Thursday, September 26, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 26 - 28, 2019

49] Water Accountability & Equity Act – Sept. 26
50] International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons – Sept. 26
51] The Future of Nuclear Arms Control -- Sept. 26
52] Nuclear North Korea – Sept. 26
53] Atomic Condominium – Sept. 26
54] See the film OFFICIAL SECRETS – Sept. 26
55] International Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons Sept. 26
57] One Job Should Be Enough – Sept. 26 
58] Youth and Congress – Sept. 26
59] What should be done with the Bay Bridge?  – Sept. 26
60] Magical Mystical Vernal Pool presentation – Sept. 26
61] Hear the DAL’OUNA ENSEMBLE – Sept. 26
62] Public Transportation – Sept. 26
63] Navigating the Nuclear Future – Sept. 27
64] The North Korean Economy – Sept. 27
65] Managing North Korean Challenges – Sept. 27
66] Food Rescue – Sept. 27
67] White House vigil– Sept. 27
68] WIB peace vigils – Sept. 27
69] Colombia People's Travel Advisory and Rally – Sept. 27
70] Peace and justice vigil – Sept. 27
71] House Party with Many Languages One Voice – Sept. 27
72] Elephant Conservation – Sept. 27
73] What Is Democratic Socialism? – Sept. 27
74] Ballroom Dancing – Sept. 27
75] Democracy Champions – Sept. 28
76] Peace Vigil -- Sept. 28
77] Protest the drone war command operation – Sept. 28
78] Poor Peoples Campaign general meeting – Sept. 28
79] Fun(d)raiser party for Casa Baltimore/Limay – Sept. 28
80] Two Berrigan Books still in print
81] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  
82] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
83] Do you need any book shelves?
84] Join the Global Zero campaign.
85] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
49] – On Thurs., Sept. 26 from 10 AM to noon, check out the 2nd Public Work Session: Water Accountability & Equity Act, hosted by the Baltimore Right to Water Coalition at City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St., Baltimore 21202-3411. The Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee is holding the second work session on the Water Accountability and Equity Act. Discuss the proposed Department of Public Works amendments. Director Rudy Chow’s DPW opposes the bill, so show up to show strong support!  Say NO to weakening amendments - we need water justice for all Baltimoreans and nothing less. Public testimony will NOT be allowed, but wear blue, and show your support for #BmoreWaterJustice. Go to

50] – On Thurs., Sept. 26 at 11 AM, attend the 2019 UN High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons in United Nations Headquarters Conference Room 4, NYC. Statements will be given by UNGA President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande and UN Secretary-General António Guterres followed by statements by Member States and remarks from NGO representatives. See

51] –  Hear about the Future of Nuclear Arms Control with Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway, and George Perkovich at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC, on Thurs., Sept. 26 from 12:15 to 1:30 PM.  Contact Lauren Dueck at 202 939 2239 or Look at

52] – On Thurs., Sept. 26 from 12:30 until 1:45 PM, check out Nuclear North Korea and Four Future Scenarios: A Japanese Perspective in the Chung-wen Shih Conference Room, Suite 503, Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E St. NW, WDC 20052. Hear from Dr. Narushige Michishita, vice president, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, in a moderated discussion by Mike Mochizuki, George Washington University.  What should we expect for the future of the Korean peninsula? There are at least four possible scenarios: one good, two bad, and one tricky. Dr. Michishita will discuss what happens in each scenario, and how Japan might respond to it.  Go to

53] – On Thurs., Sept. 26 from 3 to 4 PM, get with Atomic Condominium: The Soviet Union and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, 1958-1970, on the 5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center, Kennan Institute, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20004-3027. The speaker is Jonathan Hunt, University of Southampton/Harvard University. Visit

54] Regional Economic Study Institute Roundtables continue with the fourth event – Public Transportation on Thurs., Sept. 26 at 3 PM at 7400 York Road, Suite 301, Towson. With Baltimore and its perceived, and real social ills atop national news of late, the Regional Economic Study Institute at Towson University has scheduled five roundtables on challenges facing the city and region and how to address them. RSVP at

