Sunday, June 30, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 1 - 2, 2019

25] Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference – July 1
26] Community farm volunteer day –- July 2
27] Between the Wall and the Flood in Mexico – July 2
28] Statehood Phone Bank – July 2
29] Peace vigil – July 2
30] Free the Children/Protest killer drone research at JHU – July 2
31] Immigrants & refugees in Baltimore City should not fear the Police. July 2
32] A Conversation with Eleanor Holmes Norton – July 2
33] Confront the Alt-Right July 2
25] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Mon., July 2 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM.  Call 605-475-6711, code 1136243#.  Work only on brainstorming ideas for participation in the upcoming General Election.

26] -- On Tues., July 2 from 8 AM to 1 PM, join a community farm volunteer day!  The Community Ecology Institute purchased the farm and need lots of help to get it up and running! Please come out with gloves, sturdy shoes, lots of water, sun protection and snacks and you will be put to work (and kids) weeding, watering, removing rocks, etc.  But the first thing we need to do is to get all of the key food fields up and growing! Go to

27] -- On Tues., July 2 from 10 to 11:30 AM, check AMLO Economics: Between the Wall and the Flood in Mexico, hosted by Center for Global Development, 2055 L St. NW, 5th Floor, WDC 20036.  Tickets are at Over the last 25 years, Mexico has benefited from robust trade and financial integration with North America and strong domestic macroeconomic and financial stability, although much remains to be done on the socioeconomic front. Against this backdrop, the economy is currently facing strong domestic and external headwinds. At home, the economy has slowed since last year, with real GDP contracting 0.2% in 1Q2019, reflecting low productivity in Mexico and softer growth in the United States. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has announced protectionist policies, which are not supportive of private investment. From the external side, the lingering uncertainties about Trump’s tariffs on Mexico's imports could have a major negative impact.  The Latin American Committee on Macroeconomic and Financial Issues (CLAAF) will discuss central questions on the best policy responses to market uncertainties. A light breakfast and coffee will be available at 9:30 AM.  Look at

28] – Can you participate in a DC Statehood Phone Bank on Tues., July 2 and Tues., July 9, all from 10 AM to 6 PM at the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20004 in room G-9. Join the Washington, DC Statehood Office for a DC Statehood Phone Bank. Call state legislatures across the US to raise awareness of DC residents' lack of full and equal voting representation in Congress.   Phones, scripts, materials, and light refreshments will be provided. Consider

29] –  Each Tuesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the Catholic Peace Fellowship-Philadelphia for peace in Afghanistan and Iraq gathers at the Suburban Station, 16th St. & JFK Blvd., at the entrance to Tracks 3 and 4 on the mezzanine.  The next vigil is July 2.  Call 215-426-0364.

30] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. The next vigil will be on July 2 from 5 to 6 PM. Also this will be a call to Free the Children.  Today emergency mobilizations are happening around the country.  So at this vigil, we will demand of Congress to close the camps. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

31] – On Tues., July 2 from 5:30 to 7 PM, hear about MIMA - Baltimore City Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs at the Enoch Pratt Free Library-SE Anchor Branch, 3601 Eastern Ave., Baltimore 21224.  Immigrants & refugees in Baltimore City should not fear Baltimore Police. Join the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MIMA), Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young, & Police Commissioner Michael Harrison for a conversation with Baltimore's New American communities.  Come & learn about a new police policy that tells officers how to best serve & protect immigrants in Baltimore. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions of City leaders. Email Go to

32] – On Tues., July 2 from 6 to 8 PM, get over to D.C. Statehood & Community Building: A Conversation with Eleanor Holmes Norton at the Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, 1518 M St. NW, WDC 20005. This forum is a community event, in which Reverend William Lamar IV will moderate a topical discussion with Congresswoman Norton about the evolution of community in the District of Columbia. The conversation will include a robust discussion on D.C. Statehood and other federal matters that Congresswoman is advancing on Capitol Hill on behalf of her constituents.  Look at

33] – On Tues., July 2 at 7 PM, there is an Alloutdc community assembly at The Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC 20009.  On July 6th, 2019, the far right and white supremacists alike will be converging at Freedom Plaza for their so-called “Demand Free Speech” rally. Organized by hate group the Proud Boys, the rally is supposed to feature speakers like rape-apologist Mike Cernovich, neo-Nazi Milo Yiannopoulis, notorious Islamophobe Laura Loomer, western Chauvinist Gavin McGuiness, Trump’s former campaign advisor Roger Stone, and alt-right troll Jack Posobiec. They will weaponize free speech to normalize bigotry and hateful rhetoric against communities of color, LGBTQAI2S+, migrant workers, DACA recipients, undocumented communities, Muslim and Jewish communities, and other already marginalized communities.

