Saturday, December 15, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 14, 2018 -- March 31, 2019


63] Maryland Food Bank benefit – through Mar. 31
64] Malcolm after Makkah -- Dec. 14
65] Feed 'Em Friday – Dec. 14
66] Gun Violence Remembrance – Dec. 14
67] Ballroom Dancing – Dec. 14
68] Ranked Choice Voting Dec. 15
69] Baltimore City State Senators' 2019 Legislative Listening Session – Dec. 15
70] Dare to Create a Better Maryland – Dec. 15
71] Cats, Coffee, & Cookies – Dec. 15
72] Peace Vigil – Dec. 15
73] Our Revolution Meeting – Dec. 15
74] Participatory Defense Community Meeting – Dec. 15
75] Sierra Club fundraiser -- Dec. 15
76] Do you want to join a peace caravan?
77] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iran or North Korea  
78] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
79] Do you need any book shelves?
80] Join the Global Zero campaign
81] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
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63] – On Fri., Dec. 14 through Sun., Mar. 31, 2019, there is a Maryland Food Bank Benefit, hosted by The Admirals Cup - Fells Point, Baltimore, 1647 Thames St., Baltimore 21231. Do we give so we shall receive, or give because it feels good?  Giving has never felt better or made a more significant impact than this unique opportunity. The Maryland Food Bank and Harbor Magic Hotels presents “HOLIDAY GIVEBACK.”   Experience the adventures of the Fells Point at one of the two beautiful Harbor Magic Hotels: The Admiral Fell Inn or the Inn at Henderson’s Wharf.  Gracefully awaken to the aromas and tastes of a fabulous breakfast and set sail on your day in one of the most amazing places in America. Harbor Magic is donating 10% of dollars generated from this promotion to benefit the Maryland Food Bank. BOOK NOW at https://www.admiralfell.com/en-us/packages/maryland-food-bank-holiday-giveback-special?page_id=4266673. Call (410) 534-5555. See https://www.facebook.com/events/349755175583179/.

64] – On Dec. 14 from 6 PM to midnight, check out Malcolm after Makkah - The Transformative Last Years, hosted by Qabeelat Nurayn at the Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB) / Al-Rahmah School, 6631 Johnnycake Rd., Baltimore 21244.  Call (410) 719-0921 or email info@isb.org. Tickets are at www.almaghrib.org. What Do You Lose By Never Knowing Malcolm? To many of us, he’s a long-gone activist of the past, irrelevant to our personal lives today.  To others, he’s reduced to famous quips and poses, never really knowing the man behind the X. The transformation of Malcolm X is exactly the change you seek, and the change this community desperately needs today. From the eyes of Betty Shabazz, the wife of Malcolm X, she talks of his family life, his dreams and hopes for the Muslim community.  At 39, Malcolm X was just getting started when they took his life. Hear from Shaykh Omar Suleimen! Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/160987828162111/.

65] – On Dec. 14 from 6:30 to 8 PM,  come to Feed 'Em Friday: Care Kits for Homeless, hosted by Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland St., Falls Church, VA 22043. Imagine the struggle of living on the streets. Where would you sleep on a cold December night? How would you wash your face or brush your teeth? Would you be able to find something to eat? How would you stay warm? During the December Feed ‘Em Friday (FEF) we will pack Ziploc bags with a few items that might help make that struggle just a bit more manageable. Hand out a new pair of socks, some gloves, a few snacks, and a few toiletries for distribution to the friends who have no shelter on these chilly winter nights. These “care kits” will be donated to the Hypothermia Shelter. Contact Cookie Mandell at cmandell@templerodefshalom.org.  See https://www.facebook.com/events/405493786654111/.

66] – On Fri., Dec. 14 from 6:30 to 8 PM,  attend a Gun Violence Remembrance Event, hosted by Moms Demand Action – MD at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia 21045.  Call (410) 381-2000 or email obicoffice@gmail.com.  Tickets are at act.everytown.org. Commemorate the 6 year mark of the Sandy Hook tragedy. Together with faith leaders, survivors and gun violence prevention organizations, honor ALL victims and survivors of gun violence as we strive to end gun violence in America.  Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/1939772816075875/.

