Friday, December 13, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 13 - 14, 2019

57] Becoming Jane Exhibition – through Summer 2020
58] Peace And Security in the Middle East Dec. 13
59] Remember Mankekolo – Dec. 13 - 14
61] Peace and justice vigil – Dec. 13
62] Paws and Claus – Dec. 13
63] Sierra Club Holiday Benefit – Dec. 13
64] Defending Baltimore Black Activists – Dec. 13
65] Ballroom Dancing – Dec. 13
66] Climate Action Summit – Dec. 14
67] Annual Statewide Meeting – Dec. 14
68] Anti-nuclear peace vigil – Dec. 14
69] Adoption Event at Petco – Dec. 14
70] Cats, Coffee, & Cookies – Dec. 14
71] Protest Trump – Dec. 14
72] Write letters supporting the Plowshares
73] Two Berrigan Books still in print
74] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  
75] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
76] Do you need any book shelves?
77] Join the Global Zero campaign.
78] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
57] – On Fri., Dec. 13 from 10 AM to 6 PM, check out the Becoming Jane Exhibition, hosted by the Jane Goodall Institute at the National Geographic Museum, 1145 17th St. NW, WDC 20036.  Tickets are at The exhibition will continue through Summer 2020. Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace, braved the unknown to give the world a remarkable window into humankind’s closest living relatives: chimpanzees. In this hands-on, transportive multimedia exhibition celebrating her extraordinary life and work, you’ll explore Dr. Goodall’s early years through iconic images and a multiscreen experience and venture on a 3D exploration of Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park where she did her famous behavioral research on chimps. You’ll also see a life-size hologram of Dr. Goodall, enter a replica of her research tent, and learn about her current role as a leader in community-centered conservation and youth empowerment. Before you leave, you will find out what you can do today to make a positive impact in the world. 

 The museum is open 7 days a week (except Christmas Day) from 10 AM to 6 PM (last ticket sold at 5 PM daily.) Groups of 20 or more receive discounted museum admission. Contact to book your group visit today. Go to

58] – On Fri., Dec. 13 from noon to 1:30 PM, attend Peace and Security in the Middle East: Why Should We Care? with a congressional panel of Senator Carper, Senator Coons and Rep. Blunt Rochester at Congregation Beth Emeth, 300 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington, DE. Visit

59] – I have some sad news as a Freedom Fighter lost her battle with cancer.  Services for Rev. Dr. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo will start with a viewing on Fri., Dec. 13 from 1 to 8 PM at the March Funeral Home, 4300 Wabash Avenue, Baltimore 21215. Then there will be a funeral service starting with a wake at 10 AM on Sat., Dec. 14 at the Empowerment Temple AME Church, 4217 Primrose Avenue, Baltimore 21215.  The funeral begins at 11 AM.

Flower arrangements can be sent to the March Funeral Home West or Empowerment Temple.  Donations are welcome!

60] – HONK TO  STOP TRUMP'S WARS & WALLS OF HATE on Fri., Dec. 13 from 4 to 5 PM as part of the  Philly Anti-War 'Reach Out' at the SEPTA subway entrance at 15th & Market Streets, across from the Philadelphia City Hall on the west side. Call 484-574-1148 or visit

Reach-Out to people because only we can stop endless war, Lockheed Martin (#1 war profiteer from drone warfare to nuclear weapons) and the drone war command operation in Horsham.  Only we can stop Trump, the hate, the violence, the lies and militarism of these deadly times. Only we can Abolish Nuclear Weapons, bring justice and peace.  These 2nd Friday of the month Philly Anti-War ‘Reach-Outs’ alternate between the 30th Street Train Station and the SEPTA entrance at 15th & Market Streets, across from Phila. City Hall west side.

61] – 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 Dec. 13. Black Lives Matter.

62] -- On Fri., Dec. 13 from 5 to 8 PM, get with the Paws and Claus, Howliday Party and Pet Photos with Santa, hosted by Downtown Dog Resort and Animal Hospital, 200 W. McComas St., Baltimore 21230. Join The Buddy Foundation of Maryland and The Downtown Dog Resort for a fun filled night with Santa, food, drinks and live music. Capture the joy of the season with a photo of your animal friend with Santa! Tickets available here:  See

63] – On Fri., Dec. 13 from 6 to 8 PM, come to a Sierra Club Holiday Benefit in Annapolis. Tickets are at  Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, Diane Butler, Nancy Plaxico, & Nadine Chien invite you to the SIERRA CLUB HOLIDAY BENEFIT with special Guest Senator Sarah Elfreth! The recommended donation is $50. To pay at the door, simply email your RSVP to Diane Butler at or (443) 253-7263.  Contributions to the Sierra Club, which support the full range of the work, including legislative and electoral, are not tax deductible. Checks can be made to "Sierra Club, Maryland Chapter". To make a tax deductible donation, checks should be made out to "Sierra Club Foundation, Maryland Chapter" and will support educational and outdoors activities.  Check out

64] – On Fri., Dec. 13 from 6 to 9 PM, get over to Defending Baltimore Black Activists & the Black Community, hosted by Defending Rights & Dissent at The Living Well, 235 N. Holliday St., Baltimore 21202. Hear about Responding to Police and FBI Surveillance.  Learn about, and develop a strategy, to protect the Black Community and Black Activists from continued police oppression and surveillance! The plenary presenters are Barbara Arnwine, Executive Director of the Transformative Justice Coalition and host of Igniting Change on WOL, Eddie Conway, Senior Producer at the Real News, Lawrence Grandpre, Director of Research, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS), and Ray Winbush, Director, Institute for Urban Research, Morgan State University.  Refreshments will be served. Look at