  An anti-fascist/anti-racist response will be demonstrating to confront the alt-right. See  Help mobilize a counter protest against the alt-right’s desire to spread hate, and open the conversation about confronting white supremacy and fascism to the community, in particular to the marginalized communities most impacted by their hate. This panel is a chance for our community to discuss why D.C. should mobilize against the Demand Free Speech rally. The speaker list will be made of organizers and activists from the DMV, of the marginalized communities that are actively being targeted and erased by the MAGA white nationalist hate speech campaign. See

To be continued.

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"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

Baltimore Activist Alert – June 30 to July 1, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert – June 30 to July 1, 2019

"I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.

Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center.  Go to  If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to BNC, 325 East 25th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.  Max Obuszewski can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at]

1] Books, buttons and stickers
2] Web site for info on federal legislation
3] Get involved with NCNR   
4] Buy an Anti-War Veteran hat  
5] Lawyers Against War
7] Starvin' for Justice 2019 Fast and Vigil – through July 3
8] Baltimore Hope for the Homeless – June 30
9] Get to a Know Your Rights -- June 30
10] Cat Fest - June 30
11] Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Benefit Day - June 30
12] Improved Medicare for All -- June 30
13] Ride for the Living – June 30
14] Adoption Sunday – June 30
15] CASA Bystander Training – June 30
16] On the Call for the ERA – June 30
17] Pentagon Protest – July 1
18] Food Bank Drive – through July 31
19] Food Rescue – July 1
20] Protest Water Rate Hikes – July 1
21] Food Rescue Pop-Up at Flourish – July 1
22] No hate at the Spy Museum – July 1
23] Demilitarize JHU Support the immigrants – July 1
24] Bleeding Out – July 1

1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available.  “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.

2] – To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at

3] – THE ORGANIZING LIST will be the primary decision-making mechanism of the National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR].  It will be augmented by conference calls and possibly in-person meetings as needed.  It will consist of 1 or 2 representatives from each local, regional, or national organization (not coalitions) that wishes to actively work to carry out the NCNR campaign of facilitating and organizing nonviolent resistance to U.S. wars.

To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.  Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.  

4] – Get a good-looking black hat which says Anti-War Veteran in the front and Viva House 50th in the back.  The cost is $10. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

5] – Jeff Ross, an attorney in Maryland, is interested in gathering with other lawyers to discuss ways in which the legal profession and the law generally can be conceptualized as a peace-building and war-resisting institution and redirected to these ends. Areas to explore might include: 1) ways in which this group could support with legal analysis/writing those lawyers who are representing peace-builders/war-resisters in criminal prosecutions; 2) ways in which, from a more theoretical perspective, the law might be grounded in an ethic of non-violence; and 3) ways in which law students and young lawyers might be exposed to a non-violent vision of the law. All religious, philosophical, and critical perspectives on the law are welcome. The group might want to call itself Lawyers Against War. Jeff can be reached at 443-690-6872 and

6] -- SUPPORT AMAZON WORKERS OF CONSCIENCE.  We are in a deep struggle to support conscience within the high tech community, which may be the only way to prevent a major leap into artificial intelligence warfare that we see the beginnings of in the expanding global U.S. drone war system.  This may be of particular interest to Johns Hopkins' Navy-funded researchers, some of whom have been working on swarming drone technology.

These are not major asks and can be a powerful reinforcement of conscience at an extremely critical moment.  Please consider circulating this link to your lists encouraging people to sign the linked RootsAction petition - and leafletting Whole Foods in your areas. This is a link to the leaflet -- Should you have interest in circulating the links and possibly leafletting, contact Nick Mottern at  nickmottern at

7] – The annual Starvin' for Justice 2019 Fast and Vigil is taking place, starting on June 28 with the last supper at the United Methodist Building next to the Supreme Court starting at 9 PM. The opening circle is at midnight after the dinner. Check out  There will be a simple orientation meeting on Sat., June 29 at the Methodist Building from 9 to 9:30 AM.  Here, you will hear about the flow of the event, what to expect, and ways you can be involved over the next four days. Discuss what actions and petitions to place on the table. 

A daily vigil will start as soon as the orientation meeting is over, and a presence will be maintained outside the court until the end of the evening teach programs (which start at 6 PM and end around 9 PM each night.  Note that many will sleep out in front of the court on the sidewalk on the night of July 1.  The vigil concludes on Wed., July 3. Sleeping bags and pillows are recommended. Juices, sodas, water, ice and cups will be available for all your liquid needs to stay hydrated and cool.  Also provided will be sunscreen, chairs and a few umbrellas for your sun protection and comfort.  It is recommended that you bring a hat, sunglasses, your own umbrella, and anything else you feel will protect you from the sun and the heat.  Camping-style chairs for extra comfort are welcome if you want to bring one. Email <> or call (518) 768-1867.

