Thursday, April 11, 2013

Baltimore Activist Alert - April 10, 11, 12, 2013

53] Close down Gitmo – Apr. 11

54] Budget Freedom Happy Hour - Apr. 11

55] CPHA"Fun"draiser – Apr. 11

56] End factory death traps -- Apr. 11

57] United Airlines Business Reception – Apr. 11 Join Amnesty's Get on the Bus

58] Join Amnesty's Get on the Bus – Apr. 11

59] MUPJ Conference – Apr. 12 & 13, 2013

60] Job opportunity with PSR

61] Support Red Emma’s in its move

62] Sign up with Washington Peace Center

63] Join Fund Our Communities

64] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader

65] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

66] Do you need any book shelves?

67] Join Global Zero campaign

68] Digital Information and the Criminal Justice System

69] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

70] Click on The Hunger Site

71] Fire & Faith

72] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil

53] – There is an Emergency National Day of Action to Close Guantanamo and to Support the Hunger Strike at Guantanamo on Thurs., Apr. 11. The illegal indefinite detention must end. Meet at the White House from noon to 1 PM.

Give up food for a day as part of Witness Against Torture’s ROLLING FAST. Call the White House (202-456-1111, 202-456-1414), U.S. Southern Command (305-437-1213) and Department of War (703-571-3343) to express concern over the hunger strike and insist on Guantanamo’s closing. Visit

Right now, the men detained at the U.S. prison in Guantánamo are engaged in a large-scale hunger strike, which began in early February. Some are in critical condition. The vast majority of the 166 men have been held for more than 11 years without any charge or fair trial, with no end to their detention in sight. The Obama administration must take swift measures to humanely address the immediate causes of the hunger strike and fulfill its promise to close Guantánamo without further delay.

54] – A Budget Freedom Happy Hour takes place on Thurs., Apr. 11 from 5 to 8 PM at Cause, 1927 9th St. NW. Join DC Vote and Special Guest DC United coach, Ben Olsen, to raise awareness around Referendum 8. $5 at the door gets you an extended Happy Hour and enters you in a raffle to win DC United tickets and signed DC United fan gear. 100% of proceeds from purchases will go directly to DC Vote. Go to

55] – Come out and join Citizens Planning and Housing Association, Inc. [CPHA] for a happy hour "Fun"draiser at Mad River Bar & Grille, 1110 S. Charles St., Baltimore 21230 on Thurs., Apr. 11 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. Meet and greet the Board and other members of the organization. Email

56] – End factory death traps, an action with Bangladeshi garment workers, is happening Thurs., Apr. 11 at 5:30 PM at Friendship Heights Metro Station. Since 2006, more than 600 workers have died in fires in the Bangladeshi garment industry. Global retailers and apparel brands have refused to take the necessary steps to end these tragedies. Now, just months after the Tazreen factory fire killed 112 people, Bangladeshi garment workers are touring the U.S. to confront key decision makers in the apparel industry and demand safe workplaces for all workers. Email

57] – There is a United Airlines Business Reception on Thurs,, Apr. 11 from 6:30 to 9 PM at St. Gregory Hotel, 2033 M St. NW. SACOCDC and United Airlines have joined efforts to bring you this event. United Airlines is SACOCDC's new Diamond Sponsor. Come enjoy a great night of business networking, and become informed on what is new in the community, and possibly win a free United Airlines flight! RSVP at

58] – Join Amnesty's Get on the Bus in Washington, D.C. on Fri., Apr. 12 from 8:30 AM to 2:45 PM at Friends Meeting of Washington, 2111 Florida Ave. NW. Join like-minded activists for a day of rallies and fun for human rights in our nation’s capital. Get on the Bus for Human Rights (GOTB) is an annual day of human rights education and activism organized by Amnesty International USA groups in Somerville, MA and Washington, D.C. GOTBDC has rallied for Filep Karma since their first event two years ago, and will not give up until he is free. Unfortunately, his case has made very little progress. He is now serving year eight of a fifteen-year sentence for raising a flag at a peaceful rally in Papua, Indonesia. Visit the website.

59] – The 28th Annual Maryland Peace, Justice and the Environment Conference [] will take place Fri., Apr. 12 and Sat., Apr. 13 at the Turner Memorial AME Church, 7201 16th Place, Hyattsville. Email

60] – There is a job opening for a Climate & Health Organizer with Physicians for Social Responsibility, 1111 14th St. NW, suite 700, WDC 20005. Call 202.587.5234. Go to

61] – Red Emma's is in the process of closing down the location at 800 St. Paul St., and reopening in a much larger new space on North Avenue in the fall. The collective is seeking your help. It's time to reinvent the project started in 2004 to build a self-sustaining progressive space in Baltimore, committed to providing a daily reminder that another world was possible and that there were people working in the city to build it.

Here's how you can help: donate money, buy books at the current store, provide skilled help, and share these needs. Email or go to

62] – The Washington Peace Center has a progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email:

63] – Fund Our Communities campaign is a grass roots movement to get support from local organizations and communities to work together with their local and state elected officials to pressure Congresspersons and senators to join with Congresspersons Barney Frank and Ron Paul, who have endorsed a 25% cut to the federal military budget. Bring home the savings to state and county governments to meet the local needs which are under tremendous budget pressures. Plan to join FOC on the March 23 Peace Bus from Baltimore to D.C. Go to

64] – MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD. Baltimore's Indypendent Reader is looking for individuals interested in creating media - written, photo, audio, or video - that relates to issues like...economic justice, race, prisons & policing, environment, gender & sexuality, war & peace and more! If you would like to create social justice media, then email Visit

65] – If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

66] – Can you use any book shelves? Can you use any file cabinets? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

67] – Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: 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.

68] – Visit the Digital Information and the Criminal Justice System at This link presents a wide range of insightful articles for criminal justice and legal professionals, both current and future. The project aims to be an objective, authoritative resource in the ever-changing court system.

69] – WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER signs from Friends Committee on National Legislation are again for sale at $5. To purchase a sign, call Max at 410-366-1637.

70] – The Hunger Site was initiated by Mercy Corps and Second Harvest, and is funded entirely by advertisers. You can go there every day and click the big yellow "Give Food for Free" button near the top of the page; you do not have to look at the ads. Each click generates funding for about 1.1 cups of food. So consider clicking.

71] – Go online for FIRE AND FAITH: The Catonsville Nine File. On May 17, 1968, nine people entered the Selective Service Offices in Catonsville, Maryland, and burned draft records in protest against the war in Vietnam. View

72] – 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; 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: mobuszewski [at] Go to

"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

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