat., Jan. 13 from 9 AM to 9 PM and Sun., Jan. 14 from 10 AM to 4:30 PM.  The conference is at the Learning Commons, University of Baltimore, 1415 Maryland Ave., Baltimore 21201. 

  The Conference keynote speakers are as follows:  Ajamu Baraka, 2016 Green Party candidate for Vice President of the United States, President of Black Alliance for Peace; Ann Wright, Retired US Army Colonel, former US diplomat, leading member of Veterans for Peace and CODEPINK; and David Vine, Associate Professor of Anthropology at American University in Washington, DC, author of Base Nation.  See website Live Streaming Video at  Email

44] – There is usually a silent vigil on Fridays, from 5 to 6 PM, sponsored by Homewood Friends Meeting, outside the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St.  The next scheduled vigil is on Jan. 12. Black Lives Matter.  

45] – See the film WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE which aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food on Fri., Jan. 12 from 7 to 9 PM at the Annapolis Friends Meeting, 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis 21401. Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Massimo Bottura and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change and shows us how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.

  The Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis welcome Fair Farms as cosponsors for the screening! Fair Farms brings their commitment to build a truly sustainable food system that is fair to all. Fair Farms also brings local chefs who are committed to working with local farmers to provide Marylanders with natural, earth-friendly food. Hear a discussion following the film which includes some of these visionaries working to change our food system.
Fair Farms brings Chef Steven Grant - A jack of all trades.  He is the executive chef and general manager of Cardinal Tavern, the owner of Family Reunion x Dirt Road Chef Pop Up Collective, and a member of Future Harvest’s 2018 Beginner Farmer Training Program.  Also speaking is Gül Güleryüz - Urban planner with The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Prince George's County Planning Department for more than 27 years. She is currently doing research on food waste reduction and recovery. Visit

46] – There is an opportunity to participate in ballroom dancing, usually every Friday of the month, in the JHU ROTC Bldg. at  8 PM.  Turn south on San Martin Dr. from the intersection of Univ. Parkway and 39th St.  Drive on campus by taking the third left turn. The next dance will be on Jan. 12. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

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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