67] – 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. 14. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

68] –  On Sat., Dec. 15 from 8:45 AM to 1 PM, be a part of Building a movement for RCV [ranked choice voting] in Montgomery County & Maryland at the Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring 20910. Call (240) 777-5350. Learn from panels of local civic groups on how we can improve our electoral system and how RCV plays a role.  Hear from local and state elected officials on how to win electoral reform in the 2019 legislative session. This event will be important in building energy for the upcoming legislative session and building a ranked choice voting movement throughout Maryland.  See https://www.facebook.com/events/2173619679553258/.

69] – On Sat., Dec. 15 from 10 AM to 1 PM, get over to the Baltimore City State Senators' 2019 Legislative Listening Session, hosted by Antonio Hayes at the J. Millard Tawes Center – Ballroom, 2500 West North Ave., Baltimore 21216. As the state of Maryland prepares for another legislative session, the Baltimore City's State Senators will be hosting public hearings on the legislative priorities. Baltimore City residents can share ideas and proposals for the upcoming session. Residents and community stakeholders throughout the city are encouraged to attend this event and hear from the various departments to ensure that the issues that take priority in their lives and communities are being addressed. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/200875467512240/.

70] – On Sat., Dec. 15 from 11 AM to 2 PM, Dare To Create A Better Maryland - ACLU Legislative Meeting, hosted by ACLU of Maryland at Long Reach Community Association, 8775 Cloudleap Ct., Columbia 21045.  Tickets are at action.aclu.org. Make your voices and experiences heard in Annapolis in 2019. Join the statewide legislative leadership to protect our civil liberties & support grassroots power. Meet grassroots leaders from across the state. Hear from ACLU of Maryland’s legislative and legal experts on our efforts for criminal justice, immigration, prisoners’ rights and more. Work with volunteer leaders from your county to build our statewide grassroots legislative teams, which will be complemented with ongoing digital and staffing support from our office. See https://www.facebook.com/events/230920937811314/.

71] – On Sat., Dec. 15 at 11 AM enjoy Cats, Coffee, & Cookies, hosted by Passport Animal Rescue, Inc.  This takes place every Saturday, until Dec, 29, at Petco (Lutherville), 1719 York Rd., Lutherville 21093.  Meet adoptable cats & kittens, sample yummy treats, coffee and juice, and a room full of kitties needing homes!  Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/256957351514232/.

72] – 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 www.ccpeace.org. Email ccpeacemovement@aol.com.

73] – On Sat., Dec. 15 from 12:30 to 2:30 PM, attend the Our Revolution Baltimore Meeting, hosted by Our Revolution Baltimore City/County at Roland Park Branch Library, 5108 Roland Ave., Baltimore 21210.  Plan for 2019! This is your opportunity to provide input on where to go in 2019. What issues should be the priorities for the 2019 legislative session? What should our federal priorities be? What meeting topics and speakers would you like to see? What other plans should we make for 2019? Sheila Ruth will also give an update on Project Cuckoo and a report on the recent Maryland Democratic Party officer elections.  As always, the meeting will be a potluck, so bring food to share! Go tohttps://www.facebook.com/events/303133500537577/.

74] – Come to the Participatory Defense Community Meeting on Sat., Dec. 15 from 1 to 3 PM at the Oakcrest Community Center,  1300 Capitol Heights Blvd., Capitol Heights 20743. This will take place every Saturday through December. CONTACT qiana johnson at q.johnson@peoplesaction.org at 240-845-4007. Visit http://www.progressivemaryland.org/participatory_defense_community_meeting_20181103?utm_campaign=wkmem_oct_29_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_source=progressivemaryland.

75] – On Sat., Dec. 15 from 3 to 5 PM, get over to the Sierra Club Benefit: Climate Change & Transportation, hosted by the Sierra Club Maryland Chapter at Charm City Meadworks, 400 East Biddle St., Baltimore 21202. Call (443) 961-1072 or email info@charmcitymeadworks.com. Join a celebration and fundraiser to benefit the Sierra Club Maryland Chapter's efforts to make livable, bikeable, walkable, communities a public priority in Baltimore. The special guests include Delegate Brooke Lierman & Jim Shea!