55] – One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, British intelligence specialist Katharine Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain's help in collecting compromising information on U.N. Security Council members to blackmail them into voting for war with Iraq. OFFICIAL SECRETS is a cinematic pleasure, which explores the deceitful past to remind us that we must resist in the present government deceitfulness, malfeasance and brutality.  Katherine Gun will always be a hero, unlike Colin Powell who lied to the world about weapons of mass destruction.  All involved in this decision to attack Iraq under false pretenses should face criminal charges.  This includes Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden who voted for Cheney’s war.  It can be argued that the invasion of Iraq might be the greatest foreign policy disaster ever made by a U.S. president with the help of Congress. Don't miss the film version of one person having the courage to blow the whistle while facing intense and severe pressure to be quiet. 

  Director Gavin Hood showcases Keira Knightley as Gun.  The film will be at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore at 3:45 PM, 6:20 PM and 9 PM at least through Thurs., September 26.

56] – On Thurs., Sept. 26 from 4 to 5:30 PM, go to the Philadelphia City Hall, west side, 15th & Market observe the United Nations' International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons through the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty. See

57] – On Thurs., Sept. 26 from 4 to 5:30 PM, come to the Philadelphia City Hall, west side, 15th & Market Sts. This Rush-Hour PRESENCE For NUCLEAR WEAPONS ABOLITION is taking place on the United Nations declared "International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons." Go to  Brandywine Peace Community can be reached at or 484-574-1148.

58] – On Thurs., Sept. 26 from 5 to 8 PM, get over to One Job Should Be Enough RALLY for Baltimore Hotel Workers! It is hosted by Unite Here Local 7 at the Church of St. Michael & All Angels, 2013 Saint Paul St., Baltimore 21218.  Hotel workers at HILTON Baltimore, HYATT Regency Baltimore, MARRIOTT Baltimore Waterfront, RADISSON Baltimore Harbor Hotel & CROWN PLAZA Baltimore-Inner Harbor are fighting to make Baltimore hotel jobs GOOD JOBS. Questions? Call 443-438-5607 ex 0 or go to  Visit

59] – On Thurs., Sept. 26 from 6 to 8 PM, get with the Youth and Congress: A Call to Action, hosted by Busboys and Poets and Citizens Climate Lobby DC, 235 Carroll St. NW, WDC 20012.  Check out Hot Takes on Climate Change, a new partnered series of discussions and exhibitions about climate change, climate activists, and climate voters. What will it take for Congress to take meaningful action on climate? How difficult is the legislative battle ahead? How do activists and politicians alike galvanize climate voters to turn out and make their voices heard? Join this conversation of youth climate leaders and Congressional representatives on climate action around the Global Climate Strike. Congressmen Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Hank Johnson (GA-04) will be joined on stage with climate leaders Maddie Graham and Jordan McAuliff from Montgomery Blair High School and student Climate Strike organizer Lana Weidgenant from Zero Hour. They will delve into the question that is on everybody's mind--we've mobilized, now how will our leaders translate that into action? Look at

60] – What should be done with the Bay Bridge?  MDTA has scheduled an open house for public review and comment on Thurs., Sept. 26 from 6 to 8 PM at Calvert High School, 600 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick. Look at

61] – Get over to the Magical Mystical Vernal Pool presentation on Thurs, Sept. 26 from 6:30 to 8 PM  organized by the Howard County Sierra Club Group at 9421 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City 21042.Contact Carolyn Parsa at or (443) 878-4941. Vernal Pools - Now you see them, now you don't. Dr. Mark Southerland, professional ecologist, will be speaking about vernal pools, the threats they face, and actions governments and individuals can take to support local biodiversity. This educational evening is being co-sponsored by Safe Skies Maryland, a local environmental group that is working to bring building and bird strike awareness to the community.

