Thursday, June 28, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - June 28 - July 4, 2018

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35] Fast & Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty – June 28 – July 2
36] WIB peace vigils – June 29
37] White House vigil -- June 29
38] Korean Peninsula Issues -- June 29
39] Support Migrant's Rights – June 29
40] Black Lives Matter – June 29
41] Fundraiser for Green Candidate Andy Ellis – June 29
42] Ballroom Dancing – June 29
43] Prayerful Candlelight Action – June 29
44] Families Belong Together Rally – June 30
45] Maryland Green Party State Assembly 2018 – June 30
46] Stand together to keep families together – June 30
47] Politics and Pizza Happy Hour – June 30
48] Chester County Peace Vigil -- June 30
50] Interdependence Day at the NSA followed by a picnic – July 4
51] Do you want to join a peace caravan?
52] Bill Harvey needs to rent an apartment
53] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iran or North Korea  
55] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
56] Do you need any book shelves?
57] Do you need a shredder?
58] Join the Global Zero campaign
59] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
35] -- It is time ago for the Fast & Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty.  Go to

On Thurs., June 28 at 11:30 PM, gather in front of the US Supreme Court for a circle of welcome. The actual vigil will begin at 9 AM on Fri., June 29, the anniversary of the Furman v. Georgia decision, which abolished capital punishment in the US in 1972. The vigil continues until midnight on Mon., July 2, the anniversary of Gregg v. Georgia which reinstated capital punishment in 1976. Housing is available for out of towers. Folks can join for four days or a few hours. This is the 25th anniversary of the Fast & Vigil. The fast and vigil will end with a meal on front of SCOTUS served at midnight on July 2 and prepared by Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.

36] – On Fri., June 29 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.  STAY FOR LUNCH at Baba's Kitchen.  Warm-up, dry off, and enjoy a vegetarian chili lunch and lots of good conversation. Bring a side or topping for the chili.  There are still places at the table; invite a friend to come along with you.

  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 CafĂ©, 830 W. 40th St., Baltimore 21211.

  A third vigil will be in Chestertown, Kent County at Memorial Park at Cross Street and Park Row.  This vigil is looking for more peace bodies on the Eastern Shore.  Welcome to the network, Chestertown Women in Black.

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:

37] – On Fri.,  June 29 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. 

38] -- On Fri., June 29 from 1 to 5 PM, hear The Korean Peninsula Issues and US National Security from Richard Fontaine, Center for a New American Security; Dan Gillington, Institute for Corean American Studies Fellow; Peter Huessy, Mitchell Institute; and Tae Woo Kim, Konyang University, hosted by the Institute for Corean American Studies liberty Foundation as part of a Summer Symposium Special at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, US House HVC Room 201-202, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. RSVP at

39] – Join a Demonstration to Support Migrant's Rights on Fri., June 29 from 4 to 7 PM at Gorman Road overpass (over I-95) in Howard County.  It is sponsored by the IndivisibleHoCoMD Immigration Action Team.  Go to  Parking at that location on Gorman Road is probably best within 200 yards of the east side of the bridge in the residential area.  

40] – 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 June 29. Black Lives Matter.  

41] – On Fri., June 29 from 6 to 9 PM, come to a Fundraiser for Green Candidate Andy Ellis for State Delegate-MD 45 at 662 E. 35th St., Baltimore 21218-2927. Join for an inspiring evening of Baltimore community building and fundraising.  Andy is an activist who truly embodies the Key Green Values in his life and in his work. He's smart, caring, knowledgeable, and totally committed to building a progressive alternative in Baltimore, in Maryland, and nationwide. Not only is Andy Ellis a long-term grassroots fighter for social justice, but he would make a really terrific delegate too--someone who will listen and answer to the people.

Eddie Conway will be there covering the event for the Real News Network.  There will be poetry, a few short speeches from some great Baltimore people, some time for a Q and A and conversation, drinks, food, music, and a small raffle of a piece of Cuban art and a bottle of Cuban rum.  Go to

42] – 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 June 29. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

43] –Sojourners invites you to join in a Prayerful Candlelight Action both in churches and in public spaces calling on Congress to pass a simple legislative act to permanently prevent family separation, ensure that families be reunited and that migrant families be treated humanely and compassionately. Now is also the time to end the zero tolerance policy and lift-up the need for comprehensive, compassionate, and just immigration reform. 