The Sierra Club is organizing across Maryland to a identify, support, and help elect strong environmentalists who will fight to ensure that all Marylanders have access to mass transit, smart growth, and sustainable communities. Learn about plans for 2019 and how you can help.  Mingle with Sierra Club staff, volunteers and friends. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/369031037002803/.

76] – Do you have any interest in challenging the Trump administration for reneging on the Iran Deal? If yes, would you be interested in joining a Peace Caravan to the Iranian embassy in Washington, D.C.? Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.  

77] – It is a violation of U.S. law for us 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 North Korea. The Mueller investigation is tightening the vise, and could cause Trump to attack those countries in order to divert attention from Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. 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 preemptive military strike against Iran or North Korea takes place, then meet outside the War Memorial, 101 N. Gay St., Baltimore, MD 21202. If the attack is before 2 PM local time, then events will begin at 5 PM, local time. If the attack occurs after 2 PM local time, then events will begin at noon, local time, the following day. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

78] -- 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 comcast.net.

79] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1637 or mobuszewski2001 at comcast.net.

80] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: http://www.globalzero.org/sign-declaration. 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.

81] – 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 http://prop1.org; 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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

“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

Friday, December 14, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 14 - 15, 2018


55] Exhibition of the work of a Ramallah-based cartoonist – through Dec. 15
56] What does justice look like?  – Dec. 14
57] WIB peace vigils – Dec. 14
58] White House vigil – Dec. 14
59] Food Rescue – Dec. 14
60] Philadelphia Anti-War Reach-Out – Dec. 14
61] Rally at the Department of Homeland Security – Dec. 14
62] Black Lives Matter -- Dec. 14
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55] – Just World Educational is working to help a build a better-informed US public (and a better-informed incoming Congress) by hosting an exhibition of the work of the talented, Ramallah-based cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh through Sat.,  Dec. 15.  Visit https://www.thejerusalemfund.org/21159/november-cartoons.  Mohammad's art-- long known for its biting wit and sharp witness-- is now also becoming recognized for its powerful artistic value.  In the artist's statement he composed to accompany the show, Mohammad wrote: I ask how I can share my world, as an artist and a Palestinian, with the rest of the world’s people? Surely, by art! I refuse to keep art only for the elite, in museums or exhibitions. Art should elevate the people’s awareness and the artist should carve the dark world to create beauty—like linocut. Call 202-338-1958 or email dpainter@thejerusalemfund.org.

56] – From Fri., Dec. 14 through Sun., Dec. 16, the American Friends Service Committee, the Quaker Palestine Israel Network, and Pendle Hill are hosting What does justice look like? This is a weekend exploring what it will take to realize a just and lasting peace in Palestine and Israel. Scholarships are available to offset costs. Go to https://pendlehill.org/events/what-does-justice-look-like-moving-towards-a-just-peace-in-palestine-and-israel/#.W6Ph0PYpDct.

57] – On Fri., Dec. 14 from noon to 1 PM, join a Women in Black peace vigil. A vigil will take place in McKeldin Square at the corner of Light and Pratt Sts.  STAY FOR LUNCH at Baba's Kitchen.  Warm-up, dry off, and enjoy a vegetarian chili lunch and lots of good conversation. Bring a side or topping for the chili.  There are still places at the table; invite a friend to come along with you.

Another vigil is at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St, Baltimore. 21211. However, if weather is iffy, contact Anne at awyattbr@gmail.com.  Lunch will take place at 1 PM at the RPP Café, 830 W. 40th St., Baltimore 21211.

A third vigil will be in Chestertown, Kent County at Memorial Park at Cross Street and Park Row.  This vigil is looking for more peace bodies on the Eastern Shore.  Welcome to the network, Chestertown Women in Black.

Wear black. Dress for who knows what kind of weather.  Peace signs will be available. When there are others to stand with, you don't need to carry the burden alone. Do this to be in solidarity with others....when everything around us says “Be afraid of the stranger.” Carpool and parking available. Just send an email that you need a ride to: wibbaltimore@peacepath911.org.