8] – On Sun., June 30 from 7 to 9 AM, get with the Baltimore Hope for the Homeless 5K- 10K Run/Walk, hosted by Run Life's Course and Back on My Feet Baltimore starting at Union Square, 1599 Hollins St., Baltimore 21223. Run/walk with hundreds of community-minded and socially conscious participants to advance awareness and provide proceeds to local initiatives focused on the prevention and elimination of homelessness in Baltimore with charity Back on My Feet. Nestled between Hollins Market and Carroll Park, this electronically chip timed USATF-certified 5K/10K Walk/Run is being held to experience fun with friends, family, locals and tourists for a great cause. Receive the commemorative medal (while supplies last), t-shirt, photos and lots of refreshments to keep you hydrated and rejuvenated. Register for $30 for the 5K or $40 for the 10K. It's family friendly so register kids as well to walk or run in the 5K.

The course is an out and back from Hollins Street to Carroll Park with runners journeying through the Hollins Market section by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum. The start and finish will be in the same location for ease of parking and accessibility.  Get with

9] – Get to a Know Your Rights presentation being offered by the Esperanza Center in Spanish on Sun., June 30 at 9:30 AM at St. Patrick’s church, 319 S. Broadway St., Baltimore 21231 in Fells Point. Call 667-600-2925.

10] – On Sun., June 30 from 10 AM to 1 PM, get over to Cat Fest—Maryland 2,000 Kick Off Event! It is hosted by the Baltimore Humane Society at the Cat Hospital at Towson, 6701 York Rd., Baltimore 21212.  Cats, kittens, and fun—oh my!  Cats will be available for adoption. Kids can craft puppets, play vet, and participate in other cat-themed fun while their adults fall in love with their purrfect bestie. New adopters will learn tips and tricks of cat care from CHAT staff.

Admission to Cat Fest is Free! All cat and kitten adoption fees are waived and adopters can take their new family member home with them that day! All adopters will receive a certificate for a free wellness exam for their feline from CHAT. Can’t make Cat Fest, but would love to add a feline fur baby to your home? No worries! Waived adoption fees for Maryland 2,000 start July 1 and goes until July 31 at participating shelters. Learn more at Visit

11] – On Sun., June 30 from 10 AM to 9 PM, participate with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Benefit Day, hosted by Great Sage, 5809 Clarksville Square Drive, Clarksville 21029.  Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Their mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. Great Sage is honored to donate 10% of its daily sales to SSCS to help them take action, when necessary, exposing and confronting illegal activities on the high seas. Reservations are welcome at 443.535.9400.  Learn more @  Visit

12] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 2521 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion at 10:30 AM.  On Sun., June 30, the platform address is Expanded and Improved Medicare for All.  Why does the US have such a convoluted and costly health insurance system? What does single payer healthcare really mean? Didn’t we already do health insurance reform with Obamacare? Review the state of our current US health insurance system and various proposals for health insurance payment for the future.  Max J. Romano, MD, MPH is an ethical humanist and a physician. He has experienced health insurance the perspective of a patient, parent, clinician practicing family medicine, public health professional working for private health insurance companies, and as an advocate for a comprehensive single-payer system covering all Americans. Call 410-581-2322 or email 

13] –  On Sun., June 30 from 11 AM to 4 PM, participate in the Ride for the Living, hosted by DC Jews on Bikes at 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW, WDC 20024-2126.  Every year, the JCC Krakow sponsors the Ride for the Living - a multi-day celebration of the resurgence of Jewish life in Krakow, with the highlight being a 55-mile bike ride from Auschwitz-Birkenau to JCC Krakow. As not everyone who would like to participate in Ride for the Living is able to go to Poland, JCC Krakow is partnering with Jewish groups across North America to offer a Satellite Ride for the Living program around the United States and Canada.

In Washington, DC, 3GDC - Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors, DC Jews on Bikes, and the Sixth and I Community Service Collective is organizing the satellite ride.  This is an 18-mile ride around DC to show support for Polish brethren and as a memorial to the fallen and tribute to the survivors. Riders will receive a biographical card or a child victim of the Shoah, allowing you the rider to take the bike ride that the child never go to. After the ride, break for lunch and educational programming. Not a rider? No problem. You can join afterwards for food and drink and to take part in the discussion. The ride is free. Please register at Email See

14] -- On Sun., June 30 from noon to 2 PM, get with Adoption Sunday at Howl: World Animal Guardians, 3531 Chestnut Ave., Baltimore 21211.  WAG Rescue will be bringing animals for adoption at Howl! “World Animal Guardians is an internationally connected group of animal rescuers working to make a better world for the most abused and overlooked souls.” Go to 

