Thursday, August 8, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 8 - 10, 2019

46] Confrontation in the Gulf – Aug. 8
47] Janeese for Ward 4 Campaign Kickoff Celebration – Aug. 8
48] Lancaster Farm Sanctuary – Aug. 8
49] Terps for Bernie: Phonebank & Textbank! – Aug. 8
50] Baltimore Peace Action meeting – Aug. 8
51] Nagasaki vigil – Aug. 8
52] Conversations with The Sun – Aug. 9
53] Rally for Health Care Rights – Aug. 9
54] Food Rescue – Aug. 9
55] White House vigil– Aug. 9
56] WIB peace vigils – Aug. 9
57] Nagasaki Day -- Aug. 9
58] Black Lives Matter/Peace & Justice Vigil – Aug. 9
59] Baltimore Nagasaki Commemoration – Aug. 9
60] Rally Time for Trump to Resign – Aug. 9
61] Yoga to Benefit the National Immigration Law Center – Aug. 9
62] Frederick Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration – Aug. 9
63] Ballroom Dancing – Aug. 9
64] Tree Maintenance – Aug. 10
65] Canvas with Bill Henry – Aug. 10
66] Peace Vigil – Aug. 10
67] Wagging Tales with Maryland SPCA – Aug. 10
68] MD Poet Laureate, Grace Cavalieri, will read – Aug. 10
69] Two Berrigan Books still in print
70] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  
71] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
72] Do you need any book shelves?
73] Join the Global Zero campaign.
74] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
46] – On Thurs., Aug. 8 from 2 to 3:30 PM, catch the Confrontation in the Gulf,  hosted by Arab Center Washington DC at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, WDC 20004.  Tickets are at  Hear a discussion of the recent escalation of hostilities in the region, the risks of a potential military conflagration, and the measures needed to advance talks between Iran and the Trump Administration. See

47] – On Thurs., Aug. 8 from 7 to 9 PM, get over to Janeese for Ward 4 Campaign Kickoff Celebration, hosted by Janeese Lewis George at Busboys and Poets Takoma, 235 Carroll St. NW, WDC 20012.  Ward 4 deserves a strong, independent voice who will fight for accountability, affordability, and equity.  As a third-generation Washingtonian, experienced attorney, community advocate, Democratic Party activist, and civil servant, Janeese has spent her life fighting for her neighbors.  As Ward 4 Councilmember, she will be our voice, leading the movement for better schools, real affordable housing, equitable healthcare, and an economy that works for all of us. Join us at Busboys and Poets in Takoma DC to kick off the campaign in style with music, local inspiration, and a chance to connect with your Ward 4 neighbors.  Look at

48] – On Thurs., Aug. 8 from 7 to 9 PM,  Gene Baur speaks at the Lancaster Farm Sanctuary, 558 Milton Grove Road South, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.  Tickets are at  Have a discussion with Gene Baur, president and cofounder of Farm Sanctuary and the author of two national bestselling books.  For more than 30 years, Gene has worked to prevent the abuses of factory farming and advocated for a sustainable plant based food system. He has been vegan since 1985, and Time Magazine called him “the conscience of the food movement” and Oprah Winfrey named him as one of her SuperSoul 100 Givers.  Gene’s activism has deep roots in Lancaster, PA where he spent years campaigning to stop animal cruelty at Lancaster Stockyards. In 1986 he rescued a sheep who was discarded on a pile of dead animals behind the stockyard. She recovered and lived at Farm Sanctuary for more than ten years, and her rescue helped to spawn a global farm sanctuary movement that encompasses hundreds of sanctuaries across the U.S. and around the world.

THIS is a TICKETED event.  Purchase tickets in advance.  If you cannot afford the ticket price, accommodations can be made!  Go to

49] – Join the Terps for Bernie: Phonebank & Textbank! It is happening at 7 PM on Thurs., Aug. 8, and 5:30 PM on Fri., Aug. 9. Check out  This is happening in the McKeldin Library, Room 2100E.  Tickets are at Join the students of Terps for Bernie to call or text voters and ask them to join our historic campaign to defeat Trump and transform America. In addition to a cell phone, you will need a laptop or tablet to use the Bernie Dialer. If you don’t have a laptop, you can check out one at the McKeldin Library Equipment Loan desk on the 2nd floor. Sign up for this event here: Find the location for this event here: Text (301) 458-0220 for location or if you get lost. There is visitor parking which includes street locations, surface lots, and campus garages, which are controlled by pay stations and credit card meters. All visitor parking is enforced seven days a week from 7 AM to midnight, unless otherwise noted on the meter. During these hours, guests must pay $3 per hour, with no daily rate. Many visitor parking zones allow for payment through the Parkmobile app.  Visit

50] – Baltimore Peace Action meets every second Thursday of the month.  The next meeting of the group is Thurs,, Aug. 8 at 7 PM at First & St. Stephens UCC, 6915 York Road, Baltimore, near corner of Register Ave.  See Contact Richard Ochs [].

51] – On Thurs., Aug. 8 at 9:45 PM, join a Nagasaki Candlelight Vigil in Lafayette Park across from the White House.  At 10:02 PM, there will be a moment of silence for sharing of thoughts for peace.  Contact John Steinbach at 703-822-3485 or <>.

