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  • Natalie Davis
    Baltimore Activist Alert December 2-December 9, 2000 1. Call for an end to Iraqi sanctions during Army-Navy march--Dec. 2 2. Vigil against the Death
    Message 1 of 5 , Dec 1, 2000
      Baltimore Activist Alert December 2-December 9, 2000

      1. Call for an end to Iraqi sanctions during Army-Navy march--Dec. 2
      2. Vigil against the Death Penalty--Dec. 4
      3. Lobby Sen. Paul Sarbanes end Iraqi economic sanctions-- Dec. 5
      4. Call for single payer health care--Dec. 5
      5. CAGE meeting--Dec. 6
      6. Ban land mines discussion--Dec. 6
      7. Human Rights law in the West Bank & Gaza talk--Dec. 7
      8. Peace Breakfast--Dec. 8
      9. Rally to halt Maryland executions--Dec. 9
      On Sat., Dec. 2, there will be a march of 8,000 Army and Navy cadets
      from Baltimore's Harborplace to PSINet Stadium for the football game. If
      you are interested in joining us with an End Iraqi Sanctions sign during the
      morning parade, contact Max at 410-323-7200 or 410-377-7987.
      Viva House and Baltimore Campaign to End the Death Penalty hold a
      witness against the death penalty at the Maryland penitentiary each Monday 5
      to 6 PM. Meet at the corner of Madison Ave. and Fallsway in Baltimore for
      the next vigil on Dec. 4. Contact Terry Fitzgerald at 443-741-3435.
      The Baltimore Emergency Response Network [BERN] protests economic
      sanctions against Iraq every Tuesday. On Dec. 5, vigil from 9:30 AM to 10 AM
      at Lombard and Charles Sts. Then concerned citizens go to lobby Senator Paul
      Sarbanes at his Baltimore office from 10 AM to 10:30 AM. His office is on
      the 17th floor of the Bank of America building. Call Max at 410-323-7200.
      Health Care For All is meeting on Tues., Dec. 5, from 3-5 PM at the
      MedChi building, 1211 Cathedral St. It is an opportunity to announce your
      support for single payer health care in Maryland. Call Bill Harvey at
      The Coalition Against Global Exploitation [CAGE] will meet on Wed., Dec. 6
      at 7:30 PM at the PAC, 1443 Gorsuch Avenue [corner of Kirk Ave.]. CAGE has a
      resolution before the Baltimore City Council to call for a reform of the
      WTO. Other items for discussion is a World Bank bonds boycott and two forums
      in 2001 relating to the criminalization of dissent. Call 410-467-9388.

      Baltimore PSR & WILPF invite you to "The International Campaign to Ban
      Land Mines: U.S. Efforts," by P. Preston Reynolds, M.D., Ph.D., a national
      board member of Physicians for Human Rights and on the faculty of Johns
      Hopkins. The talk will be Wed., Dec. 6 at 7:30 PM at the Cathedral Church of
      the Incarnation, University Parkway and N. Charles St. in Baltimore. Call
      The Johns Hopkins Middle Eastern Student Association is sponsoring Health
      Professionals and the Geneva Convention by James C. Cobey, M.D., who is with
      Physicians for Human Rights. The focus of Dr. Cobey's talk, scheduled for
      Thurs., Dec. 7 at 12 noon, Hurd Hall, Johns Hopkins Hospital, will be
      "Investigating Violations of Human Rights Law in the West Bank and Gaza."
      The Peace Breakfast, usually held on the first Friday of the month, will
      instead be held on Fri., Dec. 8 from 8 AM to 9:30 AM. The main matter to
      discuss will be Question L, the charter amendment, approved by Baltimore
      voters, which eliminated Baltimore's Development Commission. We will discuss
      alternatives, such as holding a People's Hearing on the effects of military
      spending. Other matters are welcome for discussion. Call 410-323-7200.
      Campaign to End the Death Penalty is holding a rally outside Maryland's
      death row on Sat., Dec. 9 at 1 PM to stop all executions in Maryland. The
      State is preparing to execute 4 people as early as February 2001. Help stop
      the executions of Wesley Baker, Steven Oken, Anthony Grandison, and Vernon
      Evans by attending the rally at the SuperMax Prison, 401 E. Madison St. in
      Baltimore (near Fallsway). Call 410-499-0312 or email madison401@....
      Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee, 4806 York Road, Baltimore, MD
      21212 Ph: 410-323-7200 Fax: 410-323-7292 Email: mobuszewski@...
    • Natalie Davis
      Baltimore Activist Alert December 15-December 21, 2000 1. Jonah House vigil at Basilica--Dec. 15 2. All The King s Men video at AFSC--Dec. 15 3. Leonard
      Message 2 of 5 , Dec 14, 2000
        Baltimore Activist Alert December 15-December 21, 2000
        1. Jonah House vigil at Basilica--Dec. 15
        2. All The King's Men video at AFSC--Dec. 15
        3. Leonard Peltier Prayer Vigil--Dec. 17
        4. Feed the hungry at City Hall--Dec. 18
        5. Vigil against the Death Penalty--Dec. 18
        6. AFSC gun violence vigil--Dec. 19
        7. CAGE meeting--Dec. 20
        8. Christmas Caroling Sen. Paul Sarbanes to end Iraqi economic
        sanctions--Dec. 21
        The Jonah House is organizing a vigil at the Basilica of the Assumption on
        Fri., Dec. 15, from noon to 1 PM, as part of an Advent series of witnesses
        for peace. Gather outside the basilica on Cathedral Street between Mulberry
        and Franklin to ask for justice and not just charity in the holiday season.
        Signatures will be sought on a petition to end the sanctions against the
        people of Iraq. Call 410-233-6238.

