Monday, May 7, 2012

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 3

51] Film "The Echo of Pain of the Many" – May 8

52] War Is Not the Answer – May 8

53] Get on Bank of America – May 8 - 9

54] Green Bag Lunch – May 9

55] Syria discussion – May 9

56] Protest Bank of America – May 9

57] Philadelphia peace vigil – May 9

58] Occupy Faith dinner – May 9

59] Green Currency Meeting – May 9

60] Chestnut Hill peace vigil – May 9


51] – See the Film "The Echo of Pain of the Many" on Tues., May 8 at 5:30 PM at GWU, Elliot School of International Affairs, 1957 E St. NW, WDC.  Guatemala suffered the effects of a horrific Civil War in the years 1960-96, during which time 160,000 people were killed, and 40,000 'disappeared.' Thousands were forced into political exile. One of these was the artist and film-maker Ana Lucia Cuevas. Her brother, Carlos had been abducted in 1984 by the government of the dictator Mejia Victores, and his wife, Rosario, and their 2-year old son were tortured and murdered the following year.


Institute for Policy Studies and National Security Archives invite you to the screening by Ana Lucia, who returned to Guatemala to seek evidence of Carlos' abduction and his wife Rosario's assassination.  The film tells the stories of other survivors—mothers, daughters, sisters ... the families of the 'disappeared,' whose courage and commitment to justice for their loved ones is deeply moving. Following the film, the director and others will speak. RSVP to Emily at


52] – 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 May 8 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


53] – Get on the Bus from DC to protest Bank of America.  It will leave on Tues., May 8 at 10 PM from L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station, WDC ad return on Wed., May 9 at 10 PM.  On May 9 people from across the country and world will be converging in Charlotte, NC, home of Bank of America's headquarters and their annual shareholder meeting, to demand an end to their practices that are bankrupting our economy and wrecking our climate.


Homeowners, students, immigrants, environmentalists, workers, women's groups, peace activists and more will be in Charlotte, bringing their stories, hearts and communities to the fight against Bank of America and the economic inequality, racial injustice and environmental destruction they have wrought. A seat on the bus is $20, but scholarships are available. Contact to reserve your seat! Go to  Call 202-255-7974.


54] – Amazon Watch Invites You for a "Green-Bag Lunch" Presentation on Wed., May 9 from noon to 1:30 PM in the CIEL conference room, 1350 Connecticut Ave. NW, #1100 (south Dupont, above Panera/Cosi), WDC. Felipe Benitez will provide an overview of the strategic process behind effective and successful international communications efforts and campaigns to create awareness as well as foster and protect human and environmental rights. The presentation will include a brief methodology overview as well as discussion of best practices and case studies.


Felipe brings to Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide more than ten years of experience in Strategic Communications for countries, organizations, and companies. He has planned and executed communications strategies in almost every country in Latin America and currently provides communications counsel to the Government of Mexico. Bring your lunch! Email


55] – Jon Randal, former senior foreign correspondent of The Washington Post, is coming to the United States from his Paris home to talk about his just-released title, The Tragedy of Lebanon: Christian Warlords, Israeli Adventurers, and American Bunglers. This book is a re-issue of his classic 1983 study of the Lebanese Phalangists and their Israeli backers, with an all-new Preface. This year is the 30th anniversary of the Phalangist-committed (and IDF-aided) massacres at Sabra and Shatila. On Wed., May 9 at noon, he will be talking about "The Consequences of Syria for Minorities in the Levant" at the Middle East Institute, 1761 N St. NW, WDC.


56] – Bank of America is number one in foreclosures nationally, and it pays no taxes. The entire nation needs to know what Bank of America's done to tank our economy—and more importantly, the public needs to hear that people are fighting back. There are hundreds of solidarity events across the nation on May 9 to support the activists in North Carolina. You can sign up for the 99% Spring Bank Protest at  It will take place at 1:30 PM at Light St, and Baltimore St., 10 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21202.  Call 443-354-4518.


57] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in Iraq outside the Phila. Federal Building, 6th & Market Sts. The next vigil is May 9. Call 215-426-0364.


58] – Occupy Faith DC Invites You to Dinner with Occupy DC! Dinner is at 6 PM on Wed., May 9 at the New York Ave. Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave. NW, WDC 20005-4790.  It is potluck, and anyone is welcome! Other than sharing food and time together, we hope people will share their stories, hopes, and dreams with one another and the group. RSVP to or 410-262-8365. Visit


59] – The Baltimore Green Currency Association meets every Wednesday at 7 PM at Breathe Books, 810 W 36th St. # A, Baltimore, MD 21211-2554.  Call 410-235-7323.


60] – Each Wednesday, the Northwest Greens hold a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in Chestnut Hill, PA. The next vigil is May 9. Call 215-843-4256 or email


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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