15] -- On Sun., June 30 from 2 to 3:30 PM, go to the CASA Bystander Training, hosted by Howard County Democratic Party and CASA in Action at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia 21045. This workshop is designed for community members who are interested in learning how to help prevent and respond to immigration raids or detentions in our neighborhoods and businesses. This is a great opportunity for allies to get involved in CASA's immigrant defense work. Register here:  Check out

16] – On Sun., June 16 from 4 to 5 PM, get on The CALL - ERA Education Program at Katrina's Dream, PO Box 32003, WDC 20007.  Tickets are at  Please come each Sunday and help build the groundswell. The collaboration of grassroots organizers, lobbyists, and professionals is dedicated to promoting and educating folks across the United States of America to empowering women around the world.

The CALL IN NUMBER is 563.999.2090, the CONFERENCE NO: 898879#.  Visit

17] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop.  The next vigil is July 1, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email or call 202-882-9649.  The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro.  By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area. By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr.,  and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begin at 8 AM.  No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. Restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.

18] – St. Ursula / St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank Food Drive will take place at Boscov's (White Marsh, MD), 8200 Perry Hall Blvd., Baltimore 21236 from Mon., July 1 through the month of July 30 from 10 AM to 9 PM. Boscov's is celebrating Christmas in July by giving back to those in need in our community. Join in spreading Christmas cheer during the month of July.  Boscov’s White Marsh has partnered with St. Ursula/ St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank to stock up their food bank for the summer season. Donations of non-perishable items are welcome and can be dropped off at your local Boscov’s store now through July 31st. Go to

19] – On Mon., July 1 at noon, there will be a Food Rescue at Land of Kush, 840 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore 21201. Food Rescue Baltimore is honored to partner with The Land of Kush each and every Monday to bring access to free vegan/plant-based food in the community. Bring a bag. Take what you want from noon to 1PM or while supplies last. No purchase is necessary to take advantage of the Food Rescue Baltimore give away. Items from The Land of Kush's menu are not included in the give-away but will be available for sale. See

20] –  On Mon., July 1 from 12:30 to 1:30 PM, rally Water Rate Hikes Without Affordability, hosted by Baltimore Right to Water Coalition at War Memorial Plaza, 100 Holliday St., Baltimore 21202. This is the first hike in the series of a three-year, 30 percent rate increase package that was approved by the Board of Estimates.  Before this rate increase, water bills had already doubled since 2012. According to the United Nations, water is affordable when it is no more than 3% of a family’s income. Already, more than a third of Baltimoreans are being billed more than this. After this rate increase, the typical household will be paying about $1,200 a year on water, sewer and storm water service -- an amount unaffordable for more than 40 percent of the City.  Enough is enough! These rate increases keep coming year after year, without any real action from the Department of Public Works to provide comprehensive affordability assistance - renters, for example are ineligible for assistance.

It’s time to change the law and make the Department of Public Works act to meet the needs of our community! The City Council needs to pass the Water Accountability & Equity Act NOW to ensure everyone has access to our most basic necessity: water.  Check out

21] –On Mon., July 1 from 3 to 4 PM, there is a Food Rescue Pop-Up at Flourish, 3418 Belair Road, Baltimore 21213-1233.  Bring a bag, and take home healthy, free food! View
This will continue into the future.

22] – On Mon., July 1 at 4 PM through Sat., July 6 at 4 PM, tell the Spy Museum, 700 L'Enfant Plaza SW, WDC 20024, to shut down the alt-right, hosted by All Out DC.  Call the Spy Museum to drop the VIP event organized by Demand Free Speech. Speakers during the rally, include Laura Loomer, a banned Twitter-personality notorious for promoting Islamophobia; Mike Cernovich, who speaks openly in favor of date rape; Milo Yiannopoulus, who harassed trans women at AU, taught College Republicans to snitch on the undocumented, and sang America the Beautiful in front of Richard Spencer giving Hitler salutes; Gavin McInnes founder of the Proud Boys; Roger Stone who helped steal an election; Proud boys Chairman Enrique Tarrio; and Jack Posobiec who created the Pizza Gate conspiracy.  Call 202.393.7798 for their mainline or directly to the people in charge of booking: JULIE LEBO - SALES ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE - 202.654.0942 or STEPHANIE WOOD - SALES ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE - 202.654.0992.