52] –  On Fri. Aug. 9 from 10 AM to 1 PM, Be Heard: Conversations with The Sun, hosted by The Baltimore Sun and CUPs Coffeehouse, 1301 N. Broadway, Baltimore 21213.  The Baltimore Sun wants to hear from you! Stop by anytime to talk to reporters about what's going on in your community. What stories do you feel are overlooked or untold? Is there someone in your neighborhood creating change? What do you wonder about the Baltimore area that you'd like Sun journalists to investigate?  Can't make it in person? Submit your questions online at  Have suggestions about where we should go next? Email  See

53] –  On Fri. Aug. 9 from 11 AM to noon, Rally for Health Care Rights, hosted by National Center for Transgender Equality at 200 Independence Ave. SW, WDC 20201-0004.  August 13 is the deadline to leave public comments telling the Trump administration to stop encouraging discrimination against vulnerable people seeking health care!  A patient's health should always come first, but the Trump administration wants to encourage providers, insurance companies, hospitals, and others to discriminate against patients who need health care most urgently.  Join civil rights advocates gathering outside the headquarters of the Department of Health and Human Services to share stories of health care discrimination that would only be worsened by this Trump administration proposal.  Can't make it? Share your own story and leave a public comment at! Look at

54] – On Fri., Aug. 9 from noon to 1 PM, Fridays at Grace Baptist Church, 3201 The Alameda., Baltimore 21218, are by Food Rescue Baltimore.  Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. Look at

55] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a Nagasaki Commemoration at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Aug. 9 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649,  

56] – Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE take place on Fri., Aug. 9 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

57] – On Fri., Aug. 9 at 4 PM, get with the Nagasaki Day Philly 'Reach-Out' to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, west side of Philadelphia City Hall, 15th & Market Streets. Make the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty Heard!  Contact Brandywine Peace Community at  or 484-574-1148.

58] – 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 Aug. 9. Black Lives Matter.

59] –  The NAGASAKI COMMEMORATION is on Fri., Aug. 9 starting at 5 PM with the  Homewood Friends Meeting PEACE & JUSTICE VIGIL This vigil takes place every Friday from 5 to 6 PM.  At 6:30 PM, enjoy 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.

At 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 us 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.  Note one of the Plowshares who has remained in jail since April 4, 2018 is Elizabeth McAlister.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

60] – On Fri. Aug. 9 from 6 to 11 PM, Rally Time for Trump to Resign, hosted by Mormons for Progressive America at Lafayette Square Historic District, WDC. Follow Puerto Rico's example. Demand he resign.  Go to

61] – On Fri. Aug. 9 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, check out Yoga to Benefit the National Immigration Law Center, hosted by Ease Yoga & Cafe and Beth A Wolfe Yoga, 3051 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22305. Tickets can be had at  Donation Based Yoga Flow to Benefit the National Immigration Law Center, the only national legal advocacy organization in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their families.  Every penny donated will go directly to the Charity Navigator 4-star rated NILC. Please bring cash or check donations in any amount! See

62] – On Fri., Aug. 9  at 7 PM, go to the Frederick Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration with Hibakusha Testimony at the Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ, 15 West Church St., Frederick 21701, sponsored by Frederick Women in Black.  Look at Contact John Steinbach at 703-822-3485 or <>.

63] – 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 Aug. 9. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email

64] - On Sat. Aug. 10 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!  Tree maintenance involves removing invasive plants, checking planted trees to see if the shelter needs to be removed and removing if necessary, digging out the planting tube, and making sure the plant is upright.  Community service learning hours available.  Register online at Also visit the website for updated location and driving directions. Summer 2019 sites will be at Loch Raven Reservoir.  Check out

65] – Canvass with Bill Henry in Greenmount West on Sat., Aug. 10 at 10 AM or at noon or at 2 PM, hosted by Friends of Bill Henry starting at 1601 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21202.  Sign up here to knock on doors with Councilmember Bill Henry --  Now more than ever, there is a need an independent voice in City government to promote accountability and transparency from top to bottom.  You will get all the training you need to be successful and have fun. Go to

66] – 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  

67] – On Sat. Aug. 10 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM, get with Wagging Tales with Maryland SPCA, hosted by Port Discovery Children's Museum, 35 Market Place, Baltimore 21202.  Tickets are at  Each child participant will also receive a stuffed dog or cat along with a ‘certificate of adoption’!  Not all heroes wear capes, some wear leashes! Check out

68] – On Sat., Aug. 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, MD Poet Laureate, Grace Cavalieri, will read at the Caliente Grill, 907 Bay Ridge Rd., Annapolis 21403, hosted by Alan Squire Publishing. This reading also features poet Barbara DeCesare and a poetry open mic.  Visit

69] – Two books by Fred Wilcox are still in print.  The first one is “Fighting the Lamb's War Skirmishes with the American Empire” by Philip Berrigan and Fred A. Wilcox with a FOREWORD by Tripp York.  It can be purchased by Wipf and Stock:  It is a Memoir in paperback/ISBN: 9781532660078/240 pages/republished 8/21/2018/ Retail Price: $26.00/and Web Price: $20.80.

The second one is “Uncommon Martyrs The Berrigans, the Catholic Left, and the Plowshares Movement” by Fred Wilcox, who profiles members of this anti-war movement, whose Christianity compels them to acts of civil disobedience against the military industrial complex.  The ISBN is 0201522314/$6.50 for a hardcover, and it can be purchased at Powell's Books.  See

70] –   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.   

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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