Friday, June 8, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - June 8 - 9, 2018

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34] WIB peace vigils –June 8
35] White House vigil – June 8
36] Dave Chappelle Courage to Lead Rally – June 8
37] Anti-War Reach-Out – June 8
38] Black Lives Matter – June 8
39] Paw that Jazz – June 8
40] Voices on Palestine: Summer Film Series – June 8 & 9
41] How will Global Trade Survive Politics and Populism? - June 8
42] Rally to support Immigrant Kids and Social Justice – June 8
43] A Night to End Human Trafficking – June 8
44] A play about occupation – June 8
45] Resisting Islamophobia – June 8
46] Ballroom Dancing – June 8
47] Baltimore Floatilla – June 9
48] Our Revolution canvasses June 9
49] Chester County Peace Vigil – June 9
50] March for the Ocean – June 9
51] Wilmington1968 Homage – June 9
52] March in the Pride Parade – June 9
53] Do you want to join a peace caravan?
54] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iran or North Korea  
56] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
57] Do you need any book shelves?
58] Do you need a shredder?
59] Join the Global Zero campaign
60] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
34] – On Fri., June 8 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:

35] – On Fri.,  June 8 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. 

36] – On Fri., June 8 from noon to 2 PM, attend the Dave Chappelle Courage to Lead Rally, hosted by Ben Jealous at Olde Towne Inn- Largo, 9421 Largo Dr. W, Upper Marlboro 20774-4758.  Join former NAACP President Ben Jealous and comedian Dave Chappelle at a campaign rally in Prince George's County! Check out

37] – Come to the Philadelphia Anti-War Reach-Out at the at the SEPTA entrance at 15th & Market Sts., across from Phila. City Hall west side.30th Street Train Station, 30th & Market Sts., Philadelphia 19104, on Fri., June 8 from 4 to 5 PM.  End Drone Terror & Endless War.  Stop the Drone War Command Center in Horsham, PA. There will be mass leafleting, banners, and signs.  IT MATTERS!  Only we can stop endless war and Trump. Reach-out to people, neighbors, as they head home, some to homes in Bucks and Montgomery Counties, and Horsham – home to the drone war command center at the Horsham Air Guard Station.   

Computer drone operators with hands on the killing sticks are directing remote-controlled killer drones against people thousands of miles away from the U.S. Air Force drone war command center at the Horsham PA Air National Guard Station.  IGNITE PEACE!  These 2nd Friday of the month  ‘Reach-Outs’ in Philadelphia alternate between the 30th Street Train Station corner at 30th & Market Sts and the SEPTA entrance at 15th & Market Sts., across from Phila. City Hall west side.  Contact the Brandywine Peace Community at 484-574-1148 or

38] – 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 8. Black Lives Matter.  

39] – Paw that Jazz is on Fri., June 8 from 6 to 8:30 PM at the Maryland SPCA, 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore 21211.  The featured musician is David Bach who was awarded "Best Jazz Artist" in the 2016 Maryland Music Awards.  Feel free to bring your folding travel chairs and/or blankets to relax on the lawn while enjoying the sights and sounds. Admission is $12 per ticket online and $17 on Friday after noon. From now until noon on Friday, when you buy one ticket, you can bring a guest for only $5! Purchase tickets at

40] –  Voices on Palestine: Summer Film Series 2018 is co-sponsored by the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University, All films will be shown at the Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave., NW, WDC 20037.   Doors open at 5:30 PM. RSVP is requested. 

