Baltimore Activist Alert – June 16 – 17, 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 www.baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com. 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] comcast.net.
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
6] “Explore & Live Palestine” from July 11 through July 25, 2019
7] SUPPORT AMAZON WORKERS OF CONSCIENCE
8] Global Solutions Lab Where are the children? – June 16 - 24
9] 28th Annual Walk for the Animals – June 16
10] Tour the AVAM - June 16
11] Sanctuary DMV Accompaniment Training -- June 16
12] Baltimore Pride Festival – June 16
13] Person a booth at the Pride Festival – June 16
14] Adoption Sunday – June 16
15] Impeachment Rally – June 16
16] On the Call for the ERA – June 16
17] See the film “The Serengeti Rules” – June 16 – 20
18] Pentagon Protest – June 17
19] Food Rescue – June 17
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 http://thomas.loc.gov/. Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
6] – If you are 18 to 35, don't miss this unique opportunity to visit Palestine! Registration is Now Open at https://kthps.org/join. For more information, please visit: https://kthps.org/. Know Thy Heritage, Inc. is offering a Leadership Initiative “Explore & Live Palestine” from July 11 through July 25, 2019. This is a program of The Arab American Institute. Visit http://www.aaiusa.org/.
7] -- 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 - https://www.knowdrones.com/blog/2019/3/6/support-amazon-workers-who-dont-want-to-work-for-war and leafletting Whole Foods in your areas. This is a link to the leaflet -- https://gallery.mailchimp.com/dd110b000ca250d868d4f419b/files/107fc695-8af9-4f7e-a523-ecd1d1dfd28f/Wholefoods_Leaflet.pdf. Should you have interest in circulating the links and possibly leafletting, contact Nick Mottern at nickmottern at gmail.com.
8] – On Sun., June 16 through Mon., June 24, get with the Global Solutions Lab at the United Nations and at Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia. Participants from Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Georgia, Singapore, South Africa, Ghana, DR of the Congo, Pakistan, etc. will be participating. Register at http://designsciencelab.com/.
9] -- On Sun., June 16 from 10 AM to 2 PM, get over to the 28th Annual Walk for the Animals, hosted by the SPCA of Anne Arundel County in Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis 21403. Walk through Quiet Waters Park with your family and friends (2 or 4 legged) at your own pace. Join a team and fundraise with your friends. Stroll through Vendor Village and meet the wonderful Veterinary Hospitals, clothing providers, Artisans, Home Remodeling, and many other vendors who love animals just as much as you do! Register at http://aacspca-walk-for-the-animals-2019.everydayhero.do. All dogs must be leashed, preferably on a non-retractable leash. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1202475266593430/.
10] – 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. However, on Sun., June 16, t The exhibit is titled Call 41re will be a Field Trip to the American Visionary Art Museum instead of a platform presentation. C0-581-2322 or email email@example.com.
11] – On Sun., June 16 from 11:30 AM to 2 PM, participate in a Sanctuary DMV Accompaniment Training at the Western Presbyterian Church, 2401 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC 20037. FACEBOOK RSVPs ARE NICE, BUT PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS TRAINING HERE https://forms.gle/rNJsSPAxLwNPTzaYA. This training is for volunteers who would like to stand in solidarity with immigrants going through ICE check-ins or other stressful and dehumanizing processes. The training will be a block from the Foggy Bottom Metro. Language skills other than English, and access to a car, are useful but by no means necessary. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1115538011971394/.
12] – On Sun., June 16 from noon to 6 PM, attend Baltimore Pride 2019 at Druid Hill Park, between Swann Drive and the Sundial Pavilion. The Pride Festival will celebrate families and children with a kid-friendly environment including music and entertainment stages, exhibitors, and local food trucks. Visit http://baltimorepride.org/pride2019/. See the Sunday Schedule: http://baltimorepride.org/pride2019/#SundaySchedule. Look at https://www.facebook.com/events/1639541446178614/.
13] – On Sun., June 16 from 11 AM to 6 PM, see the Booth at Baltimore Pride, hosted by Americans United for Separation of Church and State - Maryland Chapter in Druid Park, 967-999 Druid Park Lake Drive, Baltimore. Get tickets at www.meetup.com. The group needs a few people to talk to people and distribute brochures. If you are uncomfortable talking to people, you can help by bringing food and water, or you can assist with setup or cleanup. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1678995372245835/.
14] – On Sun., June 16 from noon to 3 PM, attend Adoption Sunday at Howl, hosted by Howl and Moorhouse Training at 3531 Chestnut Ave., Baltimore 21211. The Baltimore Humane Society will be bringing animals for adoption at Howl! Since they were founded in 1927 by Elsie Seeger Barton, the Baltimore Humane Society has provided for the care of suffering and homeless animals. It is a No Kill shelter that also provides low cost wellness, spray and neuter center, and a cemetery with bereavement services. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/2438815589740073/.
15] -- A Rally to Impeach Trump will take place on Sun., June 16 at 4 PM in Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring Civic Center, Silver Spring 20910. This rally is to demonstrate the goal to impeach president Trump. Speakers include Sara Yaseen, Author and Singer of “Democracy Raps,” Alan Howe, armed services veteran, community organizer and author and tireless defender of democracy; John Gartner, psychologist, political activist, and author. There are four immediate, specific threats to our nation. The Duty To Warn organization of mental health professionals who advocate Trump's removal on the grounds that he is psychologically unfit, recently published this op-ed which was #1 in USA Today last week: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/05/31/donald-trump-should-impeached-because-his-bad-mental-health-column/1260781001/. RSVP at https://www.impeach.org/event/impeachment_day_of_action_june15/125001/signup/?akid=&zip=&source=dailykos.
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 www.katrinasdream.org. 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 https://www.facebook.com/events/1710130249022424/?event_time_id=1710130255689090.
17] – On Sun., June 16 and through Thurs., June 20 at 7:15 PM, see “The Serengeti Rules” at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring 20910. Tickets can be had at silver.afi.com. Discover one of the most important, untold science stories of our time—a tale with profound implications for the fate of life on our planet. There will be a Q&A with award-winning biologist and author Sean B. Carroll following the show on June 14, as part of Science on Screen. Beginning in the 1960s, a small band of young scientists headed out into the wilderness, driven by an insatiable curiosity about how nature works. Immersed in some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth—from the majestic Serengeti to the Amazon jungle; from the Arctic Ocean to Pacific tide pools—they discovered a single set of rules that govern all life. Now in the twilight of their eminent careers, these five unsung heroes of modern ecology share the stories of their adventures, reveal how their pioneering work flipped our view of nature on its head, and give us a chance to re-imagine the world as it could and should be. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/319149058998040/?event_time_id=319149062331373.
18] – 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 June 17, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
19] – On Mon., June 17 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
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