        AFSC's Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee, on Fri., Dec. 15, is
        showing the video ALL THE KING'S MEN [1949] at 4806 York Road [three blocks
        north of Coldspring]. A classic 1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning book [by Robert
        Penn Warren] was made into a classic film by Robert Rossen. Based on the
        political career of Huey Long, the film won three Academy Awards--Best
        Picture, Best Actor to Broderick Crawford, and Best Supporting Actress to
        Mercedes McCambridge.

        Doors open at 7 PM, video at 7:30 PM. A discussion follows. There is no
        charge, and refreshments are available. Call 410-323-7200.

        There is a Leonard Peltier Prayer Vigil at the White House on Sun., Dec.
        17, from 2 PM - 5 PM. President Bill Clinton will probably decide on the
        clemency petition during Christmas week.
        Viva House Catholic Worker is calling for a demonstration at City
        Hall on Mon., Dec.18 to address the city's treatment of the homeless. A bus
        will bring people to City Hall with signs and banners reading "SHAME!" The
        demonstration will begin at 3 PM to respond to Mayor Martin O'Malley's
        demand to end feeding in front of City Hall. Call 410-233-0488.
        Viva House and Baltimore Campaign to End the Death Penalty hold a
        witness against the death penalty at the Maryland penitentiary each Monday 5
        to 6 PM. Meet at the corner of Madison Ave. and Fallsway in Baltimore for
        the next vigil Dec. 18. Contact Terry at 443-741-3435.
        On Tues., Dec. 19, from 6 PM to 6:45 PM, the American Friends
        Service Committee's Peace For the City Committee is holding a silent
        candlelight vigil to end gun violence. Gather in front of the AFSC office,
        4806 York Road. Call 410-323-7200.
        The Coalition Against Global Exploitation [CAGE] will meet Wed.,
        Dec. 20 at 7:30 PM at the PAC, 1443 Gorsuch Avenue [corner of Kirk Ave.].
        CAGE has a resolution before the Baltimore City Council to call for a reform
        of the WTO. Other items for discussion is a World Bank bonds boycott and two
        forums in 2001 relating to the criminalization of dissent. Call
        The Baltimore Emergency Response Network [BERN] intends to
        Christmas Carol against economic sanctions on Iraq at Senator Paul Sarbanes'
        home on Thurs., Dec. 21. Come to the AFSC, 4806 York Road, at 5:30 PM to
        practice the anti-sanctions carols. Leave at 6:30 PM for the senator's
        home. Call Max at 410-323-7200.
      • NR Davis
        *Baltimore** Activist Alert June 25 – September 11, 2009* I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours.
        Message 3 of 5 , Jun 24, 2009

          Baltimore Activist Alert June 25 – September 11, 2009


          "I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours.

          The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.


          Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center.  Go to www.baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com.  If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to BNC, 325 East 25th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.  Max Obuszewski can be reached at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski [at] verizon.net.


          The Baltimore IndyMedia Center publicizes peace-related events. Go to http://www.radicalendar.org/group/_baltimore.


