Friday, November 16, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 16 to December 15, 2018

45] "Burden of Palestine" – through Nov. 27
46] Antinomies of Democracy – Nov. 16
47] Russian Nuclear Strategy after the Cold War -- Nov. 16
48] WIB peace vigils – Nov. 16
49] White House vigil – Nov. 16
50] Food Rescue – Nov. 16
51] Taiwan’s Former Nuclear Weapons Program – Nov. 16
52] Inter-Korean Détente – Nov. 16
53] Dublin Conference Live Streaming – Nov. 16
54] Pack the Courtroom – Nov. 16
55] Rally at the Department of Homeland Security – Nov. 16
56] Black Lives Matter – Nov. 16
57] History Happy Hour – Nov. 16
58] The Last Waltz – Nov. 16
59] Best Mushroom Trails – Nov. 16
60] Ballroom Dancing – Nov. 16
61] Trail Hike – Nov. 17
62] Thinking Globally, Acting Locally – Nov. 17
63] Two Minutes to Midnight conference – Nov. 17
64] Chester County Peace Vigil – Nov. 17
65] The New Nepal – Nov. 17
66] Ramallah-based cartoonist exhibition – through Dec. 15
67] Silent Night – through Nov. 25
68] Baltimore Labor Chorus concert – Nov. 17
69] Do you want to join a peace caravan?
70] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iran or North Korea  
71] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
73] Do you need any book shelves?
73] Join the Global Zero campaign
74] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
45] – On Fri., Nov. 16  through Tues., Nov. 27, take in the exhibition "Burden of Palestine" by Stephen Kingsberry at the Christina Cultural Arts Center, 705 N. Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801.  Visit  
46] -- On Fri., Nov. 16 from 9 AM to 5 PM, get over to Antinomies of Democracy, hosted by Africana Studies at Penn, 133 S. 36th St., Philadelphia 19104-3210. With the resurgence of fascism and xenophobia in the world, scholars and pundits have declared that democracy is in crisis. However, history reveals that democracies have always existed amidst systems that thrive on inequality.  This workshop will focus on two questions:  Are certain forms of exclusion intrinsic to the practice of democracy?  How distinct is contemporary democracy’s relationship to inequality from earlier periods in history? See

47] – On Fri., Nov. 16 at 10 AM, hear Kristin Ven Bruusgaard, Stanford University, discuss Russian Nuclear Strategy after the Cold War at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, WDC 20036.  Visit Hear about external and internal drivers of change in post-Cold War Russian nuclear strategy. Dr. Ven Bruusgaard will argue that current Russian strategy is reducing the emphasis on nuclear weapons and oriented primarily toward deterring rather than fighting nuclear war. Improved conventional military capabilities are reducing Russia’s need to use nuclear weapons to compensate for conventional inferiority, and the most influential actors formulating nuclear strategy in Russia now argue for enhancing conventional and non-conventional tools to influence the course of conflict.

48] – On Fri., Nov. 16 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 Café, 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:

49] – On Fri.,  Nov. 16 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.

50] – On Fri., Nov. 16 at noon, get over to Grace Baptist Church, 3201 The Alameda., Baltimore 21218, hosted by Food Rescue Baltimore. This occurs every Friday until Feb. 8, 2019.  For Friday Food Rescue, bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See

51] – On Fri., Nov. 16 at 12 PM,  David Albright, Institute for Science and International Security, will address Taiwan’s Former Nuclear Weapons Program: Nuclear Weapons On-Demand at George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW, Room 602, Lindner Commons, WDC.  Go to

52] – On Fri., Nov. 16 at 1:30 PM, hear the discussion - Moon Jae-in and Inter-Korean Détente: Korea Strategic Review 2018 - at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20036-2103.  The speakers are Joseph Yun, U.S. Institute of Peace; Jean Lee, Wilson Center; James Schoff, Carnegie Endowment; and Chung Min Lee, Carnegie Endowment. Check out  

53] -- The Global Campaign Against US/NATO Military Bases announced that the DUBLIN CONFERENCE LIVE STREAMING begins on November 16th at 2 PM ET! The YouTube link for it is  Here are additional links to the Live Streaming for the Conference: or or conference will run through Sunday, November 18.

54] – On Fri., Nov. 16 at 2 PM, BLM DC vs. Bowser: Pack the Courtroom, hosted by Stop Police Terror Project DC at 500 Indiana Ave. NW, Courtroom 519, WDC 20001. ACLU-DC will be in Court to Argue against MPD’s Deficient Plan and Ask for Court to Order Immediate Compliance with Stop-and-Frisk Data Provision of the NEAR Act.  The ACLU of the District of Columbia will be in D.C. Superior Court to continue arguing its motion for a preliminary injunction in Black Lives Matter D.C. v. Bowser. That case charges that Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Metropolitan Police Department have unreasonably delayed implementation of the stop-and-frisk data collection provision of the Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results (NEAR) Act for more than two years. The plaintiffs – the ACLU-DC, Black Lives Matter D.C., and Stop Police Terror Project D.C. – are asking the judge to order MPD’s full compliance with the law. Show the judge that there is deep community concern that without a court order, MPD will never be fully compliant. Our presence alone will speak volumes.