On Fri., June 8 see “Looted and Hidden” [2017] by Rona Sela.  Based entirely on archival materials, long-term research and in-depth interviews with key figures, the film focuses on the cinematic treasures that Israel took as booty in Beirut in the 1980s from various visual institutions. It raises questions about archival institutions in colonial regions and zones of conflict and points, as in detective work, to the need to dig into the invisible and hidden in order to reveal what has been erased or rewritten. RSVP at

On Sat., June 9 watch “Killing Gaza” [2017] by Max Blumenthal & Dan Cohen.  In this film, independent journalists Blumenthal and Cohen capture the assault on Gaza during the 2014 war and chronicle its horrific aftermath. Besides documenting Palestinian resilience and suffering, it also documents the war crimes committed by the Israeli military through direct testimony and evidence from the survivors, delivered often just days after escaping indiscriminate shelling, bombings and summary executions. Blumenthal and Cohen will be present. RSVP at

41] – On Fri., June 8 at 6 PM through Sat., June 9 at 11 PM, participate in How will Global Trade Survive Politics and Populism?  It is hosted by Thunderbird Independent Alumni Association at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, WDC 20045. Tickets are at  The EU vs Brexit. TPP vs "One Belt, One Road." Tariffs vs. national economic competitiveness. Some say cross-border trade agreements simply redistribute wealth rather than deliver real expansion of the global economic pie. Globalist proponents point to the reduction of poverty in emerging markets, and how the creation of key international institutions brought peace to Europe after two devastating 20th century wars. Populism adherents, pointing to the chase for the cheapest labor, don't want humans reduced to mere widgets. They emphasize the market value in pride of class, nation, culture, profession (all collar colors), or race. For them, the issue is not benefit; but unfair disparity. 

The pendulum has swung - hard. Is a zero-sum game inevitable? How do global trade professionals navigate this new world? Join TIAA in Washington D.C., a locus of this global debate, where speakers will confront these issues head-on. Leaders and Managers working in the global arena will leave with a better understanding of the debate, and resources for making cross-border trade work for all.  Go to

42] – On Fri., June 8 at 6 PM, Rally to support Immigrant Kids and Social Justice, organized by ACLU People Power at Rodney Square, 1000 N. Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801. See Raise our voices against the key actors who are carrying out Trump’s family separation order: ICE and U.S. Attorneys. ICE apprehends and separates families, while US Attorneys enforce the separation in legal proceedings. We need to stand up against this incompetence and the moral abomination of family separation.

43] – On Fri., June 8 from 7 to 11 PM, get over to A Night to End Human Trafficking, hosted by Just Ask Trafficking Prevention and Airline Ambassadors International at the Hilton Springfield, 6550 Loisdale Road, Springfield, VA 22150.  This is an evening of mingling and merriment, but with a mission: to raise funds for the tools and resources needed in the fight against Human Trafficking. See

44] – “It’s What We Do”: A Play about the Occupation will be shown on video on Fri., June 8 from 7to 9 PM at the Abiding Saviour Lutheran Church. 10689 Owen Brown Road, Columbia 21044.   Israeli soldiers speak out against policies they enforced in the Occupied Territories. Their encounters with Palestinians were transformative experiences. Through enacted memories, they show us a reality they can no longer hide. There will be an introduction, the presentation, and a Q&A facilitated by Palestinian actor Jamal Najjab, who appears in the play. The production is free and open to the public. It is recommended for ages 13 & older. The play contains profanity.

45] – On Fri., June 8 from 7 to 9:30 PM, come to Resisting Islamophobia: Social Justice Iftar & Open Mic, hosted by Justice for Muslims Collective at the Thurgood Marshall Center For Services, 1816 12th St. NW, WDC 20009.  The Collective will share all of its work over the last year and talk about plans for the coming year! Members of the Muslim community will share their stories and connect with another in a climate that has become increasingly Islamophobic. Enjoy food, fellowship, and art! Go to

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 June 8. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

47] –  On Sat., June 9 from 8 AM to 2 PM, join the 3rd Annual Baltimore Floatilla, hosted by Mr. Trash Wheel at the Canton Waterfront Park, 3001 Boston St., Baltimore 21224.  Join the fight for a clean and accessible Harbor by paddling in the Baltimore Floatilla while raising money for its restoration. The Healthy Harbor Initiative is fighting every day for clean water and healthy communities. Money raised by the Floatilla will provide City students with environmental field trips, makeover dirty alleys and help Mr. Trash Wheel and Prof. Trash Wheel keep hundreds of tons of trash out of the water.