65] – 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 Dec. 13. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email 

66] – On Sat., Dec. 14 from 9 AM to 4 PM, come to the Rebuild Maryland: Climate Action Summit, hosted by Chesapeake Climate Action Network and others at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union - University of Maryland, 1150 South Campus Building, College Park 20740. A coalition of advocacy groups large and small — faith leaders, labor activists, environmental groups, and others — will be hosting an exciting one-day conference.  RSVP at  By the year 2030, we’ve got to cut total greenhouse gas emissions in Maryland and nationwide by close to 60 percent. It’s going to take all of us working together to make that happen. It’s going to take all of us to make sure that we’re not leaving anyone behind in that shift.  Go to

67] – On Sat., Dec. 14 from 9 AM to 5 PM at the Episcopal Church of St. Michael and All Angels, 2013 Saint Paul St., Baltimore 21218, members of Progressive Maryland are invited to participate in this year’s Annual Statewide Meeting! Meet the full staff and core leaders of Progressive Maryland! Reconnect with the collective vision for the state! Share your work and get more deeply involved in the campaigns for Fair Elections, Public Education Equity, Criminal Justice Reform, and more! Learn about progressive candidates across the state and plans for co-governance and training. Come and be nourished with delicious food, local entertainment, and powerful relationship building time! Sign Up at

68] – Join an anti-nuclear peace vigil on Sat., Dec. 14 in Lafayette Park from 10 to 11:30 AM. Meet by the permanent anti-nuclear protest vigil booth in the park.  Peace literature will be distributed to passers-by. If you have peace or anti-nuclear-themed signs to bring, please do! Contact John Whitehead [].

69] – On Sat., Dec. 14 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM, get with the Adoption Event at Petco, 10383 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills 21117, hosted by The Feline Rescue Association. Meet cats who need homes. This will continue until Sat., Dec. 28. Look at

70] – On Sat., Dec. 14 from noon to 3 PM, get over to Cats, Coffee, & Cookies, hosted by Passport Animal Rescue, Inc. at Petco, 1719 York Rd., Lutherville 21093. Spend quality time at the Lutherville/Timonium Petco every Saturday with adoptable cats and kittens! Enjoy coffee, juice, cookies, treats, and a whole room available for you to play with cats.  This will continue until Sat., Dec. 28. Check out

71] – REFUSE FASCISM on Sat., Dec. 14 at 1 PM at Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia 19103. See

Can you believe that Donald J. Trump will, in the wake of his abuses, injustices, lies, his constitutional abridgments, war and social crimes, visit the city of Philadelphia, attending the Army-Navy game.  He has repeatedly threatened our Sanctuary City and its protections.  His planned cuts of SNAP benefits [food assistance] across the country that will impact poor people across the state of Pennsylvania.  His nearly trillion dollar war budget is a killer around the world, robbing people here at home of their human needs. This Saturday join REFUSE FASCISM who are reminding us, amidst Impeachment proceedings, that we must without wait rid ourselves of Trump's sociopathic presidency and a fascistic face of fear and hate whatever he does, wherever he goes. Trump/Pence Out Now! Out of Philly and Out of Power!  At 2 PM, march from Rittenhouse to the Walnut Locust stop on the Broad Street line, take the train together to the stadium.  At 3 PM, rally at 11th and Pattison Sts. outside the Linc while Trump attends the Army/Navy Game.

72] The PLOWSHARES SENTENCING is PENDING, so please WRITE THE JUDGE. Now is the time to write letters to Judge Lisa Godbey Wood regarding her sentencing of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7. The group is collecting letters, especially from those who know the defendants, testifying to their character and the good work that they are doing in their communities which will not be done if they are serving long terms in prison. These letters are not the forum to criticize the law, the legal process or government policies. Rather it is the place to point out positive things about the defendants that should mitigate a harsh sentence.  Letters should be sent to defense attorney Bill Quigley at the address below. He will compile them and distribute to various defendants' attorneys for delivery to Judge Wood. The attorneys suggest it would be helpful to get these done by Thanksgiving or the week after in order to get processed and delivered. Sentencing may be in January or possibly February.   The best letters are simple, polite, and tell good things about the person you are writing to support.

The suggested format is as follows:
Sender’s Name
Sender’s Address
Judge Lisa Godbey Wood
C/o Bill Quigley
Loyola University New Orleans Law Clinic
Campus Box 902
7214 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
Regarding Sentencing of: Mark Colville [or] Clare Grady [or] Martha Hennessy [or] Fr. Steve Kelly SJ [or] Elizabeth McAlister [or] Patrick O’Neill [or] Carmen Trotta (or all seven of the Kings Bay Plowshares)
Dear Judge Wood,
Suggested outline for the letter:
- Explain who you are.
- Explain who you are writing about, how you know them, and what good they do for their community.
- Explain why the Judge should not send them to jail.
- Thank the Judge for reading your letter.
For more ideas and details for your letters, you are welcome to see the defendants' biographies here:
Thank you for your attentiveness to the trial, your support for the defendants and their families, and your focus on the issue of the abolition of nuclear weapons.
As Fr. Steve Kelly says, "The nuclear weapons won't go away by themselves." We do this work together.

73] – 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

74] –   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.   

75] -- 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

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

77] -- 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.

78] – 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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