Saturday, May 4, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- May 4 -- May 31, 2019

70] GROW Centers – May 4
71] See the film THE FORGOTTEN BOMB!  – May 4
72] Communities United meeting – May 4
73] Peace Vigil May 4
74] Protect Venezuelan embassy – May 4
75] Opera DEAD MAN WALKING – May 4
76] Poetry Vibe – May 4
77] Baltimore Reclaiming – May 4
78] “Shadows and Ashes: The Peril of Nuclear Weapon” – through May 31
79] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  
80] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
81] Do you need any book shelves?
82] Join the Global Zero campaign
83] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
70] –   Check out the Baltimore GROW Centers on Sat., May 4 from 9 AM to noon, courtesy of the Hamilton Hills Neighborhood Association and 4 others.  The GROW Centers are hosted by the Baltimore City Department of Public Works.  DPW’s Grow Centers (Green Resources & Outreach for Watersheds) are popping up – again! In addition to the GROW Center pop-up events, there are four stand-alone workshops to the schedule. At the GROW Center events, residents can get free trees and mulch, purchase recycling bins, talk to greening experts like master gardeners, and attend workshops and demonstrations. To pre-register for GROW Center activities: visit or call 410-396-0732. See

71] - On Sat., May 4 at 10:30 AM, see the film THE FORGOTTEN BOMB! See it at Germantown Friends Meeting, 47 W. Coulter St., Phila., PA (corner of Germantown Ave. & Coulter St., in the Germantown section of Phila.)  When the Cold War ended, worry about nuclear weapons receded.  But nuclear weapons are still very much with us, and the threat to humanity is greater than ever. Trump’s policy of nuclear weapons “modernization” is making sure of that.

THE FORGOTTEN BOMB is the true story of nuclear weapons and how the world might learn to live without them.  This up-close 2012, 94-minute documentary by Bud Ryan follows him from the Peace Museums of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the nuclear bomb plant in Los Alamos, NM.  Along the way, Ryan speaks with former U.S. Sec. of State George Shultz, authors Gar Alperovitz and Jonathan Schell, as well as Japanese Hibakusha, survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  Following the film will be a discussion with members of the Germantown Friends Meeting Working Group to Abolish Nuclear Weapons about their future plans to which Friends and representatives of Friends Meetings and Schools are urged to attend.  Call (215) 951-2235. 

72] –  Join Communities United on Sat., May 4 from 11 AM to 1 PM at St Vincent de Paul’s Church, 120 N. Front St., Baltimore for Meet Me In the Middle, its monthly public meeting. Gather for food and introductions at 11 AM, and breakouts will start at 11:50 AM. All are welcome. Bring the kids. Coffee, tea and light fare will be served. Email

73] – 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

74] – On Thursday May 2, Ariel was arrested while trying to get bread to CODEPINK volunteers and allies at the Venezuelan Embassy .This will be the fourth week protecting the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington D.C. from violent Guaido opposition supporters. On April 6, the diplomatic core of Venezuela had to leave the United States. CODEPINK volunteered to take care of the Embassy- under International Law the Embassy is theirs- so we're taking on the responsibility of caring for it when they can’t. On Tuesday, April 30 the opposition began gathering outside where they started engaging in harassment, sexist behavior, and using racial slurs. Come out at 1 PM on Saturday, May 4 in a peaceful, beautiful celebration of life and circle the embassy that has been infiltrated with hate and violence. The embassy is located at 1099 30th St. NW, WDC 20007.  Hundreds of Guaido supporters have gathered in front of the embassy. They have assaulted Ariel, Medea, and many other members of the team, and are attempting to take over the property. RSVP at

75] – On Sat., May 4 at 2 PM, enjoy an opera, Dead Man Walking, at the Grand, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE. This opera is truly the most powerful version of Sister Helen Prejean's journey with death row inmate Joseph de Rocher that you will ever have the chance to see. Tickets are at

76] – On Sat., May 4 at 6:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201, get over to the MOTHER EARTH POETRY VIBE--FEATURING BREEZE.  It’s a time of hope, renewal and blooming—but not everything is coming up roses in our world. We need poetry to help weed out the evil and ignorance! Join in for an open mic of justice, conscious thought, spirituality, family, real life—whatever advances the village! In the tradition of Emma Goldman’s “Mother Earth” magazine, contribute with your presence and energy. The theme is “Peace, Justice, Poetry!” It’s a non-erotic venue, so rather than a love & erotica evening, focus on justice and other matters of life. And, almost needless to say, leave the misogyny, homophobia and other unnecessary issues outside! The MIC LIST will open at 5:30 PM. You must be present to sign up; no call-ins. Call (443) 602 7611 or go to

77] - On Sat., May 4 from 6:30 to  9 PM, check out Beltane with Baltimore Reclaiming at Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.  In 2015, the top 1% of people in the USA took home more than 22% of all income.  Amazon founder Jeff Bezos owns over $150 billion. This is more than the GDP of Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Comoros, Cape Verde, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique, South Sudan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Somalia, Swaziland, Togo, and Zimbabwe, combined.   There are 2,669 homeless people in Baltimore and over 17,000 abandoned houses.  People cannot pay for water, not only in Baltimore but nationwide. As communities struggle to replace crumbling pipes leaching lead, the current administration strips the EPA of its budget to protect drinking water.  We live in a world of unbalanced abundance. We need balance. At Beltane, they seek right-sized, balanced desire to find balance in an abundant world. No Admission after 7 PM.

Bring items to decorate altars for the Green God, Red God, and Star Goddess. Items will be returned after the ritual. Attendees may also bring drums for pre-ritual drum fun, if you wish.  Baltimore Reclaiming is a radically inclusive community of witches who use magic to bring transformation, justice and healing to ourselves, Baltimore and the world. Beltane is a Gaelic May Day festival commonly celebrated on May 1st. In modern Witchcraft traditions it is celebrated as a cross-quarter holiday, marking the balance point between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice. Traditionally, Beltane is a celebration of the imminent arrival of summer, and often saw blessings and protective magic for cattle and fields. Go to

78] –  “Shadows and Ashes: The Peril of Nuclear Weapon”  will be on view at Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, through May 31, 2019. The show -- which features photos, children’s artwork from Hiroshima, ceramic masks, poetry, and informational graphics -- will be accompanied by various events, including films, lectures, and discussion. Visit mcblogs/ for exhibit hours and parking.

79] – 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 Venezuela. 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.

80] -- 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

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

82] -- 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.

83] – 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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