Healthy Harbor and the Baltimore Floatilla are changing the narrative about paddling in the City. Not only is the Inner Harbor a beautiful, unique, awe-inspiring, bucket list-worthy place for a Saturday morning paddle; it’s also a vibrant marine ecosystem and home to cutting edge environmental restoration projects like floating wetlands and Mr. Trash Wheel. Unfortunately, millions of gallons of sewage and other pollution flow into Baltimore's streams and Harbor every year. That’s why we call on experienced paddlers to show their love for this incredible environmental and recreational resource and help us raise money for its restoration.  Following this year’s theme of “Harbor Love,” paddlers are being asked to decorate their boats, boards and themselves. That could mean dressing up as a blue crab, Mr. Trash Wheel, the Domino Sugar sign or anything else that shows one’s love for the waterfront. Prizes will be given for the best expressions of Harbor Love. Visit

48] – Our Revolution Maryland has some opportunities for activism.  For example, hear from Dave Chappelle and Ben Jealous on Sat., June 9 at 1 PM at Morgan State University, 4200 Hillen Rd., Baltimore 21218. RSVP at

Get involved with a Canvass for Ben Jealous for governor on Sat., June 9 at 9:45 AM, first knock at 10 AM. At 1800 N. Charles St. Baltimore 21201. 

Get involved with a Canvass for Robbie Leonard, District 42 senator, on Sat., June 9 from 11 to 1 PM and 1 to 3 PM at 2001 Eastridge Rd., Lutherville-Timonium 21093.
Get involved with a Phonebank and Canvass for Nilesh Kalyanaraman, District 43 delegate.

The Phone Bank will be on Sat. and Sun., from 10 AM to 1 PM and 2 to 5 PM.  The Canvass will take place on Sat. & Sun. from 2:30 to 5:30 PM.  For more details, RSVP at

49] – 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

50] – About 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced since the 1950s — the weight of roughly a billion elephants. Despite the best efforts of people like you, only about 9% of this plastic has been recycled, and much of this plastic waste ends up in our oceans. We are tired of corporations benefiting from this cycle of single-use plastic and using our oceans as their dumping ground. The oceans are rising, and so are we! March for the Ocean on Sat., June 9 at 11 AM.  Meet at the Art Museum of the Americas, 201 18th St. NW, WDC. Millions of people around the world depend on the oceans for their livelihoods, and more than half of the oxygen we breathe comes from the ocean. Despite its vital importance to life on our planet, scientists have documented 700 marine species affected by ocean plastic. We cannot allow this to continue.  RSVP at

51] – On Sat., June 9 at 3 PM & 7 PM, hear the Wilmington1968 Homage, an Annual Student Concert, at the Grand, Christiana Cultural Arts Center, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Get tickets at Call 302.652.5577. 

52] – On Sat., June 9 from 4 to 7:30 PM, march with the Party for Socialism and Liberation in D.C.'s LGBTQ Capital Pride Parade, hosted by Brazilian Expats for Democracy and Social Justice.  Meet in the Parade Staging Zone - PURPLE area: 22nd St. between N St. NW and P St. NW at 4 PM and look for “Liberation - D.C.”  Pride has its origins in the militant and fighting LGBTQ movement of the 1960s and 1970s, as thousands of LGBTQ people poured into the streets demanding equal rights. Now, we must build a fighting people's movement with all communities under attack to stop the Trump agenda and protect the gains made by the LGBTQ community.

Brazil has the highest number of LGBTQI persons being executed in the world. March in honor of Marielle Franco's memory and legacy - a LGBTQI black council woman and human rights defender who was shot dead this March in Rio. Go to

53] – 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.  

54] – 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

56] -- 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

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

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

59] -- 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.

60] – 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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