58] – On Fri.,  Dec. 14 from noon to 1 PM, join the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in a vigil urging the powers that be to abolish war and torture, to disarm all weapons, to end indefinite detention, to close Guantanamo, to establish justice for all and help create the Beloved Community! This vigil will take place at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contract Art @ artlaffin@hotmail.com or at 202-360-6416.
59] – On Fri., Dec. 14 at noon, get over to Grace Baptist Church, 3201 The Alameda., Baltimore 21218, hosted by Food Rescue Baltimore. This occurs every Friday until Feb. 8, 2019.  For Friday Food Rescue, bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See https://www.facebook.com/events/579834149018638/.

60] – Come to the Philadelphia Anti-War Reach-Out at the SEPTA subway entrance, 15th & Market Sts., across from the Philadelphia City Hall west side, with mass leafleting, banners, and posters on Fri., Dec. 9 from 4 to 5 PM. End Drone Terror & Endless War.  Stop the Drone War Command Center in Horsham, PA. IT MATTERS! 
   
Only we can stop Trump, the hate, the  violence and militarism of the these times that is epitomized in the U.S. record high Pentagon budget, nuclear weapons in the hands of Commander-in-Chief Trump, and his push to set up a separate STAR FORCE command in space (i.e. to assure U.S. military dominance in the militarization of space),

   These 2nd Friday of the month  ‘Reach-Outs’ in Philadelphia alternate between the 30th Street Train Station  corner at  30th & Market Sts. and the SEPTA entrance. Contact the Brandywine Peace Community at 484-574-1148 or www.brandywinepeace.com.

61] – Rally again on Fri., Dec. 14 outside the Department of Homeland Security from 4 to 6 PM to keep the pressure on the government to reunify families separated at the border. Hundreds of children are still separated from their parents after the July 26th deadline set by the courts for reunification.  This is a permitted, peaceful event and families are welcome.  You can bring your own sign or use one of the available signs.  Gather at 4401 Massachusetts Ave. NW. This location is about 50 yards south [in towards downtown] of Ward Circle.  There is parking on Massachusetts Avenue across the street, or you can park at the Katzen Center for the Arts for $2/hour and free after 5 PM on the other side of Ward Circle. View https://youtu.be/GKUtkVT9qLQ. Email triduncan05 AT gmail. Com.  

62] – 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 Dec. 14. Black Lives Matter.   

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 12 - 13, 2018


34] How should the trans-Atlantic alliance counter Russian aggression? – Dec. 12
35] Food Rescue – Dec. 12
36] Redefining North Korea's Place in the World – Dec. 12
37] Food Rescue – Dec. 12
38] Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women Oversight Hearing -- Dec. 12
39] Our Uncertain Nuclear Future – Dec. 12
40] Holiday Happy Hour Dec. 12
41] Your Brain on Catastrophic Risk – Dec. 12
42] The Clean Air Baltimore Coalition meeting -- Dec. 12
43] Envisioning Water Justice Dec. 12
44] Love has no borders candlelight vigil Dec. 12
45] White Supremacy, Power, and the Role of Interfaith -- Dec. 12
46] Bill Fletcher wrote a novel -- Dec. 12
47] Paris to Pittsburgh -- Dec. 12
48] Ellen & Max in court -- Dec. 13
49] North Korea Sanctions Enforcement -- Dec. 13
50] Film 1971 – Dec. 13
51] Food Rescue – Dec. 13
52] Charting the Course for Environmental Change -- Dec. 13
53] AN EVENING WITH SILVIA FEDERICI -- Dec. 13
54] Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis meeting -- Dec. 13
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34] -- On Wed., Dec. 12 at 10 AM at the Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20036, get an answer of an expert panel How should the trans-Atlantic alliance counter Russian aggression? See https://www.brookings.edu/events/how-should-the-transatlantic-alliance-counter-russian-aggression/.  The West is searching for a response to Russia’s ongoing malfeasance, including its recent attack on Ukraine in the Black Sea and its just-revealed effort to “muck around” in U.S. 2018 midterm elections. These are the latest in a long sequence of transgressions on the part of the Kremlin, ranging from the invasion of Georgia, to the violation of Crimea and Eastern Ukraine, to interference in the democratic processes of NATO member states, perhaps most dramatically seen in Putin’s assault on the 2016 U.S. presidential election. As a result, on both sides of the Atlantic, democratic values and institutions—and the trans-Atlantic alliance predicated upon them—are at risk.