Here is a call-in-script: "Hello my name is ______,  I'm calling you in concern to the July 6th event featuring prominent members of the alt-right. Speakers like Gavin McGinnes, who founded the far-right organization the Proud Boys, have brought violence and bigotry to wherever they organize. We are asking you to keep DC safe from right-wing violence and please drop this contract.   This rally/event isn’t about freedom of speech, it’s about protecting the promotion of hate and bigotry. Thank you."  See

23] – On Mon., July 1 at 7 PM, join a Rally to Demilitarize JHU, hosted by JHU Sit-In at the Wyman Park Dell Baltimore.  Despite the collective efforts of Hopkins affiliates, community advocates and organizers, and many legislators, Johns Hopkins University (JHU) demonstrated its overwhelming political reach at the local and state levels, ensuring that SB793 passed. A clear example of how private entities can subvert democratic processes, on July 1st, SB793 goes into effect.  Despite its misnomer, "The Community Strengthening and Safety Act," this legislation does nothing of the kind. SB793 allows JHU to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Baltimore City Police Department (BPD) to form its own armed, private police force. In addition, it provides funding for a youth cadet program that will further normalize policing in our communities. This legislation shields JHU officers from accountability, who will act with impunity. Enshrining this bill into law is a disgrace to the memory of Tyrone West, who was brutally murdered by Morgan State police officers and BPD, who continue to continue to collect salaries while menacing our communities.

July 1st also marks one week since the Trump administration announced an increase in raids by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in cities across the country. By maintaining its contracts with ICE for "education" and "leadership training," JHU is not merely passively complicit in the ongoing violence perpetrated by ICE and the Trump administration, our university is actively supporting it. The institution and its affiliates train tactical medics for teams deployed to kidnap undocumented immigrants. Though the JHU administration previously characterized all Hopkins campuses as safe spaces for undocumented community members, they have been deafeningly silent over the last week as our neighbors have been abducted and imprisoned in concentration camps.  JOIN the RALLY at Harriet Tubman Grove. Look at

24] –  On Mon., July 1 from 7 to 8 PM, hear Thomas Abt who will discuss his book “Bleeding Out,” hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20008.  Drawing on his extensive experience as a policymaker in the Obama Justice Department and as Deputy Secretary for Public Safety to Governor Cuomo in New York, Abt shows that we have the necessary tools to rid our cities of violence. Proposing a targeted, data-driven approach, Abt argues that we should focus on the “hot spots”—the blocks and corners where most crime takes place—and on the “hot people”—the groups of men who commit the majority of the crimes. By homing in on the violence itself, rather than on the gangs, guns, or drugs, Abt believes we can achieve a 50% drop in homicides over the next decade. This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. See

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

Friday, June 28, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 28 - 29, 2019

63] Journalism under attack – June 28
64] Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group – June 28
65] Conversation with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad June 28
66] Black Lives Matter – June 28
67] Petitioning for Ballot Access – June 28
68] Ballroom Dancing – June 28
70] Petitioning for Ballot Access – June 29
71] Adoption Meet and Greet – June 29
72] Get ICE out of D.C. – June 29
73] Peace Vigil – June 29
74] Protest the drone war command operation – June 29
75] “Rally for RNs and Patients” -- June 29
76] Vegan for Peace – June 29
77] Sylvia Pankhurst, a Suffragette in America June 29
78] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  
79] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
80] Do you need any book shelves?
81] Join the Global Zero campaign
82] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
63] – On Fri., June 28 from 8:30 AM to noon, get over to Journalism under attack: Protect yourself from threats, hosted by the National Press Club Journalism Institute. To help journalists manage the heightened dangers they face in newsrooms, in the field and online, the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the National Press Foundation are co-hosting a safety workshop. The event is free, but advance tickets are required. The program will have three sessions.

Sandy Johnson, president of the National Press Foundation, will moderate a presentation by representatives of Orbis Operations on “advanced situational awareness training” to help reporters and newsrooms recognize early warning signs of danger and what to do in an active threat situation. The second session will cover how to defuse threatening situations when they arise and how to take pre-emptive action. The panel, moderated by John Donnelly, senior writer at CQ Roll Call and chair of the Club's Press Freedom Team, will include Danny Spriggs, vice president of global security for The Associated Press; Margaux Ewen, executive director of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation; and Cmdr. Guillermo Rivera, head of special operations for the Washington metropolitan police department.  Julie Moos, executive director of the National Press Club Journalism Institute, will facilitate a discussion on online threats and harassment, strategies for defending yourself, and building a supportive cyber community that’ll have your back. Presenters include Lauren Culbertson, public policy manager at Twitter and Viktorya Vilk, Manager of Special Projects at PEN America. See

64] – On Fri., June 28 from 10 AM to 1 PM, come to a Dedication: The Henrietta Lacks Community Center, hosted by Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group at 411 New Pittsburg Ave., Dundalk MD 21222-6205. See the new history exhibit during the open house tour.  RSVP to Nakeya West, Refreshments will be provided. Look at