          1] Books, buttons and stickers

          2] Web site for info on federal legislation

          3] Join Nonviolent Resistance lists  

          4] Max is seeking housing/peace house is available

          5] Buy Mankekolo’s book

          6] Buy coffee through HoCoFoLA

          7] Used stamps for humanitarian causes

          8] Walk for Disarmament – through June 26

          9] Missile Defense – June 25

          10] Torture Accountability Action Day – June 25

          11] Heath care rally & lobbying – June 25

          12] Israel/Palestine roundtable – June 25

          13] Zero carbon emissions conference – June 25

          14] Juvenile justice discussion – June 25

          15] WIB Inner Harbor peace vigil – June 26                

          16] WIB Roland Park vigil – June 26                

          17] White House vigil – June 26                 

          18] Support The Congo demo – June 26

          19] Protest Sheraton – June 26

          20] Silent vigil at Homewood Friends – June 26

          21] Takoma Park peace vigil – June 26

          22] Film FAHRENHEIT 451 – June 26

          23] Vigil at Walter Reed – June 26

          24] Ballroom dancing – June 12

          25] ACORN benefit – June 26                              

          26] 24 Hour Vigil Against Torture – June 27

          27] Single payer unity session – June 27                       

          28] Olney vigil to end the war – June 27                       

          29] Peace vigil in Chester, PA – June 27                       

          30] Peace vigil at Capitol – June 27

          31] FINDING OUR VOICES – June 27

          32] Westminster peace vigil – June 27

          33] Art Against Occupation – June 27

          34] Benefit concert – June 27

          35] African service – June 28

          36] Bridge peace vigil – June 28

          37] Bethesda peace vigil – June 28

          38] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – June 28

          39] Viva Palestina – June 28

          40] Pentagon vigil – June 29

          41] Starving for Justice – June 29-July 2

          42] Marc Steiner on WEAA – June 29 — July 2

          43] Protest the death penalty – June 29

          44] Conversation on Israel-Palestine – June 29

          45] BUPJ meeting – June 29

          46] Pledge of Resistance meeting – June 29

          47] Witness Against Torture vigil – June 30

          48] Tuesday peace vigil – June 30

          49] Ecolocity DC meeting – June 30

          50] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – July 1

          51] Peace vigil in W. Mount Airy, PA – July 1

          52] Chestnut Hill, PA vigil – July 1

          53] Mobilization for Global Justice meeting – July 1

          54] PG County peace meeting – July 1

          55] Benefit concert – July 1

          56] WIB Peace Stand – July 2

          57] First Thursday demo – July 2

          58] Cuba in Africa film – July 2

          59] PeaceAction Montgomery meeting – July 2

          60] DECLARE PEACE – July 3

          61] Film THE VISITOR – July 3

          62] Death penalty meeting – July 7

          63] Peace Path – September 11

          64] David Swanson’s book DAYBREAK available

          65] Buy a red maple tree

          66] Help available in buying a house 

          67] People are looking for work

          68] Contribute to the Georgia Four defense fund

          69] Join Global Zero campaign

          70] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

          71] Publish your peace article

          72] Become a member of the Washington Peace Center

          73] Click on The Hunger Site  

          74] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


          1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available.  “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-366-1637.


          2] – To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to http://thomas.loc.gov/.  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073.


          3] – THE ORGANIZING LIST will be the primary decision-making mechanism of the National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR].  It will be augmented by conference calls and possibly in-person meetings as needed.  It will consist of 1 or 2 representatives from each local, regional, or national organization (not coalitions) that wishes to actively work to carry out the NCNR campaign of facilitating and organizing nonviolent resistance to the war in Iraq.


          To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to donmuller@....  Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.  


          THE NOTICES LIST will include only notices of NCNR actions and related information and is open to any interested person to subscribe.  It will be moderated to maintain focus & will include periodic notices about getting involved in NCNR national organizing.  To join the NOTICES List, send an email message to ncnrnotices-subscribe@.... You will get a confirmation message once subscribed.  If you have problems, please write to the list manager at ncnrnotices-admin@....  

          4] – Max is in need of housing.  If you have any leads, please call him at 410-366-1637.  Note that there may be an opportunity for two or three people to move into a “peace house.”  If interested, call Max.

          5] – Rev. Dr. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo has returned to live in Baltimore, and is writing her autobiography.  Consider purchasing her book" One A Day: Spiritual Vitamins. Be ready with daily Spiritual Vitamins from January 1 to December 31 in 2009.”  Send a donation of $10 with $3 shipping and handling to 3315 Mondawmin Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21216.

          6] – You can help safeguard human rights and fragile ecosystems through your purchase of HOCOFOLA Café Quetzal. Bags of ground coffee or whole beans can be ordered by mailing in an order form. For more details and to download the order form, go to http://friendsoflatinamerica.typepad.com/hocofola/fair_trade/index.html.

