Saturday, March 29, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - March 30-31, 2014

63] Environmental Film Festival – Mar. 30
64] “On Stealing Ideas” -- Mar. 30
65] Peace and Pancakes – Mar. 30
66] SOAW Spring Days of Action – Mar. 30 – Apr. 5
67] Opening Day for B’More for Mizeur-Coates -- Mar. 30
68] Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Biblical Framework for a Just & Lasting Peace -- Mar. 30
69] SOA Watch concert -- Mar. 30
70] Pentagon Vigil -- Mar. 31
71] Transforming Society through Law & Advocacy - Mar. 31
72] SOA Watch Grassroots Organizing Workshops -- Mar. 31
73] SOA Watch March -- Mar. 31
74] Max is seeking a place to live
75] Ronda Cooperstein on social media
76] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
77] Join Fund Our Communities
78] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
79] Do you need any book shelves or file cabinets?
80] Join Global Zero campaign
81] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
82] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
63] – The 22nd Annual Environmental Film Festival will close on Sun., Mar. 30 in theaters in Washington, D.C. Call 202-342-2564. For scheduling and venue information, go to And most of them are FREE!

64] -- 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 AM to noon. On Sun., Mar. 30, the platform address is “On Stealing Ideas.” The concept of intellectual property as we know it today is only about three hundred years old, and its bounds are still openly debated. In the last few decades, the bounds of what can be patented has expanded, to the point of including printed text and even mathematical formulæ. In this talk, Ben Klemens will discuss the status of the expansion, and measure the changes against the goals of intellectual property law. Dr. Klemens is a Principal Researcher in the Statistical Research Division of the U.S. Census Bureau. He has a doctorate in Social Science, specializing in microeconomics and game theory, from the California Institute of Technology. Call 410-581-2322 or email

65] -- 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.

66] – From Sun., Mar. 30 to Sat., Apr. 5, join School of the Americas Watch for its Spring Days of Action! The SOA Watch People's Movement Assembly is on Sun., Mar. 30 from noon until 4:15 PM at the Emergence Community Arts Collective, 733 Euclid St. NW to facilitate communication and action during the Spring Days and beyond. See Email!

67] – There is Opening Day for B’More for Mizeur-Coates on Sun., Mar. 30 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM at 1727 N. Charles St. Meet to get organized to elect Delegate Heather Mizeur as governor. RSVP at

68] – On Sun., Mar. 30 at 6:30 PM be at a reception with refreshments. At 7 PM, the program The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Biblical Framework for a Just & Lasting Peace will be presented by TAREK ABUATA and GHASSAN J. TARAZI of the PALESTINIAN CHRISTIAN ALLIANCE FOR PEACE. It will be held at St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, Columbia. RSVP to

69] – On Sun., Mar. 30 from 8 to 11 PM at Acre121, 1400 Irving St. NW, join SOA Watch at the Spring Days of Action Concert. Come ready to dance! The suggested donation is $10. Look at

70] -- 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., Mar. 24, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email or call 202-882-9649.

The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro. By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area.

By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr., and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begin at 8 AM. No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. Restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.

71] – Beyond the Binary: Transforming Society through Law & Advocacy will happen on Mon., Mar. 31 from 9 AM to 5 PM at American University Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. The college chapter of the National Lawyers Guild & the ACLU are pleased to present a day-long symposium for students, legal professionals and community organizers that promotes expanded knowledge and understanding of trans* identities, current issues affecting the trans* community, and means used to overcome discrimination and oppression against and within the trans* community. Visit

72] – The SOA Watch Grassroots Organizing Workshops are on Mon., Mar. 31 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM at The United Methodist Church, 100 Maryland Ave. NE., WDC 20002. SOAW's advocacy coordinator, legislative organizer and activists with decades of grassroots lobbying experience will lead a Lobby/Advocacy Training on HR 2989. There will also be workshops on direct action with emphasis on local, grassroots and youth organizing. Go to

73] – An SOA Watch March is Mon., Mar. 31 from 5:30 to 8 PM starting at Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Take to the streets in a public demonstration aimed at outreach to the local community and messaging directed at two important power players in Washington. Then take the Metro to Takoma Park. March to downtown Takoma Park between Laurel Ave. and Carroll Ave.

74] -- Max is seeking a place to live. Let him know of any possibilities. He can be reached at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at net.

75] -- Ronda Cooperstein has taken to social media, and is recording her opinion pieces on You Tube. Check out her essay at

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

77] -- 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. Go to

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

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

80] -- 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.

81] -- 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.

82] – A 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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