On Fri., June 29 at 8:30 PM, there will be a multi-faith prayer vigil at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., to pray and call for congressional action and moral courage to address this crisis. The vigil is being hosted by Sojourners, in partnership with organizers of the Families Belong Together Rally, which takes place on June 30. Organize a local prayer vigil in your community. Keep it going. Throughout the weeks of June and July, denominational church conventions are being held in cities across the country. For example, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry of the Episcopal Church will be leading a candlelight vigil in Austin, the state capital of Texas, where their convention is being held. We hope that other denominations will host candlelight vigils where they are having their conventions and will join us in calling for vigils in their churches across the country. Email or call 202.328.8842.

44] On Sat., June 30 from 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM, get involved with the Families Belong Together Rally in D.C.  Meet at the Our Daily Bread Employment Center, 725 Fallsway, Baltimore 21202.  Catholic Charities is chartering a bus to bring down staff and friends of Catholic Charities to the Rally in DC on Saturday, June 30. Family members, including children with a supervising adult), friends and colleagues are welcome to come! You can sign up guests using  It is $5/per person to reserve your seat on the bus, you will be prompted to enter your credit card number when you register. If the $5 fee is financially prohibitive to you, no worries, please email Lisa at and it can be worked out. Contact Lisa Klingenmaier Catholic Charities, at 443-931-8920 or 

45] – On Sat., June 30 from 11 AM to 5 PM, attend the Maryland Green Party State Assembly 2018 at the Howard County Public Library - Elkridge, 6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge 21075. Go to

46] – Stand together to keep families together by joining a rally on Sat., June 30.   Donald Trump and his administration have separated thousands of immigrant children from their families at the border.  Go to

There is an Immigrant Solidarity Rally on Sat., June 30 at 11 AM at Patterson Park, Baltimore, MD 21231. Oppose racist and inhumane immigration policies that are criminalizing immigrants - including parents with children and asylum-seekers.  This event is being cosponsored by a broad coalition of organizations including: ACLU, Baltimore Women United, CAIR, CASA, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, International Socialist Organization, People's Power Assembly and Teachers Defending Immigrant Families.  The rally will be held in the southeast part of the park that is closest to Eastern Ave. between Ellwood and S. Linwood.

Reunite Families on Sat., June 30 at 1 PM at Main St. at Locust Lane, Westminster 21157.  Families Belong Together on Sat., June 30 at 11 AM at the ICE Detention Center and Immigration Court, York, PA 17402. The event will not be at the main entrance, but in the large grassy area across from the post office.  Families Belong Together March on Sat., June 30 at 3 PM at the Vista Shopping Center, Frederick 21703.

Alexandria Vigil for Immigrant Families on Sat., June 30 at 8 PM at the Kingstowne Towne Center (glassy area), Alexandria, VA 22315. Join us for a prayerful, peaceful candlelight vigil for healing, hope, the reuniting of families, and compassionate immigration reform.  If you have any questions or concerns, or know of a community member who desires to speak or should be represented at this vigil, please email Rev. Michelle Matthews at Meet in the grassy area in the middle of the Kingstowne Towne Center in front of the movie theater (the address provided is Panera Bread's, next to the grassy area).

47] – Fight back against family separation and anti-immigrant policies! Trump's order is insufficient, and it is even unclear if the Executive Order will truly end future family separations. It's only through public pressure that this concession happened so we have to stay mobilized! Gather on Sat., June 30 at 11 AM at Lafayette Square, 1600 H St. NW.  Use the McPherson Metro (Orange/Silver/Blue lines) or Farragut North (Red line).  Immediately after this Saturday's Rally for Immigrant Families, join the Party for Socialism and Liberation for a happy hour to discuss the fight for immigrant rights and LGBTQ liberation. On Sat., June 30 from 4 to 7 PM, enjoy a Politics and Pizza Happy Hour at the Justice Center, 617 Florida Ave. NW, WDC 20001-1852.  Visit Use the Shaw/Howard Metro (Yellow/Green lines).

