Saturday, July 6, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 6 -- August 9, 2019

59] Adopt-a-Stream Training – July 6

60] Meet Me in the Middle – July 6
61] Tree Maintenance – July 6
62] Protest Christians United for Israel – July 7 and 8
63] American Ethical Union Assembly Recap – July 7
64] Know Your Rights presentation – July 7
65] ERA call – July 7
66] Hiroshima Commemoration – August 6
67] Nagasaki Commemoration – August 9
68] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  
69] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
70] Do you need any book shelves?
71] Join the Global Zero campaign.
72] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
59] – On Sat., July 6 from 10 AM to 1 PM, get with the Adopt-a-Stream Training, hosted by the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd., Parkville 21234-1419.  Tickets are at The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy is looking for volunteers, age 18+, to join its Adopt-a-Stream Program.  Register online for this FREE training: Adopt-A-Stream is great for individuals, families, neighborhoods, Scout groups, schools, or community groups. In the workshop, you will learn about the threats to the health of the Gunpowder watershed and how to help to protect and improve our local creeks and rivers. See

60] – On Sat., July 6 from 11 AM to 1:30 PM, come to the Meet Me In the Middle, hosted by Communities United, 2221 Maryland Ave., 2nd floor, Baltimore 21218. Be a member of a think tank to guide and direct Communities United activities. All are welcome.  

61] – On Sat., July 6 from 10 AM to  1 PM, do Tree Maintenance with Gunpowder Valley Conservancy.  Tickets are at Newly planted trees need TLC to survive. Spend several hours to help young trees grow into healthy forests!  Register online at Also visit the website for updated location and driving directions. Summer 2019 sites will be at Loch Raven Reservoir. See

62] – Christians United for Israel (CUFI) is having their annual Washington Summit in Washington, DC on Mon., July 8. Jewish Voice for Peace plans to be there to show them and the world: No more hiding behind the banner of ‘standing with the Jewish people’ while they cheerlead the most oppressive and destructive of Israel’s impulses. Reject their antisemitism, their Islamophobia, and their warmongering. That’s why JVP is supporting an action led by allies at Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA), American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), and Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).  Register and join in on Sun., July 7th and/or the 8th at  CUFI is a Christian Zionist organization: Its ideology and politics are deeply entrenched in white nationalism, anti-Muslim racism, anti-Semitism, and other forms of bigotry and systems of oppression. In spite of its strong political influence on the Hill, CUFI has operated largely under the radar and received little attention in comparison with groups like AIPAC. Many of your Congressional representatives will be attending CUFI’s annual summit as invited guests. We cannot allow CUFI’s influence to go unchallenged. Come to Washington, D.C. on July 7 and 8 to tell the world to #CounterCUFI! Visit

63] – 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., July 7, the platform address is American Ethical Union Assembly Recap.  BES Members who attended the Annual AEU Assembly will present their experience of the conference and share what other members and societies are doing to Reclaim Democracy. Call 410-581-2322 or email 

64] –  The Esperanza Center will be conducting a Know Your Rights presentation at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, Room 1, 10431 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia 21044 on Sun., July 7. The presentation will begin at 1:15 PM, following the 12:15 PM mass. The presentation will be in Spanish with English subtitles. All are welcome. Call 667-600-2925 or email

65] – On Sun., July 7 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

66] – HIROSHIMA COMMEMORATION on Tuesday, August 6, 2019: 5 PM Demonstrate at 33rd & N. Charles Streets against Johns Hopkins University’s weapons contracts, including research on killer drones, commemorate the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and celebrate the UN Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty. 6 PM March to Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St., Baltimore.  Enjoy some refreshments.  6:30 PM The program will begin.  We will recognize the Back from the Brink movement, the UN Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty and the call for divestment from corporations profiting from nuclear weapons and endless war. Hear from Ms. Michiko Kodama, an atomic bomb survivor, a Hibakusha, from Hiroshima, who will come from Japan to share a horrifying experience.   8 PM Enjoy dinner with our guests at a local restaurant.

67] –  NAGASAKI COMMEMORATION on Friday, August 9, 2019: 5 PM Join the Homewood Friends Meeting PEACE & JUSTICE VIGIL This vigil takes place every Friday from 5 to 6 PM.  6:30 PM Savor a potluck dinner with members of the peace and justice community. Dave Eberhardt, a member of the Baltimore Four, will share some poetry.  There may also be some music.  7 PM We will make the connection between the movements to end the draft and the current one to abolish nuclear weapons.  Les Bayless of the Silver Spring Three will inspire by sharing his thoughts on the fiftieth anniversary of his draft board raid.  Patrick O’Neill, a member of the Kings Bay Plowshares will discuss a disarmament which took place on April 4, 2018.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

68] –   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.   

69] -- 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

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

71] -- 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.

72] – 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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