          Be sure you indicate ground (G) or bean (B) for each type of coffee ordered. Make the check out to HoCoFoLA and send it with your order form to HoCoFoLA, PO Box 94, Columbia, MD  21045. Contact Pat McLaine at 410-964-0960 or pamcl@....  The coffee will arrive some time the following week and you will be notified where to pick it up.

          7] – Brad Hathaway spearheads an effort to sell donated used stamps to raise money for different humanitarian causes around the world. Go to www.mattapoisettquakers.org, and click the link for the stamp ministry.  Carefully clip canceled postage stamps and send to Quaker Missions, PO Box 795, Mattapoisett, MA 02739. Send no small flag stamps or Liberty Bell Forever stamps.

          8] – The Walk For Disarmament through Hampton Roads, VA with the Norfolk Catholic Workers - from Camp Peary to Naval Station Norfolk continues until Fri., June 26. It will cover over 50 miles and stop at 13 military installations in the Hampton Roads, Virginia, area, the most militarized place in the western hemisphere. They walk believing that active nonviolence can transform our war-filled world into one of justice and peace, were every human need is met. “Beating swords into plowshares” is the key to personal, national, and global security. Call Norfolk Catholic Worker at 757-423-5420 or email roadtonowar@....

          9] – On Thurs., June 25, from 8 to 9 AM, Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO) will discuss “Deterrence, Space, and Missile Defense Issues" as part of the NDUF-NDIA seminar series, at the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St,. SE, WDC. RSVP to Elma Rhue at 202-685-3726 or RhueE@....

          10] – Torture Accountability Action Day is Thurs., June 25.  Meet at John Marshall Park, 501 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC.  There will be tabling from 9 AM until 3 PM.  At 11 AM, the rally will include music and speakers.  Go to http://tortureaccountability.webs.com/.

          At noon, there will be a march to the Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Ave. Some participants may engage in nonviolent civil resistance if the attorney general refuses to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the crimes of the Bush administration.  If you are interested in participating in the nonviolent civil resistance action, email Joy First at jsfirst@.... 

          11] – On Thurs., June 25 at 11 AM there is a National Health Care Rally and Lobby Day, sponsored by Health Care for America Now (HCAN) at the U.S. Capitol. Begin in Upper Senate Park, 1st and Constitution Ave.  HCAN: “While the first draft of Obama's plan is vague on details and falls short of the progressive ideal of single plan, HCAN feels it moves the country in the right direction. It is now up to progressives to put pressure on the President and legislators to provide universal coverage and a high-quality public plan health care option.” Go to www.healthcareforamericannow.org

          Buses will leave at 8:30 AM from 190 W. Ostend St., Baltimore, 1410 Bush St., Baltimore and 3231 Superior Lane, A3, Bowie.  At 1 PM, there will be a town hall meeting with the Maryland Congressional delegation. To reserve a seat on the bus, call 410-547-1515.

          12] – On Thurs., June 25, the WEEKLY ROUNDTABLE SEEKING A JUST PEACE IN PALESTINE/ISRAEL takes place from 12:30 - 1:30 PM at Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Road NW, WDC.  Join a civil discourse which explores the history, issues, myths, realities, and truth of the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Contact Alice Azzouzi at 202-232-5483.

          13] – Attend a free conference on making the transition to zero carbon emissions starting Thurs.,  June 25 at 2 PM and continuing on Fri., June 26 at 2 PM. Full details and registration information from www.convergenceonzero.org.  The conference will be held at the Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Constitution Ave., WDC.    The event addresses an urgent need to develop ‘Evidence-Based’ scenarios exploring what is our most recent science actually demands we do if we are to fully meet the challenges of delivering climate security and energy security. Nobel Laureate Sir John Houghton ex co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will bring his considerable experience of the science and politics of climate security to this event.  The Centre for Alternative Technology will present their ground breaking Zero Carbon Britain scenarios and Arjun Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, and Richard Heinberg of the Post-Carbon Institute will present visions for the USA. For the first time in DC, UK’s Green New Deal co-author Colin Hines will highlight how such a transition can also re-boot our economy through creating new skills to get our labour force back to work, and new income streams from indigenous energy generation.   This conference has been developed and coordinated by the Centre for Alternative Technology: www.cat.org.uk.

          14] – Please join the Maryland Juvenile Justice Coalition in welcoming The Honorable Edward R.K. Hargadon, judge in charge of Juvenile Court Division, at 6:30 PM on Thurs., June 25 at New Shiloh Family Life Center, 2100 N. Monroe St., Baltimore, MD 21217  RSVP to Cameron Miles, director of Organizing for Advocates for Children and Youth, at 410-547-9200 x 3002.  