35] – On Wed., Dec. 12 at noon and every Wednesday until Feb. 6, 2019, get food at the Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211. This is hosted by Food Rescue Baltimore.  Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/327125147795282/.

36] – Sponsored by Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA), Beyond Summit Diplomacy: Redefining North Korea's Place in the World will happen on Wed., Dec. 12 from noon to 2 PM in Room 505, The Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E. St. NW, WDC 20052. The lecture is by Jenny Town about North Korea, following the Panmunjom, Singapore, and Pyongyang summits and redefining its place in the world. Lunch will be provided and the event is free and open to the public.  This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation.  Town is a Research Analyst at The Henry L. Stimson Center and the Managing Editor and Producer of “38 North,” a web journal that provides policy and technical analysis on North Korea. RSVP at ttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/1kSzHliLpzmVyibeRvHk6mYvPJsL9oCxR5s0VZpO6weY/viewform?ts=5c057a33&edit_requested=true.

37] – On Wed., Dec. 5 at 2 PM, and every Wednesday until July 24, 2019, School of Food and Food Rescue Baltimore will give out food at 1412 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore 21213. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See https://www.facebook.com/events/2105994779640314/.

38] – On Wed., Dec. 12 from 2:30 to 5:30 PM, get over to the Watch Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women Oversight Hearing, hosted by the New Mexico Women’s March.  Watch online to watch the Senate Indian Affairs Oversight Committee Hearing on “Missing and Murdered: Confronting the Silent Crisis in Indian Country.” The Indian Affairs Committee’s oversight hearing entitled “Missing and Murdered: Confronting the Silent Crisis in Indian Country” will be held in the Dirksen Office Building, room 628.  Watch the online livestream of the hearing here: bit.ly/IndigenousMissing.  NAMED FOR MURDERED NATIVE WOMAN – SAVANNA’S ACT PASSES U.S. SENATE at http://bit.ly/2zNbZd9.

The U.S. Senate passed the Savanna’s Act. Named for Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, who was abducted and tragically killed last year in Fargo, North Dakota. Introduced by U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), the bill would establish best practices guidelines for law enforcement agencies to respond to and solve more cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2134643700184428/.

39] – On Wed., Dec. 12 at 4 PM, catch Our Uncertain Nuclear Future: How Do We Proceed if Treaties are Trashed? Donald Trump’s announcement of intent to withdraw from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty constitutes another severe blow to a treaty-based system of nuclear arms and threat reduction. One last treaty governing formal, verifiable draw-downs of nuclear forces remains -- the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. Mr. Trump has vacillated wildly in his comments on the future of U.S. strategic forces, ranging from an expressed interest in deep cuts to significant arms build-ups. For now, he has declined Vladimir Putin’s offer of extending New START. Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, might be expected to seek withdrawal from New START, and he might well succeed, rather than to leave the decision of its extension and further reductions to the winner of the next presidential election. Join a discussion of our nuclear future with Nina Tannenwald, Jon Wolfsthal and Lynn Rusten. The speakers will address the following questions: What role will norms play in our nuclear future? What role will treaties play, with specific reference to New START? Will we be entering a future of “arms control without agreements"? If so, what might this look like? Stimson’s Co-founder, Michael Krepon, will moderate the discussion at The Stimson Center, 8th Floor, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20036.  Visit https://www.stimson.org/content/our-uncertain-nuclear-future-how-do-we-proceed-if-treaties-are-trashed.

40] – On Wed., Dec. 12 from 5 to 9 PM, enjoy a Holiday Happy Hour Fundraiser, hosted by the Baltimore Housing Roundtable at the United Workers, 2640 Saint Paul St., Baltimore 21218.  Tickets are at www.gofundme.com. Peabody Heights Brewing has committed to donating 15% of all proceeds from the Holiday Happy Hour to support Charm City Land Trusts very first community-owned home. CCLT is aiming to raise 20,000 dollars to renovate the house AND make it affordable to a long-term McElderry Park resident at around $500/month. This is less than half of what community members currently pay in rent!  Come help support the community land trust movement in Baltimore. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1995538150524988/.

