Saturday, April 20, 2013

Baltimore Activist Alert - April 20- 22, 2013

25] Gun Control Community Working Group Summit – Apr. 20

26] Public Forum on Drone Warfare – Apr. 20


28] Variety Show Benefit for Nicaragua – Apr. 20

29] Eco Film Festival – Apr. 20 & 21

30] My Fifty-One Years in Ethical Humanism – Apr. 21

31] Peace and Pancakes – Apr. 21

32] Red Emma’s meeting – Apr. 21

33] "Do The Math: The Movie” – Apr. 21

34] Pentagon Vigil – Apr. 22

35] People's Response to the George W. Bush Lie-Bury -- Apr. 22 – Apr. 26

36] Earth Day on the Wyman Park Bridge – Apr. 22

37] Be a bee at the EPA – Apr. 22

38] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Apr. 22 – Apr. 25

39] Pledge of Resistance/Fund Our Communities meeting – Apr. 22

25] – Join a Gun Control Community Working Group Summit on Sat., Apr. 20 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM at St. Stephens Church, 1525 Newton St. NW (16th and Newton Sts.) PEGV is a community organization formed in the wake of the Newtown CT shootings, which has become actively involved in lobbying for gun control laws in Maryland, Virginia and D.C. PEGV is the local affiliate of the Coalition to End Gun Violence.

The Community Summit will include keynote remarks from local lawmakers and religious leaders, setting the stage for an in-depth discussion of community solutions. The Summit will break into working groups including: Faith and Religious Community, Business and Law, Victims and Survivors, Students and Education, and Youth Violence prevention. Help build a strengthened grassroots movement to increase gun control and lessen gun violence in our communities. Contact Eddie Weingart at

26] – On Sat., Apr. 20 at 2 PM, there is a Public Forum on Drone Warfare...and Why We Must Oppose It at the Tabernacle Church, 3700 Chestnut St., Philadelphia 19104 (located near University of Pennsylvania at the corner of 37th & Chestnut Sts., enter on 37th St.) U.S. unmanned drones, remotely controlled from command centers throughout the U.S. and through space by satellites built by Lockheed Martin, firing Lockheed Martin produced Hellfire missiles, have killed thousands of civilians in Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen. And more killing will happen in this new era of robotic warfare.

There are now plans to open a new command center at the Horsham Air Guard Station (formerly the Willow Grove Naval Air Station), outside of Philadelphia, from which to conduct drone warfare from the continental U.S. to targets on the other side of the world. Meanwhile, drone research and technology application continues at UPenn and Drexel.

The speakers at the forum will include Hamzah Saif, Pakistan-Afghanistan editor at Ajam Media Collective; Peter Lems, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC); and Marjorie Van Cleef, Women’s’ International League for Peace and Freedom. The church is easily accessible by SEPTA bus #23, and Market Street subway. See The event is sponsored by Philly Against War. Call 610-544-1818.

27] – The Panthers Ball: The ultimate black party is a CELEBRATION OF EDDIE CONWAY’s BIRTHDAY at Sojourner-Douglass College, 200 Central Ave. It is happening on Sat., Apr. 20 from 7 to 10 PM. Enjoy music: OLDIES BUT GOODIEs 60’s 70’s 80’s AND 90’s, food and beverages. There will be special guests: Pam & ramona africa & Yusuf Bunchy Shakur and Eddie will call from prison. The ticket price is $7 in advance, and $10 at the door. Call Gary Gillespie at 443-847-8989.

28] – Get over to a Variety Show Benefit for Nicaragua on Sat., Apr. 20 at 7 pm at Ascension Lutheran, 7601 York Road, just south of Towson University. Go to The program includes music by the Apollo Singers of Friends School and Flutopia. Voluntary donations support health, education and agricultural programs in Nicaragua. Hasta sabado! Call Dave Schott at 443-604-3934.

29] – The Eco Film Festival continues from 7 to 9 PM on Sat., Apr. 20 and 21 at the Maryland Presbyterian Church, 1005 Providence Road, Towson 21286. On Saturday, the theme is Water for Thirst and on Sunday, it is Water for the Chesapeake. There is no charge, but RSVP to 410-825-0719 or online at

30] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore 21201-4661, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. On Sun., Apr. 21, Baltimore Ethical Society member Ron Solomon gives a talk My Fifty-One Years in Ethical Humanism about his five decades of experience in ethical culture and humanism. Go to Call 410-581-2322 or email

31] – Join the Kadampa Meditation Center for Peace and Pancakes on Sundays at 10:30 AM at KMC Maryland, 2937 North Charles St. All are invited to participate in guided meditation and chant praying for world peace. There will be a talk based on Buddhist thought followed by brunch. Call 410- 243-3837. Brunch is $5.

32] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at 800 St. Paul St. or email The next meeting is Apr. 21. There is no meeting on the first Sunday of the month. Call 410-230-0450. If you would be interested in volunteering or becoming a collective member of 2640, send an email to

33] – In just 42 minutes, "Do The Math: The Movie" tells the story of the growing climate movement, from the new fossil fuel divestment campaign to the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline. There will be a screening at The Church of the Redeemer on Sun., Apr. 21 at 7 PM. RSVP

Another screening is at the DeLaquil home in Annapolis on Sun., Apr. 21 at 7 PM. RSVP at Another screening is at the Tunkel home in Mount Airy on Sun., Apr. 21 at 7 PM. RSVP Go to

34] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop. The next vigil is Mon., Apr. 22, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email or call 202-882-9649.

35] – From Mon., Apr. 22 through Fri., Apr. 26, there will be protests in Dallas, TX, the People's Response to the George W. Bush Lie-Bury. A march and rally will take place on Thurs., Apr. 25. Go to

36] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will do its annual Earth Day on the Bridge on Mon., April 22 from 7:30 AM until 8:30 AM. Make the connection between Pentagon warmongering and the destruction of Mother Earth. RSVP to Max at mobuszewski at or 410-366-1637.

37] – What is a better way to celebrate Earth Day than to act to save honeybees from toxic pesticides and genetically modified organisms? Save the pollinators we need to grow food! On Mon., Apr. 22 at noon, be at the Environmental Protection Agency, Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, 20460, and Swarm the EPA to demand a ban on bee-killing pesticides and GMOs. RSVP to Alexis Baden-Mayer, OCA political director in Washington, D.C., Visit

38] – 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

39] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM, and the meetings take place at Max’s residence. There will be a meeting on Mon., Apr. 22. The agenda will focus on Earth Day, Fund Our Communities, the Transform Now Plowshares, the drone forum at Hopkins, Bradley Manning and an action at the CIA. Let me know about additional agenda items. Call 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at for directions.

To be considered. 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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