The November 16 hearing is the best chance to convince the court that, in light of what we have seen from MPD, Mayor Bowser, and Deputy Mayor Donahue for nearly three years, full compliance will never happen without a court order.  See

55] – Rally again on Fri., Nov. 16 outside the Department of Homeland Security from 4 to 6 PM to keep the pressure on the government to reunify families separated at the border. Hundreds of children are still separated from their parents after the July 26th deadline set by the courts for reunification.  This is a permitted, peaceful event and families are welcome.  You can bring your own sign or use one of the available signs.  Gather at 4401 Massachusetts Ave. NW. This location is about 50 yards south [in towards downtown] of Ward Circle.  There is parking on Massachusetts Avenue across the street, or you can park at the Katzen Center for the Arts for $2/hour and free after 5 PM on the other side of Ward Circle. View Email triduncan05 AT gmail. Com.  

56] – 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 Nov. 16. Black Lives Matter.   

57] – On Fri., Nov. 16 from 6 to 8 PM, enjoy a History Happy Hour with NPR's Carrie Johnson, hosted by the Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd., Sandy Spring 20860.  Tickets are at Johnson, Justice Correspondent for the Washington Desk, will talk about what’s going on in the Supreme Court and the Justice Department.  Ms. Johnson’s presentation, which begins at 6:30 PM, will be preceded by a museum members-only reception beginning at 6 PM. Not a member? Join while you are registering for the program. Happy hour beverages and refreshments included with ticket purchase. Go to

58] – On Fri., Nov. 16 from 7 to 10:30 PM, attend Baltimore's version of "The Last Waltz," hosted by Bmore Last Waltz at Space 2640, 2640 Saint Paul St., Baltimore 21218. It started as a concert and became a celebration. Help recreate the Last Waltz experience, which will feature a core group of powerhouse musicians and some very special guests.  This concert will showcase great local talent for an even greater cause.  The show starts at 7:30 PM.  Get TICKETS at  All tickets are general admission, and all guests will be treated equally. Please select a price level according to your means.  Proceeds from this event will be donated to Moveable Feast, a Maryland charity dedicated to providing medically-tailored meals to people with serious illnesses - especially in jurisdictions with limited or no other home-delivered meal services. The Moveable Feast motto is: FEED people, FIGHT disease, FOSTER hope. See or

59] --  Best Trails for Mushrooms and How to Find Them (Timonium, MD) will happen on Fri., Nov. 16 at 7 PM organized by Virginia SCPRO at 63 W Aylesbury Rd, Lutherville-Timonium 21093. Contact William Needham, Sierra Club, at or (410) 884-9127.

60] – 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 Nov. 16. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

61] –  Get your exercise on the Harpers Ferry, Murphy-Chambers Farm Trail Hike on Sat., Nov, 17 from 9 to 11:30 AM, organized by the Sierra Club, Catoctin Group, at 171 Shoreline Dr., Harpers Ferry, WV 25425.Contact Mark Gregory at or (443) 851-3115.  The outing will be at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park WV. Participants who want to independently arrange car-pooling can meet in the parking lot on the north side of the Frederick County Park-and-Ride off MD Rt. 340 West, Mt Zion Road exit at 8:30 AM to carpool and minimize park admissions fees; otherwise participants who wish to travel directly to the National Park can meet at the Visitor's Center inside the park at 9 AM. The Murphy Chambers Farm Trail contains segments totaling 2.9 miles long and can be considered easy.  Most of the hike travels along a tree line around the Murphy-Chambers farm field. This trail will take you on a historical journey through the past while you enjoy a pleasant cool hike with beautiful views. You will be able to see the restored Murphy House, the foundation of the John Brown Fort, civil war defensive earthworks, and an overview of the Bull Falls rapids on the Shenandoah River. Be sure to review this webpage on outdoor safety:

62] – On Sat., Nov. 17 from 9:30 AM  to 4:30 PM, there is a conference Thinking Globally, Acting Locally - Fall Agenda, hosted by Maryland Legislative Agenda for Women (MLAW) at Notre Dame College, 4701 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21210-2404. Conference Registration includes breakfast and lunch and costs $50. The student rate is $35.  What Rights are at Stake at the Federal Level and What Maryland Can Do to Protect Them?    The training will also cover how to navigate the legislative process in Annapolis.  Register at Call 443-519-1005 or email us at See

63] – On Sat., Nov. 17 from 10 AM to 4 PM, get over to this conference Two Minutes to Midnight: What We Can Do to Prevent Nuclear War, hosted by Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland and Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility at Goucher College's Kelley Lecture Hall.  The public remains largely unaware of the intolerable threat to our nation and to the human race of nuclear war. The Doomsday Clock, set by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, is now fixed at two minutes to midnight, and, according to former Secretary of Defense William Perry, we are in a more perilous period now than even during the Cold War. 