48] – Each Saturday, 11 AM – 1 PM, Chester County Peace Movement holds a peace vigil in West Chester in front of the Chester County Courthouse, High & Market Sts. Go to Email

49] – On Sat., June 30 from noon to 2 PM., IGNITE PEACE in HORSHAM, PA. This is a Protest of the drone war command center at the Horsham Air Guard Station, outside of Philadelphia, in Montgomery County, at the intersection of Route 611/Easton & County Line Roads.  It is a recurring protest at the Horsham Air Guard Station, now in its 5th year, on the last Saturday of the month.  Stop Endless War. Stop U.S. drone warfare and the drone command center in Horsham. Would you like to speak or read something? Bring it with you.  The event is organized by the Brandywine Peace Community, which can be reached at 484-574-1148.  Visit

50] – Join us for an 11 AM visit on Wed., July 4 for the annual Interdependence Day visit to the National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net for specific details.  

51] – Do you have any interest in challenging the Trump administration for reneging on the Iran Deal? If yes, would you be interested in joining a Peace Caravan to the Iranian embassy in Washington, D.C.? Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.  

52] – Bill Harvey is looking for an apartment to rent.  Let me know if you have any leads. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.  

53] – It is a violation of U.S. law for us to attack a country that has not attacked us, as only Congress can declare war. The Trump administration is nevertheless beating the war drums for war against Iran and North Korea. The Mueller investigation is tightening the vise, and could cause Trump to attack those countries in order to divert attention from Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Such a military strike would demand an immediate and unequivocal response from us to show that we will not tolerate his abuse of power.

Let's mobilize to show that we the people will not tolerate another military adventure, which would be bound to have profound negative consequences. If a preemptive military strike against Iran or North Korea takes place, then meet outside the War Memorial, 101 N. Gay St., Baltimore, MD 21202. If the attack is before 2 PM local time, then events will begin at 5 PM, local time. If the attack occurs after 2 PM local time, then events will begin at noon, local time, the following day. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.


After 44 years of resisting weapons and war, Jonah House is Baltimore is in danger of shutting down. Two of the three core members have announced their intention to leave the community as of May 2018. That leaves one core member, Joe Byrne, who will remain to recruit and re-form intentional community. But if no one steps forward, Jonah House will have to close.   Jonah House was founded by Phil Berrigan, Liz McAlister, and others, in 1973, during the Vietnam War. It was a center of resistance to that war. When the war ended, the focus of resistance became the nuclear arms race. This resistance blossomed into the Plowshares movement. Jonah House members have spent years in jail for Plowshares disarmament actions. Other members have spent years supporting them, and doing the work of the community in their absence. Resistance to weapons and war continues at Jonah House. More recently, Jonah House has also become involved in racial justice efforts in Baltimore, and the environmental justice movement.

  Jonah House is planted in the middle of a 22-acre, mostly-wooded cemetery in West Baltimore called St. Peter’s. Maintaining and slowly restoring St. Peter’s Cemetery is the work that pays the bills for the community. Jonah House also uses the property to serve the living as well as honor the dead. Our gardens and orchards feed the Jonah House community, and the surrounding neighborhood community, via a food pantry and weekly food distribution to low-income neighbors. We envision the cemetery—particularly the 11-acre forest patch—as a haven for the people of the neighborhood, international peace activists, and numberless living beings.

Jonah House is also an interfaith spiritual community. We pray or meditate together daily, and our spiritual practice informs and empowers everything we do, whether in the fields or in the streets. To continue the vision, Jonah House is looking for a few new core members willing to commit to a two-year stint. We are also open to short- and long-term interns (3 months to a year). The work of radical peacemaking, direct service to the poor, and stewarding the land requires workers. We pray that God will send laborers to the vineyard (yes, we have that too) and that Jonah House will continue to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable for another 44 years!  For more information, call 443-804-3410, or email us at

55] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs, records, tarps and table cloths, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at

56] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski2001 at

57] – Do you need a shredder?  Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski2001 at

58] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: A growing group of leaders around the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of the global public agrees.  This is an historic window of opportunity.  With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.

59] – A Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to; call 202-682-4282.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] Go to

“One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel Berrigan

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