          15] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., June 26 from noon-1 PM at the Inner Harbor, corner Pratt and Light.  Everyone welcome, wear black if you can.  See http://www.peacepath911.com/ or write wibbaltimore@... or call 410-467-9114.

          16] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., June 26 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St.  Call 410-467-9114. 


          17] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM on Pennsylvania Ave., by the press gate to the White House. It is organized by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.

          18] – There is a peace vigil to support the Congo every Friday, 4 to 6:30 PM at the Rwandan Embassy, 1714 New Hampshire Ave, NW.  Call the Rwandan Embassy at 202-232-2882 and register your concern about Rwanda's aggression towards the Congo.

          19] – Unite HERE! Local 7 is organizing a protest on Fri., June 26 from 4:30 to 6 PM outside Sheraton Baltimore City Center, 101 W. Fayette St. Call 614-746-1145 or email mehler@....

          Workers at the Sheraton City Center have been on the forefront of the struggle to reshape the hospitality industry. In 2006, the Sheraton City Center was bought by Colombia Sussex Corporation, and insisted that the workers turn back the clock. Since then, the workers have been without a contract.  In October 2007 workers voted by a margin of 85% to declare a boycott of their own hotel until Columbia Sussex is ready to sign a fair contract.

          20] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., June 26 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., in opposition to war with Iraq. Placards say: "War Is Not the Answer." The silent vigil is sponsored by AFSC, Homewood Friends and Stony Run Meetings.


          21] –  Join the Takoma Park peace vigil, which takes place the last Friday of the month from 5 to 6 PM at Takoma Junction (Rte. 410 and Carroll Ave.).  The next vigil to end occupation in Iraq, Palestine and the White House will be June 26.  Call 301-589-5410 or go to www.Tpkids4peace.org.


          22] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS VIDEO SERIES. The theme is First Amendment rights.  The final film in the series is FAHRENHEIT 451 [France, 1966], which will be shown on Fri., June 26 at a private home on a large-screen television.  If interested in seeing the DVD, RSVP to Max at 410-366-1637.

          Based on the classic novel by Ray Bradbury, the film by Francois Truffaut stars Oscar Werner as a “fireman” who burns books and Julie Christie in the dual roles of his wife and another woman who might be a subversive.

          Doors open at 7 PM, and the DVD starts at 7:30 PM.  There is no charge, and refreshments will be available.  A discussion will follow.


          23] – SHED LIGHT ON US WAR CASUALTIES: FROM THE FRONT LINE TO THE BACK DOOR of Walter Reed Army Medical Center (North Gate), every Friday night, from 7 to 9 PM in the middle of the 7100 block of Georgia Ave., NW. Call 202-441-3265. Go to http://www.codepinkalert.org/Local_CODEPINKs_Washington_DC.shtml. 


          24] –  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 June 26. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.                  


          25] – People Eat Dirt is hosting an ACORN Benefit on Fri., June 26 from 9 PM to 2 AM at The Whole Gallery, 405 W. Franklin St. (3rd Floor) H&H Warehouse.  Call 410-752-1816.  Go to http://www.acorn.org/All proceeds go to ACORN’s fight against sub-prime and adjustable rate rip off mortgage foreclosures. The benefit is a party with live music from a host of bans, including People Eat Dirt (a.k.a. Gelatin Skeleton).


          26] – On Sat., June 27 at 7 AM, the annual 24 hour vigil in Lafayette Park against torture will begin.  Come for 24 minutes or 24 hours or any time in between but please come! Go to http://www.tassc.org/. 

          27] – Calling all single payer activists who would like to be heavily involved in planning activities for the single payer movement this summer and beyond! On  Sat., June 27 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM eat lunch, socialize and listen to a Congressional update at Busboys and Poets Brunch and Speakers, 1025 5th St. NW WDC 20001(Metro: Mt. Vernon/Convention Center stop). Call 202-789-2227 or go to www.busboysandpoets.com.

          Then from 1 to 5 PM, a unity session will take place at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave., in Room Columbia C.  Sign up for one of four groups on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Jessica Yarbrough at Jyarbrough@....

          28] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 10:30 to 11:30 AM, on the corner of Rt. 108 and Georgia Ave. in Olney, MD.  The next vigil is June 27. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167. 


          29] –  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. This vigil has been the target of counter-demonstrators and harassment from the "Chester County Victory Movement" but has grown and persisted.  Go to www.ccpeace.org

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