Monday, January 30, 2012

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2


38] Arab Spring – Libya – Jan. 30

39] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Jan. 30 – Feb. 2

40] Protest the death penalty – Jan. 30

41] Cuban Photo Exhibit – Jan. 30

42] Book discussion on the economy – Jan. 30

43] Book discussion on LIBERATION SQUARE – Jan. 30

44] Hands Off Iran – Jan. 30

45] Pledge/Fund Our Communities meeting – Jan. 30

46] New START – Jan. 31


48] War Is Not the Answer – Jan. 31

49] Meet Sen. Cardin – Jan. 31

50] Meet Washington Peace Center – Jan. 31

51] Book discussion "A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama's Diplomacy with Iran" – Feb. 1



38] – The Arab Spring: A View From Libya is a discussion scheduled for Mon., Jan. 30 at 12:30 PM at Georgetown Univ. - Bunn Intercultural Center (ICC),  Suite 260,  3700 O St. NW, WDC 20057.  One of the three North African countries that recently freed itself from dictatorship, Libya shares many characteristics with its neighbors Tunisia and Egypt. But its history of Italian colonial rule, followed by a brief monarchy and the protracted dictatorship of Mu`ammar al-Qadhdhafi, make it unique. Professor Tamara Sonn will share insights gathered on a recent trip to the former Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriyya. Go to


39] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 PM on WEAA 88.9 FM, The Voice of the Community, or online at   The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email to All shows are also available as podcasts at   


40] – There is usually a vigil to abolish the death penalty every Monday from 5 to 6 PM, outside the prison complex and across the street from Maryland's Super Max Prison, at the corner of Madison Ave. and Fallsway in Baltimore.  Maryland's death row was moved out of Baltimore, but it was decided to continue the vigil. The next one is scheduled for Mon., Jan. 30. Call 410-366-1637.

41] A Cuban Photo Exhibit Opening is on for Mon., Jan. 30 at 6 PM at the Mary Graydon Center, Floor 5, American Univ., 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC.   Celebrating the International Year of Afro-Descendants in 2011, Roberto Chile's exhibit seeks to portray and celebrate the African roots of the Cuban people. "Afrodescendientes" reflects the lives of the descendants of African slaves who, following their liberation, settled in Guanabacoa, Cuba.

42] Author John de Graaf will discuss and sign his book "What's the Economy for, Anyway? Why It's Time to Stop Chasing Growth and Start Pursuing Happiness" on Mon., Jan. 30 at 6:30 PM at Busboys & Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, WDC.  Go to

43] The Muslim Public Affairs Council presents Egyptian-American Author Ashraf Khalil on Mon.,  Jan. 30 at 6:30 PM at Busboys & Poets, 5th & K Sts NW.  Khalil will discuss and sign "Liberation Square: Inside the Egyptian Revolution and the Rebirth of a Nation." In early 2011, the world's attention was riveted on Cairo, where after three decades of supremacy, Hosni Mubarak was driven from power. As a journalist based in Cairo, Ashraf Khalil was an eyewitness to the perfect storm that brought down Mubarak and his regime. Khalil was subjected to tear gas alongside protesters in Tahrir Square, barely escaped an enraged mob, and witnessed the day-to-day developments from the frontlines.  The book is a revealing and dramatic look at the revolution that transformed the modern history of one of the world's oldest civilizations. Go to

44] – U.S. Hands Off Iran! is a forum & discussion of US aggression towards Iran and how US imperialism destroys lives abroad and at home on Mon., Jan. 30 at 7 PM at the SOLIDARITY CENTER, 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218  The special guest is Sara Flounders, co-director of the International Action Center.  The sponsors are the International Action Center and Workers World Party/ Partido Mundo Obrero – Baltimore. Call 443-909-8964.


45] The Pledge of Resistance/Fund Our Communities Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM, and the meetings now take place at Max's residence.  The next meeting takes place on Jan. 30.  The proposed agenda will include reports on Bradley Manning, a Drone proposal, the latest on the occupations and legislative events in Annapolis.  Call 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at for directions.


46] – On Tues., Jan. 31 from noon to 2 PM, Rose Gottemoeller, Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, will examine "New START: A Year Later--How New START has Increased Our National Security and Next Steps with Russia." The event is at the American Security Project, 1100 New York Ave. NW, Suite 710W, Conference Room E, WDC. RSVP by Jan. email.


47] – On Tues., Jan. 31, the Woman's National Democratic Club will host a special screening of Alliance for Justice's newest short documentary, "A Question of Integrity: Politics, Ethics, and the Supreme Court" from 1 to 2 PM at the Woman's National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW, WDC 20036.  The screening will be followed by a discussion with AFJ President Nan Aron and renowned journalist and Newsweek editor Eleanor Clift.  There is a lunch starting at 12:15 PM.  The cost for members is $25, mon-Members, $30. To attend the lecture only (no lunch), the cost is $10.


Narrated by award-winning actor, director, and activist Edward James Olmos, the documentary examines ways in which recent behavior by some Supreme Court justices undermines the public's faith in the integrity of our nation's most important legal institution, and discusses important reforms that would restore public confidence. Register at 202-232-7363 ext. 3003. 


48] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at 4806 York Road. Join this ongoing vigil.  The next vigil is Jan. 31 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


49] On Tues,, Jan. 31 at 7 PM, join Take Back Democracy-Maryland, Maryland United for Peace and Justice and others as they meet with US Senator Benjamin Cardin to urge him to support a constitutional amendment to overturn "Citizens United."  Meet him at the Wheaton Public Library.  Contact Tony Langbehn at or 301-390-9684.  .


50] – On Tues., Jan. 31 from 7 to 8:30 PM at St. Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC, be at the Washington Peace Center Volunteer Orientation.  Learn about the work of the Washington Peace Center and how you can be involved? If you're planning to attend, RSVP at


51]  On Wed., Feb. 1 from noon to 1 PM, Trita Parsi, National Iranian American Council, will discuss his book "A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama's Diplomacy with Iran" at the Wilson Center, Sixth Floor, Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC.  RSVP at


To be continued.


Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [at] Go to


"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

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