62] – On Thurs., Sept. 26 at 7:30 PM and 9 PM at An Die Musik , 409 N. Charles St., Baltimore, hear DAL’OUNA ENSEMBLE.  The Baltimore Palestine Solidarity activist and musician Danielle Williams performs with the Ensemble featuring the founder of the Al Kamandjati Music School (Ramallah, Palestine), RAMZI ABUREDWAN with special guest vocalist ODAY KHATIB. Danielle Williams lived and taught at the Al Kamandjati Music School from 2016-18 before being denied re-entry and deported by Israel. DAL’OUNA ENSEMBLE is named after a festive Palestinian music genre. Through its music, the ensemble expresses the hopes of a people who love to laugh and sing and who seek peace and freedom. The ensemble’s repertoire adds medieval and jazz accents to a musical confluence of East and West. On their musical journey, Ramzi Aburedwan and Dal’Ouna bring us into their world, their music, their poetry and traditions. A ticket is required. Email 

63] – On Fri., Sept. 27 at 8:30 AM, get over to Navigating the Nuclear Future, hosted by the GMU Schar School of Policy and Government, 3351 Fairfax Dr., Van Metre Hall, Arlington, VA 22201.  Join CSPS for its 2nd Annual Symposium on International Security, and discuss the issues of nuclear energy, nuclear weapons, and the nonproliferation regime. Speakers will include General Frank Klotz, Suzanne DiMaggio, Brian Mazanec, Laura Holgate, Ketian Zhang, and others. Lunch will be provided. Contact Ellen Laipson at Go to

64] – On Fri., Sept. 27 from 9 AM to 4:15 PM, come to a forum The North Korean Economy, and it’s Future: Change vs. the Status Quo in the City View Room, Elliott School of International Affairs, the George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW, WDC 20052. Contact Minhye Kim at or at 202-994-2775. In this context, our first North Korea Economic Forum Conference will examine the current state of the North Korean economy and North Korea’s adaptation and coping strategies. The first session will focus on North Korea’s changing monetary system, the likelihood of North Korea’s reform and opening up, and alternatives to inter-Korean economic cooperation. Visit

65] –  On Fri,, Sept. 27 from noon to 2 PM, catch up with Managing North Korean Challenges and Reshaping the Future of Trilateral Cooperation at Daniel Morgan Graduate School, 1620 L St. NW, Suite 700, WDC 20036.  Also involved in the event is the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  The speakers at Evan Feigenbaum, Carnegie Endowment, Yoshiji Nogami, Japan Institute of International Affairs, and Jong-yil Ra, Hanyang University. Look at

66] – On Fri., Sept. 27 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

67] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Sept. 27 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649,  

68] – Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE take place on Fri., Sept. 27 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 from the food trucks in 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 from noon to 1 PM. Lunch in the Bistro 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

69] – Get with the Colombia People's Travel Advisory and Rally outside the Colombian Embassy, 1724 Massachusetts Ave. NW on Fri., Sept. 27 at 5 PM. Use the Dupont Circle Metro (Red Line).  The ANSWER Coalition is teaming up with the Coalition for Peace in Colombia to stand against the Duque administration's human rights violations. In the past year, over 700 social activists and community leaders have been murdered by this brutal regime. To raise awareness about this injustice, organizers in the U.S. are issuing a People's Travel Advisory in solidarity with the activists who are under attack in Colombia.

Then, come to a fundraiser in honor of peace in Colombia and to meet other anti-war activists involved in the movement at 6 PM at the City Tap House, Penn Quarter, 901 9th St. NW, WDC.  Use the Gallery Place Metro (Yellow/Green/Red Lines).  RSVP at  The suggested donation is $5.

70] – There is usually a silent peace and justice 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 Sept. 27. Black Lives Matter.

71] – Come to the House Party with Many Languages One Voice on Fri., Sept. 27 from 7 to 9 PM at the Pink House, 1241 Evarts NE, WDC.  This is a fundraiser for Many Languages One Voice, a grassroots, community-based organization working to build power with immigrant families in Mt. Pleasant for 15 years.  MLOV has nurtured relationships with Day Laborers from “La Esquina,” (an historic day labor corner in Mt. Pleasant), the “Vendedoras,” street vendors who have been feeding the community for decades, and young people fighting for justice and true Sanctuary in our schools and communities, among many others. Consider donating online at  If you would like to join folks in the community hosting house parties to support MLOV through its transition, email