41] – On Wed., Dec. 12 from 5 to 6:30 PM, listen in on Your Brain on Catastrophic Risk with Dr. Moran Cerf, Professor of Neuroscience and Business, hosted by Ernest J. Moniz, Co-Chair and CEO of Nuclear Threat Initiative, 1776 Eye St. NW, Suite 600, WDC.  A reception will follow after the discussion. Dr. Cerf will discuss how the brain processes risk, especially catastrophic risk, and take questions from the audience. He is a professor of neuroscience and business, spending time between the Kellogg School of Management, the MIT Media Lab, and the Long Island Jewish Medical Center’s Department of Neurosurgery. Additionally, he is science consultant for various Hollywood films and TV shows, and is the Sloan screenwriting professor at the American Film Institute. Go to https://www.tfaforms.com/4709540.

42] – The Clean Air Baltimore Coalition meeting is open to all community organizers, activists and residents interested in supporting clean air efforts in Baltimore City. Learn about the progress of the Clean Air Act and how to best to support efforts moving forward on Wed., Dec 12 at 6:30 PM @ Thrive Baltimore, 6 E Lafayette Ave., Baltimore.  Email ava@energyjustice.net.

43] – You are invited to A Night Envisioning Water Justice for All Marylanders on Wed., Dec. 12 from 6:30 to 8 PM at Barnes Memorial Church, 3000 Hillen Road, Baltimore  21218.  The gathering is hosted by Pastor Mark James at his church, which he almost lost at tax sale, in part due to a water bill. Celebrate the water-victories this year and talk about the work moving forward. Enjoy light bites, drinks and a discussion about water for all Marylanders. At 7 PM, there will be remarks by Rianna Eckel and Mitch Jones with Food & Water Watch, as well as several community partners

Believe in a future where families don’t have to choose between buying groceries or paying the water bill, where people don’t have to worry about an outstanding water bill costing them their home or church, where the quality of our water isn’t impacted by dangerous industries, and where private corporations cannot profit off our water. Spend an evening with Food & Water Watch staff, organizers, and community partners to celebrate recent victories, and learn about the work that supporters make possible. RSVP at https://secure.foodandwaterwatch.org/act/envisioning-water-justice-all-marylanders.

44] – There is a Love has no borders candlelight vigil on Wed., Dec. 12 at 7 PM with the American Friends Service Committee.  It will take place at 920 Broadway in Fells Point. Show your solidarity with immigrants & honor Charm City's proud immigrant heritage. Dress warm, bring a friend & candle or two!  Visit https://migrantjustice.afsc.org/events/love-knows-no-borders-candlelight-vigil.

45] --  On Wed., Dec. 12 from 7 to 8:30 PM, find out about White Supremacy, Power, and the Role of Interfaith, hosted by Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 811 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201. Tickets are at icjs.org. From slavery and the Holocaust to Charlottesville and the Pittsburgh shooting, how are anti-black racism and anti-Semitism related in the contemporary U.S. context? Dr. Beverly Mitchell explores 21st century challenges facing minorities in the wake of an emboldened sense of white supremacy and xenophobic nationalism. Free. Open to all. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/699819043697524/.

46] – On Wed., Dec. 12 at 7 PM, hear Bill Fletcher, Jr. talk about his novel "The Man Who Fell From the Sky" at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201. Call (443) 602 7611 or go to https://www.redemmas.org/. In 1970, a sniper’s bullet shocks the sleepy Cape Cod village of Osterville. David Gomes, a young reporter for the Cape & Islands Gazette covers the story, thinking his reporting might lead to a job with a major metropolitan newspaper. With protests against the Viet Nam war and the rise of the Black Panthers roiling the public, the murder investigation becomes deeply personal when Gomes, a Cape Verdean American, encounters the smoldering racial antagonism between the descendants of Cape Verde and African-Americans, as well as the deep-seated hatred toward all people of color among some members of the white community.

Fletcher, the author of “They're Bankrupting Us! “(Beacon Press, 2012), and co-author (with Dr. Fernando Gapasin) of Solidarity Divided (UC Press, 2009), is a long-time racial-justice, labor, and international activist, scholar, and author. See https://www.facebook.com/events/337474390346539/.