65] – On Fri., June 28 from 11 AM to noon, catch a Conversation with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad, hosted by the United States Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave. NW, WDC 20037.  Tickets are at  Five years after ISIS’ genocidal campaign in Iraq, Yazidis and other religious minorities are struggling to recover from the trauma of occupation and the heinous crimes committed by the terrorist group. Sinjar, a district in the Nineveh province of Iraq, remains in ruins while many of its residents are still displaced and trying to cope with the aftermath of mass killing, rape, abduction, and enslavement. Murad, a leading advocate for survivors of genocide and sexual violence, will discuss her work to help Iraq recover, the plight of the Yazidi people, and stabilization and resilience in the country.

While the international community has provided much needed assistance, key challenges to post-conflict stabilization in Sinjar’s towns and villages persist, complicating efforts to rebuild communities, seek accountability and justice, foster local reconciliation, and help Yazidis and other displaced communities return home safely. Murad launched an initiative to address some of these challenges and help rebuild communities. In support of this initiative, the government of Taiwan, a member of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, has recently announced it will contribute to stabilization and humanitarian assistance efforts. RSVP at  See

66] – 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 28. Black Lives Matter.

67] –On Fri., June 28 from 6 to 8 PM, get with Petitioning for Ballot Access at the Food Truck Gathering, hosted by the Baltimore City Green Party at the Rotunda, 711 W. 40th St., Baltimore. Every four years, the Maryland Green Party is required to gather 10,000 signatures to stay on the ballot and give voters more choices at the ballot box.  Join the Party at the National Eat At a Food Truck Gathering at the Rotunda. Petition from 6 to 8 PM, and then enjoy the food trucks and craft drinks. Meet in front of Mom's grocery store. Look for Marie Murphy and Margaret Flowers wearing Green Party t shirts and holding clip boards.  Go to

68] – 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 28. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email

69] – On Fri., June 28 from 9 PM to 2 AM, attend the S.T.T.O ENDLESS SUMMER: STOP THE VIOLENCE MIXER, hosted by the Supreme Team at Edison Lounge,  3133 East Monument St., Baltimore 21205.  EARLY BIRD TICKETS are $25, and at the door $30. HELP RAISE AWARENESS TO GUN VIOLENCE AND HONOR THOSE LOST TO GUN VIOLENCE. A PERCENTAGE OF ALL THE PROCEEDINGS WILL BE DONATED TO STOP THE VIOLENCE VICTIM'S FAMILIES. Check out

70] – On Sat., June 29 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM, get with Petitioning for Ballot Access at the Waverly Farmer's Market Public, 400 E. 32nd St., Baltimore 21218-3427, hosted by Baltimore City Green Party.  Every four years, the Maryland Green Party is required to gather 10,000 signatures to stay on the ballot and give voters more choices at the ballot box.  Meet at the entrance to the market near 33rd St. and Barclay St. Look for Marie Murphy who will be wearing a Green Party t shirt and holding a clip board.  Go to

71] – On Sat., June 29 from noon to 4 PM, come to an Adoption Meet and Greet, hosted by Wings of Love, Kuwait at Petvalu, 895 E. Fort Ave., Baltimore 21230. Come visit Wings of Love, Kuwait at PetValu and meet some of the pups who you may want to take home 22nd! Potential adopters and fosters are welcome to come and give some belly rubs and ear scratches and meet the WLK team! Look at

72] – On Sat., June 29 from 4:30 to 7 PM, help get ICE out Of DC! This is hosted by Sanctuary DMV at the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza, WDC 20010.  Last Saturday, ICE agents roamed freely through Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights, entering a private home and taking 2 parents away from their children. They also interrogated people in several local businesses, spreading fear and alarm throughout the community. This comes despite Trump “delaying” massive ICE raids by two weeks, which were planned to target families in cities across the country, including D.C.

This is also almost exactly one year after ICE conducted raids in Mount Pleasant, Columbia Heights, and Petworth, detaining 12 people, including random bystanders on the street who were racially profiled. . Please come out for a community support rally both in support of neighbors AND to demand that D.C. take concrete steps to make its "sanctuary city" claim a reality.  The event will include a walk through the streets of the neighborhood. Visit

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] – The Brandywine Peace Community, or 484-574-1148, is urging you to tell PA Governor Tom Wolf, constitutional head of PA Air National Guard:  BAN PA DRONE WAR OPERATIONS! See Peace in Horsham, the heart of drone war operations in the state...Declare Your Independence from 'endless war'...  WE CAN!  On Sat., June 29 from noon to 2 PM, protest the drone war command operation @ Horsham PA Air National Guard Station, Route 611/Easton & County Line Roads, Horsham, PA. Stop the policy of drone warfare and endless war.