72] – On Fri., Sept. 27 from 7 to 8 PM, get over to Field Talks: Elephant Conservation, hosted by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, 1 Safari Place, Baltimore 21217. See  This special Field Talk will take you into the wild for a discussion of elephant conservation efforts. Welcome Dr. Kate Evans from Elephants for Africa, one of the Zoo’s most important conservation partners, to Baltimore for the next Field Talk. She will speak at the new elephant exhibit about the human-elephant conflict in Africa and the complicated and dire conservation needs of Africa’s graceful giants. Please join us to talk about elephants with the Zoo’s elephants!  Tickets are at Visit

73] – On Fri., Sept. 27 at 7 PM, get over to a Political Platform Salon: What Is Democratic Socialism? It is hosted by Baltimore Democratic Socialists of America at Crown Seoul, 1910 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21201. As part of the GBDSA's ongoing project of developing a political platform, this is part of a series of discussions about the values and direction of the chapter.  Go to

74] – 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 Sept. 27. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email

75] – Across Maryland, there is a growing movement to stand up to large and corporate donors and empower everyday people in local elections. The fight for a representative democracy in Maryland is heating up – so now is the time to join the growing momentum demanding statewide reform.  Democracy Champions are motivated and empowered individuals who are trained to carry forward the pro-democracy fight in their communities. This event hosted by the Democracy Initiative will bring together local activists to learn hard-hitting communications and smart strategy. Dig into the connections between the fight for democracy and today’s most pressing social issues—from environmental justice to the fight against racism and hate, from workers’ rights to issues within the immigrant community. A highly-interactive training, grounded in popular education principles, will make the connections between democracy, power, and the ability to win justice on the diverse issues that motivate our partners.  It is happening on Sat., Sept. 28 from 9:30 AM to 2 PM at Function Coworking Community, 4709 Harford Road, Baltimore 21214.  RSVP at

76] – 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  

77] – Ignite Peace in Horsham, the heart of drone war operations in the state, on Sat., Sept. 28 from noon to 2 PM. Protest the drone war command operation at Horsham, PA Air National Guard Station, Route 611/Easton & County Line Roads, Horsham, PA. Tell  PA Governor Tom Wolf, head of PA Air National Guard, to BAN PA DRONE WAR OPERATIONS! Check out  Note this information, banners/signs aplenty, nearby parking, stand, sit (bring a chair), song, speech.  Stop the policy of drone warfare and endless war. Brandywine Peace Community can be reached at  or 484-574-1148.

78] –  The next Poor Peoples Campaign Prince George’s County general meeting will be on Sat., Sept. 28 from noon to 2 PM at the Oxon Hill Branch of the Prince George’s County Public Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Road. Email

  The Poor People’s Campaign is also encouraging everyone to attend a cookout on Sat., Sept. 28 from 1:30 to 5:30 PM, in solidarity with workers fighting for good paying jobs and fair wages at BWI, Penn Station and the Port of Baltimore. The cookout will take place at Carroll Park (1500 Washington Blvd.) and there will be food, music, games, a moon bounce and more! RSVP here. RSVP: Text RaiseUp to (855) 931-0821.

79] – On Sat., Sept. 28 from 5 to 10:30 PM, attend a Fun(d)raiser party for Casa Baltimore/Limay at 5 Candlestick Drive, Lutherville 21093.  Recharge your energy! Join in merry-making!  Enjoy the tranquility of the countryside at Dipping Pond Run, beside a gorgeous valley. From 7 to 7:20 PM, Barbara Larcom will describe her April visit to Limay, Nicaragua.  BRING: LOVE! ♥ Checkbook ♥ Potluck dish ♥ Musical Instrument ♥Lawn Chair/ Blanket ♥ Hiking Shoes ♥.  Live music will be provided by attendees. The fundraiser will benefit Baltimore's sibling-city projects* in Limay Nicaragua, including scholarships, farm animals, food for the elderly, medical fund, preschool/ nutrition center, and microcredit.  No donation too large, but no one turned away for lack of funds!  Donations also taken online at  RSVP to attend or to get carpool info, call 410-444-1023 or email

80] – 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

81] –   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.   

82] -- 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

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

84] -- 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.

85] – 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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