Thursday, March 27, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - March 27-28, 2014

37] Book “Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster” – Mar. 27
38] Human Trafficking – Mar. 27
39] Green Party Candidates Town Hall – Mar. 27
40] Thermonuclear Monarchy – Mar. 27
41] Book, “Citizen Strangers: Palestinians and the Birth of Israel's Liberal Settler State” – Mar. 27
42] Reducing Your Congregation's Energy Footprint – Mar. 27
43] Book “Ayya's Accounts: A Ledger of Hope in Modern India” – Mar. 27
44] TMI happened 35 years ago – Mar. 28
45] Oppose government spying with poetry – Mar. 28
37] –Join the online Union of Concerned Scientists book club on Thurs., Mar. 27 starting at 2 PM and meet the authors of its new book--“Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster.” What is the situation in Japan, three years later? What lessons can and should be learned from the ongoing crisis, and what should be done to make nuclear power safer in the United States? The book's co-authors, UCS nuclear power safety experts, Dave Lochbaum and Edwin Lyman, and award-winning journalist, Susan Q. Stranahan, will discuss what the situation in Japan is three years later. If you have any questions about the book club or if you'd like to submit questions for the authors in advance, please email Call 800-666-8276 or see

38] – On Thurs., Mar, 27 from 7 to 9 PM at Georgetown University, Healy Hall 105, the Kalmanovitz Initiative, Club Filipino and the Vietnamese Student Association invite you to an evening of conversation on social justice issues happening in Washington, DC. Issues like human trafficking and indentured servitude often seem foreign and far away. GABRIELA DC is a grassroots organization that works with Filipina human trafficking survivors. They will be present, along with four of their survivors. Join the organizations to listen to the stories of their long journeys and how they have gotten to where they are today, as well as learn out about possible ways to get involved. Food will be served. Visit

39] – The D.C. Statehood Green Party Candidates Town Hall Meeting and Debate is happening on Thurs., Mar. 27 at 7 PM at the Safari Lounge, 4306 Georgia Ave. NW. Meet D.C. Statehood Green Party (DCSGP) candidates for mayor, Congress, shadow senator, and a contested primary for At-Large D.C. Councilmembers G. Lee Aikin and Eugene Puryear. Email or call 202-717-7729.

40] – Thermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing Between Democracy and Doom is the title of a presentation. On Thurs., Mar. 27 from 5 to 7 PM at the Elliot School, Room 505, 1957 E St. NW, Elaine Scarry will demonstrate that the power of one leader to obliterate millions of people with a nuclear weapon - a possibility that remains very real even in the wake of the Cold War - deeply violates our constitutional rights, undermines the social contract, and is fundamentally at odds with the deliberative principles of democracy. Go to

41] –On Thurs., Mar. 27 at 6 PM, Shira Robinson will be at Towson University to talk about her new book, “Citizen Strangers: Palestinians and the Birth of Israel's Liberal Settler State.” Recently published by Stanford University Press, the book examines the early social and cultural history of the Israeli state from the perspective of its treatment of--and relationship to--the Palestinian minority who remained after the 1948 war. Go to or

42] – Lightening the Load: Reducing Your Congregation's Energy Footprint is a webinar scheduled for Thurs., Mar. 27 from 7:30 to 9 PM. Hear from green team leaders who have reduced their congregations' energy footprints through energy efficiency and conservation measures, and learn about EPA ENERGY STAR for Congregations' free tools and resources. Register at

43] –Hear about the book “Ayya's Accounts: A Ledger of Hope in Modern India” on Thurs., Mar. 27 at 7:30 PM @ Red Emma's. The book is by Anand Pandian, professor of anthropology at Johns Hopkins, and it explores the life of Pandian's 95-year-old grandfather Ayya, a retired fruit merchant living in the south Indian city of Madurai. Born in colonial India into a despised caste of former tree climbers, Ayya came of age in a small town in lowland Burma, which he fled at the outbreak of World War II, making a treacherous 1,700-mile journey by foot, boat, bullock cart, and rail back to southern India. Becoming a successful fruit merchant, Ayya educated and eventually settled many of his descendants in the United States. Weaving back and forth between Ayya's stories and his grandson's reflections, the book provides a rare window into the complexities of life and aspiration in modern India.

44] – March 28 is the 35th anniversary of the Three Mile Island nuclear accident.

45] – On Fri., Mar. 28, as part of the Split This Rock Poetry Festival, oppose government spying! RSVP here and at 10 AM, be at Lafayette Square, H St. NW, between 15th & 17th Sts. NW-- Join CODEPINK and hundreds of participants will share one line of poetry related to the surveillance state and/or demanding that the president dismantle the mass spying program! The RAIN LOCATION is Charles Sumner School, Room 300, 17th & M Sts. NW. Email, call 202-787-5210 or go to

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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