75] – On Sat., June 29 at 2 PM at Johns Hospital House, “Rally for RNs and Patients” and march against JHH medical debt. Baltimore Poor People’s Campaign is supporting the nurses.

76] – On Sat., June 29 from 6 to 8:30 PM, get with Vegan for Peace by Don Robertson, hosted by Earthsave Baltimore at Govans Presbyterian Church, 5828 York Road, Baltimore 21212.  Earthsave's veg/vegan dinner series meets on the last Saturday, each month at Govans Presbyterian Church, next to the historic Senator Theater. Earthsave's mission is to help people learn a healthier and more peaceful way of eating and living. See or  Don Robertson will share some quotes, artwork, and insights on the broad spectrum of the vegan way of life, particularly with respect to the emotional and spiritual dimension of our food choices. Come and see why Don says that adopting a healthy, plant-based diet is a powerful way to love this planet and all those who share it.

DINNER GUESTS may choose to either bring a dish made without animal products (to serve 8) plus $5 (members pay just $2) donation; pay $15 (members pay just $12) to enjoy dinner and presentation; or pay $5 for presentation only. If you plan to pay for dinner rather than bring a dish, RSVP by calling 410-252-3043, or emailing Drive around church to large parking lot, where you'll see the white Earthsave banner near the Fellowship Hall entry. Look up

77] – On Sat., June 29 from 7 to 9 PM, hear about Sylvia Pankhurst, a Suffragette in America at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201.  In 1911, leading English suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst visited America. Unlike other suffragette leaders, who spent their time in America among the social elite, Pankhurst wasted no time getting right to the heart of America’s social problems. She visited striking laundry workers in New York and female prisoners in Philadelphia and Chicago, and she grappled firsthand with shocking racism in Nashville.

This book gathers Pankhurst’s writings from the year-long visit, in which she reveals her shock at the darkness hidden in American life, and draws parallels to her experiences of imprisonment and misogyny in her own country. Never before published, these writings mark an important stage in the development of the suffragette's thought, which she brought back to Britain to inform the burgeoning suffrage campaign there. Pankhurst was an English campaigner for the Suffragette movement, a prominent left communist and, later, an activist in the cause of anti-fascism.

Katherine Connelly is a writer, historian and an expert on Sylvia Pankhurst. She is the author of the biography “Sylvia Pankhurst: Suffragette, Socialist and Scourge of Empire” (Pluto, 2013) and editor of “A Suffragette in America: Reflections on Prisoners, Pickets and Political Change” (Pluto, 2019). Go to

78] –   The Trump Administration is again beating the war drums.  Most recently, the target is Iran.  Should the Trump administration initiate an act of war against Iran, consider joining us. It is a violation of U.S. law for the Trump Administration 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. Should a war criminal, John Bolton, convince Trump to attack either of these countries, 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 military strike against Iran or Venezuela takes place, then meet at 33rd and N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218. If the attack is before 2 PM local time, then the event will begin at 5 PM, local time. If the attack occurs after 5 PM local time, then the event will begin at 5 PM, local time, the following day. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.   

79] -- 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

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

81] -- 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.

82] – 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

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 27 - 28, 2019

52] CODEPINK at the Honduran Consulate – June 27
53] Community Defense Rally – June 27
54] An Anti-War Forum – June 27
55] Justice Fundraiser – June 27
56] Montgomery County Solar Co-op – June 27
57] Arlington Solar and EV Charger Co-op info session – June 27
58] See the film “Before Stonewall” – June 27
59] Letter writing campaign to Chelsea Manning – June 27
60] "Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement: Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights from the 1930s to the 1980s" – June 27
61] White House vigil– June 28
62] WIB peace vigils – June 28
52] – On Thurs., June 27 at noon, rally at the Honduran Consulate to demand the release of political prisoners at Honduras Consulate, 1990 M St. NW, WDC 20009. Rally in opposition of the 2009 US coup installed government of Honduras and for the release of political prisoners. Make sure you wear pink for peace!  RSVP at Contact Terri at

53] – On Thurs., June 27 at 4:30 PM, attend a Community Defense Rally: ICE Out, hosted by La ColectiVA at the Dunn Loring Metro + ICE field office, 2675 Prosperity Ave., Fairfax, VA 20598. Send a message to Trump, ICE and their enablers that we will fight back against their attacks. Our families and loved ones should be free, in their communities, and building their lives just like everyone else. Instead, migrants and their loved ones often live in constant fear and uncertainty due to a long history of racist and xenophobic laws and funding of institutions that have built up to today’s system of mass incarceration and deportation, including over 52,000 people in ICE custody. Call on members of Congress to #DefundHate and cut the funding of ICE/CBP, demand localities advance policies to end all voluntary collaboration with ICE, and the divestment and separation from ICE/CBP contractors and collaborators. Go to

