Friday, December 6, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 6 - 8, 2019

50] Bike Leaders Breakfast – Dec. 6
51] Waging Peace in Vietnam Exhibit – Dec. 6 & 7
52] Becoming Jane Exhibition – through Summer 2020
53] Never Again Action – Dec. 6
54] Mutt Mart – Dec. 6
55] Covering the North Korean Nuclear Program – Dec. 6
56] Climate Strike – Dec. 6
57] Paul Hawken at Swarthmore – Dec. 6
58] Peace and justice vigil – Dec. 6
59] Film "SOPHIE SCHOLL: The Final Days" – Dec. 6
60] War on Creation – Dec. 6                                                         
61] Ballroom Dancing – Dec. 6
62] ACLU legislative training – Dec. 7
63] Adoption Event at Petco – Dec. 7
65] Cats, Coffee, & Cookies – Dec. 7
66] Zoo Bites – Dec. 7
67] DC Labor Chorus – Dec. 7
68] Healthcare is a Human Right – Dec. 8
69] Write letters supporting the Plowshares
70] Two Berrigan Books still in print
71] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  
72] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
73] Do you need any book shelves?
74] Join the Global Zero campaign.
75] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
50] – On Fri., Dec. 6 from 7:45 AM to 9:45 AM, get over to the Bike Leaders Breakfast, hosted by Bikemore, 2209 Maryland Ave., Baltimore 21218.  This is a monthly informal get together! Coffee and some snacks and a space to chat will be provided for those interested in biking in Baltimore. Check or

51] – On Fri., Dec. 6 and Sat., Dec. 7 from 8 AM to 5 PM, visit the Waging Peace in Vietnam Exhibit, hosted by the New Village Press, 1957 E St. NW, WDC 20052-0041.  November 15, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War Mobilization March on Washington, a gathering of over half a million demonstrators against the war. The George Washington University offers a series of events to educate students and the general public about often overlooked facets of the history of US involvement in Vietnam, including the impact that antiwar GIs and veterans had on ending the war. Look at

52] – On Fri., Dec. 6 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

53] – On Fri., Dec. 6 from 11:30 AM – 4 PM, get with a Never Again Action, hosted by Jedidjah de Vries at McPherson Square Park.  Jews, immigrants and allies are going after ICE and their enablers with everything they have got.  RSVP at on

54] – On Fri., Dec. 6 from 5 to 8 PM, get with a Yappy Hour Pop Up with MAS Rescue, hosted by Mutt Mart, 2904 Hamilton Ave., Baltimore 21214. Join in for a busy night of puppy kisses, sipping, & shopping! Meet adoptable animals from MAS Rescue while you shop from over a dozen local vendors in the Holiday Pop Up shops. This night only, Dogs of Charm City will pop up with their adorable dog - themed shirts and gifts. A portion of all pop up sales will benefit MAS Rescue, so it's a great night to shop for good! Complimentary snacks will be served. Visit

55] – The GW Institute for Korean Studies and the East Asia National Resource Center present a Korea Policy Forum “The Crisis that Has Defied Five Presidents: Covering the North Korean Nuclear Program for Three Decades" on Fri., Dec. 6 from noon to 2 PM at the Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, Elliott School of International Affairs, the George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW, WDC 20052. 

The North Korean nuclear drama often seems like a movie in constant re-runs: A set of actions in Pyongyang creates a crisis; the crisis generates threats and sanctions, and then a spate of diplomacy as one American president after another promises to deal with the problem, once and for all. And yet, for all the noise, the North Koreans appear to be on a steady track toward building their nuclear arsenal, and the missile capability to deliver it. David E. Sanger, who has covered these issues since the late 1980's, talks about what is the same now and what is quite different—and poses the question of whether there is a way out of this continuous loop. He will also address the North's growing cyber capability, and why it offers the country leverage and capability that nuclear weapons do not. Light lunch will be served.

Hear from David E. Sanger, National Security Correspondent and Senior Writer, The New York Times. In a 36-year reporting career for The New York Times, he has been on three teams that have won Pulitzer Prizes, most recently in 2017 for international reporting. His newest book, “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage and Fear in the Cyber Age,” examines the emergence of cyber-conflict as the primary way large and small states are competing and undercutting each other, changing the nature of global power. RSVP at

56] -- The Baltimore Climate Strike takes place on Fri., Dec. 6 from noon to 2 PM at the War Memorial Plaza, 100 Holliday St.  Double down on demanding action from our elected officials! We have less than 11 years to totally transform our society towards sustainability, and that won't happen without YOU standing up and getting involved! Visit Email

There is a Climate Strike on Fri., Dec. 6 at 3:30 PM at the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, #100, Ellicott City 21043. Email  There is another on Fri., Dec. 6 at 11 AM at the Whitmore Park, 43 Calvert Street, Annapolis 21401. Email

57] – On Fri., Dec. 6 from 4:30 to 6 PM, hear from noted environmentalist, entrepreneur, author, Paul Hawken at Swarthmore College at the Science Center, Room 101, Whittier Place entrance, on Project Drawdown, a comprehensive research project into climate solutions. He is the principal author of the book, “Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming.” See

58] – 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. 6. Black Lives Matter.