Springing from the “Back from the Brink” document that calls on the United States to lead a global effort to prevent nuclear war, the conference will review nuclear risks of the renewed U.S. “nuclear modernization” and arms race, and develop advocacy goals, teach creative organizing and build a work plan for the next year. Twenty seven Maryland groups have endorsed “Back from the Brink.”  This conference will coordinate such work as passing resolutions in more cities and states, working with state legislators on resolutions to endorse “Back from the Brink,” and lobbying members of the House and Senate to support anti-nuclear weapons and to make them aware of the United Nations effort to make nuclear weapons illegal. Contact Tim Whitehouse at or (240) 246-4492.  Register at

Cosponsors: Anne Arundel Peace Action, Peace Action Montgomery, Maryland United for Peace and Justice, National Lawyers’ Guild/MD, Prince George’s Peace and Justice Coalition, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, Baltimore Peace Action, Baltimore Quaker Peace and Justice Committee, Howard County Peace Action, and Bethesda Friends Meeting. National Partners: Peace Action, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Arms Control Association, Women’s Action for New Directions and Institute for Race, Justice, and Civic Engagement.

64] – 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

65] – Attend The New Nepal and Its Place in Asia & the World on Sat., Nov. 17 from 1 to 4 PM, Jack Morton Auditorium at the George Washington University, 805 21st St. NW, WDC 20052.  Use the Foggy Bottom Metro (Orange/Blue/Silver Lines).  There are speakers including Hiranya Lal Shrestha, Ambassador and Scholar, and Chandra P. Mainali, General Secretary, Communist Party of Nepal, and former Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal.  RSVP on Facebook at  Over the past two decades, Nepal has undergone a major political transformation. Join us for a historic opportunity to hear exciting new developments in the country and region, as Nepal transforms from a feudal monarchy to a rapidly developing republic. We will be joined by high-ranking Nepalese statesmen to discuss developments in the country.  This event is hosted by Internationalist Students' Front at George Washington. Tickets are at

The Internationalist Students' Front at GW is proud to announce our first major event of the semester, The New Nepal! Over the past two decades, Nepal has undergone a major political transformation. This will be a historic opportunity to hear exciting new developments in the country and region, as Nepal transforms from a feudal monarchy to a rapidly developing republic. A country that is landlocked between two major superpowers India and China, Nepal is a country whose own voice is seldom heard. We will be joined by high-ranking Nepalese statesmen to discuss developments in the country and their first-hand experiences with the challenges and success they've faced in an ever-changing landscape. Pre-registration is required with suggested donation of $3-5.  Visit to reserve your spot!  A country that is landlocked between two major superpowers India and China, Nepal is a country whose own voice is seldom heard. We will be joined by high-ranking Nepalese statesmen to discuss developments in the country and their first-hand experiences with the challenges and success they've faced in an ever-changing landscape.

66] – Just World Educational is working to help a build a better-informed US public (and a better-informed incoming Congress) by hosting the talented, Ramallah-based cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh on Sat.,  Nov. 17  from 5 to 7 PM for the opening of an exhibition of his hauntingly powerful linocut prints. The exhibition will continue through December 15.  Visit Mohammad's art-- long known for its biting wit and sharp witness-- is now also becoming recognized for its powerful artistic value.  In the artist's statement he composed to accompany the show, Mohammad wrote: I ask how I can share my world, as an artist and a Palestinian, with the rest of the world’s people? Surely, by art! I refuse to keep art only for the elite, in museums or exhibitions. Art should elevate the people’s awareness and the artist should carve the dark world to create beauty—like linocut.

Meet artist Mohammad Sabaaneh in conversation with Robert “Bro” Russell, Executive Director of Cartoonists Rights Network International.  There will be a reception, talk and book signing.  RSVP at 202-338-1958 or

67]  The Washington National Opera at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW, WDC 20566, will present Silent Night through Sun., Nov. 25.  As Christmas Eve falls on a World War I battlefield, enemy soldiers step into no-man's-land for one miraculous night of peace. Based on the true story and 2005 film, "Silent Night" features Pulitzer Prize–winning music in multiple languages, capturing humanity and hope amidst a devastating war. Tickets & information are at (202) 467-4600.  A Toll-Free number is (800) 444-1324.  Sadly, the sponsor is General Dynamics.

68] –  The BALTIMORE LABOR CHORUS will perform on Sat., Nov. 17 at 7 PM at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 811 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201. Call (410) 685-1130.

69] – 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.  

70] – 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.

71] -- 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

72] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1637 or mobuszewski2001 at

73] -- 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.

74] – 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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