54] – On Thurs., June 27 from 5 to 7 PM, check out the Boise Anti-war Forum: No war on Iran!  This is hosted by the Answer Coalition, 617 Florida Ave. NW, WDC 2000. The Trump administration has imposed deadly sanctions — an economic war — on Iran and is continuing to threaten a massive military attack. Despite reportedly pulling back from an attack on June 20, Trump has threatened "obliteration like you've never seen before." Meanwhile at home, the U.S. is imprisoning immigrant children and families in concentration camps, and now even considering moving them onto military bases.  Visit

55] –  On Thurs., June 27 from 5:30 to 8 PM, come to a Justice Fundraiser, hosted by DC-MD Justice For Our Neighbors – JFON at Madam's Organ Blues Bar, 2461 18th St. NW, WDC 20009.  On Immigrant Heritage Month, bring your friends and family (21 and older) to eat and learn more about DC-MD JFON's important work. You will still have time to support a good cause before watching the Democratic presidential debate.  For every item you purchase, $1 will go to DC-MD JFON. As the Trump Administration continues to target immigrants across the country, we must work together to support the most vulnerable members of our communities. Check out

56] – On Thurs., June 27 from 6 to 7:30 PM, get with Montgomery County Solar Co-op, hosted by Solar United Neighbors at Takoma Park City Hall, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park 20912. Live in Montgomery County and want to go solar? Now's your chance! Neighbors across the area have formed the Montgomery County Solar Co-op with the help of Solar United Neighbors to make it easier to save money on the purchase of solar panels, while building a community of local solar supporters. Come to a free information session to learn about solar energy, as well as how the co-op simplifies the process of going solar while providing a discount through its bulk purchasing power. Look at

57] – On Thurs., June 27 from 6:30 PM to 8 PM, get over to the Arlington Solar and EV Charger Co-op info session, hosted by Solar United Neighbors, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington, VA 22201-4603.  Tickets are at Live in or around Arlington and want to go solar and/or install a level 2 EV charger at your home? Now's your chance! Neighbors have formed the Arlington Solar and EV Charger Co-op with the help of Solar United Neighbors of Virginia to make it easier to save money on the purchase of solar panels and level 2 EV chargers, while building a community of local solar supporters.  See

58] – On Thurs., June 27 from 7 to 8:30 PM, see the film “Before Stonewall: Making of a Gay & Lesbian Community,” hosted by AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring 20910.  Tickets are at  There will be an introduction by Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass.  In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city's gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the gay and lesbian liberation movement had begun. BEFORE STONEWALL pries open the closet door, setting free the dramatic story of the sometimes horrifying public and private existences experienced by LGBT Americans since the early 1900s.

BEFORE STONE will open for one week from June 28 through July 4.  Look at

59] – On Thurs., June 27 from 7 to 8:30 PM, get over to a letter writing campaign to Chelsea Manning, hosted by Peoples Power Assembly at 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218-5927. She has refused to testify before a grand jury whose purpose is to obtain information to prosecute Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks. The office is air conditioned; and we enjoy pizza and refreshments.  Also hear a special update on the campaign for justice at Baltimore City jails where 5 inmates recently died. Call 410-218-4835.  Go to

60] – On Thurs., June 27 from 7 to 9 PM, hear about a book "Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement: Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights from the 1930s to the 1980s"at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201.  Traci Parker examines the movement to racially integrate white-collar work and consumption in American department stores, and broadens our understanding of historical transformations in African American class and labor formation. Built on the goals, organization, and momentum of earlier struggles for justice, the department store movement channeled the power of store workers and consumers to promote black freedom in the mid-twentieth century. Traci Parker is assistant professor of Afro-American studies at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  See

61] –   On Fri.,  June 28 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.

62] – Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE take place on Fri., June 28 from noon to 1 PM.  One is at McKeldin Square, corner of Light and Pratt Sts., in the Inner Harbor, Baltimore.  Use the purple circulator line.  Enjoy an AFTER VIGIL LUNCH at the Inner Harbor.  Bring Your Own Sandwich or stop by one of the food trucks in the McKeldin Square.

  Another is at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St., Baltimore.  Free Parking available. Vigil at noon. Lunch in the Greenway Room is at 1 PM. If there's a storm, there is no vigil, but there will be lunch. Contact Anne:  The final vigil is in Chestertown, Kent County on the Eastern Shore at Memorial Park at Cross Street and Park Row. Email

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