59] – On Fri., Dec. 6 at 7 PM, see the film "SOPHIE SCHOLL: The Final Days."  This is the true story of a young woman who did what few in Nazi Germany dared even think.  The film, the 2005 Oscar Nominee for Best Foreign Language film, will be screened at the First-Friday Free Large-Screen Film Series held at the Peace Center of Delaware County, 1001 Old Sproul Road, Springfield, PA. Doors open at 6:30 PM for light refreshments.

In 1943 in Nazi Germany, twenty-one year old Sophie Scholl and her brother, Hans, both leaders of the White Rose nonviolent student resistance group, are arrested after being caught simply placing anti-Nazi leaflets around their university. She has but six more days to live, from arrest to brutal show trial and execution, during which Sophie, a Christian, delivers passionate and hauntingly timeless and timely arguments for freedom, decency, and personal responsibility in the face of totalitarian evil.

It stars Julie Jentsch, and is directed by Marc Rothermund in the German language with English subtitles. The First-Friday free film series at the Peace Center of Delaware County is organized monthly by the Brandywine Peace Community.  For directions to the Peace Center or more information, visit or call 484-574-1148.

60] –  War on Creation: The Story of Global Warming with Nathan Albright will take place on Fri., Dec. 6 at 7:30 PM at Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 503 Rock Creek Church Road NW, WDC, 20010.  From the early science of global warming to the apocalyptic warnings in the media this year, take a broad look at the climate crisis and how it has come to threaten all life on earth. Draw from historical documents, scientific records, and contemporary political analysis to try to make sense of the crisis and ask ourselves: what can we do?  Nathan Albright, a member of the Catholic Worker in New York City, is an editor at The Flood, an online publication about radical politics and spirituality. See:  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker at 202-882-9649 or

61] – 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. 6. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email

62] – On Sat., Dec. 7 from 10 AM to 2 PM, join the ACLU of Maryland Annual Grassroots Legislative Leadership Day at The Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia 21045. Tickets are at Make your voices and experiences heard in our State Capital in 2020. Food/refreshments will be provided. No cost childcare can be provided but you must RSVP at

63] – On Sat., Dec. 7 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

64] – On Sat., Dec. 7 from 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM in the Center City Philadelphia at 12th & Arch Streets, join a DRONE DEATH WALK/VIGIL. Wear BLACK in public mourning. Organizers will bring plain white masks, banners, and signs.  Call Marge Van Cleef at 203-804-3013.  HONK TO  STOP TRUMP'S WARS & WALLS OF HATE.  Go to

65] – On Sat., Dec. 7 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

66] –On Sat., Dec. 7 from 1 to 1:30 PM, check out Zoo Bites: Animal Nutrition Tour by The Maryland Zoo, 1 Safari Place, Baltimore 21217. Tickets are at  Ever wonder what it takes to feed the more than 1,500 birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles at the Zoo? Take part in an exclusive one-of-kind experience inside the Maryland Zoo’s commissary complex.   This 25-30 minute guided tour will take you through the behind-the-scenes areas where we prepare our daily animal diets, order and store the items, and discuss the important role that diets play in animal welfare. During the tour, take part in preparing a special treat for one of the animals and learn more about how the Zoo in participating in conservation and how you can help at home!  This tour has no interaction with zoo animals. See

67] –The DC Labor Chorus presents an Evening of Favorite and Sacred Songs Concert on Sat., Dec. 7 at 7:30 PM at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 5312 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20015. The performance is free and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted. Visit

68]–  Healthcare is a Human Right - Howard County is hosting a Future of Healthcare Town Hall on Sun., Dec. 8 from 1:30 to 4 PM at Miller Branch of Howard County Library System, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City 21042. Healthcare in America is expensive and confusing. At the Town Hall, get answers to questions and hear from a panel of speakers including medical, insurance, and pharmaceutical experts and your State Representatives.  The Town Hall will emphasize the ACA as a working transition, Medicare for All, elements of Medicare that need enhancement, confronting Big Pharma, and much more. Register

69] 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.

70] – 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

71] –   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.   

72] -- 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

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

74] -- 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.

75] – 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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