47] – Watch "Paris to Pittsburgh" on the National Geographic Channel on Wed., Dec. 12 at 9 PM ET.  Two alarming new scientific reports have been released in the last few months that further reveal the scope of the serious and widespread impacts we are already feeling from climate change. Yet, there is an alarming lack of honesty and leadership on climate change from President Trump and many other national leaders in the U.S.  But as we see in the powerful new documentary, many cities and communities across the country are stepping up and taking the lead on climate change and clean energy. Visit ParistoPittsburgh.com to watch a trailer and send a message to your mayor supporting local action on climate change.

48] – Ellen Barfield and Max Obuszewski will appear in U.S. District Court on Lombard St. in Baltimore on Thurs., Dec. 13 at 9 AM.  When they tried to deliver a letter to the new director of the National Security Agency, they were arrested and charged with failure to obey a lawful order and attempting to enter protected property. Of course, they will contest the charges and seek to set up a motions hearing.  Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.

49] –  On Thurs., Dec. 13 at noon at CRDF Global, 1776 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22209, find out about North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Challenge: Avoiding Financial Derisking.  Check out https://www.eventbrite.com/e/north-korea-sanctions-enforcement-challenge-avoiding-financial-derisking-tickets-53266130430.  As UN Security Council Resolutions targeting North Korea's nuclear weapon and missile programs evolve and expand, many countries are challenged to build robust compliance programs across a range of industries. Developing countries often find themselves caught in the crossfire when sanctions and other forms of economic leverage are deployed to pressure countries of proliferation concern. Their ability to develop robust compliance frameworks can factor heavily in their ability to maintain access to the global financial system, as banks in the United States and Europe work to reduce their potential exposure to penalties for noncompliance. Sanctions, while well-intended from an international security perspective, can negatively affect progress towards other international development goals – including financial inclusion for women and other disadvantaged populations. Lunch will be provided starting at noon. The event will start promptly at 12:30 PM. Contact Timothy Westmyer at CRDF Global (twestmyer@crdfglobal.org).

50] – On Thurs., Dec. 13 from 4 to 7 PM, see the film 1971, a documentary about eight ordinary citizens who broke into an FBI office in Media, PA, took hundreds of secret files, and shared them with the public. In doing so, they uncovered the FBI’s vast and illegal regime of spying and intimidation of citizens exercising their First Amendment rights.  See it at Stokes Auditorium, Haverford College. Check out https://ems-web.quaker.haverford.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=69381.

51] – On Thurs., Dec. 13 from 4 to 5 PM, hosted by Food Rescue Baltimore, every Thursday until Feb. 7, 2019 at the Dovecote Café, 2501 Madison Ave., Baltimore 21217.  Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/178973439543642/.

52] – On Thurs., Dec. 13 from 6 to 9 PM, you can get involved with Charting the Course for Environmental Change in Maryland, hosted by Repair The World: Baltimore at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd St., Baltimore 21202.  Tickets are at www.pearlstonecenter.org.  Join your peers, learn from trusted environmental advocates and plot your course for advocating in Maryland’s upcoming legislative session.  Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided. Dietary laws will be observed. Register at https://www.pearlstonecenter.org/programs-events/event-calendar/event/environmentalchange/.  See https://www.facebook.com/events/187606575489299/.

53] – On Thurs., Dec. 13 at 7 PM, check out AN EVENING WITH SILVIA FEDERICI at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201. Call (443) 602 7611 or go to https://www.redemmas.org/.  This is a special event with feminist and anti-capitalist organizer, theorist, and historian Silvia Federici.  One of the organizers of the Wages for Housework campaign, and the author of the modern classic “Caliban and the Witch,” Silvia will be in Baltimore to present two new books—“Witches, Witch-Hunting, and Women” and “Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons.”

54] --On Thurs., Dec. 13 at 7 PM, come to the Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis meeting at the Annapolis Friends Meetinghouse, 351 Dubois Rd., Annapolis 21401. See https://www.facebook.com/events/348966179003032/. Phil Ateto will talk about thinking strategically to create effective activism.  Look at tactics to get climate change on the agenda for public discussion and collective action.

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs