Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Baltimore Activist Alert


Baltimore Activist Alert Dec. 1 – Dec. 7, 2011


"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.


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1] Books, buttons and stickers

2] Web site for info on federal legislation

3] Join Nonviolent Resistance lists  

4] Buy coffee through HoCoFoLA  

5] Occupy Freedom Plaza – Dec. ??

6] Occupy Baltimore -- Dec. ??

7] Eating Ethically – Dec. 1

8] World Aids Day – Dec. 1

9] First Thursday vigil against war – Dec. 1

10] Demo at Egyptian office – Dec. 1

11] Human Trafficking – Dec. 1

12] Green Grants Workshop – Dec. 1

13] Protest fat cats – Dec. 1

14] Film on Afghanistan-Pakistan – Dec. 1

15] "From the Mississippi Delta" book talk – Dec. 1

16] Stop Exelon/Constellation merger – Dec. 1

17] Mondragon Cooperatives -- Dec. 1

18] Film PEACE UNVEILED -- Dec. 1

19] Concert: New Wave Singers/Lea Gilmore – Dec. 1

20] Delegation to Mexico – Dec. 10 - 20

21] Vigil for Leonard Peltier – Dec. 2

22] White House vigil – Dec. 2

23] WIB Inner Harbor vigil – Dec. 2

24] WIB Roland Park vigil – Dec. 2

25] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Dec. 2

26] WIB Frederick vigil -- Dec. 2  

27] Sex industry in Chiapas -- Dec. 2

28] Silent peace vigil -- Dec. 2

29] Film CROSSING OVER – Dec. 2

30] Book talk BORDER CROSSINGS – Dec. 2

31] Film EVEN THE RAIN – Dec. 2

32] Film THE LAST MOUNTAIN -- Dec. 2  

33] Witness for Peace silent auction -- Dec. 2

34] Ballroom dancing – Dec. 2

35] Empower DC benefit – Dec. 2

36] Farmer's Market – Dec. 3

37] Gospel Peacemaking – Dec. 3

38] Class on homicides – Dec. 3

39] Volunteer Day at ECAC – Dec. 3

40] Olney peace vigil – Dec. 3

41] Fund Our Communities meeting – Dec. 3

42] West Chester, PA demo – Dec. 3

43] Silent vigil at Capitol – Dec. 3

44] USLAW fundraiser – Dec. 3

45] Occupy Baltimore at 2 Months – Dec. 3

46] DC Labor Chorus – Dec. 3


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


2] – To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at

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  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 You will get a confirmation message once subscribed.  If you have problems, please write to the list manager at


4] – You can help safeguard human rights and fragile ecosystems through your purchase of HOCOFOLA CafĂ© Quetzal. Bags of ground coffee or whole beans can be ordered by mailing in an order form. Also note organic cocoa and sugar are for sale.  For more details and to download the order form, go to The coffee comes in one-pound bags.


Fill out the form and mail it with a check made out to HOCOFOLA on or before the second week of the month.  Be sure you indicate ground or beans for each type of coffee ordered.  Send it to Adela Hirsch, 5358 Eliots Oak Rd., Columbia, MD 21044.  Be sure you indicate ground (G) or bean (B) for each type of coffee ordered. The coffee will arrive some time the following week and you will be notified where to pick it up.  Contact Adela at 410-997-5662 or via e-mail at


5] – The occupation of Freedom Plaza, 14th & Pennsylvania Ave. NW, continues as U.S. troops, contractors and mercenaries remain in Afghanistan now for an 11th year.  The idea is to make the space a Tahrir Square, Cairo or Madison, Wisconsin.  NONVIOLENTLY resist the corporate machine by occupying Freedom Plaza to demand that U.S. resources be invested in human needs and environmental protection instead of war and exploitation.  Stop the Machine! Create a New World! Go to


6] – Occupy Baltimore continues at McKeldin Square, Pratt and Light Sts.  General assemblies take place at 8 PM each evening.  Sign up at  Ask for the digest or you get hundreds of emails. 

7] – Eating Ethically's ROC National Diners' Guide 2012 Release takes place on Thurs., Dec. 1, 8:30 AM until 10:30 PM at the Eatonville Restaurant, 2121 14th St. NW, WDC.  WE ALL ENJOY EATING OUT.  Unfortunately, the workers who cook, prepare, and serve our food suffer from poverty wages, no benefits like paid sick days, and little or no chance to move up to better positions.
When the people who serve us food can't afford to pay the rent or take a day off when they're sick, our dining experience suffers.

The release of the ROC NATIONAL DINERS' GUIDE 2012 provides information on the wage, benefits, and promotion practices of the 150 most popular restaurants in the USA.  The Guide lists responsible restaurants where you can eat knowing that your server can afford to pay the rent and your cook isn't working while sick.  RSVP at

8] – DC FIGHTS BACK RALLY ON WORLD AIDS DAY is on Thurs., Dec. 1 from noon to 1 PM. The issue is HOUSE THE 922 PEOPLE ON THE AIDS HOUSING WAIT LIST!  The event is at North Capitol and I (eye) Sts. NE.  RSVP to DC Fights Back at or call 202.408.0305.


9] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will host an End the Wars vigil on Thurs., Dec. 1 from 5 to 6:30 PM in Mount Vernon at Centre & Charles Sts.  The Pledge gathers in Mount Vernon on the first Thursday of the month to protest U.S. wars.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


10] – Stand with the Egyptian People: Demo at the Egyptian Defense Office, 2590 L St. NW, WDC, on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 5 PM.  Join fellow Egyptians in demanding the military hand over power immediately, stop the military trails, stop using tear gas, release all the protesters detained and have all the responsible held accountable for the war crimes committed against the protesters.  Go to


11] –  On Thurs., Dec. 1, hear Hidden Forms of Human Trafficking: A Critical, Gendered Discussion at 5:30 PM at American Univ., 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, East Quad Building (EQB) Lounge, WDC. Join panelists who will address these hidden forms of trafficking for economic exploitation, which include domestic servitude, agricultural work, fishing industries and forced begging. This event is brought to you by Dignity for Women Worldwide at AU. 


12] – On Thurs., Dec. 1 from 6 to 8 PM, there will be a Parks and People Neighborhood Greening and Clean Water Spring 2012 Grant Workshop at the Zeta Center for Healthy and Active Aging, 4501 Reisterstown Rd. Contact Citizens Planning and Housing Association at  


13] – On Thurs., Dec. 1, join Occupy DC in a protest of the buying of politicians! The Democrats are sponsoring a fund-raising event at the W Hotel, with each "guest" contributing at least $1,000. Leave McPherson Square at 6:15 PM and march to the hotel and chant as the fat cats arrive!


14] –  There is a free film screening "Ten Years After, Afghanistan and Pakistan," followed by a lecture and discussion with filmmaker Kathleen Foster and Prof. Muhammad Shafiuddin Khan, literature, Government Post Graduate College, Bagh, Pakistan. The event takes place on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 6:30 PM at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Falvey Hall, 1301 Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore 21217.  Email  Also there will be a fundraiser sale of Afghan crafts in the Brown Center from 6 to 10 PM.  Call 202-207-6403 or go to


15] – "From the Mississippi Delta" is an inspirational memoir celebrating one woman's amazing journey from poverty and prostitution in the Jim Crow South to civil rights activism and the halls of academia.  Here Endesha Ida Mae Holland on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 7 PM at Coppin State Univ., 2500 W. North Ave. Call 410-951-3366 or go to


16] – There is a public hearing on the Exelon/Constellation merger on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 7 PM at the War Memorial Bldg., 101 Gay St.  If this merger goes through, the big boys will profit, but hundreds off good jobs will be gone and rates will increase.  Speak out!  Go to


17] – Carl Davidson will speak about Mondragon and the Solidarity Economy on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 7 PM @ Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St. This is the first event in a new series of talks and workshops, co-sponsored by Another BDC is Possible, which will explore practical alternative economic development models and strategies.  Davidson, former SDS organizer, is currently working with and the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.  Hear the story of the Mondragon cooperatives in the Basque country. Started by a Catholic priest looking for a way to build economic power in a poor community with few other options in Franco's Spain, the Mondragon cooperatives are now the largest interlinked network of cooperatively run businesses in the world, with over 80,000 worker owners, and an extensive system of research, education, development, and financial assistance that works for the benefit of the cooperatives. 


18] – WOMEN, WAR, & PEACE -- Part 3 of 5: "Peace Unveiled" will take place on Thurs., Dec. 1 from 7:30 to 9 PM at the Radical Expression Infospace, 5525 Illinois Ave. NW, WDC.  When the U.S. troop surge was announced in late 2009, women in Afghanistan organized to make sure hard-fought gains in women's rights weren't lost in peace deals made with the Taliban. PEACE UNVEILED follows the efforts of three of these women: a savvy parliamentarian who participated in writing the Afghan constitution, a former midwife and one of the last women's rights advocates remaining in Kandahar, and a young activist from a traditional family in Kabul. The film takes us behind Kabul's closed doors as the women's case is made to U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer, General David Petraeus and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who promises that "peace and justice can't come at the cost of women and women's lives." This is part of a 5-part screening of WOMEN, WAR, AND PEACE. Refreshments will be provided, and admission is on a sliding scale from $1 to $10.


Women, War & Peace was a bold new five-part PBS television series challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men's domain. The vast majority of today's conflicts are not fought by nation states and their armies, but rather by informal entities: gangs and warlords using small arms and improvised weapons. The series reveals how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties. Yet they are simultaneously emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict. With depth and complexity, Women, War & Peace spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones from Bosnia to Afghanistan and Colombia to Liberia, placing women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security, and reframing our understanding of modern warfare. Featuring narrators Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton, Geena Davis and Alfre Woodard, Women, War & Peace is the most comprehensive global media initiative ever mounted on the roles of women in war and peace.


19] – The New Wave Singers, a Baltimore men's chorus, is joined by jazz and blues singer Lea Gilmore in honor of World AIDS day on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 7:30 PM at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. Call 410-276-1651 or go to  Tickets at $17, but members pay $12.


20] – There is an upcoming delegation -- Building Peace with Cuba – to Mexico from December 10 through 20. Come see for yourself how U.S. military aid fuels displacement and immigration - and be energized by Mexican activists working for peace. Not only will you experience another culture, learn about U.S. foreign policy, and have access to a professional staff living full-time in-country, but you'll have the chance to dialogue directly with grassroots organizers, teachers, health care workers, and much more.  Contact Ken Crowley to get involved in a delegation at 202-423-3402 or Visit


21] – Vigil For Leonard Peltier on Fri., Dec. 2 from 6 AM to 6 PM in Bolivar Park at 1849 C St. NW, WDC.  The Third White House Tribal Conference will be held at the U.S. Department of the Interior on December 2. Join members of the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee in Bolivar Park (across the street from the DOI) from sunrise to sunset where they'll gather for a vigil and peaceful demonstration in a show of support for the freedom for Leonard Peltier. Visit


22] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at Lafayette Park facing the White House.  Join the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker and friends. Contact Art Laffin:   


23] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Women in Black, Baltimore, host a vigil at Pratt and Light Sts. in the Inner Harbor. Peace signs will be available. See or write or call 410-467-9114.


24] – There is also a noon vigil on Dec. 2 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St.  Call 410-467-9114.


25] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel (now in its 8th year) takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th & JFK Blvd., Philadelphia (across from Israeli Consulate.  It is sponsored by Bubbies & Zaydes (Grandparents) for Peace in the Middle East. Email Go to


26] – WIB holds a silent vigil mourning all violence, the first Friday of the month.  The next vigil is Dec. 2 from noon to 12:30 PM, War Memorial Park, intersection of W. 2nd & N. Bentz Sts. in Frederick.  Please dress in black; no additional signs.  Call 301-834-7581 or email


27] – The Program in Latin American Studies at Johns Hopkins University presents Patty Kelly from George Washington Univ. who will speak about "The Political-Economic Context of the Sex Industry in Chiapas, Mexico" on Fri., Dec. 2, from noon to 2 PM in Greenhouse 113 (behind Gilman Hall, facing the fish pool).  Dr. Kelly's research focuses upon culture, power, and inequality in Latin America. She has done ethnographic research on legal prostitution in urban Mexico, critically analyzing state regulated prostitution in the context of neoliberalism. The results of this work were recently published by the University of California Press as the book "Lydia's Open Door: Inside Mexico's Most Modern Brothel."


28] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Dec. 2 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., in opposition to war in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. Placards say: "War Is Not the Answer." The silent vigil is sponsored by AFSC, Homewood Friends and Stony Run Meetings.  Since it is First Friday, there will be a potluck dinner after the vigil, followed by a film.


29] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility and Baltimore Quaker Peace and Justice Committee of Homewood and Stony Run Meetings are hosting the FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS DVD SERIES.  The last film in the series CROSSING OVER [USA, 2009] will be shown on Fri., Dec. 2 at Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.  The Meeting hosts a potluck dinner from 6 to 7 PM on First Fridays after the vigil.  At 7 PM, the DVD will be shown with a discussion to follow.  There is no charge, and refreshments will be available.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.

The series theme is IMMIGRATION AND ITS STRUGGLES.  CROSSING OVER is an independent drama with Harrison Ford, playing an ICE agent, Ray Liotta and Ashley Judd. It deals with "illegal" immigrants of different nationalities struggling to achieve legal status in Los Angeles. There is the border, document fraud, the asylum and green card process, work-site enforcement, naturalization, the office of counter-terrorism and a clash of cultures. The film was written and directed by Wayne Kramer, himself an immigrant from South Africa, and is a remake of his 1995 short film of the same name.  There are several stories interwoven throughout the movie. Mexicans, Bangladeshis, Iranians, Australians, Nigerians, South Koreans, Europeans and others are desperate to get a green card.  Which ones will successful in crossing over?


30] – There is an author event: Border Crossings: A Spiritual Journey In Medicine on Fri., Dec. 2 from 5 to 8 PM at the home of Sharon & Gar Alperovitz, 2317 Ashmead Place NW, WDC.  Harvard-trained physician and neuroscientist Ann B. Barnet describes her boundary-breaking journey from brain research to serving immigrant children and families. She invites the reader into the life of The Family Place, the refugee center she founded in Washington, D.C., and she illuminates the lives of real people at once caught in violence and war yet driven by fierce hope.  Also involved in celebrating the publication of the book is the Institute for Policy Studies. RSVP to Sharon Alperovitz at or 202-387-8776.


31] – There is a Human Rights Film series at Georgetown Univ. On Fri., Dec. 2 at 6:30 PM, see "Tambien la Lluvia," a commentary by Iciar Bollain on poverty that parallels the Spanish conquest and the spread of neoliberalism in Latin America.  The film's documentary-esque style follows a film crew in Bolivia as it shoots a film about Christopher Columbus and Bartolome de las Casas while at the same time finding themselves and their indigenous extras caught up in Cochabamba's water wars.


32] – On Fri., Dec. 2 at 7 PM, see the film THE LAST MOUNTAIN as part of the Peace Center of Delaware County First-Friday Large Screen Free Film Series, 1001 Old Sproul Road, Springfield, PA.  This documentary, U.S., 2010, is directed by Bill Haney and written by Haney and Peter Rhodes and is based in part on Robert F. Kennedy' Jr.'s 2005 book, CRIMES AGAINST NATURE.  THE LAST MOUNTAIN is the acclaimed feature length documentary which looks at the human and environmental consequences of coal mining, ESPECIALLY mountain top removal.


The doors open at 6:30 PM for light refreshments. Call 610-544-1818 or go to


33] – You are invited to the annual Witness for Peace Holiday Party and Silent Auction on Fri., Dec. 2 from 7 to 9:30 PM at the Public Citizen Media Room, 1600 20th St. NW, WDC.  Come prepared to bid on a variety of items, including this year's highlight: a 1969 Corita Kent serigraph depicting peacemakers Daniel and Philip Berrigan. Bidding on this item will begin at $1000.  Many other more modestly priced items will be available as well. There is a $25 suggested contribution.  Items for bidding include gift certificates to your favorite restaurants and bars, theatre tickets, local services, artworks, handmade crafts and more!  RSVP at  Call 202.547.6112 or email


34] – 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 Dec. 2.  Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

35] – There is a benefit concert for Empower DC on Fri., Dec. 2 at 9 PM and continuing through Sat., Dec. 3 at 2 AM @ Ras Hall, 4809 Georgia Ave. NW, WDC.  There is a request for a $10-15 donation, but no one will be turned away. Call 202-234-9119.  It's Movement Music! Have you heard The "Empower DC" Project by DC Hip-Hop artist Head-Roc?  There are free downloads at


36] – Go to the West Baltimore Farmer's Market for fresh fruits, vegetables, breads and other treats every Saturday from 8 to noon.  CPHA has worked with the West Baltimore Marc TOD and Transit Inc. (WBMTTI) to establish a Farmer's Market at the West Baltimore Marc Train stop at Smallwood Road at Franklin and Mulberry Sts.  Since opening in June, over 300 people buy fresh groceries there every Saturday morning. WBMTTI will continue to include the community in the transit-oriented developments on the west side and continue to improve the area around "the highway to nowhere" until it becomes the highway to somewhere. Go to


37] – On Sat., Dec. 3 from 8:45 AM to 4:40 PM, participate in a retreat on Gospel Peacemaking and Neuroscience at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3304 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201 in Room 103 in the Community Center.  It is a short walk from the Clarendon Metro.  The guest speakers will be Rev. Emmanuel Charles McCarthy and John Carmody.  A no cost – lunch will be provided, but donations will be accepted. Call 703-527-550.


The retreat provides what many have called a "life-changing" experience of the Nonviolent Jesus of the Gospels. It shows us how we can effect peace in our families, communities, workplace, political structures and the world by confronting with love those forces within that undermine the innate capacity for care and compassion with which we are all imbued. RSVP to Eli McCarthy at or 202-903-2809.


38] – Baltimore Homicides: What the Media Isn't Telling Us is a class at the Baltimore Free School that examines Baltimore City and County homicides. Discuss the victim age ranges, neighborhoods, dates, closure rates and how this is changing over time on Sat., Dec. 3 at 10 AM at the Free School, 1323 N. Calvert St. Call 443-691-1868. Go to


39] – Volunteer Day at ECAC is Sat., Dec. 3 from 10 AM to 5 PM. It's that time of the year when ECAC stuffs, labels, and stamps, and delivers thousands of envelopes and your help is needed. Go to


40] – 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 Dec. 3. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167. 


41] – On Sat., Dec. 3 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM, attend the Fund Our Communities Activists and Organizers Meeting at the Rockville Library, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville.  This is a follow-up to the Maryland Town Halls to Take Back the Budget Debate, Get inspired by nationally recognized labor leader Gene Bruskin, who will summarize our challenges and opportunities. A brilliant speaker and experienced organizer, Gene will offer up marching orders.  Plan how to grow our power so we can fundamentally change our country.


The political landscape is in major flux, as exemplified by the Occupy Movement, political stalemate, and intense anger throughout the country about the economy and corporate control of politics.  Help take advantage of this confluence to generate lasting people power--to take back our democracy and bring an end to excessive U.S. militarism! It will mean being well-organized and able to use the best activist tools.  RSVP to Jean Athey at  Go to


42] –  Each Saturday, 11 AM – 1 PM, Chester County Peace Movement holds a peace vigil in West Chester in front of the Chester County Courthouse, High & Market Sts. Go to Email


43] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Dec. 3. Look for the blue banner with the message, "Seek Peace and Pursue It.--Psalms 34:14." The vigil lasts one hour and is silent except when one responds to the occasional questions. Go to or email


44] – There is a USLAW Co-Conveners Fundraiser on Sat., Dec. 3 from 6 to 8:30 PM at the home of Dennis Serrette, 1809 Clayton Drive, Oxon Hill, MD.  RSVP to  Enjoy an informative evening of food, culture, friendship and politics and support USLAW. Share a meal and spend an evening with friends and comrades in a fundraiser hosted by the USLAW Co-Conveners.  U.S. Labor Against the War has long worked in cooperation with Military Families Speak Out and Iraq Veterans Against the War. 


45] – Occupy Baltimore at 2 Months: Collective Reflections on an Emerging Movement takes place on Sat., Dec. 3 at 7 PM @ 2640 (2640 St. Paul St.).  We now have an intense two months of experience to critically reflect on, and the questions that we ask ourselves are not the same as when we started. There will be a panel of occupiers and allies, followed by an open discussion. Besides the occupiers, the panel includes John Duda from Red Emma's, Lester Spence, a JHU professor, Sergio Espana (Civilian Soldier Alliance, United Workers) and Molly Porter (Good Jobs, Better Baltimore).  Call 410-230-0450 or


46] – The DC Labor Chorus presents its annual Concert of Favorite and Sacred Songs on Sat., Dec. 3 at 7:30 PM.  The admission is free, although donations are appreciated (and tax deductible!).  The concert is at the Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave. Go to or call director Elise Bryant at 301-589-2657.


To be continued.


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"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